Friday, February 08, 2013
The northeast has shut down as much as possible. That means I spent two hours on hold yesterday trying to change my flight reservations; I was supposed to depart Saturday afternoon when the storm is expected to be at its most ferocious. Ordinarily I'm a fan of JetBlue. But when their web systems overload necessitating voice contact, it is no fun to listen to blaring techno-crap muzack and a recording telling me that by using their online site, it's easy to find "one-stop shopping" for travel with "no looking for parking, no lines, and no crowds." Not quite. I know they are trying, but they could change that hold message!
Here's what conditions looked like early this morning.
And here's the same scene two hours later. Still not very threatening.
It looks like a lot of snow is falling, but really it doesn't amount to much around noon.
A little after 2:00 pm:
New England Weather Works. I guess this thing is coming right at the Vineyard.
At 3:30pm, this is really beginning to live up to its hype, though still not much wind.
By way of the Wunderground, here's a radar map (about 4:00pm) of the coming together of cold and warm storms that is generating all this snow.
One last video as the darkness closed in around 5pm. Though our total snowfall so far has only been around 4 inches (12 or more inches forecast), the winds suggest we are just beginning to feel the main body of the storm.
We just switched onto generator power. I expect to lose connection any time soon.
Quick, before we lose power again, here's the regional radar map:
One more video, more for the audio of the wind than the picture. [Shortly after we lost power and connection.]
I will update throughout the storm as feasible.