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Not sure how many people here are going to be affected by this storm, but take it easy and be safe! :)

Sounds like 2 feet could fall when it's all said and done in some areas. All to familiar after last year! :eek:

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None forecast up here, but (as it figures) this is a short vacation for the wife and I and a couple of our friends, so we're headed to the southern part of the state tomorrow night. Only expecting 3-5 there but hopefully the travel is uneventful. Should make for some pretty weekend flying with the Saturday forecast though... :)
 

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I had six inches yesterday, on top of ~1/2" of ice.

That pretty much shut me down; I work from home in icy conditions, if I can.

I cleaned cars today; tomorrow starts with rain, turning to snow and ice. :)

I'll be home and drunk before it snows, lol.
 

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  • They're calling for 6 to 9 inches where my parents live in the foothills and up to 11 to 14 inches in the mountains of NC.
  • Snow mixed with ice in the Charlotte area - up to a 1/4" or more of ice on everything!
  • Charlotte Douglas is CLOSED tomorrow - 650 flights cancelled. It's the first time ever I can recall them completely closing the airport for weather.
  • There are currently 187 closing alerts in the area for schools, day care centers, Dr. offices, etc. ... you name it. It's closed tomorrow.
  • Power outages are also forecast for the area - I'm really not looking forward to that.
  • Duke Energy is bringing in 1,400 crewmen (mostly from Florida) to handle the expected work.
I'll post pictures in the morning of what it looks like around here.
 

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Hope all my friends here stay safe with this snow storm coming, Take care everyone !!
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Oh, and make sure to buy plenty of alcohol before the bad weather hits..That way you have something to do if you get snowed in..
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We are expecting 20+ inches here in the Shenandoah mountains...We are ready to be snowed in, but still need to pick up beer/wine :grin2: Just praying the power doesn't go out like it did last year !

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This was just posted on our local FB page and thought it was funny...I know we have some members in Maine...


Bangor Maine Police Department
Dear Mid-Atlantic of these United States of America.
I think we all knew it could happen. Every year when you pack up your well tanned family and head back home from our tiny piece of paradise, you look back and see us raking up our leaves and putting our snow shovels by the door. You always sigh, knowing that we will be dealing with winter in a far different way than you will.
With lobster traps on your roof and pine cones in your carry ons, you think of us with with warm memories of fantastic sunsets, thick accents and great clam chowder. You talk to the family about coming back next year and enjoying all that Maine has to offer.
Down deep, you feel sorry for us. You know that we will be moving snowbanks, raking our roof, smashing ice dams off the shingles and stoking the wood stove with the dollar bills that you left behind.
Listen, this storm is going to miss us. This is not typical and we want to share a little advice of how to make it through an epic "snow event" unscathed. We want you to come back next year. Here are a few tips.
1. Don't panic. It's just frozen rain. It does go away so don't try to move too much at one time.
2. Don't shovel too early and don't wait too long. Pace yourself. Go out every few hours and move a little at a time. It can hurt your back, arms and legs. You always wonder why we all walk funny. It is not because of the clam chowder.
3. Heart attacks in big snow storms are rather common. Help out your neighbor who is older, out of shape or that has known health problems. Helping them move some snow (better yet, let your offspring do it) is better than calling EMS while you are doing CPR. Seriously.
4. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy all the bread on the shelves. As a lifelong Mainer, I recommend cereal. No better reason has ever been invented to eat Golden Crisp, Honeycomb or Captain Crunch (don't get the peanut butter flavored. That stuff sucks). You will need milk and of course a bowl and spoon. You probably already have that in the house. I have lived for several weeks on only Rice Crispies and Snickers.
5. Get some batteries and flashlights that work. Nothing is worse than going through the junk drawer and finding only 1 D battery when you need two. LED flashlights are awesome, cheap and last and last. You might need one to find the cereal.
6. Charge your Cellphone. If you have a generator, you need gas. You look stupid trying to start a generator with no gas in it. Don't ask me how I know. Do not run the generator inside a basement or garage. Yes, people do that. Usually only one time.
7. Toilets flush without electricity. If you fill your tub with water, you can use it for all kinds of things, including flushing the toilet. Also, to wash cereal bowls.
8. Fill your car up with gas. If you get stuck somewhere and have to run the car, make sure you clean out around the tail pipe and do not fall asleep with the car running. We need you to come back next summer to buy more lobster and lobster traps. Pine cones are free.
Most of all, take care of each other. Be nice and invite neighbors to hole up at one location. Hide expensive things, but help them. (that's the cop talking).
You will be fine. We drink lots of coffee and complain when we get hit like this storm. It works ok. It makes us grouchy but that's why you come here in the summer. To hear stories from grumpy Mainers who sell lobster traps. Now, you will have some of your own to share with us when you get back.
Be safe and well and if you have any Cap'n Crunch left after the storm. It keeps very well. Bring it up this summer.
The men and women of the Bangor Police Department are rooting for you. You got this.
We will be here!
 

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Currently sitting under almost a foot of snow already, and the forecast has snow as far as it will go on my phone lol. It's so bad here that my hotel is putting me up for the next couple nights so I don't have to walk home in this crap at 5am.
 

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It's supposed to start up here after 3 this afternoon. Still not sure sure what to expect for totals, 3-5 inches right now.

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Getting hammered here!!!

As of 2PM today we have 43 inches! Still coming down and the wind starting to blow. I expect over 4 feet by the time it is supposed to end at 6 AM Sunday.

Time lapse photo of yesterday at 3PM and today at 11AM.

Everyone in the path stay safe!!
 

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Wow Steve! I was wondering how bad it was up there. I knew you were smack dab in the middle of the region forecast to get the most snow.
 

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As of 2PM today we have 43 inches! Still coming down and the wind starting to blow. I expect over 4 feet by the time it is supposed to end at 6 AM Sunday.
Damn! :eek:

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I'll be home and drunk before it snows, lol.
Not quite the way it went. :)


As I carried in the laptops, it was raining.

As I carried in the beer, it was sleeting; bouncing off the cardboard.

As I carried in the bread and chips, it was snowing big fluffy flakes.

The road was covered by 5pm, iced over by 7pm. :)

It's all gone now, but still cold.

Stay Safe, everyone!

Check on your elderly neighbors; make sure they have your phone number in case things get bad. :grin2:
 

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Wow Steve! I was wondering how bad it was up there. I knew you were smack dab in the middle of the region forecast to get the most snow.
Yeah its bad TM and Joe. This is probably the worst snow I've seen my whole life all though we had some pretty impressive ones in my young days.

I haven't checked anymore since the wind has picked up and started blowing, maybe skewing measurements. Don't see getting out till maybe Monday if we're lucky. Closest highway is a mile away and two secondary roads to get there so who knows when they will be able to get to those. I've been doing a little shoveling at a time to keep the walkway and deck open to a point just in case.

I'll worry about the rest after it stops tomorrow.

Snow is up to the deck rails on my deck. How you like that TM?????
 

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As bad as it was up here last year, the most per storm was like 2 feet.

Unfortunately we were getting those 2 foot storms almost every weekend for the month of February! :facepalm:

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Yeah its bad TM and Joe. This is probably the worst snow I've seen my whole life all though we had some pretty impressive ones in my young days.

I haven't checked anymore since the wind has picked up and started blowing, maybe skewing measurements. Don't see getting out till maybe Monday if we're lucky. Closest highway is a mile away and two secondary roads to get there so who knows when they will be able to get to those. I've been doing a little shoveling at a time to keep the walkway and deck open to a point just in case.

I'll worry about the rest after it stops tomorrow.

Snow is up to the deck rails on my deck. How you like that TM?????
Wow that's crazy deep. Better you than me ... :zmonkey:

I couldn't believe the mounds of snow that were your pickups. To bury a pickup like that takes a mountain of snow.

Seriously though, take it easy with the shoveling. Not at all good for the ol' ticker. You know? It'll melt soon enough. We had ours already starting to melt off today.
 
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