The upcoming blizzard is not only the talk of the town - it reminds him of his Tri-State past.
"The last time I heard of a storm this bad was back in 2004 when Evansville had the massive storm, and ironically enough, was on one of the last flights out of Evansville," Crowley said.
The Tri-State snowstorm of 2004 produced 22 to 24 inches of snow. The New England blizzard could produce 24 to 30 inches. That's an additional 6 to 8 inches from 2004.
"People are definitely taking it seriously," Crowley said. "I think the things that really changed people's mindsets was earlier (Friday) when the Governor said everyone has to be off the roads at 4pm."
With a storm of this magnitude, multiple threat will develop.
For Crowley, who lives close to the coast, it's the wind - which will roar to over 70 mph.
"The winds are really going to be bad," Crowley said. "Anytime you have a situation like that with high winds coupled with the tide patterns, it could mean a lot of trouble in the coastal areas. There are specific areas right along the coast that have been told to evacuate."
But for Nancy Osgood in the western suburbs of Boston, it's the heavy snow. Up to 3 feet of snow is possible there.
"I'm in early 50s and I don't remember being told we're going to have 3 feet of snow," Osgood said. "I don't remember anything like this at all."
Despite the shutdown of one of the largest metro areas in the country, New Englanders will be doing what they do best - shoveling out the day after.
"This is winter in New England," Osgood said. "It's kind of what it's supposed to be. I'm not thinking about moving or concerned about an early Spring.
"We'll just have to deal with what we have."