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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:45 PM
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Parts of Ohio, Tenn. get a foot of snow
I'm glad most of this missed the Mitten. We're sick and tired of the snow up here!




from AP, via Yahoo!:



Parts of Ohio, Tenn. get a foot of snow
By MATT LEINGANG, Associated Press Writer
Sat Mar 8, 4:29 PM ET



COLUMBUS, Ohio - A foot of snow buried parts of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys early Saturday, creating whiteout conditions and keeping many would-be weekend travelers at home.

Winter storm warnings were in effect from eastern Kentucky to upstate New York and northern Maine, the National Weather Service said. Wind up to 35 mph whipped the snow and cut visibility to less than a quarter mile in places, the weather service said.

"We're getting a lot of drifting and poor visibility out here," said State Highway Patrol Sgt. Rod Moser in Circleville, Ohio. Two semitrailers jackknifed on Interstate 71, about 20 miles south of Columbus, he said.

As much as 10 inches of snow fell overnight in Ohio, where up to 5 more inches was possible, and 13 inches fell on north-central Kentucky's Owen County, the National Weather Service said. Louisville, Ky., and Middle Tennessee got up to a foot, the weather service said. Up to a foot was possible by Sunday in western New York, meteorologists said. Even Mississippi got 5 to 7 inches of snow in northern parts of the state, the weather service said.

It was the deepest snow at Louisville since a storm in February 1998 dumped 22 inches over three days, the weather service said.

The wind piled snow into drifts as much as 5 feet high in parts of central Kentucky, police dispatcher John Woosley said.

It was a continuation of the storm that on Friday piled up snow a foot deep in Arkansas and blacked out thousands of homes and businesses from that state to the Great Lakes. .....(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080308/ap_on_re_us/severe_...




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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:52 PM
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1. Snow is up to the chest on my dogs...
...and they are big dogs with long legs. I think it's quite cool, myself (no pun intended). Sure, I missed going to some weekend events that I was looking forward to, but it was also a good excuse to stay home and get some things done. Filled the bird feeder twice today, with constant activity around it. As long as the heat stays on, I'm happy.

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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:52 PM
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2. It may seem backward but climate -warming- causes MORE snow.
Some people see all this snow and think it debunks the warming theories but they don't understand that warmer temperatures actually create more snow-favorable conditions (more evaporation than previously in relatively 'cold' regions)
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:54 PM
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3. Makes sense. The coldest part of the winter is usually the driest and most snow-free....
..... So it makes sense that warmer winters might produce more snow.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:01 PM
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5. The Antarctic is considered a desert
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:17 PM
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9. It might not be for much longer.
:scared:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:36 PM
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25. I know, and that is very sad.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:59 PM
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4. We dodged the bullet here in Lexington Ky. It looks like it was
about four inches here. North and west of us got socked bad.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:02 PM
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6. We're Pummeled Here In Cleveland....
Up to 2 feet in some areas.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:10 PM
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8. Illegal to drive in Parma
Earlier today, the police said the only people allowed to drive were those who had flashing lights--public and private snowplows, police, fire, you know.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:26 PM
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11. Hi guys,
I'm sitting here in Brook Park with 3 foot drifts in my back yard. I snow-blowed the drive twice now and two hours later you can't even tell i did it.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:28 PM
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13. Same Here....
We have about 4 ft drifts, though. Did the cars and driveway a few times and can't tell. I heard that the city of Cleveland is out of salt, to boot.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:29 PM
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22. Here's a pic from about 3 hours ago
My back yard
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:50 PM
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23. Wow...
Mine looks like that now....maybe worse. Went down to the Lake today and it's frozen so far out, and with the constant white-outs, you wouldn't even know that we had one.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:50 PM
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28. We got ~ 15 inchs. I live in a micro climate in a river basin and we had more than
several blocks away from us. Took the dogs out for a late night walk in the woods last night about 11pm with the kids. It was so pictureque, but I'm still longing for spring.
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Ladybug Dem Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:05 PM
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7. Our local news says
that the Columbus Airport measured 20.4 inches since yesterday morning.
The drifts here in Lewis Center are as tall as my car. My kids
got a ride to friends house after school was dismissed early yesterday so
it's just me and the dogs baking cookies. I can think of worse ways
to spend a Saturday!
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:21 PM
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10. Will you sell me one of your dogs? Mine don't bake cookies, they just
pee in the kitchen floor.
:rofl:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:26 PM
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12. My Big-Ass Siberian Husky
Runs out there on top of one of the 4 foot drifts and "goes" and then runs back into the house and lays in front of the heater.

Sissy! :rofl:
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:33 PM
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14. You have HEATERS?
:wow:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:34 PM
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15. Forced air heat vent.....
Not the kind of heaters that you're thinking of!
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:44 PM
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19. HAHA...no, I just meant, uh, like who can afford to run heaters these days!
Not the kind described by caliber. :D
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:35 PM
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16. I still remember the blizzard of 76-77 in Columbus
Was brutal.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:40 PM
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18. I Remember That, Too.
I was a litle kid and thrilled that school was cancelled for quite a few days. :)
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:39 PM
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17. Haven't gone out all day in the Cleveland area.
Got out of work early yesterday afternoon, and a normal half-hour bus commute took two hours. Stayed in today. Can't see anything out the windows, it's all white. The guy on the Weather Channel was downtown and getting buffeted something terrible. Said the city was deserted.
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jalynn Donating Member (121 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:46 PM
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20. No Snow
Here in East Tennessee, it snowed here most all day but did not stick
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Shoedogg Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:16 PM
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21. Yeah, it's somethin' else here in Columbus


(Mrs. Shoe was not happy about being forced outside for picture taking)
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:05 PM
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24. Why did it go south of Ft Wayne IN. Send that snow back over here!!
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:15 PM
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26. God's retribution for voting for Hillary...eom
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Ladybug Dem Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:29 PM
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27. That's exactly what my sister said!
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:58 PM
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29. .....
:rofl:
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