WINTER STORM

Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:07 am

fastcat--scanner just said,plow truck(solon) in a ditch on Stillwell---plow just came by--I've got about 4-5 ft. at the end of the drive---haven't even looked down by the barn yet---silly horses are runnin around,rollin & just acting like horses--snow's up to the top of water trough(100 gal)---now we got to see how many flights are getting canceled going into Syracuse--over 900 canceled so far--all over---hopefully by 2:45 they'll be OK---needless to say Momma's freaked--haven't seen the youngest girl for 2 yrs---time will tell
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:11 am

SNowed all night, but very light stuff, about 4-6" outside (I think), need to go out shovel before work....roads might be interesting for my 15 mile drive....haven't heard the plows yet.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:27 am

Whole trees down (4"-6" diameter), lost power only briefly, vacuumed the flu while down this morning, back up and running.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:42 am

I think it was only about 4" here in South WNY....phew, dodged another one. :)
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:20 am

We got maybe 1-2 inches of snow in Sunbury PA. Lots of wind right now and blowing snow. So much for the 8-12 they forcasted for us here.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:12 am

We got about 2" of rain yesterday & last night. The river has formed in the basement once again ...

Looks like it started snowing here sometime between 4-6 AM. Only a couple inches so far ....

Was able to repair my winch line just in time. Tried a ballpoint pen as a fid, but was too big. Ended up using a section of aluminum wire with the insulation burned off. Back in business & cost me -0- . 8-)
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:22 am

We had over 4" of rain on the Mid Coast with heavy winds , over 40 mph. The power is still out from 12:45 AM. Our water cooled Honda 6.5 kw. has about 1/2 the house powered up on a 30 amp. sub panel.
Last night while loading / shaking the stove, I closed the baro and the Dwyer draft gauge read -.2 WC.
I have never seen the draft so high..... :o :shock:

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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:40 am

Well,the good news is,the house is nice & toasty,thanx Hitzer--got the end of & up to the house plowed so Momma can get out to get to the airport in Syracuse---the drifts are way bad down to the barn,so,I figured I crank up my old JD blower & tackle them--did all sorts of maintenance on it when I got it this summer--she started up great ,runs great,auger works great--put it in fwd--pulled the go handle aaaaand--snap- :blowup: ---pulled bottom shroud off & have a long chain hanging out from somewhere--not the short one that's easy to get to--the longer one--never been into it,but I bet I'll learn alot about it today--maybe I can put an old Harley chain to her---go faster???
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:47 am

a struggle getting out today!
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I look out and wonder when shes gonna SPEED again.... july maybe?? :D

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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Lola Coalfire On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:13 am

I've just confirmed 28" at my place. I have a big dog, but he can't handle this depth and he bottoms out. I'm afraid he'll scrape his muffler off! :(
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Perky On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:53 am

Hey Lola & PE - ya know this is the NY page? I can't even measure what's here - 4-5 feet in places. On break from shoveling. The 2 plow trucks broke down - what a mess. Got a winter's worth of snow in a week. May not get out til May :P

I have a big dog, but he can't handle this depth and he bottoms out. I'm afraid he'll scrape his muffler off!

My big dog is luving it - Husky weather - he doesn't have a muffler :lol:

Lola - can you even see your car?

Stay safe.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:37 pm

Had about 18 inches here so far. In Altamont they had 30 inches. It's still snowing here in the hill country and I expect another foot before it's done.
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:27 pm

after being out side and on a machine over 10 hours I actually didnt realize its the ny page :oops: it snows in ny???? how much id the tax for that????? 8-)
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:53 pm

found a fix-it link,found where the chain went---wa-la---back in service :D sunshine,no wind--kinda like living in NY--4' drifts--20 or so inches on the ground,ain't that special :)
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Re: WINTER STORM

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:09 pm

wlape3 wrote: In Altamont they had 30 inches.

We looked forward to the Altamont Fair as schoolkids. We would get the tickets delivered to the classroom. The greatest thrill as a kid, the rides, the livestock, the food, the games!!
Got dug out OK today, amazing storm. Last night late it was raining! This morning light snow, must've really snowed heavy overnight. Almost done at around 2PM, the sun would come out, then it was like a blizzard again, with snow that looked like little tiny pellets.
I busted shear pins three times, this damn gravel driveway! Always on one side, little rocks jam between the housing and auger so tight I have to bash 'em out with a hammer and punch.
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