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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:28 AM

Last night, I was using the hubcaps of this car to measure how deep the snow was getting.



Not so much anymore.



Still snowing, about 22 inches in Boston so far. By the time it's done, it'll be a Top 5 storm.

Not. Shoveling. Yet.

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Reply Last night, I was using the hubcaps of this car to measure how deep the snow was getting. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 OP
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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:32 AM

1. Sweet ski jump!

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:55 AM

34. Yup, see the powder around the window panes. Nice and clean.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:36 AM

2. High today in Orlando

75

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:13 AM

12. 77 in Tampa, so nyah.....

But a friend of mine flew up to Marblehead, Mass for her fathers funeral. Won't be back until next week. I hope they at least have power.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:49 AM

3. You're gonna need bigger hubcaps.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:53 AM

4. Remember this, Will...

...a little at a time. A little at a time. Please don't over do it! If you have kids in the neighborhood who knock on your door and ask to help with it for a fee, take them up on it. Take care in Boston!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:02 AM

5. So how many hubcaps deep is it?

Were they baby moons?

Are you using metric hubcaps or SAE?

I would think a yardstick to be easier, but to each his own. I know Bostonians have their, um, quirks, shall we say.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:03 AM

6. From what I've seen, the wind has been a big problem.

Lots of drifting.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:04 AM

7. Stay safe.

Shoveling is never a good thing.

How is Raven faring? She is south of me.

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Response to onyourleft (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:05 AM

8. She got three feet

and ain't worried about a thing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:06 AM

9. Oh no....

I'll bet it's heavy and wet....watch your back.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:07 AM

10. Ayuh. No point in shovelling til it's over and the wind dies down. :^)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:07 AM

11. Here's a poor man's time lapse of the snowfall last night

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:37 PM

54. Excellent documentation there, Will.

Your time record is better than anything I've seen on the tv!

Stay snug!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:13 AM

13. I'm at 32 inches here.

I can't get my storm doors open. I guess I'll wait till it stops snowing and hop out a window.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:15 AM

15. oh YEAH, that would be tough!

Yikes. I'd hate the feeling of being trapped. Best wishes to you, too.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:19 AM

16. I'm taken it pretty well.

just enjoying my eggs and breakfast potatoes that I fried up and sipping the coffee. Waiting for the snow to finally end. It has been constantly snowing for over 24 straight.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:24 AM

18. That's when I'd be glad if I had recently stocked the pantry hehe

and glad I purchased beer brewing ingredients earlier in the week.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:06 AM

25. I got my front door open. The snow is nearly waist high. And I'm 6ft tall.

I'd say a solid 32 inches.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:59 AM

36. And here I am in San Diego

We got white out conditions in the higher elevations and 7-9 inches in places...and a wicked hail storm overnight...for the flood reports to start.

The usual places will as soon as the melt starts

You watch yourselves for that too...

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:26 PM

53. There's something nice about that time when there is

nothing you can do... the snow is falling, roads are closed... stillness.
If you have the heat and food and company of a loved one or good book or just your thoughts and pen and paper...
whatever you have
That stillness is sweet and appreciated

Shoveling will happen, demands return
but now that stillness
Enjoy.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:34 PM

57. That's what I had to do.

I had to go out a window and shovel the door open .

Same with the gate to the back yard where my snowblower is.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:04 PM

58. Just realized what a problem that presents for the dogs....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:05 PM

59. It ain't fun for the humans to walk through either.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #59)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:25 PM

60. Yeah, but you don't have you dingy dangling in the snow.

( My dog told me to say that)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:14 AM

14. Best wishes from MN!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:24 AM

17. Do you guys in Boston use chairs to "reserve" parking spots AFTER you dig out?

It's an old tradition here in Pittsburgh.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:28 AM

19. Yup

With my wife's pregnancy, however, we have nationalized a space in the driveway so she doesn't have to walk far from the car to the house. Won't be fighting that particular parking war this year.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:38 AM

20. How's her blood pressure? My wife has MS and during her pregnancy, she went preeclamptic...

Which meant she was bed-bound during her third trimester.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:39 AM

21. 100 over 60 every checkup.

= perfect.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:07 AM

26. :)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:10 AM

29. Good. Toting 3 meals a day up stairs gets old.

Quickly.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:40 AM

22. 12 inches here in NYC. Stay warm!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:59 AM

23. It looks like where it was plowed last night needs to be completely plowed again.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:06 AM

24. I was in Boston for the BLIZZARD OF '78

..and this is nothin'!
Well, OK, it's pretty big. At least Gov. Patrick had the sense to shut down the highways (seizing our Constitutional freedom in typical liberal fascist fashion, according to the radio gasbags) so they won't be littered with stranded vehicles this time.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:08 AM

27. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA what car

stay safe and warm Mr. Pitt.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:27 AM

30. Thank you.

Thank you for making life in West Hellhole, South Carolina seem a little more pleasant today. If there is one thing I do not miss about living in more northern climes is snow. Especially when it comes down in feet, rather than inches.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:28 AM

31. 32" in central Long Island nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:30 AM

32. As my favorite local weatherman, Gary England, would say:

"JUMP BACK, LORETTA!!!"

Hole-ee crap! I can't even imagine...

I miss the snow, we haven't had a good snowstorm in OKC for the past 2 years. Of course, the few years before that, we had really severe ice and snow storms which are unusual for us. Dangerous, but fun--that's what's winter should be about.

I'm there with you in spirit, sitting here with Weather Channel video running on my phone (I love listening to the weather reports when it's bad).

Stay safe!!!

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Response to KatyaR (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:42 AM

68. LOL

(I love listening to the weather reports when it's bad).


I read this and laughed.... you are a true Okie!

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #68)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:53 PM

70. I blame my 7th grade science teacher

who made us track the weather every day for a month. Then I got a ham radio license years ago, and many of those people are CRAZY storm chasers.

Besides, if you're a native Okie and live at the weather crossroads of the country, shouldn't you be interested in weather?

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Response to KatyaR (Reply #70)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:58 PM

71. of course

the OK in my name means Oklahoma. I lived in the OKC area when Gary was just starting. He was a young man then.
I moved to Tulsa in 1977.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:42 AM

33. Just got my mess cleaned up....ended here before day break.

That old snowthrower did it job, but I'm more tired using it. I had a choice leave it in the back garage and climb threw the snow or cover it by the back step. I plugged it in and covered it with the BBQ grill cover, worked great. We had light snow but it piled up with drifiting here in the area 60 miles north of NY city. I'm glad I went out early the bright sun is making it thicken as it melts.

In other news were getting another 6 inches on Wed.

Does fried ground hog taste good?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:57 AM

35. Brrrr.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:59 AM

37. Thinks for reminding me ...

of the primary reason I moved from Ohio to the desert Southwest.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:00 PM

38. You watch yourself.

.

Careful with the back

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:13 PM

39. View from our front door

Southern Litchfield County, CT

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:18 PM

40. Hope you remembered . . .

Hope you remembered to get extra beer and pretzels yesterday morning. Jeez!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:23 PM

41. Seems in recent winters


All the snow we should be getting in the Midwest has been accumulating and falling in the North East.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:23 PM

42. Looks like a Honda Fit

I'll give you a buck if you can guess what my car is...


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Response to krispos42 (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:32 PM

45. I don't know what kind of car that is

but the pile of snow on top of the garbage bin is telling! Let's see, all I can think of looking at the shape is something that's shaped like a PT Cruiser, but that's probably not what it is.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:46 PM

47. I think it's a Fit..

...look at the slope of the windshield, and abrupt drop of the rear.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #47)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:52 PM

48. You may well be correct

I ain't never seen or heard o' them thangs yet. Up here is not many people land, we don't see many late models until they're old news! Notice the only thing I could imagine? And the slope in the back is what made me come to that conclusion, and that there looked to be a hood in the front. one that's mainly perpendicular to the windshield... but under all that snow, you only have so many clues to go with.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #48)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:03 PM

49. LOL

Expect a lot of them in about 5 years.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:25 PM

43. You guys got the most snow.

Where I'm at it wasn't as bad. I'm in NJ by Manhattan and there was plenty of snow, but not as much as you guys. In a little while i'm going to go and dig the car out of the snow. I'm looking at images on TV from Central Park and there are tons of kids sledding and some people even on skis (cross country).



Added pics, Hoboken, NJ









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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:26 PM

44. Goodness!

Looks like you got a bit of snow there. In my neck o' the woods, that's not an uncommon sight. But I can give out some empathy... no matter how often that happens, it's still a major task moving it out of the way.

Hopefully some neighbor kids will come along with a thrower/blower and help out.

Good luck, at least you still have Internet!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:38 PM

46. Reminds me of the big snow we had in Atlanta two years ago

This city was shut down for a week and I couldn't leave my house by car. The news broadcast live from the greyhound bus station where a bunch of people were stranded.

It used to snow a lot when I was growing up. And just like I was excited about school closing, I was equally or more happy about the unexpected week off.



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:21 PM

50. One idea, if you can't get dug out

Saw this on Facebook.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #50)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:56 PM

51. And it doesn't use any electricity, either! n/t

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #51)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:01 AM

67. And lots of ice for the drinks. n/t

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #50)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:24 PM

52. Brilliant

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #50)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 06:01 AM

66. Too cool! LOL I like the insulation...

... held in place between the studs with plastic sheeting and tape. "Just couldn't get the house finished before the snows came!"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:24 PM

55. Wow! I remember those

Snow storms when I use to live in New York up by the Adirondacks.. I didn't have a garage, either.

Enjoy the snow.. work will be here soon enough

Boston in The Great Blizzard of '78..



h/t She http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2332003

To "warm and toasty"

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:32 PM

56. I'm in central Mass. I got 27 inches in one spot, 30 in another.

The snowplow snowbanks are higher, though.

Didn't lose my power, though. Now, I'm just hoping my front roof doesn't collapse. I was going to try raking it, but I was too pooped.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:39 PM

61. Wow! Has this been declared a disaster yet?

There are all kinds of people who could not possibly shovel that out of the way, let alone drive in that.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:06 PM

62. Hello from Winthrop, Maine!

I don't know exactly how much we got, but my wife, son and I spent much of the afternoon shoveling our 2 car driveway. Oh, our achin' backs!

PEACE!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:06 PM

63. I guess you aren't in the market for one of these...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:23 PM

64. My daughter said it was a mess.

People were out trying to dig their cars out, but the problem was that there was no place to put the snow so other cars just go buried deeper.

She said that rain is coming on Monday. It's going to be a mess.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:20 AM

65. wow!!!!!!!!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:45 AM

69. I remember the blizzard of '76.

Started work just before midnight, and it was clear as a bell. When it was time to go home, I walked to the parking lot -- and couldn't find my car. It was buried.

Compared to farther north, this one dropped only a relative dusting around Philly.

-- Mal

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