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"Oh, the weather outside is weather..."

Post by east hockey » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:11 am

One of the weirdest and funniest quotes from Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

How bad will this storm be? Duluth is under a Blizzard Warning starting tomorrow at 6 a.m. and going until 6 a.m. on Saturday!. They're talking about 15-18 inches in Duluth through tomorrow night, and aren't even predicting how much more will fall on Christmas Day.

On the bright side, it won't affect any high school hockey games. The flip side, of course, is it could snowbound many people on Christmas Eve and Day. People like my wife and me. :(

We've been led along by several storms in the past few years which never materialized, but this one simply looks too big to miss us. Blech.

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Post by nickmon3 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:15 am

SNOWMOBILING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by east hockey » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:20 am

Here is the map showing what's in store for this area:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/ ... her%20map/

Gale warning for the lake. I thought that was funny. Is anyone planning on being on Lake Superior tomorrow or Friday? Image

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Post by karl(east) » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:02 am

I dunno. I'd prefer a nice blizzard to the incessant rain in Chicago right now. I've spent the past week or so just missing huge snowstorms.

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Post by Goldfishdude » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:14 am

I thought it was supposed to miss Duluth and north... a friend was supposed to drive to her family in Ely, and they're not supposed to be hit...I though she said south od Duluth would be hit...

It's been a blowing down 35E... Going to make my first day of shopping trickier than normal in the a.m.

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Post by east hockey » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:13 pm

Duluth is smack dab in the middle of an area expected to get 20+ inches of snow through Christmas Day.

Hunkering down with Kona Coffee and the TV this morning. :)

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Post by east hockey » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:36 am

This might change overnight, but the streets in Duluth were in pretty good driving condition this evening. Some freezing rain and a bit of sleet close to the lake made for a bit of slickness, but nothing preventing us from venturing cross-town.

For a Blizzard Warning, it's been tame so far.

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Post by east hockey » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:39 pm

There are two different weather scenarios being played out in Duluth this morning, depending on whether you live near the lake or up over the hill. Over the hill (at the "official" weather station at the Airport), they have 19 inches of snow with over a half foot more on the way.

Down here near the lake, we're getting more sleet and freezing rain than snow, with 40 mph winds off the lake. Wheeeeee!

Today's plan is simple; hunker down, drink Kona coffee, eat leftovers from last night. After a couple phone calls, our Christmas Day get together has been postponed to Sunday.

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Post by nickmon3 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:22 pm

Up in Hibbing we only got about 6 inches but it is extremely heavy and nearly impossible to shovel.
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Post by Goldfishdude » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:53 pm

east hockey wrote:There are two different weather scenarios being played out in Duluth this morning, depending on whether you live near the lake or up over the hill. Over the hill (at the "official" weather station at the Airport), they have 19 inches of snow with over a half foot more on the way.
Down here near the lake, we're getting more sleet and freezing rain than snow, with 40 mph winds off the lake. Wheeeeee!

Today's plan is simple; hunker down, drink Kona coffee, eat leftovers from last night. After a couple phone calls, our Christmas Day get together has been postponed to Sunday.

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Wow!!! Lee, is that the heavy stuff, too??? Yeah, it's such a wet heavy snow here in WBL.... not even sure if we got 6 inches.... maybe... but I can't imagine 6 inches of wet snow, let alone 19 inches...

nickmon got wet snow in Hibbing, and we got it here in the Cities, I gotta believe it was wet in Duluth..... 40 mph winds on top of that??? Yikes..

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Post by karl(east) » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:41 am

I dodged the storms in DC and Duluth, but the snow finally caught up with me. I'm stranded in Chicago for another night. :x

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Post by east hockey » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:57 am

Goldfishdude wrote:
east hockey wrote:There are two different weather scenarios being played out in Duluth this morning, depending on whether you live near the lake or up over the hill. Over the hill (at the "official" weather station at the Airport), they have 19 inches of snow with over a half foot more on the way.
Down here near the lake, we're getting more sleet and freezing rain than snow, with 40 mph winds off the lake. Wheeeeee!

Today's plan is simple; hunker down, drink Kona coffee, eat leftovers from last night. After a couple phone calls, our Christmas Day get together has been postponed to Sunday.

Lee
Wow!!! Lee, is that the heavy stuff, too??? Yeah, it's such a wet heavy snow here in WBL.... not even sure if we got 6 inches.... maybe... but I can't imagine 6 inches of wet snow, let alone 19 inches...

nickmon got wet snow in Hibbing, and we got it here in the Cities, I gotta believe it was wet in Duluth..... 40 mph winds on top of that??? Yikes..
Fish, it was very heavy, very wet. It wasn't nearly as bad down here by the lake. We took a drive tonight up to the Mall and the piles of snow left by the snowplows were huge.

It wasn't as bad as they predicted it would be. A few power outages here and there, lots of butt-busting snow for people to shovel and snowblow. Hey, it's Duluth. We know how it can be. :lol:

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Post by east hockey » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:52 pm

How come this didn't happen last week during the State Tournament? :mrgreen:

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...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND LOCATION: AN INTENSE SNOWSTORM WILL AFFECT THE TWIN
  PORTS REGION TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...INCLUDING CITIES OF
  DULUTH...CLOQUET...SUPERIOR AND TWO HARBORS. THE STRONGEST
  WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 12 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BY
  LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW AND NORTHEAST WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WILL
  RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS THE TWIN PORTS WITH
  WHITE OUT AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY. POWER OUTAGES DUE TO
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

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Post by PuckU126 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:08 pm

east hockey wrote:How come this didn't happen last week during the State Tournament? :mrgreen:

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...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND LOCATION: AN INTENSE SNOWSTORM WILL AFFECT THE TWIN
  PORTS REGION TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...INCLUDING CITIES OF
  DULUTH...CLOQUET...SUPERIOR AND TWO HARBORS. THE STRONGEST
  WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 12 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BY
  LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW AND NORTHEAST WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WILL
  RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS THE TWIN PORTS WITH
  WHITE OUT AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY. POWER OUTAGES DUE TO
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

Lee
That snow line drifted South around Monday night / Tuesday.

2 inches still dropped that day in the Metro area though. The heavy stuff, again, stayed in the South.

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Post by karl(east) » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:52 am

east hockey wrote:How come this didn't happen last week during the State Tournament? :mrgreen:

Code: Select all

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING AND LOCATION: AN INTENSE SNOWSTORM WILL AFFECT THE TWIN
  PORTS REGION TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...INCLUDING CITIES OF
  DULUTH...CLOQUET...SUPERIOR AND TWO HARBORS. THE STRONGEST
  WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 12 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BY
  LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW AND NORTHEAST WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WILL
  RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ACROSS THE TWIN PORTS WITH
  WHITE OUT AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY. POWER OUTAGES DUE TO
  DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

Lee
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry.

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Post by PuckU126 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:19 am

How much snow did Duluth get recently?

Metro got about 3-4.

I heard St. Cloud got a foot?

Duluth?

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Post by east hockey » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:40 pm

PuckU126 wrote:How much snow did Duluth get recently?

Metro got about 3-4.

I heard St. Cloud got a foot?

Duluth?

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That last storm that was predicted to dump 10-14" on Duluth? We got a trace of snow. It all went to the south of us.

Nice job, NWS!

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