WINTER STORM

Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Cap On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:26 pm

What a bust!!!

Its been snowing all day and my driveway is still clear as are the roads. Warm air, wet snow = not much accumlation.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:30 pm

just hoofed it down to the barn---10"on the ground---3 to 4' drifts Freetown is real low on the food chain,but,the County plow has been by 3 times since 3PM---that means it's serious :roll: Momma might be leaving her fancy car home tomorrow to pick up the kids & taking my old(90) chev 4x4 truck--what,no CD player????? I'm sorrrrrrry :whistle: :bang: y
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:51 pm

I got an old 8 track you can throw in Fred, the kids will think its something new. Might even have a reverb to go with it.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: gerard On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:11 pm

Cap wrote:What a bust!!!

Its been snowing all day and my driveway is still clear as are the roads. Warm air, wet snow = not much accumlation.

If you're feeling left out feel free to come up here - you can plow me out with the tractor. (Sorry - no cab!). I already have some 2-3 feet drifts. Tomorrow morning will be interesting. I really don't like throwing the snowblower on until the wind dies down but it's going to be too deep to use the backblade down to the pastures............ (Sound like fun yet??) :shock:
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:45 pm

Now that's my kind of machine--I could play my old David Alan Coe tapes :D
samhill wrote:I got an old 8 track you can throw in Fred, the kids will think its something new. Might even have a reverb to go with it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:47 pm

Good Lord gerard,you are describing my world :lol:
gerard wrote:
Cap wrote:What a bust!!!

Its been snowing all day and my driveway is still clear as are the roads. Warm air, wet snow = not much accumlation.

If you're feeling left out feel free to come up here - you can plow me out with the tractor. (Sorry - no cab!). I already have some 2-3 feet drifts. Tomorrow morning will be interesting. I really don't like throwing the snowblower on until the wind dies down but it's going to be too deep to use the backblade down to the pastures............ (Sound like fun yet??) :shock:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:02 pm

Forecast revised, a little more snow. :D Guess I'm be on "Old Blue" in the morning. :D
Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 21 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Lost power for 2 hours this afternoon, got to practice lighting the stoker when I arrived home.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:18 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Lost power for 2 hours this afternoon, got to practice lighting the stoker when I arrived home.

Yeah, thats what I have been waiting for, with this heavy snow, we are bound to lose power anytime. Got the UPS setup for the DVC-500, and the genny ready for the house.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: gerard On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:19 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Forecast revised, a little more snow. :D Guess I'm be on "Old Blue" in the morning. :D
Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 21 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Lost power for 2 hours this afternoon, got to practice lighting the stoker when I arrived home.

I guaranteed myself NOT to lose power by makig a gas run for the generator. Works every time :P
gerard
 
Stove/Furnace Make: yukon dual fuel
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:30 pm

To get the generator out of the barn I have to move one of the JD 316 tractors first. Both back tires are flat. Since I have done nothing yet a power failure is almost guaranteed. If I moved the tractor and got the generator ready to go the power would stay on.
Every so often the lights flicker.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:44 pm

Getting pummeled with rain and heavy winds. Water coming in the basement, power still on so far so the sump pump is running for now.

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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:08 am

Yep, they just said the storm is equivelent to a Category 2 hurricane, 'cept its all snow for us. Gonna snow until Saturday. May get 3 feet of snow in some areas.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: GENERD66 On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:28 am

freetown fred : Still snowing here. Home for about an hour then back out for round 4 of plowing.
Gene
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:37 am

cant even say how much we have had today I know is well over a foot.. its gusting to only 43 and they say only 22 inches tomorrow.. i might have to fire up the ole wheel horse ...
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: fastcat On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:21 am

We are up to 18 in Solon just outside Cortland, 1am and still has a way to go, drifts in the drive about 2 1/2 feet :shock: , plowed once and looks like I need to do it again.
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