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    Dan's Arctic journey 2003.03.16

    Sure, the Cleveland area has been under a winter storm warning since last night, but we still had to go to work this morning. As the white stuff came down, and visibility decreased, county officials said "okay ... you can go home at 3:30."

    It took about 70 minutes to drive the 40 km home.

    The glorious view outside my office window.


    Pavement was clear this morning.


    Up the escarpment.






    My street.


    Casa Cyburbia is buried. (It's a rental; I'm buying something pre-war in September.)


    What's on the tube? Best the Aussies and Kiwis don't see much like this on TV.
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    Looks like yesterday. Sioux City got 18.5 inches, but we barely exceeded 5.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    It's coming down pretty good here as well.....expecting anywhere from 6-12 inches....the current (5:12 PM) view from my office....as I await my 7:00 Master Plan Steering Committee meeting that likely no one will show up for.....
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    Wow lots of snow! I like these little 'slice-of-life' views into others worlds...

    School closures are always in the news over here at the moment, but a different type of closure... we're talking permanent closure when the government decides to shut down schools that have falling numbers of students. Very controversial.

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    Warm and sunny here. Actually everybody left early except me. Why am I here?
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    We got about a 1/4 inch of snow here.

    Probably the remnants of giff's storm.

    I heard what you out east are getting is due to a nice old Nor'easter.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rumpy Tunanator
    Warm and sunny here.
    Wait a couple of hours. The storm is heading east, following I-90. It should hit you at about 7:00, and if the lake isn't frozen around your part of the woods, there should also be some additional lake effect in there to make things interesting.
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    Your neighbourhood looks a lot like mine! I should take more photos sometime... the snow is really beautiful.

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    Cyburbian Rumpy Tunanator's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Wait a couple of hours. The storm is heading east, following I-90. It should hit you at about 7:00, and if the lake isn't frozen around your part of the woods, there should also be some additional lake effect in there to make things interesting.
    Just kidding, it started around 11AM and really picked up around 2PM. I took the bus home at 5:50 and it was all over the place. Seemed like lake effect was in effect downtown.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Just a tidbit of information for you stuck in the snow...I've got the air conditioning on here in Hurricane Land
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Hey Dan, we're in 2004 now.

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    Cyburbian Rumpy Tunanator's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by sisterceleste
    Just a tidbit of information for you stuck in the snow...I've got the air conditioning on here in Hurricane Land
    If I want air conditioning, I'll just step outside. Actually its pretty nice out, in the upper 20's.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    I have two simple words... UPPER PENINSULA!

    My dad e-mailed me, they have 4 feet on the ground, with more snow in the forcast. When I was at school up there... we had just about 320 inches of snow. We do not get anything like that here.

    I feel for you Dan!
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    And you left the town next to the Town Next Door WHY? Was it those balmy March afternoons, 75 d. and sunny????

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    Hey Dan, we're in 2004 now.
    I am teh lamerz.

    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    At least you don't have to worry about sinpers shooting at you through the snow anymore.

    This storm wasn't too bad here (5" maybe) it was just frustrating after a week of 50f degree weather.

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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    I am teh lamerz.

    yes, us computer guys get a kick outta that. I saw a bus like that the other day and i was like "D00d!!!! n0tice t3h 14ck of 133t!!
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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