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rgbrock1
19th Nov 2014, 18:18
As if the 6' of snow Buffalo, NY has already received isn't enough, most of the weather forecasters are issuing emergency warnings about another storm which will come barreling across the Great Lakes and which will deposit another 2-3' of snow on their heads. The NY National Guard has been deployed to Buffalo, and its environs, to assist in rescuing people stranded in their homes (some taking to their roofs) or in abandoned cars on the highways surrounding Buffalo. (By current estimates there are over 100 people trapped in their cars on the interstate outside of, and through, the city itself)

Total snowfall forecast by the end of the weekend is for approx. a bit more than 10' of snow.

Poor bastards. :eek:

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BenThere
19th Nov 2014, 18:22
If you don't like snow, you shouldn't live in Buffalo.

Solid Rust Twotter
19th Nov 2014, 18:27
Damned global warming...

con-pilot
19th Nov 2014, 18:31
I can't understand why anyone would ever want to live in Buffalo during the winter.

I had a former sister in law whose husband had to move to Buffalo for a huge raise both in salary and position in the company, promoted to an executive Vice President for a Fortune 500 company.

They made it 10 years and finally could not stand it anymore, he retired and they moved to the Caribbean.

rgbrock1
19th Nov 2014, 18:32
BenThere:

I agree. However, there is snow and then there is Armageddon-type snow. I don't think anyone is ready for the latter. :eek:

RatherBeFlying
19th Nov 2014, 19:30
Back in the '70s, Buffalo had a similar snowstorm that shut the town down for several days. Many deaths were from CO as people trapped in cars ran the engine to keep warm but the exhaust was also trapped.

IBM mainframe geeks heard that a major local bank nearly went bust because of an extended outage of JES3. The bank outage was hidden by the snowstorm:E IBM flew in software engineers and got them to the site by snowmobile.

Dushan
19th Nov 2014, 19:50
Does this mean that Galleria Mall is closed this weekend?

rgbrock1
19th Nov 2014, 19:54
Dushan wrote:

Does this mean that Galleria Mall is closed this weekend?

Ya think? :}:E

Caboclo
19th Nov 2014, 19:57
My first winter of commercial flying was from Buffalo to Albany and back, twice a night. Solo.

er340790
20th Nov 2014, 00:20
It prepared you for Alaska though!!! :} :} :E

Fox3WheresMyBanana
20th Nov 2014, 12:10
The extreme snow band was very narrow; in the 24 hours when Lancaster on the city's east side was pummeled with 60" of snow, the Buffalo Airport, just six miles to the northwest, received only 3.9".

Dushan
20th Nov 2014, 12:36
So Galleria Mall may be open. It is only a couple of miles from the airport. I am so going.

rgbrock1
20th Nov 2014, 12:40
Mrs. Dushan to friend "Gee, Dushan left hours and hours ago. He was going to the Galleria Mall in Buffalo. I wonder what's taking him so long?"

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Dushan
20th Nov 2014, 12:49
After seeing your post, Mrs. Dushan was laughing so hard. She says, only a few more hours and she will be able to claim life insurance.

Fox3WheresMyBanana
20th Nov 2014, 13:04
Never buy too much Life Insurance (or Assurance). You always need to be worth more alive than dead.

RatherBeFlying
20th Nov 2014, 17:56
Heard that on the radio.

But will CBP be insisting the drivers have passports:}

brickhistory
20th Nov 2014, 21:17
Snowplow?

I was not aware one had to prepare and seed the ground for snow.


Wait...what?!

Oh, never mind...

ZOOKER
20th Nov 2014, 21:30
I remember Bob telling us about 'The Cold Wave' back in 1973. Due to a lack of an E-W topographical barrier.....Allegedly. 'A' Level Geography, Isn't it....? Mmmm....Marvellous!

radeng
20th Nov 2014, 22:46
I can't help feeling sorry for the poor souls caught up in this weather in Buffalo. I hope they get through it OK.

meadowrun
20th Nov 2014, 22:47
More coming tonight.


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Dushan
20th Nov 2014, 22:48
Just watching local news. 10 people dead as a result so far. 5,000 people working on clearing the snow. Football game cancelled (that, my friends, in Bufallo, is a serious situation).

con-pilot
20th Nov 2014, 22:54
Football game cancelled (that, my friends, in Bufallo, is a serious situation).

I had not heard that yet, cancelling a Bill's football game ranks right up there with.........


Well hell, I can't think of anything that serious.

Time as we know it, may end.

Dushan
20th Nov 2014, 22:57
Yes, not easy to believe, and luckily I was wrong. Not cancelled but relocated. Thank god life, as we know it, will continue.

Jets-Bills Game Will Not Be Played In Buffalo Due To Massive Snowfall CBS New York (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/20/report-epic-snowstorm-could-push-jets-bills-as-late-as-tuesday/)

con-pilot
20th Nov 2014, 23:13
Thank god life, as we know it, will continue.



Too late, I already hanged myself.



But I got better. :p

Tankertrashnav
21st Nov 2014, 00:03
Meanwhile in Queensland fruit bats are dying of heat exhaustion and falling out of trees by the score, while temperatures rise to 43C/109F Even higher temperatures are forecast in the next few days, and it's only November.

What the heck is happening?

con-pilot
21st Nov 2014, 00:08
What the heck is happening?

Climate is changing, just like it has for the last 100 million years or so.

Now, of course man has not been around that long, so how the climate changed back then beats me. :p

IBMJunkman
21st Nov 2014, 00:12
I hate to think what happens when it all starts to melt this weekend.

Pinky the pilot
21st Nov 2014, 01:12
Last Thursday here in Waikerie South Australia, it reached 44C and I was busy mixing and laying a concrete slab out the back of the house!:ugh:

Yesterday it was 30C and a Thunderstorm dumped just over 15mm of rain in 20 minutes.

Today will reach mid to high 20s.

Just a typical change-of-season time here.:ooh:

rgbrock1 Thought of moving to warmer climes?:D

Dushan
21st Nov 2014, 14:06
It stopped snowing in Bufallo. I'm off to Walden Galleria.

GrumpyOldFart
21st Nov 2014, 14:22
Con:

Now, of course man has not been around that long, so how the climate changed back then beats me.


Dinosaur farts.

GrumpyOldFart
21st Nov 2014, 14:25
Pinky:

I was busy mixing and laying a concrete slab out the back of the house!
Wife, err, 'gone away' for a while, has she?



:ooh:

Pinky the pilot
21st Nov 2014, 16:52
Wife, err, 'gone away' for a while, has she?


Why, yes. How did you know?:D