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Vicious cycle
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Published Wednesday, February 05, 2014 @ 10:57 AM EST
Feb 05 2014

An inch of ice accreted over the previously fallen four inches of snow. This was at 7 am; now it's up to 37°F and everything's melting. It will re-freeze later today, with more snow tonight and a low of 15°F. The stores have been out of calcium chloride for over a week now, and supplies of rock salt are also scarce. The trick is to try to get the concrete clear and dry before the next storm arrives.

But it's better than the droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes they experience in the south. Like I told a friend, in two months it'll be spring, but you'll still be in Texas.


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Oh, AccuWeather...
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Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 10:34 AM EDT
Jul 23 2013

How would we survive without you?


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Rain. Again.
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Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 7:46 AM EDT
Jul 23 2013

Don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
-Leo Durocher

Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain.
-Billie Holiday

For after all, the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I were running the world, I would have it rain only between 2 and 5 a.m. Anyone who was out then ought to get wet.
-William Lyon Phelps

Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain.
-Michael McClary

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
-John Updike

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day-and another, in case it doesn't rain.
-Mae West

Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
-Roger Miller

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
-Jimmy Piersall

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted. Then he doesn't lie.
-Theodore H. White

The drowning man is not troubled by rain.
-Unattributed

The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore.
-W. Somerset Maugham

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
-Dolly Parton

There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? If making love might be fatal and if a cool spring breeze on any summer afternoon can turn a crystal blue lake into a puddle of black poison right in front of your eyes, there is not much left except TV and relentless masturbation.
-Hunter S. Thompson

Those who profess to favour freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
-Frederick Douglass

Trouble will rain on those who are already wet.
-Unattributed

We will never be an advanced civilization as long as rain showers can delay the launching of a space rocket.
-George Carlin


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Shazam
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Published Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 7:32 AM EDT
Jul 18 2013

Apparently, Captain Marvel has arrived in Pittsburgh. (Twitter photo by @timbetler. Taken from USX, July 16.)


Categories: Photo of the day, Twitter, Weather


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It could be worse
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Published Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 7:58 AM EDT
Jul 17 2013


Tampa Bay, Florida waterspout, by Joey Mole
(From NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day)

We get an occasional heatwave, a tornado or two, some flash flooding and snow. According to NASA, the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle.

Most disappearances in our area can be attributed to PennDOT.


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Flooded out
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Published Wednesday, July 10, 2013 @ 10:27 AM EDT
Jul 10 2013

Widespread flash flooding in the Pittsburgh area this morning due to heavy rains.

We live in the Library Heights area of South Park Township, so we have no flood problems. But it's pretty much impossible to go anywhere. My wife couldn't make it to work this morning because all the main roads have major intersection flooding.

The video above shows Library station, the end of the line of the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail transit system. The tracks are under about four feet of water, and commuters retrieving their cars this evening are going to be unpleasantly surprised.

They're predicting more heavy storms this afternoon, so Pittsburgh readers ought to consider hunkering down for a while. If you live anywhere near a road with "Run" in its name (Saw Mill Run, Thompson Run, etc.) you can be certain you're going to be affected.


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Exchange of the day
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Published Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 5:55 PM EDT
Apr 13 2013

"Hey, we might be able to see the Northern Lights tonight."

"What time?"

"They're saying 8, but it may be as late as midnight."

"Cool. What direction do you look?"

"Uh... Northern Lights? I'm guessing north."

(Some sources are saying that due to a large coronal mass ejection on the Sun this past Thursday, that areas as far south as Pennsylvania may be able to observe the Aurora Borealis this evening.)


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Speaking of weather...
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Published Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 6:58 AM EDT
Apr 04 2013

Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
-Charles de Gaulle

Do not videotape your child in the bathtub. Do not name your child after a Scandinavian deity or any aspect of the weather.
-Daniel Menaker

Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation.
-Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
-Fulton J. Sheen

Friendship-A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.
-Ambrose Bierce

Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather become frozen: even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
-Leonardo da Vinci

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
-Kelvin Throop, III

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
-Michael Pritchard

Running is a four-season sport. There is no such thing as bad weather, only timid souls.
-Unattributed

The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
-Jean-Paul Kauffmann

The weather is here, wish you were beautiful.
-(postcard, unattributed

There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothes.
-John Foster

Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.
-Unattributed

When I get sick of what men do, I have only to walk a few steps in another direction to see what spiders do. Or what the weather does. This sustains me very well indeed.
-E.B. White

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
-Bob Dylan


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A case of the Mondays
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Published Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 6:24 AM EDT
Mar 25 2013

No matter how bad your Monday morning is, odds are you didn't have to wade through belly-deep snow in order to pee. There's about five inches of snow out there now and it's still coming down. Late March snows really aren't that unusual, and we get an average of 1.5" in April. And on May 9, 1966, we got 3.1 inches. So quit complaining.


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Spring has officially arrived
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Published Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 6:32 PM EDT
Mar 16 2013

The Library, PA Tastee Creme is open.


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Why I love Jim Cantore...
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Published Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 7:25 AM EST
Feb 10 2013

Jim Cantore renders Al Roker speechless.


Categories: Al Roker, Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel, Video, Weather, YouTube


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What can I say?
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Published Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 7:55 AM EST
Jan 26 2013

I like dogs in snow pictures. Here Riley and Sassy try to figure out why I'm pointing that flashy clicky thing at them instead of rolling in the three and a half inches we got from yesterday's clipper system.


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Weather Sheltie
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Published Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 7:17 AM EST
Nov 24 2012

"Aye, Dad- there be a wee bit o' snoo..."


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Multiple choice
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Published Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 7:06 AM EDT
Nov 01 2012

Actual set of random questions presented on the mobile version of the government's disaster assistance site.

In the case of New Jersey, the correct answer is "all of the above."


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Photo of the day
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Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 6:04 AM EDT
Oct 31 2012

"You can come out now..."


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How bad was it?
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Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 11:37 AM EDT
Oct 30 2012

Pretty bad.


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Whistling into oblivion...
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Published Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 10:29 AM EDT
Oct 28 2012

Random stuff, as we await the arrival of Sandy Frankenstorm:

God is so busy making sure women get pregnant, I don't know where He finds time to make a hurricane.
-Andy Borowitz

Bill Maher: "You once called Mitt Romney the most intellectually dishonest man in politics. Do you still believe that?"
Barney Frank: "I would strike the word 'intellectually.' "
-(Real Time with Bill Maher, 10/26/12)

If you are having trouble multi-obsessing over both the hurricane and election I will be visiting my mom and will get some tips.
-@pourmecoffee

Bloom's Taxonomy defines educational objectives in terms of three core domains: knowing/head, feeling/heart and doing/hands. These categories are also useful in dating.
-The Covert Comic

How Not To Get A Picture Of Me.
Lesson 1: poke my girlfriend in the back at baggage claim and offer her money.
-Sir Patrick Stewart

There are few things more laughable than a political party that can't get its lie together.
-Robert Brault

If they just called it 'Survivor: Evil/Dumb/Hot/People.' people would start watching again.
-John Fugelsang

Good thing Zooey Deschanel just sang the anthem cuz it's not like Detroit has a rich and vibrant musical history to draw from or anything.
-Jay Satellite

Detroit gave us Motown, Aretha, Bettye LaVette. But none of them has a Fox TV show, so, hey, let's get Zooey Deschanel to sing the World Series anthem.
-Greg Kot

Romney promises Hurricane Sandy will not unfairly target rich people.
-Elayne Boosler

Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once and space is what keeps it all from happening to you.
-David Gerrold

BREAKING: Weather Forces Romney to Shift Lying to Other States
-Andy Borowitz


However, we had them in the past and will probably have them in the future, so if you have a time machine, no problem!


Categories: Andy Borowitz, Bill Maher, Covert Comic, John Fugelsang, Patrick Stewart, Photo of the day, Quotes of the day, Robert Brault, Twitter, Weather


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Sandy Frankenstorm
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Published Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 2:15 PM EDT
Oct 27 2012

Pittsburgh generally only gets remnants of hurricanes, but sometimes they do wreak havoc. The heavy rains and flooding from Agnes in 1972 and Ivan in 2004 come to mind. And we've been nailed by large cyclonic storms, like 1993's "Storm of the Century." But I don't think we've ever had to deal with a hybrid beast like this one, especially one with high winds over a sustained period of a day more.

As a public service, here's something to take your mind off the coming apocalypse: one of the dumbest- and funniest- movies ever made. Absurdist humor at its best.

Bob: I didn't know you smoked.
Nick: Just after sex, Bob. I'm trying to give it up.
Bob: Well, at least you don't smoke that much.
Nick: About a pack a day.
Bob: That'll kill ya!
Nick: Bob, it won't kill ya. But it will make you very sore.

(YouTube video: "Real Men" (1987) with John Ritter and Jim Belushi)


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Fascinating.
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Published Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 4:28 PM EDT
Sep 03 2012


Categories: Star Trek, Weather


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Photo of the day
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Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 10:45 AM EDT
Aug 29 2012

A nighttime view of Hurricane Isaac with city lights visible through the storm; from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite yesterday.


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Déjà vu
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Published Tuesday, August 28, 2012 @ 7:07 AM EDT
Aug 28 2012

From KGB Report, seven years ago today:

Sunday, August 28, 2005
posted by KGB at 10:15 PM (permalink)

Apocalypse Wow

Wow. I've never seen a forecast like this:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
413 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2005

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE KATRINA CONTINUES TO APPROACH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA... ...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE KILLED.


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The Weather Channel has sent Jim Cantore to Tampa
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Published Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 7:17 AM EDT
Aug 25 2012

You're screwed.

(Weather Channel video: Jim Cantore arrives in town.)


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Pre-emptive strike
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Published Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 9:16 AM EDT
Jun 30 2012

My kids were born in 1976 and 1977. The hottest day on record in Pittsburgh occurred in 1988; the coldest in 1994; the snowiest in 1993; and the rainiest in 2004. So you can tell grandma and grandpa to stick a sock in it when they start telling you about how extreme the weather was "back in the day"...


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Variations on a theme (more snow).
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Published Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 12:19 PM EST
Feb 16 2010


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Stop complaining...
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Published Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 8:37 AM EST
Feb 15 2010

It could be worse.


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