Getting Ready for the Blizzard of 2007?

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Everyone ready for the Blizzard of 2007? Care to make a prediction?

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I have filled my gas cans for multiple snow blower use...salted my drive-way...made alternate baby sitting plans...changed some appointments for work...

Which all means we will probably end up getting a couple inches...Everytime I buy into the hype it turns out to be nothing much...

Have the weather heads given this one a name yet?

I remember a guy on WSPD years ago who said this - Take the range the weathermen predict, Take the lower of the figures, cut that in half, and maybe, MAYBE, we'll get that much.

(but yeah, I filled up my gas tank, stocked up some food for the fridge, and went and took out a few library books, just in case Im not going anywhere for a bit...)

I did hear one weatherhead say something that made sense. He asked - Would it KILL ya to toss a blanket in your car? You can leave it all folded up and everything and then put it back in the closet after its all clear...

Good luck everyone - IF anything comes of this...

Not because of the storm but because I needed to buy regular groceries. People were in panic mode, the bread was almost all gone, milk the same and I couldn't help thinking of the New York town dealing with over 8 feet of snow and here 8 inches throws people into a panic...

We don't remember days only moments...

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I predict that we all get snowed in for 37 days and at the end of that time HistoryMike's house will be uncovered revealing two well-fed dogs...

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

For all those who experienced the Blizzard of '78, this little storm and most others since have been a day at the beach in comparison.

The roads are pretty slippery.

I stocked up on munchies and firewood.....stay warm everybody!!!

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Continuous Live Driveway Coverage of the "Blizzard of 2007" on my blog, until further notice.

Do any of you have reports of the blizzard? How much has it snowed in your neighborhood? Anything out of the ordinary?

I think we have 6 or 7 inches of snow in my 'hood. I'm debating if I will list my Miraculous Statue of St. Francis of Assisi on eBay, as Lisa Renee has suggested.

The snow refuses to bury the outdoor saint, and I think there are commercial opportunities here in ticket sales and concessions if I market this Miraculous Statue properly.

I did nothing - BTW I enabled a chat for those of you who have nothing better to do than to document the shoveled pet trails and play pet psychology trying to figure out what they are saying by looks - you know who you are. Chat is beta, use at your own risk and it could be decommissioned at any time.

I noticed in the RSS feeds 13abc is reporting those areas without power. Let's hope it is temporary.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=local&id=5031621

I noticed on ToledoTalk, WTOL has winter blast blogs:

http://www.wtol.com/Global/category.asp?C=93963

Why does TPS have to be such sticklers and wait till the last minute to close?
I can understand it when there isn't much snow but honestly you know the roads tomorrow are going to be worse then they were this morning so why not just call it off now?
The garbage trucks aren't even rolling tomorrow so why expect the kids to brave the weather if those guys can't?
It would be just wonderful if they'd close before I head off to bed tonight or I can unset my alarm.

I saw it on the channel 11 ticker maybe at 7:00? Also Adrian, where my sister teaches.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

...but the middle section of my privacy fence is down! I have a 4-foot drift along the fence...and another 3-foot drift along the edge of the driveway...but nothing around the cars.

Very strange how the wind swirls and deposits snow in various places and shapes.

I may take the hint from HistoryMike and post some photos on my blog tomorrow. As I don't have dogs, I don't plan to be outside until a 'civilized' time.

:)

2/14 - that wasn't too clear, what I posted.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

The wind here is causing drifting - it is very strong. I observed a tornado about an hour ago - made of snow. It rolled across the back yard, the garage roof and rocked the van that I drive when it hit it.

Kind of an eye opener....

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

I may be the only one - but on the apartment side of my house - the exhaust pipe for the furnace comes out of the crawl space.

So it's two foot, maybe a foot and a half off the ground. I was discussing with the eldest son in Michigan and giving him the party line from my Dad, (make sure your furnace exhaust is free from ice and snow), when my conscience got the better of me and I went out to check my OWN - and it was completely, (100%) drifted over.

Check your furnace exhaust pipes. If they are blocked, the exhaust comes into the house and that's just deadly.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

Here's the latest bulletin from the National Weather Service in Cleveland:

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TUESDAY TO 12 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TUESDAY TO 12 PM EST
WEDNESDAY.

A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE ENTIRE REGION TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE QUICKLY DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY...WITH SNOW BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES. BY EVENING RUSH HOUR...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE...LIKELY MAKING THE EVENING COMMUTE VERY DIFFICULT. ANOTHER 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS LIKELY TUESDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF WEDNESDAY.
STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 7 TO 14 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET MAINLY SOUTH OF ROUTE 30 LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY EVENING. IF IT DOES...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE REDUCED.

NORTHEAST WINDS WILL GUST TO 30 MPH AT TIMES TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT CREATING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THIS WILL ALSO MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS. TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

;) As of 4:19 AM, all is clear. We shall see. I just love how the gloom-and-doom weathermen treat the weather like a national disaster now.

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In World War 2 we fought the Nazis. Today we're afraid of cellphones, smokers, and cheeseburgers. It's about at the end, people.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

I had an email saying as much and I called into work to confirm it. Classes are canceled as of 12:30 today and offices will be closing at 3 p.m.

Just wanted to post it because so far I haven't seen it on any of the local news stations yet, and the inclement weather hotline isn't answering.

Ha!

ROFL!

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

We have small dogs. I think they would need 37 months to gut and eat all of us.

...of the '78 Blizzard..this doesn't come close - at least so far...

for your coverage ;)

wow

I had no idea you would risk life and limb to provide that kind of coverage..

:-)

We don't remember days only moments...

The car and truck are both in the driveway. There are drifts around a foot high all around them, but where they are actually sitting-underneath and about 2 feet around 'em-is totally clear. Crazy things the winds do. But I agree this is absolutely nothing compared to 1978. Nothing at all.

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In World War 2 we fought the Nazis. Today we're afraid of cellphones, smokers, and cheeseburgers. It's about at the end, people.

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

Wow that would have been freaky to see Kate.

Don't forget to put food out for the birds and other little critters tomorrow once things calm down. Very few of them braved this weather to eat today so by tomorrow they will be hungry.

Normally I have to fill the feeder at least four times, today not even once.

We don't remember days only moments...

Hopefully it's not covered, because I'm not going up there.

:-)

We don't remember days only moments...

TPS didn't go down until about 930. Channel 13 had Foley on asking him why he hadn't called them off yet and he said they wanted to wait to see how the roads were going to be(that was when I made that first post about them not calling it off until late) but then about 30 minutes later they said the schools were closed.

What did I do? Nothing ... nothing but drive much more carefully -- as road conditions demanded, duh.

What did other people do?

Well, I was nearly threatened with physical restraint for wanting to get out of West Toledo so I could go home, about 6pm or so. Sheesh! People see some blowing snow, they assume the worst, and then they lose their minds. I found the roads to be bad, sure, and the highways were about as bad as they get in an average Nor'easter (I'd seen a few of those in my years living in Boston) ... but with careful driving, travel is entirely possible. I eventually untangled myself from some unhappy folks and drove home ... so I could enjoy digging out parking spots for myself and a neighbor.

So, we just ended up with a good 6-inch drop and drifts of over 12 inches. Big whoop. (I did stock up on muenster cheese, since Kroger finally put it on sale. Yum!)

BTW, by noon the next day, the nearby main (secondary) street was down to wide blacktop, and my own street (tertiary) had seen the plow at least once. I have to give credit where it's due -- Toledo has been very good about clearing primary and secondary roads after deep snowfalls.

Bought extra beer & snacks; paid the electric, gas, and cable TV bill that they threatened to cut off (hope it was in time). I wonder if the pizza place will deliver tomorrow and Wednesday. Yeah, think I'm ready.

You mean like Bill Spencer a few years ago announcing that there is a tornado warning and we should all take shelter in the basement, now!

But don't panic, he added a moment later. Sure by that time people were heading for the basement..

our side street was plowed by the time I got up and about around 7 a.m.

We've actually got blacktop showing as of around 3 ish...

The road crews (along with the neighbor on a bobcat with plow) really did a nice job!

Here's a man after my own heart. I may go to the store today, and I may not. I don't have much beer in the house, but whiskey's better in a snow storm anyway.

I'm betting the pizza guy will deliver. Neither rain nor snow nor superbowl crowds nor traffic nor pinheads blocking driveways nor large dogs nor gangsta's trying to rob my sorry ass at gun point nor Carty Finkbiener's trash can rulez nor lack of street signs nor legible addresses on mailboxes nor dirt roads in winter nor a bunch of other stuff because I've gotta pay the rent this week or I'm gonna get evicted again will keep the pizza from being delivered.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Sorry to tell you... I called Pizza Hut today and they weren't delivering.

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