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The Weather (2013)
« Topic Start: January 03, 2013, 11:04:44 AM »
CWG notes that it has now been 708 days since the D.C. area received more than 2" of snow, the longest stretch since record keeping began.


Edit by Nathan:  Continued from 2012 thread here:  http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=25511.0

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #1: October 09, 2013, 10:25:38 AM »
So what is the weather like in DC or Richmond ?  Here in OBX there's a good amout of wind and what looks like heavy rain or sleet

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #2: October 09, 2013, 10:26:17 AM »
So what is the weather like in DC or Richmond ?  Here in OBX there's a good amout of wind and what looks like heavy rain or sleet


60s and cloudy - still would prefer to be where you are

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #4: October 10, 2013, 08:01:07 AM »
Mein gott it is dark and dreary out. 

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #5: October 10, 2013, 09:08:39 AM »
Raining all morning here in south Arlington (fairly hard right at this moment). Rain/showers are supposed to carry on into Sunday (we need this though).

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #6: October 10, 2013, 09:14:31 AM »
Hard to make yourself wake up and roll out of bed on days like today.

I do not understand why some people think they don't have to use their headlights when driving in heavy rain. It's usually the people whose vehicles are colors that are hard to see in bad weather, too.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #7: October 10, 2013, 09:17:09 AM »
Just imagine this nonstop for 6 or 7 months and you have the Pacific Northwest. 

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #8: October 10, 2013, 09:20:16 AM »
Just imagine this nonstop for 6 or 7 months and you have the Pacific Northwest.

And you understand the high suicide rate. 

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #9: October 10, 2013, 09:20:56 AM »
Just imagine this nonstop for 6 or 7 months and you have the Pacific Northwest. 

replace the rain with snow and you have central new york

And you understand the high suicide rate. 

CNY is a very sad place

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #10: October 10, 2013, 09:21:15 AM »
And of those who don't snuff it outright, about half are on the jack
And you understand the high suicide rate. 

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #11: October 10, 2013, 08:18:29 PM »
I drove to Mass today, taking off at 6:30.  Worst weather-delayed stretch was going up BW Parkway.  It did not really open up until past 32.  After that, just one accident near Wilmington that slowed I95 for about 5-10 minutes.  After I gassed at the station right after the bridge (49 South :thumbs: ) and hit dunkins for some human fuel, it was pretty clear sailing over the GW bridge.  Lots of accidents before and after me on the CT turnpike and the hutch, but I went up 684 to 84, and was only slowed due to some grass cutting or something around Mt Kisco.  I skipped Nardellis in Danbury because I made good time and ended up at Reins for corned beef and tongue on light rye with real mustard, 4 pickles, and a slice of cheesecake. 

On another note, Exit 10 on I 84 is Newtown / Sandy Hook.

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« Reply #12: October 10, 2013, 09:09:37 PM »
2nd time in 30 years we had to postpone our fall fishing trip for weather.  We only get one such trip a year, no fun fishing and camping with 15-25 mph winds + rain.

Rolling the dice now on the last weekend of October.    :pray:

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #13: October 11, 2013, 07:27:06 AM »
Where do you go fishing ?

2nd time in 30 years we had to postpone our fall fishing trip for weather.  We only get one such trip a year, no fun fishing and camping with 15-25 mph winds + rain.

Rolling the dice now on the last weekend of October.    :pray:

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #14: October 11, 2013, 08:38:54 AM »
Windy, grey, and crap here in Huddersfield. Which makes a change from grey and crap.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #15: October 11, 2013, 10:39:00 AM »
 :rofl:

Isn't that pretty much year around?

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« Reply #16: October 11, 2013, 11:40:38 AM »
Windy, grey, and crap here in Huddersfield. Which makes a change from grey and crap.

can't wait to camp in this crap this weekend.   3rd straight weekend of camping, the last two were pretty nice.

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« Reply #18: October 11, 2013, 09:49:35 PM »
This kind of rain—which knocks out DirecTV—is about the only thing that makes me consider getting cable or FIOS TV (we have FIOS phone and Internet). I'm trying to watch Panama at Mexico and the rain keeps knocking out the signal. Damn annoying. It interrupted the US game too, but we saw the two goals right before I finished making dinner so it bugged me less. Thank Gid tomorrow is Saturday and we can sleep in. This kind of rain makes you not want to get up in the morning.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #19: October 11, 2013, 10:28:47 PM »
This kind of rain—which knocks out DirecTV—is about the only thing that makes me consider getting cable or FIOS TV (we have FIOS phone and Internet). I'm trying to watch Panama at Mexico and the rain keeps knocking out the signal. Damn annoying. It interrupted the US game too, but we saw the two goals right before I finished making dinner so it bugged me less. Thank Gid tomorrow is Saturday and we can sleep in. This kind of rain makes you not want to get up in the morning.

I really don't understand the appeal of satellite TV. Had it for years when I was a kid. Clear view to the satellite all the time. No trees, no houses. And the damned thing would always suck in rain. Like, seriously, the one time I can justify sitting on my ass and watching TV is when it's pouring rain. And the damned thing can't find the signal.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #20: October 13, 2013, 08:16:36 AM »
This kind of rain—which knocks out DirecTV—is about the only thing that makes me consider getting cable or FIOS TV (we have FIOS phone and Internet). I'm trying to watch Panama at Mexico and the rain keeps knocking out the signal. Damn annoying. It interrupted the US game too, but we saw the two goals right before I finished making dinner so it bugged me less. Thank Gid tomorrow is Saturday and we can sleep in. This kind of rain makes you not want to get up in the morning.


I don't know if dish network is better, but we would only have problems during those July storms where the sky turned green. Sucks to not be able to watch because of frequent heavy cloud cover.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #21: October 13, 2013, 10:02:49 AM »
I really don't understand the appeal of satellite TV. Had it for years when I was a kid. Clear view to the satellite all the time. No trees, no houses. And the damned thing would always suck in rain. Like, seriously, the one time I can justify sitting on my ass and watching TV is when it's pouring rain. And the damned thing can't find the signal.


I originally got DirecTV in 2001 when I moved to this house because the only alternative at the time was Cox Cable and they were horrible for lots of reasons. We don't have rain fade all that often, but torrential rain like Friday night does it. I'm facing a bit of a conundrum as the trees out back get bigger, though. I could move the dish up to the main roof (it's currently on a lower roof over the kitchen bay window), but then I wouldn't be able to reach it to clean off snow and ice when needed. We may be forced to FIOS eventually. I don't much want to do that (among other reasons, Ms1995hoo is finally comfortable with DirecTV and would not be happy to have to learn a new system), but we may not have much choice in another year or two.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #22: October 13, 2013, 12:18:00 PM »
I originally got DirecTV in 2001 when I moved to this house because the only alternative at the time was Cox Cable and they were horrible for lots of reasons. We don't have rain fade all that often, but torrential rain like Friday night does it. I'm facing a bit of a conundrum as the trees out back get bigger, though. I could move the dish up to the main roof (it's currently on a lower roof over the kitchen bay window), but then I wouldn't be able to reach it to clean off snow and ice when needed. We may be forced to FIOS eventually. I don't much want to do that (among other reasons, Ms1995hoo is finally comfortable with DirecTV and would not be happy to have to learn a new system), but we may not have much choice in another year or two.


Trees are what made us move to cable. FiOS moved to the neighborhood about two months ago, but Comcast hasn't done anything to piss me off. Yet.

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #23: October 13, 2013, 12:21:45 PM »
I really don't understand the appeal of satellite TV. Had it for years when I was a kid. Clear view to the satellite all the time. No trees, no houses. And the damned thing would always suck in rain. Like, seriously, the one time I can justify sitting on my ass and watching TV is when it's pouring rain. And the damned thing can't find the signal.


Its a great option when there aren't any others. :-)

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Re: The Weather (2013)
« Reply #24: October 13, 2013, 05:35:39 PM »
Directv satellite craps out more than I like when we get a batcrap storm, but I LOVE the HD on our good TV. Looks like you could reach out and touch the people on the screen.  :shock: