Naming Blizzards?

Dave29461

Active Member
Not being from the frozen North, I was surprised to hear that the blizzard along the Eastern seaboard was named. :eek:
Groton, Conn. is very snowed in for a southerner. I understand that it got only a small amount compared to further south and inland. The Navy Lodge has been comfortable, thank goodness.
Raver, How are you doing in Mass.? Stay warm.
 

Frost

Active Member
I am in MA for Christmas and have never seen this much of the fluffy white stuff.
We had to abandon our hotel and to stay with my daughter and her family.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Yeah, too bad we couldn't meet up- bad timing and bad weather blocked both attempts.

Dave29461, you heard of a name they gave this snowstorm? I can't recall them giving snowstorms any names up this way, not even our famous "Blizzard of 78". Lost power yesterday though from just after 2:30pm to almost 7:00pm. Even saw a small power transformer or something or other atop a pole down the street go POOF- loud, bright, lots of smoke, sparks and debris flying. Went into SHTF mode- broke out batteries, tripod light, CD player. Then proceeded to open a bag of Bali Shag tobacco, rolled a cigarette and started pouring the vodka. Cold don't bother me much...

the wife and niece went to hibernate and lit candles when it was dark.
 

Dave29461

Active Member
The TV station we were watching had it named Adrienne. Apparently in some places the wind approached hurricane force. The said the wind in Groton exceeded 60mph. I can believe it. It was howling. Have a great New Year and 2011 to everyone.
 

Midnight Raver

Active Member
Hmm, I wonder if they named it because of the hurricane like winds. It sure can get nasty sometimes. The winds of winter that come down on us from Canada used to be referred to as "the Montreal Express". Haven't heard them use that term though since way back in the 20th century...

:lol:
 

Pops

Administrator
I drove to DC one winter and saw more snow than I ever saw in my life. About 200 feet past the last toll booth leaving Richmond it started snowing and it took 7 hours to drive that last hundred miles to Andrews AFB. It was a real "white knuckle ride". I kind of enjoyed the challenge, but I was much younger and still quite crazy then.

:lol:
 

mcdaniel

Member
Ahh that ain't nothin'- We got 2 inches here in Greenville a few weeks ago. Only thing that saved us was the road were still warm from the 50-60 deg days prior so it didn't stick to them.

Not sure if they named that storm, but I call it Snowmageddon! haha
 
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