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Like the last kernel to pop in the pot, I bounced around the co-pilot seat repeating “Yeah that’s gonna leave a mark.” rubbing my hips from the brutal seatbelt attack. I like rough plane rides; especially in small aircraft like the Cessna 302 making its approach into Key West.
I drew the lucky straw for the co-pilot seat in Miami on the short flight to Key West. Answering an ad on Craigslist, a 1947 Nivens 34-foot wooden sailboat was waiting my arrival. This rare find was a stroke of luck. If the boat checked out as described, I would make the eight hour sail back to Fort Lauderdale that afternoon.
One, two, three hops and an armrest breaking grip, the Cessna rolled down the runway. Several “phews” escaped the passengers sitting behind me. The pilot wiped a few beads of sweat from his face that did not look old enough to grace a driver’s license. I couldn’t resist a quip.Read More
By Jessica Fargen and Renee Nadeau Algarin
Sunday, December 26, 2010 – Updated 3 minutes ago
The first nor’easter of the season is expected to dump up to 14 inches of snow on the Boston area by tomorrow morning, leaving holiday travelers stranded and snarling for the Monday morning commute.
“It’s going to disrupt a lot of travel,” said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, who expected every major airport, from Washington, D.C., to Boston to be impacted.
Light snow is expected at about 10 a.m. today, getting increasingly heavy as the day goes on. Monday morning will bring blinding, blizzard conditions, Dunham said.
A blizzard warning is in effect from noon today through 6 p.m. tomorrow.
A coastal flood watch is also in effect.
Dunham’s advice for anyone planning to drive tonight?
The Boston area is expected to get 10 to 14 inches of snow by tomorrow morning, and winds could gust up to 45 mph, Dunham said.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino will decide today after a 10 a.m. staff meeting whether to declare a snow emergency, said his spokeswoman, Dot Joyce. He will make the decision after reviewing the latest forecast, she said.
State highway workers are pretreating the roads with liquid calcium chloride, and snow plows, salt trucks and sanders will be out in force today, said Adam Hurtubise, spokesman for the Department of Transportation.
“We have approximately 4,000 pieces of our equipment that will be deployed as necessary,” he said.
The storm is traveling up from the South, where a rare white Christmas was complicating life for some travelers as airlines canceled hundreds of flights.
The snow storm blanketed sections of the Midwest and hampered motorists there Christmas Eve, before dipping south late Friday. Winter weather advisories were in effect yesterday afternoon from western Tennessee to the Carolinas and from West Virginia to Alabama.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Next Article in Local Coverage:
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