Don't know what it's being called but I'm sure it's all anyone will be able to talk about for days. It's weird that people live in a place like NYC that has such a shitty climate and then they're perpetually surprised when they get bad weather.
Those of us who choose to live in places with good weather don't bother to turn on our TV sets while it's going on. Drama queens, the lot of you.
It's a marketing / social media ploy created by The Weather Channel. It's also pissing off the national weather service. I suppose it is Jim Cantores' revenge on the NWS for reclassifying sandy from a hurricane to a nor'easter as it made land fall.
Notice the difference... No plain Jane names on TWC list.
Bf bought a generator, I found out
He did no research and has no idea how to use it. He was surprised when I told him
1.) you cannot put it in the garage and use it
2.) you need to have it 5 feet away from the house
3.) you must cover the top and the sockets but still have lots of ventilation in snow or rain
4.) No, you cannot use it in the shed. Reread "lots of ventilation." And to be even more emphatic, "it cannot be enclosed."
5.) you really should have a transfer switch so you can plug it into your electrical box
6.) you need to change the oil if you run it for a long time
7.) it needs to run the furnace or there's no point in having it. You can put your refrigerator and freezer food outside in winter. You're not going to stick around in an unheated house in 20 degree weather just because your generator can power up your tv.
He won't even tell me how many watts. He probably doesn't know. Just went out and bought a generator, figuring, "I'll just plug lots of stuff into it."
I have no desire to go out to the shed and look at it. I have sterno stoves for cooking, lanterns for light and will have snow for preserving food. I won't have heat, since we don't have a transfer switch. It's fucking useless.
R22's bf is an imbecile.
This one will be deadly!!
He is only going to start an electrical fire and perhaps blow out every 3 phase motor he hooks up to it if it does not have a voltage regulator on it.
R22? You in danger, girl.
The "Grossly Exaggerated Scare Tactic Used By TWC To Boost Ratings" Snowstorm of 2013
R22: did the bf grow up in a warm climate?
PS: at least he's trying.
Did it hit anywhere yet?
r22, load that thing up, take it to a Home Depot parking lot on Saturday, and you will be able to sell it for at least twice as much as he paid for it if there are widespread power outages due to the storm. During Sandy, a coworker's husband stood in line for 8 hours to buy a generator.
I lost my power last week after a minor storm. The Con Ed crew who came to fix it (12 hours after reporting it) was from Alabama. They've been here since Sandy. They said the initial repairs made after Sandy were usually just emergency patches, and that restoration efforts will take YEARS. Hell, some people in Staten Island, Long Island and NJ still don't have any power.
A generator is a must these days, but you really should buy one the right size for your home and have it installed by an electrician.
[quote] : did the bf grow up in a warm climate?
Not Shirley -[bold] Shirl[/bold]
Well, The Weather Channel can name winter storms and I will not use them.
So how's that?
Just like I refuse to call Washington National Airport, "Reagan."
I get along just fine.
How do you prevent someone from stealing your generator if you live in a house with easy access to the backyard via driveway?
This is where your concealed carry permit comes in R35.
I'm a little in love with r22.
[quote]"Snowlocaust" would never fly in New York City.
It shouldn't [italic]fly[/italic] anywhere.
You don't leave the generator, R35. You hang out as if it's a fire pit.
I tried to get my uncle to lock up and visit me for the week he was without power. Instead, he put his recliner next to the kitchen door and napped while keeping surveillance on his generator.
Those fuckers are loud, so you know when they run out of gas.
Seriously, he grew up in Brooklyn and Queens. His father never did any home maintenance because he didn't know how to and was too cheap to pay someone else to do it. We're talking cheap, here. Two years ago, squirrels got into their attic through a hole in the roof. They called a guy they knew who said they had to call an exterminating company to get rid of the squirrels and btw, they needed a new roof. What was the solution bf's dad came up with? He bought some cheap piece of crap "sonar emitter" that was supposed to scare squirrels away.
Long story short -- Daddy-o had to be hospitalized when he finally had to break down and pay for an exterminator and a new roof after it looked like they could be eaten by squirrels if they didn't.
Forgot to sign my post R22
Norma or something...when did they start naming winter storms? Sounds like some dumb, management idea...a yuppie who has nothing to do, so he spills out all his dumb ideas and the underlings have to put up with them.
I hate the name of this storm and call for a vote to change it.
How about RoboSnow?
How about nothing?
How about, Winter Storm?
So is thing going to happen? Nothing ado about nothing here in NYC.
I think New York might get 8 inches but that's not a big deal, is it. They still insist that Boston will get 20 inches. Maine will get the worst of it and no one will say a thing.
I enjoyed the squirrel story.
Did I spell squirrel right?
The one that hits Valentine's Day they will call Precious.
The Repugs will blame it on Obama and call it Snobama.
Precious? Does it have to be a P name, because I'm thinking Promiscuous, might be a better Valentine name.
I ask The Lord about it and he said, Gaybomanation, would be the proper name.