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Old 12-19-2012, 09:13 PM
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Here in Wisconsin and many parts of the Midwest we are bracing for Winter Storm Draco. I like some snow in Winter but not this much at once. I can't decide which will be scarier, the blizzard or the blond wizard boy from Harry Potter:

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Winter Storm Warning, Blizzard Warning: Issued at: 3:27 PM CST on December 19, 2012, expires at: 12:00 AM CST on December 21, 2012
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Thursday... ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from noon Thursday to midnight CST Thursday night...
  • Snow accumulations...12 to 18 inches. Thunder-snow with rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour may briefly occur.
  • Winds...northeast 10 to 20 mph tonight becoming northwest 20 to 30 mph on Thursday...with gusts of 35 to 45 mph.
  • Impacts...travel becoming difficult tonight and continuing through Thursday evening. Significant blowing and drifting snow and potential for near zero visibility...whiteouts...and blizzard conditions Thursday afternoon and evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:01 PM
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Get some popcorn, a good drink, and enjoy Netflix till it all blows over. Then the shoveling can commence. Just remember to stay hydrated,...and no alcohol until AFTER you finish.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:36 PM
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I guess it doesn't snow much in Winsconsin. In New York, a snow accumilation of 18 inches is very typical. In addition to what Darkside said, make sure to have a hugh breakfast. I find eating especially enjoyable when I'm snowed in. Most important, stock up on batteries for the flashlights and make sure you have a reserve of food and water for at least three days.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:41 PM
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We got 4 inches of snow. I just about didn't go to work. They didn't plow the roads and I have to drive 50 miles. Just had to go 30mph the whole way and was an hour late for work.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:36 AM
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I grew up in Minnesota, next door. 5 months of Winter (you get used to it), 2 or 3 feet of snow in the yard (fun to throw your dog into it and watch him disappear, and then see him bounding through it with joyful abandon), and 30 degrees below (or more/less) with windchill. The ice storms were the best, though--the streets and sidewalks becoming a skating rink and shutting the entire city down (you can drive and walk on snow, but a sheet of ice is entirely different).

Good luck with the weather, and make sure there's wood for the fireplace!
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