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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:07 AM

Mother Nature pays Hill back for Big Oil, pro-fracking/pipeline support

Payback's a bitch, ain't it? Especially when it comes in the shape of a massive winter storm which will seriously impact turnout for the Iowa caucuses. As the polling demographics have shown, Hill's best hope lay with a very high turnout from the older voters. I happen to be a 74 year old Judge of Elections in my state, and I'm here to tell you that a major snow storm, with fifty mile per hour winds, will seriously depress turnout by older voters.

I mean, how many of them are so enamored of Clinton they will risk a traffic accident or slip and fall and broken hip? The impact of weather on voter turnout is a major reason all states should switch to mail in ballots.

Well, lurking hillbots, at least it provides a face-saving excuse for the upcoming Hillary loss in Iowa - blame it on Mother Nature!

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Reply Mother Nature pays Hill back for Big Oil, pro-fracking/pipeline support (Original post)
Divernan Jan 2016 OP
SamKnause Jan 2016 #1
Divernan Jan 2016 #2
SamKnause Jan 2016 #4
Divernan Jan 2016 #3
thesquanderer Jan 2016 #5
ellennelle Jan 2016 #6
rurallib Jan 2016 #7
HereSince1628 Jan 2016 #9
SoapBox Jan 2016 #8

Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:11 AM

1. I thought the storm was suppose to hit the following day.

Has there been a change ???

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:19 AM

2. Storm due Monday night; caucuses start at 7pm with no set closing time.

Last edited Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:29 AM - Edit history (2)

It's not just a question of whether the roads are clear around 6 to 7 p.m., but what shape they'll be in hours later when people have to drive home.

Even the act of walking across a parking lot against 50 mile per hour winds? And when you finally make it home - driveway and walkway covered with drifted snow (from aforementioned 50 mile per hour winds).

http://videowall.accuweather.com/detail/videos/trending-now/video/4726236579001/snowstorm-unfolds-as-thousands-gather-for-caucuses?autoStart=true

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/01/27/iowa-caucuses-how-the-parties-processes-differ-and-whats-new-in-2016/

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:18 AM

4. Thanks for the updates.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:23 AM

3. Powerful winter storm/wind gusts up to 50 mph

Stock up on groceries, make sure youíre current on your medications, and take a second look at your Tuesday errands and travel plans.

Thatís the advice of meteorologists in the face of the powerful winter storm expected to hit the region Monday night into Tuesday. One of the hallmarks of the storm will be long-lasting, strong winds, so travel could be difficult even in areas with less snowfall.

Dave Samuhel, meteorologist with AccuWeather, The World-Heraldís weather consultant, said models are coming into agreement that blizzard conditions appear headed toward the region. Where the worst of the weather occurs remains to be seen, he said. But it increasingly appears that parts of Kansas, eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are in for a rough ride, he said.

The worst-hit areas could see winds gusting to 50 mph and a foot of snow, he said. With that combination, drifts multiple feet deep are possible in wide-open terrain, he said.


Read more: http://www.omaha.com/weather/forecasters-storm-blizzard-conditions-may-put-region-through-a-windy/article_2e952e97-e3e3-51ee-94c5-770762f3d5c6.html

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:29 AM

5. Maybe Hillary will see it as a sign from God. Pretty sure Bernie won't, though. ;-) (n/t)

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 08:54 AM

6. forecast so far

monday looks clear; storm coming thru tuesday.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 09:12 AM

7. eastern Iowa it looks like the storm will start @ midnight

but if it comes early, I will go but my wife stays home.
I suspect most of the older voters will stay home if it even seems like it might be a problem.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:41 PM

9. Yes, I think it may impact older voters more than younger voters

considering how that breaks for the dem candidates, I am not sure than helps HRC.

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Response to Divernan (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 12:21 PM

8. Yikes!

I'm hoping that these forecasts are going to turn out the same as we get here in Los Angeles...almost always wrong and the timing is off.

Please keep us posted.

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