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Gator Bug
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 12:49 PM (#7424871)
Subject: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard


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I was just watching the news and they were talking about this Blizzard across the Central Plains. Wow!

They are calling it a “bomb cyclone”. I’ve never heard that before.

I then switched to The Weather Channel. They had a reporter standing off I-80 around Cheyenne. They are measuring visibility in yards! 

Really bad winds with the snow and temps.

All in the path be safe/careful... furry ones too!

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Nateracer
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2019-03-13 2:28 PM (#7424886 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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I heard that bomb cyclone this morning as well.  

I just keep thinking of Atlas and the horrors with it.  Then I try to talk myself out of it by saying at least the animals have their winter hair for this storm.  

I just feel so awful for everyone out that way. 

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Kay-DRacing.
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-03-13 2:46 PM (#7424889 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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Half of me is wanting to stall my horses thru this....the other half is, if the wind gets as bad as they say it will, they'd be better off out in it! Were expeting rain of course before the snow and wind hit. It sounds like it will be rough for a little while!!

Stay safe!

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SKM
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 6:36 PM (#7424908 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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I’m in the middle of it right now. I’ll admit...I was skeptical. Yesterday it was 62 degrees. Last night, the low was 45. I went outside to do chores in a heavy sweatshirt this morning. Then...it started misting. At about 10 AM, it was a downpour. By 2PM...temp had dropped to 29 and the rain turned into an all out blizzard. I can’t see out any window in my house. North, south, east or west. Every window is covered in ice and snow. Wind is blowing stink. I have no idea how much accumulation there is because of the wind. 

Good news is...it’s a fast moving storm as far as the precipitation goes. Bad news is...the wind is going to be horrendous all day tomorrow. Not to mention that once it gets dark out...it’s going to turn into a slick mess. I feel really bad for those ranchers that are calving out.

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Gator Bug
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 6:43 PM (#7424909 - in reply to #7424908)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard


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SKM - 2019-03-13 6:36 PM


I’m in the middle of it right now. I’ll admit...I was skeptical. Yesterday it was 62 degrees. Last night, the low was 45. I went outside to do chores in a heavy sweatshirt this morning. Then...it started misting. At about 10 AM, it was a downpour. By 2PM...temp had dropped to 29 and the rain turned into an all out blizzard. I can’t see out any window in my house. North, south, east or west. Every window is covered in ice and snow. Wind is blowing stink. I have no idea how much accumulation there is because of the wind. 


Good news is...it’s a fast moving storm as far as the precipitation goes. Bad news is...the wind is going to be horrendous all day tomorrow. Not to mention that once it gets dark out...it’s going to turn into a slick mess. I feel really bad for those ranchers that are calving out.


They said the temps were way warm and just dropped dramatically with the different types of precipitation. They said the wind was going to be awful...like hurricane conditions with snow. They said it could be as bad of a blizzard since the 1970’s.

Many prayers and hugs to ya’ll in it. 

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SKM
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 6:54 PM (#7424910 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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The winds are currently at 40 MPH. A bunch of people are without power. I saw a post of Facebook where the local power co-op’s are asking if farmers in various areas can come pull trucks out with their tractors. Every single highway and the interstate are closed. Visibility is 1,200 yards. I think they are being generous with that one. More like 350 yards.

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Gator Bug
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 7:18 PM (#7424912 - in reply to #7424910)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard


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SKM - 2019-03-13 6:54 PM


The winds are currently at 40 MPH. A bunch of people are without power. I saw a post of Facebook where the local power co-op’s are asking if farmers in various areas can come pull trucks out with their tractors. Every single highway and the interstate are closed. Visibility is 1,200 yards. I think they are being generous with that one. More like 350 yards.


I saw on The Weather Channel earlier today that at the Denver Airport they clocked 85MPH winds.

That is a snow hurricane stuff!

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SKM
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 8:37 PM (#7424916 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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The barometric pressured dropped to an all time low (if I’m understanding it right). It basically went way below 923, which is where level 2 hurricanes are. Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico hit arctic air right above us and created what they are calling a bomb cyclone blizzard.

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Gator Bug
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-03-13 9:23 PM (#7424918 - in reply to #7424916)
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SKM - 2019-03-13 8:37 PM


The barometric pressured dropped to an all time low (if I’m understanding it right). It basically went way below 923, which is where level 2 hurricanes are. Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico hit arctic air right above us and created what they are calling a bomb cyclone blizzard.


I saw ALL that... the bomb cyclone and the barametric pressure dropped by 24mbs (millibars). 924mb pressure is huge and like a Cat 2-3 Hurricane. At the very least, a strong Cat 2.

I worked for an extension cord company as a Sales Analyst and had to supply during hurricanes and got a real education on what type of hurricane was approaching, especially during 2005.

Please be safe.

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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2019-03-14 1:57 PM (#7424958 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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Very Scary, hope that everyone is doing ok..

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SKM
Reg. Dec 2003
Posted 2019-03-14 4:51 PM (#7424974 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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They are just starting to open highways and interstates. First responders had a hell of a time last night as they had to rescue people that decided to go around the gates that were down and then they got stuck, so they had to be rescued.

Today is miserable because of the wind. Tomorrow it will be nice and get progressively warmer. Nebraska is in big trouble with all the flooding and a dam broke that flooded towns. 

I didn’t get hit too hard. There was a 100 cars pile up by Ft Collins and a State Patrol was killed in I76 when he tried to help a stranded family. A car going too fast for the conditions lost control and hit him.  CO Springs is in a mess. Videos from there show cars abandoned all over the roads. It looks like something straight out of the movies about the apocalypse.

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r_beau
Reg. Apr 2010
Posted 2019-03-15 9:30 PM (#7425046 - in reply to #7424871)
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I myself got very lucky. We had the strangest "hole" in the storm above our city. We had the wind and some sticky roads but all in all, we were so lucky.

 

My parents (and where my horses currently are) got hit pretty hard. My dad texted me that it took him over an hour today to blaze a path to the highway with the payloader. It's only 3/4 mile to the highway. One particular drift, he had to run the payloader into it at 20 mph about 15 times to get through it. Just insane. He sent me pictures and you can't see the fences or the road -- can't even tell anything is supposed to be there. All you see is SNOW.

 

Thank goodness that 40 degree temps are on the way next week!!

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-03-15 11:20 PM (#7425048 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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I’m stuck in the floods. Been stuck at my house since wed night. Luckily I’m on top of the hill so my house and horses are fine but others not so much. Entire bridges 100+ years old are being washed away. Towns are under water. Many roads to Omaha are closed so many towns are just stranded. We need a whole lot of prayers to get through. 

Honestly I’m surprised at the lack of coverage on this. The entire state is completely devastated.



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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2019-03-16 12:34 AM (#7425054 - in reply to #7425048)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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brlracerchick - 2019-03-15 11:20 PM


I’m stuck in the floods. Been stuck at my house since wed night. Luckily I’m on top of the hill so my house and horses are fine but others not so much. Entire bridges 100+ years old are being washed away. Towns are under water. Many roads to Omaha are closed so many towns are just stranded. We need a whole lot of prayers to get through. 


Honestly I’m surprised at the lack of coverage on this. The entire state is completely devastated.


Prayers for you and everyone else involved in the weather situation going on.   Gets more bizarre every year it seems.  

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run n rate
Reg. Feb 2007
Posted 2019-03-18 4:34 PM (#7425183 - in reply to #7425048)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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brlracerchick - 2019-03-16 9:20 PM


I’m stuck in the floods. Been stuck at my house since wed night. Luckily I’m on top of the hill so my house and horses are fine but others not so much. Entire bridges 100+ years old are being washed away. Towns are under water. Many roads to Omaha are closed so many towns are just stranded. We need a whole lot of prayers to get through. 


Honestly I’m surprised at the lack of coverage on this. The entire state is completely devastated.


The lack of coverage has been crazy!!! I have family back there and my fiance's niece also just moved back there. Her mom had no idea what was going on until lI posted something o facebook.  Has there been any federal help coming at all do you know?

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Chandler's Mom
Reg. Jan 2015
Posted 2019-03-18 10:07 PM (#7425193 - in reply to #7425183)
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Shameful what they will put on as "news" yet not have coverage of this....

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-03-19 12:32 AM (#7425196 - in reply to #7425183)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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run n rate - 2019-03-18 4:34 PM

brlracerchick - 2019-03-16 9:20 PM

I’m stuck in the floods. Been stuck at my house since wed night. Luckily I’m on top of the hill so my house and horses are fine but others not so much. Entire bridges 100+ years old are being washed away. Towns are under water. Many roads to Omaha are closed so many towns are just stranded. We need a whole lot of prayers to get through. 

Honestly I’m surprised at the lack of coverage on this. The entire state is completely devastated.

The lack of coverage has been crazy!!! I have family back there and my fiance's niece also just moved back there. Her mom had no idea what was going on until lI posted something o facebook.  Has there been any federal help coming at all do you know?

Supposedly Pence is supposed to be surveying the damage Tues (I think).

 

was your family affected? Are they safe?



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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-03-19 12:33 AM (#7425197 - in reply to #7425193)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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Chandler's Mom - 2019-03-18 10:07 PM


Shameful what they will put on as "news" yet not have coverage of this....


Seriously I I hear one more thing about the college scandal....

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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-03-19 12:39 AM (#7425198 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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brlracerchick
Reg. Jun 2010
Posted 2019-03-19 12:43 AM (#7425199 - in reply to #7424871)
Subject: RE: Central Plains Peeps - Blizzard



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Those were taken from my house. The first was wed night, then thurs am, fri pm, then sun am after the levee broke sat night.

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