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Fighting the good fight
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Better stock up on bread, milk, and eggs... We've got snow incoming!

Looks like a widespread 6+ inches of snow is in store across northern Texas, most of Oklahoma, and northern Arkansas tomorrow into Wednesday.

NWA is expected to get 6-10+ inches, which is above average for a snowfall around here. We tend to get 1-3 inches several times per year, 4-8 inches once or twice a year, and 12+ inches every few years.

This also means Wednesday is sure to be a shitshow on the roads, since in my experience nearly nobody around here knows what the hell to do once the white stuff sticks to the road.

At least it won't be -20 degrees like the last round of snow we got just before Christmas. And it's supposed to be basically all snow, instead of the nasty ice storms that we get from time to time.

Stay warm, stay home (if you can), and enjoy that French toast that everyone apparently craves on snow days.
 
Posts: 30346 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Rainy & 50s forecast here in SE TX.

Take care those of you chilling further north.




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Posts: 12467 | Location: Spring, TX | Registered: July 11, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yawn. It's nice being retired and NOT having to try to get to work etc.

Picked up my new Yamaha 2400 watt inverter generator this afternoon.

I'm ready. Got the milk bread beans and 24 liquid chickens in the carton and TP yesterday.
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Chance for two inches or less by Wednesday morning here.




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Posts: 36383 | Location: Logical | Registered: September 12, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Looks like a widespread 6+ inches of snow is in store across northern Texas, most of Oklahoma, and northern Arkansas tomorrow into Wednesday.

We will get it after you…

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO 9 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 5 and 10 inches.

My wife will probably work from home on Wednesday.



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Posts: 21833 | Location: St. Louis, MO | Registered: April 03, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by P250UA5:
Rainy & 50s forecast here in SE TX.

CenTex as well.
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
enjoy that French toast that everyone apparently craves on snow days.

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Better to panic early...




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Posts: 36572 | Location: Above the snow line in Michigan | Registered: May 21, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mrs. Mike just said it’s gonna rain tomorrow.

Guess central Tx ain’t gonna be that cold



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Posts: 10378 | Location: Temple, Texas! | Registered: October 07, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Better stock up on bread, milk, and eggs
Don't forget the TP.


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Don't forget the TP.


Nah, everyone's still got that stockpiled from 2020. TP doesn't spoil like milk/bread/eggs do.
 
Posts: 30346 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Last week I got a foot of snow in 36 hours or so.
I am still alive.


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Posts: 14516 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The local news is reporting that the City of OKC street department is spraying some sort of beet juice, from sugar beets, on the road surfaces now instead of the traditional deicing chemicals previously used. Supposedly this is the newest latest and greatest thing. I don't know but this sounds kind of high tech redneck engineering, lol.


"OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahoma City's Public Works Department tested a brine and beet solution on Sunday, with the goal of de-icing roads more efficiently than salt.

The beet solution is used in many northern cities including Calgary, Washington DC, and Cincinnati. Experts say it can work in colder temperatures than salt and is more cost-effective.

Sunday morning Oklahoma City treated 11 bridges and overpasses with a brine beet solution to see how well the potion performs.

"Most of the mixture is a beet juice product and it's all organic, it's all very eco-friendly," said Oklahoma City Public Works Emergency Manager, Mike Love Jr. "It's supposed to give us a colder working temperature, sometimes in the negatives, it just depends on the percentage of mixture."

The solution does not stain the roads or damage vehicles, and the cities that already use it, praise it.

"Talking with other cities and other applicators, they swear by it," Love said, "This has been going on for 20 years everywhere else but here. So hopefully it brings us a little bit closer to cutting edge and it really does affect the city and our citizens."

The brine can penetrate hard-pack snow, which experts say is one of the most dangerous things on the roads after a winter event.

"Hard-pack especially when it's cold, salt does not penetrate it, and a plow will ride on top of it," said Love. "It is the hardest thing to break up, and most east-west streets with high buildings like our downtown area, that stuff can hold past an event for five to six days, this product is supposed to be able to punch through that at a saturation point without sunlight."

Not only can the brine work on colder temperatures, but it also expands the city's operating ability, while also saving them money.

"It's just to make us more effective and have more units in the field with our existing budget and with the workforce being the way it is these days, it's not getting any bigger but the city is not getting any smaller," Love said.

The city is very hopeful that the beet brine solution will benefit the city and Oklahomans during winter weather, and will continue to monitor its performance this week as we face some icy conditions.

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high tech redneck engineering…

Well, enjoy the red streets!



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-- Justice Janice Rogers Brown

"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
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Posts: 21833 | Location: St. Louis, MO | Registered: April 03, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Local weather people claim we are due for 3-5 inches later today and tonight. We ain't going anywhere.



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Posts: 4713 | Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO. | Registered: September 05, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Being originally from MN not too concerned Could be fun, planning on going to my local Walmart and watch the locals smoke tires. You can add SW MO into your title we are forecasted to get 7-12”.


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Posts: 4411 | Location: Made the permanent move to Branson | Registered: October 20, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Interesting it's being used as a deicer. Beet juice is often used to fill rear tractor tires for ballast (mine are filled with the stuff) as it's heavier than water, has a low freezing temp, non corrosive, and ecologically friendly should you get a puncture (unlike antifreeze or salt water).


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^^^ learn something new every day.

In my mid-20s working for a GC, I remembered tearing out part of the third floor of a sugarbeet factory and reconstructing it.

Huge machinery in there; epic! Only runs in season.





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The local news is reporting that the City of OKC street department is spraying some sort of beet juice, from sugar beets, on the road surfaces now instead of the traditional deicing chemicals previously used. Supposedly this is the newest latest and greatest thing. I don't know but this sounds kind of high tech redneck engineering, lol.



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Predicting a high of 43 and a half-inch of rain here today. Nicer ttomorrow.

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