Dec 18th-20th rain/snow/ice disruption

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sleeve_meet_Heart, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Although the global weather models output has been quite muted for the period of Dec 13th-30th, it appears the operational GFS model develops a very strong sub-tropical jet that will lead to an el-ninolike, moisture-laden storm system that would call for a bit of extra attention.

    The affect areas most affected would be on a line from AR- KY-IL-OH-PA-NY-MA, either side of. Just sayin'...that is what the beloved NOAA charts show.
     
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  2. VonDutch

    VonDutch Bite your tongue, Missy

    Short of maybe prayer what can you do. It is what it will be.
     
  3. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I want measurable snow in feet not inches.
     
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    DR-mailbox.
     
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  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Our weather is darn near the opposite of what it was during last year's peak.
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    More inches the better.
     
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  7. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    We were warmer here than Miami yesterday. Set records! Next week a lot cooler with light snow.
    Less is better. Get peak done, then have some weather when it's much easier to catch up!
     
  8. UPSJedi2112

    UPSJedi2112 I blast Rush in my truck.

    Been mid to upper 30's here for almost two weeks. For us, that's rare and glorious. No snow on the ground, either. Kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop...I hope this isn't it.
     
  9. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Dont you dare let snow happen again, down here in the south , we get 4 more weeks of peak aftermath.
     
  10. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    That's what she...

    Too easy, man.
     
  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Expectations vs Reality Of Action 015.jpg
     
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I see Mr. Moreluck is awake.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It seems someone has been busy all day posting. Trying to get back to #1?
     
  14. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Since we give them half of everything they deliver anymore, letting us use the mailbox is the least they can give back.
     
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  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Most mailmen won't care but if you use the mailbox you always run the risk of some a-hole complaining about it. Best to not risk it.
     
  16. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    One lazy driver did that at multiple stops three years ago and the mailcarrier (who got there before the homeowner got home) thought it was outgoing mail. The post office then gave the pkgs back to the ups driver the next day and we had to redeliver them again. Great plan. Job security until the report prints.
     
  17. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Lazy? Guess you have to be a rural driver to realize private roads don't get county maintenance. And frankly, if UPS did a better job of standing behind drivers when it comes to bad roads, we'd do a better job of ECing them. But when they just put them back on the truck day after day, sooner or later we'll bend rules to get rid of it. I'd rather get fired for leaving one at the mailbox than have the truck slide over a bank and tumble down a hill, just so I can't be called "lazy."
     
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  18. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    No doubt about it! It was a lot colder last year I remember. Few more bad days of weather too.

    Darn it.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He was not talking about putting them by the mailbox----he was talking about those drivers who put the packages inside the mailbox, which is a big no-no.
     
  20. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Only once again, speaking for the operational GFS model (Good For Something, but what?) or (Good For S***)...it is now squashing this lead system, which is probably closer to what will be reality, than the original topic.