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A SNOW-LESS Winter in Bahstin...

 
 
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 02:17 pm

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/RegionPhilbis/jay-snowmaggedon2013_zpsf559584e.jpg

measured 24" at the bottom of the stair.
3' high piles on the sidewalk courtesy of city plows...
XXSpadeMasterXX
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 03:33 pm
@Region Philbis,
Yeah, we got about 2 feet here too...If I had to guess it may be a bit less, but not much...probably 20-24 inches...
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 04:07 pm
@XXSpadeMasterXX,
Salem Harbour (view from Marblehead),
this noon ...
http://i50.tinypic.com/y09dg.jpg

... and now
http://i50.tinypic.com/jjr5eq.jpg
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JPB
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 04:19 pm
Some of the wave action along the MA coast at high tide.

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roger
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 04:30 pm
@JPB,
25" and they're crying. What a bunch of wimps.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 04:35 pm
@Butrflynet,
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https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/543525_10151265841746892_1922759173_n.jpg

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Great. The little heros have dug out their cars. Like, they're planning to go somewhere, sometime soon?
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XXSpadeMasterXX
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 04:57 pm
@sozobe,
You have family in the New Haven area? Cool! I live in the New Haven area...
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 05:18 pm
I'm worried about my cousins, 4 of 5 sisters and their 4 daughters. They all drove down to South Carolina before the storm and are now going to try and drive back home to Middleboro at some point. Hopefully they will be smart enough to wait until at least Monday or Tuesday to attempt it.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 07:40 pm
I can think of only one word:

Yikes!
margo
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 07:52 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

I can think of only one word:

Yikes!


Zackly! Me, too.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 9 Feb, 2013 08:40 pm
Just talked to a friend of mine in Quincy, MA. Apparently the entire city was without electric power or something like 20 hours. They have power back now but during the blackout they had no heat either as everything in their apartment complex is electric. My friend said he tried to take his dog out to do his business while it was still snowing. The dog looked at him the way you look at someone who's slipped a cog somewhere and refused to budge.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 04:42 am
They are threatening us with rain this afternoon, which would add the possibility of flooding to the other charms of the season. I'm going to try to find the storm drain nearest the house, on the downhill side, to clear it before the rain arrives. I believe it's in front of the house next door, where there's a six foot pile of snow from them having shoveled.
George
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 07:04 am
@Setanta,
I'm doing the same.
If I can find the damn thing.

My neighbor Jay got a snowblower last winter and never had to use it.
He had his new toy out yesterday and when he finished his place, he did
the end of my driveway for me. What goes around comes around. I used
to help the older couple who owned the place before Jay shovel out. I
guess The Lovely Bride and I are "the older couple" now.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 07:19 am
@George,
I know the feeling. On one side there was a woman from England, a "war bride" in her nineties--sadly, she died recently. Her son still lives there, but he's younger than i am. On the other side there was an Italian couple in their eighties, and even after the husband died, i'd shovel in front of their house. There's a new couple living there now, and they are younger than we are. I don't see anyone rushing to shovel our walks, though. The guy next door was shoveling his porch on Friday when i went out there for about the third or fourth time. He was very finicky about getting every last flake of snow off the porch. Then he looked at the walk, and his shoulders just slumped. Thereafter, it was his wife who was out doing the shoveling.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 07:53 am
A state-by-state (and Ontario) look at how the storm was dealt with.

I'd love to see a grid with a real comparison of # of outages, # of deaths and # of stranded motorists versus overall population.

I think the travel ban worked really, really well here. We only had 30 stranded motorists whereas Connecticut (it's not in the article; I read this elsewhere and can't recall where) had 1700 and there are plenty of pics from New York showing stranded motorists on the Long Island Expressway and Jericho Turnpike (Route 25, also on LI), and it's pretty obvious that just the two small images I saw had far more than 30 vehicles in them.

One very, very bright spot - I think fewer than 10 people died in all of the 8 affected states and the 1 province. And that's pretty dang amazing, particularly when you consider how many millions of people live in the area.
George
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 08:03 am
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o497/gstanton3/5d7aca4a-ef33-452c-b37f-1558c76ed338_zps0e94172e.jpg

Ready to roll!
George
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 08:06 am
http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o497/gstanton3/d99cc376-a4df-438b-8e52-123312abba8d_zps96b040a5.jpg

My sidewalk looks ready for trench warfare.
Izzie
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 08:15 am
@George,
Just WOW and WOW Shocked
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 08:17 am
@George,

when you bought the place, did you factor in the long driveway vis-a-vis snow removal?

i doubt we would've reconsidered buying our place had i known, but the decision might have been delayed a minute or two...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 10 Feb, 2013 08:22 am
@jespah,
Friday at noon--noon mind you--CAA had already received more than 900 calls for towing, and were more than two hours behind. The OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) reported more than 200 accidents in which somebody had slid into a ditch, alone--that didn't include other types of accidents. (All of that according to CBC radio.)
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