Big snows are going to hit the northeast Friday and Saturday. All of New England, NY and parts of PA and NJ. From coastal Maine, NH through Boston and Providence are expected to get 18-24 inches and some areas could see 30 inches.
New England can deal with that amount of snow. But they say there could be hurricane force winds, so that could knock out a lot of power.
Time to buy a back-up generator!!
The very prospect of ten thick inches makes me want to crap my pants.
They're calling for anywhere from 4-8 inches here. That'll be our first significant snow here. I live in Manhattan Proper and commute to Westchester, where they're calling for 8 inches, so I'm hoping to get a work at home day out of it on Friday.
Though I realize a winter storm means less people will be driving and there will be diminished demand for gas, I already filled my car today while it is easy to get around.
I hate winter, the cold depresses me. This been another mild global-warming winter, but I still can't wait for it to be over.
Then you can have a global warming summer with droughts, forest fires and temps near 100.
Living in New England, I love having 4 seasons. Despite the warming winters, a snow storm every once in a while is nice. I was just thinking about the last time we were below zero. It's very few days in the winter unless you live in northern New England but in the south we used to go below zero many times even during the days. I haven't seen that in at least 15 years.
Another New Englander here and I also love the four seasons we get. Snowstorms aren't so bad because the roads are plowed and salted right away so driving isn't that dangerous.
I can't wait for winter storm Chico to get here!
Wait. R3, you live in Manhattan, but commute to Westchester? Isn't that odd?
It's unusual, R10, but not unheard of. Rush hour is a piece of cake for reverse-commuters.
Attentcion todos el residencios de New Yorko:
Un grande estormo de esnow es comingo! Tengo mucho cuidado when drivingo su carro. El subways van estopping manana a la hora seis por no bueno reason. La electricidad va a blackouto a la hora siete porque el Con Ed suckos. Gracias por your patiencio.
"Snowstorms aren't so bad because the roads are plowed and salted right away so driving isn't that dangerous."
Yeah, the roads are cleared right away but the SIDEWALKS are not. Nobody shovels his sidewalk down to bare surface, leaving a thick layer of snow which turns to ice. Most people shovel a path to their car and that is IT. Unless you live downtown... business owners know the meaning of liability.
I went through the 1978 pair of Blizzards up there with you guys.
Take care and be careful my Northeast friends!
No toucho el wiros electricidado en el groundo. Muy peligroso y si usted toucho el wiros usted could muerto.
I'm a New Englander who loves spring and summer, can tolerate the early part of fall but hate winter.
El Bloombito is calling it Snowbracaba.
Snowbracaba esta mucho bettero que Nemo!
R14 You went through a 78 blizzard, yet you use the phrase "wicked". Age inappropriate, girl. You must be 60 so speak like it. Bam, I turned a snowstorm post into an eldergay/gaylings rant in 1 sentence.
Bloomberg cracks me up with his "spanish".
I'd love to hear him try mandarin.
Have to give him credit for trying though...
I still don't have power and electicity in my home from the last storm. I have been staying with relatives for almost 4 months. Let New England have their fucking snow. We've had enough!
restore the shore my ass
Senor Mayor Bloombergo needs his own thread!
And your point would be what, OP?
Free advice to R23: Any use or variation of the the gay overworked phrase "and your point is" was condemmed in 1984.
The jury has sentenced you to an eternity in Caftans and earrings, and if you ever do it again you will be banned from DL.
Citizenos de New Yorko, por favor, no llamo el numero 911 por when usted es stucko in el snow en usted carro. Uso este numero por los emergencias de la vida loca y muerto. Gracias.
I'm lovin' this. I'm out here in Suffolk County, Long Island. I'm watching it through my living room window. The winds are gusting and a flock of geese just flew over my house, kinda wobbly. I went out for groceries and to fill up the car this morning and so I'm set. There's already a few inches on the ground and this is only the beginning. I just hope the lights stay on.
Philly is just wet with rain. I doubt it's getting anything.
Miguel Bloombito @ElBloombito
El Norte de Eastero esta comingo Fridayernes! Mucho sñow! Que put los mitteños on los kitteños!
Philly is just wet period
Jim Cantore said there's going to be thundersnow tonight!
OMG you can't go out on the streets of Boston or else risk being thrown in jail for a year!!
You can't take your car out, r31, but if you want to walk through the storm, that's okay (but not wise).
luv mayora bloomberga..
Mayora Bloomberga just tweeted in Spanish...
Stayo ina youra housa..keepo outa ofa streetso..weva gata toa preparea fora theo worsa casa..
You're all pussies; Governor Cuomo is a pussy, too. The WHOLE state of NY is a state of emergency? (I heard on the news a few hours ago; Weather Channel, I think). Christ on a cross, I grew up in the frozen north of NY State (and returned, unhappily, a couple of years ago; miss SF and NYC, sob!), and hello: we had these storms and worse, but the entire bunch of politicans and tv anchors didn't turn in to a bunch of f---ing little girls. Pathetic.
I do, however, really feel for the poster who said he doesn't have his power back from the last storm - Sandy? That's terrible. I'd be wanting to cut a bitch...
The Canadians have been buried in over 40 cm thick of snow since November, and they seem to be handling it quite well.
yes R36, but the people of Canada are pretty rational. Americans aren't, especially the drama queen newscasters/weather people.
Are you all dead yet?
Gracias, Mayor Bloombergo por le genioso adviso; los citizensos es el Datlalongio es muy gratitudo por la hilariosos postos! Mucho pain es el ribos et las abdominas por las ha ha ha ha ha. Muy el comico, senor!
[quote]Stayo ina youra housa..keepo outa ofa streetso..weva gata toa preparea fora theo worsa casa..
This sounds like Mayora Bloomberiti, capsice?
This storm is being called NEMO. Can someone explain to me why?
Let's watch together on CNN streaming at
Over hyped for New York City, as usual. Maybe three to six inches in the city, tops. Long Island and Montauk will get the worst of it with high winds and two to three feet of snow. It will stop here in the city around three a.m. I have to say, I'm glad New England is getting the attention this time. The stinging, icy rain and slush was actually more of a problem earlier today.
r19 'wicked' is appropriate for any age New Englander who is north of Massachusetts. where do you think the baby eldergaylings like me learned it from? our grandparents - who lived well past 60.
I think of the New England residents of the Lower Three, only the old folks and sea captains use it.
CNN is kicking the Weather Channel and Cantore's muscular ass on the coverage. Ali Velshi right on the beach getting blown around. Not to mention CNN didn't decide to tack some ridiculous name to the storm. Nemo???? Cantore seems to be buying into his own hype as the weather all-star.
This is so ridiculous. CUNY is cancelling classes tomorrow. I could understand tonight but I thought it would all be settling down by morning.
No news organization other than TWC is using the "Nemo" name for the storm.
And don't forget the "StormCon" and "TorCon" designations they're using. We're at StormCon 10!!!!
I am wicked pissed you all don't know what wicked means.
Only a few inches in philly
Anyone awake and on here in Eastern Mass?
Why are we watching buzzards?
No such thing as climate change, eh? A winter storm in February....
and the band played on
I liked the snowball fight at closing time.
Why are the people who live on Long Island such idiots? The local weather people all said conditions would deteriorate by three p.m. and everyone should either stay home or leave their jobs early. Only the people with jobs that are essential to running emergency services, healthcare workers, fire and police and transit and sanitation should be on the job. But no. These idiots got in their cars, went to the city, stayed until normal quitting time, and then got stuck on the Sunrise Highway and Long Island Expressway. Hundreds of them. Of course, if we had local leaders and a Governor like they have in Mass and Boston, we would be better off. And of course, the streets in New York City and the outer boroughs are still covered in snow, even though the snow stopped here at around three a.m. To make it worse, we will have to listen to Mayor Bloombito and his smug opining on what it means to be a New Yorker. Governor Cuomo always sounds like he's the most depressed man in the whole wide world. Yuck.
We had blizzard all the time in spring when I was a kid in Chicago. I recall the April blizzard in 1977 which was preceded by a much worse blizzard.
Spring blizzards are nice as the snow melts quick.
I bet the homo AIDS boys are mad at this.
South of Philly, in Lancaster County - a mess. Everything's frozen still and/or solid, including the doors of my car.
I'm in Cambridge in a third floor apartment. The cars parked across the street are in drifts so high they are almost buried.
Philly - barely a snow flake, maybe not even one snow flake.
This "blizzard" was a total sham
It's very quiet in here -- maybe it is an Northeast-centric group.
Bostonian here. The weathermen actually got this one right. We have two-feet plus and it's still snowing. I was hoping to go out tonight. Now, not so much.
New Haven county here.
I have 3 feet can't open doors or garage door.
Deck looks like it might collapse it has so much snow.
Plows have nowhere too put the snow
4-6 here, near Princeton, NJ
New Haven, sorry about that. Shoe shopping much be a bitch.
r75 I'm new haven county too but suburbs. Front loader just came through - heard the plows are getting stuck so they are commissioning construction vehicles (private)
Can't go anywhere anyways with the travel ban...
just super thankful we have power. I think I will make crepes!
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As storm hits, New England looks back to the blizzard of '78
By Marisa Gerber
February 8, 2013, 6:54 p.m.
He was only 3, but Matt Bowling remembers climbing to the top of a 20-foot mound of plowed snow and peering down on his Boston neighborhood.
It was the first week of February in 1978. And a historic, deadly blizzard had just struck New England.
As another massive snowstorm bore down Friday night on the Northeast, many looked back at the Blizzard of '78 that claimed nearly 100 lives and wondered how this blizzard would measure up.
Bowling, now 38, runs a website about the 1978 blizzard and said his normally sleepy site got more than 10,000 page views over the last couple of days.
For Ty Fan, who spent Friday stocking up on food at a Cambridge, Mass., grocery store, the 2012 storm conjured memories of 1978.
“I just remember trudging through the snow to get to the store,” said Fan, who was a student at MIT at the time.
For Fan, the 1978 storm was an inconvenience. For others, it was a tragedy.
Meteorologists in 1978 were able to warn of the approaching monster storm a few days in advance, said Louis Uccellini, a Northeast storm expert due to become the National Weather Service’s director on Sunday, told The Times.
The problem, however, was that weather predictions did not have the technological precision that they do today. The storm hit later than expected. On Feb. 6, 1978, New Englanders woke up to clouds instead of snow and assumed the prediction was wrong.
“The Weather Service said, ‘It’s still coming, it’s just late. And it’s coming hard,’” Uccellini said.
Many people – frustrated with a flurry of false alarms earlier in the year – ignored it and drove to work. By the time they realized how bad the storm was, it was too late.
“A lot of people got trapped,” Uccellini said. “A lot of cars got marooned.”
About 3,500 abandoned, snow-covered cars stretched along Route 128 in Massachusetts. Another 1,950 cars were abandoned along thoroughfares in Rhode Island, where one city recorded a record 38 inches of snowfall.
According to Uccellini's research, the storm forced more than 10,000 people into shelters and claimed 99 lives in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In some cases, authorities found bodies inside cars as travelers died of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to local media accounts.
An aerial photo that ran in the Providence Journal showed a plea someone had stomped in the snow: “This street needs plowing.”
With this tragic history as a backdrop, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday signed an order banning cars from the roadways after 4 p.m. and threatened jail time for offenders.
Nobody wanted a repeat of the 1978 horror, scenes captured back then in a 13-minute special segment broadcast by Boston’s CBS affiliate after the storm. The story began with shaky video of snowflakes jetting at the camera and showed images of buried cars.
By the end of the segment, though, there were images of clear skies and families enjoying the snow.
As the credits rolled, a song played in the background: The Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun.”
So many people are so stupid. I even have one idiot client who yesterday was trying to pressure me into meeting this morning.
I guess everyone just gets so caught up in the need to have everything done RIGHT NOW -- and work is often the most important thing to some -- that they forget that it's okay to slow down a little bit. We don't know what will happen. Just because it wasn't a horrible disaster last time, it doesn't hurt to exercise just a bit of caution this time around.
Unless someone's life is at stake (believe me, it wasn't in this case), there's nothing that can't wait until this afternoon, or even Sunday morning.
I'm stuck in my house, HELP ME!
[quote]OMG you can't go out on the streets of Boston or else risk being thrown in jail for a year!!
Some lady stuck in a car in Suffolk County, Long Island claimed she called 911 5 times "and they were extremely rude," asking her why she was on the road. She said she was on the road at 1 PM.
Another guy who had been stuck all night said he went to work because his company wanted him to be there.
I see the snow falling, I am FREAKING OUT right now!!
R80 - you are so right on.
If it was snowing so hard and accumulating so fast that hundreds of cars got stuck on the L.I.E. then what did she think emergency personnel could do, other than take the call? And she deserved to be lectured. People were told to stay the fuck home. Why didn't the reporter ask her what she does for a living? What does she do that is so important that she needed to go into work for four hours? In a pending blizzard, with an estimated two feet of snow expected for Suffolk county, r83? I call bullshit. People do stupid shit and then expect someone else to risk life and limb to get them out of it.
The reporter didn't ask either person where they worked. I would like to have known too. The lady definitely sounded whiny about getting lectured but the other guy wasn't indignant about it.
I love how the state of NY is declared in a state of emergency but Broadway shows go on!! I guess the gays are tougher than they think..
I can't believe they have to interrupt my tv viewing by having 24 hour non-stop coverage of the storm.
I remember working for a drugstore in the late '80s and I was one of a skeleton crew who had to work during a blizzard in case anyone needed a prescription filled. Now you can get prescriptions filled anywhere.
This is awful!!
A State-by-State Look at the Northeast Blizzard
By The Associated Press
February 8, 2013 (AP)
A look at effects in states and provinces in the path of the massive storm that swept across the Northeast and southern Canada:
The storm dumped at least 2 feet of snow throughout Connecticut, paralyzing much of the state. The governor ordered all roads closed Saturday until further notice, and even emergency responders were stuck on highways.
Snowfall totals were even higher in some towns. As of Saturday morning, 34 inches of snow were reported in New Haven, 28 inches in Manchester and 20 inches in Danbury. The National Guard was brought in to help clear snow in New Haven.
The state's largest utility, Connecticut Light & Power, reported power failures affecting 38,000 homes and businesses.
A woman in her 80s was killed Friday night in Prospect by a hit-and-run driver as she was clearing snow, Gov. Dannel Malloy said.
Portland set a snowfall record of 29 inches, the National Weather Service said, and blowing snow reduced visibility on the coast.
Vehicles, including state police cruisers, were stuck in the deep snow, state police said, warning that stranded drivers should expect long waits for tow trucks. About 12,000 homes and businesses lost power.
Saturday's National Toboggan Championships races were postponed for a day.
Nearly 22 inches of snow fell in Boston and up to 3 feet was expected, the weather service said, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.
Public transit in the city was suspended, and Logan Airport was closed.
About 400,000 customers lost power in the state, utilities reported. Some were likely to be without power for several days, a spokesman for utility NStar said, adding that the storm caused significant damage, and many areas were too dangerous Saturday to send in crews.
National Guard troops were helping evacuate coastal areas where flooding was feared as high tide approached.
Only 30 stranded drivers were rescued overnight, and state police credited a travel ban, the state's first since the Blizzard of '78, a ferocious storm that dropped 27 inches of snow, packed hurricane-force winds and claimed dozens of lives.
In heavily Catholic Boston, the archdiocese urged parishioners to be prudent and reminded them that, under church law, the requirement to attend Sunday Mass "does not apply when there is grave difficulty in fulfilling this obligation."
Saturday morning's high tide sent waves crashing into closed roads along the seacoast, local police said, but there were no reports of significant damage.
Both Seabrook and East Hampstead saw 26 inches of snow. In Concord, plow driver Jim Pierce said road conditions were awful, and while the fluffy consistency of the snow made it relatively easy to push around, the sheer volume made it a challenge.
Drivers appeared to be heeding the governor's warning to stay off the roads until at least midafternoon.
The state was spared the worst of the storm, and the highest snowfalls were spread across northern New Jersey, where River Vale got 15 inches, the National Weather Service reported.
Bus and train service that was suspended Friday night as the storm intensified was restored Saturday, and Newark Liberty Airport reopened Saturday morning after runways were closed overnight for snow removal. Hundreds of flights were canceled.
Flooding, seen on a massive scale during Superstorm Sandy, did not appear to cause major problems.
Police had to use snowmobiles to reach ambulances, fire trucks, police vehicles, some snowplow trucks and passenger vehicles stranded overnight on the Long Island Expressway. About 10,000 homes and businesses lost power on Long Island, which saw as much as 2½ feet of snow.
About a foot of snow fell New York City, which was "in great shape," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Plows were out overnight and he said all streets would be cleared by the end of the day. He also promised to send equipment and manpower to harder-hit areas like Long Island and Connecticut if need be.
Airports reopened Saturday, but Amtrak said trains between New York and Boston would be suspended Saturday.
About a foot of snow fell at Rochester's airport in western New York and in Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley as well.
At least 350 traffic collisions were reported in Toronto, and at least three people died in southern Ontario.
Many flights were canceled in Toronto, some of them because destination airports in the United States were closed by the snow.
An 80-year-old woman in Hamilton collapsed while shoveling her driveway, and two men were killed in car crashes, one of them in a multi-vehicle collision.
Parts of the state saw half a foot of snow, including in northeastern Pennsylvania, but the state escaped the brunt of the storm. Snow-covered roads made for treacherous driving overnight, with numerous accidents reported, but no major crashes or road closures.
Residents were urged to stay off the roads to allow crews to clear up to 2 feet of snow. About 180,000 homes and businesses lost power.
Most people appeared to heed the warnings in Providence, where typically busy streets were empty Saturday morning as the wind blew snow into drifts that buried cars and parking lots.
No accidents or injuries were reported on state highways, although dozens of cars got stuck in the snow, state police said.
T.F. Green Airport remained closed Saturday morning and all departing flights for the day were canceled.
Wind, not snow or tides, was the issue in Vermont. Ferry service between Charlotte, Vt., and Essex, N.Y., was closed Saturday because of the gusts. Parts of the state saw 10 inches of snow.