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Old February 9 2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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So... New York, how's it going?

New York, actually a chunk of the North East/New England was supposed to get hit with a big winter storm/blizzard between today and tomorrow. So, New Yorkers out there, hows it all going right now?
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Old February 9 2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

Probably...





...taking it cool.


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Old February 9 2013, 01:41 AM   #3
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

I'm out on Long Island and there's probably a solid inch or so. It's gonna pick up real soon, supposedly. Looks like tomorrow will be filled with shoveling.
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Old February 9 2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
New York, actually a chunk of the North East/New England was supposed to get hit with a big winter storm/blizzard between today and tomorrow. So, New Yorkers out there, hows it all going right now?
This is like asking Shreveport folks how its going during Katrina.
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Old February 9 2013, 02:20 AM   #5
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

Finn wrote: View Post
Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
New York, actually a chunk of the North East/New England was supposed to get hit with a big winter storm/blizzard between today and tomorrow. So, New Yorkers out there, hows it all going right now?
This is like asking Shreveport folks how its going during Katrina.
Not really. Since hurricanes require evacuations and usually have strong winds/storms they may result in the loss of power. Winter Storms usually mean, "stay inside after you raid the grocery store like a zombie apocalypse is coming."
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Old February 9 2013, 02:37 AM   #6
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^FAIL!
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Old February 9 2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

I wouldn't necessarily compare Nemo to Katrina (at least at this point), but serious winter storms can be deadly. Heavy snow and ice can accumulate and bring down limbs, ripping down power lines. Our daytime temps here have only been in the single digits and the mercury dips to -5º to -10º F at night. In these frigid conditions you don't want to go for too many days with no electricity because even the motor in your oil-burning furnace needs electricity. A house can get pretty cold.

There was a bad snow/ice storm in Maine in the mid-90s (I think it was then) that friends told me about. EVERYTHING got coated with 2-3 inches of ice. Utility poles snapped and miles and miles of power transmission lines came down. Also, those gigantic metal towers that carry the transmission lines could not take the additional weight and collapsed. They did not have power for two weeks. Luckily, they had a wood furnace and wood stoves in their home.

It is so cold up here that the snow is very fine rather than wet, clumpy, and heavy. If that is the case, this 'lighter' snow will probably not accumulate in amounts heavy enough to break limbs to cause power outages. However, winds are expected to be very high all day long Saturday, and those winds may be the culprit in bringing down power lines.

... And Boston may get 2' - 3' of snow. Woof!
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Old February 9 2013, 02:51 AM   #8
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

I think those comparing the storms themselves is missing the point
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Old February 9 2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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Re: So... New York, how's it going?

You know it's bad when you hop on the Internet and ask people in the region how it's going and get no replies.

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Radio operator: "New England. Boston. Vermont. This is the Internet. Are you folks still hanging in there?"

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Old February 9 2013, 04:19 PM   #10
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"2X2L calling CQ . . . 2X2L calling CQ . . . 2X2L calling CQ . . . New York.
Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there anyone . . . 2X2L...... "
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Old February 9 2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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Is it really going to be that bad?
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Old February 9 2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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^ Only if we begin to realize that The Great Intelligence is the force behind the blizzard!
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Old February 9 2013, 04:40 PM   #13
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New York has had it bad. The heat wave last year then the hurricanes and now this!
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Old February 9 2013, 09:27 PM   #14
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Massachusetts: I'm lucky enough to still have power. We have a road-ban (except for emergency vehicles until 4pm), and both of our cars are buried under the snow. It's going to be a pain to shovel them out.

An eleven-year old kid apparently died from monoxide poisoning. He was shoveling the walkway and car with his father and took a break in the car (while the dad kept shoveling). Unfortunately, they weren't smart enough to make sure the exhaust was clear of snow. The kid died, and the dad suffered severe respiratory distress (likely due to shock).
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Old February 9 2013, 09:52 PM   #15
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I am flying to Boston on Tuesday afternoon. Sweep America, sweep!
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