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#191197 - 12/18/09 01:08 AM East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?)
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
I'm so excited. It's been several years since we've had a big snow storm and nothing "epic" since '96 ("epic" being a term tossed around by some forecasters just now).

The storm is supposed to hit here Friday night and possibly go into Sunday morning.

I don't need anything but am tempted to go to the store tomorrow for kicks -- just to see the tp/egg/milk rush in person. But will probably pass on that and instead pick up a package waiting for pickup at REI.

Car's always gassed up so no need there.

Compact Black Diamond snow shovel's going in the car, along with the window scraper/brush and tire chains. Though if it's chain-worthy conditions I probably wouldn't go anywhere.

If the roads are bad local hospitals often ask for volunteers with 4x4s to ferry patients. So that's a possibility.

Gotta get the pup's booties out to avoid ice buildup in her paws. Camera batteries are charged.

Could be a puny accumulation here or could be quite significant. We'll soon see.

And apparently a second storm is brewing for next week. Would be very unusual here to have a big storm before Christmas, let alone two.

I hope everyone who experiences this storm is prepared and spared power outages. Or heaven forbid, the need to be on the highway.

Going to be a lot of travelers the weekend before Christmas.

#191202 - 12/18/09 02:51 AM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: Dagny]
oldsoldier Offline
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
All I gotta say is that I am happy I am working from home till after christmas smile
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#191206 - 12/18/09 04:13 AM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: oldsoldier]
tomfaranda Offline

Registered: 02/14/08
Posts: 301
Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
Don't get too worked up. The prediction for NY right now is just snow showers on Sunday.

#191209 - 12/18/09 06:07 AM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: tomfaranda]
MDinana Offline

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2186
Loc: Bluegrass
I'm a bit prepared... cuz I'm in CA right now! Told my GF about it, she's up on what needs to be done in the house. Mainly, this consists of someone to check on the dog, since she's on some overnight shifts.

Looking forward to Xmas though - long range forecasts say a possibility of snow on the 24th in my area! I doubt it'll happen, but my GF would appreciate it. I grew up in Cali, so snow on Xmas is wierd.

#191215 - 12/18/09 10:46 AM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: MDinana]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC

Our forecasts this morning range from 8-12" to 10-16."

Been a long time since we had that kind of snow here.

#191219 - 12/18/09 12:21 PM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: Dagny]
KG2V Offline


Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City

Honest? No - my snowblower has a flat I have to fix tonight - sigh. And of course, the Memorial Service for my Mother In Law is Saturday - That's going to turn out well
73 de KG2V
You are what you do when it counts - The Masso
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#191220 - 12/18/09 12:50 PM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: KG2V]
Tyber Offline

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 292
Loc: ST. Paul MN
OK I am in the midwest but I seriously miss East Coast Snow storms. I was in Maine and New England most of my miss-spent youth.

#191221 - 12/18/09 01:07 PM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: Tyber]
jaywalke Offline

Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
I'm ready. Since the snow is not forecast until later in the day and it seems that folks will have time to get home, everyone here seems excited, like little kids waiting for a white xmas.

I've been here 5 years, and if we get the 12-16" forecast it will be the most we've ever gotten.

I grew up in Michigan, in the lake-effect shadow, so I'm used to a bit more.

#191222 - 12/18/09 01:10 PM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: Dagny]
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
We're as ready as we can be here in a new home at the VA/TN border. The forecast is calling for 6-12 inches of snow by Saturday afternoon.
"Learn survival skills when your life doesn't depend on it."

#191228 - 12/18/09 02:35 PM Re: East Coast storm!!! (ya'll prepared?) [Re: Nicodemus]
paramedicpete Offline

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
I am more than slightly concerned, not for myself but for my family.

My oldest daughter and son-in-law are suppose to leave Willmington, NC in the morning to head up north to here in Maryland for the holidays.

My wife and her Girl Scout trip is suppose to leave here 5am for a bus trip to NYC. The bus company said they would make a decision sometime around 2-3 am as to whether the bus would make the trip. If the bus company cancels the trip, the troop gets a refund, but the troop also purchased non-refundable tickets at $90/girl to see the Lion King. At potential loss of $900 for the tickets, there is a fair amount of apprehension as to whether some of the parents should try to make the trip if the bus cancels.

Our team has just been alerted for standby for potential rescues due to the storm, so my middle daughter may be holding down the home front for the day or so.

Fun and games-


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