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It's not nearly as bad as getting punched by Superstorm Sandy. But still -- wow, that's a lot of snow.

Stay safe, everybody. Nemo may be less alliterative, but is still causing a good deal of havoc. Hope everybody bundles up and rides this out well...

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I hadn't thought of that...

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Aside from supermarkets in a few areas, there didn't seem to be a lot of panic about this storm either, which I thought was a good sign. Maybe it was mostly that it didn't get bad until people were wanting to head home for the weekend anyway, but the general reaction seems appropriate, in the sense of getting off the roads during the storm, and expecting (but being ready to be wrong about) to get back to normal life after digging out.

A lot of the downside of these superstorms comes from inadequate preparation. In '78, that was definitely a bigger problem than the sheer (we got over 4 feet where I was) volume of snow; the most-followed radio meteorologist was still predicting (via recorded forecasts) less snow than was already on the ground at the time my school was sending us home early. My local public works departments were really on top of this one ahead of time.

Yeah, they got the predictions more or less correct (at least around here), and the government reaction has been appropriately firm but unpanicked. By and large, everybody seems to have managed this one pretty well, from what I've seen so far.

(But thank heavens we had arranged a deal in advance with our next-door neighbor, who has the Really Big Snowthrower, so all I had to deal with was the front walk...)

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