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Old 03-11-2021, 04:08 PM
 
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People in Boston remember the Blizzard of 1978 all too well, as I do.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:30 PM
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Much ado about nothing or something big? I’m hoping for a big one.
Me too (because I don't have to go anywhere) ... but it's usually a let-down because weather forecasters get us all hyped up over nothing. I hope they're right this time.

I love a good blizzard, like the kinds we used to have in New England. Ahh, snow days we didn't have to make up later on in the school year, like I think happens now. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. My neighbor is a school principal, and that's how it goes at her school. Like losing a few days of school is going to ruin a student's chance at success later on in life.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:33 PM
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People in Boston remember the Blizzard of 1978 all too well, as I do.

Connecticut and most all of New England, too.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:51 PM
 
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As I expected - the ABC Local News, weatherman said, "forget the fear-mongering about 4 feet of snow'.
He was funny!
Then he waved it away as if getting a pesky fly to bug off! Lol!
Maybe 6 inches, I say...which might mean messy driving.
But the wind sounds bad.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:55 PM
 
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People in Boston remember the Blizzard of 1978 all too well, as I do.
OMG!!! I was THERE!...2 days of silence ...then, the Humvees with chains, 'Army'? ---came down Comm Ave.
What an experience! I wanted a bumper sticker: "I survived 27 inches". Lol.
The city at a complete silent, stand still...I walked from
Brookline to Jamaica Plain in the snow.
A magical, wonderland.

But, the Blizzard of '97 here ---was just terrible...deadly ...not the same.
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Old 03-11-2021, 09:27 PM
 
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The Blizzard of '78 was before my time in Boston, but during the dozen or so years that I lived there it seemed like we had multiple nor'easters every winter that dumped great piles of snow at once. I thought it was pretty funny when I told neighbors there I was moving to Colorado Springs and they all warned me that it snowed so much here that I needed to buy some sort of SUV with 4WD, when in fact we hardly ever get more than a few inches at a time that melts completely within a couple days!

Anyway, here's a pic of my old neighborhood in Cambridge, buried in well over a foot of snow.
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Old 03-11-2021, 09:33 PM
 
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I always found that my crocuses rebounded after a spell of cold/snowy weather. They seem to be very tough, and the snow melts quickly in the sun at this time of year.
Can you put an upside-down plastic trash can over them (with a patio brick on top) for a few days until the snow is gone? It would keep them from getting crushed and retain soil warmth.
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:23 AM
 
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There was a similarly massive blizzard in Cos the spring of '78. I can recall 8-10 foot drifts off the back of our house.

Winter of '82-83 had another big one that shut the city down for a couple of days as well. I remember a couple feet of snow in nearly every street.

'97 was another pretty decent one too as I recall.
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Old 03-12-2021, 08:42 AM
 
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Growing up in Co, Snowstorms were so much fun, tubing down a hill, building snow sculptures, doing donuts in an empty parking lot in my VW bug, snow days from school, getting to work two hours late, and then being told " you can go home if you want ', Now all I think about is TRAFFIC JAMS and fender benders. Winter 82-83 just after Thanksgiving it took 2 hours to dig my car out where the snowplow had gone by, that was fun.
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Old 03-12-2021, 09:48 AM
 
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[quote=dr.frog;60585181]The Blizzard of '78 was before my time in Boston, but during the dozen or so years that I lived there it seemed like we had multiple nor'easters every winter that dumped great piles of snow at once. ...

In the 45 years I lived there, it seemed that there was either one or maybe two storms a winter season, or there'd be one every Friday in the next season. I figured it had something to do with the jet stream. In 2017, my patio furniture was literally buried and out of sight. Had to dig a path out for the dogs. When I came to move to Colorado, I told people it was because I couldn't stand the sticky summers back East any more, and eyes would narrow and they'd say, have you seen winter here, and I pointed out the season I had lived in Boston. Actually, winters in Colorado are a whole lot more manageable, so far.
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