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#158217 - 12/13/08 07:55 PM New Hampshire ice storm
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
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Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Anybody know what's going on in this area - how are people making out and such? I heard one fellow died in his camper from asphyxiation while running his generator.
New Brunswick also had a heavy rain but it was too warm for it to freeze while further south in the New England area conditions were colder. Sounds like they will be without power for several days.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28193030/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081212/ap_on_re_us/ice_storm

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h7HuK533b9co76hnCd_M8dvP2cHgD951TLE80

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#158221 - 12/13/08 08:59 PM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: ]
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Registered: 11/01/08
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
I've been hearing on and off about it on the television. They said there were two really bad ice storms that cost billions in the 90's and that this looks like it might come close to rivaling them.


One of my former employees was from N.H.
He used to speak of the storms you are talking about in almost apocalyptic terms.
And this was someone who had 2 front doors. One on the ground floor and one was the "door to nowhere" in the summer. It exited the house from the second floor, because the first floor would end up buried in snow.
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#158236 - 12/13/08 11:30 PM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: Roarmeister]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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one more reason we are snowbirds. we don't like cold!!!
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#158285 - 12/14/08 04:54 AM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
Disaster porn at 11 p.m.! I can't resist the pictures. An ice storm trashes everything.

We have our own interesting weather right now. The temperature dropped in two days from near the freezing point to a forecast -33 C tonight (-43 C if you factor in the windchill). It's mighty brisk out!

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#158288 - 12/14/08 05:05 AM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Loc: DFW, Texas
DUDE, I shall officially stop complaining about it being cold here!
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#158290 - 12/14/08 05:40 AM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: dougwalkabout]
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wow! i suffered thru -20 once, not counting the windchill. didn't like one little bit. i don't know how you guys do it...
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#158297 - 12/14/08 07:01 AM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: Desperado]
nurit Offline
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Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 191
Loc: NYC
Thanks for explaining about those second-floor doors. I never knew what they were for.

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#158332 - 12/14/08 04:08 PM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: Roarmeister]
Blitz Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 535
Loc: MA
Here is a slideshow from the Northern MA area.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/slideshow/weather/18262198/detail.html

A lot of people are still without power. We are fine where I am, no ice at all. Different story 15 miles north.

My GF's brother and his family are staying with us for awhile.


Edited by Blitz (12/14/08 04:12 PM)

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#158340 - 12/14/08 04:55 PM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: dougwalkabout]
Sherpadog
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
Disaster porn at 11 p.m.! I can't resist the pictures. An ice storm trashes everything.

We have our own interesting weather right now. The temperature dropped in two days from near the freezing point to a forecast -33 C tonight (-43 C if you factor in the windchill). It's mighty brisk out!


Where we live (north of the 49th also) it is exceptionally cold for this area and time of the year. Received an email from a friend today, they are about 2-1/2 hours NE of here and it was -37 C ( -40 C is the equivalent to -40 F) last night and it is has now warmed to a balmy -23 C...gotta love the great white north.




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#158342 - 12/14/08 05:05 PM Re: New Hampshire ice storm [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 858
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
wow! i suffered thru -20 once, not counting the windchill. didn't like one little bit. i don't know how you guys do it...


It's all about just living with it and acclimatization. Today it's -46*C with the windchill (-30*C actual). Yep, it's cold but we just bundle up. Toques and mitts and layers of clothing, etc. Not a big deal in the end. But I always shake me head when I start seeing foreigners with parkas and hoods and mitts when it's only freezing (0*C) - what do these people do when it actually gets cold???!!!

I actually prefer cooler weather, when it gets too warm in the summer THATS when I have problems. Warm for me is 30*C or 86*F, beyond that I get muscle cramps and a lot of fatigue. I could wonder the same thing about how do you guys handle the HOT climates? Hot and dry is one thing but hot and humid absolutely KILLS ME! I was out hiking in 32*C and 95% humidity one day and I was really stressed out.

We very rarely have a "ice storm" as it is so dry where I live - an occasional freezing rain perhaps but hot the heavy precipitation and freezing temperatures at the same time. I've never had a power outage of more than a few hours so I have a fair bit of empathy with these people in the NE states who may be without power for a week or more!

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