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A SNOW-LESS Winter in Bahstin...

 
 
JPB
 
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Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2013 05:39 pm
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/487624_10200512396953791_1101167305_n.jpg
George
 
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Reply Thu 7 Feb, 2013 06:48 pm
@JPB,
Now THAT'S a weather chart I can relate to!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:40 am

pub-tran service being halted today at 3:30pm.
gonna work half a day...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 06:44 am
We got dry, granular snow last night--it was relatively easy to shovel. This morning, there's heavy, wet snow mixed with the granular stuff, which is more of a pain to deal with. It's coming down much faster, too. I took the recycling to the curb, and then went back into the house to round up the last of the recycling and get the green bin stuff. When i went back out fifteen minutes later, almost another half inch of snow had fallen.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 07:04 am
By corporate decree, the Widget Factory stays open unless there is a State
of Emergency declared or we experience a power outage. No State of
Emergency has been declared, and I'm not waiting around for the lights
to go out.

High noon seems like a good time to get out of Dodge, even if I have to
take half a day without pay.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 07:55 am
@George,

the first flake landed on my glasses @ 8:15.
nice easy commute in.
skeleton crew.
very blustery by the water...
George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 08:34 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
. . . very blustery by the water...
I always picture Winnie-The-Pooh when I hear the word "blustery".
http://www.dvdizzy.com/images/m-p/pga11.jpg
XXSpadeMasterXX
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 09:18 am
@George,
Ha Ha Ha...Hmmm honey!
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 09:24 am
@Region Philbis,
Jeez...I'm talking with my friend in Kingston (coastal) RI and he has primed his power generator and he's all stocked up for his wife, him and his 2 dogs. My friend in W. Medford, close in to Boston (nr Tufts) is prepared for the worst tonight. In sympathy, I'm putting some sunblock on ad sipping on a tropical drink.
George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 09:54 am
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:
. . . In sympathy, I'm putting some sunblock on ad sipping on a tropical drink.
You're a nasty man, Rags.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 10:44 am
big heaps of snow fallings from sky here in downtown Toronto

not pretty

chunks of ice falling from top of building against window behind me

not pleasant
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 10:47 am
According to the radio, we're getting three centimeters per hour. For those who use sensible measurement scales, that's slight more than an inch an hour.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 10:57 am
Snow is falling steadily here in Westford, but there doesn't seem to be
much accumulation yet. I can see traffic moving on Route 495. I'll stay
a bit longer.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 11:39 am

http://www1.whdh.com/images/weather/producer_uploads/special-560x389.jpg
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George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 12:14 pm
The Governor of Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency
effective immediately and has banned all traffic starting at 4:00 pm.

I
AM
OUTTA HERE!
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 12:24 pm
@George,
Safe travels!
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 12:28 pm
@George,
be safe (((George))))

and all the East Coasters...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 01:13 pm
@George,
travel safely!


we're not going to be free here for another hour


I am not looking forward to any of my transitting options. I think all of them involve me ending up with Alfalfa-hair.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 03:02 pm
Quote:
Boston takes the mystery out of snowplowing with
website that tracks the machines


The city of Boston today opened the door to one of the greatest mysteries of winter:
Where are those darn snowplow drivers?

For the first time, the Menino administration has posted a link that takes curious citizens
to a website that tracks the locations of snowplows all over in the city. Similar, but more
sophisticated software, has been used by city managers for the past three winters.
(globe)

This map shows the real-time location of all city and contractor snow plows:
http://maps.cityofboston.gov/Publicsnowcop/
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George
 
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 04:51 pm
Thanks for the good wishes, all!

The drive home was a piece o' pie.

Very little traffic and not much accumulation (at that time).
There was a scary moment when a fathead in a pickup forced me to hit
the brakes, but I found out that the new Corolla handles well in that
situation.

Let us know how the commute goes, ehBeth.

Reege, I gotta check out the snowplow sight.
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