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cmiller5400
Just wanted to send my best wishes and prayers to my fellow storm warriors that are in the path of this huge storm.

I've already stocked up on food, water and gas (there was a huge line at the pumps yesterday). Snow blower is up and running along with the generator in case we loose power. Ranges in my area are all over the map, but I expect to see at least 12 - 18+ inches where I am.

Best of luck to all. Stay warm, and stay safe!
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    GSG

    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!

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    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.

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    Slayer_

    nt

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Winnipeg gets large snow storms often.

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    Slayer_

    Big deal, We got more than that in April 1997. We get more than that every year in fact (except 2010).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Red_River_Flood

    It's bad luck that it's missing all the places that normally get snow and don't worry about 3 feet of snow.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    we just have a hard time finding places to put it when it comes in one storm....do a Google search on "white juan" & look at some of the pictures...it shut us down pretty good....this storm is supposed to be pretty much identical. The biggest problem we have with nor'easters is the wind....it takes down the power lines when the branches/trees fall on them.....but we get some bad a$$ drifts from them :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Juan

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    neilb@uk

    England falls apart with a three-inch fall! The last "big" snowfall here stopped all the trains into London for two days. Six inches!. Schools close when there is a fall of a couple of inches. "Health and Safety"

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    The Great White North.....

    Gotta love it eh?

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    and you know i don't love it...grrrrrr....i could love Nova Scotia more too if it had a climate like Vancouver where Oz is.

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    aidemzo_adanac

    Bite your tongue! We have enough people here already.

    Next thing you know, I'll be chillin' at a lake somewhere in the interior and there will be OTHER people there! EEEEEEWWWWW! PEEEE-POLLLL!

    Now of course you are both are more than welcome to come and stay as long as you like, I have plenty of space while you get yourself settled, just don't tell anyone else.

    Always have room for a Maritimer.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    after she accepted a position there....she lasted about 3 hours in the city & promptly instructed me to take her back to Nova Scotia
    Thanks for the offer though Oz....maybe for a visit if I can ever convince her to go there again.....BC is very beautiful....I like it.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    just never know when i may get brave enough to go out that way again....maybe if i can get over my fear of flying, we'll fly out someday. And in all honesty, I encourage ppl to visit, but not to stay

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    aidemzo_adanac

    A quick but heavy dump on Central and Eastern Canada, quite the storm, but they can deal with that stuff there. If it was in Vancouver, they'd be having relief concerts for the idiots who don't know how to survive or drive in snow.

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    aidemzo_adanac

    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 sex 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!

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    AV .

    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

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    we're supposed to get pretty much the worst of it also & it's not the snow that I mind....it's the power outage....if it's only out for a few hours it's not such a big deal....it's when it's out for a few days.
    Thank God we warmed up a bit today....it was -27 C (-16 F) this morning without allowing for the wind chill....that's just no fun when the power goes out & you don't have wood heat,

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    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

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Sit down and Enjoy the Show.

    Only Idiots go out in things like that.

    Col

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Not even going to bother shovelling the driveway untill tomorrow. It's only 9:00 AM right now & it's supposed to last until this time tomorrow so it would be kinda pointless to shovel & have it drift right back in. Most of the stores in town have closed for the day so there's no real reason to go out anyway.....besides the fact that there's about a foot of snow in our driveway

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    my brother's step son showed up and started shoveling about 15 minutes ago (we've got some $$ for him too, that's a lot of hard work). I miss being able to shovel myself out, I always did it myself...oh well. I don't think it's going to snow a heck of a lot more but it will likely **** around a lot. I almost think I'm a little disappointed lol

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    it looks like it's back.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    for those that have me on their fb, i've posted a few pics, will post more later

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    GSG

    By standing at the end of it and holding a $20 bill in my hand. Someone will drive by and shovel it for the cash. I'll get someone sooner if I hold out some homemade chocolate chip cookies as well.

    Luckily, I was no where near this storm.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    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.

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    AV .

    One foot is quite enough. We were lucky and only got about 10 inches.

    AV

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    shouldn't be too bad....lots of wind and drifting though......the little girl (no....not Purple....the 8 yr old) is going to have a blast in the big drifts tomorrow....it is going to be fun.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Nothing quite like seeing how deep you can get stuck if you know it's not over your head!

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    we have many 5 - 6 foot drifts in the trailer park......I haven't been around town yet but I suspect there's a few 20 - 30 foot ones around.....so yeah.....there's plenty of them out there over her head.

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    neilb@uk

    On Monday and Tuesday, a following weather system - moving further west - is likely to thaw the snow and cause flooding.

    Enjoy...

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    yup

    PurpleSkys Moderator

    sounds grand doesn't it....that will melt all the ice that's already jammed in the river and most likely indeed flood the area. I just love being cut off from town

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    OMG

    aidemzo_adanac

    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.

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    GSG

    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!

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    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.

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    Slayer_

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Winnipeg gets large snow storms often.

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    Slayer_

    Big deal, We got more than that in April 1997. We get more than that every year in fact (except 2010).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Red_River_Flood

    It's bad luck that it's missing all the places that normally get snow and don't worry about 3 feet of snow.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    we just have a hard time finding places to put it when it comes in one storm....do a Google search on "white juan" & look at some of the pictures...it shut us down pretty good....this storm is supposed to be pretty much identical. The biggest problem we have with nor'easters is the wind....it takes down the power lines when the branches/trees fall on them.....but we get some bad a$$ drifts from them :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Juan

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    neilb@uk

    England falls apart with a three-inch fall! The last "big" snowfall here stopped all the trains into London for two days. Six inches!. Schools close when there is a fall of a couple of inches. "Health and Safety"

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    The Great White North.....

    Gotta love it eh?

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    and you know i don't love it...grrrrrr....i could love Nova Scotia more too if it had a climate like Vancouver where Oz is.

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    aidemzo_adanac

    Bite your tongue! We have enough people here already.

    Next thing you know, I'll be chillin' at a lake somewhere in the interior and there will be OTHER people there! EEEEEEWWWWW! PEEEE-POLLLL!

    Now of course you are both are more than welcome to come and stay as long as you like, I have plenty of space while you get yourself settled, just don't tell anyone else.

    Always have room for a Maritimer.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    after she accepted a position there....she lasted about 3 hours in the city & promptly instructed me to take her back to Nova Scotia
    Thanks for the offer though Oz....maybe for a visit if I can ever convince her to go there again.....BC is very beautiful....I like it.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    just never know when i may get brave enough to go out that way again....maybe if i can get over my fear of flying, we'll fly out someday. And in all honesty, I encourage ppl to visit, but not to stay

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    aidemzo_adanac

    A quick but heavy dump on Central and Eastern Canada, quite the storm, but they can deal with that stuff there. If it was in Vancouver, they'd be having relief concerts for the idiots who don't know how to survive or drive in snow.

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    aidemzo_adanac

    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 sex 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!

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    AV .

    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

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    we're supposed to get pretty much the worst of it also & it's not the snow that I mind....it's the power outage....if it's only out for a few hours it's not such a big deal....it's when it's out for a few days.
    Thank God we warmed up a bit today....it was -27 C (-16 F) this morning without allowing for the wind chill....that's just no fun when the power goes out & you don't have wood heat,

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    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

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Sit down and Enjoy the Show.

    Only Idiots go out in things like that.

    Col

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    Not even going to bother shovelling the driveway untill tomorrow. It's only 9:00 AM right now & it's supposed to last until this time tomorrow so it would be kinda pointless to shovel & have it drift right back in. Most of the stores in town have closed for the day so there's no real reason to go out anyway.....besides the fact that there's about a foot of snow in our driveway

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    my brother's step son showed up and started shoveling about 15 minutes ago (we've got some $$ for him too, that's a lot of hard work). I miss being able to shovel myself out, I always did it myself...oh well. I don't think it's going to snow a heck of a lot more but it will likely **** around a lot. I almost think I'm a little disappointed lol

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    it looks like it's back.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    for those that have me on their fb, i've posted a few pics, will post more later

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    GSG

    By standing at the end of it and holding a $20 bill in my hand. Someone will drive by and shovel it for the cash. I'll get someone sooner if I hold out some homemade chocolate chip cookies as well.

    Luckily, I was no where near this storm.

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    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.

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    AV .

    One foot is quite enough. We were lucky and only got about 10 inches.

    AV

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    shouldn't be too bad....lots of wind and drifting though......the little girl (no....not Purple....the 8 yr old) is going to have a blast in the big drifts tomorrow....it is going to be fun.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Nothing quite like seeing how deep you can get stuck if you know it's not over your head!

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    Darryl~ Moderator

    we have many 5 - 6 foot drifts in the trailer park......I haven't been around town yet but I suspect there's a few 20 - 30 foot ones around.....so yeah.....there's plenty of them out there over her head.

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    neilb@uk

    On Monday and Tuesday, a following weather system - moving further west - is likely to thaw the snow and cause flooding.

    Enjoy...

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    yup

    PurpleSkys Moderator

    sounds grand doesn't it....that will melt all the ice that's already jammed in the river and most likely indeed flood the area. I just love being cut off from town

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    aidemzo_adanac

    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.