A big storm is expected to hit us tomorrow.

@Pose123 (21671)
Canada
January 9, 2013 8:41pm CST
Tomorrow is January 10 and we are expecting the biggest storm of the season. We have been told to prepare for at least 40 and perhaps as much as 70 cm of snow and winds that could reach more than 100 km an hour. It is expected to hit in the afternoon and continue overnight and into Friday. People have been preparing by buying flashlights and candles in case we lose power, also extra blankets etc. warmer weather is expected on Saturday and there is the likelihood of rain, which will make for some very messy driving. I have plenty of food, extra blankets, a flashlight and candles,so I'm expecting to be okay. Hopefully we won't see too many accidents. What kind of weather do you have in your area?
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• China
10 Jan 13
Wow my city is near the south hemisphere so it will never has snow at all,but it stil very cold at here the temperature is lower than 10 degree and unfortunately we do not have central heating and radiator at all,so I really hope that this winter will be over very soon.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi skyandgrassplot, Thank you for comment and of course the storm is long past. 10 degrees would be warm here and we won't see it until at least April. Blessings.
• United States
10 Jan 13
We're suppose to have nice weather until next Monday and then it gets really cold again. I'm going to miss the 40s we've been having even though that sounds silly, lol! It's sure better than the 20s and 30s. I still can't wait until spring so I can open the windows and hear the birds singing.
• United States
10 Jan 13
Sorry, what an idiot I am...here you are waiting for this horrible storm and I'm talking about regular winter weather. I hope all goes well for you and don't forget to have batteries for your radio in case your electricity goes off. Maybe, hopefully, it won't be so bad as they say.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
25 Jan 13
Hi kashmeremycat, Thank you for responding and what you were saying is fine. I did have batteries but while thousands of people lost electricity, we were one of the fortunate ones who didn't. It was rough for a while but things are back to normal now. As you might guess, I can't wait for spring either. Blessings.
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• United States
6 Mar 13
Thanks Pose for BR! Never knew, never was notified. Right now we can think spring!
• China
10 Jan 13
Oh!It will snow 70 cm deep.what a storm! Hope it won't cause any damage.Over here ,it is our coldest days of winter,namely the third nine-day period after the winter solstice.We have had two snowfall so far with the temperature staying below freezing.It was just light snow ,which couldn't be mentioned in the same breath.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi changjiangzhibin89, Thank you for commenting and we did get more than 70 cm of snow and high winds but it seems that everyone were prepared. Some had no electricity for up to two days but we didn't lose power. Blessings.
• China
26 Feb 13
I guess the snowstorm must be over there.Here it is glorious spring scenery everywhere.What is your early spring like ?
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
10 Jan 13
I live in New England and to my knowledge we aren't expecting any severe weather. I actually love snow storms as long as there is no ice and everyone is safe. Latley here, it has just been bitter, raw and evil cold.
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@deazil (4622)
• United States
10 Jan 13
I also live in New England but maybe I'm more southwest than you - Western Mass. It's been in the 40's here. Not really like a New England winter. They're predicting rain on Friday but mid 40's temp and mid 50's on Saturday. Maybe our heatwave will travel your way.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
25 Jan 13
Hi sid, Thank you for your response, but I don't think you would have enjoyed this storm. I live in Canada and this was the worst we've had in years. Thousands lost power but we were one of the fortunate ones who didn't. Things are fine again now but I hope there are no more storms like this one. Blessings.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 13
That is what I hate, the fear of something coming, you know it's going to come and it's all the build up, expectation and worry. Fortunately we haven't had any storms of your magnitude apart from back in 1987 but the weather forecast said there weren't going to be any storms, how wrong were they and we didn't have time to prepare. The major problem we have in our country is flooding, we have had so much rainful, 2012 was the second on record for the largest rainfall in one year! So far we have escaped the snow, I hope it stays that way, because when it snows it seems to ground everything to a halt.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi wolfie Thank you for responding and the storm was a bad one but it seems that everyone was prepared. I'm happy for you that there are no big storms there but there are weather related promlems everywhere. Blessings.
@velvet53 (14973)
• Palisade, Colorado
10 Jan 13
It is good that people are getting prepared for this storm. I keep those things handy all the time as one never knows what can happen. They say we have a storm moving in tonight and we will get some snow. Then a cold front will be following the first storm. Winter is here :)
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi velvet, Thank you for commenting and yes winter is here. We are having a particular bad one this year. Blessings.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
10 Jan 13
It's cold and snow. But it sure is nice to know a day or more ahead, I took care of all our driving needs early in the week so that we can stay home today and tomorrow. Stay safe.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi savypat Thank you for responding and I know I'm late getting back here.We are having a rough winter, or maybe it's just that we have been spoiled by the milder winters we've been getting in recent years. The storm was a bad one but everyone seems to have been prepared. It is milder now but we are getting winds of more than 100 km an hour - gusts to 140 in places but it supposed to diminish overnight. I see that you are having snow too, so be safe. Blessings.
@vandana7 (55340)
• India
10 Jan 13
Warm...very warm...30 degrees in daytime, 20 in the night.. We dont have storms...but the climate is becoming increasingly unbearable...hot ..partly due to the number of buildings coming up all around...leaving little room for air circulation, and partly because of global warming, if that is true that is. Hope you have enough warm clothes and torches...will be waiting for a post from you on Saturday and Sunday..take care...
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi vandana, Thank you for responding and as you can see I survived the storm. It was a bad one but everyone seems to have been prepared. At least there was no loss of life. You are having warm weather, a bit too hot for me I think. Blessings.
@mranjaan (137)
10 Jan 13
We are supposing a nice but cold weather of 0 degree centigrade..
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi mranjaan, Thank you for responding and 0 degrees is good. Blessings.
• United States
10 Jan 13
Whew I'm praying for your area. It's pretty warm here in Atlanta at the moment. One day it will be 30 degrees and the next 70, lol.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi lyricmemphis, Thank you for responding and we managed to get through it all. It was a bad one but thank goodness everyone was prepared. Blessings.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
10 Jan 13
wow, that is a lot of snow! we are in a bit of a January thaw at the moment but next week, we are supposed the cold back and with that, about 20 cm of snow spread out over a couple of days so that is not too bad. after all, it is January and this is Canada.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi cher, Thank you for commenting and you are right, this is Canada. Thankfully even though the storm was as bad as fore casted, it seems that everyone was prepared. A lot of people lost power, some for up to 48 hours but we were fortune that way. Blessings.
• United States
10 Jan 13
I live in central Illinois and we have so far had a very mild winter. I know it can't last too long but last year we had the most mild winter ever with temps in the 60's in febuary! I am glad that you are prepared. If we were to get hit I would be screwed,lol. Stay warm and safe.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi barbiegirl, Thank you for your response. Well, it seems that everyone was prepared but the storm was was a bad one. Winter weather here has been the worse in years. Hope you continue to get good weather. Blessings.
@deazil (4622)
• United States
10 Jan 13
That's some nasty weather you're expecting. Storms like that scare me. It gives me a feeling of being trapped. Good that you're ready for it. Weather like that makes it almost impossible to drive in and it's not safe to even walk a short distance. Good luck, stay warm and I'll be watching the weather to see how your storm develops. As for my area - Western Mass., it's been unseasonably warm, in the 40's F. Supposed to go up to the mid 50's on Saturday. Unusual weather for this time of year for us.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi deazil, Storms like this have not been common here in recent years either, but it seems this year is a through back to the past. Thanks for sharing and we managed without much damage but only because people were prepared. Blessings.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Good day to you Pose123, With reference to your topic, well, it is really better to be prepare in any event that might happen. And with the preparations that you are doing, I guess, it is all enough. And hoping that everything will be under control.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi airasheila, Thank you for your response. We were prepared and all went well. Blessings.
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Sorry to learn about that coming storm, please take care. I'ts already January 10 here in our country (Philippines) and in the place where we live we have a fine weather the whole day but I heard in the news that there are heavy rains in some parts of our country. Fact is, barely after new year there had been some flooding in some provinces and this is the worst calamity that my family are afraid of for we had experienced one of the worst floods that happened in our country more than three years ago and it was a nightmare.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi namiya, Thank you for commenting and we managed okay during the storm. I know that you have heavy rains and floods in the Philippines but no snow. Blessings.
@SIMPLYD (73083)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Yes, you should really prepare well for that coming storm my friend. It's best that we always expect for the worst so we could really be ready for it. Keep safe my friend. Us, here, it has been raining since Monday. There's a low pressure area , so it's mostly rainy.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi SIMPLYD, Thank you for commenting and the storm has of course passed now.People were prepared and there were no deaths, although many people lost power. Blessings.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
I have never seen snow in my whole life since I am from the Philippines. Our storm is rain and wind that cause flood and land slides. When the wind is strong, it blows away roof tops and even electric cables. It,s really dangerous when these storms come strong and takes long.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi toyota4k, Thank you for commenting and it seems that no matter where you live, there are some kind of storms. Blessings.
@Archie0 (4672)
10 Jan 13
Oh that means it is going to rise the cold in your region. I just hope you be safe. Well my region is pathetically changing. We live in a region where there are never any earth quakes, very less murders and rape. No storms, no heavy rains, no winters at all. Pathetically harsh sun rays. I hate it, because being in sun all the time is like burning like a chicken. Here winters are in such a way, like today it will be colder and tomorrow it will be terrifically hot. This type of season makes you fall sick. Like i am right now. I really am not happy living where i live, i never feel excited when winters arrive, because i never seen a proper winter in my life, all we see is the facking harsh rays of the sun
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
ArchieO, Thank you for your comments and I guess you would like to see snow, but just a little I'm sure. You would not want a storm like this. Blessings.
@peavey (15394)
• United States
10 Jan 13
It's supposed to be fairly warm here (high 40s F) but possibly snow tomorrow night and the next day. I'm hoping it does because we haven't had much snow at all this year. I'm not sure I'd want as big a storm as you're expecting, though! We haven't had a good storm here in a long time, but we used to get some really good blizzards. Many people here used to keep candles, food, blankets and so on, on hand all the time, just in case, but not any more.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
5 Feb 13
Hi peavey, There is no doubt but that the weather is changing but this year is the worst that we've had in a long time. The storm is past now of course but it's still cold. Blessings.
@ARIES1973 (9435)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Jan 13
Please do extra precautionary measures. Philippines is also a favorite route of typhoons so we are into disaster preparedness planning week after week. Life is the priority in case calamities like these occurs.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
25 Jan 13
Hi ARIES, Thank you for commenting and we do need to take precautions at such times. Blessings.