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By: NEwxguy , 2:20 PM GMT on January 27, 2011

So this Janurary will probably go down in the record books.
We received 11 more inches last night,more than they had a predicted,I had a feeling this system was going to intensify quicker than they thought.It didn't last long,it was over this morning by 8 a.m.,but between 2 and 5 this morning,it really came down.There were strong winds over the SE and the islands up to 50 mph hour and some power outages.
Snow banks are getting ridicously high,one has to be very careful coming out of side streets and intersections.Roads are getting narrower with each storm.So we just have to grin and bear it.A few light periods of snow over the weekend and watching some possible system next week,but still very iffy.


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15. NEwxguy
9:10 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Fair

33 °F
(1 °C) Humidity: 45 %
Wind Speed: NW 10 G 20 MPH
Barometer: 29.69" (1005.4 mb)
Dewpoint: 14 °F (-10 °C)
Wind Chill: 25 °F (-4 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi
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14. NEwxguy
6:54 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Some rambling thoughts on all this snow.
Aside from the obvious snow removal problems and the mounting issue on where to put it all.
1.Snow of roofs
2.I better think about removing some snow from my deck before it collapses.
3.at some point all his snow has to melt
ideally we get a slow gradual melt,but we all now life doesn't work ideally.
4.A large rain storm would flood streets,with all the storm drains blocked,heavy rain would add even more weight to the snow on the roofs.
5.Rivers are going to be a big problem this spring,I envision record breaking floods this spring with all this snow.
So there is a lot to think about besides snow clearing.
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13. NEwxguy
6:29 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Hi,Alley,Flooding is definitely going to be a concern if we get a warmup or a warm system with a lot of rain.They are trying to truck away some of the piles to what they call snow farms,but those are reaching their limits also.Plus money issues are a real problem and a lot of cities have stopped overtime,so they don't do any extra snow removal except during a storm.So there is just too much snow is the bottom line,hoping we don't get another snowstorm,but also don't want a rain storm.
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12. Alleyoops
6:11 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Good afternoon sweetie...snow is one thing but the flooding resulting from the excessive snow buildup with cause more havoc than what one imagines. Is there any way they can remove the snow from streets without piling it up more. I can see the sewer systems backing up etc if you get a sudden thaw....
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11. NEwxguy
6:04 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Blowing Snow

32 °F
(0 °C) Humidity: 52 %
Wind Speed: NW 15 G 28 MPH
Barometer: 29.60" (1004.1 mb)
Dewpoint: 16 °F (-9 °C)
Wind Chill: 22 °F (-6 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi

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10. NEwxguy
4:32 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Mass,thats unbelievable.Now thats a commuting nightmare.
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9. masshysteria
4:24 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Hi NEw ~

Can't believe how Washington, DC's George Washington Parkway came to a complete halt, with abandoned cars and about a 12 hour commute for those few who finally made it home!!! So reminiscent of our Blizzard of '78!! Sadly, Washington, DC is never prepared for situations like this. They're behind the times in so many ways!

WWW.NBCWASHINGTON.COM/NEWS/LCAS BEAT/TRAFIC-AND TRANSIT-UPDATE-12-HOUR-COMMUTE

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8. NEwxguy
4:17 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
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7. NEwxguy
4:09 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
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6. NEwxguy
3:43 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Some amazing totals coming in from New York city and New Jersey with 15-20 inches,all kinds of records are falling this winter.
Cities are scrambling with their snow budgets being used up.
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5. NEwxguy
3:18 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Partly Sunny and Breezy

30 °F
(-1 °C) Humidity: 64 %
Wind Speed: NW 23 G 29 MPH
Barometer: 29.62" (1004.6 mb)
Dewpoint: 19 °F (-7 °C)
Wind Chill: 17 °F (-8 °C)
Visibility: 9.00 mi.
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4. NEwxguy
3:15 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Jus,I'd be out there waving my shovel,but don't think I can climb on the snowbanks anymore.Its funny,was keeping my walkway up to my front door nice and wide for the mailman and visitors to have plenty of room,well the width is down to the width of the shovel now,and pretty soon,the width of one shoe.
Mass,I went to bed assuming I would wake up to a moderate 6 inch snowfall,silly me!!
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3. masshysteria
2:50 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Good Morning NEw ~

Well so much for relying on Boston's meteorologists accuracy rate in snow forecasts! LOL! We received 8 inches of the stuff and our area is looking eerily familiar to that of the winter of 1978... (See below). Thankfully, our new reconditioned snowblower is working quite well and Methuen's DPW has kept up with clearing the streets. I know MANY towns have been really hard hit on that issue due to severe budgetary problems and cut backs.

Blizzard of 1978 pictures below from Boston.com





One can only imagine, at this point, what schools are going to be doing in order for pupils to make up all this time lost. Naturally, they were all canceled in our region which makes it safer for them and snowplows to clear everything.

At this rate, it'll take more than six weeks before Punxsutawney Phil's able to find his way out of his hole, let alone, his own shadow! Hope that the future so-called flurries expected in the days to come will be kinder and less destructive!! I keep praying that all our roofs remain intact!

Remain safe and warm while dealing with the elements out there!

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2. juslivn
2:44 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
Ha ha--song...

You are getting 'mad'!!! I can practically see you out there on top of a snow bank, scarf flailing in the wind and waving your shovel!!! Bring it onnnnnn! (well sort of, lol)

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1. NEwxguy
2:21 PM GMT on January 27, 2011
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