Skip to comments.Winter Storm Nemo; Historic Blizzard Looms
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!!
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.
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!
“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.
Islip has got 5 inches in two hours.
They just updated the depth projection for Hartford, Ct. to over 24 inches.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Long Gas Lines...
Gov. Cuomo Declares State of Emergency in New York...
Bloomberg Shrugs Off Storm...
They're predicting "thunder snow" there's lots of static on the AM radio.
I'm going outside for awhile to watch for lightning.
Am I missing something, what’s funny about them?
Good luck and keep safe.
Thank you. It's a few minutes before 5 am here (as if you can't tell from the timestamp on the post) and it's a "real" storm, that's for sure. We have about 15" since I scooped the snow off 10 hours ago. Still very windy and snowing. No way the car would go through this stuff. Doggie dog won't be getting his morning promenade. 15" is too deep to slog through. When I go out, it'll be behind a snowblower. It's on the chilly side, at about 12F. All utilities in working order, so we've got it made easy ... so far.
To take away $10 from Nemo-Aid...
Our son in Belmont sent a photo of his backyard. Mid afternoon yesterday - only lightly covered. I think I’ll check and see if he sent one today.
One amusing note...there have been plenty of 18 inch snowfalls throughout red Hampshire history, but I believe NO MAIL DELIVERY is a first. That's right...'not rain nor snow' and all that...forget it. No Mail today. Practice run forlate this year, I guess.
There may be more headlines coming...forecast for Boston Monday is ‘rain, 45 degrees’...are catastrophic floods’ next..? LOL!
24.9 inches. I was only off by 8.9 inches.
Being of kind heart I had decided not to harass you about the total. Then I see your reply.
The way I see it is you were much closer to being right with your forecast than was doug of upland with his.
only 9” in NJ, not that much wind, hardly a blizzard as the NYC MSM claimed it to be, since nobody watches MSM news too much anymore they must use sensationalism and scare tactics to get people to watch, they just love a storm and a disaster.