November 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm #29679
My girlfriend and best friend both live in the affected area. There is a snow storm front just sitting on top of the area. My buddy sent me a picture of his yard. There was no yard to be seen. The very top of his 4.5 foot garbage bins were just visible. His car is under a 12 foot drift. Yes, 12 feet. That was at 8am. The snow has continued piling on and it looks like they’re going to be literally snowed in until Thursday at best, Sunday at worst. I am North of the monstrous storm cloud, and haven’t had a single snowflake. Such is the Western New York area.
My girlfriend (who disagrees with my preparedness mentality in a lot of ways) will hopefully learn a bit from this, as she is already a bit nervous. I know that she’ll be fine, but I can already see the major disadvantage and propensity for panic that a completely unprepared mind has. And this is with a fair amount of exposure to the ideas of a prepared individual (me).
This reminds me to point out to those in applicable areas to do a little research on the Blizzard of 1977… there are unique preparedness challenges for snowstorms and we would do well to remember them. One of the most important is to have a car filled with cold weather essentials, along with a 72 hour BOB (you’ll need the foodstuffs and water). My girlfriend’s uncle has been stuck on the highway since 3am!! (It is now 5:51pm as I type). Luckily, he has a storm kit.November 18, 2014 at 11:08 pm #29680
Well thank god for global warming, think how bad it would be to have this year round.November 19, 2014 at 3:02 am #29694
Hmmm… snow apocalypse. The only place worse to be is the Tug Hill plateau. Total accumulation may be 20 feet or more. Got snowshoes and candles. Its 16F here in ny.
Cold night …. 14F now.November 19, 2014 at 6:02 am #29705
Hmm, something called winter.
6″ or 6′, you have to be ready for it.
I have little sympathy for those who refuse to realize that it happens and you need to be ready for whatever mother nature throws at you.November 19, 2014 at 9:52 am #29716
Adapt or die. Some very good advice from Vinaya in Slovakia. This is one very
large snow cannon when it starts shooting off Lake Ontario. It hasn’t shot like
this in decades or maybe never in historical memory. Ultimately it may be bug out or be buried alive.
I’m beginning to wonder if I split enough wood to last the winter. If it gets really cold all bets are off. I’ve heard about winters like this from the 1700s. If its bad it will be a major test of the grid and infrastructure. Not unsurvivable just very very interesting if you like snow, and I DO. lolNovember 19, 2014 at 10:46 am #29719
Starting out winter with 6″ of snow on the ground is going to make things difficult because it won’t go away until spring. Brulen fortunately a lot of people have snow equipment like snowmobiles up there to help out.November 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm #29740
Anyone who lives in Western NY and other areas that get lake-effect snow from the Great Lakes should be prepared for storms like this. Snowing this much in mid-Nov. is unusual but these areas are known to sometimes get massive amounts of snow. I hope this one wakes some folks up in terms of general preparedness. My understanding is that this storm is made worse by it being a wet snow.November 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm #29743
Well, it is suppose to be summer on our side of the world. It has been cold for days – I’ve got the fireplace going to try and warm up the house. My son made a snow man out of hail a few days ago. Very strange weather.November 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm #29746
After a very long and cold winter this past year with spring coming almost a month later than normal followed by a very mild summer in which it never truly got hot, and now a early winter upon us, it sure doesn’t seem like global warming around here.November 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm #29747
Ha, in truth we have had a warm spell for 10, 000 years. It has to swing back at some point.November 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm #29749
Global Warming is what happens when you make up climate related data to steal money to line your pockets at the expense of those gullible enough to believe that the sky is falling. Everything else is called weather.
No REAL scientific evidence exists to prove that “Global Warming” is really a thing. All data used to create this Chicken Little event was altered and even James Lovelock admits it was a knee jerk reaction.
ARRRRRGGGGG…… I just get SO riled up about some crooked “scientists” who make this stuff up to get government grants thus making my life miserable years later.
Now back to reality and away from the SciFi…. I hope your buddy and girlfriend are going to be okay and that she gets the wake up call she needs without putting her in risk.
http://ageofdecadence.comNovember 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm #29775
Not to be argumentative but it was much colder in the past, and much hotter as well. Natural cycles.
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dont want to make an argument here
but last winter North America had a brutal winter
so bad toilets froze, hope the coming winter wont be as bad.
I believe we are experiencing a Ragnarok of sortsNovember 19, 2014 at 7:22 pm #29778
Ragnarok…. Nice reference…. The reasons for using Ragnarok to describe a “snow-pocolypse” are numerous and funny.
You are not being argumentative at all……. You are echoing what the common sense person already knows, except for the unsupported claims (again data that is used to claim gas emissions have done anything are using modified numbers) in the article about greenhouse gases. The climate is cyclic.
I just get all ticked off when current weather patterns are always blamed on a POLITICAL phenomenon called Global Warming because it is yet another way to try and oppress the general population. In this case: money, taxes, and useless regulations. I have a real problem with oppression of any sort……
I guess we could use this chart to explain it. It looks just as scientific as the ones that are currently used:
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Now those are some statistics I can understand’
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