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Old 02-08-2013, 10:50 AM
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Sitting here waiting for the snow to start. Predicting 2-3'. It is amazing the panic around here. You would think it never snowed here before.
people never cease to amaze me.

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I agree. Yeah, there will be some folks that will have problems but the way the various media outlets go into hysterics is really fun to hear or watch - but what else do they have to do with their time. They are predicting 6-12 inches in my area, we'll see, but it hasn't been that many years since that was a normal winter's ho-hum snow storm. As I type this, we have about enough snow on the ground to make a complete cover - 1/4" with a few more flakes drifting down. Looking at Accu Weather on line radar, probably not going get much. If so, no big deal. It will disappear in a few days regardless of the 'panic'.
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I agree. Yeah, there will be some folks that will have problems but the way the various media outlets go into hysterics is really fun to hear or watch - but what else do they have to do with their time. They are predicting 6-12 inches in my area, we'll see, but it hasn't been that many years since that was a normal winter's ho-hum snow storm. As I type this, we have about enough snow on the ground to make a complete cover - 1/4" with a few more flakes drifting down. Looking at Accu Weather on line radar, probably not going get much. If so, no big deal. It will disappear in a few days regardless of the 'panic'.
My sister in law lives on lake Ontario in upstate NY and they regularly get 2'+ storms. That lake effect stuff is amazing
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I agree. Yeah, there will be some folks that will have problems but the way the various media outlets go into hysterics is really fun to hear or watch - but what else do they have to do with their time. They are predicting 6-12 inches in my area, we'll see, but it hasn't been that many years since that was a normal winter's ho-hum snow storm. As I type this, we have about enough snow on the ground to make a complete cover - 1/4" with a few more flakes drifting down. Looking at Accu Weather on line radar, probably not going get much. If so, no big deal. It will disappear in a few days regardless of the 'panic'.
What the media does with all the negative stuff is shameful!
If the average person went out and followed a news camera around the evening news and CNN and the like would get 10% of the viewers they get now, people would laugh at them.

Just keeping your eyes open is all it takes. I saw a water main break in my town in person. The gutters were full of water for a block of down town, up over the side walk a tiny bit, maybe three or four inches, with every drop of the water going down the drains just as designed. I saw the news crews there, this was ONE BLOCK of water and there were news vans there. I went home to see it on the news with the camera stuck down at water level with it rushing by like an f-ing major flood! Every shot they showed was limited to JUST the water in that one block. Not a single shot caught the next block where there was no water. They took shot after shot at different angles, it made it look like whole damn down was under water!

Another time I went to a presidential campaign stop of Hillary Clinton's. This was a very large auditorium. It could have held thousand up on thousands of people. They had all the bleachers pulled in tight with the rest of the building EMPTY! I could have did a side show spinning donuts in Gran Sport and not hit a friggin thing, it was empty other than this one area where the bleachers were all pulled in tight next to the stage. There was about 500 people max and the news crews made it look like that building was packed! Showing the lines going in and shots from the outside after closeups of the screaming supporters in the stands 10 feet from the stage sides, amazingly deceitful.

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Snowing now in North east Pa. Big flakes. I think getting about 3-6 inches.
You mass guys ....hope your snowblowers are working.
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T - just north of Rome, NY is the Tug Hill Plateau and major snowmobile facilities. It snows - people come out and have a great day. My daughter used to live in Watertown, NY - and like you said 2' storms are just a daily occurance.

Brian - we do out political 'thing' and are well versed in how cameras bend the truth especially on a slow day when there is no blood or gore to show. Another daughter worked at a large TV station in Richmond, VA - one of their quotes was "If it bleeds, it leads". Thankfully she got fed up with the king sized egos and found a real job.

So far less then an inch but my tractor mounted snow blower is ready, just in case

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bring it on!

I'm in N east Pa. Big flakes piling up!
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82 degrees today. just out buy the pool and going to crack open a cold beer. Sorry guys i am in FLA.
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Over here on the Island we are getting rain, heavy wet snow, changing to all snow, windy, all the water on the roads is icing up. We may get foot of snow before morning hours. What a mess we got here.
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I lived in NW Michigan in the sixties. Talk about lake effect. My brothers and I used to build snow caves/forts, while waiting for the school bus, in the 6 ft.+ high snow mounds created by the county snow plows going down our road.
Some days, after snow storm, we would have to climb down, out of an upper bedroom window, to dig out the entry doors of the house. Snow drifts higher than a Dodge van. No panic, just the way it was..
Moved to StLouis, Missouri and laughed at them for closing down the city for a three inch snow storm.
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I lived in NW Michigan in the sixties. Talk about lake effect. My brothers and I used to build snow caves/forts, while waiting for the school bus, in the 6 ft.+ high snow mounds created by the county snow plows going down our road.
Some days, after snow storm, we would have to climb down, out of an upper bedroom window, to dig out the entry doors of the house. Snow drifts higher than a Dodge van. No panic, just the way it was..
Moved to StLouis, Missouri and laughed at them for closing down the city for a three inch snow storm.
My early age years were also Michigan, about 20 miles from Lake Michigan in Berrian County. Lots of lake effect snow - and I don't recall schools ever being closed. Even here in Upstate NY where I finished my schooling plus raised my kids, nothing closed unless there was in excess of a foot. Every @#$% school and many public places closed last night just on the threat of a storm - which hasn't happened even yet tho it is finally starting to come down some in the past hour or so. No big deal for us - heck, I might even go play with the 4 wheel drive on my truck, something I haven't needed for a while. Except our town will have every flake pushed away and the roads salted by 0700
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my wifes twin sis in in new york with new twin boys and their spectin 18" where they are. its just the 3 of um. im worried to no dang end. what if the power goes out. i dont know if they have another source of heat. surley up there the do. did i mention im worried bout um?them boys are bout a month old now.dangit dangit dangit...
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Sitting here waiting for the snow to start. Predicting 2-3'. It is amazing the panic around here. You would think it never snowed here before.
people never cease to amaze me.
New England.. winter time... snow? I agree with your comments wholeheartedly. All day long for the past two days all they have done is talk about "Winter Storm Nemo". Really, now they are "naming" winter storms?

I live in Colorado... mid 50's today and sunny.
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I can't make it clear enough, my comments on the media pumping stuff up in now way is belittling this storm and the people in area that will have to deal with it. It is serious stuff and I in no means meant to say it isn't.

I just wanted to make that clear.

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Well it's over here with 4, maybe 5 inches. Our streets are clear with nary a flake left as is my driveway. I did find that buried rock with my snow blower the highway dept dug up and placed 'conveniently' in my driveway It does sound like folks closer to the coast got hit fairly hard - BUT it is winter, it is the weekend and almost everything will be cleared by back to work time Monday when it's supposed to rain.
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