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Old 10-29-2011, 07:28 AM   #1
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Northeast October winter storm?

Darn. Winter storm warning right in our path. Today is supposed to be our launch south for the winter and I see there is a freak October storm forecast. Going Rt81 from NY though Pa and I see Carlisle is supposed to get 6-10 inches. We can leave tomorrow and still get to our first reservation in time but we would rather take our time and just go six hours a day or so.

What sucks is if we wait you just know it will not hit or be two inches. So what would you do? Wait a day or head out and plan to just find a place to stop and wait it out?
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Still raining here in PA; we are 20 minutes North of Carlise. Not sure what time you are planning to leave, but I don't think the roads will bad until later in the afternoon / evening if it even sticks to the roads. Most likely you will only need a coach wash when you get South. Safe travels !
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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If I were going now I would wait for a few days until the weather got better. This is a freak storm the weather will will warm up it makes no sense to drive in the bad weather unless its absolutely neccessary.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:48 AM   #4
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leave around lunch time and go around the storm............ Pittsburgh is only getting a trace of snow and its turning to rain later in the day maybe take 90 to 79.... not sure how far out of the way that would be,,,

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In NH they we are looking at 10-12". The RV is in the yard and I have 2+ weeks before I can leave. Have the heat on with a 20lb tank and extend a stay. So now I have to get the snow blower ready.
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Here outside of Reading, Lancaster / Berks County, Heavy Snow flurry at this time?
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Enjoy......

We've been getting rain/sleet/snow mixtures of the past few days. But that stuff is moving east so we will be seeing the sun today. It was 30F and frosty this morning.
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Still raining here in PA; we are 20 minutes North of Carlise. Not sure what time you are planning to leave, but I don't think the roads will bad until later in the afternoon / evening if it even sticks to the roads. Most likely you will only need a coach wash when you get South. Safe travels !
We were planning to leave around 1 this afternoon. If the forecast is correct that will put us right in the middle of it. The weather guy on TV right now says it is elevation dependent. All I can think of is going through Frackville way up in the mountains in a blizzard. We both grew up outside Syracuse, NY the snow capital of the world and are used to driving in it but I am asking myself why chance it. Blue Beacon truck wash is usually a stop for us every year.

We are supposed to be at Ft. Clinch SP in Fernandina Beach, Fl Tuesday. Google maps came up with about 20 hours. So 7 hours a day will get us there with ease. So it is looking like one day delay. Thanks to everyone for the input.
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If your not starting until 1 you could stop at the Flying J in Gipson Pa. ( 20 miles or so into Pa.) and take another look a the weather in front of you. Go easy, it's not your ability but that of the others who get going east and west on 81.

We will be out of here next Sat. following your same route, our 8th time and we have seen what they can do to each other. A day late is better than the alternatives.
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It's to early in the season" roads are still warm; snow won't stay long on the road before it melts; I wouldn't worry about it and just go; only thing, i wouldn't travel early morning or late evening.
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