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NORAD just reported seeing Santa over the Great Lakes .....

December 24 2017 at 9:36 PM
Paul   (no login)

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Merry Christmas Commanders and Commander fans.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family, and a safe, fun, eventful, and productive New Year.


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Thanks Paul, and Merry Christmas to you.....step pads?

December 25 2017, 10:35 AM 

Thanks and Merry Christmas to your gang....just bought a small sheet of white UHMW plastic on E-Bay and plan to fashion step pad inserts for the Lancer. I purchased a pair of reproduction pads and they quickly became sticky, soft and gummy in only one season. They were never exposed to gasoline or harsh chemicals. just wondering if you or anyone has worked with UHMW material and have any tips. thinking it shouldn't be to difficult on a router table and a few bits to machine the pads....except the Chris Craft logo wouldn't be doable:(

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Rich Duane
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Merry Christmas

December 25 2017, 12:19 PM 

Merry Christmas to you and everyone here.


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Our thoughts go out to all our boating friends up on Lake Erie !!

December 26 2017, 8:42 AM 

I grew up in NW Pennsylvania in a small town whose Indian name stood for "snow place". I know what 2-feet of snow in one day is all about, spent a lot of time as a kid and young man out in it, skiing, shoveling, hunting, and yes learning to drive in it with a full size rear wheel drive Ford.

Looks like the area is under the usual serious blizzard condition now, and it's what makes Lake Erie boaters so tough and appreciative of good weather when they have it. It is also why so many boats in this region are in such good condition, they spend a lot of time indoors or under wraps;-)


CHICAGO — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it was a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.

Erie, Pa., recieved a record 34 inches of snow.

And it’s not over for Erie - the snow is expected to continue falling through Wednesday.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
800 AM EST TUE DEC 26 2017

Geauga OH-Lake OH-Cuyahoga OH-
800 AM EST TUE DEC 26 2017

...An intense snow squall will affect northern Geauga...northeastern
Cuyahoga and Lake Counties at least through 1000 AM EST...

At 756 AM EST, an intense lake effect snow band was moving south
over Lake County. The band will move south into northeast portions
of Cuyahoga County around 9 am.

HAZARDS INCLUDE... Visibility rapidly dropping to
less than a quarter of a mile... Up to 2 inches of quick snow

Locations impacted include...
Cleveland, Painesville, Willowick, Chardon, Fairport Harbor, Euclid,
Mentor, Cleveland Heights, Willoughby, Eastlake, Madison, Perry,
Timberlake, Lakeline, Chesterland, South Euclid, Mayfield Heights,
East Cleveland, Lyndhurst and Wickliffe.

Use extra caution if you must travel into or through this snow
squall. Rapid changes in visibility and potentially slick roads are
likely to lead to accidents. Consider delaying travel until the
squall passes your location.

LAT...LON 4166 8100 4150 8144 4153 8164 4158 8164
4159 8163 4185 8101 4185 8100
TIME...MOT...LOC 1256Z 240DEG 48KT 4188 8081


ODOT DMS 312, 313, 314, 315, 320, 326, 330, 331, and 332.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
749 AM EST TUE DEC 26 2017

749 AM EST TUE DEC 26 2017


At 746 AM EST, A band of lake effect snow producing snow fall rates
of 2 to 4 inches per hour extended across southern Jefferson,
central Lewis, and northern Oswego counties, including the Tug Hill
Plateau. Blowing and drifting snow is also occurring within this
band, which will slowly wobble across the area through sunrise.

Locations impacted include...
Sandy Creek, Pulaski, Mannsville, Lorraine, North Osceola,
Highmarket, Lowville, Greig, and Lyons Falls.

This includes Interstate 81 between exits 36 and 40.

Driving within this snow band will be extremely difficult to
impossible with deep snow cover on roads and visibilities down to
near zero at times. If you must travel across this area, slow down
and allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination.

LAT...LON 4350 7537 4350 7599 4354 7643 4356 7643
4357 7636 4356 7631 4358 7626 4369 7626
4379 7631 4388 7514 4361

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My hometown is right in the center of this blizzard warning !

December 26 2017, 12:49 PM 

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...Heavy lake effect snow expected through Wednesday....

.A prolonged and intense lake effect snow event is expected to
continue through mid week. Lake effect bands will meander over the
snowbelt counties producing periods of heavy snowfall with some
areas receiving well over a foot of additional accumulation. As
bitter cold settles in over the region, look for air temperatures
to be in the single digits late tonight and Wednesday morning,
with wind chills falling below zero.


* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow occurring. Travel will be very
difficult to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 6 to
10 inches are expected through this evening, heaviest from
portions of Lake County east through northern Ashtabula and Erie
County PA. Expect another 4 to 8 inches of snow from tonight
through Wednesday evening with locally higher amounts possible.
Snowfall rates up to 3 inches per hour are expected. This will
bring the additional forecast snowfall to 1 to 2 feet now
through Wednesday evening. Locally higher amounts are possible.
Wind chills will be around 5 degrees below zero tonight into
Wednesday morning.

* WHERE...In Pennsylvania, Northern Erie, Southern Erie and
Crawford counties. In Ohio, Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula Inland and
Ashtabula Lakeshore counties.

* WHEN...Until 4 PM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.

A Lake Effect Snow Warning means significant amounts of lake
effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest
road conditions can be obtained from the Department of
Transportation web site.

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