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Author Topic: Glad I'm not heading to Arcadia today!  (Read 4148 times)
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« on: December 11, 2010, 08:27:54 AM »

If today was departure day for Arcadia I wouldn't be leaving.  8" of snow in my driveway already and up to 10" more predicted.  I cleared out the bottom of my driveway and my snowblower was struggling already.

The MNDOT has pulled all plows off the road outside of the metro area due to wind.  No point in plowing if it fills in 10 minutes later.

I need to take the time this weekend to get all my stuff prepped and packed for Arcadia.  Luckily I got the air dryer all reconnected last night.
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 09:06:25 AM »

We are having a Mn storm up here, up to about 16 inches of snow and 35 mph winds, below zero temps and wind chills down to 30 below.  Oh well furnace is working and I think there is a nap in my immediate future.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 07:56:01 PM »

 hey i known this will sound bad but it was high 60 today and i had to put on my only pair of jeans a jackert a gloves and put
 the heat on in the car heck if i lived where you guys do i would be a popscile in 60 seconds dont known how you can handle
 it good luck see you at arcadia john
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 06:31:25 AM »

hey i known this will sound bad but it was high 60 today and i had to put on my only pair of jeans a jackert a gloves and put
 the heat on in the car heck if i lived where you guys do i would be a popscile in 60 seconds dont known how you can handle
 it good luck see you at arcadia john

Bring yer long johns and snowsuit! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 06:43:31 AM »

London Ontario, about an hour west of where I live, has gotten 165 cm or more of snow in the past week or so.  That's 65", or almost five and a half feet.  In Southern Ontario...   

I haven't gotten any yet. 

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 08:49:41 AM »

You just have to love lake effect snow!

Ground is bare in Toronto also.

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 08:55:04 AM »

Suck it up guys 71 degrees in Scottsdale 8% humidity bright sun wind 3 mph from the west tough to deal with   lol 




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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 09:36:34 AM »

Cody must be brushing hair---snow in SW Indiana
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 10:05:20 AM »


Yep Northern Cali is overcast today and 50's. I almost had to pt a sweatshirt on and long pants, almost but not. I am rebuilding my wipers today. Got parts from Luke ( what a nice person he is and very helpful).
Have fun at Bussin you'll we are jealous!!!

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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 11:02:48 AM »

Got snow here in West Tennessee today as a matter of fact it is still coming down. But I'll bet $ it'll be gone by Tuesday morning! Wink
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 11:34:27 AM »



I can't see what the weather's like outside here in Fresno today - too foggy!

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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 11:46:33 AM »

Rainy and warm, well warm for here at 36 degrees... Just north of Niagara Falls. The rain melted the small amt of snow we had. Leaving for Acadia on the 25th (without bus, unfortunately)...
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 01:17:18 PM »

This morning it was sunny and warm around 60 while brousing the deals at the flea market then after Breakfast, we came out and it was getting windy and dark to the north. It wasn't long after we got home that the rains came and it was a cold rain. Lasted about an hour or more on and off but now has quit as darkness is upon us.
A lazy sort of day but it got me started on my outside entertainment center for the bay! Got my materials and some new tools to work with since my Dewalt's were all but used up after using them to convert our bus. I figure since were not done, need new tools to keep the progress going!
Anyway, it's clear and chilly but supposed to get pretty cold the next few days with a freeze warning in affect!

Anyone coming to Arcadia, you might bring HEAT such as wood, LP, paper, trash, charcoal or anything that burns etc etc.   Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 03:19:03 PM »

Yep 73 degrees in Cornville AZ, I needed to finish my paper work and billing for my newspaper distributorship but what the heck a friend called and said do you want to ride? One nano second later we were getting dressed pulled the Harley Trike out of the garage and went for a ride.  Although it is still real nice outside we came home so I could get the billing done, I like to get PAID.
We in Arizona have been real lucky this year as far as the weather goes. We are taking advantage of it and riding as much possible.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 06:37:46 PM »

I froze my (you know)'s off last spring in sunny Florida. I think it's supposed to be warmer in Nebraska next week than Florida. It's 70 degrees in my shop with no wind right now. I think me and the wife may spend the winter there!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2010, 05:09:15 AM »

Posted this in off topic yesterday & moved it.

I just drove round trip from Chi to Indy and back.

In my 1/2 ton 2wd pu, to p/u an enclosed trlr a friend is loaning me to use on an upcoming vacation.

I was previously a driver and over the years have made that round thousands of times hauling hazmat from Inland Steel down there. I have driven in some very very bad conditions over the years The crosswind there creates whiteouts and at 20mph people just drive off the road from lack of vision. You will normally see this at least a few times over the course of the winter and it is scary.

This was one of those trips. I have been it it before but not any worse than it was tonight. On top of it my wife was with me and she was petrified.

It was a night that if you decide to pull off and stop you better be prepaired to stay till morn cause it is going to get worse. The alternative is to push on slowly and try to drive thru and hope some nipplehead going too fast doesn't shut things down with a wreck.

At one point the crosswind was pushing us sideways at 35mph, once so hard I just barly gathered it back up. At 25 there was a few overpasses we did not think we were going to get over for lack of momentum and traction. The last hour headed north was done at 25mph ( I-65) and at times the vision came and went even at that speed.

Debbie trembled so bad you would have thought she had Parkinson's. It's good to be home.


The trailer  is going to look good behind the bus it has the same stainless extruded sides as our XL, matching windows roof air bunch of cabinates. We are taking 5 with us on this trip the extra room will be great.

Just thought I'd unwind after that ride it was a  tough one. You all be careful out there.

Dreamscape asked for photos of the trlr we will get them up soon, it is too cool can't believe I have such great friends!
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2010, 07:15:51 AM »

It was 82 in Yuma yesterday, supposed to be the same again today. Grin  You folks up north might be getting the weather that they had in the Northwest in a couple of days. Sad  Stay warm, dry, and safe.
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2010, 07:59:00 AM »

The ironic part is, for the 6am temperatures today it was in the mid 30's from Houston across the gulf coast region and on across north Florida but it was mid 50's in Maine.  Something kind of topsy turvey about that.

Here in the Chattanooga, TN/N. Georgia area it was 19, light snow and wind chill of 6.  High today will be 24. Tonight's forecast keeps changing but right now it says 13 for a low and a windchill near zero.  I know that's nothing unusual for the northern midwest, but it is wicked cold for here.  Schools are closed, there are a number of road closures due to ice.  Fun, fun, fun.
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2010, 08:22:51 AM »

For the next 3 nigthts, they are forcasting lows of 24, 20, 32!!!, then a warming trend.   I am keeping my fingers crossed that it gets all this out of it's system before the rally.  Jack
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2010, 09:15:13 AM »

For the next 3 nigthts, they are forcasting lows of 24, 20, 32!!!, then a warming trend.   I am keeping my fingers crossed that it gets all this out of it's system before the rally.  Jack

Me too... some of us are driving a long way to get out of this cold weather..lol. Will there be some sort of refund for us northerners if the weather is below 60 ?
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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2010, 09:45:06 AM »

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Me too... some of us are driving a long way to get out of this cold weather..lol. Will there be some sort of refund for us northerners if the weather is below 60 ?

Bahahahahahahahahaha!

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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2010, 10:04:43 AM »

Those temps Jack listed are about 1 1/2 hours south of me and where I'm at it supposed to be in the teens!
Not good for Florida!
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2010, 10:11:22 AM »

Well, it's only 19 here (Kalamazoo, Michigan) with wind chill at about 0.  I'm far enough from the lake that the lake effect snow is not too bad.  North West Indiana looks like it might be a little rough though. 
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2010, 10:35:56 AM »

Right now, my water system is completely winterized.  I was hoping to be able to dewinterize when I hit Atlanta or so, but maybe not.  I have survived nights down to the mid to low 20s, but it also got to 60 or 70 degrees during the day.  My water system is not set up with any heat for winter use.

I will be bringing 2 gallons of RV antifreeze to rewinterizez before I get too far north.  Unfortunately, no toilet use for much of the driving part of the trip.
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« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2010, 10:40:05 AM »

Belford just carry a couple of extra gal of RV antifreeze and leave them next to the toilet for flushing it. That always worked good for us.
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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2010, 10:45:50 AM »

Right now, my water system is completely winterized.  I was hoping to be able to dewinterize when I hit Atlanta or so, but maybe not. 

The forecast only goes out 10 days, but unless it reverts back, it is looking to be on a good trend by the time you'll be heading down for the rally.  Highs in the 50's/lows in the 30's here and 70's/40's there at Arcadia.
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« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2010, 03:53:59 PM »

We went through Quartzsite AZ. yesterday. It was 84 with a slight breeze. Its easy to understand why tens of thousands of RVers spend parts of the Winter there.
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« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2010, 05:27:07 PM »

Save us a spot, will ya! LOL!  Grin See you guys soon! Wink
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I blame all this cold and snow in western nc on BK.

12 degrees and 40 mph wind and snow now.

 He keeps sending it our way.

 I think i will call cody and ell him about this. He will help me get even.


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« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2010, 07:44:13 PM »

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I blame all this cold and snow in western nc on BK.
12 degrees and 40 mph wind and snow now.
 He keeps sending it our way.
 I think i will call cody and ell him about this. He will help me get even.
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Me? Hey I ain't do'n! It's freak'n cold here 2! I spent my day over in Camden with a friend/part time driver that has 2 school buses on lease to the Benton County school system helping him thaw out one of his buses after he neglected to go plug it up last night and it was to frozen to start today. Then 10-15 mins after we got it fired up the air system froze up! Fun fun fun with out much feeling in the cold wind and sun!
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PS Cody's been awful quite lately....it could be him sending this stuff to us, since he wasn't able to come south again this winter! Wink
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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2010, 06:32:25 AM »

This weather is very extreme!  Easily the worst I've seen this early in the winter.  Last night 360 cars were stranded on Highway 402 just outside Sarnia Ontario, which is near Detroit.  The highway has been closed and people are getting re-supplied by snowmobile...some are getting evacuated.  The thought is that the lake effect snow is worse because of the winds and cold over the great lakes that haven't had time to start to freeze yet.

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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2010, 07:26:53 AM »




BK  Yep  I think we should blame Cody.  He may wake up and respond.

He may be like a old bear,  gone into hibernation


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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2010, 08:03:58 AM »

Right now, the biggest issue from our snowstorm is the traffic.  It took one of my co-workers 45 minutes to go three blocks in Downtown Minneapolis yesterday.  One of our major interstates still has an unplowed lane even though other interstates are plowed full width including the shoulders.

I expect it is going to be a rough winter with the way government budgets are.  Government can't afford the million dollars or more to properly remove all the snow in downtown Minneapolis.  It will cost the city $1 million just for normal plowing for this storm not including any extra snow removal.  There is no place to put this much snow.
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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2010, 08:10:05 AM »

for ones headed south thru Indiana (SW) major roads are clear today but we are expecting Freezing rain wed nite. 2degrees F here this morning high in teens.
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« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2010, 01:22:01 PM »

Why not just put it in the Metrodome  Grin

"I expect it is going to be a rough winter with the way government budgets are.  Government can't afford the million dollars or more to properly remove all the snow in downtown Minneapolis.  It will cost the city $1 million just for normal plowing for this storm not including any extra snow removal.  There is no place to put this much snow"
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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2010, 07:31:27 PM »

Why not just put it in the Metrodome  Grin

"I expect it is going to be a rough winter with the way government budgets are.  Government can't afford the million dollars or more to properly remove all the snow in downtown Minneapolis.  It will cost the city $1 million just for normal plowing for this storm not including any extra snow removal.  There is no place to put this much snow"

Oh Niles youse is just too funny! I thought that the Metrodome already had more snow than it could hold! Wink

By the way Niles are you going to be @ Bussin2011?
(just curious, I'm trying my damnedest to make it all work out to be there myself! there!)
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