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SarasotaRepub
01-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Oh Noes!!!!!!!



Issued by The National Weather Service
St. Louis, MO
4:01 am CST, Sat., Jan. 24, 2009
... WINTER STORM POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK...
AN ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LOCK A SUBFREEZING AIRMASS OVER THE BI-STATE AREA THIS WEEKEND... AND THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. SOUTHERLY FLOW FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL DEVELOP ON MONDAY NIGHT IN RESPONSE TO A WEATHER SYSTEM THAT WILL MOVE FROM THE DESERT SOUTHWEST INTO THE MIDWEST DURING THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL BE PUSHED INTO THE VERY COLD AIRMASS OVER THE BI-STATE REGION BY THIS SOUTHERLY FLOW. SNOW... SLEET... AND FREEZING RAIN ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE REGION... AND THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY... POSSIBLY CONTINUING FURTHER INTO THE WEEK.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS STILL A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS FORECAST. THE WEATHER SYSTEM WHICH WILL PRODUCE THE MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW ON MONDAY NIGHT IS STILL OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN... AND IS THEREFORE NOT YET BEING SAMPLED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OBSERVING NETWORK. CHANGES IN THE FORECAST SPEED... STRENGTH... AND TRACK OF THE SYSTEM ARE LIKELY. PEOPLE SHOULD TREAT THIS STATEMENT AS ADVANCE NOTICE... AND STAY ABREAST OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.


Naw, panic anyways...:D

Defiant1
01-24-2009, 01:56 PM
Oh Noes!!!!!!!



Naw, panic anyways...:D

It's beautiful here in SW Florida.

SarasotaRepub
01-24-2009, 02:01 PM
It's beautiful here in SW Florida.

:p Yeah I know. :mad:

It's friggen 28 here now.

But, it's obvious that Big Weather is in cahoots with Big Food. :D

asdf2231
01-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Crap.

I better go get three cases of Charmin and 12 gallons of milk. :)

linda22003
01-24-2009, 05:18 PM
We had a huge snow/ice storm several years ago while my husband was out of town. I was housebound, but he reminded me that we had just bought a Costco-sized package of toilet paper. He said, "You might have to make a few trades, but you should be able to get everything you need." ;)

SarasotaRepub
01-24-2009, 06:56 PM
We had a huge snow/ice storm several years ago while my husband was out of town. I was housebound, but he reminded me that we had just bought a Costco-sized package of toilet paper. He said, "You might have to make a few trades, but you should be able to get everything you need." ;)

Ahhh yes...we are short of paper towels but have an abundant supply of toilet tissue in the basement. If the power goes out I suppose we could wrap ourselves like mummies...:D

SarasotaRepub
01-24-2009, 07:22 PM
Never Mind...TWC doesn't have a thing on this storm now. :D

Probably means we'll get slammed.

Bubba Dawg
01-24-2009, 07:31 PM
Once, it took me an hour and a half using a tractor and scrape blade to clear the driveway of flurries.....

SarasotaRepub
01-24-2009, 07:41 PM
Once, it took me an hour and a half using a tractor and scrape blade to clear the driveway of flurries.....

Yeah, been there, done that. In Jersey. :D

lacarnut
01-24-2009, 09:10 PM
Once, it took me an hour and a half using a tractor and scrape blade to clear the driveway of flurries.....

Hey, that's what I like about the deep, deep south. Snows here once every 4 years on average. We had 4" in December and that was almost a record.

Running out of milk and bread would be a disaster at my house, always have plenty of t.p. on hand.

SarasotaRepub
01-24-2009, 10:15 PM
OMG!!! The Warnings are back!!!



Issued by The National Weather Service
St. Louis, MO
7:09 pm CST, Sat., Jan. 24, 2009

... WINTER STORM POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK...
AN ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LOCK A SUBFREEZING AIRMASS OVER THE MIDWEST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. A WEAK STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN MISSOURI AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT BRINGING AN INCH OR TWO OF SNOW IN AREAS TO THE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 70. ( Or not, we aren't really sure but we might as well cover all the bases...)

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OUT OF THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES AND ACROSS THE MIDWEST BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS AS SOON AS MONDAY AFTERNOON AS MOISTURE IS DRAWN NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO IN ADVANCE OF THE STORM. (Damn that Gulf to helll!!!!)SEVERAL ROUNDS OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED UNTIL THE STORM SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE AREA ON THURSDAY. THE PERSISTENT NATURE OF THE PRECIPITATION AND SUBFREEZING SURFACE TEMPERATURES BRINGS THE RISK OF SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND ICE NEXT WEEK. MOSTLY SNOW WITH SOME SLEET IS EXPECTED IN AREAS ALONG INTERSTATE 70 WITH A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN... SNOW AND SLEET OVER THE EASTERN OZARKS. (Or...you might all get the free Pony from President Obama...) :D



IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THE STRENGTH AND EXACT TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM. THIS CAN CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES HOW MUCH SNOW OR ICE WILL FALL AT ANY GIVEN LOCATION. PEOPLE SHOULD TREAT THIS STATEMENT AS ADVANCE NOTICE... AND STAY ABREAST OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS THIS WEEKEND. (And if nothing happens don't say we didn't say if might not!!!) (Now go out and buy food you don't need)

Oh, and The 2009 Hurricane Season is only 5 months away. :mad: ;)



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AHeneen
01-24-2009, 11:44 PM
I can only say one thing: Sucks to be you... :D :p

From the NWS: (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=27.98833820558025&lon=-81.66549682617188&site=tbw&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en)

Overnight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Light west northwest wind.

Sunday: Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph.

Sunday Night: Areas of fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind.

Monday: Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming north northeast between 5 and 8 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming east southeast between 7 and 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south between 4 and 7 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Light southwest wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.


Thunderstorms and fog and heat, oh my!! On second thought, since maybe just 10% of the grass 'round here is green, that t-storm chance actually sounds good as long as it doesn't spark any wildfires. And the heat is somewhat better than the cold mornings and 40 temp differences (~25-35 in morning, ~65-70 afternoons) I've seen this past week. :)

djones520
01-25-2009, 07:39 AM
Sarasota,

According to the guys I relieved we can be looking for 1-3 inches of snow. The freezing rain outta be to the south of us.

If I get some free time today (not likely) I'll look at it myself.

SarasotaRepub
01-25-2009, 09:29 AM
Sarasota,

According to the guys I relieved we can be looking for 1-3 inches of snow. The freezing rain outta be to the south of us.

If I get some free time today (not likely) I'll look at it myself.

Thanks, they have a WS Watch out for tomorrow I see.



Issued by The National Weather Service
St. Louis, MO
4:08 am CST, Sun., Jan. 25, 2009

... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE AREA BY MONDAY EVENING. SIGNIFICANT ICING IS POSSIBLE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44 IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW IS MORE LIKELY FURTHER NORTH TOWARD THE ST. LOUIS METRO AREA. HEAVY SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ADVANCED NOTICE THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA... IT DOES NOT MEAN IT IS A CERTAINTY. THOSE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BEGIN PREPARING IN CASE THE STORM DOES MATERIALIZE. IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANNED... YOU MAY WANT TO ADJUST YOUR TRAVEL TIME TO AVOID THE STORM. ALSO... YOU SHOULD USE THIS ADVANCED NOTICE TO MAKE CERTAIN YOUR VEHICLE IS WINTERIZED. (Duh! It's only friggen January.) MAKE PREPARATIONS AT HOME BY STOCKING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES... SUCH AS FOOD... MEDICINE... AND EXTRA HEATING FUEL... JUST IN CASE THE STORM MAKES TRAVEL IMPOSSIBLE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR THOSE LIVING IN RURAL AREAS. (See! What I tell ya! Big Food, Big Pharma, AND Big Oil!!!) :D

... WINTER STORM TO AFFECT PARTS OF THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK...
.AN ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM IS BUILDING INTO THE REGION BRINGING VERY COLD AIR TO MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO STAY BELOW FREEZING AT LEAST THROUGH MID-WEEK. PRECIPITATION ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION ON TUESDAY EVENING. THE VERY COLD AIRMASS OVER THE AREA WILL INSURE THIS PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW... SLEET... AND FREEZING RAIN.

RobJohnson
01-25-2009, 11:33 AM
Our friend Chris from another board blames "Big Milk & Big Bread" for this! :D

lacarnut
01-25-2009, 06:16 PM
The pink Japanese Magnolia trees are blooming; that means that winter is almost over in the deep south.

SarasotaRepub
01-25-2009, 07:23 PM
The pink Japanese Magnolia trees are blooming; that means that winter is almost over in the deep south.


My wife said..."Be Quiet!!!" :D

We got about a half inch of snow today with 3 to 5 coming according
to the TV weather guys.

djones520
01-26-2009, 11:53 AM
My wife said..."Be Quiet!!!" :D

We got about a half inch of snow today with 3 to 5 coming according
to the TV weather guys.

NWS is now saying a possible 9 inches from this event. I'm not holding my breath.

d206s
01-26-2009, 01:22 PM
I thought the bread and milk, pre-snow mania, was unique to Central Penna.

Learn something new every day.

Regards

SarasotaRepub
01-26-2009, 07:33 PM
Starting to snow here now.:( :D

djones520
01-27-2009, 10:02 AM
Looks like we got 2-3 inches maybe. I haven't been outside to check yet.

Not sure how you guys here handle that, but when you've spent most of your life in places like Northern Michigan, and Northern Japan, thats just an hours worth of snowfall.

lacarnut
01-27-2009, 11:14 AM
Starting to snow here now.:( :D

Looks like a very nasty storm

SaintLouieWoman
01-27-2009, 02:45 PM
Looks like a very nasty storm

It wasn't too bad. All that hype and getting everyone excited. :rolleyes: Of course, I'm so glad they were wrong. It was a weird storm, though, very patchy even in the STL Metro area. We were very lucky. The folks further south got all the ice and sleet.

SarasotaRepub
01-27-2009, 08:06 PM
The snow that was supposed to stop...hasn't. Coming down pretty
steady now but not super heavy. If it keeps up all night like they are
saying commuting is going to be a mess tomorrow. This morning
was fine, blacktop all the way in.

Probably have around 3 inches now. :mad::D

SarasotaRepub
01-28-2009, 08:00 AM
Just measured...6 inches!!!:mad::D:D

Jumpy
01-28-2009, 08:03 AM
Snow and freezing rain here. All of the schools are closed. I need to de-ice my van, and head to work an hour late. I HATE driving in this stuff. When a work van starts sliding, the thing is like the side of a barn.

linda22003
01-28-2009, 08:58 AM
Very icy here this morning; I had no trouble getting to work since so many people stayed home. I practically had the Beltway to myself. :D

SarasotaRepub
01-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Very icy here this morning; I had no trouble getting to work since so many people stayed home. I practically had the Beltway to myself. :D

We heard some places south of us got 3 inches of ice. THAT thankfully missed
us. I love working out! I got to shovel those 6 inches of white crap off our
driveway just a little while ago! :D

djones520
01-29-2009, 08:49 AM
We heard some places south of us got 3 inches of ice. THAT thankfully missed
us. I love working out! I got to shovel those 6 inches of white crap off our
driveway just a little while ago! :D

My neighbor parked his truck in the street that night. So the snow plow swerved around it, and ended up missing my drive way. I had to shovel out half the street as well to get my car out because of it.:mad:

Space Gravy
01-29-2009, 11:08 AM
Thousands may face frigid, lightless nights ahead (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_re_us/winter_storm)

Everyone out there stay safe and warm as you can.

AHeneen
01-29-2009, 12:08 PM
Thousands may face frigid, lightless nights ahead (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090129/ap_on_re_us/winter_storm)

Everyone out there stay safe and warm as you can.

Currently 77 here...as the immature say: 'sucks to be you'! :p :p :p

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