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We have blizzard warnings in the St. Louis area! That hasn't happened in many years. I live a little south, and we are predicted to get over 1" of ice and then several inches of snow, with temps below zero and winds to 50 mph for the next few days. There will be huge power outages if predictions are anywhere close. I hate winter. If I drop off the grid, I will return-unless I freeze. :-/ Be safe.

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We're starting to see the beginnings of it here in Chicago. Might be sick tomorrow.

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We aren't expecting any snow, but we got a lot of ice over night.

Everything has a sheet of ice covering it, it sucks.

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All the schools are closed here in Western PA, but I don't get it. There's really nothing going on. Just cloudy now. Had a little snow earlier but the trucks have been out and the roads are wet.  Geez, I hate it when everybody's home.

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

Learn to drive ;)

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

Learn to drive ;)

It's the other idiots on the road I'm more worried about. I got no problems driving 10 miles an hour all the way home if it gets me home safely. I know some idiot is gonna try to do speed limit in this messed up weather that's coming. I see it every year...

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

If you can get to work before things get bad, that would be my choice. Once you're there you can make do. Aftter the road crews have done their work getting home will be easier. Good luck.

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

I think it's easier to drive after the snow has passed.

The plows may have already done their job by the time you go out and other cars will have gotten some snow off the road too.

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I want to see the 25ft waves they are calling for on Lake Michigan. Anyone up for some smallies?

Maybe I'll see something on my train ride home from school.

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

If you can get to work before things get bad, that would be my choice. Once you're there you can make do. Aftter the road crews have done their work getting home will be easier. Good luck.

I can get to work before things get bad...it doesn't start till 7pm and suppose to come down hard by 9pm-3am. 3" an hour is what they are expecting.I don't get off work till 11pm....I'll be driving back home in blizzard conditions basically.

Wednesday is suppose to tamper off to light snow by 7am,I don't have to be at work till 3pm. I think I'll be alright going to work.....

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

Learn to drive ;)

It's the other idiots on the road I'm more worried about. I got no problems driving 10 miles an hour all the way home if it gets me home safely. I know some idiot is gonna try to do speed limit in this messed up weather that's coming. I see it every year...

I curse the idiots that come out in their small cars and go 10 mph.  ;)

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Can anybody tell me which is safer....coming home in bad weather or going to work after everything has passed over?

Any Michigan who has experience in this weather over the years help me out.

I'm going with my guts and thinking it's safer staying home when it hits and go to work after everything is done and over with. I'm I making the wrong decision? I'll gladly admit I can't drive in this stuff too well. :( I can't take two days off either....What would you do?

Learn to drive ;)

It's the other idiots on the road I'm more worried about. I got no problems driving 10 miles an hour all the way home if it gets me home safely. I know some idiot is gonna try to do speed limit in this messed up weather that's coming. I see it every year...

I curse the idiots that come out in their small cars and go 10 mph. ;)

Yup that's me :(.... Ain't no denying it.I try to stay off the roads though if I can!  ;D

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If your vehicle cannot do at least 40 mph, stay off the road.

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The winds and the snow just started in the last couple of hours here.  We already have ice.  Starting about mid-morning they are predicting one and a half inches per hour up into the evening. 

I don't mind the slow drivers except when they go uphill and get stuck in front of me.  Please make sure you drive fast enough to have enough momentum to reach the top of the hill, people. 

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Got a bunch of ice last night, I cant wait to see what today brings :-?

I am going to clinton lake today if you are up for it! 

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In Chicago, the National Weather Service warned that high winds with gusts of up to 60 mph could produce waves on Lake Michigan of up to 25 feet, leading to considerable coastal flooding and freezing spray, particularly along Lake Shore Drive. If forecasters are right, Chicago could see its third-biggest snowstorm, overshadowed only by the 21.6 inches in 1999 and the 23 inches of snow that fell in 1967.

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It is snowing in NW Arkansas like a son of a gun with 20-30 MPH winds, this on top of ice/sleet.  Saturday we hit 74 degrees, they are predicting -8 by Wednesday night.  Bass fishing was excellent on one of the community lakes Sunday and Monday.  Now it may be 5 -7 days before things are fishable again.

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2" on the ground and coming down hard. The commute was awful. I had a Ford Explorer blow by me at about 60 while myself and everyone else was doing about 35-40, about 3 minutes later I had to stop as the same Explorer on its' side with the guy crawling out of the sunroof. dummy....

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2" on the ground and coming down hard. The commute was awful. I had a Ford Explorer blow by me at about 60 while myself and everyone else was doing about 35-40, about 3 minutes later I had to stop as the same Explorer on its' side with the guy crawling out of the sunroof. dummy....

;D Sorry I had to laugh at that.....That's what bothers me the most. He's lucky he didn't kill anybody including himself.

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It hardly ever fails, when we get bad weather the first vehicles I see spin out or wreck are 4x4's. Especially ones which switch between 2wd and 4wd.

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Your nuts! lol

Actually I probably would but I have to babysit today.

I am just kidding anyhow- not a chance anyone should do much of anything past noon today around here. 

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2" on the ground and coming down hard. The commute was awful. I had a Ford Explorer blow by me at about 60 while myself and everyone else was doing about 35-40, about 3 minutes later I had to stop as the same Explorer on its' side with the guy crawling out of the sunroof. dummy....

;D Sorry I had to laugh at that.....That's what bothers me the most. He's lucky he didn't kill anybody including himself.

Exactly what I thought. Hopefully he learns a lesson. It is amazing how some people drive in the snow.

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