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Old 10-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Frankenstorm is coming...

With the late hurricane Sandy coming up the coast in late October and a cold front approaching the East, forecasters are calling for a Frankenstorm. Similar to last year's Halloween 6" snowfall, this one is full of wind and rain. some parts of the East will receive up to 12" of rain with snow in higher elevations. Similar scenario years back when two storms collided off the coast and several boats were sunk, "The Perfect Storm" was a movie made as a result.
Now back to your regularly scheduled broadcasting.....
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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We're hoping to catch a break on this one. Folks are still picking up after Irene . Raz
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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Hey Jim

In Colorado we squeezed some of the snow from that cold front before sending it east. Hope that helps. Couldn't do anything about Sandy though.

Stock up on supplies, make sure there's gas in the generator, batten down the hatches and ride it out.

On the bright side - It should keep the trick-or-treat groups off the streets and out of trouble.

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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I feel for you!

In the 80's we lived in the Boston area and experienced a particularly nasty storm resulting in a maple tree falling on our little home while we were in it! Thankfully, there was no damage to our home or to us! Actually all the trees lining the street were knocked down because the street crew had recently cut to roots streetside in order to repave the street. What unnerved us though, is someone attempted breaking and entering our house post-storm because it looked as though it was unoccupied even though we were there the whole time. Our car was in the repair shop and the power was out so there were no lights on. Upon hearing some rattling at the back door I got up with my flashlight to investigate and saw a shadowy figure run away. I was incensed that someone would try to take advantage people in a bad situation!

One thing I loved about post-storm snow is we could cross-country ski right out our front door before the crews plowed the streets.

Although we loved living on the East Coast we're glad we live in the SF Bay Area now (we are native Californians) where we don't have to worry about snow storms, just earthquakes and tsunamis!

I certainly hope you ride out the storm in safety and good health!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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Ginny's out doing storm preparation. She's only planning on purchasing 2 cans of Spam, must be a light one in her mind. All the town's have moved Halloween up to this Sunday. an early sugar hit for me.

Being on city services, including gas, generally means low impact to the beach community here except for boulders being thrown over the seawall, just amazing to see, and the beach road being covered with sand.

Wishing all well....
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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In preparation for the storm and electrical outages, I brought in all my camping stuff. Coleman stove, gas cylinders, Mr. heater buddy, filled the bathtub with water, got Milk, toilet paper, bread. Ha, inside camping! Batton Down the Hatches!
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In preparation for the storm and electrical outages, I brought in all my camping stuff. Coleman stove, gas cylinders, Mr. heater buddy, filled the bathtub with water, got Milk, toilet paper, bread. Ha, inside camping! Batton Down the Hatches!
Dont forget to put the outdoor furniture away! ;-)

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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Sitting here in the Hidden Hills in Western Mass. Think we are far enough off the coast and high enough to avoid the worse. Last year at this time we had 22" of snow surprise. In the valley, leaves were still on the trees and people went without electric for up to two weeks when the laden limbs came down. This was after a devastating tornado. Throw in hurricane Irene with record flooding. Vermont above me knows this one. Then an earthquake scare. Almost had me believing in the End Times. Got my Scamp ready as our survival capsule. Prayers to all those directly in danger.
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We were caught in Snow-tober last year and it was pretty miserable. I'm embarrassed to admit I'm a little excited to ride out this disaster in my trusty Scamp, if it comes to that. What can I say? Any excuse to keep the camping season going!
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Monson, Ma may turn into Monsoon. Ma- we just returned this am from a mini rally and I put the camper in the year behind my fence for one reason, I secure my fence to the camper with straps to keep the fence from blowing over in 50 mpg winds, otherwise it is still packed and ready to leave, the refer is still cold and packed.
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Stay safe all you east coast guys.
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Hi: All... We may not have the great lakes for protection this time. Sandy might just be strong enough to blow past the lakes. I don't know if I should hitch up the truck & trailer to hold them both down or not???
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Hi: All... We may not have the great lakes for protection this time. Sandy might just be strong enough to blow past the lakes. I don't know if I should hitch up the truck & trailer to hold them both down or not???
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
Sounds like a good excuse to take a trip somehere Alf.

Good luck Alf and everyone else affected by the storm.

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Boy this storm is amazing, blizzards in midwest, 4-8" rain and wind here in Pennsylvania and now the Great Lakes will be having 30-50 mph winds and Chicago will see 25' waves??
Unbelievable!!
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