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Old 12-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Winter Has Arrived

Well here in Central Ohio we woke up to this. Actually this is after several hours of daylight and not as pretty. There is only about 2” of the white stuff, and it is wet and heavy… melting now.



We have a plant near Lynchburg VA and one of our department coworkers traveled there Friday to work the weekend. They where suppose to get hammered pretty good. Don’t know how they faired.

We are suppose to go out camping after Christmas, our traditional New Years camp out has been altered by Grand kid sitting. Right now it’s a free for all if we make it out or not. It could be 40 degrees and sun or snow and we stay home…

How did every one else fair from this east coast storm?

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Old 12-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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I can give you the Blacksburg, VA report which isn't too far from Lynchburg. Ross left work at 2:30 and it took him 1 1/2 hours to go 12 miles. His girlfriend works in Roanoke, 45 minutes away. She left at 2:00 and got home after 6:00. I'd say they got hammered. We have several inches here in Sinking Spring, PA but it alternates between really coming down and just flurrying. It's a great day for baking cookies
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As of about 1/2 hour ago, we had 15 inches of this white crap. Gary had to use his "explorer" to get my sons "dodge pkup w/ plow" unstuck. Will have to really razz him about the dodge getting stuck and a FORD to the rescue, an explorer at that

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Old 12-19-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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15” OMG… Glad you picked up the camper on Thursday as waiting until the weekend… well you would still be waiting. Now you can just sit and watch that fire place….


Tweety, thanks for the VA weather report. Our plant is between Lynchburg and Roanoke, little town called Altavista. So yup, he’s stuck. There are 2 hotels 1/2 mile from the plant, the rest are in Lynchburg about 40 minute drive away on a good day. Hope he stayed local….
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #5
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There's only about an inch here. I can still see some of the grass sticking through in spots. It is still snowing, very lightly, but they say we aren't supposed to get much at all. They also say that there's a storm coming next week, but depending on where a cold front goes, we may get really cold and no snow or we may get quite a bit. I'd take the quite a bit before I'd take the extreme cold.

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Hey, you guys - get out your hair dryers and melt that stuff before we have to pass through, ok? We have enough white stuff here, didn't think you guys ever saw much.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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i hope everyone is fairing well in the snow. Here in Warrenton we have about 19" of snow but the good news is that it stopped about 9 PM I am begining to think I am back in Pennsylvania. The DC TV station says its a record breaking storm.

The Sunline looks bleak sitting in the driveway with all that snow on it. It seems to be calling out take me to Florida.

John I think Lynchburg got about 2 feet and I understand that Route 29 between Lynchbrug and Charrotesville was shut down with many stranded motorists last nigh and this morning. Lets hope your rep. stayed put.
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Hiller - if I'd wanted this kind of snow I coulda spent the winter in the Upper Peninsula. At least they have snowmobile trails there.
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Hiller - if I'd wanted this kind of snow I coulda spent the winter in the Upper Peninsula. At least they have snowmobile trails there.
Funny you mention the UP. I just unofficially found out today that someone in my graduating class at school died yesterday up by the Soo in a snowmobiling accident...

I haven't heard any announcements from the school, so I don't know the details. I only know what I do from Facebook.

I've never met her and I can't say I've ever seen her from a picture.

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I've never met her and I can't say I've ever seen her from a picture.

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Still, that gives you a creepy sense of your own mortality, doesn't it?
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I think something is wrong with your camera? It looks like everything is washed out and covered in a white haze???

Something says my Flip-Flops wouldnt feel good walking around in that

Not to rub it in, but we woke up to a chilly 50 degree morning, with swaying palm trees and salty breezes
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You are SO funny Emam, and can hardly wait to get down there!
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Glad you think so, I'm the Eternal Court Jester and many dont get my humor, so glad you understand. It must be the Canadian in me
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22" in the front yard! Dug out five houses Sunday, two today. I have way too many older relatives!!

Bought a used snow blower today, if it never snows again, it paid for itself on the two today.

White Christmas.........Bah Humbug!!!
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