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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Feb 6, 2013.
Snow & Wind Totals from NOAA.
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Some crazy numbers.
Cleanup is all done here, and to be neighborly I helped my retired neighbors dig out also (the oflks who are always giving me free wood )
You'll be fine. Ephrata will be teetering 40 degrees both days. Your welcome up here if ya get stuck though. about 2 hrs away or so
somewhere between 6" and 8" here. Yawn
Lots of folks stuck on the Long Island Expressway. Some were just fools for being out in the storm but others had jerks for employers that didn't let them go home early.
Falls off the roof there and all around the house.
BUT, the regular snow everywhere is a bit deeper than the snowblower - my guess is 24-25". Lots of drifts.
I'm all dug out! Driveway, front walk, path around house to make sure vents for gas heater and HW are clear, and even back porch path to backyard so rosie can do her business.....
I think the highest wind gusts were buoy reports, but the Boston Logan at 76 is land based and probably correct. (And plenty high enough IMHO)
I also predict some higher snow totals will come in by this afternoon.
We had about 6" but drifts are at about 2'. Broke the snow blower at about 0800 hrs - no blowee... Spent 1/2 hour looking for the manual. NOT. Spent an hour tearing it down WITHOUT the manual. Smoked a belt. Decided to replace both - first time - 8 years...True Value 15 miles away said they could match em. $35 +/- for both. Nother 1/2 hour reassembling & the larger belt, which can't be installed until the front & back halves are together, was an inch short. SH*T. Back to True Value 15 miles away to get a 38" belt. Nother 15 minutes to finish reassembly. Finished the driveway & parking areas at 1400 hrs. Hopefully won't need to play with THAT thing again til NEXT year...
Sounds like a real PIA. At least you were able to fix it. There are some people that would really be stuck if that happened.
Well, I am eating crow today as I thought this was going to be a non event. Took several readings in my backayrd away from the drifts, and have a solid 23-26" or so. My snowblower decided to crap the bed at the last pass, so I guess I am going to head out in a bit to figure out my carb issue.
Thanks Hog. It does look like it will all be cleared out by Wednesday. But thanks for the offer. I would sure rather be with one of you guys instead of stuck in an airport or hotel.
Glad you made it safely home. Sounds like a lot people are stuck at home!
I've shoveled as much as I can. Awaiting my Knight In Shining Dodge 1500 w/Plow, then I can get the truck out
Dix, you should be able to just drive that big Ford right out of there. Don't have to wait for a plow. Of course that would pack it all down and make a mess.
You're funny.... what you don't see is the 5 foot mound at the end of the drive way
OK. I don't attempt mounds that are higher than the hood. Good to hear you survived for the most part. You all have quite a mess out there. How do the horses deal with the deep snow?
They did OK. Dix was inside,in an outside stall which got drifted in Matisse fared quite well outside. The drift went on the other side of her pens fence.
Going to be in the 40's next week, can't wait.
Before and after, looking out front door
That front bumper also works as a plow. ;-)
40* here, sunny and the snow is melting
True, but then it would look like the back bumper ... dented
My brother came over with his suburban with the plow. Only thing is his four wheel drive wasn't working. He cleared the 5 ft bank that the town plow guy made. But then he tried to clear some of the driveway, but not able to push the snow back far enough. I wan't albe to get out of the house without digging a 4 foot high, 6 foot deep snow bank he created at the door! When I was finally dug enough to get through, I got my snow blower out and was able to move enough away from the door. Next the truck won't start! I called a plow man to see if he can come a clean up the mess the from the first attempt. I think I would have had to call a guy anyway. That header at the road was too compacted for my snowblower to handle with out a hell of a lot of work. Once I get the truck dug out, I'll try to jump start it. Still snowing some, but the wind is horrid. Snow is still drifting.
Didn't get hit as hard as some folks . . . funny to see bare spots to the grass in some places and then drifts 4+ feet tall in other places. Managed to do a quick plow this morning so my wife could come home . . . been inside ever since . . . tomorrow's project will be the clean up as it seemed as though the storm finally wrapped up around 4.
Just mud and cold here. Huge winds all night and morning. Our biggest pain are the fools on news radio calling every government official they can catch asking what would have happened here if we had gotten the storm you guys have.
"The same thing that happened in 2010 idiots! "