+ 0 Votes I'll give you a suggestion GSG February 7, 2013 at 11:24pm PST That I gave a friend who lives in Buffalo, NY. Stock up on plenty of adult beverages, your favorite cookies, flashlights and candles, and plenty of good books (non-ebook variety in case the power goes out), and hunker down. Stay safe and warm! + 0 Votes OMG aidemzo_adanac Updated - February 13, 2013 at 2:16am PST Seems like a lifetime ago since I saw Sydney snow. Reading all this and seeing US and Canadian news, i feel ALMOST guilty. Today is BC's first family day. LOOONG weekend. It's a little overcast but about 6 degrees and getting lighter out. Yesterday was around 9 degrees and sunny, took a drive out to Fraser Valley (cheaper gas). Prob gonna hit White Rock/Crescent beach with friends (nice view to just hang out, US in front of you and BC Mountains ((snow capped)) to the right)and then the track...of course. Can't say I miss the snow though, perhaps if I was younger I would, had a lot of snow fun in Sydney. + 0 Votes It should be an interesting weekend.... Darryl~ Moderator February 8, 2013 at 12:20am PST The sun's still bright here after a very cold morning (-16 F) but it's supposed get bad here after midnight, they're already warning people to stay off the roads & only travel when necessary. Our forecast is for 40 cm of snow with 80 kmh wind so we should have plenty of drifting & power outages....we have our "storm kit" handy & are set to spend the next couple days inside. The real fun for us will begin the middle of next week when the temperature goes well above freezing & a rain storm on Tuesday....our flood prone town will be sure to have some major flooding and plenty of washouts....with all the snow & flooding, it sure will make it interesting getting to & from work next week.....oh well, nothing we haven't been through plenty of times before. Stay safe & be careful on the roads anyone up here in the northeast. + 0 Votes Wait what storm? nt Slayer_ February 8, 2013 at 3:11am PST nt + 0 Votes Was just talking to clients in Toronto and Halifax aidemzo_adanac Updated - February 8, 2013 at 3:59am PST The poor lady in Toronto was shutting down the office and fleeing home to safety. The guy in Halifax brushed it off as nothing new and business carried on as usual. IN Vancouver it would equate to a nuclear Holocaust. In Vancouver we have sunshine, partial anyway (still a bit overcast) but it was a bit cooler today at just 8 degrees celcius. It should warm up a bit over the weekend and more sun is on the way, of course to be followed by constant rain until the next sunny break. As most Vancouverites will tell you, 'at least you don't have to shovel rain'. So for our Eastern (okay CENTRAL) Canadian neighbours, batten down the hatches, grab a good DVD or *** toy with your partner and settle in for the long weekend. Hopefully the street crews will have it manageable by Tuesday. It won't be too much longer and spring will be upon us! + 0 Votes I'm storm weary in NJ AV . February 8, 2013 at 8:04am PST I live out in the Northwest NJ area and so far they say we don't have a blizzard warning, so thats good. I'm used to snow. I've had 3 feet of snow in the past in some storms and it is no picnic. You can't even open the door of your house, let alone go anywhere. I think we'll probably get a foot or more of snow, but I have a great snowblower, so I'm not worried. I feel bad for the people in NY, MA, CT and Long Island. They will get the brunt of this storm. I'm not liking these horrible storms in the Northeast over the past year. They are pretty devastating. The worst thing is losing your power. Especially now when its freezing cold, because I will have no heat. I hope that doesn't happen because tomorrow night will be 7 degrees F. Brrr. AV + 0 Votes oh good lord PurpleSkys Moderator February 8, 2013 at 10:04am PST the cronological weather photography for the storm has started....don't be shocked it Darryl makes a webpage for ya'll to look at afterwards + 0 Votes Oh my..... Darryl~ Moderator February 9, 2013 at 4:57am PST an eye just formed of the coast of Nova Scotia.....I hope that puppy's heading out to sea & not inland ! I don't recall seeing one in February in the North Atlantic before......this cant be good.