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December/January – Abominable Weather Ahead?

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by on 12-01-2017 at 09:02 AM (10312 Views)
Stick a fork in it, The Season of DOOM is over! Now it’s time to sit back by the fire and enjoy the Frosty days ahead, or not.
Long term predictions from the CPC are showing the south to be warm and dry through the winter…..






As we well know, it only takes one deep cold intrusion to freeze everything solid, especially in S. Fl. We’ll have to keep an eye on the radar and hope no blue blobs make it too far south.



Abominable weather ahead? I guess we'll just have to Bumble along to find out!

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  1. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    I'll bet there are going to be quite a few seats that need to be tossed - probably a little ripe in there









    I wonder how many people had heart attacks - I would have That had to be terrifying



    Time for a yummy breakfast!



    I'll have biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs with pieces of bacon and shrimp, poached eggs with alligator sausage, grillades and grits, Cajun fried ride with crawfish, green onion sausage, andouille sausage Cajun scramble, and coffee - TYVM Aislinn and I'm going to Bunker wish that sneaux right into your yard


    That's why they dont use brown as a seat color in airliners.

    The seats that need replaced are easier to spot (pun intended)
    Others will have an inverted cone shaped fabric rising from the part you sit on.

    About 30 something years ago, I was on the outside maintenance crew at Indianapolis Int'l for a while, and during the blizzard of '78.
    We were always ahead of the weather conditions and if the weather got ahead of us, they closed the runway or all of them as they did in that blizzard.

    One of the last planes to land was an Eastern 727 and because the snow had drifted so quickly, some of the taxi lights were obscured and the pilot "cut" a corner and got its right side main landing gear set stuck.
    They brought out their biggest tug and we connected chains to our 4x4 big dump truck. (It was an old IH diesel with a 15 speed transmission that the shifting pattern was weird and really loose. For some reason, nobody wanted to drive it and also because there were a bunch of new Fords with locking tandems to go around. Since I was a rookie and could drive it well, it was my assigned vehicle. It could go places the others couldn't and so I was dispatched all over the place and this was one of those places. There were a couple of other ex WWII crawlers and a big thing called a "Coleman" that resembled a monster truck but with a cab that looked like 2 front ends of a set of 52 Buicks, cut in half and welded together so that the front ends faced both directions. I also had steering wheels on either ends and could be driven from any side in any direction. It had major drive train issues, but it was powerful and because of the blizzard, it was ordered to be repaired and put into service. One of the mechanics who had been there for awhile, was known for his ability to repair almost anything and also his odoriferous lack of personal hygiene, which seemed to be the reason why he never had a partner to help him work on his assignments. The fact that we were all sequestered there for over a week did not affect his bathing schedule. He finally got it working, and after a couple of hours, it broke down with a broken drive axle. It broke down on the old main road going north and south (Highschool rd) in front of the main airport entrance. It was also broke down in front of a huge parking lot full of hundreds of snow covered cars. The Coleman had to be towed so a mammoth front end loader was called and they chained it to the Coleman and hauled it back to the shop where it sat, never to be used again. One of the chains fell off and was lost in the deepening snow. By this time, the Governor declared a state of emergency and it was illegal to be on the roads except for snow removal equipment. During the night, one of the big snowblowers went down Highschool Rd and apparently found the chain and flung it in pieces into the waiting windshields of several parked cars. It was discovered some time after the blizzard was over.)
    The tug and I pulled at the 172,000 pound 727 with the pilot applying some thrust from the engines, but it was no go.
    All of the ground vehicles and police vehicles had ground control radios (121.9) and so we could all hear as the Captain requested we all disconnect and get out of the way.
    We did as requested and my truck had several additional flood lights and so I parked at an angle where I could light up the area just in front of the 727, but off to the side. The pilot applied thrust and the plane refused to move, so he steadily increased it. The exhaust from the engines was blowing into the 40 mph blizzard. The blast from the engines was blowing a huge amount of snow back into the teeth of the blizzard which spat it back out and into our faces. It was the mother of all white outs! I could hear the roar and thundering of the three Pratt and Whitney engines as they pushed the 727 slowly forward, I could not see a thing but a bright glow from my lights reflecting off the tons of snow flying through the air!
    Eventually, the engines slowed and whined down to taxi thrust speed, the snow cleared away and my lights shined on the tail of the aircraft as it passed by in front of me. I could see the big 2 ton 4x4 safety green colored Fire Department truck with all its lights flashing escorting the aircraft to the gate safely. I marvelled at the power of those engines and the gutsy call of the Captain. Those passengers would not have to venture out into the blizzard till much later.

    I have some stories about that week and a half and the blizzard itself. But, I will save them for later as I am boring the ladies..

    It's sunshine and cold here in Milwaukee. I am glad I missed the fiasco in TN. I purposefully drove like a maniac to get ahead of all that stuff and I succeeded.
    TN is no place to be if it snows there, or GA either for that matter. They aren't ever ready for it.

    One more day of goofing off and I have to get back to work, then drive to New Jersey!

    Keep it real Cone!
  2. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NavarreMark
    The CO herb industry is way ahead of you. Every kind of candy, snack, etc... you can think of is already being produced.

    Personally I think the stuff is made to be smoked, but who am I to tell folks what to do.
    I can see you as a purist. You’re probabably right. If you’re facing nuclear annihilation the health effects of smoking kind of go on the back burner. And hey, Sugar is bad too.
  3. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NavarreMark
    The Turkish underwear salesmen did a thriving business afterwards, that is for sure, and we haven't even mentioned the
    shrinkage factor.
    Alibaba, leading Turkish underwear company, appears to be up in after hours trading.
  4. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    3K your experiences and knowledge about so many things never ever cease to amaze me.
  5. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Tulsahurrcane....killing weather blogs since 2005.
  6. InTheCone's Avatar
    Evening Peeps!

    Don't worry T, it's not dead, just hibernating.

    Still hunting the wild snowflake for Aislinn.......

  7. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    Evening all. I have been in the frozen tundra of SE IA the past week and back to the "heat" of NE FL as of 4pm today. It's cool but compared to some of the single digit lows along with -15 to -20 wind chills I experienced the past few days it feels toasty. I must confess I loved the cold! Thursday was interesting. The morning started at 50 with rain then the arctic front passed through dropping the temps to 20 by sunset then 7 the following morning. Precip on Thursday transitioned to a period of freezing rain then a very light snow. Only a dusting. I bundled up as best a Floridian can and wanted to relive my youth by taking a 1 mile walk. I only got a block down the street and after nearly busting my ass twice due to the thin coating of ice I turned around walking through grass versus tempting fate and stepping foot again on the road.

    Reason for my visit is my dad passed (hold the sympathy - I'm not asking for a pity party. Dad is at peace now after suffering for many years). I think he was screwing with me knowing my passion for weather and providing a little bit of everything on the ride up and back.
  8. InTheCone's Avatar
    Howdy Aug!

    Welcome back to the chilly state, not frigid like where you were, but still a bit chilly. Sounds like an interesting trip, I like going where it's cold knowing that I am going to leave before I just can't stand it any more.
  9. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    Howdy Aug!

    Welcome back to the chilly state, not frigid like where you were, but still a bit chilly. Sounds like an interesting trip, I like going where it's cold knowing that I am going to leave before I just can't stand it any more.
    Yeah, I think if I were up there for a month it would grow old quick. Mom wanted me to stay a little longer but I knew they were in for 1-2" tonight from a clipper so had to get out yesterday while the getting was good otherwise who knows how long it would have been. It was bad enough driving through Kentucky yesterday on I-24 eastbound. I don't know the snow-clearing protocol. Is it by municipality? From approx mile marker 30-68 the passing lane was either slush or snow covered. I saw a jack-knifed semi, an overturned semi, 2 overturned cars, and 4-5 more vehicles standed in the median on that little stretch of interstate. Once to mile marker 68 it was clear as can be!
  10. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Hi Aug! I’m withholding sympathy (but sorry anyway). Even when it’s best it’s hard. Glad Florida living didn’t rob you of the good sense to get in the grass!

    Watching Basketball. They brought up noodling for catfish as though it’s an OK thing only. Do you guys have noodling too? Basically where you’re in the murky water and go under and stick your hand in holes hoping something large will swallow it. Many 75 lb catfish caught this way. Just curious if it’s common outside OK. My brothers used to do it all the time but one almost drowned when a catfish decided not to leave it’s hole or let go of his fist. They don’t do it anymore.

    We may have discussed this in past. Sorry in advance if so.
  11. StAugustineFL's Avatar
    The fruit is hanging to the ground Tulsa. It's time for me to crash and burn but even if alert I couldn't bring it upon myself to address the low hanging fruit.
  12. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Dangit!!

    I was just trying to be conversational. Shame on you.
    Updated 01-15-2018 at 04:52 AM by Tulsahurrcane
  13. Ossqss's Avatar
    My condolences Aug. Sorry to hear of the loss. T's & P's bro!

    T, I cannot bring myself to say anything, so let's have an instrumental!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXq8NZ7y5DI
  14. Ossqss's Avatar
    Bonus, since I have tomorrow off, and have to make up for the instrumental ...... let alone wishing it was Summer again!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwIGZLjugKA
  15. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Still hunting down the wild snowflake for Aislinn, it's going to be a near thing and it's going to be a quickie, if it happens at all......



    Looks better for MSG.
    Updated 01-15-2018 at 01:08 PM by InTheCone
  16. InTheCone's Avatar
    Ais' BreakFastCast - Winter rolls on with a possibility of nastiness for tomorrow...

    Today: Not as cool. Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds around 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.
  17. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ossqss
    My condolences Aug. Sorry to hear of the loss. T's & P's bro!

    T, I cannot bring myself to say anything, so let's have an instrumental!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXq8NZ7y5DI
    Thanks OSS! I can’t confirm or deny if the music captures the spirit of the Noodle but it definitely appears to be done in an authentic noodlers home.
  18. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! StAug, as other's have said, even when it's for the best, it's still hard. I'm sorry.

    I hope your search for snowflakes is successful, Cone! We all want sneaux! At least those of us at my house do.

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: BLT egg bake, strawberry banana crepes, Broccoli ham quiche, mushroom sausage strata, green chili breakfast burrito casserole, sausage potato pie, creamed beef over toast, sausage, pepper and mushroom hash, sausage, gravy and egg sandwiches, donut bites, fresh fruit, tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  19. InTheCone's Avatar
    Morning T & Aislinn!

    I don't believe there is any noodling done down here, no real good places to do it and you might get noodled by a gator, or even a python I imagine it was done in MO.where I come from, but I was unaware if it was.

    Speaking of noodles - time for a snack!

    I'll have BLT egg bake, Broccoli ham quiche, mushroom sausage strata, green chili breakfast burrito casserole, sausage potato pie, creamed beef over toast, sausage, pepper and mushroom hash, sausage, gravy and egg sandwiches and some coffee - TYVM Aislinn and I'll keep an eye on the models for sneaux, but I think MSG has a better shot at it.
  20. InTheCone's Avatar
    Lava is flowing in the Philippines, hopefully nowhere near where Triple K's wife and family live.....

    https://www.afp.com/en/news/826/1200...ano-doc-wn5np3
  21. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    Lava is flowing in the Philippines, hopefully nowhere near where Triple K's wife and family live.....

    https://www.afp.com/en/news/826/1200...ano-doc-wn5np3
    Fortunately, that volcano is in Luzon, the northern part of the Philippines,it has been a little busy for years.
    In the Visayas, there is heavy rain and flooding. My wife lives in the Visayas, Leyte province.
    Here I am in the middle of Inga. I'm not happy about it..
    I have to drive to NJ after I am done here today...
  22. InTheCone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    Fortunately, that volcano is in Luzon, the northern part of the Philippines,it has been a little busy for years.
    In the Visayas, there is heavy rain and flooding. My wife lives in the Visayas, Leyte province.
    Here I am in the middle of Inga. I'm not happy about it..
    I have to drive to NJ after I am done here today...
    Glad to hear it! Typhoons, rain and general tropical nastiness is enough to deal with - no need to toss in pyroclastic flows and molten rocks being flung about.

    Looking a little more promising for some minor sneaux for Aislinn and MSG.....

  23. McBart ender's Avatar
    Good Morning all!

    Quote Originally Posted by InTheCone
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Still hunting down the wild snowflake for Aislinn, it's going to be a near thing and it's going to be a quickie, if it happens at all......

    Yes Cone, That is Juan of the frustrating things about snow. You never know how many inches you're going to get, or how long it's going to last. ....if it happens at all.







    I know, I know...
    Updated 01-15-2018 at 05:48 PM by McBart ender
  24. InTheCone's Avatar
    Howdy Barkeep!

    You got some good wood on that hanger'

  25. McBart ender's Avatar
    I'm sorry Cone but I'm not much of a baseballs fan. I Know it's supposed to be "America's game" (and I consider myself a patriot) but I just never got interested in it.

    However:
    This cold snap has us burning through an impressive amount of White Oak this season. Good thing I lucked into a large quantity this fall, and was able to lay-in quite a bit of it. The cold does the ability to shrink Juan's stack of fire wood rather quickly.


  26. InTheCone's Avatar
    Hang in there Barkeep, the warm up is on the way for the weekend and hopefully it will last for awhile....

  27. Aislinn's Avatar
    Cone, you're doing great with the snow, forecasters here now saying possibly up to an inch and a half!

    Lots of noodling down here.

    Maybe more so in the cold of another kind?
  28. McBart ender's Avatar
    Yes Ais, of course there is. Many maternity wards can predict heavy business 9 months after a blizzard.

    "Noodling" in the cold is Juan of the best ways to pass the time.
  29. InTheCone's Avatar
    Noodle Canoodle in the sneaux



    Updated 01-16-2018 at 12:03 AM by InTheCone
  30. Tulsahurrcane's Avatar
    You guys are noodling me on purpose. It’s east coast superiority over southwest traditions. There is nothing wrong with going under muddy water to stick your hand in the mouth of a fish the size of a Volkswagen with very strong jaws. Unless maybe it turns out poorly. More to follow.
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