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Sandy's Victims Just Got Issued A Blizzard Warning

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Feb 7, 2013 #1 of 79
    Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    UNTIL 12:00AM EST
    Urgent - Winter Weather Message
    National Weather Service New York NY
    355 PM EST Thu Feb 7 2013

    Hudson-Eastern Bergen-Eastern Essex-Eastern Union-
    Southern Westchester-New York (manhattan)-Bronx-
    Richmond (staten Island)-Kings (brooklyn)-Northern Queens-
    Southern Queens-

    , Blizzard Warning In Effect From 6 AM Friday To 1 PM Est
    Saturday,

    The National Weather Service In Upton Has Issued A Blizzard
    Warning, Which Is In Effect From 6 AM Friday To 1 PM Est
    Saturday.

    * Locations, New York City, Southern Westchester County, And
    Coastal Portions Of Northeast New Jersey.

    * Hazard Types, Heavy Snow And Strong Winds.

    * Accumulations, Snow Accumulation Of 10 To 14 Inches, With
    Localized Higher Amounts Within Developing Snow Bands.

    * Winds, North 15 To 25 Mph With Gusts Up To 45 Mph.

    * Temperatures, Falling Into The 20s By Friday Evening.

    * Visibilities, One Quarter Mile Or Less At Times.

    * Timing, The Strongest Winds And Heaviest Snow Will Occur Friday
    Evening Into Saturday Morning.

    * Impacts, Heavy Snow And Winds Will Make For Dangerous Driving
    Conditions With Visibilities Near Zero In White-Out Conditions.
    In Addition, Some Tree Limbs Will Be Downed, Causing Scattered
    Power Outages.

    Precautionary/Preparedness Actions,

    A Blizzard Warning Means Severe Winter Weather Conditions Are
    Expected Or Occurring. Falling And Blowing Snow With Strong Winds
    And Poor Visibilities Are Likely. This Will Lead To Whiteout
    Conditions, Making Travel Extremely Dangerous. Do Not Travel. If
    You Must Travel, Have A Winter Survival Kit With You. If You Get
    Stranded, Stay With Your Vehicle.

    &&

    Issue Time:2/7/2013 3:55:00 PM Valid Until:2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 #2 of 79
    hilmar2k

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    Yup, it's going to be fun around here tomorrow.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 #3 of 79
    Drucifer

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    I did my weekly Friday shopping today. Even with a Jeep, I rather stay home then be on the roads filled with idiots trying to get things done.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 #4 of 79
    Drucifer

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    Panic mode has taken over most of the area as news stories are reporting that local stores are running out of supplies -- road salt, batteries, water, milk, bread, etc. Follow by more stories of long lines at gas stations.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 #5 of 79
    Mark Holtz

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    I guess people got the message loud and clear.... TOP OFF BEFORE THE STORM.

    Although with the forecast like tomorrow, if I was living in the area, I would be saying "BLEEP IT! I'm taking the day off." to my boss.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 #6 of 79
    Sixto

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    Yep, long gas lines everywhere tonight.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2013 #7 of 79
    redsoxfan26

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    Should have between 2 and 3 FEET of snow where I live.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2013 #8 of 79
    Earl Bonovich

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    Just one of the many reasons why I choose to live in the middle of the country.
    It seems like the edges gets some serious weather waves
     
  9. Feb 8, 2013 #9 of 79
    hdtvfan0001

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    Just one reason I'm glad to have migrated south of the Mason-Dixon line to avoid the white stuff as much as possible (after decades of living with the thrill of snow). :D
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    If this were happening in southern Florida I could see all the hype. But come on people. If you live in the northeast you're going to experience a noreaster. Goes with the territory.
     
  11. Chris Blount

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    I was thinking the same thing. Deal with it. I lived in North Dakota for a while which is why I now live in Texas. :)

    Sunny skies and 70 degrees down here.
     
  12. hilmar2k

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    Couldn't agree more. I've lived my whole life in the northeast (MA and NY). This is nothing new. Always make me laugh when people think they need to buy two weeks of groceries for what might be a couple of days at home (max). And gas? Where are you going? Seems counter-intuitive to buy both tons of groceries and gas. Aren't you buying the groceries because you won't be able to go anywhere?

    Anyway, here I sit at my desk, all alone in my office because everyone else is at home waiting for some snow. Makes no sense to me.....
     
  13. Steve

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    The foot of snow we're expecting is just an inconvenience, IMHO. Coupled with the expected 60MPH winds, though... our power lines are all above ground. Hopefully it won't be another 11-day blackout, like we had November. Difference now is the trees have no leaves, so that's a plus.
     
  14. davejacobson

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    Im just glad according to the news reports that all the victims of "sandy" have rebuilt their houses and things are back to normal. Even the Gov has praised the Pres for all he did to resolve the issues. At least thats how it sounds out here. Weather (pun intended) its true or not I really dont know
     
  15. sigma1914

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    Be safe guys.

    You should see the panic down here around Dallas when we get snow and ice.
     
  16. Steve

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    I thought it was unbelievable that Boehner postponed the Sandy relief vote back in January, "fiscal cliff" or not. NJ Governor Christie was on Letterman the other day, and he said that something like 43,000 families were still homeless, so probably well over 100k individuals.
     
  17. Drucifer

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    The local noon news shows are reporting gas stations on Long Island have started closing because of no gas.

    And I am already getting short 771 outages from the snowfall that is occurring now.
     
  18. hilmar2k

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    Geez, when I get those from snow, it is really coming down. I almost never get 771's in the winter. Not snowing very hard where I am, where in the HV are you?
     
  19. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Most no'easters don't turn into blizzards.
     
  20. MysteryMan

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    Was born in Connecticut and spent the first 17 years of my life there. Endured quite a few noreasters and blizzards during that time. Back then the media reported on closings and didn't hype the storms as if they were a catastrophe.
     

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