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Snow storm bears down on Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
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Posted on 12/26/2010 10:36:55 AM PST by JoeProBono

WASHINGTON (AP) — A band of frigid weather was snaking up the East Coast on Sunday, promising blizzards and a foot of snow for New York City and New England, while several states made emergency declarations as the storm caused crashes on slick roads. Airlines grounded hundreds of flights Sunday along the Northeast corridor in anticipation of the storm. New York City-area airports alone canceled close to 1,000 flights. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that number was expected to rise Sunday. Snow had started to fall in the area by late morning.

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TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: blizzard; globalcooling; onefootnyc; snowstorm; twofeetboston

1 posted on 12/26/2010 10:36:56 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: Blue Jays
Or one could visit http://www.weather.com
2 posted on 12/26/2010 10:46:02 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: JoeProBono

We’re retting about 10-12 inches here in Hampton Roads. Woohoo! We almost never get this much snow here!


3 posted on 12/26/2010 10:51:32 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

My daughter’s en route to NYC as we speak...supposed to arrive about 4:45PM. Hope she doesn’t end up spending tonight on an airport floor in BFE. It’s gonna be close...


4 posted on 12/26/2010 10:58:03 AM PST by Magic Fingers
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I live in upstate NY but lived in Williamsburg Va for a year. It was a glorious winter...2 inches of snow...amusing...the Town was shut down...


5 posted on 12/26/2010 11:00:28 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

6 posted on 12/26/2010 11:04:37 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Sacajaweau

7 posted on 12/26/2010 11:08:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Sacajaweau
Yeah, folks around here don't know how to deal with the snow as well as folks up north or out west. Some folks from other parts of the country may laugh at us for not being good snow drivers or for closing schools over an inch or two of snow, but that is ok. We laugh at them over other things, so we are all even. :)

But boy, have we been enjoying this snow! Too bad that it is so powdery here though. Can't manage to make a good snowman with it.... :(

8 posted on 12/26/2010 11:10:31 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

I love Colonial Williamsburg!


9 posted on 12/26/2010 11:11:25 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: JoeProBono
Oh thanks! *saves pic*

Where are you from btw? Just curious..... :)

10 posted on 12/26/2010 11:13:02 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
Colonial Williamsburg in the snow


11 posted on 12/26/2010 11:16:31 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
We’re retting about 10-12 inches here in Hampton Roads. Woohoo! We almost never get this much snow here!

Have fun!

I didn't know you lived in the general area of where I go when I visit my dad. I was just up in that neck of the woods at the end of last month.

12 posted on 12/26/2010 11:16:31 AM PST by Allegra (I painted red and green stripes on my biceps.)
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To: Allegra

Really? Where does your dad live?


13 posted on 12/26/2010 11:17:52 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I’m from Philly but I got my one and only traffic ticket while attending the College of William and Mary and going to kangaroo court.

Served in the United States Air Force, initially stationed at Langley Air Force Base Hospital , Hampton, Va.


14 posted on 12/26/2010 11:23:18 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Served in the United States Air Force,

Thanks so much for your service sir! :)

Langley Air Force Base Hospital , Hampton, Va.

Just across the bridge from us!

15 posted on 12/26/2010 11:28:51 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s coming down pretty good outside in Manhattan. And the weather service took up the snowfall estimate...

Blizzard Warning for New York (manhattan), NY
until 6 pm EST, Mon., Dec. 27, 2010
Updated 26 Dec 2010 2:05 pm Local Time

Issued by The National Weather Service
New York City, NY
12:40 pm EST, Sun., Dec. 26, 2010

... BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST MONDAY...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST MONDAY.

* HAZARDS... HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS... WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS... 15 TO 20 INCHES... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 2 FEET POSSIBLE.


16 posted on 12/26/2010 11:31:59 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

You have FReepmail. :)


17 posted on 12/26/2010 11:33:43 AM PST by Allegra (I painted red and green stripes on my biceps.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
WOW! Small world. Used to do chicken neck crabbing in the bay


18 posted on 12/26/2010 11:34:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Blizzard warnings all the way up through northern Maine, and now includes areas far away from the coast.

Massachusetts declared a state of emergency starting at 3 PM.

Latest predicted snow totals from the National Weather Service.

NYC:

Boston


19 posted on 12/26/2010 11:40:15 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: jimbo123

20 posted on 12/26/2010 11:40:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Predicted snow for New Hampshire and southern Maine:


21 posted on 12/26/2010 11:42:15 AM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

22 posted on 12/26/2010 11:44:40 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Allegra

Thanks! :)


23 posted on 12/26/2010 11:50:17 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

I’m cheering for the AccuWeather prediction - it’s half of NOAA’s prediction for my area :)

Snow flurries right now and the wind is picking up.


24 posted on 12/26/2010 11:53:27 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: JoeProBono
WOW! Small world.

Sure is, isn't it? ;)

Used to do chicken neck crabbing in the bay

Have much luck at it? I know some folks do better at it than others....

btw, when you were in this area, did you ever go to Fort Monroe? Nice little historical spot...just one out of a million historical spots in VA...

25 posted on 12/26/2010 11:54:28 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
"did you ever go to Fort Monroe"

You bet


26 posted on 12/26/2010 12:00:41 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
"did you ever go to Fort Monroe"

You bet

Sure has some history to it. Robert E Lee lived there for a while when he was a young engineer. And Jefferson Davis was imprisoned there for a while after the war. It sure is nice to just stroll through...


27 posted on 12/26/2010 12:12:31 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

Funny Fort Monroe story: Pre-911 my family attended the OP Sail 2000, tall ships as they paraded past the fort on their way to various harbors in Hampton Roads.

My Aunt and mom/dad had tickets at the review stand in front of the fort. Bro,kids and I had parking tickets for a beach 2+ miles up the island, couldn’t see a thing so we decided to leave.

On the way out we were going against the grain of all the incoming traffic and MP’s at each intersection kept waving us towards the fort. We couldn’t figure out why they were sending us to the VP section. When we got to the fort the only parking was in the motor pool lot, which was full of cars identical to ours, white, 2000 Dodge Intrepids.

We parked, walked through the fort and found the family and great seats for the ships passing 100 yards away.


28 posted on 12/26/2010 12:27:35 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: Rebelbase

Wow. lol. :)


29 posted on 12/26/2010 12:30:14 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Holy crapola!!! Looks like I’m getting 21.5 inches!! Spoke w/ my boss earlier. Monday is our early day (we start @ 6:30). He said he changed our message to state we’ll open @ 9 instead.

Yes, believe it or not, there are a few people who will travel in ANY weather for a root canal. Something we still can’t explain, lol.

He said he would come pick up the locals (as he usually does in big snow storms) but now I’ve got my V8 Ford Explorer, all wheel drive that drives wonderfully in this stuff . I still drive like an old lady in snowy weather, but I get there nice and safe.

We’ll talk again tomorrow morning @ 7:30 to see how bad it really gets. I just may get a snow day....woohoo!!


30 posted on 12/26/2010 12:34:53 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Its a good thing I have the Snow blower ready.After seeing that map it looks like I’ll be using it for a while.

It also looks like the commute to work in the AM will be hell.Because even in the Northeast we have people who don’t know how to drive in snow.

Too everyone here,Please Drive safely.


31 posted on 12/26/2010 12:56:04 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: JoeProBono
In Southern California, we're all the way down to about 67 degrees, but at least it's sunny!

Can't wait until winter is over!

32 posted on 12/26/2010 1:00:55 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: puppypusher
"Because even in the Northeast we have people who don’t know how to drive in snow."

Amen! I get a$$holes riding my tail to get me to go faster. It's intimidating, but I refuse to go any faster. Some actually accelerate to get around me.

33 posted on 12/26/2010 1:02:38 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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To: JoeProBono

Best place for chicken neck crabbing is Rudee Inlet in VA Beach.


34 posted on 12/26/2010 1:06:29 PM PST by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: JoeProBono

We’re only getting 1-3 inches. How many inches of snow do I need before using my new snowblower without looking like a fag?


35 posted on 12/26/2010 1:20:46 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s hoping all FReepers and their family members get home safely from their Christmas visits!

Prayers up for all travelers to St. Anthony and St. Christopher.


36 posted on 12/26/2010 1:28:50 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: JoeProBono

GUESS WHAT?!!?!?! The planet’s got a fever! And the only prescription is more cowbell!

Warm globally, cool locally.


37 posted on 12/26/2010 1:33:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JoeProBono

6 to 10 inches in Connecticut! Winter storm/blizzard warnings as well. Stay safe everyone in the affected areas.


38 posted on 12/26/2010 2:07:58 PM PST by Biggirl (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! GO UCONN!!!!:)=^..^=)
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To: JoeProBono

WHDH-TV is predicting “thunder snow” for Massachusetts, with snow falling 2-4 inches an hour.

Heavy wet snow for Boston south along I-95. Fluffy snow north and west of Boston.


39 posted on 12/26/2010 2:13:51 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yee haa, it’s snowing like hell and the Pats have the number one seed in the AFC. I’m making a batch of my yummy chili and life is good.


40 posted on 12/26/2010 2:44:28 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: j_tull
Many years ago, I hooked a manta ray off of Virginia Beach!

It nearly took me out to sea.

41 posted on 12/26/2010 3:35:43 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Jack Hydrazine


42 posted on 12/26/2010 3:39:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: LibFreeOrDie


43 posted on 12/26/2010 3:43:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Wow. How big was this ray?

I remember a few years ago we were down at the beach and saw some one trying to reel in a ray. The line broke when the ray was about 10 from shore...never got to see quite how big it was...

44 posted on 12/26/2010 6:28:18 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

45 posted on 12/26/2010 9:07:40 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

W&M is always prettiest when the students are away ;)


46 posted on 12/26/2010 9:12:49 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: JoeProBono

Wow! That’s massive!


47 posted on 12/27/2010 9:45:06 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: EDINVA

lol


48 posted on 12/27/2010 9:45:27 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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