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Old 02-06-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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no offense but wasn't there a Feb storm last year that we all freaked out about but turned out to be nothing?
No sure but the most infamous one of these (media freak out and was a relative nothing in many areas) in the Northeast occurred in early March of 2001 (though in CT and points east it morphed into something significant later due to retrograde storm motion):

Weather Events - Northeast snowstorm of March 5 -7, 2001

Many businesses in the "bust area" closed in anticipation of this (including where I worked from 1993 to 2008......the only other times they actually closed for snow in that span (as opposed to "if you can get in great, if not call in") was the 1996 blizzard and the 2003 President's Day storm (they were closed for Prez Day but stayed closed the day after)). This article does claim that CT closed the highways so I'm not sure why the press generally said Sandy was the first time since 1996.

BTW, here's a forum thread (not this forum) on recent past snowstorm "bust forecasts":

The Biggest Busts (in winter storms) - AccuWeather.com Forums

The Feb. 6 2010 "bust" is most interesting in that significant (indeed for Philly to DC virtually historic) snow fell almost right up to the southernmost NJ suburbs of NYC, but it abruptly stopped there and nothing fell further north......I see the thread poster is from Albany, NY so it may reflect that area more. Slipperman, maybe you're thinking of that storm?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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EVERYBODY GO TO STOP & SHOP AND GET YOUR BREAD AND MILK NOW!!!!!



We have been burned many times before, usually several times a winter, by the mega storm that never materializes or misses us by 500 miles. I am certainly keeping my eye on this but not buying into the hype yet.

As always, thanks to Cambium and other City Data weather buffs for being realistic and keeping us informed without all of the hype! I will definitely be keeping an eye on this thread.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I will say Cambium has been more reliable than most local weathermen.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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BOX just issued a Winter Storm Watch for northern CT...isn't 48-hr advance atypical?

Last edited by htfdcolt; 02-06-2013 at 09:49 AM.. Reason: typo
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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BOX just issued a Winter Storm Watch for northern CT...isn't 48-hr advance atypical?
That's what I was thinking too.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Kinda glad I'm not there now lol. Here it's 60s and sunny.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Kinda glad I'm not there now lol. Here it's 60s and sunny.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Kinda glad I'm not there now lol. Here it's 60s and sunny.
Don't be one of those people. Some of us actually enjoy the snow!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Love the snow, provided the power stays on.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Why is my location have to be in a low zone? I'm north and getting less!
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