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looks like we are in for a hell of a storm

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Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

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... A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO DROP 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 6, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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Angelicembrace
by The Dorkfish on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM
I'm in the highest snow zone lol. Its been years since we got a true blizzard in mass, so it's long overdue. Mother nature is going to kick our asses lol. In a bit excited so my kids can finally go play in the snow.
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pristine729
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM
Also, if you do have to drive, put your car in low!That's the 1 and 2 located under D... People don't realize why that's there!

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh, I am freaked out. This is my winter in new england. We are on the shoreline ct. They said we might get 18-24 inches of snow. Is that enough for power to go out? Will they plow the roads DH is military and has to work Saturday? How do I prepare? Sorry if this sounds dumb. I am from the deep south never seen more than flurries in my life.
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Angelicembrace
by The Dorkfish on Feb. 7, 2013 at 8:59 AM
Lol its always good to prepare. Do you remember. The ice storm of 2008? I was in fotchburg at the time, we lost power for almost a month. So depending on the storm, it can do some serious damage for sure.

Quoting RunningMommaof2:

Well... the last time we had this much snow (not EVEN this much snow) a lot of people were without power for over 2 weeks. So I don't really care what you have to say lol. I'm not freaking out, but I'm not going to be a jackass and not be prepared either. Sorry someone pissed in your cheerios this morning, but it's not going to affect me. lol 



Quoting Anonymous:

Yep, and if it sways off the supposed track even a little bit, it could greatly affect the amounts or you could get nothing. Give me a break. How do you suppose people in Alaska manage? It snows constantly. If they lost 100 people per storm up their, they would have a population of zero. Like I said, people need to stop freaking out and making it seem worse than it is. Its a snowstorm. Nothing " historic " about it. < eyeroll





Quoting RunningMommaof2:

The last time we had a storm this big, it killed 100 people in my state. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal for people to stay safe!







Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.







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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM
You do care what I have to say or you would not be quoting me. I just think it is silly to be freaking out over this. People in Colorado and other parts of the US who get alot of snow are looking at you and your dramatics and getting a good laugh. Oh and I don't eat Cherrios, I prefer souls for breakfast :•)


Quoting RunningMommaof2:

Well... the last time we had this much snow (not EVEN this much snow) a lot of people were without power for over 2 weeks. So I don't really care what you have to say lol. I'm not freaking out, but I'm not going to be a jackass and not be prepared either. Sorry someone pissed in your cheerios this morning, but it's not going to affect me. lol 



Quoting Anonymous:

Yep, and if it sways off the supposed track even a little bit, it could greatly affect the amounts or you could get nothing. Give me a break. How do you suppose people in Alaska manage? It snows constantly. If they lost 100 people per storm up their, they would have a population of zero. Like I said, people need to stop freaking out and making it seem worse than it is. Its a snowstorm. Nothing " historic " about it. < eyeroll





Quoting RunningMommaof2:

The last time we had a storm this big, it killed 100 people in my state. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal for people to stay safe!







Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.








BeachMommy07
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM

us too

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:01 AM
It isn't a snow problem then, its an ASSHOLE problem.


Quoting SnapIt:

Hmmm maybe in alaska its not as bad because they are use to it
Unlike these places that are going to get hit hard.
You have assholes on the roads that think "its nothing" causing accidents and then you have the other half who think "ehhh its nothing" and are not prepared and have to be rescued or worse.... found dead, because they thought "it wasnt going to be so bad, why is everyone freakin out"
Quoting Anonymous:

Yep, and if it sways off the supposed track even a little bit, it could greatly affect the amounts or you could get nothing. Give me a break. How do you suppose people in Alaska manage? It snows constantly. If they lost 100 people per storm up their, they would have a population of zero. Like I said, people need to stop freaking out and making it seem worse than it is. Its a snowstorm. Nothing " historic " about it. < eyeroll



Quoting RunningMommaof2:

The last time we had a storm this big, it killed 100 people in my state. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal for people to stay safe!









Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:23 AM
Im just wondering how this went from discussion on scary weather to bitchfest. People are freaked by lots of stuff i live in elmira ny and our weather man said we r only getting 6 to 7 in but to.worry about.wind. do you think that the fact that it snows here.all the.time and its only about half.a.foot is goinf to stop people fron buying supplies like it is the end.of the world? Um no it wont. Fear is the most contagious thing anyone can catch. If it makes people feel better to prepare for disaster then let them be.how is what they are doing hurting u??????
SnapIt
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

snow is heavier and its colder out now, so that means limbs down and power outages and freezing temps inside homes. These situations can become a domino effect even in Hospitals losing power

As trees fall from the weight of the snow, they will fall on homes roofs and cars. If people are in those places when this happens it can cause fatalities (which has happened in the past) and injuories. People going out to the stores for last min pick up for food or generators or coming home from work can make things hazardous too. 

BUT

You can stay under your rock ; )

Quoting Anonymous:

Sandy was a hurricane. You cannot compare a powerful hurricane to a snowstorm. Seriously.


Quoting SnapIt:

The last person that said this about Sandy must have had to swollow those words hard!

Look what happened with that storm




Quoting Anonymous:

Why is every storm that comes along " historic "? It's snow people, not a Hurricane. Relax.


momsince04
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Wi it hit Illinois?? I'm near Chicago, I honestly haven't heard anything about the snow.
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JessicaEOH
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:39 AM
The difference between Alaska or Colorado and New York and surrrounding areas is that they don't have the means to take care of the rapidly acumulating snow. 2 feet in just a day is a huge amount of snow!!!! For people in parts of the country who get excited about 2 inches, it may as well be 15 feet! Stay safe and warm, op!
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