Wednesday, January 12, 2011

storm

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS: THE SOUTHEASTERN ADIRONDACKS...EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY AND LAKE GEORGE SARATOGA REGION.

* HAZARDS: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW WITH THE LOWEST SNOWFALL TOTALS ACROSS NORTHWEST HAMILTON COUNTY AND THE HIGHEST TOTALs ACROSS SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY.

* TIMING: SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES TAPERING OFF TOWARD EVENING. SNOWFALL RATES HALF AN INCH TO AN INCH PER HOUR.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY. SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL BE SLIPPERY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

25 Comments:

Blogger Odie Langley said...

I guess that is a part of living in NY and maybe you get used to it. We've had one showfall of about 9 inches and can't even think about seeing any more here in NC.
Odie

January 12, 2011 at 6:13 AM  
Blogger Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

stay safe, Jenna.

January 12, 2011 at 6:14 AM  
OpenID urbanadaptation said...

Hope things don't get too bad over there, and that you stay safe.

January 12, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I told my boss I would have to wait until the roads are cleared to come in. The subaru can't take me and the ranger can't either.

January 12, 2011 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Yep, we're getting it north of Pittsburgh too. Though it looks like you are getting it worse. It was smart to tell your boss that you need to wait till the roads are clear to come to work. Me? I'm heading out to dig out the Beetle before I brave the elements. Slow and easy, so my dad says. You be safe up there!

January 12, 2011 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Eaglescout said...

Windsor, CT is getting hit hard as well to your south. I just got a call from my boss telling me to stay home. Time to put the kids to work shoveling snow! ('course we'll be sliding down it soon enough!)

Sorry to hear about the Subaru. Hope you find a replacement soon.

January 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

Now is a good time to load the Ranger with some weight and test your skills. With studded tires, driving even snowy roads should be a cake walk. The scariest part of these storms is the hype from the media and the Emergency Management Agencies.

January 12, 2011 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Take good care Jenna.

January 12, 2011 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Kathy P. said...

Yay, snow day!!!!

Can you sell both vehicles and buy one that will serve all purposes? In the long run, having only one vehicle will save you a pile of money too.

If your job involves working on the computer, too bad you can't work from home a couple days a week.

Stay safe.

January 12, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

I should have qualified my remarks with, as long as you have clearance it will be a cake walk. Unfortunately, 2WD trucks don't have a lot of clearance which is a problem in heavy wet snow.

January 12, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Doglady: no clearance! My driveway needs to be dug out yet, it has about 8 inches on it now...and only the back tires are studded.

My goal is to get through this winter and this summer buy a used, cheap, 4WD vehicle. I need a truck on the farm and don't see why I should have two cars soo...i am thinking to trade them both in for a used, dependable, 4WD truck that eats snow and can fit three dogs in it!

January 12, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

Aw crap. Gotta love winter... Be safe.
As long as there's not another ice storm I think it'll be fine.

January 12, 2011 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hang in there Jenna- that's what I think sick days are for when you live in this part of the country! It's funny how, since I'm pretty much due west of you, when you write about weather what you are preparing for is what's happening now here.
So- seems to have tapered off for us and is all about the blowing a drifting now. Pretty, but roads are still a little gross.
Stay in and enjoy some hot cider and a book if you can...

January 12, 2011 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

I'm a little jealous. I've been through the Midwestern storms, usually six to eight inches, every couple of years we get a foot in one storm. I would love to sit and watch one of those Northeastern/New England snow storms.

January 12, 2011 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Can you work from home? At least on the really bad days like this?

January 12, 2011 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

We are getting about 18" of the white stuff today! Husband stayed home from work, but son went to work at retail store! He boss told him he had to be there! Ugh!
Stay warm!

January 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger jen said...

Hi Jenna,
We were supposed to get slammed last night with snow, then rain this morning over here in Western WA. Some places did get it, down here south of Seattle we only got about an inch or so. People were going home early from work and school yesterday in anticipation, but nothing much happened. I hope you get through your storm as easily!

January 12, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

I have a Yukon which hasn't met snow it can't conquer yet. There is plenty of room for my 4 GSDs. When I go to the feed store, I take the dog crates out and load up the straw, hay, 50#bags of feed or whatever I get. I can honestly say I've never had a vehicle I've enjoyed and trusted more no matter what the weather. I had a 4WD Ranger and a 4WD Sierra. Both were light in the rear because of the transfer case in the front. The Yukon is balanced pretty well front to back. A good used one is hard to find though because no one wants to part with them.

January 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Stay safe, Jenna. We are up in Franklin County, and not seeing too much snow as of yet, but you are right in the storms path. Stay safe and warm at home. Vermont winters are unpredictable at best.

January 12, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Hi again - one vehicle note. I just got an all-wheel drive mini-van and have found it great in Vermont weather and for lugging around large loads. It is safe, incredibly heavy, and the rear seats fold down so you can haul alot with out worrying about anything being caught in the weather (ie. uncovered truck bed). Just a crazy thought :)

January 12, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger E said...

Hope you (and animals) can hunker down and stay warm, dry and safe.

Isn't it amusing how important messages are spelled out in ALL CAPS - therefore making them harder to read?

In southeastern BC we love snow because it means less risk of summer drought...

January 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Don't take any chances venturing out if you don't have to...y'all have snow days right? Not like it's only snowing on your place :)
Thanks for posting about it all...for all of our extra cold weather here this year, it would have been nice to have a few flakes of snow...you're welcome to send some this way anytime...I think it would still leave you with a little to play in ;)
Stay toasty!

January 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Gelfling said...

We got about 6" down here in PA, but it stopped around 4am so by this morning the roads were decent and the sun was shining. Stay cozy and safe!

January 12, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger abrah said...

Just weighing in on the working from home -- if there is any way you can swing it, you should talk to your boss about it. I am a book designer in a 2 person office (up in Lamoille County, VT), and once I obtained high-speed internet I stopped having to dread the morning commute... it makes all the difference.

January 12, 2011 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Stay safe Jenna: we are just waiting up here in Nova Scotia for it to start any minute.
Glad you have studded tires - they are the best as is a Ford 150 - I had one once and loved it - unfortunately it committed suicide as I witnessed it from the side of the driveway - it started to slide in a very windy ice storm and slid straight across the road and into a deep ditch impaling itself on trees - yikes I'm just thankful that I wasn't crossing in front of it, as I was about to do to get in and give going to work a try! I didn't get to work that day!!! Lol

January 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

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