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Old 02-07-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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It is definitely possible- I can dig up some old articles from 03-04 and the 2010 winters that referenced unbelievable commutes on I84. 8 hrs Hartford to Danbury I seem to recall.I assume the primary cause is very slow speeds in addition to disabled vehicles that block one or both lanes. When there is accumulating snow and no shoulder clear, a complete recipe for disaster.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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Here's the best one i can find right now: Winter Tech - Air Pressure vs. Wet Performance

Cool. I genuinely had no idea.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:34 PM
 
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Long day tomorrow so I'm shutting down because I'll be outside shoveling every hour tomorrow night.

Here's a little view of what the latest NWS discussions say. Forecast still on track. Fill the freezer with water bottles. Let them freeze in case power goes out you have that extra ice to keep it cool.
In Uptons discussion:

.THE INTERESTING PART OF THIS RUN IS THAT THE AXIS OF HEAVIEST
QPF HAS SHIFTED FURTHER TO THE WEST AND NOW RESIDES OVER NYC...NJ
AND INTO THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY. WILL LET MID SHIFT DIGEST REMAINING
00Z DATA BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES TO THE SNOW TOTAL FORECAST
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The South
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Here in north central NC on the VA border, it is 34F with gusts of 25MPH. Sleet is mixing in.

Get ready Connecticut and good luck tomorrow and this weekend.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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The gas stations in Mass were even worse, traffic on the main street because nobody could get into the station. My God, people are psycho's, it's only snow people!
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:04 AM
 
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The gas stations in Mass were even worse, traffic on the main street because nobody could get into the station. My God, people are psycho's, it's only snow people!
Not really. If you have to commute to work you should do it on a full tank. At least if you get stuck going home you may have enough gas to either get there or stay warm. Don't forget to clear your exhaust of snow if you do have to sit it out for a bit in your car.

Edit: It might even be good to have a full gas can or two handy just in case.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Latest NWS Forecast. I don't think we'll see a forecast like this for a while. Over 2 feet into CT. Get in place by 3-4pm.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Current radar... amazing amount of liquid there... 998mb Low North Carolina.

La Guardia now reporting light snow.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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Despite the radar showing no precip yet- I've got a good dusting to quarter inch and the intensity is picking up.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Things are getting covered very fast in matter of minutes. This is gonna be bad for many people. I see pictures of trapped cars for sure.

Radar is incredible.

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