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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

This massive freezing rain and ice storm is on its second wave.....from the southwest (not Canada this time ).

Who else on SI is sitting at your computer while the weather outside is frightful?

...just hope the power doesn't go out .....

...staying inside where it's safe...

...will post some pics tomorrow, barring a blackout.....share yours, too!


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

We are on the edge of it. Temp hovering right around freezing... So we are on a wait and see.


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Ascendant
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Default  Posted: 8:38 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

40 miles north of Chicago here...we've had a cold, drizzly rain since yesterday afternoon-ish...it's hovered around feezing, but the streets and sidewalks (and anywhere else my just-turned-30 ass might slip and die) have turned into giant sheets of ice.


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booger bear
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Default  Posted: 8:39 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Has been pissing ice and rain here for like 30+ hours ... I hate winter here, or what they consider winter around here.


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Default  Posted: 8:45 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Yes, Booger Bear, I hate winter, too!!!
It's pretty bad here in southeastern Ontario....just starting now to pelt down...supposed to last well into tomorrow.

On a positive note....
only 59 days to go until our annual trip to Negril!
...and there had better be NO flight delays!


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"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

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gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 8:50 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Yea. What the hell??!!??
I was expecting a bunch of snow tonight (per the weather people), and I'm getting icy rain right now instead. It needs to knock it off -- I've got plans for tomorrow. stupid weather *grumble*


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 9:24 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Not here; it's unseasonably warm with lots of rain. It's melting the snow and creating dense fog.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Freezing mist last night through today. Tonight we're expecting 7-8 inches of snow. Tomorrow - blowing snow and dangerous wind chills.

Yay, winter. Not.


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 10:06 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Hmmmm...

I'm sitting here listening to some wicked wind, but our temps are embarrassingly high compared to what y'all are talking about (69 degrees right now).

***ducking and running***

ETA: We have the A/C on!

[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 10:12 PM, December 21st (Saturday)]


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 10:28 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Got to 82° here today with bright blue skys and no clouds.

Got humid and rainy in the evening.


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Default  Posted: 10:48 PM, December 21st (Saturday)

Everything is covered in ice here. I went to the grocery store today, slip sliding my way to just walk to the car. Got the shopping done, couldn't open my hatchback to put them in as there was quarter of an inch of ice covering it. Took me a while. Then stopped for gas. Had to chisel the gas flap/cover open. Gah.

Earlier this evening we got rain on top of it, just to ice everything up good again, then the rain turned to ice pellets, now it's kind of icy snow. It's going to be wonderful in the morning.


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 9:22 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)

It's 72 and windy. I'm glad that the ice is melting, but the warmness is weird for this time of year. It's supposed to be 30 on Christmas. That is a heck of a temperature drop.

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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)

Everything's covered in 1/2 inch of ice here. There are power outages to the east and west of us so I am getting together candles and extra duvets, just in case. My S/O's sister has a squished car from where a huge tree and a power line fell on it. Luckily no one was in the vehicle.

Jrc, shut up!

[This message edited by lynnm1947 at 11:20 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)]


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)

My driveway is in there somewhere. Good thing I don't have to shovel it.


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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, December 22nd (Sunday)

We live two hours east of Toronto.
We here in the country have power!
...at least for now...thawing a turkey breast for dinner...if power goes out, I guess the barbeque will come in handy!
It's freezing rain here still, everything is covered in thick ice.
H is outside trying to chop up some of it.

Both sons, one in Toronto, the other in a small city north of TO (Markham), don't have electricity. 250,000 people in the GTA are without power; 300,000 in the province of Ontario; even the streetcars in TO aren't running due to the heavy ice on the lines.

I took a pic of H a few minutes ago...
I'm sitting inside munching on cinnamon toast!


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"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

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Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, December 22nd (Sunday)

The bad ice missed us by 30 miles north. We have a thin coating In the trees, otherwise just wet.
It was beautiful when the sun peeked through the clouds for a minute today. Looked like the woods were bejeweled. Now it's just gray and cold.
I preferred the weather on Friday when it was 71 and sunny. But when the front came through the temp dropped 15 degrees in 30 minutes.

I hate winter!!!
Good news is the days get longer from this point forward!!!


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Default  Posted: 2:50 PM, December 22nd (Sunday)

No ice, but lots and lots of snow! About a foot (or more in some places) of it in the driveway. Luckily the landlord removes the snow for us, so I didn't have to shovel it all myself!


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Default  Posted: 3:43 PM, December 22nd (Sunday)

We got the ice. Some lost power, but we didn't. The trees were beautiful! The cars were iced shut and the roads were slick. All in all it was a *much ado about nothing* kind of thing compared to what we have had in the past - read ice storm that left the entire area without power for 10 days in 1991.


Indian wisdom says our lives are rivers. We are born somewhere small and quiet and we move toward a place we cannot see, but only imagine. From Tending Roses

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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, December 22nd (Sunday)

The freezing rain missed us....just got loads and loads of rain....
Thank goodness, I had to get up and go to work this morning and did not relish the thoughts of chiselling out the van to drive to work on slippery roads...
It has washed away most of the snow, now just the big piles from previous plowing are around...they are "ice piles" now....
Oh well, a "white Christmas" is way too over rated.....


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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, December 23rd (Monday)

It's been warm and rainy here for the past few days. It seems like the rain has stopped and not the front has moved through the temperatures are starting to plummet. 60 this morning. 50 now and around 30 by tomorrow morning. Hopefully the roads don't freeze.


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Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, December 23rd (Monday)

I just crawled up the driveway on my hands and knees.....too icy to walk.
It was OK a couple of hours ago on my way downtown (a small town downtown ), but it's getting colder and the ice is now a skating rink.
Both sons in Toronto & Markham still don't have power where they live. Oldest son and his fiancée drove (I don't know how after watching the newscasts) to our condo in TO where there is electricity and stayed overnight. Probably tonight, too!

...after all, with all their electronic gadgets, they needed to plug in and recharge!

...and I don't think we are going to meet with family on Christmas Day....

It's a wait and see situation.


Memory and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow.
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." (Joseph Campbell)

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Default  Posted: 12:20 PM, December 23rd (Monday)

saturday was 71 and cloudy. horrid torrential rain sat night, with tornado warnings! neighbor lost a huge tree, bounced off the corner of their roof, tore down gutters n broke 2 windows. friend's big, heavy gazebo (extra large one with fixed roof) uprooted and against neighbor's fence. i got off lightly, just had to pick up overturned christmas deco, wrought iron table n chairs, n retrieve cushions n market umbrella from neighbor's yard. crazy! hope everyone is safe!


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Funny  Posted: 10:37 PM, December 23rd (Monday)

We got the freezing rain and ice last Friay and it's still here. Power went off Friday night and didn't get it back until 6pm yesterday. Ugh. Total electric home and no heat source. Ended up taking my Mom to my sister's house but I toughed it out here, keeping the fur babies warm with body heat. Ever been rolled up in blankets with three tiny Chihuahuas and one HUGE Golden Retriever -- and a kitten? It's a new experience.

By the way, the kitten belongs to the Golden Retriever, it's HIS baby kitten and he kept her warm. He has his own pet - a baby feral kitten. She's now about 4 months old and he's been her best buddy since she was first weaned.


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Default  Posted: 1:01 AM, December 24th (Tuesday)

Ever been rolled up in blankets with three tiny Chihuahuas and one HUGE Golden Retriever -- and a kitten?

We totally need a pic of this. How cute!


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Default  Posted: 8:48 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

Wahoo-yaah! Just got the power back on here in Michigan! Yeh, a little "drizzle" my boo-tay! That's the last time we listen to the weatherman!

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Default  Posted: 11:45 PM, December 28th (Saturday)

I've visiting my parents in New Brunswick (in Atlantic Canada) and there are still thousands without power here. It snowed or freezing rained, quite literally, from Friday night (the 20th) through Christmas Eve with a short reprieve Christmas day, only to get another dumping of 10 cm of snow on Boxing Day. To make matters worse, we are expecting another 20-30 cm of snow tomorrow night, with the potential for more freezing rain.

We're lucky, here. My parents live in an area that is on the same power grid as a nearby hydro-electric dam. Therefore, if this grid loses power, it is top priority to get back up.


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Default  Posted: 12:06 AM, December 29th (Sunday)

well, today it almost hit 60 degrees f. tonight it is supposed to be five below 0 Fahrenheit with 20 to 30 below wind chill. I played golf today, that's just wrong.


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