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Old 25-01-2015, 20:11   #1
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East Coast Weather Bomb

Be prepared all you live aboards on the Northeastern Coast. I wish you all the best.
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Old 25-01-2015, 22:32   #2
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This will be a real nasty storm. I hope everyone is prepared and in somewhere warm.
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Old 25-01-2015, 22:44   #3
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No worries, we've had months to get ready for this. By now we should all be stocked well enough to lay ahull for at least a week if need be. :-)

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Old 26-01-2015, 16:41   #4
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Any live aboard care to report the conditions?
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Old 26-01-2015, 17:14   #5
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Most of my family lives very close to New Bedford, MA. Talked to them earlier and they said they are forecasting about 30" of snow and pretty heavy wind. Also have family on Cape Cod. They are more concerned with wind. But truth be told all of my family agrees, yes this is a big storm but media is making more of it than needs to be. If you're from there, especially the Cape, you are used to being blasted with Nor'easters this time of year. Now if Virgina got hit with this storm it would be crippled for many days, weeks even. Up there near in Bean town things will be back to normal in just a few days.
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Old 26-01-2015, 17:17   #6
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I stopped by to check Shiva in water storage in Northport. It was an extreme high tide when I was there... the ramp from the fixed dock to the floating was dead level... very high tide. If there is a storm surge of any significance this will definitely cause some flooding and a large surge will see the floating docks over top the pilings in some marinas.

They want to scare idiots from being on the roads... and so exaggeration may save some lives.
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Old 26-01-2015, 17:40   #7
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I'm in Boston at Constitution Marina. So far not much. Blowing around 15-25 kts. Snowing lightly, about an inch on the dock.

Around 3-5 AM is when we are supposed to get the worst winds. Passage weather has some nasty looking GRIBs.

Doubled up all of the storm lines. Filled the water tank and the propane. Plenty of food. We are running on electric heat for now but have a propane heater and 40 lbs of propane on board if needed. Could probably go for a week without leaving at this point if we had too.

I have the camera out and plan to take some photo and videos later. Here are some photos of the small snow storm we had this weekend.

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Old 26-01-2015, 17:56   #8
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So far the NOAA Storm Surge chart is showing less than a foot of surge.

Here is a link: CO-OPS Storm Surge Live Web Site

Click on the State, then the tide station to see the surge chart.
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Old 26-01-2015, 18:01   #9
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I see 2+ feet at Kings Point
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Old 26-01-2015, 19:08   #10
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Re: East Coast Weather Bomb

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I have the camera out and plan to take some photo and videos later. Here are some photos of the small snow storm we had this weekend.
Geez, a small snow storm and it turned your world upside down. Lets see what this one will do
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Old 26-01-2015, 19:33   #11
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Hahaha, very quiet here too. Just finished cooking up some sausages. I was hoping the boat would turn them on it's own but no such luck.

News says the storm surge won't be a problem until tomorrow morning.

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Haha deepfrz. I wonder why those photos loaded upside down?

Still slow to build here. Only 3-4 inches. Winds around 25 kts.


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I came across this picture on Washington Post. A snapshot of the weather radar for the area.
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Old 26-01-2015, 21:24   #14
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pretty picture! Winds just starting to hit us now. So far read a few 50+ knot gusts here. Got out to check the lines and chat a bit with a few other liveaboards doing the same. There was one motorboat whose stern dock line was starting to chafe through but we got the line replaced and wrapped a few rags around it. Not a liveaboard boat but we still don't really want it floating off. Almost lost my hat a few times but otherwise doing fine.

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Now Boston has two feet of surge, and is just past the low tide. Station 8443970.
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