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Heads up, S. New Englanders! Snow on the way.

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  • Heads up, S. New Englanders! Snow on the way.

    Storm due Friday.

    I set the page for Hartford, CT, but the heaviest snow is due to fall south of the Mass. Turnpike, with up to a foot along the coast and heavy gusts on the Cape and Islands. Change the settings on the site for your own town or state. If the storm tracks south, we get less. If north, more.

    Storm bulletin:

    Short term forecast:
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein


  • #2

    This is my first winter in my very own farm, 25 horses, 10 acres... and a lot of work... I couldn't get an easy winter for my first one, huh?! lol... I guess it will be a true test of my barn managing and winter horse care skills!


    *Know Jumps, Know Glory... No Jumps, No Glory*


    • #3
      Yay! I'm going sledding on Saturday
      But I won't be happy hauling water buckets out to the pasture Such is winter in NY/NE ... break out the bran mash
      It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw.


      • #4
        Trial by fire SunflowerMeadows!
        I just checked the weather this morning with weather.com and noaa.gov. Gotta love the differences:
        Weather.com says 2-4 inches expected tomorrow and then Sunday another snow storm.
        Noaa.gov says 5-9 inches expected tomorrow and *maybe* a flurry or two Sunday.
        Yesterday both said Friday only had a small chance of flurries.
        I'm afraid to turn on the TV and check the local news...all the weatherfolks FREAK out if snow is headed our way...as if this is a surprise in CT! Dorks.
        You jump in the saddle,
        Hold onto the bridle!
        Jump in the line!


        • #5
          Still recovering!

          We still do not have power from the ice storm 7 DAYS ago and more snow on its way. This is the first winter my horses have been home in 9 years so I am also readjusting quickly!!! Heated water tub in the sacrafice paddock and a generator is the only way we are getting through this. My BF plows commercially so I am on my own, which is fine, until he gets home. So its just me and the snow blower and the two horses... oh and I still work full time so throw that in there!

          Gotta love winter!!!!
          Gone gaited....


          • #6
            The heaviest hit areas are projected to be coastal mass, cape and islands. You may be ok manyspots.
            \"You have two choices when a defining moment comes along - you can either define the moment, or let the moment define you.\" Tin Cup


            • #7
              This is very unfortunate given the number of people in Lunenburg, Townsend, Ashburnham, Ashby, Westminster, Harvard, Westford, etc., that still do not have power. I think if I was one of the horse farms in that area that still did not have power (I think by now most of the big ones have bought generators), I would cry.

              Seriously, all signs point to one suck-ass winter. Setting records for snow days!!


              • #8
                I feel big time for all of you still without power! They have so much clean up to do to keep restoring power and this storm will probably set that back more time.
                Here's hoping y'all get your power back asap and that you are all staying warm enough.
                And please..I know it always sounds like such an unnecessary expense 350 days per year but those 15 days you need a generator it really makes sense to get one and the set up done if it's at all affordable. Even if it has to be purchased in summer when loss of power isn't such a huge deal.
                You jump in the saddle,
                Hold onto the bridle!
                Jump in the line!


                • #9
                  SMF - I guess this will be a good test

                  But go figure, just when I finish my finals and have time for riding again, it snows...good thing I have 4WD or it'd be a long winter hoping to go visit my horses - oh well - I'm sure they don't mind


                  • #10
                    It's the Midwest's Christmas present to you New Englanders. Special delivery from Chicagoland, where we are expecting about a foot of snow in the next 24 hours.

                    Merry Christmas! Enjoy!
                    Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade.


                    • #11
                      Well at least y'all could've wrapped that present ybiaw!
                      You jump in the saddle,
                      Hold onto the bridle!
                      Jump in the line!


                      • #12
                        Okay I am in NY and this is our third assault with snow but our lastest was an ice storm that screwed everything up for days! We are expecting 12-15 inches tomorrow and more on Sunday into Monday..
                        From Chicago- couldn't have just sent pizza?
                        Mai Tai aka Tyler RIP March 1994-December 2011
                        Grief is the price we pay for love- Gretchen Jackson
                        "And here she comes. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's ZENYATTA!"


                        • Original Poster

                          "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein



                          • #14
                            My parents just got power back this morning thank goodness, but I'm sitting here in the Dulles Airport where I'll be spending the night. Now, because of the snow, I bet I'll be spending tomorrow night either here, or in Logan Airport in Boston because my family can't get to me.


                            • #15
                              Well since we have over a foot and a half now I am glad to hear we will only be getting 6-9 inches this time being so close to the Canadian border. Got another coming on Sunday and Wed though so I am sure we'll get our share.


                              • #16
                                Finally got power back on last night... getting ready with my snowblower for the 11" forecasted tonight!!!!!!
                                Gone gaited....


                                • #17
                                  Congrats to those who got their power back. That *has* to be a relief!
                                  Heading out soon to fill up the back-up gas and diesel containers but I don't think anything is going to start here anytime soon. From the radar it looks like NY is just starting to get snowed on now and PA too.
                                  You jump in the saddle,
                                  Hold onto the bridle!
                                  Jump in the line!


                                  • #18
                                    I'm here in western NY and we are getting the yucky accumulating snow right now. Actually started at 8 am, way earlier than they told us it would. They are calling for 6-9" for the most part. 12" or more in the higher elevations. So all you east of me.......HERE IT COMES, READY OR NOT!!!!!
                                    R.I.P Vanny 26 yr QH Stallion 4/11/82 - 5/8/08, Scout 28 yr Paint Cross Gelding, Glistening 11 yr Arab/Saddlebred Mare


                                    • #19
                                      I've just got my fingers crossed for my Christmas travels...I leave Manchester tomorrow for Spokane - stopping in Detroit and Minneapolis on the way! If I don't hit SOME sort of nasty winter weather, it's gonna be a miracle...
                                      Proud member of the EDRF


                                      • #20
                                        9:59 Friday a.m just north of Danbury CT and nothing yet. Let's hope it stays that way for at least an hour. Iv'e got some last minute shopping & a visit to the post office to do..