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scarypicaday#3 [11 Feb 2008|07:35pm]

leighton
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might wanna check ur bus schedule.... [30 Nov 2006|07:02am]

sailor_moonbeam
winter storm warning. lots of ice. lots of snow. travel delays or impossibility. frostbite. the works. if u wanna read about it, click the link. if u don't, then don't.Collapse )
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ice storm warning [16 Feb 2006|04:00pm]

sailor_moonbeam
Ice Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
340 PM EST THU FEB 16 2006

...WINTER STORM CONTINUES OVER LOWER MICHIGAN...

.A STRENGTHENING STORM SYSTEM...CENTERED OVER SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN
THIS EVENING...WILL MOVE QUICKLY NORTHEAST OF THE AREA BY MIDNIGHT.
THIS STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING THE REGION A WINTRY MIX OF
PRECIPITATION. SNOW AND SLEET...OCCASIONALLYY MIXED WITH FREEZING
RAIN...WILL CONTINUE NORTH OF A WHITEHALL TO CLARE LINE.
PREDOMINATELY FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL OCCUR SOUTH OF THIS
LINE AND NORTH OF A HOLLAND TO ST. JOHNS LINE. LATER THIS EVENING
VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND COLDER AIR WILL FOLLOW THE STORM.
THE STRONG WINDS MAY BRING DOWN ICE COVERED TREE LIMBS...POSSIBLY
CAUSING POWER OUTAGES.

MIZ046-050-170300-
/O.CAN.KGRR.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-060217T1100Z/
/O.NEW.KGRR.IS.W.0001.060216T2040Z-060217T0300Z/
ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT PLEASANT...MUSKEGON
340 PM EST THU FEB 16 2006

...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...
...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED AN ICE
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING.
THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

FREEZING RAIN...MIXED AT TIMES WITH SLEET AND SNOW...WILL
CONTINUE INTO EARLY EVENING. ICE ACCUMULATION OF ONE QUARTER TO
ONE HALF INCH OF ICE IS LIKELY. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING. THESE WINDS COULD BRING DOWN TREES ICE
COATED TREE LIMBS WHICH MAY RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT
ADD TO THE DANGER.

$$
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can i get a woot-woot!? [15 Feb 2006|04:45pm]

sailor_moonbeam
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
349 PM EST WED FEB 15 2006

...WINTER STORM HEADING FOR LOWER MICHIGAN...

.A DEVELOPING FRONTAL SYSTEM JUST SOUTH OF LOWER MICHIGAN WILL
LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE STATE THURSDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
SURFACE LOW. THIS WILL ALLOW WARM AND MOIST AIR AHEAD OF THE LOW
PRESSURE AREA TO MOVE NORTH AND INTERACT WITH MUCH COLDER AIR
NORTH OF THE FRONT. THIS SETUP WILL ALLOW FOR A GOOD DEAL OF
PRECIPITATION TO DEVELOP OVER THE AREA BEGINNING THIS WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT.

MIZ044>046-050>052-056>059-064-065-160500-
/O.UPG.KGRR.WS.A.0002.060216T0500Z-060217T1000Z/
/O.NEW.KGRR.WS.W.0001.060216T0500Z-060217T1000Z/
NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-MUSKEGON-MONTCALM-GRATIOT-OTTAWA-KENT-
IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FREMONT...BIG RAPIDS...MOUNT PLEASANT...
MUSKEGON...GREENVILLE...ALMA...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...
ST. JOHNS...HOLLAND...HASTINGS
349 PM EST WED FEB 15 2006

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 AM
EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 AM
EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

RAIN OR SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS EVENING AND CHANGE OVER TO
FREEZING RAIN LATER TONIGHT AND LAST INTO THURSDAY
MORNING...RESULTING IN ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AT LEAST A QUARTER OF
AN INCH. ALTHOUGH TEMPERATURES THURSDAY AFTERNOON MAY BRIEFLY WARM
TO ABOVE FREEZING...ANOTHER ROUND OF FREEZING RAIN...SNOW OR SLEET
IS EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT...AND THIS WILL CHANGE OVER RAPIDLY TO
SNOW. STRONG GUSTY WINDS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WILL GREATLY
INCREASE THE CHANCES FOR POWER DISRUPTIONS AND EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL WHEN COMBINED WITH ICE COVERED ROADS...TREE BRANCHES...AND OTHER
STRUCTURES. LOWERED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE. TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD FROM LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING COULD EASILY EXCEED A QUARTER
OF AN INCH.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

$$
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shibby! [14 Feb 2006|10:41pm]

sailor_moonbeam
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
336 PM EST TUE FEB 14 2006

...WINTER STORM HEADING FOR CENTRAL LOWER MICHIGAN...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TOWARD THE LOWER GREAT LAKES ON
THURSDAY AND GRADUALLY INTENSIFY. SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL
LOWER MICHIGAN LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THIS SYSTEM APPROACHES AND
IT MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIME. THE SNOW MAY CHANGE OVER TO A PERIOD
OF FREEZING RAIN ON THURSDAY...BEFORE CHANGING BACK OVER TO ALL
SNOW AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT.

MIZ037>040-043>046-150445-
/O.NEW.KGRR.WS.A.0002.060216T0500Z-060217T1000Z/
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-CLARE-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-ISABELLA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...REED CITY...
CLARE...HART...FREMONT...BIG RAPIDS...MOUNT PLEASANT
336 PM EST TUE FEB 14 2006

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW MAY OCCUR LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
THURSDAY OVER THE WATCH AREA. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO
CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET DURING THE DAY ON THURSDAY
WITH A COATING OF ICE POSSIBLE. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO
CHANGE BACK TO SNOW THURSDAY EVENING WITH ADDITIONAL SNOW
ACCUMULATION LIKELY.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

$$

JK WDM
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New to community and have a question about what I read on site page [22 Jan 2006|10:46pm]

julleri
[ mood | pensive ]

Hello! I'm new to the community. I've always been interested in highways, including, but not limited to, America's Interstates.

I've a question about something I read on the site's main page. It is this:

+How can cities benefit from demolishing, preventing, or minimizing the effects of highways? Examples include Milwaukee, San Francisco, Boston, and Portland, OR.

What does this mean? How is Milwaukee an example (as I'm from eastern Wisconsin)?

Any help would be much appreciated!

-Jason :)

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Habitat JAM [30 Nov 2005|12:57pm]
julymale
Hey folks, This might be of an interest to you, if you don't know about it already: http://www.habitatjam.com/index.php
"As part of the preparations for the third session of the World Urban Forum, the Government of Canada in partnership with UN-HABITAT is sponsoring this 72-hour internet event. From December 1-3, 2005, the Habitat JAM will gather your input and add it to thousands of others to turn ideas into actions for the Vancouver World Urban Forum agenda and influence the Forum's content."
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[17 Aug 2005|11:06pm]

spnut1979
It is my feeling that if given the choice, most Americans would, in 2005, choose to have a city built on commuter rail systems (closer to a Chicago/New York model) than on highway systems (like a Detroit/Houston model). Who agrees or disagrees? And why?

Basically, if you didn't have to drive, would you? And I mean for daily things, like going to school, work, shopping, etc. We're not talking about roadtrips here.
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First Post [16 Jun 2005|06:18am]

spnut1979
[ mood | exhausted ]

This is the first post in a discussion of the Interstate Highway System (IHS).

Here's an FAQ on everything highway-related. Interstate FAQ

Here's a page all about 3-digit Interstates (3di's). 3di

Wikipedia.org, an online open-source encyclopedia, has an interesting section on the Interstate. Interstate Highway

My personal belief is that we should work towards using the IHS for commercial travel or at least make people prove they're going a long distance (like over 75 miles) so that urban/metropolitan regions are not ill-effected by the Interstates as they have been in the past 50 years. Also, rail transit should be integrated into the IHS where feasible. We should be working to tear down Interstate Highways within urban places since they do not benefit the cities themselves. What does everyone think about these thoughts?

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