Blizzard Nemo

 

Blizzard Conditions tomorrow for New York City and Boston.
Are you prepared?

bring it on!

all fueled up and ready!

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

Don't want

I just wish I go fast foward the clock and let it be Sunday.

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I'm about as prepared as I

I'm about as prepared as I usually am.

A dusting of snow will shut down NYC

joegambino wrote:

Blizzard Conditions tomorrow for New York City and Boston.
Are you prepared?

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Nuvi 2460LMT.

I'm Prepared

Because I live in FL now !
However, 4 of my grown "kids" still live in So. NH - one of who is a snow removal contractor ! Have fun Joe !
I plowed snow for 36 consecutive hours during the Blizzard of "78"

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

snowing in CT

we're expecting 24"

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non-native nutmegger

Only Rain

Only rain expected in Washington, DC, but I remember living in Boston in the late 1960's attending graduate school for Meteorology.

Those were the days when we measured snow by the feet! Enjoy & take a snow day.

Fred

hmmm

FZbar wrote:

Only rain expected in Washington, DC, but I remember living in Boston in the late 1960's attending graduate school for Meteorology.

Those were the days when we measured snow by the feet! Enjoy & take a snow day.

Fred

Have you considered a handle change to Milli Bar?

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No Boxcar

Actually, Zbar (actually a Z with a bar over it) is shorthand for the height of the 500 mb surface, about half way up thru the atmosphere.

I actually used to initial documents that way when I was still gainfully employed.

Fred

Prepared??

After Sandy, I can't make any predictions.

Be ready in case of power loss

Remember: A fridge will keep things colder longer the more it has in it. Three cases of beer and a gallon of water (you can't make coffee with beer) will stay cold for a long time! And it works better than simple food.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

It Is Snowing Now

Not much if any breeze, but about an inch of snow so far.

Went without power for 9 days October '11 due to that Fall snow storm. That was a mess. The wet snow took down trees and that took down the wires and poles. It should stay colder this time so no wet snow to collect on wires, trees, etc, and the wind won't allow snow to build up on the trees and wires. Just have to hope the power grid can handle the wind, and trees won't be blown over, taking out transmission wires.

Thankfully, the roads have very little traffic.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Southern Ontario Snow

Our snow started hitting Kitchener, Ontario (about 60 miles west of Toronto) about 4 AM. Still snowing. So far about 25 cm (10" for our US Friends).

This is not nearly as bad as New York and Boston area are expecting. For all our POI Factory Friends in those area, please be safe. Stay home, have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and take your time clearing the driveway. We don't want any heart attacks or accidents.

We have friends that took a cruise out of New York to the Caribbean and should arrive back in New York tomorrow morning. They'll be having one heck of an awful surprise when they arrive.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Traffic ban in Massachusetts...

"Gov. Patrick emphasized that the point was not to catch people violating the ban but “to emphasize how critical it is that non-essential travel on the roads cease.”

Violating the travel ban, he said, could incur a penalty of a year in jail and a $500 fine."

Taken from our local Police Dept's Facebook post.

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Shovel Ready Project

In years past NYC used to hire "needy: people to help clear snow from sidewalks and pathways and keep the curb drains clear. They were paid a dollar or so an hour.

Who will the major cities in the NE use for this major storm - not those already on government assistance.

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romanviking

In a really thick blizzard

In a really thick blizzard please check your sat. signal strength.

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

FEMA Find Every Mexican

FEMA Find Every Mexican Available

Scary

TnPapa wrote:

FEMA Find Every Mexican Available

The scariest words ever spoken:

"I'm from the Government and I'm here to help"

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Live every day like it's your last. Some day you'll be right - Benny Hill

NEMO

It left me with 9"

25" in north central connecticut

Plow trucks are getting stuck. People have to stay off the roads so the roads can be cleared.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

I wish you the best--

Out here on the Left Coast we have to put up with earthquakes (no warning, other than you know there's one coming), and crazy politics.

I was in the Boston area for the storm of 1978 -- I like the Left Coast!

Bob in sunny Silicon Valley

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Taxes

k6rtm wrote:

Out here on the Left Coast we have to put up with earthquakes (no warning, other than you know there's one coming), and crazy politics.

I was in the Boston area for the storm of 1978 -- I like the Left Coast!

Bob in sunny Silicon Valley

Don't forget to pay those state taxes to pay for all the plowing and salt!

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Blizzard Of 78

k6rtm wrote:

Out here on the Left Coast we have to put up with earthquakes (no warning, other than you know there's one coming), and crazy politics.

I was in the Boston area for the storm of 1978 -- I like the Left Coast!

Bob in sunny Silicon Valley

I was living in CT during the blizzard of 1978. Got stranded & spent the night in a farmhouse. The next morning, I caught a ride home on a county snowplow. There was a 3-day driving ban, so it took me that long before I could even think of going back for my car.

Within a month I took a job in FL and never looked back.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Life

Gary A wrote:
k6rtm wrote:

Out here on the Left Coast we have to put up with earthquakes (no warning, other than you know there's one coming), and crazy politics.

I was in the Boston area for the storm of 1978 -- I like the Left Coast!

Bob in sunny Silicon Valley

I was living in CT during the blizzard of 1978. Got stranded & spent the night in a farmhouse. The next morning, I caught a ride home on a county snowplow. There was a 3-day driving ban, so it took me that long before I could even think of going back for my car.

Within a month I took a job in FL and never looked back.

Some would just look at that as an adventure and life experiences.

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Be Careful out there

For those impacted, hunker down and stay put if you can, and best of luck. I've been through a few big storms and the memories that stick with me are the shoveling of 12"+ snowfalls on the sidewalk/street days in a row - quite a workout! On the plus side, the kids had a blast sledding, building snow forts, snowmen, etc., once the storm passed.

That said, I'm looking forward to spring!

Be Careful What You Ask For

I hope this satisfies those that were concerned about the shortage of snow this season.

Driving ban has been extended in CT. Luckily I have not lost power. Winds were not as bad as expected, the snow was dry and the foliage was off the trees this time of year, so the snow didn't weigh the trees down and take out the poles and wires, as much as wet snow would have.

The big damage was where it was "warm", right around freezing and the snow was wet and heavy, that's where most of the power is out.

Still several hundred thousand without power and it is going to be getting near 0F tonight, and windy.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Just got power back

Off for about 6 hours. Can't blow the driveway with an electric snow shovel if the power goes out.... Another 16-24 inches for the books (does drifting snow count??)

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

Yes

Yes, I am all ready, and prepared to watch it on TV, since I am so very glad I live in North Carolina, where it rarely snows!

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Same Here!

groundhog wrote:

Yes, I am all ready, and prepared to watch it on TV, since I am so very glad I live in North Carolina, where it rarely snows!

Since moving down to Charlotte from Long Island last summer, I've managed to miss Sandy and now this storm. Fortunately, most friends and family back home made it through fairly well.

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The Moose Is Loose! nuvi 760

FL Suncoast

We moved from CT this summer...not missing any of this!

However, our friends and family in NY and CT have sent some incredible pics of the snow. One friend had a snow drift blocking their door! They took a pick from inside their house with the snow piled against the screen/glass door...quite a site!

Blizzard Nemo

I'm very prepared,I moved to Florida.

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an94

New Records

The Oct '11 storm was brutal in that there was still foliage on the trees and the snow was wet and heavy. There were areas of forest that looked they were stomped by a giant, as grass would look when you step on it and flatten it. The trees were split and leveled by the enormous weight of the snow. All night I could hear the loud snap of trees followed by a huge thump when the tree hit the ground, and then I could feel the house shake with most of the thumps. It crushed, literally, many buildings in the region.

Although snowfall records have been set with this event, so far there are no reports of buildings being crushed.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

It's getting worse

Rain coming, will make a bad situation worse, add weight to roofs.

Six buildings have collapsed already.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Gotta Go

firenutts wrote:

all fueled up and ready!

Gotta Go!!!

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nuvi 250 --> 1250T --> 265T Lost my 1250T

We were spared....

In MD!

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

From MD too

Yup, we were spared. No sense putting snow on horizontal surfaces when they REALLY belong on mountains so you can ski. New Hampshire & Vermont benefited at their ski areas. Now, if Colorado gets some more before I head out there.

Fred

Not so bad

joegambino wrote:

Blizzard Conditions tomorrow for New York City and Boston.
Are you prepared?

I live in Nassau County and we only got about a foot of snow. The Town of North Hempstead were great with plowing the local roads. The State not so great. I was expecting a lot worse.

Collapses

In CT, there are buildings being evacuated/closed due to sagging.

17 buildings have already collapsed.

120 farm buildings/structures have been destroyed due to collapse.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

1978

I was still living there in 1978 when the Civic Center roof collapsed.

arrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ax6eUnpa68

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Closings

Schools are still closed, will be closed for the remainder of the week. Many schools are still and will remain closed.

Schools are being used to store towed cars, to get the cars out of the way so the roads can be plowed/cleared.

Snow being trucked away.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Looks like someone should

Looks like someone should have rented a couple of these!
http://www.snowdragonmelters.com/default.asp?ID=8

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.