Large snow storm (>1 ft) possible for Mass. Fri-Sat..

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  1. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Boston area, specifically.. Anyone else nauseated with worry over not being able to travel to the fest?
     
  2. Droogins

    Droogins Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    I heard there are two models, one of which gives Boston 1--3, the other of which gives the big one we've been dodging so far this season. I would give it a day and a half or so for them to firm up their solutions before despairing.
     
  3. Timmush

    Timmush Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey

    yeah, I am worried.. big time.
    Traveling from NJ too (4.5 hrs)
     
  4. mborden

    mborden Jan 28, 2009 New York

    Remember, if you "get sick" on Thursday and are "still sick" on Friday, it's less suspicious.
     
  5. jlenik

    jlenik Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey

    Same. Going by bus?
     
  6. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    On top of finding out today that Savor in NYC will be completely unaffordable, this has led me into an abyssal fit of despair...
     
  7. Timmush

    Timmush Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey

    nope , driving
     
  8. FeDUBBELFIST

    FeDUBBELFIST Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'd rather be driving than flying....And I'm flying...
     
  9. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    I'd be more worried if the forecast called for bright sunshine. Predictions have not been great this year.

    And it's only snow, not a blizzard. The city will not end.
     
  10. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    see y'all out in the tundra
     
  11. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    The city won't end, but i don't think it will be easy for the beer to get in the building if the snowfall is massive.
     
  12. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    If the fest is still being held, I will get there after work and a light pre-dinner meal regardless of the obstacles :cool:
     
  13. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Its just snow !!!
    Pretty sure Bean-Town has plow trucks !!!
     
  14. Timmush

    Timmush Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey

    when is it supposed to start? I might have to drive up Thursday night instead...
     
  15. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    I'm sure a suitable number of men with shovels can be located.
     
  16. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    OMG! Snow! In Boston! In February! I'm shocked, Shocked I say!
     
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  17. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    In the South End? Do you know how to turn italian loafers and deep v's into shovels?
     
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  18. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
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    pretty sure there is a difference between "Snow! In Boston! In February!" vs 12+" of snow in a day.... Just sayin....
     
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  19. MrDanno96

    MrDanno96 Aug 26, 2009 Ohio

    I will likely be leaving on Thursday instead of Friday now.

    I assume the fest will go on no matter what?
     
  20. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    so far it's a whole buncha nothing. I'm a go with that
     
  21. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I believe right now they think it will snow both on thurs into fri and then fri night into sat.
     
  22. jlindros

    jlindros Oct 6, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    They are so precise with their predictions, could be between 2-26".
     
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  23. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    That doesn't necessarily help people driving up from hundreds of miles away..
     
  24. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    People tend to panic over these things.

    A couple years ago I drove through Boston, on the way from southern MA to ME, during a true blizzard. City streets were actually pretty decent, since it was just me and the plow truck. Interstates were 25mph the whole way.

    Besides, this is an event where nobody should be driving! Should be no problem :)
     
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  25. BirdFlu

    BirdFlu Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Thats the nature of weather prediction from half a week away. Its not possible to precisely calculate and predict all the atmospheric variables which can influence the final situation.
     
  26. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    ...even up to the day of the event.

    We have a saying up here - we often shovel 4 inches of "partly cloudy". Snow predictions are unreliable. Especially with the modern rush to break the story about an upcoming storm and drive TV ratings, web hits, etc. There's a very predictable cycle of a slight possibility turning into a potential giant calamity, then fading away. Meh. Leave a day early if coming from far; if coming from near, you should be prepared to handle winter in New England anyway.
     
  27. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    First, many people, myself included, will be taking the interstates to get to Boston to check in to hotels.

    Second, see first comment...
     
  28. MrKsBeer

    MrKsBeer Mar 31, 2009 Massachusetts

    Nugget Nectar is coming in Tomorrow... Snow me in! I DON'T EVEN CARE! HA! haHA!
     
  29. dnoahg

    dnoahg Oct 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    I don't know what beer event is going on this weekend up here, but I'm intending to drive to VT and have some of that Heady Topper from the the Alchemist and do some skiing. 12"? Bring it on! The snow wimps will just have to find a hotel along the way.
     
  30. Trackim

    Trackim Aug 18, 2012 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    It's only snow. Driving 3 hours from Boston. Still plan on leavin vt at the same time I have always planned. 9am. Hit the road. Grab a bread bowl in Quincy market. Check into hotel. Drink lots of epic beer at NoTB. Drunken walk back. Sleep. Wake up and do it again.
     
  31. BostonHops

    BostonHops Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Latest here is it's supposed to start Friday morning/early afternoon and last through the early morning hours with potential for up to a foot. Plan accordingly, especially the breweries! (Have my heart set on finally trying Black Tuesday, BA Bigfoot and many others, going to be preeeetty disappointed if any brewers can't show...)
     
  32. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
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