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Winter Storm 'PAX' ... Deep South, Mid Atlantic, DC, Philly, NYC, Boston etc etc

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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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HERE WE GO ...

Some folks here in the Philly burbs still don't have their power back on from the ice storm last week.

We are being told 6-10 inches of snow plus ice (Wilmington, Philly area).

Looking at the set up, I'm thinking we'll get a foot of heavy wet snow. "Heart attack snow".

Typical classic Nor'Easter. We already have a near record setting snow-winter season this year.

And I'm thinking a strong coating of ice. (I'm an armchair weather bunny .. I luv the weather channel stuff)

Expecting more frozen pipes and power outages here Thursday.

I"m seeing lots of big ice in Alabama and Georgia and the Carolinas Wednesday.

It's a mess ...

ALSO - Our beagle slipped on the ice that is still on the ground and she can't walk. Her appointment
at the dog specialist is tomorrow at 3:00 pm ... about when the flakes are supposed to start falling.
She's almost 11 ... not in good health .. has seizures ... and now is gimpy to the point she can't put
weight on her hind leg. I'm sad but also worried about surgery during a blizzard ... so please send
'good thoughts' or prayers to Daisy ... I feel so bad for her ... thanks.




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:04 AM
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Hey there Flyersfan, I'm from the Lehigh Valley area myself. Go Flyers!
Here's a weather model just posted by one of our local stations just a few minutes ago...looks nasty!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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What's really odd is here in Colorado.
we're expecting a high near or at 50.
warm enough we had a light rain this morning.

no not in the high country there it's snowing like crazy...I'm talking about places like Denver and Grand Juction



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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YIKES. My daughter is supposed to spend the weekend in York with her college. I'll have to tell her to
pack a bunch of power bars and bottled water incase they are snowed in. Looks like they will be.

The thing that worries me ... the ice that is supposed to come with this. Last time, we had a good 1/2 of ice on everything.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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I second that that, personally I don't mind the snow. Granted I don't have 4x4 or AWD, at least I can kind of get around in the the FWD car when it snows. When there's ice...forget about it. The removal takes DAYS here since they dont have plows small enough to take care of any of the side streets as well. Definitely not looking forward to having to commute from Allentown to Bangor,PA in this on Thursday.

FlyersFan, after the last storm, did you hear anything about a new state of emergency being created so that it could be called into effect when storms of a similar nature occur? I couldn't believe that they kept a lot of the roads open last time, it was awful!



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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parad0x122
FlyersFan, after the last storm, did you hear anything about a new state of emergency being created so that it could be called into effect when storms of a similar nature occur?

Not a word. If you find something on it, please post it here.

I know that Atlanta learned it's lesson. They've already announced school closings for the next few days.
The South is going to get hammered with this one.
And it doesn't matter how 'good you can drive in snow' or not. Ice changes all that.
No one drives well in an ice storm.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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I wouldn't worry too much about Atlanta. There's at least one guy there who is an expert at shoveling...something. In fact, he's great at it. Moving a few million tons of snow about should be a breeze.

Everyone's great, at something.

On a lighter note: Here's to Daisy! God knows I love animals.

# 146



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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You don't need 4wd. The truck companies have done a good job convincing people of that. Save the money, get a good set of snow tires.

It used too be you just needed front wheel drive. The lighter the car the better. Just watch this old Volkswagon commercial.



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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 12:11 PM
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Yea we are ramping up things here. Its going to be ugly.


So sick of winter, so sick of winter, so sick of winter.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 12:35 PM
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That's what I'm saying! Not to say that I wouldn't like an AWD/4x4 some day, but as of right now I don't need the lack of fuel efficiency just to be able to drive a little easier the handful of days that we get hammered with ice and snow here in PA. Now when I move to CO...that may change, lol!




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:02 PM
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Hailing from South Carolina here. I really wasn't expecting anything until tonight or tomorrow, but woke up to this at 7:30am...
I guess they might be right... we may get upwards of 8 inches, since it is supposed to hit us with a gusto tomorrow. All day. We're under a winter storm warning thru Thursday at 6pm.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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Thoughts & prayers to Daisy...May she Be Well..

On the south side of the capital of corruption, I can only hope for snow or rain & not the various forms of the more debilitating & destructive ice forms because chances are that I will have to make the commute on the belt regardless.


The irony of the name 'Pax'....How can a storm be peaceful?...(rolls eyes...)



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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Thanks for sharing the picture


Please tell me you are not coastal SC ?!

This is hitting earlier than I expected...

Stay safe & warm! I know the removal sources there are limited at best...



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:11 PM
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parad0x122
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Hey there Flyersfan, I'm from the Lehigh Valley area myself. Go Flyers!
Here's a weather model just posted by one of our local stations just a few minutes ago...looks nasty!



Oh My Gawd!!! I am in the 10-16 inches band. That is... not normal for us! Stay safe, people, stay safe. You're right about driving on the ice, Flyer. We are supposed to get sleet, freezing rain, along with the snow. This is enough to shut my little southern town down for a long time.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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Same here..or at least I hope so. If they don't close down the town, I'll still be commuting in this rubbish



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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Thoughts & prayers to Daisy...May she Be Well..

On the south side of the capital of corruption, I can only hope for snow or rain & not the various forms of the more debilitating & destructive ice forms because chances are that I will have to make the commute on the belt regardless.


The irony of the name 'Pax'....How can a storm be peaceful?...(rolls eyes...)


Ditto about Daisy... will the vet let you give her a low-dose aspirin, OP?

BurningSpearess, I'm in the upper corner of SC. The 'Foothills' of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But many times, storms do not get to us because they sort of 'jump off the mountain,' pass over us, and pick back up someplace East of us. (This is true of tornado-like weather, too, thankfully.) But I can't tell you how many time schools have been closed or delayed for road conditions in every county in the upstate except mine. Not so this time, nor the last storm a few weeks ago. I guarantee you can't find bread or milk in any store in SC, lol...

You be careful out there driving in this mess! All of you's guys!


And yes, odd name for sure. And just when did they start naming winter storms? Just the last year or two, right?



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 02:06 PM
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new_here
Ditto about Daisy... will the vet let you give her a low-dose aspirin, OP?

They didn't say anything about allowing it. Probably because she has to see the dog-ortho specialist tomorrow and pain killers mask symptoms. (that's my guess). Poor Daisy slipped on the ice and now she's hobbling around and not able to put any weight on her leg. We can touch it and she doesn't whine so I don't think it's broken. And she can lay on it. Just no weight. We'll find out tomorrow afternoon .... Hope we can get everything done before we get nailed by the storm.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 02:14 PM
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I live near Huntsville Alabama. Had around an inch of snow overnight and the while city was shutdown today until around noon. Everything is opening up now for the most part. I find it funny how the south shuts down over so little snow, being from the north. I understand why, just funny. My grandma lives in cullman, about 45 minutes south and they got around 6 inches overnight. They are still having problems. supposed to have a second round tonight. Winter storm warning for the next 24 hours starting at 6 tommorow morning. Supposed to have 3-5 inches here and ice. Yaayyy. Here's to hoping we get enough snow for a snowball fight tommorow and to keep my beer cold.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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I lived in Madison Alabama for 9 years before moving here.
I remember that even a half inch of snow would send everyone into a panic.
I remember Dan Satterfield bouncing off the walls, trying to catch a snowflake on camera.
It was like it was a death plague or something ... funny ...



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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It's not about 4WD; slow and steady wins the race. I go everywhere in a little Hyundai Accent front wheel drive, fair weather or foul. Just go slow and steady and keep plenty of room between you and other cars as much as you can and you'll be fine. A coasting stop is ideal because if you hit your brakes too hard you're liable to spin or slide.

I'll keep Daisy in my thoughts. It's never easy when you have an elderly pet who's ailing.
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