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Old 12-17-2017, 10:34 AM   #1321
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... about an inch of loose well salted snow on the road, and the heat from bumper to bumper, stop and go traffic wouldn't melt it.
Heat rises. Snow falls. Everything is downhill.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:34 PM   #1322
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Heat rises. Snow falls. Everything is downhill.
Except heat. Or are you gonna argue with yourself now?
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:07 PM   #1323
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It is currently snowing outside for the second time this month.

It does not snow in Austin, dammit.

Also, it went back up to 70 degrees in between the two snows. And it will no doubt be back up there again in another week or two.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:08 AM   #1324
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ha~~!

We had a white christmas here. SonofV and I were on our ritual christmas eve shopping trip, into the store we went at about 4 pm. The sky was cloudy and as we filled the cart with a couple last minute gifts and some snacks and ingredients for the coming nosh, the weather outside, as the song goes, is frightening. A couple inches of snow had accumulated and it was the first snow of the season, so, early evening traffic, people harried and hurrying to get home for their festivities, and roads *bathed* in slick.

What could possibly go wrong????

Well, for SonofV and I, nothing. We got home, we ate, we played, a good time was had by all. But ... it coulda been a disaster.

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And just out of chronological order, SonofV and I safely home posing for our holiday usie in the snow covered driveway:

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Old 01-01-2018, 09:34 AM   #1325
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Looking good brothers.

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Old 01-01-2018, 10:23 AM   #1326
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-8 rite now feels like -27. BRRR!!!
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:40 AM   #1327
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:40 PM   #1328
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Brr. Fucking brr.

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We are not used to this.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:05 PM   #1329
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Thats ^^^fucking cold!! Supposed to get up to 18 tonight with a high of 30 tomorrow. Jim prolly sent this shit down here and it is supposed to snow 1-3" Wednesday. Next time I will move to Borneo.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:32 PM   #1330
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It is currently snowing outside for the second time this month.

It does not snow in Austin, dammit.

Also, it went back up to 70 degrees in between the two snows. And it will no doubt be back up there again in another week or two.
Texas weather, omg. It's always been batshit crazy, and I think it's getting worse.

I was born (1958) and spent the first ten years of my life in Beaumont. I was present and hunkered down for several major Gulf Coast hurricanes. The one I remember most clearly was this little bitch. I may have been quite young, but it made a very strong impression on my wee toddler's brain. ("Holy shit!!! A tree just crashed into the living room ceiling! WTF'nF?!?")

Many years later, as an adult, I commuted two weeks a month to Dallas, which has the craziest, most fucked-up, weirdest extreme weather I ever barely survived.

What with all that "fake news" global climate change hooraw and everything, it may be time to get outta Dodge, my friend!
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:52 AM   #1331
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Storm Eleanor hit the UK last night causing damage, transport disruption and power cuts in many parts of the country.
The wind howled throughout the night hereabouts but we seem to have got off fairly lightly.
The huge conifer at the bottom of the back garden survived the night, as indeed did I.
At 0655 the weather chap on the radio reported gusts of 100mph had been recorded in the Pennines, but as nobody lived there it didn't matter too much!
I made immediate plans to move there.

Storm Eleanor
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:14 AM   #1332
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:06 PM   #1333
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100mph...That's breezy, baby!

Reminds me:

about a hundred years ago I went to my buddy's house. At the time, he was between homes, and staying with his grandmother, who looked just Granny Walton from the Waltons. I walked up to the door, granny had seen me pull in and came to the door to let me in. The wind ripped the storm door outta her hands and folded/slammed it backward against the side of the house with a fair amount of violence. In the most perfect, tiny, reedy, little-old-lady-voice, Granny said:

"Weathery out."
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:21 AM   #1334
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100mph...That's breezy, baby!

Reminds me:

about a hundred years ago I went to my buddy's house. At the time, he was between homes, and staying with his grandmother, who looked just Granny Walton from the Waltons. I walked up to the door, granny had seen me pull in and came to the door to let me in. The wind ripped the storm door outta her hands and folded/slammed it backward against the side of the house with a fair amount of violence. In the most perfect, tiny, reedy, little-old-lady-voice, Granny said:

"Weathery out."
"Ayuh."
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:03 AM   #1335
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As noted above, we dodged the worst of the storm but we did have a nasty outbreak of flying trampolines.

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Storm Eleanor: 'Flying trampolines' land on Aylesbury train tracks

Two "flying trampolines" were blown on to train tracks during high winds caused by Storm Eleanor.

Network Rail said a train had to stop in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Tuesday night.

The trampolines were moved to the side of the track and taken away by staff on Wednesday morning.

A Network Rail spokesman said the incident was "an obvious safety hazard" and appealed to people to secure garden items.

Mark Killick, chief operating officer for Network Rail's London North Western route, said: "It is incredible to think that a trampoline could fly through the air on to the railway, but here we have not one but two at the same location."

Network Rail has asked residents to tether items such as trampolines, gazebos and marquees to make sure they stay put in high winds.

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