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“Low-end blizzard” smacking parts of Northeast

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CONCORD, N.H. A powerful winter storm was expected to drop one to two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast just a day after it swept through the nation’s midsection, dumping a record snowfall in Arkansas and ruining holiday travel plans for thousands. The storm, which was blamed for 12 deaths, pushed through the Upper Ohio Valley and made its way into the Northeast Wednesday night. Within hours, there was anywhere from a few inches of snow to a foot in some locations. National Weather Service spokesman David Roth said the Northeast’s heaviest snowfall would be in northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and inland sections of several New England states before the storm ended Friday morning and headed to Canada. Little or no accumulation was expected in the East Coast’s largest cities: New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

People:

Bob Sims

Overall Sentiment: 0.123228

Relevance: 0.555678

Sentiment Quote
0 “We heard that very distinct sound, like a freight train,” said Bob Sims.
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0
  • Mean: 0
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

David Roth

Overall Sentiment: -0.187684

Relevance: 0.473153

Gov. Mike Beebe

Overall Sentiment: 0.218657

Relevance: 0.449505

Warren Knight

Overall Sentiment: 0.186149

Relevance: 0.438485

Sentiment Quote
0.306307 “We watch the weather more carefully for cross-country skiing than we do for farming. And we’re pretty diligent about farming. We’re glued to the weather radio,” said Knight, …
0.179209 “We watch the weather more carefully for cross-country skiing than we do for farming. And we’re pretty diligent about farming. We’re glued to the weather radio,” said Knight, who described the weather at the 500-acre farm in Westbrook as being akin to the prizes in “Cracker Jacks — we don’t know what we’re going to get.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.485516
  • Mean: 0.242758
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

John Kwiatkowski

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.438259

Sentiment Quote
0.0573129 John Kwiatkowski, an Indianapolis-based meteorologist with the weather service: “The way I’ve been describing it is as a low-end blizzard, but that’s sort of like saying a small Tyrannosaurus rex.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0573129
  • Mean: 0.0573129
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Mike Mills

Overall Sentiment: 0.0928703

Relevance: 0.417105

Bob

Overall Sentiment: 0.103607

Relevance: 0.412188

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Cindy Williams

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.409054

Louis Zalewa

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.398581

Sentiment Quote
0 “A lot of people are staying off the road,” said Louis Zalewa, …
0.101739 “A lot of people are staying off the road,” said Louis Zalewa, 31, who works there selling gasoline and staffing the store. “I think people are being smart.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.101739
  • Mean: 0.0508695
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Key:

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Holiday: Christmas Day

Overall Sentiment: 0.123514

Relevance: 0.71968

Technology: FlightAware.com

Overall Sentiment: -0.177296

Relevance: 0.424715

TelevisionStation: WISH-TV

Overall Sentiment: -0.0330611

Relevance: 0.434634

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Sport: skiing

Overall Sentiment: 0.372235

Relevance: 0.400212

URL Provided Keywords:

  • blizzard
  • heavy rain
  • low-end blizzard
  • snow
  • tornadoes
  • twisters
  • winter storm

Webpage Provided Title:

“Low-end blizzard” smacking parts of Northeast

Site Provided Desc:

Dumping heavy snow in some spots, rain elsewhere after hitting Midwest, South with snow, twisters; blamed in 12 deaths

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~ by vandal3di3go on January 23, 2013.

 
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