Just a Snarky Weather Comment

Even though there is a “freeze warning” down here in the Birthplace of Speed for overnite on Wednesday, this olelongrooffan is proud to note that the Sunshine State was the only State in the Union, including Hawaii, not to have received any snow during the last couple days!

And know Tonyola and this olelongrooffan are enjoying all this sunshine for our fellow Hoons. Stay safe and warm.
Image Source: Who the hell knows. I have had the snow street image for years and have no idear where it came from. But thanks to the original photographer for it.

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44 responses to “Just a Snarky Weather Comment”

  1. RichardKopf Avatar
    RichardKopf

    But for those of us in the snowbelt, this is normal.

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar
      Smells_Homeless

      Yeah, we've got our winter legs under us now. No big whoop.

  2. Smells_Homeless Avatar
    Smells_Homeless

    You! You, the 66 or 67 GTO convertible parked across lanes in the center of the picture. Come to my house. Now.

    1. longrooffan Avatar

      I'm especially enamoured with the Volvo P44(?) against the third light pole up or the ScenicCruiser in the back on the far right.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar
        dead_elvis

        PV544.
        And the measly couple of inches of snow we had in Seattle is now GONE! Works for me.

    2. Black Steelies Avatar

      Sorry guys, I have to go with either the Checker or one of them big ole trucks.

      1. Smells_Homeless Avatar
        Smells_Homeless

        We all have our weaknesses. 🙂

      2. longrooffan Avatar

        And notice, there is not a pickup truck in sight!

      3. CJinSD Avatar
        CJinSD

        I'll take the '66 Dodge Coronet just up the hill from the diagonally parked Pontiac convertible.

    3. Mad_Hungarian Avatar
      Mad_Hungarian

      I'll take the '63 Cadillac and the Lark.

  3. tonyola Avatar
    tonyola

    I have actually seen snow in Florida. I once lived in Gainesville and one winter day it snowed to the point where there was white stuff on the ground. My buddies and I built a snowman from what we could scrape off cars. It was only maybe six inches tall but the thought counts, right?

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Was that the year that the orangeries were decimated? We visited the "Citrus Tower" in Clermont, FL back in '93 and recieved a tour of where the citrus plantations had thrived. I assume the ones thereabouts never did recover because the groves are now gone and I hear the land has been built on by now. The tower survives and is now festooned with cellphone repeaters.

      1. tonyola Avatar
        tonyola

        January 1977. It was also the only time when it snowed in Miami. That freeze killed off a lot of the central Florida groves and many of the citrus growers began to move to the southern part of the state. More freezes in the 1980s finished the job. Most of the old grovelands west and northwest of Orlando are now residential developments.

  4. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Wonder if the Checker's meter was still running?

    1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar
      Mike_the_Dog

      That's not a cab, but the Marathon Sedan, right there.

      1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar
        Mike_the_Dog

        On second look, maybe it is a cab. That '67 Buick Gran Sport dead center in the pic sure isn't, though.

      2. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

        I thought it could be, but also thought the circular emblem on the door could be a taxi company logo.

        1. Mike_the_Dog Avatar
          Mike_the_Dog

          It is. My mind wanted to see a civilian Marathon, so that's what it saw.

          1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

            My mind wants to see a steak sandwich right now. *Sigh*.

          2. Black Steelies Avatar

            Like a good neighbor State Farm is there…. WITH A STEAK SANDWICH!

  5. Deartháir Avatar
    Deartháir

    I am somewhat jealous, although I do admit to enjoying the snow. It's just the horrible -29C temperatures I'm not enjoying right now.
    <img src="http://a.yfrog.com/img617/3250/xaby.jpg&quot; width="500">

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Deep snow. When every car looks like a Trans Sport.

      1. Black Steelies Avatar

        Or more appropriately, a Silhouette!!

        1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

          I set them up and you knock them in! What a team.

          1. Black Steelies Avatar

            Alley oop!

  6. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar
    BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ
    1. Deartháir Avatar
      Deartháir

      Snow's not so bad. The pretty ladies get cold, and need you to help them find creative, athletic and geometrically intricate ways of keeping them warm.

    2. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      Flurries of excitement.

      1. tonyola Avatar
        tonyola

        I knew you'd flake out on us. You're going to get an avalanche of complaints.

    3. longrooffan Avatar

      See you in July….
      Hahahahahaha…:)

    4. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      I think I speak for the entire Midwest when I politely say "Damn you"
      P.s. I'll take the one on the left.

  7. jeepjunkie Avatar
    jeepjunkie

    reminds me of a time a few years back when my son and I attended a winter party in the Queen city of the Ozarks….upon arriving at the hosts' home, he noticed that outside the back door of the house were about 12-15 12 packs of various adult beverages….
    he didn't understand why they weren't in the refrigerator in the house…..his response while removing four layers of
    ( we live in Florida) sweat shirts and jackets was a typical teenage ….. "DUH"……it's colder outside than in the fridge….
    I still prefer to get my beverage from a refrigerator that outside the back door…..

    1. joshuman Avatar
      joshuman

      I start leaving the beer out of the fridge around October and don't put it back in until April.

  8. Black Steelies Avatar

    It's the weather. It happens all the time.
    Meanwhile I'm drifting every turn with a nice big grin.

  9. From_a_Buick_6 Avatar
    From_a_Buick_6

    We got a dusting of snow here in central GA, but mostly ice. The Midwesterner in me laughs at the South's reaction to even the mildest winter weather, but I also enjoy getting a day and a half off work. So hooray for snow and ice!

  10. That Guy Avatar
    That Guy

    I spent all day backcountry skiing while the sky dumped a foot of fresh snow on me. I rather like it up here.

  11. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    My friends in Houston tell me it is going to be a "frigid" 30f tonight. My sympathy is mitigated by eight inches of snow on the ground and a high of 8f today.
    But hey, I can spin all four wheels almost everywhere I go and do some sweet 4wd drifts yo. Damn I love snow.

  12. Lotte Avatar
    Lotte

    Just got a bunch dumped on here in Toronto. Too bad the family Accord doesn't take to oversteering shenanigans.
    On second thought, that might be a good thing.

  13. dukeisduke Avatar
    dukeisduke

    Well, I see a Volkswagen, but I don't see any Corvairs. They probably made it home.

  14. ptschett Avatar
    ptschett

    Meanwhile in Fargo, my coworker who has a supercharger in his Challenger R/T is still making it to work in that car every day. And he doesn't even have winter tires on the car. And the street past the office has been a skating rink since early December. And we officially have 19" of snow accumulated on the ground for the winter, which is a deeper snowpack than was seen in all but 17 winters of recorded history.
    As for me, I'm driving my Dakota, since this is the season when it's most entertaining to drive it (though it can be amusing to hustle a 230 HP/4700 lb pickup through curves in summer, too.) I did take my Challenger out on Sunday after a 3 week hiatus and promptly got a warning from a Minnesota state trooper (because I… CAN'T DRIVE… FIFTY-FIVE!) and also a heavy salt coating on the car.

  15. chrystlubitshi Avatar
    chrystlubitshi

    thanks for taking the sunshine, there isn't enough snow here (in my opinion) yet… and trust that i'm enjoying what we've got so far very, very much for you.. i didn't realize the (rwd) astro was going to be as much fun as it is– not as good as the '84 lesabre or '96 t-bird.. but still a lot of fun…

  16. SSurfer321 Avatar
    SSurfer321

    We got a whopping 4.4" <rolls eyes> on Tuesday for a January total of 7.3". I'm sort of disappointed but at the same time, I'm making the commute between Lexington, KY and Toledo, OH quite frequently and don't want to do that in inclement weather.

  17. LTDScott Avatar

    Forecast here for today through Monday:
    Clear
    70° F | 54° F
    Clear
    76° F | 54° F
    Clear
    74° F | 54° F
    Clear
    74° F | 54° F
    Clear
    72° F | 58° F
    YEAH.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar
      FuzzyPlushroom

      If I had weather like that every day here, my 745T would be in near-showroom condition.

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