Oh boy…. here we go! Nemo — 20,000 Leagues Under The Snow.
The Weather Channel is all set up — they have 4 reporters just in Boston, MA reporting live. I know the Weather Channel lady with blonde hair (I forget her name) was reporting live from New York City this morning.
My area is a part of this storm also, but our temps here are too warm for significant snow. So far today it has been raining hard. Rain amount is 1.56″, winds NNE, gusts hit 30 mph, temp is 48, wind chill 43. This afternoon the winds are supposed to really pick up for us… gusts up to 40 mph. I heard up north the winds may go above 70 mph just along the coast. (hurricane force)
Later on tonight is when the winds are supposed to really blow. The people on the coast are concerned. So far, the snow is just gently and heavily falling straight down. There’s maybe two inches right now and it’s heavier than it was earlier. Silver was in the window watching the snow. She sits on a table and puts her paws up on the window sill to see out. She looks like a meercat!! I heard what you heard, Sily. That’s a great NASA image, Salty. I’m under there somewhere!!
Travel on the roads of MA will be banned as of 4PM today. This is new. The governor put out a statement to be off of the roads by noon but now it will be a ban at 4 PM which means, I think, people can be stopped and questioned. A state of emergency has been called for tonight, just in case. The snowfall has lightened a bit and we don’t have the winds yet. There are electric crews already stationed for outages.
They are being very proactive like they were around here before Sandy came ashore. The people who are plowing will be glad there is a travel ban going into effect at 4PM. It will make their job a whole lot easier tonight.
I’ve been trying to think if there has ever been an actual ban. It’s possible my memory fails me. I know there have been statements put out to stay off of the roads during storms which a lot of people ignored.
The guy who is on the radio from 3 PM to 7 PM Monday – Friday is very entertaining. He’s out in Boston. He’s having a field day making fun of the governor for putting this ban into place so early. I wouldn’t be surprised if the governor is listening and laughing, too. The state politicians must listen to this guy because he gives all of them hell and does it in a funny way.
Thanks for a look at E. Canada!! There are what they term tornado vortex signatures out in the ocean off of the coast of New England. Eek!! It’s nearing blizzard conditions here. I can’t hear the wind unless I go outside. I can see the snow swirling and drifting when I look out any window.
I listened to WBZ out of Boston and the MA amateur radio channels (ham radio operators) last night. Bedford, MA had a wind gust to 79, last I heard. I love hearing people call in during the storm and give their reports. I think 405,149 out of power now. For snowfall amounts, I heard in ME records broken. Don’t know about MA. Anyone heard about the asteroid that is supposed to come within 1700 miles of earth? I’ll bet Polly posted about it but I missed it.
Nuclear Power Plant in MA was shut down because of the storm. Excerpt from the 22News article.
“More than 400K without power in eastern Massachusetts”
Nuclear power plant had to be shut down
Updated: Saturday, 09 Feb 2013, 9:21 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 09 Feb 2013, 8:36 AM EST
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (WWLP) – The storm that dumped two feet of snow on western Massachusetts treated the eastern part of the state more harshly. More than 400,000 customers in eastern Massachusetts are beginning their Saturday morning without power, and the state’s only nuclear power plant had to shut down.
By early morning, hurricane force winds and blizzard conditions to in eastern Massachusetts knocked out power to 403,888 customers as of 7:00 A.M. A majority of those without power are in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.
Wow, wow, wow!! Do we ever have snow!! It’s been a while since we’ve had a storm like this. The sun is out and it’s still windy. It’s in the low 20′s. 0 tonight and rain on Monday and a 40 degree temp. Oh, brother!! I don’t know how much snow we have but it has to be about two feet. That’s one of my local TV stations, Channel 22, Salty.
I posted briefly about asteroid 2012 DA14, Sily. http://pollyann.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/science-nasa-2012-da14/
My mate said last night was the most scared he has ever been plowing and he has plowed for the town for many years. He couldn’t see in front of his plow truck, or his plow for that matter, because of the blinding snow, he kept going sideways and did get stuck three of four times. It’s a good thing that ban was in place because his plow edge has to be on the center line as he goes down the road with another plow truck behind him.
I saw several photographs of abandoned cars all over the place with emergency lights still flashing. I listened to the scanner last night for Fire, EMT, Police in MA and there were reports of plows getting stuck. I have driven home in blinding snow and I feel some of the fear your mate felt. It is awful. These can be such deadly storms, I stay in now.
Listening to the scanner is fascinating, isn’t it?? I just went out front. I’d only been out the back door so far. It’s going to take days for the maintenance people to dig everything out. We had about 28 inches.
28 inches, wow! It sure was something to see on TV. Okay, next big thing is the asteroid coming up this week. Yes, listening in on the scanner and the older guys on ham radio is quite interesting. I love call-in radio also (talk radio).
Waiting for another big storm here. Should hit Tuesday into Wednesday. Lots of wind and rain, maybe some snow. Winds 40-45 mph and an inch of rain. Another Nor’easter. The weather guy on TV tonight said this is the biggest event for us since super storm Sandy. This morning, looking in my kitchen window, was a beautiful robin. First one of the season for me.
Sily, I HOPE you do not lose your electricity!! Let me know how you are faring!! We are due for a possible 2-4 inches and some wind tomorrow night into Thursday. The robin was telling you about the approaching storm. I’ve seen plenty of robins feed at feeding stations. There are certain things they will eat.
Thanks Polly! So far so good but the winds are gusting to 45 mph right now. The weather guy said the most they should go to today would be 50-55 mph. Lots of rain. Winter storm Saturn. Here are 2 pictures of my backyard birds I took yesterday and last week. If the code doesn’t work, (I’m trying two different codes) you can just follow the link to see them.
Thanks for sharing!! Mr. Cardinal in a classic pose and an American Goldfinch in winter garb. I love their twittering. Hang onto your hat!! It’s windy here but we may not even have 2-4 inches. Snow, rain, sleet showers. We’ll see.
Update: 68 mph in Rehoboth (gust) and 51 mph (gust) in Salisbury. Bay Bridge is closed now due to truck accident blowing into guard rail and also the high winds. I think anyone outside and on the roads right now is nuts! Still just rain here and thunder.
I heard mention of Bay Bridge being closed today on my local AM radio station. If we get any wet snow it’s going to be tomorrow night. The wind whipped out of the east today and then changed to coming from the north. Two different kinds of winds with two distinct aromas.
2-4 inches is child’s play for you guys in MA. Our total of rain was 3.08 inches and over 70 mph winds were clocked off the coast. Heck of a storm. Many locals said the wind was worse then when Sandy made a fly by.
We had maybe 2 inches of wet snow and that is stretching it. That’s a lot of rain for one March (oops! I had typed February!!) storm in your area. Yes?? The astrologers always say that when Mercury is Retrograde high winds are more common.
Okay, major update: last night I took the storm window off the kitchen window and had dinner listening to the birds outside. It was delightful! Then this morning husband and I finished taking the storm windows off the other windows. Right now it’s 61 outside and tomorrow is supposed to be about the same. It was soooooooooo good listening to the birds talk again! What a winter.
It’s been mostly cold here and we had some windy days last week during which it felt as though the wind came straight from the North Pole. We did have a few days in the upper 50′s before the temp. then dropped again.
The leading snow was filled with glitter. I suspect this was aluminum from the heavy chemtrail spraying done in the last few days to mix with the solar proton particles which blasted earth. (It was sickening and disgusting, guys!! It was like a death blast.) Central MA may have a foot or more of snow, and parts of NH may have over two feet from this storm.
Glitter in the snow! YIKES!! NOT Good. Now that you mention it there were several times last summer when I noticed shiny specks on me but at that time I don’t recall connecting it to the chemtrail crap. That’s probably what it was.
You certainly have had more than your share of ‘weather’ this year. Hopefully this storm you are having now will be the last of the cold and snow.
That’s a lot of snow. We woke up to snow yesterday morning, the grass was white but it wasn’t sticking on the roads because it was too warm, then it rained the rest of the day. Right now it’s sunny and 54 and I’ve got one window open again. Spring starts tomorrow I think. I’ll bet you’ll be glad when it’s sunny and warm again. Frogs and birds!
The glitter in the first snowfall here last night was the MOST I have ever seen. It was way overboard from just glistening snow and it really did pour snow for a while. It’s still snowing on and off but we’ve only had about four inches with some sleet and freezing rain, too. The last storm, Saturn, I guess, from which we had only a few inches, dumped a foot to two feet east of me out to Boston. I was shocked to find that out afterward. The same was predicted for this storm for parts east and north.
Here in New England, March or April snow used to be referred to as poor man’s fertilizer. HOWEVER, I would not rate aluminum, barium and whatever else as fertilizer.
I like your flower, too, Sily. Cheerio!! Lol!!