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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:24 AM

wow. 34 inches of snow in Hamden, CT and 76 mph wind gust in Boston

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/09/16908958-monster-storm-dumps-more-than-two-feet-of-snow-on-northeast?lite

Serious because of high population density. I hope that loss of life will stay at a minimum.

Good luck to all of you caught in this mess.

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Reply wow. 34 inches of snow in Hamden, CT and 76 mph wind gust in Boston (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
CTyankee Feb 2013 #1
cali Feb 2013 #2
CTyankee Feb 2013 #3
WanderingAengus Feb 2013 #6
cali Feb 2013 #8
WanderingAengus Feb 2013 #10
Atman Feb 2013 #4
backwoodsbob Feb 2013 #5
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #13
Atman Feb 2013 #14
Bonhomme Richard Feb 2013 #7
Mass Feb 2013 #9
magical thyme Feb 2013 #11
cali Feb 2013 #12

Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:35 AM

1. Safe and sound here in New Haven. Mercifully, we haven't lost electricity...

no tire tracks on our street. "Pure as the driven snow" is an apt description...

am just getting up...not hearing totals for New Haven yet...

Today is a good day to get some laundry done and making a nice hearty bean soup...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:40 AM

2. Glad to hear it. As you're pretty close to Hamden

I wouldn't be surprised if you guys get a total close to what they have.

How about some muffins with that bean soup?

Enjoy your day!

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:45 AM

3. Good idea but hey, I'm not running a diner here!

But I did stock up on enough food to last us for the "duration." Stop & Shop was a zoo yesterday but I got there at 8 am...the biggest problem was grabbing a grocery cart! And the Deli counter was absurd...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:47 AM

6. Hamden here

Southern Hamden, in Spring Glen.

Finally gave up clearing the snow every half hour from front and back doors about 2:00 a.m., and there's nothing moving out there this a.m.

I'd certainly believe that total +/- an inch or two depending on where one is in the area.

Way too much for our snow blower so it will be a long dig out (we're on a triangular corner lot, hence 4-5x the sidewalk to clear than our neighbors).

Didn't lose power and are thankful the wind never wound up beyond 30-40 mph in this area, as we have trees.

Our concern goes out to those who haven't been so lucky.

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Response to WanderingAengus (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:57 AM

8. Glad to hear you still have power!

and that you gave up trying to clear the snow every 1/2 hour. I gave that up (in big storms) years ago. It's a sisyphean task.

stay warm and welcome to DU.

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Response to cali (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:42 AM

10. Thanks

Thank you Cali!

At this point I'm still wandering from window to window with coffee in hand trying to figure out where to start. Still a decent wind and lots of blowing snow.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:06 AM

4. We've got over 2' (near UConn/Storrs)

We got hammered, and it's still coming. Haven't been able to get out of the house yet...I just tried the basement door, but it's down a half-flight of steps and has a huge drift in front of it. Garage is the next attempt, but I know it's blocked, too. Since the door just goes straight up, though...I just don't want the wall of snow to fall inside. No word on the plow guy or the Bobcat is accessible (it's halfway down the driveway, buried).

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:11 AM

5. dayum

be careful out there

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:21 AM

13. I'm stuck too.

I'm in a Cape Cod and both storm doors are blocked. After breakfast I'm going to open the inner doors and hop out a window to go clear them.

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Response to Atman (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:34 PM

14. Turns out we got 3'

Just got the first HALF the driveway cleared enough to get at least two cars out, with four people, a snowblower and a Bobcat. Oh boy, we get to do it again tomorrow!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:52 AM

7. We got off easy here in Western CT. Only about..

13" on the ground.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:09 AM

9. We did not lose power, but half a million people are without power in MA.

about 2 feet of snow here (more where snow has drifted.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:58 AM

11. my 8 year old doggie, Jakey, collapsed on our way back from the barn this am

Luna and I "cleared" a path through snow ranging from mid-thigh to chest deep down to the barn, with Jakey following. I was barely able to open the barn door enough to get in. Dahli and Belladonna were fine in the barn, although some snow came in under the open eaves it wasn't bad at all.

Headed back, Luna was leading and I was following from behind when Jakey collapsed about 30 feet from the house. He was hunkered down, shivering hard and licking his paw and wouldn't move. He's 85 pounds so I couldn't carry him on a good day. I tried holding up his hind end for him (he has bad hips and his back has been bothering him the last couple days), but he just laid down and growled. So I rubbed him and rubbed him, trying to massage his hips and back. Suddenly he jumped up and bounded the rest of the way to the small bare path alongside the house.

He's ok now, but I'm still a little upset. I know he's getting old, but I don't like reminders of it.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:17 AM

12. I'm so glad Luna is OK. Deep Snow can be a bugger for a dog.

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