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Old 12-26-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Major East Coast Winter Storm 12/26-27

Blizzard-like conditions from Nor'easter hitting along the I-95 corridor

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/new...jersey-t-1.asp

Eye Witness Report from Hackettstown, NJ:

state of emergency has been declared now
280 is closed due to drifts
22 is closed in kenilworth
white outs on 80
ewr is closed til 10am tomorrow
completely closed
real fine dry powdered snow
53 mph wind gust just hit here according to news 12
daily record says 12-20+ inches are coming
should stop tomorrow morning and then the wind picks up MORE
it's far worse east of here (that would be NYC, Long Island, Connecticut)
belmar has 7.5inches

ER's are crazy busy... lots of accidents, roads are horrible.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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Friends in Chatham, NJ, have 8 inches and are expecting an additional 16-25 inches overnight.
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They're saying 18-24 here.
If it gets above 24, I'll have to shovel the top layer off just to use the snow blower

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They're saying 18-24 here.
If it gets above 24, I'll have to shovel the top layer off just to use the snow blower



Just how big is your snowblower? If I don't get mine out at 6" max, it ain't gonna work!
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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mine's a sears craftsman, 8hp, iirc, 24 inches wide
electric start

problem here becomes one of snow management, ie where to put it verses wind direction
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I'm not flying in to that area, but I sure hope the planes we need for our flights make it to where they're supposed to be. That weather sounds nasty.
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rb - we're at the very edge of this system & the winds we're getting are pretty fierce. I can't imagine what it's like in the thick of it with the snow flying.
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update from DD as of 10:30 pm:

manhattan keeps getting lightning strikes
her DH is working in the ER and says the hospital is on "internal disaster"
it's likely he'll be forced to stay in the am
the ambulances have been told they are not allowed on the roads

11 inches in Elizabeth (across the river from Staten Island)
17" in mahwah
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:08 AM   #9
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If I don't get mine out at 6" max, it ain't gonna work!
Do you realize how much fun we could have with that statement?
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Wow, DD's email is dated 10:30. Drudge says: 19" in Elizabeth (8 inches in 90 min), and Pomona has 22.5" of snow.
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Wow, DD's email is dated 10:30. Drudge says: 19" in Elizabeth (8 inches in 90 min)
snow covered refineries!
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:37 AM   #12
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The morning is going to bring sheer chaos.
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the wind is so strong, hanging icicles are turning into "L"s

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Do you realize how much fun we could have with that statement?

I made a few statements yesterday that could be had fun with. I don't know what that was all about. Some strange planetary alignment maybe.
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How are the drifts, USB? With a fine, dry snow they should be quite high.

No word from DD yet... towns around her reported 20+ inches at 2:30 am. She is a very early riser so I hope she still has electric.

As of 6 am, Elizabeth has 29" of snow. Most likely a record. The refineries (actually next door in Linden) are indeed snowed under. This is going to be a HUGE expense for the States.
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we got 15 inches so far, and it's turned into fine snow vs the big flakes last night

it'll be 45 next sat and sunday
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If only the NE would come to a grinding halt for the next 6 days.
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If only the NE would come to a grinding halt for the next 6 days.
why is that?
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:22 AM   #19
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So the sun can take its time and do the same work as dropping $10 million on plowing, cinder and salt.
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DD says thanks to the wind she has only about 5" of snow on her driveway. Someone else has HER snow. lol
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Slept in until past nine - maybe the wind rattling the building kept me awake...LOL Actually, it DID wake me up a few times. It's pretty cold & still windy here but still clear as well. Staggered out of bed & put CNN on - only caught 1/4, no doubt, of the weather storeis - but yikes! A national newscast starting now & that's the #1 story - titled 'Snowmaggedon'.

My youngest flew into Halifax yesterday - beat the storm in I hope.

I can't believe the videos I'm seeing.
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I worry about my kids now that they are grown up, FAR more than I ever worried about them when they were running around my own house. When *I* was taking care of them they were warm, well fed, and I kissed their boo boos. Now... who KNOWS what they are doing! They're going to be cold! They will be hungry! They will BLEED. Then they call me from Puerto Rico and say, "Hey mom, just wanna let you know it got too cold in NJ. We caught a plane to the beach and we're sitting here drinking rum."
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ABC national news were reading Tweets they got in reaction from their reporting this morning.

"We get 7-8 of these types of storms every winter. What is the big deal?"

I laugh because you know, NYC is the center of the world.
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LOL - I suspect why the press is jumping all over this one is the scope of the nor-easter. This would be nothing new for Maine, Vermint, etc. Last winter saw some interesting storms - who can forget DC?

Us - we're just getting the same blasted wind we've had since early fall.
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that was easy

2 hrs to snow blow 2 feet of global warming
probably will need to do it again later, as we're getting another 2-3 inches plus drifting
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