View Full Version : Snowstorm Blankets Mid-atlantic, Heads for Northeast
02-17-2003, 11:17 AM
Wowee! Got about 18 inches on the ground here, from the snowstorm that wouldn't end, Friday night-Sunday, and more supposed to be on the way this (Monday) afternoon.
Now, the major northeast airports are closed. Enjoy the vacation time, folks!
Ytown Tribe fan
02-17-2003, 11:26 AM
We're enjoying it up here! As usually happens in such an event, the North Coast get less snow than points South and East of us, but we still got 8-10 inches of fresh snow overnight near Youngstown, while Cleveland got only a couple of inches.
Yeah, WV got nailed. So did DC and Maryland .
02-17-2003, 12:53 PM
Been shoveling now for 2 hours - and barely scratched the surface. This one was a mother. No idea how much is out there - - ran into some drifts that were three feet high - - - and, confession time, those were neat to jump over like a RB on the one going for a TD over the middle - - still snowing out now too - - - - where's Spring!
02-17-2003, 12:55 PM
Well, its been too cold up here to snow, so maybe a snowstorm on the way means we'll warm up.:rolleyes:
02-17-2003, 02:35 PM
Fortunately, American Airlines had the presence of mind to cancel my Chicago-Albany flight four hours before departure (along with every flight east of there), so I was spared my normal East Coast snowstorm ritual at O'Hare's club lounge, and got to go back to bed instead.
I was going to try again tommorrow, then my colleague from Boston called and said that he wasn't going to try and drive out tommorrow AM, so I get an unexpected four extra days at home this month.
02-17-2003, 04:29 PM
...man, fun storm with my kids, sliding down the slides at the park,making snow angels, watching my dog sink to the bottom of drifts...the city looks pretty, if only for a day
02-17-2003, 06:45 PM
ok,LIAM and me
We got about 1/2 - 3/4 inches of ice and 1-2" of snow. They closed all the highways Saturday night, but by midday Sunday things weren't too bad here. Had some refreezing overnight last night, and expect it again tonight - but mid 40's tomorrow and it'll all be a memory.
Guess we dodged a bullet.
02-17-2003, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by pathogan
ok,LIAM and me
Nice picture Pat! Glad someone was having fun out there!
Me? Legs sore, back sore - and that's today - - I can imagine tomorrow!
I also have a black and blue left palm - - from jamming the snow blower into the snow where it was at least 2 feet deep.
I am SO ready for the Spring!
Skip - you got lucky!
02-18-2003, 09:18 AM
Boston handles this kind of storm with a kind of grudging grace. Since yesterday was a holiday, it was very, very quiet. Logan was open all day, but there weren't a lot of flights, in part because so many other airports were closed. Today, my commute on the T was on the slow side of normal, but not too bad. I rather enjoy the alien landscape of my neighborhood after a monster snow like this one.
02-18-2003, 11:31 AM
WOOHOO!! 28 inches in queens, NY
02-18-2003, 11:43 AM
Hmm... I'm feeling left out of the Blizzard of '03...
Southern NH is getting thumped... but up here in the mountains... 2 inches and (barely) counting...
02-18-2003, 11:45 AM
Gee, I feel sooooooooo deprived to have missed out on all the fun. Cute to watch on TV, though.....
02-18-2003, 11:51 AM
I just enjoy watching people around here try to drive in the ice and snow. It's also fun to watch the complete overreaction to any kind of poor weather. I had people angry with me because they had to come to work on Monday.
02-18-2003, 11:22 PM
being outside in the snow-covered streets of NY, while trying to keep my balance on crutches, was quite an experience....unlike other people around me, though, i was able to not slip and fall on my arse...
the drive back to DC today was fairly easy....except for one accident outside baltimore which cost us an hour and a half (why do they close off all lanes but one when all the cars are already on the far side of the highway? better yet, why not move the fricking cars off the highway?) ...
now comes the worst part - the slosh
02-19-2003, 06:55 AM
Many will be looking at slop for weeks - - that is the worst part.
02-19-2003, 07:10 AM
A reminder that snow like this is not all fun and such:
Blizzard Claims Third Life
(February 18, 2003) — Lost in the snow, the 'Blizzard of 2003' claimed the life of a Staten Island woman who was found buried in a snow drift. Officials say she died after spending more than 10 hours buried beneath the snow, unconscious. She is the third victim of Monday's storm in our area. Police on Staten Island say neighbors discovered her Monday morning, but it was too late.
The tragedy in Staten Island is a sad reminder of just how dangerous the blizzard was. Police say the 52 year-old victim was on her way home from work, when she collapsed in a snow drift just down the block from her home. It was hours and hours before she was found, and though she was rushed to the hospital, it was too late to save her life.
Steven Varesio was out shoveling snow in his driveway Monday morning when he discovered the body of Cynthia Durapau. At first he thought it was a trash bag buried in the snow, but soon learned it was his neighbor.
02-19-2003, 08:54 AM
Friday I left home early because an inch of ice was forecast, but the temp stayed over 33, so it rained. There was about 3 inches of snow on the ground so it became lots of fun.
Friday night, we did have freezing rain.
Then it snowed about 6 1/2 inches. Then we had 30 MPH winds. That whole stew was real fun to shovel!
This week it's supposed to rain, and snow this weekend.
Watch out east coast, hope a nor'easter doesn't occur with this front.
02-19-2003, 09:40 PM
Just got back this morning (6:25 AM) from visiting my folks up in Chesapeake, VA - the snowstorm missed the Tidewater area by about 30 miles. We got tremendous amounts of rain but the thermometer rose by about 5 (critical) degrees from 4 PM to 9 PM so NO snow materilized
The Red Sox may be in for a tough year. Having dodged the snowfall bullet (actually a cannonball), I feel like I've used up my good luck for this year
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