Another flubbed forecast

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Jay

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 2, 2014
Once again the weather forecasters have cried wolf. For a week they've warned about a monster snowstorm dumping record amounts in the Midwest and Ohio valley. The talking heads on the Weather Channel christened it "Winter Storm Titan" because they think it's cool to name winter storms like hurricanes. The local Columbus TV forecasters said we could end up with a foot on the ground by Sunday afternoon. What did I end up with? Two inches at most with intermittent sunshine. If a 2-mile-wide tornado ever hits the Columbus area, I may die because I won't believe the weathermen or the sirens as they warn about it approaching.
Pink Elephant

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Mar 2, 2014
Yeh, where all that snow at? Buncha lyin' white folk! What am I gonna do with this bread an' milk? Huh?

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#3 Mar 2, 2014
Pink Elephant wrote:
Yeh, where all that snow at? Buncha lyin' white folk! What am I gonna do with this bread an' milk? Huh?
LOL Well, here on the mid-east coast they have cut the accumulation expected back from 16" to 6". All we've had so far is rain, so we'll see. And our news lady is black. She always stands in front of the map.....but most of them do.

I guess I will be going to work. Yikes. The entire state has already shut down EVERYTHING for the day. Prematurely.

“Bee Hive Jive”

Since: Apr 10

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#4 Mar 2, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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LOL Well, here on the mid-east coast they have cut the accumulation expected back from 16" to 6". All we've had so far is rain, so we'll see. And our news lady is black. She always stands in front of the map.....but most of them do.
I guess I will be going to work. Yikes. The entire state has already shut down EVERYTHING for the day. Prematurely.
The secret word is.......
Black Russian with a splash of Chambord

Ooooooo baby!
just sayin

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 2, 2014
Jay wrote:
Once again the weather forecasters have cried wolf. For a week they've warned about a monster snowstorm dumping record amounts in the Midwest and Ohio valley. The talking heads on the Weather Channel christened it "Winter Storm Titan" because they think it's cool to name winter storms like hurricanes. The local Columbus TV forecasters said we could end up with a foot on the ground by Sunday afternoon. What did I end up with? Two inches at most with intermittent sunshine. If a 2-mile-wide tornado ever hits the Columbus area, I may die because I won't believe the weathermen or the sirens as they warn about it approaching.
The local Columbus news stations are a joke with their X-1000 Super Duper Doppler Storm Team Tracker Breaking Weather Alerts for every cloud that floats over the horizon. As if that's not bad enough, every newscast has "mobile meteorologists" circling Columbus on I-270 so they can provide real-time weather reports... "I just saw a snowflake on the east side near the airport! OMG its a snowpocalypse!"

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#6 Mar 2, 2014
just sayin wrote:
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The local Columbus news stations are a joke with their X-1000 Super Duper Doppler Storm Team Tracker Breaking Weather Alerts for every cloud that floats over the horizon. As if that's not bad enough, every newscast has "mobile meteorologists" circling Columbus on I-270 so they can provide real-time weather reports... "I just saw a snowflake on the east side near the airport! OMG its a snowpocalypse!"
And they poke fun at Southerners...LOL.
No credibility.

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#7 Mar 3, 2014
BizzyBee wrote:
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The secret word is.......
Black Russian with a splash of Chambord
Ooooooo baby!
A woman after my own heart!:-)
The storm of the century didn't hit either! Probably got 5" - 6", which is no bigh deal.

“Bee Hive Jive”

Since: Apr 10

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#8 Mar 3, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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A woman after my own heart!:-)
The storm of the century didn't hit either! Probably got 5" - 6", which is no bigh deal.
We got all bothered about the storm of the century(not really, lol) and nothing!
Glad the sun is shining!
I think, though, we are not out of the woods.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#9 Mar 3, 2014
Seriouslady wrote:
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A woman after my own heart!:-)
The storm of the century didn't hit either! Probably got 5" - 6", which is no bigh deal.
Last night while I was checking a few wells I heard that the Senate postponed hearings and votes and the federal offices were to be closed because of all the snow and ice. My first thought was "when did those lazy bastards ever work on a Monday?"
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 3, 2014
is it safe to come out yet?

Since: Feb 14

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#11 Mar 3, 2014
just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>The local Columbus news stations are a joke with their X-1000 Super Duper Doppler Storm Team Tracker Breaking Weather Alerts for every cloud that floats over the horizon. As if that's not bad enough, every newscast has "mobile meteorologists" circling Columbus on I-270 so they can provide real-time weather reports... "I just saw a snowflake on the east side near the airport! OMG its a snowpocalypse!"
My brother is a Ohio Highway Patrolman. He says it's ongoing, they make fun of the way "snow storms" are handled by ODOT & locals. He says they stand in circles with shovels in their hands, and a group attacks each snow flake in the air. I will say that with the temps warming up to near normal, news channels are desperate for headlines now.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#12 Mar 3, 2014
Guitarz626 wrote:
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My brother is a Ohio Highway Patrolman. He says it's ongoing, they make fun of the way "snow storms" are handled by ODOT & locals. He says they stand in circles with shovels in their hands, and a group attacks each snow flake in the air. I will say that with the temps warming up to near normal, news channels are desperate for headlines now.
What does your brother do to clear the snow and ice? Shake his ticket book in the air and yell stoppen in his best german accent?

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#13 Mar 3, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
<quoted text>What does your brother do to clear the snow and ice? Shake his ticket book in the air and yell stoppen in his best german accent?
Awe, a joke annoyed another. Sigh. Pfftt..!

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#14 Mar 3, 2014
Guitarz626 wrote:
<quoted text>Awe, a joke annoyed another. Sigh. Pfftt..!
I am fairly new but do notice most miss points and need lives.
Tad

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 3, 2014
Guitarz626 wrote:
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I am fairly new but do notice most miss points and need lives.
While we're on the subject of needing things... have you ever considered getting a face transplant?
Pink Elephant

Reynoldsburg, OH

#16 Mar 4, 2014
Tad wrote:
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While we're on the subject of needing things... have you ever considered getting a face transplant?
... and you a head extraction.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#17 Mar 4, 2014
Guitarz626 wrote:
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Awe, a joke annoyed another. Sigh. Pfftt..!
You brought State troopers into the thread. I jst want to see ow why those tax collectors with smokey the bear hats drive like old half blind ladies that can hardly reach the pedals. I ODOT workes waste money but at least there is some road work or cleaning done. Troopers on the other hand are inder the department of public sadety yet are more akin to SS of Hitlers with poor math skills.

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