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05 February 2010

New Storm A-Comin' How are all of the east coast bunnies doing, anyway?

Please report an assure us you are OK.
Really need to get to the grocery store!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 05 February | 13:18
Just started snow/sleet/raining here. We're due for 8 - 14 inches of snow by tomorrow, I'm sure we'll be OK. I do wish that I'd thought to put the car in the garage this morning before I left for work.
posted by octothorpe 05 February | 13:22
In the deep south we're just getting lots of cold rain. My thoughts go out to those y'all facing the prospect of yet more snow & ice!
posted by BoringPostcards 05 February | 13:23
What started overnight as snow turned into sleet by about 8 a.m. and now it's just really cold rain.
posted by Stewriffic 05 February | 13:31
There is a part of me that would relish seeing the Who just get DRENCHED at halftime.
posted by danf 05 February | 13:38
Stay warm, y'all!

At least there's one kernel of good news: According to a new Virginia GOP campaign ad, this storm proves there's no such thing as global warming! Woo Hoo!!
posted by Atom Eyes 05 February | 13:39
Here in South/Central Jersey, it's not fixin' to start snowing until 5ish.
posted by amro 05 February | 13:42
Sunny and pleasant in Vermont. Sorry about you others to the south...
posted by DarkForest 05 February | 13:42
Atom Eyes: The Simpsons made that joke a few episodes ago. I hope the rapture comes very soon to take those people away.
posted by special-k 05 February | 13:45
It has been flurrying on and off since 9 this morning, but it's not supposed to really get going until 4, when I think they're calling for 2 inches an hour.

Last I checked, the DC area is supposed to be getting between 20 and 30 inches. I've gone ahead and turned my car around so I may have a fighting chance of making it out of here if I have to go into work on Sunday since some dumbass at the main campus will likely be all 'oh yeah, we can totes open because we're in the city'. (Or I may just have my dad drive me since he has a higher clearance truck.)

I'm well prepped with food, blankets, books, TV shows, and schoolwork so I'm ready to weather this. I remember seeing an announcement yesterday that was telling Arlington VA to be ready to shelter in place for 3 days.

My mother was trying to get me to go over there for the duration, but I think that's a lower circle of hell, TBH. It's what will happen if the power goes out at my place (and stays out) since I'm not insulated worth a damn and they have a generator.
posted by sperose 05 February | 13:55
I don't think NYC is supposed to see much snow. At least, anything less than a foot I consider not much and don't really pay attention.
posted by gaspode 05 February | 13:58
I live right by Stewriffic so my status update is the same--but, bonus, I got to work from home this morning b/c of it! And make dutch babies! (Stew is my guru.)
posted by leesh 05 February | 14:21
I get to hear the "more liek global freezing LOL AMIRITE" comedy routine from the two blowhards in the next row every damn time (I'm not exaggerating in the slightest; I have made notes and tallies) someone references even moderately wintry weather. I didn't think I could ever really hate snow, but now I'm starting to twitch at every mention of it. I'm not concerned about being snowed in, but it's definitely going to be a busy and frustrating weekend at work.
posted by notquitemaryann 05 February | 14:24
I LOVE SNOW!! We've had a real shortage of snow the past couple of years so I'm super excited for a big storm. I'm stocked up on diapers and firewood and beer and carbs. Not real happy that it's messing with my weekend plans, though. The kids were supposed to sleepover at the in-laws tomorrow night, and I don't think that's going to happen now. BOOOO!!
posted by jrossi4r 05 February | 14:26
I was supposed to fly to DC tonight to see friends and enliven up my presently dreary existence, but of course my flight was cancelled so the whole thing's off.
posted by JanetLand 05 February | 14:31
I am in NY wearing boots. I plan to go grocery shopping tomorrow during the snow when I am hoping the store will be less busy because people will have already stocked up and won't want to be out in the weather. We'll see if I am right about that.
posted by rmless2 05 February | 14:34
Going to miss us here in Boston, oh well. My two friends in Washington D.C. are originally from Buffalo and presumably will be sniggering at all their neighbors who can't deal.
posted by Melismata 05 February | 15:03
It's cold out there but it's warm in bed. They can dance.

We'll stay home instead.
posted by Hugh Janus 05 February | 15:18
just chillin' here across the river in the borough of Outer.

Snow? What snow? No worries, dudes.
posted by jason's_planet 05 February | 15:36
Wait ..there is a storm coming?

I need to get out more.
posted by The Whelk 05 February | 16:39
Hasn't started in our neck of the Philadelphia woods. We all keep looking out for flakes, but no precipitation just yet. Still, at least we all got to come home early ... :-)
posted by Susurration 05 February | 17:01
Kind of sorry this will miss Maine. Though if there's a nice big storm, can it be on a workday? Cause it's extra-special fun to stay home and read when it's a free vacation day.

Stay cozy, all y'all south of us.
posted by theora55 05 February | 18:08
Snow/sleet. All shows cancelled this weekend. Good for my lip, bad for my pocketbook. I better have power for the Super Bowl party. Or else.
posted by rainbaby 05 February | 19:56
The snow is so heavy here that it's pulling down trees and power lines. Hoping that my lights stay on.
posted by octothorpe 05 February | 23:24
Still no snow in Manhattan.
posted by Obscure Reference 06 February | 02:38
My lights are still on but my street is blocks both by two feet of snow and by half a dozen huge tree branches that broke off and squashed some parked cars. Fortunately I remembered to move my car to the garage last night but since there's two feet of snow in the street that the garage faces on, I'm not going anywhere for a while.
posted by octothorpe 06 February | 10:48
It was mostly rain here. It's gray and horrible and yuck and I wish we'd gotten three feet of snow instead.
posted by mygothlaundry 06 February | 11:18
I just read that the power company says that 150,000 customers in my area are out of power right now.
posted by octothorpe 06 February | 11:22
We had loads more snow than predicted. At the moment, I'm looking out at 2 feet of snow at the back (higher in the drifts), so I'm not getting out of the garage until the snow plough guy that my neighbor ordered comes around tomorrow. The ploughs came around early, but it has snowed another foot since then, so no-one seems inclined to go anywhere ...:-)
posted by Susurration 06 February | 13:35
We got about a foot of super fluffy snow. Fun to walk in, but useless for snowmen and whatnot. My husband--despite my protestations--has decided that the roads are fine and that he can totally take the kids to his folks' for the night. I'll be nervous until he gets home safe and sound. Which will hopefully be soon.

There's a chance we may get some more snow midweek. I hope we do.
posted by jrossi4r 06 February | 16:16
So I got both my snowing in and a frustrating weekend at work in one... by getting snowed in at work. Overnight person couldn't get in, so I worked from 3pm until 9am-ish when my supervisor got in by walking (uphill both ways, for reals). Went and dug out my car, but got it stuck in a bank before even leaving the lot, so had to abandon it there. Fortunately by the time I got back upstairs, the hospitals had sent down some pillows and blankets, and I slept curled up around the space heater in the conference room. Got up around 5, and went a-digging again (mostly the tires) and was able to successfully get the car into a plowed spot. I should be able to get home tomorrow after they finish plowing the lot. Working again now, although not much is moving out there, as one might expect.

A little worried about my cat at home, but even if the power is out, that is why nature gave him such a lovely thick double coat.
posted by notquitemaryann 06 February | 19:03
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