I hear that 2-3 feet of snow will fall (or slam down), with winds of 60+ mph, like a winter hurricane. All of you be as safe and well prepared as possible. Best hopes and prayers are going forward for you.
I remember the Blizzard of 1978 - 1979 in Ohio. Recently out of college, I was snowed in, dug out of my one apartment door with a broom, and found no heat, but high winds inside the building at work. We worked in our coats in the restaurant and provided free food and coffee to all snow plow operators. The customers wore coats, but they still came in.
All the talk about "what might be biggest and worst blizzard in all of life" certainly is ominous. New York seems to be the biggest target of this storm. I'm in Massachusetts. Not near the coast, so there's that. Plows have already come through my "Bumpkinville" neighborhood, so I'm just taking advantage of still having power (knock on wood) and hoping it stays that way. Wishing safety and lights and heat to all as this "biggest blizzard in all of life" makes it way on by.
I live in "mid-state" where the snow was supposed to be up to 24". When I looked out the window this morning I thought perhaps I woke up in another land. Maybe 2"! I think someone made an error in judgement unless we're getting 22" tonight. I will say the wind was blowing during the night but the results this morning are far from the storm of the century.
Hubber Bob Bamberg in Southern Massachusetts posted on a Q & A that his area had about 18" to 24" around 8:30 AM and said he saw drifting snow and felt gusty winds. I hope people don't lose power and am glad others are not receiving the blizzard they expected.
Long Island has 18" so far(at least where I am) and the road hasn't been plowed. It's still coming down 2-3 " an hour. I know New England has a lot more, but they are used to it. The best part of this is the quiet.
Please send some good thoughts and prayers for those affected by these two natural disasters.Many of our great Hubber friends are in India, which has been affected by a powerful earthquake that hit nearby Katmandu a bit...