The Mid-Atlanic blizzard of '09

 

Goooooood Morning POI Factory!

Getting ready to do a cardiac stress test with the newly-fallen snow outside and thought I'd start the inevitable conversation on the big December East Coast snowfall. (Before we loose power, or I do from the stress test).

8:50 am and I've got about 11" in White Oak, MD (just Northeast of DC proper), and we're waiting for the second 'heavy band' coming from the south. Hope everyone down that direction stays warm & safe.

Will check back in later. Gotta mix some fuel for my little 14" snowblower and do the first pass on my 200 foot driveway or I'll need to use the blower like a shovel later. shock

Be careful out there everyone!

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wonder

if you are using your gps on the snow blower so you won't get lost in the blizzard

3/4 Done

Well 3/4 done with the driveway & it's still coming down. Ran out of fuel. The blower did, too. Back out to finish shortly before the second pass when it stops coming down. Roughly 13" I guess but haven't measured.

The gps was handy in helping me find the driveway to get started. mrgreen

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It was a nice day in So Cal-

It was a nice day in So Cal- 80 degrees and clear. No snow!

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Oh, ... Nice :-)

jwc3006 wrote:

It was a nice day in So Cal- 80 degrees and clear. No snow!

Yeah, but when the idiot on our street stops using that noisy snow blower, it's SO quiet & peaceful.

..And NO traffic! mrgreen

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Now

Now that's funny.

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I ache all over :-(

hay-zeus. 9 hours later, 24 inches, still coming down.

I ache all over. 4th pass tomorrow am.

D.C. beat a 1932 highest ever record. Curious how our buds in N.C., VA., N.J. and N.Y. are doing?

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Take the Snow Over Cold

We had a bit of a blizzard earlier this week. Not much in the way of snow, but bitterly cold and high winds. I'm not sure which is worse - two feet of snow or -40 temperatures (-56 with the wind chill). Winter is not my favourite season. crying

A decent day in N.W. Atlanta

Oh well, it was a decent day in N.W. Atlanta today in the high 40's. We have had Christmas in the 70's before. I do not miss the SNOW!

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JG - Nuvi 2460

News from Boston

JD4x4 wrote:

hay-zeus. 9 hours later, 24 inches, still coming down.

I ache all over. 4th pass tomorrow am.

D.C. beat a 1932 highest ever record. Curious how our buds in N.C., VA., N.J. and N.Y. are doing?

Have a friend on Cape Cod who just got home from stocking up as they are expecting 60 mph winds and up to 15 inches of snow.

That should be fun!

Glad it's 75 and sunny here in Palm Springs.

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Middlesex County, NJ

JD4x4 wrote:

hay-zeus. 9 hours later, 24 inches, still coming down.

I ache all over. 4th pass tomorrow am.

D.C. beat a 1932 highest ever record. Curious how our buds in N.C., VA., N.J. and N.Y. are doing?

Right now, we have about 4 inches here in Middlesex County, NJ

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good news

it will stop falling after dumping 24 inches of stimulus snow in our area.
2009, everything is stimulus...

whoops my 1st post

I'll pass the tip of using gps on his snow plower to my brother in Michigan. Thks.

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baltimore

my dad broke his snow blower this afternoon after running over a piece of wood covered under the snow .

started snowing about 10:45 pm in my neck of the woods (NE CT)

It's started for us....we expect 10-16" by Sunday noon.....nice for X-mas!

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non-native nutmegger

about 20 inches in South Jersey

about 20 inches in South Jersey and still comming

at least 15"....

but up to 2 feet with drifts...still coming down, but should be done by noon.

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Snow Storm

Here in Brooklyn, New York , we received around
14 inches , more out on long island.
I am glad the snow was soft and not wet making it easier to shovel. Where at the tail end of the storm now.smile grin

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Took 2 1/2 hrs. to clean the driveway and the sidewalk.

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Yesterday I found myself

Yesterday I found myself shoving a few inches of globull warming from my driveway...

Geee.. I just can't wait to pay more taxes for the g'ment to 'fix the planet.'.. rolleyes

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Fresh off the press

Just received this from a friend on Cape Cod:

This is one weird nor'easter - it's circling around and around, whipping up drifts and re-energizing just offshore. I've seen much worse here, but it's pretty messy out and we have about 7000 without power.

Looks like it isn't over for the Boston area for a while.

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What a mess

We had an official record of 20" here in our town in SW Virginia. I cleaned a path to the street that is exactly the width of a snow shovel. That's all I will do other than maybe clear in front of the car to get out.

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Oh yeah...

Now I remember why I moved here from Connecticut. I do NOT miss the snow mrgreen

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After growing up in Nor Cal

After growing up in Nor Cal and often skiing vacations in Lake Tahoe it baffles me that a bit of snow shuts down the entire NE for a day. I'm in Philly now, and there is about 8-22" depending on what part of town.

In Tahoe we often went skiing at 6 am went 20 inches had falled overnight, and needed to drive 30 min from Cabin to ski resort (which normally would take 10min with no chains and light traffic). I guess it's the lack of sufficient infrastructure and places to plow the snow to. At least twice we had 7 feet overnight during Xmas, and the only delay was until 930am in the morning waiting for street plowing.

Also baffles me that folks don't have/ can't use chains and tire cables here.

Over for us in DC

Well it's over for us here in DC. I must have been using the measurement plus 5 inch baseline that I've trained my wife to use. My official yardstick on the picnic table said 19" this am, not the 24 that I reported earlier. Could have settled too, I guess.

I'd love to see what Brooklyn looks like with 14 inches of snow! (from a distance wink )

Driveway's done. Gin & Tonic is flowing. Good luck everyone in the northeast.

(mskids... a lot of the problems (not all, for sure) are from everyone in the northeast having low clearance urban vehicles. I haven't seen a chain yet that will drag a car with 6" of ground clearance through 10" of snow for any reasonable distance. shock )

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Harford County, MD

We're north of Baltimore - had around 18" to 22" I guess. Hard to pick a firm number with the drifting, but it was plenty any way you look at it. A couple of hours of shoveling this morning got the sidewalks cleared and gave the cars a clear path to the road (still snow covered). Looking for some sun and warmth over the next few days to melt the overnight freezes that will come.

The snowfall event resulted in light, fluffy snow for us - still quite a bit of weight over the 2+ hours of moving it, but much more pleasant than the wet heavy snows that occur right around the freezing point.

Yeah, but...

Gary A wrote:

Now I remember why I moved here from Connecticut. I do NOT miss the snow mrgreen

After a snow storm, it melts and the is snow gone. After a hurricane, it may be your house that's gone. mrgreen

We had about 18" here in Syosset, on the north shore of Long Island. My neighbor and I tag-teamed our driveways, plus a couple of others, with his snowblower.

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1978

Moose135 wrote:

After a snow storm, it melts and the is snow gone. After a hurricane, it may be your house that's gone. mrgreen

I was stranded in the blizzard of 1978 for 3 days and almost froze to death. No thank you. mrgreen

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Just think. . .

Hey everyone,

Just think this storm happened in the fall, as Winter starts tomorrow - I hope everyone makes it through OK.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

20 inches in Germantown MD

I made an initial attempt to clean off our cars on Saturday afternoon, but, of course, had plenty of "rework" today. Both cars are now completely clear, although I'm dreading the road conditions on Monday morning.

-Dave

70 Degrees

here in Phoenix tomorrow. I am glad too because my snow blower broke when I ran into a Saguaro!

The remedy for all the blizzard and snow is come visit, spend money and go home!

Roads clear today in MD

No problems driving in to work in Bethesda. All roads were clear.

It is like a ghost town here. Very few people at work with schools and govt closed.

Clearing snow took hours yesterday and my back is killing me

Better this week than next week

Not that I like snow, but thank God it was this week and not next week. I am going to drive from NY to Fl right after Christmas and would rather not have to drive in snow.
I made that trip several years ago and had a snow storm folow me almost all the way down. Every state I got to, the storm was in the state I just left.
All the way to Georgia.
Any way, I hope everybody has a very happy holiday!

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Nassau county, NY snowstorm

JD4x4 wrote:

Goooooood Morning POI Factory!

Getting ready to do a cardiac stress test with the newly-fallen snow outside and thought I'd start the inevitable conversation on the big December East Coast snowfall. (Before we loose power, or I do from the stress test).

8:50 am and I've got about 11" in White Oak, MD (just Northeast of DC proper), and we're waiting for the second 'heavy band' coming from the south. Hope everyone down that direction stays warm & safe.

Be careful out there everyone!

We only got about 15 inches. Still it covered the cars and took quite a bit of shoveling. What I don't understand is why they closed the schools. The storm wasn't that bad and the roads were cleared yesterday.

No problems for me, either

chimchim12 wrote:

No problems driving in to work in Bethesda. All roads were clear.

It is like a ghost town here. Very few people at work with schools and govt closed.

Clearing snow took hours yesterday and my back is killing me

I agree - the morning commute was surprisingly pleasant. (I also work in Bethesda.) Only problem was that the windshield washer took awhile to start working, so I had to make a quick stop at a gas station to manually clean off my windshield.

lucky

not all community roads got cleared in time. Lucky you are.

How is road condition in Downtown DC?

snow

Got a foot here somewhere close to Roanoke, VA. Most roads have been cleared but parking lots are still a mess. I have 400 miles to drive in next couple of days. I'm not looking forward to it since I'm in a rental (Enterprise gave me a tin can to drive sad )

DC is generally OK

DC streets are generally OK except for some residential, which are still pretty passable.

Same with the MD suburbs of DC. All through roads are excellent, most parking lots are cleared too.

Sidewalks in MD are a totally different story & the main reason that Mont Co MD schools will be closed tomorrow too.

Watch for LOTS of pedestrians needing to walk in the roadways.

..otherwise it's a memory.

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