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BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri

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Subject: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 04:49 PM

I hope everyone from N. Jersey on North has lots of TP and bread & milk (or whatever you prefer to drink in nasty weather). Looks like it's gonna be 'interesting'.



We down here in DC seem to have dodged this one, but the Winter ain't over yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 05:06 PM

Got bread, got frozen chicken pot pie, lasagne, vegetables, canned soup, and all sorts of food. Got water, got coffee and condiments, got toilet paper (important to have even when it's not going to snow), and also bought a snow rake. Every year so far, I realize I need one when all the hardware stores are sold out. THIS year, the store had a load of them, and one came home with me. Put seed in the bird feeder earlier, and filled my car up with gas.

If my power goes out and is expected to remain so for a while, I will shovel out, rake the roof, and bugger off somewhere where there's power. I probably don't have enough money to go get to, and hang out in southern Italy until spring, but I can dream.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 05:28 PM

Electric stove, or gas?

We have electric in the kitchen, but in a real emergency (2 days or more of no power) I have an old gas range in part of my basement workshop..[used to be an apartment].. that I can uncover, turn on, and use by light of LED lamps. Have used it 3 times in 20 years.

I keep intending to keep a bag of charcoal for cooking outside, On back porch) but keep forgetting.

Y'all stay warm & safe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: maeve
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 05:33 PM

Thanks, Bill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM

Looks like a mess of a storm... If New York City gets a foot it will all but shut it down as there is no way to plow that much snow... I recall the last time they had big snows and it all had to be removed and trucked off... Seems they put it on barges and took it out of the harbor and dumped it in the Hudson River???

Any Boston Catters??? Run fast!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: maeve
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 05:53 PM

We're in Midcoast Maine. We have a propane range, as well as our excellent woodstove that provides our daily heat and is designed to be cooked upon. We have extra feed and water for the chickens and have insulated their coop with hay and plastic. We always have snow shovels, roof rakes, oil lamps, kerosene, candles, fire extinguishers, LED lamps, battery lamps that light up when the power fails, working smoke alarms, charcoal for the BBQ outside, and many gallons of water for drinking, cooking, flushing, and washing. We have cooked, frozen, canned, and dried food, fuel, chainsaws, axes, weather radios, batteries, a full range of first aid supplies, sand and salt for ice, generator (used to pump water after the fire), five cords of firewood in the basement and more outside, and best of all, each another. As the storm swirls around outside we'll check in with neighbors in case they are in need of a helping hand.

The power never fails for long enough for me. I love the peace.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 06:41 PM

This one moved further and further east and further and further north and we won't get much of nothin' except grey ols winter days with spits of snow and wind.....typical Ohio. We had about 6 inches this past week so its pretty and all without being too m=uch of a pain in the ass.

To all of the N.E. and Maine contingent.......Stay warm and safe.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 06:55 PM

I'm not too far (maybe 60 miles?) north of Boston. We're gonna get dumped on. Oddly enough, nice, cold snow isn't much of a cause of power outages. Wet snow and wind IS. I don't think those things are in the forecast.

I have an electric stove, Bill. I WISH it was gas!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: maeve
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 06:59 PM

Wind is indeed part of this two-storm system, Jeri. Although hurricane warnings have been dropped for the offshore region of Maine, the combination of the two fronts is still considered a blizzard with strong winds, stronger gusts, and deep drifts expected.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:12 PM

Hope the wind blows the snow off the trees and power lines and that's all it does. The wind on its own can cause problems, but snow that piles up on trees until they break and kill power lines/poles is the major threat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:13 PM

Stay safe. Stay warm. Stay happy(with good cause).


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:23 PM

My weather program (Weather Mate) (set for Boston) says it will go below freezing...down to 22F.. Friday night, and stay that way thru Sat... which will help a bit avoiding sticking to lines & trees. I suppose that the wind will be a mixed blessing.
Warmer and sunny on Sunday, and staying warm first of the week, so lots of melting and refreezing at night.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: DebC
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:23 PM

I am usually in Central Massachusetts, but right now in rainy So. California. But it's warm!

Deb Cowan


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:30 PM

We're ready for the storm - food and drink supplies are always topped up and we do have a generator, as we have gas heating, which requires electric to work. Got the start of pea soup on the go for lunch. I'm planning on spending Saturday morning in bed with a good book.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: JennieG
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:30 PM

Stay warm and safe, everyone!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:34 PM

What New England gets one day New Scotland usually will get the next. I have a portable generator, 3 propane heaters, an oil lamp collection, food, rum and six guitars. Sorry, only five guitars as one is in for repair. God help me, I may be reduced to playing the banjo!
Sometimes these coastal storm centres swing into the Bay Of Fundy, giving us rain and dumping the snow on gnu. I can only hope! Sorry gnu but survival trumps friendship! :-}


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Janie
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 09:35 PM

Run for maeve's, Jeri. They are gonna be plum cozy.

I posted this once before, but it didn't take. Y'all northern folks all stay safe!

Jeri,

I have one of these just for times when the power goes out for several days due to ice storms. Cheap. I don't eat much stuff out of cans, but do keep stuff like canned beans and corn, Uncle Ben's quick cooking converted brown rice, canned chicken and tuna, hearty soups, and "shudder" boxes of mac and cheese mixes, evaporated milk, quick cooking oatmeal or cream of wheat, etc., on hand for emergency supplies, as well as a small single cup cone coffee filter. Stuff that can be easily be made into small one-pot meals and that doesn't require refrigeration when the power goes out for extended periods, and that doesn't take long to cook. Those little propane cannisters aren't cheap, so I don't want to set something cooking that is going to take time and propane.

I also have a couple of small propane heaters that a 1 lb bottle of propane screws into. My house is small, and so are the rooms, so one room can be closed off and kept warm enough. Won't keep the pipes from freezing though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 09:55 PM

Yep, that's similar to the propane burner I have. I mostly just go to where there's coffee, and food, and electricity. I'm a wimp.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Ed T
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 10:12 PM

New France (aka Acadia) and New Scotland (latin, of course for Nova Scotia) will possibly get hit also, on Saturday/Sunday.

(Oh, I mean the Maritime provinces of Canada:)


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: gnu
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 10:17 PM

Good Lord! Youse are at it too?

WEATHER TERRORISTS!

It's a foot of snow and some wind fer gosh sake! Where the heck did youse grow up? I am in Moncton, NB.ca This is where your snow "storms" stall and stay. They pass by youse and come up the Bay of Fundy... hit the isthmus and STALL (see Sandy's post). I have seen 3 days of heavy snow and had to squeeze out the back door and ROLL on the snow to get snowshoes on so I could shovel snow so we could see out the living room window.

A FOOT of snow? A BIT of a wind? (or even TWICE that???)I am not saying it couldn't turn into a real Noreaster but I think I'll save the panic for when it's required. Even then, from the posts above, none of you are as prepared as I am... any of you cook a big boiled dinner yet?

Am I the only one who thinks it's JUST winter in this neck of the woods? and it ain't near as bad as it used to be? Seriously... a wee bit of snow and wind? I thought all the hype was just TV stuff... more viewers = more advertising $.

Are youse really fearful of this WEE bit of weather or is it just that you are cautious about what could happen (valid point)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 10:28 PM

Two feet, gnu.

I'm not worried, just talking out the planning. I really wish they'd do something so we didn't have the usual 3 or so day power outages. The cold can get bad, but I get bored out of my skin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 11:01 PM

Our local forcasters have been giggling happily over the prospect that we might get some moisture within the next few days. One guy said "maybe as much as 0.1 inch!!!!".

Meanwhile our underground reservoir is down 4 feet for the year in the western half of the state, and about half that here. Replenishment rate in a "normal" year is about 1 inch per year for either end of it, but we haven't had one of those "normal" ones for quite a while.

Whether you really need a jacket to go shopping depends on the time of day, but it's cool enough for the last couple of weeks to be a good idea to at least have one in the truck.

We'd love to have to worry about a real bunch of miserable weather, but by the time any such stuff arrives it'll prob'ly just be dry twisters.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: gnu
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 12:41 AM

Jeri... I can see your concern. I haven't even really HAD to run the genie for Mum's house since I got it installed. Gee... last time we had a real Nor'easter was in 92 when we had over 5' in less than a day.

I suppose I shouldn't vent the way I do about these storms but it just seems the media hypes them up to "make news"... thereby scaring the crap out of the elderly. Mum was upset as of supper time news yesterday and not a flake will fall until after midnight tomorrow night... can't... too fuckin cold!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: ragdall
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 01:18 AM

Stay safe and warm, everyone.

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: maeve
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 07:18 AM

We have our house set up to care for anyone needing shelter... thus our careful preparation for any emergency. Snowfall for this one could easily be over two feet of snow with very strong winds and bitter cold. Many of our neighbors are in poor housing and have no emergency heating and no way to stock up on food and water.

Mind you, we have no patience for fear-mongers on the tele for the reasons you mention. Those of us who have lived through severe weather in the past know to be prepared well ahead of time, but lots of folks are out of practice and/or overly dependent upon electricity. This area was without electricity for over two weeks after the ice storm about 10 years ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Ed T
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 07:51 AM

We don't normally get much snow in Halifax NS- But that was not the case in 2004-when a similar "perfect storm hit and dumped massive snow on us. Here is an account from Environment Canada's weather web site:

""White Juan 2004 Halifax
Forecasters called it an old-fashioned nor'easter but for most Maritimers it was Hurricane Juan in sheep's clothing. They dubbed it White Juan - a hurricane disguised as a blizzard. Late on February 17, an ordinary winter storm centred over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina suddenly intensified over the Gulf Stream before striking the Maritimes. Its central pressure, one mark of a storm's intensity, plunged 57 mb in 42 hours, making it one of the most explosive weather bombs ever - even more powerful than its namesake Hurricane Juan that struck the same area five months earlier. Huge, lumbering White Juan packed quite a weather wallop - heavy snows, fierce winds gusting to 124 km/h and zero visibility.

Snow fell at a phenomenal rate of five centimetres per hour for 12 straight hours. Blowing snow and high winds maintained blizzard conditions for a day or more and created monstrous drifts as tall as three metres. Halifax, Yarmouth and Charlottetown broke all-time 24-hour snowfall records, receiving almost a metre of snow. For Halifax, the 88.5 cm of snow on February 19 nearly doubled its previous record for a single day. More significantly, with over 300,000 people, it is now likely the largest city in the world to ever receive such a dump of snow in one day. Buffalo, Fargo and Boise move over! Halifax is the world's new snow king.

Almost at once, the southern Maritimes became a winter wasteland. For the first time in history, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island declared province-wide states of emergency lasting four days. Halifax issued a nightly nine-hour curfew over three days for all but essential workers in order to give them a fighting chance to clear the snow - estimated to weigh six million tonnes. When Toronto was hit with its "storm of the century" it called in the army, but hardy Maritimers organized neighbourhood work parties to dig themselves out. Streets were deserted for days. Huge drifts reduced four-lane boulevards to narrow walking paths. The Confederation Bridge was closed to all traffic for only the second time ever. The volume and density of the snow was so heavily packed that plows hit mounds of snow and literally bounced back. It took almost a week before bus and ferry service resumed and schools re-opened, leaving students with a record year for the number for lost days due to weather (up to ten in some districts). Miraculously, there were no serious injuries or deaths, just a million unforgettable stories""


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 07:56 AM

At least three days of food and water, rotated regularly. Propane or other alternate stove for cooking, and lot and lots of lovely homemade quilts with which to wrap up and stay warm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Charmion
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 08:02 AM

CBC Ottawa is promising Snowmageddon, but Environment Canada is forecasting a mere 15 cm at most for eastern Ontario. Edmund put the small shovel in the car when he headed out to work this morning, and that's probably more of a good luck charm than a necessary precaution.

All the same, I'll take my spiked stick when I go to the fishmonger's this afternoon. The lumps of ice on the sidewalks are a real menace to pedestrians at the best of times, and potentially lethal when covered with fresh snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Becca72
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 08:48 AM

We have food and water in stock. My new place loses power with a strong sneeze, so I fully expect it to happen at some point. If it stays off for too long I will just dogsled (or in my case catsled) to my sister's house 4 blocks over where there be a generator.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:01 AM

Here in south Quebec we're supposed to get somewhere between 1 cm and 2 meters of snow. The temperature will be between -40 C and +10 C. Winds will be between 50 km/hr and -5 km/hr. Clear skies by noon but maybe not.

The whole situation reminds me of a quip I heard from a comedian:

Q What's the weather like?

A You got a window, open it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:06 AM

I took my mail to the PO this morning instead of putting it in the mailbox, which might get buried... or killed again by the town plow.

Hype is good for only one thing: get the stupid people to listen and not go hang out at the beach during a hurricane or start driving a long distance in a blizzard. There are always a few. Some panic, but know how to stay safe, and some are stupid and die.

If you're smart, these things are nothing to be afraid of.
Me complaining, however,...


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:09 AM

999, I hope your Hawaiian shirt goes with your snow boots...


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: jacqui.c
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:12 AM

At 6am this morning we had about 2-3 inches of new snow and it's still coming, with the real stuff due in this evening and tomorrow. Kendall's a bit concerned about whether the snow blower will be able to handle two foot of snow so will be watching it pile up and may have to get out while it' still coming down and clear some of it off the driveway. Meanwhile this wimpy Brit is staying indoors for the duration.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:23 AM

I can still see some unhappy brown grass amidst the new dusting of snow. If it were more windy here, I'd say it was blowing up to Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:23 AM

gnu, you and me buddy. All this unnecessary hoorah is just that. We've lived much of our lives with newspapers and radio instead of TV and internet. The newspapers told us about the storm we just went through, and if the radio people were broadcasting we knew someone somewhere was getting into work so we'd go into work too. We went through some doozie storms and no one ever got all in a tizzy about it. Our parents sent us to check on elderly people to see if they needed anything and we shoveled their doorways and walks and brought in their wood or coal because we were instructed to do that, and if we got a scoff of cookies and tea or warm milk we said thank you. And if we accepted a nickel or dime for our efforts we got a clip on the ear and had to take it back with our apologies for having been such opportunistic cads to have accepted it in the first place. It's snowing here, btw, and it will continue until it stops.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: maeve
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:25 AM

Folks living directly along the Maine coast may also have high tide flooding Saturday morning.

The question is whether 999's shirts coordinate with his socks?
Photo at Maeve's link is here. --Mod


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Becca72
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 09:27 AM

As of 7am today approximately 5 miles away, Jacqui, I shoveled the walkway using only one hand because it's very light and fluffy...


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: maeve
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 10:10 AM

If any of my posts here fit the description of 'unnecessary hoorah' I apologise. My intent is to inform, not frighten, and if I could delete my posts I would.

It's sensible to be prepared for severe weather, but one's long experience and frustration with overblown warnings ought not make those with an interest or concern about storms feel foolish. I do prepare as a matter of course, I do feel vulnerable to danger since an event here, and now I do feel foolish for having entered the discussion in the first place.

Bye.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 10:15 AM

My post was addressed to gnu. We are in Canada and not actually part of this thread. Of course it's wise to be prepared. No one said otherwise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 10:16 AM

I drove my car to the post office and the snow blew off. Similar things are happening on the neighbor's roof. One can hope.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: bobad
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 10:25 AM

An example of what 999 was speaking of: Snow Panic Has Driven Weather.com Completely Insane


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 11:07 AM

I'm with you, Gnu. It's February, fer-pete's-sake! Snow is to be expected, even though the past two winters have been "open" winters with very little snow. And this is going to be SNOW -- not "wintry mix", not snow turning to rain. It's not going to be THAT cold (not summer, but 40°F by Tuesday) and it's supposed to be light and FLUFFY, not sodden heavy wire-pulling-down crap.

Okay, it'll be windy so there'll be drifting.

I think the worse problem will be high tide Saturday morning in Hampton, NH around 10. And further up the coast. High tide with the wind behind it.

But I'm not only inland, but a bit uphill, too, from the coast.

As usual, in case of power failure (altogether too common since we're with the Co-op where the power goes out if a butterfly slams into a pole), we've got water, beer, food that can be eaten cold, batteries, everything that needs charging is charged, firewood and a woodstove.

Winter of 2007-2008 it snowed every third day. I remember it well as I broke my arm in December and we HAD to plow the driveway each and every time it snowed so I could get to doctors, etc. You'd just get it cleaned up and we'd have another 6+ inches.

There's a lot of talk lately about New England's "Blizzard of '78" -- the anniversary was Feb. 6. I was living in Cape Porpoise, Maine at the time and managing a year-round shop in Kennebunkport. Not so much snow as the rest of New England, but ice and flooding. Some of the highest tides of the year, high storm surge and the wind pushing it. The Lord's Point Inn washed out to sea. We (on Cape Porpoise) were an island -- Back Cove and Porpoise Cove met...again. What a lot of people forget is we had practice a month previous with the storm of January 9th. Yesterday morning I reread my clipping from the York County Coast Star of all the coastal damage in Maine. When the river started coming through the floorboards of the shop, I got wires off the floor, secured the place and waded out to my ride home, getting there before the Cape was cut off. Reminded myself with the picture in the paper of the amount of water at the foot of my road.

In the early April storm of 1982, Tom and I were snowed in here in Nottingham for over three days (while my boss fretted). Heavy, wet snow -- that's the stuff I hate. And even with the town clerk living next door (Nottingham was shut down until she could get out), it was 3 days before they finally got a front end loader through the road. And it got stuck just above us.

This nor'easter is certainly not going to be as annoying as it could be. But we don't intend to drive to Portsmouth for the Press Room session this afternoon. The beautiful part of "retirement" is I don't have to drive when the weather sucks. We'll have to make music at home.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 11:24 AM

It's not supposed to really start to suck until tonight. "Winds 50 to 100 MPH". Sheesh--don't know why that plus maybe three feet of snow might be a problem. Still, if I have power, and my house doesn't become partially or entirely airborne, I have no problem at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 11:32 AM

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=NH&prodtype=zone


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 11:57 AM

The news and weather forecasters hype it up here as well. Weather warnings for snow in January and February. Or winter, as its always been known... We had about 5 inches a couple of weeks ago which had all melted after 6 days and people were clearing the supermarket shelves. Crazy.

Anyaway, hope you're all okay up there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bettynh
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 12:23 PM

I was in Worcester during the storm of '78, and I can forgive the hype this time. The thing about that storm was the timing - kids were in school, folks were at work when it started to snow 2 inches/hour. By the time everyone looked up, they all headed home at the same time, completely clogging Route 128, the beltway around Boston. Took a week or more to rescue all the folks and tow away all the stranded cars. This time, schools are closed and folks are warned to stay home. If we do get those drifts and heavy snow (there were 10 foot drifts in my driveway in '78) at least the plows will be able to get to work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 12:26 PM

I think a lot of people can't remember what happened last month, let alone last year or further. Of course, we've had two pretty much snowless winters the past two years. December's 14" a few days after Christmas was more snow than the past two winters combined. That's NOT normal (historically, at least) for New Hampshire. But there IS such a thing as climate change...

This nor'easter looks like it will be on the slightly better side of "normal" -- at least it's going to be fluffyish snow and not going to be rained on. And the higher winds should keep it from piling up on trees and power lines.

I rather wish it wouldn't interfere with this evening's regular Friday session at The Press Room, though. I've got photos from the '80s to pass around and a book for a friend that I forgot last week. Ah well. 'Twill wait for next Friday...

I just warned the banjo-wielding holder down of the south end of the table that we prolly won't be there.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 01:15 PM

Thanks for the NOAA link, 9. Looks like we might get a significant bit of the snow on Saturday.

I was telling a guy I work with that I was planning on making his gig in Portsmouth tomorrow night, but the storm would go through Saturday and I thought it might get cancelled. He said it was all going to be over on Friday. I hope it works out.

I understand what will probably happen. It will snow a lot, it will be cold and the wind will blow like crazy. And the next day, I'll see if I can open my door.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 01:20 PM

It seems Boston will take a hit, but hey, Boston deserves it. They had two light winters. You guys otoh seem to be getting more than your fair share. Just keep warm and the rest will happen as it happens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Big snow forecast for New England-Fri
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 01:26 PM

Nope, Jeri. All the weather sources have been saying the majority of the snow won't start until tonight and go well into tomorrow. It shouldn't even start tapering off until tomorrow afternoon.

But, hey, it's only a foot or possibly two at the most around here.

Linn


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