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Major Snow Storm News.
CNN ^ | Monday, January 26, 2004 Posted: 2:26 PM EST (1926 GMT) | Associated Press

Posted on 01/26/2004 12:59:53 PM PST by CourtneyLeigh

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:03:46 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Georgia; US: Hawaii; US: Indiana; US: Kentucky; US: North Carolina; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: South Carolina; US: Tennessee
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Just and FYI on the severity of this storm and all results from it. Hope no one here on the Freepers site was endangered by this snow storm.
1 posted on 01/26/2004 12:59:54 PM PST by CourtneyLeigh
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To: CourtneyLeigh
It's all GWB's fault. Somehow...
2 posted on 01/26/2004 1:01:09 PM PST by Old Sarge ("Tears of a Clown" - Smokey Robinson)
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To: CourtneyLeigh
Well it is winter you know.
3 posted on 01/26/2004 1:01:47 PM PST by petercooper (Dean is done!)
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To: Old Sarge
What ever happened to global warming? Oh, yeah, Algore says it is causing it to be so cold!
4 posted on 01/26/2004 1:03:28 PM PST by CSM (Council member Carol Schwartz (R.-at large), my new hero! The Anti anti Smoke Gnatzie!)
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To: Old Sarge
It's all GWB's fault. Somehow...

That one's easy...abandonment of the Kyoto Treaty.

5 posted on 01/26/2004 1:03:55 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: CourtneyLeigh


6 posted on 01/26/2004 1:05:19 PM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: CourtneyLeigh
"spreading ice and snow from Philadelphia to Atlanta"


I live in Atlanta and I've yet to see any frozen precip.
7 posted on 01/26/2004 1:06:13 PM PST by Blzbba
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To: Petronski
What about the tornado they are reporting for Southern Georgia, around Bainbridge??
8 posted on 01/26/2004 1:06:26 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: BooBoo1000
What about the tornado they are reporting for Southern Georgia, around Bainbridge??

Fraud in Georgia's new Diebold voting computers.

9 posted on 01/26/2004 1:08:24 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: finnman69
He's wearing the same suit and tie two days in a row.
10 posted on 01/26/2004 1:09:01 PM PST by mabelkitty
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To: Petronski
If only GWB hadn't stolen the election, Algore would be Supreme Ruler of all the Earth and all would be perfect.

Now excuse me, I have to throw up.

;)
11 posted on 01/26/2004 1:10:09 PM PST by kb2614 (".....We've done nothing and were all out of ideas!!")
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To: finnman69
I think you may need to double those totals by Wednesday afternoon.

This storm looks similar to the one we got here in Connecticut on Dec 9th......18" and very cold.

12 posted on 01/26/2004 1:11:24 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: Old Sarge
LoL
13 posted on 01/26/2004 1:11:51 PM PST by CourtneyLeigh
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
Now, be nice, no body over here wants 18" of snow.
At least not those along I-75!

And that weather man is wearing the same suit! LOL

I did read about that tornado, that was a bummer!
14 posted on 01/26/2004 1:13:26 PM PST by CourtneyLeigh
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To: BooBoo1000
I can't tell you how bad it was, but I can tell you we're in the middle of a thunderstorm down in Alma, Ga that started about 10:00 a.m. and it's been damn near pitch black since 2:00 p.m. It looks eerie to say the least and the temp. has dropped literally 35 to 40 degrees since 10:00 am.
15 posted on 01/26/2004 1:13:57 PM PST by HELLRAISER II (Give us another tax break Mr. President)
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To: HELLRAISER II
Wow, suggestion, go to store, stock up on last minute items, and wait the storm out. I sure hope this stuff ends soon. I imagine storms are a bit worst along a river and an ocean....
I'm on a river,, and normally we'd have ice storms, but the ice missed Covington, and hit Louisville!

We lucked out, our snow is melting with salt, and the roads are open! People are still being cautious though!
16 posted on 01/26/2004 1:16:34 PM PST by CourtneyLeigh
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To: kb2614
If only GWB hadn't stolen the election, Algore would be Supreme Ruler of all the Earth and all would be perfect.

;O)

17 posted on 01/26/2004 1:16:41 PM PST by Petronski (I'm *NOT* always *CRANKY.*)
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To: Blzbba
In Athens, about an hour east of you, we have a little ice on all the trees and cars. This morning someone even fell down the flight of stairs outside my apartment because the stairs and rails are sheets of ice. We haven't had any precipitation today though but I see a big blob of stuff headed right for Atlanta and Athens on the radar right now.
18 posted on 01/26/2004 1:19:36 PM PST by honeygrl
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To: CourtneyLeigh
Darn that global warming. If the global temperatures weren't increasing, the weather wouldn't be so cold.
19 posted on 01/26/2004 1:20:47 PM PST by VRWCmember (We apologise for the fault in the taglines. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: CourtneyLeigh
How come when they get a huge snowfall in the midwest, its not news. But when its on the east coast it does?? Wheres the panic when we 6-12 inches of snow? What a bunch of east coast sissies....
20 posted on 01/26/2004 1:23:01 PM PST by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast)
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To: honeygrl
"but I see a big blob of stuff headed right for Atlanta and Athens on the radar right now."


Keeping my fingers crossed! I'd love to sleep in tomorrow!
21 posted on 01/26/2004 1:24:29 PM PST by Blzbba
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To: hoosierboy
I admit I'm a sissy. I love snow, but not this much of it!
lol
;)
22 posted on 01/26/2004 1:24:33 PM PST by CourtneyLeigh
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To: hoosierboy
Because if the midwest disappeared tomorrow nobody would notice for a few days. But if the East Coast shuts down, so does much of American & International business.

Just kidding. But seriously, a heavy snow in the East which could shut down N/S transporation (particularly the very important I-95 corridor) is much more serious situation than in the midwest. From a travel standpoint, if I-80 is shut or stalled because of snow, there are alternate transportation routes further south. If I-95 is shut, that's pretty much it. Also in the midwest, there are few major airports (e.g. O'Hare), in the east from Boston to Atlanta, there are at least 10 major airports and about 50 medium ones.
23 posted on 01/26/2004 1:36:54 PM PST by XRdsRev
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To: hoosierboy
Because that's where the network sissies are all located. Out here in "flyover country" we're too busy working and keeping the nation's engine stoked we don't wait around for bad weather. We just keep on keepin' on.

BTW, we've already had 6" of snow today with another 1-3" expected. Yep, I was 4 minutes late to work...

24 posted on 01/26/2004 1:41:29 PM PST by Solson (Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. - Von Goethe)
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To: XRdsRev
I agree, a larger population lives there. I just laugh hearing the stories of miami shutting down years ago after getting an inch of snow.
25 posted on 01/26/2004 1:41:47 PM PST by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast)
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To: Blzbba
"Keeping my fingers crossed! I'd love to sleep in tomorrow!"

It's likely to be in the form of ice, so even if you get to sleep in tomorrow there is a very high chance of having no electricity. The branches on the pine trees can't hold much ice before they start falling.

I'm really hoping that they have it wrong and we get snow instead. I have a 3yr old and a 1yr old that I would love to see playing in snow for their first time.
26 posted on 01/26/2004 1:55:23 PM PST by honeygrl
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To: hoosierboy
Haha I totally agree with you. I live in the East (NJ) and a lot of snow sucks but it isn't the end of the world.

The media have to play it up for all it's worth though. If they start talking death & destruction, people start tuning in and their ratings go up. In the end, they are not so much about doing a public service, they are more about getting advertiser $$$$$$.

The last hurricane that hit this area was a perfect example. Even after it was obvious that the thing was going to miss directly hitting us, the media still carried on like we were all about to die. It was a sad and pathetic attempt to hold on to viewers...they should have been ashamed but I doubt they were.
27 posted on 01/26/2004 1:59:53 PM PST by XRdsRev
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To: hoosierboy
You should see the grocery stores here in GA when snow or freezing rain is predicted. You can't find a single loaf of break and you'll be lucky to find milk. It also takes about a half hour to get through the checkout line.

We stock up because we all know that most people here can't drive in snow or ice. I learned to drive in it when I lived in northeast TN, but I still wouldn't drive in it here because someone would hit me no matter how well I drove.
28 posted on 01/26/2004 2:00:20 PM PST by honeygrl
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To: finnman69
Oh brother. I like snow, but I wish it were a little bit warmer so I could at least go sledding! At 15 degrees, it's just too cold. :(
29 posted on 01/26/2004 2:02:26 PM PST by Snowy
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To: kb2614; Petronski

30 posted on 01/26/2004 2:02:46 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: CourtneyLeigh
Fl. line crews left early this AM for the Carolinas. Figure they'll be gone 2 weeks.
31 posted on 01/26/2004 2:03:34 PM PST by sandydipper (Never quit - never surrender!)
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To: CourtneyLeigh
Freezing rain on snow in Pittsburgh...
That's one reason that I moved here (60 degrees/sunny)

32 posted on 01/26/2004 2:04:19 PM PST by evets (Zot me baby!)
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To: CourtneyLeigh
The weatherman on WNBC is showing 12" as Heavy Snow?

The way things have been going this winter, I'd consider HEAVY accumulations to be 15" and up. A foot of snow just doesn't seem like all that much this year. We have about 7" still on the ground in Southeastern CT and it was FOUR DEGREES when I woke this morning (about 10 above just north of Times Square now).

If it hits 33 degrees, I'll be in my light windbreaker. When it hits 50, I'll be in shorts. I've cut up three cords of hardwood and it has to last.

33 posted on 01/26/2004 2:14:53 PM PST by Range Rover (Greenpeace is a cult)
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To: Range Rover
I know someone who grew up in Central Minneosota. She says that they really did wear warm weather gear when it hit 55 deg F in the spring.
34 posted on 01/26/2004 2:29:16 PM PST by jimtorr
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To: Old Sarge
Yes it is! My mother says every time they send up some space rocket we always get bad weather. So yes it is Dubya's fault :D
35 posted on 01/26/2004 2:35:27 PM PST by cyborg
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To: Blzbba
Consider yourself lucky. We are about 90 miles north of Atlanta and everything is iced over. We spent last night with no power, but thank goodness we have a fireplace. Now it looks like there is more rain coming this way......*sigh*.
36 posted on 01/26/2004 2:42:02 PM PST by Ima Lurker
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To: hoosierboy
6-12 inches of snow is a lot easier to handle than half an inch of ice.
37 posted on 01/26/2004 2:46:03 PM PST by Ima Lurker
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To: CourtneyLeigh
Obviously a product of global warming. < /sarcasm >
38 posted on 01/26/2004 2:46:35 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: HELLRAISER II
Oh stop. You're almost making me feel guilty for sitting around in shorts today with the doors and windows open. Almost.
39 posted on 01/26/2004 2:49:24 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: jimtorr
I know the feeling now and the only indication that things will EVENTUALLY get better is that it's now light past 5pm (but not by much).

Was stuck in Saskatoon once. Didn't go above 5 below zero F the whole week. Leave the beer outside too long and it would turn into an exploding slush bomb when you opened it...if it wasn't frozen solid.

Not that this is a plug for them but LL Bean sells Micro-fleece lined Dungarees and Chinos. BUY THEM. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Global Warming, 'ya know.

40 posted on 01/26/2004 2:51:30 PM PST by Range Rover (Greenpeace is a cult)
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To: XRdsRev
"Because if the midwest disappeared tomorrow nobody would notice for a few days."

Oh, that's cold harsh.

41 posted on 01/26/2004 2:51:53 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: Petronski
Where did you dig that one up? Used to be my favorite airline. Hated to see them go.
42 posted on 01/26/2004 2:52:26 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: Sloth
Oh, that is great. I snatched it. Hope you don't mind.
43 posted on 01/26/2004 2:56:29 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: sweetliberty
Fine, that's what it's there for. :)
44 posted on 01/26/2004 2:58:00 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: Old Sarge
I had an early AM flight to SFO out of Philly, canned it...will do my work via CC & Web Cam......secondary roads are a mess...
45 posted on 01/26/2004 3:03:01 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver; All
I'm still at the Emergency Ops Center, here since 1100 Sunday morning. We got iced in.

We've still got two counties in KY under ice emergency; nothing urgent, but support's going in.

We also had two red Cross shelters activated, but didn't need all the space.

We were lucky - not like NC, though. They're still under State of Emergency, and the NC National Guard has people out.

It ain't over yet...

46 posted on 01/26/2004 3:16:59 PM PST by Old Sarge ("Take a Look at me Now" - Phil Collins)
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To: hoosierboy
*L* We got about 3 in of snow here overnight in VA Beach and my son got a snow day today. Might get another one tomorrow if he's lucky. Accidents everywhere and I tell you, the guardian angels are working overtime here. Two cases in point:

1) Early this morning a state trooper was working an accident when another car slides into him, sending him airborne about 20ft and he lands on his cruiser. He's in the hospital with minor injuries.

2) Later this afternoon some nitwit hits the brakes at a rail crossing, where of course the car slides partway onto the track. It gets clipped by an oncoming train. Amazingly, the driver only suffered minor injuries.

47 posted on 01/26/2004 3:23:25 PM PST by Severa (Wife of Freeper Hostel, USN STS3(SS) currently on 6 month deployment)
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To: Old Sarge
Hey which counties are those? My folks are in Spencer County. Dad said they got about an inch of ice last night.
48 posted on 01/26/2004 3:25:05 PM PST by Severa (Wife of Freeper Hostel, USN STS3(SS) currently on 6 month deployment)
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To: hoosierboy
Try living on the west coast. There is almost no weather news whatsoever except locally. We've got lots of snow in northern Idaho and a couple of times I-5 (the main north-south road from Vancouver BC to southern California) in the Portland area has been "chains only", but you never hear about weather in the northwest. We don't ever listen to the weather channel anymore - its only good for east-coasters. You are 100% correct - its all about the east coast.
49 posted on 01/26/2004 3:27:20 PM PST by MamaDearest (Outsource this!)
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To: CourtneyLeigh
USA Radar:
http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/mosaic.loop/DS.p19r0/ar.us.conus.shtml


Map of Radar Sites:
http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/national.html

Newport/Morehead, NC Radar:
http://weather.noaa.gov/radar//loop/DS.p20-r/si.kmhx.shtml

Atlanta, GA Radar:
http://weather.noaa.gov/radar//loop/DS.p20-r/si.kffc.shtml

50 posted on 01/26/2004 3:31:04 PM PST by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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