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Winter's Fury: Monster Snowstorm Heads to Midwest, Northeast (Could be worst in 40 years)
ABC News ^ | 02/01/2011 | LEEZEL TANGLAO and MAX GOLEMBO

Posted on 02/01/2011 8:19:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A potentially deadly winter storm is making its way eastward across at least one-third of the country this morning, bringing with it a combination of heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures.

In what could be the worst snowstorm the country has seen in more than 40 years, more than a foot of snow may fall on a 2,100-mile stretch from New Mexico to Maine, weather forecasters said.

Blizzard warnings are in effect for nine states with the storm expected to significantly affect Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Detroit, Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago and Milwaukee, Wis.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said the snowstorm will pack a powerful punch and warned residents to be prepared.

"This is not something that's sneaking up on us," he said. "It's been well-forecasted. We know it's going to be bad … prepare like it's bad."

This winter weather comes on the heels of an upper-level storm system, according to the National Weather Service.

Besides snow, rain will create icy conditions in southern Missouri, central Illinois, Indianapolis, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pa.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: blizzard; weather; winter; winterstorm

1 posted on 02/01/2011 8:19:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s Al Gore to warn us that extreme weather of any kind is a sign of global warming?

Everyone in the storms path should be forewarned.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 8:21:29 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

Local idiot eco-freaks claim the ice age we are in is a sign of global warming.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 8:21:48 AM PST by y6162
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm right at ground zero here in Central lower Michigan. I'm ready for it. Just hope we don't lose power. I have alternate heat and lights though...

Mike

4 posted on 02/01/2011 8:22:56 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: y6162
Ask the local idiots what halted the last ice age then since the evil internal combustion engine was not around then.

Truth is, we exist in pockets of nice weather in between long stretches of "ice ages".

5 posted on 02/01/2011 8:24:00 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: y6162

RE: Local idiot eco-freaks claim the ice age we are in is a sign of global warming.

When the temperature warms, it’s global warming
When the temperature cools, it’s global warming
When it rains hard, it’s global warming
When it doesn’t rain at all, it’s global warming
When it snows hard, it’s global warming
When there’s a blizzard, it’s global warming

Global warming is such an all-encompassing “science” that it explains everything. It also explains nothing.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 8:25:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: MichaelP

Jackson county Michigan here. Looks like we’re in the 18 inch range. Maybe more considering the fact that I’m in the southeastern corner of the county.


7 posted on 02/01/2011 8:26:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Howell here..I don't think it matters much where in southern Michigan you are. I think we all are going to get it...

Mike

8 posted on 02/01/2011 8:28:35 AM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Minus eight degrees here in the People’s Republic. However, the good news is that it is supposed to warm up to three degrees, that is, about 45 degrees below normal.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 8:28:41 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re calling for 12”- 16” here in fabulous Farmer City,Il.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 8:29:13 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: kickonly88

Here in Indy we have about an inch of ice on the ground and more expected today—ice and snow. We’re braced and have broken out the jigsaw puzzles to help stave off cabin fever.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 8:33:05 AM PST by navymom1
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To: sima_yi

Where on earth is the People’s Republic of the USA ?


12 posted on 02/01/2011 8:35:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
The idiot liberal in the cubical next to me confidently advised me yesterday that global warming was causing the heavy snows. She said that it was because of all of the glaciers melting.

Some jokes just write themselves.

13 posted on 02/01/2011 8:42:29 AM PST by Redleg Duke (We didn't limit out, but we nailed a bunch of RATS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s coming right at us, looks like we’ll be in the middle of it. The wind is howling.

Indiana and Illinois got a good shot yesterday too that missed us. Ain’t gonna be much fun there.


14 posted on 02/01/2011 8:43:07 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Weather Channel is pretty much ignoring New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. and acting like only points east of St. Louis are in trouble.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 8:47:45 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Where on earth is the People’s Republic of the USA ?”

Here in NC some folks have named Chapel Hill the Peoples Republic of Chapel Hills. Just sayin.


16 posted on 02/01/2011 8:50:16 AM PST by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Quick: Check where Algore is staying or speaking about “Globull Warming” and you'll know the place that will be buried by freezing cold and a matching blizzard. Funny how that works, Al. Do not mock God, Algore.
17 posted on 02/01/2011 8:51:18 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: SeekAndFind

The People’s Republic of Boulder (Colorado), also known as “Twelve Square Miles surrounded by Reality”.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 8:51:59 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: duckman

Cambridge, MA. 02138

The true People’s Republic


19 posted on 02/01/2011 8:52:45 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: SeekAndFind
When the temperature warms, it’s global warming When the temperature cools, it’s global warming When it rains hard, it’s global warming When it doesn’t rain at all, it’s global warming When it snows hard, it’s global warming When there’s a blizzard, it’s global warming Global warming is such an all-encompassing “science” that it explains everything. It also explains nothing.

The original idea - that the earth would heat up - like a car with the windows rolled up - made some sense. But their new stuff - has no basis in fact whatsoever. Liberals have quit trying to even fake a scientific explanation... they just keep repeating the mantra...

20 posted on 02/01/2011 8:56:10 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep. I’m feeling some that global warming, or climate change, here in Albuquerque. Schools are closed, ice on the roads. Cold day all around.


21 posted on 02/01/2011 9:01:14 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Fire all the damn rino!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Flyover country is routinely ignored except for dramatic tornado footage. I’m in the Tulsa OK vicinity and this storm is likely going to result in a new record snowfall amount. We are also experiencing wind gusts up to 40mph causing drifts and whiteouts. Traffic is at a standstill, including emergency services. State troopers are resorting to driving their personal 4WD vehicles in order to get around to stranded motorists and the National Guard is assisting by moving them to shelters.


22 posted on 02/01/2011 9:11:19 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: navymom1

Dallas has about the same, an inch or so of glaze on all the streets. The local weather babe was showing one of the big highways and saying “this is not a still shot y’all, this is live streaming video of I-35.” From that one pic you could see a couple dozen semi trucks all splayed around, looked like somebody dropped a box full of toy trucks and kicked them around with their foot.

What is amazing is two days ago it was 70F and I didn’t think there was any way the sleet would freeze and glaze over like it did, but currently it is 18F with 40mph gusts. To quote Spiccolli “Gnarly!”


23 posted on 02/01/2011 9:13:49 AM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: navymom1

We have an inch of crunchy stuff as well, waiting on the snow. Nice day to head to the dragstrip!


24 posted on 02/01/2011 9:25:24 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Redleg Duke
"The idiot liberal in the cubical next to me confidently advised me yesterday that global warming was causing the heavy snows. She said that it was because of all of the glaciers melting."

On a certain this almost makes sense. I watched that Joe Bastardi video with him showing a warmer area of air to the north, like up in Canada, and a patch of VERY cold air over the US. Seems like if it was warm where the ice is the air would load with moisture and when it contacted the cold area it would snow like crazy.

What I can't sort out is I've read stories saying the Arctic ice is way low and others saying it is way up. I don't know how to get to the truth about that. I think the CO2 scam is total BS, it is a tiny part of our atmosphere whereas water vapor is a powerful GHG, but you don't get that from the media. All you hear is it is our fault.

I think a little warming could be a good thing. The Vikings used to farm in Greenland and people used to grow grapes in England. The climate on this planet has never been stable, it has always cycled between warmer and cooler.

Either way, who cares? What happens to this planet is out of our hands except on a very limited scale. Yeah, we could do a better job of not poisoning things, but the climate is controlled by the sun in a big way and we can't do anything about that.

25 posted on 02/01/2011 9:28:36 AM PST by West Texas Chuck (Eat the young, 100 million guppies can't be wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind
(Could be worst in 40 years)

In what sense? Area covered, I guess? Certainly not in terms of total snowfall depth, cold, ice, wind, duration or any of the other things that can define worst storm in a paricular location.

26 posted on 02/01/2011 9:33:14 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtur(Could be worst in 40 years)e)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t worry about a thing. With union snow plow operators you will hardly notice.


27 posted on 02/01/2011 9:55:06 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Blizzard conditions here in western CO, anybody have any photos?


28 posted on 02/01/2011 5:25:11 PM PST by turducken
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To: SeekAndFind

Travel warning

The federal government has issued a travel warning due to the cold weather.

They suggest that anyone traveling in the current blizzard conditions

should make sure they carry the following:

- Shovel

- Blankets or sleeping bag

- Extra clothing including hat and gloves

- 24 hours worth of food

- De-icer

- Rock salt

- Flashlight with spare batteries

- Road flares or reflective triangles

- Full spare gas can

- First aid kit

- Booster cables

I looked like an idiot on the bus this morning.


29 posted on 02/05/2011 6:45:59 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
I looked like an idiot on the bus this morning.

LOL

30 posted on 02/05/2011 7:18:49 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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