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Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: SnowdayPreppersAssn-(Local#224) ()
Date: December 05, 2013 02:05PM

* Still looking at a mess: snow + ice, eventually heavy snow
* Storm onset time likely delay til late morning-ish Sunday (rather than early morning)
* Could be snowing/sleeting for Redskins and Ravens
* Model data is colder than yesterday, meaning greater chance of a little accumulating snow, and longer ice duration
* We remain concerned about an ice storm Sunday night along a line from Manassas to Fairfax to Rockville and Columbia, and points we

This could cancel schools for weeks!

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Burke Prepper ()
Date: December 05, 2013 02:16PM

Milk! Get the goddam milk!

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Ecu3b ()
Date: December 05, 2013 02:17PM

Burke Prepper Wrote:
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> Milk! Get the goddam milk!

Don't forget the bread and eggs!
Gotta make french toast

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: December 05, 2013 02:21PM

On the way home from work today I'll call ahead to my usual taxi service to meet me at my preferred ditch this afternoon. I'll leave the car there and try to dig up the tow truck number for Monday/Tuesday.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: December 05, 2013 03:00PM

Ive already set up a toilet paper stand in front of my house. Went to Costco and bought 5 of those large bundles of TP. I plan to make a killing!

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: YankeeCandle ()
Date: December 05, 2013 03:23PM

I just bought the all candles at Yankee Candles. House smells like gingerbread chocolate pines needles.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Old lady. ()
Date: December 05, 2013 04:37PM

All rain, keep daydreaming.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Sooooo ()
Date: December 05, 2013 05:25PM

Old lady. Wrote:
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> All rain, keep daydreaming.


School only cancelled for 2-3 days then

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Be prepared ()
Date: December 05, 2013 05:44PM

Porn, cookies, chips, beer, Slim Jims,Mountain Dew, toilet paper. I am ready for anything.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: December 05, 2013 06:19PM

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm

Winter Storm Preparedness

About......

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events.


Know the Difference
Winter Storm Outlook - Winter storm conditions are possible in the next 2 to 5 days.

Winter Weather Advisory - Winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous. When caution is used, these situations should not be life threatening.

Winter Storm Watch - Winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36 to 48 hours. People in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions.

Winter Storm Warning - Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm
Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.

Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.

Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.

If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.

Put Together a Supply Kit
Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
Flashlight
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Extra batteries
First aid kit
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
Multi-purpose tool
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Extra cash
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
Tools/supplies for securing your home
Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

Remaining Safe During a Winter Storm
Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).
Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.
Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear.
Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.
Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills
Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.
Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.
Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.
Cold-Related Emergencies
Frostbite and hypothermia are two dangerous and potentially life-threatening emergencies. Learn how to care for these emergencies by taking a first aid class.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Snow Man ()
Date: December 05, 2013 07:59PM

Just get a couple cases of beer, a carton of smokes, and some rubbers so you can fuck the old lady.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: ... ()
Date: December 05, 2013 08:20PM

Snow Man Wrote:
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> Just get a couple cases of beer, a carton of
> smokes, and some rubbers so you can fuck the old
> lady.


Like a boss.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: MFD ()
Date: December 05, 2013 08:57PM

It's official. FCPS will have no classes on December 8th.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: MFD ()
Date: December 05, 2013 08:57PM

It's official. FCPS will have no classes on December 8th.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: December 06, 2013 06:31AM

Vegas has 2:1 odds on Dame Bramage getting stuck and having to abandon his car again. :-)

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Weatherman Dan ()
Date: December 06, 2013 06:34AM

This just in, 100% chance of Hype this Sunday throughout the day, tapering off into disappointment by early Monday.
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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Panic ()
Date: December 06, 2013 03:11PM

I just saw the updated weather report.

Folks it's time to start panicing NOW!

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Now or later? ()
Date: December 06, 2013 03:53PM

Should I run my car in ditch tonight or is tommorow morning ok?

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Best Spot ()
Date: December 06, 2013 04:06PM

Now or later? Wrote:
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> Should I run my car in ditch tonight or is
> tommorow morning ok?

If want a good spot in the ditch I would do it tonight.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: NOVASnowVet ()
Date: December 06, 2013 04:26PM

Well...I went ahead and put a blower on the Mustang last weekend so, she's pushing 750hp, rear-wheel drive of course. I also switched from all-season tires to racing slicks in preparation for the storm. I have an extra set of very worn tires. You can see the cords coming through the tread. If anyone wants them, let me know.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Slicks ()
Date: December 06, 2013 05:20PM

NOVASnowVet Wrote:
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> Well...I went ahead and put a blower on the
> Mustang last weekend so, she's pushing 750hp,
> rear-wheel drive of course. I also switched from
> all-season tires to racing slicks in preparation
> for the storm. I have an extra set of very worn
> tires. You can see the cords coming through the
> tread. If anyone wants them, let me know.

I'm assuming you have also added high end gears so you can go fast?

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: IT IS TIME ()
Date: December 08, 2013 05:42AM

HERE IT COMES BITCHES. DON'T GET STUCK LIKE IDIOTS OK?

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: NOVA Pantywaist ()
Date: December 08, 2013 07:50AM

I have already abandoned my vehicle in the middle of I-66. I'm afraid of getting stuck and freezing to death, like all of those northern Virginian victims of the Supermega Sneak Kamizake Doombringing Snow Assault of January of 2011.

It's complete panic on the streets.

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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Is school closed? ()
Date: December 08, 2013 09:06AM

Soon will be the obligatory comments from school kids who are praying for school to be closed. Like one day will make a difference between a D and an F.
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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: The Snow Miser ()
Date: December 08, 2013 04:24PM

I'm Mister White Christmas
I'm Mister Snow
I'm Mister Icicle
I'm Mister Ten Below
Friends call me Snow Miser,
What ever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch
I'm too much!
He's Mister White Christmas
He's Mister Snow
He's Mister Icicle
He's Mister Ten Below
Friends call me Snow Miser,
What ever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch
He's too much!
I never want to know a day
That's over forty degrees
I'd rather have it thirty,
Twenty, then Five, then let it freeze!
(brrrrrrrrrrr!)
He's Mister White Christmas
He's Mister Snow
He's Mister Icicle
He's Mister Ten Below
Friends call me Snow Miser,
What ever I touch
Turns to snow in my clutch,
Too much.
Too Much!
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Re: Massive Snow Storm Expected Sunday- Prepare
Posted by: Space Ghost ()
Date: December 08, 2013 05:32PM

I'll never understand why people flood the stores before a storm. Who does't already have at least a few days worth of food on hand? Do people really have empty kitchens with only one or two days worth of food? Even in a small apartment you could easily have a week's worth on reserve.

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