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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:33 PM

North Easter check in thread

What's going on where you are?

I hope you are all safe and warm! I cannot imagine this type of weather!!! I've been through hurricanes, tornadoes and severe hail, never massive snow! It's unfathomable to me!

Check in when you can!! I am thinking of you all!

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Texasgal Feb 2013 OP
Ian David Feb 2013 #1
Texasgal Feb 2013 #2
Ian David Feb 2013 #61
KittyWampus Feb 2013 #3
freshwest Feb 2013 #12
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #63
freshwest Feb 2013 #68
GreenPartyVoter Feb 2013 #4
jpak Feb 2013 #5
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Texasgal Feb 2013 #18
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #7
freshwest Feb 2013 #14
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #50
freshwest Feb 2013 #52
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #60
freshwest Feb 2013 #67
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #13
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #16
freshwest Feb 2013 #17
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #22
freshwest Feb 2013 #34
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #39
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #44
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #49
virgogal Feb 2013 #9
Texasgal Feb 2013 #19
virgogal Feb 2013 #23
Texasgal Feb 2013 #25
virgogal Feb 2013 #54
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #48
virgogal Feb 2013 #53
Useless in FL Feb 2013 #69
840high Feb 2013 #51
WillyT Feb 2013 #10
PADemD Feb 2013 #11
FarCenter Feb 2013 #15
sasha031 Feb 2013 #20
Texasgal Feb 2013 #21
sasha031 Feb 2013 #45
Texasgal Feb 2013 #78
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #24
GreenPartyVoter Feb 2013 #26
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #30
MADem Feb 2013 #43
freshwest Feb 2013 #71
MADem Feb 2013 #75
calimary Feb 2013 #27
Autumn Colors Feb 2013 #28
WillyT Feb 2013 #76
Autumn Colors Feb 2013 #82
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #29
graywarrior Feb 2013 #32
Texasgal Feb 2013 #35
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #38
polmaven Feb 2013 #40
NWHarkness Feb 2013 #31
findrskeep Feb 2013 #33
magical thyme Feb 2013 #36
Texasgal Feb 2013 #37
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #41
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #47
kiri Feb 2013 #77
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #85
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NewJeffCT Feb 2013 #55
freshwest Feb 2013 #70
earthbone Feb 2013 #56
kiri Feb 2013 #80
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geckosfeet Feb 2013 #57
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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:37 PM

1. Lots of thick, wet heavy snow. High winds. The power is flickering occasionally. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:40 PM

2. Oh no! I hope you don't lose power!

Do you have a way to keep heat?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:05 PM

61. Thanks! I have a back-up generator.

I'm hoping I can keep a space heater and an electric blanket running off the thing, plus some incandescent bulbs to keep the pipes from freezing in the attic.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:43 PM

3. Wet snow turned to sloppy rain. Will it change back again? Don't Know. No electricity

except we have a generator.

Eastern Long Island.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:13 PM

12. What's the temp there? Hope you have heat.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:10 PM

63. Snow and wind gusts are amazing. Still have power.

For how long...??? Trees are touching the ground here. Very heavy snow. My Sis and I are tag teaming the shoveling. We are trying to keep our Mom's stairs clear. Neither of us can lift a foot of snow. The joke is, that as soon as one of us comes in, the stairs are covered again!

The coast is getting battered! Damn!

Ah, New England....and Sigh, Climate Change!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #63)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:16 PM

68. Glad you still have power, sheshe! And don't slip and fall!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:46 PM

4. Fairly quiet Downeast, for now anyway. :-)

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:47 PM

5. Light snow, getting heavier, NE wind picking up

Brunt of storm after midnight...

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:47 PM

6. Snowing here in Philly now. n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:40 PM

18. Does Philly expect lots of snow?

My Grandpa lives in Ambler!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:49 PM

7. So far not too bad here in NYC. They're saying 11 inches, so far about 3-4. Wet snow, high wind.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:18 PM

14. Alfredo posted the Times Square Earth Cam last night:

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/

Looks very cold and snowy. Brrr!

Is that what it looks like where you live?



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Response to freshwest (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:42 PM

50. Yeah it is frigid biting cold. I hope all the shelters are being utilized.

I live 30 blocks south of Times Square on a small side block. Our street is a one way single lane currently unplowed.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #50)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:45 PM

52. Oh, wow. So no driving out of there. How deep is it?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #52)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:04 PM

60. It's actually not that deep as of yet, but it's really starting to pick up now.

I have a car but it's parked in a friends outdoor parking lot around the corner and I rarely drive it, my main mode of transportation is a Sym Symba cub motorcycle. So it looks like it will be public transportation for me. I'm off til monday so hopefully plows will come through. They're usually pretty good around here.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #60)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:14 PM

67. Reliable public transportation is a great advantage.

It is here except when its icy and some of the downtown areas have steep hills. That is generally time to set off on foot or skis. Or with snowmobiles as we had a couple of years ago here. The snow was really nice until the traffic got going and then it got really gross. Take care.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:53 PM

8. 12.5 inches down here in SE Conn.

Currently it appears to have turned to sleet.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:14 PM

13. It's gotta be pretty cold to do that, right? I've seldom been around sleet, myself.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:25 PM

16. It's weird. I guess the air aloft is warm.

So the snow melts and refreezes at ground level, which is 27 right now. The weather stations report snowfall rates of greater than 4 inches/hr right now.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:39 PM

17. If the wind is blowing, I'm guessing it feels colder than 27 and the ground is very slippery.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:52 PM

22. Oh, it's wicked cold in the breeze.

I went out to observe the fire crews nearby (the power lines got ripped off a house and there was concern over a fire- good news is there wasn't one) about 9:15 and it was awful. The sleet on the face was the worst. It's 25 now and back to snow thankfully. The sleet with 25 mph winds was driving me nuts with the racket it made on the house.

So far I have about 15 inches down. ThIs storm is wicked!

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:08 PM

34. Hoping few people will be out that don't have to be. Emergency only > oh, man...

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:19 PM

39. you still have power? my family is in Manchester - no power loss there

but I pulled up the outage map and it looks brutal on the CT coast

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:23 PM

44. I'm surprised I still do. I usually lose it.

Montville is doing better than usual.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:42 PM

49. Good luck, stay warm Nutmeg

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:53 PM

9. Almost total whiteout here in my section of Eastern MA. Lights flickering so

fingers crossed since it's quite cold out.

Candles,flashlights,and thermal underwear ready.

A tornado would frighten me more.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:41 PM

19. Oh Man!

Do you have heat?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:52 PM

23. I'll have heat unless the power goes,thus the thermals. Wouldn't be fun but I'll manage.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:55 PM

25. I would be a big baby!

I have much respect for snow!

Keep warm!

And keep us updated?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:52 PM

54. You wouldn't be a big baby-----we gals are tough. :-)

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Response to virgogal (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:42 PM

48. any thundersnow yet? I still remember the blizzard of 1978...

grew up in Pawtucket RI, went to RI college...stranded there for a week.

(Go Red Sox!)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #48)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:50 PM

53. Nothing,absoluteley nothing.will ever compare to 1978. You were here for

for a good one.

No thundersnow yet,thank heavens.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #53)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:16 PM

69. You are right!

This (I'm prepared to eat my words!) will not compare to the blizzard of 1978 when I worked in New Haven, CT and lived much further east along the CT shoreline. At that time there were still tolls on on Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) and you could not STOP at a toll, you sorta had to ease through. If you stopped, that was it, you were stuck for the duration. Then I was fortunate to get behind a semi that paved the way through the next two tolls, and I was able to get off my exit and up the steep hill to my home - with a 5-speed stick transmission (Datsun 710 wagon). Wow, whata ride....took 4 hours in a normally 1 hour drive. Many, many cars were abandoned along 95, that was very un-nerving in itself and I read in the paper that many people were stranded in their cars. That very winter was my motivation to move south and I did. Still I miss New England every single day.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:44 PM

51. Be safe.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:55 PM

10. K & R !!!


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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:02 PM

11. Northern Lehigh Valley PA here

Just started snowing heavily about two hours ago. No wind yet. Looks like about 2 inches on the ground.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:20 PM

15. I rained all day on the Jersey Shore; between bands now; more snow coming from the west.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:49 PM

20. lights are flickering off & on

we've lost electricity for about 5min earlier.
Probably a foot of snow so far..... what's really creepy is the winds, several pine trees close to the house.
Read some where on the board, that they evacuating Scituate & Marshfield I'm about 15mls west of there. Haven't seen anything on the news so far.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:51 PM

21. Oh NO!

I hope you will be okay! Do you have heat?

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:30 PM

45. thank you for your concern, just lost internet back on

Yes we do, but if lights stay out we lose heat, don't have a generator.
We'll all be glad when this is over, will have allot of shoveling to do.
On Cape Cod they're experiencing 70ml hr winds, we're going to stay about 50.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:33 PM

78. oh my gosh!

Please try to stay warm!

I just cannot imagine this, especially being COLD!

Hope you have some good blankets!

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:53 PM

24. I wish you the best of luck. Nt

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:57 PM

26. This is what I am afraid of happening here in the wee hours of the morning. Stay safe down there!

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:01 PM

30. They are just evacuating the homes along the shore.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:22 PM

43. Scituate and Marshfield near the ocean--they are expecting a storm surge.

If you're off the beach, you're OK. Sandwich is taking a beating, too, with sketchy power. Some of my friends down there have had flickering lights and a few are on generators...

A flood warning is in effect until Saturday noon for the state’s east-facing coastline. The National Weather Service warned of moderate to major coastal flooding at high tide Saturday morning, with large waves and a 2- to 3-foot storm surge that could damage shorefront homes, cause beach erosion, and make some coastal roads temporarily impassable.

Marshfield, Revere, Scituate, Sandwich Harbor and the east coast of Nantucket were among the areas that could be vulnerable to major flooding, according to the weather service.

Scituate Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi said a shelter was set up at the high school.

“We’ve advised the residents in the areas most prone to coastal flooding to seek alternate shelter before the storm and definitely before the high tides, and we’re particularly emphasizing that to residents in the northern part of Humarock,” she said.


http://www.wbur.org/2013/02/08/gov-patrick-snow-advice

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Response to MADem (Reply #43)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:20 PM

71. The storm surge is the worst part, I guess. That's what Sandy did there, too, right?

Although I thought NJ took the brunt of it.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #71)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:27 PM

75. Yep--they are worried about high tide tomorrow morning.

This is one of those times when being too poor to own a beachfront abode pays off!!!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:57 PM

27. Southern Californian here. I wish you all: safety, warmth, plenty of food and fresh water

and toilets that don't back up or freeze up. I wish you as little inconvenience as possible. I had to pull my kid's band off the big tour they were on - because tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday night were in the belly of the northeastern beast. Near Syracuse tonight, coastal Connecticut tomorrow, and back up near Albany Sunday. YIKES. We were asked what they were driving and were then told that if they even made it there in time for tonight's show, they probably wouldn't be able to get out. So I got them out early. Tour ends on Sunday night anyway. And I'm wondering if maybe some of the dates get canceled - since who would want to go out on a night like this? And aren't people in that area being told not to? I'm hoping the headliner act is safe and secure. They were gonna soldier on. But they at least have a nice big tour bus - and even more important, a nice experienced professional tour bus driver.

Everybody please be safe!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:00 PM

28. Looking blizzardy here ....

I'm in Southern Litchfield County, Connecticut. Remember once driving in the Cleveland, OH area during a blizzard and it looks like that now .... very, very windy.

Amazingly, our cats are both perfectly calm right now, even when a sudden gust of wind makes the door whistle a bit. (Think I'm going to try putting some tape around the door to stop that. Not sure it'll help, but ....)

I actually saw three people going down our street on snowmobiles about an hour ago! Wow....

EDIT: Hoping we don't lose power because that means .... no lights, no heat, no internet, no running water (& only 2 "normal" flushes of the toilet), no cooking (elec. stove), no phone except cellphones (if we get a signal --- in Oct 2011 storm, we had to drive about 10 mins away to get a signal). We all (2 people, 2 cats) will all be huddled on the Tempurpedic bed under down comforters and other blankets, and humans dressed in thermals.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:27 PM

76. Fill Your Bathtub To The Top, Cold Water, Find a Bucket, And Pour It In The Toilet Bowel When...

you need to flush.

And... "If it's yellow, it's mellow; if it's brown, flush it down."

Also... fill a gallon jug with cold water, put it in the freezer, and if the power goes out, put the frozen jug in the fridge and keep the door shut.

Been through this a time or two on the West Coast.

5-7 day power outages.






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Response to WillyT (Reply #76)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:03 AM

82. Yep, exactly

All prepared with everything you mentioned and we have a large funnel with a washing machine drainage tube to go into the tank (there's a shelf over the tank, so we can't hold the pail over it to pour in).

We were without all of the above for 9 days during the Oct. 2011 freak snowstorm. Keeping things refrigerated won't be a problem, though. We fill Ziplock bags with snow and pack them all around items in the fridge. When the snow melts, the bags get emptied into the bathtub for toilet flushing duty.... rinse and repeat.

EDIT: Oh, and we've got the thermostat set ridiculously high tonight. That way, if we lose power/heat, it'll take longer for the place to actually get cold.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:00 PM

29. Mass, north shore, about a foot, very windy

Kyra the Malamute is loving it!

Still have power

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:03 PM

32. Same location

Snowing like a bastard, not much wind where I am, no plows yet.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:09 PM

35. A FOOT?

OH MAN! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around this! Crazy to me!

I hope you are safe and warm!

Keep us updated!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:18 PM

38. Heading to bed soon, if we lose power I won't know it for 8 hours!

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:19 PM

40. On the North Shore as well....

The power is still on for now....It is loud out there with the heavy wind. We did have plows around for a while, but I haven't heard one for an couple of hours now.

It's going to be quite a clean up day tomorrow. At least it doesn't look like it will be nearly as bad as '78, though.....Thank God!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:02 PM

31. Belfast Maine

10 degrees.

About 6 inches of snow on the ground from earlier today.

Nasty winds kicking up now, as Nemo moves in.

The biggest concern is for around 10 AM, when the astronomical high tide comes in accompanied by blizzard winds.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:05 PM

33. 17 miles north of Boston

and snow has been coming down hard and blowing sideways for hours here. In fact the windows are completely covered so now we can't even look out to watch the snow! And very, very windy too. Watching back to back episodes of Mad Men on Netflix and hoping we don't lose power. Nemo is quite the storm!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:10 PM

36. midcoast Maine here

I'd be more afraid of tornadoes than this any day of the week.

We had about 11-12" by the time I got home from work at 6:45. The snow was teeny flakes and not much wind, so I had an easy drive home.

It's picked up in the last hour or two, looks like it's back to an inch/hour, and more horizontal now. We should be getting another 11" or so over night, and then another 8 on top, so about 30" total.

I'm just now starting to hear the wind a little in the treetops. Not really loud yet, but a quiet white noise and now and then a little howl in the distance. Very subdued, I have to sit very quietly to hear it. I am glad they closed work early: normally I'd just be headed out the door and it's just starting to get bad.

It's cold here and getting colder -- mid-teens at best -- so the snow is very light and fluffy and not the kind to bring down wires. With the wind, it's not piling up on the roof either. I do have backup heat if we lose power, so am hunkered down with heat cranked a bit more than usual. I'll be able to move my freezer food into the unheated sun room and have enough to last for weeks for everybody. I've also got 4 very tall buckets of water set aside for my horse, a smaller bucket for the dogs, plus 5 gallons for me. And of course plenty of snow to melt to keep us going, plus cocoa and maple syrup for the obligatory french toast.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #36)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:15 PM

37. Good you are prepared!

I hope you make it through okay!

Tornadoes suck! I've been through several in my lifetime... very scary! I cannot imagine being snowed in WITH a tornado worry as well! YIKES!

Keep us posted!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:20 PM

41. Looks like Nemo is a bust. The Nor'easter a month ago was scarier. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:38 PM

47. Come visit me.

If you can get my storm door open.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:27 PM

77. too much hype

All this hype. Yes, it's winter and snow comes. Near Tufts in Medford, MA we have about 5 inches, not enough even to cover our front steps.

Interviews with "weather experts" on WBUR is like interviews with football players--gawd awful blah-blah.

Most of the snow is just blowing around. It's very quiet and pretty. It's not even very cold--close to 32 F. The "wind gusts" have not even rattled the windows.

Let it snow, let it snow. The fire is very delightful.



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Response to kiri (Reply #77)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:17 AM

85. Hype?

Really? because here on the north shore we are still digging out, driving is still hazardous, I wont be able to get home for a couple days. We have close to 30 inches of wet dense snow.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:21 PM

42. i love lots on snow

 

wish we could get a blizzard here

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:33 PM

46. 8" of powder southern Maine -

Skiers will love it.
Wind hasn't started yet.
Should be about 24 total by the time it's over tomorrow.
(24 beers that is)

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:54 PM

55. My town is 79% out of power

seems to be a mix of rain & snow here.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #55)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:19 PM

70. Doesn't sound too good. Lot of alternative heat sources there?

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:55 PM

56. Twenty miles west of Boston.

I dont think its all that bad not yet anyway.Its a dry snow here so dont think we will lose power.cant wait to take the dogs for a walk they love it.

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Response to earthbone (Reply #56)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:45 PM

80. pretty tame 'storm'---boy crying wolf

Media hype---boy crying wolf. Nobody can believe future warnings that might be real.

It is a very normal winter snow storm. Snow depths here less than 6 inches, modest winds, temperature merely 25 F.

It is NOT a blizzard. People are out walking, with their dogs, and this 3-inches an hour stuff is just absurd.

The street is perfectly passable, thanks to the snow plows, of course, but nothing unusual.






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Response to kiri (Reply #80)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:15 AM

84. Maybe where you are

It was definitely a blizzard where I am.

In fact the warnings here in Eastern MA were right on the money.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:57 PM

57. Eh. Hurricanes and tornadoes are potentially much much worse in my mind.

This is just a big mess clogging everything up. And it's cold.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:03 PM

58. I've been through countless blizzards, a lot of hail, a few near miss tornadoes,

but a direct hit from a hurricane seems the worst to me (not counting a direct hit from a tornado.)

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:04 PM

59. Houston-type person here hoping you all are safe!

And, I have guest rooms if you want to warm up a bit!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:07 PM

62. There's nothing to see on most of the Massachusetts traffic cams

Meaning, YOU CAN'T SEE ANYTHING--it's a complete whiteout!
http://www1.eot.state.ma.us/boswebcammulview.aspx



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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #62)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:12 PM

65. Wow!

I am hopeful that the few headlights we are seeing are those of emergency vehicles and snow removal services.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:11 PM

64. Boston traffic cams... pretty empty!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:12 PM

66. How kind of you!

Here in Foxboro, MA, I've gone out to shovel my deck 5 or 6 times already. My shoulders and arms are going to fall off. My husband is out trying to fix the snow blower my dad bought back in 1979! It was still working perfectly, up until about 15 mins. ago. We're hoping it's just overheated. Meanwhile, we're lucky that we still have power, but the lights have been dimming. It's a very heavy snow, and it's sticking to everything. We even had lightning! But, all in all, it's exciting and really something to watch. Don't mess with Mother Nature!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:22 PM

72. Madison, CT here

Well over a foot of snow on the deck, still windy, snow since 7:30 this morning but it didn't get really crazy until 5 or so.

Came up here on family business, was planning to head back to Texas tomorrow. I guess I'll have to put that off a day or so.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:26 PM

73. Ottawa, Canada

Been snowing now for 27 hours straight. Still more coming according to the weather radar. Thank FSM for snowblowers.

Made it out to the local store 3 miles away for some essentials (gas, milk, beverages ) But It may be a while before I get out again.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:26 PM

74. Thor Goldstein, Cub Reporter

My 13-year-old son posted pictures, video and text on CNN updating Nemo status here in the People's Republic of Newton MA:

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-923194

I'm a very proud daddy!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:35 PM

79. So far, not as bad as I feared (just north of NYC). . .

It's getting near midnight, and so far, looking at the weather maps, it looks like my area is getting only the western and southern ends of this storm. Helluva lot better than further east and north of me.

The worst of it should be over in a few hours. Probably a foot of snow.
Anyways, we have the rest of the weekend to dig out, and the snow removal folks are pretty efficient where I am.

Stay indoors and keep safe.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:02 AM

81. Stay safe everyone.

Hope everyone stays warm.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:13 AM

83. In Peabody Ma at the moment

We are close to having the cars dug out. About 28 inches is my guess. Snow drifts much higher. Tried to go check on my place in Salem last evening, but by the time I got to my neighborhood I realized it wasn't plowed yet. It will probably be a few days before I go home.

This storm was huge, I can't recall anything quite so bad since 78. The snow is very wet and heavy. Hard to shovel.

Even the main roads are not completely plowed, driving means driving on packed snow.

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