Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Boston.com)   The blizzard of 2013 was not a blizzard   (boston.com ) divider line
    More: PSA, snowstorms, quarter miles  
•       •       •

6979 clicks; posted to Geek » on 10 Feb 2013 at 4:34 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



49 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-02-10 02:51:04 PM  
"Discuss amongst yourselves, I'm getting verklempt"
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-10 03:01:22 PM  
blog.torgodevil.com
 
2013-02-10 03:29:53 PM  
How long were the winds over 25 rather than 35?  if it was over 4 hours, you may have had a Canadian Blizzard...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-10 03:33:17 PM  
How long were the winds over 25 rather than 35? if it was over 4 hours, you may have had a Canadian Blizzard...

Canadian blizzards are more polite than American blizzards.
 
2013-02-10 03:37:52 PM  

ZAZ: How long were the winds over 25 rather than 35? if it was over 4 hours, you may have had a Canadian Blizzard...

Canadian blizzards are more polite than American blizzards.


They last longer... but they say sorry after.
 
2013-02-10 04:38:52 PM  
At this point they're way more Activision then Blizzard, and dead to me.
 
2013-02-10 04:41:20 PM  
Oh for Chrissake. It was a farking blizzard.

STFU scientists.
 
2013-02-10 05:03:05 PM  
I think I just saw the entire population of Massachusetts flip this gu the bird and say, "FAH-Q!"
 
2013-02-10 05:04:54 PM  
I went snowshoeing on Mass ave last night. It was a blizzard.
 
2013-02-10 05:23:17 PM  
The only qualification not met was the visibility condition.  Visibility at Boston was at about 1/2 mile for the duration of the snow, instead of the "required" 1/4 mile.
 
2013-02-10 05:41:18 PM  

what_now: I went snowshoeing on Mass ave last night. It was a blizzard.


Despite common use, there are precise definitions to a blizzard.  What you had was a gigantic snowstorm.  It doesn't have to actually be actively snowing for it to be called a blizzard.  If you note the conditions, it has nothing to do with falling snow.  Blowing snow can cause blizzard conditions without any actual falling precipitation.
 
2013-02-10 05:43:15 PM  

Walker: "Discuss amongst yourselves, I'm getting verklempt"
[img.photobucket.com image 526x351]


Done in one.
 
2013-02-10 06:00:02 PM  
calbert:

Serious A+ posting.
 
2013-02-10 06:09:11 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

What a blizzard may look like.
 
2013-02-10 06:10:33 PM  
It ws windy enough here that even though i shoveled aftr the first foot there was no divot the next morning. Even by saturday four inches re-covered the driveway with only blowing snow
 
2013-02-10 06:11:28 PM  
Frickin' drama queens. Just shovel up & STFU about it already!
 
2013-02-10 06:16:13 PM  

nmemkha: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 298x292]

What a blizzard may look like.


media.tumblr.com

What we got instead
 
2013-02-10 06:20:27 PM  
Quit biatching! It's been kinda cold in Tempe this week, so I have zero sympathy.
 
2013-02-10 06:39:09 PM  

nmemkha: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 298x292]

What a blizzard may look like.


F*ck.  There's one 15 minutes away from me.  Seriously considering going.
 
2013-02-10 06:51:25 PM  
At least he didn't call it Nemo or Nero or whatever the fark.
 
2013-02-10 06:53:32 PM  

GAT_00: what_now: I went snowshoeing on Mass ave last night. It was a blizzard.

Despite common use, there are precise definitions to a blizzard.  What you had was a gigantic snowstorm.  It doesn't have to actually be actively snowing for it to be called a blizzard.  If you note the conditions, it has nothing to do with falling snow.  Blowing snow can cause blizzard conditions without any actual falling precipitation.


Yeah, what we got was an absolute assload of snow. I don't recall the winds being high enough for a blizzard.

/still took me two days to dig out
//snow was 6 inches higher than the cut of my snowblower
///killed more brain cells than a meth addict on a bender by breathing the exhaust of my blower
 
2013-02-10 07:03:02 PM  
Big farking deal.  The Christmas storm of 1996 that hit western Washington dumped as much if not more and did we snivel about it for weeks on national TV?  Nope.  We dug for a few days, had a good old time watching the stupid people destroy the cars and got on with our lives

/used to live in Alaska on the coast
//3 feet of snow was called Wednesday
 
2013-02-10 07:06:26 PM  
I remember a snowstorm when I was a kid that buried our trailer nearly to the top. We could see out the front window of the trailer and the CB antenna on top of the car was sticking up out of the snow, but that was it. If I remember right, it was 1979 (Kalamazoo, Michigan). My Dad had to take the screen door off since we couldn't open it. Then he shoveled snow into my wagon, which my sister and I would take to the bathroom and dump into the tub to melt. Eventually we managed to get out the door and down the steps. Our neighbor with his big tractor eventually plowed out a portion of our driveway. Took us about 2 days to manage to get the car uncovered and us out to the road so we could get out. Fun times. :)
 
2013-02-10 07:09:32 PM  
My mistake... it was 1978... not 1979.
 
2013-02-10 07:28:31 PM  
They still haven't plowed my street, and I'm in Back Bay.

/fortunately, rain and 40s on Tuesday, so it'll all be gone
//more fortunately, I don't live in a basement apartment, which is where all of that snow is going to go on Tuesday
 
2013-02-10 07:30:12 PM  
I haven't even been out since Thursday night.  Snow is an inconvenience when it's not on a ski trail.

/okay, maybe I'm just pissed that I have a foot injury and can't ride my bike in it.
//anyway, we got 26" in Charlestown.  Looks cold and miserable out there.
 
2013-02-10 07:33:42 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Big farking deal.  The Christmas storm of 1996 that hit western Washington dumped as much if not more and did we snivel about it for weeks on national TV?  Nope.  We dug for a few days, had a good old time watching the stupid people destroy the cars and got on with our lives

/used to live in Alaska on the coast
//3 feet of snow was called Wednesday


Is a week still 7 days long?
 
2013-02-10 07:35:24 PM  
Here in Minnesota we call it Thursday in February
 
2013-02-10 07:44:45 PM  
The northeast needs another 65 billion for storm damage. Get on it congress.
 
2013-02-10 08:34:42 PM  

ZAZ: How long were the winds over 25 rather than 35? if it was over 4 hours, you may have had a Canadian Blizzard...

Canadian blizzards are more polite than American blizzards.



Possibly, but at least American blizzards can win the Stanley Cup.
 
2013-02-10 08:34:59 PM  
~26 inches in Swampscott, MA. Even if the storm wasn't a blizzard, we had our own blizzardy vortex in the back yard. It was essentially a snow twister that formed between the house and the garage for a number of hours. The result was that when it all died down on Saturday, there was still green grass in the center surrounded by a six feet wall of snow four-five feet from the center. Super cool. Never ween anything like it before.
 
2013-02-10 08:48:34 PM  

Farty McPooPants: At least he didn't call it Nemo or Nero or whatever the fark.


The Weather Channel should wait till their made-up names have really caught on then sue everybody for trademark infringement (e.g. Nemo™ storm coverage) offering settlements if their competitors enter into a Weather Channel Winter Storm Name licensing agreement. Too bad Rick Santorum didn't get the socialist National Weather Service shut down so that American business would be able to fully capitalize on the market demand created by Americans' love of talking about the weather.
 
2013-02-10 08:49:32 PM  

sno man: How long were the winds over 25 rather than 35?  if it was over 4 hours, you may have had a Canadian Blizzard...


You take your metric system and get the fark out of here.
 
2013-02-10 08:59:49 PM  

MyRandomName: The northeast needs another 65 billion for storm damage. Get on it congress.


No they don't.  They want to think of themselves as the center of the world.  Nut up and be the center.
 
2013-02-10 09:05:31 PM  
I doubt it ever officially reached blizzard status here in Newport RI. That being said we got 14-18 inches of snow and recorded a 90+ mph gust on the bridge. No power or heat for about 30 hours. Bad enough for me.
 
2013-02-10 09:15:18 PM  
As long as we don't call it Nemo, I don't care what we call it
 
2013-02-10 09:17:42 PM  

ilikeracecars: As long as we don't call it Nemo, I don't care what we call it


NEMONEMONEMONEMONEMONEMONEMONEMO
 
2013-02-10 09:30:58 PM  

sno man: ZAZ: How long were the winds over 25 rather than 35? if it was over 4 hours, you may have had a Canadian Blizzard...

Canadian blizzards are more polite than American blizzards.

They last longer... but they say sorry after.


And as the winds gust through, it sounds as if they are saying, "Excuuuuuuuuuuuse Meeeeeee. Parrrrdonnnn."
 
2013-02-10 09:53:55 PM  
wussies...stop ya whining.

/I remember in my day...
 
2013-02-10 10:15:07 PM  

FooDog: ~26 inches in Swampscott, MA. Even if the storm wasn't a blizzard, we had our own blizzardy vortex in the back yard. It was essentially a snow twister that formed between the house and the garage for a number of hours. The result was that when it all died down on Saturday, there was still green grass in the center surrounded by a six feet wall of snow four-five feet from the center. Super cool. Never ween anything like it before.


Pics or it didn't happen.
 
2013-02-10 11:01:22 PM  
Fine.

YOU can come shovel out my driveway.
 
2013-02-10 11:41:46 PM  
I'm currently in a real blizzard so getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2013-02-11 12:31:02 AM  

GAT_00: what_now: I went snowshoeing on Mass ave last night. It was a blizzard.

Despite common use, there are precise definitions to a blizzard.  What you had was a gigantic snowstorm.  It doesn't have to actually be actively snowing for it to be called a blizzard.  If you note the conditions, it has nothing to do with falling snow.  Blowing snow can cause blizzard conditions without any actual falling precipitation.


Hey, it's almost like words mean things and shiat!
 
2013-02-11 05:07:05 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Big farking deal.  The Christmas storm of 1996 that hit western Washington dumped as much if not more and did we snivel about it for weeks on national TV?  Nope.  We dug for a few days, had a good old time watching the stupid people destroy the cars and got on with our lives

/used to live in Alaska on the coast
//3 feet of snow was called Wednesday


We were off Nome one winter breaking ice. That was some nasty cold and blowing snow.
 
2013-02-11 05:18:20 AM  
Lookit, one last time:  it's 'blizzahd'
 
2013-02-11 05:29:27 AM  
i280.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-11 11:59:11 AM  

RockChalkH1N1: Here in Minnesota we call it Thursday in February


Your profile says you're in Kansas. So you were stupid enough to live in TWO shiatty places.
 
2013-02-11 05:09:44 PM  
As a central New Yorker, I gave the storm a hearty, "Meh." Just another regular winter day.
 
2013-02-13 02:50:53 PM  
I believe the correct term in this case is "Blizaahd".
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report