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s-s-s-SNOW???? this Sat in NJ?!?

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  • s-s-s-SNOW???? this Sat in NJ?!?

    While I was working diligently at my office job though the week, I kept cheerful by thinking of my lesson booked for this Saturday. So this am I texted my trainer to firm up the time, and she about knocked me out of my chair saying we have to delay due to the rain & SNOW due tomorrow.

    WHAAAAA!!!!

    Sorry, had to vent.

    Seriously they are saying a few inches for us possible Sat night. This is about unheard of in southern NJ in late October!

  • #2
    I know! Can you believe it?!? I'm nowhere near ready for winter weather. I'm just south of you in Delaware and they said guaranteed accumulation. Really? I'm not happy.

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    • #3
      They're calling for it here in NE TN too.

      Hey, wait a minute! Youse is a Yankee! Ain't youse suppose to 'spect stuff like dat?
      The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
      Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        We got ours yesterday. Just enough for a slight coating and a good freeze overnight and cause numerous traffic accidents on the way to work this morning...

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        • #5
          I am in NEPA and also have a lesson tomorrow - scheduled right for when the white crap is supposed to fly!

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          • #6
            5-8" inches forecast for central PA!!! Way too early

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            • #7
              Western MA got some last night and the roads were so icy we had one fatal rollover and multiple crashes. More predicted for Saturday afternoon through Sunday - we are supposed to get 2-4 inches. Maybe we'll get to try out our new snowblower!

              But seriously, it is just too damn early. And to make this HR - My horse has quite the winter coat already. Does anybody else think that this forecasts a tough winter?
              What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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              • #8
                We had 4" yesterday, beautiful, wet snow, after a few hours of light rain.
                Horses playing and thinking this beats the brutally hot summer we had.

                All is still white this morning, nice 1 1/2' drifts around buildings.
                Broke ice this morning in the tanks for the first time of what looks to be a loooong winter to come.

                In our drought, no one is complaining, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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                • #9
                  You all have my deepest sympathy. Snow before Thanksgiving is a terrible insult. Snow in October ain't right.
                  Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

                  Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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                  • #10
                    Bluey - sorry for being ignorant of my geography - but Texas? Snow? In October? I've been to about 15 cities there and while I don't know the state - I don't remember any real elevation there and thought Texas was HOT? Please enlighten me! Do you get the 4 seasons where you are? I have clients in Corpus Christi so that is stickin in my mind, even though I know Texas must span 3 times zones - haha!

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                    • #11
                      We got some yesterday in WNY. Big, fat chunky flakes falling like lead balloons.

                      I've already gotten out my thinsulate tops, and ear warmers. Time for the thinsulate breeches, gloves and heated buckets too I guess.
                      ::With age comes wisdom. Apparently "wisdom" weighs about 40 pounds.::

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DiablosHalo View Post
                        Bluey - sorry for being ignorant of my geography - but Texas? Snow? In October? I've been to about 15 cities there and while I don't know the state - I don't remember any real elevation there and thought Texas was HOT? Please enlighten me! Do you get the 4 seasons where you are? I have clients in Corpus Christi so that is stickin in my mind, even though I know Texas must span 3 times zones - haha!
                        You are right, TX is rather large.
                        We are in the TX panhandle, about 4000' to 5000' altitude, also referred to as the staked plains and rated as a semi desert environment.
                        Our area is famous for blue northerns, that come down the East side of the Rockies directly from Canada, unimpeded by any salient topographical features of note.

                        This one yesterday was just a baby one, hardly rated as true blue northern.

                        Someone North of us forgot to close the gate, probably those happy-go-lucky Colorado people, notoriously for being unreliable about that, as many of those blizzards we keep getting thru here in the winters.
                        They love snow and don't think that maybe not everyone else does.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by johnnysauntie View Post
                          You all have my deepest sympathy. Snow before Thanksgiving is a terrible insult. Snow in October ain't right.
                          It aint right, it aint right, it just aint right!!!!!! I'm in NJ and am totally in denial. I wish I had put my water heaters in but they normally don't go in until December. Who ever heard of a white Halloween???????
                          Life is what happens when you're making other plans. RiverDance

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                          • #14
                            Supposed to get a little bit here in VA!

                            I'm BEYOND excited! I LOFF snow and the holidays
                            Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
                            White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

                            Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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                            • #15
                              Received about three inches in the hills yesterday, then very cold. It's gorgeous this morning with bright sun glittering on all the snow clinging to the trees. I dislike the frozen water trough and the frozen pasture gate snaps though.

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                              • #16
                                It's 10 am here, and our heavy frost is still on the grass. I don't remember ever seeing that. We have a heavy cloud cover, and fog still laying in the valleys, and nothing is melting. My fingers almost froze to the mailbox!
                                ::With age comes wisdom. Apparently "wisdom" weighs about 40 pounds.::

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                                • #17
                                  They just issued a winter storm watch for me. I'm thoroughly annoyed because back home WI hasn't seen a flurry yet (tho there have been some in the far north) AND I don't have the horses' winter sheets waterproofed yet! I'm burning a vacation day to run out to the barn and get them done & dry before the precip hits later this afternoon.

                                  ARGHHHHHHHHHHH
                                  I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right
                                  Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it. Break the cycle.

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                                  • #18
                                    Living on a large farm is fun. Until it snows. Then it's fun once. Tip for the day: Go snow riding and sledding first, before the work. Cuz after you clear your driveways, pathways, barn aisles, feeding lines, path to the house, etc etc etc it just sucks till spring.
                                    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                                    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                                    • #19
                                      That said, there -are- some quite magical moments
                                      Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                                      http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                                      • #20
                                        Heck, here in Culpeper, VA, the prediction is "100% chance of snow" for tomorrow & tomorrow night. "Little to no accumulation", but still. In the 14 years we've lived here, we've NEVER EVER had snow in October. Frost yes; snow no.

                                        So now I have to hustle my friggin big bustle today to bring in all the deck plants that are "tropical" - not to mention make room for them indoors.

                                        I keep hoping someone will pinch me & prove this all a wicked dream.

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