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Title: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 04, 2010, 07:43:11 PM
Yes that's right. I live smack dab right in the middle of the projected path of the next noreaster scheduled to hit tomorrow night. I actually took the day off tomorrow to brew my ESB.

The estimate is 24" for my county.  :o

Looks like I'll be pulling pints and watching the flakes fall on Saturday.  8)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 04, 2010, 08:18:58 PM
They're calling for 18-24 inches here but I'm getting a bad vibe that it might be somewhat more than that.  They've been under-predicting all season.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: darvyle on February 04, 2010, 08:19:32 PM
I feel for ya Bluesman, I'm in the Philly area so I'm glad I've got a bit of beer on tap.   Gonna sit back watch the flakes and my kids enjoying the snow.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: hamiltont on February 04, 2010, 08:31:44 PM
Just make sure the kegerator/keezer is plugged into the generator!!  ;D

You must have piles upon piles of snow by now.  I feel for ya!!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 04, 2010, 08:56:47 PM
Just make sure the kegerator/keezer is plugged into the generator!!  ;D

You must have piles upon piles of snow by now.  I feel for ya!!

Only if I had a generator and hopefully I won't need one. Wouldn't be a bad idea to own one though.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: pinnah on February 04, 2010, 11:14:23 PM
Awesome!  Lucky you man. :-*
Pullin pints and watching it pile up....we know you already have a snowblower!

Birds are starting to sing spring tunes here. >:(




Whoa....never laid down the kiss emoticon...  :o ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 05, 2010, 12:49:52 AM
Latest forecast for the DC area is 18-24 inches but they keep adjusting it upwards!  My back still hurts from shoveling out the last snow we had. >:(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 05, 2010, 01:45:32 AM
Latest forecast for the DC area is 18-24 inches but they keep adjusting it upwards!  My back still hurts from shoveling out the last snow we had. >:(

Yeah, me too.  I wouldn't be surprised if this one dumps three feet on us.  The whole area will be shut down for a week.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: scottyb on February 05, 2010, 02:58:20 AM
http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/weather/
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 05, 2010, 02:59:06 AM
Yeah, me too.  I wouldn't be surprised if this one dumps three feet on us.  The whole area will be shut down for a week.

Yeah, they made the decision to cancel our kids school for tomorrow at 2:00 today.  Who knows if they'll be open at all next week as there's also talk of another storm Tuesday or so.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 05, 2010, 03:04:40 AM
Yep, Fairfax County canceled schools for tomorrow as well.  My wife's a teacher in Fairfax County and if we get that much snow I seriously doubt she'll be going to work at all next week.  They just don't have anyplace to put it.  I actually enjoy seeing that much snow fall but that's tempered by my complete lack of enjoyment in shoveling it.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: pinnah on February 05, 2010, 04:09:02 AM
BTW, what do you call it a Nor'easter for?

Der, just wondering,
looks like she is coming in as a south'wester to me? ???



Shovel?  Yall need some hydraulics ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 04:24:06 AM
This is in order folks.

(http://media.ksfy.com/images/snowblower7.jpg)

It's CODE#:SNWBLR

I am up to the challenge.  :-\
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 05, 2010, 04:32:18 AM
Along the Atlantic coast storms track from the Southwest with a counter clockwise rotation bringing the moisture from the Atlantic that feeds the storms into the coastal areas from the Northeast.  Therefore, a Northeaster or Nor'easter.

Or so I've heard.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: The Professor on February 05, 2010, 04:36:53 AM
Well, I'm "getting outta Dodge" (in my case, NJ)   just in time...a few hours before the flakes start falling I'll be on a plane to Los Angeles for a weekend gig.  The trip back Sunday should be interesting...hopefully it'll all be plowed out and over with...
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 04:40:25 AM
Well, I'm "getting outta Dodge" (in my case, NJ)   just in time...a few hours before the flakes start falling I'll be on a plane to Los Angeles for a weekend gig.  The trip back Sunday should be interesting...hopefully it'll all be plowed out and over with...

Amen to that!

I enjoy it to a certain degree. Until my back is sore from moving snow.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 05, 2010, 12:23:46 PM
I'm taking a half today, Ron.  I know your brewing an ESB today, I may do my Dortmunder today or wait until the snow is up to my a$$ tomorrow.;D  The generator is primed an ready, the snowblower as well and I have an Ofest and wee heavy on tap.  The pantry and freezer are full.  Bring it on! ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: dhacker on February 05, 2010, 03:05:35 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if this one dumps three feet on us.  The whole area will be shut down for a week.

Then the boys at the Capital better hurry . . there's only hours left to make a few more bad decisions.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 05, 2010, 04:10:32 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if this one dumps three feet on us.  The whole area will be shut down for a week.

Then the boys at the Capital better hurry . . there's only hours left to make a few more bad decisions.

Are you kidding?  Those guys left town yesterday!  Seriously.

The new forecast, 20 to 28 inches.  It keeps going up!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 04:21:50 PM
Well I just mashed in my ESB and no flakes yet. They're saying it will start here at 4pm. I'll try to post some pics later.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 05, 2010, 04:23:07 PM
Well I just mashed in my ESB and no flakes yet. They're saying it will start here at 4pm. I'll try to post some pics later.
You don't get flakes until the hot break!   ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 04:31:22 PM
I'm taking a half today, Ron.  I know your brewing an ESB today, I may do my Dortmunder today or wait until the snow is up to my a$$ tomorrow.;D  The generator is primed an ready, the snowblower as well and I have an Ofest and wee heavy on tap.  The pantry and freezer are full.  Bring it on! ;D

A little snow never stopped me before, so why start stopping now.  ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 05, 2010, 05:25:06 PM
http://snowpocalypsedc.com/

Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 05:27:19 PM
http://snowpocalypsedc.com/



 :D

Not me. I enjoy it for the most part.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: babalu87 on February 05, 2010, 06:03:58 PM
Go to the grocery store and buy ALL the bread, milk and water you can get your hands on.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: brewboy on February 05, 2010, 06:13:56 PM
Quote
Go to the grocery store and buy ALL the bread, milk and water you can get your hands on.

and then jack up the prices and sell it to your neighbors.  ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 05, 2010, 06:18:46 PM
I was thinking about buying bottled water and snow shovels and setting up a stand on the street corner.   :D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: a10t2 on February 05, 2010, 06:19:30 PM
Started about 10 AM here, and about two inches on the ground so far. This weekend might kill me.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: brewboy on February 05, 2010, 06:22:00 PM
Quote
I was thinking about buying bottled water and snow shovels and setting up a stand on the street corner.     

Include some homebrew in your stand and you'll really be in business.  ;)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: capozzoli on February 05, 2010, 06:53:35 PM
Philly is down graded to five inches. No flakes here yet either. Still people are out there packed into the stores buying milk, bread and toilet paper.

So silly, when is everyone gonna realize that every time it snows, they didnt eat and drink so much bread and milk they wouldn't have to s*** so much.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 05, 2010, 06:56:45 PM
So silly, when is everyone gonna realize that every time it snows, they didnt eat and drink so much bread and milk they wouldn't have to s*** so much.

Haha, good point
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: hamiltont on February 05, 2010, 07:14:25 PM

So silly, when is everyone gonna realize that every time it snows, if they didn't eat and drink so much bread and milk they wouldn't have to s*** so much.
That's a classic!!!!  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 10:04:02 PM
It started here ay 3:30pm. The latest snowfall estimate here is 25".  :o

West Virginia and Maryland both declared a state of emergency.

I just pitched the yeast into my ESB. All is well.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 05, 2010, 10:11:48 PM
Cap, you're killing me! :D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: enso on February 05, 2010, 10:28:56 PM
Hey no fair!  All you flatlanders getting all the snow and you don't even know how to deal with it! 

We could use a few yards of snow up here!   ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 10:31:11 PM
Hey no fair!  All you flatlanders getting all the snow and you don't even know how to deal with it! 

We could use a few yards of snow up here!   ;D

Sure we do. A gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs and beer.  ;D

What more can one ask.  ;)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: pinnah on February 05, 2010, 10:34:51 PM
 ;D,

starting to see some rotation (http://weather.unisys.com/satellite/sat_wv_us_loop-12.html) now.

Nightfall setting it, man that gives me goosebumps.
Can't imagine having to deal in the city though.  Ugh.

Stay in and stay safe! 
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: beerocd on February 05, 2010, 10:49:35 PM

Sure we do. A gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs and beer.  ;D

What more can one ask.  ;)

You forgot toilet paper...
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: dhacker on February 05, 2010, 11:11:23 PM
[Sure we do. A gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs and beer.  ;D

What more can one ask.  ;)

Bacon.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 05, 2010, 11:28:53 PM
I dreamed I was an Eskimo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5Xeu3BEQk
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 06, 2010, 05:09:09 AM
Just finished my second shoveling.  Pulled about 10 inches off so far.  Thinking about just drinking and shoveling all night and sleeping tomorrow.  I hate the thought of having to shovel a foot or two all at once.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 06, 2010, 11:56:51 AM
Well,  it's just about 7 am here.  Been up for about an hour.  Very windy and a lot of drifting.  Gonna brew that Dortmunder today and shovel.  Should keep me out of trouble.  Nice part is, the wind has blown a clear section for the dogs to go out in, so at least I don't have to shovel a area for them too. ;D I here that southern Delaware hasn't gotten as much as they thought, although they will have way more than a foot when it's over.  Gotta love snow.  Glad I'm from upstate NY.  This is child's play here, except when people try to drive. :o
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: scottyb on February 06, 2010, 12:07:19 PM
we are into 2'+ now, drinking coffee before the big dig out, wish I could get my new powder boards to the hill. :P

power has been off and on

http://picasaweb.google.com/sbutts1963/20100206#
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 06, 2010, 03:11:30 PM
We have about 16" right now with another forecasted 12" to come. The drifts are several feet and piling. My Labrador loves the snow...

I am planning to head out and start snowblowing very soon.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 06, 2010, 03:48:06 PM
Just finished my second shoveling.  Pulled about 10 inches off so far.  Thinking about just drinking and shoveling all night and sleeping tomorrow.  I hate the thought of having to shovel a foot or two all at once.

Just finished my fourth shoveling.  Almost two feet so far and still coming down like a mutha.  House one behind us and one to the right had a big evergreen (40+ feet) come down...  took out a section of the behind us neighbors fence and is now mostly sitting in his in ground pool.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: weazletoe on February 06, 2010, 04:09:35 PM
Philly is down graded to five inches. No flakes here yet either.

Oh, there's at least one flake in Philly.  ;D


  They told us here in NE Ohio we would get about 6-10, then downgraded it to 2-4. Woke up to about 15. Gotta love the weatherman.

    (http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/S5001673.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 06, 2010, 04:19:58 PM
Yesterday at 3:00pm

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/423c977a.jpg)

Today at 11:15am

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/88ef28fe.jpg)

and a foot more to come.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: beerocd on February 06, 2010, 05:11:56 PM
Is the pile of wood still there? I wish we'd get clobbered like that here in the Midwest. One last big one for the year. :D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 06, 2010, 05:57:35 PM
It's about 1 pm, got a little over 2' so far.  The Dortmunder boil is almost over.  Made one pass with the snowblower so far.  My back is a little sore.  Need a beer.  The drifts are higher than waist deep.  Lugging my spent grains to the composter was a PITA.  Oh well, at least I'm brewing. ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 06, 2010, 07:11:12 PM
The pile of wood is buried. It's a blizzard here now. We have over 20" now.  :o

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/68cdaad2.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 06, 2010, 07:53:54 PM
I've shoveled off at least two feet and its still coming.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 06, 2010, 09:22:50 PM
We have over 2 feet here in Springfield, VA, and it's still coming down.  I'm not going to shovel until tomorrow unless the kid down the street with the snowblower wants to make some extra money!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 06, 2010, 10:07:01 PM
Snow's done (I hope), driveway's clear (until the @#@! plow comes again), and the Dortmunder is in the fermenter cooling down to 48ish before pitching (I hit my numbers, yay) and I am beat.  Getting old blows ;).  Time to relax and have a homebrew (after I finish my hot chocolate).  I guess we got around 28" here in northern MD at the head of the bay.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 06, 2010, 11:34:35 PM
Yep the snow has stopped here too. About 2 feet or so. I too just got done clearing the driveway and am beat. Time for some English IPA.  8)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 08, 2010, 07:38:09 PM
Now they're calling for another 8+ inches here tomorrow  :(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 08, 2010, 07:44:41 PM
El Nino!  >:(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: blatz on February 08, 2010, 07:54:27 PM
El Nino!  >:(

For those of you who don't habla espanol, El Nino is Spanish for: The Nino
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: BrewArk on February 08, 2010, 08:01:22 PM
El Nino!  >:(

For those of you who don't habla espanol, El Nino is Spanish for: The Nino

Not Snowmegeddon?

Time to go camping @ Valley Forge!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: denny on February 08, 2010, 08:14:24 PM
We're having just the opposite effect from El Nino around here....much warmer and drier than usual.  Looking to be a hot, dry summer.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: blatz on February 08, 2010, 08:16:11 PM
El Nino!  >:(

For those of you who don't habla espanol, El Nino is Spanish for: The Nino

Not Snowmegeddon?

Chris Farley reference...
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 08, 2010, 09:23:00 PM
Now they're calling for another 8+ inches here tomorrow  :(

yep, we got bumped from a watch to a warning and from 1-3 to now 7-14 inches.  yikes!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 08, 2010, 09:27:51 PM
Now they're calling for another 8+ inches here tomorrow  :(

yep, we got bumped from a watch to a warning and from 1-3 to now 7-14 inches.  yikes!
When I get home I'll lift a glass and make a toast that you guys all get snow days tomorrow!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 08, 2010, 09:28:58 PM
Another 6-12" on top of 23".  :o

Maybe I'll brew my Dusseldorf Altbier in celebration of El Nino.  :-\
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 08, 2010, 10:04:38 PM
NWS just bumped us up to a warning for 10-20 inches on top of the 28 we've already gotten.  I have lots of food and beer at my house.  I may just wait for spring to melt everything this time.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: capozzoli on February 08, 2010, 10:18:32 PM
I just heard 24" for Philly, looks like a lot more bread, milk....and s***.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 08, 2010, 10:30:29 PM
I just heard 24" for Philly, looks like a lot more bread, milk....and s***.
Better go buy Costco out of TP!  ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: weazletoe on February 08, 2010, 11:05:29 PM
They just said we are getting 10 more. Woohoo!!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: boulderbrewer on February 09, 2010, 12:05:35 AM
And we get flurries! >:(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: theDarkSide on February 09, 2010, 01:33:11 PM
What is the snow stuff you all speak about?  I can see my lawn here in NH...weird for February.  Still cold and dry here though.  Big storm coming tomorrow...may get a whole 3 inches.  At least the ski areas are getting some snow and its cold enough to make the rest.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: babalu87 on February 09, 2010, 02:25:00 PM
I just heard 24" for Philly, looks like a lot more bread, milk....and s***.

Drink all that milk and eat all that bread you'll have the latter

3-7 here
HOO
RAY

You can have it.
3-7 makes everything pretty

15-20 makes everything a cluster eff
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 09, 2010, 02:32:50 PM
I just heard 24" for Philly, looks like a lot more bread, milk....and s***.

Drink all that milk and eat all that bread you'll have the latter

3-7 here
HOO
RAY

You can have it.
3-7 makes everything pretty

15-20 makes everything a cluster eff

The latest update shows this storm having more energy than the last one.  :o
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 09, 2010, 02:43:14 PM
Calling for 12 - 20 at my house.  Looks like I'll be taking some vacation again. >:(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: blatz on February 09, 2010, 02:52:41 PM
Calling for 12 - 20 at my house.  Looks like I'll be taking some vacation again. >:(

wait, you have to take vacation if its snowing to the poitn you can't get to work?
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: babalu87 on February 09, 2010, 02:58:47 PM


The latest update shows this storm having more energy than the last one.  :o

So it will move faster......................................... ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 09, 2010, 03:11:29 PM
Calling for 12 - 20 at my house.  Looks like I'll be taking some vacation again. >:(

wait, you have to take vacation if its snowing to the poitn you can't get to work?

Works the same way for me (although telecommuting is possible).  Would suspect much of the private sector is that way.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: blatz on February 09, 2010, 03:18:14 PM
Works the same way for me (although telecommuting is possible).  Would suspect much of the private sector is that way.

that blows. 
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: dean on February 09, 2010, 03:24:47 PM
The local news shows us right on the line between 3" to 8" and 8" to 12".  We didn't get anything from the last storm, but its been snowing here now for a couple of hours, small almost fine flakes.

My brother inlaw and I were joking about Washington D.C. getting so much snow, how they probably will or did a knee-jerk and ordered 100 snowplows and dump trucks.  Probably be a good sale on them in a few years.   ::)   :D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 09, 2010, 03:30:48 PM
Works the same way for me (although telecommuting is possible).  Would suspect much of the private sector is that way.

that blows. 

How timely, they just sent around a reminder on the inclement weather policy...

"It is the policy at the site to remain open at all times, provided services such as heating, lighting, water, parking, etc., are available, and local jurisdictions have not officially closed the roads."
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 09, 2010, 03:43:00 PM


The latest update shows this storm having more energy than the last one.  :o

So it will move faster......................................... ;D

That's my hope.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 09, 2010, 03:56:18 PM
One of the guys from my homebrew club has been in DC since last week.  He's supposed to be flying back tomorrow (Wednesday), I wonder when he'll actually get back to CO.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 09, 2010, 04:34:49 PM
One benefit of snow.  ;D

(http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/snow%20beer%20500%20kjhkj.jpg)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: pinnah on February 09, 2010, 05:22:45 PM
(http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/snow%20beer%20500%20kjhkj.jpg)




Looks like you will be eating wurst, sauerkraut and potato salad tonight?
 :D




And we get flurries! >:(
+1 and  >:( squared.   

Chickens started laying again though... ;)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: a10t2 on February 09, 2010, 06:44:05 PM
Better pile some snow up above the liquid level there, eh?
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: boulderbrewer on February 09, 2010, 07:47:10 PM
And we get flurries! >:(
+1 and  >:( squared.   

Chickens started laying again though... ;)


Some even hatched this weekend. 8)
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 09, 2010, 08:29:06 PM
Works the same way for me (although telecommuting is possible).  Would suspect much of the private sector is that way.

that blows. 

How timely, they just sent around a reminder on the inclement weather policy...

"It is the policy at the site to remain open at all times, provided services such as heating, lighting, water, parking, etc., are available, and local jurisdictions have not officially closed the roads."


Same rules we play by.  Unless the Governor declares a state of emergency, we are expected to show up.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 09, 2010, 08:44:51 PM
Works the same way for me (although telecommuting is possible).  Would suspect much of the private sector is that way.

that blows. 

How timely, they just sent around a reminder on the inclement weather policy...

"It is the policy at the site to remain open at all times, provided services such as heating, lighting, water, parking, etc., are available, and local jurisdictions have not officially closed the roads."
I work for a school district, so every time it snows I'm up early sitting in front of the TV waiting for it to scroll to my district.  Makes me feel 10 years old again!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: theDarkSide on February 09, 2010, 08:59:04 PM

I work for a school district, so every time it snows I'm up early sitting in front of the TV waiting for it to scroll to my district.  Makes me feel 10 years old again!

My son's school district calls with an automated message saying when school is cancelled.  Problem is we get it around 6am...scares the living hell out of me.  I say make them go!!!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 10, 2010, 12:21:02 AM
Fed Government in DC closed again tomorrow.  That's three days in a row.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 10, 2010, 02:09:28 AM
The snow started coming down at 7pm... there is about 2 inches right now. It is suppose to continue through the night while two low pressure systems coming up the coast from the Carolina's will combine to form a nor'easter.  :o

Blizzard conditions are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening as winds increase.

Operation: SNWBLR will become effective tomorrow am.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 10, 2010, 02:17:57 AM
I spent two hours at home depot waiting for the snow shovel fairy to arrive to replace the one I broke on Sunday with no luck.  Guess I'll be begging the neighbors to borrow one of theirs tomorrow.  I swear, if they would have had a snowblower there I would have just slapped down the Amex and bought it even though I have no place to put it and probably wouldn't use it again for another five years.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 10, 2010, 03:31:44 AM
I swear, if they would have had a snowblower there I would have just slapped down the Amex and bought it even though I have no place to put it and probably wouldn't use it again for another five years.

If you'd have bought one, the snow would have turned tail and run and we'd end up with nothing.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 10, 2010, 04:17:08 AM
I swear, if they would have had a snowblower there I would have just slapped down the Amex and bought it even though I have no place to put it and probably wouldn't use it again for another five years.

If you'd have bought one, the snow would have turned tail and run and we'd end up with nothing.

Ha, probably true.  It was snowing pretty hard already when I would have had to make that decision.  If after I bought it the skies miraculously cleared and the stars started shining I would have counted it as a good purchase anyway.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: theDarkSide on February 10, 2010, 01:09:55 PM
I swear, if they would have had a snowblower there I would have just slapped down the Amex and bought it even though I have no place to put it and probably wouldn't use it again for another five years.

I'm surprised the guys selling snowblowers out of a truck haven't popped up yet.  In Dec 08 when we had the ice storms in New England, we were without power for 6 days and some for up to 2 weeks.  Trucks popped up everywhere selling generators at about 100-150% markup.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 10, 2010, 01:27:03 PM
By the time they could reach you to sell you the snowblower you wouldn't need the snowblower anymore.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 10, 2010, 01:56:34 PM
The State of Delaware has declared a State of Emergency. There is a blizzard warning in effect until midnight.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: redbeerman on February 10, 2010, 03:28:56 PM
The State of Delaware has declared a State of Emergency. There is a blizzard warning in effect until midnight.

Meh.  I have a conference call/ web meeting at 11:00.  The plant may be closed, but the wheels still turn. ;)  Already been out three times to clear a place for the dogs and the driveway.  Whiteout conditions presently, can barely make out my shed.  We've gotten about a foot so far, probably get another foot.  On the plus side, I'm making steak au poivre for dinner tonight. ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 10, 2010, 03:49:10 PM
White out conditions as I type. I cleared the driveway an hour ago and there is three more inches on it now. I will clear it with the snowblower on the next round. The snow is fluffy but yet on the heavy side.  The dogs are loving this especially my Lab.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: capozzoli on February 10, 2010, 04:58:18 PM
Hope everyone around here has sixteen inch centers on their roof rafters. Snow loads are getting high, this stuff is heavy!

Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: Hokerer on February 10, 2010, 05:55:27 PM
Hope everyone around here has sixteen inch centers on their roof rafters. Snow loads are getting high, this stuff is heavy!

No worries here, the wind seems to be clearing it off the roof pretty well.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: capozzoli on February 10, 2010, 10:34:01 PM
I cant seem to find my axe.......but when I do, boy Ill tell ya...
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: tygo on February 10, 2010, 10:46:32 PM
Looks like it's pretty much over here.  I've only got about 5 or so inches in my driveway.  Some major drifting around the neighborhood though.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: novabrew on February 11, 2010, 12:19:29 AM
The snow has stopped here but the wind is still bad.  No work again tomorrow.  Cabin fever is setting in.  I keep thinking "redrum" for some reason?
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 11, 2010, 12:29:04 AM
Pinch me...I think I'm dreaming.

No wait it's still snowing.

and I'm not dreaming.

Is it ever gonna end.  :(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: beerocd on February 11, 2010, 01:15:26 AM
Pinch me...I think I'm dreaming.


ok, funny - but not funny....
you got all the time in the world to work on your brew rig right now, dontcha?  ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: boulderbrewer on February 11, 2010, 02:11:22 AM
If you can get to Philly, to Cappos shop! Just in honor of you guys out east getting pounded I plowed the drive way with the pick-up. Man I have been there and I can't wait to get to Florida by Blatz or Oregon by Denny or Ca by Drew!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: capozzoli on February 11, 2010, 05:43:38 PM
Forget it, even if he got there I wasnt there. Tried to get there today, stupid. That neighborhood is impassable. I finally got there to find out the streets are not even plowed, and people are inadvertently building giant walls of ice and snow as they shovel their cars out. Ya got crash through them. I got stuck twice before I got to the shop and there is about ten feet of snow up against my door and parking lot not yet plowed. I dont even know why I tried, I guess it is because I feel challenged and can brave through it. .
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 11, 2010, 05:46:32 PM
Forget it, even if he got there I wasnt there. Tried to get there today, stupid. That neighborhood is impassable. I finally got there to find out the streets are not even plowed, and people are inadvertently building giant walls of ice and snow as they shovel their cars out. Ya got crash through them. I got stuck twice before I got to the shop and there is about ten feet of snow up against my door and parking lot not yet plowed. I dont even know why I tried, I guess it is because I feel challenged and can brave through it. .

That stinks.  >:(

Are you clearing the snow away from the door to get in or using the side door?

I would have turned around and went home.

Shazbot!
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: capozzoli on February 11, 2010, 05:59:38 PM
Oh I did just go home. Well the loading dock door is buried under a ten foot drift. The other side is buried by a five foot drift. I managed to get in that door but only to get a shovel cause I was stuck just outside. Nowhere to park so I just came home.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2010, 05:32:47 PM
Round 3.  :-X

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/85173707.html
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: mikeypedersen on February 24, 2010, 05:36:45 PM
D'oh that doesn't sound good....Pretty crazy winter on the Right Coast this year.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: theDarkSide on February 24, 2010, 05:37:31 PM
Round 3.  :-X

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/85173707.html
about an inch of snow and now rain here in Southern NH.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: dean on February 24, 2010, 05:38:17 PM
We've been getting snow for a couple of days now, just quick flurries from lake effect I'm guessing.  Its 34 degrees outside right now.   ;D
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: darvyle on February 24, 2010, 05:41:08 PM
No more snow, I'm running out of beer and i need a weekend to brew.  Between sickness and the mountain of snow I haven't brewed in 2 months.  I'm brewing regardless of whats happening this weekend.
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on February 24, 2010, 05:42:42 PM
No more snow, I'm running out of beer and i need a weekend to brew.  Between sickness and the mountain of snow I haven't brewed in 2 months.  I'm brewing regardless of whats happening this weekend.

I'm with you on that.

Bring it on.  >:(
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: theDarkSide on March 01, 2010, 03:50:29 PM
So after living through the infamous Ice Storm 2008 without power for 6 days, I thought to myself I'll probably never go through something like that again.  WRONG!

Enter "Wind Storm 2010"  Lost power on Thurday night and got it back early Sunday morning ( 53 hours ).  Parts of NH look like a war zone with trees all over the place.

But this time, I had a generator, so up yours mother nature!!!

Anyone else feel my pain?
Title: Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
Post by: bluesman on March 01, 2010, 05:19:48 PM
So after living through the infamous Ice Storm 2008 without power for 6 days, I thought to myself I'll probably never go through something like that again.  WRONG!

Enter "Wind Storm 2010"  Lost power on Thurday night and got it back early Sunday morning ( 53 hours ).  Parts of NH look like a war zone with trees all over the place.

But this time, I had a generator, so up yours mother nature!!!

Anyone else feel my pain?

This will be a winter for the history books. We have had almost 6 feet of snow for the year which is a record for Delaware by the way. I'm ready for spring.

Bring spring!