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  1. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    That’s not a bad thing. Some WFOs (*cough*BOSTON*cough*) throw up a blizzard warning several times a year for stuff we would laugh at.
  2. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    It seems pretty specific for a storm whose trajectory is only generally predictable at this point.
  3. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Maybe after the Thursday model runs that incorporate better sampling? If this goes down the toilet I don't want to be reminded by a thread that will stay on page one of the Upstate NY/PA subforum for two years.
  4. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Yeah, that was my report! Probably the best storm, synoptic or otherwise, to hit the northern part of Buffalo in the last 12 years.
  5. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    We had that NW flow that ended up totaling about 5”, but it was over such a long period that it may not have even been advisory level. Other than that, a couple bands that swing through and left 2-3”. This has been the worst lake effect season in years here. Fingers crossed we get something decent before the freeze-up.
  6. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    The NYC posters aren’t so bad, I’d rather see NE Connecticut in the screw zone.
  7. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    What did Tim get? He seemed pretty optimistic last night.
  8. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Btw.. that little cabin area just north of Southwick Beach may be my favorite spot on Erie or Ontario (outside the Thousand Islands which are a different thing altogether). Does anyone know where I'm talking about? Great beach, facing a few degrees S of due west so a stunning sunset every damn day, and a breeze that keeps the bugs away (except for very early in the morning). I'd buy there in a second if it weren't such a far drive from Buffalo.
  9. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    On the one hand I'm really sympathetic. Perfect diction isn't something most of us do or practice at, and accidents happen. On the other hand... good, clear diction and accurate speech is an essential part of an on camera job like that. I see way too many "B" newsreaders, sports anchors, and on camera mets who are marble-mouthed. Besides being important to professional presentation, clear diction prevents errors than can turn off a significant part of the viewership. Viewers have choices, and who wants to watch the station with the guy who slips up and makes an on air slur? Why should it be on the viewers to determine his intention? Especially if you're a member of the group being slurred. (Bad diction is still preferable than the on camera airheads who say insane garbage while segueing between stories or bantering with other on camera talent.) To me, the best approach would have been to pull him off the air for a week or two, until things cool down, but require flawless diction going forward. Local stations are famously cheap, though, and they might have decided that they couldn't afford to have a met not pulling his weight for a couple weeks. Or, as people suggest, maybe they were looking for a pretext to can him, and he was already on his last chance. In any case, I imagine it was accidental, and I feel for the guy, but speaking clearly on air is a crucial skill for that position.
  10. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    I have a friend with a cabin right on the beach just north of Southwick Beach State Park, and they actually get a lot of snow - it has been in their family for many years, and is winterized, but most winters they have to ski/snowshoe in because of multiple feet of snow. I'm sure they get a small fraction of the snowfall 5-10 miles to the east, but they get their share.
  11. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    Yeah, that's bonkers - we had more than that in NE Buffalo (about 2.5"), and we were never under a well-organized band for any substantial period.
  12. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    We have a Subaru Forester and a Honda Fit, both with four season tires. The Honda is light and can slide a bit on turns if there’s ice or if there’s more than about ten inches of unplowed snow. The Forester has never given us a problem in any weather, but we’re not going chasing on the Tug with those tires. Winter is the best, but I love a cool fall as well. I lived in the south for many years, and I can’t stand humid weather with the temp above about 78. Hot and dry is ok, but last summer, while not as bad as the south, was so unpleasant for long stretches that we avoided doing much outside other than the bare minimum of yard work.
  13. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    I don’t do drugs or drink so I don’t plan to take advantage of legalization of weed, but I support it 100%. It’s stupid that it has been illegal and it has given a lot of regular people criminal records that ruin their lives. And it really enraged me that some prosecutors and police want it to stay illegal because it gives them probable cause for searches, and because they can hang drug possession charges and convictions on people they don’t like. My only concern is drugged driving, but that happens now anyway. And I don’t have any problem with taking licenses and cars and freedom away from people who drive under the influence of any drug.
  14. WNash

    Upstate/Eastern New York

    True. My in-laws did get bullseyed by the November storm, with 80+ inches (without drifts, I stood on top of a 6 foot fence post and the snow was still almost to my knee). That was unreal.
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