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We're only going to get 30" or so. No biggie. Just more fresh snow to cool the be-ahs. It's a lot of snow but I remember drifts to the peak of the roof, and my dog staring down into the kitchen from her perch on the snow bank. It's just a reminder of how much I want to be back on the bay.
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I leave for BVI at 6am tomorrow morning. If I don't get out, I can't imagine staring out the window at this calamity, while thinking about where I should be.........
Minne, I just flew into Logan. All (or nearly all) of tomorrow's flights have already been canceled. You might be flying out of Warwick but they're probably following suit. That sucks. Make some hot chocolate to cheer yourself up, maybe that will help.
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Having experienced of a mid winter nor'easter at sea, my thoughts
always turn to our brothers, who are out there making their living,
at times like this. Especially when the weatherman states
"the storm has gone safely out to sea!"
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Your right Don. I guess I'm getting cynical. I literally live the weather every day. I watch what's going on locally and live in other parts of the world. The weather team is across the hall from me. We have huge discussions about weather. (it's all about flight weather) I get disturbed when some NYC anchor thinks 2 feet is huge. Then when we get snow up here they all come to town for there film shots for the nationals.
They should do the national news from Kansas so they have a real prospective on the world.
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true. At sea it's a different story. i wouldn't wish that on anyone.
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I have an extra snowmobile you can borrow.

Don't fret, I'll be spending my day trying to plow while doing a final walk through and closing with my clients. Enjoy the BVI, the rest of us will be dealing with freezing temps and hard water!

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I leave for BVI at 6am tomorrow morning. If I don't get out, I can't imagine staring out the window at this calamity, while thinking about where I should be.........

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Every area has its moments. I grew up in Minnesota where 8 ft of snow and zero degress were the shoulder seasons and we laugh when the chicken littles put Buffalo, NY and other parts of the country on for their disaster programs. You aint seen cold till you live somewhere where the temp doesnt get above 20 below for a couple of weeks. Our brothers up north in Canada probably wonder what all the fuss is about.

I also lived one year in Kansas, Levenworth tornado alley, I wouldnt call it representative of the rest of the country.

Every area has its nature calamities. Florida and the Gulf, hurricanes, Kansas and Oklahoma and the deep south tornadoes, Great lakes Cold and snow, California- earthquakes / There is no place to hide.

I agree with MaineSail the 3:1 ratio is usually true...this one however looks like a true storm. The news media does sure hype things no doubt, Thank god they did for Sandy or the loss of life would have been far greater.

Its easy to make fun of the Big cities like NY, Philly and DC, but when there are outages or emergencies the amount of people who are affected are far more than in upstate NY. They are far more dependent on their mass trans and streets than other places

I would rather they warn with the hype than say nothing. Imagine how we would pillory them if they new a large storm was coming but hesitated to warn people and many died because of it. You can figure out for yourself with information what to do and dot have to listen to the hype part.

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Guess I will not get to try out my new studded snow tires for my mountain bike this weekend. Too deep. Hopefully going skiing on Sunday instead.

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Just turned on the weather channel to watch the hype. They have actually named the storm "Nemo"

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I'm looking forward to some XC skiing and/or snow-shoeing this weekend. My Siberian Husky is looking forward to what he was born for.
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