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    They said it sounded like loud thunder in Fiji…which is 500 miles away.

    Mother Nature can really bring the power sometimes. I hope there’s a minimal loss of life

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    davescharf wrote:


    They said it sounded like loud thunder in Fiji…which is 500 miles away.

    Mother Nature can really bring the power sometimes. I hope there’s a minimal loss of life

    https://twitter.com/portiajessene/status/1482331548330659841?s=21

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    Was or will there be a lot of dust ejected so there is a cooling effect? Time to stock up on long term preserved food? Anyone want to swap your gold for my extra firearms? No ammo included.😏

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    Was or will there be a lot of dust ejected so there is a cooling effect? Time to stock up on long term preserved food? Anyone want to swap your gold for my extra firearms? No ammo included.😏

    Extra firearms? I’m not familiar with that concept.

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    MNNavy wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    Was or will there be a lot of dust ejected so there is a cooling effect? Time to stock up on long term preserved food? Anyone want to swap your gold for my extra firearms? No ammo included.😏

    Extra firearms? I’m not familiar with that concept.


    We don’t talk about such things!

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    Mankato ended up with all of 8″ of snow. I plowed snow a couple times on Friday and then Saturday morning at my work to get it all cleared out of the way.

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    The wind last night snapped my flag pole in half…

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    The wind last night snapped my flag pole in half…

    Heard a noise late last night that I assumed was something upstairs falling over. The little kid likes to stack things after all. When I let the dogs out for the final time I realized I was wrong, it was a decent sized branch out of one of our maples hitting the roof. Here’s hoping it didn’t punch a hole anywhere.

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    gator wrote:


    The wind last night snapped my flag pole in half…

    :shock: :shock:

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    Karlsson wrote:


    gator wrote:


    The wind last night snapped my flag pole in half…

    Heard a noise late last night that I assumed was something upstairs falling over. The little kid likes to stack things after all. When I let the dogs out for the final time I realized I was wrong, it was a decent sized branch out of one of our maples hitting the roof. Here’s hoping it didn’t punch a hole anywhere.

    I came home one day about 10-12 years ago to find a huge branch of my next door neighbor’s maple tree completely sheared off his tree. A lightning strike took it off and to this day I don’t know how it missed the roof of my garage coming down

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    Last night I was set to use Metro Transit for my daily ride home from downtown MPLS I get picked up at 8th and Marquette, the bus driver just drove by with out picking up riders😡 it was so windy out side, the next scheduled bus for my route stopped and I made it home,

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    Anyone else in the Rosemount/Lakeville/Apple Valley area lose power around 4am? I heard a loud bang and a few seconds later the power went out. Not the end of world, but a bit concerning when it’s roughy -13° outside. Our thermostat is set at 72° and the temp it the house got down to 66° right before the power came back on around 6am.

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    No issues in Lakeville proper.

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    gator wrote:


    Anyone else in the Rosemount/Lakeville/Apple Valley area lose power around 4am? I heard a loud bang and a few seconds later the power went out. Not the end of world, but a bit concerning when it’s roughy -13° outside. Our thermostat is set at 72° and the temp it the house got down to 66° right before the power came back on around 6am.

    Yes, we had the same thing. My wife woke me up at 5:30 (after I stayed up past midnight watching the podcast). We actually had a brownout. Incandescent bulbs worked, but not others. Nor the furnace. Not the basement I floor heating. We were at 63. I was getting ready to go buy gas for my generator when the power came back. From Dakota Electric twitter:

    UPDATE: Power has been restored. The cause of the outage was the power supplier transmission system failure. Thank you for your patience!

    I’m in North Lakeville, a block from 160th/CR46

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    Composer wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Anyone else in the Rosemount/Lakeville/Apple Valley area lose power around 4am? I heard a loud bang and a few seconds later the power went out. Not the end of world, but a bit concerning when it’s roughy -13° outside. Our thermostat is set at 72° and the temp it the house got down to 66° right before the power came back on around 6am.

    Yes, we had the same thing. My wife woke me up at 5:30 (after I stayed up past midnight watching the podcast). We actually had a brownout. Incandescent bulbs worked, but not others. Nor the furnace. Not the basement I floor heating. We were at 63. I was getting ready to go buy gas for my generator when the power came back. From Dakota Electric twitter:

    UPDATE: Power has been restored. The cause of the outage was the power supplier transmission system failure. Thank you for your patience!

    I’m in North Lakeville, a block from 160th/CR46

    Wow! We’re only about a mile apart, and as I noted, there was no outage here.

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    A truck carrying potatoes tipped on 94 in Albertville. Temps caused the potatoes to freeze to the road, making the cleanup take longer than expected.

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    Composer wrote:


    Yes, we had the same thing. My wife woke me up at 5:30 (after I stayed up past midnight watching the podcast). We actually had a brownout. Incandescent bulbs worked, but not others. Nor the furnace. Not the basement I floor heating. We were at 63. I was getting ready to go buy gas for my generator when the power came back. From Dakota Electric twitter:


    Similar with the “brownout”. A couple lights throughout the house worked, but were very dim. And the clocks to the stove and microwave blinked during the outage. I called Dakota Electric while driving to work and was told it was a large area. Which is interesting… my sister and brother-in-law live about 1.5 miles from us and had power. And Composer lost power and MNNavy didn’t.

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    A truck carrying potatoes tipped on 94 in Albertville. Temps caused the potatoes to freeze to the road, making the cleanup take longer than expected.

    There is an Ore-Ida special in aisle….er….lane 2 now available in Albertville!

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    A truck carrying potatoes tipped on 94 in Albertville. Temps caused the potatoes to freeze to the road, making the cleanup take longer than expected.

    :lol:

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    A truck carrying potatoes tipped on 94 in Albertville. Temps caused the potatoes to freeze to the road, making the cleanup take longer than expected.

    There is an Ore-Ida special in aisle….er….lane 2 now available in Albertville!

    Definitely take a closer look if there’s a big sale at that Coborns.

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    gator wrote:


    Composer wrote:


    Yes, we had the same thing. My wife woke me up at 5:30 (after I stayed up past midnight watching the podcast). We actually had a brownout. Incandescent bulbs worked, but not others. Nor the furnace. Not the basement I floor heating. We were at 63. I was getting ready to go buy gas for my generator when the power came back. From Dakota Electric twitter:


    Similar with the “brownout”. A couple lights throughout the house worked, but were very dim. And the clocks to the stove and microwave blinked during the outage. I called Dakota Electric while driving to work and was told it was a large area. Which is interesting… my sister and brother-in-law live about 1.5 miles from us and had power. And Composer lost power and MNNavy didn’t.


    We are at 179th and Fieldcrest and never lost power. Our old house and neighborhood just north of us did.

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    If you like to shovel every morning, this is your weekend!

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    We live just a few miles north of Gator. No power issues at our house. I’m a light sleeper and love fans/white noise. There’s nothing more deafening than the sound of silence when your white noise shuts off during a power outage, so I would have noticed. 😂

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    We live just a few miles north of Gator. No power issues at our house. I’m a light sleeper and love fans/white noise. There’s nothing more deafening than the sound of silence when your white noise shuts off during a power outage, so I would have noticed. 😂

    While I live a significant distance from you, thus having no real chance that I was affected, I will completely agree with the lack of fan sounds during a power outage. Has definitely caused me to wake up in the past

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    We live just a few miles north of Gator. No power issues at our house. I’m a light sleeper and love fans/white noise. There’s nothing more deafening than the sound of silence when your white noise shuts off during a power outage, so I would have noticed. 😂


    I’m right there with you on the deafening silence.

    I sleep with a fan 365 days a year. Usually blowing right on me :lol: besides needing the white noise I’m a hot sleeper. Cold feet, but always hot. Between the fan and the bed socks my husband just shakes his head.

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    Roads home from the game were quite slick. Looked like it snowed enough to make them slippery, but not enough to get the plows out. Saw 4 multi car accidents from Minneapolis to Woodbury.

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    Roads home from the game were quite slick. Looked like it snowed enough to make them slippery, but not enough to get the plows out. Saw 4 multi car accidents from Minneapolis to Woodbury.


    Same… it was really slick going from 94 West to 35 South through downtown Mpls. Several vehicles biffed it. I even had some sliding cause the guy in front of me decided to power brake cause actions in front of him.

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    94 E was a parking lot. We were thankfully able to sneak out 280 around to snelling but there were a couple dozen accidents on the map. Someone messed up good on 35E N as there were a dozen vehicles with lights at the scene or on the way.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    A truck carrying potatoes tipped on 94 in Albertville. Temps caused the potatoes to freeze to the road, making the cleanup take longer than expected.

    :lol:

    I design roadways. There is a proposal now to rename it Frozen Potato Highway. :D

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    Roads home from the game were quite slick. Looked like it snowed enough to make them slippery, but not enough to get the plows out. Saw 4 multi car accidents from Minneapolis to Woodbury.

    Yeah, unfortunately we were one of them, just us, nobody else thank god. Hit some black ice right as we entered 35 off of 94W. Spun across 3 lanes of traffic and hit the wall dead on. Crunched the front pretty badly, but still drivable to get home. Human damage limited to my glasses breaking from an airbag to the face! Honestly I was more terrified right after it happened as I was afraid another car would hit us before we got straightened out. My hubbys 20+ year old Highlander is probably toast. Thoughts and prayers for my husbands agonizing potential decision: pay (more then it’s worth) to fix his favorite vehicle he’s ever owned or put it out of its misery.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Snowcool08 wrote:


    Roads home from the game were quite slick. Looked like it snowed enough to make them slippery, but not enough to get the plows out. Saw 4 multi car accidents from Minneapolis to Woodbury.

    Yeah, unfortunately we were one of them, just us, nobody else thank god. Hit some black ice right as we entered 35 off of 94W. Spun across 3 lanes of traffic and hit the wall dead on. Crunched the front pretty badly, but still drivable to get home. Human damage limited to my glasses breaking from an airbag to the face! Honestly I was more terrified right after it happened as I was afraid another car would hit us before we got straightened out. My hubbys 20+ year old Highlander is probably toast. Thoughts and prayers for my husbands agonizing potential decision: pay (more then it’s worth) to fix his favorite vehicle he’s ever owned or put it out of its misery.

    Oh no! Glad you’re both ok.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Snowcool08 wrote:


    Roads home from the game were quite slick. Looked like it snowed enough to make them slippery, but not enough to get the plows out. Saw 4 multi car accidents from Minneapolis to Woodbury.

    Yeah, unfortunately we were one of them, just us, nobody else thank god. Hit some black ice right as we entered 35 off of 94W. Spun across 3 lanes of traffic and hit the wall dead on. Crunched the front pretty badly, but still drivable to get home. Human damage limited to my glasses breaking from an airbag to the face! Honestly I was more terrified right after it happened as I was afraid another car would hit us before we got straightened out. My hubbys 20+ year old Highlander is probably toast. Thoughts and prayers for my husbands agonizing potential decision: pay (more then it’s worth) to fix his favorite vehicle he’s ever owned or put it out of its misery.


    Were you in 4 wheel drive?

    With deployment of airbags I can guarantee it will be totalled.

    Be glad you are both okay and no one else was involved.

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    Driving home from Shorewood/Excelsior to Minnetonka, roads were a little slick. I knew snow was coming, didn’t think it was happening that early. Highway 7 was not so bad, but the side roads sucked hardcore.

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    When I got up yesterday it was -20 at our nearest weather station. When I went to bed it was +36. That’s a 56 degree rise in 16 hours. Wonder what the record is?

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    Norm wrote:


    When I got up yesterday it was -20 at our nearest weather station. When I went to bed it was +36. That’s a 56 degree rise in 16 hours. Wonder what the record is?


    Just saw this today…

    72 degrees…

    2/2/1970 Nett Lake near Voyagers NP. Had a low of -35 and a high of +37 that day.

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    Norm wrote:


    When I got up yesterday it was -20 at our nearest weather station. When I went to bed it was +36. That’s a 56 degree rise in 16 hours. Wonder what the record is?


    Just saw this today…

    72 degrees…

    2/2/1970 Nett Lake near Voyagers NP. Had a low of -35 and a high of +37 that day.

    Heard from a friend Omaha was 66 last week and then down to 0 within 24hrs.

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    My personal best – involving a plane – left MSP it was -20F and landed in LAX few hours later to 75F.

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    My personal best – involving a plane – left MSP it was -20F and landed in LAX few hours later to 75F.

    The more unusual one for me wasn’t as drastic of a change, but rather unexpected.

    Got on a plane at MSP end of July, it was around 95 degrees and dewpoint of 80+. Felt like you had to cut your way through the air to get from the car to the building. AS soon as the power was started up and the AC kicked in, the pilot had to get on the PA to let people know “don’t worry about that mist coming out of the vents, that’s just condensation”

    Get off the plane in Las Vegas (yes, went to the desert in the middle of summer). Temp was just over 80 and like a 50 degree dewpoint. Dropping the humidity going from Minnesota to Vegas in the middle of summer is pretty typical. Dropping 15 degrees of temp is really odd.

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    Right now Mound -11 outsideI have lived in MN all of my life every year at this time I keep saying I hate living here due to the Sub 0 weather

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    -26. MINUS TWENTY FRICKING SIX!!!

    Still better than the – 37 I saw one morning 3 years ago during the build of the new place. No real wind so that’s a plus.

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    -42 at International Falls

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    Yesterday was the anniversary of the coldest recorded temp in MN, -60F in Tower in 1996.

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    Right now Mound -11 outsideI have lived in MN all of my life every year at this time I keep saying I hate living here due to the Sub 0 weather

    Don’t go outside and you’ll barely notice it

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    Steve MN wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    My personal best – involving a plane – left MSP it was -20F and landed in LAX few hours later to 75F.

    The more unusual one for me wasn’t as drastic of a change, but rather unexpected.

    Got on a plane at MSP end of July, it was around 95 degrees and dewpoint of 80+. Felt like you had to cut your way through the air to get from the car to the building. AS soon as the power was started up and the AC kicked in, the pilot had to get on the PA to let people know “don’t worry about that mist coming out of the vents, that’s just condensation”

    Get off the plane in Las Vegas (yes, went to the desert in the middle of summer). Temp was just over 80 and like a 50 degree dewpoint. Dropping the humidity going from Minnesota to Vegas in the middle of summer is pretty typical. Dropping 15 degrees of temp is really odd.

    That’s what trombone players always say…

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    This wind…

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    Gonna say, this wind is NOT messing around. Saw footage of the Brainerd (?) accident….holy hannah.

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    Bad day for toupee wearers.

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    Gonna say, this wind is NOT messing around. Saw footage of the Brainerd (?) accident….holy hannah.


    Several highways shutdown around Detroit Lakes.

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    Bad day for toupee wearers.

    65 here earlier in San Diego with a light breeze. I saw it begin to snow as we pulled away from the gate at MSP

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    Driving up 35 at about 2:00pm was wild yesterday. I was glad I wasn’t a trucker, or pulling a trailer. Saw two different one ton trucks flipped on their side with their trailers. Both were just north of Wyoming. Traffic slowed to 20 mph in a few spots, because you couldn’t see anything but a white wall of snow moving horizontally.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Bad day for toupee wearers.

    65 here earlier in San Diego with a light breeze. I saw it begin to snow as we pulled away from the gate at MSP

    Do you ever work?? :lol:

    Speaking of travel, I’m SoCal bound on Wednesday. Palm Dessert and the forecast looks tremendous.

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    Just returned home from Hawaii where it was sunny everyday with afternoon temps ranging from about 77 to 84. Upon arriving here, stepping outside at the airport, the below zero windchills made me seriously question why we live here. :conf2:

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    D2D wrote:

    Upon arriving here, stepping outside at the airport, the below zero windchills made me seriously question why we live here. :conf2:

    Just about every day from October to April I ask myself that same question.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Bad day for toupee wearers.

    65 here earlier in San Diego with a light breeze. I saw it begin to snow as we pulled away from the gate at MSP

    Do you ever work?? :lol:

    Speaking of travel, I’m SoCal bound on Wednesday. Palm Dessert and the forecast looks tremendous.

    This is really a case of the pot calling the kettle black. After all you’re in SoCal so much that you might need to change your residency status ;)

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    Should be a routine event for us Minn-E-SO-Tons!

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    The family meteorologist is thinking 4-5 inches for the whole event for the twin cities. I specifically asked about MSP since there are a few family members with flights early this week.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    The family meteorologist is thinking 4-5 inches for the whole event for the twin cities. I specifically asked about MSP since there are a few family members with flights early this week.

    From what I saw, the heavy stuff is north tomorrow, and south on Tue…

    1-2 inches for the “694 loop” tomorrow, 4-6 inches on Tue. Not bad, I can pay that price for today’s weather…

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    Coming back from Spooner today was a little hairy until you got to the Rush City exit on 35. Cleared up dramatically around that point. Had probably five or six inches on the ground in Spooner when we left.

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    Completely missed the metro, from what I saw. Tomorrow may be a different story, though.

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    We are supposed to be flying home tomorrow morning. Hopefully we don’t have major delays to deal with.

    It actually felt cold today here in San Diego. I think the temp was in the upper 50s but there was a pretty good breeze off the water all day. Even with a thin long sleeve shirt on I was a bit chilly

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    We are supposed to be flying home tomorrow morning. Hopefully we don’t have major delays to deal with.

    It actually felt cold today here in San Diego. I think the temp was in the upper 50s but there was a pretty good breeze off the water all day. Even with a thin long sleeve shirt on I was a bit chilly

    Talking with the LTD Brewing owner and his wife, and they are headed out there later this week. They were rather…disappointed that it will “only” be in the 50s-60s. #firstworldproblems :P

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    Can’t see across 394 in Golden Valley right now.

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    Looking outside right now, I think I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere today except down to the curb to get my mail.

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    Update from earlier today from GPL’s resident meteorologist. Some editorial flavor at the end when she chimed in about TWC naming winter storms. :)

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    10am – 3pm will be bulk of snow and I’m only thinking 4ish inches..same as what I thought the other day. Not sure where 6+ inches is coming from at all? This is a wide spread event, not a band event which can have higher totals.

    The weather channel wants ratings. Don’t watch that unless you want real-time radar

    The NWS blew yesterdays event up north badly.

    Yeah, today is really not a big deal. We’ll see some snow and need to snowblow

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    Well… she’s not wrong. The whole naming winter storms thing just confuses the public about what a named storm actually means.

    Only time I actually watch the weather channel is for live hurricane/major thunderstorm outbreak kind of coverage, because they’re the only readily available source of people actually on the ground.

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    Every time there is a snowstorm the local channels all send out reporters driving around showing us the roads. A pet peeve of mine as we already know the roads are crappy. All they are doing is adding to the problem.

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