2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

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2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:44 am

I guess I missed this for the past two years, but this will be the third season that winter storms will receive names (from The Weather Channel) with this first one: Winter Storm Astro. This Polar Vortex may not reach Nebraska, but by 5 pm we may just get some nice winds today...
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Postby Brad » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:52 am

I can't decide. Either the names have not caught on, or we (Omaha area) have not received a bad enough storm to remember a name yet.

I think if the October 97 Snow Storm or the Christmas 2010 Storm had a name we may remember them.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:17 am

Brad wrote:I can't decide.  Either the names have not caught on, or we (Omaha area) have not received a bad enough storm to remember a name yet.  

I think if the October 97 Snow Storm or the Christmas 2010 Storm had a name we may remember them.

Wasn't Christmas 2009 the bad year? I didn't live here then but I remember driving home for Christmas and losing count of how many cars were off the road on I-80 between Des Moines and Omaha.

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:19 am

Yeah, probably so.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby nebugeater » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:03 am

Dec 26, 2009

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:32 am

Are the talking heads on TV going to call every cold front a polar vortex from now on?
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:48 am

jessep28 wrote:Are the talking heads on TV going to call every cold front a polar vortex from now on?


No, I am sure they will come up with a new name any day now... Polar Vortex was so 2014....
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:52 am

Thanks for the picture bugeater. I remember thinking that was the most snow I can remember seeing in the area since I was born in 1983. I had never seen all the mailboxes on the sides of streets completely covered with snow before. I know it has happened but I don't remember seeing it.

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:07 pm

Cold air is coming....already down to 35 in Sioux City, 29 in North Platte and 23 in Valentine.

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Postby nebugeater » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:10 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Thanks for the picture bugeater.  I remember thinking that was the most snow I can remember seeing in the area since I was born in 1983.  I had never seen all the mailboxes on the sides of streets completely covered with snow before.  I know it has happened but I don't remember seeing it.


There are more from the Christmas storm 2009 in this album if you care see them

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby HR Paperstacks » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:40 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Cold air is coming....already down to 35 in Sioux City, 29 in North Platte and 23 in Valentine.

The creation of this thread makes me cold! Brrr...winter's coming fast.

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:42 pm

I thought they were calling it a "Bomb Cyclone"

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Omababe » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:04 am

Oh NOOOOOooooooooo! It's snowing! I'm melting! Cancel everything!

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:35 am

I know people think I am crazy, but I really like the snow. I wish it was more of the nice soft winter wonderland snow and not this ice mixture, but its still part of the fun of living in the Midwest. I really do like having 4 seasons and about the time I am sick of one, we are on to the next.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:09 am

Brad wrote:I know people think I am crazy...

It's taken you this long? No. It's you standing in the middle of a freezing River to get that 'Perfect Shot' that make people think you are crazy! :lol: :shrug: :lol:
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Postby Brad » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:20 am

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby nebugeater » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:33 am

Brad wrote:I know people think I am crazy, but I really like the snow.  I wish it was more of the nice soft winter wonderland snow and not this ice mixture, but its still part of the fun of living in the Midwest.  I really do like having 4 seasons and about the time I am sick of one, we are on to the next.


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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:02 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I thought they were calling it a "Bomb Cyclone"



Sounds like an awesome name for a Band or a mixed drink.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:19 am

For everything there is a season. And this ain't the season for this sort of weather. It is normally in the 50s in mid November.

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Louie » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:00 am

nativeomahan wrote:For everything there is a season.  And this ain't the season for this sort of weather.  It is normally in the 50s in mid November.

You can blame Typhoon Nuri for that.

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:54 pm

iamjacobm wrote:I thought they were calling it a "Bomb Cyclone"


Lol, the Weather Channel is calling this storm in Buffalo the "Arctic Attack".

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby iamjacobm » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:17 pm

You guys is got real cold today.

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Postby Louie » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:38 pm

iamjacobm wrote:You guys is got real cold today.

Yeah real chilly like.

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Postby bbtran72 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:36 am

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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Brad » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:34 am

Omaha just broke our record for High Pressure set back in 1905. The Old Record was 31.07 We just hit 31.08 and still rising.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:11 pm

Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump 2-3 feet of snow up east. Meanwhile, we hit the 50's today and maybe the 60's on Wednesday!
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby RNcyanide » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:39 pm

Coyote wrote:Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump 2-3 feet of snow up east. Meanwhile, we hit the 50's today and maybe the 60's on Wednesday!


I hate it. I love the snow.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:13 am

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Postby Coyote » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:25 am

Blizzard howls its way into Boston but largely spares NYC

I blame deflate gate for the storm heading right towards Boston. Karma!
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Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:32 am

I was looking at the Weather Channel's website and all the pictures are from New York City, like they suffered terribly. They got less than 10 inches of snow....I think they will be alright. I was surprised to see that they didn't have many pictures of the Boston area on there.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:56 am

Huge ice jam on the Platte. From the Able One twitter.
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Postby Brad » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:58 am

Wow, better get out the dynamite!
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skinzfan23 wrote:I was looking at the Weather Channel's website and all the pictures are from New York City, like they suffered terribly.  They got less than 10 inches of snow....I think they will be alright.  I was surprised to see that they didn't have many pictures of the Boston area on there.



My step daughter lives in Quincy MA. She said there was about 25 inches of snow in her neighborhood.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:18 am

My brother lives in North Andover and they got around 30 inches on top of the 6 they had last Saturday. Can't imagine where they are going to put all that.

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Brad wrote:Wow, better get out the dynamite!


They're going to dynamite the thing today if it doesn't break up.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

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RNcyanide wrote:
Brad wrote:Wow, better get out the dynamite!


They're going to dynamite the thing today if it doesn't break up.



Blasting on Platte is called off

NICHOLAS BERGIN: LINCOLN JOURNAL wrote:Warm, sunny weather over the past few days broke up the nearly mile-long jam and sent giant chunks floating down the Platte toward the Missouri River, officials said Thursday morning.

They'll continue to monitor the situation just to be sure, but it looks like the services of Dykon Blasting Corp. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, won't be needed.
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Coyote wrote:
RNcyanide wrote:
Brad wrote:Wow, better get out the dynamite!


They're going to dynamite the thing today if it doesn't break up.



Blasting on Platte is called off

NICHOLAS BERGIN: LINCOLN JOURNAL wrote:Warm, sunny weather over the past few days broke up the nearly mile-long jam and sent giant chunks floating down the Platte toward the Missouri River, officials said Thursday morning.

They'll continue to monitor the situation just to be sure, but it looks like the services of Dykon Blasting Corp. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, won't be needed.


|expletive|. I was looking forward to that.
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:51 pm

And now comes Winter Storm Kari. Happy Winter New England!
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby Coyote » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:53 pm

And I guess this winter storm that just left was called Linus.
I didn't think much of it on Saturday Morning, but by Saturday night when they decided not to pre-treat the streets because the chemicals would just rain away... I figured that the heavy wet snow would turn to slush then to ice... It almost seemed like the city was caught of guard by this type of storm, on a Super Bowl weekend no less. I know that some neighborhood roads are still pretty much iced over, and maybe for a few days yet...
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Re: 2014-2015 Winter Weather Thread

Postby jessep28 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:56 pm

Couple of the news stations have released their mandatory annual story stating that landscaping businesses are seeing an increase in snow removal demand.
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