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Old 20 January 2016, 03:06 PM
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Make that grocery store run NOW!!
If/when the snow hits, I'll be working--the incoming data about what has been plowed/salted is not going to enter itself in the database. Getting food etc together. The overtime pay will be worth it!
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Old 20 January 2016, 03:09 PM
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EVERYBODY PANIC!

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Old 20 January 2016, 03:15 PM
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That is a great ad! All was calm at the Costco yesterday however.
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Old 20 January 2016, 03:39 PM
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Stay home and eat your milk sandwiches.

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Old 20 January 2016, 03:44 PM
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We are right on the line between 10" projections and 16" projections. As the shoveler at the house, I am aiming for 10, but the rest of the household is hoping for 16+.
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Old 20 January 2016, 04:03 PM
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I understand why down in Alabama or Louisiana people freak out when there's snow, but up here in WV we are far enough north and high enough in elevation that it is perfectly reasonable to expect snow. Yet every year people act as though they'd never SEEN snow before! "When in danger, fear, or doubt/Run in circles, scream and shout."
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Old 20 January 2016, 04:34 PM
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I understand why down in Alabama or Louisiana people freak out when there's snow, but up here in WV we are far enough north and high enough in elevation that it is perfectly reasonable to expect snow. Yet every year people act as though they'd never SEEN snow before! "When in danger, fear, or doubt/Run in circles, scream and shout."

Sounds like the DC area. The media is already ramped up. Fear doesn't manufacture itself you know! Passing on info is one thing, but the OMG!111SNOW11!! is ridiculous.
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Old 20 January 2016, 06:39 PM
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In this region, at least, the Blizzard of '78 forever changed the way people react to the news of an impending snowstorm. Most people had little, if any, warning. Expressways turned into snow-choked parking lots. Travel was restricted to emergency vehicles-only.

I was twelve at the time. The snow was up to my armpits. People were making temporary mailboxes by hanging pails on hockey sticks jammed into snowbanks. Mom was heating bricks in the oven, then wrapping them in towels in order to keep us warm. Mom and I pulled a child's sled up to the nearest convenience store, which was out of everything we needed.
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Old 20 January 2016, 08:43 PM
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Dawn, I'll meet you at 7pm at the Giant in MoCo of your choice tonight for a no holds barred wrestling match

You work for the county DOT now? very cool and congratulations on the job. Could I send you an address?

ETA: I think people have always been a little or a lot nuts in Maryland, but one thing that changed things in teh DC metro area was a few years ago a storm that started on a Wednesday afternoon- I remember because I was stuck in an institutional meeting that is always on a Wednesday- and by rush hour there were so many accidents, blocked ramps, cars that could not get up hills etc, that the entire region had gridlock. I think I got home in about 3 hours by a circuitous route but there were people who took 8-12 hours to get home. Say these are commutes that would take <30 minute sin no traffic, maybe up to an hour in moderate traffic, and maybe 75-90 minutes in a heavy bad but "normal" rush hour.

Anyway, since then, any mention of snow expected before 7 or 8 pm and that day everyone leaves early, schools close even if it's not snowing, etc.

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Old 20 January 2016, 08:47 PM
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Yet every year people act as though they'd never SEEN snow before! "When in danger, fear, or doubt/Run in circles, scream and shout."
Change snow to rain, and they behave that way in Seattle.

ETA: It's even worse with snow, but there are good reasons for that.

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Old 20 January 2016, 08:50 PM
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You should see what Roseburg is like when we get half an inch.
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Old 20 January 2016, 09:02 PM
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Columbus drivers freak out at both rain and snow, despite the fact that both are pretty common and we have adequate snow control equipment/measures.
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Old 21 January 2016, 04:19 AM
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We got this snow yesterday. It only amounted to 2 inches but school was called off. I couldn't belive it.
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Old 21 January 2016, 09:17 PM
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With between an eighth and an inch and a quarter of an inch of frozen precipitation coating the highways, life in North Georgia ground to a halt. Classes at our University were canceled. Bread and milk vanished from the shelves of stores, even stores that didn't stock bread or milk. I had a rehearsal at the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company last night . . . I made the perilous drive over through a persistent light rain and discovered that, owing to conditions of extreme hazard, the rehearsal had been called off and no one thought to let me, the Head Writer, know.

I expected cannibalism to break out at any moment, but luckily today the temperature is in the forties, and the thawing process may begin at any moment. I guess I can take the chains off the four-wheeler now.

Brad "don't tell me Southerners can't drive in snow" from Georgia
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Old 21 January 2016, 09:31 PM
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Admittedly, an eighth to an inch and a quarter of ice covering roadways can make travel extremely hazardous.

Or is that not what you meant?

-- if the conditions were only expected to last one night, however, cleaning out the bread supply of all the stores does seem excessive.
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Old 22 January 2016, 02:26 PM
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So who wants to take bets on how soon it will be before a Republican dismisses claims of global climate change because, gosh, it's snowing in winter?
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Old 23 January 2016, 09:41 PM
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So who wants to take bets on how soon it will be before a Republican dismisses claims of global climate change because, gosh, it's snowing in winter?
And it's all Obama's fault.
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Old 24 January 2016, 10:24 PM
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So who wants to take bets on how soon it will be before a Republican dismisses claims of global climate change because, gosh, it's snowing in winter?
Just got such an email from my brother in law. Sigh.

I think he's currently claiming to be Libertarian, not Republican, though.
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Old 25 January 2016, 02:24 PM
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Wait, it snowed Saturday and is melting today means there isn't global warming? Why is the snow melting?
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