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    OK, the first time I tried to post this, it wouldn't. Now, did you see the forcast for thursday and friday? They are talking freezing rain and 6-12 inches of the white stuff. Hopefully they are wrong, but I suppose we have to pay sooner or later for the nice weather we've been having, huh? Be safe out there brothers and sisters!

  • #2
    tpfd109, yeah sounds like it. I can't seem to get any definitive info about accumulations around here. I think we're going to be right on the edge. How much farther north are you from me?

    Chad
    SFPD Member MABAS Division 47
    Told my wife I'm at work. Told my boss I'm sick. I'm really at the fire station.
    I.A.C.O.J.

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    • #3
      Chad, I'm just south of Champaign, in Tolono. I'm not sure where you are bro.....

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      • #4
        Winter Storm Watch
        URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
        919 AM CST WED NOV 29 2006

        ...FIRST MAJOR WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON TO IMPACT CENTRAL AND
        SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS...

        .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ILLINOIS ON THURSDAY AND
        BRING A SHALLOW LAYER OF ARCTIC AIR INTO THE REGION. RAIN WILL
        CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET BY THURSDAY MORNING NORTHWEST OF
        THE ILLINOIS RIVER...AND DURING THE DAY SOUTH TO NEAR THE I-70
        CORRIDOR. A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
        OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY AND TRACK NORTHEAST INTO
        INDIANA BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...SPREADING HEAVY SNOW ACROSS MUCH
        OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
        MORNING.

        ILZ031-037-038-041>057-061-292300-
        /O.NEW.KILX.WS.A.0002.061130T1800Z-061202T0000Z/
        WOODFORD-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-MASON-LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-
        VERMILION-CASS-MENARD-SCOTT-MORGAN-SANGAMON-CHRISTIAN-MACON-
        MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS-COLES-EDGAR-SHELBY-
        INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLOOMINGTON...NORMAL...HAVANA...
        LINCOLN...CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...DANVILLE...JACKSONV ILLE...
        SPRINGFIELD...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...CHARLESTON.. .MATTOON...
        SHELBYVILLE
        919 AM CST WED NOV 29 2006

        ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
        FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

        THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
        WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
        AFTERNOON.

        RAIN WILL CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON. ICE
        ACCUMULATIONS GREAT THAN ONE QUARTER INCH ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE
        AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED SURFACES...AS
        ARCTIC AIR CONTINUES TO FILTER SOUTHEAST. THIS PRECIPITATION WILL
        MIX WITH SLEET AND SNOW IN THE EVENING...AND CHANGE OVER TO ALL
        SNOW OVERNIGHT. HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT...INTO MIDDAY
        FRIDAY...WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.

        A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
        SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
        CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

        $$



        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


        Hazardous Weather Outlook
        HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
        1200 PM CST WED NOV 29 2006

        ILZ044>046-054>057-061-301200-
        CHAMPAIGN-COLES-DOUGLAS-EDGAR-MOULTRIE-PIATT-SHELBY-VERMILION-
        1200 PM CST WED NOV 29 2006

        ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
        FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

        THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
        ILLINOIS AND EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

        .DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

        A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AS A STRONG STORM
        SYSTEM IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS MOVES TOWARD THE MIDWEST. THE PRIMARY
        SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS THIS AFTERNOON
        AND THIS EVENING. IN ADDITION...HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE
        LIKELY FROM THE STRONGER STORMS.

        .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

        THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
        AS ARCTIC AIR POURS INTO THE REGION BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT. SURFACE
        TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY DROP BELOW THE FREEZING MARK BY THURSDAY
        NIGHT...RESULTING IN A CHANGE OVER TO A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND
        SLEET...THEN TO MOSTLY SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
        MAY RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES BY FRIDAY MORNING. STAY TUNED TO LATER
        STATEMENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION.

        .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

        SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

        A CONFERENCE CALL WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR EMERGENCY MANAGERS AND THE
        MEDIA AT 2 PM.

        $$

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        • #5
          Ok, now I'm confused, in one part they say 6-12 inches, and in another part its 3-5 inches? geeez..... guess I'll just wait and see.

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          • #6
            tpfd109, I think you tend to get a little more snow than us down here (Sandoval, just north of Centralia). Seems like we always get rain instead of snow anymore. Go north of I-70 and it begins to turn to white stuff. I remember days as a kid when there was 2 ft of snow on the ground. I mowed my lawn really short over the weekend so if it does snow this year then the kids will have a much nicer yard of snow to tear up.

            Chad
            SFPD Member MABAS Division 47
            Told my wife I'm at work. Told my boss I'm sick. I'm really at the fire station.
            I.A.C.O.J.

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            • #7
              Here's what we've got anounced so far... Notice it says "if the storm does materialize"


              Winter Storm Watch
              Statement as of 3:04 am CST on November 29, 2006

              ... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
              through late Thursday night...

              A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
              through late Thursday night.

              The first winter storm of the season will be threatening central
              and eastern Missouri... as well as southern Illinois... on Thursday
              and Thursday night. Colder air will begin pushing into the region
              tonight... bringing about a sudden and abrupt end to the mild
              weather of the past week.

              As temperatures plummet... freezing rain and sleet will first
              develop... with this icy mix then changing over to snow. In mid
              Missouri... the freezing rain and sleet is expected to develop
              around daybreak... with the precipitation change to all snow
              during the morning. In the St Louis Metro area... the icy mix will
              develop during the morning... then change over to snow during the
              afternoon. Finally... in extreme south central Illinois... the icy
              mix should begin during the afternoon... then change to snow in
              the evening.

              The threat from this storm is two-fold. The mix of sleet and
              freezing rain may first cause significant ice accumulations... and
              if the freezing rain can persist for a prolonged period damage to
              power and telephone lines may become a very real possibility.

              As the icy mix turns to snow... accumulating heavy snowfall may
              become the second problem. It appears that areas roughly along
              the I-44 in Missouri and I-70 corridor in Illinois have the best
              chances for receiving 6 or more inches of snowfall.

              It is important to remember that a Winter Storm Watch is advanced
              notice that severe winter weather is possible in the watch area...
              it does not mean it is a certainty. However... the latest forecast
              maps suggest that if the storm does materialize... it will have a
              very adverse impact on the region.

              Those in the watch area should begin preparing in case the storm
              does materialize. If you have travel planned... you may want to
              adjust your travel time to avoid the storm. Also... you should use
              this advanced notice to make certain your vehicle is winterized.
              Make preparations at home by stocking emergency supplies... such
              as food... medicine... and extra heating fuel... just in case the
              storm makes travel impossible. This is especially important for
              those living in rural areas.

              Public Information Statement
              Statement as of 10:30 am CST on November 29, 2006
              SFPD Member MABAS Division 47
              Told my wife I'm at work. Told my boss I'm sick. I'm really at the fire station.
              I.A.C.O.J.

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              • #8
                Welcome to my world LOL

                Arctic Flow + mild coastal weather = tons of snow, heavy wind warnings, more snow now brrrrrrr it's cold.

                So go right ahead, take it out on me. I always get blamed for the Alberta Clippers, might as well blame me for this too hehehehe

                Only difference is we aren't getting thunderstorms like you guys LOL.

                Serious side - stay safe whatever the bitc I mean Mother Nature brings your way.
                September 11th - Never Forget

                I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                Sheri
                IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                Honorary Flatlander

                RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                • #9
                  Of course, it's all in the track. Earlier this week, the track was farther south, now it is phasing right over our heads (heads up 80FIRE!!!). But, the thing is that if it can shift north the past few days, what's another mile or two. Quad Cities, might want to prepare yourselves on this one.
                  For the rest of us, some ice is definately possible, so might want to get the chains ready and camp out at the fire station. Fortunately for us, that won't be such a problem!!!
                  Any more questions, I'll be back after 9 tonight.
                  Later
                  BAClair

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 4caster
                    Of course, it's all in the track. Earlier this week, the track was farther south, now it is phasing right over our heads (heads up 80FIRE!!!). But, the thing is that if it can shift north the past few days, what's another mile or two. Quad Cities, might want to prepare yourselves on this one.
                    For the rest of us, some ice is definately possible, so might want to get the chains ready and camp out at the fire station. Fortunately for us, that won't be such a problem!!!
                    Any more questions, I'll be back after 9 tonight.
                    Later
                    Or they could blame you instead, don't they always blame the weatherman?! hehehehe

                    We went from snowin' & blowin' this afternoon to the BIG MELT on the way home. When I went for a smoke at 2pm it was snowing and windy. By my 3:30pm break it had stopped snowing. When I came home at 5pm it was considerably warmer than it was even at 3:30pm and it was already getting mucky downtown. hmmmmmm foot of snow on the ground + 5 ft. snowbanks (from the plowing) = how much muck?

                    You guys stay safe.
                    September 11th - Never Forget

                    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                    Sheri
                    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                    Honorary Flatlander

                    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                    • #11
                      Well i am sitting in our station looking at all the rain and preparing for what is about to go down on the interstate, and as soon as i get off this 24 hr tour i will be heading home and firing up the snowplows, it appears that sleep will come sometime late Friday night. I hope everyone stays safe and yes Sheri we are all blaming YOU.............

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kprsn1
                        I mowed my lawn really short over the weekend so if it does snow this year then the kids will have a much nicer yard of snow to tear up.

                        Chad
                        You mowed your lawn? Do you know it's almost December? You're a bad influence! Mrs. J's been trying to get me to mow ours for a month. I won that one.

                        We'll know Saturday how much snow we got on Friday. The weather people are only guessing on this one. I only hope they're all wrong. It does sound like we'll get the brunt of it late Thursday and Friday. Just hope the ice part is wrong. I hate that.
                        Jack Boczek, Chief
                        Ashley Community Fire Protection District

                        FLATLANDERS FOREVER!

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                        • #13
                          We are being told everything from 5 inches to a foot.
                          I looked at the snowblower when I got home.
                          It has a FLAT!
                          It's on the To-Do List.
                          CR
                          Visit www.iacoj.com
                          Remember Bradley Golden (9/25/01)
                          RIP HOF Robert J. Compton(ENG6511)

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                          • #14
                            I really could get used to having 60 degree temps until about Christmas. A little snow and then back to the 60's after New Years.... We are about due for a real winter. Its been a while.
                            IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                            • #15
                              weather

                              Well, have been watching the weather, it will be interesting to see what we actually get out of this. i am off till monday so no big deal. Now on the other hand.... Our wedding is sat and i would rather have the nicer weather.

                              I am attaching a pic of me and the bride to be. Please keep us in your prayers as we start our new life together. Take care everyone.

                              PS. i dont own snowblower if anyone is wanting to get us a wedding gift!!! ha ha ha

                              just kidding
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