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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 overthe 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 outon the fresh powder with his snowmobile.

Several other Mainers were also confused as to what all the hype was about. Peter Noddin has lived inBangor for 67 years and walks his dogs every day snow or shine.

"I mean thisis Maine, we love this. This is whatwe live here for," said Noddin.

An attitude shared by Abby Turner whoruns up to 10 miles every day and was out in the elements Friday afternoon. Her advice to those who look at thisstorm as a bad thing: "If you're going to live here you got to get out and just enjoy it," said Turner.

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