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Old 02-05-2010, 04:06 PM
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The century's only 10 yrs old. It could easily be the storm of the century (so far).
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:10 PM
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The century's only 10 yrs old. It could easily be the storm of the century (so far).
Very true.

MD got dumped on in December too, a couple of days after I left Richmond. You don't want to get caught there in a storm, they are not equipped to handle it.
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brought to you

by Giant, Safeway, Lowes, and Home Despot. I walked into Lowes today to get some nails and some guy was opening cartons of snow shovels. He asked me if I wanted one. I declined, but asked how much they were. He said $18. I got my nails, walked past him - 2 minutes max, and asked how sales were going. He had none left. He got rid of like 30 shovels in 2 minutes!

I think a lot of the hype is paid for by the stores. People are acting ridiculously.
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Did you ever wonder what happened to all the snow shovels purchased before the last storm?
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:23 PM
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I doubt that the stores have all that much to do with it. Not that they are opposed to it.

All TV is driven by ratings. People watch when the forecast is dismal. Its to the TV station's own best interest to hype it as much as possible.
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I'm wishing I'd purchased that automatic generator system when I bought my current home.

I'm dreading a prolonged power outage. The gas fireplace and / or wood fireplace could keep the house reasonably comfortable for several days, but no water from the well will really suck.
I'm hoping all the tree trimming on my street by BGE last year pays off in less damaged wires.

I remember 2 really significant snowstorm here in MD. One was while I was in Elementary School, probably like the mid 60's. The other was around the early 80's. Both dumped a shipload of snow on the DC Metro area.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:37 PM
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Same with the stupid " Best_____" of all time lists.
Best singer, best movie, best actor, best whatever.

Was there ever a more beautiful actress ( sorry, I can't call her an actor) than Rita Hayworth?
I'm waiting for VH1 meets the Weather Channel: "Top One Hundred One Hit Wonders" who's career was ended by a "Storm of The Century".
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:31 PM
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Did you ever wonder what happened to all the snow shovels purchased before the last storm?
You buy them for $1 or $2 at yard sales in June.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:14 AM
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I may be somewhat older than most of you, but I know I am getting tired of every major storm being referred to as " THE storm of the Century".

Maybe we have to redefine what that means. In my business, a storm whose severity is such that it occurs only once is a hundred years is called a 100 year storm. ( Engineers are such word-smiths!)
I have lost count, but I know I've lived thru at least 5 or 6, and maybe as many as 10 of these 100 year storms. I am NOT much over 200 years old.

As an aside----After Agnes ( 100 year storm), the Army Corps ( the "p" is silent) required that all small dams be inspected and evaluated for safety. My company got several of these. One, in Baltimore County was one of the original reservoirs for Baltimore City,called Lake Roland. We found it to be lartgely OK, but needed some maintenance attention. One of our conclusions was that the dam was safe except, possibly, if it were hit by another 100 year storm before the maintenance could be completed. I delivered that report the day the David ( another 100 year event) hit the Baltimore area. The dam survived; the timing was awful.

Well your thinly veiled global climate change denial retoric came at a very ironic time for you.

Just before some wicked snow storms plow across the U.S.

Do you feel foolish yet ??

Probably not.

Dont let reality, and evidence get in the way of your belief...
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Please feel free to believe as you choose.
I will do the same.
If you had been paying any attention to the revelations about how phony is the MMGW "science" you might moderate your view a little. However, moderation does not seem to be part of your character.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:22 AM
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Rich,
Please feel free to believe as you choose.
I will do the same.
If you had been paying any attention to the revelations about how phony is the MMGW "science" you might moderate your view a little. However, moderation does not seem to be part of your character.
And you really believe that its "phony" science.

Two out of context email do not make all science "phony"

Moderation is part of my character.

So is listening to a perponderance of evidence.
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And you really believe that its "phony" science.

Two out of context email do not make all science "phony"

Moderation is part of my character.

So is listening to a perponderance of evidence.


globil warming has pilled up in the yard DUDE
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:17 AM
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I remember 2 really significant snowstorm here in MD. One was while I was in Elementary School, probably like the mid 60's. The other was around the early 80's. Both dumped a shipload of snow on the DC Metro area.
I remember that one in the mid eighties. I lived in Alexandria then and worked in Fairfax. The day that started I left work at noon and it took me seven hours to drive about six miles. Fortunately, I was close to a friend's house when I finally gave up on getting home. There were cars abandoned all over the Beltway like you see in those Armageddon movies.

Later I discovered that there was a 25' deep snow drift across I 395, which was on my route to get home. That was a doozy, alright.
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It is all media hype to gain ratings. This is why I rarely watch the news or read newspapers anymore.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:33 AM
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globil warming has pilled up in the yard DUDE
Are you ignorant of the fact that global climate change causes many types of severe weather.

Including snow ?

Differences in temperatures are the engines that fuel weather changes.

Put in more energy, get more out.

More heat, more cold, more wind.

extremes
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