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Feb 2013 Storm thread

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    First pass plowing my driveway (at 11 pm). 16 inches fell so far, still snowing at 2 inches an hour now.[​IMG]

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I saw the weather channel guy broadcasting live from Revere Beach. At times he could barely stand up. Strong gusts there. My SIL lives about 10 miles north.
  3. jimmieguns

    jimmieguns Member

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    Over a foot here on Long Island Ronkonkoma area.........burning North American Pellets tonight b/c thats all Lowes had left--not my 1st choice--like the hardwood Green Supremes BUT he house is way WAY hotter tonight with these North Americans which everyone seems are poor quality--- 1st time using here so too osoon 4 me to comment........like the heat--may be b/c of all the snow on roof insulating the house better....

    thoughts???
  4. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    30" and still snowing.......
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  5. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    We got it good here also, but not as bad as some of you over in the States..

    Got the tractor out last night and was doing some quick plowing just to get everyone in or out and will do the main stuff today.
    Went down the road a bit to a buddy's place who's laneway is about 1/4 mile long..Got about halfway in and out he comes with 2 beer in his hand and grinning ear to ear.. Come to find out he was basically trapped as his truck wasnt going anywhere even if he did shovel the thing out and he was playing Mr Mom with his 2 little ones. His wife was gonna stay in town lastnight as she wasnt going to chance the drive out.

    Not sure what we ended up with? Over a foot i guess >>

    Will take a couple pics today on the cleanup ;)

    loon

    We are in the 6 bottle range ==c

    [​IMG]
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  6. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Morning'. Haven't seen the totals yet but it looks drifted 3ft deep by the back door and still coming down hard. Power is still on here.


    Pictures in the photo thread.
  7. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Good luck all-a mere 8" here-I'll take it. My lab is loving it and my 17 month old will as well. Good luck to all, hope the power comes back soon and everyone stays safe.
  8. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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  9. Stax

    Stax Minister of Fire

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    We got like 5". Stove feels great this morning.
    Feb. Snow 1.jpg Feb. Snow 2.jpg Feb. Snow 3.jpg Feb. Snow Stove.jpg
  10. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Hey Steve hope you made it home safe last night.....
  11. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    We got a couple inches.....

    snowdeep.jpg
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  12. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    We're at about 30 " over here. I'm about to start digging out. Thank God my neighbor and friend has a snow blower. I'll shovel the walkways and areas close to the houses and cars, he gets the bulk of it with his machine. Stoves cranking at 650*.
  13. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    33" + here by the Lab.

    Busted branches & trees.
  14. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Now that there,,, is snow belt style! Love it !:cool:
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  15. granpajohn

    granpajohn Minister of Fire

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    Brief summation of reports so far (still snowing):

    CONNECTICUT

    ...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
    BRIDGEPORT 30.0 658 AM 2/09 COOP OBSERVER
    SHELTON 26.5 700 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    WESTON 26.5 800 AM 2/09 SKYWARN SPOTTER

    ..MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
    EAST HADDAM 35.5 845 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    CLINTON 27.5 800 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    HIGGANUM 24.0 700 AM 2/09 AMATEUR RADIO
    ..NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
    MILFORD 38.0 615 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    OXFORD 36.2 600 AM 2/09 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    HAMDEN 36.0 745 AM 2/09 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    YALESVILLE 35.0 909 AM 2/09 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    WALLINGFORD 35.0 700 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    NEW HAVEN 34.3 600 AM 2/09 CT DOT
    NEW JERSEY

    ...BERGEN COUNTY...
    RIVERVALE 15.0 200 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    HILLSDALE 14.0 300 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    PARAMUS 14.0 600 AM 2/09 NJ TPK AUTHORITY
    .ESSEX COUNTY...
    VERONA 14.0 240 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    NORTH CALDWELL 13.5 800 AM 2/09 TRAINED SPOTTER
    MILLBURN 12.0 245 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    NEW YORK

    ...BRONX COUNTY...
    FIELDSTON 15.0 515 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    RIVERDALE 13.1 720 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    SUFFOLK COUNTY...
    UPTON 30.9 900 AM 2/09 NWS OFFICE
    CENTRAL ISLIP 30.7 815 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    COMMACK 29.1 530 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    HUNTINGTON 29.0 630 AM 2/09 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    EAST SETAUKET 28.5 641 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    STONY BROOK 28.0 730 AM 2/09 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    YAPHANK 28.0 830 AM 2/09 PUBLIC
    ISLIP AIRPORT 27.8 700 AM 2/09 FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

    **********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************
    ..NEW LONDON COUNTY...
    GROTON AIRPORT 60mph 656 PM 2/08 ASOS
    ANZ350...
    20 SE EAST HAMPTON 65 750 PM 2/08 MESONET
    BUOY 44017 65 750 PM 2/08 BUOY
    ..QUEENS COUNTY...
    NYC/LA GUARDIA 40 218 PM 2/08 ASOS
    ..SUFFOLK COUNTY...
    4 ENE PLUM ISLAND 75 1057 PM 2/08 MESONET
    3 W HITHER HILLS STA 57 831 PM 2/08 MESONET
    MONTAUK HIGHWAY 52 1200 AM 2/09 MESONET

    link: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=OKX&product=PNS

    Edit to re-format.........still could be better
  16. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Softwood pellets are better, from what I understand.
  17. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Man, you got some long inches back there.
  18. Lighting Up

    Lighting Up Feeling the Heat

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    Well over 2 feet of snow...still plowing...

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  19. save$

    save$ Minister of Fire

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    Drifts so deep. Really no idea how much snow. Our two labs only stepped to the edge of their covered kennel area. Snow deeper than they are tall! Tall pines are rocking back and forth. No plans to go out unless the venting to the stove is a problem.

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  20. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    First round of snow blowing done. Used the blower even to cut a path to back yard for the gen just in case. I measured 20 inch exact in the non drift areas. Plow berms are about 6 ft out front.

    Lots of good pics, I will post to the photo thread after we put the kids down for nap.
  21. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That is an awesome video! Is that just drifted snow at the door or is it all that deep?
  22. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Made it home fine. Visibility was about 100' most of the ride and for some of it, there were no tire tracks on the road. It took about an hour and a half.
    0208132317.jpg

    There was about a foot in the morning. Ride in to work was easy. Most of the ride was on just wet pavement.
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  23. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Official news tally for towns around us are 24 to 26 in.
  24. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Epic! If it gets much deeper you folks in the center of the storm are going to need tunneling equipment!
  25. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Good to hear that you folks still have power. It sounds like a lot of folks are not that lucky.

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