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Weather Service issues heavy snow warning (Anchorage)
Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 25th, 2008 | LISA DEMER

Posted on 04/25/2008 8:32:30 PM PDT by Species8472

The spring storm that blanketed Anchorage with heavy snow Friday is creating trouble all around town.

Friday evening, the National Weather Service upgraded the situation from an advisory to a heavy snow warning. People should travel only in an emergency, the weather service said.

The deadline for removing studded tires was April 30 -- Wednesday. But state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan issued an emergency order Friday extending the deadline two weeks for those affected. The new deadline for those in the storm area is May 15.

Around 10 inches of snow fell during the day and another 8 to 15 inches is expected before the storm ends. Snowfall is predicted to continue all night and into Saturday.

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


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KEYWORDS: climate; globalcooling; globalwarming; goebbelswarming; gorebullwarning; goregasam; goregasm; weather
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Paging Al Gore......
1 posted on 04/25/2008 8:32:31 PM PDT by Species8472
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Paging Al Gore......

AlGore was probably giving a lecture on Gorebull Warming in Anchorage this week...

2 posted on 04/25/2008 8:34:01 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("If you go over a cliff with all flags flying, you are still going over a cliff"--Ronald Reagan)
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To: Species8472

I have gotten close to 2 feet and I live inthe flats

feel sorry for the poor folks on the hillside.

St Paddy Day all over....


3 posted on 04/25/2008 8:37:31 PM PDT by ASOC (Training Storungen werden auf Papier notiert. Taktische Storungen werden im Stein geatzt. Gen Rommel)
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To: ASOC

My buddy lives on the Hillside, near one of the entrances to Chugach State Park..


4 posted on 04/25/2008 8:38:36 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: ASOC

I have family in Eagle River.....where’s the “hillside?”


5 posted on 04/25/2008 8:40:19 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: Species8472

That’s a big bunch of snow this late.


6 posted on 04/25/2008 8:40:48 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: ASOC
Down here in the liberal enclave of Girdwood, we have had anywhere from 3” along the arm to several feet on the mountain. They are supposed to close for the season this weekend! LOLOL!
7 posted on 04/25/2008 8:41:26 PM PDT by Species8472 (If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing)
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To: Species8472

8 posted on 04/25/2008 8:44:20 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: Species8472

9 posted on 04/25/2008 8:51:14 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: goodnesswins

ANchorage is kind f a bowl shape

I live on the flats, folsk up on the hill live on “Hillside”.

Google earth 360 and drive up
O’Mally or Abbott, Huffman roads, you’ll see what I mean.

Start at Huffman and the New Seward Hwy then head East.

THEy usually get more snow, and hurricane force winds many times in the year.

Which is why I live on the flats...


10 posted on 04/25/2008 8:54:02 PM PDT by ASOC (Training Storungen werden auf Papier notiert. Taktische Storungen werden im Stein geatzt. Gen Rommel)
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To: ASOC

Thanks.....I suppose they are the ones who get the blowing silica/sand too....


11 posted on 04/25/2008 8:55:19 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: Species8472
Still snowing 8:00pm and its almost 1st of May..
Got about 6/8 inches 40 mi north of Anchorage..
12 posted on 04/25/2008 8:56:39 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Species8472

8:30 PM and snowing in Seward. Global warming, my foot!


13 posted on 04/25/2008 9:31:02 PM PDT by Wycowboy
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To: ASOC

Wet and heavy stuff too. We lost power for a few hours earlier.


14 posted on 04/25/2008 9:32:36 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: GATOR NAVY
Wet and heavy here also.

The "slush cup" should live up to it's name tomorrow!

LOL

15 posted on 04/25/2008 9:57:20 PM PDT by Species8472 (If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing)
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To: Species8472

Blizzard warning in Minnesota tonight and moving across to Michigans U.P. Here in Northwest Lower Peninsula, they say
snow possible tomorrow night. Temperatures here tonight in upper 50’s. Going down to the mid 20’s over the next couple of nights. Predicting devastation to Cherry crop and other fruit trees.


16 posted on 04/25/2008 10:30:37 PM PDT by gigster
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To: Species8472

The snow is coming down fast and furious here in eastern Minnesota.

Thanks Algore for global warming you #$%&* and all the idiots that buy his slop.


17 posted on 04/25/2008 10:36:33 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Species8472

I’m in Wasilla, about 45 miles from Anchorage. It’s been coming down nonstop since early morning. We have at least ten inches of really heavy wet stuff and no let up expected till morning. I took my studded tires off last week.


18 posted on 04/25/2008 10:54:50 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: strongbow; ASOC

What is with studded tires? Why not use chains?


19 posted on 04/25/2008 11:01:56 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: JRios1968

I have shoveled and shoveled , It was 60 plus degrees yesterday all the snow was almost gone from the front yard , now it’s about six feet high , LOL , about 3 feet so far and still coming down ... WOW !!!!


20 posted on 04/25/2008 11:12:09 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Deetes

Six feet high on the sides of the driveway that is :-))


21 posted on 04/25/2008 11:16:20 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Species8472

Heck, we’ve received about 3 inches so far tonight in Fargo! Isn’t this the warmer 6 months of the year?


22 posted on 04/25/2008 11:28:30 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (New York Times Endorsed!!!)
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To: mplsconservative
The snow is coming down fast and furious here in eastern Minnesota.

Isn't it pretty though? /s!

23 posted on 04/25/2008 11:28:45 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Lijahsbubbe; mplsconservative
Lijahsbubbe wrote: " ' The snow is coming down fast and furious here in eastern Minnesota. '

Isn't it pretty though? /s!"


Oh yes, very pretty...



By Eric Stromgren, Bemidji Pioneer via AP
Minnesota snow US 71 near Bemidji Friday April 25, 2008

From KVLY/KXJB Television Fargo, North Dakota comes word of near blizzard conditions:

"Near Blizzard conditions in the southern Valley through central Minnesota. Snow reports of 8 inches have been reported near Detroit Lakes, with more on the way."


24 posted on 04/25/2008 11:57:11 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Uncle Miltie
Uncle Miltie wrote: "Heck, we’ve received about 3 inches so far tonight in Fargo! Isn’t this the warmer 6 months of the year?"

If the blizzard conditions as written in a bulletin issued by one of your local stations is any indicator, it sounds like it's going to be long johns and down-filled jackets weather for awhile.

25 posted on 04/26/2008 12:06:42 AM PDT by bd476
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To: patton
What is with studded tires? Why not use chains?

Chains are for BABIES! Nah, just kiddin'. Chains are a pain; you can't drive fast, they go whump-whump-whump, they fall off, they get tangled up under the car, they're a safety hazard to anybody nearby if they go a flyin', well, they beat up the tire to which they're attached, and really, they're meant to be a temporary solution.

Studded tires, however, you stick 'em on at the start of the winter season, and pretty much that's it until you remove 'em in spring. They work great, perhaps too great. They do have a rep for eating the asphalt right off the road, but they do work fine.

Here in Anchorage, I'd dare to say you see about 50% of folks drive with studs, 40% drive with all-weather tires, and 10% don't know or care what they're drivin' with. Passenger vehicles, you see nobody with chains.

26 posted on 04/26/2008 1:10:05 AM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: Deetes

East side of Anchorage....8” or so about 5pm, 18” by 9p...still coming down a bit. Temp hovering around 32F


27 posted on 04/26/2008 1:38:16 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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28 posted on 04/26/2008 2:10:15 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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Isn't it pretty though? /s!

Grrrr! This is unreal! It looks like January outside. :(

I'm glad I yanked all of the dahlias out of the ground yesterday. I planted them on Monday when it was 73 degrees and I actually got a mild sunburn.

Even though I'm a fairly petite woman, if Algore was around, I'd tackle the fat SOB and shove his face in the snow. Sorry I'm so cranky. Between "Earth Week" indoctrination at my son's school and this weather, I'm definitely in a foul mood.

Now, let me tell you how I really feel....LOL

29 posted on 04/26/2008 5:36:52 AM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Species8472

Woke up to a nice dusting of snow in the Twin Cities this morning; GEEZ IT’S ALMOST MAY FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!


30 posted on 04/26/2008 6:01:13 AM PDT by gore_sux (Help defeat the override six! - support Keith Downey and Jan Schneider in MN41)
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To: Species8472

Crested Butte, CO. A record 418 inches of snowfall this year.


31 posted on 04/26/2008 6:09:01 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Species8472
Here is South Jersey, the weather has been with us.

We had less then 3 inches of snow all year. Plenty of rain though.

32 posted on 04/26/2008 6:12:30 AM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: ASOC
I'll quit complaining about the rain we got for the weekend now...


33 posted on 04/26/2008 7:38:38 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: wolfcreek

852 inches at Alyeska so far this year, including the 25 inches we got last night.
The avalanche guns are booming as I type.
Turned to rain this morning, yuck what a slushy mess!


34 posted on 04/26/2008 9:33:01 AM PDT by Species8472 (If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing)
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To: Species8472

I remember that storm in ‘93 where it dumped 6 feet on Kenai/Nikiski over 2 days, then turned to rain for the next 2. Building walls collapsed, churches caved in, and 20% of all the houses in the region had severe structural damage.

My fellow pilot and snowplow business operator dubbed it “The Snowlocaust”! This one could wind up close by the way it sounds.


35 posted on 04/26/2008 9:42:57 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: mplsconservative

I share your sentiment about Al, lol. If you need help, let me know. I’m sure you wouldn’t though, he looks like he’s all fat!


36 posted on 04/26/2008 10:31:57 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Species8472

Fairbanks got one inch of snow. This is a little unusual so late in the spring, but any precipitation in Fairbanks is special because this is a semi-arid region and would be a desert if it weren’t frozen. Once in a while some weather escapes over the Alaska Range and reaches Fairbanks which nearly happened a couple times this winter.


37 posted on 04/26/2008 10:38:18 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: patton
Why not use chains?

School buses have automatic chains, but cars and light trucks use either studded or Blizzak so they can go 55 mph on ice which is what we have 8 months of the year.

38 posted on 04/26/2008 10:41:39 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: Species8472; Fiddlstix; Timeout; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

39 posted on 04/26/2008 10:44:09 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: RightWhale

At least this storm settled the dust problem we were having last week!


40 posted on 04/26/2008 10:59:55 AM PDT by Species8472 (If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing)
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To: RightWhale

Automatic chains? Now, there is a bit of engineering.


41 posted on 04/26/2008 11:02:10 AM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: thackney

LOL

At least the beer bottle have gone away, for now.

Misrable driving, most evryone had switched to summer tires - tons of fender benders on hillside - O’Mally and Abot were closed for hours. Glad I live on Poverty Flats...


42 posted on 04/26/2008 11:07:08 AM PDT by ASOC (Training Storungen werden auf Papier notiert. Taktische Storungen werden im Stein geatzt. Gen Rommel)
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To: Species8472

Last year it snowed one more time in May and then we had no summer at all. Right now it feels like we had our summer four days this week and we are back to winter for good. But, who knows.


43 posted on 04/26/2008 11:07:31 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: GATOR NAVY

We worried about that, but we are in the MPL district, and seem to have pretty good luck that way.


44 posted on 04/26/2008 11:08:48 AM PDT by ASOC (Training Storungen werden auf Papier notiert. Taktische Storungen werden im Stein geatzt. Gen Rommel)
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To: patton

(Snort) Chains? Chains will completely mess up your tires at 80MPH.

I actually had a set of chains for my Prime Mover (1 ton) - its a 2X2 - but never used them as we drive it only in the summer.

Studes are so much better, most everyone has two sets of tires, winter and summer. And like sahoes, they sem to last longer when you can switch them out. I drive maybe 50 miles a week, so that helps as well.


45 posted on 04/26/2008 11:12:37 AM PDT by ASOC (Training Storungen werden auf Papier notiert. Taktische Storungen werden im Stein geatzt. Gen Rommel)
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To: patton

www.onspot.com

46 posted on 04/26/2008 11:16:19 AM PDT by Species8472 (If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing)
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To: Species8472

Dang clever, that.


47 posted on 04/26/2008 11:19:48 AM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: patton

Automatic chains are a neat solution. Driver never has to get out of his driver seat.


48 posted on 04/26/2008 11:22:07 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: ASOC

We had studded snow tires in VA back in the sixties - but I think that they are illegal, now.

I really don’t know.

I don’t bother with chains on my plows - I figure the liability is worse than the improvement in traction.

Instead, I just refuse to plow hills.


49 posted on 04/26/2008 11:22:26 AM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: Species8472

That chain system is pretty darn cool.


50 posted on 04/26/2008 11:27:47 AM PDT by dljordan
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