Calling Fodorites in the Midwest-Got Snow?

Old Feb 16th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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Calling Fodorites in the Midwest-Got Snow?

Anyone else getting killed with snow today? Up in WI (in between Green Bay and MKE) we have about a foot. It is coming down sideways and we can't see out our windows. Schools (and just about everything else) are closed. It is pretty, but boy, I wish we bought a snow-blower about 6 years ago when we moved here.

Anyone else got snow?
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 09:54 AM
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I live in St. Louis and no snow here. Actually the weather is quite pleasant (in the high 50's/low 60's) right now but by tomorrow its supposed to be in the 20's.

Enjoy your snow and be careful on the roads!

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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 09:55 AM
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No. Here in the western suburbs of Chicago we've been quite lucky so far. Lots of rain, no snow yet.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 09:58 AM
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What? No snow in Chicago???

Is it possible that it is only snowing on my house? Some cruel trick from mother nature because she knows I have had enough of snow and cold already?

Tracy, no worries about the roads, we are stuck here for eternity, it seems.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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Here in SE Minnesota it has been snowing since 2 a.m. this morning. Schools are closed here, too. On a surprising note, my best friend flew from Dallas to Rochester this morning, and he made it home on time.

But today is the, uh, good day. Tomorrow it's only supposed to be 5 degrees F for a high. Yuck.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:26 AM
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46 in SW Michigan! Not even raining yet!
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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No snow in Will County IL, SW of Chicago- lots of rain and this morning heavy, heavy mists.

This entire winter except for Dec. I have felt like I was in a old era London movie with the fog, mists and heavy air. My complexion is improved from it. Will I end up getting those rosey English cheeks??

We have had the sideways stuff where you couldn't see and then it was all melted within that day. Fine by me, as I'm driving so much that I am practically living in my car right now.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Wet, foggy and unseasonably mild in Southeastern Michigan. Got a little snow overnight, but it turned to slush.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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hmmm, looks like it is just WI and MN that got hit hard today. We all just went outside to shovel. Let's just say the time spent getting on the snow gear far exceeded the amount of time spent outside. I will spend the rest of the day contemplating moving someplace warm. (I only buy into that "mid-west is best" motto in the summer.)
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Pouring rain here in the sw burbs of Chicago with tornado warnings...
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St. Louis is definitely not best in the summer, especially with all the humidity we get. Horrendous! I need to have a couple of vacation homes...one to escape the heat and one to escape the cold!

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swalter518, we are now getting tornado sirens going off in St. Louis as well. Rain is pouring and I can hear hail hitting the metal roof of my office building.
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In Madison, we have about 10 inches so far. We actually had thunder and lightning this morning along with the snow. Madison seemed to be at the southern edge of the snow belt; rain was forecasted for south of here.
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Tracy and swalter518,

Whoa...I will take snow over tornados and stop complaining. Be safe!
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Green Bay is reporting 10+ inches - so far - their third snowiest Feb day on record. With President's Day w/e coming up, it should be great for snowmo and other tourism!
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We have a foot of new snow in western Nebraska. Gorgeous powder so it wasn't too hard to shovel. We need the moisture so bring on the snow!
 
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Poohgirl: I live in SE MN as well!! I am a teacher. Yesterday I rented dvd's and bought treats at the grocery in case....was up at 6 and checked: schools here running on schedule. My daughter was up at 6:10....schools closed. Yippee! I went back to bed. Later in the day my boss called to ask if I could come in and do Kindergarten screenings. Curses!! We were planning to go to our cabin in WI for the weekend, but the low on Saturday is forecast for 21 below and our woodstove just doesn't cut it when it is that bitter. Ah! Winter in Minnesota! Keep warm!
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It's a very northern snow pattern this time - northern Michigan is also getting dumped on. Southeast Michigan got major thunderstorms and 50-60 mph winds last night with lots of rain, bringing in a cold front for the weekend, with continuing wind in the 20-30 mph range (which is not pleasant when the temperature is only in single digits!).

If it's going to be this cold here, I'd rather have the snow to go with it. Everything looks so bleak right now!
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Ended up only getting about 7 inches in our NE corner of Wisconsin. BUT - the temp at 9 a.m. this morning was 11 below. Me timbers would shiver, if they weren't already half-froze! It's the coldest we've been here in quite sometime (tho nothing near our personal low of minus 28 about ten years ago..)
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