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Documenting Blizzard Feb-2013 in photos

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    They say we might be in for a nor'easter on Thursday then another one on the weekend, hope they're wrong.
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  2. tsquini

    tsquini Minister of Fire

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    from my pic this AM. This is how much more snow we have gotten. image.jpg
  3. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    Wind shifted from out of the north pushing the last of this mess out of here. People are cross-country skiing on the Boston Common.
  4. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Took a while but cleanup is done. The little Compact 24 struggled a bit but never gave up...

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    Breakthrough!
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    Even used the blower to make a path around back in case we needed to drag out the genny (thankfully not).

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  5. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    News says we got around 26 inches. I measured 20 in the back yard.

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    The kids didn't know what to make of it, but they want to go outside and play. Juliet now knows how to say Blizzard, snow plow, weather man. She tried to say meteorologist but it cam out like "metrrrrgst" :)

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  6. jharkin

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    And to wrap it up, the "before and after"

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    I bet that pile is gonna be there a long time.
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    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Just ventured outside. Cleanup will be tomorrow here.
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  9. ScotO

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    I see one HELL of an awesome igloo looking at that snowbank. The kids would've had me out there tunneling already!
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  10. jharkin

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    When we were kids we used to dig tunnels into the banks all the time. Twins are still a bit young for that but we are going to bring them out sledding in a few minutes :)
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    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Finally managed to post piks from my camera....Lol....
  13. fishingpol

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    I just finished clearing the drift from the porch roof. Rigged up a makeshift roof rake and stuck it on my pole pruner handle. The rake is 22" wide. That drift was about 46" high at the peak and 28' long.

    Going out for final clean up. The sun is out. People are working their way outside.

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  14. thewoodlands

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    Nothing compared to the hard hit areas but this is what we received, 13-15 inches without any wind. Plowed the driveway twice with the rhino, twice the the Super Duty 250.

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    Before
    Looking out front door

    After
    Looking out front door
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  16. jharkin

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    Ha!

    Glad I don't have to mow that ;)
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    Got 36 inches. A team of plows and blowers got the driveway clear. Neighbor used his company front loader.

    Here is a video of the snowfall

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    We ended up with about two and a half feet of snow. The first 6-8 inches were heavy wet, snow, the rest the light, powdery kind. The kids had a blast, the cats kept the stoves company.

    Today's high was in the low 20s, tonight we expect single digits. Both stoves are going and the house is warm and comfortable...

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  19. jharkin

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    After all the cleanup was done we took the kids outside to have some fun in the snow. I have to ask my parents because I remember they have pictures of me in the 1978 blizzard in CT that are almost identical (same age!)

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  20. thewoodlands

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    More lows headed our way, one is off the northwest coast of Canada.

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    Got power back finally, this morning.

    Had to shovel a path to the house next door to keep feeding an ancient teeny tiny wood stove in the basement, mostly pine full blast to get the house up from 45 to about 55::F, stuff it every two hours. Not too bad really considering it was down to 9::F last night.

    Got about 17 inches here.

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  22. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

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    Plowed out.....

    Dixettes car, she picked up the chain saw. This is at new house.

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    To the left of the shed are my stacks

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    side street coming out of my drive way

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  23. Defiant

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    Just got power, internet and cable back early this morning. Thanks to my neighbor with his excavator to help us out. We easily got 3', short report but enjoy the photo's, still have work to do. 100_5268.JPG 100_5283.JPG 100_5299.JPG 100_5292.JPG 100_5306.JPG 100_5315.JPG
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    Blizzard turned my wife's sedan into a wagon, and my forester into a minivan[​IMG]
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