Tópico: [EN} Winter storm Juno
26-01-2015, 16:45 #1
[EN} Winter storm Juno
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Mensagem da Interserver:
Winter storm Juno is fast approaching. East cost is expecting up to 24" of snow. Interserver has taken the necessary measures to ensure our facility is functioning properly.
- The generators have been tested, fuel tanks are full, levels verified.
- Special arrangements have been made to make sure staff is available on site as necessary to maintain operability standards.
Foto da DigitalOcean (vista do escritório em NYC)
26-01-2015, 16:56 #2New York City and the southern part of New York state is currently under a blizzard warning, issued by the National Weather Service, as up to two feet of snow heads to the area over the next 24 hours. Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers to “prepare for something worse than we have seen before,” and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo forewarned of multiple transportation closures by the time the storm is at full force.
At times like this, New Yorkers can face mockery from those who hail from snowier climes. Midwesterners and, I hate to admit it, my fellow Canadians occasionally like to act as though the storms that wallop Manhattan are little more than an average January squall back home.
But a look at the data on blizzards across the country shows the storms that have paralyzed Gotham are just as bad as any that shut down other areas of the country. In fact, given the dense population of New York, a scientific scale developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would categorize the storms as much worse.
Taking a look at snowfall alone, NYC is no stranger to hefty hits of the white stuff. The biggest was in 2006, when the city was dumped with 26.9 inches of snow in just 16 hours. That’s pretty close to the worst Michigan has ever seen (28 inches) and much higher than 23 inches in Chicago (the most single daily snowfall). Even Iowa, the state that invented the term blizzard, barely beat NYC with its record of 27 inches.
In Canada, there have been some higher accumulations. One of the worst in Toronto’s history was in 1999, when the city was coated in 46 inches of snow during a two-week storm. But the nearly four feet of snow crippled the city—the mayor had to call in the army to help dig them out—while New York’s 2006 blizzard was dealt with in a matter of days as 2,500 city workers ran 12-hour shifts to clear the streets. The subways were still running, though delayed, and nobody was injured or killed.
26-01-2015, 17:45 #3
Storm threatens the Northeast with historic snowThe Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up Monday against a potentially history-making storm that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow.
More than 5,000 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled, and many of them may not take off again until Wednesday. Schools and businesses let out early. And cities mobilized snowplows and salt spreaders to deal with a dangerously windy blast that could instantly make up for what has been a largely snow-free winter in the urban Northeast.
"You cannot underestimate this storm. It is not a regular storm," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warned in ordering city streets closed to all but emergency vehicles beginning at 11 p.m. "What you are going to see in a few hours is something that hits very hard and very fast."
Boston is expected to get 2 to 3 feet, New York 1½ to 2 feet, and Philadelphia more than a foot. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for a 250-mile swath of the region, meaning heavy, blowing snow and potential whiteout conditions.
26-01-2015, 20:27 #4
Vultr @Vultr 9 minutes ago
Snowed in? We are! Let's come up with some new ideas while we wait for the blizzard to end.
26-01-2015, 20:30 #5
27-01-2015, 10:00 #6
#Snowmageddon2015 turned out to be #Nomageddon2015
New York shut its transit system at 11pm, made non-emergency road travel a criminal offense in 13 counties and closed tunnels and bridges connecting Manhattan to New Jersey. The subway systems of New York and Boston were closed.
The blizzard warning in effect yesterday was downgraded to a storm warning on Tuesday, with light snow expected for the rest of the day.
Light snow fell steadily early Tuesday in midtown Manhattan as a few municipal trucks rumbled down empty streets. The city had an almost eerie, post 9/11 feel to it: No airplanes in the sky. An unexpected quiet.
Most businesses in the area had gone dark, including some convenience stores and gas stations.
More than 7,700 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled, and many of them may not take off again until Wednesday.
According to Weather.com, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts had seen more than a foot of snow, or 30 centimetres, while New York City had seen about half that amount.
Última edição por 5ms; 27-01-2015 às 10:10.