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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:15 PM

 

Check in if you think Nemo won't live up to predictions

These things rarely do.

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Reply Check in if you think Nemo won't live up to predictions (Original post)
michigandem58 Feb 2013 OP
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #1
Warpy Feb 2013 #3
GreenPartyVoter Feb 2013 #5
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #6
Warpy Feb 2013 #11
Demeter Feb 2013 #2
dballance Feb 2013 #8
Siwsan Feb 2013 #18
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #4
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #9
dlwickham Feb 2013 #31
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #7
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #10
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #15
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #19
NYFlip Feb 2013 #34
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #35
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #12
michigandem58 Feb 2013 #13
mainer Feb 2013 #14
michigandem58 Feb 2013 #16
RebelOne Feb 2013 #17
michigandem58 Feb 2013 #20
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #21
MattBaggins Feb 2013 #22
Agschmid Feb 2013 #25
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #23
Grammy23 Feb 2013 #24
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #26
babylonsister Feb 2013 #27
Luminous Animal Feb 2013 #28
Cobalt Violet Feb 2013 #29
NewEngland4Obama Feb 2013 #30
Bonobo Feb 2013 #32
yewberry Feb 2013 #33

Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:16 PM

1. It's snowing sideways in Boston right now.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

3. During the worst of the 78 storm, it was so dark

and the snow was so heavy it looked black. I'd never seen black snow in the air, only in roadways after cars and pollution had done their things.

I think the 78 storm was a once in a lifetime storm, a true frozen hurricane. I aint dead yet, so I don't imagine this one will reach the same level, not with hundreds of cars stranded and buried out on the 128 beltway and the whole state shut down with a travel ban for days and days.

It doesn't look like the 2 storms will merge until late tonight, meaning coastal Maine and the Maritimes will likely get the worst of it.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:22 PM

5. Bracing for it up here, just in case.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

11. Not in the city, at least

78 was devastating inland more than the city, although the city was certainly hit hard enough. Areas near the Mass/RI border got over 48 inches of the stuff.

I'm a little surprised the 1969 storm was #3. I remember all the snow fell at once that year and there were piles of it in parking lots until April.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:18 PM

2. Not in Michigan

the snow is already melting.

The wind is bad, again.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:26 PM

8. The Only Parts of MI That Have a Snow Forecast from Nemo are Predicted as Light to Moderate

So it's probably not a surprise you're not getting what the folks to the east of you are predicted to get.

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Response to dballance (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:53 PM

18. I'm in Flint, MI and we got between 6 and 8 inches of snow

The amount is pretty much in line with what they predicted.

Monday could warm up to around 40, so this won't last long. We definitely needed this precipitation. Everything, from rain to snow, is way below normal levels.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

4. There is no "Nemo"

Naming winter storms is a marketing ploy by the Weather Channel. An apparently successful one it seems.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:26 PM

9. Even Bloomberg News

were laughing at that quite obvious "marketing ploy".

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:37 PM

31. and yet you're using the name Nemo

looks like the ploy worked

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:24 PM

7. Cold rain and sleet here in Brooklyn.

They say we may get a foot but I think we will only get 4-6 inches.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:27 PM

10. If of interest here's the BBC graphic

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:32 PM

15. Thanks for the info.

To be honest I mayy be wrong because it looks like the rain is changing to sleet and snow now.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:14 PM

19. I THINK this will be localised to a certain extent

Last edited Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:34 PM - Edit history (1)

but possibly over large areas.

So - stay lucky.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:35 PM

34. I just heard on the news we're getting 6-10 inches

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Response to NYFlip (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:03 AM

35. It is snowing at 2 inches an hour at the moment.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

12. They're pretty sure about it here

No cars on state roads after 4pm: "The ban, which will be in effect until further notice, covers all motor vehicle traffic across the state, with some exceptions for both public and private sector employees. Patrick said drivers seen on roadways after 4 p.m. could face up to a year in prison or a $500 fine, but conceded the penalties are unlikely."

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/02/08/national-weather-service-repeats-its-warning-blizzard-coming-blizzard-coming/lu16IdVkHUKvWpeDP5hf9K/story.html

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:31 PM

13. I'm all for the precautions

 

and wish safety for all. Just observing these things don't seem to live up to their billing.

Stay safe.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:32 PM

14. It pisses me off when my spouse tells me I worry too much about these things

He predicted that Hurricane Sandy was all hype and to stop being such a sucker about weather reports. Of course, he told me this on the phone from California while I was stranded in an airport in Boston.

So don't press those buttons, buster.

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Response to mainer (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:37 PM

16. uh...

 

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:40 PM

17. Hope it does not live up to predictions as they sound very menacing. n/t

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:35 PM

21. I agree the media over dramatizes these things for ratings but

if it gets people to stay off the street and stay at home then maybe it's not such a bad thing. I'm not in the area so I'm not watching the hype. I do hope that everyone is safe.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:40 PM

22. Upstate NY

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=2869281&page=1

Two feet of snow is a normal winter storm for us.

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Response to MattBaggins (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:29 PM

25. It's true... but it seems more things got closed today than normal

Even though we are only expecting 6-8 inches... it was odd.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:01 PM

23. Nemo's martial skills seem pathetic. It needs to get a step on if it will match 78. nt

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:28 PM

24. The way I see it, if you don't like hype and sensationalism---

Just don't watch The Weather Channel. There are plenty of other sources to get the weather forecast for your area. As someone who lives along the Gulf Coast and have experienced more than a few hurricanes, I must say that if they wait until something "materializes" it's too late for people in the path of the storm (winter or otherwise) to make appropriate preparations. Getting prepped for a hurricane can take several days, especially if you have to move outdoor furniture, garbage cans, board up windows and tasks of this nature. Factor in making sure your generator and car have fuel and that you have the necessary food to carry you through 72 hours on your own (minimum), then you can easily be tied up getting ready for a day or more. It does make the difference between total misery following a storm and getting through it with some aggravation but OK.

The people in the path of Nemo (or this winter storm, if you prefer) are being cautioned correctly to get prepared and not to take foolish chances by trying to travel whether it's to the next town or a night out at the movies. You have to spell it out for some people in order for them to appreciate the danger they face. People die in massive storms. Homeless people freeze to death if they are not made aware of what's coming. Yes, we have technology to warn us days in advance that a storm is approaching but not every one has access to all the latest technology. So it gets repeated and broadcast over and over hoping to reach as many people as they can. It will save lives.

So when you get sick and tired of the talk on TWC, just pick up the remote and find something else to entertain you. But don't insist that they shut up talking about it just because you already know what's coming.

BTW: To all who are in the path of this storm, I wish you well. Stay safe and warm! And hope your electricity holds. I know how miserable it is without it.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:31 PM

26. A two-minute old tweet from a DU favorite:

 

Tom Tomorrow ‏@tomtomorrow

Yard buried under couple feet of snow. Forecast says this party really cranks up after midnight. Just getting started.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:33 PM

27. I watched nbc tonight @ 6:30pm out of Revere, MA...

it's going to be a whopper. I think it will because of the 12-hour predicted winds and snow. Hunker down!

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:34 PM

28. There is nothing wrong with being prepared.

There were plenty of times when I lived in Michigan that an ice storm was predicted that never happened. I appreciated everything that my family did to prepare if it did.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:35 PM

29. Not checking in then.

Seems pretty badass to me. It's adding up very quickly. If this keeps up til morning like they are saying it will we easily have 2 feet maybe 3.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:37 PM

30. NEMO is the real deal. I live in the smithfield RI area and we are taking a pounding...

we already have about 14 inches and the the blizzard winds of 60 mph started about an hour ago...

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:38 PM

32. Alternative OP title: Check in if you like speculating based on no information. nt

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:51 PM

33. Mmmm, I was in New England for the '78 storm and for the '03 storm.

Sometimes they do.

The storm of '78 was amazing. Granted, I was a kid and so maybe my memories are colored by that, but dang, that was a heckuva storm. And in 2003, we were living on the North Shore in MA. We had over 30" from that storm system... it took days to get out.

This one feels like a big one. A buddy of mine from CT reported about an hour ago that he had 18" so far... that's a big deal. Most of my family is in MA and NH... haven't heard much from them, but everyone has a stove or fireplace, so they'll be warm at least!

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