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Snow in Gainsville?? #225908
12/26/10 10:13 PM
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Jack, Dave, tonight's Tampa news is reporting there were some snow flurries up your way today...is that true? Supposed to get down to 25 down here tomorrow night!

It was 71 and I was sailing down here yesterday, now down to 25?? OUCH!

You guys up in New England ok? I see there's a Blizzard up your way!


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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: Timbo] #225915
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Jack, Dave, tonight's Tampa news is reporting there were some snow flurries up your way today...is that true? Supposed to get down to 25 down here tomorrow night!

It was 71 and I was sailing down here yesterday, now down to 25?? OUCH!

You guys up in New England ok? I see there's a Blizzard up your way!


We didn't get any snow here in Alachua but I did hear of flurries in Gainsville. It did get down to 22 last night however Tim.


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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: Mugrace72] #225916
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I believe tonight (Monday) is the colder night. The skies clear, the wind lays down, and all the heat goes straight out to space.

I think we're forecast to get down to the mid-30's tonight. I don't know how you mf-ers do this stuff for 8 months straight. My blood is too thin for this... I'd rather have 95+ and mosquitoes that carry away small children for 2 months...


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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: waterbug_wpb] #225918
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I think South Carolina fluctuates more than anywhere in the world. 104 degrees this summer, then 16 degrees tonight, that just aint right. We did get 4 inches of snow yesterday, not a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk can be found in 3 counties.


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Originally Posted by dave mosley
I think South Carolina fluctuates more than anywhere in the world. 104 degrees this summer, then 16 degrees tonight, that just aint right. We did get 4 inches of snow yesterday, not a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk can be found in 3 counties.

Try Phoenix...


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Blame the Canadians .... those dang Canucks can't keep their cold air to themselves .....

Just spent the whole day shoveling snow ... and the Pocono ski slopes got just a few flurries .... all the snow fell on the "flatlands" and nothing to speak of in the mountains/hills ....

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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: dave mosley] #225940
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Originally Posted by dave mosley
I think South Carolina fluctuates more than anywhere in the world. 104 degrees this summer, then 16 degrees tonight, that just aint right.


It can reach 100F here, and it can reach -40F on the other end. Both aren't common, but 90F and -30F are pretty much guaranteed.


Originally Posted by dave mosley
We did get 4 inches of snow yesterday, not a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk can be found in 3 counties.


I love the south. I wouldn't even bother kicking it into 4wd.


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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: HMurphey] #225941
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[quote=HMurphey]Blame the Canadians .... those dang Canucks can't keep their cold air to themselves .....

OK everybody, Sing Along! Those damn Canadians are always shoving their cold air into our -back door- cold fronts!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAYMJnO9LBQ&feature=fvw


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okay, the South may not be so bad afterall...


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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: dave mosley] #226151
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It has been a mite speck chilly hyar in Noth' Floridee last week er so. Flat plumb froze all my orange trees and bananas.
But today, January 1, we had 4 A-cats out wild-thinging all afternoon- bright blue sky, 75 degrees, wind 8-14 knots from the south.


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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: dacarls] #226158
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Dave-Quit bitchin, it was 11C yesterday, -6c for the high today.
you remember what cold Michigan weather is, wait a minute you've been to long in Florida.

Happy New Year
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Re: Snow in Gainsville?? [Re: fredsmith] #226163
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**** on this one. You love the south eh? You'll understand then that the road conditions down here are totally different when it comes to "winter weather." (I'm talking NC, SC, GA)

Its ICE. Like a hockey rink. It aint hard packed snow. It ain't even slippery slush, its bonafide ICE. I love it when yankees come down from their "I can drive in snow and you dumb hillbillies can't" pedestal after they've been plucked from a ditch.

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Dude, you have no idea. Minnesota has it all weather wise. The stuff you're talking about is the wet snow that lands on not frozen pavement, when it compresses it squeezes most of the water out, then packs into ice with extra lube from the water. I drive a 2wd truck most of the winter, so don't try that **** on me Tad.


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I gotta side with Karl on this one; I just enjoyed driving up to the mountains in a winter "storm", breezed right through the mandatory tire chains checkpoint (if you have 4WD and the right tires, you're allowed to get by just carrying chains), and spent a couple days watching the tow trucks work overtime. Growing up in the South prepared me a little for winter driving, but the real education came while in Denver, Boulder, and Philadelphia (Blizzard of 1993!). Tad, there are people that live in those climates that don't know how to handle *anything*, so it doesn't surprise me when I see all the wreckers and winches.

There may be something wrong with me - I actually enjoy difficult driving conditions.


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The stuff you're talking about is the wet snow that lands on not frozen pavement, when it compresses it squeezes most of the water out, then packs into ice with extra lube from the water.


No, I'm talking about frozen precipitation that falls on pavement during the day thats too warm to freeze immediately, but come night time, turns into rock solid sheets of ice.

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I drive a 2wd truck most of the winter, so don't try that [censored] on me Tad.


Sorry. I'll leave the wreckless driving to you Karl :P


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Originally Posted by John Williams

There may be something wrong with me - I actually enjoy difficult driving conditions.


I like it too. When I grew up in Cleveland, a bunch of us had small front wheel drive manual transmission cars...we used to race across the suburb at 3 in the morning when there was fresh snow. Now, whenever it comes down here in South Cackalacky, I go for a tour...although I did quit offering to pull people out of ditches because they can't even manage that around here without doing something silly putting the tow vehicle (mine) at risk.


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When i was stationed in Charleston (1988) we had flurries. People went crazy and into a panic. Drove home as fast as possible.... not so fun to be on the road (as they drove into ditches, railings, bridges, etc).

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I learned to drive in NE Ohio, and was driving a semi at 14 -- my brother and I had a trucking company then.
I had a football scholarship at UNC, Chapel Hill and one day it had snowed an inch or two, and the police stopped traffic and warned them they could not make it up the hill to Chapel Hill. Geez, the hill is not that big.
It was a piece of cake for normal tires and a normal car.

Rick


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Here near Milwaukee, all the snow melted last week after 2 40 degree days, and a day in the 50's, then the high was 25 the very next day.

It snowed about an inch last night.

I drive a 2WD REAR wheel drive truck, a powerful V-8, with a manual tranny.

I was coming home from swim practice this morning. I live on a nice wide cul-de-sac.

NOw here's something you can't do with front wheel drive vehicles, not well anyways:

I entered the cul-de-sac, and 'drifted' across it sideways, perfectly lined up with my driveway, and then eased it up into my garage.

My 7 y/o son was looking out the window and said 'Wow dad, you were drifting!' I think he learned it from his Wii games.

I have 70# sand bags, and keep anywhere from 2- 5 of them on my bed depending on the conditions.

It's all good



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