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Finding Nemo: What this historic
blizzard looks like from space

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 2/8/2013 11:40:17 AM

This is what an historic snowstorm looks like from space. A NASA satellite captured the bestial blizzard today from above, covering most of eastern North America from the southeast just atop Florida all the way up to Canada´s eastern Arctic and back inland past the Great Lakes. Beneath that massive blizzard are hurricane-force winds and enough moisture to bury the entire region, possibly under up to 36 inches of snow in hardest-hit areas. Millions of Americans live in its path, much of it the same battered last fall by Hurricane Sandy. Residents have stocked up on food and water.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/8/2013 11:59:06 AM     (No. 9165708)

Blizzards are nothing new. Spare me the "historic" business.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/8/2013 12:01:28 PM     (No. 9165714)

Man o man, everyone in that area get ready, food, water, medicine, good books. That monster looks to big to outrun at this point. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 2/8/2013 12:14:21 PM     (No. 9165748)

#1, Blizzards are nothing new, thats true but that does not make them harmless. As someone sitting smack dead in the middle of the worst of it I am bracing for 30" of snow and 40 to 50 MPH sustained winds.

While many like to recall 5 and 6 foot snowfalls where they had to still go to school and no one missed work, I respectfully opine, you are full of it. This blizzard is as big if not bigger than the one in 1978 that left thousands stranded, miles of abandoned cars on the interstates and knocked out power for weeks to some.

Yes, blizzards happen, about once every decade. We who live here understand the whole just stay home for a couple days thing. We have bread and water and a good book and lots of candles and flashlights. Its one thing to live with this weather but the minute you stop respecting the power of such events you put yourself and lots of others in mortal peril.

While end of the world reporting is getting a little monotonous losing sight of just how dangerous this kind of event is dangerous.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 2/8/2013 12:16:08 PM     (No. 9165754)

Now, how can we blame this on Global Warming, Bush, Limbaugh, and Bitter Clingers.........


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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 2/8/2013 12:16:46 PM     (No. 9165756)

Spent seven winters in Rochester NY. This was routine. People just went about their business.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/8/2013 12:35:59 PM     (No. 9165803)

#3. I grew up in New England. My point was about language in the media. As in:

better to say "blizzard conditions on Friday night and Saturday...be sure to have food and batteries, and stay home."

instead of "OMG, Historic, Superstorm, Possible End of the World as we Know IT!"



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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/8/2013 12:46:25 PM     (No. 9165823)

I was going to make a comment about blue states, but I won´t.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Delilah, 2/8/2013 1:01:44 PM     (No. 9165848)

If this happened in flyover country we´d hear only a footnote about if. Gotta love the hysterical media when it affects them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ok state mom, 2/8/2013 1:07:30 PM     (No. 9165858)

I hope the Yankees find themselves better prepared for this weather event than they were for Hurricane Sandy. I expect the South will once again have to come to their aid and rescue in man hours and tax dollars.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/8/2013 1:22:02 PM     (No. 9165872)

Don´t worry about your tax dollars being ill-spent in Massachusetts, #9. This state is one of the top ten sources of revenue for the federal government, and gets back 79 cents for every dollar it sends to Washington. As for the power crews and other emergency services, we send them where they´re needed, including to Texas during the terrible drought and wildfires. Our crews plowed out Virginia and DC during their blizzard a few years ago.

No one hear is panicking. No one here is asking for help. No one here is responsible for the media hysteria. But thanks so much for your good wishes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/8/2013 1:23:21 PM     (No. 9165876)

The media hype this (and other stories) simply for viewers and readers. Now the Weather Channel is naming storms to ramp up the interest. Not to say this thing isn´t dangerous so use common sense.

The lofo´s of course won´t use common sense and I am sure we will see some stories about the poor and homeless dying in the streets.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/8/2013 1:30:30 PM     (No. 9165889)

I´m in NYC. It´s 31 degrees, wind 3 mph. It´s not snowing now ... looks like a light rain. I´m up on the 10th Floor - ground looks like it may be slushy.

So far, so good.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LouD, 2/8/2013 1:52:28 PM     (No. 9165937)

#12, right now I am in Florida, and it´s warm and sunny. I ain´t going back up north until that snow all melts!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/8/2013 2:00:37 PM     (No. 9165951)

For the next 6 months the LSM will lead their news with this storm and how it is the fault of the Republicians that every thing in the area isn´t back to normal.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Shells, 2/8/2013 2:15:20 PM     (No. 9165985)

What 3 and 10 said.
Thank you.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/8/2013 3:36:35 PM     (No. 9166134)

#13 ~ I´m so jealous right now!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/8/2013 3:55:51 PM     (No. 9166163)

The newest media fetish is naming snowstorms. How stupid is that? Gives them something to fret about.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bob913, 2/8/2013 6:38:35 PM     (No. 9166397)

historic? More like hysterics.
Much snow but it has been going on since the beginning of time.

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