Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE?

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Ketteract
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Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 12:25 PM
I'm in central Connecticut and the NWS is predicting 18-24 inches for us on top of a sheet of wonderful ice.  Needless to say, everyone's working from home tomorrow.  I plan to go home tonight and not set foot outside until Monday morning.
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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 12:33 PM
Got soup?

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 12:40 PM
I have 3 Quorn patties, a bag of Quorn tenders, 3 Oroweat sandwich thins, a box of Barilla elbow mac, a jar of Classico sauce, a carton of Silk soymilk, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a 2-liter of Diet Coke, half a Tombstone pizza, some baked Utz tortilla chips, some Chi-Chi's salsa, and a few Empire apples.  No soup though.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 12:47 PM
Will Casey's deliver a pizza?

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 12:53 PM
ScreamingChicken


Will Casey's deliver a pizza?

Haha, actually Happy Joe's will ship pizzas! If you feel like paying through the nose...
 


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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 1:24 PM
Maybe get out and get some more booze before it hits!

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 3:09 PM
The Frankenstormopcalypsezilla is supposed to miss us, which is a good thing, because we have a storm coming in tomorrow from the midwest that's supposed to dump at least 8" on us. I guess we shall see when we shall see.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 3:38 PM
Here in Northern Illinois it's been a steady rain all day with temperature around 35. Some white stuff starting to mix in now.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 4:42 PM
HaHa I'm in Cocoa Beach and I'm not going back until it quits.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 4:44 PM
I sure wish it would pay us a visit. Nearly all our snow has melted away.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 5:04 PM
It's turned all over to snow here now. Slow moving.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Thu, 02/7/13 5:46 PM
The ABC's of storm survival
 
A...lcohol
B...atteries
C...igarettes (for the smokers) Cordwood for the rest of you
 
Good luck!

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 1:26 AM
Ketteract

I have 3 Quorn patties, a bag of Quorn tenders, 3 Oroweat sandwich thins, a box of Barilla elbow mac, a jar of Classico sauce, a carton of Silk soymilk, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a 2-liter of Diet Coke, half a Tombstone pizza, some baked Utz tortilla chips, some Chi-Chi's salsa, and a few Empire apples.  No soup though.

Throw everything out except the Gentleman Jack & Coke and you'll make it just fine!

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 7:48 AM
I have fire.
 


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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 12:03 PM
Stolen from a friend: While I understand that it's going to be a tough weekend in Boston and NYC, I still think its quaint when the East Coasters have names for their storms like NEMO, and we just call it winter.
 
We got about 10-11 inches of snow yesterday on top of the 5-6 we already had. Schools were closed today, but most people are going on about their business.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 12:39 PM
You Michiganders are used to snow!  I loved it when I lived in Traverse City, it snowed every day. 

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 12:43 PM
CCinNJ...  I used to have that exact same fire!

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 2:26 PM
Did you sell the fire?

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 2:28 PM
i'm sittin here and my 3 snowplow trucks are parked and barely did any pushin this year.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 2:35 PM
lleechef


You Michiganders are used to snow!  I loved it when I lived in Traverse City, it snowed every day. 

I hate it with a mad passion, but it doesn't stop me from living my life. The county put an extra 60 plows on the road early this morning, which means my road just got done! I'm way excited...that usually takes at least 48 hours.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 2:39 PM
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Stolen from a friend: While I understand that it's going to be a tough weekend in Boston and NYC, I still think its quaint when the East Coasters have names for their storms like NEMO, and we just call it winter.

We got about 10-11 inches of snow yesterday on top of the 5-6 we already had. Schools were closed today, but most people are going on about their business.

Actually it was the weather channel that decided to name them. Kind of silly I think. Whatever it's name is it's coming down pretty hard here. My daughter shoveled the walk an hour ago and it looks like nothing was done! My husband works night shift tonight so I'm not too happy about that!

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 4:22 PM
The status at Logan Airport in Boston is:  NO DELAYS.  Of course there are no delays.  There are NO FLIGHTS!!!  Sheesh.  One day in Alaska we got 36 inches of snow.  The airport never skipped a beat and we all went to work and school the next day.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Fri, 02/8/13 10:35 PM
felix4067


Stolen from a friend: While I understand that it's going to be a tough weekend in Boston and NYC, I still think its quaint when the East Coasters have names for their storms like NEMO, and we just call it winter.


LMAO I was thinking the same thing.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 5:05 AM
In 2010 we had some snow that kept us for a day or two. After that, I decided to be ready for the next one and bought a snowblower...A BIG snowblower (for this area)  13 hp 32 inch cut, pwr steering and heated grips.  Got a decent deal on it...and it has worked miracles on our winter life...
Since buying the machine, we tested it once the first winter on a 4" snowfall that would have melted off in less than 24 hours, and since that time, 2.5 winters ago, We have had no snowfalls over an inch or two.
Anyone want to bet what will happen with the weather if I sell the damn snowblower??

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 7:28 AM
Wow. I've never seen this mnuch snow in my life. My car is totally buried. Still have power though!
I'd link pics but apparently I haven't posted enough to do that.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 7:46 AM
I saw where Rhode Island got hammered pretty bad and it made me think of WJ.  It was indicated that 25% of the state was without power.  I know that Conn, Mass and Maine got it pretty bad also.
 
Al:  The same thing happened to me.  I bought a Honda with tracs about 10-11 years ago because of a 20 inch snow and we have had very little since then.
 
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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 8:26 AM
Sundancer7


I saw where Rhode Island got hammered pretty bad and it made me think of WJ.  It was indicated that 25% of the state was without power.  I know that Conn, Mass and Maine got it pretty bad also.

Al:  The same thing happened to me.  I bought a Honda with tracs about 10-11 years ago because of a 20 inch snow and we have had very little since then.

Paul E. Smith
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I'm one of the lucky ones with power.  Snow wise, apparently we got exactly what they said we would. 16" officially at the airport but most of the state got 18-24" not nearly as much as central Connecticut which I heard got as much as 3 feet

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 10:54 AM
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Stolen from a friend: While I understand that it's going to be a tough weekend in Boston and NYC, I still think its quaint when the East Coasters have names for their storms like NEMO, and we just call it winter.

We got about 10-11 inches of snow yesterday on top of the 5-6 we already had. Schools were closed today, but most people are going on about their business.

The city I live in (Syracuse) is rated as the snowiest city of its size in the US, I'd never even noticed they'd started naming snow storms. I just look out my window in the mornings to see if I need to leave 10 minutes earlier for work. We got 8-10" last night, roads are already pretty much clear.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 2:05 PM
Some wildly fluctuating snow totals from this storm. We got about 10 inches, while parts of Long Island (40 miles east) got 30 inches, and my sister in Brooklyn (in between us and Long Island) reports only about 6 inches.
 
The curious thing, my block, which is a 1/4 mile dead end street (which the real estate people seem to think is a cul-de-sac) usually is one of the last streets in town to be plowed. We joke that we're not even sure it's on the town map. This time around, it was plowed twice overnight, and is down to blacktop already. Either somebody greased somebody over at the Town Yard, or one of those guys moved on the block recently.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 6:02 PM
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In 2010 we had some snow that kept us for a day or two. After that, I decided to be ready for the next one and bought a snowblower...A BIG snowblower (for this area)  13 hp 32 inch cut, pwr steering and heated grips.  Got a decent deal on it...and it has worked miracles on our winter life...
Since buying the machine, we tested it once the first winter on a 4" snowfall that would have melted off in less than 24 hours, and since that time, 2.5 winters ago, We have had no snowfalls over an inch or two.
Anyone want to bet what will happen with the weather if I sell the damn snowblower??
Bring it with you the next time you head up this way and I'll swap you my dad's old single-stage model straight up...it can't handle the big snows but would be perfect for the little ones you get.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 6:54 PM
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The status at Logan Airport in Boston is:  NO DELAYS.  Of course there are no delays.  There are NO FLIGHTS!!!  Sheesh.  One day in Alaska we got 36 inches of snow.  The airport never skipped a beat and we all went to work and school the next day.

And you had to walk 20 miles up hill both ways to work too. 

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 7:45 PM
Hey, they tell me they had 37 inches of snow in my old neighborhood in Connecticut. That was pretty much standard when I was a kid. I never had to walk 20 miles uphill both ways to school and back. It was four miles each way, but it was only about a mile uphill going. Coming back was always a blast down the big hill.

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 8:21 PM
While we didnt have as much snow as our eastern friends, this winter is killing me.Lots of slush to walk thru, and I wear HEAVY boots. 5 pounds each. No wonder my legs hurt. However, legs look good........lol!

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sat, 02/9/13 11:19 PM
And now it is onto WINTER STORM ORKO
 
Tornadoes in Big D
Blizzards in MN
and
EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

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Re:Northeasterners: all ready for the latest STORMPOCALYPSE? - Sun, 02/10/13 12:39 AM
All you Northerners------
Sell the house.
Strap the Snowblower on the roof of your car.
Start driving South.
When you pull into a gas station and a "local" asks you what that thing is on the roof of your car, then you know you're far enough South to buy a new house.!!