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Snowmaggedon 2015!!!

 
 
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 10:41 am
The depressions towards the front of the 2 houses (this was taken from our 2nd floor) are sidewalks. Next to them, closer to the houses, are what are supposed to be fences, but they've been swallowed up by the snowfall from hell.
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/jespah301/zA2K%20Stuff/Photo02151118_1_zps8pk7ljl9.jpg
And yes, across the street, because it's a smaller side street, the drifts are almost as high as the bottom of a street sign.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 11:09 am
@Region Philbis,
minus 37 celsius windchill right now

I just remembered that no stores will be open tomorrow as it's Family Day

I have to go out and get groceries

I am ******* underimpressed
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 12:45 pm
Ow. I suspect I am straining my abs too much. Went in after 50 minutes because of my abdomen. Not fun.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 01:29 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
I have to go out and get groceries

I am ******* underimpressed


I have returned.

I am even less impressed now.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 01:32 pm
@ehBeth,
Didja get anything good?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 03:45 pm

the plow driver who plowed our driveway cutout totally rocks.

five minutes for him saved me ~45 minutes of shubblin'...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 03:53 pm
@ossobuco,
right now I'm savouring my peppermint hot chocolate

will unpack and inspect once I finish thawing out

I know there are good veggies ... squash, leeks etc

seriously

f.r.o.z.e.n.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sun 15 Feb, 2015 03:55 pm
@ehBeth,
Frozen?

Would you like a few of us to pop by and hur on you?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 03:22 pm
For RP and Jespah and the rest of the A2K Bostonians from my branch of the Bostonians and the Loren & Wally show.

Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 03:25 pm
My cousin's house in Middleboro.

https://scontent-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11000345_10153628702757564_7085004384562093960_n.jpg?oh=b5365a0a60bc32d51ecf408af92d9e26&oe=554EF725
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 03:27 pm
@Butrflynet,

the view from the driveway today...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10991084_10205462346945690_6794501277497614264_n.jpg?oh=fd56bf4fbea151930806252e0de643bb&oe=5551C2D0&__gda__=1431909318_af248ddbefea9b09e92d19223cfa74b5
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 05:37 am
Quote:
MBTA may need 30 days to return to full service

It could take 30 days to get the MBTA running back at full service, providing the area does
not get hit with another major snowstorm, said Beverly Scott, the T’s [outgoing] general
manager, at a press conference Monday.

“As long as we don’t get hit with another storm like the last one, it will be back in 30 days,”
she said Monday evening.

More resources have been called in to help with the MBTA’s cleanup efforts, including federal
emergency management services, and assistance from the Massachusetts Department of
Transportation and from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Scott said.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority employees were working Monday to clear snow
and ice from the tracks, with help from T union workers and inmates from the Department
of Correction, according to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

“This last round really crippled our infrastructure and our vehicle fleet,” Scott said. “It
created operational challenges and created severe damage which will take time to recover from.”
(globe)
George
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 07:08 am
What a disgrace!
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raprap
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 07:24 am
An electric vehicle could be used as energy storage, some hybrids might also work in a pinch.

Elon Musk is working on a production home battery storage---somewhere about 40 kwhrs. If you're willing to clear the solar panels power at that storage level and with active conservation more homes could go off line.

Personally I'm musing with the idea that low gas prices is a conspiracy of banks, big oil and big auto (and their lackys) to bankrupt 'Elon Musk.

Hope it doesn't work.

Rap
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Miller
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 08:35 am
@Region Philbis,
By the time the T is up and running, it'll be late March/early April. By then, the temps will be at least 50+ F, so lots of snow will be melting.

Volunteers for snow removal on the MBTA tracks are now making $30/40 min work effort.

What amazes me, is how the City of Boston can claim to be a "world class city" and how it still continues to turn up it's nose at Chicago and New York.

Many of the trains in Illinois run above ground and have done so for for a very long time. What's so special about the ground in Boston, that the MBTA has all this trouble with snow/ice??
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Miller
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 08:39 am
@George,
George wrote:



Oh, look! It's snowing again.



We'll have some snow all week and next Sunday, we're expecting another major snow storm.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 08:46 am
Here's a picture of Boston taken in August 2015:
http://i61.tinypic.com/iw3aki.jpg
http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/1816-year-without-summer/
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 04:05 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10959670_1003333836360814_2282958572842350772_n.jpg?oh=b3a3b4e1bab1f312725d6aa57cfaffed&oe=5585367F&__gda__=1430888768_f193390e604d56e89814a96f60a81bb5
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 06:25 pm
https://scontent-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/482149_10151610984188132_1246535798_n.jpg?oh=23005cbee7eb27a817fecbd8c1883ff2&oe=55570ECA
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 08:20 pm
@Butrflynet,
Don't fall for it, Florida! Those Bostonians are just trying to get rid of their snow any way they can.

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