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Storm leaves Florida Panhandle covered in ice
My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | 1/29/14

Posted on 01/29/2014 1:35:41 PM PST by Impala64ssa

Residents in the western Panhandle remained indoors and off the roads on Wednesday as freezing temperatures caused a layer of ice and dusting of snow to linger.

Emergency officials said Wednesday afternoon that numerous bridges in the western Panhandle could remain closed through Thursday morning because of the icy conditions.

Temperatures were expected to climb to about 35 degrees but overcast skies would prevent much melting.

After sunset Tuesday, officials closed the two bridges crossing Pensacola Bay and connecting the city to rest of the state.

Panhandle counties further west also announced numerous bridge and road closings.

The region hasn't seen snow and ice for years.

Sporadic power outages were reported throughout the area because of iced power lines.

"Every major bridge and roadway in Escambia County is either closed or experiencing major issues and even neighborhood streets are icy and dangerous," Escambia county officials said in a public-safety update on Wednesday.

The region had a dusting of snow that melted quickly in 2010. It has been more than a decade since the area had snow that remained on the ground for a while, according to weather records.

Schools, government offices, even military bases were closed or operating with limit staffing Wednesday.

Emergency officials warned residents about falling tree limbs and downed power lines caused by the ice buildup.

Farther west, officials in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties also announced numerous bridge and road closings and encouraged residents to stay inside and off the streets until the ice melts. Residents in normally sunny vacation destinations including Fort Walton Beach and Destin were urged to remain indoors and off the icy roads.

John Hofstad, public works director for Okaloosa County, told The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/1fdtdP7) that all roads and bridges in that area were iced over Wednesday.

"There's not enough sand to go around," he said.


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KEYWORDS: crazyweather; flpanhandle; pensacola
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Images at link. It's not the first time it snowed in FL

Tampa, 1/17/1977
Right now, here in Spring Hill it's a relatively balmy (compared to most of the eastern US) 45F. For as long as this supposedly fragile planet existed, at any given moment, somewhere, the weather is colder, hotter, wetter, or drier than "average". If there's climate change occurring then it's G-D MADE climate change
1 posted on 01/29/2014 1:35:41 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Ice Storms really suck.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 1:38:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

Schools are closed again for Thursday in at least Okaloosa and Walton county. For the life of me can’t understand why. I’d gone out to the store earlier and the roads were completely clear, not even wet.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 1:38:40 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Impala64ssa

how far south did the cold go?

Haven’t heard any word on the orange and ‘mater crops down there freezing.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 1:38:59 PM PST by digger48
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To: Impala64ssa

Pretty far from the arctic to ascribe to the “polar vortex,” but that won’t stop them trying.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 1:39:10 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The guy on the right is driving a Pacer, so he deserves everything he gets.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 1:39:34 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: diverteach

Half of Houston closed down, yesterday, due to the predicted ice storm. All of the news reporters had cars flying down the dry roads, behind them.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 1:40:15 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MrB

Looks more like a Gremlin with the flat backlid.
The Pacer was wide and curved, like MooseChelle’s.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 1:41:27 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Impala64ssa

But, but, it’s because of global warming.

Our models predicted this long ago.

No, wait.....sorry........


9 posted on 01/29/2014 1:43:06 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Impala64ssa

Right now, here in Sierra Vista, Az it’s a balmy (compared to most of the eastern US) 66F.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 1:43:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: nascarnation

Both the Gremlin and the Pacer were the “bad guys” in Cars 2, ya know...


11 posted on 01/29/2014 1:44:24 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Impala64ssa

As long as it is gone by Blue Angel weekend. If some BS government closure doesn’t ground them again.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 1:46:20 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: MrB

My FIL had a Gremlin, and it was a fairly robust car.
Of course since he was coming from a Renault, anything would have seemed reliable.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 1:46:49 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Its so cold here in Tampa I may need to put a jacket on.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 1:48:56 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The storm’s name is Leon.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 1:49:50 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Now they’ve got trembling knees over “Maximus”


16 posted on 01/29/2014 1:51:35 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Sound’s painful to have ones panhandle covered in ice. Reminds me of my ex wife.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 1:51:46 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Globull warming alarmist would have you believe that it has NEVER snowed before in Florida or been 100 degrees and a drought in Iowa and that tornadoes are a new phenomenon never before seen in Oklahoma and Missouri. The truth is there is no such thing as “normal” weather.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 1:53:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nascarnation
Remember NCIS, Leon Vance of late is almost as mean as Leroy Gibbs. lol
19 posted on 01/29/2014 1:53:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: digger48
Haven’t heard any word on the orange and ‘mater crops down there freezing.
Cirtus prices seem stable right now, but the Missus told me the price of strawberries at the local Publix shot up.
20 posted on 01/29/2014 1:54:07 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: SandRat

Since they’ve started naming every storm I wonder when they’ll eventually get to “storm who must not be named.”


21 posted on 01/29/2014 1:54:27 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: catpuppy

Please check in?


22 posted on 01/29/2014 1:54:48 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: nascarnation

Yup, it’s a Gremlin, drop a Chrysler 360 in it, beef up the suspension and you got a bad a** street rod.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 1:56:36 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

That’s down in the V’s...


24 posted on 01/29/2014 1:57:15 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’d vote for a 6 liter aluminum LS, but you got the basics right.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 1:57:20 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

The Gremlin was apparently an attempt to make a “compact” car by chopping off the trunk of an existing body. (AMC was financially challenged.)


26 posted on 01/29/2014 1:57:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

The Gremlin did it!!


27 posted on 01/29/2014 1:59:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SandRat
"Right now, here in Sierra Vista, Az it’s a balmy (compared to most of the eastern US) 66F. "

Do you guys have a real time measurement of the (S to N) flux of illegals there?

28 posted on 01/29/2014 1:59:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

It was essentially a modified Hornet.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 2:00:22 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Paladin2

Yes. Kind of interesting to trace the corporate history.
Nash, Hudson, AMC, Chrysler, Fiat.

I had a Wheel Horse garden tractor that was mfg when they were part of AMC.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 2:01:17 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Paladin2

We used to, but the BP has had their mouths Duct Taped shut, by you know who.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 2:03:39 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MrB

I thought it was a gremlin.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 2:06:40 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: Impala64ssa
"It was essentially a modified Hornet."

I couldn't remember the "donor" vehicle.

BTY, where did the Eagle body come from?

33 posted on 01/29/2014 2:06:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

Funny you bring that up, years ago we built one with a 383 motor trans and rear end out of a Plymouth Fury. That little car was quick.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 2:07:46 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: nascarnation

Yep, it’s a Gremlin. Pacer had wrap around rear tail lights.

In high school a friend drove a Pacer. We liked it because it drew little attention from the cops when we were driving around up to no good.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 2:08:04 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Paladin2

The Eagle was an awd Hornet with jacked up suspension.
Really a pioneer of the modern small SUV that is everywhere today.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 2:08:19 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Rebelbase

Here in Indiana where we have the b’ball team, there are still a few Pacers wheeling around in the team color scheme.


37 posted on 01/29/2014 2:09:52 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation
That would have been my guess.

There are still a bunch of Eagles spread around western states in mountainous communities (along with old Dodge Power Wagons).

The interesting thing to me about the Eagles was that they had a wide range of power-trains including many manual transmission offerings)

38 posted on 01/29/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

There was a show on the History Channel about the AMC Javelin.

The Alabama highway patrol used them for a while. They were not your ordinary cop car. They said they would 160 mph.


39 posted on 01/29/2014 2:15:11 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: nascarnation
Yes. Kind of interesting to trace the corporate history.
Nashs also owned an home appliance subsidiary, Kelvinator, now owned by Electrolux. When AMC was formed they also absorbed Kaiser, they used that name well into the 60's on some AMC cars and Dodge trucks they sold under license in South Amer., an early Chrysler connection. They built many of the troop carriers used in Vietnam that were badged as Kaisers.
40 posted on 01/29/2014 2:16:15 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa
 photo DSCN0102_zpsb9ad81f2.jpg This was taken around 2 this afternoon. This is in Holmes County, FL. My high today was 25. This is sleet not snow.
41 posted on 01/29/2014 2:19:24 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Nice porch. It’s nice and deep compared to most porches these days.


42 posted on 01/29/2014 2:23:27 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I like to sit in a rocker with a binocular and watch whatever is in the pond across the road.

Didn’t bother doing that today tho.


43 posted on 01/29/2014 2:25:45 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Lol!


44 posted on 01/29/2014 2:28:26 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: yarddog

That sounds lovely. Is there anything more peaceful?


45 posted on 01/29/2014 2:29:16 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: yarddog
"AMC Javelin"

In the day, those were great vehicles.

I specifically remember precision steering (could been helped by radials at relatively high pressures).

46 posted on 01/29/2014 2:30:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: yarddog
"This is sleet not snow. "

Better than both hail and freezing rain.

47 posted on 01/29/2014 2:31:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Impala64ssa

48 posted on 01/29/2014 2:33:07 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SandRat

Ft Hoochie Coochie area a good place to retire ?


49 posted on 01/29/2014 2:37:40 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Squantos; HiJinx
Ft Hoochie Coochie area a good place to retire ?

I say yes to that, I did.

50 posted on 01/29/2014 2:41:53 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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