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Worst Winter Storm in 20+ years!

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posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:14 PM
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I live in the West Kentucky region and we are under the gun for the next 48 hours as two, YES two storms are set to strike.
The first round which has begun, they are forecasting upwards of 2+ inches of ice and 1/2 - 1 inch of sleet. Round two hits tomorrow and they said they will forecast what we can expect after we get thru round 1.
I can not fathom 2 or more inches of ice.
Last winter we got about 1/2 and trees and power lines came down like match sticks! I don't mind telling you all that I am worried. They reported that we should expect inpassable roads and massive power outages .
I have my kerosene heater and weather radio, crank flashlight/radio and candles along of course with bottled water and other goods ready.
The man from the national weather service described this as the worst winter storm in over two decades for this area!
Everyone keep us in your thoughts and prayers! I will do the same for all of you in the path of these storms! The weather channel is sending a crew down to cover this storm and its aftermath according to the school.




posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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Goodness that sounds scary and Yes 100% we will be thinking of you and everyone in the affected areas,

Please stay safe and keep us up to date on how things are going and to also know that you and yours are safe,

Prayers and positive thoughts your way,


links covering this

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www.kfsm.com...

[edit on 26-1-2009 by asala]



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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Hunker down and relax it soon will pass, well a few days anyway. We have been having a good old fashon winter here in south West Michigan and it seems nice to have snow on the ground all winter long again. We had an ice storm the week before Christmas and the salt trucks had guys in the back shoveling sand /salt mixture over the cab so the trucks could stay on the road. I've never seen it that bad before.

mikell



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:22 PM
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...be careful with whatever heat source you use and keep track of your candles...natural selection has claimed many people when they use unconvential heating sources in poorly ventilated areas.....don't deep fry any frozen turkeys either lol.
...seriously though, 2 inches of ice will take your power lines down. I hope they only are giving the worse case scenerio.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:32 PM
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OP, I am right now experiencing what is coming your way. We have 1/2 inch of ice, with more due tomorrow, then turning to sleet and then snow. I'm on the Ark/Ok border, and the roads are already bad, with a lot of wrecks being worked. (The State police just came on and said they were too busy to respond to wrecks without injury, so exchange information and go on as best you can.)

The lights have flickered a few times, but so far we still have power. A few years ago we had a bad ice storm that left my house without power for 16 days, and I really hope this one isn't that bad. By morning we'll have a good idea how rough it will get here.

Hunkering down is about all we can do.

My thoughts and good vibes for all in the way of this thing.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:33 PM
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Thank you all! The local weatherman would only give the precip amounts for the first storm, I guess in an effort to keep panic at a minimum, and that was 2+ inches of ice on top of 1/2 to 1 inch of sleet. It is freezing rain now and is supposed to continue until tomorrow afternoon when we will get a small break before the second storms socks us.
I will know tomorrow about what the second storm is going to dump on us but most likely will not have power. I will keep you posted as long as the power stays on. Thank you again for all of your concern!



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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I just looked at the 48 hr clock on weather.com and from AR/TN to the north-by-northeast, it is horrific looking.

Everyone from the Mason Dixon and north, dig in, hunker down and ride this one out as best you can. The rest of us will be watching hoping for your safe journey.

When you rise from the ice and snow and the local or national news interviews you, please make sure and thank Al Gore for his lies and manipulation. Make sure and tell them you werent ready because it was supposed to be warm for the next few years, according to him.


Seriously though, I do hope you are all safe and come through this will the least amount of damage acceptable.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:49 PM
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This is the reason I refuse, year after year, to get rid of my old wood stove. I may be sitting in the dark, but I'll be warm in the dark. And i can do limited cooking on it too, so I won't starve.

And I'm sending my heating bill, pre-wood stove, to Al "We'll All Fry" Gore.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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It looks like it's going south of Michigan so it looks like I work all week again. Take care all. love the snow hate the ice

mikell



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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We heated with wood for years and I have to tell you...as far as I am concerned there is no warmer heat. I can never seem to get warmed through with this gas like I did with the wood stove. My husband used to getted ripped because I would stoke that sucker til it was cherry red and be sitting around in a tank top and shorts

If worse come to worse, we have a wood stove in the shop and can go out there.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 07:57 PM
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I can handle the snow...but getting up for work in the morning when it's -4 degrees..I think i could easily live without that.

It's been freezing up here for quite awhile. I get the chills even thinking about going outside.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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I couldn't agree more! A couple of weeks ago we have a few days there where with the wind chill was below zero. That is something we rarely have to deal with around here so its very hard to take...even for my car! Certainly looking forward to days when I can put the top down again!



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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I'm on the Arkansas/Oklahoma line as well and we've been getting it all day. I honestly thought about just staying at work and sleeping in my office tonight cause I wasn't sure about making it home safely. Well, I made it home safely but I doubt I'll make it in tomorrow. 1 to 1.5 inches of ice are expected by morning and it's suppose to continue all day tomorrow.

In the 50's by the weekend though. I just hope we don't lose power.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:07 PM
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yup it was -4 this morning about 5:30. you in the neighborhood of SW Michigan?

mikell



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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Is this the same storm moving East that's supposed to dump 5-8 inches of snow + wintery mix on Wednesday in the Northeast?

If so, goodie!!!



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:27 PM
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I would say that it probably is at least one of the two that are to hit here. I would happily take the snow over ice anyday!



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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I poked my head out the front door this morning and my face instantly froze.

Electric is paid up. Generator has gas. Plenty of marshmallows for the cocoa. I don't mind being snowed/iced in. My employer was unhappy that I called in. Se la vie.

Yall stay warm and look at it as a chance to catch up on your reading.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:33 PM
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I'm just north of Grand Rapids. When i left home, I just happened to go by the bank..-4.

If you don't have one, get a remote starter. It's one of the best things i've ever bought...although when gas gets really high i won't use it.



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:39 PM
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I'm in south St Joe and I had a remote put in my girlfriends car a few weeks ago . I can do no wrong!!!!!

mikell



posted on Jan, 26 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Greenize
I live in the West Kentucky region and we are under the gun for the next 48 hours as two, YES two storms are set to strike.... I don't mind telling you all that I am worried.


Fortunately, a country girl can survive.

Last year when the power went out here my daughter and her husband made a "tent" over their bed by hanging blankets from the ceiling. One candle on the headboard warmed their little "cubicle".

She said the hardest part was keeping two small children amused until the power came back on (2.5 days). She read to them a lot, ate a lot of pretzels, played peek-a-boo. Going to the bathroom was an adventure.

We'll think warm thoughts for you.



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