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Snowmaggedon 2015!!!

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Thu 26 Feb, 2015 08:03 pm
@Butrflynet,
Yep! Navigation is a little tedious but it looks like the best information out there. So, 550 looks good but there are little warning triangles all around. Probably in the Jemez Mountains.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 08:15 am
Roger, stay off the roads until all the idiots out there get done trying to prove to themselves they know how to drive in snow and ice. We have about 3 inches accumulation on the Westside with double that higher up and west of the mesa. Many off and on ramps, as well as surface streets, are closed due to accidents.


Storm causes more than 100 closures
By KRQE Staff
Published: February 27, 2015, 7:03 am Updated: February 27, 2015, 7:05 am

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – As New Mexicans are waking up Friday, they are facing snow on the ground and snow-packed roads.

There have been several crashes and parts of the interstate have been shut down. On westbound I-40, roads are snow-packed and drivers are having a hard time making out lines. Drivers should be aware of others around them, take it slow and acknowledge road and slick and icy.

Schools and city offices around the state are closed or delayed Friday morning. This includes Rio Rancho and APS East Mountains schools which are closed. APS and Belen schools are on a two-hour delay, and buses are running behind schedule.

Police shut down the I-40 interstate at Atrisco Vista before 11 p.m. Thursday because the visibility is so bad it was hard to even make out the lights of police cars that were set up to shut down the freeway. It opened around 4 a.m. The roads were completely snow-packed and extremely icy.

That’s is more than likely the reason for some crashes in that area including a jack-knifed semi on I-40 near the Atrisco Vista exit. APD and BCSO worked together on the closure that sent a line of semis off the interstate and onto side streets.

Drivers are encouraged to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations, avoid sudden stops, slow down and avoid bridges and overpasses.

In the last 48 hours, Angel Fire has collected more than 21 inches of snow..
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 09:50 am
@roger,
Another good page for you to check...

http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/nm.php?x=1
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 03:22 pm
@Butrflynet,
Yes, but it's not always idiots with something to prove. Back in the '80s, I left Farmington in a light drizzle. Before I even got to the 44 store, my car suddenly lost traction and spun through 1 1/4 turn. I was left on the shoulder, facing the highway. Since it was exactly as easy to go right as it was to go left, I made the left turn and slunk home.

I had brand new all weather tires at the time, and hadn't touched the brakes or changed throttle positions. When the trip involves more luck than skill, it's time to contemplate the comforts of home.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 03:55 pm
@roger,
Yer right, Roger. That kind of spin-out can happen to the best and most careful driver in the world. I once had a similar mishap in a four-wheel-drive Jeep Wagoneer, all four wheels engaged, transmission in lowest gear, foot off brake, trying to coast down a relatively steep incline on a snow-covered one-lane gravel road in New Hampshire.

Quicker'n you can say, "Oh, ****!" the whole rig spun around 180 degrees, knocking out a headlight against an inconveniently near sappling. Four-wheel drive. Experienced driver. Sheet of ice under the thin snow cover.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 04:40 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
all weather tires


never a good idea unless you live somewhere that has no weather

mud tires, rain tires, snow tires

use what's appropriate for where you live

all weather tires aren't for weather
roger
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 04:55 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I had time for ****! ****! ****! I was at rest for the final two shits.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 04:57 pm
@ehBeth,
Un huh. Run on my dry pavement New Mexican tires 50 weeks and change out to the studded snow tires the other two weeks, which are not consecutive.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 05:45 pm
My daughter drives around Denver all year in what weather presents itself. I didn't realize it was that bad in Colorado this week. Today she spun out and stopped in a ditch. Two men stopped and helped her get back on the road.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2015 06:58 pm
If it keeps snowing all night at the current rate, we may get another 3 inches on top of the 3 inches we got last night and today.

The weeds are going to LOVE all this water when it melts.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 09:45 am

will be very happy to usher out the month of February.

it snowed on 20 of the 28 days, and it only went above freezing six times...
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 10:25 am
@Region Philbis,
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1723481_1030242580324785_6998052557722993193_n.jpg?oh=2566cf6dddb4d80cdfdb7f0f5d10726c&oe=55902F2B&__gda__=1430821149_9bbbc7889ebdd8793f53d06d87188b76
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 02:07 pm
Snowmaggedon, Albuquerque style:

This was yesterday before they finally gave up and closed all the freeway on and off ramps in the area:

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10470933_1069339173092673_3722534300101628768_n.jpg?oh=bdb692736807ab76e3dba99125b76737&oe=558C7D5E

This is what we woke up to today, two day total about 6 inches.

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/17887_10153637793102785_8840529958490552711_n.jpg?oh=a12e3b460a571941d68f5490728bcb81&oe=558478C6

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/11017553_10153637793462785_3069909966269263891_n.jpg?oh=740c8447e1c41109ab92664539a4203f&oe=557B7A94&__gda__=1434059373_cbca97646346de3b509039a7705aa4aa

And this is how we deal with snow:

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10984132_1069411043085486_5671749969526348723_n.jpg?oh=340ad4b9ae1a91afaa9aacc6670be0e1&oe=55499B80

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/541632_1069442019749055_717124383720430078_n.jpg?oh=9b6de20e1df0a5c6e2989c933fa4daec&oe=5582535D
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 04:46 pm
Our front yard this morning. The Sandias look like they've been frosted with icing.

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10647156_10155185774570214_9108541077456172509_n.jpg?oh=562e7d7bd721a9bdfce6d218804abdd1&oe=55483D30
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 05:20 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:

Snowmaggedon, Albuquerque style:

This was yesterday before they finally gave up and closed all the freeway on and off ramps in the area:

https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10470933_1069339173092673_3722534300101628768_n.jpg?oh=bdb692736807ab76e3dba99125b76737&oe=558C7D5E



I think I just heard someone snicker. How on earth they manage to snicker with a Bahston accent is beyond me.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 08:00 pm
@roger,

< snickah >

R(wasn't me)P
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 09:55 pm
You guys think we in Hawaii have nothing to worry about re: snow? Here's the latest from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park office:

Quote:
Effective 09:20 am, February 28, 2015, the Mauna Loa Summit has been closed for backcountry use due to a winter storm that is forecasted to drop temperatures to the low 20s and bring up to 3 inches of snow for areas above 12,000 feet. The closure will be reassessed tomorrow at 9 am.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2015 11:09 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
That's a problem? Lots of states don't even have 12,000'.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2015 11:09 am
Quote:
Alaskans wonder, ‘who stole our winter?’ We did.

ANCHORAGE — In the 100 years since the city was founded, the people of Anchorage have developed
all sorts of tricks to deal with winter. This might be a new one:

For a snow sculpture competition that is a signature event of the Fur Rondy Festival, an annual
celebration of the normally brutal, icebound season, all the snow was brought in from a stockpile
the city has been saving, because there’s none on the ground. And since it was so warm, volunteers
Bill and Griff Tucker used PVC pipes and blue tarps to create a giant curtain to keep the sun from
melting the snow.

As Boston is crushed under more than eight feet of snow, with the city’s all-time record just a few
frigid inches away, the people of Anchorage 3,372 miles away can also unequivocally say,
“We’ve never seen a winter quite like this.”

As of Friday, less than an inch had fallen here in February. The joke on the streets is that the two
cities have swapped winters.

It’s more or less true. The cause of Alaska’s mild winter is the same as has created Boston’s punishing
one — the “wonky jet stream,” as a headline in Friday’s Alaska Dispatch News described it. High
atmospheric pressure in the western US and low pressure in the east are combining to draw arctic
air down through Canada to New England, literally rerouting Anchorage’s winter to Boston while
basking south coastal Alaska in weather warmed by Pacific Ocean currents.

They want theirs back.

“You give us your snow, and we’ll give you the Palins,” said Nina Walker, the manager of a downtown
gift shop called Once in a Blue Moose.
(sunday globe)
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2015 05:29 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10995469_10152814927483335_8165946579073475439_n.jpg?oh=1158cc8a857828a6529aef3f1d8fbe66&oe=557BBCBE&__gda__=1434886081_f3b283388431756a8f9aae3f147edd7b

Mauna Loa early this morning

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11016716_615582325241617_314846282577786798_n.jpg?oh=f9c17071b30687edc70f40239a62b282&oe=5583CA37

Auto road up Mauna Kea, courtesy KHON2 News, not more than a couple hours ago.
 

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