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#252281 - 10/26/12 10:51 AM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: MDinana]
greenghost Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 72
Loc: NH coastline area
I must live under a rock cause this is the first Ive heard of Sandy. Figures it would happen on the weekend for us NE folks. If I lose cable sunday and miss the walking dead Im gonna send a strongly worded prayer to God. mad
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#252282 - 10/26/12 11:15 AM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: Dagny]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Originally Posted By: Dagny

I'm on the Outer Banks of NC (Avon), wrapping up a two week vacation.

Headed back to DC Friday morning.

My Honda Element is permanently packed with enough stuff to camp out comfortably for a few days. Brought a JetBoil and java press on the trip, just in case of a power outage.

Never know on the OBX what all might transpire, weather-wise, during a two week stay. In this case, ten days of spectacular weather ending with Hurricane Sandy's approach.

Safe travels, everyone. Take this storm very, very seriously. I've rarely seen such consensus among the weather professionals that we (mid-Atlantic) were looking at something this dangerous.


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If you head up 168 I'd say to swing by my office and say hi. Unfortunately there's no good places to meet up for lunch frown

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#252283 - 10/26/12 11:26 AM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: TeacherRO]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1913
Loc: Washington, DC

MDinana,

Google Maps does have me going on 168 (why not 664 is not obvious to me).

But I'll have a couple dogs with me and will want to get the drive done ASAP. Six hours to DC is about five hours longer than I feel like being in the car today.

The forecast trends are worsening for DC-VA-MD. Am urging friends to not wait until Saturday to hit Costco:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capi..._weather_latest


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#252284 - 10/26/12 11:32 AM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: MDinana]
Paul810 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
Good thing I checked my preps. My diesel generator was fine, but my other gas generator had a dead battery and a leaking fuel line. Using it without noticing that could have lead to a fire.blush

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#252285 - 10/26/12 02:38 PM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: Dagny]
MDinana Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Because 664 doesn't go that far. 664 turns into 64 once it crosses 264 ... 168 was built as a freeway alternate to one of the business routes. To make things more fun, if you miss your exit onto 64, 168 turns into 464... which actually dead ends onto 264, which you can take back to 664 ...

I don't know what genius decided that all the freeways need to be derivatives of "64."


Edited by MDinana (10/26/12 02:39 PM)

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#252287 - 10/26/12 05:50 PM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1493
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
beltways on interstate numbered highways that go around metropolitan areas have 3 digit numbers with the last two of the originating highway... an even number prefix indicates that it will rejoin the originating highway on the other side... an odd number prefix is that it is a spur road, and will be radial to the metropolitan area and typically terminate there... at least that is the way the original roads are supposed to be numbered...

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#252298 - 10/26/12 10:16 PM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: TeacherRO]
CarlosD Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 22
Picked up a few extra packs of batteries, a case of water (though will lay in a tub and several 5 gallon carboys and buckets) and some canned goods, primarily so I can eat them regardless of if we lose power! Loves me my Hormel chili!

Tomorrow, will clean the gutters, gas the car and little gas can and lay in the important stuff- beer and pork rinds!

I too will be greatly put out should we miss Walking Dead! But for us (Long Island, NY), it's not supposed to hit until Mon night anyway.

Be safe, everyone!

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#252300 - 10/26/12 11:55 PM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2237
The weatherpeople are saying some strong things ; because of that and a few other things I'm saying (with no 1st hand experience or education) Its gonna be a (something) of a century...batten down for the big one.
Huff post update

And some very basic (though its for the last one) but useful info:
Time's advice for some basic hurricane prep..

And remember, its gonna get cold and in some places snowy/ icy.





Edited by TeacherRO (10/27/12 12:08 AM)

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#252302 - 10/27/12 12:54 AM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: TeacherRO]
greenghost Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/05/12
Posts: 72
Loc: NH coastline area
jeesh, an earthquake last week and now a nor eastah coming my way. Im glad Ive done the prepping thing for the last year and feel confident in my preperations. Gonna be good training too.
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#252306 - 10/27/12 02:39 AM Re: Major East coast storm a brewin' [Re: LesSnyder]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Originally Posted By: LesSnyder
beltways on interstate numbered highways that go around metropolitan areas have 3 digit numbers with the last two of the originating highway... an even number prefix indicates that it will rejoin the originating highway on the other side... an odd number prefix is that it is a spur road, and will be radial to the metropolitan area and typically terminate there... at least that is the way the original roads are supposed to be numbered...

Thanks for the info! All I know is the "5's" go N/S (ie, I-5, I-15, I-95) and the "10's" go E/W (I-10, I-40)

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