Icy ice

Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:47 pm

We've still got 63° here! Might go for a swim later ... :lol:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:01 pm

Yep,we've punched it up to 60* and partly cloudy. I'm breaking out the lawn chairs and the Beer's ! :cheers:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:10 pm

SMITTY wrote:We've still got 63° here!


That's crazy! ... you must be 3 inches below the cold front.


The sleet is working..... we now have enough ice on top of the sleet that you can walk on it (with carbide creepers) and not break through. 24 degrees now. When the rain stops it should be an easy job to snow blow the crap away.....'cept for the skim of ice on the bottom.
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:21 pm

Still getting some rain here at PA -Ohio border...it all started on Friday. Been well above freezing the whole time, currently 60* and not much less over night.
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:27 pm

I didn't even want to comment after I saw Freddy's forecast, then thought of Tugg Hill......'Ice Age Returns'. Rain here and 33 degrees. Some icy spots, but generally foggy and snow is settling FAST. I hope you guys don't loose power and communications. Utility Trucks staged for the Power Company AND Tree Removal Crews. They might get lucky here.....but spending an 'overnight in the cab' sure sucks.
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:19 pm

This is the same weather pattern we had in 1998 when we got the Ice Storm of 1998 and that is warm air over cold with rain. Kind of weird to have warmer weather on top of Mt Washington then here, but that happens once and awhile. But back then it was much cooler down at ground level and more rain so we got 4 inches of ice instead of the 3/4" we got today. I live in the middle of nowhere and the lights have not even flickered yet, unlike 1998 when we went 14 days without power. Yep, no exaggeration, 14 days.

It was sad because the power company would announce over the radio how many people we without power, starting at 600,000 people and then stopped when it was 500 people without power. I must be low on the list because they stopped announcing and we were still without power.They also decided to "estimate" our power usage, and the PUC went along with it, and while we were expecting half the typical electric bill...nope, they charged us the same rate. Scam artists I tell you. It is why we have the worst service and the highest electric rates in the country!
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:23 pm

Freezing rain here most of the day, power went out this morning and just came back on an hour ago and flickering as I type. If this week is any indication of how the rest of the winter will go she ought to be a hum-dinger.
Keving
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:23 am

Son of a gun, we did lose our power last night. I called it in & we had it back 45 minutes later.....for 10 minutes.... I called it in again. This time it was out for 35 minutes. Been fine ever since.
Freddy
 
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:38 pm

No power now....Generator on line. I guess run it an hour every few hours. Looks like it'll be a while this time,
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:41 pm

Will your AA stay lit?
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:24 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Will your AA stay lit?


Oh ya!.... That beast will go for hours and hours without a nudge. The Reading rice stoker in the goat barn won't stay lit. It goes out about 21 seconds after the battery back-up dies. The back up will run it for 3 or 4 hours.
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:43 pm

We lost power again this morning when the second wave of ice hit. It was out for most of the day and came on late in the afternoon. Quite something to be in a quiet environment surrounded by trees and hear the cracking, crunching, the sound of glass breaking and then a helluva crash.
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:44 am

Sounds exactly like the ice storm of '08 that whacked us down here in MA .... except we lost power for a week on that one ...

That's the one that put a few power companies in the front page of the local paper. Then the jackoffs got involved ... the ones on Beacon Hill. They were going to force the power company to reimburse all the pampered poodles for their lack of preparedness, and something that was totally out of the power co.'s hands - an act of GOD.

Communism for ya ... :roll:

Here's some pics I snapped in my yard from '08. I remember waking up that morning, hearing "CRACK!" ... "BAM!" .. every 2 seconds ... and wondering what in the hell was going on out there! :lol: When the sun finally rose, WOW what a sight!

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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:42 am

I honestly feel Guilty As Hell with 19 Degrees and Lake Effect Hard Snow in action. It is purty,I've got to admit. Lights have stayed on through it all,but man,have you Tough As Nails Northeast Boys had a rough go of it! Stay with it,and be glad that you're a smart,hardy and tough breed! :flex: :clap:
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Re: Icy ice

PostBy: Keving On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:15 pm

We got whacked again last night and that seemed to be the straw that broke the camels back. It was just warm enough here on the coast so that I am in pretty good shape. Once you head inland it looks quite scary. I drove as far as Ellsworth today which is 30 miles inland and I would say this event will rival the one we had back in the late 90's for some people. Maybe not as wide spread but things were tore up pretty good in places. Funny thing is I never saw a hydro truck or a tree crew anywhere so I have to assume it is worse elsewhere. 5 miles inland at my place of work there were power lines in the road and a lot of falling limbs hanging on the wires, I doubt we will have power there until next week. As much as I dislike generators I feel fortunate to have one after seeing the frenzy at Tractor Supply. They had huge sign on the door saying we do not have any generators, but people were still asking just to be sure.
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Keving
 
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