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PNW Era, snowpocalypse incoming?

Oct 27, 2017
7,403
From what I understand it's going to be nothing even remotely like February last year.
Just wet this morning where I am, north of Seattle.
 

robot

Member
Oct 27, 2017
861
Last year was certainly interesting, but 80%+ of all the "snowpocalypse" events turn out to be nothing still so I'll remain skeptical.

If it does happen, I guess it's a good time for me to be unemployed.
 

Damaniel

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
2,086
Portland, OR
Snowpocalypse is overblowing things a bit, but it will definitely be cold next week, and there will definitely be moisture.

Will there be snow in Portland? Probably.

Will it hit 2008 or 2017 levels? Not a chance.
 

Jotakori

Member
Oct 25, 2017
651
Dang I love snow, wish this was hitting further south! Looks like my area's just gonna get a little bit of it for a couple days at best, probably more rain than anything else, and much too warm to stick even if it does. This winter's been really warm so far and man I am super ready for it to start actually feeling like the season it is.
 

Distantmantra

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,147
Seattle
My in-laws from Nebraska were in town last February. They finally understood why the snow destroys us here. Aside from our complete lack of urban plows, the city being built on the side of a hill, and people's unwillingness to shovel their fucking sidewalks (I shoveled our entire block and got weird looks from people), my FIL was saying our snow is much wetter and heaver than the stuff they get.

Snowpocalypse is overblowing things a bit, but it will definitely be cold next week, and there will definitely be moisture.
 
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_swee_

Member
Oct 26, 2017
394
Portland OR
Portland here so waiting for the disappointment. At least my boss said I could work from home if I think I can't make it into work
 

Kaiser

Member
Nov 11, 2017
22
If it's anything like it was last year I'll be surprised. So we'll see how spokane fairs this year.
 

Distantmantra

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,147
Seattle

WedgeX

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,374
Perfect time for me to visit Seattle for the first time and go cross country skiing.
 

Darkmaigle

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,521
Snowing here at MS in Redmond. Already planning to work from home next week cause my kids school will be cancelled.
 

ZOONAMI

Member
Oct 27, 2017
12,067
Looks pretty nice to me (I’m in Mpls). -1 F for the high forecasted here by next Thursday.

honestly we’ve had a pretty mild winter so far though and actually a pretty decent amount of sunny days and not a lot of snow.
 

BDS

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,954
I want to move to the northwest so badly. Here in the DC metro area it's been in the 50s - 70s for weeks with only a light snow dusting the other day. I love snow and we just never get it anymore.
 
Oct 27, 2017
7,403
I want to move to the northwest so badly. Here in the DC metro area it's been in the 50s - 70s for weeks with only a light snow dusting the other day. I love snow and we just never get it anymore.
It's a real pain in the ass to drive in here. First, it tends to melt and then refreeze so the roads are skating rinks. Two, due to glaciers going south and then back north you have hills everywhere to contend with when driving. Three, since we don't get that much snow there isn't much investment in snow plows because it's not worth the public expense.
Add in that most people don't own chains let alone even put on winter tires and yeah, it's a mess.
 

WedgeX

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,374
I want to move to the northwest so badly. Here in the DC metro area it's been in the 50s - 70s for weeks with only a light snow dusting the other day. I love snow and we just never get it anymore.
Make sure you head on over to the Canaan Valley in West Virginia some day. It’s a great hippie area full of snow over the winter.
 

Sandstar

Member
Oct 28, 2017
4,239
I'm thrilled we're getting some snow. It makes everything pretty. I don't have to go to work ("lucky" me) so it doesn't bother me too much, except for this steep ass hill that i have to use to get out of my neighborhood.
 

Alcotholic

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,770
Last year was all hype. So not expecting much.

Edit: sorry, it was bad for everyone else. I live in NW Portland, so we got a light dusting.
 

Ramala

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,868
I clicked this thread expecting the grand return of rapper Snow. V dissapointed.
 

Distantmantra

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,147
Seattle

SDOT is responsible for some sidewalks and paths that are not immediately adjacent to homes and businesses, like overpasses and public stairways. Otherwise, adjacent property owners or residents are responsible for clearing sidewalks.

“If you see that snow, do your job [to clear it] and if you can’t, get people to help you,” Durkan said.

Residents who don’t clear their sidewalks may get warnings. Although city code allows for fines starting at $50 for failure the clear the sidewalk of snow and ice, an SDOT spokesman said the department will prioritize educating people over fines.

Shovel your damn sidewalk people.
 

Mike

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,235
Greater Seattle Area
SnoCo here. Had some accumulated snow this morning + actively snowing outside my house, but it all disappeared with the elevation change of driving down the hill I live in.

I hate snow with a fucking passion, last year was awful.
 

Maddness

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
293
Kids are excited for it. I'm indifferent. I drive a jeep so it's not so bad, but at the same time I can just work from home anyway.
 

riotous

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,902
Seattle
No thanks.

But to those saying "hyped events are usually nothing"... I've also lived through a couple of the opposite here. Not hyped events turned into disasters lol

It's not an exact science, they can be quite wrong in either direction.