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( Snow ) Storm paralyzes city of Sturgis, residents urged to stay home ( SD )
Meade County Times-Tribune ^ | October 05, 2013 | Deb Holland

Posted on 10/05/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT by george76

Heidi Mayer Kruse has lived in Fargo, N.D. and eastern South Dakota, but she says she has never experienced a storm such as the one that buried their Blucksberg-addition home Friday.

"It's chest deep consistently over our driveway," she said. Kruse and her family were without power most of Friday and into Saturday.

"It was 39 degrees in our living room before power came back on this morning," Kruse said Saturday...

Kruse, like many of her neighbors in the subdivision south of Sturgis, is amazed at the ferocity of the storm.

"Having lived in areas that experience rough winters, I can say with authority - this was a beast of a storm," she said.

Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie said city crews have been very busy. They asked residents Saturday morning to stay home so that crews could plow the streets.

(Excerpt) Read more at rapidcityjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Montana; US: North Dakota; US: South Dakota; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming; snow; southdakota; storm; sturgis

1 posted on 10/05/2013 8:10:48 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

It’s just Obama trying to block me from seeing Mt Rushmore.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 8:11:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: george76

Snow? It’s barely cooled down from Summer here.


3 posted on 10/05/2013 8:12:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: george76
This storm is why Front End Loaders were invented.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 8:13:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

Must be all that Global Warmin’ goin’ on out dare.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 8:18:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Weather permitting Al Whore will fly in to blame someone or something for the snow.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 8:19:43 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: george76

We had a storm like that when we were stationed at Ellsworth AFB in March of 1988; up to two-story rooftops.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 8:24:15 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950
Strong the wind blows, east of Rapid City.

Large the drifts are.

8 posted on 10/05/2013 8:30:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RJS1950

Yup, we had a week of those once in the eastern Sierra. Closed the whole area down. They sent in the National Guard to dig folks out.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 8:33:41 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: RJS1950
In ‘89 or ‘90, we had 36 inches of heavy snow in the Twin Cities on Halloween night. Next morning, I fired up the 8 horse snow blower and cleared the driveway. The snow plow truck didn't get by until two days later...
10 posted on 10/05/2013 8:46:53 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: george76

2 years ago on weekend before Halloween had a snowstorm here in Jersey

Because many of trees still had leaves caused branches and entire trees to topple taking down power lines

Spent several days without power......


11 posted on 10/05/2013 9:00:09 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Paladin2

Obama’s coke stockpile?


12 posted on 10/05/2013 9:14:03 PM PDT by bramps (Obama, Democrats, and Planned Parenthood: The biggest fans of chemical weapons on the planet)
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To: bramps
It does look like "snow".

Good catch!

13 posted on 10/05/2013 9:16:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DAC21

This is the Gore Effect in progress since I bet he covertly visited the area very recently!


14 posted on 10/05/2013 9:29:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: george76

What did both farmers almanacs say what the winter will be like?


15 posted on 10/05/2013 9:31:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coolest summer in Sacramento in nearly thirty years.


16 posted on 10/05/2013 9:52:21 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: potlatch

More moisture than we can share with you


17 posted on 10/05/2013 9:54:47 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: TauntedTiger

I wish. I lost track of the over 100 degrees days back in June.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 9:56:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: george76

Was Algore sighted anywhere trying to have a “Global Warming Conference?”


19 posted on 10/05/2013 10:05:30 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflowers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry to hear.

At this point, California has the best climate/temperature/weather in the country. Barely used AC or my pool.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 10:09:37 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I lost track of the over 100 degrees days back in June.

Well thanks 2DV for using all the heat. Not too much made it to the Mid Atlantic. I don't think we had 15 days over 95 F this summer. Zero days over 100F. A very late ending to spring and fall is looking to start a little early. Indian Summer this week but the long range forecast looks bleak. More rain then normal this summer by far. The Farmers Almanac is calling for a rather cold winter.

All in all, I'd say that global warming is taking the year off from this area.

21 posted on 10/05/2013 10:16:36 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: Wingy

I’m just North of Dallas/Fort Worth.


22 posted on 10/05/2013 10:18:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: george76
"It was 39 degrees in our living room before power came back on this morning," Kruse said Saturday...

No sympathy. A person lives in the Black Hills banana belt (referred to by locals) and does not have backup heat?

Spent a year in Rapid living in the eastern Black Hills in 1986 to 1987 (before the fire). We had one amazing storm where the neighbors garage blew away over the mountain. Snow drifts were as high as the second story in town.

This is the Black Hills. There is nothing abnormal about this weather.
23 posted on 10/05/2013 10:32:36 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. No Blood For Ego!)
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To: george76
"It was 39 degrees in our living room before power came back on this morning," Kruse said Saturday.

I have never understood why some people in Northern states do no keep an alternative source of heat. When I lived up North I always made sure there was some kind of heat source We could rely on in case of an outage.

24 posted on 10/05/2013 10:51:24 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
What did both farmers almanacs say what the winter will be like?

From The Farmer’s Almanac —

“So, what’s in store for this winter? The “Days of Shivery” are back! 
For 2013–2014, we are forecasting a winter that will experience below average temperatures for about two-thirds of the nation. A large area of below-normal temperatures will predominate from roughly east of the Continental Divide to the Appalachians, north and east through New England. Coldest temperatures will be over the Northern Plains on east into the Great Lakes. Only for the Far West and the Southeast will there be a semblance of winter temperatures averaging close to normal, but only a few areas will enjoy many days where temperatures will average above normal.

“Precipitation-wise, the Southern Plains, Midwest, and Southeast will see above-normal conditions, while the rest of the country will average near normal. With a combination of below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation the stage will be set for the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Central and Northern New England to receive lots of snow. Farther south, where the thermometer will be vacillating above or below the freezing mark, Southern New England, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and down through the Mid-Atlantic region will be seeing either copious rains and/or snows.

“And yet, the Pacific Northwest (or is it “northwet?”) where indeed wet weather is almost a given during the winter months, the overall winter season could average out drier than normal.

“Significant snowfalls are forecast for parts of every zone. Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, we are “red-flagging” the first ten days of February for possible heavy winter weather. More importantly, on February 2, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands—the very first time a Super Bowl will be played outdoors in a typically cold weather environment. We are forecasting stormy weather for this, the biggest of sporting venues. But even if we are off by a day or two with the timing of copious wind, rain, and snow, we wish to stress that this particular part of the winter season will be particularly volatile and especially turbulent.

“And mid-March could bring a wave of storminess stretching almost from coast to coast, bringing a wide variety of precipitation types as well as strong and gusty winds.”


25 posted on 10/05/2013 11:10:49 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: george76

Is any Paul Revere running through Fargo yelling “Global warming is coming; global warming is coming”.

I think not!


26 posted on 10/06/2013 1:14:50 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: njslim

Oh yes I remember that, it was really bad, although by me we had very little snow.

I remember seeing the trees on the news, just bent right over to the ground with the weight of the snow.


27 posted on 10/06/2013 1:33:16 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: george76

Another example why wood stoves are still useful.


28 posted on 10/06/2013 3:19:09 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I fired up the 8 horse snow blower and cleared the driveway. The snow plow truck didn't get by until two days later...

To re bury the entrance to your driveway, like they do here?

29 posted on 10/06/2013 4:56:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

‘zackly.


30 posted on 10/06/2013 5:33:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BBell; PA Engineer
I have never understood why some people in Northern states do no keep an alternative source of heat.

I lived in MN for my first 40 years.

We didn't have backup heat for a very simple reason, we didn't need it.

Notice the woman said it was 39 degrees in the living room? Who needs an additioanl system when you're warm? Normal power will come on shortly.

Real people live there, not a bunch of softies. Those kind will be gone before Thanksgiving.

31 posted on 10/06/2013 5:59:41 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: george76
Having a bit of Gorbal Warming up that way, huh? Unreal. I remember the movie, Fargo and thought of of Siberia, lol. We actually had a cool front and rain last evening down here in South Texas!! Our ‘cool fronts’ would probably be like a summer breeze to your northerners, hehe!
32 posted on 10/06/2013 8:22:48 PM PDT by potlatch
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