Winter Storm Pounds Midwest

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  1. JFox1

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    A powerful winter storm stretching from Texas to the East Coast dumped large amounts of ice and snow last night and today, killing at least 24 and knocking out power to many thousands. http://news.aol.com/article/winter-storm/318317?icid=200100397x1218117976x1201147303

    I heard on Channel 6 that Indianapolis received 12.5 inches of snow, the most since January, 1996. Bloomington and Muncie received 12.8 inches of snow. AUUUUUUUUUUGH!:eek:
     
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    We got over a foot here in Cleveland. Spent 2 hours shoveling / snowblowing until the snowblower went out. Snowiest January in Cleveland history.

    Can't wait to spring!
     
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    Not to worry. It's all part of that global warming thing.

    :laugh:
     
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    That's the thing..

    Cold, lot's of snow = global warming
    Hot, drought = global warming.

    It's like "Heads I win, tails you lose"
     
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    Or tails I win, heads you lose, or the globe is warming or cooling depending on what mood Al Gore is in today. :laugh:

    He invented the internet you know. Maybe he invented weather as well.
     
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    We know it is global warming. That is why the snow is wet!

    We are expecting 30cms before the night is over.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    When it swept through the upper south we got hit hard.

    We had no electricity until earlier tonight. We were in the dark with no appliances or lights for 3 days.

    Just oil lamps for light..


    :godisgood:
     
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    Right now it is 69 and clear here in Central Florida. Come on down and let's do Disney.:wavey:
     
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    This time it is not funny. My family is in Nashville after the ice storm hit. Every tree we have has the center trunk standing with giant limbs everywhere. Back fence is destroyed and gutters. There is no power or heat for at least a week.
     
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    Very true, here in Central KY, as well. My next-door neighbor's home was ruined inside when an upstairs pipe burst, and when she had to leave due to no electricity, it thawed out and water ran for about two days completely unnoticed, because no one was there and there was no heat to keep them from freezing when the temps dropped into the single digits. My sister-in-law (also my next door neighbor, on the other side), likely has burst pipes as well, but the water was turned off, after the power and heat went out, so there will be little if any damage outside the pipes themselves, underneath the house. We had no power for 11 days and 16 hrs.

    I suspect it will be at least another week or week and a half, just in this county to get everyone back with Electricity.

    Ed
     

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