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DANGEROUS ICE STORM BEARS DOWN ON PALMETTO STATE As a soft blanket of snow falls across the South Carolina Upstate (up to four inches in some locations), the Midlands region of the state is bracing for what could be a catastrophic ice storm. The latest forecast models for the region…

DANGEROUS ICE STORM BEARS DOWN ON PALMETTO STATE

As a soft blanket of snow falls across the South Carolina Upstate (up to four inches in some locations), the Midlands region of the state is bracing for what could be a catastrophic ice storm.

The latest forecast models for the region spanning from Aiken to Columbia, S.C. are calling for ice accumulation of anywhere between 1.77 and 2.3 inches over the next forty-eight hours.  Some areas could receive up to three inches of ice.

That may not sound like much, but as we’ve noted previously it’s potentially calamitous in terms of knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians.

Mixed snow and sleet was already falling in the Midlands early Tuesday morning – with temperatures hovering in the mid-thirties. Additional freezing precipitation is expected Wednesday – with highs temps projected to remain at or below the freezing level.

Then there’s the wind forecast – which the National Weather Service (NWS) says will “add to the problems associated with ice accumulation.”

“The accumulation of ice on trees, limbs and power lines … will lead to power outages across the area Wednesday through Thursday,” the latest NWS release adds.

“The ice totals in all models now are nearing two inches,” one of our trusted weather sources noted. “This is going to be a life-threatening storm.”

Yikes …

So what should you do? Other than staying off the roads, obviously …

“Essentially the main course of action is to have a source of heat, portable water, nonperishable goods – and to ensure the sick and elderly are being cared for,”our source says.

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61 comments

Frank Pytel February 11, 2014 at 8:48 am

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

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I love it. I’m going to love watching the melding of fenders as well. :-)

No desire for harm, but… you know. Just Sayin’

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venomachine February 11, 2014 at 8:52 am

Norf winds bwow!

Souf winds bwow!

Huwwicanes! Typhoons!

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Frank Pytel February 11, 2014 at 8:57 am

Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh My!

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

Hmmm- if a WAC is a woman in the Army, and a WAC is a woman in the NAVY, then what is a WOK?

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venomachine February 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

I think you meant WAVE for the Navy.

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idcydm February 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

Don’t forget the BAMs.

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Thanks for catching that – I was interrupted…..

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 11:49 am

WOK
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North Korean?

How about a WOOKIE?

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Thanks for replying – a WOK is what you fwow at a wabbit..!

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I thought a WOK is what we spent trillions of dollars losing.

shifty henry February 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm

— very good!

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

What is the difference between a wicker basket and a wicker box?

Wicker baskets are what the ladies at the Charleston Market manufacture and sell.

Wicker box is Elmer Fudd’s girlfriend’s favorite thing for Elmer to do.

shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

— good one!

euwe max February 11, 2014 at 11:51 am

Never bet with a thithillian when *death* is on the line!

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Mike at the Beach February 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Hello, Vizzini… Automatic 100-point bonus for any well-placed “The Princess Bride” reference!

Anybody want a peanut?

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El Kabong February 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Kill d Wabbit!

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EJB February 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99I think it’s supposed to be “potable” (drinking) water.

have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd86.99
have a source of heat, portable water,
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/02/11/ice-ice-baby/#PxOsyxys58bMmd8I think it’s supposed to be “potable” (drinking) wat

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CNSYD February 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

Spell check strikes again.

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 10:55 am

— wish Disqus had spellcheck —

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

Use Google Chrome – not only is it FREE, but it *comes* with spell check… though Republicans and Libertarians remain skeptical and suspicious that it’s all a demonic plot by fascist socialist communist falangists.

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I’ve got spellcheck on Win8, just don’t have it on Disqus – although I thought it had been on before (?)

lexguy February 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Maybe if you all had paid attention in spelling class YOU WOULDN’T NEED SPELLCHECK!!

shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Proofreading your own work product can be tricky sometimes. I remember reading about a guy who referred to himself as DENNNIS (with three n’s, the middle ‘n’ is silent” SKOLNICK

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

TBG uses Chrome and spellcheck works on his comments.

Not to be Capt Obvious, but spellcheck ain’t gonna catch a correctly spelled, though misused, word. TBG’s *favorites* are “rein/reign” (Which Ron Paul messed up the other day) and “pallet/palette/palate….

Proofreading offer still stands.

Mike at the Beach February 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

I run Chrome and IE, and like Chrome a lot. It keeps picking up weird adware, though. Puts little magnifying glasses on linked pics, and if you’re not careful you’re clicking on an ad instead of the news story or whatever. Sneaks in past McAfee, AVG, and all the Windows firewalls. You seeing that at all?

Iftheyonlyknew February 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm

I’d be suspicious of one or more of the extensions loaded in your copy of Chrome. I don’t encounter anything like that. You can go to chrome://extensions to pull up a list of what’s installed in your Chrome. The reason they can sneak past your antivirus and firewall so easily is each extension loads an instance of Chrome. Since you’ve an existing allow for Chrome to have network access, the extensions traffic slides right out with that. Try running a quick scan with Malwarebytes (www.malwarebytes.org). If something is there, it might flush it out.

Mike at the Beach February 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

I checked the extension list – nothing doing. I’ll keep pooping around. Thanks, though.

Torch February 12, 2014 at 10:37 am

Look for Conduit in the search engines for your browser. Also, you might want to go to the search programs and files when you click on the Windows start button and search for Conduit. Took me a week to get rid of all of it. Used Malware bytes to find some of it also.

Mike at the Beach February 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm

I am trying the Malwarebytes angle as suggested by a few folks on here and in my tech-geek brain trust… thanks.

Torch February 12, 2014 at 9:26 pm

We’re not a bad bunch all in all. Just have some political disagreements.

Mike at the Beach February 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Very true; I agree. Why else would we spend all these minutes on here (time that we never get back, by the way)? One of these days we’ll have a FITS News peanut gallery convention and all take off our masks. Now THAT would be an interesting party there… ;-)

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

*Continuing the portable/potable theme*

TBG has *heard* that visiting “PON” sites will cause issues like this…..

euwe max February 11, 2014 at 8:34 pm

PON
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use zone alarm – though I surf through the valley of death, I fear no evil.

euwe max February 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

No…. but, give me access through gbridge or [heh heh] Remote Desktop and I’ll have a look.

Mike at the Beach February 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Uhhhhhhhhhh, no. I don’t even like jumping onto my work machine with my Citrix Retriever. Besides, don’t you already have naked pics of my wife?

idcydm February 11, 2014 at 10:02 am

I’ve got both, potable to make coffee and portable in the bath tub to flush the toilet.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm

TBG has many friends in the Orangeburg area with “potable” generators.

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RogueElephant February 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

Yet another episode of global warming. The sky if falling. The sky is falling. No just rain, sleet and snow. Wow just like the last forty million or so years give or take a few. Oh well Al Gore will give a speech, make lots more undeserved money from stupid people. Life is good.

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

undeserved money from stupid people

——
Yeah – Republicans contributed to Bachmann’s success, didn’t they?

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Chris Memminger February 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Dumbass, the whole point is unanticipated extremes. Every time someone sees “colder than normal” and says “see, global warming, yeah right!” just illustrates their total and complete lack of understanding of science and verifies climate change. More droughts, more heat strokes, more over-the-top blizzards, really wet SC summers, followed by really snowy winters = all the anecdotal evidence of climate change you need. Argue all you want, but we both know your kids will say, “remember when grandpa thought the sea level was not rising and evolution was a myth? How far we have come. Poor, silly grandaddy.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

Dumbass,the whole point is unanticipated extremes. Every time someone sees “colder than normal” and says “see, global warming, yeah right!” just illustrates their total and complete lack of understanding of science and verifies climate change. More droughts, more heat strokes, more over-the-top blizzards, really wet SC summers, followed by really snowy winters = all the anecdotal evidence of climate change you need.

Damn.

That’s a lot of fail right there.

Dumbass, the whole point is unanticipated extremes.

Just to be clear, you are saying that when your predictions and models fail, this proves them correct?
Nice.

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RogueElephant February 12, 2014 at 10:21 am

If any of you are old enough to remember the late 60’s and 70’s you will remember the sky is falling crowd was calling for global cooling. I think it was Carl Sagan that said by now we would be under a glacier. They couldn’t make enough people give them enough money so they went to global warming. That turned out to be a winner when the MSM got into the game. All the libturds ganged up on the people that actually had a brain and Al Gore made millions with his BS. As more and more people are waking up to the fact that neither has any validity they have changed it to global climate change to CYA. The fact is the earth has had climate change for eons. It will keep having climate change till some jerk blowes it up. Climate change would be doing the same thing if there were no humans on the planet. But Al Gore wouldn’t be as filthy rich as he is, and a lot of “scientists” would not have big govt. grants to live off of. It all goes back to : Follow the money. Dumbass

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

“Follow the money. Dumbass”

OY VEY!

TBG believes you’ve him confused with some *other* Dumbass, Kemosabe.

euwe max February 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Friendly fire?

The Colonel February 11, 2014 at 10:43 am

Quick to the store, buy all the eggs, white bread and milk in sight!

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Mike at the Beach February 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

And duct tape!!! Why? Because you’re supposed to buy duct tape in emergency situations, damnit! Or rigger tape and bailing wire, as we used to say back in my days with Big Green…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm

…bungee cords, bleach and Bactine….

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

comic books, Coleman lanterns and sleeping bags!

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm

… collard greens and asparagus

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

If only America was libertarian, this never would have happened! I think it’s directly related to all the misguided talk about climate change.

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Monica's Cigar Shop February 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

If Bill Clinton was President it would be hot, if Hillary becomes President it will be frigid.

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

wow! did you study at the Tango Smart university of Conservative comebacks?

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shifty henry February 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The world record for wearing the most clothing was set by a Jewish mother, Mrs. Dora Weiskoff. In January of 2000, during a snow storm in New York City, Mrs. Weiskoff, an over-protective mother, set a new world record for the most clothes ever worn, by dressing her seven-year-old son, Barry, warmly “so he shouldn’t catch a cold playing in the snow.”

She dressed the boy in two tee-shirts and a pair of boxer shorts, over which she put two sets of long underwear. She covered his feet and legs with three
pairs of heavy, woolen knee-length stockings and two pairs of corduroy pants. She protected his body with a woolen lumberjack shirt, a sweat shirt, and three woolen sweaters. Over his feet she placed fleece-lined boots covered by a pair of her own galoshes. She then wrapped a 12-foot scarf around his neck and across his chest, holding it in place with a windbreaker and two woolen jackets. A ski mask, ear muffs, and a fur-lined leather hat were tied down by a heavy woolen muffler. Over a pair of heavy-duty,fur–lined gloves, she placed a set of mittens. The entire outfit was held firmly in place by a belted overcoat.

By the time she got him dressed for the winter snow, it was the first day of Spring, so Mrs. Weiskoff had to undress her son. As the very last piece of clothing was removed, it was Winter again.

Today, sat the age of 11, Barry Weiskoff has not been out the house in four years.

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euwe max February 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Oh no! They’ve killed Kenny! The *bastards*

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm

“…anywhere between 1.77 and 2.3 inches over the next forty-eight hours.”

Any weather *forecaster* with the chutzpah to pretend that they can accurately predict precipitation to within a hundredth of an inch over a 48 hour period should be hung upside down out of a hotel window by Suge Knight.

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Aristotle February 11, 2014 at 7:17 pm

“Meteorologist” is derived from an ancient Greek word for “I don’t know squat and anything I say is a wild-assed guess”…

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Mike at the Beach February 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

What a great mental image – Jim Cantore screaming like a school girl while all the shit is falling out of his pockets and all the rappers on the balcony are laughing hysterically. Throw a knee to that gang, weather boy…

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Lexington MCPL Customer February 12, 2014 at 8:09 am

To my compadres in the Lexington area who are on Mid-Carolina (thank God, not SCE&Greed) Power, if you lose power, call Mid Carolina and keep calling until you see trucks show up in your area. Mid Carolina has a long history (no exaggeration) of tending to the Broad River Rd/ St Andrews/Piney Grove Rd area, while totally and COMPLETELY ignoring its customers in the Lexington, SC area.

I am serious, if they handle this as they have several times in the last ten or fifteen years, you will not see any trucks in this part of town. They will all be in the St Andrews and Irmo areas until you (we) call and raise enough hell that and let them know that we know what they are doing and that we do not appreciate it. You may have to “hack” into a manned phone line by dialing a digit or two up or down from their main or posted lines and then selecting a proper option on the voice mail list presented to you. IT CAN BE DONE!

The Lexington area is invisible to them until it squeaks enough that they decide to grease it.

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CorruptionInColumbia February 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

An old girlfriend has been after me to get a “Brazillian” wax job. You know, that is where they pour hot wax on your balls and then give it a yank after it hardens (the wax, that is), pulling all the hair out of every wrinkle of your nads.

I just discovered something much cheaper and just as effective. I call it a “Polar”.
Pour water on your nads and go stand out in the cold for an hour or two. Break up the ice and pull it off. Same effect as the wax but cheaper and the only problem is explaining to your neighbors why all the little clumps of curly hair in the yard.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein February 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

PRO TIP:

If done correctly…one doesn’t have to break the ice. (ouch).

The cojones shrink.

The ice stays the same size.

Presto!

Ummmm…you try first and get back to us…..

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euwe max February 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

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