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Title: White stuff falling
Post by: Tom on December 11, 2016, 03:18:03 PM
Woke up this morning to snow that fell overnight here in the MidWest, but not sufficient snow for the HOA to plough our driveways; They sent out a truck to spray the driveways with what appeared to be antifreeze.

Chris has been hoping we'll have a white Christmas. Next forecast snow is late next week, so Chris still has a chance of getting her wish.

Brrr...
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 11, 2016, 03:38:58 PM
Snow is predicted here in Timber Valley the end of this week.  We look forward to it because it makes everything so beautiful but doesn't stay around very long.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: jhskick on December 11, 2016, 03:52:28 PM
4-8 inches tonight in NH. Rene should I shovel your driveway?🙌🙌🙌
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: stephenm on December 11, 2016, 03:55:20 PM
Plenty of snow in mid Michigan Tom.

Roads are a complete mess. I skidded out earlier and ended up facing the other way. Even though I have winter tires and was in 4wd the journey was very dicey.

Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Tom on December 11, 2016, 03:58:53 PM
Aye Stephen, I saw some of those Michigan road conditions on TV. Glad you survived the skid out.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: stephenm on December 11, 2016, 04:53:50 PM
Thanks for the kind words Tom, I got some fright today. Luckily I was doing less than 30mph on a quiet road. I was heading for the ditch and had to take a fairly evasive manouver. I was in 4wd high but really should have been in 4low.

Looking forward to getting out cross country skiing soon.

Michigan winters are still a novelty for me coming from south coast of Ireland and the warming gulf stream.


Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Tom on December 11, 2016, 04:59:34 PM
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Michigan winters are still a novelty for me coming from south coast of Ireland and the warming gulf stream.


I know what you mean. I'm an ex-pat Taff who has lived in California for 35+ years. Winters here in our part-time home (in the MidWest) are brrr.... cold.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Rene T on December 11, 2016, 05:55:30 PM
4-8 inches tonight in NH. Rene should I shovel your driveway?🙌🙌🙌

Thanks but I have a guy plow it all the time to make the house looked lived in.
I'm in FL
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: denmarc on December 11, 2016, 05:59:34 PM
I'm sure this is true everywhere, but folks get accustom to a way of driving. Around here, when the weather conditions change is when experience is a big factor! Many end up in a ditch when they don't change their driving habits pertaining to road conditions. 4WD and AWD doesn't mean no worries on snowy/icy roads. Happens every first snow we see in my neck of the woods. Owners of body shops smile all the way to the bank!

MI is getting hammered at the moment. Us natives know what to expect and cope. To all those traveling the state, please be careful.

Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: stephenm on December 11, 2016, 06:21:35 PM
 That was my first scare after driving here for 5 winters.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Klc on December 11, 2016, 06:29:44 PM
Another Michigander here.  Just upped the expected totals to 12".  Ugh.  Lots of school closings, snow shoveling/plowing and bad driving conditions.  Can't wait until next year when we will be full-timers.  For now, I'm snug as a rug inside watching it come down.  It sure is pretty to look at.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: denmarc on December 11, 2016, 07:05:15 PM
Another Michigander here.  Just upped the expected totals to 12".  Ugh.  Lots of school closings, snow shoveling/plowing and bad driving conditions.  Can't wait until next year when we will be full-timers.  For now, I'm snug as a rug inside watching it come down.  It sure is pretty to look at.

Yeah, it's pretty to look at out my front window. I just wish it wasn't such a mess to clean up afterwards!  ;)
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: BIG JOE on December 11, 2016, 07:47:37 PM
After 3 years in Antarctica.. It's nice to sit here in Cali.. and see the "White Stuff" on TV.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 11, 2016, 09:43:58 PM
My niece spent several tours of duty at McMurdo Station and still loves snow in Montana.  I'm not as tough as she is, however, and love the snow melt following the storms in the Umpqua Basin of Oregon.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: BIG JOE on December 11, 2016, 11:07:56 PM
My niece spent several tours of duty at McMurdo Station and still loves snow in Montana.  I'm not as tough as she is, however, and love the snow melt following the storms in the Umpqua Basin of Oregon.

I was at McMurdo also. 25 years ago now but honestly.. I miss it, miss the challenges of Mother Nature.

Grew up in Estacada, Or. and know the Umpqua river area too. Use to fish that area as a kid.

Joe

Joe
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: whiteva on December 12, 2016, 06:52:00 AM
All this talk about the white stuff made me jealous, so I made a trip out to the snowy white beaches here in Florida....

Cheers
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: TonyDtorch on December 12, 2016, 08:50:57 AM
that same blizzard hit us hard in so. Cal !

the temps dropped down to the low 60's..... I had to go around the motorhome do an emergency close of some of the windows.

It almost rained, luckily we got through it.   I hope you all stay warm and safe.   8)

 


Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: xrated on December 12, 2016, 09:13:47 AM
What is this "white stuff" that you speak of?      8).............









Seriously, we get a small amount of snow here in the winter, but nothing like when I lived in IL.  The Smoky mountains are just 30 miles or so from our house and if I get to missing it too bad, I can always look out the back Windows and see that stuff.  That's close enough for me.  I'm a "hot and dusty" kind of guy.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: RoyM on December 12, 2016, 11:41:54 AM
Our fiver is parked, it would go down the driveway in a big hurry right now but getting back up could be a real challenge. ;D We have about 4" which is certainly manageable if only people would slow down and leave some distance.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Rene T on December 12, 2016, 03:03:50 PM
What is this "white stuff" that you speak of?      8).............
Seriously, we get a small amount of snow here in the winter, but nothing like when I lived in IL.  The Smoky mountains are just 30 miles or so from our house and if I get to missing it too bad, I can always look out the back Windows and see that stuff.  That's close enough for me.  I'm a "hot and dusty" kind of guy.

Dandruff!!! :o ::) ;D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: xrated on December 12, 2016, 06:34:43 PM
Talking about winter and snow always reminds me of a guy that I worked with who was getting ready to retire.  I asked him, so what are your retirement plans.....travel, part-time job, hobbies?  Without a delay, he told me he was moving south, and I ask him where he was going to move.  He said, "I'm not sure, but I'm going to buy a snow plow for the truck, I'm driving SOUTH and I'm going to keep driving until someone stops me and asks....What is that thing on the front of your truck.  Then I'm going to drive another 100 miles and then I'll know I'm there!"

True story!
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: BinaryBob on December 12, 2016, 06:39:56 PM
Lots of snow here over the weekend and 2 degrees this morning.
2 months to the day to get the h%#* outta here and put those snowbird wings on!
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: stephenm on December 12, 2016, 07:59:27 PM
We had a about a foot on snow at our place. I am so glad we have a snow removal service.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: SeilerBird on December 12, 2016, 09:28:13 PM
Quit your crying,

"Monday morning, the wind chill in Baker Lake, Nunavut, bottomed out a a mind-numbing 56 degrees below zero. At that level of cold, exposed skin can freeze in five minutes."

Just be glad you are not camping in northern Canada. :o
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: TravlinOn on December 13, 2016, 07:07:52 AM
Woke up this morning to snow that fell overnight here in the MidWest, but not sufficient snow for the HOA to plough our driveways; They sent out a truck to spray the driveways with what appeared to be antifreeze.

Chris has been hoping we'll have a white Christmas. Next forecast snow is late next week, so Chris still has a chance of getting her wish.

Brrr...

Wishing you good luck on the "white Christmas".  When we lived in "lake effect" Indiana, we loved the early show falls and "dreaming of a white Christmas".

Here now in So. FL I heard the other day that one of our local Malls has trucked in "snow" for the locals to enjoy. Don't think the sponsors were planning on temps in the mid-80's which we are having, though.  ::)
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: RVfixer on December 13, 2016, 07:39:04 AM
We are on our way south.  Now on a 10 day stop in South Carolina.  Woke up this morning and were completely surrounded by NO Snow, as planned!!  However, we will get some below freezing nights before heading further south.  Hoping not to have a white Christmas.  It was in the 70s here yesterday.  Nice walk up the beach with a sunset behind us and a big bright moon over the ocean.  Came back up the beach to the campground by moonlight.  Today we go to the Carolina Opry Christmas Show.

Life is good! 
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: kjansen on December 13, 2016, 07:45:32 AM
Won't make it south, but I kinda enjoy the white stuff also.  Just added more wood to the wood stave, grabbed another cup of coffee, and now relaxing reading RV Forum.  9 below with a 22 below wind chill this morning.  I have a tractor with heated cab and truck with snowplow.  No worries!
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: RVfixer on December 13, 2016, 08:24:08 AM
Actually, after I retired we did enjoy having a snowfall occasionally.  We live in a town with many military bases close and lots people from areas that never get snow.  So, when the snows come there are lots of vehicles in the ditches and lots of crashes at intersections. We stayed close to home when it snowed.  I have often had to do some evasive maneuvers to get out of the way of vehicles coming through the intersection trunk first through the red light.  Now we head south and never see snow or spinning vehicles.  We are from Virginia on the coast and get very little snow and seldom had to shovel.  The city has a little sand for bridges and intersections and some trucks but no real snow removal equipment.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: catblaster on December 13, 2016, 08:40:27 AM
Quit your crying,

"Monday morning, the wind chill in Baker Lake, Nunavut, bottomed out a a mind-numbing 56 degrees below zero. At that level of cold, exposed skin can freeze in five minutes."

Just be glad you are not camping in northern Canada. :o


    Says the guy still in his shorts and a high today of 84 degrees....
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: SeilerBird on December 13, 2016, 08:43:05 AM

    Says the guy still in his shorts and a high today of 84 degrees....
I live my whole life in shorts. I don't even own any long pants.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: RoyM on December 13, 2016, 04:35:32 PM
Quit your crying,

"Monday morning, the wind chill in Baker Lake, Nunavut, bottomed out a a mind-numbing 56 degrees below zero. At that level of cold, exposed skin can freeze in five minutes."

Just be glad you are not camping in northern Canada. :o
At that temperature we cover our heads with the hood on the parka. ;D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: BIG JOE on December 13, 2016, 04:54:37 PM
72* here in CENCAL today. Broke a bit of a sweat raking some leaves.   ::)

Supposed to get some rain Thursday, more White Stuff in the Sierra's. We sure need it.

Joe
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Russ+Chris on December 15, 2016, 09:18:31 PM
72* here in CENCAL today. Broke a bit of a sweat raking some leaves.   ::)

Supposed to get some rain Thursday, more White Stuff in the Sierra's. We sure need it.

Joe
I broke a sweat yesterday............................shoveling snow. My snowblower needs fixed. Going down to 6F tonight, Saturday is 52F with more snow.  :o
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: BIG JOE on December 15, 2016, 11:41:37 PM
Got 1+ inches of rain today, still raining. It's been a good steady soaking rain.. we need that here. It usually DUMPS and runs into the catch basins.

The Weather folks got it right this time. 8)

Joe

Lots of White Stuff in the Sierra's. We needed that too.

 
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Rene T on December 16, 2016, 06:39:00 AM
Saturday is 52F with more snow.  :o

52 on Saturday with snow. How can that be?   :o ::)
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: SeilerBird on December 16, 2016, 06:47:47 AM
At that temperature we cover our heads with the hood on the parka. ;D
Here in Florida we don't cover our heads with the hood on the parka until it gets down into the 50s. ;D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: denmarc on December 20, 2016, 11:19:04 AM
Getting caught up on what's happening.
Funny thread.  It was 8 degrees when I went to work last night at 1 AM. Don't remember the wind chill. Let's just say it was cold.
Suppose to get up into the 30's for a few days here in MI.
HEAT WAVE!

Just got home from work. Took off one layer of clothing (Carharts). Still have two layers on as I type. Still thawing out!

I find it funny different people's definition of cold.  ;)
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: stephenm on December 20, 2016, 11:25:05 AM
I was wearing a parka for the drive to work today in Mid Michigan, even though the heat and heated sat was blasting I still should of put some thermals bottoms on.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Tom on December 20, 2016, 12:59:05 PM
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I find it funny different people's definition of cold.

It's all relative  ;)
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: kdbgoat on December 20, 2016, 01:25:03 PM
It's all relative  ;)

It's a sunny day, 39*, and I'm relatively cold! ;D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: denmarc on December 23, 2016, 11:34:59 AM
It's all relative  ;)

I love that word! It can mean so many things for being such a specific term.
Regardless, we are enjoying temps. in the 30's. This time of year, we have no problem calling that warm. The problem is that changes year to year.

Does anyone here on the forum have Mother Nature's phone number?
I'd like talk to her about that.
 :D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: kjansen on December 23, 2016, 02:41:35 PM


Does anyone here on the forum have Mother Nature's phone number?
I'd like talk to her about that.


It's 1-800-555-COLD ;D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Larry N. on December 23, 2016, 03:48:13 PM
It's 1-800-555-COLD ;D

I'll bet you can really get some information from that.  ;D ;D ::)
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: Rene T on December 23, 2016, 05:37:04 PM
It's 1-800-555-COLD ;D

You lied Kevin. For the heck of it, I tried that number. I actually got someone. It was a answering service for 5 dealerships.  :'( :-X ;D
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: RoyM on December 24, 2016, 01:39:19 PM
I plowed the driveway and parking area yesterday afternoon. I did it AGAIN this morning. Sigh, haven't had this much fun since the pigs ate my little brother.
Title: Re: White stuff falling
Post by: BigLarry on December 24, 2016, 04:24:23 PM
It looks like we're going to have a typical Christmas here!  It's 76 and cloudy!  Never had one in the 16 years we've lived here.  Our Daughter came from Houston for Christmas a few years ago and lo and behold, it actually snowed on Christmas Day in Houston, but none here in Bryan.  If she'd stayed home, they could have enjoyed an actual White Christmas!!!