BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Mainers are no strangers to the white stuff and for many the storm that's on its way has been long awaited.
It's always good to be aware of when a major storm is coming, but the hype over the blizzard of 2013 started long before the first snow flake ever hit the ground. Some forecasters were even predicting as much as 5 feet earlier this week, calling it a snowpocalypse. Those predictions have been downgraded significantly as the storm has gotten closer, but still the hype continues.
"They were naming the storm and everything. It's just a little bit ridiculous," said Joshua Stone of Orrington who's looking forward to getting out on the fresh powder with his snowmobile.
Several other Mainers were also confused as to what all the hype was about. Peter Noddin has lived in Bangor for 67 years and walks his dogs every day snow or shine.
"I mean this is Maine, we love this. This is what we live here for," said Noddin.
An attitude shared by Abby Turner who runs up to 10 miles every day and was out in the elements Friday afternoon. Her advice to those who look at this storm as a bad thing: "If you're going to live here you got to get out and just enjoy it," said Turner.