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maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Accuweather reporting:

After the storm heads offshore Sunday, the intense cold will be the main weather story as air straight from the Arctic will roar in, bringing below-freezing temperatures to 200 million Americans.
"Freezing rain, heavy snow and heavy rain are expected through the central and eastern U.S. over the next few days," the National Weather Service warned.
Friday, the heaviest snow will hit South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, AccuWeather said.
Then, the storm will roar into the Northeast and New England on Saturday and Sunday, where the heaviest snow will fall.
AccuWeather said 40 inches is possible in parts of northern New England, and close to 30 inches of snow may fall on parts of central and northern New York state and the northern tier of Pennsylvania. Snowfall rates could reach 2-3 inches per hour.
The storm "will be a blockbuster in terms of impact and dangerous conditions," AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
Snowfall of 12-24 inches is likely to be more common in the heaviest band from the storm, according to the AccuWeather forecast. Blowing and drifting at the height and conclusion of the storm could cause the snow depth to vary by several feet.
"Plows are not likely to be able to keep up," Sosnowski warned. "As the storm strengthens, winds will cause major blowing and drifting of snow.
"Those who are on the road through the heart of the snow and ice area will be at risk for becoming stranded for many hours," Sosnowski said, adding that they "may have to face temperatures plummeting to dangerously low levels."
The combination of winds and heavy snow could lead to numerous power outages, particularly in the interior Northeast, according to the Weather Channel.
Boston should see its first inch of snow of the winter season.

The Weather Channel named the storm Harper. No other private weather company, nor the National Weather Service, uses that name.
After the storm, the coldest air of the season will roar across nearly the entire eastern half of the country by Monday: About 200 million people will wake up to below-freezing temperatures Monday morning, as far south as Florida, according to weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue. Maue said about 85 percent of the Lower 48 states will see temperatures at or below freezing.
A "flash freeze" could develop late Sunday, causing any standing water to quickly freeze, creating dangerous and slippery conditions. Although the cold blast is expected to last only a day or two in most spots, it will bring a frigid end to January east of the Rockies, the Weather Channel said.
Forecasters expect the brutal, punishing stretch of intense cold will last well into February. The cold is partly due to the fracturing of the polar vortex this month, which slowly pushed frigid air from the Arctic into the USA.
maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 07:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Even the outside horses will need protection from this one!! Good they are giving us all warning.
bill gokey (bronco_billy)
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 - 05:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Snug and a bug in a rug..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmwfo_0576g&fbclid=IwAR09OqFkKdXwubCjRm-zNIJK17UYPDSphtbKFztRNV6xrX__HgdPUgK5TKs
delilah (delilah)
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 - 06:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't usually blanket my mule pony but she is getting blanketed today!
maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

looks like you will be ready Bill!

Delilah, sounds like a good idea!

jc, good u have that fancy new blanket for your boy. This will be a good time to test it out!

My hubby laid up with a broken arm. I am so thankful I arranged a vacation starting Sunday. now if I can just commute home okay from work at 11 p.m. Sat night! Also glad we had our barn roof fixed and a new one put on last year!! Hope no one loses power. Stay safe horses, ponies and everyone!!!
bill gokey (bronco_billy)
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 06:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not to worry mares. Beautiful moonlit morning around 4am. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aiQVKUulWk
maresrgreat (maresrgreat)
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 04:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Omg Bill. Out there at 4 a.m. this morning. You take such great care of your horses. Right now the actual temp where I am is -1 and the real feel is -22 and going down to -28 real feel at 11:00. It is going to stay in negative actual temperatures all night long. Tomorrow around 11 a.m. things start to change and temperature will start to get better. Nice video. Glad they are all handling it. I don't know how they do it but glad they are doing well. Really bitter wind chill. Hope Qtee is ok. At least they are all pretty much used to the outdoor life. I'm sure their winter coats have grown nice and thick. Stay warm!
tbtrakh (tbaby)
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 - 05:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not impressed with this lousy weather. Spent a good half hour or hour chopping ice off my car the another half hour burning my tires getting out of the stupid parking spot it was frozen into yesterday.

No one bothers to shovel the streets or sidewalks or plow any of the streets. Lots of stupid snowplows driving around all day and night, with the blades up. That's helpful. And the roads not even touched. We didn't even get that much snow but it's all frozen into a solid block of ice.

The rest of the world actually shovels and plows during and right after the storms but not this idiotic city. They wait til days later so people get hurt slipping and sliding around.
Wish I could withhold taxes and rent for hazards. Why am I paying taxes for snowplows to drive around with the blades up and not plow a single road?

This weather stinks. Even my dog won't leave the house and he loves snow but not this crappy ice and ridiculous cold. My cousin lived in Alaska for years and said Alaska's not this cold. Ridiculous.

I sound like scrooge or the Grinch lol. Oh well I can handle 40s, 30s, even 20s maybe but it makes no sense to get less than six inches of snow and have unplowed roads and all the sidewalks be a slippery frozen nightmare in a major Northeast city 24 hours later. That's just lazy poor planning.
Emily Phillips (dusty318)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 09:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

tbaby are we twins?! My sentiments exactly and your "that's helpful" comment killed me. Watched the plows go by all day with the blades up and the roads to work today still weren't great.
tbtrakh (tbaby)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At least someone agrees with me! Misery loves company I guess! Glad I could amuse someone! I was sliding around like an ice skater just trying to walk my dog. He was dramatically holding up his leg saying it hurt from the cold. He went sliding down the stairs that are now sheer ice so even he's not impressed.

Someone else got stuck parked outside my building for thirty minutes yesterday so at least it's not just me.
I just don't understand why we have snowplows driving around non-stop with the stupid blades up and all the roads are unplowed and so slippery. We only got a few inches and it was three days ago.

And how hard is it to shovel and salt sidewalks? I pay a lot of rent so I don't have to do that. It's Boston for God's sake. We get lots of snow every year y landowners and city officials should know how to do this stuff by now. They just leave it untiuched for people to get hurt and cars to be stuck or get in accidents.
bill gokey (bronco_billy)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 03:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perfect day for a ride. Just got back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrA6BOa7-u8

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