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post #1 of 22
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It appears that winter may be arriving in the Northeast later today!
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post #2 of 22
I think this may just be the most important announcement of the year so far!!

Thanks for positing that!!! I'm stoked!
post #3 of 22
I'd normally be jumping and down about this, but my car just failed inspection because my tires are shot. I decided I'd just put my snows on and buy new in the spring. I have an appointment to do that tomorrow!!

Tonights 40 minute hiily/twisty drive home should be fun on Telly Savalas tires.

Otherwise rock on!!!
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
I'd normally be jumping and down about this, but my car just failed inspection because my tires are shot. I decided I'd just put my snows on and buy new in the spring. I have an appointment to do that tomorrow!!

Tonights 40 minute hiily/twisty drive home should be fun on Telly Savalas tires.

Otherwise rock on!!!
Depending on where you are that could be real bad...

Mine are getting a little worn, I plan on a new set just before my 8hr interstate drive home for thanksgiving. Maybe I should get them sooner?
post #5 of 22

HooooooYAHHHHH!
Skis are waxed, new boots adjusted, in condition (well sort of ). I'M READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Depending on where you are that could be real bad...
I'm in the Ithaca area, so not too bad. If I lived up on the Tug , I'd have my snows on by Columbus day.


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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Mine are getting a little worn, I plan on a new set just before my 8hr interstate drive home for thanksgiving. Maybe I should get them sooner?
I would...

As some one who has close to 30 NY winters (what I refer to as winter may also technically encompass fall/summer/spring) under my belt (haven't been driving for most of them though) I'll let you know my policy on this. I do not put my snows on any later than Thanksgiving, I usually shoot for the first week of November. The reason for this is two fold:

A) You may actually need them (i.e. tonight)

B)Wait any later and every place will have at least a two week wait. Its kind of like skiing, once that first snow flies all of the people that normally wouldn't think about it, suddenly do.
post #7 of 22
Mine are going on Thursday and while not really Telly Savalas, the summer ones are worn. But I doubt it will get nasty buy the time I get home. Rained on way to work this am and it is grey and forboding looking but dry at the moment
post #8 of 22
It's snowing in Philadelphia as I type this -- 12:30 p.m., 10/28. They expect a foot upstate. I'm calling Phil to see if he wants to go to Blue.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
I'm in the Ithaca area, so not too bad. If I lived up on the Tug , I'd have my snows on by Columbus day.




I would...

As some one who has close to 30 NY winters (what I refer to as winter may also technically encompass fall/summer/spring) under my belt (haven't been driving for most of them though) I'll let you know my policy on this. I do not put my snows on any later than Thanksgiving, I usually shoot for the first week of November. The reason for this is two fold:

A) You may actually need them (i.e. tonight)

B)Wait any later and every place will have at least a two week wait. Its kind of like skiing, once that first snow flies all of the people that normally wouldn't think about it, suddenly do.
I used to get mine put on around thanksgiving, as they were stored in Maine. I haven't run snows since I bought the new car (and I've driven the same model since 3004 in the winter), and there is still some good tread left on these. However, they are 4 years old and starting to crack (I bought the car used in 2007 w/ 7k miles on it).

I wanted new ones for that reason, but hadn't even thought of the mess that tire centers will become after the first snowfall.

Crap.


I was just going to get them before I go home for the holidays, as the tire store is 10 minutes away from me out here as opposed to 30 minutes back home.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by evansilver View Post
It's snowing in Philadelphia as I type this -- 12:30 p.m., 10/28. They expect a foot upstate. I'm calling Phil to see if he wants to go to Blue.
Blocking call... you coming over to the shop today?
post #11 of 22
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A nor'easter will pound the Northeast with wind-swept rain and snow as it strengthens and moves into the interior Tuesday. New England will have heavy rain with gusts up to 60 mph possible from southeastern New England to coastal Maine. On the west side of the storm, very cold air will wrap in and allow very heavy snow to fall in higher elevations from northeastern Pennsylvania to upstate New York. By Tuesday night, near blizzard conditions could develop over the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Adirondacks of New York, and the Green and White mountains of northern New England. Lake-effect snow is adding to the wintry weather Tuesday.
http://www.accuweather.com/news-stor...er=0&article=0



post #12 of 22
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Plow truck just drove by the office.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
(and I've driven the same model since 3004 in the winter),
Since I know you are a big DIY guy, I must ask did you build the flux capacitor yourself?

have you thought about the fusion buddy upgrade?
post #14 of 22
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Flux capacitor is soooo 2050.





I meant 2004, obviously
post #15 of 22
Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC opened today.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
I'm in the Ithaca area, so not too bad. If I lived up on the Tug , I'd have my snows on by Columbus day.
In CO my snows have been on since oct. 10th. They saved my ass on a patch of glare ice in a shady spot around a corner not more then a week after that. They only need to save your ass once to be worth every penny.
post #17 of 22
It's dumpin here, but it's wet and nothing is sticking. The mountains outside Troy should see 8".
post #18 of 22
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Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC opened today.
Well ya, if you could call two 200' vert green runs "open" Tomorrow, I'd take it though!
post #19 of 22
OMG, I gotta get my bindings mounted and new skis waxed. We could be skiing here in PA a lot sooner then usual. Boy do I long for the days when the season started by Thanksgiving. This could be the year!!
post #20 of 22
That's nice for you easterners.

Those of us in the Tahoe area take comfort in the 3.1" of potential water content over the next five days. For those of you playing along at home, if the potential were met, and if it were to fall entirely as snow, that would translate to about three feet of snow. More likely, we'll get a foot to one and a half, but it's something.

post #21 of 22
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nothing but wind in Rochester at the moment...
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
OMG, I gotta get my bindings mounted and new skis waxed. We could be skiing here in PA a lot sooner then usual. Boy do I long for the days when the season started by Thanksgiving. This could be the year!!
Yea, like how about tomorrow?!? This was posted in the other thread by someone with 12in. in his backyard as of this afternoon!





It will be hitting Vermont tonight, tomorrow, Thursday...

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