Hurricane Sandy

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM

  1. BrianK

    BrianK
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    This thing is heading right over us in central PA. Latest from NOAA:

    I'm still in the northern reaches of possible snowfall here in the Laurel Highlands of Cambria County.
     
  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Aug 25, 2009
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    How much snow are they calling 4.
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  3. BrianK

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    They're still calling for up to 2 feet in the mountains of West Virginia but it looks like the snow fall will mostly pass south of us here in PA now. Still a chance of a couple inches of wet stuff at the higher elevations in the Laural Highlands of PA. My office sits at 2280ft elevation so we'll probably get something.
     
  4. Dix

    Dix
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    May 27, 2008
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    That's why I have the plastic totes ready to go, and I bought bleach ;)
     
  5. corey21

    corey21
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    Oct 28, 2010
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    Just checked snow and wind is going to be the main problem here from this.
     
  6. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    Mar 17, 2009
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    I feel for you. Snow would really make a mess in these conditions. We took a pretty good beating last October with almost a foot of snow. Good luck.
     
  7. begreen

    begreen
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    Got knot-mott ready?
     
  8. WellSeasoned

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    Clock is ticking here in eastern pa. Showers are starting after midnight, winds and rain escalating through tomorrow, heavy stuff sunday night through tuesday morning. Hard to believe this thing is really coming. Good luck everybody, be safe, use precautions, be smart.
     
  9. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit
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    May 17, 2008
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    Cookout yesterday, close to 70. Football to watch today. Bring in lawn chairs. Life as usual here. Stay safe out there............
     
  10. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Aug 25, 2009
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    If we get this we will lose trees and power.
    WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 50 AND
    60 MPH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE CHAMPLAIN AND SAINT LAWRENCE
    VALLEYS. WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EXPOSED
    HIGHER TERRAIN OF VERMONT AND NORTHERN NEW YORK.
    The gas for everything is taking care of, moving some stuff(splitters,chipper,wagons,yard tractor and the kayak out of the woods today after some stacking. I think before the high winds hit I'll run some fires in the stove to build up heat in the house then shut it down.

    Stay Safe
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  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Aug 25, 2009
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    This is from Accu Weathers projected rainfall,

    Stay Safe.
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  12. WellSeasoned

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    @the moment steady rain happening, as well as a steady wind. The wind is an erie warm wind. The roosters are still crowing across the woods down on a farm. They wont be tomorrow morning.
     
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  14. jharkin

    jharkin
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    Oct 21, 2009
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    Yeah I was thinking we wouldnt get much up here but this is going to be a very spread out even isnt it?

    • Ive got fresh gas in the generator cans, both cars fueled up
    • Garage is cleaned out finally so we can put the cars inside
    • Stove is set to go, a couple days wood inside (in the ovens') though we probably wont need much heat with the 60F temps this thing is dragging in
    • All the grocery shopping is done and we also have bottled water in case (though we are on city and the entire down would have to be out for the water towers to run dry)
    • Flashlights are charged, etc etc
    • All the outside leaf cleanup is done, I cleaned the one gutter we have, checked that the stormdrains are clear of leaves and went up on the roof to double check hte chimney cap.
    Only thing left to do is strap down the tarp on the woodpile better and put the kids lawn toys away.


    I really doubt we are going to get much damage or more than a short outage here, but if we did I should be set for at least 3-4 days before needing to get more gas even..
     
  15. woodgeek

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    yup. they're saying 5-10" here. Of rain. :eek:
     
  16. jharkin

    jharkin
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    Oct 21, 2009
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    We are starting to pick up a decent breeze even up here in Boston. Nothing out of the ordinary so far but the trees are starting to sway a bit and knocking down a lot of leaves from the trees that are not yet bare. Dark grey sky. No rain so far.
     
  17. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
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    May 20, 2008
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    Hoping hurricane Sandy gets downgraded to tropical depression Danny Zuko. image.jpg
     
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  18. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford
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    Mar 17, 2009
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    Steady breeze, kinda cool, light grey skies in the lower Hudson valley.
     
  19. jharkin

    jharkin
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    Oct 21, 2009
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    Starting to rain now. We are heading down to the cape for dinner I'll see what its like down there...
     
  20. jeff_t

    jeff_t
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    Sep 14, 2008
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    Saw three National Guard convoys, and a bunch of power company trucks headed south this morning.
     
  21. Dix

    Dix
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    May 27, 2008
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    Loc:
    Long Island, NY
    Occasional drizzle...wind is mild. The air sure feels different.

    Truck full, working on the garbage cans. Filled up the 10 gallon horse trailer container.

    AND hit the liquor store ;)
     
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  22. jharkin

    jharkin
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    Oct 21, 2009
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    Holliston, MA USA
    Cape Cod bay
     

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  23. WellSeasoned

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    I too saw the guard convoy as well. Somebody is looking out for us.
     
  24. corey21

    corey21
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    Oct 28, 2010
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    Well looks like i could see up to a foot along the VA/KY border going to be windy also.

    Hope every one stays safe.
     
  25. jeff_t

    jeff_t
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    Sep 14, 2008
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    Forecast here is for 25-35 mph winds and gust of 50+. Hope they don't send everybody.
     

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