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Nor'easter watch thread

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Badfish740, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Well, in Westminster, Ma we have 14" as of 8:09 pm....just got is from doing the driveway....its going to be 20"plus here when it s over

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  2. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Seriously???? OMG !!
  3. woodmeister

    woodmeister New Member

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    over 500k out of power in ct so far i'm not one of em, i'm sure that won't last.
  4. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    I'm back for now-let the genny rest for a few hours and cooked some burgers on the grill-in a driving snow by lantern light ;) I guess the cord run was too long for the Englander blower-it was running slow and making funny noises so I was afraid the voltage drop might damage it. I just disconnected the duct and now have it dumping hot air directly into the basement. It's a lot more effective than you might think-it's still 74 up here on the first floor. The fridge and freezer seem to be running fine. I put the beers in the snow out on the back deck so as to minimize the amount of times the fridge door opens :lol: I am definitely going to do a transfer switch setup soon-this cycling stuff on extension cords is for the birds! Hope the rest of the Northeast hearth.com contingent is doing ok. We have some limbs down but nothing major. Gamma, are you around?
  5. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Yup, serious...took three measurements from my back yard and took the average . (Lol I am a nerd)
    Still coming down good, so I wouldnt be surprised if some portions of the berkshires get 24"

    Power is still on........for now
  6. Frozen Canuck

    Frozen Canuck Minister of Fire

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    I have just got to find a way to send about 2 weeks of -30 down east, with a good stiff breeze too. :lol: Then you can have a good "gee I hate winter" thread & I can sit back & think yep, now they get it. :)

    BTW what is up with all this "power out here" stuff? We get winter here every year but never any of this power out stuff, unless of course some fool parks their vehicle on a power pole.

    Just curious why so many of you (on the East coast) seem to be without power every time there is a storm?

    Please don't tell me it's because you hang your power lines in the tree branches like they do in the Dominican Rep, cause I probably won't believe you. ;-)
  7. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    Just left Doug in CT's house. Not pretty out there. Lots of clean to be had. Came home to a mess as well. Sleeping in the basement tonite. Pics to follow.

    KC
  8. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Just north of you here in Rindge same story- 12" at 8:00- just finished snow blowing the driveway, kids went for a run in the snow, and now all are sleeping (except me of course).

    One heck of a night!
  9. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    Still coming down here Remkel...Mt Monadnock is going to have some early snow at the summit.
  10. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Wow, and that is before Halloween?! Batten down the hatches mateys. Looks like a nasty winter's developing.

    * and now you know why I don't hope for stove burning weather to hurry up.
  11. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    We lost power for 9 hours over here. Lots of really heavy, wet snow sticking to everything. Thank god for the stoves, otherwise I would have been cold eating all the ice cream before it melted...
  12. mayhem

    mayhem Minister of Fire

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    Took this a few minutes ago.

    Lived in Western MA all my life. Never seen a single storm with this much snowfall. Still coming too.

    Its a bit mounded up, so subtract 2 inches to be fair. This is on my deck, currently no railings so its just open flat space. Zero wind.

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  13. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Approaching 12 hours with no power-some reports say it could be tomorrow, some say Monday. I can't complain so far as we're warm and actually have a generator, but this could get old real quick. Supposed to go to my in-laws for dinner tomorrow-my FIL called to say a huge apple tree had fallen in the yard and took out a fence. Needless to say I'll be burning that in 2013 ;)
  14. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    the tree or the fence? (or both) :)
    Like I said, wood burners are nuts. Tough bunch, but nuts.
    In the face of a record storm, we can't pass up a good wood source.
    And our families & homes are warm. Power or not.
    Gotta love'm :)
  15. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    We got 9 inches here and no power outtage...
    The 30 works a lot better in these cold temps.....I knew it would.
    I enjoyed watching the fire yesterday and the snow.
    They are predicting high temps in the mid 50's this week though... >:-(
    I was hoping for cooler temps to keep the 30 going 24/7.
    Hope all are safe in this weather...
  16. ecocavalier02

    ecocavalier02 Minister of Fire

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    well most of our trees still have leaves on them so all the snow is really hanging onto the trees sounded like a scary movie all night with the cracking of trees all night
  17. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    About a half an inch of snow on the truck and some of the grassy places, here, melting almost as fast as it falls
  18. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    The news is going through snow totals and Peru was right there at the top of the list. i never saw where on the map it was before.

    Over here we got less than I was expecting... maybe 3 inches. Looks like a bunch of branches down in back but the driveway barely has any cover. Power blipped once for just a minute. Next town over is half dark however.

    Snow plows were going all night though. Woke up one of the babies at 4am.
  19. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

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    The sun has been up for a while now and its not looking good for the front yard oaks. I heard some major cracks last night. Most of the maple had dropped their leaves but the oaks still had too many. So much for pretty trees.
  20. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    The aftermath...Think we are gonna need sunglasses today when the sun comes up... :shut:
    We were lucky that we did not get that much, the roads and sidewalks are just wet...

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  21. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    Crazy stuff
    Gamma I notice the 30 has a new name
  22. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

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    23" here in Westminster, MA
    Holy chit
  23. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Yep the new name is Chief...
    sweet, but strong and bold...like someone I "know"... :)
    George digs the name too...
    The name Beulah sucked...
  24. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    DOn't think so- I think the winter will start off with a bang, and end with a whimper- just my thoughts...
  25. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Was actually looking at the summit yesterday- already had snow cover before this storm hit.

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