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We wound up w/ close to 40" here. Spent all day yesterday digging myself out and all day today at my parents. I had a drift at the bottom of my drive that was over my head.
Travel is dangerous.
Snow is piled up so high you can't see at intersections.
Every road I was on today including state roads were single lane. Most secondarys including my street still are not plowed.
If we get the rain they're talking about tomorrow it's going to be a real mess.
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Gotta agree with those that think the media proclaim too many "storms of the century". That being said, this one was big. I was born and raised in New England, and have lived here most of my life; I've never seen this much snow in one storm. Whichever poster pointed out that we had this much snow (and more) on the ground for most of the winter a couple of years ago, you're right. But it didn't all dump at once..
The storms I was referring to were late Dec of 2010... Here in southeast CT we received over 20 inches of snow, which is more than we got this time around... Of course some areas received far more snow than us in both situations..

Also remember the Feb1oth storm in 2010? It dumped 56 inches in some areas...

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I took my dog snow shoeing at the golf course today (I was wearing the snow shoes, he had to make due with what nature gave him). The snow was so deep that instead of running all over the place he followed in my tracks the whole way. When there's too much snow for a Siberian Husky, there's a lot of snow.
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I went to the beach today... 86 and sunny in Ft Myers!

But in 2011 I was dealing with this;


.. and had to shovel my roof... Never again.
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The only North East State to not declare a State of Emergency during this last snow event was Vermont. That map looked pretty funny with all the surrounding states highlighted in Red and VT alone in green wondering what the big deal was?

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The only North East State to not declare a State of Emergency during this last snow event was Vermont. That map looked pretty funny with all the surrounding states highlighted in Red and VT alone in green wondering what the big deal was?
Maybe the big deal was that VT got less than half the snow Portland did and a fraction of the winds. It was a coastal storm. VT has no coast.



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If you look at a forecast total, instead of an after the fact total, they didn't know they were only going to get a foot They were in the 18-24 inch forecast. The states in question issued their States of Emergencies based on the Forecasts, not the actual totals. For example Maine Gov Issued their State of Emergency On Friday at 3:13 PM...

Next time you find a Vermont car when you are out on the Interstate... Take a look at their front plate... It says "we are Vermont Strong". The difference is in their attitude.

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Vermonters embrace record snowfall - CNN

33 inches of snow from one storm in 2010... Schools didn't even close.

Vermont is like the Honey Badger... They don't give a S**T

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This may be true with snow but when hurricane Irene hit, the state shut down for a week. Governor Peter Shumlin declared a state of emergency on August 27, in preparation for the hurricane's arrival not knowing for sure that the storm would hit them. Maine also declared a state of emergency just to be safe.

Not to argue how "tough" Vermonters are but severe weather should be taken very seriously.

I was in Vermont for that 2010 storm. It was nothing compared to what we just got in Portland. It did not snow nearly as fast and the road crews could keep up with it. Nor were there 50mph winds taking down trees and cutting power to thousands of homes.

In Portland, we went to bed at 9pm with about 8 inches on the ground. We work up at 8am with 29 inches with drifts triple that.

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