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    Snowing in VA (north of me) and had rain here all night or most of it. Raining now on and off, but mostly a mist. Windy as hell, and the boat is heeling over at the dock. I added some lines, fenders and made sure all my sheet lines etc are tied down well.

    Will be freezing tonight and most of tomorrow. Monday should warm a bit up to the 40s or high 30s. By Tuesday and Wednesday we should be back to the high 50s or low 60s.
    Libertatem Prius!

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      The Carolinas are about to get hammered with snow. LOL!

      And in a week, I could be getting hammered myself. And not in a good way with snow like I'd like either...



      I know since it's so far out, exact placement and amounts are far from set in stone but it is a big enough concern to give one pause when you're talking about that much ice.

      I'm ready to go though. Got the chains for the truck, a barrel of kerosene for the kero heaters, and a couple hundred gallons of gas for the generators.

      Which reminds me, as soon as this cold snap breaks on Monday I need to get out the generators and run them for a bit.

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        Still keeping an eye out on this potential ice storm setting up.

        At this point, all of the models out there seem to agree that there is going to be a major ice storm. The question which cannot be answered right now is exactly where and how much.

        In general, anyone in the Plains, Midwest, Ohio River Valley, and Great Lakes regions should be keeping an eye out.

        Details won't really start to become clear until likely after Tuesday. Wherever this sets up, look for store panic to set in Wednesday/Thursday.

        Brian, you may want to keep an eye on this especially as Missouri looks to be especially under the gun.

        And, for reference:



        The amount of ice accumulation being talked about for wherever this eventually impacts is largely in the 4 and 5 category.

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          Local met only hinting at weekend "uncertainty" with the potential for freezing rain and that they are "going to keep an eye on it in the coming days".

          Probably the best way to handle this at this point.

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            Hi Ryan, sorry I didn't chime in but I was busy keeping warm. lol

            We didn't get "ice" here, but 40 nm north of here did. They got a lot of it. Some of our friends on FB were freezing their asses off.

            The folks that left with us on Wednesday kept going when we turned around and came back in because of bad waves. They are only 70 miles south of us and they got cold too. So, didn't matter where you were, or what you were doing.

            We got rain all night Friday night and snow north. VA got a lot I heard.

            It is above freezing now, but still cold in the ship. It's in the 50s, and 38 outside right now. Should warm some tomorrow and by Thursday ought to be pretty warm again (60s-70s).

            We will, with luck, be getting out of here down the ICW in a few days. Plugging along at 20-40 miles per day from this point on I hope. The weather should be more cooperative (again, I hope).
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              Originally posted by American Patriot View Post
              Hi Ryan, sorry I didn't chime in but I was busy keeping warm. lol

              We didn't get "ice" here, but 40 nm north of here did. They got a lot of it. Some of our friends on FB were freezing their asses off.

              The folks that left with us on Wednesday kept going when we turned around and came back in because of bad waves. They are only 70 miles south of us and they got cold too. So, didn't matter where you were, or what you were doing.

              We got rain all night Friday night and snow north. VA got a lot I heard.

              It is above freezing now, but still cold in the ship. It's in the 50s, and 38 outside right now. Should warm some tomorrow and by Thursday ought to be pretty warm again (60s-70s).

              We will, with luck, be getting out of here down the ICW in a few days. Plugging along at 20-40 miles per day from this point on I hope. The weather should be more cooperative (again, I hope).

              Good luck...get further south...there's still 8 weeks of winter and the worst is yet to come.
              "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
              -- Theodore Roosevelt

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                According to locals this WAS the worst every year. About this week, they get nasty weather for a few days, and it warms back up to 60-70. I can only hope.
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                  I've got to say, this winter has so far gone down as one of the most disappointing I can remember. Worse than even a couple years ago (I think winter of '12-'13) where we had no snow at all.

                  Reason being is it has been so warm and wet. The warmth by itself isn't terrible as it's kept the heating costs down. It's the fact that it has been stupidly wet. It seems like there's been rain nearly every day for the last week, sometimes with quite a bit of wind, that has done a number on my auto shelters I'd add.

                  At least a couple winters ago when there was no snow, it was pretty consistently cold so it kept everything frozen. Instead with all of this rain, my yard is a mud bog and there is standing water everywhere. It's crazy to see sections of fields while I'm out driving that look like ponds because of the large amounts of standing water all over.

                  Right now we're only at, maybe, 2.5" of snow and we're well past the half way point of winter. There are parts of the Carolinas that have seen triple what I've gotten.

                  I was even pulling for that severe ice we were looking at. If it had panned out with power outages and the like, I'd at least get a chance to give my preps a real world test.

                  So far it's either been cold and dry or, wet and warm. We're definitely sitting in a warm and wet period right now. Temps into the 50s and 60s after tomorrow with lots more rain. Looks like I might get a break Thursday to repair some of the damage on my auto shelter.


                  I guess at this point I'm hoping this year ends up like the '14-'15 season where winter showed up late...

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                    This winter is pretty much done. No big storms. The flow is wrong and if you look at the MJO, it's just now in phase 8 and while it will be in 8 or 1 for the next 2 weeks, it takes time for those storms to get to us. This puts the weather Jan 25 to Feb 10 or so. That far out, you run into "sun angle" and other things that will prevent big blizzards and such.

                    We'll see, but as far as I'm concerned, this year is a dud.

                    Interestingly enough, the MJO peaks in phase 1 on Jan 20. Strongly. It suggests something important is happening that will bring major changes to us.
                    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
                    -- Theodore Roosevelt

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                      Truthfully, I was ignorant about MJO. Reading about it, it's interesting to see how it relates to El Nino/La Nina...

                      Even though I'm still holding out some hope of 1 or 2 big later winter storms, I'm mostly of the same mindset as you, that this winter is a bust.

                      At this point, bring on spring! I'd rather see the weather start getting warmer and the days longer so I can start getting ready to paint my truck and take care of other work on it.

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                        It's been sputtering flakes all day. By tomorrow morning we may have .5" on grassy areas. When I was out earlier there was some coverage starting on some road edges.

                        This may well put me up over a whopping 3" for the winter.

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                          Punxsutawney Phil says 6 more weeks of winter.

                          If "winter" means 6 more weeks of what we've had so far, I'll pass. On the other hand, if it means some chance for more than the 3" of snow we've had so far, let's get the show on the road!

                          At least the sun is going to be out through Saturday. A change from the near constant clouds we've had.

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                            First time in a while I've been able to open up the house!

                            Sure it's only 64 out but it's mostly sunny so it helps.

                            Even got a chance to get out and hose the salt off the truck.

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                              Oh well... At least this 3 day weekend is going to be in the mid 60s. Sunday and Monday look to be especially nice!

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                                Oh, and a cool NOAA website that lets you look up storm events.

                                https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/

                                Was able to see that last Winter Storm Warning we got.

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