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#1 Feb 08 2013 at 5:52 AM Rating: Good
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In moments, big snow storm Nemo will be bearing down on the northeast seaboard.

In preparation, I got bagels (and cream cheese).

Nemo seems like a tropical storm name. I might have called it Baldur.

New Englanders ready?

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It already passed MI. It was underwhelming, locally. Only dropped about 3 or 4 inches total and it is all powder, not the 12 inches of sloppy wet stuff they were calling for.
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It already passed MI. It was underwhelming, locally. Only dropped about 3 or 4 inches total and it is all powder, not the 12 inches of sloppy wet stuff they were calling for.

Supposedly this grand storm is a collision of the one coming east across the country from the great lakes with another coming north up the coast from Georgia.

It was just upgraded. They're predicting 2+ feet of snow throughout much of the area. It's coming down pretty good already. I think I may have to blow out of work soon. Smiley: grin I love storms.
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I'm so jealous. It's going to hit 75 here today Smiley: frown

Edit: Nemo must be affecting Florida as well, it's not going to hit 80!

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Kind of a bad morning for a run. Smiley: frown
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They've already shut down a bunch of stuff in RI and are expecting 1-2 feet of snow. I just wonder if they're using the Subway foot or the international foot in their predictions.

Anyway, I'm all set. There's a bunch of food in the house, and plenty of water. Also, booze. My Kindle is charged, so unless we lose power for a month, I'll at least have some books to keep me entertained.
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They've already shut down a bunch of stuff in RI and are expecting 1-2 feet of snow. I just wonder if they're using the Subway foot or the international foot in their predictions.

This is brilliant. The Weather Channel needs to trademark each unit of depth.

"We said it would be Twenty Inches™ of snow, not 20"! Twenty Inches™ could mean anything!"
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It could even mean 20".
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Hannah's school was cancelled last night. So far, no real snow for us. I have affixed a yardstick to one of our garden beds on the grounds of Stately 'Roo Manor. Hannah and I will take pictures as the snow accumulates. Most of the models show us pretty much right in the center of the highest snow accumulation area, so we're hoping we'll get snow to the top of the yardstick. Hannah was pretty disappointed that the yardstick didn't have centimeters, but I informed her that the Orange of Home Depot didn't run and they weren't about to offer measurement in dirty commie metric.
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Hannah's school was cancelled last night. So far, no real snow for us. I have affixed a yardstick to one of our garden beds on the grounds of Stately 'Roo Manor. Hannah and I will take pictures as the snow accumulates. Most of the models show us pretty much right in the center of the highest snow accumulation area, so we're hoping we'll get snow to the top of the yardstick. Hannah was pretty disappointed that the yardstick didn't have centimeters, but I informed her that the Orange of Home Depot didn't run and they weren't about to offer measurement in dirty commie metric.
That's a neat idea. If you put a tripod down or otherwise fix the camera position, you could make a neat little time-lapse video.
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I slipped on some black ice on Wednesday and ended up with a high ankle sprain, so I'm working from home. Clearly, if I'm not capable of walking around when there's only a tiny bit of patchy ice out, then I've got no chance out and about today.

Seconded on the idea of naming winter storms in Norse. "Jörmungandr is bearing down on Connecticut!" Smiley: um
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Smasharoo wrote:
Hannah's school was cancelled last night. So far, no real snow for us. I have affixed a yardstick to one of our garden beds on the grounds of Stately 'Roo Manor. Hannah and I will take pictures as the snow accumulates. Most of the models show us pretty much right in the center of the highest snow accumulation area, so we're hoping we'll get snow to the top of the yardstick. Hannah was pretty disappointed that the yardstick didn't have centimeters, but I informed her that the Orange of Home Depot didn't run and they weren't about to offer measurement in dirty commie metric.




They have unlimited metersticks at the Cambridge olive garden, so you can go sate your appetite for the Système international.
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If you put a tripod down or otherwise fix the camera position, you could make a neat little time-lapse video.

Or an insanely dull real-time video.
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Hannah's school was cancelled last night. So far, no real snow for us.
It's been snowing here since about 7am. There's 3-4 inches already in the Portland area complete with a big ol' multi-car pile-up on 295 in Falmouth.


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I ate Nemo at a sushi bar the other night. He was tasty. Smiley: drool

So when do we get to speculate whether or not this next super-storm is due to global warming?
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Hannah's school was cancelled last night. So far, no real snow for us. I have affixed a yardstick to one of our garden beds on the grounds of Stately 'Roo Manor. Hannah and I will take pictures as the snow accumulates. Most of the models show us pretty much right in the center of the highest snow accumulation area, so we're hoping we'll get snow to the top of the yardstick. Hannah was pretty disappointed that the yardstick didn't have centimeters, but I informed her that the Orange of Home Depot didn't run and they weren't about to offer measurement in dirty commie metric.




They have unlimited metersticks at the Cambridge olive garden, so you can go sate your appetite for the Système international.
No, no. Those are "meterlong" sticks. Nowhere does that reference an actual measurement.
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Hannah's school was cancelled last night. So far, no real snow for us. I have affixed a yardstick to one of our garden beds on the grounds of Stately 'Roo Manor. Hannah and I will take pictures as the snow accumulates. Most of the models show us pretty much right in the center of the highest snow accumulation area, so we're hoping we'll get snow to the top of the yardstick. Hannah was pretty disappointed that the yardstick didn't have centimeters, but I informed her that the Orange of Home Depot didn't run and they weren't about to offer measurement in dirty commie metric.




They have unlimited metersticks at the Cambridge olive garden, so you can go sate your appetite for the Système international.
No, no. Those are "meterlong" sticks. Nowhere does that reference an actual measurement.
Implying that Olive Gardens bread sticks are anywhere near a meter long, leads me to generalize that the male species has a genetic disposition to over compensate for length.
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If you put a tripod down or otherwise fix the camera position

Hmm, not a bad idea, but would make taking calls, web surfing, and texting people much harder with my camera.
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If you put a tripod down or otherwise fix the camera position

Hmm, not a bad idea, but would make taking calls, web surfing, and texting people much harder with my camera.
You could just fix another yardstick and center your phone on top of it each time you go outside.
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You could just fix another yardstick and center your phone on top of it each time you go outside.

We won't be going outside. While there are fairly large parts of our yard we can't see from the house, the garden beds are right outside our dining room window.
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How much picture taking do you do in an average day? Apparently, I'm not a shutterbug (or a parent) cause my camera pretty much sits around for weeks or months at a time between events worthy enough to bother taking pictures. Don't you have cell phones for day to day picture taking stuff?

You could also just set the tripod up and then place the camera on it each time you take a picture of the yardstick and snow. Unless your average daily picture taking also requires a tripod of course.
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I'm pretty sure Smash was saying that his cell phone is his camera.
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I'm pretty sure Smash is saying that I should have another drink.

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If you put a tripod down or otherwise fix the camera position

Hmm, not a bad idea, but would make taking calls, web surfing, and texting people much harder with my camera.


Yeah. Maybe should have actually read that. Ok.... You don't have an actual camera camera? You know, one you don't make phone calls on and text people from?
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Nope, and I don't pay for things by check, drive a Pontiac, or fear invasion by the USSR. Why? Because it's not 1983.
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Well, I cleared the driveway twice with the shovel, since I usually like to shovel, but the last time I went out, I used the snow blower, and cleared the driveways of my elderly neighbors. I'll probably get out there again before bed so it's not terrible in the morning. The news says we're at about 3" per hour.
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Nope, and I don't pay for things by check, drive a Pontiac, or fear invasion by the USSR. Why? Because it's not 1983.


They had high quality digital cameras back in 1983? Who knew!
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#28 Feb 08 2013 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
Its nasty in downtown Boston & getting nastier. Currently at the hotel for what was supposed to be a 3p -11:30p shift tonight & a 7a - 7p tomorrow, now am working pretty much straight through (with, hopefully, a nap between shifts).

Ah, the joys of being salaried...
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Nope, and I don't pay for things by check, drive a Pontiac, or fear invasion by the USSR. Why? Because it's not 1983.

My Pontiac was made in 2004. Smiley: glare
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Yay, haven't lost power yet.

Lots of snow and wind here. High tide in about an hour and a half has the coastal areas stressing.

I shoveled last night - not that you can tell now. Easiest snow to shovel ever! Twas like shoveling air.

Pictures are pretty flat but....

My deck. My front yard snow dune.

I've not ventured out yet. It's blowing pretty hard still. The trees are ******





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The storm appears to still be goin' strong.
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Still got power, getting ready to go build a snowman.

Then give it a gun so it can defend itself.
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Still got power, getting ready to go build a snowman.

Then give it a gun so it can defend itself.



And so the cold war goes on....
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Then give it a gun so it can defend itself.



And so the cold war goes on....


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Travel ban still in effect, MBTA shut down, Logan shut down...

Looks like I'll be working through tonight as well...
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No power or heat since around midnight. Snowblower is leaking oil and won't run so I get to shovel it all.
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No power or heat since around midnight. Snowblower is leaking oil and won't run so I get to shovel it all.

I hope you don't freeze to death.
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No power or heat since around midnight. Snowblower is leaking oil and won't run so I get to shovel it all.


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Us folks out here at 44.05N 103.07W are due for an ****** of a storm expected to last for aboot 40 hours.

It's coming out of Colorado/Wyoming, though, so I can't blame Elinda.Smiley: glare
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By some coincidence my son had dental surgery scheduled for yesterday, down in Nyack, at 7am. As we heard of the impending storm of doom, we decided to go down Thursday evening and stay till Saturday in a local motel - my wife didn't relish the idea of being left home alone with the baby if I got stranded in Rockland county in a blizzard. Plus her friend lives across the street from there, so we ended up hanging out there almost the whole time. Thom's surgery went well, though they had to pull a tooth since it had already chipped. The snowstorm was fun to watch and drive in but no real hassle once the car was dug out. Most roads around here were perfectly clear by noon.
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Well, the power finally came back on a little while ago, so that's good.

Probably the best part of the storm was watching some guy get his car stuck near my house. He effectively ended up blocking two streets because of where he was. I tried to help dig him out, to no avail. Eventually he left and came back in a friend's car to try to nudge his car out. Mind you, his friend didn't have anything with AWD, just an early 00's Hyundai Elantra. They promptly got that car stuck as well. After another couple hours of them trying to get both cars out, they left. Eventually a snowplow came by and dragged them to the parking lot nearby.
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We didn't lose power. Yardstick says 22 inches, but there was a lot of drifting, we have places where we can see grass and places where we have 5 ft drifts. Our thousand year old .70 of a willow tree made it fine, but I'm reasonable sure that the treehouse I built on it is holding it up at this point.
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We got a foot of snow. I measured using a Subway sandwich.
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#46 Feb 10 2013 at 12:25 PM Rating: Good
Our OMGSTORM! petered out. Lots of wind but I guess the snow had business elsewhere.

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My kid, the pizza man in Boston had to go to work Friday night. They finally shut down when one of their delivery drivers got a ticket for being on the roads. Dominoes NOT delivering.

We got all shoveled out yesterday. Today is beautiful and sunny. I trekked out into our woods. I still sunk a good 1/2 foot even with my cheap snow shoes. The little birds show up nicely against all the white. There were lots of active chickadees, finches and woodpeckers. Land animals are apparently still shoveling out - wasn't a track out there.
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The fiance didn't lose power in Malden while I was stranded at the hotel from Friday until the T opened @ 2p today. A little more snow in Malden than Boston proper, but a little more than two feet overall.

I wanted to laugh in the face of every guest whom wanted a cab up until this afternoon.
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Michigan's getting rain dumped on it right now. Been raining here since 2pm or so, and projected to stay warm. The map looks like it's heading to the New England area.
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Michigan's getting rain dumped on it right now. Been raining here since 2pm or so, and projected to stay warm. The map looks like it's heading to the New England area.

Yeah, that's going to be my morning work drive, except partially frozen.
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Have fun.

I just got back from a midnight work call-in. It's 46 degrees out and raining still, but the nice solid hard pack that was covering the roads is now an inch of smooth ice with water flowing on top of it.

It's supposed to be in the 40s all night and raining, maybe if I'm lucky the streets will be all water by the morning, and much easier to drive on.
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