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Postby Kalah » Jan 5 2008, 20:03

Heavy snow plus harsh winds, they say... it's a blizzard, nothing less.

A typical mistake is with regards to power lines. Instead of digging the lines into the ground, the lines are strung up between posts like it was in the old days. That causes lines to snap and posts to be pulled over. Anyway, the reason the problems occur near the big cities is that a small problem more easily develops into a big one there.
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Postby asandir » Jan 5 2008, 22:23

34C today, no blizzards to report - tomorrow 40C with a thunderstorm .... joy 8|
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 5 2008, 23:05

Really sucks here. Stefan, send us over some degrees, you can miss quite a lot...

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Postby Kalah » Jan 6 2008, 2:15

Illustration of why the powerout may take some time to fix; these are the repair guys, having to wade through the thick, heavy snow on the way to one of the problem sites. Now, the message I'd like to transmit to the ones responsible for building the power network infrastructure down south is: all this could have been avoided if all the power cables were underground.

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Postby asandir » Jan 6 2008, 14:15

gee that looks like fun 8|

it's nice and cool now, at 11:15pm
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Postby Ethric » Jan 7 2008, 14:02

Pretty cold wind today... serious face and ear pain going home now, but couldn't use my hands to cover up because I was carrying groceries. Note to self: scarf up next time.
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 7 2008, 18:07

Pretty hard wind today. That's what makes it somewhat cold, without the wind it's probably 7 degrees, started raining to...
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Postby Kalah » Jan 7 2008, 18:16

Scarves are cool.
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 7 2008, 18:27

Some are. But not all. Coolest scarves are the long ones who go along with the wind:D
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Postby Kalah » Jan 7 2008, 18:29

Those pilot ones? Yesh :)
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 7 2008, 18:42

Right, really cool!!! B-)
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Postby Kalah » Jan 8 2008, 15:33

Lots of wet, heavy snow. We've had 40 cm (~16 inches) of snow in just a few hours. Fun for the kids, not so fun for the drivers of cars.
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 8 2008, 17:22

Well, really easy here. Above 6 degrees, so not cold AT ALL!
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jan 8 2008, 17:45

Strange weather we are having here. It's 53 today and it was 65 yesterday. Rainy too.
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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Jan 8 2008, 23:42

WOOT! Power's back; we had tornado weather last night and it knocked it out around 10 pm. It's been off until about ten minutes ago. Funny note: my roomie was talking on the phone (one of the few things that still worked), said something along the lines of 'I'm just ready for the lights to come back on'--low and behold not five seconds later the power comes back! :-D Woot!

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Postby Kalah » Jan 9 2008, 2:33

It's lo! and behold - a pleonasm btw. ;) But that's kinda like picking up your phone a second before it rings, isn't it...

It's not snowing any more, but man! is there a lot of white stuff out there. I'll see if I can't get some pics for ya tomorrow.
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Postby asandir » Jan 9 2008, 3:07

darknessfood wrote:Well, really easy here. Above 6 degrees, so not cold AT ALL!


riiight

a beautiful day here and then some 27C and clear blue skies as far as the eye can see, and I can see pretty far ;)

tomorrow is the same and 25C

and check this out:

Friday Fine. Min 14 Max 27
Saturday Fine. Min 15 Max 30
Sunday Fine. Min 16 Max 32
Monday Fine. Min 16 Max 27
Tuesday Fine. Min 14 Max 25

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Postby Ethric » Jan 9 2008, 15:08

Yay, desert weather... why people think that sort of weather is a good thing is beyond me.
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 9 2008, 17:14

Let's all slap Stefan for being an ass with his weather reports. Or let the moderators ban him from this threat :beheading: :wave: :tonguehands:

Nah, just kidding :D
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Postby asandir » Jan 10 2008, 22:38

Ethric wrote:Yay, desert weather... why people think that sort of weather is a good thing is beyond me.


that's desert weather? where? :)
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