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Old 01-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #151
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From the picture of your house, it's apparent that you don't get much snow. Otherwise you wouldn't have those bushes growing right up against the steps and sidewalk.

How are you going to shovel that?
Yes, Mr Colorado, I know it's not a lot of snow compared to what you get in your area. For us, it's a significant snowfall. In addition to the icestorm following, it was a problem. I just heard on the radio they're closing a major transit tunnel through downtown to clear icicles. Really. That's a new one. Also, the Governor has declared a state of emergency. One of the features of that act means that she can use her emergency powers to temporarily waive the work hours rules for truck drivers transporting dairy products. This means they can drive when available rather than having to stand down for the mandatory rest periods helping to keep the perishable milk from .. perishing?

As to your last question, the answer is downhill.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #152
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #153
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Yes, dear.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:16 AM   #154
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I wouldn't want a vast fleet of expensive equipment idle 360 days a year.
Most places put plows and sanders on dump trucks, and plows on garbage trucks. Throw in some front end loaders and that's the snow emergency equipment, nothing sits idle all year.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #155
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Sunny now, but:

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 5 PM this
afternoon to 11 PM MST Friday...

* timing... snow will develop late this afternoon and continue
through Friday night. Moderate to heavy snow will develop
later this evening and continue through Friday... then
gradually decrease by Friday night.

* Snow accumulations... total accumulations of 14 to 24 inches can
be expected.

* Winds/visibility... northeast 10 to 20 mph. Visibilities will
be poor at times in areas of heavier snowfall and blowing
snow.

I think I'll be working from home tomorrow.

I hope it doesn't delay my flight on Saturday.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #156
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We might even have snow Saturday or Sunday.
Weather reporters are hedging their bets, depends on wind direction.

Snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please snow please.

Well, you know the rest.
Just, like - snow please.

Some of the TAs want it on Monday (this is also possible) so we get a twice-in-a-lifetime Snow Day. But this term is hectic. Assessments (of the childer), observations (of the teachers - where the class is drilled for at least a week in advance to get a positive outcome) and me working with two lads on the autism spectrum not fond of disruption.

So I just want snow. Sunday would be perfect. No time off just snow.

Fainlights.
In case I was jinxed.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:02 PM   #157
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The trick for teacher observations (it works with older kids, maybe not so well wiht yours) is to tellthe kids in advance that a child psychologist is visiting to observe THEIR behaviour. They'll be little angels for an hour while the observer is there.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #158
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So hows the snow HLJ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #159
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #160
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I miss snow.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #161
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Does anybody know how to interpret this?
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Statement as of 5:19 am MST on February 3, 2012

... Snowfall information for Denver International Airport...

.A diac2 120203 M dh1200/pp 0.15/sf 2.5/SD 3/pt5
I think it says:
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There's no way your flight is getting out of here. Don't bother trying to get to the airport.
They've just increased the snow estimate:

Quote:
* Snow accumulations... total accumulations for the foothills and
the mountains east of the Continental Divide will be 24 to 48
inches. For the mountains west of the Continental Divide... snow
amounts will be much less with accumulations of 2 to 8 inches
expected.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #162
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48 inches in one storm? Holy crap.

Take pictures.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:27 AM   #163
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Does anybody know how to interpret this?
I think it says: They've just increased the snow estimate:
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Statement as of 5:19 am MST on February 3, 2012

... Snowfall information for Denver International Airport...

.A diac2 120203 M dh1200/pp 0.15/sf 2.5/SD 3/pt5
don't recognize the leading ".A"

but...

here's where the key is, I believe:

http://www.aviationweather.gov/static/faq/


diac seems to be the location identifier (Denver International Airport Cupcake, I'm guessing)

Working on the rest.

eta:

I believe the string 120203 is yyyy mm dd forecast.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #164
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Cupcake?

Maybe that's because of the frosting.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #165
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