Massive Snow Storm Hits North-East – Turns Towns Black And White!

Vintage Snow Storm - 1 Fresh images of the massive snow storm that hit the north-east over night are now starting to roll in to Woody Boater HQ, and we hope everyone is staying safe and warm today. From the images, it looks like this one dumped some major amounts of snow over night.

And as folks begin to dig out today,

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My boat is someplace under here?

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Michigan Back To Color, and full of snow machines.
For over 90 years now, since Chris-Craft and Gar Wood first began building wooden planked boats, many folks from Michigan consider wood to be a way of life. And in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan state, some folks share their passion for wooden transportation in innovative fashion.

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Hessel Custom - 2 If you are in the areas of the big storm, chime in and share your weather related story or with a photo today.

(Vintage images courtsey Boston Public Library)

38 replies
  1. Sean
    Sean says:

    Just north of Toronto we got around 16″…

    Really not so bad. It reminds me of the kind of winter we used to get when I was a kid.The funny part is, last week I was looking at a green lawn. Who’d a thunk that in February!

    Wind made it a brisk walk last night….and left my canoe hull sitting in H20 for the first time in a while 🙂

    • Randy Rush Captain Grumpy
      Randy Rush Captain Grumpy says:

      My daughter goes to uguelph, says they got about a foot. Any boat stuff go on around Guelph?

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    We only have 11″ of snow depth this morning. The lower levels are some seriously heavy wet $h!t but the top layer is the nice fluffy stuff. It is still coming down but much slower than yesterday.

  3. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    Have not ventured out but the table outside has at least 12 inches. Will have to go out to the shed and fire up the vintage 1967 Ariens snowblower also known as the man eater since my buddies dad lost the end of his finger trying to clear the shoot. Oppps! Waiting to hear from the coast of central Connecticut where i believe my brother is buried in multiple feet of snow and big wind.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Somehow I managed to make it all the way through my college years in Michigan without stealing a single “Welcome to Hell” sign.

  4. Jim Martin
    Jim Martin says:

    With 30″ on the ground here in Yarmouth, Me. we have a lull in the action. More to come. Snow drifts surrounding the vehicles up to the windows and half way up the overhead doors. Not looking forward to this clean up. Had no snow left 2 days ago.

  5. Mark
    Mark says:

    We got hammered here in eastern Massachusetts. Already 5 times out with snowblower and it is still snowing. Not much sleep.

    When the meteorlogist puts a star on your town and call it the “sweet spot” you know that you are in for it !

    Fortunately we did not lose power. I had the generator ready to go.

    More fun yet to go…..


  6. Alex
    Alex says:

    Bet you wish you had this at your disposal?

    It would go great with the beers!

    Were this mine, I’d call it “Miss America CDLIV” (owing to the exhaust stacks). CDLIV = 454, as in cubic inches.

  7. Alex
    Alex says:

    Of course, this would be even better!

    Especially if your neighbor had the V-8 one.

    I wonder if he’d hear you yelling “Mine’s Bigger!” over the sound of yours firing up.

  8. Warren
    Warren says:

    Cool 68 here….may have to wear a jacket when I go to the riverfront bar/restaurant for live music, fish fingers & beer afternoon snack

  9. Alex
    Alex says:

    Try living in Houghton, MI.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to read the #s on this image. If not, enter: www dot pasty dot com forward slash snow.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      I was in Val d’Isere in the French Alps in the mid 90’s and the town got hit with more than 9 meters in one night! There was much more up on the mountains, to the point that some of the ski lifts were completely burried, towers and all. My best guess is 75+ feet at least.

      They had guys going around with long bamboo poles to poke through the snow to try and find the roofs of the buildings so they could dig them out wih snow cats. It was insane.

  10. brian t
    brian t says:

    Hey, why don’t you guys quit hogging all of the snow. We here on the West Coast would like to have some too ya know.

  11. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    No snow, blowing like hurricane..sun out, I am still stuck in the Bilge, got half the manifolds and risers on…agony….

    John in Va

  12. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Send some down to Atlanta, Snowpocalypse 2011 was our last opportunity. Like mtn biking in the snow.

  13. Cobourg-Kid
    Cobourg-Kid says:

    As usual good ol Cobourg dodged the snow express , we only received 10 inches of white stuff in about 8 hours That’s a lot for us since those of us on the north shore of Lake Ontariowe seldom experience lake effect (unlike Watertown and Oswego NY which get slammed regularly)

    Here’s a pic of the Cobourg Harbour post storm

  14. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    My cousin posted this from his house in Maine: “I had to let the pets out this morning to go potty….”

  15. Jay Wagner
    Jay Wagner says:

    Had eight inches of snow in Ixonia, Wisconsin. Roads were cleaned by morning! Looked nice until freezing rain today, YUCK!!

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