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Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby rrnate » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:47 pm

*Bookpolice heads out to stockpile bacon-related snacks to help ward off the snow-crazies
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby Steve Vokers » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:44 pm

OMG, I'M OUT OF BACON!!!!
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby doppel » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:10 pm

"I hold in my hand the envelopes. As a child of four can plainly see, these envelopes have been hermetically sealed. They've been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's porch since noon today. No one knows the contents of these envelopes, but you, in your borderline divine and mystical way, will ascertain the answers having never before seen the questions.

How much snow will Madison get and what do most men dream for at Christmas?

Carnac sez: as little as 10 most, likely 13.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby Steve Vokers » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:29 pm

It is snowing in Madison.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby snoqueen » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:07 pm

10:00 pm, snow just started on the east side.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:05 am

Show of hands: how many of you are assuming you're not going into work tomorrow, and are behaving accordingly?
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby snoqueen » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:38 am

Not these guys.

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That's from madison newspapers and it's Joe Parisi at the county garage with his road warriors. I just liked the picture.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby Steve Vokers » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:04 am

Thunder snow!! Quick, someone call Jim Cantore!
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby Igor » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:30 pm

So far, most of the drivers that I have seen have seemed to be driving pretty intelligently. I maybe saw one or two that need to invest in different tires or vehicles if they are going to be out in this stuff, but at least they were being careful.

Biggest morons - the two dudes on bikes.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby rabble » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:42 pm

I was so pleased when I realized last night that we were on the empty side of the street.

But we haven't seen a plow since the snow started. I keep getting emails telling me how hard they're working and how many hundreds of trucks are out there.

That's quite a comfort while we watch that foot of slushy slop on our street freeze up.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby Steve Vokers » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:50 pm

Haven't seen a single plow on my street either.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:48 pm

Just took a walk to the store. Holy crap is it a mess out there. It was like a ghost town as well. No side streets in my neighborhood were touched with a plow. I was surprised how well people did with their sidewalks. Years past you couldn't even walk on them and had to take the street. Now it is the opposite.

I'm ready for it to stop snowing now.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby TeachInPeace » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:56 pm

Finally started in Milwaukee a couple hours ago - for a moment they were saying 3-5 for us, now down to 1-3. My mom on the north side of Madison says not to try the interstates tomorrow, as it'll still be bad out. On the plus side, my favorite restaurant has 50% off everything tonight! Snow's not so bad. :)
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby rabble » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:59 pm

The last snowplow email from the city was about 1:45. They said they brought in the contractors at 10 AM for the residential streets and started some city trucks on it at noon but it was taking three passes per lane because the snow is so heavy.

And yes, holy crap it's a mess out there. We're still hoping for just one truck, even though the best we can hope for now is a one lane path that isn't a series of ice ramps and ruts.
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Re: Spawn of Son of Snowpocalypse

Postby doppel » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Cue the music:

My winter storm has a name, it's D-R-A-C-O
and thank god it's off to work that I blow
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Winter storms with names, is this a great country or what? My prediction of only 10-13 inches? Oops. Maybe I'll do better when Euclid arrives.
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