Blizzard Warning!

By Elaine Magliaro

We’re bracing for the worst up here in my neck of the woods–especially after listening to the latest weather reports. The weather map below indicates that Massachusetts is going to get walloped when what is expected to be a historic blizzard hits New England. We may get well over two feet of snow! I’m hoping we don’t lose power. If so, I’ll be absent for a while.

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27 Responses to Blizzard Warning!

  1. blouise says:

    Elaine,
    Take care. I’m trying to find a way to send you some sunshine. I’m glad you and your hubby are safely ensconced with your daughter.

  2. elainemag46 says:

    Blouise,

    Thanks. It’s good to be here with my daughter and granddaughter. My son-in-law hasn’t made it home from work yet– and he’ll probably have to go into the office tomorrow. I hope not!

  3. pete says:

    I’m ready for the cold. I closed the kitchen window and put a space heater in the bathroom. No way am I putting up with a cold toilet seat first thing in the morning.

  4. eniobob says:

    Right now it’s the quiet before the storm at this hour here in Jersey Elaine,so we are waiting on the same event and from what I see even with the warnings a lot of people still can;t conceive whats about to happen for the next 12 to 18 hours starting around 10.00 pm EST,Batten down and you are not alone.

  5. eniobob says:

    Pete

    That,s one way to put it all in perspective, LOL!!!

  6. blouise17 says:

    eniobob,

    Thinking of you fondly. Tex suggested you might want to capture some videos to share. He’s a fan of ones you sent us a while ago

  7. buckaroo says:

    A blizzard occurs whenever there’s lots of snow, strong winds of at least 35 miles per hour, and visibility of less than one-quarter of a mile for at least three hours. The snow and wind can combine to create “whiteout” conditions — making it dangerous to drive. Powerful gusts can also knock down trees and power lines. Please stay safe !!!!

  8. elvagreen123 says:

    From California: keeping good thoughts for your safety and those around you.

  9. Mike Spindell says:

    Hang in there Elaine and Enoibob, safe at home with those you love. I worried all day until my daughters and grandchildren reached home. They have so they are sheltered from the storm.

    Pete,
    I thought you lived in Florida?

  10. Elaine M. says:

    Fortunately, my daughter’s antique house has a huge fireplace in the family room/kitchen. We had custom-made doors built for it soon after they moved it. The doors help to keep the warm air from getting sucked up the chimney. We may have to hunker down on their side of “the compound” if we lose power.

  11. At least NBC hasn’t lost NH again. Stay safe and warm, folks in the northeast. I am in the upper midwest and accustomed to “snow events,” but nothing like what the wx people say is heading your way.

  12. I just heard from the Yankee Farmer. They are on the Northwest corner of the storm. He thinks it may not be as bad as last Thanksgiving when they got more of a heavy and wet snowstorm. He expects 10-14 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 35mph.

  13. Bob Kauten says:

    Uh-oh.
    Yankee Farmer’s not coming to visit the blog, is he?
    Run away! Run away!

  14. Bob,
    I believe he stops by every day, but is more prone to lurk than comment. I will say this. When you are doubled over clutching your chest, who would you prefer to be the first paramedic on the scene? Tough older guy who has seen it all after 7,000+ patients, or the nervous rookie who is full of book learning but less real experience?

    http://mark-vonappen.blogspot.com/2014/01/daddys-girl.html

  15. eniobob says:

    Well folks seem to have made it through okay watching the weathermen/woman doing a slight “MOONWALK” this morning after having folks running to the local food stores and hardware stores buying any and everything that wasn’t nailed to the floor. ;-).

  16. Mike Spindell says:

    I woke up to a freezing 50 degrees this morning, it’s terrible the weather I have to endure.

  17. Elaine M. says:

    Eniobob,

    We’re getting buried up here. Storm’s not over for us!

  18. Elaine M. says:

    Thanks, Mike! Rub it in.

  19. Bob Kauten says:

    Yah, the sun’s not even out, here, yet. That compounds the misery of dry, 50-degree weather.
    Pray for me!

  20. Carterbo says:

    Being in Southern California, the majority, along with the weather media ding-bats get all in a dither at the prospect of any precipitation here. And mind you, we’re in a real bad drought. Saturday evening at 11:00PM, it was 67 degrees, 2 hrs later when the Santa Ana’s picked up, it was 75 degrees. Uncomfortable to say the least when 24 hrs prior, the low was 42.

  21. bettykath says:

    In the winter I tend to keep a full tank of gas in the car, a cupboard full of staples, and a full oil lamp. I’ve trudged through fallen snow (not drifts) that was up to my thighs, very slow going. However, sooo glad I’m facing 60 degree weather today. I won’t go home until the northern weather is more reasonable.

  22. eniobob says:

    Elaine,I know snow is hitting in your area really hard,they have been showing the New England area. And as I said earlier the weathermen/woman are “MOONWALKING”,BOOBING & WEAVING” big time here,business have lost at least $500 million dollars today in lost revenue.Governor Cuomo unbeknownst to Mayor De blasio shut down the subway system,everyone is CTOA,or at least trying to.Right now the guy below and the weather people in this area metro New Jersey&New York are running neck &neck with this latest storm prediction:

  23. eniobob says:

    b:

    Will try to catch some of this winter wonderland for you and Tex over the week-end.Hey Tex !!!!!

  24. Tex says:

    eniobob,

    Thank you, amigo

  25. eniobob says:

    Tex

    You just made my year.And a tremendous start to my day.THANKS!!!!!!

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