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2013-02-08 02:46:31 PM
Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all
 
2013-02-08 02:48:08 PM
I can't say "Nor'easter" without sounding like the Pepperidge Farms guy.
 
2013-02-08 02:49:27 PM
It makes me want to go the Bahamas. Look how clear the water is!
 
2013-02-08 02:50:22 PM
In this case, the front stretches for thousands of kilometers, and practically the entire east coast will be affected one way or another.

Eh?
 
2013-02-08 02:50:35 PM
www.surfermag.com

bad storm. swallow you whole.
 
2013-02-08 02:55:29 PM
And my friends are still stuck going into work
 
2013-02-08 03:02:38 PM
Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts
 
2013-02-08 03:18:19 PM
I'm in the clear spot
 
2013-02-08 03:22:41 PM

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


Ummm, you have Fridays off and you are complaining because other people got one Friday off?  Enjoy your semester-long 3-day weekends and stop complaining.
 
2013-02-08 03:25:35 PM
My uncle in Basking Ridge, NJ just texted me and said he just got in from shoveling and it already looks like he did nothing.
 
2013-02-08 03:34:12 PM
i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 03:37:12 PM

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


The real world is going to tear you a new asshole on day one.
 
2013-02-08 03:50:10 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

Ummm, you have Fridays off and you are complaining because other people got one Friday off?  Enjoy your semester-long 3-day weekends and stop complaining.


Yep, I'm beginning to realize I just made a "First World Problems" post... And regret it...
 
2013-02-08 03:51:01 PM
I found Nemo!
 
2013-02-08 03:51:22 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-08 03:52:54 PM
Cheers, my fellow Massholes!
 
2013-02-08 03:53:18 PM
I'm pissed it missed the Philly area.. It's rained here all day and we might get a few inches of shiat at the tail end.

I love blizzards
 
2013-02-08 03:53:42 PM
Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!
 
2013-02-08 03:54:01 PM

WippitGuud: I found Nemo!


I actually have a percula clown fish in my house.  Every time someone comes into my office for the first time, that's the first joke they make.

//Yeah, never heard that one before...
///His name is actually Luther
 
2013-02-08 03:54:07 PM
Jeez, I think I can see my yard in that hi-res version.
 
2013-02-08 03:54:29 PM
Nothing but light rain here in Baltimore, fark me. Me want snow.
 
2013-02-08 03:54:39 PM
Last week I worked 48 hours, and I got deducted vacation time, because I left work early one day.

I hope they get struck hard with the storm, so I can stick it to them and not be there to bring up the servers until Monday 8 AM, leaving them dead in the water.
 
2013-02-08 03:54:48 PM
I cannot farking believe that my flight from Cleveland to Philly wasn't canceled.
 
2013-02-08 03:54:57 PM

peasants_are_revolting: Cheers, my fellow Massholes!


Masshole check in!!!!!
 
2013-02-08 03:55:44 PM
Blizzards only really matter when they hit the east coast.
 
2013-02-08 03:56:08 PM

darwinpolice: I cannot farking believe that my flight from Cleveland to Philly wasn't canceled.


Because there is no snow here.. It has rained all day in Philly.. Not a flake has fallen yet
 
2013-02-08 03:56:09 PM

Paris1127: Three Crooked Squirrels: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

Ummm, you have Fridays off and you are complaining because other people got one Friday off?  Enjoy your semester-long 3-day weekends and stop complaining.

Yep, I'm beginning to realize I just made a "First World Problems" post... And regret it...


That's not even a "First World Problem" post, that's a "Top 2% of the First World Problems" post.

/Work for a college.
//They closed at 2:00pm
///I'm working from home, and still working.
 
2013-02-08 03:56:18 PM

WippitGuud: I found Nemo!


It's stupid the media has to name every weather pattern now.  Individually naming clouds will be next.
 
2013-02-08 03:56:21 PM

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


I think it's wonderful that science has learned to harness the power of whining to provide heat & electricity.
 
2013-02-08 03:56:52 PM

moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!


We got our snow in Chicago yesterday - it's just chilly today and will not prevent me from going out and getting sloppy tonight - have a fun friday east coasters
 
2013-02-08 03:59:13 PM
Killington should get some real snow out of this. May be the first real snow in 2 years. Sad ski seasons all over the place.
 
2013-02-08 04:00:35 PM
Ha ha, I live in California.
 
2013-02-08 04:00:52 PM
I'm sitting in PEI, so way up the coast. We're still expecting 30-40cm of the stuff, though.
 
2013-02-08 04:01:51 PM

jaylectricity: In this case, the front stretches for thousands of kilometers, and practically the entire east coast will be affected one way or another.

Eh?


Ain't none'a them fancy kilometers in Florida, ain't nothing fancy in Florida at all. We learn that every day on Fark.
 
2013-02-08 04:02:21 PM

styckx: I'm pissed it missed the Philly area.. It's rained here all day and we might get a few inches of shiat at the tail end.

I love blizzards


It missed Baltimore too.  We haven't had a good snow here in years, I miss it.
 
2013-02-08 04:03:04 PM

moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!


True, although it was so cold this morning that the exhaust from the car in front of me froze on my windshield and damn near made me crash.

/Yes, I know Portland has mild weather and most of the country would scoff at my most minor of issues.
 
2013-02-08 04:03:20 PM

PanicMan: styckx: I'm pissed it missed the Philly area.. It's rained here all day and we might get a few inches of shiat at the tail end.

I love blizzards

It missed Baltimore too.  We haven't had a good snow here in years, I miss it.


Come on up here.... this is our second one this week :)

/really dry January, though. kinda weird.
 
2013-02-08 04:03:22 PM
Yeah, this is going to suck.  I still have to be at work tomorrow, and I will, but I don't have to like it.

And I made sure I have plenty of beer for when I eventually get home.
 
2013-02-08 04:03:53 PM

fifthhorseman: WippitGuud: I found Nemo!

It's stupid the media has to name every weather pattern now.  Individually naming clouds will be next.


I know, right?

Next they'll be naming potholes and puddles.

/Never forget!
 
2013-02-08 04:03:58 PM

jaylectricity: In this case, the front stretches for thousands of kilometers, and practically the entire east coast will be affected one way or another.

Eh?



Let me clarify: I think they mean the front stretches for a few megameters. Hope that helps.

/Also seen in NE:
www.sydlexia.com
 
2013-02-08 04:03:58 PM

Skarekrough: peasants_are_revolting: Cheers, my fellow Massholes!

Masshole check in!!!!!


Roger that.
 
2013-02-08 04:04:31 PM

moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!


Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.
 
2013-02-08 04:04:35 PM
Masshole checking in.  Fire going in the woodstove, water in the tub, gas in the snow blower, I think I'm all set.
 
2013-02-08 04:06:17 PM

Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.


Clearly this means global warming and climate change are a marxist socialist hoax created by the Jews to redistribute wealth to Botswana.
 
2013-02-08 04:06:33 PM

WippitGuud: PanicMan: styckx: I'm pissed it missed the Philly area.. It's rained here all day and we might get a few inches of shiat at the tail end.

I love blizzards

It missed Baltimore too.  We haven't had a good snow here in years, I miss it.

Come on up here.... this is our second one this week :)

/really dry January, though. kinda weird.


Actually, I've seriously looked at moving to Mass a few times. But I cCan't make the details work yet.
 
2013-02-08 04:07:04 PM
Holy Fark I should've gotten a case of whiskey instead of just one bottle

Pfft.  Rookie mistake.  There's a case each of bourbon, vodak, and rum in my basement for emergencies like snow storms.

/might even have a flashlight somewhere around the house
//learned to prioritize
 
2013-02-08 04:07:44 PM

Diogenes: Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all


Digging out Diogenes' grandma is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies.
 
2013-02-08 04:08:21 PM
I was a kid for the blizzard of '78, it was a blast.  No school for a week, snow drifts towering over my head, awesome sledding for weeks afterwords.

Now, I mostly used a lot of bad language when I saw how this storm was shaping up.

Fark....  Farking A, Man.  Here we go again.

Well, I got plenty of food and water and beer, so I'm good.
 
2013-02-08 04:09:17 PM
The weird thing is, west of Lake Michigan, the storm dumped about 7" or so of snow on the north Chicago suburbs, and more in Wisconsin, but south of I-80 almost all of the precipitation fell as rain. Nothing like Snowpocalypse 2011.

I'm OK with that, insofar as I don't have to break out the shovel. As much fun as blizzards are while they're happening (if you're at home and the power stays on), the digging out sucks.
 
2013-02-08 04:10:20 PM
Just two inches on the ground here so far just north of Boston. The wind is starting to whip up and you can feel that it's about ready to asplode. I'll wait until it gets fun out before heading off to the bar.
 
2013-02-08 04:13:47 PM

farkscamp: Masshole checking in.  Fire going in the woodstove, water in the tub, gas in the snow blower, I think I'm all set.


Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.
 
2013-02-08 04:14:14 PM

Diogenes: My uncle in Basking Ridge, NJ just texted me and said he just got in from shoveling and it already looks like he did nothing.


Maybe he is just a crappy shoveler ?
 
2013-02-08 04:15:12 PM
The wife thought that the driving rain we got yesterday and this morning was part of this storm system, and I was skeptical.  Nope... the Nor'Easter hit the Southeast!

Stay safe up there, folks, and remember you can always store your spare booze in the snow drift outside once the wind passes.
 
2013-02-08 04:16:11 PM
www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/content/2013/2- 8-13-nemo-cartoon/14978905-1-eng-US/2-8-13-Nemo-cartoon_full_600.jpg
 
2013-02-08 04:16:30 PM
The real big snow amounts are waiting for us, that'll be from about midnight to mid morning.
 
2013-02-08 04:17:16 PM

Gyrfalcon: Ha ha, I live in California.


Me too, in Ventura County but it's been cold for a few days... hasn't even gone above 60 degrees although it looks like it'll be warming up a bit starting Monday.
 
2013-02-08 04:17:16 PM

monoski: Killington should get some real snow out of this. May be the first real snow in 2 years. Sad ski seasons all over the place.


The best part is this:

Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon is this weekend, and unlike last year, there will be plenty of snow:

Southern Vermont Primitive BiathlonFebruary 9 & 10, 2013
in Manchester, VTUPDATE - Friday, February 8: We're getting a bunch of snow right now, so the course should be terrific and the event will go on as planned. We expect to have the parking areas cleared out and the fires started by 9:00 AM on Saturday. It's difficult to say just how big this storm will be, so forgive us if there are any delays getting started on Saturday. Please drive carefully. We're looking forward to seeing you!
 
2013-02-08 04:17:28 PM
Dang! back to school...
 
2013-02-08 04:17:45 PM
sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew

is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?

as far as i know (and it must be wrong) the only real difference is the aftermath - ie - frostbite vs mold blooms and malaria potential

anyway - you all stay warm and safe
 
2013-02-08 04:18:00 PM
I will gladly take the 6 inches of snow we got yesterday.
 
2013-02-08 04:18:17 PM

Mazzic518: Diogenes: My uncle in Basking Ridge, NJ just texted me and said he just got in from shoveling and it already looks like he did nothing.

Maybe he is just a crappy shoveler ?


More like he's super anal and probably went out and shoveled after the very first snowflake.

Not kidding either.  Guy's out of control when it comes to his house and yard.
 
2013-02-08 04:18:37 PM

WippitGuud: I'm sitting in PEI


Urine for a big surprise.
 
2013-02-08 04:19:13 PM

jtown: Diogenes: Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all

Digging out Diogenes' grandma is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies.


She's 83.  I hope you like your cookies dry.
 
2013-02-08 04:19:47 PM

factoryconnection: The wife thought that the driving rain we got yesterday and this morning was part of this storm system, and I was skeptical.  Nope... the Nor'Easter hit the Southeast!

Stay safe up there, folks, and remember you can always store your spare booze in the snow drift outside once the wind passes.


I was in the Boston area during the blizzard that hit in 2010/11. And sure enough, one of my doors got snowed in almost completely - you could see about six inches of daylight below the top of the frame - so I stuck a bunch of bottles of beer into it. Just open the door and pull a bottle out of the wall of snow!
 
2013-02-08 04:20:39 PM
It's not due to hit eastern canada til sometime in the middle of the night. Just been gray all day here.
 
2013-02-08 04:20:49 PM
peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.
 
2013-02-08 04:21:04 PM

Diogenes: jtown: Diogenes: Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all

Digging out Diogenes' grandma is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies.

She's 83.  I hope you like your cookies dry.


Dip her in milk
 
2013-02-08 04:21:16 PM
Bad Astronomy, now with Bad Spelling.  Caption to the picture: "GOES 13 weather satellite picture of the nor'easter formign over the United States east coast."

It's formign.  It's formign, I tell you!
 
2013-02-08 04:21:48 PM
It's a superfrankenglobalwarmingstupidstorm!!!
 
2013-02-08 04:23:10 PM
You also get that 'thunder snow', where you get a downpour like in a thunderstorm, instead it's snow.

2-3 inches just fall like a motherfarker, within minutes..
 
2013-02-08 04:23:12 PM
Nearly everybody showed up at work (right on the coast in Duxbury) today, but the first victim of EVERYBODY PANIC left again before 10. I made tracks around noon to get back to the Cape, and I was at the store picking up keeping-warm food (cider and donuts make a nice change from hot cocoa) when I heard about the 4pm total driving ban. I'm not yet entirely used to the MA government's helicopter parenting...

Now cozy at home under a blanket, phone and radio and car jumper battery pack charging, 13 gallons of water (all the buckets we have - bathtub drain doesn't hold a seal) standing by, room full of candles I might light even if the power doesn't go out, watching the light fade and the snowflakes swirl outside.

Any public works or utility workers who may be reading this post, you have my utmost appreciation for everything you have been and will be doing to keep people safe and warm in weather like this. I offer you a metaphorical beer, or perhaps some metaphorical mulled wine.
 
2013-02-08 04:23:39 PM
CAA is overloaded with calls in the GTA, snowplows having a hard time keeping up. People need to get off the roads.
 
2013-02-08 04:24:13 PM

parasol: sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew

is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?


Pretty much, though we're used to it.  It's not the snow so much, the worst are the ice storms.  Those can really bring down power lines, either directly or from trees falling on them.  For the really bad ones, you make sure you got the staples, some sort of alternate heat and/or light, and just hunker down and wait it out.

Worse part is losing power:  If you don't have alternate means to heat, and your pipes freeze, they can burst, which is a nasty business.

In any big snowfall, a few people die from overexertion due to shoveling, mostly the old and out of shape.
 
2013-02-08 04:24:49 PM
Displaced Masshole here, What's your 20 red leadah? and give me a vector report on current conditions.

/I miss the snowy white death.
 
2013-02-08 04:28:15 PM

parasol: sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew
is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?


It's pretty much the same.  You need to have plenty of food and booze on hand as you might not be going anywhere for a while.  If it's a really wet snow, it could bring down trees and power lines, so be prepared to be without power for a while (and without power you could lose heat).  As has been mentioned, worst part is digging out without hurting your back or having a heart attack.  Property damage?  Occasionally a roof collapses from the weight of the snow.
 
2013-02-08 04:28:31 PM

parasol: sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew

is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?

as far as i know (and it must be wrong) the only real difference is the aftermath - ie - frostbite vs mold blooms and malaria potential

anyway - you all stay warm and safe


Property damage due to tree branches breaking from heavy snow and hitting cars, house ect.  Basically when the storm is over, ya dig out.  If the power is off, hope you live close to a bar that has a generator.
 
2013-02-08 04:29:27 PM
Fellow massholes, what you should do now, if you can, is your laundry or dishes, or anything that requires hot water, lest you lose your power overnight.

Charge your cell phones, check the CO detectors and flashlights and batteries and all that good shiat.
 
2013-02-08 04:29:32 PM
Buffalo NY here, right in the middle of Holy Fark! And not just cuz I live near Buffalo.
Definitely over a foot and still going strong.
 
2013-02-08 04:29:33 PM

Tigger: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

The real world is going to tear you a new asshole on day one.


Followed by a guy named Otis Saltdick doing exploratory fracking in it. But hey, enjoy life today if life is enjoyable.

/get off my lawn.
//it's under three feet of Snowpocalypse Now.
 
2013-02-08 04:30:35 PM

Old Gnarled Oak: Just two inches on the ground here so far just north of Boston. The wind is starting to whip up and you can feel that it's about ready to asplode. I'll wait until it gets fun out before heading off to the bar.


I just saw a wind gust come kicking through.  The dog game me a look like "You want to take me out now or later?"
 
2013-02-08 04:30:35 PM
Meh, it's just snow, no big dea... OH MY GOD I AM OUT OF MILK!!!!! Oh the huge manitie.

/milkless
//has tp. Thank FSM
 
2013-02-08 04:31:22 PM
i1277.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 04:33:13 PM
parasol: sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew

is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?

as far as i know (and it must be wrong) the only real difference is the aftermath - ie - frostbite vs mold blooms and malaria potential


Some of us also have well water - so we have to fill up our tubs with water to be able to flush with.  No power = no well pump.  We made sure to run the dishwasher and do laundry before it all hit, and shower first, in case it's a couple of days.  No gas out where I live, and oil heat won't work.  We have a big woodstove, but yeah, overall, the ice storms are worse.  At least all the dead wood is already down, hopefully the power outages won't be as bad.

Lost power during hurricane bob when i was a kid for 5 days - it's basically the same except you can put food outside to keep it from spoiling in the winter - and you don't have to worry about your pipes freezing in the summer. :)  Grilling is still ok year round.
 
2013-02-08 04:33:54 PM
I am so screwed. I am in North Carolina for work, my flight to Logan was canceled and my wife is home alone on Cape Cod.  I can't get home until Sunday.

/she hates the cold
//and the snow
///god, I am so screwed
 
2013-02-08 04:33:55 PM

Soulcatcher: fifthhorseman: WippitGuud: I found Nemo!

It's stupid the media has to name every weather pattern now.  Individually naming clouds will be next.

I know, right?

Next they'll be naming potholes and puddles.

/Never forget!


We already do that here in Minnesota, when a pothole gets big enough, it's called Round Lake. We have about 10,000 of those.
 
2013-02-08 04:34:25 PM
Everything these days requires electricity and electronics.

We've built a house of straw.
 
2013-02-08 04:36:14 PM

UtileDysfunktion: Holy Fark I should've gotten a case of whiskey instead of just one bottle

Pfft.  Rookie mistake.  There's a case each of bourbon, vodak, and rum in my basement for emergencies like snow storms.

/might even have a flashlight somewhere around the house
//learned to prioritize


Where did you find a case of vodak, I haven't had that in years.
 
2013-02-08 04:36:59 PM

Skarekrough: Old Gnarled Oak: Just two inches on the ground here so far just north of Boston. The wind is starting to whip up and you can feel that it's about ready to asplode. I'll wait until it gets fun out before heading off to the bar.

I just saw a wind gust come kicking through.  The dog game me a look like "You want to take me out now or later?"


Take him out now. Waiting will just mean that you'll both have to trudge through more snow.
 
2013-02-08 04:40:13 PM
this would should have been called RJ out of respect for all the white inches y'all are about to get
 
2013-02-08 04:40:30 PM

Paris1127: Three Crooked Squirrels: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

Ummm, you have Fridays off and you are complaining because other people got one Friday off?  Enjoy your semester-long 3-day weekends and stop complaining.

Yep, I'm beginning to realize I just made a "First World Problems" post... And regret it...


You pay to attend those classes.  You can have all 5 days of the week off AND save a ton of money, if you want.
 
2013-02-08 04:41:34 PM

Diogenes: Mazzic518: Diogenes: My uncle in Basking Ridge, NJ just texted me and said he just got in from shoveling and it already looks like he did nothing.

Maybe he is just a crappy shoveler ?

More like he's super anal and probably went out and shoveled after the very first snowflake.

Not kidding either.  Guy's out of control when it comes to his house and yard.


I'm 10 or so miles south of Basking Ridge and yeah, there's an inch or so on the ground.  It's changing over to all snow now though after icy rainy crap.  Roads slippery as hell.  Handle of Maker's and a case of wine on hand.  We'll be aightt.
 
2013-02-08 04:41:57 PM
jake - we had a local gov't resolution here akin to "earth day" encouraging everyone to do without power, voluntarily for an hour, after dark.

we went for 23 days after andrew and learned a lot

ty, posters, for the info - i knew it wasn't always hallmark cards
 
2013-02-08 04:44:59 PM

parasol: jake - we had a local gov't resolution here akin to "earth day" encouraging everyone to do without power, voluntarily for an hour, after dark.

we went for 23 days after andrew and learned a lot

ty, posters, for the info - i knew it wasn't always hallmark cards


We went for 8 days without power after Andrew.  That sucked.  It's amazing how much of our lives come out of those 2 little holes.
 
2013-02-08 04:46:08 PM
The Lehigh Valley has nothing. I hate these anus Meteorologists that make it sound as if we are getting a foot of snow by noon earlier today.  They were dismissing schools last night.  Pathetic.
 
2013-02-08 04:49:19 PM
Yikes.

And I'm in Quebec instead of warm Oregon.
 
2013-02-08 04:49:21 PM
I know the NWS has got its panties in a bunch because The Weather Channel had the audacity to start naming storms, I'm wondering how much penetration they've gotten with their little marketing thingy. I saw that Intellicast is also using "Nemo" on their weather sites.

I'm wondering how long before NWS muscles in and starts "officially" naming winter storms.

/"Draco" was a badass name for a storm
 
2013-02-08 04:51:37 PM

Samuel Beale's Ghost: I am so screwed. I am in North Carolina for work, my flight to Logan was canceled and my wife is home alone on Cape Cod.  I can't get home until Sunday.

/she hates the cold
//and the snow
///god, I am so screwed


She's fine, we have plenty of blankets.
 
2013-02-08 04:52:10 PM
I'll just leave this quality artwork here, to demonstrate why I  lovedbeing able to wear shorts today...

s3.postimage.org
 
2013-02-08 04:52:28 PM

vernonFL: It makes me want to go the Bahamas. Look how clear the water is!


I'll be there Monday.  Will have a corona on the beach in your honor.
 
2013-02-08 04:53:52 PM
Funny stuff....cannot wait to get off of work in a few and go sit on the back patio at my favorite Austin bar and have a few pints!

/Good luck suckers
 
2013-02-08 04:54:11 PM

peasants_are_revolting: farkscamp: Masshole checking in.  Fire going in the woodstove, water in the tub, gas in the snow blower, I think I'm all set.

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.


Getting ready to go cross country skiing -- have trails right out the door, no driving required (or allowed at this point.) When I get back I will make soup.

I am in the 2+ feet of snow expected area. God, I hope we don't lose power.
 
2013-02-08 04:54:35 PM

JohnnyRebel88: The Lehigh Valley has nothing. I hate these anus Meteorologists that make it sound as if we are getting a foot of snow by noon earlier today.  They were dismissing schools last night.  Pathetic.


as a Lehigh  grad (07) I'd say 'typical.' Although we did see some huge storms a few years back while I lived in the little town of bethlehem.  Montclair avenue :)

I live on the NJ shore now. We're only going to get a bit of rain and heavy snow late tonight. Still only at about 90% around here from Sandy so I'm pretty thrilled that we're not getting dead-on stormededed again.
 
2013-02-08 04:55:39 PM
jake

we should trade andrew stories some day

and, yes, we are spoiled americans with electricity 24/7 - if there were a way to generate power from the reaction of a teen without a cell phone we'd have this problem solved.
 
2013-02-08 04:56:02 PM

Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.


Meanwhile, here in Austin, it's 60 and sunny, and my house only cost $87/sq.ft.

p.twimg.com
 
2013-02-08 04:58:12 PM

whistleridge: I'll just leave this quality artwork here, to demonstrate why I  lovedbeing able to wear shorts today...

[s3.postimage.org image 568x426]


You have cold (or is that cola) written over WI.  It's a balmy 23 here right now.
 
2013-02-08 04:58:21 PM

farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.


I'm actually metrowest as well. Looks like a steady snowfall. Hope it sticks for a few weeks. We're going skiing in Maine then.
 
2013-02-08 05:00:40 PM

blatz514: whistleridge: I'll just leave this quality artwork here, to demonstrate why I  lovedbeing able to wear shorts today...

[s3.postimage.org image 568x426]

You have cold (or is that cola) written over WI.  It's a balmy 23 here right now.


The coldest temp I have felt in 2 years was about 36. And I am absolutely fine with that. :p

(and yeah...it does kind of look like cola, eh?)
 
2013-02-08 05:02:49 PM

waterrockets: Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.

Meanwhile, here in Austin, it's 60 and sunny, and my house only cost $87/sq.ft.

[p.twimg.com image 600x434]


Over hear in Carmel, CA, it's 60 degrees - just like it is all year around.  And the pro-am is in town to play at the country's best golf course.  The downside is you can't go anywhere without seeing someone famous.
 
2013-02-08 05:02:53 PM
Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?
 
2013-02-08 05:04:57 PM

Jadedgrl: Buffalo NY here, right in the middle of Holy Fark! And not just cuz I live near Buffalo.
Definitely over a foot and still going strong.


East o' the Buff, looking at the white stuff that already covered where I shoveled. It's heavy, wet, back-breaking ice cream, slush on the bottom and Slurpie on top.

Thank Tesla for telecommuting.
 
2013-02-08 05:05:00 PM
Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?Yes. The snow is heavier, and it inconveniences people who are far more important.
 
2013-02-08 05:05:25 PM
OMG!!! It's going to snow in the winter, we are all DOOMED!
 
2013-02-08 05:06:14 PM

spiderpaz: waterrockets: Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.

Meanwhile, here in Austin, it's 60 and sunny, and my house only cost $87/sq.ft.

[p.twimg.com image 600x434]

Over hear in Carmel, CA, it's 60 degrees - just like it is all year around.  And the pro-am is in town to play at the country's best golf course.  The downside is you can't go anywhere without seeing someone famous.


Over here in Austin, we can spell "here."
 
2013-02-08 05:06:33 PM

tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


It's big city snow.  Waaay different.
 
2013-02-08 05:07:36 PM

Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts


Oh look...9gag has you covered:

d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net

/yes, I realize you have somewhat recanted since your f*i*r*s+ post.
 
2013-02-08 05:07:47 PM

Paris1127: Three Crooked Squirrels: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

Ummm, you have Fridays off and you are complaining because other people got one Friday off?  Enjoy your semester-long 3-day weekends and stop complaining.

Yep, I'm beginning to realize I just made a "First World Problems" post... And regret it...


You think that's bad?  I accidentally bought diet tonic water.
 
2013-02-08 05:08:24 PM

tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


How do you know that it never made national news?
 
2013-02-08 05:08:41 PM
Jersey Shore here, nothing yet. Lots of rain and some random hail from what I can tell. We're looking at snow overnight.

As long as the power stays on it's all kosher.
 
2013-02-08 05:09:02 PM

blatz514: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

It's big city snow.  Waaay dif

Same snow, wimpier people.

 
2013-02-08 05:09:22 PM

tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


Assuming the Midwest is like Nevada, there's a lot more shiat to hit on the East Coast. Power lines, houses, etc.. Nevadans tell stories about six-foot snowfalls and I don't think anyone even noticed it but us (because in my town we're idiots and build exactly one bridge over the farking creek). But the East Coast has a fark-ton of shiat out there.
 
2013-02-08 05:09:23 PM

waterrockets: spiderpaz: waterrockets: Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.

Meanwhile, here in Austin, it's 60 and sunny, and my house only cost $87/sq.ft.

[p.twimg.com image 600x434]

Over hear in Carmel, CA, it's 60 degrees - just like it is all year around.  And the pro-am is in town to play at the country's best golf course.  The downside is you can't go anywhere without seeing someone famous.

Over here in Austin, we can spell "here."


Well you deserve to get something in exchange for having to live in Texas.  Good for you.

/half asleep
 
2013-02-08 05:09:45 PM
tom baker's scarf - Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


do you count the weather channel as national news? pretty sure you were mentioned there :)
 
2013-02-08 05:09:50 PM

whistleridge: blatz514: whistleridge: I'll just leave this quality artwork here, to demonstrate why I  lovedbeing able to wear shorts today...

[s3.postimage.org image 568x426]

You have cold (or is that cola) written over WI.  It's a balmy 23 here right now.

The coldest temp I have felt in 2 years was about 36. And I am absolutely fine with that. :p

(and yeah...it does kind of look like cola, eh?)


*clicks profile.  Oh, NC.  About 5 years ago, I spent 4 days in Norfolk, Va in July.  It was 95+ and about 100% humidity.  You can have that.  We get that maybe 5 or 6 times during summer.

/is there rum for that cola?
 
2013-02-08 05:10:16 PM

Billy Bathsalt: I accidentally bought diet tonic water.


I definitely feel your pain, although it's the wrong season for gin.
 
2013-02-08 05:11:27 PM

tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


Higher population density in the NE, plus way more flight traffic and whatnot. My best guess.
 
2013-02-08 05:12:16 PM
Oh good, we're turning this into a drinking thread.
 
2013-02-08 05:13:43 PM

Down the Slippery Slope: Oh good, we're turning this into a drinking thread.


I have a question.  Am I the only one that brings beer out with him to shovel the car out?
 
2013-02-08 05:14:31 PM

spiderpaz: waterrockets: spiderpaz: waterrockets: Stone Meadow: moops: Meanwhile, in Portland... (OR)

...it's somewhat sunny and not raining!

Meanwhile here in NorCal it's sunny and cool (mid-50's), and I just ate an orange freshly picked off the tree in my yard.

Meanwhile, here in Austin, it's 60 and sunny, and my house only cost $87/sq.ft.

[p.twimg.com image 600x434]

Over hear in Carmel, CA, it's 60 degrees - just like it is all year around.  And the pro-am is in town to play at the country's best golf course.  The downside is you can't go anywhere without seeing someone famous.

Over here in Austin, we can spell "here."

Well you deserve to get something in exchange for having to live in Texas.  Good for you.

/half asleep


It's fun poking and all -- love my visits to CA ;)  May live there again one day (was born there).

For clarification, Austin is surrounded by TX, but isn't really "in" TX. For some reason, they like to run their state from our buildings though.
 
2013-02-08 05:16:14 PM

parasol: sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew

is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?

as far as i know (and it must be wrong) the only real difference is the aftermath - ie - frostbite vs mold blooms and malaria potential

anyway - you all stay warm and safe


It's usually not too bad. At least you don't have to worry about your food going bad. You just take it out of the freezer/fridge and sit it outside. Srsly.

It's amazing how fast you can acclimate to loss of heat. Much easier than loss of AC.  Just throw on a few more layers and you are good to go. A good grill outside some pets to keep you warm, and stock up on toilet paper and batteries.

I'll take a 7 day power outage in February over August anytime.

The only problem is how early it gets dark out, but that just puts you in bed (hopefully with a loved one) and cuddle times ensue.

The worst part is sitting bare-assed on a 20 degree toilet seat. It just... argh. No fun.
 
2013-02-08 05:16:55 PM

farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.


huh?  I'm in Metro West & we're gettin' our butts kicked (I can't see the house across the street right now)
 
2013-02-08 05:19:17 PM

Shadow Blasko: parasol: sort of serious question

never seen snow in person, but long familiarity with hurricanes, including Andrew

is the prep the same? (prepare for self-reliance for days) and property damage?

as far as i know (and it must be wrong) the only real difference is the aftermath - ie - frostbite vs mold blooms and malaria potential

anyway - you all stay warm and safe

It's usually not too bad. At least you don't have to worry about your food going bad. You just take it out of the freezer/fridge and sit it outside. Srsly.

It's amazing how fast you can acclimate to loss of heat. Much easier than loss of AC.  Just throw on a few more layers and you are good to go. A good grill outside some pets to keep you warm, and stock up on toilet paper and batteries.

I'll take a 7 day power outage in February over August anytime.

The only problem is how early it gets dark out, but that just puts you in bed (hopefully with a loved one) and cuddle times ensue.

The worst part is sitting bare-assed on a 20 degree toilet seat. It just... argh. No fun.


Desperate measures I suppose.
 
2013-02-08 05:20:24 PM
Did someone say the east coast being hit by a giant lizard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wML2V6crNc0
 
2013-02-08 05:22:45 PM

jaylectricity: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

How do you know that it never made national news?


Well believe it or not we have radio, tv, that thar World Wide Web everyone done talks so much 'bout. I hear tell that it's the same as you alls gots in the big city and it not never on any of those.

National news is broadcast, wait for it, nationally
 
2013-02-08 05:24:23 PM

blatz514: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

It's big city snow.  Waaay different.


More jewy?
 
2013-02-08 05:26:38 PM

Mazzic518: Diogenes: jtown: Diogenes: Someone up there be kind enough to dig out my grandmother OK?  She'll bake you cookies.

/stay safe, all

Digging out Diogenes' grandma is like a Chinese dinner: It ain't over 'til you both get your cookies.

She's 83.  I hope you like your cookies dry.

Dip her in milk


That's the idea.  Giggity.

img.poptower.com
 
2013-02-08 05:27:33 PM

DontBeThatGuy: farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.

huh?  I'm in Metro West & we're gettin' our butts kicked (I can't see the house across the street right now)


Huh.  20 mi NW of Natick... and uh, it's getting dark?  2" on the ground.  Can't see my neighbors anyway.
 
2013-02-08 05:27:41 PM

PsiChick: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

Assuming the Midwest is like Nevada, there's a lot more shiat to hit on the East Coast. Power lines, houses, etc.. Nevadans tell stories about six-foot snowfalls and I don't think anyone even noticed it but us (because in my town we're idiots and build exactly one bridge over the farking creek). But the East Coast has a fark-ton of shiat out there.


Sure but they way they whine about it you'd think it was snowing aids covered zombies or something.


/ aids covered zombies sold be an awesome band name.
 
2013-02-08 05:28:10 PM

jaylectricity: Billy Bathsalt: I accidentally bought diet tonic water.

I definitely feel your pain, although it's the wrong season for gin.


Absolutely, I agree: vodak.

Tito's FTW   USAUSA
 
2013-02-08 05:33:02 PM
I'd just like to state for the record that I would totally lick Nancy Chen's ass.
 
2013-02-08 05:36:54 PM

tom baker's scarf: PsiChick: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

Assuming the Midwest is like Nevada, there's a lot more shiat to hit on the East Coast. Power lines, houses, etc.. Nevadans tell stories about six-foot snowfalls and I don't think anyone even noticed it but us (because in my town we're idiots and build exactly one bridge over the farking creek). But the East Coast has a fark-ton of shiat out there.

Sure but they way they whine about it you'd think it was snowing aids covered zombies or something.


/ aids covered zombies sold be an awesome band name.


We get it, you have an inferiority complex. Don't worry it's normal, I'm sure everyone else in your area thinks the Northeast is better too.
 
2013-02-08 05:41:35 PM

Down the Slippery Slope: Oh good, we're turning this into a drinking thread.


Well, what the hell else is there to do during a blizzard?

/on my first pint
//watching the kids
///wife due home any minute
 
2013-02-08 05:47:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Mi39k1wzI

/SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
 
2013-02-08 05:55:46 PM
I'm on eastern long island and it's a mess here. Not something this TX resident is enjoying, but I have power, internet, and plenty of food and beer. I might have to go grab a colleague that got stuck at ISP. I am hoping he nabbed a taxi to a local hotel because I sure as hell do not want to drive in this.

Couple of inches of big flakes earlier and now it seems to be ice pellets at the moment. Stay safe y'all
 
2013-02-08 06:02:05 PM

farkscamp: DontBeThatGuy: farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.

huh?  I'm in Metro West & we're gettin' our butts kicked (I can't see the house across the street right now)

Huh.  20 mi NW of Natick... and uh, it's getting dark?  2" on the ground.  Can't see my neighbors anyway.


Jesus. Let me check outside.
 
2013-02-08 06:10:47 PM

peasants_are_revolting: farkscamp: 

Huh.  20 mi NW of Natick... and uh, it's getting dark?  2" on the ground.  Can't see my neighbors anyway.

Jesus. Let me check outside.


I said inches!  But that was like an hour ago.  OH FINE, I'll get up and look.  I dunno, 2.5-3" now?

/we're gonna get like 6"
//this is what happens when my Mr.Farkscamp says we're gonna get 18" too.
///just kidding
////sort of
 
2013-02-08 06:13:48 PM

peasants_are_revolting: farkscamp: DontBeThatGuy: farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.

huh?  I'm in Metro West & we're gettin' our butts kicked (I can't see the house across the street right now)

Huh.  20 mi NW of Natick... and uh, it's getting dark?  2" on the ground.  Can't see my neighbors anyway.

Jesus. Let me check outside.

15 miles west of Natick.  Can't see my neighbors.  Can't anyway. Dam restraining order
 
2013-02-08 06:16:41 PM
Malden/Revere border here.

Not too bad yet, but I live on what is almost a butte so the gale winds might just be carrying everything off to the lower areas.
 
2013-02-08 06:16:42 PM
We didn't listen!
 
2013-02-08 06:19:07 PM

cchris_39: We didn't listen!


I can't take Matt Noyes seriously since he used to come out to gigs for my band and get loaded.

....but I take Nelly Carrena DEAD serious.
 
2013-02-08 06:19:24 PM

tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


Big cities have no place to put the snow, midwest has lots of room.  When you have population densities like the following, it makes an enormous difference:

Massachusettes - 840 people per square mile
Connecticut - 739 people per square mile
New York - 412 people per square mile

let's go to the midwest now

Kansas - 35 people per square mile
Nebraska - 24 people per square mile
Iowa - 53 people per square mile

Are the city people wimpier?  In terms of basic survival skills, I would say yes, because they typically never need to ever use any.  Whereas out in the great expanses where nobody is going to find you for a very long time, if ever.  You either learn certain basic survival modes or you don't make it to maturity.  So when a blizzard hits the Northeast, an enormously large number of people in close proximity are extremely inconvenienced.  Given that a true, horrid blizzard like The Blizzard Of 1978 happen almost only once in a lifetime, there is a big difference in how it affects people who get socked with them on a regular, every single winter basis.  You get them.  You're already largely self-sufficient, since it could be tens of miles to the nearest store, it already behooves you to have a substantial stockpile of dry goods and necessities.  People in densely populated places don't have to live that way, and do not store days or weeks worth of food as a regular matter of course.  So a couple days of power loss or inability to travel, and the cruise sorties up shiat's creek are huge screaming, whining, moaning flotillas of prissy, biatchy East coasters who demand that somebody do something to fix their problems.
 
2013-02-08 06:20:11 PM
Thundersnow on the South Shore, right now.
 
2013-02-08 06:21:37 PM

Tigger: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

The real world is going to tear you a new asshole on day one.


I dislike being that guy but THIS. And btw, you're in college fer crissake. Bottled water? Really?
 
2013-02-08 06:28:45 PM

John Buck 41: Tigger: Paris1127: Of course the day my university cancels all classes is the day I have no classes to begin with... They're expecting over 24" here in Worcester...

/staying in the dorm, have plenty of bottled water
//college generates its own power, so probably no blackouts

The real world is going to tear you a new asshole on day one.

I dislike being that guy but THIS. And btw, you're in college fer crissake. Bottled water? Really?


I went to a state college where the dorm water was atrocious.  It was so bad and we got so many complaints we were passing out Brita water filters to the students when they checked in to get their keys and sign their contracts.
 
2013-02-08 06:37:24 PM
Colorado checking in here.

60 and sunny.

I went dinosaur hunting today.

/Storm coming in tonight though.
 
2013-02-08 06:39:10 PM

danno_to_infinity: tom baker's scarf: Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?

Big cities have no place to put the snow, midwest has lots of room.  When you have population densities like the following, it makes an enormous difference:

Massachusettes - 840 people per square mile
Connecticut - 739 people per square mile
New York - 412 people per square mile

let's go to the midwest now

Kansas - 35 people per square mile
Nebraska - 24 people per square mile
Iowa - 53 people per square mile

Are the city people wimpier?  In terms of basic survival skills, I would say yes, because they typically never need to ever use any.  Whereas out in the great expanses where nobody is going to find you for a very long time, if ever.  You either learn certain basic survival modes or you don't make it to maturity.  So when a blizzard hits the Northeast, an enormously large number of people in close proximity are extremely inconvenienced.  Given that a true, horrid blizzard like The Blizzard Of 1978 happen almost only once in a lifetime, there is a big difference in how it affects people who get socked with them on a regular, every single winter basis.  You get them.  You're already largely self-sufficient, since it could be tens of miles to the nearest store, it already behooves you to have a substantial stockpile of dry goods and necessities.  People in densely populated places don't have to live that way, and do not store days or weeks worth of food as a regular matter of course.  So a couple days of power loss or inability to travel, and the cruise sorties up shiat's creek are huge screaming, whining, moaning flotillas of prissy, biatchy East coasters who demand that somebody do something to fix their problems.


See now was that so hard? And whoa with those population stats buddy. They might have that kind of crazy over crowding in escanaba but most of us prefer to stay out of the big cities. I was talking about copper harbor mi.

I'm sure a relief convoy of spray tan and bagels and crappy pizza will be in bound as soon as they clear the roads so just hang tough you helpless wusses.
 
2013-02-08 06:44:19 PM

blatz514: Down the Slippery Slope: Oh good, we're turning this into a drinking thread.

I have a question.  Am I the only one that brings beer out with him to shovel the car out?


I do a few shots of good bourbon before going out.
 
2013-02-08 07:03:20 PM

jaylectricity: blatz514: Down the Slippery Slope: Oh good, we're turning this into a drinking thread.

I have a question.  Am I the only one that brings beer out with him to shovel the car out?

I do a few shots of good bourbon before going out.


If you aren't drinking and smoking a cigar while shoveling you are t doing it right. To be fair this applies to most things.
 
2013-02-08 07:07:50 PM
Thank God, here in Fredneck, Va. it is in the 40's and raining.

/Hate snow
//If it is more than 2"
 
2013-02-08 07:11:50 PM
It's like calling in sick when you're *actually* sick. I can sympathize.
 
2013-02-08 07:17:45 PM

farkscamp: Masshole checking in.  Fire going in the woodstove, water in the tub, gas in the snow blower, I think I'm all set.


I don't care how clean my tub is. I'm not drinking water that was stored in it.
 
2013-02-08 07:36:14 PM

tom baker's scarf: They might have that kind of crazy over crowding in escanaba but most of us prefer to stay out of the big cities


Escanaba, MI has a population density of 980 sqm.
My suburb has 12,000 sqm.

Also, Copper City may be lightly populated, but it's tiny. it's density works out to be 2,375.
 
2013-02-08 07:36:17 PM

John Buck 41: farkscamp: Masshole checking in.  Fire going in the woodstove, water in the tub, gas in the snow blower, I think I'm all set.

I don't care how clean my tub is. I'm not drinking water that was stored in it.


Neither am I, it's for flushing.  No power = no well pump.
 
2013-02-08 07:48:38 PM

parasol: tom baker's scarf - Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


do you count the weather channel as national news? pretty sure you were mentioned there :)


The east coast has people

And an economy

It's the same reason we don't see temperature updates for McMurdo on the national news
 
2013-02-08 08:02:55 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
Have you ever seen a Nor'easter.
/Have you ever seen a Nor'easter from space.
 
2013-02-08 08:19:08 PM
It's about 46 here in northeastern Georgia.  It's going to be in the high 50s and low 60s next week.
 
2013-02-08 08:19:09 PM
Ha ha its like in the 60s here on the 35th parallel
 
2013-02-08 08:22:48 PM
First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.
 
2013-02-08 08:26:54 PM

Anoria: First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.


We just got a couple of flickers. I hope it holds. This house is cold without the heat on.

The water heater is gas, so we could take hot showers every hour if we had to.
 
2013-02-08 08:39:38 PM

jaylectricity: Anoria: First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.

We just got a couple of flickers. I hope it holds. This house is cold without the heat on.

The water heater is gas, so we could take hot showers every hour if we had to.


Fortunately the house I'm in has gas heat, unlike our last place. Our well pump is electric though, so if the outage lasts for more than a couple of days we'll have to resort to flushing our toilets with snow.
 
2013-02-08 08:39:47 PM

Anoria: First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.


Just on the phone with my wife who is also in Sandwich (in the village), said the same thing.
 
2013-02-08 08:42:32 PM

Hardy-r-r: peasants_are_revolting: farkscamp: DontBeThatGuy: farkscamp: peasants_are_revolting:

Went to the grocery and the liquor store. We've got about five or six inches of snow so far.

Man, Boston's getting the brunt this time.  I'm metrowestish, usually we get more.  We barely have enough to cover the grass here.

huh?  I'm in Metro West & we're gettin' our butts kicked (I can't see the house across the street right now)

Huh.  20 mi NW of Natick... and uh, it's getting dark?  2" on the ground.  Can't see my neighbors anyway.

Jesus. Let me check outside.
15 miles west of Natick.  Can't see my neighbors.  Can't anyway. Dam restraining order


Tons of snow coming down, sounds like the wind is going to tear the house off the foundation.
 
2013-02-08 08:45:47 PM

Anoria: jaylectricity: Anoria: First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.

We just got a couple of flickers. I hope it holds. This house is cold without the heat on.

The water heater is gas, so we could take hot showers every hour if we had to.

Fortunately the house I'm in has gas heat, unlike our last place. Our well pump is electric though, so if the outage lasts for more than a couple of days we'll have to resort to flushing our toilets with snow.


We have been in Sandwich for 9 years and have had pretty good luck with the power.  They always get it back on within a few hours.
 
2013-02-08 08:49:17 PM

Anoria: jaylectricity: Anoria: First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.

We just got a couple of flickers. I hope it holds. This house is cold without the heat on.

The water heater is gas, so we could take hot showers every hour if we had to.

Fortunately the house I'm in has gas heat, unlike our last place. Our well pump is electric though, so if the outage lasts for more than a couple of days we'll have to resort to flushing our toilets with snow.


I've never been around a furnace that worked without any electricity.  We had gas heat growing up and if we lost power, we lost heat, since the pumps/fans/ignition/thermostats were all electric.  Our oil furnace now sure as heck doesn't work without electricity.
 
2013-02-08 08:55:51 PM

Jake Havechek: Thundersnow on the South Shore, right now.


Yeah - i'm in Upton (@BNL) and have heard it too. Strong claps. For all the years I lived in Michigan I don't recall ever hearing such strong thunder in a snowstorm. It must be rare.
Looks like the strongest weather is rolling into eastern LI now...
 
2013-02-08 09:12:55 PM
farkscamp
I've never been around a furnace that worked without any electricity. We had gas heat growing up and if we lost power, we lost heat, since the pumps/fans/ignition/thermostats were all electric. Our oil furnace now sure as heck doesn't work without electricity.

Some of these require no power but still heat
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/category_heaters-stoves-firepl a ces+dual-fuel:-gas-propane

We're buying this to replace the shiatty gas fireplace that came with the house,no power needed
http://www.woodstove.com/cottage-franklin
 
2013-02-08 09:18:09 PM

Frantic Freddie: http://www.woodstove.com/cottage-franklin


Those aren't really the same thing as a whole house furnace - not that Anoria said furnace, just said "has gas heat" - so who knows.  I meant a furnace-furnace.
 
2013-02-08 09:27:54 PM

Anoria: jaylectricity: Anoria: First power blip just happened here in Sandwich, black for about 20 seconds. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.

We just got a couple of flickers. I hope it holds. This house is cold without the heat on.

The water heater is gas, so we could take hot showers every hour if we had to.

Fortunately the house I'm in has gas heat, unlike our last place. Our well pump is electric though, so if the outage lasts for more than a couple of days we'll have to resort to flushing our toilets with snow.


We have gas heat, too. But it requires electricity to pump the hot air into our house.

I could maybe turn the oven on full blast, light it with the grill lighter and leave the door open.
 
2013-02-08 09:57:48 PM

farkscamp: John Buck 41: farkscamp: Masshole checking in.  Fire going in the woodstove, water in the tub, gas in the snow blower, I think I'm all set.

I don't care how clean my tub is. I'm not drinking water that was stored in it.

Neither am I, it's for flushing.  No power = no well pump.


If I lose power for any extended period of time, flushing my toilet is priority #789.
 
2013-02-08 10:08:19 PM
City water mother f*ckers!
 
2013-02-08 10:35:33 PM

MurphyMurphy: parasol: tom baker's scarf - Ok I got to ask. Being from the Midwest I've been through many snowstorms of 2+ feet. Never once did it make national news. Is the snow on the east coast somehow worse than snow anywhere else?


do you count the weather channel as national news? pretty sure you were mentioned there :)

The east coast has people

And an economy

It's the same reason we don't see temperature updates for McMurdo on the national news


I think the people at mcmurdo are smart enough to realize that in when it gets cold snow is possibility so when the obvious happens they don't get caught flatfooted.
 
2013-02-09 12:42:33 AM
on long island, i've got about a foot already and they're saying this will keep going till 8am...I'm a few glasses of wine in, and enjoying the storm...I don't have anything to do tomorrow besides building my daughter's first snowman with her.  there's not much more fun than that ;)
 
2013-02-09 01:26:08 AM
We get weather like that all the time here out west.
You know what names we give them?  "WINTER!"
Grow some balls, you eastern pansies!
 
2013-02-09 09:36:51 AM
It is a BEAUTIFUL day here in Houston, Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and quite pleasant at 72.

Suck it yankees
 
2013-02-09 05:08:53 PM
Tucson here.  Prediction for Monday: Snow!  In the city, not just on the mountains!
 
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