How's the weather? v. 1.1

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Post by Jake » 26 Feb 2019, 15:27

On Sunday night it started snowing. This, in itself, isn't unusual; we get a little bit of snow once or twice a year, usually. Maybe an inch or two.

Except it kept snowing. A lot. Got around 14" at my house, which is more than I've ever seen 'round these parts. And then the power went out. Turns out, the record snow brought down a lot of trees, and with them, power lines. They also blocked roads, making it harder for repair crews to get to where they need to go.

It's now Tuesday afternoon. The power is still out, along with cell service. We have a gas stove, so we've been spending much of our time in the kitchen, boiling water for hot drinks (and, as a useful side effect, to keep the room warm).

We'll be fine; we're pretty well-prepared, overall, and being able to escape is certainly a morale-booster (I was finally able to get my minivan out of the neighborhood and to the Interstate today, and am now sitting on the University of Oregon campus, charging my laptop, my phone, and my external battery phone charger thingie). But it's a weird feeling, being so cut off from the rest of the world.
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Post by Aresen » 26 Feb 2019, 15:52

Ugh. Good luck, Jake. Long periods without power suck. OTOH, think of it as practice for when the barbarians return.
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Post by Solitudinarian » 26 Feb 2019, 16:22

Is the whole town out or just your neighborhood? This, by the way, would be a perfect time to open the Amarone — warms the blood or something.
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Post by Jennifer » 26 Feb 2019, 17:26

I can empathize, as I still remember spending six days in the dark at the beginning of what turned out to be my last winter in Connecticut.

For future reference: if you don't have a fireplace or similar "no utilities necessary" ways of heating your house, you CAN use metal-cup tealight candles and metal coffee cans (or similar things) to make makeshift space heaters. That's what I did, so that Jeff and I wouldn't have to move into the middle-school gym for the duration.
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Post by lunchstealer » 28 Feb 2019, 12:46

Did that with Hugo. We were out of power for about a week. Of course, the weather after Hugo moved through was actually kinda spectacular - not even really hot or cold.

Downside was we didn't have gas appliances so we couldn't just cook whatever we wanted. Upside we had a gas mechanical water heater and the city managed to get water service back up pretty quickly, so I could have a hot shower and a shave, which goes a long way towards making one feel civilized. And we did a lot of camping so we had a two-burner coleman stove and a bunch of appropriate foods, so it was of limited hardship.
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Post by Jake » 01 Mar 2019, 01:36

Turns out we were only without power for a couple of days, so we're now back to our standard level of hedonistic heat-having. Yay! :)
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Post by Aresen » 01 Mar 2019, 09:51

Jake wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 01:36
Turns out we were only without power for a couple of days, so we're now back to our standard level of hedonistic heat-having. Yay! :)
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Post by Warren » 03 Mar 2019, 14:38

Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
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Post by Solitudinarian » 03 Mar 2019, 15:50

Warren wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 14:38
Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
With mayonnaise, presumably.
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Post by lunchstealer » 04 Mar 2019, 05:09

Solitudinarian wrote:
Warren wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 14:38
Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
With mayonnaise, presumably.
If you’ve got the other fixins for BLTs you’re not in a situation where cannibalism is called for.

If you’re using mayo on anything else, you deserve to be the one on the menu.
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Post by Warren » 04 Mar 2019, 12:21

lunchstealer wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 05:09
Solitudinarian wrote:
Warren wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 14:38
Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
With mayonnaise, presumably.
If you’ve got the other fixins for BLTs you’re not in a situation where cannibalism is called for.

If you’re using mayo on anything else, you deserve to be the one on the menu.
Piffle. You can't make decent chicken salad without mayonnaise. Or coleslaw. Or a dozen other excellent dishes.
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Post by Dangerman » 04 Mar 2019, 14:03

We got 8"-10" but it's so warm today that it's settled to about 4" already. And it's obviously super heavy although not sticky so northeast NE still has power etc. Snowstorms and fresh snow are the only redeeming qualities of winter so I'm ok for now.

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Post by Highway » 04 Mar 2019, 14:29

It snowed all afternoon yesterday, but since the temperature was over 35 the whole time, it just ended up being decorative flocking on the grass and vehicles.
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Post by Aresen » 04 Mar 2019, 16:13

Snow = 'the devil's dandruff'
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Post by lunchstealer » 04 Mar 2019, 19:05

Warren wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 12:21
lunchstealer wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 05:09
Solitudinarian wrote:
Warren wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 14:38
Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
With mayonnaise, presumably.
If you’ve got the other fixins for BLTs you’re not in a situation where cannibalism is called for.

If you’re using mayo on anything else, you deserve to be the one on the menu.
Piffle. You can't make decent chicken salad without mayonnaise. Or coleslaw. Or a dozen other excellent dishes.
I've had tolerable coleslaw, and chicken salad, but they're not things that I'd go out of my way for. And if you're eating the dead, are you really going to pull out the mayo and relish to make human salad?
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Post by Warren » 04 Mar 2019, 19:40

lunchstealer wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 19:05
Warren wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 12:21
lunchstealer wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 05:09
Solitudinarian wrote:
Warren wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 14:38
Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
With mayonnaise, presumably.
If you’ve got the other fixins for BLTs you’re not in a situation where cannibalism is called for.

If you’re using mayo on anything else, you deserve to be the one on the menu.
Piffle. You can't make decent chicken salad without mayonnaise. Or coleslaw. Or a dozen other excellent dishes.
I've had tolerable coleslaw, and chicken salad, but they're not things that I'd go out of my way for. And if you're eating the dead, are you really going to pull out the mayo and relish to make human salad?
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Post by Aresen » 04 Mar 2019, 19:44

lunchstealer wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 19:05
Warren wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 12:21
lunchstealer wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 05:09
Solitudinarian wrote:
Warren wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 14:38
Oh man. Look if your "Stranded without heat" story doesn't at least get to the point where you're eating the dead, it's not worth telling.
With mayonnaise, presumably.
If you’ve got the other fixins for BLTs you’re not in a situation where cannibalism is called for.

If you’re using mayo on anything else, you deserve to be the one on the menu.
Piffle. You can't make decent chicken salad without mayonnaise. Or coleslaw. Or a dozen other excellent dishes.
I've had tolerable coleslaw, and chicken salad, but they're not things that I'd go out of my way for. And if you're eating the dead, are you really going to pull out the mayo and relish to make human salad?
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Post by Ellie » 04 Mar 2019, 20:28

What about Taco Bell sauce packets?

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Post by Hugh Akston » 04 Mar 2019, 22:32

Ellie wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 20:28
What about Taco Bell sauce packets?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 048665002/
Yes. The order of survival is 1) Taco Bell sauce packets, 2) cannibalism, 3) a torturous drawn-out death by starvation, 4) chicken salad made with mayonnaise.
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Post by Tuco » 05 Mar 2019, 06:02

Hugh Akston wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 22:32
Ellie wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 20:28
What about Taco Bell sauce packets?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 048665002/
Yes. The order of survival is 1) Taco Bell sauce packets, 2) cannibalism, 3) a torturous drawn-out death by starvation, 4) chicken salad made with mayonnaise.
Sounds about right.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 05 Mar 2019, 18:17

It's sunny, but It keeps dipping down to freezing overnight. Supposed to be up toward 80 in a few days, which will be annoying due to my AC being out.
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Post by Andrew » 05 Mar 2019, 21:31

80 and sunny today. Hard to complain about March weather here.
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Post by Aresen » 05 Mar 2019, 22:24

Andrew wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 21:31
80 and sunny today. Hard to complain about March weather here.
O shut up!
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Post by Highway » 05 Mar 2019, 22:36

Tomorrow our high is supposed to be 28. Low of 17 tonight.

Average high this date: 50.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 05 Mar 2019, 23:17

Aresen wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 22:24
Andrew wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 21:31
80 and sunny today. Hard to complain about March weather here.
O shut up!
Central Saanich, BC Weather
Updated on Tue Mar 5 7:05 PM

36°F
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A few clouds
I assume the Mounties are en route to politely correct you for citing the wrong temperature scale.
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