Friday, January 22, 2016

[Updated] Have you stocked up yet for a visit from Jonas?



Speaking of snow... Vinny & O saw a larger-than-usual crowd at Key Food on Avenue A last evening... "it was a lot crazier at the checkouts, creating that usual no-move zone. Everyone was talking in line about Jonas." (BTW, The Weather Channel came up with the name Jonas, so it's not really official.)

We were at Key on Wednesday night for a few non-Jonas supplies, and noted a run on Corn Pops.

Sober predictions see anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow hitting the NYC area — under a "blizzard watch" — starting Saturday morning. This is all subject to change, of course.

Meanwhile, the MTA has announced their possible blizzard emergency plans here.

We'll update throughout the day with any relevant, uh, updates at least until the power goes out.

And if you want some temporary work shoveling snow and helping grow beefy triceps at the same time, the city is hiring.

Updated 4:55 a.m.

The National Weather Service has upgraded the forecast to a blizzard warning. Scary graphics to follow. And exclamation points!!!!!



(Speaking of Whiteout, I always liked that Boss Hog record.)

And I'll be updating more often (probably!) at the @evgrieve Twitter thing.

17 comments:

Walter said...

Fear-mongering at its worst. Even during Sandy there was plenty of food available locally. The only thing they had a shortage of were batteries. Don't feed into this silly media hype, EVG.

EV Snowman said...

What: Snowball fight
When: Sunday, High Noon
Where: Tompkins Square Park
Who: Everyone
Why: Why not?

Anonymous said...

These people are fucking mental.
I hate when this happens cause I can't just get a few things at the grocery store - they're either sold out or these maniacs make me wait 30 minutes on an anxiety-inducing line.

EV Wino said...

Remember, the rule of thumb in these blizzards is buy one bottle of wine for every block your home is located in relation to Trader Joe's Wines, 2 bottles for each crosstown block. For instance, if you live on the northwest corner of Tompkins Square Park, that would be 12 bottles or a full case of wine. Get there soon since the cheap stuff will be gone in a hurry.

IzF said...

Good thinkin' EV WINO!!!
EV SNOWMAN: Can we meet at the East River as well?

Edmund Dunn said...

Does anyone else want to join me for a nice, joyful, Zen-like, stress-free experience at the Union Square Trader Joe's, let’s say at around 6.00 PM today, 1/22/16?

Goggla said...

Met Foods (or what ever it's called now) on 2nd Ave was business-as-usual last night with no lines at the checkout. I recommend going there for some sane shopping.

Anonymous said...

Maybe its because I am an extreme personality but I plan on going outside on Saturday, gettkng groceries etc. Unlike all you people I don't think its necessary to hunker down and stockpile on account of 3-6" of snowfall.

Anonymous said...

Goggla: I was there to pick up some english muffins (which eat in any weather) and I was saddened to see the bread selection was indeed sparse! Someone was panicking.

Anonymous said...

It's called winter and snow.

Gojira said...

The exclamation points *really* make it official!!!!!!!!!!!

Makeout said...

Ahh shit! Has anyone seen the keys to my snowmobile? They were on a white ring...

Eden Bee said...

I AM NEVER GOING OUTSIDE AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

"Impacts"? Don't they mean "effects"?

"Impacts" only happen if it's an iceball.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I get worried about, especially on the weekend, is when the booze deliveries lag. Quick, where do we stockpile booze locally?!

olympiasepiriot said...

Trader Fucking Joes. Shit. Buy song decent plonk from Imran at EV Wines on 1st Ave.

Stupid cheapskates.

Anonymous said...

Geez they just suspended MTA bus service as of noon! Newscasters are using the term apocalyptic. Glad I went to Moishes for rye bread.