Eastern MA falls pray to Fujiwhara effect - 20" of snow & IS School in Boston! - RT101 swerve pics

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  1. Don2222

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    Hello

    The Fujiwhara effect! (Look that up in your Funk and Wagnals ! LOL)

    This effect is when 2 storms come together to intensify the storm overnight. One storm pulled in large amounts of moisture from the ocean and the other storm with artic air made it all snow. Because this happened overnight our Boston mayor said there was not enough time to call the school closing for the poor 60,000 students in the Boston public schools!

    West Walpole MA was part of the jackpot area of 25 inches!
    Canton MA got 30 inches!

    1st pic - snowfall map below.

    I was driving on RT-101 in NH at 8 PM last night when storm started. See wiggling tire tracks of car on right. They were afraid to continue but the storm was getting much worse at this time!

    2nd pic - Swerve on RT 101 NH

    My workshop got buried!

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    Wow.......looks slick as hell
     
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    My house after it was over. Two feet of heavy crap. Even though I have the plow and a big snowblower it was a ton of work then I had to go do customers. Today sunny so will be raking roof edges.
     
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    Is that some St Croix pellet venting I see sticking out of the chimney?

    I have Selkirk DT now. :)
     

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    Very slick, had to goooo realllll slowwwwww. LOL
     
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    St Croix doesn't make pellet vent but yes we are vented up the chimney.
    Ought to be fun raking this snow. First need to use snowblower to get close enough. Uggh
     
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    Thanks Yes, I know St. Croix does not make pellet venting. LOL

    All that snow makes a good insulation blanket. Like an Igloo! LOL
     
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    Well I raked as much as I could. Bro will do the back. Simpson duravent lined all the way up and capped. Ya snow insulates I've heard, but 24" usually causes me ice dams and leaks so I rake. Stove keeps it too hot in here even on the coldest days so am all set w the insulation properties of it.

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    24" of heavy, wet, but felt like cement when using the roof rake.
     
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    Looks good now. :) Duravent is much better than a liner! Cool gal!
    Did you get mad at that window with the tape on it?

    I had to fix the leak around my sink vent pipe! Then I extended it 12" higher not only to meet code but to keep the heat and moisture off my roof!
    See pics of my roof and my neighbors. I showed my neighbor the pic of mine compared to his and now he has to fix his. LOL
    All the houses on my street do not pass this code of 12" high off the roof. They are all 6" high except mine is 18" high now! LOL

    See pics
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...on-the-roof-before-winter.89970/#post-1173890
     
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    You guys got some deep doo doo. Do you know how much they got up on the northshore near Marblehead?
     
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    Yes, North Shore was in the 10" - 15" range!
     
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    Don't have to go too far to hear snowblowers and see deep snow but only got 5 or 6 inches of heavy slush here.
    Some crazy variations in snow totals.
     
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    We had 55 inches of snow a few years back in 24 hours in Berne, NY.. I had a metal carport with all my firewood stored... the roof had to be snow raked a few times during the storm... like 24 feet long , 2 sides to do... Easiest way to get near the roof,,, snowshoes! Worked great,,, towards the end of the storm I was almost eye level with the roof.
     

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