View Full Version : All those with 20 inches of snow or more.......

02-16-2003, 04:54 PM
And wish you were "home" right now say "Aye".

Global warming my $#$%%

02-16-2003, 05:07 PM
Global warming - lately the high around here has been 10 if we are lucky:(
revising my response: Just saw the weather and they say by Tuesday morning we will have 18-24" of snow.:eek:

02-16-2003, 05:09 PM
18 inches and counting!

02-16-2003, 05:16 PM
AYE! I am officially TIRED of snow! This stuff is impossible to shovel!

02-16-2003, 05:18 PM

My niece is presently trying to get out of Tampa International on her "senior trip" to Boston & NYC!! Is that crazy, or what?!?

If it makes you all feel any better, it's really dreary and rainy here right now... (But it's still 65)

02-16-2003, 05:27 PM
my son is in Boston,it's BITTER cold and WINDY right now. Tell her to stay home !!! NYC airports may be closed, Philly was getting ready to officially close since non of the airlines are flying.

02-16-2003, 05:32 PM
Hi all,

Got my Dvc package for BCV friday...Am I glad my DH and I got the paperwork out before the snow....Won't be going out for a day or two....18+ inches and expecting any where from 12 to 18 more inches....will at least I have some good reading...

02-16-2003, 05:58 PM
Glad you were able to get the mail you were waiting on! I've been waiting on cruise docs since last week and am still waiting, and suppose now my wait will be that much more! This makes our 3/16 cruise look SOOOOOO good!!

02-16-2003, 06:11 PM
KNWVIKING, hi neighbor! We're here and not going anywhere with over a foot of snow! We'll be on the DIS all night!!:earsboy: :earsgirl:

02-16-2003, 06:14 PM
Seems like 18 inches of snow here in Chevy Chase, Maryland! We are dreaming of our upcoming trip to the Beach Club Villas at the end of April to see the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival--a dream about as far away from 16 degrees and 18 inches of snow as you can get!

02-16-2003, 06:22 PM
Sorry to hear of all of you with that much snow. We are just thankful that this time we got a break! After 24" on Christmas and 24" less than a week later, we know how it feels.....spring can't come soon enough!!!!!

02-16-2003, 06:24 PM
DVCGirl49: the storm is headed your way. Look for it to start tomorrow!

02-16-2003, 06:25 PM
I'm from Maryland, too - Mt. Airy. Stopped measuring hours ago! We're not DVC Members yet - but my guide just might be getting a call from me first thing tomorrow morning!:p

02-16-2003, 06:34 PM
You should all move to somewhere that has lake effect snow. So far this season we are at about 70" and counting. About 20" on the ground now. The windchill here is running around -5*. And we are not having a storm right now. This is just your typical day in Michigan in Feb. So far, this has actually been a regular to mild snow season. We won't get to Disney this spring, but our cruise is just around the corner.

02-16-2003, 06:35 PM
We're in Plumsted, New Jersey and snow is coming down fast and heavy! I am actually looking into a Hawaii exchange as I type this! Looking forward to our May trip to OKW!!!!!!

02-16-2003, 06:39 PM
This time next week I'll be at the Poly Concierge.....
But for now, it's time to fire up the snowblower!

02-16-2003, 06:40 PM
We are in Parsippany, NJ (northern) and waiting for the snow. DW is supposed to go to Daytona tomorrow morning. I don't think it is happening.:(

02-16-2003, 06:41 PM
I thought Canada got alot of snow, you guys are getting pounded
At least this board is a warm & friendly spot to get out of the cold & snow!

02-16-2003, 06:47 PM
We're in Gibbstown, NJ-just across the river from PHL int'l. airport. Ain't no planes flyin' right now! We're anticipating 20-25 inches. We love the snow, and don't get that much here very often. Just a few inches here and there. But I am yearning for spring and some warm weather. Have fun and be safe shoveling out, fellow east-coasters!


02-16-2003, 07:01 PM
The last news blurb upped our area total into the 30 inch area by morning.

Boy,if I were still in school I'd be a little upset with the timing of this storm,right thru a holiday weekend. I think they'll at least get an extra day off on tuesday though. No way the neighborhood roads will be cleared in time.

02-16-2003, 07:37 PM
I'm in Deptford nj (south jersey)we have about 16 plus and counting I would never live in the very cold with 70 inches of snow can't wait to retire in fl.

02-16-2003, 07:37 PM
KNWVIKING -- I guess the snow is on its way here. We missed out on yesterday's prediction but I don't think we'll be so lucky tonight. 18 inches is what they are calling for. I decided maybe tonight was not the night to drive to AC for gambling. ;)

I can't believe 2 feet of snow in DC. They are paralyzed with 2 inches! Take care everyone....let thoughts of "home" keep you warm.

02-16-2003, 07:45 PM
Stick with the Mohegan Sun Casino. I'm not even sure AC is accessible,they're talking about major flooding. Pretty sure Rte 30 is closed, not sure about Expressway. Just take the money you were going to lose in AC and put it into your future points fund.

02-16-2003, 07:48 PM
We should be getting close to 18 inches here in Staten Island, NYC. Kids off from school all week so I don't have to worry about shool closings, dangerous roads, etc. I am working Tues. though. I do have an SUV but I can also walk if I have to.:( I am sick of the cold and snow now.

02-16-2003, 07:58 PM
Where I used to live in New York is getting hammered.

I still have my snow shovel in my garage if anyone needs it.

When we get hit, I will not only be prepared, I will be the envy of my neighborhood.

We didn't even get to 80 degrees today.

02-16-2003, 08:04 PM
We live north of Albany, at the outer edge of the predicted path. Just 1-4" expected!

02-16-2003, 08:12 PM
Rich, if your feeling homesick you can take your shovel to the beach and shovel the white sand. But be sure to where your boots and long handles,(thats thermal underwear to all you southern folk), just for the full affect. You can even lay on your back and make sand angels.

02-16-2003, 08:42 PM
Hi, I live in the country north of Baltimore.
I was daydreaming Disney on the internet and saw this post. I just checked, & it is 11 degrees with about 18-20" of snow with 32-36" predicted. Oh my, come on spring. Sandie

02-16-2003, 08:45 PM
I am CT and I have no idea what is truly coming, but, I am NOT amused.
BTW, Foxwoods has it all over Mohegan. :)

02-16-2003, 09:06 PM
We were outside twice today using our snowblower in our yard & in two neighbors' yards. we were at about 20" & it is still snowing. I don't want to know what we'll wake up. Friends left yesterday for a week of FL sunshine.

TDC Nala
02-16-2003, 09:21 PM
DC is expecting a total of 24 inches of snow by Monday. Out my window I can see totally buried cars, so I think it's more than that and it's being pushed up by the snowplows and drifting.

If Monday weren't a Federal holiday already, they'd be cancelling everything. Don't know how Tuesday will turn out.

02-16-2003, 09:22 PM
Visiting with my sis in Milton Delaware and there's lots of the white stuff - but with the blowing and drifting it's hard to measure - the cars are buried in the driveway!

02-16-2003, 10:10 PM
Greetings from Florida!!!! After living in NJ my entire life, I made the BIG move to Florida 15 months ago ----watching the Weather Channel makes my move so RIGHT!!!!!!! I actually went out to visit my Ice Scrapers in my trunk a few minutes ago----brought back SUCH MEMORIES of COLD, SNOW, ICE and MORE SNOW!!!

So---Everyone be safe--stay warm, enjoy your Winter Wonderland and COME ON DOWN TO FLORIDA to get WARM!!!!


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Joan BWV98
02-16-2003, 10:52 PM
I am getting buried with the rest of you. I am trying to fantasize about standing on New York Street with snow made of soap bubbles falling in my face.:cool:

02-16-2003, 11:41 PM
The thought of tomorrow and MORE snow!! I will get over it (as long as the airport is open FRIDAY. :cool:

02-16-2003, 11:51 PM
hi: snowbound like the rest of you. i'm sitting here reading when i should be shovelling the driveway out again. at least it's not as bad as where my son and dil are (syracuse, ny has a couple of feet on the ground already with more coming) or my cousin near central square, ny with 4 feet on the ground. they really get the lake effect snow there.

02-17-2003, 12:17 AM
Another NJ girl here. We're definitely getting hit this time. UGH!! Enough with the snow already!! I really enjoyed watching the WDW commercials this evening!! I can hardly wait to hug Cinderella myself!! LOL!!

02-17-2003, 06:37 AM
..up and at'em. 7:30 am in South Jersey. I'm at work,by myself,how many others are venturing out?!?!?! Have fun,be safe.

Terry in NJ
02-17-2003, 07:26 AM
We were scheduled on the 7am flight out of Atlantic City to MCO.
Have NO CLUE when we will get on a flight!
We came to my sister-in-law's in Franklinville to be that much close to ACY.... WAAAAAAAHHHH! Flight is reportedly delayed until 2pm, but they said on the news that ACY is closed......

How terrible is this? We were supposed to be landing in MCO in 30 minutes, and in Vero Beach tonight!!
Talk about being sick right now!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

02-17-2003, 07:31 AM
We're waiting for the snow in SE Mass...... Usually I don't mind a big snowstorm since we don't get much in this area of MA, BUT DH has to work tonight so I will be shoveling alone. What is really freaking me out though, is that I let SIL take my DD (8 mo) for a visit and I was going to go pick her up tomorrow (tues) afternoon. If this storm stalls and I can't go get DD I am going to go nuts.....I know, I sound like a freaky mother...:rolleyes: I think I'm turing into one of those overprotective mother's that I swore I'd never be.

I am also envying all the people from MA that left Friday for Feb vacation.......Why oh why aren't we in WDW???

02-17-2003, 07:45 AM
... OUCH !!!!! That just aint fair ! I hope ACY is open by 2:00, but it don't look promising out there. Good luck, let us know how you make out.

02-17-2003, 07:53 AM
AYE from Maine!

We haven't seen a day above freezing in weeks - months? :confused: Cabin fever is taking its toll in our house for sure!

I think this storm is just going to skirt us - a bit of snow after noon today - but boy, I wish I was "home" at VWL right now. Our October trip can't come soon enough!:bounce:

Good luck to you all trying to get home now!


02-17-2003, 07:54 AM
The snow has arrived in SE MA:(

bliss4us, I'm originally from ME. My parents and extended family are still there in Windham. Are you close? I know what you mean about the cold, my uncle's septic system froze yesterday:eek: My kids and I are headed up Thursday for the weekend. DS really wants to go sledding with "Bampa" so I hope it's not too cold!

Certifiable WDW Nut
02-17-2003, 08:19 AM
A couple of miles west of Washington Dulles airport here - I think we got about 2 feet of snow, although it's hard to tell due to the drifting. Looks like it is finally stopping. Now we just need to dig out. DH wouldn't do it yesterday as it fell, had to wait for it to finish. Idiot!! I figure he might finish the driveway by nightfall.
Oh well - maybe this will be enough to get him to think about moving to Florida.

02-17-2003, 08:38 AM
Hi Jacksmom99!

Nice to hear from another Mainer! We're not close, but not far, from Windham, if that makes any sense. We live in Brownfield, just across the state line from New Hampshire. If you've ever been to the Fryeburg Fair, we're in the town next door!

Frozen septic, ew!:eek:

I guess we should count ourselves lucky that nothing has frozen/exploded/leaked with all this frigid weather. At least it leaves me lots of time to plan our next trip "home"!

Stay warm,


Matt's Nin
02-17-2003, 08:41 AM
I was just wondering.....What happens to your ressie if you can't get there because of a major storm? Do you loose your points, or is there some kind of policy for major storms? I'm in Central Jersey and all our airports are closed. :confused:

02-17-2003, 08:44 AM
The latest in the capital district is now 12-14 inches. Less than 12 hours ago it was only 2-4 inches. It has now started and it is about 2hours early, please no more snow!!!!
I want to live at OKW!!!!!

02-17-2003, 08:52 AM
Tired of the snow also.....If the good Lord allows me to be here that long, I will be only having to spend 12 more winters in PA until retirement. Then it will be Florida for me! Until then I just have to wait until my not frequent enough DVC visits!

02-17-2003, 08:53 AM
I was just wondering.....What happens to your ressie if you can't get there because of a major storm? Do you loose your points, or is there some kind of policy for major storms? I'm in Central Jersey and all our airports are closed.

I think you loose your points. I think that is one of the reasons they suggest travel insurance.

02-17-2003, 08:59 AM
WE a have 15+ inches here in central Pa and expecting more. I'll be spending the day here on the dis and planning our summer family trip. Sounds good to me.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

02-17-2003, 09:28 AM
I was just wondering.....What happens to your ressie if you can't get there because of a major storm? Do you loose your points, or is there some kind of policy for major storms? I'm in Central Jersey and all our airports are closed.

I would call member service, let them know of the problem you have with the closed airport. DVC is NOT "heartless", maybe they can work something out. Are you planning on going when the AP opens?

02-17-2003, 09:56 AM
Hi Everyone ... checking in from Bucks County, PA ... 45 minutes above Philly. It's snowing heavy again now. Was at work yesterday and what should have been a 45 minute ride was closer to 2 1/2 hours.

A great excuse to stay in today and plan that summer vacation.

jcanary ... how are you doing? I see that you're heading to WDW this summer. I think we might be there at the same time!!!

Stay warm!

02-17-2003, 10:23 AM
OK, all you easterers!! MI got that same snowstorm last week, AND the week before that! Since I live on the lakeshore I have LOTS of snow, and ice underneath. We have only had school 4 days in two weeks, and when this storm is just a memory, all of us with kids will be remembering and still dealing with it, since our kids have to make up all those days of school in June! I am already sweating whether I am going to have to try to switch my vacation --and, believe me, I am really looking forward to BWV right now! The weather here, however, turned sunny two days ago, and if you squint your eyes, it's almost like being in Florida, except that it's only 8*. So, keep shoveling, and in about a week you will have some beautiful sunshine--cold sunshine, but it's still beautiful!!

02-17-2003, 10:56 AM
Hi Everybody,
We've received a foot of snow with another foot to come here 60 miles north of NYC. This feels like the neverending winter. I think I'll go get under the covers and watch the disney "great hotels" with my "girlfriend" Samantha Brown. Thank God for Tivo.

02-17-2003, 11:01 AM
It's noon and the snow has virtually stopped and the sun even peeked out for a sec. Hurricane Schwartz isn't certain its done though, still some clouds spinning around,not sure where they're gonna dump at.

Cruella, I'm squintin' reallll hardddd and I don't see nothin' that reminds me of Florida. Well...maybe Blizzard Beach, but without the palm trees.

02-17-2003, 11:06 AM
Hi, just a few thoughts from another "Jersey Girl" snowed in today.

"Terry in NJ" is my sister and her flight has now been cancelled and she DID lose today's points. So there was no working with DVC on this one. She's rebooked for tomorrow on Spirit. Ter, I hope you are in sunny FL soon!

Mary Jo -- You're not wishing to hug Snow White?!?

And I know I'm looking at the Exchange in Aruba here as we're snowed in! :smooth:

02-17-2003, 11:07 AM
AYE!!!! Two feet and still falling.

02-17-2003, 12:33 PM
We are suppose to have 25" of this white stuff and we are sick of it and tired of shoveling. Can't wait till it's 80 and we are at BCV.


02-17-2003, 12:44 PM
KNWVIKING: we're about 80 miles north and east of you and it's STILL snowing like a bandit. you mean there's hope of it stopping? when you're out there shovelling for about a half hour, if you squint through the ice crystals, it may look a little like blizzard beach. the teens are digging igloos in the front yard right now. i think we all need a disney fix right now.

02-17-2003, 12:49 PM
.... now it's SLEETING. All we need now is a little hail and we'll have just about covered every form of frozen rain. Hurry up May 3rd.

02-17-2003, 01:05 PM
KNWVIKING, your post about the snow stopping gave me a ray of hope....your new post about the sleet has me hanging my head again. When will it stop? I think I love Florida too much to even try and deal with this! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

02-17-2003, 01:20 PM
I am the epitamy of cabin fever!! My husbands has been trying to get me to go skiing which I love and I just look out the window and want it all to be green!!

02-17-2003, 03:10 PM
OK. We know it snowed. Alot. And now everyone's digging out. And we are supposed to stay off the roads, yadda yadda yadda. Now, if the news would just get off the air and put Oprah on, all would be good. Not only have I had enough snow, I've had enough all-day snowstorm news already!!:mad:
Stay safe, everyone!


02-17-2003, 04:01 PM
At least it's been a diversion from 24/7 of Iraq.

02-17-2003, 05:54 PM
We usually spend the winter in Tampa & OKW Resort, but this year had to cancel due to medical problems! I hope we will make it next winter, I sure could do without all this snow!!! It has to be about 20 inches and that is not counting the 8 inches from last week that is still on the grouind!!!! Give me the SUMMER any time!

02-17-2003, 06:23 PM
Only 9 more days to go!

I am so tired of Shovelling snow this winter. I live on LI, and I made the mistake of going upstate to Albany to visit my friend the weekend they had 24" of snow.

Now that snow has visited me down here. Grrr!

Only 9 more days to go!

I was repeating that to myself all day.

Cindy up to her nose in Snow in NY.

02-17-2003, 11:46 PM
Over 26 inches in central NJ, with drifts up to 5 feet, so a big AYE from us, too. 10 days ago I was in WDW....... wearing shorts. A 2 hour flight away.........

Verandah Man
02-17-2003, 11:55 PM
Aye!!! 21 inches my back is killing me and I have a stiff neck. I'm getting to old for this stuff!!! I heard on the news tonight we might get a little more snow overnight(Mon into Tues).

I think I will be taking a vacation day tomorrow and be calling the doc for some muscle relaxers.:eek:

02-18-2003, 08:01 AM
Thanks for sharing your Blizzard of 2003 pictures!!!! As a former "Jersey Girl" it was FUN looking at the SNOW from afar.
We are heading to WDW this Thursday for some MAGIC!!!!!!


OKW since 1991

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02-18-2003, 08:02 AM
Officially Boston beat the old record of just over 27" of snow in a 24 hour period with this storm - 27.5" at Logan Airport!! Unofficially, there is 30 plus inches in my driveway!! Yuck! I'm ready to move to warmer weather forever!!! Annmarie

Credit Man
02-18-2003, 08:41 AM

Verandah Man
02-18-2003, 08:41 AM
After digging out from 21 inches of snow from Sat-Mon, I woke up this morning to find my car covered over with more snow and it is still coming down. Disney, take me away!!!

02-18-2003, 08:59 AM
Well we got 28 inches of snow on top of the already 12-14 on the ground.....argggg. My birdbath has disappeared and it was on a 6 inch platform.....that is how much snow there is! Wish I were home.....Faith, trust, and pixie dust to you all.....

02-18-2003, 10:01 AM
since it did snow some more monday night into tuesday, can someone please calculate how many points i need to just live in a grand villa at OKW for the entire year. i will be busy shoveling my driveway for the 4th time.
i think i can get close to 500k for my house.......

02-18-2003, 11:18 AM
We live in Western Mass where this winter we have already received 90 inches of the white stuff. Yesterday, we got another foot and a half or more. Our problem is that there have been no days over freezing so the snow banks are six foot or better. I really want to go south...and by south I mean Orlando or better

02-18-2003, 01:26 PM

Verandah Man
02-18-2003, 02:00 PM
Yipee!!! Shining here as well, let the meltdown begin!!!

TDC Nala
02-18-2003, 02:47 PM
Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!

02-18-2003, 03:31 PM
We had over 20" here on south shore of LI. The weekend started with DH getting stuck in Penn Station due to electrical fire. He was sitting on the train when announcement to change trains came over. When he left the train a huge cloud of white smoke was coming toward him. He said he knew it was electrical because of smell, but with the terror alerts etc here in NY I was corcerned. He arrived home after 8:30PM and I was glad we didn't have reservations for Valentine's Dinner, considering he was 4 hrs late. Our DS got home at 10:45PM. Happy to have them safe. Glad to be using the "NEW" snowblower we bought after the first snow. Convinced DH we needed it after reading all the hype on La Nina bringing more storms to LI this winter. It was snowing here again this AM. DH did ok on early LIRR Train, but DS spent 2 extra hrs. Hopefully the trip home tonight will go smoothly and like everyone else I have had enough snow.

Paula H
02-18-2003, 08:43 PM
20 ins. here in the CT River Valley - on top of the stuff that's been on the ground since the day before Thanksgiving. I can only hope there's still grass under there - but, I'd like to forget about all the leaves we hadn't finished raking up yet!

02-18-2003, 09:04 PM
Where we live we got at least 2 ft plus. We waited to shovel out yesterday after the plows got done going past our house. We live on a major Highway Rt. 30 so we have 2 lanes plus the shoulder scrapped onto our front yard and our front yard is only 50 feet from the road. The snow bank in front of our house is approx 5 ft tall. At the end of our driveway where our neighbor piled our driveway snow with a front end loader is approximately 8 ft. I will be taking some pictures of it tommorrow and seeing if I can put them on here. I think this snow will be here when I leave for WDW on April 30 and will be here when I get back. Man there is a lot of white stuff out there in our yard!!!

02-19-2003, 09:30 AM
Checking in from under 2 ft. of snow.
My DH can retire from the FDNY in 2 1/2 yrs. I am trying to convince him to move South-after this winter and the chilly Fla. waether someplace like Puerto Rico seems more appropriate!!

I would settle for the Carolina's or Fla. I would love Fla, but he likes Mtns. What was I thinking 10 yrs. ago when we got married? I am looking for a small town to raise a family with waether that does not include for 5 months-"wind chill factor" in the daily forecast.

"Lake effect snow"-bad words!!

Maureenmac-my DH has cousins in Amityville-last name Russell-his uncle also works at the Bay Village Inn-anything sound familiar?

02-19-2003, 10:16 AM
Nezy, Hi, yes the Bay Village Inn is right on Broadway the main road that runs right through our village. Right now you can't park in front of it because the middle of Broadway is filled with snow and the parking lane is part of the single lane running south. Hope that makes sense.

02-19-2003, 10:20 AM
If you ever manage to get into BVI, say HI! to bartender Mike Russell-my DH's uncle.

Just went outside, the snow is melting, but where will go?
Let the flooding begin?

02-19-2003, 10:34 AM

02-19-2003, 10:46 AM
Aye! I was considering a move to Canada if we go to war but I may have to consider Mexico instead :).

Jen D
02-19-2003, 11:43 AM
The blizzard Monday was beautiful, we spent the day shoveling, sledding down steps, watching people ski down busy city streets, and burrowing inside with hot chocolate and movies.

Two days later, this mess is piled up, gray, slushy, covered with dog mess, the garbage hasn't been picked up because the sanitation trucks are still plowing, and everything is just generally ugly and awful.

But, flights are back on schedule and the runway is clear.

Good thing I'm out of here in eighteen hours! :p