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Old 01-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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20 Below Zero the Last 2 Days!

Geez!
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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OK, I guess I shouldn't complain about the teens around here.

But we still have plenty of snow on the ground from the 2 foot we got 2 weeks ago.......does that count ??
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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It's 32° and sunny at the moment. Gonna reach 51°. Short sleeve weather.
Think I'll spend a little time in the shop and have a few cold beers.

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Old 01-03-2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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2 Feet of snow in VA must have been quite the adventure!! I would guess that your highway department is ill-equipped to deal with that much white stuff?
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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2 Feet of snow in VA must have been quite the adventure!! I would guess that your highway department is ill-equipped to deal with that much white stuff?
You are right about that, I travel from Md to Northern VA every day and on RT-15 at the Md/VA line you can see the difference and all the way to Chantilly VA at Dulles Airport, for some reason VDOT can not keep the roads clear, maybe It is just the type of area. I see plenty of trucks out but they are setting on the side of the road.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:29 PM   #6
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2 Feet of snow in VA must have been quite the adventure!! I would guess that your highway department is ill-equipped to deal with that much white stuff?
They are well equipped to take care of it, but they don't know how to use the equipment apparently. I saw many a snow plow passing through with the blade up and nothing coming out of the salt spreader (that was full).
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2 Feet of snow in VA must have been quite the adventure!! I would guess that your highway department is ill-equipped to deal with that much white stuff?
You got that right. With a 1 footer, they do OK, but they are totally unprepared for a 2 footer. The problem with that was that it all came down in 24 hours or less, so at an average of 1" an hour, VDOT just could not keep up. We did not see a snow plow on our street for 2 days, and then it was only a "farm" tractor with a front and rear blade that I presumed had been contracted through VDOT. VDOT also had to get out motor graders and their big front end loaders to work many areas. We have been in a cold snap (but nothing like yours ) since the storm, helping to keep icy places on some roads, even though the primary roads are clear. It is really unusual for this area to keep snow around for this long of a period.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #8
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Geez!
-20 degrees, whoa that's too cold to think about. I heard this morning that parts of upper Florida will be in the 20's. Looks like it's gonna be a long cold winter.

This is just more fuel for Al Gore's GLOBAL WARMING CRUSADE.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:42 PM   #9
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Ironically enough, our roads up here in Minnesota are probably in better driving condition than in places where snows of any magnitude are rare.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:11 PM   #10
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Ironically enough, our roads up here in Minnesota are probably in better driving condition than in places where snows of any magnitude are rare.
Betcha you are correct with that statement. Y'all are prepared.....we are not.
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acadainbob, do you have a reprieve yet from the low temperatures ??
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yes, it was only -10 last night!! HA! : - ) holy smokes!!
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