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Old 02-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Is it just me? How come every reasonably sized storm is now a "Weather Event"?

The winter storm on the east coast is being reported like it was the great deluge. As far as I know so far, one person died in a car crash. Now, I realize that the loss of even one life is a tragedy, but come on! Yes, there is a power outage. The sometimes happens in a storm.

Is this stupid reporting a way to drum up ratings or have we as a Country become such snivelers and pansies that any large storm is now the dreaded "Big One" or what?

I'm just sayin'.

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I agree if I recall this is probably considered a light snowfall for the Buffalo area.

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I agree if I recall this is probably considered a light snowfall for the Buffalo area.
It's no fun to drive in unless your by yourself and no ones around. Hehe. But up here near buffalo it wasn't bad really. Just a normal snow storm about a foot of snow
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Its a catastrophe!!!! Its gonna be in the 30's here... (We were getting back up to the 70's-80's.... )

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Now that's not nice.

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Now that's not nice.
It isnt..... I was hoping to get my garden started this week, but now their saying were gonna have at least a week of freezing temps.

I just planted two trees im gonna have to make covers for now...
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it has to be reported huge so the state will get relief funding and so insurance co.'s can allow or disallow claims.
if its reported as mild, clients cant make claims.
its all tied into legal reasons why storms are called now what they are.

the storm in new england today, 10-20 years ago would be considered just a typical winter storm. everyone knew them. everyone planned for and dealt with them.
but most people in todays world are transplants going to jobs in states theyve never been in before and dont know what to expect any given month. they are learning it for the first time.
sorta like people that buy homes in the tall pines of the sierra nevada and cry when their houses burn down.

or those who buy in the desert and wonder why snakes are in their garages and wolves eat their poodles.

or build on the coast and hurricanes blow them away.

or buy in texas and complain about heat.

or move to LA and complain about earthquakes.

or.....(add your own)

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I can tell you that the state of Connecticut is not equipped to handle this much snow. This is my suburban as a reference to how much it snowed at my house



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Oh and I still can't get out of my neighborhood. The plows have not come through yet.

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Is this stupid reporting a way to drum up ratings or have we as a Country become such snivelers and pansies that any large storm is now the dreaded "Big One" or what?

I'm just sayin'.
The media these days blows everything out of proportion and yeah people in this country have turned into a country of whiners and sissies. Ive seen more snow here in Alabama. Geez.
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