A SNOW-LESS Winter in Bahstin...

Region Philbis
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 04:52 pm
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for blizzard that
could bring near 3 feet of snow.

Patrick signed an executive order banning all vehicles from roadways starting at 4 p.m.
today. Ban applies to all roadways, including highways and secondary roads.

Any one caught driving after 4 p.m. faces up to one year in jail and $500 fine.

Patrick said the blizzard is “a profoundly different kind of storm than we have dealt with”
and the projected snowfall rate of two to three inches per hour will “make safe travel
nearly impossible.”

MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz said that a similar executive order banning vehicular travel
went into effect after the “blizzard of ‘78” and said he is unaware of any similar ban since

The order is “outright ban on all roads” with no set time for when it will be lifted.
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 04:59 pm
@Region Philbis,
Holy cow that is crazy! I can't really imagine they would actually put someone in jail though...Less they warned you twice, and caught you a 3rd time or something...they would care more about getting you off the roadways...
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:05 pm
I agree with you, Spades.
This is just to impress on people how serious they are.

I ain't goin nowhere nohow. The Lovely Bride is making Guinness Beef
Stew and I'm all comfy in my easy chair. Stayin put am I.
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Region Philbis
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:07 pm

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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:23 pm
NEMO is OMEN spelled backwards.

Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:26 pm
Good one!

It's not too hard to Find Nemo!

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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:35 pm
Speaking of snowplows...

These guys have it down.

Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 05:43 pm
Region Philbis
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 07:10 pm

i believe that's in fotoschopholm, sweden...
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 07:57 pm
JPB wrote:

Speaking of snowplows...

These guys have it down.


I remember driving through walls of snow like that in the California Sierras up above Arnold and Snowshoe Springs on Hwy 4. You had to crawl through any kind of intersection because you couldn't see around corners, and hoped that some idiot didn't decide to pass a slow driver on a curve or had already crashed into someone else making you slam on your brakes.
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 08:57 pm
That would be one hell of a ride! And by what you have said...I could imagine how scary that would be...
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Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 11:16 pm
Just saw a report that power outages are above 500,000 and that up to 18" of snow has fallen so far.
Reply Fri 8 Feb, 2013 11:51 pm
Recent reports on Weather Channel said some areas in greater Hartford CT and central and southeastern MA are seeing snow rates of 5 inches/hr. Off the charts! For the sake of comparison, rates of 2-3 inches/hr is a lot. Your basic snow-bomb!
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 02:48 am
Went to the Rib House last night on the principle that it's in the neighborhood and not far away. A lot of other people apparently had the same idea. That guy was busier than a one-legged man in an *ss-kicking contest.

I went out to shovel six times yesterday. It was easier to scoop up three or four inches at a time. I felt sorry for the guys who came home and had to face scooping out two feet all at once. There's a table in the backyard which is relatively sheltered from the wind. You can see the two foot cap of snow quite clearly.
Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 05:36 am
wow, you got a rib house ? we used to have a good rib house but these damn Pa Dutchmen only eat foods that are white, smashed, and covered with cheese or gravy.
Open a a rib house near me and nobodyll get hurt
Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 06:02 am
There is this thoroughly charming, almost debonair Chinese gentleman who runs it, and does all the cooking before your very eyes on an old-fashioned style greasy spoon grill. I got a cheeseburger combo for me and a half rack of ribs for The Girl. After stopping one more place and then walking home four blocks through the blizzard and the two feet of snow, the fries were still so hot i had to wait to eat 'em. It is truly a greasy spoon, and it also serves as a neighborhood bar for some of the lower of the neighborhood low-lifes (harmless folk, though). That makes the contrast of the owner/operator's charm the more striking. He was a very busy man last night, and yet he had the time to joke around with me for a moment as he wrapped up the order and i paid for it.

There, i just wanted to make you more jealous.
Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 06:49 am
ribs good?
Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 07:06 am
Oh yeah . . . and he's been doing this so long that everything comes hot from the grill, at the same time as the fries come from the deep fryer--boom, into the box, into a paper bag, which he staples shut, into a plastic bag, he ties the handle loops together and you're on your way. His rib sauce seems to be based on the Chinese conception of bar-b-que sauce, and there ain't nothin' wrong with that. He makes a really good rack of teriyaki beef ribs, too.
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 07:39 am
Some data as of 5:20 EST

Templeton: 25.0 inches
Worcester: 22.0 inches
Milford: 22.0 inches
Randolph: 21.7 inches
Framingham: 18.0 inches
Agawam: 16.0 inches
Hamden: 34.0 inches
Madison: 32.0 inches
Wolcott: 31.0 inches
Meriden: 30.0 inches
New Haven: 29.8 inches
Manchester: 28.5 inches
Granby: 27.0 inches
Burlington: 26.0 inches
Coventry: 25.0 inches
West Hartford: 24.5 inches
South Windsor: 22.0 inches
Collinsville: 20.0 inches
Rhode Island:
Smithfield: 24.0 inches
North Cumberland: 20.0 inches
Burrillville: 20.0 inches
Scituate: 18.0 inches
North Kingstown: 18.0 inches
North Smithfield: 16.0 inches
Cranston: 16.0 inches
North Providence: 10.0 inches
New Hampshire:
New Ipswich: 25.0 inches
Pelham: 23.0 inches
New Boston: 16.0 inches
New York:
East Setauket: 28.0 inches
St. James: 27.5 inches
Huntington: 26.3 inches
Commack: 25.0 inches
Upton: 23.1 inches
Rocky Point: 18.7 inches
Central Park: 8.1 inches
Greenwich Village (Manhattan): 7.5 inches
New Jersey:
Rivervale: 15.0 inches
West Milford: 13.2 inches
: Hillsdale: 12.5 inches
Scotch Plains: 12.0 inches
Gorham: 31.4 inches
Kennebunk: 23.0 inches
Cumberland Center: 18.0 inches
Portland: 15.3 inches
Wind Gusts:
Cuttyhunk, Mass.: 83 mph
Westport, Conn.: 82 mph
Boston Logan Airport: 76 mph
Bedford, Mass.: 75 mph
Buzzards Bay, Mass.: 74 mph
Nantucket, Mass.: 69 mph
Milton, Mass.: 66 mph
Milford, Mass.: 65 mph
New London, Conn.: 60 mph
Martha`s Vineyard, Mass.: 60 mph
Scituate, Mass.: 58 mph
Power outages:
As of 5:20 a.m. ET this morning, there were more than 650,000 in the dark across the Northeast. Of which, 380,000 of those were in Massachusetts.
Region Philbis
Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 07:47 am

holy-moly, we've got our work cut out for us.

next door neighbor cleared his front path last night.
this morning there's zero evidence that he did anything...

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