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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:06 PM

Nemo is coming to the northeast Friday and Saturday.

Up to 2 feet in interior sections of New England and Boston. They are just not sure how much we will get in NYC. Some local reports have it 4-8 inches, but more is possible.
Let it snow!!!

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Reply Nemo is coming to the northeast Friday and Saturday. (Original post)
hrmjustin Feb 2013 OP
graham4anything Feb 2013 #1
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #21
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #24
bigwillq Feb 2013 #31
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #2
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #3
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #4
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #5
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #7
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #6
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #9
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #15
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #16
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #17
pipi_k Feb 2013 #18
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #8
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #10
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #11
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #12
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #13
RebelOne Feb 2013 #14
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #23
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #33
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #29
pipi_k Feb 2013 #19
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #20
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #22
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #25
MADem Feb 2013 #28
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #30
MADem Feb 2013 #32
Warpy Feb 2013 #26
MADem Feb 2013 #27

Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. here in our area of NJ, they are saying 14-18 could be possible if it stalls

 

or as little as 4 to 6.

NYC around 4.

here we go again.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:41 PM

21. This is a funny article, seems no one is sure of snow totals. 2 different maps have it btwn 3" & 30"

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:59 PM

24. I love snow but 30 inches would be too much to shovel.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:27 AM

31. I am rooting for GFS!

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:08 PM

2. Why have they started naming all the storms?

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:12 PM

3. It was a compromise. The Repugs wanted to name everything after Ronald fucking Reagan but ...

we held out for the storms!

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:15 PM

4. I have nothing against naming everything nasty after Raygun

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:17 PM

5. The Weather Channels says it makes it easier and people pay more attention if it has a name.

I think it is because they make more money off it somehow.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:20 PM

7. they make money by scaring people into watching TWC

and all it will do is piss people off or teach people that a named storm really isn't that big of a deal (some of the named storms this year have done little to nothing). it is a hideously stupid thing to be doing. the NWS isn't doing it... i have stopped watching TWC or going to their website over this fear-mongering bullshit.

sP

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:19 PM

6. they are naming cold fronts now... apparently

and it is all in the name of ginning up fear (like hurricanes do) to get people to watch The Weather Channel. The NWS thinks this is stupid as shit.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:23 PM

9. Well, to be fair, a Blizzard/Noreaster is much like a hurricane

Just colder....

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:04 PM

15. not really...

but i can see the reason why people draw parallels. even if a nor'easter drops 4 feet of snow, in measurable terms that is nothing compared to the precipitation from a hurricane. also, the structure of a hurricane is considerably different from a nor'easter.

the problem with that TWC is doing is that they are naming storms without any standard for doing so. it is the willy-nilly method that waters down the point of naming storms.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:37 PM

16. Up here a Nor'easter can be more damaging and deadly then a hurricane

"A nor'easter (also northeaster; see below) is a macro-scale storm along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada; it gets its name from the direction the wind is coming from. The usage of the term in North America comes from the wind associated with many different types of storms some of which can form in the North Atlantic Ocean and some of which form as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. The term is most often used in the coastal areas of New England and Atlantic Canada. This type of storm has characteristics similar to a hurricane. More specifically it describes a low-pressure area whose center of rotation is just off the East Coast and whose leading winds in the left-forward quadrant rotate onto land from the northeast. The precipitation pattern is similar to that of other extratropical storms. Nor'easters can cause severe coastal flooding, coastal erosion, hurricane force winds or blizzard conditions; these conditions are usually accompanied with very heavy snow or rain, depending on when the storm occurs. Nor'easters can be devastating and damaging, especially in the winter months, when most damage and deaths are cold-related, as nor'easters are known for bringing extremely cold air down from the Arctic air mass. Nor'easters thrive on the converging air masses; that is, the polar cold air mass and the warmer oceanic air over the Gulf Stream."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor%27easter

As for naming the storms... we already kind of do. We have the Blizzard of 78, the Perfect Storm, and numerous other of . Just a different sort of name.

Frankly I don't find the name Nemo all to frightening.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:25 PM

17. i know what a nor'easter is

and i stand by my claim... they are different animals. and while you don't find nemo all that frightening, the naming of storms is still a bad practice unless you have a clearly defined standard for naming. otherwise, you might do as others have suggested and just start naming every cold and warm front that comes along.

sP

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:33 PM

18. My own two cents on this...

is that if storms of any kind are going to become more frequent, they'll be easier to remember than saying, "The second storm of February, 2013".

Everyone remembers the Blizzard of '78

If there are two, people know which one they're talking about. Sort of like hurricanes.

That may or may not be the reason, but it makes sense to me.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:22 PM

8. Awesome!

I'm on the north shore of Boston, 2 blocks from Salem Harbor, this ought to be SPECIAL!

One son is working on the RI coast and another is at job corp about as far north as you can go on the East coast.

Not to worry though, Have a freezer full of Vodka

Maybe I should get off DU and go make more hats and scarves....


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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:24 PM

10. Blizzard warnings are up fro you guys up there.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:28 PM

11. Yup- keeping an eye on things

To put in perspective, Boston got 27 inches of snow in the Blizzard of '78, this storm at the moment is predicting 18-24 in my area, so either it will be nothing, or it will be massive.

It's sort of like a hurricane, except when you lose power in a Blizzard, it's FREEZING!!! Our electrical infrastructure up here sucks so when a combination of bad things happen, let's just say, it's not pretty.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:35 PM

12. Hahaha, that just struck me so funny. I'm in Florida now (we had a cold snap in the 40s..cough..)

but lived in Jersey until '89. Vodka with cranberry will get you through in a healthy fashion. Good luck with the hats and scarves.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:41 PM

13. Gin and tonic and bloody Mary's are not bad.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:49 PM

14. I lived in South Florida most of my life until I moved up here to North Georgia in 1989.

I hated the heat and was ecstatic when the temperature dipped into the 40s. I hated the year-round heat. North Georgia is great because we have seasons. Hot as hell in the summer but it only lasts a few months not all year like in Florida.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:43 PM

23. Funny how that works. All of us have perfect weather. I love cold winter weekends.

I live in New England and wouldn't live anywhere else.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:00 AM

33. Yeah, the no seasons thing gets to me. I travel to Jersey just to get back on track as to

what time of year it is. I'm in West Palm and do like it a lot.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:24 AM

29. I'm in Boston. Not worried as long as I stock up for the

weekend and hunker down inside. I am actually kind of looking forward to it. Except for the commute on the way home and I only live in the city. I feel bad for people who really have to commute.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:38 PM

19. It's usually a crapshoot

where I am.

I'm sort of on the border between large and medium amounts, but have some elevation which usually ends up adding more to the total than they get down in the town less than five miles away.

Sometimes it looks like two different worlds.

Well, it should be interesting.

The plow is on the truck, fridge and freezer are full, generators have gas, and my Kindle Fire is packed with books.

I'm ready.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:40 PM

20. Two feet is not a problem. nt

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:42 PM

22. My area the predictions have gone up to the 3 foot range

in fact much of eastern MA and RI are at 2.5-3 feet now.

Crossing my fingers that if it does get that bad, that the power doesnt go out for to long. It's been very cold up here.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:14 AM

25. The weather people in Boston must be going crazy.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:22 AM

28. They're shopping four different scenarios on the tee vee....

That vary all over hell in terms of snowfall.

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Response to MADem (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:25 AM

30. I saw the weather channel guy that said it could be as high as 40 inches for parts of New England.

I hope it is not that bad for you guys. We are expecting about 6 inches here in NYC unless they are wrong.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:35 AM

32. They say it'll be forty degrees on Monday, so hopefully, whatever we get

it'll start to melt before too long...

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:19 AM

26. That sucks

and reminds me why I don't live there no mo.

I often think of moving back there now that I have the money to do so, I'll always miss Boston. Then I think of those winters.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:19 AM

27. Nemo? Puh-leeze! When I was a kid they wouldn't even cancel school for this sort of thing!

The basstids!

I'm amazed at how little winter we've had in the Commonwealth these last few years. I have had to go up to northern Maine to get a sense of a "mild winter" from my childhood. I can remember when the banks of snow were so high that you couldn't see adults walking behind them, never mind kids!

I guess that "snowstorms" or "blizzards" are getting so rare that they want to make them an "event" of sorts...?

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