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Baby, It's Cold Outside -- New England Braces for Holiday Blizzard

Folks along the east coast of New England are hearing more and more from their local weather stations about a possible blizzard due to blow in on Sunday -- in the Boston area, a "blizzard warning" has been issued effective from noon Sunday until early Monday evening.

The large-scale snow-storm -- which still has a chance of missing the area, or scaling back in size, duration and scope -- would certainly count as a harbinger of the arrival of a real New England winter.

Be safe out there, folks, if you've got to be out and about. If you're in New England, in an area affected by the storm, and if you are staying in, stay warm.

And to all, the countdown until New Year's eve has begun -- are you ready for 2011?


Friday Early Morning Open Thread: Stormy Weather, Hurricane Earl Edition

Via the Boston.com article Earl Bears Down by Andrew Ryan and Eric Moskowitz:


Hurricane Earl swelled yesterday into a massive storm almost the size of New England, swirling north up the Eastern Seaboard on a track expected to take it perilously close to Nantucket around midnight tonight.


Forecasters expect the full fury of the storm to pass just southeast of Nantucket as a Category 1 or 2 storm, enveloping the island, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and portions of Southeastern Massachusetts in hurricane-force winds gusting up to 100 miles per hour and bringing possible flash floods.


Here's hoping that folks in New England are taking care to be safe and batten down the hatches.

What's the weather like where you are?

This is an Open Thread.


Saturday Afternoon Open Thread: Nor'easter Edition

For those folks living on the east coast of the US, there's a storm coming...by the time you see this, it may already be in progress. From CNN:


Storm expected to bring 20+ inches of snow to Northeast

(CNN) -- Frigid East Coast states already blanketed with snow will get pummeled again Saturday, with more than 20 inches predicted in some areas.
Blizzard and winter storm warnings were in effect Saturday for metropolitan areas including Washington; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service.


  • Another massive dose of winter weather on tap Saturday along East Coast
  • Parts of Washington, D.C., area could see more than 20 inches of snow
  • Severe weather may delay crucial vote on defense spending bill in Senate


Bundle up, make sure you're got plenty of water and food, and be careful not to over-exert yourself shoveling or clearing sidewalks and stuff.

For more information about the storm, you can check out conditions at the National Weather Service website.

If you live on the East Coast, let us know how things are going by posting a comment and/or photo here, and remember: this is an Open Thread.

Open Thread -- New England Power Outage News Edition

This won't exactly help those without power, but perhaps it'll provide a glimpse into the power outage experience that a bunch of folks in NE are currently undergoing. From here,


Check the comments for a link to the NECN page of closings.

This is an Open Thread.


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