Official Storm Thread!

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Boots, Feb 18, 2009.

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What do you predict?

Poll closed Feb 19, 2009.
  1. Lots of snow!!

    18.9%
  2. Lots of rain!!

    3.8%
  3. Some sort of slushy mess!!

    69.8%
  4. No Storm

    7.5%
  1. Boots

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    Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
    12:18 AM AST Wednesday 18 February 2009
    Winter storm watch for
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    This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.



    A low pressure system south of the Great Lakes will track eastward towards the Maritimes today. The low will move into the gulf of Maine on Thursday. A frontal system associated with this low will move over Nova Scotia late in the day. Snow and strong southeast winds with gusts up to 80 km/h are forecast to spread from west to east across the regions during the day. Snow will change to ice pellets with risk of freezing rain then to rain over southwestern regions in the evening. Snowfall amounts of 10 centimetres are predicted except local amounts up to 15 centimetres.

    Treacherous travelling conditions are likely with this kind of wintery weather situation.
     
  2. Boots

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  3. jspurr

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    i think thurs school will be canceled, it will snow (flurries, maybe 5cm) and then turn to rain...sun will be out by afternoon

    oh.. and goodie will probably come out of the closet with 17 the same day...
     
  4. Scott

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    As long as i dont loose power, I say bring it!
     
  5. Snide

    Go Habs Go!

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    Might work from home tomorrow to avoid this mess altogether.
     
  6. Leroy

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    I predict i will be pretty sick and have to not leave the house tomorrow.
     
  7. MRA

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    slushy mess
     
  8. Boots

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  9. nb132

    Drunk Batman hates you

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    i thought today was sposed to be fine and tomorrow was sposed to be bad?
     
  10. Leroy

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    yes.
     
  11. User1628

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    I'm getting a VPN connection HOPEFULLY today so if that's the case I can call in on days like that and work from home :bigup:
     
  12. jspurr

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    arnt you just the cats meow<3
     
  13. User1628

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    yes, yes I am
     
  14. Bean

    Breasts

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    SlushyMess!!
     
  15. Gerald

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    c'mon, snow day!
     
  16. dannyboy

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    I love how this map of all the Atlantic provinces shows little old "Dayton". I'm sure it's because we have a shithole weather station there, I think, but Dayton is the size of a football field... maybe.
     
  17. Muricane

    MY AV IS ME

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    I do this regularly.

    It is epic.
     
  18. User1628

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    I look forward to these days

    *looks outside*
    "fuck it i'm working in my underwear"
     
  19. MRA

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    who needs underwear...
     
  20. Daver

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    i just want cancellation of friday. no school friday= instant pass
     
  21. Cheddar

    Red is the New Green

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    We're down to 10cms.
     
  22. MRA

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    the thought of snow is enough to cancel shit it seems nowadays
     
  23. Markus

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    There was no choice for slushy/icy mess, because I predict the ice that already exists will double.
     
  24. Jester

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    Wirelessly posted (LG9100/1.0 UP.Browser/6.2.3.9 (GUI) MMP/2.0 UP.Link/6.2.3.22.0)

    What are these mythical things called snow days? Surely they are a myth. It'll likely be fine when I leave for work in the morning and be a total disaster on my way home from work tomorrow.
     
  25. Boots

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    Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
    3:55 PM AST Wednesday 18 February 2009
    Winter storm watch for
    Halifax Metro and Halifax County West continued


    This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.



    A low pressure system just south of the Great Lakes will track towards the Maritimes tonight. Snow ahead of this system is expected to begin early Thursday morning over extreme southwest regions to eventually reach Cape Breton late in the day. Strong southeast winds with gusts up to 80 km/h are forecast to spread from west to east across the regions during the day. Those easterly winds are expected to gust up to 100 km/h over northern Cape Breton from Margaree Harbour to Bay St Lawrence by late Thursday evening. Snowfall amounts with this system are still expected to be in the 10 to 15 cm range.

    Treacherous travelling conditions are likely with this kind of wintery weather situation.
     
  26. Leviathan

    It's all in your mind....

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    What sucks is that we'll have to go out at midnight and shovel before the ice/rain comes (unless you want a rink for a front yard).
     
  27. Markus

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    Definitely, get it, before it gets you. Half the time if you don't see snow plows out there immediately these days, most are doing their best to get to the snow until just before the rain starts.

    Getting as close to bare pavement/asphalt and then getting a shitpile of salt down before that suckyassed rain draws up the frost is key, lots of salt will get washed away, but it does help reduce the ice.
     
  28. Maritimer

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    Tomorrow I shall stay inside, be cozy and make some cookies.
     
  29. Leviathan

    It's all in your mind....

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    That's what it was like last storm....I was like, "where are the plows??" and just before the snow switched to rain, they showed up.
     
  30. Markus

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    Unfortunately we are only just figuring this out this year as a strategy as we haven't had a year like this in some time, where the majority of the time it rains after the snow.

    Past years, the rain came before the snow and the salt runs came first. This was also a bitch, but at least it made plowing easier with already having salt down. It is definitely more expensive for the customers/city to salt after these events now, as more salt is required.
     
  31. millsey

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    Bring it on, I'm hoping for 15-20cm.
     
  32. *Jani*

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    We really haven't had any horrible snow storms yet this year, have we? (besides New Years:o)
     
  33. Boots

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    Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
    4:31 AM AST Thursday 19 February 2009
    Winter storm watch for
    Halifax Metro and Halifax County West continued


    This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.



    A complex low pressure system will approach the region from the west today. Snow ahead of this system is expected to begin early this morning over extreme southwest regions and into Cape Breton this evening. Strong easterly winds with gusts up to 80 km/h are forecast to spread from west to east across the region during the day today giving a period of blowing and drifting snow. Those easterly winds are expected to gust up to 130 km/h over northern Cape Breton from Margaree Harbour to Bay St Lawrence tonight. Snowfall amounts with this system are expected to be in the 10 to 15 centimetres range.
     
  34. Leroy

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    Its gonna be a shitty drive home :(
     
  35. CyberCX

    GIGGITY, GIGGITY, GIGGITY

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    4WD work truck FTW!

    All I wanted this year was ONE snow day. :(
     

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