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MtnMan

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OK, the weather folks are hyperventilating about the snow forecast for this weekend. Many of the models are calling for 11 inches here or more on Sunday. My concern is the winds as gust over 20MPH are predicted, which will bring down trees on power lines. Last winter storm, on Jan 3, and we lost power for almost 18 hours. I've got wood stoves, so we are good in that aspect, but none of my toys work.

It's a forecast, sometime they overhype predictions, still a lot of unknowns and things that can change in the next couple of days, such as the track the storm takes.

The scary part about Winter Storm Izzy... Jim Cantore is coming to town for the storm. I guess we're doomed...

OBTW, I live in the mountains in Western NC.
 

herm0016

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these things never get names till after they are well past us. ha.

the rocky mountains jut up from my backyard.

11 in is a lot for that far south. keep the home fires burning. we are saving a lot of propane by using the woodstove just about every day for the last 2 months.
 

Torn Mind

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Same system will be in my area, they seem to be predicting 1-3 in right now but things can change over time.
 

Azraele

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Last year we had an ice storm and lost power for over a week. They're calling for ice and high winds here with this system, and not happy about the thought of losing power that long again. :(
 
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OBTW, I live in the mountains in Western NC.
Wouldn't want to live there but I'd sure love to visit
 

MtnMan

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Wouldn't want to live there but I'd sure love to visit
I've been to finger lakes area of NY, on business, nice in the summer... sucks in the winter.

We'll get our snow, and it will be gone in a week, and back to walking the dog with just a jacket.
 

pauldun170

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I've been to finger lakes area of NY, on business, nice in the summer... sucks in the winter.

We'll get our snow, and it will be gone in a week, and back to walking the dog with just a jacket.
There is a possibility I'll be retiring to the finger lakes region.
We love it up there and have spent several summers camping up there.
Just spoke to the wife about planning a winter trip a few hours ago.
 

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OK, the weather folks are hyperventilating about the snow forecast for this weekend. Many of the models are calling for 11 inches here or more on Sunday. My concern is the winds as gust over 20MPH are predicted, which will bring down trees on power lines. Last winter storm, on Jan 3, and we lost power for almost 18 hours. I've got wood stoves, so we are good in that aspect, but none of my toys work.
Just tell the mrs she'll have to do withut her corded vibrator and use your weenie for a day or two.
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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'They' are nothing. 'They' are garbage looking for ratings. 'They' have no authority. 'They' are an advertising gimmick.

Winter Storms do NOT have names. ONLY cyclones have names.
 

Captante

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'They' are nothing. 'They' are garbage looking for ratings. 'They' have no authority. 'They' are an advertising gimmick.

Winter Storms do NOT have names. ONLY cyclones have names.

Can say that kind of stuff about ANY naming system of organization that people come up with .... again you are not right. Sorry.
 
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Torn Mind

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Imo, names helps people comprehend the frequency and severity of other wise faceless and forgotten storms and give a little perspective.

However, since it is by a private organization, such info might be lost if NBC goes under.
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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Can say that kind of stuff about ANY naming system of organization that people come up with .... again you are not right. Sorry.
The World Meteorological Organization IS an authority:

"The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), the roots of which were planted at the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences a year later. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, is headed by the Secretary-General. Its supreme body is the World Meteorological Congress."



 

Captante

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The World Meteorological Organization IS an authority:

"The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), the roots of which were planted at the 1873 Vienna International Meteorological Congress. Established by the ratification of the WMO Convention on 23 March 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences a year later. The Secretariat, headquartered in Geneva, is headed by the Secretary-General. Its supreme body is the World Meteorological Congress."




Reaching. Nope. ;)
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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However, since it is by a private organization, such info might be lost if NBC goes under.

"On March 22, 2018, Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios announced its acquisition of the Weather Channel's television assets from the NBCUniversal/Bain/Blackstone partnership. The actual value is undisclosed, but was reported to be around $300 million. The channel's non-television assets, which were separately sold to IBM two years prior, were not included in the sale."





You remember Byron Allen, don't you?

"Comedian Jimmie Walker saw Allen's stand-up act and invited the 14-year-old comedian to join his comedy writing team alongside promising young comedians Jay Leno and David Letterman. At age 18, Allen made his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. One of his earliest roles was as a regular presenter on the NBC series Real People, joining the cast at the beginning of the second season."









TWC had so little credibility IBM didn't even want it when they bought the rest of the assets.
 

[DHT]Osiris

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'They' are nothing. 'They' are garbage looking for ratings. 'They' have no authority. 'They' are an advertising gimmick.

Winter Storms do NOT have names. ONLY cyclones have names.
Shrug, my power company is calling it winter storm Izzy. I care more about them than you or weather channel. Izzy it is.
 
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balloonshark

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Naming winter storms only makes people freak out and makes it impossible to get a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk. We have such a fear based society with zero memory. It's like they forget that they've been through dozens if not hundreds or winter storms in their lifetimes. I mean I survived the storm of the century and we weathered that one out in a cabin in the middle of the woods. Wood for heat and propane for lights. Deepest snow I've ever seen in my 50 years and I'm still here and winters are getting shorter and milder.
 

MtnMan

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Now to compound the problems, 8 - 10+ inches of snow could bring... the DOT has announced there will be delays in clearing the roads, as 20% of the plows will be idle due to staffing issues.
 

Torn Mind

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Naming winter storms only makes people freak out and makes it impossible to get a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk. We have such a fear based society with zero memory. It's like they forget that they've been through dozens if not hundreds or winter storms in their lifetimes. I mean I survived the storm of the century and we weathered that one out in a cabin in the middle of the woods. Wood for heat and propane for lights. Deepest snow I've ever seen in my 50 years and I'm still here and winters are getting shorter and milder.
I'm pretty sure regular local news triggers that even without names. And a lot of places have issues with storing propane or generators easily. If someone lives in some older condo/apartment or townhouse community, backup power/heat options are a little more limited.
 

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