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Feb 2013 Storm thread

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

  1. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    These 2 knuckleheads wouldnt leave the plowed spots ;lol

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    Emma was having a good time though..

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    And the civic had a little hat on this morning >>

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  2. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Storm was a legit doozy. Crazy snow drifts. Difficult to say how much we actually got with all the wind blowing it around though. Probably high 20s. Couple of post storm picks. That drift up to my front door was a major pain to get dug out, even if only partially. Spent 5 hrs out there today.

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  3. Xena

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    Couple feet or more here. Brother and I got the place cleared out mostly with snowblower and shovels. Layout of house/ garage doesn't leave much room to be able to use the plow but glad we are done that wasn't fun. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  4. amateur cutter

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    Sigh....... If only I could've gotten paid for asking stoopid questions all those years. I guess it's our fault though, we watch their drivel. A C
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  5. Pallet Pete

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    I just talked to raybonz he says they are burried but alive and warm. No power yet either he says they had a cherry tree knocked down with hurricane force winds and there wood shed is beat to death plus 2 feet of snow!

    Pete
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  6. Pallet Pete

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    Update a 8 hp snowblower could not keep up with the snow he spent 5 hours snow blowing !

    Pete
  7. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    I took more damage with this storm that with Sandy and Irene combined. I've lost some tree limbs due to the weight of the snow. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
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  8. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Not to defend over zealous employers, but there was a huge difference from the north shore snow fall to the south shore. If you were on the south shore all day you had no idea that the north shore was getting a shellacking. I left Westhampton (east end south shore) to get to my house yesterday at 4:00pm. Westhampton had just started to snow. It took me an hour and a half to get 30 miles. When I got home my house (north shore) had 6 inches and Westhampton was still snow/sleet/rain. So there was a big difference from one side of the island to the other.

    I should have left work earlier. I was fortunate to make it home. Actually, I made it 30 miles and couldn't get in my driveway, so I parked in my neighbor's driveway. All of this in a Toyota Echo, by the way. Terrible in all weather conditions. Great on gas ;).
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Yep..... bunch of stuff down here.

    Gonna be nice rounds :)

    The Walmart pics on Route 25 blow my mind. I had people cutting me off in little cars, then sitting there spinning their wheels........ amazing.

    I was in high 4.
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    How did the Dixette move go?
  11. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Didn't know they could do video forecast that far ahead of time, who's yer weather guy???????????
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  12. granpajohn

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  13. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    I was wondering where Ray was the past 2 days. He is closer to the south coast, so he took it on the chin I'm sure. Glad he is ok.
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  14. jharkin

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    I was wondering about Ray also. South shore got slammed with the power issues, especially Plymouth and Quincy. Glad they are ok.
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  15. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Truck is empty, the rental company gave them 2 extra days, gratis. Huge branch came down on her car and dented the roof. Waiting for pics, their cable is out so no internet.

    Awaiting my hero, he's doing his drive way now.
  16. begreen

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    Kudos to the rental company, but not so for the branch. They won't forget this move any time soon. I think the guys with the plows are saints after a big snow like this. My SIL is waiting for her knight to show up too.
  17. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    Got power back here this morning.
    Got about 17 inches. It rained for a while so the bottom 6 inches is slush and super heavy.
    I don't mind the deep stuff, although I do less damage with the snow thrower.

    Dozens of trees down, mostly pines uprooted.

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  18. billb3

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    Blue spruce in front of my house top blown off.
    Rest are are a couple of the dozens of pines uprooted in the woods

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  19. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    I lost the tops of alot of pines. Have to wait to get to them.
  20. Beer Belly

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  21. Beer Belly

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    We got somewhere in the 15 inch range.....not a big storm, but I did get to try the blower for what it is meant to do.......cut thru like butter.....love those heated grips, and on demand locking diff:cool:
  22. webbie

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    Here is a aerial short shot and then some walking showing the powder snow!
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  23. save$

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    That is one nice tractor! Bet you are happy with it.
  24. save$

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    Had a overflowing burn pot of pellets. turned it down, draft wide open, still piled up. Shut it down, and the pellets burned up. Got my backside dressed and made my way out to the back side of the house through the snow difts. Found the Outside air obstructed with snow. First time ever! Cleaned that out then did the leaf blower trick. Ugh! now nice snake's tongue fire. Glad I didn't wait longer to ck on it.
  25. jatoxico

    jatoxico Minister of Fire

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    Hows everyone in Northeast? Safe I hope. Was in Pa skiing during the storm. Made the drive home today and started digging out. My area had some of the highest totals (28" +). It's not good. Driveway is 120'. A house a few miles south collapsed, people got out ok but total loss. Scary stuff, oh and have not seen a plow. They closed 26 miles of the Long Island Expressway today to try and make it passable, sheesh.

    Hey Beer Belly, we have almost the same house.

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