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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:13 PM

Just how bad is Nemo?

I'm looking at the weather guys on TWC and most of them are standing in what looks like 6 inches of snow, talking about "this horrendous blizzard". Growing up in Michigan, I remember blizzards that blew in snow clear up to the roof of our two story house.

I don't always believe these guys, especially when I see them here in the Keys during hurricane season and they keep filming the same broken palm branch laying in the middle of the road.

So, how are all you guys out there? I hope you are staying warm and safe!

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Reply Just how bad is Nemo? (Original post)
tavernier Feb 2013 OP
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #1
tavernier Feb 2013 #5
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #6
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #15
boston bean Feb 2013 #2
tavernier Feb 2013 #7
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #16
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #3
tavernier Feb 2013 #8
MannyGoldstein Feb 2013 #4
tavernier Feb 2013 #9
NWHarkness Feb 2013 #10
tavernier Feb 2013 #12
hedgehog Feb 2013 #11
tavernier Feb 2013 #13
hedgehog Feb 2013 #14
tavernier Feb 2013 #18
hedgehog Feb 2013 #17
Warpy Feb 2013 #19

Response to tavernier (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:17 PM

1. My daughter made me watch it with her like 20 freaking times when it first came out

in theaters--The first 2 viewings I was like, hey this is a pretty good movie. After the 5th viewing? Even Ellen couldn't save me from boredom.

Now that storm in the Northeast? Wow--it looks really bad. I hope everyone is safe and where they should be, with any pets inside!

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:43 PM

5. Yeah, I'm still not sure why they chose a clownfish

to depict a monster weather event.(??) Yes there are more noble Nemo's in literature, but I think most of us thought of the fish right off.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

6. The Weather Channel chose it. The NWS or WMO haven't named it anything that

I'm aware of.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:01 PM

15. Correct

And the NWS is trying to get the weather channel to knock it off.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:17 PM

2. Where I live in MA, it was quite a dumping of snow

in a very short amount of time.

We have between 2 and 3 feet of snow. plus drifts 4-5 feet.

It was heavy snow too.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:45 PM

7. Yup, that's snow!

Take care, sweetie. Hope you have enough wine.. er ah, I mean provisions to see you through!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:02 PM

16. Will Pitt posted photos outside his door

He'll be shoveling.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:20 PM

3. My son lives in Boston.

21 inches of snow, but we're from Indiana, so he is unfazed.

He is far more concerned about them cancelling the basketball game tomorrow.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:46 PM

8. Priorities.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:48 PM

9. Bundle up...

I'll blow some tropic breezes up your way.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:48 PM

10. When towns all over MAINE start setting all time snowfall records

Then you know it's a significant storm.

It's been snowing hard here in Belfast for about 18 hours now, with winds as high as 60 mph. They say it will stop soon. We'll see.

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Response to NWHarkness (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:57 PM

12. Thanks for checking in!

Hope it stops soon.

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:56 PM

11. All kidding aside, it's not the weather per se, it's whether the weather is

unusual for an area that determines how dangerous it is.

Last week-end, I probably had as much or more snow as 90% of the people hit by Nemo. I had to wade through hip deep snow to get to my hen house Monday morning. At the same time, the road out front was down to bare pavement and the schools were open. My community is well prepared to handle heavy snow storms.

Now - if the roads were closed several days, power was out, some areas were flooding.......that would be a real problem!


My Dad lives in Buffalo where the wind is always blowing at 10 to 20 miles an hour. He doesn't get the panic when national weather announcers breathlessly warn about "high winds" - of 10 to 20 miles an hour.

If my town was hit with a three week heat wave above 90 degrees with maybe a little air pollution thrown in, we'd be really hurting. As near as I can tell, that's just a typical summer day in some places.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:59 PM

13. 90 degrees in my town in August is known as

a cold front.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:00 PM

14. Some people adapt better than others.


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Response to hedgehog (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:18 PM

18. Priceless!! n/t

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:02 PM

17. BTW - temperatues in the blizzard area will be in the 40's this week -

better make sure those basement sump pumps are running!

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Response to tavernier (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:25 PM

19. Not as bad as 78

thank goodness for small favors. That sucker dumped a record 48" around the Mass/RI border. This one dumped 38" on parts of CT. The travel ban in Mass/RI lasted for many days. This one's ban has been lifted in both states the day after, not to say anybody who tries to travel this afternoon and tonight doesn't have rocks in his head.

The worst part today is on Long Island, where abandoned and drifted over cars will prevent plowing and that will prevent emergency vehicles getting through to restore power.

Two feet of snow SUCK and it's going to be a mess for many days to come all over New England. It's just not as bad as it has been in the past.

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