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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:47 AM

Ok. The storm has mostly passed. Two feet of snow in some places. Lots of wind.

The Midwest gets hit by storms like this many times every year. We dress warmly, dig out, and go on.



ON EDIT: My son is living in Boston and has been for a few years. His only complaint about this storm was his internet went out just before the storm hit.

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Reply Ok. The storm has mostly passed. Two feet of snow in some places. Lots of wind. (Original post)
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 OP
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #1
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #5
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #7
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #12
Cobalt Violet Feb 2013 #20
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #6
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #17
Bjorn Against Feb 2013 #21
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #27
1gobluedem Feb 2013 #30
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #2
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #8
Cobalt Violet Feb 2013 #3
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #9
Cobalt Violet Feb 2013 #18
leftynyc Feb 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #11
eShirl Feb 2013 #10
GreenPartyVoter Feb 2013 #13
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #24
GreenPartyVoter Feb 2013 #25
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #14
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #15
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #16
Cobalt Violet Feb 2013 #19
mainer Feb 2013 #22
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #23
marions ghost Feb 2013 #28
mainer Feb 2013 #29
geckosfeet Feb 2013 #26
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #31

Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:54 AM

1. I live in the midwest and we do not get storms like this "many times every year"

Two foot snowfalls are rare here in Minnesota and when they do happen it is even more rare for them to have winds exceeding 50 mph along with them. While this storm in the Northeast does not look like it is going to be unprecedented, it does look like the type of storm people will remember for a long time.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:04 AM

5. I think it's a record breaker.

Many places in CT have snowfalls in the 30's of inches.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:28 AM

7. Thirty inches would be a high this year, but not a record or even close where I live.

Some folks are just not used to severe weather.

You think the people in Buffalo are doing anything but laughing at this?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:32 AM

12. It's a record based on location.

And New England cities don't have records over 30 inches.

And Buffalo's 24 hour snowfall record is 37.9 inches. Milford, CT at 38.0 just topped them. So who's laughing now?

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:00 PM

20. Plus didn't you know the Mid-west is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more populated...

then the east coast.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:26 AM

6. Consider yourself lucky.

In Indiana, we get hammered like this constantly.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:46 AM

17. Please post the top 5 snowfall records from your location.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:16 PM

21. So when was the last time an ocean tide flooded your community during a blizzard?

If this happens to you constantly then I assume you will be able to list several examples.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:59 PM

27. NO - YOU DO NOT

Maximum snow fall ever recorded: Jan 26, 1978 , Up to 20 inches of snow fell in the central and south with 40 inches up in the north. A federal state of emergency was declared because of the worst blizzard on record to hit Indiana.

https://climate.agry.purdue.edu/climate/facts.asp

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:11 PM

30. Really?

I live in SE Michigan and we sure don't. Where in Indiana do you get this relentless snowfall? I did a little checking and I found that the Blizzard of 1978 dropped 40 inches in northern IN and two years ago South Bend got three feet of lake effect snow in two days but couldn't find much else. Very odd that these huge storms Indiana regularly experiences also regularly miss Michigan.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:57 AM

2. If only we got these storms several times a year...

We need the moisture.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:28 AM

8. Not sure where you live, but we already had two of this magnitude.

We lived.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:00 AM

3. And how do ocean tides affect the midwest? n/t

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Response to Cobalt Violet (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:29 AM

9. OMG! The tides! They happen daily when you live on the coast.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:54 AM

18. As towns are flooding and homes are being lost in sea as we speak due to storm.

Yet you're just having a jealous fit that this storm is getting coverage. So nice of you.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:00 AM

4. I'm in Southern Westchester in NY and

we got 13 inches. The streets are already clear here. Some on Long Island got over 2 feet as did the majority of Connecticut. The problem is mostly when the storm is going on because of the vast numbers of commuters in New York. Getting everyone home is the problem because too many people wait until it's too late and that's how they wind up stuck on the Long Island Expressway or stuck at Penn or Grand Central Station. I'm hearing that Boston is breaking records with their snow. This wasn't your average snow storm.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:30 AM

11. Exactly. The problem is the number of people and proper adjustment to the storm,

... not the storm itself.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:29 AM

10. ...

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:34 AM

13. It's not that we can't handle it, it's that we don't get this kind of snow so much anymore. When

I was a girl we had lots of snow in the winter here on the Maine coast. And the old folks would tell us, "You think this is a lot of snow and cold? My grandparents took the sleigh/car across the harbor to visit relatives when I was a boy." My husband used to wear his snowsuit under his Halloween costume and climb over drifts to visits houses back when he lived up north.

My own kids, they've seen my pansies still growing in November and December a couple of years back. The weather is just.. different.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:25 PM

24. Great explanation.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:41 PM

25. Thanks. :^) My kids are excited to go sliding but we don't

have snowpants for them. Now that they are in their teens they are too cool for them.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:36 AM

14. So you get a lot of ocean flooding at high tide, do you?

Scituate is underwater right now, and Hull is being evacuated.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:39 AM

15. We don't get hurricanes, either. Comes with the territory.

Sorry, Will. I just can't get worked up over this.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:43 AM

16. It's just a storm.

The meteorologists did a really good job warning everyone ahead of time, the fact that it hit on a Friday night was very helpful, and the city/state officials have been doing their jobs well.

I'm very glad I do not live on the coast.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:57 AM

19. Because you are green with envy.

And it's not YOUR home that's being flooded. How dare they cover a major storm that doesn't effect you!

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:22 PM

22. Still snowing hard in coastal Maine. Drifts higher than 5 feet blocking my doors.

With drifts all the way up to my downstairs windows.

Not gonna shovel until the wind stops blowing.

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Response to mainer (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:25 PM

23. That's wise. Drifts simply replace themselves after removal.

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Response to mainer (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:43 PM

28. So how soon

could you reasonably expect for roads to be plowed?

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:47 PM

29. I have no idea! Can't get out of my driveway to see the road.

But I expect roads in town are plowed and passable. Maine is really good that way.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:58 PM

26. Used to be a more common occurrence around here. Last ten years or so snow

has been very light. Last year was very strange hardly any snow. That was kind of a nice easy winter. Kills the water table though.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:20 PM

31. I have no idea how it missed us

here in Md. but very thankful.

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