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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2018, 06:18:32 am »
this year is much colder... we just got above 0*, and will have a heat wave this week, getting into 20* zone tomorrow... after single digits or negative ones, for the last week and a half...

new years eve picture of snow...wasn't too bad...

SO much for my "pepper garden"..hehehehehh


Your pepper garden will be fine.   Snow is the poor man's fertilizer, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2018, 11:43:03 am »
What is this snow stuff you fellas keep mentioning?

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PS - danged glad we're not retired and living in SW Va yet.

Worst I ever saw, living there north of Richmond, was about 15"-18" dump, Once, and gone in 4 days...
youre safe in SW Va., for sure...

just remember, don't go for milk, bread, or breakfast foods during an Ice storm... go buy gasoline, and Liquor...and beer, propane tank fills,  and snack foods... before the power goes off.....

living next to Caroline Cty Prison, my power was never out longer than 10 hours or so, even during hurricanes and schmutz....   living in the boondocks we learned quickly to fill a couple 25 gallon toters in the bathtub, for toilet flushing water and such, and keep our "bugout" campstove/lanterns/propane cylinders/and chainsaw gas ready and accessable...at all times, and if a hurricane was blowing in, a gallon of booze and two bags of ice.

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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2018, 01:06:30 pm »
This article was originally published in January 2010. The forecast information is not correct, but Richmonders' reaction to any snow on the way is.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch and every meteorologist in town, Richmond is going to get a nice snowfall this weekend … up to a foot, some people say.  (You can find the latest forecast here).

In case you're new to Richmond, let me tell you how we do it here.

Someone somewhere says snow is coming to Central Virginia.
We Richmonders start paying attention.
Someone says it's coming to Richmond.
We Richmonders really start paying attention.
Someone brandishes the word "accumulation."
Done. Finished. Over. We who call Richmond home all-out lose our minds. In the case of this snow, it happens like this:

Tuesday morning: The word "accumulation" is used.

Tuesday afternoon: Accumulation confirmed. All weekend plans put on stand-by or out-right canceled.

Tuesday evening: First trip to supermarket for bread, milk, wine, beer and cookie dough.

Wednesday morning / afternoon: Calls around town for sleds begin (for the record, Richmond.com is one step ahead. No one has them; Pleasant's is expecting a shipment on Friday).

Wednesday evening: Local news does a story about the run on supermarkets for bread and milk. Second trip to supermarket for extra bread and milk, plus frozen pizzas and non-perishables, because you never know.

Thursday morning / afternoon: Spend workday obsessively checking the forecast. More calls for sleds. Search online for sleds, but decide against them because you can't believe how much sleds actually cost.

Thursday evening: Meet friends out for drinks or dinner because you never know when you'll get out again. Realize you forgot to buy bagels. How could you forget bagels? Third trip to supermarket.

Friday morning: Alternate staring out window for snow and consulting forecast for exact snow start time. Cancel the rest of weekend plans.

Friday afternoon: Weather.com reports that it is snowing in your area. Run to window. Spend at least one hour yelling at weather.com because it is clearly not snowing. Ask boss about company inclement weather policy. Complain about said policy. Wait an hour; ask boss if company is closing early.


Friday evening: Fourth trip to supermarket on the way home for last-minute necessities, like chocolate and fancy hot cocoa. Alternate staring out window and watching local news for exact snow start time. Watch the Closings scroll to see if your work is closed on Monday, because you never know.

Friday night: Snow finally begins. Call/text all of your friends and family to see if it's snowing in their area and to make sure they're OK in the storm. Update Facebook status to reflect snowfall in case you missed anyone. Order pizza so you don't have to break into rations too soon.

Saturday morning: Marvel at snowfall. Fling pets / children into the snow so they can marvel and so you have pictures for your Facebook page.

Saturday afternoon: Drive or trudge to nearest hill and attempt to sled on a cookie sheet/shower curtain/trashcan lid/pool float.

Saturday evening: Meet friends for out for drinks or dinner to celebrate snow.

Sunday: Eat leftover pizza and stare out window, watching snow melt. Obsessively watch Closings list. Feel happy when the county you once lived in announces closing and then sad because you never became a teacher and now you have to go out, clean off the car and then go to work tomorrow. Plus you've got all that bread and milk to eat.

This article was originally published in January 2010. The forecast information is not correct, but Richmonders reaction to any snow on the way is.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2018, 01:09:11 pm »
Yes sir, lived in Asheville NC during a couple of blizzards. More than 20' of the white stuff combined with the wind made it interesting, it took 4 days to get out of the neighborhood. In Houston now (again) and now all about hurricane, or even just flood, survival. Ike in 2008 we were without water for 5 days and power for a week, areas a mile from us were without for 2+ weeks.  :yikes:
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2018, 01:29:36 pm »
This article was originally published in January 2010. The forecast information is not correct, but Richmonders' reaction to any snow on the way is.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch and every meteorologist in town, Richmond is going to get a nice snowfall this weekend … up to a foot, some people say.  (You can find the latest forecast here).

In case you're new to Richmond, let me tell you how we do it here.

Someone somewhere says snow is coming to Central Virginia.
We Richmonders start paying attention.
Someone says it's coming to Richmond.
We Richmonders really start paying attention.
Someone brandishes the word "accumulation."
Done. Finished. Over. We who call Richmond home all-out lose our minds. In the case of this snow, it happens like this:

Tuesday morning: The word "accumulation" is used.

Tuesday afternoon: Accumulation confirmed. All weekend plans put on stand-by or out-right canceled.

Tuesday evening: First trip to supermarket for bread, milk, wine, beer and cookie dough.

Wednesday morning / afternoon: Calls around town for sleds begin (for the record, Richmond.com is one step ahead. No one has them; Pleasant's is expecting a shipment on Friday).

Wednesday evening: Local news does a story about the run on supermarkets for bread and milk. Second trip to supermarket for extra bread and milk, plus frozen pizzas and non-perishables, because you never know.

Thursday morning / afternoon: Spend workday obsessively checking the forecast. More calls for sleds. Search online for sleds, but decide against them because you can't believe how much sleds actually cost.

Thursday evening: Meet friends out for drinks or dinner because you never know when you'll get out again. Realize you forgot to buy bagels. How could you forget bagels? Third trip to supermarket.

Friday morning: Alternate staring out window for snow and consulting forecast for exact snow start time. Cancel the rest of weekend plans.

Friday afternoon: Weather.com reports that it is snowing in your area. Run to window. Spend at least one hour yelling at weather.com because it is clearly not snowing. Ask boss about company inclement weather policy. Complain about said policy. Wait an hour; ask boss if company is closing early.


Friday evening: Fourth trip to supermarket on the way home for last-minute necessities, like chocolate and fancy hot cocoa. Alternate staring out window and watching local news for exact snow start time. Watch the Closings scroll to see if your work is closed on Monday, because you never know.

Friday night: Snow finally begins. Call/text all of your friends and family to see if it's snowing in their area and to make sure they're OK in the storm. Update Facebook status to reflect snowfall in case you missed anyone. Order pizza so you don't have to break into rations too soon.

Saturday morning: Marvel at snowfall. Fling pets / children into the snow so they can marvel and so you have pictures for your Facebook page.

Saturday afternoon: Drive or trudge to nearest hill and attempt to sled on a cookie sheet/shower curtain/trashcan lid/pool float.

Saturday evening: Meet friends for out for drinks or dinner to celebrate snow.

Sunday: Eat leftover pizza and stare out window, watching snow melt. Obsessively watch Closings list. Feel happy when the county you once lived in announces closing and then sad because you never became a teacher and now you have to go out, clean off the car and then go to work tomorrow. Plus you've got all that bread and milk to eat.

This article was originally published in January 2010. The forecast information is not correct, but Richmonders reaction to any snow on the way is.

 I guess you missed the part about buyin a gallon of liquor, and going home.. maybe some hotdogs and buns picked up also.... and cut some woood in the "back yard."


f'ing virginian's just don't get it...
a) 75 MPH ain't gonna work butt wipes...
b) get cigs, and anything that will be cashed out thru a register, BEFORE the power goes out...
c) Richmond weather forecasters are total douches//// and if you can actually get the richmond forcast on satellite, out "yonder" good luck... they never had a clue about the flooding in the "bottom".. oh yah. a'holes..

d) when this weather hits... grab a rifle, go out and kill animals... you don't need a license, just kill them, bring them home... and eat them... mmmmmm best cooked over an open fire... which you constructed from firewood you cut with your chainsaw, and are all standing around to keep warm..  mmmmm

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2018, 02:00:40 pm »
I guess you missed the part about buyin a gallon of liquor, and going home.. maybe some hotdogs and buns picked up also.... and cut some woood in the "back yard."


f'ing virginian's just don't get it...
a) 75 MPH ain't gonna work butt wipes...
b) get cigs, and anything that will be cashed out thru a register, BEFORE the power goes out...
c) Richmond weather forecasters are total douches//// and if you can actually get the richmond forcast on satellite, out "yonder" good luck... they never had a clue about the flooding in the "bottom".. oh yah. a'holes..

d) when this weather hits... grab a rifle, go out and kill animals... you don't need a license, just kill them, bring them home... and eat them... mmmmmm best cooked over an open fire... which you constructed from firewood you cut with your chainsaw, and are all standing around to keep warm..  mmmmm

Yeah, I get a good laugh every winter here. The way everything closes even before the first flake falls. My first winter here, everything closed because snow was forecasted. Never saw a single flake.

Same winter we got a light dusting and everything closed up early. I was a single parent at the time, so I took advantage of the time off to run some errands. Problem was, everything was closed. Stopped to buy groceries. Got everything I needed except bread and milk. Store was out of both. Stopped at another store. They were out too. Stopped off at a Ukrops. They were also out of both, but there was an employee working back by the dairy section. I told him that this was the third store I had stoped at and no one has any bread or milk. He looked at me like I had 3 heads and said sarcastically, "yeah... it's snowing". I then asked if the delivery truck had been in an accident. He just laughed and said "you're not from around here are you?"  He then explained the bread and milk issue here when it snows. That was the winter of 2000-2001. Personally, I still don't get it, but I've excepted that is the way things are here.

I lived close to the Illinois, Wisconsin border before I moved here. Last winter there, we got 36" of snow from Saturday night to Monday morning. NOTHING closed! There wasn't even a delayed start for school kids. Then I move to Richmond. Never thought there would be such a culture shock moving to a different part of the country.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2018, 03:26:10 pm »
bwaaaahaaaaaa

WTF do you care about bread and Milk? really? WTF is with those people that buy that? they gonna make milk sammiches? i have no idea.... send the kids out to strangle rabbits, and squirrels... make them work.....mmmmmmmmm them cats are looking tasty.....ooooops sorry....... i always hit the frozen food section, bought crap in tin based containers like  lasagna and such, and oatmeal...

Virginians have no clue... sorry bro, it's a fact....
my "pet" Eagle had no conscious,,, it eats....

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« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2018, 03:57:32 pm »
Someone brandishes the word "accumulation." Done. Finished. Over. We who call Richmond home all-out lose our minds.

As being born/raised in Richmond, I can attest that is true.  And it snows much more frequently in Richmond.... compared to Hampton Roads.  So as funny/crazy as it is in Richmond, it is 10 times worse here.  It usually only snows 2-3 times a year and it is usually (believe it or not) when it is ABOVE freezing, and it is gone quickly.  A snow that accumulates with several days of solid, sub-freezing temps paralyzes the entire region (which is what just happened).  And lord help us when it is freezing snows, then thaws and then RE freezes as sheets of ice.  We have so many bridges and tunnels and crap, and so few crews to deal with it, the situation just becomes hopeless.  Layer all that with tons of people/traffic and never ending road construction, and.... fun.

Anyway, temps in the 40's tomorrow and rain, so hopefully I will be "unstuck" from my house, soon.  Not that I really have to go anywhere... but there is something yucky about knowing you can't leave, even when you don't have the need.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2018, 05:00:37 pm »
bwaaaahaaaaaa

WTF do you care about bread and Milk? really? WTF is with those people that buy that? they gonna make milk sammiches? i have no idea.... send the kids out to strangle rabbits, and squirrels... make them work.....mmmmmmmmm them cats are looking tasty.....ooooops sorry....... i always hit the frozen food section, bought crap in tin based containers like  lasagna and such, and oatmeal...

Virginians have no clue... sorry bro, it's a fact....
my "pet" Eagle had no conscious,,, it eats....

I could care less about bread and milk. I'm good with those tin based frozen food products too. Power goes out, I'll cook on the wood stove. At the time, I was a single parent and my boys were in grade school. They liked thier cereal with milk in the morning. If it wasn't for them, I would have just gone home after the first store was out. If I had, I wouldn't have that story to tell tho.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2018, 05:12:23 pm »
bwaaaahaaaaaa

WTF do you care about bread and Milk? really? WTF is with those people that buy that? they gonna make milk sammiches? i have no idea.... send the kids out to strangle rabbits, and squirrels... make them work.....mmmmmmmmm them cats are looking tasty....

Virginians have no clue... sorry bro, it's a fact....


Gettin' kinda testy again eh MOB?...over snow?  ???  Someone put a potato in your snowblower exhaust or sumthin'?  :)

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2018, 04:52:56 pm »
Gettin' kinda testy again eh MOB?...over snow?  ???  Someone put a potato in your snowblower exhaust or sumthin'?  :)

nahhhh
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I was born and raised on the shore of Lake Erie, home of Lake effect snow, and below zero temps for days (or sometimes a full month..) every few years..
we moved to Richmond for my job back in '01, pretty much gave up the "winter supplies" like mega cold wear gear, snow blower, etc., and found that Richmond area was very ignorant as to what a few days of inclement weather had, as for effecting movement and life...  That silly joke about Milk and Bread, ain't a joke there, it's a reality, driven by the weather forecasters when they say "we may get 2" of snow".... OMG... they close schools, and go into panic mode... but, do you think anyone would ever reduce thier speed on a road by 5 mph, just as a semblence of being a safe driver? nnoooooooo way... drive like you just got the Green flag on a Nascar race... pass everyone, drive like a maniac... it's really hilarious for all of us that live "up north"... (by the way, now we are back here, I cannot say I would EVER miss another freaking Hurricane, or Tropical "storm"...screw dat..)   I could only endure it for 10 years... and had to "go Home"

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2018, 05:45:33 pm »
(by the way, now we are back here, I cannot say I would EVER miss another freaking Hurricane, or Tropical "storm"...screw dat..)   I could only endure it for 10 years... and had to "go Home"

ROTFLOL  :rotflmao:
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2018, 07:04:09 pm »
ROTFLOL  :rotflmao:

and I know you remember Gaston, Charlie, and all the other storms in Va. from 2001 thru 2011...  Richmond got ravaged... and I'm glad to be back in the snow belt...
yes, it's all funny till you are in the middle of that cluster fark...
tropical storm, an hour inland from the ocean where I lived in Hanover Va., ohhhhh no problem.. yeah right... tree fell on my barn, with my bikes inside.. digging for those photos, but in the aftermath of Gaston, I took my Z bike out to find viable roads... there weren't any... I had to travel 5 miles north, to go anywhere south, east, or west... truly sucked donkeyballlz...

took almost 5 months for the repairs to make acceptable passage to work... man.
first pic was where a woman perished, as her car was carried UPSTREAM from a bridge collapse where I turned around and backtracked from.. the second pic is the actual bridge on 301, that was lifted completely off the stanchions, and was bouncing up and down as I approached and turned around...  I stopped, and blocked the road, lit flares, and backtracked... and notified the sherriff's of what I saw... mind you, this was during the height of the storm, and it was completely dark.... I never knew the woman in the car was there, and there was another drowning in a vehicle which I passed escaping the area.. which I never knew about either of which, till the next day.. godspeed to them... the rest are carnage...

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2018, 07:06:19 pm »
 a little more

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2018, 08:20:37 pm »
AND today near 70.  Yet the snow/ice still not completely melted.  Tomorrow?  Rain.  Then gloomy.  And Monday when I go to RIC and have to spend a lot of time outside?  FREAKING COLD!  I think I will finally get a bike ride on Sat.

They are already now calling for snow on Wednesday.  Rinse and repeat?
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