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Chatterbox Winter 2023-2024
Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 2:23 PM

Well 

Tomorrow is the first day of Winter.Mother Nature says rain and 50 for Christmas?? The L&N unit came north and went to Chicago on M 350 for Csx.Haven't heard anything else too exciting.Looking forward to the Christmas break.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 6:47 PM

One of our local TV weather people posted a picture/map of this area that was all in green, except a patch of red in the middle.

The legend labelled the green area as "no snow for Christmas."  The red area was labelled "also no snow for Christmas, but in red..."

Meteorological winter starts December 1st, but yes, the winter solstice is December 21, more or less.

What snow we got is mostly gone, but oh, the rain.  Creeks and rivers are running banks-full, with some flooding occurring around the area.  A couple of counties on the east side of the Adirondacks declared emergencies.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, December 21, 2023 9:57 AM

We're slowly warming with rain starting tonight.  Sunday through Tuesday are predicted to be rainly with highs in the low to mid 50's.Umbrella

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, December 24, 2023 4:57 AM

Morning

Rudolph will be working OT tonight.Dense fog around Nw Ohio.Was able to take brother out and watch some trains on Ns.CSX has M 565 with the L&N unit on the point split in 3 at Attica Jct waiting for a crew.Church tonight and then to G+G's house tomorrow.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by diningcar on Sunday, December 24, 2023 7:51 AM

Fifty-six degrees in Lawrence, KS this AM. No snow in sight so Santa may come on wheels.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, December 24, 2023 6:00 PM

Good Evening

Had time this morning to go look at M 565 parked at Attica Jct with the L&N unit for CSX.Our our way back home CSX M 369 decided to make a mess in Willard yard.Time to get ready ready for church.Merry Christmas.

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Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, December 29, 2023 4:48 AM

Good Morning

Friday with the day off.Going to breakfast then off to see a friend in Bryan Ohio.Going to check on my brother afterwards. Csx is the same.Long trains but can't find the crews to run them.The ND&W had a birthday yesterday. 11 years of MOW with more to go.Sorted spare parts in the train room here at home.College boy has some work to do as well.The JOEY will be 40 on Jan 1st.Some chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, December 29, 2023 2:50 PM

Snowbirded from MD to FL overnight!

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, January 1, 2024 6:08 AM

Happy 2024.Had some snow yesterday but it didn't stick to much.Christmas tree and such are put away.Matt got another wye down for the Deshler layout in the museum.Have other things to put away.Not sure how much csx will run today.Back to work tomorrow.

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Joe

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, January 1, 2024 6:16 AM

Was unable to access this forum from noon Griday until just now/  Noted that there were very few posts till now.  What happened?

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Posted by diningcar on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 11:17 AM

Still down on Wednesday AM.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 11:20 AM

blue streak 1

Was unable to access this forum from noon Griday until just now/  Noted that there were very few posts till now.  What happened?

I could get in occasionally, but more often than not it timed out.  Took the holiday weekend off, apparently...

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 11:24 AM

tree68
 
blue streak 1

Was unable to access this forum from noon Griday until just now/  Noted that there were very few posts till now.  What happened? 

I could get in occasionally, but more often than not it timed out.  Took the holiday weekend off, apparently...

They have to feed the Hamsters so they keep the Hamster Wheel moving at a high enough speed to keep the attached generator flowing electrons to keep the forum working,

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, January 4, 2024 2:26 PM

afternoon

Ran errands after work.Not too much on the NDW.Didn't see any trains for CSX.Guessers and still wondering how much snow we might get.Glad tomorrow is Friday.Chores to do.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, January 7, 2024 5:41 AM

good morning

Snow here in NW Ohio.Brushed it off.Guessers say more rain Tues/Wed.They also say look out for next weekend.Mother nature is going to open the door from Canada.Going to go check on the NDW and CSX.College boy has one more week before he goes back to school.Going top get things ready.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, January 7, 2024 7:02 AM

Winter has returned to northern NY - just measure 4" so far.  This is part of the nor'easter that's coming up the coast, but there is some discussion of some lake effect, too.  The snowblower will definitely be pressed into service.

Motorists on a state highway I traverse on a regular basis travelling to and from the railroad in Utica were surprised Friday evening by finding large pieces of a building blocking the road.  An inactive diner (possibly being renovated) blew up, then what was still on the site burned.  Never ate there when it was open, and it's been closed for a couple of years - permanently now, apparently.

Shipwatching is mostly drawing to a close.  All of the locks between Lake Erie and the Atlantic will be closed by the end of today, with the Soo Locks closing next weekend.  There will still be some traffic as long as the ships can get through the ice, though.

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 1:44 PM

An inch or two of snow here just now.  No big deal.  The bigger deal is the wind that will arrive this evening. 

Reports from western NY indicate power outages and damage to structures.  Gusts are forecast at upwards of 70 MPH - near hurricane levels. 

At least the wetness of the snow means it won't get blown around much.  That would be an issue that would just complicate things.

We have one road that seems to be particularly vulnerable to trees coming down.  I expect we'll pay it a visit tonight.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 3:43 PM

A Severe T'storm squall line is passing through NE Florida at present.  Tornado Watch is in effect.  70's and supposed to drop overnight.

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Posted by diningcar on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 4:33 PM

28 degrees with four inches of snow is current situation in Lawrence, KS

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, January 11, 2024 2:18 PM

afternoon

Well the guessers are saying most of the snow will be across the border for tomorrow and Saturday.Then it's going to get cold.College boy is getting his stuff to go back to school.Chores to do here.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, January 11, 2024 2:38 PM

Many power outages after the wind event Tuesday night - some still out of power.  Mother nature did some pruning, including a lot of big, mostly dead trees.  Some big pines revealed their minimal root structure as well.

Lake effect snows expected in the next day or so, and another storm this coming weekend.  Hopefully without as much wind.

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Posted by diningcar on Friday, January 12, 2024 10:57 AM

eleven degrees in Lawrence, KS with no snow falling at 11:00 AM

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, January 13, 2024 9:34 AM

morning

Checked on brother.They have more snow over there.Mother nature busy blowing it around.Here at home the crews pushed the slush and slop out of the way.Yesterday a truck jack knifed while trying to stop from going under the perry st.viaduct.Boss is making chicken sandwhiches for lunch.Matt is getting stuff ready to go.

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Joe

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:12 AM

Got some (1-3 inches) heavy wet snow yesterday.  Bitter cold is expected to run for Sunday through Tuesday with extreme wind chills.

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Posted by rvos1979 on Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:22 AM

Didn't make it home this weekend, we had 13.5 inches of snow in Green Bay since Friday morning. Doing my reset in a local hotel where it's warm and I have a full bathroom to use. Doordash suspended operations due to the weather, so had to walk to find food yesterday. Roads have gotten much better this morning, hoping they restart later, but I have options within walking distance. Back out to the semi tomorrow morning to clean it off and get it out of the drift it is likely in now, then it's regular route next week, and hopefully home next weekend.........

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Posted by diningcar on Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:39 AM

Five degrees and snowing in Lawrence, KS.

Bad weather for Chiefs - Miami game in KC tonight.

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Posted by NKP guy on Saturday, January 13, 2024 12:11 PM

diningcar
Five degrees and snowing in Lawrence, KS. Bad weather for Chiefs - Miami game in KC tonight.

Light snow, 25 degrees with a 24 mph wind = 1 more miserable day on the lands of the Western Reserve (Ohio).

Compounding our misery:  A money fight between my cable carrier and NBC means that thousands of us won't be watching TV from our houses this afternoon as our Browns take on Houston in the playoffs.  I'll be listening to my radio instead, as I shove another cord into the fireplace.  

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Posted by mudchicken on Saturday, January 13, 2024 1:59 PM

Still trying to get rid of that pesky (-) sign in front of the weather readout at 1 pm.

Cowabunga!

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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, January 13, 2024 2:11 PM

Currently +34°F, down from +40°F this morning, and the wind is picking up.  Looking at upwards of a foot of lake effect snow over the weekend. Sounds like the snowblower will be getting a workout. 

At least we've got plenty of utility workers in the area - left over from this past week's wind event.  Some people still don't have power back.

Lake Erie is currently seeing westerly winds over 40 knots, which will cause heavy waves and a very probable seiche, which will bring flooding to the lakeshore.

The Bills game scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to Monday.  They are advertising for people to shovel snow off the field at $20 per hour...

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Posted by diningcar on Sunday, January 14, 2024 10:05 AM

Temp is -8 and wind chill makes it -28 in Lawrence, KS this AM

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