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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2015, 10:50:00 AM »

By the end of everything it'll be no larger than a chihuahua's head.

What ever will be, will be.

Stuck in a hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts...making this my first Snow Day (rather than work/school) in over 30 years.

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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2015, 11:08:37 AM »


Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.

Suck it yourself, flatlander.  The moment the roads open, me and my snowboard are going out for some special one-on-one time. 
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2015, 11:12:55 AM »

Rhode Island isn't listed. How was Rhode Island able to not get hit by it? How much did they have to pay in order to bribe the storm not to come to them, or was it just chance?

Okay, looking at snowfall totals, Rhode Island too.

By the end of everything it'll be no larger than a chihuahua's head.

What ever will be, will be.

Stuck in a hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts...making this my first Snow Day (rather than work/school) in over 30 years.

Good luck getting out. The entire Massachusetts area is just getting slammed (especially Boston).
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2015, 11:28:51 AM »

As of 11:30 AM, the snow in SW CT is slowly letting up. It went from moderate snow to light flurries. I don't expect much else to come. I read that we're getting a small light snow shower Thursday-Friday and another potential "big storm" hitting us Sunday into Monday.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2015, 11:37:22 AM »

I think this blizzard was hyped way too much. Different snow total models with varying numbers probably didn't help either. We got around 10 inches of snow. Eastern CT got hit the worst. NWS still shows us as in the 18-24 inch range but I highly doubt that we will even get a foot.

Well, everything is hyped way too much where the Internet's involved, but I'm glad at least that a weather event can still generate hype even after so many "disappointing" results.

But yes, on waking up this morning I find that our abundant snowfall didn't persist, and there's a perfectly manageable amount of snow to deal with on our day off today. And yes, New Yorkers are taking to social media in droves complaining about how they were shortchanged by the weather forecast. The modern, online New Yorker sure does seem to have trouble dealing with almost anything these days!
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2015, 11:45:17 AM »


Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.

Suck it yourself, flatlander.  The moment the roads open, me and my snowboard are going out for some special one-on-one time. 

Funny because I live on the side of a hill and there are 2700' mountains within a couple of hours.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2015, 11:52:28 AM »

I think this blizzard was hyped way too much. Different snow total models with varying numbers probably didn't help either. We got around 10 inches of snow. Eastern CT got hit the worst. NWS still shows us as in the 18-24 inch range but I highly doubt that we will even get a foot.

Generally, there's always different models that show different storm paths.  Eventually, many of them tend to fall in relative line with each other.  This time they didn't. Forecasters tended to go with the Euro model though for this storm which was providing the very high storm totals, even after the storm was taking a decidedly different path. 
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2015, 01:05:19 PM »

Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.

Call me when it's time for another bailout to rebuild after a tornado.

Seattle:  Yesterday sunny and 65 degrees.  That hardly ever happens in January.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2015, 01:44:36 PM »

Albany was expecting to get a foot of snow from this and it's pretty much been a bust here too.  The meteroilogist said I'd experience 8 inches last night and I woke up feeling very unimpressed.

Just half an inch on the ground this morning.  We do have a little bit now, but it's only expected to accumulate a couple inches.  That's nothing for a girl who grew up in the Lake Ontario snowbelt.

Right now is looking like a REALLY good time to clinch stuff in NYC.  Guess I should have taken the day off and gone down there... so much less traffic with everyone preemptively taking the day off!
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2015, 02:17:00 PM »

Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.

Call me when it's time for another bailout to rebuild after a tornado.

Seattle:  Yesterday sunny and 65 degrees.  That hardly ever happens in January.

Call me when it's time for the bailout when Mount Rainier goes off.

It's 30 and cloudy here today after an icy snow last night.  The salt trucks were out in force this morning.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2015, 02:33:59 PM »

Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.
Call me when it's time for another bailout to rebuild after a tornado.

We have had a very mild winter (so far) so I expect this spring tornado season to be violent.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2015, 04:53:01 PM »

Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.
Call me when it's time for another bailout to rebuild after a tornado.

We have had a very mild winter (so far) so I expect this spring tornado season to be violent.

I'm driving throughout the South in late March. Should I be concerned?
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2015, 06:30:35 PM »

Travel ban in western Massachusetts (except for I-90) was lifted at noon today (1-27).  Travel ban in central and eastern Massachusetts is to be lifted at midnight tonight.  Massachusetts "non emergency" state workers directed to not report for work on Wednesday 1-28.

Wakefield got just over 21 inches - figure I'm looking at about 3 to 4 hours of shoveling out tomorrow.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2015, 07:45:48 PM »

Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.
Call me when it's time for another bailout to rebuild after a tornado.

We have had a very mild winter (so far) so I expect this spring tornado season to be violent.

I'm driving throughout the South in late March. Should I be concerned?

Depends on how the setup is. March begins the ramp up in severe storms for the South
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2015, 10:51:02 PM »

I'm driving throughout the South in late March. Should I be concerned?
Monitor the radar and if you see a big angry looking line of storms coming for you, find somewhere substantial to wait it out. The severe storms tend to be over fairly quick (it can go from calm to hailing to calm within the span of an hour). Most of the big storms are driven by cold fronts (cold dry air diving down from Canada and such meeting up with warm moist air from the Gulf), so if you pay attention to the weather reports you can generally guess where the bad stuff might be and work your schedule to avoid it.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2015, 04:21:57 AM »

Tomorrow's high in Tulsa is forecast to be 72 degrees. Suck it, northeasterners.
Call me when it's time for another bailout to rebuild after a tornado.

We have had a very mild winter (so far) so I expect this spring tornado season to be violent.

I'm driving throughout the South in late March. Should I be concerned?

Violent storms are so random that you never know where they're going to strike. I would keep an eye on the weather but things can change very quickly in this part of the country.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2015, 10:15:16 AM »

I estimate about 10 or 11 inches here in New Britain, CT, southwest of Hartford. The storm totals shoot way up once you got east of the Connecticut River. Our state's jackpot was Thompson. They saw 33 inches or so. It's the far northeast corner of the state in Windham County, where I-395 heads north into Webster, MA. A slight jog to the east puts you in northwest Rhode Island. Wells, ME picked up at least 24 inches (I lived there from 1974-77).

P.S. There was residual snow on the ground for the 4 to 5 wet inches that fell on Saturday morning.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2015, 12:03:32 PM »

We only wound up with 6.5" here.  But because of the winds, we had 3ft snowdrifts in our driveway.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2015, 12:16:48 PM »

We're south of where the blizzard forecasts were in effect. We got a dusting of snow, not enough to bother shovelling the driveway (had I really wanted to clear it, I could have used a broom or the leaf blower, but the sun cleared it for me yesterday). The big issue here was the plunging temperature. Yesterday morning the streets in our neighborhood were pretty well frozen over. I was very thankful the traffic light as I was leaving our neighborhood was green when I reached it because the street leading to it was a solid sheet of ice and I was going a little bit fast because I needed the momentum to get up the hill to where the light is. But I must say VDOT did an excellent job clearing the main roads.

Today, it's just windy and cold. Stopped at the gas station to fill the tank and it was no fun.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2015, 04:10:47 PM »

Probably about 27" here, adjusting and averaging various estimates.  Honestly not that bad, considering that we have been through this three times in the past four years.  Light snow, good times.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2015, 10:49:13 PM »

We're supposedly getting a clipper Thursday-Friday which will bring 1-3 inches. They're looking at two other storms next week which might bring a significant amount of snow/rain.
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2015, 12:06:29 AM »


We're supposedly getting a clipper Thursday-Friday which will bring 1-3 inches. They're looking at two other storms next week which might bring a significant amount of snow/rain.

4-6 here.  It'll polish the muddy crust of yesterday's snow with a fresh white. 

Snow rode beautifully and forgivingly today.  Pleasant bumps, borderline moguls in spots, and a welcome return to the pure stuff instead of sprayed-on shaved ice.  Not a complaint to be heard on the mountain.

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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2015, 12:40:54 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:
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2015, 02:46:35 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
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Re: Ready for the blizzard?
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2015, 03:05:33 PM »

Glad I flew through Chicago on Friday instead of today.

Though my flight was delayed anyway (mechanical problem with the plane).
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