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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:21 PM

Blizzard Threatens NYC, New England; 2 Feet Feared

Source: CBS News

Blizzard threatens NYC, New England; 2 feet feared

February 07, 2013

BOSTON A blizzard of potentially historic proportions threatened to strike the Northeast with a vengeance Friday, with 1 to 2 feet of snow feared along the densely populated Interstate 95 corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond.

From Pennsylvania to Maine, people rushed to stock up on food, shovels and other supplies, and road crews readied salt and sand, halfway through what had been a merciful winter. Boston, Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn., and other New England cities called off school on Friday, and airlines canceled more than 1,700 flights, with the disruptions certain to ripple across the U.S.

Forecasters said this could one for the record books.

"This one doesn't come along every day. This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," said Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. "Wherever you need to get to, get there by Friday afternoon and don't plan on leaving."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57568289/blizzard-threatens-nyc-new-england-2-feet-feared

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Reply Blizzard Threatens NYC, New England; 2 Feet Feared (Original post)
Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
virgogal Feb 2013 #1
valerief Feb 2013 #2
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #3
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #5
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #9
eggplant Feb 2013 #23
SheilaT Feb 2013 #27
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #33
classof56 Feb 2013 #26
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #34
redwitch Feb 2013 #60
eggplant Feb 2013 #12
MANative Feb 2013 #17
Atman Feb 2013 #51
MANative Feb 2013 #56
Agschmid Feb 2013 #39
eggplant Feb 2013 #40
MANative Feb 2013 #55
eggplant Feb 2013 #57
valerief Feb 2013 #42
eggplant Feb 2013 #11
valerief Feb 2013 #43
Beacool Feb 2013 #15
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #18
Beacool Feb 2013 #48
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #4
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #10
Beacool Feb 2013 #16
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #19
eggplant Feb 2013 #21
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #22
Beacool Feb 2013 #65
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #66
Beacool Feb 2013 #68
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #13
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #24
SheilaT Feb 2013 #28
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #31
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #35
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #6
Faygo Kid Feb 2013 #7
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #8
locks Feb 2013 #14
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #20
Little Star Feb 2013 #25
Warpy Feb 2013 #30
Little Star Feb 2013 #32
blaze Feb 2013 #72
Little Star Feb 2013 #74
blaze Feb 2013 #75
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #37
matt819 Feb 2013 #29
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #36
valerief Feb 2013 #44
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #45
leftynyc Feb 2013 #59
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #61
leftynyc Feb 2013 #70
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #71
blaze Feb 2013 #73
golfguru Feb 2013 #38
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #41
jpak Feb 2013 #77
RILib Feb 2013 #46
unhappycamper Feb 2013 #47
Myrina Feb 2013 #49
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #52
RILib Feb 2013 #54
RoccoR5955 Feb 2013 #50
Remmah2 Feb 2013 #58
slackmaster Feb 2013 #53
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #62
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #63
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #64
Trascoli Feb 2013 #67
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #69
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #76
Thor_MN Feb 2013 #78
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #79
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:25 PM

1. It's February,that's the way it is. We lucked out the past two years.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:28 PM

2. Yeah. I'd rather have a blizzard than an ice storm any day.

Damn, no power for 4 days with the ice storm a few years back.

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:44 PM

3. Well,between the sleet, heavy snow, and possible 60 mph winds...loss of power is

VERY likely. But we're tough New Englanders right? We've got a good supply of wood, oatmeal, and candles...AND we check on our elderly neighbors. They tell us they only laid in a supply of sherry...
So, now we're REALLY ready to ride this one out.



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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:51 PM

5. But wood stoves don't power electronics

So I've go the generator waiting for the inevitable power outage here in Conn.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:20 PM

9. That's planning ahead. But except for posting on DU, 'electronics' are over rated.

So, if you don't hear from some of us for a few days...just know we're dusting off our ol' wobbly songs...


"Oh, you can't scare me I'm stickin' to the union..."

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:50 PM

23. Have you ever been snowed in for days with an eight-year old? ;-)

It's the electronics that save lives.

We've got a whole house (permanent, automatic) generator and just had our propane tank refilled last week. It is able to power about 80% of the house. So as long as the phone line stays up, we'll have our DSL, Wi-Fi, and DishTV (unless we get too much snow on the dish).

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Response to eggplant (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:00 PM

27. Makes you wonder how anyone survived

with kids and no electronics.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:34 PM

33. Actually yes, with TWO eight year olds (twins) They're off at college now, but

I have fond memories of past snowstorms that kept us all home together... able to build snow forts, go sledding, warm some soup on the wood stove. Didn't miss TV, email, or video games one bit... We played "Catch Phrase" and "Encore" and played music for hours as the candles burned down. **sigh**

Good luck with this storm, eggplant.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:59 PM

26. Wobbly songs--among my faves!

Stay safe, warm and content. Sending good thoughts from the West Coast!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:40 PM

34. Thanks! Here's a Wobbly song for you from an old acquaintance of mine

U.Utah Phillips:

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:19 PM

60. A great man.

I saw him in Saratoga a few years before he left us. He hugged me.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:39 PM

12. I got called "callous" on another thread for saying that I had a generator (and two subarus, heh)

At least this thread is a bit more rational. You would think that people have never heard that it snows up here in the northeast from time to time.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:37 PM

17. I'm in Western CT and also very grateful to own two Subarus...

both with new-ish tires, and a big-ass snowblower, full of gas and equipped with one of those cage-like enclosures so hubby will stay relatively dry while he clears the driveway as I sip on hot cocoa (or wine, depending on the time of day) and sit by the fireplace. (Gawd, I love writing interminable sentences! LOL) Not looking forward to this storm, though.

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Response to MANative (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:58 AM

51. Connecticut, too. We have a Bobcat.

During the massive storms of two years ago we could no longer push the snow anywhere. A friend "gave" us the Bobcat so we could scoop the snow. It's not actually ours, but it's permanently parked at our house in case of emergencies. I think we might be using it this weekend!

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Response to Atman (Reply #51)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:08 AM

56. We have a heavy-duty snow-blower with a cage, but even that may not be sufficient if the totals ...

they predict come to pass. Our next-door neighbor is a landscaping contractor with all kinds of equipment, and he's usually pretty good about bailing us out if it gets too bad. Was definitely necessary in the October 2011 storm!

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Response to eggplant (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:15 AM

39. Love my Subaru! n.t

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:34 AM

40. Yes, but does it have a Badge of Ownership on it?

http://www.subaru.com/enthusiasts/badge-of-ownership/index.html

You can add as many badges as you like. Totally free, too. I'm looking forward to adding a 200k badge to mine.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:05 AM

55. How did I not know about these?!? I've owned nothing but Subarus since 1978...

Forester #1 has 154K miles under the hood, and Forester #2 just hit 212K. They are our 10th and 11th Subarus over the course of 35 years. I think that qualifies us as aficionados (or maybe fanatics)! Truly, a necessity living in New England, and have literally been life savers. Front wheel drive on Subaru #3 pulled me out of a skid in a snowstorm, headed for a 40ft drop.

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Response to MANative (Reply #55)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:52 AM

57. Our roster

92 Loyale wagon (those were 4wd, not awd back then tho), sold to a friend
98 Impreza (it got flooded in the icy flooding two years ago)
98 Legacy wagon, sold to a friend
02 Legacy GTLimited, with about 180k on it
06 Outback wagon, with about 90k on it

I am a bit disappointed with the latest models tho -- they seem to be getting larger and larger for no obvious reason. I particularly liked the smaller car feel. I expect that when it is time to trade up my 02, It'll be for an 08.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:22 AM

42. I'm in the light, fluffy snow area for this storm. Whew! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:37 PM

11. Agreed.

We were on generator power for 80 hours straight.

We were the only ones on our street with heat, running water, satellite tv, and internet service. We made sure to open our doors to all of our neighbors.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:23 AM

43. Wow! That was a long stretch!!!! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:27 PM

15. Me too!!!

Two years ago I fell and partially tore 2 tendons on my shoulder due to an ice storm. Like a dope I went to work and I was just across the street from my job when I I fell flat as a pancake face down on the street........not a pretty sight. I had to have almost 5 months of physical therapy and my shoulder still bothers me on occasion.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:38 PM

18. What a nasty experience. Glad you are OK now. Stay well and safe. nt

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:20 AM

48. Thank you, you too.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:48 PM

4. I am hoping with enough people warning "stay off the roads"

that we will not be seeing news reports of car pile ups, miles of stranded cars, etc. that usually result from a snowstorm and make some of us wonder why the hell anyone would want to drive in a blizzard and whiteout conditions!

This was a rant, in case you could not tell.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:26 PM

10. I'm hoping my son does okay

He needs to travel from Newport, RI to the Af base on the cape at 3pm. I am trying to get him to tell his boss he needs the day off so he can get to the base BEFORE the roads are bad. He's never had to drive through a blizzard before.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:29 PM

16. I heard that MA is going to get it pretty bad.

He should leave early rather than later. The real bad snow is supposed to be after sundown. Good luck to him.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:42 PM

19. yes

its supposed to start getting heavy at noonish. He is scheduled at the navy base in RI until 3 and then has to report to the base on the cape. He works as an IT contractor for the Navy and is also in the AF guard. Hopefully he can have tommorrow off so he can get onto the cape BEFORE the snow gets heavy.

Ughh... so hard not to worry.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:45 PM

21. I feel for you.

Eastern MA does look like it'll be ground zero, and I wish you the best. further inland it looks like a "big" storm, but not crazy bad. But anything over two feet needs to be taken very seriously.

Stay safe and warm.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:48 PM

22. yup- bundling up here on the north shore

lots of blankets and soups and warm stuff to drink. Expecting power outages.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:31 PM

65. How's your son?

I had to go to the office because I had to finish some things, but most people stayed home. I managed to make it back about half an hour ago and praying that I didn't fall because the sleet made the ground very slippery. Although it's now turning into snow. It's very windy and when the sleet hits your face it hurts. BTW, I'm in NJ right across the river from Manhattan.

I picked up some Chinese food and right now I'm nice and toasty having some sweet and sour soup. LOL!!

I hope that your son is OK.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #65)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:38 PM

66. he is safe and sound on the base

Not sure where he will go from the base, but at least he won't be in. A sedan!!!!

Getting windy here, only a half a foot so far. I'm staying with friend for the weekend

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #66)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:13 PM

68. I'm glad that your son made it to the base without problems.

Stay safe!!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:45 PM

13. Here in NW Pa. it never fails that people act like they have never driven on snow every year, and

there are idiots wrecking all over the first few snows. 'Why does my car slide going fifty mph on ice?' Duh.

I was once hit by a woman at an intersection, very icy, but she was going at least 40mph on the cross street posted 35, then slid through clipping the passenger side bumper of my car. It was like riding the Tilt-o-Whirl! Wheee! It was ok, the telephone pole stopped my slide. Moron had only had her license for three weeks and it was her THIRD accident! It was a woman in her thirties, not a teen.

I lived in San Antonio one winter. Eight inches of snow, 350 car accidents in a few hours! Same idiotic thought processes without the experience. 'Why does my car slide going fifty mph on ice.?' Another duh.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:55 PM

24. I am convinced that half the problem is most people have never driven a stick shift

and have little idea of torque, and how to drop into a lower gear for icy conditions.
So they spin out, then over steer on power steering.
Course, fact is , 8 inches of snow and no one is going anywhere easily.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:03 PM

28. Bingo.

I am astonished at those with automatic transmissions who have no clue that they should drop to a lower gear at certain times.

I drive a stick. Always have. I'm 64 years old, and when I can no longer drive a stick then I'll know it's time to give up driving. I HATE it when I need to rent a car and of course rentals are only automatics. Blaaaah.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:06 PM

31. Sister!!!!!!

Yep, me too, learned on a stick, always drove a stick, most of them 4 cylinder high milage cars.
Few times I drove an automatic it felt like mush and I hated having no feeling of the road.
Something about a stick lets you drive with your whole body in tune with the car...at least, feels that way to me.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:41 PM

35. I agree on the torque. Grew up driving 'field cars' old coupes from the forties, iirc, and tractors.

We beat the devil out of those cars, but they went on forever it seemed.

You'd be surprised how much traffic there is around here during a blizzard.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:58 PM

6. K&R

Stay safe everyone!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:04 PM

7. The Most Interesting Man in the World sez . . .

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:15 PM

8. LOL!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:17 PM

14. No fair

Would you find sending a little of that snow back to Colorado so you can come ski and snowboard?

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Response to locks (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

20. You can have mine...come and get it! I'll probably have a good foot to share...and stil

have plenty for myself.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:57 PM

25. I've lived in New England all my life and the blizzard of '78 was the worst storm...

I've ever seen. They are saying this one will be that bad & possibly worse.

One town over from where I use to live this happened:
Ten year-old Peter Gosselin of Uxbridge had last been seen on top of a neighborhood snow pile at noon on February 7th. After his older brothers could not find him, his parents and hundreds of residents went on an unsuccessful neighborhood search. It wasnít until three weeks later when the Gosselinís postman, Leo Lussier, noticed a childís boot sticking out of a snow drift next to the front door of the family house. When police were called to the scene, they discovered that Peter Gosselin had suffocated to death in a snow bank just three feet from his front door.


Read more about '78's "Storm of the Century" at link:
http://www.blizzardof78.org/

I was sick to my stomach for a long time after hearing about that child's death, it was heartbreaking. It was a horrible storm that took a lot of lives. I hope everyone stays safe during this one.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:04 PM

30. I was on the Cape for that one

and got up an hour early, dug my car out, and went to work. We didn't know the eastern half of the state had a travel ban until we were all there, then it seemed pointless to close and go home.

The storm in 78 was a frozen hurricane with winds of 90 knots clocked. We hadn't realized how bad it was on the other side of the canal because the eye of that storm parked right over us, surrounding us with walls of black clouds.

We still had to shovel 26 inches of snow that day.

I can't believe this one could be worse. 78 was a stinker.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:19 PM

32. I was driving a school bus at the time and swear to god...

I thought I'd never get them all home safe and sound.

The drifting was incredible. By the time all was said and done you could just walk right upon my garage roof!

I hope the coastlines don't suffer so much damage this time.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:23 PM

72. I work for a school district

as an HVAC tech. I'm considered "essential" personnel.... gotta show up.

But I would be scared to death to drive a school bus!!!!!

And they get paid crap. And no bennies.

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Response to blaze (Reply #72)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:28 PM

74. I had 4 school age kids of my own at the time. It was convenient but a lot of responsibility....

having everyone's most precious in your hands.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #74)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:33 PM

75. Totally agree!!!

It pisses me off how poorly these drivers are paid... and, of course, no benefits are offered.

But they have the lives of all these young'uns in their hands.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:50 PM

37. In NW Pa that winter, we had many roads that were only one lane with cutouts every so far for

oncoming vehicles to pull off to pass. I was on one lane roads that you had to look straight up to see the sky. It was a horrible winter.

The Storm of the Century photos look brutal. The little boot sticking out of the snow is beyond heart-breaking.

Hoping all stay safe through this blast.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:03 PM

29. I'm sorry, but. . .

we've had 24" storms in New England before.

I hope the storm isn't as bad as they're predicting, and, yes, I sometimes wonder why I live here. But worst of all time? End of the world? I'll let you know about 36 hours from now.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:49 PM

36. Actually we have had 6 storms over 20 inches

The worst was just under 28".

So yes, this is going to be a historically bad one unless something significant change in the next 24 hours.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:25 AM

44. Right. I remember shoveling one just a few years ago. nt

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Response to matt819 (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:39 AM

45. It's not the snow totals, it's the wind.

The cold front that came through last week knocked out power for 76,000 customers (~200,000 people) in Connecticut. I was out of power for 15 hours and some friends were out for 24 hours. And that was just a cold front with rain and wind.

So excuse me if we take precautions for loss of power.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:14 PM

59. A colleague in my office

comes from Wilton and just told me the electric company in CT has asked its customers to plan for a 72 hour blackout. So, please do take it very seriously.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #59)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:09 PM

61. Oh I do.

We lose power all the time. I have a transfer switch and portable generator, so I can power the house circuits when I need. It'll suck hauling the generator out in a blizzard, but oh well.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #61)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:08 AM

70. This is funny

The colleague I mentioned has a son that installs generators - it's been a booming business since hurricane Irene. And colleague has one also. Only, his son is the only one who knows how it works and colleague is having trouble contacting him as he's gone to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Hope you made out okay in the storm. 13 inches around here.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #70)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:09 AM

71. 32 inches.. But I've still got power! nt

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #71)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:26 PM

73. That's a lot of shovelling!!!! nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:29 AM

38. New Yorkers, be patient, global warming will be here soon

which will keep you warm and cozy. But watch out for rising sea levels.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:18 AM

41. They're here

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:04 PM

77. LOLOLOLOL!!!!

(yes I "get" it)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:55 AM

46. freezing pipes, how to avoid?

 

say the power goes out for hours, how to I avoid pipes freezing? Is it correct that turning off the main water shutoff to the house and then opening the lowest faucet until it runs empty is enough and probably flushing all the toilets also?

I looked on youtube and the loons at This Old House were putting antifreeze in boilers and stuff. don't know how much of that to believe.

Plus I am not too thrilled about possible coastal flooding (don't look at me, my grandfather bought this house when no one had ever heard of global warming.)

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Response to RILib (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:01 AM

47. Let your faucets drip.

A few drops per minute should suffice.

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Response to RILib (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:24 AM

49. Also keep cupboard doors open ...

... if you have kitchen or bathroom plumbing that's surrounded by cabinets or whatever, keep the doors propped open so some of the warmer 'house air' can get to them.

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Response to RILib (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:10 AM

52. If the house goes out for just a day it's unlikely it'll drop enough to freeze.

This assumes you have a basement or slab foundation. Crawlspaces are a whole different matter. I'd let the faucets drip and attempt to keep the house above 40 with spare heaters (like a kerosene heater).

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Response to RILib (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:53 AM

54. thanks for the advice, appreciated.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:32 AM

50. We already have 2 feet of snow.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #50)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:06 PM

58. +1

 

LOL

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:12 AM

53. One of my feet was asleep when I woke up this morning

 

You think two feet is scary? Think about having only one.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:16 PM

62. OK, In Boston we have flurries. But nothing bad yet and it's 1:15pm.

I wonder if this is going to be as bad as predicted.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #62)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:38 PM

63. It's just getting to you.

It's definitely going to keep snowing - there's additional mass of snow off to the west - but we'll see...

Here's a newer article on it: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014393994

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #63)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:05 PM

64. It's starting to come down harder now. I think we are in for it.

I hope everyone will stay safe. Please do not drive if you can help it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:48 PM

67. This might be a bad one

 

I hope they are all prepared this time

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:47 AM

69. OMG, it snow in winter...

How is local weather of national interest? If this post were about the Midwest, it would be locked within a half hour.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #69)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:35 PM

76. Thanks for the kick....

Self defeating, don't you think?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #76)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:10 PM

78. Thanks for revealing the snide hypocrisy

tells us something about you, doesn't it?

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #78)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:48 PM

79. LOL

Touchy, touchy, touchy...

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #79)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:13 PM

80. Nope, just stating the facts

I've seen several articles on weather in the Midwest get locked because they were not on "National interest" per the rules of LBN. This is a local weather story, certainly not of National interest, yet it remains along with many others. Apparently anything that happens on the East coast is breaking news of National interest. I look forward to the Latest Breaking news of rain, then flowers on the East Coast.

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