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    Default Re: Posible blizzard coming to Massachusetts and surrounding states

    I'd much rather play in the dirt than snow, ANYTIME..!! LOL...

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    Default Re: Posible blizzard coming to Massachusetts and surrounding states

    probably not a good thing to drive in, I bet they start shutting some roads down.

    .. Blizzard watch remains in effect from Friday morning through
    Saturday afternoon...

    * locations... much of eastern Massachusetts as well as northern
    and central Rhode Island. This includes the Boston to
    Providence corridor.

    * Hazard types... heavy snow with the potential for blizzard
    conditions.

    * Accumulations... snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches.

    * Timing... light snow develops by Friday morning. Snow will
    increase in intensity during Friday afternoon. The heaviest
    snow will occur Friday night into Saturday morning.

    * Impacts... heavy snow and strong winds will bring the potential
    for blizzard conditions. The worst of the storm will be Friday
    night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches
    per hour possible. Travel may become nearly impossible with
    blowing and drifting snow.

    * Winds... northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

    * Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times.
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    And 4Shorts, I'm sorry, my geography of your area is pretty lame, but I hope this is close to you.
    You are about to get some very wild weather coming at you. Stay safe.
    Wonder how your lights will work in a squall, could be blinding. Give us a full report please of your adventures. Drew

    Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity
    5:41 AM NST Thursday 07 February 2013
    Snow squall warning for
    Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity issued

    Snow squalls will develop this afternoon giving near zero visibility along with locally rapid accumulation of snow.

    A low pressure system over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will quickly track across Northern Newfoundland today. A sharp frontal trough associated with this system will sweep across the island and bring with it a brief but intense burst of wind. These winds will coincide with a short period of intense snowfall for areas of the Northeast Coast from the Bonavista Peninsula to White Bay. Visibility will drop to near zero for a few hours tonight as the front tracks eastward. Winds are generally expected to gust up 80 km/h for most of the island except in the Port aux Basques, Cape Race and Bonavista areas where winds expected to gust to 100 km/h.

    Over the Northern Peninsula winds are expected to increase this afternoon and remain strong enough to reduce visibility in blowing snow until after midnight.

    In the wake of this system a steady and cold northwesterly flow will develop over the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Snow squalls will develop across most of the west coast this evening and persist into tonight. Snowfall accumulations could reach up to 25 centimetres in the heaviest squalls and combining with the strong winds will reduce visibility to near zero at times.

    In regions under a snow squall watch: the potential for near zero visibility in snow squalls exists tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ54 View Post
    I'd much rather play in the dirt than snow, ANYTIME..!! LOL...
    Me too. When you play in dirt, you end up with something. Playing in snow is for nothing--that's what is left come spring.

    Feb. 4th was the 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of '78 across Ohio. Time flies. I lived near Fremont, OH then, and I don't wish for a repeat.
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    Default Re: Posible blizzard coming to Massachusetts and surrounding states

    here again that part of the country that doesn't need the water gets it. Sorry Oklahoma. Georgia, and a bunch of other places.
    Fill up those reservoirs in the Catskills so all the inhabitants of the Big Apple can enjoy their glass of water.
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    We are getting plenty of rain here in and around Atlanta, Ga....it is all headed North - North East....here she comes....good luck fellas...This is mainly the revenge of Dixie for all the cold weather the Canuks send down here...
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    Yeah, as I recall it wasn't much fun... 70 mph winds, road signs literally being ripped from the posts, because of the aluminum bolts attaching them let go. Probably had a dozen of them blow off, and across in front of me. And one of those like 10' X 10' steel yard buildings come tumbling across in front of me, out of a mobile home park, across a 4 lane highway. Airborne enough to clear the right-of-way fence, then hit the ground on the far side median berm. Kinda' rolled into a ball, and on across in front of me, and off into the ditch. And.., while driving Ford F-600 gas engine trucks with front mount distributors that were known to drown out, when they would just "smell" rain, LOL... We modified them by making covers out of used inner tubes to cover the caps and wires.

    Word of warning to you guys with diesel engines, if out in the blowing snow... Air filters can plug up pretty quick too..!!

    The first 24 - 36 hours was searching for stranded motorists, escorting a cruiser full of Ohio Highway Patrolmen and pushing/dragging cars off the road that had been abandoned.

    A lot of people died in that blizzard, literally freezing to death, whether in their vehicle when it stopped, ran out of gas, whatever, and others trying to help someone else... Some not found, until the snow melted weeks later. So you'll have to forgive me for not sharing your entheusiasm.

    Here is another pic of a semi that had been blown off the road by the 70 mph. cross winds he had encountered...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ54 View Post
    Yeah, as I recall it wasn't much fun... 70 mph winds, road signs literally being ripped from the posts, because of the aluminum bolts attaching them let go. Probably had a dozen of them blow off, and across in front of me. And one of those like 10' X 10' steel yard buildings come tumbling across in front of me, out of a mobile home park, across a 4 lane highway. Airborne enough to clear the right-of-way fence, then hit the ground on the far side median berm. Kinda' rolled into a ball, and on across in front of me, and off into the ditch. And.., while driving Ford F-600 gas engine trucks with front mount distributors that were known to drown out, when they would just "smell" rain, LOL... We modified them by making covers out of used inner tubes to cover the caps and wires.

    Word of warning to you guys with diesel engines, if out in the blowing snow... Air filters can plug up pretty quick too..!!

    The first 24 - 36 hours was searching for stranded motorists, escorting a cruiser full of Ohio Highway Patrolmen and pushing/dragging cars off the road that had been abandoned.

    A lot of people died in that blizzard, literally freezing to death, whether in their vehicle when it stopped, ran out of gas, whatever, and others trying to help someone else... Some not found, until the snow melted weeks later. So you'll have to forgive me for not sharing your entheusiasm.

    Here is another pic of a semi that had been blown off the road by the 70 mph. cross winds he had encountered...
    -78-blizzard-2-jpg
    I think one of the big issues with the blizzard of 78' was rear drive vehicles. I was only 13 at the time and I remember my dad going out with our 4x4 pickup to rescue stranded motorists. He always carried a tow chain in the truck. The governor at the time asked for people with 4x4 trucks to bring doctors and nurses into the hospitals to. Today, at least in Connecticut, there are lots of AWD and 4x4 vehicles and most others are FWD so much less of an issue getting stuck now then in 1978.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amigauser View Post
    I think one of the big issues with the blizzard of 78' was rear drive vehicles. I was only 13 at the time and I remember my dad going out with our 4x4 pickup to rescue stranded motorists. He always carried a tow chain in the truck. The governor at the time asked for people with 4x4 trucks to bring doctors and nurses into the hospitals to. Today, at least in Connecticut, there are lots of AWD and 4x4 vehicles and most others are FWD so much less of an issue getting stuck now then in 1978.
    That's a good point that more vehicles have 4wd and AWD now.

    I know the '78 Blizzard varied across the east. In NW Ohio, 4wd wasn't going to get you anywhere. We had a township plow truck driver freeze to death after his truck got stuck. He apparently tried to walk to the nearest house and couldn't see well enough to get there before hypothermia set in. It was a deadly storm, killed 51 people in Ohio. It would have been foolish to try to go anywhere for three days. Schools were closed for two weeks. Any vehicle sitting outside, like my 1974 Nova, after the storm every inch of free space under the hood was packed solid with snow. The wind just drove the snow into every crack and cranny.

    When we could finally get outside, there were dead sparrows blowing along on top of the drifts, which were like waking on concrete. Our dog didn't pee for three days, seriously, we'd take her to the door and she wanted no part of going out.

    The National Guard came with big front-end loaders and dug out the US Route 20 - US Route 6 overpass. Four lanes wide drifted shut to the underside of the bridge. My brother delivered emergency medicines to people on his snowmobile. Said he stopped one time to get his bearings and discovered he was sitting on top of shed that had been drifted over. It was just nasty and dangerous weather that nobody is prepared for in many places.
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