Skip to comments.Eastern United States braced for winter storm (How Ya Doin'? Got Yur 'Shovel Ready' 8-?)
Posted on 12/26/2010 2:12:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The snow is causing travel chaos across the eastern US.
A swathe of the US eastern seaboard is braced for an intensifying winter storm that is dumping heavy snow as it sweeps north.
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and severe weather warnings are in place from Georgia to Vermont as temperatures continue to plummet.
Blizzards dropping up to 1ft (31cm) of snow are expected to hit New York and parts of New England.
South Carolina had its first Christmas snow since records began in 1887.
L/Cpl Bill Rhyne, of South Carolina Highway Patrol, said people were heeding warnings to stay off the roads.
Transport officials in Washington DC deployed 200 salting lorries, snow ploughs and other equipment to tackle the expected 6in of snow expected across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Blizzard warnings were in effect for Rhode Island and most of eastern Massachusetts including Boston. Forecasters predicted more than 1ft of snow from midday on Sunday until late afternoon.
States of emergency
Up to 18in of snow was predicted to fall on the New Jersey coast, with wind gusts of more than 40mph (64km/h).
Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina had declared states of emergency by early Sunday.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
A woman pushes a stroller across a snow-covered street in Hoboken, New Jersey December 26, 2010.
Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall in the New York area on Sunday and Monday
as a storm moves through the East Coast of the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
A dog looks out of the window of a vehicle while stopped in traffic during a snowstorm on I-95 in New Jersey December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A person walks a dog in Central Park as snow falls in New York. Snow storms forced hundreds of flight cancellations at US airports Sunday, creating travel misery for thousands of Christmas travelers just as conditions in Europe began to ease. (AFP/Stan Honda)
Safe TRavels to Everyone and a Happy New Year this holiday season!!
It’s Snowmageddon!! The media will have a stormgasm!!
If you love your dog, restrain it and secure it when you are driving in traffic.
And at 50 miles an hour, it sucks to be the guy behind the truck that dropped the dog, and run over what is left of twitching Fido.
Hey, any of you guys know how to play Basketball? How about golf?
U.S. President Barack Obama greets soldiers during his Christmas Day visit to a mess hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe December 25, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Global varming takes no holidays or prisoners it seems.. brrrrr..
I left Connecticut at 7:10, and drove at a fair clip to get back to Manhattan by 9:30 this morning. Parked in front of my building, took in the luggage, and by the time I came out it was snowing.
So I put the car in the garage, where it will mostly stay until March, and walked home in the beginnings of a blizzard.
We now have only a couple of inches here, but it is snowing pretty solidly.
The worst part of so much snow is getting my driveway plowed in by the plows.
After all that shoveling, the hardest and heaviest part of snow is what the plows dumped in front of my driveway.
Luckily, my Ford Explorer can usually just plow through it......after I of course shovel away several inches from the top of the heap!
Damn that global warming!!!! Where are you when we need you??
Amtrak cancels Boston-NYC service amid snowstorm
DC-New York service has not been affected so far.
I see the guvner of Massachusetts (25 degrees; flurries) has jumped to the head of the line for stimulus dollars by declaring a pre-emptive state of emergency. Guess that’s what they elected him for. Was probably not even born in the winter of ‘69.
It’s in your wallet.
“Thunder snow” predicted for Massachusetts, with snow falling at 2-4 inches per hour.
It’s started here in southern New Hampshire just in the last hour or so. Steady light snow, no wind yet, and visibility is still good.
Real purdy so far...
The winter of 69 was a bitch here in the South as well.
Yes, that is a very recent picture.
this, of course, was back in the day when every tomdickandharry didn't make running your life his business. Yeah those were the days.
Ski areas will be thrilled.. the Sierra got hit bigtime too.. we have some nice weather to get there,, nothing like a falling snow, the freshness of the flake on the tongue.. great stuff,, ‘til its depth reaches the rafters . ;-) Enjoy!!
wow,, pretty cool..
Vikes get shuffled again tho..
just as well.
Vikings-Eagles moved to Tuesday night
I’m 30 miles SW of Philly, and we have about two inches total, despite it having started snowing at 1:45 p.m. It’s now 5:30. And they cancelled the Eagle’s game for this.
I just went out to shovel the driveway, to make sure I can get out for work tomorrow. We already have about 4 inches here in Suffolk County Long Island.....but I couldn’t find my gloves (as usual).
I lasted about 10 minutes outside before my fingers felt like they were about to fall off! It feels like sub zero out there!!
I wonder if he cheats at golf like Clinton did?
Snowed in Jacksonville, FL this morning.
A year ago, I spent 2 weeks in intensive care after a fall, and I'm back to normal today, minus a kidney and spleen.
I'm not a sissy-boy.
I didn't suggest making a law. I do however shun and castigate those that let their dogs go splat on the highway, whether by lack of training or bad judgement or whatever.
And I don't want to run over anyone's dog after it already did the bounce/roll thing on the highway at > 50MPH.
I'm not trying to run anyone's life, but I'll damn sure comment, when it's stupid.
Lord knows I've recieved lots of unsolicited advice when it was appropriate.
It’s called teaching folks to understand authority.
Stay warm inside. I read NYC may get 17 inches!......
Your thread title gives me an idea.
All of this snow is a big “Shovel ready project”. They should take from the stimulus funds, and give the unemployed jobs shoveling/clearing snow.
However, I doubt many people would sign up. They would rather stay warm and collect their checks. Might get a few takers from those dropping off UE.
How did we every survive without the 24Hr Weather channels and radar maps? But somehow we did.
Through two decades of living along a rural road (fortunately, no other driveways close to mine) I have learned:
1 - Plow so that my blade pile is to the left of the driveway as I face the road...the plow truck will not be putting that back into the lane.
2 - Scrape down a bit of the road on each side of the driveway so there is less the township truck blade when it does get to the driveway.
3 - MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL - since there will be some plowed back in, get out and remove it as soon as possible after the plow truck leaves. It will never be less compacted and easier to remove than at that moment.
BTW 1/2 inch in the lower Susquehanna valley of Pennsylvania.
I bet you guys in Iowa are experienced in this stuff.
The MSM, being from NYC -DC, is in full Snowpocalypse mode!....
That’s what we conservatives like to call, hope and change in global warming theory.
Minus a kidney and a spleen?
You sure they didn’t sell them on eBay?.........
Well, it wouldn’t take two hours to drive from Greenwich, particularly at nearly 80 MPH.
And I put my 12-year-old beater in the garage, and I am now safe in my one-room apartment.
Had a foot here Thursday into Friday. And a full scale blizzard less than a week before - 9”... with 5” not long before that. Media goes into stormgasms here too... but since this one is happening in NY,NY - it will be America’s Storm to End All Storms on the nets and news channels on TV - so I’ll watch something else :)
I ‘member that one as well here in Michigan, boy, those were the days!!!
Shovel ready project
We finally have one.
That other posters fantasy sounded more fun to me!
Sorry, tih....I agree with JRandom about not having your dog like that in the car..
My windows are down, but not DOWN for my kids when we’re driving. They are animals, you never know who or what will set them off and bam, out the window they go.
When it happens to you in Iowa, its “not a biggie”, but if the libs in NYC get inconvenienced, its a disaster!....
Nothing here yet in North Central PA.
Maybe this one will miss us?
They kept me open for almost 48 hours to stop the bleeders.
The didn't bother treating/not treating the broken ribs/vertebrae until they were sure I wouldn't bleed out (17 units of blood later).
And then when it was all good, they realized the ribs weren't bothering me because my left lung was full of fluid, and keeping the bones from grating, and they did the chest tube.
I hope to never experience that again.
But, I lived. One of those things.
Girly-men wouldn't understand.
Our first winter in S.TN was in 1969 and we had a white Christmas that year. It was also the first time any of us had ever seen snow. Christmas 2010 was the first white Christmas in 41 years. I was told that this Christmas was only the third white Christmas in my area in 100 years.
Minnesota bump. 51 inches of snow this month where I live, and I'm not even in the snow belt where it's really bad. Listening to media whenever the East Coast gets a little weather is both a little funny and a little sickening.
Right now there’s some Chinese guy wondering why the hell he has this urge to down a fifth of Jim Beam......