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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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1 posted on 02/07/2013 5:06:27 PM PST by GRRRRR
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To: GRRRRR

Nemo?

Should have named it Satan to make it really scary.


2 posted on 02/07/2013 5:09:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GRRRRR

These things happen in that part of the world. I know. I spent 10 years in western NY state.


3 posted on 02/07/2013 5:11:38 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: GRRRRR

When will we be reduced to naming afternoon showers?


4 posted on 02/07/2013 5:14:54 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Nepeta

Oh yeah, I grew up in the north of Chicago area. As a kid in the 70’s there, we used to get 100” or more snow every winter and the ponds and lakes froze solid.

Blame it all on Mount Pinatubo blowing up!

Now, in Colorado where I presently reside, we are having a dearth of precip, only about 50% of the required snow pack.


5 posted on 02/07/2013 5:15:41 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: cripplecreek
Should have named it Satan to make it really scary.

Nah, a snow job should be named Obama...

6 posted on 02/07/2013 5:16:07 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: GRRRRR

brrrrrr, but it's freezing!

7 posted on 02/07/2013 5:16:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: null and void

I named the clouds that came over the Rockies today.


8 posted on 02/07/2013 5:17:11 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR

Note to whiney lowlife scumbags and gutterwhores of the Northeast...AKA registered Democrats...SUFFER and SUFFER more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No apologies!


9 posted on 02/07/2013 5:18:42 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: GRRRRR
Jet stream is ripping:

so it should end quickly Sat AM in NYC and a bit later in Boston. With such a short duration I don't see how they get two feet. I will say 16 at Logan putting it out of the top 10 snowstorms there.
10 posted on 02/07/2013 5:19:31 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: GRRRRR

If it isn’t more than 3 feet, it is just a heavy snow. It has to be way up over my butt for me to consider it to be a SNOW STORM...from the great snow belt region of central NY. Lucky to live close by to a convenience store...so no I haven’t stocked up on anything...will brave the elements if I need anything.


11 posted on 02/07/2013 5:21:01 PM PST by leenie312
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To: rrrod

12 posted on 02/07/2013 5:21:15 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR
Without an iota of doubt; the cause of all that cold and snow is ... global warming. /gorebot warmist insanity
13 posted on 02/07/2013 5:21:36 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: GRRRRR

Careful. Next thing you know, you’ll call the wind Mariah...


14 posted on 02/07/2013 5:24:05 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: palmer
Cantore on the Wedder Channel said that they expect "banding" of moisture coming in. Much like the hurricane bands.

Here's some stuff for NYC HERE

15 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:04 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: palmer

There are TWO storms coming together ~ the n’or easter itself is churning up down off the Carolanna coast ~ and it will soon be chugging North to merge with/take advantage of the cold air and the disturbance already sucking in a bit of Atlantic air.


16 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: GRRRRR
Oh yeah, I grew up in the north of Chicago area. As a kid in the 70’s there, we used to get 100” or more snow every winter and the ponds and lakes froze solid.

Yep, it's normal in some parts of the country. I do not miss the snow drifts up to the gutters of houses, or lake effect snow, or getting up at 5.30 to dig out the 2' barrier of snow at the end of the driveway heaped up by the town plows. Or finding the nearest fire hydrant, marked by an 8 foot yellow stake, and digging it out, just in case it would be needed.

Things were a lot scarier before cell phones. Local land lines used to go down from overuse--no dial tone.
17 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:25 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: GRRRRR
Nice day to work from home.

One of the beauties of being a "prepper" - never having to do last-minute stocking up for storms. Food, water, ammo, generator, fuel - we're good.

18 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:45 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: GRRRRR

A winter storm? In WINTER?????? Oh, my...


19 posted on 02/07/2013 5:25:56 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; GRRRRR

ping


20 posted on 02/07/2013 5:27:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GRRRRR

Quick look at New England 7 day forcast...

http://www.necn.com/weathernewengland


21 posted on 02/07/2013 5:28:02 PM PST by widdle_wabbit
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To: null and void

I believe we should name each cloud...a minority name of course. Only then will we be safe.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 5:30:35 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: GRRRRR

This seems like a good place to post a joke I just was emailed from a friend.

Cold Weather, Indians, and Firewood. . . .

It’s late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.

But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, ‘Is the coming winter going to be cold?’ ‘It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,’ the meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.

A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. ‘Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?’ Yes,’ the man at National Weather Service again replied, ‘it’s going to be a very cold winter.’ The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. ‘Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?’ ‘Absolutely,’ the man replied. ‘It’s looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we’ve ever seen.’ ‘How can you be so sure?’ the chief asked.

The weatherman replied, ‘The Indians are collecting a s**tload of firewood’.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 5:30:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: muawiyah
That is true, the two are shown very nicely on national radar

However, the two storms have to merge and explode into a new one without missing a beat because the jet will sweep the whole mess out to sea even faster if they don't merge. This situation has a high potential of a miss, meaning a 6-12 type of snowstorm from the unmerged storms going by.
24 posted on 02/07/2013 5:31:48 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: GRRRRR
I like Nemo's car...


25 posted on 02/07/2013 5:31:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: GRRRRR

I live in Connecticut

I made it through the blizzard of ‘78

I’ll make it through this.


26 posted on 02/07/2013 5:32:21 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: null and void

Well I AM...”Away out West”...

Name the Musical?


27 posted on 02/07/2013 5:35:46 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: leenie312

As a CNY resident, I agree. My concern is the wind and drifting.

I would imagine tomorrow many schools will be closed.


28 posted on 02/07/2013 5:35:59 PM PST by lysie
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To: GRRRRR

Obviously this storm is happening because the CO2 percentage in the earths atmosphere has reached 0.04% which is zero point zero. We better watch out or it could get as high as even zero point zero.


29 posted on 02/07/2013 5:37:58 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: smoothsailing

That thing looks like the “tune-up from hell on wheels”. Heh. Are those wheels spinning?


30 posted on 02/07/2013 5:39:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are The 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment Is The First Human Right.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s my fault.

I left my SUV running the other day while I went back in the house for a water...


31 posted on 02/07/2013 5:40:02 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: palmer
The problem with that theory is 'temperature differential' ~ the ocean in this latitude is rarely frozen ~ maybe once or twice for a few days even at glacial peak ~ and what that does is allow the Southern storm to hug the shore ~ hence our quite rational fears of nor'easters ~ there, got that right that time.

They tend to NOT come ashore ~ but they hug it so close they usually remove most of the beach sand and all the structures and fixtures but those made of steel and concrete.

The Northern storm is, at best, being steered by the jet stream tugging at it, but it's heavy enough to simply be smoozing about ~ caught in some pretty cold, heavy air.

When the Southern storm comes into range it will be whipping lower level winds around at hurricane speed directly at the New York/New England Coast ~ and it will dump just all sorts of snow on everything.

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!!!!

32 posted on 02/07/2013 5:40:38 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: null and void
in my best Brando voice: the Drama, the Drama...
33 posted on 02/07/2013 5:41:37 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GRRRRR

Boy, it’s rough all over. It got down to nearly 70 degrees here today.


34 posted on 02/07/2013 5:42:05 PM PST by umgud
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To: GRRRRR

Isn’t that the flip-side to Johnny Horton’s late-50s hit, “North To Alaska”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA


35 posted on 02/07/2013 5:43:45 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are The 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment Is The First Human Right.)
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To: GRRRRR

Can’t without cheating.

Oklahoma? Paint your Wagon?


36 posted on 02/07/2013 5:46:30 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: GRRRRR

This weather is just plain crazy.....Hurricanes in the late summer / fall....blizzards in the winter.

What’s next?


37 posted on 02/07/2013 5:48:56 PM PST by Blaine Fabin
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To: Chode
in my best Brando voice: the Drama, the Drama...

in my best W.C. Fields voice: I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water...

38 posted on 02/07/2013 5:50:40 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void
well, in his case, that prolly WAS a hardship... 8^)
39 posted on 02/07/2013 5:55:01 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: KosmicKitty

http://www.blizzardof78.org/
Has it’s own website of course.
Says we only had 27 inches of snow in Boston but I remember it was over the cars. I think we already had a foot on the ground when it hit.

I wonder how many billions Daval will want, Dukakis got some back then from Jimmuh.


40 posted on 02/07/2013 5:59:30 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GRRRRR

‘”COULD” be a top ten storm in all time history’

Shep certainly said it as if he was GOING to say “tops of all time”, period. But he said top 10. No big surprise there; that leaves a lot of wiggle room.

Seems it could indeed be big, but limited in bigness - to MA down to NYC. Top 10 perhaps for those localities. So, those people may have to sit tight. But it seems otherwise it won’t be spread too far, at least as far as “2 feet” goes.

Wow, imagine if I was still living in SE CT. It’s been 15 years.


41 posted on 02/07/2013 5:59:46 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: rrrod

No apologies!

No apologies maybe, but all of us will pay dearly for any inconvenience they may suffer from this


42 posted on 02/07/2013 6:00:59 PM PST by Figment
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To: Figment
No apologies!

No apologies maybe, but all of us will pay dearly for any inconvenience they may suffer from this

No your Children and grandchildren will pay for it.

43 posted on 02/07/2013 6:13:37 PM PST by kempo
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To: GRRRRR

7 Brides for 7 Brothers


44 posted on 02/07/2013 6:17:17 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: mrsmith
The blizzard of 78 was quite a storm. The cars were buried, and people actually were stuck in their cars out on 128. The coastal storm surge was serious, with many homes destroyed in Scituate, and other beach towns. Something like 75 people died in the storm, and it took days before the roads were cleared.

We did however get the local package store dug out within 24 hours.

45 posted on 02/07/2013 6:17:34 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: umgud; GRRRRR
Boy, it’s rough all over. It got down to nearly 70 degrees here today.

Just dropped to 70 here in CENTEX as well. Got up to 81 or 82 depending which weather station you had on the toolbar.

46 posted on 02/07/2013 6:18:12 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: GRRRRR

Only banning “assault weapons” could have prevented this terrible storm.


47 posted on 02/07/2013 6:26:58 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: palmer
The head of the comma shaped storm is forming up nicely over Michigan while you can see rotation just off the South Carolina coast.

Now they'll make their move and rake their way through the Northern tier of states, and the NE coast.

48 posted on 02/07/2013 6:31:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: GRRRRR

Only in the northeast do they think their local news merits our attention.

I remember once Fox running with a traffic-jammed bridge leading into NYC as a big news item.

6-12 inches in lower NY is not that unusual, nor is lots up near Syracuse.

If they don’t like it, don’t live there.


49 posted on 02/07/2013 6:32:37 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Standing Wolf
No, no, it's because Cuomo attacked assault weapons and missed the target ~ he hit BB guns ~ it will be utterly devastating ~ 95 mph winds, blizzard conditions, wetness, coldness, deepness, blindness ~ the whole works.

Take that stupid governor

50 posted on 02/07/2013 6:34:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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