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post #1 of 26
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I feel kind of like a kid in school now- you remember the days- hoping against hope that there might just be a school closing or snow delay! Well, we are having an actual blizzard right now and my supervisor called this morning to say we don't have to be to work for the next two days!! Yay!! I heard a rumor about this yesterday and went grocery shopping, so I'm all stocked up. The kits and I are sitting comfortably in the living room, me in my jammies, watching movies. My poor husband is at the fire department responding to a zillion car accidents. I wish I had a camera. My patio area has a good three foot high snow drift going and you can't see hardly anything beyond 20 feet or so. Anyone else snowed in?
post #2 of 26
No, thank goodness! Down here we have rain and that may be followed by the infamous "wintry mix".

Remind me, what part of Indiana are you in?
post #3 of 26
We were let out of work early here today, which is rare since I don't work for a school district - so you know its bad!!
post #4 of 26
I've been waiting and waiting all winter for something but all we seem to get is rain rain rain and not even the frozen variety

I could sure use a snow day off work!
post #5 of 26
BRRR.

It's snowing and blowing pretty bad out there. I don't know how much snow we will actually get though. It looks like it's mostly just blowing the snow that has already fallen, but it is still coming down pretty hard.

Just think of hot beaches and a warm sun. That'll get me through this.
post #6 of 26
Well if they say that we aren't supposed to drive tomorrow I'm not going in. It's not worth it to me to nearly kill myself to make it into work. Besides, I'd rather stay here with Dr. Claw.
post #7 of 26
No snow for us Sad!!
post #8 of 26
It's snowing here too. We are supposed to get between 20 and 30 cm. I guess it would be pretty close to Leto86's weather since that is only like 20 minutes away.
post #9 of 26
It's snowing like mad here too. I think I want to go back to Dec when everyone was wondering where the snow actually was.
Honey is taking me to work today because I'm a wussy and hate driving in this stuff if I don't have to.
I hope they decide to close our shop early but they never closed it when they went without water so I highly doubt they close it because of snow.
I think so far we have 4 or so inches. Maybe more.
post #10 of 26
It started sleeting while I was on my way home from work. I took a different route because I wanted to avoid some icy spots and hit the good traffic lights. We had a few inches on our deck that I shoveled to hopefully prevent a bit of ice. If we get any more from this storm, it may just be ice. Pooo!
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
No, thank goodness! Down here we have rain and that may be followed by the infamous "wintry mix".

Remind me, what part of Indiana are you in?
I'm in Ft. Wayne, northeastern Indiana. We are supposed to get another 10 inches apparently. The snow is drifting like crazy and up more than halfway on the fence around our patio. I have a lovely little mountain outside my door DH just stopped by in the ambulance to pick up some stuff to sleep in tonight and a change of clothes. They've had a bunch of runs today due to accidents, including several to the hospital I work at. Yay fun. Gotta love blizzards. I wish I had a real blizzard, of the Dairy Queen variety Those are much better than the snow kind. I'm not sure what the actual inch accumulation is at this point, I just know the drifting is terrible. We're at a level two snow emergency, DH says we will soon be a level 3.
post #12 of 26
lots of snow, ice and sleet tonight into tomorrow. I am not looking forward to that at all. We have had no snow to speak of so far, this will be the first nor'easter for us. I hate being snowed in, I just hope it's not too bad. I hope we all stay safe.
post #13 of 26
We have 4 inches with an estimated 10 to come by tomorrow, so Kenz, I will gladly send it your way!
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by esrgirl View Post
I feel kind of like a kid in school now- you remember the days- hoping against hope that there might just be a school closing or snow delay! Well, we are having an actual blizzard right now and my supervisor called this morning to say we don't have to be to work for the next two days!! Yay!! I heard a rumor about this yesterday and went grocery shopping, so I'm all stocked up. The kits and I are sitting comfortably in the living room, me in my jammies, watching movies. My poor husband is at the fire department responding to a zillion car accidents. I wish I had a camera. My patio area has a good three foot high snow drift going and you can't see hardly anything beyond 20 feet or so. Anyone else snowed in?
We must be getting your stuff. It's due to start snowing here sometime between 8 and midnight. Suppose to snow all the way through tomorrow midnight. Expecting 6-12".
post #15 of 26
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We have just 6.5 inches right now according to the news, not very much. It's just drifting like crazy and has a lovely layer of ice beneath. We're supposed to get another ten inches, according to my husband. I hope everyone stays warm!
post #16 of 26
I'm in NYC and it just started about 1/2 hour ago..........Waiting all day for it! They keep changing the forecast, I think were going to get a lot of mix, snow/ice......
post #17 of 26
It's snowing here too...supposed to have 30 cm by tomorrow night.
post #18 of 26
That is soooooo exciting!! I love days off! Have fun relaxing
post #19 of 26
Here in Southeastern Pa, we're having crappy weather, with even crappier overnight! We already have about 4" of snow; about 8" more for tomorrow, and then with freezing rain/sleet, served with a lovely creamy topping of more snow...they let us out of work at 3 PM today; I had a swell time driving up my mountainside!

I've decided to cook part of Valentine's Day dinner tonight, and, in case I get to work tomorrow, I made cupcakes for the ladies at work. I'm making hubby a pot roast (in the Crock-Pot), biscuits, and mashed potatoes, and a buttercream/chocolate cake. (He gets home at different times, so I have to make something to heat up later in the night for him. I'll probably have my share earlier, and share dessert with him--not very romantic!) Now, if I could only find his Valentine card I bought 3 weeks ago! (Our Marge has taken to peeing in shopping bags that are left around, so I just grab bags of stuff, and sort through them later. Yesterday, she peed on hubby's tax form! How appropriate!).

MargeCat
post #20 of 26
I'm in central NY, we're supposed to get 20-30 inches
post #21 of 26
I doubt we'll get anything off or anything!

but yeah, total blizzard outside. That 3 inches that weather.com tells me we have goes halfway up my shin. And at this point, I can't tell if what's falling is from the sky or just blowing!
post #22 of 26
eheh we are getting it also, i just called off from work(which really upset people) but even with a snow blower my drive way is closed again before i even get to the end(yes i have long drive way) after trying for 30 min i called it. i have a 4 wheel drive, and its stuck in my drive way
post #23 of 26
It's snowing like crazy here too.
My Husband just measured and we have almost 8 inches now.
We're supposed to get anywhere between 12 to 18 inches by the time it's over tomorrow.
Actually I happy as a clam, I love snow
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by esrgirl View Post
I'm in Ft. Wayne, northeastern Indiana. We are supposed to get another 10 inches apparently. The snow is drifting like crazy and up more than halfway on the fence around our patio. I have a lovely little mountain outside my door DH just stopped by in the ambulance to pick up some stuff to sleep in tonight and a change of clothes. They've had a bunch of runs today due to accidents, including several to the hospital I work at. Yay fun. Gotta love blizzards. I wish I had a real blizzard, of the Dairy Queen variety Those are much better than the snow kind. I'm not sure what the actual inch accumulation is at this point, I just know the drifting is terrible. We're at a level two snow emergency, DH says we will soon be a level 3.
Fort Wayne! Now I remember! Have an acquaintance there. (Teaching Physics last I heard.)

Anyway, we got a little snow but that is on top of the rain which is freezing. I plan to be in for the next couple of days.

Yes, a DQ blizzard is preferred much more than Mother Nature's variety.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
It's snowing here too. We are supposed to get between 20 and 30 cm. I guess it would be pretty close to Leto86's weather since that is only like 20 minutes away.
Yeah, and it's getting crazier and crazier.

My aunt called a bit ago sayiing she was stuck in London that she was going to stay with one of her sons that lives there. Her husband is deaf so we have to relay the message to him.

But the amount of snow out there is crazy! It's mostly drifts.. so you'll get nothing here, then a foot and a half there.
My poor hairless dog, I put her boots on and her coat along with the clothes she was already wearing, but she still only went pee and ran back up to the deck wanting in. I don't blame her! I feel that way too!

I hope it calms down and stops snowing and blowing by morning though. I gotta walk to the rescue, and I'm n ot going to enjoy walking through that much snow, thats for sure. Not to mention I'm sure accidents are going to start piling up if they haven't already.
post #26 of 26
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Leto, I was reading an article online about how some of the guys from our hockey team are making fun of everyone in this city because they are all from Canada and are used to lots of snow! It was pretty funny to read. I think they have a point, but with the amount of ice beneath the snow it's pretty much impossible to do anything. I measured a foot outside my door, and that isn't from drifting I don't think, the drifts out front are a little bit more than half my height and I'm 5'2. I love snow! I just hate driving in it. I'd rather ski in it
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