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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:05 AM

East Coast peeps, gird yourselves !!!


(Bloomberg) A “potential historic winter storm” and blizzard may dump 2 feet of snow on Boston and eastern Massachusetts, potentially causing power outages and leaving 10 inches in New York City.

Eighteen to 24 inches (46 to 61 centimeters) of snow may fall in Boston, and the city has an 85 percent chance of receiving at least 12 inches from the storm that is expected to arrive in two days, according to the latest forecast from National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, published at at 4:25 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

“Heavy snow and gusty winds will bring the potential for blizzard conditions. The worst of the storm will be Friday night into the morning,” the weather service said.

The storm arrives on almost the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978, which killed 99 people, destroyed 2,000 homes, drove 10,000 residents into shelters and paralyzed eastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island for a week, according to the weather service. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-06/-historic-winter-storm-moving-toward-u-s-northeast.html



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Reply East Coast peeps, gird yourselves !!! (Original post)
marmar Feb 2013 OP
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #1
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #2
marmar Feb 2013 #3
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #4
marmar Feb 2013 #5
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #6
marmar Feb 2013 #7
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #8
Logical Feb 2013 #9
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #10
Logical Feb 2013 #12
CTyankee Feb 2013 #13
Logical Feb 2013 #14
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #16
HappyMe Feb 2013 #11
leftynyc Feb 2013 #15

Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:09 AM

1. another historic storms seems like every couple of weeks we have a storm of the century

- global warming - the gift that keeps on giving

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:10 AM

2. Bring it on.

2003 and 2011 saw storms like this on an almost weekly basis. The inauguration storm of 2005 was equally monstrous...and I have fond memories of sledding out the second story window after the Blizzard of '78.

Just another day in paradise.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:13 AM

3. I was living in New Rochelle, NY, during the Blizzard of 1996......


..... I remember coming outside and only being able to see the top of my car.


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Response to marmar (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:16 AM

4. That was the April 1st storm, right?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:17 AM

5. That one was right after the holiday break, early January.

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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:38 AM

6. Remember the April Fools storm?

Three feet of heavy wet snow. It all melted in three days, and the old Kenmore Sq. Green Line station flooded to the top of the steps when the Muddy River went over its banks. After they drained it, there were dead fish all over the tracks.

Pic of the station: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GJMowzMPXgQ/TlgIdu7DZ3I/AAAAAAAAAP0/IGXsGChQyhY/s1600/kenmore+flood+1996+10.8+inches.jpg

P.S., I was living in San Francisco at the time, laughing my whole ass off.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:39 AM

7. Yep.


"After they drained it, there were dead fish all over the tracks."

Lovely imagery.


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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:41 AM

8. I just don't want to lose power

It's cold outside!!!!!

Love the snow and the Blizard of 78 has some of my fondest memories, but no power means cold+no work/no pay.

I'm up north of Boston and it might get up close to 3 feet. Yikes!

Hoping to spend the weekend at a friends house with a woodburning stove just in case.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:20 PM

9. Cool! Must be hard on roofs! n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. Harder on the roads.

We get potholes because the snowplow blades have to ride just above the pavement, and they tend to dig up chunks of road as they do their thing. That, and the salt they lay down eats cars.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:35 PM

12. I bet. Here in Kansas we seldom get more than 5 inches. n-t

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Response to Logical (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:37 PM

13. In 2010 we had 4 feet of snow on that flat roof of our house extension...

a local roofer and his buddy shoveled it off for about 2 hours. Governor Malloy went on TV warning folks to clear the snow off their flat roofs or they would collapse. Some didn't and the roofs did collapse...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:38 PM

14. Man, that is scary stuff. Hope this is one is not so bad. n-t

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:41 PM

16. My mom worked for the city I lived in when the Blizzard of '78 hit.

They had to get a helicopter to fly over the roofs of all the municipal buildings to see how they were holding up. She arranged for me to get pulled out of school so I could ride in the helicopter. I was seven. It was all the cool that ever was or will ever be.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:32 PM

11. Yeah, this sounds like it

is going to be bad.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:40 PM

15. Those who can

Please check on your elderly or infirm neighbors and see if you can maybe stop at the grocery or drug store for them on your way home tonight.

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