Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

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Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Michael Patrick » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:00 pm

According to the National Weather Service....

THREE DIFFERENT WEATHER FEATURES WILL COMBINE TO BRING EXTREME SNOW TOTALS TO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. A FAVORABLE SETUP FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOWS BEGINS LATER TONIGHT AND ACTUALLY PERSISTS INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. A WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL AFFECT THE AREA ON MONDAY INTO TUESDAY BRINGING 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW UP TO 8 INCHES NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN.

A STRONGER LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL GATHER STRENGTH AND MOISTURE AND MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TUESDAY. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE SHEBOYGAN AND JANESVILLE AREAS ON EAST. A LARGE AREA OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED SOUTH OF A LINE FROM THE WISCONSIN DELLS TO FOND DU LAC. 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE FORECAST SOUTH OF A LINE FROM JANESVILLE TO PORT WASHINGTON...WITH ABOUT 18 INCHES IN RACINE AND KENOSHA COUNTIES.

STORM TOTALS FROM BOTH SYSTEMS COULD BE IN THE 18 TO 24 INCH RANGE IN FAR SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN. SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. THIS STORM IS SIMILAR TO THE EARLY JANUARY 1999 BLIZZARD...WHICH PRODUCED 14 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW IN SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN WITH 4 TO 8 FOOT DRIFTS EAST OF A LINE FROM FOND DU LAC TO JANESVILLE.

NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS COULD BE A HISTORIC BLIZZARD CAPABLE OF PARALYZING PARTS OF SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby acereraser » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:40 pm

I AM NOT IMPRESSED, AND YES, THIS IS MY NORMAL SPEAKING VOICE.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby rabble » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:59 pm

I've gotten three or four of those things in the last 24 hours or so, and each one has been a little more "urgent." I'm starting to hesitate before I check my mail.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Detritus » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:41 pm

acereraser wrote:I AM NOT IMPRESSED, AND YES, THIS IS MY NORMAL SPEAKING VOICE.

Tsk tsk tsk. Don't you realize that the National Weather Service always speaks in ALL CAPS for the benefit of the hearing impaired? This was required when Congress passed the Litella Act of 1978.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:53 pm

Bring it.
I haven't tested my new snowshoes yet.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby narcoleptish » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:26 am

If this Mr. Snowstorm comes anywhere east of a line from my front porch to my neighbor's driveway, I'll use his head to put a little more bend in my shovel handle.

A WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL AFFECT THE AREA ON MONDAY INTO TUESDAY BRINGING 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW UP TO 8 INCHES NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN.
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If the weather is disturbed, what happens in place of the weather?


NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS COULD BE A HISTORIC BLIZZARD


If it is deemed "historic" are we even allowed to alter it by moving the snow around for out own selfish convenience.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:15 am

I get a giggle, standing in the check out line, watching people shop before a storm. They shop like they're never coming out of their house. Talk about mass quantities...

I suppose I could find a bar and a great comedy...

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby jjoyce » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:21 am

At some point, these frauds, errrrrrrr I mean meteorologists are going to have to take some responsibility for creating panic.

There's a fine line between notifying the public and trying to stir people up so they stay tuned to your weather report. It's a buncha...

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Crockett » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:34 am

www.weather.gov

Unbiased and almost always a lower (more accurate) snow forecast than the locals.

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Crockett » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:36 am

jjoyce wrote:At some point, these frauds, errrrrrrr I mean meteorologists are going to have to take some responsibility for creating panic.


When's the last time someone ran out of food and starved in Madison due to a snow storm? Its the people's fault as well...

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Michael Patrick » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:05 am

Crockett wrote:http://www.weather.gov

Unbiased and almost always a lower (more accurate) snow forecast than the locals.


Which is where I cut-and-pasted my original post from... :wink:

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:34 am

jjoyce wrote:At some point, these frauds...

Carol! How did you get into the admin's account?

Does the National Weather Service accept donations?

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Crockett » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:41 am

Forecasted totals falling as we write...6-10 total for Madison now...

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Ducatista » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:52 am

I think the 6-10 is on top of the first pile, not the total for the week.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES TODAY INTO TUESDAY WITH POTENTIAL FOR 6 TO 10 INCHES LATER TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY

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Re: Return of the Son of Snowpocalypse!!!

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:52 am

That reminds me, I've got to make a beer run.


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