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Lin Lin
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:08 AM
How bad is it?anyone from there?I basically see it every morning in the news these weeks:unsure:

NyCPsU
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Pretty bad for here. Its the first week of January and we have already reached our "average" amount for the entire winter with some more in the forecast for tomorrow and tons more on Tuesday I hear.

You are probably hearing about the plowing situation from the blizzard we had which was ridiculous. I was stuck at my parents' house for 3 days and had to miss work. Completely snowbound. Mayor Bloomberg is getting ripped a new one for his handling of it.

All I know is parking is a bitch right now where I live because of all of the ridiculous snow piles clogging the streets.

Lin Lin
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Fresh snow storm bears down on New York
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1103394/1/.html
NEW YORK - New Yorkers, still reeling from one of the biggest snow storms in the Big Apple's history, faced a fresh dump of the white stuff Friday as officials vowed to be better prepared this time.

The city was paralyzed for two days during a massive post-Christmas blizzard. But only half a foot (15 centimetres) of snow was expected to fall over the New York region through Saturday, compared to nearly two feet (61 centimetres) of snow December 26-28.

Trash that piled up on the snow-clogged sidewalks last week is only just beginning to be removed in southern Manhattan and some poorer neighborhoods of the Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx boroughs.

Several local officials have been fired and an investigation is underway over the mishandling of the response to the last snow storm.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who took an unusual amount of flack over the city's response and recognized the city's services were lacking, has seized the mettle to show he is on top of things this time.

On Thursday, he announced a series of new measures, after complaining that he had not been kept well informed of the evolving situation in December.

Ambulances, which were often delayed for hours last month during the storm, will now be equipped with snow chains, while inspectors armed with video cameras will travel across New York's five boroughs in order to follow the situation in real time.

GPS tracking devices will be installed aboard snow plows.

The MTA transport authority has set up two bus and subway emergency control centers.

At the city's three main airports -- JFK, LaGuardia and Newark which were shut down at the height of the December storm -- travelers were already experiencing delays but no flights were canceled.

- AFP

Lin Lin
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Pretty bad for here. Its the first week of January and we have already reached our "average" amount for the entire winter with some more in the forecast for tomorrow and tons more on Tuesday I hear.

You are probably hearing about the plowing situation from the blizzard we had which was ridiculous. I was stuck at my parents' house for 3 days and had to miss work. Completely snowbound. Mayor Bloomberg is getting ripped a new one for his handling of it.

All I know is parking is a bitch right now where I live because of all of the ridiculous snow piles clogging the streets.

Hope everything is okay:hug:

NyCPsU
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:30 AM
:lol: Everything is fine, we handle snow well up here. This isn't DC or some city that shuts down when they get an inch, like in the south.

Lin Lin
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:30 AM
61 centimetres:eek:that's really huge:eek:
The biggest snowfall for me is once the deposit reached 50cm,that was a tragedy,the transportation is basically paralysed.:eek:

New Yorkers:hug:

Lin Lin
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:31 AM
:lol: Everything is fine, we handle snow well up here. This isn't DC or some city that shuts down when they get an inch, like in the south.

good to know that:yeah:

NyCPsU
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:32 AM
61 centimetres:eek:that's really huge:eek:
The biggest snowfall for me is once the deposit reached 50cm,that was a tragedy,the transportation is basically paralysed.:eek:

New Yorkers:hug:

Where I live we actually got more than that. I just did the google conversion. We got 30 inches which it says is 76.2cm.

Lin Lin
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Wow:eek:

Did you make some big snow men?:lol:

duhcity
Jan 8th, 2011, 02:30 AM
In 12 years of public education in New York City, I got two snow days.
Both of them, were pretty much out of precaution (one didn't even have snow in the end).

Anything less than 15-16 inches, the city will do fine.

The problem with the recent blizzard was that it snowed for like 20 hours, high winds and snow drifts, and happened on Christmas weekend. Paired with cuts in city funding, it was a bad scenario. I've never been trapped in my house for more than a day like that

~{X}~
Jan 8th, 2011, 02:41 AM
There was like no snow today at all, we got less than 2 inches in the city. :lol:

delicatecutter
Jan 8th, 2011, 02:42 AM
There's supposed to be a big snowstormm here in a couple of days. I'm so mad. Good thing I'll be moving to Cali soon so I don't have to deal with this bullshit.

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 8th, 2011, 02:50 AM
Wish I was there :sad:

Noctis
Jan 8th, 2011, 03:31 AM
Lin Lin is such a paranoid :lol:
he need start donating like me

Vartan
Jan 8th, 2011, 05:10 AM
It was ridiculous. :(

My favorite facebook status on the matter was something like: "dear snow, you are the only time when four inches are enough - the girls."

Ellen Dawson
Jan 8th, 2011, 05:23 AM
:lol: Everything is fine, we handle snow well up here. This isn't DC or some city that shuts down when they get an inch, like in the south.

We do? Why is it that after the first sign of a snow flake everyone's packing their bags and putting on their coats to go home (at noon)? :scratch: What really has me :haha: are friends and family in other areas who call/text/e-mail because they're watching CNN/Today/GMA and they're worried about NYC. :rolleyes: Oh please, Americans in Buffalo, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago and so on go through this shit everyday and they'd kill for the MILD winters of NYC. :D

duhcity
Jan 8th, 2011, 05:37 AM
We do? Why is it that after the first sign of a snow flake everyone's packing their bags and putting on their coats to go home (at noon)? :scratch: What really has me :haha: are friends and family in other areas who call/text/e-mail because they're watching CNN/Today/GMA and they're worried about NYC. :rolleyes: Oh please, Americans in Buffalo, Detroit, Minneapolis, Chicago and so on go through this shit everyday and they'd kill for the MILD winters of NYC. :D

Because it's infrequent, people in New York use it as an excuse to not have to go to class or work :angel:.

Ellen Dawson
Jan 8th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Because it's infrequent, people in New York use it as an excuse to not have to go to class or work :angel:.

So true and add to that people in NYC (and NJ and CT) just love to bitch and moan about every little thing. :angel:

Barrie_Dude
Jan 8th, 2011, 01:43 PM
We are getting our first major snow of the winter in Toronto today, though only abot 5cm is expected

In The Zone
Jan 8th, 2011, 04:23 PM
There was like no snow today at all, we got less than 2 inches in the city. :lol:

I know. Everyone was freaking out at work. I was like SHUT UP, the weather man got it right ONCE out of 20 times. This will be one of his 19.

NyCPsU
Jan 8th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Actually my drive to work yesterday was really scary, the roads were really bad just west of NYC, I just dont think it stuck in NYC area. Connecticut and just north of the city got over a foot. My friend was driving down from Boston for the weekend and the roads were all closed so he turned around.

Also it just started snowing again here in Hoboken.

Wiggly
Jan 8th, 2011, 05:04 PM
It's snowing everywhere but in Canada it seems.
We're not complaining. :tape:

Barrie_Dude
Jan 8th, 2011, 05:28 PM
It's snowing everywhere but in Canada it seems.
We're not complaining. :tape:
It was snowing in Canada today or did you not notice Toronto and southwestern Ontario? :cuckoo:

Wiggly
Jan 8th, 2011, 06:11 PM
It was snowing in Canada today or did you not notice Toronto and southwestern Ontario? :cuckoo:

Well, it's not like we're having the same chaos as pretty much everyone else.
For our standards, it's nothing.

Barrie_Dude
Jan 8th, 2011, 06:15 PM
No chaos, but still snow

Vincey!
Jan 8th, 2011, 06:56 PM
It's snowing everywhere but in Canada it seems.
We're not complaining. :tape:

haha that's so true, we had couple of snowstorm before christmas but half of the snow has melted because of the warmer weather last week here

ys
Jan 8th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Love this. Finally a winter the way it should be.

Yorker
Jan 8th, 2011, 07:35 PM
I actually went to New York on the Sunday the big one hit, took 14 hours to get there from upstate new york, it was literally a whiteout and did not move in traffic for 3 hours. Cars could not even move, they were spinning out. What was more ridiculous is how slow the plows were to respond. It took them almost a week to plow in Queens.

Barrie_Dude
Jan 8th, 2011, 07:36 PM
haha that's so true, we had couple of snowstorm before christmas but half of the snow has melted because of the warmer weather last week here
We got dumped on in Toronto about 8cm today

Wiggly
Jan 8th, 2011, 07:40 PM
We got dumped on in Toronto about 8cm today

8cm in Canada is like rain in the rainforest. :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 8th, 2011, 10:39 PM
It was ridiculous. :(

My favorite facebook status on the matter was something like: "dear snow, you are the only time when four inches are enough - the girls."

:happy:

ys
Jan 10th, 2011, 12:59 AM
The confidence of forecasters is growing that there is going to be a major snow event in NYC on Tue/Wed next week.. :bounce: I missed the fantastic post-Christmas event because of my European trip.. I hope this one is just as impressive.. :)

new-york
Jan 10th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Was there during the big storm.

Snowmazing. :inlove:

northern lad
Jan 10th, 2011, 02:17 AM
thank god i moved before all the snow :sobbing: :snowbaby:

PlayByPlay
Jan 10th, 2011, 03:50 PM
For the past couple of weeks the North has been getting loads of snow.

~{X}~
Jan 10th, 2011, 04:52 PM
We're supposed to be getting a lot of snow again on Wednesday. :o

Vincey!
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:09 PM
8cm in Canada is like rain in the rainforest. :lol:

haha yeah! :lol::worship:

delicatecutter
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:18 PM
It's been snowing the past two days. :sobbing: I couldn't go to work for fear of killing myself.

ys
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Fantastic, it is now 90% probability of more than half a feet of snow in NYC tomorrow night :bounce:

Super Dave
Jan 10th, 2011, 05:53 PM
We're supposed to get a few inches here late tomorrow. I don't think we've had 10" yet this year total. You can keep it on the east coast ;)

ys
Jan 20th, 2011, 08:59 PM
Another round of sky ammo tonight.. :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 20th, 2011, 10:03 PM
We're suppose to get 3-5" here in PA :bounce:

~{X}~
Jan 20th, 2011, 10:24 PM
Where is Spring??? :bigcry:

NyCPsU
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:02 AM
And even more Tuesday they are saying as well. :lol:

~{X}~
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:35 AM
CJ. :( Get me some hot chocolate and a blanket. :lol:

Lin Lin
Jan 21st, 2011, 02:01 AM
Snow:hearts:

NyCPsU
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Snowed a little today. And guess whats in the forecast for tomorrow night....

meyerpl
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:32 PM
We've had about 5 feet of snowfall so far this year where I live. The temperature bottomed-out at -33 fahrenheit last week.

NyCPsU
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:08 AM
^ Is that normal?

This is the worst winter snow wise I have ever lived through here, easily. And its still January. There are snow piles everywhere, parking is a nightmare, its getting to the point we have no where left to put it. 8-12 more inches tomorrow night for us should put us at about 55 inches on the winter. Thats unheard of.

PlayByPlay
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:46 AM
Its really bad up North I heard.

meyerpl
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Fortunately, I LOVE winter! I live in a cross-country skiiers paradise!

Vartan
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:00 AM
:scared:

hellas719
Jan 27th, 2011, 05:11 AM
So much snow tonight :sobbing:

~{X}~
Jan 27th, 2011, 06:03 AM
More snow... more and more and more... this is getting ridiculous. :lol:

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 06:11 AM
:eek:How "more" could it be?:unsure:
Any links?

~{X}~
Jan 27th, 2011, 06:13 AM
Like possibly 15-25cm more... or MORE than that. :lol:

NyCPsU
Jan 27th, 2011, 09:05 AM
NYC public school closed :eek: That never happens. Got just under 20 inches of fresh snow in the area. Thats more like 50cm. There are snow piles over my head up and down my block, more like tunnels. Insane.

ys
Jan 27th, 2011, 01:49 PM
I woke up this morning with beautiful view of deep snow covered banks of Hudson. I literally could not take my eyes of it for minutes.
La Nina rules :)

~{X}~
Jan 27th, 2011, 05:22 PM
48 cm of snow fell last night. :o

Lin Lin
Jan 27th, 2011, 10:21 PM
that's huge:eek:

Super Dave
Jan 28th, 2011, 01:58 PM
that's huge:eek:

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RenaSlam.
Jan 28th, 2011, 02:39 PM
19 inches in Central Park :tape:

miffedmax
Jan 28th, 2011, 06:31 PM
When I lived in Chicago I used to call my brother and laugh at him when this happened.

Can't really do that now that I'm back in Dallas, where an inch of snow is enough to cause widespread panic.

hellas719
Jan 29th, 2011, 05:39 AM
This sucks :sobbing:
I heard more tomorrow :o

Super Dave
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:38 PM
We're supposed to get 10-16" Tues - Wed. :tears:

Vartan
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:40 PM
If one more inch of snow falls, I will :o

NyCPsU
Jan 31st, 2011, 03:27 PM
If one more inch of snow falls, I will :o

Well we are under a winter storm watch at the moment for tomorrow and Wed. You will what? :lol:

~{X}~
Jan 31st, 2011, 04:57 PM
:haha:

Barrie_Dude
Jan 31st, 2011, 05:58 PM
Yeah, same as Dave, we will benedfit in Toronto from a storm that came up from Texas.

Vartan
Jan 31st, 2011, 06:45 PM
Well we are under a winter storm watch at the moment for tomorrow and Wed. You will what? :lol:

:fiery:

Barrie_Dude
Jan 31st, 2011, 07:11 PM
For Christian:

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~{X}~
Jan 31st, 2011, 08:15 PM
For Christian:

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:cheer::yippee:

Pump-it-UP
Feb 1st, 2011, 10:12 AM
It's already snowing where I'm at, and it wasn't supposed to start for another 5 hours. This sucks. :o :o :o :o

Ianto_Jones
Feb 1st, 2011, 07:30 PM
its actually lethal. its more of freezing rain this week...I can't even walk outside...and Ohio was hit harder than NYC in this storm..

New_balls_please
Feb 1st, 2011, 10:59 PM
It's snowing like it's the end of the world right now here in Ann Arbor, Michigan :help:

All my classes have been canceled :cheer:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 1st, 2011, 11:04 PM
I heard Hell, Michigan froze over.

New_balls_please
Feb 1st, 2011, 11:09 PM
^ Yeah, and it's getting worse and worse and worse and worse...

It's a blizzard :sobbing:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 1st, 2011, 11:14 PM
I know. It's pretty bad here. I think my coat froze into shape. We shall see what happens.

oleada
Feb 1st, 2011, 11:16 PM
I'm in New York....we got 19 inches last week, it was pretty bad. NYC Public schools never close, but they did last week. We're over the January snowfall record.

Nothing now, though....I hope we get more so I can get another day off work :angel:

dybbuk
Feb 2nd, 2011, 01:10 AM
Haven't been able to see outside thanks to the snow for large stretches of the day. The snow is currently taller than my porch and still going strong.

delicatecutter
Feb 2nd, 2011, 01:39 AM
Haven't been able to see outside thanks to the snow for large stretches of the day. The snow is currently taller than my porch and still going strong.

I heard they closed I-70 from KC to STL.

I almost killed myself on the way to work today. I fucking hate winter.

Ianto_Jones
Feb 2nd, 2011, 01:54 AM
I heard they closed I-70 from KC to STL.

I almost killed myself on the way to work today. I fucking hate winter.
I don't have a car and I almost killed myself!

Super Dave
Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:16 PM
We ended up with 10"...3" Tuesday evening, 5" overnight, 2" more yesterday. The piles from the plows are huge...I can only imagine what NYC is like this winter.