BREAKING BLIZZARD UPDATE FEBRUARY 15TH 2014

2:00PM UPDATE!!!
TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED AFTER 5-6PM!!!!!
VERY POTENT QUICK INTENSE HITTING BLIZZARD 6PM -2AM BRUNT
SNOW FALL RATES 2-4″ PER HOUR
AMOUNTS IN QUESTION .
VERY VERY SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND EVENT! TREES / WIRES / STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES POSSIBLE… WINDS GUSTING TO HURRICANE FORCE!
PLEASE STAY HOME BE SAFE AND DO NOT TRAVEL IN THIS BLIZZARD!!!!
THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM!!!!

GLOUCESTER CODE RED CITYWIDE from the OFFICE OF MAYOR CAROLYN KIRK

City of Gloucester

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

CODE RED -Issued at 11 am

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Good afternoon.  This is Mayor Carolyn Kirk with an important message from the City of Gloucester’s code red emergency messaging system. 

Effective at 7pm this evening, Saturday, February 15th, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets.  All school parking lots will be available to residents during this ban.    

From 7pm this evening until Noon on Sunday, February 16th, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets.  

Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owners expenseResidents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property.  

To repeat, the city of Gloucester has issued a parking ban on all city streets as of 7pm this evening.  The ban shall be in effect until Noon on Sunday, February 16th.

Thank you for listening, and this concludes this message.  

Are You in The Doghouse Today ?

PrintAudrey’s Flower Shop Is Cranking Out….”I’m In The Doghouse Valentine Flowers” Today …Are you one of them? Are you in the doghouse today? 

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It was quite a scene at Audrey’s flower shop last night when I stopped by to deliver Valentine Treats to dear friends working in the shop.  The store was full of patrons picking up and placing last minute Valentine orders.  Their phone was ringing off the hook, while designers were hustling around their stations creatively putting together dozens of gorgeous floral arrangements.  My BFF Dee is, Audrey’s customer service/store manager. She remained busy working the phones taking orders, and scheduling Valentine deliveries throughout the North Shore, a task she had been doing all day. Thursday’s predicted snow storm and winter mess literally tried to put a bump in the road for Valentine deliveries on Thursday and Friday. But Dee, known to her friends and coworkers as, ” Ms. Organized,” and “Ms. Get It Done” kept Audrey’s “Operation Valentine”, running smoothly like red velvet frosting the past few days.  Today the Audrey’s crew is back at it again, taking special care of all their “In The Doghouse” customers, with~ Forgive Me, I’m late & Love You Valentine Floral Arrangements!

No Confessions needed, call Audrey’s today and get yourself outta the doghouse!

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BLIZZARD WARNING !!!! SAT-SUN AM FEB 15th CAPE ANN

BLIZZARD WARNING!!!!!
8-10″ Heavy Snow
Damaging Winds Excess of 60mph!
Coastal Flooding Minor!
Start Time 2-4 PM ..
End Time 2-6AM SUNDAY!

Mariners Forecast !
DONT GO OUT!!!!
Winds NE 30-50 Knots Sustained
Gusts past 70 Knots ! Seas building 17-25 FT!

Synopsis …. Bombing storm off ACK later today and tonight will bring in heavy bands of Snow and Wind …
Travel not recommend after 6pm ! As high winds / and Snow will make for 0 visibility at times … Snow will accumulate 8-10″ maybe higher ! Sum models put out more QPF / while others less.. Winds pick up 25-35 from east late day veering north east 35-45 sustained tonight gusts over 60mph!
Storm warning at the Coast !
Hurricane Force wind Warning 30 miles off shore ! Track crucial if 30 miles further west then Hurricane Conditions to the shore …power outages likely ESP CC / South Shore .. Although Cape Ann Will have plenty as well I’m sure .. K more later … Maybe a live Report later tonight .. Please if u don’t have to go out tonight Don’t !!! Thank u for reading …
Peter Lovasco
GMG
Weatherman …

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Ben Keene Author Event at Cape Ann Brew Pub

Hi Joey,I hope this note finds you well. I wanted to bring your attention to an event that might make sense for Good Morning Gloucester’s calendar or Facebook page.
A few weeks ago Voyageur Press published my third book, The Great Northeast Brewery Tour, a title that introduces people to 62 of the best and brightest craft breweries between DC and Maine, including Gloucester’s Cape Ann Brewing Company. Heavily illustrated with color photographs, it also includes beer focused restaurants, local accommodations, and nearby activities.
I’ve scheduled a number of author appearances in late February and will be speaking and signing books at Cape Ann Brewing on Sunday, 2/23 from 12-2pm. I’m emailing you today because I think it may be of interest to your readers. Here’s a link with more information about my tour: http://whereandback.blogspot.com/2014/02/more-northeast-brewery-tour-touring.html

Thanks for your consideration,

Ben Keene
Beer Journalist & Travel Writer
Twitter: @whereandback
Facebook.com/GreatNortheastBreweryTour

GloucesterCast 2/14/14 With Joey C and The Rabbit Day II From Mexico

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GloucesterCast 2/14/14 With Joey C and The Rabbit

Second Podcast In Two Days With The Rabbit (Audio is messed up from 5:20-9:34) so fast forward it to 9:34 to get back to the audio.  We’re taping with a simple iPad so I don’t have my editing tools.

Topics: People who use coupons at restaurants and don’t tip on the full amount, The Rabbit chatting up 23 year olds on the beach (and how that went), results of the snow shoveling poll, thanks to Kim Smith, Sista Felicia banging out the Valentine recipes, LMGTFY, Shout Out To Nephew BJ, De-Clawing Cats vs Cutting The Vocal Chords Out Of Yapping Dogs, The Bear Necessities.

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Birdwatchers- A Special Breed

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These MFers are crazy.
Lined up in five degree weather, brisk wind bearing down on them, barely moving enough to generate any heat.
Good times my friend!  Gooood times!
After this what do y’all say about punching each other in the nuts for a couple hours?  May as well top off the day real nice.

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