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    Hey Artk, u watching dat snow?

    Interwebs say 0.3 inches but I can measure like 3.5 inches in the parking lot... yeeweee!

    Imma make a snowman
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Interwebs say 0.3 inches but I can measure like 3.5 inches in the parking lot... yeeweee!

    Imma make a snowman
    Only looks like about 2" or so here. Time to shovel the stairs, now that the snow has stopped falling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Only looks like about 2" or so here. Time to shovel the stairs, now that the snow has stopped falling.
    Yeah me too... I didn't do it last time and regretted it.

    Snowman project failed tho... mah balls keep breaking up when rollin. Im a nub at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Yeah me too... I didn't do it last time and regretted it.

    Snowman project failed tho... mah balls keep breaking up when rollin. Im a nub at this.
    Maybe some of our Yankee friends can give us tips on making snowmen. or snowwomen, woo hoo!
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    It seems the method involves making a snowball and rolling it... but googling the topic has yield some weird results.
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    Yeah, you have to have the right consistency of snow, I know that, but I don't know what it is. I think the snow we got may have been to dry. Maybe tomorrow it will be a little less flaky.

    No Canadians around when you need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Yeah, you have to have the right consistency of snow, I know that, but I don't know what it is. I think the snow we got may have been to dry. Maybe tomorrow it will be a little less flaky.

    No Canadians around when you need them.
    Hasn't gotten above freezing yet, but no snowman instructors.
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    After 5 hours of shoveling snow to get my car up the hill, I can say: "screw the snowman, and screw the snow!".

    Somebody else made one this morning. I'm gonna take a picture and say I did it.

    My hands feel like there's a 20lbs weight attached to each one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    It seems the method involves making a snowball and rolling it... but googling the topic has yield some weird results.
    Snow that falls when it's closer to freezing is ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    After 5 hours of shoveling snow to get my car up the hill, I can say: "screw the snowman, and screw the snow!".
    They say that if you don't like Arkansas weather, wait 5 minutes... Here's my goto weather source, the NOAA, Little Rock. One thing I noticed when I arrived here was that Arkansas TV takes their weather very seriously. Otherwise how will you know when to stock up on beer, and park your car in a strategic spot?

    I ended up walking to the library with my winter walking pole that has a screw embedded in the bottom for smashing ice on the street and is great when walking on frozen streets and sidewalks. The library was closed so I walked a couple of miles to the Kroger and then loaded up with a few days of food and headed home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Snow that falls when it's closer to freezing is ideal.
    Yeah, it was in the low 20's when the snow fell.
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    Better stock up. When the temps go down tonight, they won't be above freezing until Wednesday. And snow is likely tomorrow so it probably won't disappear on Tuesday. Get that car where you want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Better stock up. When the temps go down tonight, they won't be above freezing until Wednesday. And snow is likely tomorrow so it probably won't disappear on Tuesday. Get that car where you want it.
    Snow Incoming!

    Looks like is going to be 13 hours of non stop snowing, starting tonight at 11 PM. I have an ice scrapper and a regular metal shovel. I might go to the store (while I can) and get a proper snow shovel... and beer. I wonder where could I find one cheaper, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, or just Walmart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Snow Incoming!

    Looks like is going to be 13 hours of non stop snowing, starting tonight at 11 PM. I have an ice scrapper and a regular metal shovel. I might go to the store (while I can) and get a proper snow shovel... and beer. I wonder where could I find one cheaper, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, or just Walmart?
    I just use a plastic dust pan. It's held up for years. Don't use one with a rubber lip. And it's handy all year long. It came with the broom I bought.



    I'm guessing that Fuller & Sons would be closer to you. They have a downtown location on Main St. Lowes is out in North Little Rock. Home Depot and Walmart are out in west Little Rock. There are a couple of Ace hardware stores near you, one on Main, one on Cantrell.
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    Channel 11 said abandoned cars will get towed. The city wont charge for storage, but nothing is said about the tow truck drivers which, being independent business, I bet are gonna have a ball and will need to get paid. So, what I picture is this:

    1) People get caught in the snow and have to abandon car.
    2) City crew clears road, with private tow trucks right behind them.
    3) Cars get towed.

    idk, lets see.
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    Yup, $220 is the fee, even without the city charging for "storage". Stories about last week are already starting to pop up, where drivers say the left vehicles *out* of the road, yet city says they were obstructing traffic...

    I call shenanigans. What party is Mark Stodola from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Yup, $220 is the fee, even without the city charging for "storage". Stories about last week are already starting to pop up, where drivers say the left vehicles *out* of the road, yet city says they were obstructing traffic...

    I call shenanigans. What party is Mark Stodola from?
    Sorry to hear it. At the city level, party affiliation doesn't mean much, its all personal.

    City council meeting was tonight. You could have gone and given them all a piece of your mind. Looks like the council meets biweekly. It's worth your while to attend one if only to see what happens.
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    This thread is a hoot. Feel free to laugh at...er..with me when I'm melting in late July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    This thread is a hoot. Feel free to laugh at...er..with me when I'm melting in late July.
    Our Second-Hand Texas weather does not disappoint. After all of the build up, and talk of 2-4" of snow, which would bring this area to a halt, NOTHING!

    I'm not complaining.
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    After I bought a proper snow shovel... disappointing. Oh well.. guess is time to go make fun of people whining in Georgia.
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    Well, I think we made it through to spring. The snow storm didn't happen, we have temps in the upper '50s over the weekend. I think that things are beginning to warm up.
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    Yeah, when I came in last year it was early March and it was quite warm. I think we are good till next season.
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    Did you get a chance to try out that new snow shovel?

    With the sleet, even going out right after the storm, my dust pan was no match for the sleet. it had already frozen to the concrete. I could remove a layer, but not enough to make things safe. It's hard enough that walking on it doesn't leave footprints.
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