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Feb 2013 Storm thread

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Since we have been filling up a few different older threads, though I might start a new one for this potential whopper of a storm.



    On some of the various maps Ive seen Im potentially right at the center of this thing calling for 2ft+ outside Boston. We are under a blizzard watch


    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
    319 PM EST WED FEB 6 2013

    ...A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO
    DROP 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION FRIDAY INTO
    SATURDAY...

    MAZ005>007-013>018-RIZ001>004-070430-
    /O.CAN.KBOX.WS.A.0002.130208T0600Z-130209T1800Z/
    /O.NEW.KBOX.BZ.A.0001.130208T1200Z-130209T2100Z/
    CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
    WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
    EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
    NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
    EASTERN KENT RI-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
    GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
    TAUNTON...BROCKTON...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
    WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK
    319 PM EST WED FEB 6 2013

    ...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON...
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
    AFTERNOON. THE WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    * LOCATIONS...MUCH OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS NORTHERN AND
    CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE
    CORRIDOR.

    * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD
    CONDITIONS.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 24 INCHES.

    * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPS BY FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL
    INCREASE INTENSITY DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW
    WILL OCCUR FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

    * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL
    FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE FRIDAY
    NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER
    HOUR POSSIBLE. TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WITH BLOWING
    AND DRIFTING SNOW.

    * WINDS...NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

    * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

    * TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

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  2. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I moved a few days wood to the back door. Tomorrow plan to test run the blower and genny and run out and get a couple odds and ends we would run out of before Saturday like the kids milk.
  3. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Yep, heading right for you guys! The same weather scenario that brought us Sandy, a clipper from the east hitting a nor'easter from the south west except now its cold enough to snow instead if just rain! I'm not sure what is going to happen here as the weather reports have the storm mysteriously skipping us as the winter weather warnings don't include my county, only the one in NJ, literally a stones throw away across the river that separates NJ and PA which I can see from my driveway.

    My corp office is in Stamford, CT and they are hunkering down preparing for back up servers in other parts of the country.

    I'm going to go fill up the gas cans for the generator as well as the big 5 gallons of water just in case. This snow/ice/rain pulls power lines and trees down so I'd rather be safe than sorry, only if it us only 6" or so.

    Be safe my New England Hearth family :)
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I am headed to the grocery store to buy a bunch of stuff we don't need, then I am going to the hardware store to finally get a snow shovel. I will end my day getting snow tires and then go home a watch the news hype the crap out of the storm. Saturday I will wake up to a couple of inches of snow and wonder what the f happened??????
  5. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    If we don't get a foot and a half the weatherguessers will say "we dodged a bullet" or they will dust off the "it was the downslope effect" excuse.
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  6. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I dont know what a downslope effect is but all the whiners are already complaining that the meterologists are idiots because they cant predict it to within 2 inches a week in advance. And market basket is a nuthouse per my wifes morning drive past.
  7. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    This is a picture of my TV last night(purple was the 1-2' range), so yah if it doesnt happen, heads should roll!

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    here is some more eye candy, i think that arrow is pointing at my house :)

    [​IMG]
  8. TradEddie

    TradEddie Minister of Fire

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    As a skier, I wish all that was about 100 miles south, but the New England resorts need it badly.

    TE
  9. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

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    Here is a picture I took from the house we rented near bretton woods last weekend (heart of the white mountains) yah thats green grass, nevermind the snowmobile trails!

    20130202_100521 (Small).jpg

  10. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Saw a couple of convoys of power company trucks headed out of Michigan this morning, again. Seems to be a familiar sight for me.

    The husband of one of my wife's friends is a linesman and does pretty much nothing but storm work. Usually makes $90-100k a year.
  11. thewoodlands

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    Insert snow for rain.
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  12. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Some before & after pics would be cool, (if someone there has the chance ) :)

    Keep your wood dry ;)
  13. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    We get away with murder here. ;em Good luck to everyone in the East. _g

    Good wood-dryin' day here. ==c

    Nice day.JPG
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  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Some years ago the weather guys told us for two weeks that one of these was coming here. It did right on schedule and everybody was surprised.
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  15. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Thinkin' about heading south on I95 in the morning, if I time it just right I can get snowed in for the weekend at the Golden Banana .............
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  16. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Good idea. I think I will head North for there myself.
  17. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Weather guy said this morning it's gonna be a dry fluffy snow and real windy, so we won't be able to get an accurate measurement at home, but he'd give us the OFFICIAL numbers when it's over ............. talk about coverin' yer hiney ...........
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  18. maple1

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    Think I better get more gas tomorrow...
  19. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Eat beans tonight...............
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  20. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    A wicked nor'easter for sure. Nothing to freak out about.

    Hats off to the linemen and emergency service workers in advance. Hunker down and check on your elderly neighbors.
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  21. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    My shelves are bean-less.

    Better get some of those too I guess....
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    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Here ya go zap.

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  23. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    You know, the title says '2012'. :)
  24. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Gassed up the truck, hit the supermarket, the liquor store, and the ATM.

    Enough firewood in the house for 1 week, and another 3 weeks outside the back door. Good to go there.

    Learned a huge lesson 2 years ago, and I'll be bringing the snow shovel inside tomorrow night. 6 exterior doors in this place to get outside, and 5 of them were snowed in December of 2011 :mad:

    Oh, and the Dixette & her significant other closed on their house today, should be interesting. The moving truck is full, and parked out front. They are moving this weekend :p
  25. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    So who is dumber, me for the typo or everyone else who didn't notice ;)

    Can some friendly mod fix it puleeeeeze :)

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