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Do you think Lawrence will be hit or spared by the icy weather?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 12, 2007

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Photo of Julia Groeblacher

“I think every student is hoping we get hit, but I really don’t think we will. I’ll definitely be studying for my finals either way.”

Photo of Aaron Kirby

“Being a pessimist, I’d say it’s going to hit us. It will be cats and dogs living together.”

Photo of Kendra Moore

“I hope that it gets icy tonight so they will cancel school in the morning.”

Photo of Mel Young

“I think there will be some ice tonight, and it will probably be more difficult to get around tomorrow. I wish they would have waited until morning to close the schools.”

Comments

jonas 7 years ago

"I'd say it's going to hit us. It will be cats and dogs living together."

  • Aaron Kirby, KU graduate student, Lawrence

You mean. . . mass hysteria?

I predict that it will have been very rainy, but not really that icy, making it a pain but not particularly dangerous.

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

Don't forget:

"7 December 2007 at 7:55 a.m. merrill (Anonymous) says: Power outages aka forced conservation are good for the environment."

jonas 7 years ago

Well, I can now say there's worse things than having a final today at 7:30 in the morning. Having one tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning, and you showed up anyway because you got the days mixed up.

Blarrgh.

JJHawq 7 years ago

I can't believe they sent the kids to school today in this mess. Doesn't anyone care about the safety of our children???

(tongue in cheek - apologies to anyone offended)

sunflower_sue 7 years ago

unlike my poor neighbors, our power never went out...yet. Probably because I stockpiled water in fear of my pump not running on the well (I guess I could have gone to the neighbors' house to borrow a cup of water)

Much better off than my bro (and about 40,000+ others) in St. Joe. That is a mess!

mom_of_three 7 years ago

Also better than the several hundreds of thousands in OK without power.

badger 7 years ago

The weather is making me crazy.

Sunday's high: 84 Monday's high: 49 Tuesday's high: 81 Today's high (forecast): 45 Tomorrow's high (forecast): 65

I'd almost take an ice storm over the barrage of fronts assaulting my sinus cavities. Tomorrow, I'll probably prefer the fronts to the ice more strongly, as it'll be warm again...

Grundoon Luna 7 years ago

Weather questions today, back to holiday questions tomorrow.

Nothing like the weather yo-yoing to make your sinuses revolt. I'd feel sorry for you, Badger, if I weren't lust after your weather. I possess an arsenal of sinus remedies so I'm ready for a bit of yo-yo over what we've had.

ms_canada 7 years ago

I was wondering whether Lawrence got the freezing rain. I saw on our news that Oklahoma and Iowa were in bad shape. We got a bit of rain here last night and the streets are a terrible mess with all the slush and dirt. Had to keep my windscreen wipers on this morning while out and about. Or should that be oot and aboot. :o)

Grundoon Luna 7 years ago

The ice jacked my wiper blades up so much they are no longer making contact with the windsheild, and the ice is gone. they should straighten out though . . . . I hope. If not, to the parts store!

kneejerkreaction 7 years ago

JJHawq (Anonymous) says:

I can't believe they sent the kids to school today in this mess. Doesn't anyone care about the safety of our children???


Have they been good?

GretchenJP 7 years ago

Azure_Attitude (Anonymous) says:

"The ice jacked my wiper blades up so much they are no longer making contact with the windsheild, and the ice is gone. they should straighten out though : . I hope. If not, to the parts store!"

I think I jacked up my own wiper blades... yesterday they were frozen and what did I do? Banged them loose with my ice scraper. So now um... the rubber is coming off. Way to go me.

Okay yeah um... didn't we already have our ice storm? I didn't hear that another one was about to hit.

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

this question seems a day late and a hailstone short. jonas with his hindsight 20/20 called it! yaay, you've just won: all expense paid trip with katie horner to cuba missouri. yaay!


yes, snappie, merrill's vision of america is that we all should live a third-world existence with rolling power outages to force power conservation. he believes in very very big government! he also believes broken streets serve a useful function as traffic constipating devices. and, if those weren't enough, he also praises the terrorists blowing up our troops in iraq, calling them "patriots." no one should pay him one second's respect, and he should be driven from human society.

badger 7 years ago

Funny story:

Last year, we got our requisite baby ice storm. On Day 2, I decided to head in to work around 10, figuring that the crews had had enough time to clear the roads (they had; it was a blissful easy commute because everyone else was still hiding from the ice!). I put on my coat and hat and gloves, specially dug out for this purpose, and went out to scrape my car. My next door neighbor was cursing and screaming at his windshield, which he said he'd been scraping for ten full minutes. I caught him with the pot of steaming water just in time to prevent a minor catastrophe and made him put it down. He watched me for about thirty seconds and then said, "What's that you're doing? I've never seen anyone do that before."

I said, "You mean tapping it?"

My lifelong Austinite neighbor (who is, lucky for him, moving to Hawaii next spring) had never actually seen anyone lightly tapping the windshield with the point of the scraper to build cracks in the ice. He was just trying to scrape through it with brute force and a plastic pancake turner so he could get to the grocery store because he was out of beer and firewood (we all buy those one-shot firewood packs when it goes below 60). He also looked like someone had finally explained particle physics to him when I turned on the car (and rear defroster) to let it warm up while I de-iced my windows.

He asked if they teach about learning to de-ice a car in Driver's Ed. I said no, our parents usually make us start scraping the windshield as soon as we're tall enough to reach the middle of it...

He said he told everyone at work about 'that tapping trick' and they all agreed it was a great idea.

It's just really funny here, guys.

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