SNOW?

Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:21 pm

OH YEAH! We beat it. The questions is how much are we going to beat it by. They are calling for 50 MPH winds on Wednesday. If that happens along with the 20" of snow, we'll have some monster drifts.
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:27 pm

monster drifts are fun!!!

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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:47 pm

well now............... we'll finally be able to counter our parents when they tell stories about how much snow they used to get when they were little and they had to walk to school, uphill ,both ways, and had to carry their lunch.




Rick
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: acesover On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:19 am

Man o man, snow-en like heck down here.
Ray
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: samler17 On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:48 am

Rick 386 wrote:well now............... we'll finally be able to counter our parents when they tell stories about how much snow they used to get when they were little and they had to walk to school, uphill ,both ways, and had to carry their lunch.




Rick



You forgot the part about having to wrap their shoes with newspaper because they couldn't afford boots. LOL
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:47 am

Rick, you must have grown up rich, we didn`t have a lunch to carry be lucky if we had some sugar pops stuffed in our pockets.
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:49 am

Woke up this morning to a howling wind - the windows are covered with fuzzy snow particales. It's coming down to beat the band right now. It's supposed to taper off before stopping completely this evening but for sure no school tomorrow. Lisa
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:56 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:
It's starting to get serious! Luckily this roof is built with 2x12's and everything is bolted and well nailed. I've never had this much snow on my roof before. This picture is deceiving but theres 2' of snow on most of this roof. Expecting 50 mph winds today and 10 more inches or so. Thank God for coal.
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:56 am

Central Maryland is getting pounded again. Got another 8 inches overnight atop the 28 inches from the earlier storm. I'm 30 miles west of Baltimore and this is an all time record. Most Maryland schools systems are closed for the rest of the week. It's now snowing like crazy, winds are starting to pick up, with blizzard conditions expected. Like coalkirk my roofs have never had as much snow on them as they now do. Keeping my fingers crossed. I got an e-mail from my local county government alerting people to the snow load on roofs. Here's what the e-mail said"

"A major concern for emergency managers is the weight of another foot of snow on top of earlier accumulation. Carroll County’s building code requires all structures to be able to manage 35 pounds per square foot on low-sloped (flat) roofs, and 30 pounds per square foot on pitched roofs. Even with some melting on Monday, existing loads on most roofs in the region are estimated at 11 to 14 pounds per square foot. Indications that structural damage has occurred include ceilings that have cracked or dropped; problems with doors and windows not operating properly; new roof leaks; and unusual sounds. Do not go out onto a roof to investigate."

Baltimore city just went to Phase 3 of the emergency snow plan. All public travel on public roads is now prohibited. This is perhaps the first time Phase 3 had been declared. This is storm of historic proportions. The snow collapsed a Baltimore County fire house roof causing the loss of a new $600K fire engine and other equipment. A fire resulted and the garage area is a total loss.

The photo shows my tractor with the snow accumulated overnight on the cab roof. I've got the generator electric coolant heater on. While I'm prepared if the electric goes out, I still hope it doesn't.
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: jim d On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:09 pm

started comming in hard around 1100 am supposed toget 12 to 15'' se ne
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:25 pm

Just heard that Baltimore went to a code ? alert where nothing but emergency vehicles are allowed on the street.
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:41 pm

Yea it's bad. The city still hadn't cleared many streets from the last storm. No where to put the snow. They dump it in the harbor but it has to be hauled. I think I heard the new mayor say there 4,300 miles of streets to clear.
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:07 pm

Just got a robo call from the county 911 center warning us to plan on 6' drifts, stay off of the roads and hunker down. I'm hunkering. Wind and snow really howling now. This is the wildest I've ever seen it in my life. I usually try to snow blow the driveway about halfway through a deep snow but I think it would be pointless with the wind. Just have to wait it out.

YIKES!!! Now I have a real emergency. The ride home last night was hairy to say the least and I didn't want to make any stops. Now I see I only have 7 beers in the fridge. :shock: Poor planning on my part.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:10 pm

coalkirk wrote:Just got a robo call from the county 911 center warning us to plan on 6' drifts, stay off of the roads and hunker down. I'm hunkering. Wind and snow really howling now. This is the wildest I've ever seen it in my life. I usually try to snow blow the driveway about halfway through a deep snow but I think it would be pointless with the wind. Just have to wait it out.

YIKES!!! Now I have a real emergency. The ride home last night was hairy to say the least and I didn't want to make any stops. Now I see I only have 7 beers in the fridge. :shock: Poor planning on my part.



ok ok ok calm down!!!! now get several small shot glasses and several straws....


now one at a time.....pop the top and S-L-O-W-L-Y....pour the ......
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Re: SNOW?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:18 pm

:fear: You only have 7 minutes! Time to break out the liquor! :D

Usually that's us up here getting all that snow -- & me sliding down hilly city streets in a 20 ton truck with inches to spare between the parked cars! :o We got it easy this year!


Just started snowing here, very light right now. They're forcasting either 5-8" or 3-5" ... as usual we're right on the line. Wont know till it happens.

Sounds like I could take my ATV down there & cruise the streets! :D
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