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Snowmaggedon 2015!!!

 
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 09:22 am

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Sudbury MA
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 09:23 am
@Region Philbis,
uh oh
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 09:35 am
@ehBeth,

Rte 495 area is getting hammered...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 09:46 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


Rte 495 area is getting hammered...

Send some of that snow to NYC. We were sold a bill of goods. Worst snowstorm in NYC's history? My ass! Rolling Eyes
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 10:00 am
@Region Philbis,
Those Weathah forecasters have over-inflated the blizzahd!
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 10:51 am
CBS Boston (as of 11 AM EST 1/27/15 says):
Framingham 30.0″ <-- about 35 minutes west of us when conditions are good.
Shrewsbury 29.7″
Littleton 28.0″
Pepperell 27.0″
Ayer 27.0″
Tyngsboro 27.0″
Worcester 26.0″
Lancaster 26.0″
Lunenburg 26.0″
Groton 25.0″
Berlin 24.0″
Oxford 24.0″
Harvard 24.0″
Auburn 23.5″
Clinton 23.5″
Wilmington 23.0″
Sterling 23.0″
Chelmsford 22.5″
Milford 22.0″
Westford 22.0″
Concord 22.0″
Dracut 22.0″
North Reading 21.8″
Swampscott 21.5″
Milbury 21.0″
Norwell 21.0″
Grafton 21.0″
Chelsea 20.0″
Newton 20.0″ <-- Newton is within walking distance of our home.

I'd estimate we currently have 18 - 20". Still coming down diagonally here.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 10:58 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Those Weathah forecasters have over-inflated the blizzahd --- for NYC!
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:20 am
@Ragman,
I'm in the 21 inch range as Norwell is about a couple of miles from me.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:23 am
@Linkat,
The poor dog couldn't use his normal bathroom area - can't get out the back the snow is too high - funny on the other side of the house - no snow for a about a foot as how the winds are blowing. doggie had to go out front and go just down to the bottom step - he could not go further as the snow was over his head - we have to go out and shovel a path for him.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:34 am
@Linkat,

we get strange drifting like that in the backyard, near the garage.

there might be a 3' high mound, but you can see a little spot of pavement right next to it...
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:38 am
@Region Philbis,
Thanks for the updates.

All of those snow-max places I frequented or lived in. Graduated HS from Framingham...owned a home out in Westford....etc.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 02:59 pm
Ow. Upgraded to 26.0".

55 minutes for me. RP started maybe a half an hour before me and is still out there, so 2 hours for him? We might be able to get the car out if we really had to. Might.

I haz a tired.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 03:20 pm
@jespah,
At least you've still got power. Reports of major outages elsewhere. Last I looked, Nantucket seems to be totally in the dark.
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 03:25 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Yeah, they've really gotten hit hard.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 04:53 pm
@jespah,
I think if I lived on Nantucket and a storm like this was coming - I'd leave the island.

So seeing I have power I have been working all day.

I get up go down and see my husband just sitting around - I ask him whats for dinner ánd then mention they are lifting the driving ban at midnight if he is going to work tomorrow. I don't know if I can get out of the drive way -- seems he has just be sitting around all day.

Kids to - guess i am the only one to lift a finger. I mention several things he wanted done and to have the kids do and no one did a thing. Lazy bastards.
firefly
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 06:03 pm
Oh, am I glad the dire "epic" "historic" "life-threatening" storm predictions were off the mark--at least where I am. Rather than 20-30 inches, we got what looks closer to 8-12 inches, not bad at all. And I had hired someone to do the shoveling, and he was here earlier, and my sidewalk and the part of the driveway in front of my car, going into the street, are now shoveled out. So, I can get out to a store, or anywhere else, if I have to. I have to get in and out of my house through my garage because opening my front storm door is now blocked by two large bushes, so weighted down by snow, they are spread apart and sprawled across my little front stoop.

Apart from the possibility of a tree falling on my house, my main concern--panic actually--was a fear of a power outage because my house is surrounded by very old, very tall trees. During Hurricane Sandy, several large limbs came down in my backyard, pulling the electric power line going to my house down with them, and tearing the electric meter off the house, breaking it. That left me without electric power for 8 days, which included being without heat and no way to cook or heat up anything. It was a truly horrible 8 days, and by the time my electric company finally got around to fixing the problem, I was really at my breaking point.

The thought of being without heat again, when the outside temperature was in the low 20's, and the interior temperature would drop close to that, if the heat went off, really had me semi-frantic until I awoke early this morning to find the lights and TV still on. What a feeling of relief! In addition to dodging the huge amounts of snow, we really didn't get the 50-60 mph winds they predicted either.

I was surprised that my little local supermarket was pretty empty of people, and still had fairly well stocked shelves, when I went there Sunday evening to stock up on some food and things to nibble on. Petco, my next stop, was also pretty empty when I stocked up on dog food.

I'm glad the state and county took more extreme precautions than they had to, given the way the storm turned out. They kept people off the roads and parkways after 11pm last night, when visibility was very bad, which kept cars from getting stranded, as happened during our last bad storm, it kept accidents from happening, and it allowed the snowplows to work unimpeded during the night which helped things to start getting back to normal much faster today. It really is better to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.



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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 08:26 pm
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 09:52 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

Kids to - guess i am the only one to lift a finger. I mention several things he wanted done and to have the kids do and no one did a thing. Lazy bastards.


There, there now.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jan, 2015 05:30 am

it's ovah.
Bahstin got ~ 24".
tack on 10-12" for points west.
pub tran is running, but parking ban still in effect...
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jan, 2015 07:54 am
For me -

It was a day to explain, three times over the phone, how bad the storm was. It was a day to listen to one professorial lecture that kept cutting out (technical issues). It was a day to write an essay and three blog posts. It was a day to deal with a client's two panicky emails. It was a day to have a podcaster meeting and hash out next week's show. It was a day to shovel for an hour. It was a day to do about 50 pages of class readings. It was a day to prepare a Powerpoint slide presentation for a video I'll be recording tomorrow, for class.

It was apparently also a day to piss off a cousin who decided that the two emails I sent were not enough and I had to talk to her on the phone for I don't know what the **** for because she has evidently decided that I have nothing else going on in my life.
 

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