Driving in a whiteout.

 
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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

just drove thru one

I just drove thru one in Syracuce driving from Canada to Philadelphia.

No more

I'm glad I don't have to deal with that anymore. A "whiteout" in Fort Worth is more than two snowflakes per minute!

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

brown out

I'm accustomed to whiteouts, but in Arizona recently I had a brown out--a sand storm. Totally no visibility.

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I prefer my whiteouts on the

I prefer my whiteouts on the ski slopes!

Fred

Rain

Shooter wrote:

I'm glad I don't have to deal with that anymore. A "whiteout" in Fort Worth is more than two snowflakes per minute!

I have lived in Texas and know this is not true! When it rains there you can easily get whiteout like conditions.

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Had one here is SW Ohio....

...last month. As a result, we had a 12 year old girl killed when a cable in the center of the highway was struck and snapped back, striking the girl.

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yes

onestep wrote:
Shooter wrote:

I'm glad I don't have to deal with that anymore. A "whiteout" in Fort Worth is more than two snowflakes per minute!

I have lived in Texas and know this is not true! When it rains there you can easily get whiteout like conditions.

Shooter hasn't lived in the Metroplex for very long is my guess. Not only do blizzards give whiteouts, the ice storms turn the freeways into skating rinks and yelling whoa has no effect.

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bridge ices before road

I've got the fix for that (after living in the midwest for many years). Drive south each fall until you no longer see any "bridge ices before road" signs.

paint

rodeophoto wrote:

I'm accustomed to whiteouts, but in Arizona recently I had a brown out--a sand storm. Totally no visibility.

Kind of hard on the paint job.

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Hate driving in snow enough

Hate driving in snow enough as it is

On Blue Ridge Parkway

Encountered a few "Fog-Outs" while on Motorcycle rides.
About all you can do is get to lower elevations...

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VFR for Cars

Wouldn't it be cool if you could use the GPSr zoomed in pretty close to navigate in very low visibility conditions in order to safely get off the road and out of harm's way? Sort of like a VFR for cars and other ground vehicles.

Be safe during any

Be safe during any conditions that limit your visibility. Only takes a simple error (either by you or another driver around you) to result in a multiple vehicle fender bender across all lanes.

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when it snows i stay home

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JanJ wrote:

Encountered a few "Fog-Outs" while on Motorcycle rides.
About all you can do is get to lower elevations...

I've had that happen too on two wheels (and four). Those are always fun when on a road with no reflectors.

Long enough

Box Car wrote:
onestep wrote:
Shooter wrote:

I'm glad I don't have to deal with that anymore. A "whiteout" in Fort Worth is more than two snowflakes per minute!

I have lived in Texas and know this is not true! When it rains there you can easily get whiteout like conditions.

Shooter hasn't lived in the Metroplex for very long is my guess. Not only do blizzards give whiteouts, the ice storms turn the freeways into skating rinks and yelling whoa has no effect.

Shooter has lived in the Metroplex 14 years and has seen what N. Texas has to offer weatherwise. Those ice storms are not fun! But they don't compare to the whiteouts I've seen in places like Colorado, Washington and Wisconsin.

I'll gladly take take the mild winters here over those in the north.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

i was

Shooter wrote:

Shooter has lived in the Metroplex 14 years and has seen what N. Texas has to offer weatherwise. Those ice storms are not fun! But they don't compare to the whiteouts I've seen in places like Colorado, Washington and Wisconsin.

I'll gladly take take the mild winters here over those in the north.

I was in the city just south of the Balcones Escarpment and we would experience whiteout conditions there every few years. We didn't have to put up with the ice storms being 350 mile south.

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Use Your Hazard Flashers

When driving on highway in white out situations best to use Hazard Flashers and stay in line behind car ahead. Look to follow 4-wheel drive vehicles when exiting.

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romanviking

that's really not good advice

romanviking wrote:

When driving on highway in white out situations best to use Hazard Flashers and stay in line behind car ahead. Look to follow 4-wheel drive vehicles when exiting.

If you are in whiteout conditions you should make every attempt to find the nearest shelter and stay off the roads until the conditions clear. Following another vehicle is what leads to these multi-car crashes because it is the blind leading the blind.

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