Snowy start to new year 2014

Yep. It snowed in Hoboken. Hardly an “EMERGENCY!”

There you have it folks. We had what amounted to a fairly “standard” winter weather event. Not a paralyzing situation by any means. It was quite pretty in fact, until the dirty streets and sidewalks tainted the white snow (it was hard to find perfectly clean spots – but we managed to get lucky a few times).

But what has gotten much worse over the years is the over-reaching of the governments (state, local) with their “state of emergency” nonsense. Also – the “media” alarmists are the worst. The verbiage used to describe these events: “NJ braces for snow” or “Buried by a couple inches” or my favorite “100 million affected!!” For crying out loud. Why sensationalize? It was just snow.

The cold and brisk winds on the other hand is no fun at all.

How are they going to top themselves for the next storm? Perhaps they’ll just call the storm “Icy Death?”

It’s winter. Here’s some snow for ya.

1/1/2014 Update:

“Winter Storm Warning” in effect for Hoboken. 6 to 8 fluffy inches of snow. But damn freezing wind chills. Bust out the long underwear!

Winter Storm Warning Hoboken NJ

Winter Storm Hoboken NJ January 2 2014 Accumulation Map

Hoboken might get a nice snowy start to new year 2014

12/31/2013 Update:

No reason to panic! But if you watch “team coverage” MSM you might begin stocking up as if Armageddon is imminent.

Anyway, forecasts for this upcoming snow have been all over the map, and from what we understand still isn’t nailed down precisely (as to exactly how much and where – but the cold air is certainly in place.) But the safe prediction is One to 16 inches possible. Haha!

I can say one thing, be happy it didn’t happen tonight. That would have been a nightmare on Amateur Night! Just practice common sense and you’ll be all good to go. Have fun with it! Maybe some people will even get an extra day or two off?

Snowy start to new year 2014

Northeast and Hoboken NJ Snow January 2 2014 into January 3

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9 Comments on "Snowy start to new year 2014"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

No I am not. When it is warranted and with the equipment and cost that the situation warrants and at all times abiding by safety.

camel2
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camel2

This winter storm warning and scary blizzard is such bullshit and hype to draw more attention to government entities. This snow storm is for complete pussies. Big deal.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Camel2 you are right on. The city has purchased massive National Guard size equipment for blowing the street. These monstrosities were barreling down the streets at speeds of fifty miles per hour in the middle of the night.

The city claims that there was an emergency that a fire truck was able to get through because of this clearing. The fire truck size and the road conditions were such that the fire truck would have made it through without clearing.[quote comment=”222288″]This winter storm warning and scary blizzard is such bullshit and hype to draw more attention to government entities. This snow storm is for complete pussies. Big deal.[/quote]

homeworld
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Are you arguing that the city shouldn’t clear the streets? [quote comment=”222304″]Camel2 you are right on. The city has purchased massive National Guard size equipment for blowing the street. These monstrosities were barreling down the streets at speeds of fifty miles per hour in the middle of the night.The city claims that there was an emergency that a fire truck was able to get through because of this clearing. The fire truck size and the road conditions were such that the fire truck would have made it through without clearing.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Spending from the city coffers to clean up one inch of snow but also towing to make more money. Yep, attention seeking and self serving politicians.[quote comment=”222288″]This winter storm warning and scary blizzard is such bullshit and hype to draw more attention to government entities. This snow storm is for complete pussies. Big deal.[/quote]

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

Looking forward to the fluffy snow!

14th n Grand
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14th n Grand

Hoboken has a history of botching events like this. Thankfully this is no 2′ snow storm.

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