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    Has the current weather caused you any problems yet?
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  • #2
    Well......

    What's up in that area??......


    Up here, Temps in mid 20s - NW Wind at 20-35 - Clear and Dry. Few scattered Brush Fires.......
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    • #3
      Originally posted by hwoods View Post
      What's up in that area??......


      Up here, Temps in mid 20s - NW Wind at 20-35 - Clear and Dry. Few scattered Brush Fires.......
      Freezing rain. Nothing on the roads yet though some of the bridges are getting somewhat sporty. Pretty fair accumulation on the trees with some wires down and transformer fires.

      We were running 2-3 brush fires a day up until yesterday. I suspect we will be running them again in a few days.

      I suspect there is more up towards the ARK line and into ARK

      Snow on the way later as they are calling for 2-4". This area does not deal well with snow.

      East TX and north of us has been getting snow for a couple of hours now and right now we are on the snow/freezing rain line.

      As I type this, we have transitioned to sleet.
      Last edited by LaFireEducator; 01-09-2011, 05:11 PM.
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      • #4
        LA,

        Here north of you in Texarkana. Heavy snowfall going on right now. Little over 3" at the house. We've been running grass fire also up until the rain and sleet started falling this morning. After that the guys been running their butts off on MVA's going to one after another. Nothing major so far just minors.

        Hwoods- As LA said put little snow/ice/sleet on roads and all H*** breaks loose here. What would take major storm to shut the northeast down only few inch is need here. They already closed all schools down around here.
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        • #5
          The snow is almost on us here in ga. Going to be crazy for the next few days.
          Get the first line into operation.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
            The snow is almost on us here in ga. Going to be crazy for the next few days.
            Bet so it's been crazy here. Lucky my shift ended this morning before everything hit.

            Updated pic little over hour later ans snow still coming down.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by TAFD00367 View Post
              Updated pic little over hour later ans snow still coming down.
              That's us from Thanksgiving to St. Patty's day, and then some.

              But we still have the out-of-towners (military, mostly) who have no clue. I'm sure that after they've been winched out of the median of the Interstate or a convenient ditch they slow down a bit.

              We also get lake effect here, which has the effect of closing a curtain in front of you.
              Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

              Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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              • #8
                Oh come on...we have that much snow in August. I can see where it would be an issue with people not knowing how to drive on it. It's all about ease, ease into the accelerator ease onto the brake.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CGITCH View Post
                  Oh come on...we have that much snow in August. I can see where it would be an issue with people not knowing how to drive on it. It's all about ease, ease into the accelerator ease onto the brake.
                  You are right, but you must remember that we are talking about communities that close schools for the forecast of snow, not actual snow, just the forecast of!!!!

                  White Death 2011 has arrived.
                  RK
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                  Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

                  "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


                  Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MemphisE34a View Post
                    You are right, but you must remember that we are talking about communities that close schools for the forecast of snow, not actual snow, just the forecast of!!!!

                    White Death 2011 has arrived.
                    I keep forgetting that. How many snow plows are in the State of LA?

                    Cause I have a feeling there are more snowplows in my town of 2500 than there are in the whole state.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CGITCH View Post
                      I keep forgetting that. How many snow plows are in the State of LA?

                      Cause I have a feeling there are more snowplows in my town of 2500 than there are in the whole state.
                      I doubt there are any plows.

                      The state DOT has some of their dump trucks rigged up with sanders, but they only do the interstate and major 2-lane state highways. I know of no local or city highway departments that have any rigs set up to sand or salt.

                      Just got back in the house. I was out with my VFD fgor about 5 hours where we worked 3 wrecks with 2 fatalities. While I was out with them D was monitoring my combo department (full-time gig) and they worked 10-11 wrecks in the same time span plus a few wires down (brought down by the trees) and a transformer fire.

                      The good news is the trailing edge of the precip is about 30 miles west of us. The bad news is it's going to stay cold and this stuff on the roads and steps and porches ain't gonna melt. Something tells me I'm going to be out much of the night with either m VFD or running with my combo department.
                      Last edited by LaFireEducator; 01-09-2011, 10:08 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I'm kinda excited about tomorrow, if it snows only a couple of inches the whole base shuts down. So friggin' funny!

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                        • #13
                          I was in Atlanta one time on business, & they had what we wouldn't even bother to sweep off the windshield. In all honesty there was less than half an inch of wet snow and they closed down the world. Panic in the streets, raiding parties on the grocery stores, it was truly amazing and certainly funny to watch for a nawthernor that gets 130"+ of snow every winter.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by islandfire03 View Post
                            I was in Atlanta one time on business, & they had what we wouldn't even bother to sweep off the windshield. In all honesty there was less than half an inch of wet snow and they closed down the world. Panic in the streets, raiding parties on the grocery stores, it was truly amazing and certainly funny to watch for a nawthernor that gets 130"+ of snow every winter.
                            Yeah, I lived in North Georgia for most of my life, it was hilarious how they reacted to snow.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CGITCH View Post
                              I keep forgetting that. How many snow plows are in the State of LA?

                              Cause I have a feeling there are more snowplows in my town of 2500 than there are in the whole state.
                              No plows in Memphis either. Some sand/salt trucks, that's about it.
                              RK
                              cell #901-494-9437

                              Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

                              "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


                              Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

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