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Old 01-26-2015, 08:53 AM   #3421
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Gumby, I hope you survive this storm OK.
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All the best to you folks located in the path of the storm. Can't resist posting our forecast - you can get your revenge in August.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:56 AM   #3422
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All the best to you folks located in the path of the storm. Can't resist posting our forecast - you can get your revenge in August.
It looks like the scorpions and rattlesnakes will be active.
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:28 PM   #3423
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No Arizona bragging this week, rain, cloudy 51-71 for a high range. 3 miles from New Mexico, and 30 miles from Old Mexico.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:04 PM   #3424
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Even the BBC has noticed

BBC News - Snow emergency declared in US

So far in SW PA a smidge over an inch.

Edit add: The roads have been just wet, thanks to the undercarriage melting slurry dumped by thousands of gallons on the roads.

The State is helping automakers sell cars. Many cars are shiny on the top, and nothing but rust underneath. All in the interest of public safety.
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I haven't taunted anybody with Honolulu weather this year. So...
Currently 75, high is 79, low is 66, scatter clouds, light trade winds. Everything is green with no drought conditions.

Water temp about 77-79, surf 3-12 depending on where you are on the island.

We have some vacancy in the hotels this year in case anybody would like to stop by.
I'll happily meet any ER forum members.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #3426
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My relatives are near Providence, smack in the middle of the 24" plus black zone. They are very very worried.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:34 PM   #3427
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Good luck and stay safe and warm.

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Old 01-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #3428
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My relatives are near Providence, smack in the middle of the 24" plus black zone. They are very very worried.
Are they out in a very rural area where getting assistance might be difficult if the utilities go off? We've had 2+ feet of snow here before and we just stocked up on food and movies and didn't sweat it much. I mean, unless you absolutely have to go somewhere or have an unstable health issue, what's to worry about? I'm assuming they are retired.
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Are they out in a very rural area where getting assistance might be difficult if the utilities go off? We've had 2+ feet of snow here before and we just stocked up on food and movies and didn't sweat it much. I mean, unless you absolutely have to go somewhere or have an unstable health issue, what's to worry about? I'm assuming they are retired.
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Family bonding time! Just went out and turned the Christmas lights back on after shoveling the sidewalks. Neighbour was nice enough to run his plow over the driveway. We've had about 9 inches of nice fluffy white stuff so far but nothing cancelled.
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We need snow in the PNW. I am in a meetup group that has reserved a cabin for this weekend to go snowshoeing. It's either going to turn into a hiking trip or be cancelled...
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My relatives are near Providence, smack in the middle of the 24" plus black zone. They are very very worried.
We're about 25 miles from Providence and we're in the 24"-30" zone. A power outage is our main concern. We would lose our heat and hot water and if it's prolonged you worry about pipes freezing. In the 5 years we've lived in our townhome we had two storms related power outages that lasted about 3 days but never in the winter. So we're hoping for the best.
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We're about 25 miles from Providence and we're in the 24"-30" zone. A power outage is our main concern. We would lose our heat and hot water and if it's prolonged you worry about pipes freezing. In the 5 years we've lived in our townhome we had two storms related power outages that lasted about 3 days but never in the winter. So we're hoping for the best.
Yes, same for my relatives (in their early 80s), worrying about power going our for several hours or days from the heavy wet snow and gale force winds. Hang in there!!!
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My relatives are near Providence, smack in the middle of the 24" plus black zone. They are very very worried.
I have relatives in Providence, Boston, Portland, and Camden.

I lived for many years in New England, and at times like this I am very glad I live in NC now. Can't abide the summers here, but the rest of the year makes up for it.

I hope your elderly relatives (and everyone else in the path) keep their power. My 88 year old stepmother is hunkered down in Camden, snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug. She is tough, and the neighbors look out for each other there. The folks I worry about are the ones dependent on services like Meals on Wheels, and other lifelines that will not be able to make it through for at least a day, if not several.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:43 PM   #3434
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I am very proud of the NY/NJ/MA/CT/RI/ME/VT governors banding together and declaring a travel ban on unnecessary road travel.

The rescue squads are on 12 hour plus shifts... police, ambulance, transportation, National Guard, hospitals, and anyone else I forgot...dedicated folks who will come to the aid...are the only workers and vehicles allowed on the road.

Across 7 states...wow!

I was at the local American Legion tonight in an unaffected area. Several of our volunteer firemen and local town road plows have already been sent downstate to be of assistance. All across NYS...state employees, private sector heavy equipment contractors, NYS DOT Thruway road crews, electrical power grid workers, EMTs, medical staff from area hospitals, you name it...are poised in Albany NY for immediate dispatch to relieve those in the worst areas.

State lines make no difference in a storm like this. They go where they are needed.

I am sure every other state I listed is doing the same. Juno is deciding where he will land.

Stay safe. Stay home if you live in the Northeast. Check on your neighbors next door if you can.

Now is the time to be of assistance.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:56 PM   #3435
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this is the NY National Guard response...google for your state

Guard Soldiers, Airmen Respond to Northeast Storm - Official Wire

260 personnel seems like a small number...that is the first mobilization. More to come. Never laugh at a "weekend warrior".

The equipment owned by any state National Guard is phenomenal.

All of our NE states share resources in the face of historic storms. It has to be done that way. We are all small size states, reachable within 5 hours border to border.
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Holy sh*t. Here it comes.

NWS Enhanced Radar Mosaic: Northeast Sector Loop
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Some before and after pics. I tied the yardstick to a log and set it outside the window yesterday. The top of the log was at 17", now all you can see is the yardstick sticking up. There is 21" on the ground right now in southeastern CT. Snow seems to have tapered off, time to get out the shovel.
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Just came in from about 2-1/2 hours of shoveling here in southwest CT. Not as bad as advertised, but still a pain to deal with.
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They predicted this storm very close. We were in the 24-30" zone and we got 31".
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All you folks in New England stay warm and safe. I'll be rooting for you down here in Az for the Super Bowl!

For the NY'ers....your mayor should be ashamed! Seriously, shutting down the subways over 6 inches? Thought the city was tougher than that.
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