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Old 08-26-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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The one that gets my attention is that you fill the tub for flushing. Good one! That's always number two on my list. Anything about the Red Sox are always number 1. MW, you are a living book. You do more in one day than me a week. Seriously, maybe 2 weeks.

I do have a question though? Should I be worried about my immediate family way in the center of the state? I know that when we had a real bad snowstorm last winter, it did lots of damage to our piazza with 18 windows and we still haven't got it fixed yet. I think the work is scheduled for September.

I am worried for my friends, familiy and acqauintances that live on the coast. I hope they all get buttoned up good. I know they are Mainer's so I really don't worry too much. I've seen the maps and satellite images. If that doesn't make you feel small, nothing will.
one thing i saw someone do that was quite intriguing- was to put strands of duct tape across a bay window, from one side of the frame to the other( not on the window, tho many people do so it wont shatter as much) this may soften the blow of any branches that may come straight on to the window
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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I just really want to know how bad is a nor'easter since it was brought up.
Someone better than me can explain it but I believe it's the direction of the storm which produces lot's of snow added to high winds which makes it an eye opener. Or an eye closer as it were. You sound like you've got it covered. But your neighbor isn't taking it too seriously.......yet.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Union, ME
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Heard today at the Union Fair that, due to Irene, Windsor Fair is postponing their opening day until Monday, August 29th at 1 pm. Windsor's opening day was to have been Sunday, the 28th.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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Wind is blowing here in Nawth Cakalaki, must be a goodnight Irene kiss! I think she is about 100 miles SE of Moorehead City, NC. Set to hit the Outer Banks in the morning.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Maine
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A nor'easter (also northeaster; see below) is a type of macro-scale storm along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada, so named because the storm travels to the northeast from the south and the winds come from the northeast, especially in the coastal areas of the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada. More specifically, it describes a low pressure area whose center of rotation is just off the East Coast and whose leading winds in the left forward quadrant rotate onto land from the northeast. The precipitation pattern is similar to other extratropical storms. Nor'easters also can cause coastal flooding, coastal erosion, hurricane force winds, and heavy snow. Nor'easters can occur at any time of the year but are mostly known for their presence in the winter season.[1] Nor'easters can be devastating and damaging, especially in the winter months, when most damage and deaths are cold related, as nor'easters are known for bringing extremely cold air down from the Arctic air mass. Nor'easters thrive on the converging air masses; that is, the polar cold air mass and the warmer ocean water of the Gulf Stream.[2]
Nor'easter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Which is exactly what I'm expecting but someone said something about a nor'easter and I do not know how those act...hence, the question.

My neighbors can't even clean up their dog doo so I seriously doubt they're going to move their stuff off the porch...that is elevated, and slightly above the height of my kitchen window. I can see the lawn chair flipping off the side but the bbq...maybe if I was still in Miami...but not here.

I just really want to know how bad is a nor'easter since it was brought up.

Nor'easter slams Central Maine - YouTube

Pay particular attention to the difference between the interview with the 'young' David and the 'older' David (around 1:05). It's quite a contrast.

As for me, I'm in the 'older David' category. You see, in my book, 'younger David' should have had ample warning to have stocked up well before the storm hit, and shouldn't have been concerned about having to drive in the snow at all.

Then again, I keep pretty much everything I need for anything all year around. It's really not that difficult, and 'drama' is typically painful for me.

I think you'll do just fine.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Well Three Wolves.....It is never a good idea to tell others to get their stuff off their porch....just like that...people can get their backs up. I think it might be better to say that you are worried about stuff blowing off their porch into your windows.....and ask if they could use any help in getting it more secure.

That said.....I dont know what is a likely projectile.....I havent thought to move my gas grill just planed to lock the wheels and put it in a semi sheltered location. ....or the heavy plate-glass table top on the patio table....maybe I dont understand well enough myself. I could at least lay it flat on the deck. I am moving the chairs and the chaisse-lounge; plant pots and miscellaneous stuff out in the yard.....into the garage.
My neighbor told me that during hurricane Bob a 14 ft. aluminum canoe just missed his picture window by the deflection of a standing birch tree. I'm moving my grill off the porch.


BTW...they're out of "D" batteries at the Walmart.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I have this lantern. It's good for nine hours on low. If I need to recharge it when there's no power I plug it into my vehicle.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Hi Mainers, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. The word down here in the Chicago area is that it will weaken to a tropical storm when it hits you. I will keep my fingers crossed. Three wolves what an ironic twist of fate. Good luck to all of you.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Educate me: How bad is a nor'easter...? What are they like? Should I be telling my neighbors to get their stuff off the porch so it doesn't blow through my windows? (Which are in direct line of their stuff.)
We were up in Bangor last February when a small nor'easter came through. It was fantastic! We had to stay an extra day and then headed down to Portsmouth NH where they received a foot. I was so depressed when we came home as there was very little snow. Three days later we had the great blizzard. It was wonderful (except for working 26 hrs with 5 hrs. of sleep) If you love snow you are in the right place. I wish I could roll in some now.
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