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Winter Storm Nemo; Historic Blizzard Looms
Weather Channel ^ | 02/07/13 | Dolce, Erdman

Posted on 02/07/2013 5:06:12 PM PST by GRRRRR

Here we go with another freak out about a winter storm. From naming it like a hurricane to generate more angst, to the continuing reminders that it "COULD" be a top ten storm in all time history, the weather guessers are doing the hype dance.

Granted, this one looks particularly nasty, but most sane people will grab some extra milk and get home early Friday before the main bands hit.

Take cover NE FReepers and keep us updated on how it's coming along.

Post lots of pics from your yards and neighborhoods so we can all OOOOH and AHHHH at the precip!!

Above all, stay safe, get off the roads early!!


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blizzard; boston; freakout; globalcooling; nemo; snow; snowstorm; snowstormnemo; winter
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To: Betis70

Hi! Yes indeed. Stay happy and safe tomorrow we will all be well!
Unless CL&P doesn’t turn our power on in a week;)))


101 posted on 02/07/2013 8:27:22 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: muawiyah
"New England deserves a very destructive and nasty 4 foot snow with 60 foot high drifts. They gave us Romney. They voted for Obama. What is there to like about these guys ~ let it snow!!!!

My sentiments too. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
And after that a perhaps a heavy ice storm to coat all the tree branches and power lines -- along with high winds to drive it all to the ground.

102 posted on 02/07/2013 8:31:51 PM PST by StormEye
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To: re_nortex

Been running the a/c pretty much all day today. Grass is still brown but the weeds are nice and green.


103 posted on 02/07/2013 8:34:44 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Nepeta

How about before satellite weather, you just got the storm, no 3 day build-up, no flops, it snowed when it snowed and people were smart enough to keep supplies on hand, after all it was winter, no french toast and tp rush.


104 posted on 02/07/2013 8:35:52 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: GRRRRR

2 ft? Pfft. A trifle. We had five feet in a couple days in Syracuse back in ‘66. Mom and Dad ran out of smokes and sent us kids trudging to the mailbox at the end of the sub division where some friends had deposited several packs.

Now I go to the Sierras to see 40 foot snowfalls.


105 posted on 02/07/2013 9:05:53 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GRRRRR

So I get this alert on my SometimesSmartPhone from the weather people who are sometimes accurate... Says we have a winter storm watch for Friday into Saturday. Said weather prognosticators mention that we could expect an accumulation of 10 to 14 inches of fluffy globull warming accompanied by a trace of solid globull warming which will posit itself on all exposed surfaces. Like the porch. And the walk. And the drive. Sounds like I get to see if my old John Deere Globulwarming Blower will work one more time...

Even more interesting is that bloviators such as Algore and his ilk somehow in their twisted logic proclaim in their best ‘The Sky Is Falling’ voice that this is proof of - yep - globull warming. I have lived through, oh, at least a handfull of years and have observed cycles of massive globull warming accumulations, and years when it was 68 degrees (F) on Christmas day and it most certainly was not a white Christmas.

You know what? Back before some shyster pseudo-scientists discovered that they could get a bunch of Government Grants (i.e. your and my money) by fudging the facts and creating a nonexistent crisis, we had strange weather patterns. Real research shows that it has been happening that way for, oh, millennia. Before these pseudoscientists told us that we had to give them more of our money, drive Government Motors Dolts, use corn as fuel instead of food, and put up windmills that don’t feed the grid to any significant level (but DO kill a lot of birds) we knew what this really was...

And we called this.... Winter.


106 posted on 02/07/2013 9:10:42 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: listenhillary

You’re welcome. After I have shared a bit of my childhood history with my youngest grandson, he always says, “And that was a tale from Grams about life in the olden days”.


107 posted on 02/07/2013 9:25:04 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: null and void

Already happens. We had “Clark” come through this evening here in Central Indiana. (just kidding ..... probably)


108 posted on 02/07/2013 9:36:46 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: SuziQ

But not Mayor Dumbberg of NYC. With one side of his mouth, he tells the public not to drive unless absolutely necessary, and with the other side of his lying pus-filled mouth, he insists that NYC public schools remain open. What about the transportation HOME from school? By then, the storm will be well under way, there well might be whiteout conditions, and the roads will be hazardous to travel. Typical dumba@@ move by this cretin.


109 posted on 02/07/2013 9:47:07 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
What about the transportation HOME from school?

I thought the chillren in NYC all got transit passes... Major Dumburg wants them to ride the muggermovers to get home... ;-)

110 posted on 02/07/2013 9:55:48 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz
No, plenty of the younger kids take yellow school buses. which will have to travel during blizzard conditions on icy roads. Also, lots of parents pick their kids up from school in cars, which will then also have to negotiate their way home through a blizzard. Finally, what about the TEACHERS who have to drive or take public transportation to get to and from school under such conditions? I just love how he tells people "not to drive unless it's absolutely necessary" and then keeps the schools open. Duh.

I remember having to literally take my life in my hands driving over sheer glazed ice to get to school about a decade ago. Upon arrival, I found the few kids who had made it had been herded into the auditorium to watch a feature film, as too many faculty had not been able to make it in to hold classes. Three-quarters of the students hadn't come in, either. And yet, he refused to close schools.

111 posted on 02/07/2013 10:09:26 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: GRRRRR; mojo114; Black Agnes; NautiNurse; DTogo; matt04; raccoonradio
Who is calling this storm "Nemo"? Here in Connecticut, the TV meteorologists are calling it "Winter Storm Charlotte".

Actually as of 11pm ET, it was upgraded to "Blizzard Charlotte"

112 posted on 02/07/2013 11:50:57 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: mojo114; Betis70; KosmicKitty; Biggirl
1978 was outstanding. Lived in southern Massachusetts on the CT border and we had remembered 42”. The military had to come with equipment to plow our rural area. We survived and I wasn’t a Prepper then. We’ll survive!

I don't remember the Blizzard of 78 as being that bad for me personally - I don't think we lost power (lived in the East Hartford/Glastonbury area back then). I remember how we were all stunned that Gov. Ella Grasso shut down all the highways for two days. Don't remember how much snow we got, but there was a lot of blowing and drifting of the snow, piling "mountains" of snow up against the house.

The December 1973 Ice Storm was horrific, as bad as last year's freak October snow storm, except MUCH colder - we had no lights or heat for over a week... every tree was damaged by the heavy ice, tree limbs and downed power lines littered every street. Some streets were impassable for days. We had to leave water running from the faucets so the pipes wouldn't freeze.

There were many - maybe hundreds - of out-of-state and Canadian power trucks all over the Hartford area, slowly restoring power block by block. Our lights came back on just a few days before Christmas (thank you Hydro Quebec line crews!). I'll never forget how happy my family and I were to see our house and the entire neighborhood all lit up again for Christmas after so many days in the cold and darkness.

Region Remembers Ice Storm of '73

Dark, Cold, Courageous and Angry: The Ice Storm of 1973

113 posted on 02/08/2013 12:28:07 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: widdle_wabbit

New England Cable Network, AKA Eastern Massachusetts Cable Network.


114 posted on 02/08/2013 2:56:14 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: StormEye

The sodomites in Provincetown, MA have a target painted on their back this morning...


115 posted on 02/08/2013 3:14:58 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hunosehu

...keeps us from talking about Benghazi or Staten Island...


117 posted on 02/08/2013 3:20:26 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EinNYC

Look for the principles to just send the kids home early or the parents NOT to send the kids to school.


118 posted on 02/08/2013 3:33:53 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: EinNYC

Follow the money. They wouldn’t get a chunk of their all-important state and especially Federal $$$ if they didn’t keep the schools open.


120 posted on 02/08/2013 3:49:11 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: hunosehu

People on Staten Island are STILL waiting for the government to save them from ‘Sandy’...


121 posted on 02/08/2013 3:52:26 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: StormEye

That’s the ticket ~ then some snow tornados ~ FUJI 5s


122 posted on 02/08/2013 3:58:56 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: All

I thought Obama could control the weather?


123 posted on 02/08/2013 4:02:20 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: muawiyah

New Hampshire ‘doubled down’ on abortion and the sodomite agenda on Election Day. They reject G-d. Just sayin’...


124 posted on 02/08/2013 4:04:09 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rrrod; Figment
Hate to disappoint but the lowlifes won't suffer one bit. Unless you count walking across the street in 1 foot of snow for beer or drugs as suffering.

The ones sitting on the dole in the housing projects don't have to go anywhere and they have backup power/heat on standby courtesy of the taxpayer. Yes, some lost power in Sandy because the building's electrical was submerged in seawater but that wont happen today.

The people suffering today will be the hard working people still doing low-pay jobs in this city. Those who wont make their rent if they miss one day of work. Those whose quality of life would increase if they went on the dole, but still refuse to out of principle. Those who had the chance to go on disability for the rest of their lives but refused. They are the real Americans in this town and I know plenty of them.

125 posted on 02/08/2013 4:06:47 AM PST by varyouga
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To: who knows what evil?

5’ min ~ then the wind and the drifts. did you know you can suffocate in snow drifts?


126 posted on 02/08/2013 4:10:27 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: varyouga
Those whose quality of life would increase if they went on the dole, but still refuse to out of principle. Those who had the chance to go on disability for the rest of their lives but refused. They are the real Americans in this town and I know plenty of them.

You are right...there ARE people like that still out there.

127 posted on 02/08/2013 4:24:43 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: muawiyah

I’ve experienced high plains blizzards and the snow belts of the Tug Hill Plateau...this thing today? Meh.


128 posted on 02/08/2013 4:27:33 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cripplecreek
When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?
Straight down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
To Lake Charles, Louisianna, little Bessie, a girl who I once knew.
She told me just to come on by if there's anything that she could do.

Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me.
If I spring a leak, she mends me.
I don't have to speak, she defends me.
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

129 posted on 02/08/2013 6:16:28 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: mrsmith
Says we only had 27 inches of snow in Boston

Yeah, I was in Maine for it. Needed to ask a local farmer come plow us out with his bucket loader, because there was too much snow for the plow to move.

I was just a kid, but I remember it being well over my head. 27"? Maybe in a few of the bare spots. :-)

130 posted on 02/08/2013 6:49:44 AM PST by wbill
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To: EinNYC

Bloomberg wants the schools open at least part of the day so NYC gets state money for the day.

I was on I95 in Delaware earlier. Huge convoy of utility trucks heading north. I assume they want to pre-position crews to restore service and avoid another Sandy debacle.


131 posted on 02/08/2013 7:07:48 AM PST by SauronOfMordor (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: SauronOfMordor
Even though there isn't any snow to speak of at the moment; Red Hampshire is shut down. I think I will take some time to catch up on or reflect on some decent YouTube videos...some interviews/sermons from Jonathan Cahn; the Prayer Breakfast speech from Benjamin Carson; 'Virtual President' Bill Whittle's Inauguration Speech; perhaps another viewing of 'Agenda: Grinding America Down'.

All much better than watching the hysteria from the communist media over the next forty-eight hours or so.

132 posted on 02/08/2013 9:05:12 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
yeah, sure ~ we know there's some bad weather out there ~ did you notice that Helena is nestled at the base of mountains and is clearly laid out as TWO, not ONE, but TWO separate Spanish towns.

For some reason they missed the existence of gold in the stream-bed between the two towns ~ or maybe they didn't For whatever reason they walked off and left the place to rot until one day it was discovered by Americans trying to get in out of the wind and snow.

Other large cities up there? Feh!

This particular storm is coming down in a heavily urbanized part of the country so it's newsworthy to those folks. Helena can have a blizzard every day all winter and still no one cares!~

133 posted on 02/08/2013 9:18:41 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Many of your major media outlets are headquartered around New York...the world is only what they see outside their windows...Helena? Where’s that? :-)


134 posted on 02/08/2013 9:43:43 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Biggirl

Nope, incredibly, there was NO directive to send kids home early. I left at 2:15 p.m., when it started to turn over to snow. It was icy outside, and walkers were pelted by sleet. Very slippery to walk. And only going to get worse. A lot of schools don’t let out until 3 or 3:30 p.m. And a lot of the subway lines had delays. Not a situation I’d want kids to be out in. But, that’s Bloombutt to a T.


135 posted on 02/08/2013 1:43:21 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: GRRRRR

I remember a blizzard on Long Island in Feb ‘61 - street got plowed two days later - by bulldozer.


136 posted on 02/08/2013 2:47:42 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: hunosehu
All this "epic" nonsense is just one more example of how too many among us have been conditioned to bounce from crisis to crisis like so many pinballs.

It's all about pimping climate change. Nothing else.

A prelude to "carbon taxes"

137 posted on 02/08/2013 2:51:09 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GRRRRR
Will it be as bad as the Great Blizzard of 1888?
138 posted on 02/08/2013 2:51:31 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Radar indicating parts of Long Island being absolutely pounded right now...at the same time, sun spotted in New Jersey as it sets...


139 posted on 02/08/2013 2:52:05 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GRRRRR
Here in New England, it's just your typical winter storm. I worked a full day today, even drove to Providence (from NH border) and back for a meeting. Had to be back by 4pm however due to that silly governor order threatening to throw me in jail for a year if I wasn't off the roads.

The one good thing about that order is that at least the snowplows will have the roads all to themselves to do their jobs so when the snow stops, I can go back to my regular routine all that much quicker.

Never once have I "panic shopped" at a grocery store. Nor am I a prepper. It's just that I'm a normal person who has sufficient canned/dry goods to last me a couple weeks. I'm not going hungry - or thirsty, for even if I lose power, I can put cans of beer out in the snowdrifts to keep cold. I'll be fine.

140 posted on 02/08/2013 3:00:28 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: GRRRRR
Here in New England, it's just your typical winter storm. I worked a full day today, even drove to Providence (from NH border) and back for a meeting. Had to be back by 4pm however due to that silly governor order threatening to throw me in jail for a year if I wasn't off the roads.

The one good thing about that order is that at least the snowplows will have the roads all to themselves to do their jobs so when the snow stops, I can go back to my regular routine all that much quicker.

Never once have I "panic shopped" at a grocery store. Nor am I a prepper. It's just that I'm a normal person who has sufficient canned/dry goods to last me a couple weeks. I'm not going hungry - or thirsty, for even if I lose power, I can put cans of beer out in the snowdrifts to keep cold. I'll be fine.

141 posted on 02/08/2013 3:00:28 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Good to hear.

How much is on the roads?
Are they waiting until later for it to end before they start plowing?

Here in CO, on the high plains where I am, they use MagChloride instead of “rock salt”. Then they throw sand out too..dumaaahs, all it does is make a brown slushy mess.
Something about the NaCl hurting the ecowhatsis.

Be safe, be happy!


142 posted on 02/08/2013 3:24:22 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR
Dear GRRRRR,

“How much is on the roads?”

My son reports from Cambridge that it only really started sticking good to the roads as the sun set. Accumulation so far (not on the roads, so far) under 6”.

Of course, banning cars at 4 pm should help the accumulation on the roads pile up quicker.


sitetest

143 posted on 02/08/2013 3:32:16 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

Islip has got 5 inches in two hours.

They just updated the depth projection for Hartford, Ct. to over 24 inches.


144 posted on 02/08/2013 3:41:20 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR
Dear GRRRRR,

“Islip has got 5 inches in two hours.”

Wow. That's a lotta snow in a little bit of time.

Our family has been chuckling so far today, as they told my son up there to expect blizzard-like conditions by noon. By noon, there’d been a half inch.

But maybe it'll all drop tonight.


sitetest

145 posted on 02/08/2013 3:56:32 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
About 15 miles NW of Portland, Maine, been snowing lightly most of the day, and I just "scooped" about 2-5" of light fluffy from the driveway. Intersections were greasy this morning, plows have been out all day too. I'd estimate the snowfall here at 4", so far. The hype is that we're in for up to 28", and that there will be wind gusts at 50-60 MPH.

We've been through a number of 15-18" events, and those being wet, heavy snow. My sense is this one won't be as tough as those, for snow removal.

146 posted on 02/08/2013 4:07:49 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
Dear Cboldt,

Where my son is, the plows are keeping up so far. Of course, that might get a little tougher if they get five inches in two hours, as reported from Islip.


sitetest

147 posted on 02/08/2013 4:12:44 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
-- Of course, that might get a little tougher if they get five inches in two hours, as reported from Islip. --

Indeed. The heavy equipment was out in force in the WalMart parking lot and others, and that was this morning. At this moment, I'd easily dare to make a grocery run. Our street has maybe 3" on it, and it hasn't been plowed since noon, I'd guess.

BUT, I don't pretend to think it's going to be safe enough going all night. Even this AM, there were some serious wrecks (19 car pileup on the interstate near Falmouth, rollovers and off the road on the Maine Turnpike, near NH), and it's tougher going now than it was then. Steady wind, and continuous snowfall. I'm not going out unless there is some sort of medical emergency, and everybody here is restricted from doing anything that might get them hurt ;-)

I like big snow storms, as long as we don't lose electricity.

148 posted on 02/08/2013 4:23:35 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: GRRRRR

I got a kick out of these headlines

Gov bans travel...
Offenders face fines, jailtime...
DETAILS: NYC... BOS... RADAR...
HISTORIC, EXTREME SNOW...
Winds near hurricane force...
WATCHES/WARNINGS...
Long Gas Lines...
‘Panic Shopping’...
Gov. Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York...
Bloomberg Shrugs Off Storm...


149 posted on 02/08/2013 6:15:49 PM PST by greenishness
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To: Blaine Fabin
This weather is just plain crazy.....Hurricanes in the late summer / fall....blizzards in the winter. What’s next?

They're predicting "thunder snow" there's lots of static on the AM radio.

I'm going outside for awhile to watch for lightning.

150 posted on 02/08/2013 6:41:25 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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