Green Bay Shut Down

@just4him (116703)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 15, 2018 5:10pm CST
My son surprised me this morning by showing up at 10 AM and taking me to his apartment to do laundry. I just got home. I didn't think to take my camera with me, as the storm results are phenomenal. It was almost a white out on the way to his apartment, and as we passed Lambeau Field, you would think we were in a heavy fog. No fog, snow. While I was there, you couldn't see anything out the windows. It was a complete white out. I just checked the totals, and nothing confirmed, but we have smashed a couple records, one being set in January of 1888 for 23.1 inches of snow, so we have at least that much on the ground or will have by the time this storm is completed by noon tomorrow. That said, I haven't ever seen a city completely shut down due to snow or a blizzard, as happened with this storm. I worried about my son going to work yesterday. No worries, they called off work. Even McDonald's has been closed for two days. The whole city is basically shut down. It looked strange to drive past businesses normally open at this time of day to find them closed and the parking lots almost empty. There were cars, but they were there because they got stuck by the snow. Even the roads haven't been completely plowed yet. It's hard to keep up the plowing with this storm. Am I happy? Yes. I finally have my blizzard. Though from what my son said, our water tables are still low. I took pictures as you can see as soon as I got home. They will be plowing the parking lot tomorrow, so I will be going to the library tomorrow while they do. The picture on the bottom right is my office window. There are no storm windows on the windows here, so the snow came right through the screen and gave it a 3D look on the glass. I don't know if you can tell that or not with the picture. So that's what's happening here, and now I don't need to worry about getting my laundry done. Though being gone all day, I do need to eat, so I'll be doing that while I get the notifications finished. How was your day? Thanks for reading.
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• United States
15 Apr
Oh I so hope that we don't get hammered with another storm. It is cold here tonight and I feel it could snow. Not happy with that fact either. We don't close much here during a storm. They run on a skeleton crew if necessary. The schools will close, events cancelled, etc.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
This is the first time I've seen this happen, and after being with my son out in this, I can understand why everything is shut down.
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• United States
16 Apr
@just4him When we had the hurricane come through with torrential rains and flooding, many businesses closed.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@ElusiveButterfly I'm sure they did. Hurricane's are bad.
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@Juliaacv (30228)
• Canada
15 Apr
That is a lot of snow! You got the snow from the storm and we got the ice. We got ice starting mid-morning yesterday and its still going strong.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
That's terrible. I hope it warms up enough to melt it quickly.
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@Juliaacv (30228)
• Canada
16 Apr
@just4him I hope that we reach our daytime high today of 6C, as that will allow all of that nasty ice to melt, and on a positive note, everything will be clean after the ice melts away.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@Juliaacv Yes, it should melt at that temperature. I just looked at the conversion since I'm not conversant in celcius at all.
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@ivanituut (1937)
15 Apr
Massive snow huh
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Yes, it is.
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@ivanituut (1937)
16 Apr
@just4him keep safe my friend
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@ivanituut Thank you.
@Daelii (5585)
• United States
15 Apr
oh my gosh! 23 inches? My kids would be thrilled! be safe in all of that! I'm feeling great over here. relaxed night and school just posted no school tomorrow.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
That must make your kids happy. I haven't looked at the closings, but I'm certain we're closed here too.
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@Daelii (5585)
• United States
16 Apr
@just4him they are especially since a friend of theirs is coming over since my friend still has to work!
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@Daelii I hope they have fun today.
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@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
16 Apr
Wow!! Thank goodness it is not Football season, but in April? I grew up in IL and by April it was always nice. Makes me glad I am not there. Was a Great day today. Went to church and it was an awesome service, and now here relaxing after eating some dinner and posting away.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
The good thing about today, is I know it is Monday. I hope I know what day it is tomorrow when I resume my normal life with the pool at 5 AM.
• Dallas, Texas
16 Apr
It has been so long since we have seen real honest to goodness snowfall that I am beginning to wonder, will we see snow in the future? Those photos say it better than words could. If it snows here next winter I will take photos of it to share also.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
In the top right picture you can just make out footprints in the snow. Those were made by my son and me bringing my laundry in from his car. Otherwise the snow was untouched. It should be interesting to see snow in Dallas.
@Kandae11 (36801)
16 Apr
Awesome ! - a winter wonderland in the middle of April.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
It is pretty outside, that's for sure.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
That's amazing! I am so over snow!
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Yes, it is amazing.
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@Icydoll (19045)
• India
15 Apr
Omg lot of snow my dear friend
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Yes, it is a lot of snow.
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@Courtlynn (66048)
• United States
16 Apr
I want, I WANT, I WANT!!! Again, glad he got you so you could get laundry done, and glad you are back home safe. Hope he is too!
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
I'm sure he got home safe. He kept exclaiming on how glad he was to have new tires on the van. I know you want. You might need to wait until next year now, unless you get in on some snow from this storm, though I don't think it's tracking that far south.
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@Courtlynn (66048)
• United States
16 Apr
@just4him nope just rain here! . Maybe next winter! Which is just 8 months away!
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@Courtlynn I know. I saw one of the maintenance men just now when I went out to clean off the car and dig it out. He asked if I was responsible for this blizzard. I told him Of course! I've been praying for this for years. Now, to get the car dug out.
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@MsBooklover (3881)
• United States
16 Apr
Nothing like a snowy day. Here, it rained all day, and it was very cold out.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
I'd rather have snow than rain. I'm sorry you had rain and cold rain at that.
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• United States
16 Apr
@just4him I am so happy to be in my apartment with heat on. That was rough.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@MsBooklover I'm sure it was.
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Apr
Oh lordy, that reminds me way too much of Nebraska @just4him . You make sure you keep that 'stuff' up there and don't send it down here to Texas.......or we're gonna have a serious talk.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Now Anthony Davis was just saying how he was hoping for snow next year in Dallas.
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 Apr
@just4him I'm gonna have to drive up there and kick his butt.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
@nanette64 You can read his response on these comments.
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• United States
16 Apr
We were lucky as almost zero snowfall fell over the weekend cause it was warm enough; however it did NOT help the flooding extreme we experienced ! Uggggh my yard is a swamp . . .
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
I'm sorry your yard is a swamp with all the flooding. Green Bay is now back in business completely today after many businesses and all schools and the county were still closed yesterday.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
16 Apr
Wow! Impressive storm for your area. Still raining here, very, very nasty.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Yes, it was impressive. Still digging out from it.
@porwest (4806)
• United States
16 Apr
I was in Green Bay on business on Wednesday, so I dodged the bullet on that one. Leaving Mauston on Friday I did run into a little bit of yucky weather, but by the time I got closer to Illinois it was all cleared up. Being a former Wisconsinite, though, I definitely know what you are up against up there,
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
This one broke all records. I'm glad you were able to dodge this one.
@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
16 Apr
How will you get to the library? Do you drive there? I gather the snow plows are keeping the roads open as you went to your son's. I hope you are soon back to normal.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
The city is slowly coming alive again. The schools are still closed today, and the county offices are too. I haven't seen the city bus go past yet, so that might not be running yet, but might later as the streets are cleared. Yes, I will need to drive there in a couple hours. It should be interesting getting out of the parking lot, though I do expect the streets will be good by then. Traffic is starting to pick up.
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@jstory07 (66946)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Apr
That was an awful lot of snow that you got. I know you enjoyed it.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
Yes, I did. Yes, we broke records.
@JohnRoberts (56689)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Apr
You could create an army of snowmen.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
I'm sure there will be some cropping up among all this snow.
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@Elizaby (3657)
• Pensacola, Florida
16 Apr
It is nice today but a little cool for tjis time of year
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
I'm glad you're having a nice day.
@TRBRocks420 (77333)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Apr
Pretty good day here and, enjoy the snow.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
I'm glad you're having a good day. Yes, I'm enjoying the snow.