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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2019, 07:53:22 pm »
Joking aside, why is ther such a large percentage of active members on this site from the same 2 states... Illinois and Virginia?

Especially Virginia.  I don't know.  It does seem odd.  Not that it is a bad thing, I am, of course, also in Virginia.
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2019, 10:26:02 pm »
OMG! The Californians & Texans in CO!!! It's white outside! We're all gonna die!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :yikes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Yeah, I'm entitled! I moved here 21 years ago (from IL). I'm d*mn near a native (at least in my mind).     :stirpot: :popcorn: :popcorn:   ;D

Oh yeah. 65 degrees here tomorrow.    :cool: :chugbeer:

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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2019, 04:20:34 am »
What happened to the censoring software on this site that is suppose to replace four letter words like the title of this thread with “****”?

Joking aside, why is ther such a large percentage of active members on this site from the same 2 states... Illinois and Virginia? I actually check both states. Grew up in Illinois and live in Virginia. Most of my family is still in central IL so I go back for visits, but do my best to avoid winter visits there!

Winter here is a joke. First forecast of snow and everyone freaks out. Never seen a response like I’ve seen here to the possibility of snow, despite if we actually get any or not.


To someone used to heavier winters and can drive in inclement weather, this basically is a nothing by comparison.  However, you can be the best driver in the world during those events and get taken out by a maroon at any time which is why I don't travel whilst it's snowing/icing here.


As to the software, I'll have to take a look and see what's up with that.  I think I've seen the settings somewhere around.  Ok, I've relocated the settings and it's a manual process to add them in.  With that being said, I'd take a really dim view (Jimmymac) on going back and forth adding them in manually.  A bad humour that would put me in.  However, I will research George Carlin and his 5 7 words and make sure they're there.
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2019, 06:27:26 am »
What happened to the censoring software on this site that is suppose to replace four letter words like the title of this thread with “****”?

Joking aside, why is ther such a large percentage of active members on this site from the same 2 states... Illinois and Virginia? I actually check both states. Grew up in Illinois and live in Virginia. Most of my family is still in central IL so I go back for visits, but do my best to avoid winter visits there!

Winter here is a joke. First forecast of snow and everyone freaks out. Never seen a response like I’ve seen here to the possibility of snow, despite if we actually get any or not.

Great minds...   :)
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2019, 06:55:16 am »

To someone used to heavier winters and can drive in inclement weather, this basically is a nothing by comparison.  However, you can be the best driver in the world during those events and get taken out by a maroon at any time which is why I don't travel whilst it's snowing/icing here.


As to the software, I'll have to take a look and see what's up with that.  I think I've seen the settings somewhere around.  Ok, I've relocated the settings and it's a manual process to add them in.  With that being said, I'd take a really dim view (Jimmymac) on going back and forth adding them in manually.  A bad humour that would put me in.  However, I will research George Carlin and his 5 7 words and make sure they're there.
Carlin only came up with 7 dirty words, but trust me, there are 8 and the title of this thread is the eighth one!
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2019, 07:09:17 am »
In the state of Virginia....yes.
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2019, 05:50:50 pm »
well... it's over... the fat lady just started singing.....



here in Ohio, on Lake Erie, we are getting an INCH an Hour right now... dammit... lookout Pittsburg... it's headed your way...

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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2019, 06:08:05 pm »
An inch an hour? Isn’t that considered flurries up that way?
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2019, 07:48:04 pm »
yeah, pretty much... a squall is like 2-3x that..  glad it lifted momentarily... but I know it's gonna resume... if the lake ain't frozen, the moisture gets picked up, and dumps on the first ridgeline away from the lake... my front door...

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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2019, 07:30:41 am »
We just got back from 11 days on the beach in Destin Florida. We had the RV and camped at Henderson Beach state park. If you've ever been there you know what a great park this is.

Drove home from our son's house in Tennessee yesterday in a freakin blizzard! Into the wind the whole way, 7.5 mpg.  :o The RV is incased in a mess of salt and slush that hardened to concrete overnight in the below zero temps.    :'(

It was nice while it lasted.   8)
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2019, 03:17:15 pm »
And now it is snowing here.  Well, a little bit, mixed in with the rain/wind/cold.  No accumulation.
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2019, 04:10:54 am »
Snow? Wassat? ;D
In the UK we get maybe ½" every few years or so, but when it does fall, the roads are closed, the trains don't run, and the newspapers start talking about Arctic conditions  :loco: :banghead: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
It'd be funny as faq (censor that software!!) if it wasn't so pathetic.
I lived in northern Sweden (north of the Arctic Circle) for a few months and their trains run, their people drive to work and nobody even notices the snow.
A normal winter days is -35C/-31F, 12' of snow, and 70Mph winds creating snow drifts that bury houses, which is why all houses there have exterior doors on all 4 sides. That way ya can't get snowed in.
Down here they have NO IDEA what Arctic Conditions really means.
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2019, 07:24:17 am »
This was the first time that I drove the RV in a storm, I hope that it's the last.

We had to slow WAY down from the 70mph posted limit. At one point I was driving at ~45 on an overpass and the rear wheels broke loose and the RV started to drift to the left. THAT will get your attention in a hurry. It's amazing how fast your body will react to the surge of adrenaline. Pucker you right up it will.  :o
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2019, 01:05:36 pm »
If you think that gives you the puckers, do it in a salt truck!
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Re: Snow!!!
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2019, 05:32:29 pm »
If you think that gives you the puckers, do it in a salt truck!

Having driven a DOT salt/plow truck, during the worst winter in Ohio history as a "second job";, I can safely say with 15 tons of salt and a spreader, on the big dumper, and a mega ton plow up front... there was no more COMFORTABLE vehical I have ever driven in the snow.. If it "broke traction", (which I never had happen), you were screwed... the rural area I was doing, had some 30% grades, and even then, burying that plow would stop the dumper dead in it's tracks..

Now I know why when the Zombie Appocolypse comes round, I want one...

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