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    another retro grouch Mr IGH's Avatar
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    Here it comes, hunker down!

    Just got back from the grocery store, I bought brats, buns and frozen pizza, takes quality fuel to shovel 24inches:

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    We have more coming?How about you keep it all this time?
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    I shopped sunday night. It just started in the loop, an hour ago it wasn't much of anything but now its blizzardy. I'm leaving in an hour... we'll see how that goes.

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    You taking the train out to p-town or drivng? If I was driving, I'd leave now, traffic.com is already showing the dreaded yellow and red on the Kennedy and the Ike outbound

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    metra thankfully, so it should be fun. I'll leave a bit early to get a seat

    --edit- my co-worker had the right idea 40 minutes ago... winds are now 20mph and gusting to 40.
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    Yeah this is going to be interesting! they closed our office early today at the recommendation of the city of Rosemont. I'm glad they did.. Its getting bad out there! stay safe out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by black_box View Post
    metra thankfully, so it should be fun. I'll leave a bit early to get a seat
    That sucked. The metra station was a zoo, they were just packing up a train and then sending it out for all stops once it was full (often before it was scheduled to leave). I left 1:45 earlier than usual and only got home 10 minutes earlier. I heard someone threw a punch trying to get on a train but no stampedes.

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    At least you have trains. Buses here called it quits early and have already stated they ain't even gonna try tomorrow. We ain't used to this much white stuff all at once- state, county, and city governments all told their workers to stay home today. Temps aren't supposed to get anywhere near the high side of freezing until Saturday.

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    You guys are close, I'm in Arlington Heights and Des Plaines. Glad I didn't have to leave later too.

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    I am SO happy I bought a 4WD this year.
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    this is nuts!!! 50mph gusts, 3" an hour snow coming down, and Lightning... yes lightning. A street light came down a few minutes ago and watched the street sign break off the pole and fly away. I have a 4 foot deep snow drift just outside of my garage door. The neighbors front first floor is covered in a drift about 5 feet deep and can't get out of their front door. Hard to believe there is still hours to go.
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    Howz that go? Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night, nor 50+mph winds nor....hey is that a calzone?!?

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    ' stuck here at work (North Chicago). Maybe for two days.
    I started work yesterday at 3pm.

    They said the worst is still yet to come.
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    I've never seen snow and I have some questions...

    What you do when you have 5 feet of snow blocking your door and can't open it? Are houses built with some doors opening to the inside? You get out trough a window? Make a hole on the roof?
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I've never seen snow and I have some questions...

    What you do when you have 5 feet of snow blocking your door and can't open it? Are houses built with some doors opening to the inside? You get out trough a window? Make a hole on the roof?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    I've never seen snow and I have some questions...

    What you do when you have 5 feet of snow blocking your door and can't open it? Are houses built with some doors opening to the inside? You get out trough a window? Make a hole on the roof?
    Send out a sapper.

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    Ummmm, right now in Queensland one of the biggest cyclones in recorded history is hitting the coast.
    You may want to have a look at this comparison to understand how devestating this will be.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/slideshow...ones.slideshow
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    Time to shovel:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pewter_Camaro View Post
    this is nuts!!! 50mph gusts, 3" an hour snow coming down, and Lightning... yes lightning. A street light came down a few minutes ago and watched the street sign break off the pole and fly away. I have a 4 foot deep snow drift just outside of my garage door. The neighbors front first floor is covered in a drift about 5 feet deep and can't get out of their front door. Hard to believe there is still hours to go.
    Just before the snow started to fall here, we had a thunder sleet storm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    ' stuck here at work (North Chicago). Maybe for two days.
    I started work yesterday at 3pm.

    They said the worst is still yet to come.
    Sucks being stuck at work; sucks even more being stuck at home- when the paycheck is already tight...

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    Northern Ohio: ice,ice,ice,now high winds,more snow on the way.
    Wonder if the liquor store is open yet?
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    Its cleared up here and the sun just came out.

    At least we have a snow removal company to take care of this... this is my neighbors house. I got lucky and don't have any drifts blocking my front door.


    one more.. they got to put the snow someplace and its piling up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Ummmm, right now in Queensland one of the biggest cyclones in recorded history is hitting the coast.
    You may want to have a look at this comparison to understand how devestating this will be.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/slideshow...ones.slideshow
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    Ummmm, right now in Queensland one of the biggest cyclones in recorded history is hitting the coast.
    You may want to have a look at this comparison to understand how devestating this will be.
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/slideshow...ones.slideshow
    Cairns is a nice town, too. We honeymooned there.
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    Well, I dug out, and gpot out for an errand. Made a quick hundred bucks pulling people out of the ditch, on the way home. Man I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy I bought a 4WD this year.
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