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The Aftermath of Blizzard 2007

February 15th, 2007 · No Comments · Adirondack Life, News

Another snow day here in the North Country. I only had to shovel the drive and sidewalk 4 times yesterday – about an hour each! Looks like another session should do it today.

This morning at 6 am I was forced to start watching school closing reports. It took 15 minutes before the list reached Clinton County. Again, I was forced to watch the dreaded Snow Day Dance (sort of like Elaine’s “party” dancemore) which is accompanied by, “Oh yeah, oh yeah, we have another snow day, oh yeah, oh yeah,….”

Essex County storm emergency questioned
The controversy was triggered by a letter from Mineville-Witherbee Fire Chief Paul Tromblee questioning an interview County Manager Clifford Donaldson Jr. gave to WPTZ-TV Channel 5 two days after the storm.

The winter storm that struck the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region on Valentine’s Day, piling up snow and ice, snarling both car and airline traffic and plunging thousands into the dark was classified as “major,” or a Category 3, on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, or NESIS, according to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

The Valentine’s Day storm will go down as the 14th-largest on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale. For those of you reading from beyond he Northeast, get your own scale.

Don’t drive, counties warn
Essex and Franklin counties are still in states of emergency due to Wednesday’s blizzard, and county officials have told everyone not to drive unless they absolutely must.

Three Feet of Snow!
If I ever finish shoveling out our doorways and exits covered by 9-foot drifts, I’ll be out snowshoeing and skiing.

Valentine’s Day Blizzard of 2007
The Almanack shovels and also ponders the whereabouts of the “Boys”.

Backcountry Visitors Cautioned About Snow Conditions

Valentine’s Storm – Photo Galleries
Want to see snow pictures?

Storm not officially a blizzard, but one of the biggest in decades
“It wasn’t a record, but it will certainly be one we remember for a long time,”

Total Snowfalls in Lake Placid
As of 7:30 this morning, Whiteface is reporting 37″ of fresh powder. 74 of the 76 trails on the mountain are open and conditions promise to be amazing!!!

Storm Creates Avalanche Danger
The National Weather Service said Wednesday’s blizzard has created the potential for avalanches in the back country. A statement from the NWS said steep, open slopes in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will have the highest risk.

Man Dies After I-87 Accident
Police said Stewart Crooks, 60, of Manitoba, Canada died after his truck went off Interstate 87 around 7 p.m.

Well, no more snow is expected, but the National Weather Service warns of low wind chills, blowing snow
Brisk northwest winds with sustained speeds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph will continue through today. … widespread blowing and drifting of snow across the advisory area throughout much of the day today.

Snow blasts North Country
The Adirondack Northway was closed for nearly 12 hours because of drifting snow. A state of emergency was declared in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Travel restrictions remain in effect today. (Audio)

The big snowstorm has reached the Northeast, rendering it worthy of national media attention
The snow terrorists have won.

Upstate NY Hammered With More Heavy Snow
…upstate blizzard warning …canceled, blustery piles of snow left behind by a storm system… driving conditions less than favorable. Forecasts warned of windchills dipping as low as 10 to 20 below zero.

Groundhog lied
In the northeastern Adirondacks, a 40-mile stretch of the Northway was closed at 6 p.m. between Schroon Lake and Willsboro because of numerous stranded vehicles.

Valentine’s Day storm shuts down North Country
PLATTSBURGH — You call this Valentine’s Day?

Let It Snow!
Wow, I wasn’t convinced that we were actually going to get this Nor’easter, but it is definitely here in the Adirondacks! We measured the snowfall on our deck in Saranac Lake and there is more than two feet of fresh snow.

Winter storm blows across New York
The National Weather Service posted blowing snow and windchill advisories for early today, as frigid winds picked up in the wake of the storm that dropped one to three feet of snow over much of the state.

Snow reports from around the region — and beyond
Apparently, we’ve got more readers outside the snowy areas than inside … we’ve got plenty of reports from the South and Southwest, but not a lot from the local region around Glens Falls.

Treacherous Travel
“Being so cold and snowy, there is that element of romance,”

Winter wallops several states
In upstate New York, more than a foot of snow had fallen by midday in Herkimer County in the Adirondacks, and up to 3 feet of snow was possible.

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