Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat May 08, 2010 10:41 am

How'd all of you do after last night's blast? We greatfully only lost a part of a tall cherry tree from this one. A couple of close lightning hits later,we came through pretty well. Lost power a couple of times,the last one being a burp for the whole substation this morning. Not bad considering what came through. How 'bout you? :blowup:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: ken On: Sat May 08, 2010 10:44 am

Had hail hitting my front door. Sounded like someone was beating on it. Lot of lightning and rain. Never lost power and alls good. :D
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat May 08, 2010 11:15 am

looking fwd to it this evening & tonight--everythings tied down that's tie downable--20-50 mph winds predicted w/ snow-- sleet??? :wtf:
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun May 09, 2010 7:15 am

Snow's here in Fabius...how about you Fred?
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun May 09, 2010 8:56 am

I had an appointment to go get a washer and dryer, way up in Hamburg, NJ, drove through rain on the way up but knew it was a front moving through. Got them on the back of my truck, went to my friend's house to fix some fascia boards and grill some buffalo steaks. By around 5 the wind picked up and I put a tarp over the machines. He has an oak tree behind the house, it was twisting in the wind, the leaves and pollen were coming out of the trees like crazy. Everybody was sneezing yesterday, myself included and I'm allergy free.
Checked the NJ12 weather radar and it showed clear skies. Got moving home around 7, took the blue tarp off the machines because I only had twine to secure it. I was sure it would come off on the highway. A little tense because there was a giant black cloud moving over central nj. Didn't even look like a thunderhead. I hit some sprinkles, a few curses later it stopped but the wind was still intense. Tree debris all over the place. Got the machines in the garage after dark.
Maybe Al Gore does have a weather machine!
Dann757
 

Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun May 09, 2010 9:33 am

Dann757 wrote:..................Maybe Al Gore does have a weather machine!

:rofl:

Yesterday we had a few t-storms pass close by, but none went directly over us. Rain came down at 4.84 inches per hour at one point. Windy too, but nothing too bad. We did lose power though after a rotted tree took some wires down, as was the case in the last 3 outages up here -- come to think of it, that's always the case! :lol:

This morning it got down to 36°. :mad: House is 60° because I refuse to run the oil in May. Our corn, brussels sprouts, spinach, squash -- all bit the dust. Time to start over. White lightnin's gonna be hard to come by this season! :D ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun May 09, 2010 11:11 am

Yup,still snowin & blowin--I remember back in the 70's outside Rutland,Vt--snow started in early Sept & stuck around till mid-May--damn global warming is goofin everything up now :lol:
wlape3 wrote:Snow's here in Fabius...how about you Fred?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Heavy Weather

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 09, 2010 11:29 am

Ehh,I can't compete. We only had Lake Effect Ice Pellets rain down upon us yesterday afternoon and early evening. The Old Man always told me to never plant anything 'till after Memorial Day. Thank God I believed him. Now just in and out sun with the big puffies rolling on by. Winds are down to 10-20 knots. A lot better than the previous two days of fun and adventure.
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !