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Old 02-07-2013, 09:26 PM   #2841
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National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary

Blizzard threatens NYC, New England; 2 feet feared
Actually, up to 3' of snow is predicted for Beantown.

This storm is being compared to the Blizzard of 78.
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Jim Cantore is going to broadcast from Boston MA.

Snowfall predictions for SE of Syracuse are 12+ inches.
Hunker down time in East Nowhere!!!! I have food, beer, and a nice warm Mr B.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:27 PM   #2842
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Stay safe, Freebird, and others in the northeast. Quite a blizzard on the way.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #2843
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Stay safe, Freebird, and others in the northeast. Quite a blizzard on the way.
We'll be fine. We East Nowhere-ians take this kind of weather in stride.

Metro NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Boston area will get clobbered...some of the same areas devastated by hurricane Sandy
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All you Nemo folks, stay warm and safe.
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Stay safe, Freebird, and others in the northeast. Quite a blizzard on the way.
Hmpf. In Buffalo they call 2 feet "light flurries".

I called a cousin who lives there after they got 7 feet (not a typo) and asked how they deal with that. He said he had to climb out a 2nd floor window to shovel enough to get the front door open.
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We live in the area where they're predicting 30" of snow. This is close to the blizzard of 78 but I don't think the storm will shut the state down for a week as it did back then as people are much more prepared now.

On a good note since we moved to a townhouse two years ago we no longer need to use the snowblower or shovels anymore.

Hopefully we don't lose our electricity as we did twice before for a few days.
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Hopefully we don't lose our electricity as we did twice before for a few days.
That's the worst part about those kind of storms. Rare it happens here, but almost always happens during ice storms.

Pretty quite here. Nice enough for golf today. But will get a couple of rainy days starting Sunday.
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This storm is being compared to the Blizzard of 78.
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When the 78 storm hit, I was living in White Plains, NY and couldn't get out of my apartment for 2+ days. Hope everyone in the storms path stays safe and that it doesn't turn out to be as bad as predicted.
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Yup, I'm right solidly in the 24"++ band..yay.
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Yup, I'm right solidly in the 24"++ band..yay.
Be careful, all you Nemo targets! Keep us posted with photos if you can.

Knock on wood but Chicago has skated so far, but you all have my best wishes to get through this safely!
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A Nor'easter and a Clipper....hooo boy....here we go.
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I need to find a film photo, of the Dolfield boys, swan diving out the 2nd story window in their swim suits into lots of snow in '78.
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Ya'll enjoy that snow while you can.
60+ degrees here; golf in short sleeves.
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Plowed out my neighborhood with my Kubota tractor today.

It is a tough job but somebody has to do it.
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I used mine yesterday to move some dead pine limbs to a pile.
Will have a big bonfire when the temp drops to 50 degrees.
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Hmpf. In Buffalo they call 2 feet "light flurries".

I called a cousin who lives there after they got 7 feet (not a typo) and asked how they deal with that. He said he had to climb out a 2nd floor window to shovel enough to get the front door open.
Yeah!... Buffalo and Western NY... 7Ft. and more... Was In Fulton NY, in the mid '60's isand 10 ft. on the level... Everyone used 2 floor exits. Multi level Snow throwers left snowrows of 12 to 14 feet. Intersections so difficult that poles were tied to the sides of cars, to extend 5 ft into intersection with an orange tennis ball at the end. Like driving in a tunnel.

I was attached to an armed cavalry unit in New Bedford at the time... My Co. Cmdr. was taking an M60 Tank cross country from Syracuse to Ft Drum during the storm. Somewhere around Pulaski, the snow became blinding, so they left the tank, and hitched a ride back to Syracuse. Three days later they came back and couldn't find the tank for two days. The Co. Cmdr., was worried about a statement of charges for $350,000 for losing a Tank. A farmer finally spotted the radio antenna, and they went on their way, a week late.

Here in N. Central Il, we've had less than 2 inches of snow in total so far all winter. With Lake Michigan down 18 inches, and the Mississippi now closed in some sections, the economy is going to take big hit, unless we get more rain/snow. Already, low ground moisture is causing some dire predictions for the 2013 corn and soybean crops.
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Pulaski, NY....home of my favorite traditional cheese factory, Colosse Cheese.

NYS Route 13 is usually perfectly aligned with the lake effect snow bands that happen as a result of the prevailing NW winds blowing across Lake Ontario. I take this route to go visit my friends' beach camp. I did 1 run this winter a few weeks ago. I kept a careful eye on the weather, and drove like hell to beat a particularly intense snow band forming NW of Pulaski. I managed to outrun the snow band.

Beautiful country...but one has to respect the lake effect snow machine up in them there parts.
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5 inches so far...with heavy snow now coming down at a pretty good clip.

My cable box crapped out today, so I have to watch the Doppler radar online. The technician will be bringing a new box to swap out tomorrow AM.

The fat lady has not sung yet...
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Yup, I'm right solidly in the 24"++ band..yay.
We are also in this area..south of Boston. Already a foot of snow with at least another foot to go.
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Looks like this storm is turning out to be as bad as predicted. Hope those of you that are snowed in are safe and well stocked.
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