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Are you ready for the 1st Northeaster Winter Storm in Oct? See expected snow map! 4-8 inches. See NO

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Don2222, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Got my pellet stove up and running but my snowblower is not ready because It is not on the tractor.

    I am still cutting grass and bagging leaves since all the leaves have not fallen yet!

    Well it is scheduled to start Sat Afternoon!!

    It is 34 Deg F right now at 11:30 pm (10-28-2011) Last night it hit 29 Deg F!! What a winter so far and it does not even start for 2 months!!

    See pics of last nights snow below plus we lost power for 20 mins!!

    See >> http://www.wmur.com/weather/grid.html

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  2. tickbitty

    tickbitty Minister of Fire

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    Ugh, no, I don't think I am quite ready. But my daughter would be really happy.
  3. soupy1957

    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Because I spent my formative years growing up north of Caribou, Maine, I'm used to snow that falls as early as the last part of August, while picking potatoes.

    That said, here in Connecticut, it is a tad early, but heck............that keeps me from having to RAKE LEAVES!!

    -Soupy1957
  4. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    If you do not rake the leaves in the fall, then you have to rake them in the spring!

    Like Pay me now or Pay me later!

    Also a sure thing in life. Death, taxes and LEAVES !!! LOL

    The Tree in my 1st post of our flowering plum tree that still has leaves!!
  5. Gabe

    Gabe Member

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    OH NO WE ARE GOING TO GET LIKE A FOOT OF SNOW !!! SO NOT READY FOR THIS GOT TO GET OIL FOR MY SNOW BLOWER ASAP.
  6. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

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    Race against time. I've got the head pulled on my snowblower motor and I don't know if I'm a gonna make it!

    My wife is telling me the snow is going to melt anyway. She doesn't understand.
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Chained up and put the front blade on the tractor Friday afternoon. I am most concerned about falling trees. I am at work in NYC until 8 or 9 tonight. Wife is home alone. She lost power at 2 pm. I have an hour ride home in good weather.
  8. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Got the leaves out of the gutter, picked up an extra bottle of Orloff's. Cleaned the stove. Getting rid of the old Orloff's before it goes bad.
  9. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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  10. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    I'm in the 5-10 band. Might be a little off. We have 8 already!
  11. jason4567

    jason4567 New Member

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    5-10" here too. I tossed a Blower on one of the tractors and put tarps over some of my other equipment that is staying outside as well as the wood piles. I also went out and bought a generator, just in case we lose power (I've been thinking about it for a while, but didn't bother getting one until today). Now I'm just going to sit by the fire and watch the snow come down.

    Jason
  12. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    5-10 No problem..... :lol: Plow to you all!
  13. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hi Jay

    Looks like you are right. Boston TV ch 5 Mike's stormy forecast has Worcester Ma down for 12 inches already and more to come!

    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video-cast/29626169/detail.html

    See Mike's expected snow map below!

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  14. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    THis is bad. Trees down and power out all over. Major roads closed in NY Metro area. I am still at work in NY. Don't know what it's gonna take to make my 42 mile ride home tonight.
  15. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    It sure is bad.

    Talk to a friend and all the houses around Arlington Pond in Salem NH lost power at 6:44 PM and still out!

    See National Grid Map

    Click to Enlarge

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  16. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    14" here as of 8:00pm...with the oak leaves still on its going too get ugly.
    Time for a glass of vino
  17. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    :lol: That is true soupy. But come spring, they will still be there for. I find the best thing to do at that point is run over them with the riding mower a few times. Have a good one.
  18. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Motel 6? *kidding*
  19. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Can't let that stuff go bad! Oh, wait a minute. I don't think it will go bad. :lol: My father is not much of a drinker. He has some bottles up in his attic that have to be 25 years old. How good do you think that stuff is. Enjoy. I had a little Sky last night. Hit the spot nicely.

    We are going to be lucky here. Nor easter is going to miss us. Good luck and stay safe. These storms can get dangerous.
  20. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    We lost power at 8:07 PM. Then had to fix the battery holder for the heat n glo fireplace. Now we have heat!
  21. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Go safely. This is a nasty storm. Maybe just try to hole up at work until they get the worst cleared?
  22. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Yup, nasty all right.
    23" in October..
  23. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    I was trying to post this when the power went off.
    Snow map from WBZ TV ch4

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  24. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Well we lost power from 8:07 PM until about 1:16 AM when I was woken up by the TV left on.

    Got calls from 3 freeze alarms from 3 houses with power off failure!

    See pic below. Time to shovel out!

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  25. Flammam

    Flammam Feeling the Heat

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    Well they were just a little off on the snowfall totals. We picked up about 22 inches here in Northfield, ma. Snowblower is having isues, plow guy out of town.

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