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Old 01.11.2011, 10:41
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anyone from New England- New York?

how much snow did "your people" get

I grew up near Framingham... just a bit west of Boston.. and I understand there is about a foot of snow there.. but a bit further north.. friends in Leominster and before I lost touch with friends in Townsend... they told me that had about 20-24 inches of the stuff.

an amazing storm for this early in the year ...so happy I'm here in snow free Suisse.
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:44
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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

Friends inside 128 say they got a bit over 6" and outside of 128 was anywhere from 12 - 18". Kinda put a downer on the trick or treating last night apparently. Hell of a year for weather in MA...after all that snow last winter and then the spring rains, and the hurricane and now snow before Halloween which is almost unheard of even in NE. Crazy.
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:46
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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

I can remember a couple of Halloween snowstorms... but never anything on this scale ( oh ya.. another friend in Dorchester said they got nothing )
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Old 01.11.2011, 10:51
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I can remember a couple of Halloween snowstorms... but never anything on this scale ( oh ya.. another friend in Dorchester said they got nothing )
Well, Dorchester is in the city and most towns/areas along the coast just got rain from what I heard and watched on whdh's "storm force" coverage. The ocean was still too warm. I think they said the last time there was measurable snow before Halloween was 1976.
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:04
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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

We spent 6 months in Boxford does that count?

Our friend there say it's amazing at the moment but he's not enjoying his commute down to Cambridge.

When we arrived in May 2002 we had snow too. Not at all what we were expecting.
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:06
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We spent 6 months in Boxford does that count?

Our friend there say it's amazing at the moment but he's not enjoying his commute down to Cambridge.

When we arrived in May 2002 we had snow too. Not at all what we were expecting.
sorry... unless you can tell stories of the blizzard of '78 you aint a New Englandah.
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:32
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sorry... unless you can tell stories of the blizzard of '78 you aint a New Englandah.
Ah yes, is that the one where you and the twins got snowed in?
Come on grandpa, tell us another story
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:34
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Ah yes, is that the one where you and the twins got snowed in?
Come on grandpa, tell us another story
all I can say is.. thank God for the dog... we might not have made it without him.

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Old 01.11.2011, 11:40
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sorry... unless you can tell stories of the blizzard of '78 you aint a New Englandah.
And if you weren't born in '78?
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Old 01.11.2011, 11:44
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And if you weren't born in '78?
you may be let in under a sub-clause if you can tell stories of the perfect storm

otherwise... you'll always be "from away"
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:14
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sorry... unless you can tell stories of the blizzard of '78 you aint a New Englandah.
My grandfather was on his way home from a work trip, and instead of stopping when the snow got bad, he decided to keep driving through the snow. Eventually, his car got stuck about 2 miles from the Outerbridge (him being on the Jersey side). With no hat, no gloves, no boots and only a sportscoat with a sweater under, and his scarf, he walked 7 miles to our house. At least it wasn't uphill!

This time, my kinfolk got about a foot of snow. The kiddies are loving it.
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:35
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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

My fam got about a foot in Waltham but friends in the city got less. Was definately a big storm for this early in the season! Some of my friends in Burlington area are still without power, or were as of this morning. I hope we have a mild winter here in Basel, i can go to the mountains if i want snow.

P.S. i am a propah new englandah but was bron aftah 78 I spent some summers in Gloucester though so can tell you all about the perfect storm and hurricaine bob.
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:38
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P.S. i am a propah new englandah but was bron aftah 78

I always find it amazing that people born aftah '78 have ALREADY developed the power of speech.

kids these days.. just amazing.

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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

North east of Amherst, MA we've got close to 2 feet of snow. Schools closed, UMass closed, Halloween postponed officially until Friday because power lines are down everywhere and children can't walk in the deep snow banks.

Glad I get all that interesting news from Facebook to keep me entertained, while I can step outside in the warmth of the November sunshine here in Vaud. 28 years of New England living - I miss my neighbors and all but phew, 23 degrees F in October?
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Old 01.11.2011, 15:11
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you may be let in under a sub-clause if you can tell stories of the perfect storm
Storm of the Century was far more interesting, but then neither I nor my husband claim to be a New Englander, so this post is already out of scope.

My husband's from Lehigh Valley and we used to live in NW NJ. Seems like almost everyone's without power (some more than 48 hours, so far) due to the combination of lots of wet snow with leaves still on the trees. If we were back in NJ, we would have about 20 inches of snow, no power, and if very, very lucky, lots of trees down, but none on the house. One friend said her trees look like a giant came through and broke off of the tops. This storm is definitely one for the history books.
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My grandfather was on his way home from a work trip, and instead of stopping when the snow got bad, he decided to keep driving through the snow. Eventually, his car got stuck about 2 miles from the Outerbridge (him being on the Jersey side). With no hat, no gloves, no boots and only a sportscoat with a sweater under, and his scarf, he walked 7 miles to our house. At least it wasn't uphill!

This time, my kinfolk got about a foot of snow. The kiddies are loving it.

Lol....i once got stuck in snow too in my rear wheel drive car...finally had to park in a gas station parking lot and walk the 7 miles to home...i too didnt have winter clothes, but luckily I had some that I was planning to give to the salvation army...so I unboxed it and walked home....

Damn Connecticut
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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

We have moved here from CT. About 95% of the town still does not have electricity and possibly won't until next week. Needless to say, school was canceled for the entire week. Live wires are still laying in the roads, even melting the tar. Branches everywhere. Really not a good scene. Given how winter hasn't even begun, and after last year's onslaught of snowstorms, they will be in school until August!!!
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Old 03.11.2011, 10:34
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We have moved here from CT. About 95% of the town still does not have electricity and possibly won't until next week. Needless to say, school was canceled for the entire week. Live wires are still laying in the roads, even melting the tar. Branches everywhere. Really not a good scene. Given how winter hasn't even begun, and after last year's onslaught of snowstorms, they will be in school until August!!!
what part of connecticut u guys from?
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Old 03.11.2011, 11:37
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Re: anyone from New England- New York?

Im a West Hartford import. Originally from the south, but absolutely love CT.
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