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Old 01-26-2015, 04:08 AM   #1
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Why am I so sad that I am going to miss the big storm?

Why am I so sad that I am going to miss this big NYC Blizzard?

I do like snow

But 20+ of snow is always fun in the City. It's especially interesting watching the MTA put those cable chains on the Articulated buses 24 hours in advance, so the cable are well worn or broken by the time the snow actually arrives.

Then the buses promptly get stuck after the first few inches in any case.

Articulated buses are only good to reduce the number of drivers and the quality of service. Not much else.

But I digress.

I am truly sorry I am not there. Had I been reading the forecast discussions like I used to, I would have an had an inkling a few days ago and may have even flown home for the event.

Oh well, next time.

I did pull out Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising Routes last night
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:41 AM   #2
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Having spent many winters in Steamboat Springs skiing, snowmobiling, skating etc, I miss the winter - at times. Can't get from the Caribbean back to Steamboat for a short trip so I had to make a choice. Forget Jimmy Cornell, what I could use would be Star Trek's teleporter.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:51 AM   #3
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According to the weather forecasters, we in the NE are ALL GOING TO DIE! Again.
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I think I will post some nice pictures of the Bahamas when it's like
Mid storm there...
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:52 AM   #5
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Richard..QUICK!! Get a flight to Connecticut and I'll let you run the snow blower for a while!!
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:38 AM   #6
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My tennis game in Stuart, FL was cancelled this morning due to wind and rain. And, the temperature was a freezing 58 degrees. No need to go north for me, the weather here is bad enough. Uh oh, may have spoken too soon, the sun is beginning to break through.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:55 AM   #7
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According to the weather forecasters, we in the NE are ALL GOING TO DIE! Again.
Over the holidays we had a similar warning at our home in Sedona, AZ. To hear the forecasters on TV, one would think that we were doomed. We awakened on Dec. 24th to this, 10 inches of snow that everyone loved!
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I love watching a blizzard......on my TV.

I just turned off my air conditioner on Sunday and opened up the house for some fresh air.

Going on a motorcycle ride in an hour or so to heat up the oil for an oil change.

Hey, hate the game not the player.....
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:50 AM   #9
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77 currently. High of 85 today in Puerto Vallarta. Sorry folks....
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:56 AM   #10
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This will be the 46th New York City winter I have avoided since moving to SOCAL. Much rather be boatin' 12 months of the year than hibernatin' with a boat I can't use.
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According to the weather forecasters, we in the NE are ALL GOING TO DIE! Again.
That's NOT the weather forecasters, but your little news people that want you hooked 24/7
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:22 PM   #12
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Richard..QUICK!! Get a flight to Connecticut and I'll let you run the snow blower for a while!!
My Julie likes that idea also
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70's and overcast today on the Phoenix area. Yesterday was 80*, sunny, just a few light clouds.

Let me see--snow vs. sunshine. Sunshine winds every time.
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Stuck at home thanks to the snow.... they said we can expect 50mph wind gusts tonight?! Really, great.

... daydreaming of being back aboard....
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:33 PM   #16
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Haha! so true!!! My sister in law is already on FB post # 438 on today's weather.
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Having spent many winters in Steamboat Springs skiing, snowmobiling, skating etc, I miss the winter - at times. Can't get from the Caribbean back to Steamboat for a short trip so I had to make a choice. Forget Jimmy Cornell, what I could use would be Star Trek's teleporter.
No teleporter unfortunately but I'll still be able to give you a snow report from Steamboat next week. Happy to leave Queensland for a break, we've had several weeks of unusually hot & humid weather (typically 10F above average) - think Florida summers.

Marty, any places to eat for a tightwad picking up the tab for the whole extended family?
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Blowing hard enough in Abaco to blow our grill off the deck! Enough of this nonsense!
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Having grown up in Hawaii, in my opinion there is no such thing as too much snow. I wish what happens in New England would happen here every winter too (the snow part, not the deep freeze part as then we'd have to haul and winterize our boats instead of using them all year).

We've got the vehicles and the driving skill to deal with a major snowfall, so all we have to do is wait a day or so for all the people who don't to go into the ditch and then the driving is great.

As it is, we have to go up into the BC interior or over to Montana to get a heavy snow fix.

If I never see the sun and blue sky again, it will be just fine with me. Give me rain, snow, overcast, fog, all that stuff. Fortunately I have a wife who feels exactly the same way (she's from here).

The only thing we don't want is wind when we want to go flying, fishing, or boating. The rest of the time wind is great, too.

As my wife puts it, weather makes me feel alive and part of something exciting. I've had way more than my quota of staggeringly boring weather in Hawaii. I look at the pictures people put up on this forum of Florida and the Keys and Bermuda and the Gulf Coast and the only thing I feel is pity for the poor souls who are stuck there day after day after day after day after day after day after day......

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Never again.

As I've said before, to me the US stops at the southern Oregon border and the east bank of the Mississippi (I say the east bank because the river itself is pretty cool). Outside of that rectangle and Maine, the rest of the US can be given back to whoever we bought or stole it from.
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Wifey B: I only want bikini weather....no snow. We lived in NC where we didn't get much. We did get some in Seattle last year. Even had a snowball fight with some young teens. If snow wasn't cold I'd want it. Warm snow, floating down as we ride down the ICW , wearing bikinis, looking at the Fort Lauderdale homes all covered.

I do feel for those who will encounter hardship from the snow. It's part of nature's beauty, but there's an ugly side too.
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