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Old 12-03-2007, 11:38 AM   #61
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We should rename this the "complain about the weather" thread.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:41 AM   #62
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All we had was a dusting of snow, and a ****-ton of ice
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Well, I'm in the Twin Cities 4 to 8 inches area. Driving the day it snowed (Saturday) sucked, because all the natives freaked out and decided they needed to do 30 MPH on the freeway...

The next day started out pretyy craptacular as well. I woke up and looked out the front window just in time to see a cop leqaving me a ticket for parking in the street. My own fault. about 4 inches of snowfall, noone else parked on the street when I finally got home, and I park out front anyways. Dumass...

Could have been worse, he could have sat there 'til the towtruck showed up to haul her away. And, it'* only 34 bucks.

Things got scarey on my way to work, but made me feel a lot better. Cruising on the highway, doing maybe 50-55 since it was kinda slick, I see a guy lock up his brakes, go sideways, and get t-boned 2 lanes over. So that sets off a whole chain reaction of spin out ands collisions, none of which I am involved in. I saw at least 4 more cars ahead of me go sideways, I looked in my mirror to see who was gonna ***-end me, and saw at least another hald a dozen out of control. Police driving training kicked in I guess because I just let off the gas, swerved a little, and inched right through the whole mess. Consodering what could have happened, that experience made me feel much better about getting a piddly little parking ticket.

I'm assuming noone was hurt in the mess I missed because it never made the news. But, it took me about 2 hours to come down off of the adrenaline high it caused...
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^

exactly why I stayed home all weekend.
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All we had was a dusting of snow, and a ***^-ton of ice
We didn't get much ice, but the wind has been strong all day, and last night we had a vicious windstorm. Nothing like what Oregon is getting, but it'* caused a lot of accidents on the roads.
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PORTLAND, Ore. - Untold numbers of residents found themselves in the dark Monday as hurricane-force winds and heavy rain battered the Northwest for a second day, blocking roads with trees, power lines, high water and mud.

Two flood-related deaths were reported near Chehalis, Wash., and Oregon transportation officials warned drivers not to attempt passage through the Coast Range as the second of two storms blew through.

"This storm is hitting the coast so hard, it'* not leaving any road open," Transportation Department spokeswoman Christine Miles said.

The first wave of severe weather in the Northwest, which hit Sunday, was expected to reach the Upper Midwest with snow Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. That region had already been battered over the weekend by ice and snow before the storm blew into the Northeast on Monday.

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire declared a statewide emergency. Helicopter rescues were being launched for stranded hikers and some homeowners trapped by flooding, state emergency management officials said.

Mudslides halted north-south Amtrak passenger train service between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, British Columbia.

Wind gusts of more than 100 mph were reported along the Oregon coast, with the highest reading at 129 mph at Bay City, the Weather Service said. Gusts hit 81 mph at Hoquiam, Wash., it said.

Most major roads in southwest Washington'* Grays Harbor and Pacific counties were closed, and at one point early Monday nearly every road into Aberdeen was closed.

"In 30 years of law enforcement, it'* as bad as I've ever seen," said Grays Harbor County Sheriff Michael J. Whelan, whose own truck was smashed in his driveway by a falling tree.

Telephone and other communications were so were so tenuous that it was impossible to determine how many people were forced out of their homes, said Abby Kershaw of Oregon Emergency Management.

The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Tillamook County, Ore., fairgrounds and drew at least 30 people, but communications were so broken that the organization couldn't determine how many more might have arrived, said spokeswoman Lise Harwin.

Amateur radio operators said they were trying to help with communications as Oregon'* Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties experienced spotty or absent telephone service.

Pacific Power reported 40,000 homes without power in Oregon, and it could be days before electricity is fully restored, the utility said. Transmission poles 100 feet tall were toppled, and large sections of lines lay on the ground.

"The ground is saturated from intensive rainfall and trees are leaning into power lines and dropping to the ground," the utility said in a statement.

The Grays Harbor County Public Utility District in Washington reported 33,000 customers without electricity. Two of the utility'* workers were injured, one seriously, when a windblown tree hit their lift truck bucket, sheriff'* deputy David A. Pimentel said. Repair crews were pulled off the streets early Monday because of the hazard, utility officials said.

The Weather Service issued flood warnings in Oregon for seven coastal rivers and two inland. The storms curtailed state government functions, as driver'* license and employment offices in Columbia County filled with flood waters.

More than 3 inches of rain fell in six hours Monday morning at Shelton and Bremerton, Wash., the Weather Service said. That brought Shelton'* 30-hour total to 5.72 inches.

"There'* nothing. You can't get in or out," homeowner Yvonne Powers said in the southwest Washington town of Pe Ell, on the Chehalis River.

In Oregon, the twin systems fell most heavily on the northern part of the coast, where crabbers hoping to get the first of the season'* Dungeness crabs stayed in port.

The Coast Guard station in Astoria lost communication with its command center, and the service launched a C-130 Hercules plane from Sacramento, Calif., to patrol the northern coast and handle distress calls.

The high winds snapped a 206-foot Sitka spruce that had shared honors with one in Washington for the nation'* largest. It had attracted 100,000 visitors a year.

"The tree will now die," state forester Paul Ries said. "It'* a sad event, but not unexpected. It'* part of the natural cycle of the tree."
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Lots of flooding up this way also. 2 ft of snow all melted in one day with heavy rain falling. Temps went from -2 C yesterday to +12 C today.

Not a pretty sight.
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plenty of snow here
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That'* not snow.................... I can still see your bumper.
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