Posts Tagged: storms
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Do You Remember The Before-Times Without Snow

A very lucky Setsubun to you and yours, and the Times points us on this snowy morning to the city's hilarious snow-shoveling laws, which include an exemption from shoveling snow if it is all frozen terribly hard, in which case you may cause your sidewalk to be "strewed with ashes, sand, sawdust." But more importantly: Q: Do I have to clear the whole sidewalk? My sidewalk is very wide!

A: No. You have to clear a path just “wide enough for pedestrians and to allow for wheelchair and stroller access,” the city’s Law Department said.

Q: Can I shovel snow into the street?

A: Please don’t. [...]

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Songs About Wind And Storms

Man, what a storm! The howling wind woke me up at 5 o'clock this morning, and then I couldn't go back to sleep. So, maybe because I still had Merry Clayton's gale of a voice in mind, I made a list of songs that fit the scene. Nothing else to do today but watch the videos. Certainly, no one should go outside.

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Storm Perfect

"Now, it’s forming a perfect storm." You know what to do.

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Letters From The Gulf, The Last Chapter: The Weather-Bound Boats

Dan Horton, a friend and former colleague, works on tugboats out of the New York Harbor for a living. Two weeks ago, he flew down to Louisiana to take a job on a barge unloading crude oil from the skimmer boats that clean the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Crew are only allowed to send and receive one email a day; his girlfriend, Lori, passes along his daily email to friends and family. With their permission, we're passing them along to you. -Dave Bry

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Solar Storm Update: Clocks Running Backwards, Poles Reversing, Animals Screaming at the Sun

Here's the planet earth, getting straight up crazy in the midst of the current magnetic storm due to CORONAL MASS EJECTION. "Kp-indices of 5 or greater indicate storm-level geomagnetic activity. Geomagnetic storms have been associated with satellite surface charging and increased atmospheric drag." QUICK, CHECK ALL THE MAGNETS IN THE HOUSE. (via)

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Letters From The Gulf, Parts 10 & 11: Waiting Out Tropical Storm Alex

Dan Horton, a friend and former colleague, works on tugboats out of the New York Harbor for a living. Two weeks ago, he flew down to Louisiana to take a job on a barge unloading crude oil from the skimmer boats that clean the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Crew are only allowed to send and receive one email a day; his girlfriend, Lori, passes along his daily email to friends and family. With their permission, we're passing them along to you. -Dave Bry