Winter storm Niko

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Old 02-09-17, 01:08 PM
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Winter storm Niko

It was 60* and sunny yesterday. I worked in the yard in shorts. Today 21* with a wind chill of 9*. I'm staring at 12"+ in my driveway (drifts to 3') and it's still coming down hard. I know that sooner or later I gotta' get out the snowblower, but right now I'm content wrapping myself around a snifter of "Barnstormers" Apple Brandy. I was out clearing our walkway(3rd time today) and "took a chill" - my excuse for the brandy.

I might just say screw the driveway until tomorrow.
 
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Old 02-09-17, 01:25 PM
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I got around 6"-7" of snow. Pretty wet stuff. Could have been worse.
The temps are dropping fast. It's 23° with 25mph winds.

It's time for happy hour.
 
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Old 02-09-17, 02:20 PM
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We started out with 5"-6" of wet, heavy snow. I have one of the Toro electric shovels that I use on my walk and deck. It's usually OK for 4-6 inches but this stuff was so heavy it didn't throw the snow, it mostly bogged down or just sort of puked it out the front. I ended up shoveling.

Typical happy hour here is 5 PM. Snow day happy hour is whenever!
 
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I'm glad we were somewhat warm last night. As hard as it rained we'd be knee deep if it had been snow. Didn't finish but mostly got my driveway back together.

When did they start naming snow storms? Any special reason why? or was it so the winter storms wouldn't feel bad not having names like tropical storms
 
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Old 02-09-17, 03:57 PM
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Everything has a name now. It makes it very exciting to talk about it.

If I hear one more weather person patting themselves on the back for finally calling one correctly.
 
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Old 02-09-17, 04:15 PM
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I'm content wrapping myself around a snifter of "Barnstormers" Apple Brandy.
Something tells me that if it was the grass growing we might hear the same statement, not that there is anything wrong with that!!!
 
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Old 02-09-17, 04:36 PM
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Well we lucked out here. They were calling for 4 - 8", and we only got about 2 - 3"! Wasn't too bad to shovel. Was wet and heavy, but just not that much of it. We got up to 67 yesterday and now it's 25. Hate it. Not a snow lover.
 
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Old 02-09-17, 06:44 PM
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Yeah, same issues here. 77 today, 75 tomorrow, then gets cold again...low 60's for the next 3 days. And up to 1/4" of RAIN!
 
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Old 02-10-17, 06:59 AM
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Really cold here this morning, had to be down in the lower 60's. But at least no flooding like Vic.
 
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Old 02-10-17, 09:09 AM
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Must be nice thinking low 60's as being cold, lol!
 
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Old 02-10-17, 09:36 AM
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They name winter storms now?
I don't think they do this in Michigan. Probably not enough names...
 
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Vic, The last time is was in AZ we rented a house in Scottsdale for a couple of weeks of golf in early April. The house had a pool and a hot tub. It rained every friggen' day but one. We got in one round of golf and mad a couple of miserable cold, wet starts where we quit and headed to the 19th hole. The desert turned green and lush. We took a side trip to Sedona and got caught in a snowstorm.

It probably hasn't rained there since.
 
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Old 02-10-17, 11:19 AM
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Almost right -

Snow shoveling = brandy or a hot toddy
Leaf raking = single malt
Mowing the lawn = beer
 
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Old 02-10-17, 11:25 AM
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Wearing shorts in February.....priceless.
 
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