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Eastern United States braced for winter storm (How Ya Doin'? Got Yur 'Shovel Ready' 8-?)
BBC News ^ | 12/26/10 | BBC

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 ...


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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


1 posted on 12/26/2010 2:12:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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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


2 posted on 12/26/2010 2:14:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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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!!


3 posted on 12/26/2010 2:16:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s Snowmageddon!! The media will have a stormgasm!!


4 posted on 12/26/2010 2:16:46 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: NormsRevenge

5 posted on 12/26/2010 2:18:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NormsRevenge
That's just wrong. I've seen 2 dogs bust like ripe watermelons after jumping/falling from an open window or back of a truck.

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.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/26/2010 2:19:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NormsRevenge
The upslope areas of TN got a good one. Rocky Top got nailed.
7 posted on 12/26/2010 2:20:14 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Meanwhile, In Hawaii..

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


8 posted on 12/26/2010 2:20:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: eyedigress

Global varming takes no holidays or prisoners it seems.. brrrrr..


9 posted on 12/26/2010 2:23:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 12/26/2010 2:23:54 PM PST by proxy_user
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11 posted on 12/26/2010 2:25:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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!


12 posted on 12/26/2010 2:26:09 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Damn that global warming!!!! Where are you when we need you??


13 posted on 12/26/2010 2:26:58 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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Amtrak cancels Boston-NYC service amid snowstorm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101226/ap_on_re_us/us_winter_weather_amtrak

DC-New York service has not been affected so far.


14 posted on 12/26/2010 2:27:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


15 posted on 12/26/2010 2:28:42 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: NoGrayZone

It’s in your wallet.


16 posted on 12/26/2010 2:29:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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...


17 posted on 12/26/2010 2:29:19 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The winter of 69 was a bitch here in the South as well.


18 posted on 12/26/2010 2:30:19 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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Yes, that is a very recent picture.


19 posted on 12/26/2010 2:31:50 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Get a grip, girlieman. My brother toured the country for years with his dog happily hanging out in the open trailer of his motorcycle.

this, of course, was back in the day when every tomdickandharry didn't make running your life his business. Yeah those were the days.

20 posted on 12/26/2010 2:32:38 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: NormsRevenge
pretty lights.


21 posted on 12/26/2010 2:33:46 PM PST by McGruff
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To: LibFreeOrDie

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!!


22 posted on 12/26/2010 2:34:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: McGruff

wow,, pretty cool..
Vikes get shuffled again tho..
just as well.

Vikings-Eagles moved to Tuesday night
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=ApWZfaMEXQC27dVFD_A3Fyk5nYcB?slug=ap-viking-eagles


23 posted on 12/26/2010 2:38:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: proxy_user
I think you meant to say, "I put the BMW in tha garage...", right? And, too, you left out "Greenwich.". You're supposed to say, "we left Greenwich at 7:10 am, having left the help with instructions to call if the roof sags," or something like that. Oh, and you left out "Park Ave.". You're supposed to tell us that your building is on Park Ave.
24 posted on 12/26/2010 2:38:56 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than 200 swords" - Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


25 posted on 12/26/2010 2:39:50 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: NormsRevenge

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!!


26 posted on 12/26/2010 2:40:52 PM PST by NoGrayZone (What we conservatives call the privates, the liberals call public access! (thnx Balding_Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if he cheats at golf like Clinton did?


27 posted on 12/26/2010 2:41:33 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: NormsRevenge

Snowed in Jacksonville, FL this morning.

Nothing stuck.


28 posted on 12/26/2010 2:42:42 PM PST by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I'm the guy that eats squirrels when things get thin on work around here. I did another 6 year enlistment after 9-11 after an 18 year gap in service (required waivers). I've worked in commercial kitchen. I can speak kitchen spanish and juggle knives.

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.

Seriously.

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.

/johnny

29 posted on 12/26/2010 2:43:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Amberdawn

It’s called teaching folks to understand authority.


30 posted on 12/26/2010 2:45:30 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: proxy_user

Stay warm inside. I read NYC may get 17 inches!......


31 posted on 12/26/2010 2:45:45 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


32 posted on 12/26/2010 2:46:25 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NormsRevenge

How did we every survive without the 24Hr Weather channels and radar maps? But somehow we did.


33 posted on 12/26/2010 2:47:30 PM PST by McGruff
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


34 posted on 12/26/2010 2:47:39 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I bet you guys in Iowa are experienced in this stuff.
The MSM, being from NYC -DC, is in full Snowpocalypse mode!....


35 posted on 12/26/2010 2:50:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s what we conservatives like to call, hope and change in global warming theory.


36 posted on 12/26/2010 2:53:19 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Minus a kidney and a spleen?
You sure they didn’t sell them on eBay?.........


37 posted on 12/26/2010 2:54:29 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

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.


38 posted on 12/26/2010 2:54:43 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: Red Badger

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 :)


39 posted on 12/26/2010 2:56:04 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: eyedigress

I ‘member that one as well here in Michigan, boy, those were the days!!!


40 posted on 12/26/2010 2:57:03 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: KoRn

“Shovel ready project”

We finally have one.


41 posted on 12/26/2010 2:57:14 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: proxy_user

That other posters fantasy sounded more fun to me!


42 posted on 12/26/2010 3:00:21 PM PST by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: the invisib1e hand; JRandomFreeper

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.


43 posted on 12/26/2010 3:02:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!! .... *waves hi to DS*)
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To: Keith in Iowa

When it happens to you in Iowa, its “not a biggie”, but if the libs in NYC get inconvenienced, its a disaster!....


44 posted on 12/26/2010 3:03:02 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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To: lightman

Nothing here yet in North Central PA.

Maybe this one will miss us?


45 posted on 12/26/2010 3:04:54 PM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: Red Badger
Pretty sure. They were busted up pretty bad. Blunt trauma from a fall can do a number on the internal organs. I do remember the first doc doing the laproscopy saying "Oy, he's f**ked". Then they unzippered me from breastbone to pubes.

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.

/johnny

46 posted on 12/26/2010 3:05:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: eyedigress

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.


47 posted on 12/26/2010 3:08:40 PM PST by Melinda in TN
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To: Keith in Iowa
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 :)

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.

48 posted on 12/26/2010 3:09:12 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Red Badger
And if they knew the stuff I had already run through that kidney in the last half century, they couldn't have given it away. ;)

/johnny

49 posted on 12/26/2010 3:10:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Right now there’s some Chinese guy wondering why the hell he has this urge to down a fifth of Jim Beam......


50 posted on 12/26/2010 3:16:35 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing to something right.)
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