4 to 8 inches of snow closes my gym

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    Feb 08, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    This is supposed to be a "historic snow storm," and it might be for those in the center of it. I'm in central CT, where we originally were supposed to get up to 2 feet of snow. I understand closing gym hours for that, not sure if for states that are used to this much. Each time I check the weather, it is lowered and now looks like a total of 4 to 8 inches for my area and less for the rest of the state. I don't think that closed school days when I was kid. Do you find this trend where you live or what?

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    I wrote the first paragraph yesterday with an up to date weather forecast that was lowering the inches of snow. I am writing at 10:31 AM Saturday to say that the original forecast of up to a couple of feet or so of snow was correct.
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    Feb 08, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    Yeah it's that time of year again in the northeast. Though here in LA we of course don't get snow, just days of rain.
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    Feb 08, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure the only reason they used to close things was if a LOT of snow came down in the early morning hours - before the snow plows could get around. But, come to think of it, they probably didn't have as many snow plows back then anyway. People just put on tire chains and went to work.

    The only significant closure that I can remember was around 1977 or 78. Three feet of snow came down on the last day of xmas vacation. They ended up extending the vacation for a whole extra week icon_lol.gif But adults are sneaky. The fire department rounded up all the teenagers and put us to work shoveling snow off of roofs. icon_mad.gif

    Yesterday, I was on a conference call with clients and there was a weird alarm noise on the line. Two of the guys on the east coast were receiving apocalyptic "take cover" warnings on their phones. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 08, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    Gym gets shovels, new type of workout.
  • ivanuri97

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    Feb 08, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    I am surprised you don't have more snow...it's 5:30 here in Greenwich and we have 5-6 inches already. The reports I've seen shows you would get more than here. Anyway, stay safe! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 08, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    They're closing it so the gym employees dont have to drag their asses into the gym and sit there for hours while a fraction of the gym-goers "work out."


    It's prob not even worth their time or money to keep the gym open, given that prob no one or very few people will even be there.

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    Feb 08, 2013 11:19 PM GMT
    It is more now, and who knows how much tomorrow, maybe it will be just 8 inches as they said or a lot more. The point is they closed it far earlier. I called after 1:00PM when nothing really much was happening, and it still was hardly two inches a couple of hours later.

    The other day they told me if they close it, this comes from the company head. The decision sounded like it would go for all of its Cardio Express gyms (?). It is my thought that their gyms are only in CT mostly south of us. Maybe nobody was coming in and they figured to call it off much earlier than usual, and/or some of the other gyms had is sooner than my gym?

    Looking forward to it warming up. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    It's gonna be in the 80's all weekend. What are y'all bitching about? icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt's gonna be in the 80's all weekend. What are y'all bitching about? icon_razz.gif


    Agreed.
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    Those 8 inches sound nice..
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    I once saw an inch of snow back in 2004.
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:05 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidI once saw an inch of snow back in 2004.
    Oh god, Child you need to experience a snow ball fight!
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    RadRTT said
    msuNtx saidI once saw an inch of snow back in 2004.
    Oh god, Child you need to experience a snow ball fight!


    In West Texas growing up we had like sleet fights.
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidIn West Texas growing up we had like sleet fights.
    That literally broke my heart....
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 09, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    Glad we don't have that in southern Kansas except once in a blue moon. You can have it....abeit we could use the moisture!
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
    RadRTT said
    msuNtx saidIn West Texas growing up we had like sleet fights.
    That literally broke my heart....


    Let's say I had a couple bloody noses lol
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidLet's say I had a couple bloody noses lol
    Okay, I am coming to Texas and dragging you to New England next time it snows...and am going to give you a true SNOW EXPERIENCE!!!

    SNOWBALL FIGHTS
    SNOWMAN
    SNOW ANGELS
    IGLOOS!
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  • LJay

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    Feb 09, 2013 1:15 AM GMT
    I hate it! I hate it!

    All this snow coming down up north and we have had only about an inch and a half all winter totaled here in Jeff Davis Land.

    Now I won't get even a chance to feel marooned and drink myself silly until at least next winter.

    Life isn't fair!!
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    Just turned to snow from rain today here in Philly area
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    Nabisco saidThose 8 inches sound nice..
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    Feb 09, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    The best part of snow when I was kid, was when it snowed a lot and drifted. If it was cold and dry, the wind would blow it like sand, some parts right to the ground, other parts with huge curved mountains of deep snow. We'd make tunnels under the large parts.

    Still looking forward to warming up. If it is raining in Philly, where I used to live, I hope it rains here only enough to take away all the snow. Then up to the 70's and 80's weather, ha!
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    Feb 09, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    Here in the south, if even one snowflake reaches the ground everything gets canceled. It's quite awesome, actually!
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    Feb 09, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    we got 2 feet up here in ontario, lol can anybody beat that.
  • FRE0

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    Feb 09, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    Only 8" of snow and they've closed the gym? What's the matter with people there, haven't they heard of tire chains?

    When I lived in Minneapolis, I drove to work when the snow was deeper than that and even arrived on time. With tire chains, it wasn't very hard. But for some odd reason, only about a third of the employees showed up so they closed the company at noon. Bunch of wimps!!
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    Feb 09, 2013 3:50 AM GMT
    Here in Connecticut we don't use chains. I went to visit my sister in Reno last month and there were signs everywhere on the highway saying if a certain light on the highway is flashing and you don't have chains, you'll get pulled over. Things are so different depending on where you are...maybe in areas where they want you to use chains there have been more deaths. I know on I-80 in Nevada they have way too many people dying. So many in fact that they have a sign saying they want zero fatalities in 2013...