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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2015, 11:06:44 PM »

Looks like we're getting THREE storms this week. We have tonight's storm that'll last until Monday, another clipper most likely on Thursday, and another possible big storm hitting again Sunday-Tuesday..  :banghead:

Have fun with this current one. Having one hell of a blizzard right now

Yeah, 15 inches in Joliet according to the NWS.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2015, 07:19:52 AM »

I saw a few flurries on the way home from Arkansas last night. Does that count?
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2015, 08:19:52 AM »

I saw a few flurries on the way home from Arkansas last night. Does that count?
In my area, it probably would.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2015, 02:19:07 PM »

Clearly this is catching the plow crews when they are spread thin.  The roads are a little rough here today.  However, I greatly appreciate the government allowing me to travel this time.

Is it me or is there a lot more trucking away of snow these days than there used to be? It might just be that I don't notice it because snow in this amount is not an annual occurrence, but I feel like I see a lot more aggressive snow removal this way than in years past.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2015, 08:08:53 PM »

I feel the same way actually.. I saw 5 trucks today and we had about an inch (not too bad, but enough to get the roads in slippery shape). They are salting more roads and every town is making sure the roads are clear to drive on. The worst part is the freezing rain and ice.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2015, 08:56:24 PM »

I survived today.  The office was practically empty.  I've never seen that many spots available in the parking lot before.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2015, 09:09:25 PM »

had to contend with crusty roads this morning and salty spray fighting a car with a shit-ass windshield washer system - no thanks to the cold weather....
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2015, 06:13:14 PM »

We might as well rename this to the  "Winter 2015" thread. We're getting MORE snow this weekend as well as the majority of the Northeast. Boston and New England in general are getting hit almost every day with some sort of snow. They're expecting 6-12 inches for us Sunday-Tuesday. Hopefully everyone is staying safe and warm in this crazy weather!  :D
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2015, 06:30:07 PM »

We might as well rename this to the  "Winter 2015" thread. We're getting MORE snow this weekend as well as the majority of the Northeast. Boston and New England in general are getting hit almost every day with some sort of snow. They're expecting 6-12 inches for us Sunday-Tuesday. Hopefully everyone is staying safe and warm in this crazy weather!  :D

Send some of it to us.  Still not enough snow in the mountains to sled.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2015, 07:10:42 PM »



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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2015, 07:16:38 PM »

More snow!  Bring it on!  I'm loving every minute of this winter. 
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2015, 09:22:01 PM »

Weather forecasts are moving targets. A couple days ago we were expected to get 6+ inches of snow between Sunday night and Monday. Now the forecast is for 1-3 inches of wintry mix becoming freezing rain on Monday.

Of course that actually makes it worse. Snow you can drive through if you have to and can be plowed away as it falls. Freezing rain turns roads into skating rinks, can't be plowed away, and trying to salt it while it's still falling is shoveling shit against the tide.

But again, moving target. Watch, Monday will come and it'll just be ordinary non-freezing rain. Or ordinary snow. I'll take either.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2015, 11:53:28 PM »

We had thunderstorms last night here in Central Florida. You guys up north knew about that already though, right? Since the NYC and Boston local weather forecasts are apparently national news, I'm assuming you're getting full coverage of ours as well. That seems only fair.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #63 on: February 06, 2015, 12:15:20 AM »


We had thunderstorms last night here in Central Florida. You guys up north knew about that already though, right? Since the NYC and Boston local weather forecasts are apparently national news, I'm assuming you're getting full coverage of ours as well. That seems only fair.

I don't know about New York, but we had more snow in a week than has ever been recorded here (and we get a lot of snow), so it might merit some coverage.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2015, 12:23:24 AM »

I'm moving to Boston in 3 months, I appreciate the coverage of Boston weather.

Yes, I'm willingly moving from the South back to New England. I'd rather deal with a New England winter than a Carolina summer.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2015, 10:47:33 AM »

We had thunderstorms last night here in Central Florida. You guys up north knew about that already though, right? Since the NYC and Boston local weather forecasts are apparently national news, I'm assuming you're getting full coverage of ours as well. That seems only fair.

Don't go waving your snow shovel in the air, or Lightning Storm Zachary might electrocute you.

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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2015, 10:49:09 AM »

We might as well rename this to the  "Winter 2015" thread. We're getting MORE snow this weekend as well as the majority of the Northeast. Boston and New England in general are getting hit almost every day with some sort of snow. They're expecting 6-12 inches for us Sunday-Tuesday. Hopefully everyone is staying safe and warm in this crazy weather!  :D
Don't panic, but the latest forecast for the Boston area is 12 to 16 inches from late Sunday through early Tuesday.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2015, 12:05:49 PM »

We had thunderstorms last night here in Central Florida. You guys up north knew about that already though, right? Since the NYC and Boston local weather forecasts are apparently national news, I'm assuming you're getting full coverage of ours as well. That seems only fair.
Don't go waving your snow shovel in the air, or Lightning Storm Zachary might electrocute you.

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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2015, 12:20:46 PM »


We had thunderstorms last night here in Central Florida. You guys up north knew about that already though, right? Since the NYC and Boston local weather forecasts are apparently national news, I'm assuming you're getting full coverage of ours as well. That seems only fair.

Don't go waving your snow shovel in the air, or Lightning Storm Zachary might electrocute you.

I look forward to a time when every sunny day has a name.  "Beach Day Norman" will really help get folks interested in the weather around them. 
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2015, 04:00:47 PM »

We might as well rename this to the  "Winter 2015" thread. We're getting MORE snow this weekend as well as the majority of the Northeast. Boston and New England in general are getting hit almost every day with some sort of snow. They're expecting 6-12 inches for us Sunday-Tuesday. Hopefully everyone is staying safe and warm in this crazy weather!  :D
Don't panic, but the latest forecast for the Boston area is 12 to 16 inches from late Sunday through early Tuesday.


We're supposedly getting less than expected, but still enough to probably cancel school. I think the forecast calls for around 6 inches of snow with periods of freezing rain. The last storm was the same prediction and we ended up with 9-10 inches of snow!
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #70 on: February 06, 2015, 06:45:44 PM »

Wow, a forecast can really change in the matter of a few hours... Now it's 1-2 inches of snow with periods of freezing rain.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2015, 12:23:19 AM »

18-24 now predicted here.  That would make 6 feet in about 17 days.  Blocks are being closed day and night in a panic to cart off snow piles.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2015, 03:22:52 PM »

What amazes me is the scale of day and night snow removal operations going on. Today I even passed a New Jersey Department of Transportation dump truck on a local street carting away snow in Somerville, Mass.  Those guys are now in full panic mode with another foot on the way.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2015, 03:26:04 PM »

What amazes me is the scale of day and night snow removal operations going on. Today I even passed a New Jersey Department of Transportation dump truck on a local street carting away snow in Somerville, Mass.  Those guys are now in full panic mode with another foot on the way.

You guys helped us before, and we figured you guys could use the extra equipment with how bad these storms are slamming you.  ;-)
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2015, 03:33:02 PM »

So, it's snowing yet again - they're predicting 6-10" for our area of Rhode Island. :paranoid:  The roads are bad enough already (my back is still sore from partially widening our street on Thursday), so this is only going to make things worse.
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