Anyone planning on driving up the east coast for Thanksgiving, especially into the Northeast, please watch the weather closely. A big, strong, dangerous, rain, wind and snow producing storm is heading east and should be at its full fury by Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to get updates for yourself in your area online from MSN or the weather channel. It has already killed 10 motorists in Texas and could produce dangerous blizzards and the last place you want to be during a blizzard is in your car, stuck in bumper to bumper holiday traffic with blowing snow drifting over the roof of your car. Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Jim Patrick
bumped to the top just as a reminder to those who have not seen it. Don't let this happen to you this Thanksgiving...
Sounds like a normal Northern New York winter to me. Back in the 70's I was stationed at Ft Ritchie Md. We had a snow storm one night and I put on the snow chains and went to work that morning only to find out the base was closed because of snow. Where I grew up at in Norther New York on the Canadian border it would had been just another day at work. But your photo reminds me of the snow storm a couple of years back where a Interstate in Pa that stranded over 200 cars and trucks.
This system is anything but normal
It has been slowly moving across the country from
the west ....
At least (8) deaths attributed so far to this storm
I drove past a dozen plows early last evening
in North Carolina along I-40 at the NC/TN line
I-40 was already salted in TN from the state line
Freezing rain/sleet is the worst to drive in
I stopped in Knoxville, TN yesterday and am
sitting things out until tomorrow
we have Rain in Richmond at I-95 calling for 2-3".
At home on the Island 60 degrees today. Tomorrow I will work on the T if it's to rough to go fishing on the bay.
Thanks for the reminder. At least one Air Force school that I know of in Kentucky let out earlier so folks could drive over the mountains before the roads got bad. And while going to "Grandma's house" is important -- it isn't worth getting killed. Having a "plan B" is always worthwhile.
Travel smart if you must be on the roads. And have a great Thanksgiving.
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