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Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard
Yahoo News ^ | AP

Posted on 12/12/2010 7:32:11 AM PST by mandaladon

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Global warming doing its thing?
1 posted on 12/12/2010 7:32:14 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Algore must be in town...


2 posted on 12/12/2010 7:33:03 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: mandaladon

God is a Packers fan.


3 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:34 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: mandaladon

“Minn. Metrodome collapses in Midwest blizzard”

Global Warming is ruining football.


4 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:52 AM PST by Grunthor (Silence is golden, Duct Tape is silver.)
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To: mandaladon

I tell you, much more of this Global Warming and we’re all going to find ourselves in a new ice age!


5 posted on 12/12/2010 7:35:15 AM PST by jpl (Our forebears really gave their lives so we could be groped by bureaucratic retards at the airport?)
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Wife and I went out on the lake in our fishing boat last Friday...


6 posted on 12/12/2010 7:36:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: mandaladon

this has happened before....the roof is basically a soft tent and the dome is pressurized to keep it inflated.

no being a football fan, I thought it was scrapped after the Twins moved out a little over a year ago after the 09 division series.


7 posted on 12/12/2010 7:39:33 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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A blizzard warning was in effect Sunday for Chicago and much of northern Illinois, all of Iowa, large sections of southern Minnesota and Wisconsin...

Yep. We haven't had a lot of snow here in North-Central IL, but the blowing is causing white-out conditions. Wife didn't drive in to Rockford today for work. Another employee for the same business in DeKalb tried to get there from Rochelle, but stopped in Creston, 6 miles away, in a panic. She's back home now. Anyone trying to drive outside of residential areas should think again.

8 posted on 12/12/2010 7:41:18 AM PST by bcsco
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Yes, for decades, global-warming models have been predicting that increased evaporation off the Pacific would lead to increased snowfall in the Upper Midwest, you can’t use an individual event like this to claim as support. Fact is, this might have happened even without global warming.


9 posted on 12/12/2010 7:43:01 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Global Warming is ruining football.

If it isn't global warming, then it is the lockouts next season.

10 posted on 12/12/2010 7:43:49 AM PST by John123 (Requiem for Euroland...)
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"the inflatable Metrodome collapsed"

You're supposed to have melting elements on inflatable structures. Probably their melting element wasn't powerful enough.

Inflatable structures can't handle snow loads. Move along.
11 posted on 12/12/2010 7:44:06 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: mandaladon

Symbolic of the Vikings’ year.


12 posted on 12/12/2010 7:44:15 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Intentionally deflated. From this article:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/12/12/snowstorm-sunday-metrodome-roof/

Officials at the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which operates the dome, said two triangle panels on the north end of the stadium are damaged. Officials intentionally deflated the dome.

“You deflate it so you don’t lose the entire roof,” said Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. “But that’s all we’re going to talk about until we get some more detail.”


13 posted on 12/12/2010 7:49:45 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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Even the little blue pills won't help an inflatable when 20” of wet snow fall at once.
14 posted on 12/12/2010 7:49:46 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: mandaladon

First, “Global Warming” crashes the Metrodome roof....then later this week....Disney World will be hit by temps in the mid-20’s and possible wind chills near zero.

Where is Al Gore when you need him....


15 posted on 12/12/2010 7:50:49 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: Gondring

Favre gets another day to heal to keep his streak alive.

The game may be moved to another dome somewhere..Detroit, St. Louis, or Indy. Giants did not bring long undies so can’t play outdoors at TCF stadium (UofM stadium).

It’s way too cold here to play football outside anyway.


16 posted on 12/12/2010 7:51:52 AM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: texas booster

it should have an electric heating element. If properly powered it could handle it


17 posted on 12/12/2010 7:52:49 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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http://www.startribune.com/111748539.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUac8HEaDiaMDCinchO7DUs

With the storm dumping nearly two feet on parts of the Twin Cities, the snow was accumulating on the Metrodome roof Saturday night.

“It was an extraordinar situation involving Mother Nature that the Dome’s roof couldn’t handle,” Terwilliger said.

He said normal procedures were being followed Saturday, with workers on the roof itself using steam and hot water to melt and remove snow. Also, the heat inside the Dome was turned up and hot air was pumped into the in-between layers.

“That didn’t work,” Terwilliger said.

“Then it got dangerous for personnel up on the roof and we decided for the sake of safety to take them off,” he said.


18 posted on 12/12/2010 7:57:52 AM PST by maggief
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To: mandaladon

So, now I won’t find out if I am in my Fantasy Football playoffs until later in the week? AP has been causing me problems all year.


19 posted on 12/12/2010 8:00:58 AM PST by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: Kryn-Man

Favre needs two more games to get the 300th consecutive game.


20 posted on 12/12/2010 8:01:51 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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