Advice to the South on surviving Northern weather

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 12:42 PM

Dear Beauregard and Blanche:

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lukasweberFeb. 20, 14 3:01 PM

And if the national weather service uses the phase "Winter Storm Warning", don't ignore it!

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riverbirchFeb. 20, 14 5:47 PM

I heard mocking. I lived in the TC for 30 years and now I live in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Beautiful little historical town in the Ozark Mountains. So before you try and act smart maybe you should take a trip.

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bmonnensFeb. 20, 14 5:51 PM

I might add; when your car heats up don't lower the fan speed, turn down the temp instead to help keep your windows clear. If you have a snow blower, spray the auger and chute with WD40 or Pam to help keep the snow from sticking.

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viqueenfailFeb. 20, 14 8:40 PM

Beer freezes outside. Don't do that.

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mn2niceFeb. 20, 1410:27 PM

It's mother nature's way of saying its time to slow down a little and enjoy the view.

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tabasco628Feb. 21, 14 9:57 AM

When did Minnesota Nice become Minnesota Snark?

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misterwittFeb. 21, 14 9:59 AM

We love it here???

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rosemaryfrmnFeb. 21, 1410:43 AM

Sure we Love it here :-) who else in America has as much crazy Weather to talk about as we do? My dh delivers prescriptions to Elder Care Homes for the local Drug Store. Last night he got caught in our latest Blizzard, dropped a wheel in the ditch 20 miles from home base. A man stopped and picked him up, and drove 20 miles out of his way to bring him home, and then neither one of them could get all the way home, because the HiWay Dept closed all the roads! dh went to a friends, and the Good Samaritan went to the Community Center, opened up for stranded folks------food and beds supplied.

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bdautobahnFeb. 21, 1410:46 AM

Having spent the entire night on a Southern freeway with stopped traffic while the roads are dry, I would categorize that experience as one of the single most frustrating experiences I have ever experienced. People would simply get a whiff of ice, then utterly panic, and it was pure bedlam as they would ricochet into the ditch. I would have had no reservations about making that trip on a motorcycle. On the plus side, more than once the police let me through roadblocks- street cred earned via a Minn. driver's license and decades of driving experience. There's cluelessness and there's unabashed mind-numbing cluelessness.

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holstjFeb. 21, 1411:06 AM

@riverbirch you live in Hot Springs or Hot Springs Village. One's a quaint tourist location for a about a day or so and the other a massive collection cheap (thrifty) retirees looking to avoid taxes that support those on the outside. In either case once you leave the city or village you're back in real Arkansas. Yep, been there and it fits the classic... "nice place to visit, but..."

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