Epic storm looks like it's going to hit..
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Nancie52
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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:40:17 AM
12-24 inches and it looks so widespread.!! Hope everyone prepares and stays safe.

New Englanders will remember the Blizzard of '78 (35 years ago yesterday).. that kept everyone home for a week.. !!!

But I always get excited for snow storm. (course I don't have to go and shovel either..!!

stay safe !!!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:46:10 AM
Yup, I'm here with you. Not looking forward to it at ALL!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:47:05 AM
can't wait, we are supposed to get 20-25 cm and i can't wait!! love it, love it, love it!!!

hope everyone stays safe!

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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:55:08 AM
Heading to the grocery store soon. Library first though. It'll be a nice quiet weekend of reading for me. I just hope we don't lose power.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:57:25 AM
I suppose it was bound to happen. Can't really complain as this is the first big storm in 2 years. The weekend will be fun, then the novelty will wear off and then it's just yucky. Hopefully we are far enough from the coast (about 30 miles) so our snow will be the light fluffy kind

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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:07:17 AM
We are bummed (well the kids are). We are just skirting it. Mainly rain here. They said 1/4" if we are lucky.





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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:07:38 AM
Anybody in Boston want company for the weekend? This die-hard snow lover is feeling very deprived out here in the Midwest


Stay safe and stock up on bread and milk!!!!!



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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:17:31 AM
The blizzard of '93 rolled through the Carolinas all the way up the coast and I am jealous that my NE friends are getting snow and we are not this time.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:27:41 AM
They keep changing our amounts here in PA. My dh is not happy. This will kill business for the restaurant tomorrow and Friday and Saturday are our 2 biggest days of the week. This would be better for us if it were a Monday or Tuesday.

Stay safe everyone!!!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:30:48 AM

I would love to get some of that snow! I remember as a kid blizzard of 77 I lived in NY first time, I ever remember getting to stay home from school.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:30:48 AM

I would love to get some of that snow! I remember as a kid blizzard of 77 I lived in NY first time, I ever remember getting to stay home from school.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:33:30 AM
My dd is a little upset it looks like we won't get any of the snow action, but this is the kid who was born during a blizzard in 96. She has snow in her veins!

Stay safe and warn blizzard folks!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:44:50 AM
We're supposed to get about 6 inches (following the 18 we got late last week). But I'm guessing we may get more. It wasn't supposed to start until around 3 this afternoon, but we noticed it coming down pretty good around 10 this morning. yuck!

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Posted: 2/7/2013 9:48:24 AM
Pam.. what is your location? wonder if it will start early here too.. could have an impact on school after all.

and you look soooo much like a friend of mine... same exact smile..


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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:14:25 AM
Boston is already calling no school tomorrow... along with several other places...

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:16:47 AM
Really all ready--they aren't messing around with this one. I told my boss this morning that I am taking the day off. I will bring my computer home and do a little over the weekend, but I did not want to be coming home with everyone else and get stuck in hours long traffic delays

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:18:10 AM

Pam.. what is your location? wonder if it will start early here too.. could have an impact on school after all.

I'm in Michigan

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:21:16 AM
and they just called no.school here tomorrow,, Revere also...

now I hope it DOES snow... if it EVER pulls a "DUD" like it did a few years ago... they'll wait for snow to be on the ground before they call it THIS early!!!

SNOW DAY SNOW DAY...

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:41:22 AM
This northern Marylander is wishing we were going to get a taste of that! Stay safe and enjoy the downtime!

kelleykreates: here's hoping your area gets a minimal amount so your hubby's restaurant isn't severely impacted!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:42:02 AM
I am supposed to fly out of Chicago tomorrow to Florida.

Do you think my flight will be stranded?

YES, I have checked the airport website and the airline website. There is no information other than they are under a "storm watch", and not in a "closing airport" mode.

At least I have been able to continue my reservation at my hotel if my flight is cancelled. The hotel will not charge me if I cancel (as in IF my flight does fly) as they are over-booked. People that are physically in the hotel are priority over those with reservations. I have a high status with that hotel chain.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:43:33 AM
I'm seeing 1" on my accuweather app. I don't get how PA and Mich are under a storm watch but I'm here in Ohio getting nada?

Safety and may the power stay on for all of you impacted!



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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:47:04 AM
17 to 26 inches here.

This is truly the winter of my discontent.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:50:55 AM
Writermom, I'm in Indiana and have heard we're getting nothing, too.

Call me cynical, but I tune out when every storm has the word super or epic in front of it. We were warned of a monster blizzard the day after Christmas. It shut down my city for about 6 to 8 hours and then everyone was rolling again on Thursday like normal. Nothing close to starvation or even boredom levels.

I sometimes wonder if the world wouldn't be better off without The Weather Channel needing to fill air time 24/7.

But with that said, for those of you who get snow, may your tree branches stay strong and the roads plowed quickly.

Julie



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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:56:38 AM
Can't wait. They say 10 to 14 inches for us. We actually need one good dumper a season to fill up the reservoirs so we don't have a drought in the summer. Love, love, love BIG snowstorms! Can't wait to take some pictures!

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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:09:49 PM
Were only supposed to get 8-12 inches, but my son would love a snow day so hope its more!

Need to go fill up my car tonight.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:15:37 PM
Stay safe, everyone! I think we are supposed to get rain!


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BTW: they have named this one winter storm Nemo!!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 12:17:57 PM
Guess we found Nemo

My area is now under a blizzard watch and current snow forecast for my area is 20-24"+. I'm actually pretty excited because I have REAL SNOW BOOTS after many years without. I'm hoping for snow drifts taller than Finn, it'll make for great pictures

But really, I keep enough stuff in the house and we have a generator, that I'm expecting more adventure and pretty white stuff than terror and freezing.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:50:07 PM
Scoobers...I'm not in Boston but about 35 miles north of the city, come on over

I am actually really happy that we're getting a substantial snow storm (sorry to those of you who aren't so pleased!) I put in a request for the day off tomorrow first thing this morning and it was immediately approved. At 3 pm they announced the company will be closed tomorrow but hourly employees have to use sick or vacation time to be paid for the day.

I also have new snow boots (bought in October 2011 and not used yet) and am looking forward to going out for a walk with my dh. I'll also be helping him shovel out his Mom's house.

Stay safe everyone!





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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:59:22 PM
I just talked to my dad near Milwaukee. They are expecting 8" and it was already coming down...lots of stuff cancelled. It's just raining here in FL



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Posted: 2/7/2013 3:59:36 PM
We had 3 ft of snow (unexpected snow) 3 yrs. ago and it was exciting the first day! Then a pain the next. No fun to shovel. So we are happy we aren't getting it! Our weather will actually be warm tomorrow. It has been in single or double digits for a while so we want some hot weather!

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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:54:01 PM

Not looking forward to it at ALL!


I hate that white stuff! We have already lost 7 vacation days due to Sandy and the nor'easter. The kids in class said that the groundhog told a fib because it snowed 3 days in a row since Groundhog day, LOL


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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:17:24 PM
Please post pictures when it snows..TIA


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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:25:48 PM
We are only supposed to get an inch in my neck if the woods-yay!!!! I am sick of snow.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:02:03 PM
Ready for spring here! My girls' school already cancelled for tomorrow.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:45:32 PM
Stay warm! Take photos too.
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Posted: 2/7/2013 8:58:42 PM
My half hour commute took over 2 hours tonight and the majority of the snow hasn't even hit yet.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 11:18:29 PM
Yeah we are only looking at 1-2 feet so no big deal. I'm 1500 ft below lake level where they are seeing tins of snow, several feet over night I'm sure- so fresh powder in the slopes!


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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:01:07 AM
They just upped our totals in central NJ to 6-10 inches. I'm a little bummed because this most likely means that my daughter's First Reconciliation for tomorrow is going to be postponed.

Stay safe everyone, especially those getting the worst of this.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 6:03:02 AM
'Anybody in Boston want company for the weekend? This die-hard snow lover is feeling very deprived out here in the Midwest

Stay safe and stock up on bread and milk!!!!!'

Hey Scoobers, come on over! This die hard snow lover is really looking forward to the snow! I'm not in Boston, but close enough. We're on Cape Cod and rarely get more than a dusting. We're supposed to get 12+ this time.




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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:01:05 AM
I'm in NE Mass...along the coast...predicting upwards of 3 ft here! Just hoping my husband doesn't have to cover for one of his guys tonight or tomorrow a.m. He's an account mgr for a security detail. We only live 5-10 minutes away so we'll see. He's from Northern Maine so I'm not too worried about him managing though


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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:18:22 AM
All buses cancelled and the schools are actually closed in our area today. Yay!

I do have to trek out to my hair appointment (my friend works from home) but it is just around the corner. So as long as I leave early and take my time, I should get there easily!


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:25:18 AM
I'm having anticipatory cabin fever. My two youngest had a dentist appointment at 10am and the receptionist said she didn't think we would make it in. We picked up dog food and by the time we got home at noon there was no accumulation on the roads and I'd say maybe an inch in the grass.

My husband's work closed at noon as did all town offices and our YMCA closed at 11. I understand the need to keep people off the roadways when it gets bad but it's still fine out there.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:31:52 AM
Stay safe and warm, keep the power on, and get some scrapping done!

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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:19:56 PM
O.M.G! We just ran out of heating oil!

And yes, we're in the 16-25+ inches of snow area. It's a toasty 59 degrees in the house right now.

My dumb ass landlord has so much shit piled around the oil tank we're unable to read the gauge on it. We had oil delivered about a month and a half ago, we thought we'd be okay. Apparent this heating system burns it up in no time. We've only lived here for 6 months, so had no idea!

DH is getting diesel fuel to get us through.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:27:26 PM
KateMarie He does know you can't use just any type of diesel in place of fuel oil correct?

I hope you get that all straightened out.





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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:27:56 PM
we have oil. and we get auto deliveries.. and they top us off every 2-3 weeks.. and it's killing.. at 3.99 /gal!! we are STRONGLY considering changing to natural gas

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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:30:05 PM
We can't get natural gas here and when it got to where fuel oil could run us $600/month back in 2005 we installed an outdoor woodburner. We haven't ordered fuel oil since (Knock Wood - ha)



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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:32:29 PM

KateMarie He does know you can't use just any type of diesel in place of fuel oil correct?


Yes, he knows what to get, or so he tells me. He works in plumbing and heating and has done it before. He's not to thrilled to have to dig out the oil tank to prime it first.


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