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Another Storm System

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

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I know exactly how you feel. My wife and I spent 5 winters in the desert SW and many times at this time of year I wish we still went there but sadly my wife can't take the travel so we sold the motor home and stay home. But like you, we have lots of happy and warm memories.

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  2. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    If that is the left over storm from here you should be in for a good time. We had lots of wind and it left 10" of snow at my place. It is 5F here right now and clear so it is going to go below 0 tonight.
  3. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    So far we have missed most of the storms or bad weather in this area, we will push in some beech tomorrow night for the colder weather you're sending us.

    We did get some wet snow so the white pines look nice but if we get some high winds some trees will come down. We received a chit load of rain this last week.
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  4. WellSeasoned

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    You certainly got some wind coming zap
  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    What are they calling for down in your neck of the woods.
  6. WellSeasoned

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    Snow during the initial front, rain snow mix, winds, but only gusting to around 30. And last, some temps worth running a woodstove for, and some cutting. :)
  7. northwinds

    northwinds Minister of Fire

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    The snow just started falling here about an hour ago. 11 to 18 inches expected by tomorrow afternoon, including predicted thundersnow.

    "
    STRONG WINDS ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE STORM THURSDAY AFTERNOON WILL
    BRING BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MOST AREAS. TRAVEL
    WILL BECOME DIFFICULT TO IMPOSSIBLE. THIS WILL BE A CRIPPLING
    AND LIFE-THREATENING WINTER STORM. PREPARE TO TAKE ALL THE
    NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS."

    Liquor cabinet is well-stocked. My atv and plow will be useless with that amount of snow and
    drifting. Just going to sit back in front of the wood stove and wait until it stops snowing.
    Schools are all closed, along with most workplaces.
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  8. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    12" officially for my city,areas around here had from 8" to 13.2.Still very light snow falling,should be outta here in an hour or so.Winds gusting to 50+ until early evening.Already hit the high for the day,34 at midnight.25 now,slowly dropping rest of day.Most of the city streets,even the Interstates are pretty much deserted now.
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  9. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    I see they issued a High Wind Warning south of us, I'm thinking it's just a matter of time we go form a watch to a warning.
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  10. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    It started snowing here early this morning and hasn't stopped. The really heavy, wet chit too. I'm going to head home from work here in a couple minutes because they're not going to be plowing my road as it isn't a priority and I fully expect we'll be snowed in by this evening. Gusts to over 50mph forcasted for tonight. Trees will be falling for sure with that kind of wind and being covered with tons of heavy snow. Good times!
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  11. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Stay Safe.

    Zap
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  12. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Looks like Jake and I will be really busy Friday:ZZZ !!!
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  13. northwinds

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    Just got in from plowing. Heavy, wet chit for sure. Got a little less snow than the end-of-the-world warnings they were giving us. I'm totally soaked,
    and it's snowing/sleeting/raining sideways right now. My little two stage snowblower just laughed at me when I tried to do a little cleanup around the
    garage and outbuildings. Immediately plugged up. I have a neighbour who also relied on me to plow his driveway that I have an easement to use.
    He got himself a serious snowblower, so it was a little easier for me to plow with his help. I'm hoping the snow is too wet to drift back over; nice
    scattering of oak leaves on top of the snow drifts from the high winds blowing what's left from the treetops. Love my views from the top of the hill,
    but the long shared driveway does make things interesting during storms like this. We have a third neighbor that uses part of the shared driveway
    but accesses it further down. He's got a truck with a plow but apparently headed to Florida early with his kids before winter break started.
  14. PapaDave

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    Like Waulie, it started sometime early this morning. Looks like 3" so far, and I'm thinking real hard about going out for an initial plowing before it gets too deep and heavy to move.
    Forecast is 8-14", but we usually get the low end of whatever is forecast. Seems to peter out out near Gaylord quite a bit.
  15. DuckDog

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    Have a warning in place for us right now. 10-12" by Saturday morning. Supposed to start in the next 6 hours or so. Smoked the winch on my wheeler and still have not replaced it. Have a new Warn RT/30 in the garage that I guess needs to be wired in....................... tonight. No way I'm shoveling while looking at my wheeler with a plow in the garage.




    Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings

    Warnings

    Ottawa South - Richmond - Metcalfe
    11:07 AM EST Thursday 20 December 2012
    Snowfall warning for
    Ottawa South - Richmond - Metcalfe continued

    Heavy snow expected tonight and Friday.

    A Colorado low is tracking northeast towards lower Michigan and is intensifying into a winter storm as expected. Snow ahead of this storm will arrive over areas near Georgian Bay later this afternoon then quickly spread eastward into the Ottawa and St Lawrence valleys this evening.

    The snow will quickly become heavy at times this evening and continue tonight and through Friday with total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm expected across the district by Friday evening. Over Eastern Ontario snowfall rates up to 5 cm per hour will be quite possible during the height of this snowstorm, which is expected to be overnight into Friday morning. Total snowfall amounts could be a bit less in the St Lawrence Valley due to the possibility of mixing with some rain on Friday.

    Brisk easterly winds will also cause low visibility at times in blowing snow.

    As the Colorado low tracks east across Southern Ontario into New York State, it is expected to get absorbed by an East Coast low which is forecast to intensify and track northward towards Southeastern Quebec by Friday night. If this happens, heavy snow may persist in the Renfrew through Ottawa to Cornwall areas into Friday night, with potential for higher total snowfall amounts of 30 cm.

    Motorists should be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions tonight and Friday and adjust travel plans accordingly.
  16. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Looks like it's mostly all expected to be in the snow belt south of us.

    Be careful with the heavy stuff everyone!
  17. ScotO

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    I have my fingers crossed for snow, but it looks like it's going to be a mostly rainy event for us here in Central PA. Dang it, I really want a white Christmas!
  18. Waulie

    Waulie Minister of Fire

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    There for a while I wasn't sure to call it snow or rain. It's definitely back to snow now. Roads are covered in slush. Just nasty stuff out there. We have maybe 5 inches on the ground but if it was 5 degrees cooler we'd have twice that. There saying 8 to 14" here too with "localized areas getting significantly more". We always seem to be a localized area.
  19. northwinds

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    Our original forecast was that it was supposed to be done by noon. Winter storm warning has expired, and now there's a blizard warning until midnight. Just finished round two of plowing. It's not really drifting, but there was quite a bit of snow since the first time I plowed.
  20. thewoodlands

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    Looks like smokin has some nice winds out his way.
    ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY.
    * TIMING: FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 7 AM FRIDAY.
    * WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OF AROUND 40 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH FOR SEVERAL HOURS.
    * IMPACTS...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DIFFICULTY...PARTICULARLY ALONG NORTH SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS AND ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. DAMAGE TO SHINGLES...TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES IS POSSIBLE...AND LIGHT WEIGHT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS MAY BE BLOWN AWAY OR DESTROYED. WITH RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW...THE HIGH WINDS AND FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE THE WET PAVEMENT TO RAPIDLY FREEZE...CAUSING SLICK ROADS. RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC THIS EVENING WILL LIKELY BE DIFFICULT...WITH THE WORST EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT AS WINDS BECOME STRONGER AND SNOW BEGINS TO FALL...RESTRICTING VISIBILITIES TO 1 MILE.
  21. Waulie

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    They keep warning of drifting snow here too, but there is no way this snow could drift. Maybe we will get some fluffier stuff later that could cause problems but this snow isn't going anywhere. No wind at all here yet, supposed to start later tonight.
  22. PapaDave

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    Yep, this stuff isn't drifting.
    Just looked at the warning again and they changed it from 8-14 to 6-14".
    Plowing was fun.....not. I came in drenched, but the house is nice and toasty.:cool:
  23. tfdchief

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    Not a lot of snow here but the winds are ripping 30 - 40 mph with higher gusts. Power is out in part of the town, including one of my fire stations. Looking out my back door

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  24. northwinds

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    Still snowing here. Supposed to hit 18" by midnight. It's going to be a mess tomorrow. Lights have been flickering for the last couple of hours.
  25. amateur cutter

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    Guys, I know the wet heavy snow is miserable to plow, I did it commercially for 25 years, but man......... we got almost an inch of rain, and mud. Sheesh what a mess. Not looking good for a white Christmas for us down here at all. At least it's supposed to get marginally colder, so maybe the ground will freeze up & I can go back to cutting. I'm gettin a little tired of the gray gloomy weather. A little snow would brighten things up a bit. A C

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