Massive Winter Storm Stella hits New England

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We are supposed to get 18” to 24”+. It’s New England we get some snow here. It never ceases to amaze me a couple of snowflakes here and people panic.

Ugh, don’t get me started…

 

Too late.

 

Yeah, all the supermarkets end up being packed before storms like this. People fight each other over basics in the dairy aisle like crazed mothers fighting each other over those God-awful Cabbage-Patch Dolls.

And, like, seriously, do you have to wait for the day before a huge storm to go get salt, sand, shovels, etc.? Like, no one bothers to think of any of that for the WEEKS before anything like that hits?

Trust me, in the War With The Machines, the Machines will win. The Ugly Ugly Giant Bags Of Mostly Water are largely too stooopit to walk and chew gum at the same time.

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The movie is “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Wanna hear something funny? Just from the pic, before playing it, I thought it was from “The Incredible Shrinking Man”.

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4 wheel drive and winter tyres with studs Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up I know that studs are forbidden almost everywhere in the world. Stay safe.

You can have studs in New York State but I like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, no studs.
Second set and they are very good in snow with front wheel drive.

General Arctic Altimax (unstudded) for winter wx. Nice ratings, even compared with Michelin X-Ice 3. Big Smile

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=123

Only got ‘em for my older car, though. Nice bite in snow, both fresh and packed.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Streamer wrote:
The movie is “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Wanna hear something funny? Just from the pic, before playing it, I thought it was from “The Incredible Shrinking Man”.

!http://theredlist.com/media/database/settings/cinema/1950-1960/the-incre...!

…..yeh, i’ve seen both movies scores of times…and agree…yehh….the incredible shrinking man….RoF lmao…. LOL I know where ya comin from..hahahahhahahha

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Hope everyone is safe and dug out from the storm I got about 22” here in NY I finally got my 2WD truck out I go out and have fun with all the people that can’t drive in this crap. I do donuts around them at stop lights! lol What is even better is I have FL tags on my truck and then I get out of it wearing shorts people look like WTF this dude is nuts. Oh well you only live once.

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As it turned out the warm front pushed 20 miles further inland than expected. Therefore, Philadelphia[I heard the same for NY and Boston] and some of its suburbs got a lot less snow and more Ice/sleet.

I live 30 miles NW of Philly. They predicted anywhere from 12” to 18”. We got ~ 5” of snow and 2” of sleet which made the roads worse!

As the gentleman-“Turningbluechips” from the Poconos[Pa Mts.] said,,,they got 24”. The inland track obviously did NOT affect their accumulation!

P.S. WPVI local Philadelphia weather/news station got RIPPED by people on Facebook!!! lol! WRONG AGAIN!

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As it turned out the warm front pushed 20 miles further inland than expected. Therefore, Philadelphia[I heard the same for NY and Boston] and some of its suburbs got a lot less snow and more Ice/sleet.

I live 30 miles NW of Philly. They predicted anywhere from 12” to 18”. We got ~ 5” of snow and 2” of sleet which made the roads worse!

As the gentleman-“Turningbluechips” from the Poconos[Pa Mts.] said,,,they got 24”. The inland track obviously did NOT affect their accumulation!

P.S. WPVI local Philadelphia weather/news station got RIPPED by people on Facebook!!! lol! WRONG AGAIN!

It seems like the more forecasting tools they have the worse the forecasting gets.

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
As it turned out the warm front pushed 20 miles further inland than expected. Therefore, Philadelphia[I heard the same for NY and Boston] and some of its suburbs got a lot less snow and more Ice/sleet.

I live 30 miles NW of Philly. They predicted anywhere from 12” to 18”. We got ~ 5” of snow and 2” of sleet which made the roads worse!

As the gentleman-“Turningbluechips” from the Poconos[Pa Mts.] said,,,they got 24”. The inland track obviously did NOT affect their accumulation!

P.S. WPVI local Philadelphia weather/news station got RIPPED by people on Facebook!!! lol! WRONG AGAIN!

It seems like the more forecasting tools they have the worse the forecasting gets.

Bob

I think you are right Bob!

Great name you have,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,mine is also Bob![Robert] Big Smile

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Downtown Stittville, New York got a full 36” by my measurement.
All cleaned up this morning by Snow Blowing from 8 until
That did include shoveling the front a rear roofs and digging out Mail Box’s out of the snow bank and driving 2 metal posts into the ground and remounting the box’s

Roads are wet but back to black not the slush or snow covering.

Off to Florida next Tuesday and out of the Winter weather Smile

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0.13 inches and we close the roads here in Texas. And panic, lots of panic. Chaos. No sarcasm.

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All this talk of 13 inches here and 20 inches there, in Hartford we got 2 feet of snow Big Smile

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All this talk of 13 inches here and 20 inches there, in Hartford we got 2 feet of snow Big Smile !{width:40%}[url=http://imgur.com/9iWJ6wu][img]http://i.imgur.com/9iWJ6wu.jpg[/img][/url]!

Now that’s funny.

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Kindle][quote=sac02 wrote:
0.13 inches and we close the roads here in Texas. And panic, lots of panic. Chaos. No sarcasm.

Even the train drivers hate them Shocked .

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That had to hurt……..a lot

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caramba, aye caramba!!

that gif loop is mesmerizing lol

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13 inches and closing roads? Lol, here 20-25 and no one panic. Life goes as usual.
Mike
0.13 inches and we close the roads here in Texas. And panic, lots of panic. Chaos. No sarcasm.
Yep, about the same here. Facepalm
As well as the bread isles & milk coolers at all the grocery stores are totally bare at even the threat of snow. It is downright hilarious….. Wink

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caramba, aye caramba!!

that gif loop is mesmerizing lol

I made that my wallpaper…

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Here’s my car when the snow gets heavy

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Nice “car”….. Thumbs Up

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yeah, same here with the “magic traction” people…

65 in a 35 zone… cigarette in one hand, coffee in the other… talking to passengers and yelling at kids, all while “bluetoothing” on wireless cell phone… on I-C-E around a turn. steering with their KNEES

you say “anything” you get…

“oh, i have happy traction, dude, its all good!”

==================================

i inherited my dads Bravada, its basically a BLAZER. it has “magic traction” or whatever… just does 4 wheel drive on and off by itself…

but, i have NOTICED? i cant “brake” and “turn” like my cars i am used to… its, like, driving an elephant around, it feels like.

i dont like to drive it fast even in good weather… i know i cant make it do “cartwheels” and control a high speed skid like a regular car i can do it with in a sudden emergency.

i am suddenly… “driving like an old man”, ha ha.

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sedstar wrote:
yeah, same here with the “magic traction” people…

“oh, i have happy traction, dude, its all good!”

Man, there’s one car commercial that just plain pisses me off every time I see it. Some pretty-boy’s in the car, starts daydreaming, “Gee, I wonder if I left my curling-iron on…”, and BEEPBEEPBEEP!, lane-departure warning. “Whew… that was close!”. “Wonder if I plucked my eyebrows today… BEEPBEEPBEEPSCREECH!!!, the car hits the brakes to avoid hitting the car that’s stopped in front of him. “Whew! That was close, too!”. And so on, and so on, and so on.

These cars are now made for idiots, literally pandering to the lowest common denominator, to let idiots BE idiots behind the wheel, not pay attention, not care about anything, because the car will protect these idiots from themselves.

Like I said, it just plain pisses me off…

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i inherited my dads Bravada, its basically a BLAZER. it has “magic traction” or whatever… just does 4 wheel drive on and off by itself…

but, i have NOTICED? i cant “brake” and “turn” like my cars i am used to… its, like, driving an elephant around, it feels like.

i dont like to drive it fast even in good weather… i know i cant make it do “cartwheels” and control a high speed skid like a regular car i can do it with in a sudden emergency.

i am suddenly… “driving like an old man”, ha ha.

Naw, you just don’t outdrive the car…

Loved my ’86 Cavalier hatch. Z24 wheels from an ’88, slightly lowered, KYB struts, always whatever Eagles the cops would run. Car rode like it was on rails. Oh, it was a kidneybuster with the stiff suspension, but damn, that car would go wherever you’d point it, no questions asked. It was a true roadster…

Just the slightest hint of oversteer, so you’d have to watch to make sure the ass-end of the car wouldn’t swing out from under you, and that’d only happen in really slick weather like first-rain.

Had that car 20-something years, too. Def got my money’s worth, several times over.

And it had nothing in it. No ABS, no traction control, no… nothing. Yet I could plow through snow and put the car where I wanted it to go, I was that familiar with it.

But, you learn. You make your mistakes, and hopefully learn from them.

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Lightbringer wrote:
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yeah, same here with the “magic traction” people…

“oh, i have happy traction, dude, its all good!”

Man, there’s one car commercial that just plain pisses me off every time I see it. Some pretty-boy’s in the car, starts daydreaming, “Gee, I wonder if I left my curling-iron on…”, and BEEPBEEPBEEP!, lane-departure warning. “Whew… that was close!”. “Wonder if I plucked my eyebrows today… BEEPBEEPBEEPSCREECH!!!, the car hits the brakes to avoid hitting the car that’s stopped in front of him. “Whew! That was close, too!”. And so on, and so on, and so on.

These cars are now made for idiots, literally pandering to the lowest common denominator, to let idiots BE idiots behind the wheel, not pay attention, not care about anything, because the car will protect these idiots from themselves.

Like I said, it just plain pisses me off…

In this one they demonstrate how to use the newest radar to “stop for some gas” when you are fast and furious.

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In this one they demonstrate how to use the newest radar to “stop for some gas” when you are fast and furious.

Wellp, bonus points for nailing 2 pumps…

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Man, there’s one car commercial that just plain pisses me off every time I see it. Some pretty-boy’s in the car, starts daydreaming, “Gee, I wonder if I left my curling-iron on…”, and BEEPBEEPBEEP!, lane-departure warning. “Whew… that was close!”. “Wonder if I plucked my eyebrows today… BEEPBEEPBEEPSCREECH!!!, the car hits the brakes to avoid hitting the car that’s stopped in front of him. “Whew! That was close, too!”. And so on, and so on, and so on.

These cars are now made for idiots, literally pandering to the lowest common denominator, to let idiots BE idiots behind the wheel, not pay attention, not care about anything, because the car will protect these idiots from themselves.
Like I said, it just plain pisses me off…

Truer words were never spoken! As far as I am concerned this is all “technology going wild”. IMO, it is pretty sad.

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But, you learn. You make your mistakes, and hopefully learn from them.
Exactly! You either learn from them, repeat them until you do, or get weeded from the gene pool in the process.

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are you telling me its i-m-p-o-s-s-i-b-l-e for that smart car to just LOCK UP and SKID TO A STOP if it malfunctions? and get me run over by a 18 wheeler because it DECIDED to fail getting on a big highway??

I did electronics for years when younger… do not tell me about redundant whatever… if the space shuttle can blow up? that CAR can lock up and get me clobbered by a cement truck.

and anytime a person explains how “impossible” catastrophic fail;ure IS, because of how its designed?

just say “titanic” and walk away from them…lol

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No snow here in upstate SC , but that system brought us frost with last night the coldest so it will be a day or two before we know how the budding plants and the farmers fared. Should be our last cold snap so C’MON SPRINGTIME!

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That had to hurt........a lot

Stupid people get stupid prizes.

That was classic!!!

Oh, hey, I'll take a video..

IDIOTS

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In my experience there is nothing more beautiful than a heavy snow in Manhattan. I remember walking for hours in the quiet streets, stopping at a french restaurant for soup and wine and arriving home rejuvenated by the beauty of such a day. Enjoying hot coffee @ Dunkin Donuts while outside it is freezing cold. Amazing that CVS, KeyFoood, DunkinDonuts, 24hourfitness , Asian restaurant, the Latin American Pizza Parlour, Irish pub …! though it was snowing, were all open with smiling staff Smile
Without these friendly staff how can we live in NYC? How will the life go on? How many of them are born here or have advanced degrees?

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In my experience there is nothing more beautiful than a heavy snow in Manhattan. I remember walking for hours in the quiet streets, stopping at a french restaurant for soup and wine and arriving home rejuvenated by the beauty of such a day. Enjoying hot coffee @ Dunkin Donuts while outside it is freezing cold. Amazing that CVS, KeyFoood, DunkinDonuts, 24hourfitness , Asian restaurant, the Latin American Pizza Parlour, Irish pub …! though it was snowing, were all open with smiling staff Smile Without these friendly staff how can we live in NYC? How will the life go on? How many of them are born here or have advanced degrees?

Absolutely. There is nothing more beautiful than freshly fallen snow. Falling snow in the woods is surprisingly loud. It is incredible. You have to be far enough from “civilization” to hear it though.

Taking a hike a couple of days later in the woods and you can read the entire story of what is going on in that wood lot in the freshly fallen snow. One of the best things I saw is where a bird of prey, I think it was an owl, had snatched a rodent up off of the snow. You could see the impressions of the feathers in the snow.

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