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Date Posted: 12/11/2010 11:15 PM ET
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dec 2010 2

Date Posted: 12/11/2010 11:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/11/2010 11:20 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/11/2010 11:21 PM ET
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z storm 2010

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 6:55 AM ET
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That looks more fun than what we've had and are still having. RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN. Plus flooding.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 8:24 AM ET
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Ooh..Letty, those are neat pictures.  I think your storm is heading our way. I may not be going to work again tomorrow!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 8:39 AM ET
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Oh Letty, stay warm and bundled up inside with a good book!  We are way more likely to get hurricane days off work than snow days.  But hurricane days are always hot, sticky, and nasty.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 9:43 AM ET
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Letty, I am actually glad that those storms are over for us. I have lived through so many of them. Better make some Christmas Cookies! wink

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 9:51 AM ET
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my goodness! i think your snow will be our (NC-Charlotte area) rain....stay warm inside with one of your new treasures!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 9:52 AM ET
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Christa, I have been jokingly referring to this storm as a prairie hurricane,   The storm moved off late last night, but without the cloud cover the temps plummeted, -1 when I got up,  with windchill I don't want to go out in it and with Will's back I am relying on the boys to dig up out.  Our sweet neighbor cleared the walks twice yesterday.  The snow plows here have to clear "Snow Emergency Routes" before they can start on the residential streets, so we are stuck until the plows come through.

Vicki, Colleen, I think that it is headed your way,  We made a run to the store and laid in supplies I made French Market Soup last night and we will be having beef stew today.   Jeanne, I made 5 dozen  cookie yesterday and when we finished decorating the tree they were gone.   It was a very cozy day, having all the kids here and their SO.   It was almost like Christmas, the boys are making breakfast  as I type.

Cathy,  While I love the snow in Dec.  I will be hating it come Jan 1st.  I would much prefer rain I love dark rainy days,  had I not met "W" I would have moved to Seattle that was my plan 30 years ago.

 

ETA Just saw the news and the Vikings Stadiums roof has collapsed. 



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Date Posted: 12/12/2010 10:15 AM ET
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Wow, Letty, those pictures are amazing!! I can't even begin to imagine living with that much snow all winter. I spent the month of January with a friend in Madison, Wisconsin and was absolutely sure I'd freeze to death. My Southern blood just couldn't take it!

Until that month, I'd never realized how much trouble the cold and snow is up there. She had two sets of tires, one for summer and one for winter, stuff to spray into her door locks on the mornings the locks were too frozen to open, a thingie to scrape all the ice and snow off the wondows and roof, and a shovel to get enough snow from around the car so she could move it. That's a lot of trouble just to get in your car and drive 10 minutes to work. After that first winter, she built a garage! ;-)

 

The snow really was beautiful though. It was the 1st time my son had ever spent with a lot of snow and he had the time of his life!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:07 AM ET
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This morning the local weather reports said that the storm was the 5th worst in the Twin Cities ever.  The Metrodome roof collapsed from the weight of the snow.  We got about 18 inches of snow where I am in the south eastern suburbs and finally got plowed out both streets and driveway at about 4 am this morning.  I had to be out driving in it early yesterday morning and it was quite scary, had some close calls with people spinning out in front of us or just stopping on the freeway entrance ramp.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:20 AM ET
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Valli,  We call snow removal shovel aerobics!  LOL 

Cheryl,  they have already plowed your street LUCKY!   We haven't heard if St. Paul will plow east/west streets first or north/south.  Pray for east/west please.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:23 AM ET
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Sending positive snowplow prayers your way Letty!!  Doesn't it seem that in Minnesota we may not love our weather, but we sure do love to brag about our weatheryes

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:38 AM ET
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We got 15 inches last weekend; they're saying another foot starting tonight, but they lie.  I'm sure we'll get more.  They just don't want to alarm people.  I REALLY want to tell my boss that I just need to take Dec., Jan. and Feb. off...like teachers, but in the winter!  Think he'd go for that??

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:41 AM ET
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Uhmm, Vicky, probably not - too bad you can't work from home!!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:44 AM ET
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Cheryl,   Isn't that the truth!  LOL  I think we are perversely proud about our weather!  I adore snow in December, come January not so much!crying

Vicki,  Tell him it natures way to hibernate,  and that you'll see him  in the spring!cheeky

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 11:48 AM ET
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Beautiful pictures Letty!  You ladies stay warm and dry.  The only thing I love about blizzards is staying inside and being wrapped up in blankies.  Do NOT like to venture out in them.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 12:14 PM ET
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Here in Chicago there have been flurries since last night but there's barely 1/2 inch of snow actually on the ground.  Very windy and blustery, some forecasts say we'll only get a couple of inches and others say more.  I'm a winter person so I love this!

Diane

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 2:43 PM ET
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Great pictures, Letty! I was actually hoping for more snow, but we were on the northern edge of the storm and only got a couple of inches Friday night.  Yesterday the wind just blew and blew, so we had plenty of drifts to dig out this morning.  We went to St. Cloud to do some shopping yesterday, so I guess I'm glad we didn't get more or we wouldn't have finished the Christmas shopping.  Whew, got that done!

Pretty crazy about the dome.  Maybe this will be the push they need to bulldoze that thing and build a new stadium for the Vikings.  Sounds like they're going to play today's scheduled game against the Giants in Detroit tomorrow night?  What another weird event in a drama-filled season for the Vikings, eh? 

Stay warm, Twin Cities girls, Letty and Cheryl!  We've got frigid temps here as well, but at least we don't have a foot and a half of snow to dig out from!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 4:27 PM ET
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Also windy and blustery here in Northwest Indiana.  Lots of blowing snow, not so much accumulation at this point.  Hoping my son will shovel before he goes back to school this eve.  I"ve started "The Distant Hours".  Wonderful so far.  But the weather is making me so sleepy and unmotivated even to read!

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 4:39 PM ET
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Great pics! Being a Central California girl the whole snow thing is pretty foreign to me! It looks beautiful but I don't think I would be able to handle the cold.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 5:02 PM ET
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Shelly, You all in out state really dodged a bullet this time.  Have you seen the video of the deflation of the Dome from the inside.  I don't know why but we were all laughing our butts off about it.  IIRC this is the 3rd or 4th time it has deflated due to a tear in the roof.

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 8:09 PM ET
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Letty, yeah, I saw the video.  Can that thing already!  LOL!  If we lose the Vikes to another state because they can't get a new stadium, I'll be so bummed.  I think they should view this latest dome fiasco as a sign from God that a new stadium is in order!!

Yep, we dodged it this time, but there's always next time.  LOL!

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Date Posted: 12/13/2010 12:47 AM ET
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YIKES!!!

We usually get ice in Arkansas.  Power goes out, and cannot travel. Grocery stores have no toliet paper, milk, bread, kitty litter (for steps), or chili ingredients!!! No power means no heat, electricity, etc. Horrible!!! So I see snow and do not think romantic, I think nightmare.

When I lived in Birmingham Alabama, the roads (interstate travel) were closed due to prediction of snow and ice. Barricades were established at all on and off ramps. This was before a drop of precip. The one ice storm caused power outages that resulted in no power, no water,no phones and could not get down driveway. I had strep throat in addition and no meds.

Pictures of snow are greatsurprisesurprisefrown.

ENJOY

Mary

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