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Another Storm System

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. thewoodlands

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  2. RK_MacKendrick

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    Previewed that last night, very wet, very windy.
  3. thewoodlands

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    We lucked out not getting some storms in the past two years, looks like I'll make sure all the backup power and the plow are ready for action.

    I'll sharpen some of the chains for the 28 inch bar just to be safe.
  4. Thistle

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    Big storm in PNW earlier today,models calling for it to hit here mid week.Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon. Forecast says 5-8 inches with local amounts up to 10.Watch area covering the SW 2/3rds of the state. I'm ready. If I dont drop that big ol White Oak snag (just died last Spring),it'll wait until the snow is gone,no big deal.

    First real snow here in like 300 days.
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  5. Backwoods Savage

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    I'll wait and see. Probably wind here for sure but not much else.
  6. Jags

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    Awwww crap.;hm
  7. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    It maybe time for the chains on the Rhino, I'll wait.
  8. northwinds

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    Just lovely. 7 to 11 inches predicted here, with higher amounts possible locally. 35 mph winds and drifting

    "Confidence Is High That There Will Be A Paralyzing Snow Storm In The Western Great Lakes Region With Blizzard Or Near Blizzard
    Conditions Possible."

    I could do with lower confidence. I guess this is payback time as we still have green grass outside.
  9. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    No such luck here in SE PA, 50ish with rain off and on. Gray and gloomy but not cold. I have been keeping the fire burning since about 7am just to keep my bed of coals and when my hubby came home at 4:30 it was 78 in here, needless to say, he immediately changed :) I cant imagine we will skirt by another mild winter. We just bought a Jeep Wrangler and have yet to put it in 4WD! I'll just have to look at everyone's photos they post here!
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    I hope so! I don't live here because I'm a fan of 40's and rainy all winter. Bring me some snow!
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    I'll pass on that 101 mph! I can deal with 60 or so, we just won't sleep upstairs. It'll be worth it for some winter! Plus, maybe it'll bring down a few dead ash for me to get a jump start on spring cutting. ;) We had a crazy windy fall two years ago. We had hurricane force winds several times and no real damage (of course now I've jinxed us). We're on the east shore of Lake Michigan, so these east-moving storms tend to knock us around pretty good.

    I more excited about what's behind the storm. Lake Michigan is still relatively warm and if it gets real cold real fast like they say, we will certainly get dumped on white Christmas style!
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  13. Thistle

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    Supposed to see NW 45-50 MPH gusts on Thursday here,near whiteout conditions in some areas.
  14. RK_MacKendrick

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    Our next storm could be another extremely wet one, this is the forecast...

    Wednesday Night
    [​IMG] Overcast with rain. Low of 41F. Windy. Winds from the South at 20 to 35 mph, gusts to 45 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 3.9 in. possible.
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    I hate high winds. DH finally saw what I was trying to point out last summer on our one maple tree but we haven't been able to drop it yet. A few main branches have what I would call stress cracking in the bark, and there's at least one reasonable sized hole where a branch used to be. That could fall on vehicles, but most likely not the Cottage-if the winds hit just right, it could take out utility lines. Hopefully the ground freezes before the winds come and we can put the 2wd out of harms way along with the other two-I'd rather not get it stuck in the yard!

    Snow, meh-we have a 4wd and an AWD with snows so that doesn't bother me. I'd prefer not to have TOO cold of temps, we had to shut the water off at the meter at our Old House because of a leaking pipe and haven't fixed it yet so the water's still off. It wouldn't be a big deal except the main line in to the meter is exposed in the crawl space. Maybe we will take a look at just cutting and capping it for now so we can let it run on a trickle until we get the heat tape on.
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    We lost power for a few hours early Monday morning, it was blowing pretty stiffly for a while there. This morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow.
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    New weather just posted:

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    LOL, looks like karmagettin'!
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    Could see a little snow here Thursday night.
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    Perhaps another vacation would sound good about now!
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    I enlarged that picture, and showed my 11yr old son, his face dropped, he then looked at me and with a smile on my face and said " dad, you freaking suck butt" priceless :D
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  23. RK_MacKendrick

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    A colorful weather warning map.
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/eka/

    This should put us over 6 feet of rain for 2012, sitting at 70.43" right now, average rainfall is 58.69"
    This is a colder system than the last series, lots of snow has fallen, more on the way. If things take a tropical swing, we could have the flood of the century.
    The last time we had such an event was Dec 1964 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_flood_of_1964
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    You've got that right Dennis! I didn't want to come back until March, or maybe May.
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    High Wind Watch for our area.
    ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
    THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON CONTINUES THE HIGH
    WIND
    WATCH...FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

    * LOCATIONS...WESTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS IN VERMONT
    AND EXPOSED HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN ADIRONDACK
    MOUNTAINS IN NEW YORK.

    * HAZARDS...VERY GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS.

    * WINDS...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

    * TIMING...GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY
    MORNING AND PEAK BETWEEN 7 AM AND 4 PM ON FRIDAY...BEFORE
    DISSIPATING BY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES...MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE...AND
    DOWNED TREE LIMBS ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY FROM NEAR RIPTON TO
    NASHVILLE TO UNDERHILL TO CAMBRIDGE TO MONTGOMERY CENTER.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
    HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
    58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
    FORECASTS.

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