Post # 31
JiminyCricket: I also live in DC well alexandria to be exact but I work in DC everyday. I went to the grocery store yesterday and picked up some things in case we get stuck in. We have a gas stove so we will atleast be able to cook on the stove top. Unfortunately the new gas stove ovens are still ignited by electricity so we can’t use the over but we can light the top. We live in an older home and I’m a little worried what we will do if the power goes out. We don’t have a fireplace and we have 65 pound puppy so I’m not sure how that will work out. Hoping for lots of snow but no power outages!!!! Anyone have advice on what to do if no power?
Post # 32
BeachBride2015: I hope he’s wrong but thanks for sharing!
Post # 33
I’m in Delaware and it’s almost comical how wrong the snow forecasts are every year. I think last year they said that we were going to get something like 9 inches, and it didn’t even snow. So I’m not getting excited until it happens… regardless, we have lots of booze and food just in case 🙂
Post # 34
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
NJ over here. I’m sorta looking forward to it cause I want a snow day! Haven’t gone to the grocery but I should probably stock up on snacks asap. But I’m also wondering if it’ll be as big as they claim.
Post # 35
beautyofdreams: If there’s a power outage —
– Try to open your fridge as little as possible (the insultation will help keep things cold, so if it’s only a couple hours, your food shouldn’t spoil).
– I assume you have Dominion as well, so call them and report the outage (1-866-366-4357) — they will actually call you and tell you once it’s back on, and you can check the status (you need your account number to report!)
– Stay as warm as you can — blankets, cuddling with your puppy/SO, etc. You can try to use towels to block any potential drafts at the door if your place has less-than-ideal insulation
Anyone else have an tips to offer?
Post # 36
Yes…go NOW to get flashlight/radio batteries! Whenever there is a storm coming here, all the stores are out of C and D batteries DAYS before!!!
Post # 37
beautyofdreams: Do you have a fireplace? If so, make sure you have plenty of wood by the back door so it is easy to get to. Dress in layers. Make sure you have plenty of flashlights and new batteries. If you get really cold you could always take a hot shower. Your water heater tank should stay warm for a few hours.
Hopefully you won’t have to worry about this though.
Post # 38
Southern Virginia here and my commute north is already horrendous so I’m praying the federal govt closes so my work will close (we use their schedule). I shopped last night for odds and ends.. just realized we only have champagne and one bottle of wine… back to the store I go 😉
Post # 39
We live in Maryland, near the airport area. We have a concert planned for Sunday in PA, so I hope it doesn’t get cancelled!
I heard 12-18 inches, but up to 35! That’s crazy…I haven’t seen that since I lived briefly in Massachuetts in 2013. I truly hope we don’t have power outages, with the two dogs. We will be snuggling with the Husky for warmth!
Post # 40
- Wedding: December 1969 - City, State
JiminyCricket: If there’s a long power outage in the winter, your food should keep cold if you can get it outside. I store my dogs food in Tupperware outside during the cold months, and it stays frozen.
Post # 41
- Wedding: April 2015 - City Hall NYC
I’ll believe it when I see it!!! But I do hope its a big one. I’m in NYC but closer to NJ. My dogs would love a ton of snow. And I have like 3 bottles of champagne, a HUGE bag of doritos and a box of 100 kcups so i’m set!
Post # 42
freckles071611: Lol Toronto Canada is right between 1 bottle and 6 according to this map. Decisions, decisions … lol
Post # 43
i’m a baltimore bee, so for al your mid atlantic people, i really like Chris Bressi’s Weather updates on Facebook. I find him the most informative and reliable.
His latest update was that it is still 48 hours out, so the line can change. He has 3 scenario maps posted with the 18-24 inches in Baltimore a 65%.
But it could be more icy. It really depends how that line moves.
Post # 44
ana2017: Six! Always go for the hire number because you definitely don’t want to run out.
Post # 45
JiminyCricket: YIKES. 35 inches. We got 26 one year in Chicago and that was completely insane, I couldnt imagine ten more inches. Stay safe and take care of your old folks!
12 is totally manageable, anything over 20 is shut down mode. You might want to get an extra case of beer