Storm 7 hitting 23 states

@Lakota12 (42684)
United States
February 1, 2011 5:36am CST
With this blizzards moving into most of the states I worry about alot of out mylotters in the 2100 miles of storms. There are alot from Texas to maine on here I am thinking we wont hear to much from tham as the day goes on. SOme of it reminds me of the winter of 49 most here might not remeber or wasnt born but we had drifts of snow up to 10 feet when it was over with. I was in school when it hit and momma came got me we lived 2 blocks away from the school and it was knee deep when she came to get me and we walke back to the house in it. Thsi was in Idaho My hubby remebers it hitting Tenn and the birds froze and other birds were eating them. Now that was one bad winter. Praying that all our friends stay in and stay warm for it looks like 2 days of storms and no telling how many will be out of power . THey should be prepared so lets hope so and they make it thru with no harm done to them. Blessings to all of them
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Because of the blizzards I am at home for the next two days. Schools are closed, businesses are closed and store shelfs are empty. Right now looks horrible, I was driving back home 4mph and I am happy to made it. I am in my bed right now, tired of thinking, because outside is getting worst every minute. Cold, icy, wind with probably 40mph, no place to hide. I am hopping to have no problem with electricity and heat. At least I have involuntary vacations Hugs!
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
2 Feb 11
where are you from?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
yup you are getting hit hard there. so stay in bed and keep warm. I know about that 4 miles an hour driving its a booger. good that you get Vacation pay hugsssssssssssss and blessings. adn long time no see glad you are still around!
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
3 Feb 11
babystar1 I am in Chicago Lakota, I have to admit not having much time for Mylot, but I miss you guys a lot. My 2 days of vacations are not paid, but I like it anyway. HUGS
@margeryann (1853)
• United States
3 Feb 11
It is real deep with snow where I live too. It started Tuesday and it got deep fast. None of it has melted yet. It is supposed to stay too cold for it too melt away. It is supposed to snow some more sometime this week. I'm glad that our electricity is still on and hope that we can leave our house sometime this week so we can go grocery shopping. I'm thankful to have a warm roof over my house and haven't ran out of food yet.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 11
its bad when ya cant get out hope your food lasts till you can hugsssssssssssssssss
• United States
4 Feb 11
Thank you. I hope it does too.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
3 Feb 11
We usually dont get alot of snow or freezing temps here. I live ina rv right now. I have heaters to keep somewhat warm. When the temps drop way down i also stay dressed warm even in the rv. They tell us to leave the water dripping so it dont freeze. Worked great till last night. No body ever said the drains may freeze. Well, they did last nite. Sinks filled up and water and all over the already cold floor. It frooze. The door even froze shut i had to kick it open. Then i had to pour hot water on the door frame to get the ice off so i could close it again. So now since the water cant trickel that may freeze too. I hope not. We should have a few days of warm now so hopefully things will get better. Like i said it usually dont get below 0 here. I hope we are done for the year. Another winter like this will have me selling this rv. Im scared about apt bldg. You neighbor could fall asleep cooking or smoking and burn up all your stuff.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 11
WOW what a mess when we lived in a trailer we had to winterize all our pipes inside and out. But usuall it dont freeze when leave dripping that would be awful hope ya got it all unthawed by now and are warm and toasty again!
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Its the drain that frooze up. So then i had to stop the facet trickel because it had no where to drain out. Now the facet is frooze. The temps today and tomarrow are supposed to be back in the norms of 30-40 so hopfully all will be better. Not much i can do about the frozen floor. I have to go to work today so i will leave one heater on above part of the icy floor. Its a oil heater that looks like one of those steam heaters. The only one i trust to be on while iam away. but i need to keep the cords out of the wet areas. It is a mess. So what do i need to do put heat tape on the drainage pipes?
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
2 Feb 11
These really a worrisome news. Which I know this storm will endanger many people lives. We hope so that people in those areas will be prepared enough to combat that fearful storm... This is now what the bible say a 7 seven cup from one of the angels...
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 11
yes praying that they were all prepared I havent heard of anyone getting harmed by this storm
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
See. We hope all is well, friend. This really makes me wonder because it's time history that storm more and more now devastating by storm
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
2 Feb 11
well, my house has underground utilities - my mom used to lose power regularly before she moved into the Manor... I can't say the cold is a lot of fun, but at least so far it isn't ice! I've put another blanket on my bed and will be sleeping in sweat pants, because I expect the cats will manage to hog the blankets before dawn. Still, if we lose power, we can find a way to light the oven (gas) and at least have that to keep us warmer...
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Glad no ice! thats is bad for it breaks down the powerlines even if you have underground they can snap farther from your house but good idea extra blanket and sweats oven always comes in handy when it s gas
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
2 Feb 11
turns out it was rolling black outs they hit us with, not outages, but intentional-ages
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Feb 11
I worry about the storms too. I remember a blizzard here before that shut everything down for weeks. I remember my gas lines freezing on the car I had and having to have it put up on a lift and heaters under it! My b/f's family is in Indiana and they are supposed to be getting a big spanking this week. I do worry about them. They have alternative heat sources and I'm sure they have food. That is what I worry about....alternative heat sources. Take care myLotters! Get that food and alternative heat source if you can!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Hope it didnt hit you SOn said Memphis got some rain but nothing else so he got to work. Jackosn got a little rain to so the kids are fine there. It is a worry if people have heat and food . Hope all are safe and fine
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
3 Feb 11
Yes..we just had rain too. Thanks goodness. The last few snows have hit us, but this one blew on above us.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Feb 11
Blizzard out that way, huh? I have another Mylotter friend that lives in Tennessee. I hope she is okay. And one up in Maine or some such place. I wondered why I hadn't seen her online much lately. It must be because of the weather. Hope all are okay out that way. And, yes, blessings to all of them. You take care.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 11
not my way I am in VEgas just high winds BUtI knowseveral myloters from Teax to maine that are gtting hit pretty hard .quita fror one bet now she is completely snowed in as she was hveing trouble wih it aginst her door and getting outside was a problem that was this morning.. hope all take acare
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Feb 11
Oh, that's right. You are in Vegas not Tennessee. What is wrong with me? I am in Idaho and we are clear, just windy. Knock on wood. Hope all come out okay.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
1 Feb 11
Hi Lakota, this is quita :) I'm in the middle of this storm and it is bad. I haven't heard any weather reports lately but will put what I know on mylot when I do know. Thanks for caring. And, guys, let;s all pray for our members in these states affected by these terrible blizzards. hugs to you all, quita
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 11
Of course this is Quita says it right up there before you start to wrie lololol. Has this storm got ya boggled? Ya know I was worried when I got up and seeing this hitting OK this mornig so thought it proper to write something about it praying for ya'll that is the path of this storm!
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
1 Feb 11
LOL, I guess you are right and I am the dumbhead LOL I just out of my warm recliner to answer the phone from a friend who is also worried bout us. I couldnt' get hold of the VA to cancel my hubby's apt. but found the VA here only has security and fire depts. running today, so will have to call again and make sure they don't have down for a no show........which the VA is notorious for doing. Ah, the beauty of this crappy snow and hard , blowing wind. Even my birds are finding shelter in my dog's house. Bless their pointed little feathers ! Thanks for all the prayers and God must be listening cuz we are doing fine here. It does my old heart good to know you guys all care ! I love all you mylotters ! And, we are fine, just cold, every thing is WHITE .............. I am glad I paid my gas bill LOL huggs, quita
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
1 Feb 11
Thanks Lakota, I am prepared for this storm, so even if I am not here, I will be warm and safe..:) We had an ice storm move in last night in Ohio, and when I looked at the radar, we are getting a break now, but something big is coming towards us, so it isn't over with yet..
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 11
yes the rain then the ice then the snow in most plaes I hate ice storms think they are alot worst than the snow for when it stops snowing ya can get out and drive if ya havent forgot how to in the snow lololol. Yes something big on the way stay warm and safe Blessingssssssssssss
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• United States
1 Feb 11
I am staying warm and safe, thank you.. And as long as I have electric, I can get my school work done and still be active here as well. :)
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 Feb 11
Sounds like up here. So much for global warming. I just hope it is not the start of another ice age. I remember in the50s when it was snowing in Vancouver, B.C. where I lived as a child. It was for only one year, but then I remember my brother and I building an igloo and going in it. Come to think of it, it could have been in 49 because I was going to kindergarten that summer.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
16 Feb 11
could have been 49-50 winter. we built tunnels and slid down them what fun us kids had
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 11
I hope that they will be safe and warm as well We have very strong winds here right now and I am hoping that they will not get any stronger My, I would not have survived this Winter in the other Flat no way So lets hope that all our Friends are safe
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 Feb 11
LEt so hope so Looks like one of freinds is geting dug out and on the move today lolol hugssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
• United States
3 Feb 11
Yes indeed we are one of those affected, as we got about 4 feet and still falling, then it turned into thunderstorm rain, and now it is 25 below zero Fahrenheit plus we had a power outage for 2 days. So unfortunately many businesses are closed and many who are homeless I am afraid to say are very left out right now. We are snowed in and lucky here at home it is just my boyfriend and I so we make do with what we have. Sad for the families with small children and of course the homeless.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 11
boy you did get alot of snaow and glad your power back on. as for the homeless hope they did find ways to keep warm.
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Oh yeah, here in Oklahoma where I live we got about 18 inches of snow. I'm so glad we didn't get all the ice they were talking about, so its not too hard to get around on. Everything is closed in town, even walmart's closed..lol. I think thats as much snow as we've gotten in years, and they're talking another snow storm coming in Monday. I'm enjoying staying in the house and keeping warm, with my hubby, he hasn't been able to go to work either, its just too hard to get out on the roads. I hope everybody is staying safe and warm..God Bless to all.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Feb 11
yup always nice to have hubby home at these times hoping it dont hit this har dagain this year!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
2 Feb 11
I'm not going to say "it missed us" because it's not over yet. But, so far, we've really lucked out! All we have had, so far, has been rain... nice, wet rain. We're right on the border of rain/ice with this storm system. I was VERY pleasantly surprised to find it still wet outside this morning, meaning that it did not freeze up overnight. Last winter we got over eight feet of snow so I have the feeling that the powers that be are allowing us a bit of a reprieve this year. BUT, the temps are dropping, supposedly dipping into the low-30's by this afternoon and another round of this stuff is heading our way. I am SO hoping that what is out there now doesn't freeze solid overnight because we'll be in a real pickle if that happens. Still, if it gets bad, I'm ready for it. I made sure there is enough of everything here for the duration should it turn bad. The only thing I'd miss would be my internet but I have plenty of books to read so I'll be able to keep myself occupied and out of trouble.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
lets hope it does stay away from you but with temps dropping sounds like you may get some ice. Glad that yuo have books to read nice time to curl up with one!
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
2 Feb 11
Its been really cold and windy here the last couple of days. We did have some light blowing snow, but it is so darn windy and cold out.cant wait untill spring
• United States
2 Feb 11
the storm is hitting my state. however, where i live wont' be badly affected. i wish it would snow, but we are only getting freezing cold temperatures. the temperatues will be between negative twenty and negative 30 degrees farenheit. i will be spending almost all of my time inside.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
brrrrrrrrrrr I know I would stay in side. as I am doing here we are just getting the very cold noth wind and very dry air -8 dew point. dropped form 40s during the nights to the mid 20s now here that is cold in the desert
• United States
2 Feb 11
I am one of the people who do not live in the path of the storm. I will suffer the humid summers here in Georgia as long as we escape the drastic winters.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Feb 11
yup you are lucky this time I have been in Georgia wehn hey had an ice storm not fun.. And we lied in the knat belt pesky little bugs cover nose and mouth or it will get filled up . stay warm and safe
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Feb 11
Nothing awful coming my way, but I hope everybody in the storm's path stays safe until it blows over.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 11
god I do to hope al say warm and cosy
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
1 Feb 11
I've read a bit about the weather but hadn't seen any radar's. I know it's cold here and I hope it doesn't snow. Not sure what's going on with the weather these days but hope all the mylotters stay safe and warm!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 11
you might be lucky and not be in the path of the storm altho it is going along fro 2100 miles. yes hoping they are all staying warm and dry
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
1 Feb 11
yup I'm sitting in the house lookind at the snow outside right now... I' lucky that I live by the ocean so I don't get as much as other people for those that lives in the city.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 11
you are lucky inland is getting blasted