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Empty shelves, food shortage? as Northeast on high alert 2ft snow epic winter blizzard NEMO

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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 03:31 AM

barely a few months ago, the area was DEVASTATED by Hurricane SANDY, now here comes 2013's First Nor'easter... NEMO

A storm of "historic" proportions is set to sweep across the northeastern United States, beginning with light flurries on Thursday night and lasting through Saturday evening. The powerful winter weather system is expected to dump snow, sleet, rain, and hurricane-force winds from Connecticut all the way up to Maine.

How much snow are we talking about?
The National Weather Service says that southern New England, which will get the brunt of the storm, could see anywhere from 18 to 24 inches between Friday and Saturday. Suffolk County in New York is under blizzard watch, as are parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, reports The Associated Press. New York City is expecting slightly less snow — somewhere between 4 and 6 inches. The storm could be as bad as the historic blizzard of 1978, which dumped more than 2 feet of snow and blew through New England with hurricane-level winds. A few analysts say Nemo could be one of the 10 most powerful storms in the history of the region.

Sure sounds like more devastation on the way! Won't the infrastructure eventually buckle over into disaster & chaos? Considering coastal areas are still recovering from Hurricane SANDY!

Can anyone fathom the scope of widespread power outages this time around? Plus roofs leaking or caving in from all that snow, not to mention coastal flooding in the icy winter... How are people even going to know whether theyre walking on snow-covered land, or snow-covered thin ice, with poor vision blizzard conditions?!

These guys who fell into Central Park's deep pond didnt know they were on ice:

Hope theres enough food, salt, supplies to go last it out.

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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 03:56 AM
It's just some happens. It will go away and melt. Society survived all the previous snowmageddons

I could see if it was an area that doesn't normally get snow.....but it's the North East.....come on now. They have a weather system named after their geographical location for a reason....

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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 07:14 AM
This weekend will be very bad, but the temps in a lot of those areas will be back in the uper 30's, low 40's by next week.

Stay safe, and know the sun will shine again very soon.


posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 10:30 AM
reply to post by WaterBottle

that's the same kind of mentality so many had about sandy..... things didn't go so well.

this is NOT a typical snow storm. also, just because some states face blizzards every winter does not mean that densely populated cities are adept at handling that kind of weather.

hopefully it won't be as bad as predicted but if they under-predict lives can be lost. better safe than sorry.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 10:35 AM
2 FOOT!!!!

Boring thats so 2 weeks ago. Nemo thats so cute but ask somebody from Buffallo what they think

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 10:42 AM
people from places like Buffalo will be used to it but then places like Toronto are not and they are also being hit. yet anyone in the norther areas should at least have a basic idea on dealing with it even tho they may not get it all the time. just use commons sense for the most part.

i wish i was there for it, i'm missing out on all the fun snow storms bring. i love them. :cry:

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 10:58 AM
The people of all countries will be tested, unity is key, work together.
Clear paths and roads and deliveries will be made.
Its no good blaming council workers or public service workers, its everyones job. Many hands make light work.

Its easy, we as a species believe we are so easily defeated? No you are not, trust me.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 11:44 AM
There were people in our local grocery store who said they were from out of town and asking where certain items were located. Our grocery store is always prepared for storms and has plenty of bread and milk and whatever.

Been snowing all morning but nothing major yet.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 12:01 PM
This used to be much more common here in Boston, but over the past few years we've barely had any snow. The mad food dash is quite common before any storm, and as always last minute preppers get the short end of the stick. Boston is well prepared, this is going to be bad but nothing we haven't seen before... it's actual very normal as opposed to the no relevant snow of the past few years.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 12:12 PM
People tend to forget what things were like if they haven't experienced them for a while. They acclimate to changes that have happened. Some of these places had snows like this a few times a year back twenty five years ago and some of the young have never experienced it. It's just snow, don't go out driving around in a blizzard. I used to be attracted to driving around in a blizzard but always traveled with friends and we had to push ourselves out of snowbanks many times. My car got left stuck in the snow a few times and I had to get towed out a few times too. Up here there were very few that went out unless they had to back then. Now, people have made plans that cannot be easily changed and have to go out. This kind of stuff has to change back. Just call and say you can't make it.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 12:12 PM
And now the governer has made an executive order to ban vehicle travel after 4pm, punishable with up to a year in jail.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 12:14 PM

Originally posted by WildWorld
And now the governer has made an executive order to ban vehicle travel after 4pm, punishable with up to a year in jail.

I'm sure if it was an emergency that there would be an exception. A cop would probably escort you to the hospital or doctor office.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 12:33 PM
This is one of the reasons I like to live where there's snow for half the year.
We all have 4x4s, there are plows everywhere, and we might get snowed in if it's the weekend, but the plows will be out on monday again. Or a farmer will plow us out. Or pull us out of the ditch if we can't see the side of the road - rural, it happens

I do wish the drivers would slow down some though, they drive like they're invinceable on the highways and they don't always have good visibility.

Two or three feet overnight is also a pain in the butt to shovel. It's hard work.
If you have to take it off your roof, it's good to have enough on the ground for a cushion if you fall

Yep. I prefer to live where we know how to deal with major snow.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by snowspirit

Maybe all us Canucks should rally together with our snowblowers this weekend at the border offering our snowclearing services for a nominal fee... I could use some extra beer money.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 01:44 PM
Some here seem dense.
They are having this storm on the heels of Sandy.. and there are temp home repairs and people STILL homeless and living in tent cities in the area. Id imagine a 2 ft snowfall would be a concern. There are plenty of youtubes and articles to illustrate why this storm is being taken seriously.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 01:51 PM
The problem with the amount of snow they're calling for is if you combine that with gale force winds, you're going to end up with 6 foot snow drifts everywhere.

Keep checking your front and back doors through the night and clear any snow build up... you don't want to wake up in the morning only to discover you can't get out of your house short of climbing out a window.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by CranialSponge

I stay north. They're crazy down there.

No offense American buddies. The government makes you that way

A few years ago there was a blizzard with extreme cold around Saskatoon, and snowmobilers were out all night rescuing people that were stuck in their vehicles.
All volunteers. They did a great job. It was below minus 40.

I'm surprised at the lines they're showing at the gas stations down there. Where do those people think they're going? They're told to stay off the roads for a couple of days, so they fill their tanks ?

We rarely even get warnings up here (north Alberta) if there's going to be a storm. We just find ourselves in the middle of it. Yesterday it was supposed to be clear all day, but it hit us. Half an hour of blizzard, then clear

I have learned since moving to Alberta, Saskatchewan snow is nicer. Much drier, better for driving.

Wind is a problem. When the roads are icy, it'll blow you right off the road.
Stay safe folks.
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by snowspirit

Us too here in Manitoba.

We get weather advisory and warnings to stay off the roads when a blizzard and/or snowstorm is heading our way... But don't think I've ever seen "martial law" implemented in my lifetime. Most people here are prepared all through the winter for this sort of thing.

Of course, you still end up with dummies who ignore the warnings and go out anyway.

After a blizzard, everyone is out with their snowmobiles, quads, snowblowers, and 4x4's helping each other clear their roadways, stuck cars, etc.

It's the neighbourly thing to do.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by Advantage

Even without Sandy, these storms are always taken seriously as they should be. Loss of heat, loss of power both of which can last weeks... roof cave ins etc. All pretty serious stuff. Normal but serious.

posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 02:20 PM

Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by Advantage

Even without Sandy, these storms are always taken seriously as they should be. Loss of heat, loss of power both of which can last weeks... roof cave ins etc. All pretty serious stuff. Normal but serious.

Yep. Its just irritating when the scoffers get on those high pedestals. Ugh.
When I was a kid and living in Montana ( we had went back there when I was about 10 or 11.. ) , I DO recall my grandfather getting the snow off the roof due to the weight about 40 yrs ago.. cows frozen in the field leaning against the fence. I agree, it happens, its normal.. but these folks in the NE are already at a great disadvantage. I was astounded to see just how many are STILL living in a tent and among the tents they have a tent with a heater and hot coffee as a "warming station". How many folks in their homes have some plywood between them and the outside on half of their homes... some just some heavy plastic. Irks me that some laugh about it.... but I guess I should expect it here anymore.. and them getting stars for the absurdity.

Ahh well, guess it isnt important and is laughable when it isnt happening to themselves.
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