Snowmageddon: Northeast Blizzard of 2015!

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So the current forecasts have the northeast bracing for a historic blizzard, 20 - 30 inches from NYC to Boston. Time to grab bread, milk, and most importantly beer.
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Well, we are bracing ourselves too... It is 78 degrees today, but the water at the beach is way to cold..... :D

    On a serious note, best of luck and make sure you are hunkered down with lots of beer!!!
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    The stores will be havoc, bread will be non existent. Fights will break out in the isles. But most importantly, will you have enough beer on hand.
     
  4. hallux macrumors 68020

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    We'll get up to a foot, though if it tracks 15-20 more miles West we'll get even more. The AWD is gassed up, fresh oil in the crankcase and did food shopping on Saturday.
     
  5. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Wish we got that in Minnesota. All we get are maybe 5-6 feet for the whole winter and -25 to -40 F windchills for most of January. It's usually too cold to snow here.

    When it's snowing, you know it's warm outside. That may sound funny, but it's true - it never snows when it's below 0.

    That said, we have been having obscene 40 degree days this month - had the car windows half down on the way home from work friday since it was 38 outside.

    In general it would be nice to trade the extreme brutal cold for more blizzards.
     
  6. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    We've not had much snow in the Catskills this winter either, so far. Only supposed to get aorund 6 or 7 inches from this nor'easter and only got around 10 from the last one. What we've had is a bunch of wild temperature swings: a series of cold snaps (5 above in the daytime, -10 to -15 overnight), broken up by a day that gets way up into the mid-30s, maybe a snow flurry or two, then clearing off before nightfall and plunging to below zero again. Not great for perennial plants unless they're really mulched down. I'd welcome a foot of snow. It's better for plants and keeps the house warmer. But I'm happy not to be looking at a forecast of 3 feet of the stuff!
     
  7. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I hope it's not nearly as bad as they're saying. That said, I've got my snow blower and generator gassed up and ready to go. Also got 15 gallons of fuel to hold me over for a while if we lose power..
     
  8. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    We can use the snow. We've had barely a foot of snow here in Brainerd. My daughter is on the Nordic ski team in high school, and they've had trouble finding places to practice. At least this January is a lot warmer than last year.
     
  9. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    why can't Columbia,MD get some awesome snow. I bet its gonna be some slushy mess with maybe 1-3 inches.
     
  10. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    We're looking at 2 feet where I am. I'm just hoping for a snow day! :D
     
  11. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I bet as usual we will get most of our snow in Feb/March like usual, when most people are looking forward to spring. I'm all for huge blizzards before christmas, but after that, may as well not snow at all
     
  12. BlueSpruce macrumors member

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    I grew up in the Hudson Valley, and my Mom follows this site all the time. The guy has been pretty accurate with his predictions the past couple of years.

    We're ready. We're not getting as much as everyone else, but we're looking forward to it. The kids and I have a backyard igloo to finish. :D
     
  13. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I was excited that we'd see some real snow here in the mid-atlantic but I have a sinking feeling we'll be dry-slotted again. :(
     
  14. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    And right as this blizzard begins it seems that I've caught the flu too. Got that scratchy throat feeling which will probably be worse when I wake up in the morning. These next couple of days should be fun.
     
  15. lowendlinux Contributor

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    As someone who spent a fair amount of time in far northern NY you are absolutely correct. People thought we were crazy for getting into shorts above 35 degrees but if you figure that we'd just spent weeks/months and 50 to 70 degrees below that it's not so bad.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I saw the word historic being bandied around. I'm a doubting Thomas. I think the weathermen hype these storms up beyond what they'll be and boom, its a bust.

    With only one winter storm so far (Saturday) I think this driving them even crazier. We'll see, I'm sure my kids will have off tomorrow.

    I went to the store to get some supplies and it was crazy, I mean all I was trying to do is get my 50 loaves of bread and 20 gallons of milk and the crazies were out :p
     
  17. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Just when I thought it wasn't going to be a bad winter like last winter was. :mad:
     
  18. senseless macrumors 68000

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    Subaru all-wheel-drive vehicles have been selling like crazy in the Northeast. They are great in the snow.
     
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    More sensible to buy a genny and stay off the roads when a nor'easter heads in. But trying to buy a generator in front of a storm is about the same as showing up at noon to buy bread when the first snowflakes fell at dawn. No dice.

    Still I'd love to have a Subaru. One of my bros has one so I cop a ride when I think my ol' clunker can't hack the drifts to somewhere.
     
  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    AWD helps you start moving. It doesn't help you stop.

    I have a Subaru, I still wouldn't take it out in heavy snow. Plus I don't trust all the other morons on the road who are trying to drive a RWD vehicle with summer tires to not crash into me.
     
  22. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Blizzards are fun as long as you don't have to go any where, you don't lose your power and have a handy snow blower. ;)

    Funny that I spent 20+ years in Minnesota, but now brace myself when the temp gos below 40 deg f, but it's locational. When I visit Mn in the winter, my cold circuits seem to kick back in.

    If snow is mentioned there is havoc and runs on the store and the next day it's 60. :)
     
  23. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Hey! It's going to rain here today.....we will survive! :)
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    I saw online that Logan airport is shutting down at 7:00pm.

    My wife is really hoping they call work for her - I'm hoping for the same thing (they call her work), otherwise my kids will be home with me, while I work.

    I work for a hospital, and so for obivous reasons, they don't close :) Luckily for me, I can work from home.
     
  25. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I can see the news now, "Stormwatch 2015!!!".... :eek:
     

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