Early February, 2013. . The weather forecasters were predicting a snow storm in the northeast. . As time progressed, the predictions went from "significant" snow fall to the "STORM OF THE CENTURY" or some such rubbish. . Predictions ranged as high as 3 feet in some areas. . Where I live, they were only predicting about 30 inches.
Duval Patrick, the Governor of Massachusetts, ordered people to stay off the roads starting Friday, February 8th. . Frankly, the way they drive there, it would be good if they stayed off the road ALWAYS.
I decided, to give myself something to do, to record the storm as it happens.
This year they started naming winter storms. . This one was called Nemo. . I don't know if it was named after Captain Nemo, or the dumb-ass Disney fish. . These storm names come from the Weather Channel, NOT from the national weather service. . Nemo means Nobody in Latin. . Maybe we will get lucky and not get anything to speak of. . Much ado about nothing.
There are predictions of high winds, especially along the coast. . The coastal areas are supposed to get the greatest amounts. Maybe the scariest prediction is of a lot of rain on Monday, which could cause tons of flooding and collapsed roofs. . Monday could be a worse than this storm.
Friday morning, the predictions were of 2 plus feet in the Boston area. Some predictions have been 3 feet or more on the coast.
On a better note, the Weather Channel is predicting a warmer than average March in the North East.
I rent so that I don't have to do THIS:
The snow even found it's way into the Garage.
I recieved word from an LD Rider that this guy is a known Ural rider, and was in NH camping over the weekend. It was a Group campout, the Soviet Steed Group. And people think I'm nuts. Troy R. Bennett is a photojournalist and Ural rider who was also at this campout and wrote about it and posted a video here: bennetttheredonethat.bangordailynews.com/2013/02/11/motorcycle-camping-in-the-blizzard/ He has other interesting stories as well here: bennetttheredonethat.bangordailynews.com