Pops, I was only 5 but remember it quite well. We had a 15' drift across the road in front of our house. We had about a dozen stranded motorists that ran into the drift and each other stay at our house for a few days. Luckily the people that owned the corner store lived above it. My dad was making trips there on the snowmobile to get food to feed everyone.
Gary, i think the bigger problem is going to be the 24 hours of lake effect after the storm. It's going to come off of Lake Ontario with high winds. I wouldn't have this problem if you would just keep this cold air up in your country where it belongs. Lol
You never know, first one of the year everyone freaks out and we end up getting 4 inches. Every once in a while, though, BAM!, we get nailed. Lived in Lancaster, NY about 10 years ago and we got 7 feet in 3 days. That was fun.
Davidhef, it does look like you're going to get hammered, though. I'm sure you know the drill, get everyone home and safe then hunker down. I'm leaving work in a few minutes, our daughter flew in from NC, landed 30 minutes ago, son is on his way home from school. We'll all be safe and sound before it starts.
That's the whole secret get everybody home and safe!!!!! After that oh welll, too bad, so sad. Not a whole lot we can do about the snow or the weather. Personally I hate it, but.............. Take care, stay warm, keep a fire going, drink lots of hot chocolate.LOL--maybe even put a little run in the hot..
We're getting nailed for the 4th time this Fall. So far this time its put another foot on the ground today and it doesn't look like its getting ready to stop snowing any time soon. Unfortunately, my road is glare ice under the snow and when I came home from town the 4x4 just refused to turn into the yard. So will have to get my neighbor's tractor and my tow chain out tomorrow. At least it was only a five minute walk to the house. Isn't life fun. LOL
When I got up this morning at 4:30 it was 36 below. At the best part of the day it got up to 25 below. Too cold for this child--just stayed inside. Here's a pic of my front yard (plowed) and my back yard. No shortage of snow here