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"Heart attack" snow

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by yooperdave, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Well, we ended up with about 14" of snow from the last system that blew in. Started early in the morning and ended by noon. I think it was about 3:30 or 4:30 a.m. when it started. Not bad for eight hours, huh?
    Only thing is, this is a heavy snow due to the temperature of the air...upper 20's lower 30's. Very heavy! Not much you can do but grab a shovelful and then walk to where you want it thrown; then repeat. I'm not sure, but I think I heard earlier that it was supposed to move east. About the whole u.p. was affected with closures and cancellations. I know it came up from the south as some of the places in Wisconsin that are a bit south of me ended up with anywhere from 16" to 24". So, it could've been worse!

    The reason it's called heart attack snow is that many a person has had an attack while shoveling this type of heavy snow.
    It is snowing again, right now. I suppose I should go check on 99's progress, point out the places she missed, and let her know I'm starting to get hungry!!! Kinda hope she's done shoveling, by now.

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  2. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Make sure you let her read this post when she comes in from shoveling and heads to the kitchen. :ahhh:

    I predict that if you're looking for a change, you won't see anything for at least two days. Then the swelling will begin to go down and you'll begin seeing at least some things from one eye.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Dave, we had no need for it so just sent it to you.
  4. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Only got about 4" down here a lil north of Green Bay.

    School district still called it cause they were expecting more throughout the day, never happened.

    So I volunteered to stay home with the kiddos and sent the wife off to work. :)
  5. jimbom

    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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    :lol: How does that snow shovel taste?
  6. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    That snow shovel would be shoved right up your a$$ Dave.....just sayin'... :coolgrin: :lol: :lol:
  7. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    We're about 1/2 way thru & have about 5" on the ground...
    All schools are closed & there are accidents all over the place...
    Haven't shoveled yet, so maybe I'll avoid the heart attack &
    just trudge out to get the snowblower in a coupla hours...Gonna
    call the boss & tell him we'll get to work when we get there...
  8. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    My turn to be Mr. Mom today. :cheese:

    Some area's east of me had power issues do to the heavy wet crap. Anyone else loose power?

    Remind me not to point out gamma's mistakes! Ouch!!! :lol:
  9. stejus

    stejus Minister of Fire

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    We got about 5" of white cement in our parts today. Not looking forward to blowing the slush tonight...
  10. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    all told, about 10" by me. Was an easy morning...had the wife out there cleaning off my car whilst I sipped coffee. She said she couldn't clean all the snow off the roof...too short or something, whatever. She does a pretty good job with the steps.

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