A look at effects in states and provinces in the path of the storm sweeping across the Northeast and southern Canada: --- CONNECTICUT Gov. Dannel P. Malloy imposed a travel ban Friday on the state´s highways and deployed National Guard troops around the state for rescues or other emergencies. A coastal flood warning was posted for southern Fairfield County, saying Friday evening´s high tide could be 3 to 5 feet higher than normal in western Long Island Sound. The state´s two biggest utilities planned for the possibility that up to 30 percent of their customers -
There is an awful lot of global warming out there waiting to be shoveled. Must get caught up on all the articles posted on Lucianne since I went to sleep, before I go out to shovel. Up here in Ringwood New Jersey we have about a foot of snow.
I could tell this "storm" would be a "bust" in my area when the hyperventilating New Jersey "media" stopped updating the progress of the storm sometime around noon yesterday. Every time they do that I know the orgy´s over.
Everything got cancelled for the entire weekend in my area. We got 5" of snow. I already cleared my driveway and the roads are cleared as well.
Anything in those hacked George Bush emails that will tie him to this blizzard. Will our dear leader make another trip to New Jersey? Will Marty Dempsey rescue me, come over and help shovel my long driveway?
Well, ok...Some areas received a foot or more of the white stuff. But, I am finding it highly concerning that the msmn hypes people up into a frenzy, almost like these are meant to be experiments in thought control of the masses. think this is over the top? dont be so sure.
Same thoughts as #1. How are the Hurricane Sandy victims doing? Have they had any heat or electricity, either before or during the storm? If the president were a Republican, the TV camera crew would be camped out (figuratively speaking, of course, in their well-heated vans, leaving only to get their face on TV) in lower Manhattan, on Staten Island, and in the Rockaways, showing a mass of victims and bemoaning the incompetent in the White House and the lack of compassion from the NY governor.
When wildfires were burning across Texas and other states(many started by illegals on Federal Land) No disaster declaration was allowed..even after WEEKS. This is Snow ...it eventually melts by itself, stay home for a day or two and let the roads get cleared, shovel your walk and drive, help your neighbor do theirs.
About 2 feet of snow and much higher in the drifts, here in the foothills of the Berkshires in NW CT. Thankfully, we never lost power. We did have the generator and plenty of gasoline at the ready though, just in case. Bought it at least a decade ago and having the peace of mind that comes with owning a generator...it´s the best $$$ we ever spent. But, we believe in being prepared and self-sufficient. That´s cuz we´s ants, not grasshoppers. Prayers for Sandy folks still without their homes; yet another reason why you NEVER trust our goobermint. For anything. Ever.
The whole of the United States revolves around the eastern seaboard , don´t you know . An earthquake could turn Denver to rubble and it´d get some press coverage , but whoa , a snowstorm on Boston and stop the presses ! . # 12 is correct . Remember the tornado that removed Mobile Alabama ? . Didn´t hear about that , eh ?. Go away Mass. and stay there .
The Weather Channel has lost the plot, from silly naming of storms to ´Storm Impact Ratings´ which are meaningless from the off since they never explain what 1 and 10 on the scale might be. Still, that doesn´t keep them from slapping a big rating of 10/10 up there for the panic factor.
From the army of redundant experts in the studio to the ludicrous field reports where snow accumulation takes long hours and therefore lacks drama until after the fact, you know someone is just itching to dispense with the preliminaries, jump up on a desk and scream WE´RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!
#17 The Weather Channel used to be my go-to channel. But somewhere along the way they have expanded into a ‘scare-channel’ where there is either ha-ha merriment or disasters around every corner. I’ve tired of watching some ‘weatherperson’ dressed up in storm gear standing in a gale force wind holding onto their hat and screaming into a microphone. I just catch the ´radar on the 8’ and move on.
About 2 years ago, in the Midwest, we had over 2 feet of snow. A snow plowing truck had to come to get my husband, a doc, who had to get to the hospital to relieve those who had stayed there through the storm. Snowstorms are a pain but if you have food, shelter and warmth, then you have everything and pray for those who don´t.
I haven´t figured yet on why every storm is the "worst storm of the century". Is it because they hire the lowest IQ folks at the weather channel? You would think they would have IQ´s high enough to realize that most people are not impressed with the "egotistical look at me Mom" standing out in a Hurricane, Snow storm, or waste deep in a flood.
It´s also hard to have much sympathy for those who get on the roads and stranded when they know the snow/ice/hurricane storms are coming. I heard one report that people were on their way home from work when the storm hit and they were stranded. Well, they had days of notice, why didn´t their bosses let them leave long before the storm hit instead of when it was due to hit?
Truthfully it´s the low income WORKING people I have empathy for. They don´t have the money to buy generators, or have heat,or enough supplies to get through a few days of isolation.
For those who do not know. The Weather Channel was sold in 2008 to NBCUniversal. They subsequently disemployed ( must be a liberal term ) most/all of their long time employees and hired those from a unit that belonged to the parent company. Now they present half weather, half reality shows, and all hype and hysteria. For those old enough to remember, we used to get much more severe winter weather and it was not the end of the World. There are far more pieces of equipment now than in the past, municipal and private, including generators in case the power goes out. So to end the Weather Channel is actually no longer just the Weather channel, it´s a NBC product and you know what that means.
I grew up on the MA North Shore in the ´60s. S "Blizzard" like this was no big deal. A storm would drop 12-18 inches of snow,we´d get a day off from school to dig out, build a snow fort, climb sled hill a few times, then back to daily life. If the power went out we´d light some candles, put a log in the fireplace, cook on the Coleman stove, and listen to the news on WBZ radio.
This reminds me of an effort by a group of Congress critters right after the end of the Cold War. They were bound and determined to send financial aid to Russia. Why? Because they get snow in Russia, lots and lots of it, and they need our help to deal with it now that they have lost the Cold War. Like somehow none of the plows and shovels would work anymore.
I´m with #32 and #22. Those of us with sense in MA (and there are plenty) remember all the storms that were just as large as this one - in fact as recently as 2003, and I happen to remember myself, 1999. This is a normal event here (I have about 2 feet of snow) and just takes planning and some work to deal with.
I actually moved to a different house partially to make snow removal easier. I kept my power this time and have only one thing to worry about - a big job of clearing my low roofs to prevent ice dams - had them once, don´t want ´em again, gotta use a roof rake. This is no fun with shoulder arthritis but it has to be done.
Also most of my friends, moonbats included, make loads of fun of the hyperventilating media around here and the idiot governor who thinks he is a tinpot dictator. And there´s a lot of great humor too. Search YouTube for "Bread and Milk" - great video!
If I didn´t know better I would think that I wrote post #14! Shoveled the deck and front walkway this morning. Some of the drifts were shoulder height. Driveway was plowed last night, but you would never know it. Am taking a shoveling break before clearing mailbox area and digging my child´s car out of its hole! Wonder if anyone has gone into labor and can´t get out of their front door much less the driveway???
Well, folks, I live 7 miles north of Portland, ME and got at least 2 1/2ft of snow. The powerful winds blew snow and blocked every exit of my house. Some of the drifts are six feet high and other places in my yard, are bare ground. We didn´t lose power and my house is warm, got lots of food and a good dog, who isn´t complaining when I had to open the garage door, shovel about 3 ft. of snow away, walk in 2 ft. drifts to find him a place to relieve himself. Never a complaint! Hey, media, it´s winter, it´s Maine we are not Massachusetts therefore, they don´t care!!
I live in Virginia and in February of 2010 we had two storms in one week which dropped a total of almost 60 inches of snow on us. Unlike New England, we aren´t used to that kind of snowfall so we were snowed in for 8 days. We got our driveway plowed after 4 days but the DOT didn´t get our road plowed for another 4. We fired up the wood stove and spent a lot of quality time together as a family. Don´t remember the media going nuts about it.
#37 Waterville ME here. Same thing, I don´t understand the big deal myself. I made sure there is gas for the blower, tobacco for my pipe, and food and heat for my girls, looking forward to a day of doing nothing. Once its blows over I will go out and clear the driveway and wave to my neighbors doing the same thing you,me and every other Mainer does after every snow storm. Eh-yup!
In Houghton Michigan their highest snowfall was 355.9 inches. Now THAT is a lot of snow. Do they complain about it, does the media report it? NO. They just live their lives and deal with it. Where we live the kids have had 4 days off from school in the past 2 weeks due to snow... Does the weather channel dwell or tell us how to survive the snow? NO, we just deal with it. When I see the news and they are reporting on the cars getting stuck and the inability to drive in 4 inches of snow it´s a joke. Suck it up.
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Donna M, 2/9/2013 5:12:21 PM (No. 9167812)
Agree with everyone above about the hype, except in NE. Two feet+ is a LOT of snow at once, even in Maine.
Here in NYC we got about 8" and it stopped by 8am, no big deal; my brother in southern Bergen County NJ got about a foot. What was very hazardous yesterday, and why it was smart to put an early end to Friday was how the storm turned from rain to freezing rain to wet snow about 3-4pm into the evening. All dug out till the next one!
Apologies to all the L-Dotter hold-outs in NY, CN and MA, but the overwhelming vote for Obama in the November elections makes me think the Northeast deserves every bit of misery they get. But again, that´s holding nothing against you unfortunates who live amongst that sea of lemmings. Best of luck to you and may your Obama-voting neighbors get stuck in a permanent snow bank.
Just wanted to add: back in my youth, this would have been considered a good snow storm. It is what happened in "winter". Now, nearly a full blown crisis over nearly nothing. God save the Republic from these nanny staters!
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