The First Storm of 2014

Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

Last night we got our first storm of the new year. There was sleet most of the day and then it snowed about 6-8 inches on top of that.  What's different, it is about 5-8 degrees below zero with the wind chill.  As a result the snow is like powder, you could blow it with a leaf blower.  Usually when we get snow it is wet and very heavy as it warms up right before the storm or during. 

Due to the weather New York and New Jersey are in a state of emergency and they have asked people to stay off the roads if possible.  Everyone stay safe and warm!

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Comments (26)

Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Glad you're safe Debra. I know you won't let any storm stop you from rocking 2014!

Jan 03, 2014 12:38 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Nice to see that you have your emergency food supply . . . for the birdies!  We haven't have any snow in my neck of the woods.  I'm hoping for a real doozy!  I love the snow.

Jan 03, 2014 01:33 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Yuk! That is what we typically get.  A layer of ice and then an inch or two of grainy snow. Makes for REALLY slick roads.


Jan 03, 2014 02:56 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR
Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

After many years of braving the elements in Troy, NY at Rensselaer and it's blustery, hilly campus, I am happy to be comfortable living in Paradise. Be safe during the storm and Happy New Year!

Jan 03, 2014 05:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debra, it did look like the East coast was getting hammered with snow and frigid temperatures.    That is what our snow is most all winter, fluffy.    Stay warm!

Jan 03, 2014 07:30 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debbie, that sounds like the kind of weather that's going on back in my home town of Woodstock, Illinois except we have a bit more snow and expecting more. Alabama is looking pretty good right now!

Jan 03, 2014 07:38 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

I do not miss that weather at all!

You might laugh since I live in Denver but honestly even when we get a monster snow storm its dry clear roads the next day and typically warm and sunny. Those eastern and midwest storms are nasty during and after. be warm and be safe

Jan 03, 2014 09:20 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Debra

Debra my AR friend,  here at our home we got 14" of snow and the tem right now is 10 below with out the wind chill. We have real wet snow coming here during this weekend. Stay warm!

Happiness sure is Homemade
Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jan 03, 2014 09:32 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Debra, happened to be spending the holidays in Chicagoland and boy, we got tired of that snow and cold here. Soooooooooooo, we sent it your way. We got about 8 inches around O'Hare field. Did you hear that the Green Bay Packer/San Francisco game being played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay has predicted weather: 20 degrees below zero and 40 degrees below with wind chill. Green Bay is my hometown and let me tell you, the ICE BOWL played there a number of years ago was a-w-f-u-l-l-y COLD! Have lots of fun in the snow, NY!!

Jan 03, 2014 12:49 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Debra, Happy New Year. You guys sure got the brunt of the bad weather. Stay warm and safe.

Jan 03, 2014 03:02 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debra, we are getting round two tonight and tomorrow with another 6-8 inches of snow and 30 mph winds so there will be lots of drifting!!!  The high on Monday will be -15 degrees below zero.   Hope this second round misses you! 

Jan 04, 2014 04:09 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I don't know how you can stand all of that cold weather! I am freezing down here!!!

Jan 04, 2014 08:25 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

It's been pretty cold here in NH too.   I never stepped outside once Mon.-Fri. this past week.  I was so lucky to be able to stay inside....sometimes not having any work is a good thing!  It was -6 today.

Jan 04, 2014 08:39 AM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Happy New Year!  We got our first 7 inches here in Michigan and we're expecting another 8-10 tonight!  Temperatures are at their lowest since 2009.  We are in the low teens and single digits, our windchills are about 5 - 10 below.  This is a Winter Storm in Michigan, only 3 1/2 months to go before we can see daylight!  Closer to Spring.

Jan 04, 2014 11:15 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Wow it looks like alot of you are getting hammered with snow! We have another round coming tomorrow it looks like.  Definitely the worst winter with cold we have had in a while!

Jan 05, 2014 12:13 AM
Rosie Moore
Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City - Sugar Land, TX

It has been cold here in Houston...but no snow. Stay warm up there!!!! My parents live in the D.C. area, and dealing with bone-chilling temps!!! Brr!!

Jan 05, 2014 02:45 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Debra, we have been lucky so far with only an inch of snow.  But, I know we will be getting our share soon.  Stay warm and safe.

Jan 05, 2014 04:00 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debra, we already have about seven inches and the radar shows snow all the way back to central Missouri and the Arkansas border.  We are going to get another seven inches on top of that, and the winds are really starting to howl!  Stay warm and this one may miss you Debra as it is heading toward Buffalo and the St. Lawrence Valley.

Jan 05, 2014 04:52 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Love the photo of your bird feeder with the suet feeder right there, too.  Stay warm.  It is so cold here that they closed the elementary and high schools for today.  

Jan 05, 2014 10:57 PM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Ron - They delayed the opening but the school buses are going around now.  I am surprised as the cold is just unreal.

Bruce - I just can't believe the weather you are having.  Take care and stay safe!

Rebecca -  The 8 inches we got the other day was washed away in the rain Saturday (most of it) but this 20 below zero has frozen anything and everything else.

Rosie - Hopefully it is too cold for us to get anymore snow but I think I would take it over these "frigid" temperatures.

Jan 06, 2014 10:08 PM