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NorthEast USA "Snow Hurricane" Thurs & Fri

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by imacman, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. SXIPro

    SXIPro Feeling the Heat

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    The big snows just keep missing me. I could go 40 miles west of me and they've gotten 3 foot plus of snow in the last two weeks. I have bare lawn. Sucks. I want snow so I can play in the winter and sun so I can play in the summer. Last 12 months have been awful. Global warming in the winter and global cooling in the summer. GRRRRRRRR

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  2. sandpipe

    sandpipe Member

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    And don't think you can escape to Florida. They're having a record cold winter! My father-in-law can't find any store selling warm enough clothes.
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Latest update: Still snowing like he** here. from looking at my garage roof when I was just out w/ the dog, I'd say I've got about 14-15" so far. It's amazing how many trees & branches I hear cracking from the weight. Power went out about 1 hour ago for 20 minutes.....stand-by auto-start generator cranked right up, had power back in less than 30 seconds.

    Here's the latest pic out my front door as of 9:30pm:

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  4. nu2wood

    nu2wood New Member

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    it's been snowing since tuesday night here in the poconos, pa. 20+ inches and 10 more on the way tonight. 40 mph gusts to top it off!
  5. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    44 degrees and down pouring here. Wish it was snow.
    Just to keep it pellet related, the pellet stove is cooking
    me out of here. Almost want to shut it off but dammit
    it's February!
  6. trbinrat

    trbinrat Member

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    4 1/2" rain here and still coming down.
  7. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Nothing but rain and 60 mph winds!!!! Power out all over Exeter and power lines down every where. But I found out that my Enviro Mini works with my Brigs and Station Generator!!
  8. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    My sister-in-law in the Keys has been knitting and selling mittens, scarves, hats all winter. She grew up up here, sez she wants a pellet stove for her birthday.
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Here comes round 2! Ya' all ready for it?
  10. Jim H.

    Jim H. Feeling the Heat

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    So far I have been real lucky! I am not sure what the totals are but it actually snowed for 14-16 hours before it even started sticking to the driveway and roads! I just went out to clean up the driveway (shovel only) and had from a coating to over 17".....so the wind definately has been roaring. Out back where I had made a path to the pole barn, it has been totally recovered, so the grassy areas got a least a foot or more. We are in the Lehigh Valley north of Allentown in the Northampton county. It was projected at 12-24 here.....I am not complaining mind you, I only have a shovel and the snow is heavy! I wouldn't even have cleared most of it if it wasn't for company coming on sunday. MY F150 was actually able to go thru the 27" I had piled in front and behind of it from the last storm! Just usually need an area for the wifes car out of the garage! Good luck Jay!
    PS. I just sent Mike another email to see how it is going. I told him to have his investors read the TREECYCLE thread I started! Take care all and be safe!

    OH POST 100!!!!
  11. Flammam

    Flammam Feeling the Heat

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    Power still out, been out for 60 hours now. Had service entrance replaced by electrician yesterday. Waiting for WEMCO to show up........
  12. KB007

    KB007 Feeling the Heat

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    Been raining here most of the day and 40F. Supposed to be the same tomorrow and into Sunday. Glad to see the snow going farther south of us ;)
  13. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    Power came back on around 8:30 this morning. Lost some roofing on my shed, through a tarp over it. Been nuts with the police, fire and rescue sirens all day.
  14. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    No power for me, yet one town over is fine, yet the next town over has no power. Go figure. We lost it at 10:00PM last night and they told us this morning that it will be a long time before we see any flicker of light. What does a long time mean? Wind gust of 87 miles an hour in Rockport. We lost 2 huge trees, and another one is ready to fall on the house. Oh well, what are you going to do. At least we only had torrential rains and flooding, we left the snow for you Macman.

    At any rate, for a slight moment I wished I had my wood stove back, but it was only until I got the generator going. Nice and toasty once again. Mac and others enjoy that snow. I'm looking to play golf early this year. One can only hope!
  15. cac4

    cac4 New Member

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    yeah, I'm just up the road, a piece...the ambiguous "it'll be a while" turned out to be..."not that long", for us. Power went out some time last night...back on here around 4pm. not too bad. outages are actually quite rare, here. and when they do happen, they're typically short. but this seemed like a "regional" event, beyond the scope of our excellent local power company.
    Thats why I've never bought a generator; with no other use, I'm afraid it would just sit and rust. Then, when the "once-in-a-decade" protracted outage does come...it won't work. (sigh).
  16. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    We got hit pretty bad by this storm. No snow but lots of rain. We had wind gusts to almost 100 mph. Roofs were blown off, houses and cars crushed by trees and a highrise oceanfront hotel burned to the ground. Power went out at midnight and they're saying this is a multi day outage. I'm on generator power now and am settled in for the long haul. It was a storm to remember. Whoever called it a hurricane was right on!

    Chan
  17. countk

    countk Feeling the Heat

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    We just finished eating stuffed shells; had made them a few weeks ago and freezed them. I cooked them on the Weber and voila!, they did just fine.

    At any rate, that's when the power came on! I'm glad the long while was only a day.

    Chan, hope your wait is less than they tell you. As bad as we got whacked, you guys really took it on the chin. This was definitely a hurricane of sorts. Any time you get sustained 60 mph winds, with gusts up to 90, then you have a heck of a storm.
  18. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    Thanks countk. I hope so too. Last year during the ice storm I was on generator power for 13 days. I really don't want to repeat that. At least we have some power and heat!

    Chan
  19. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    its even leaving some way back here in WI
    snow that is...

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  20. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Anyboby hear from macman? I think he's snow bound!
  21. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Hey Chan

    Just saw some of the Hampton damage. Is the Surf the block next to the Casino? That would of hurt if the Casino went too. You are so right about calling this one a hurricane as that is exactly what it felt like. Good luck on getting the power back real soon!!!!

    Lost power here in New Durham Thursday night aroud 11PM, but it came back sometime on Friday. No power at work yesterday in Barrington.

    Like CAC, I am in an area that does not lose power for too long, hence no generator for me. One day that will bite me in the butt. Trees down everywhere. Mygirlfriend in Kittery is still without power. After her CPR class today, she is heading up here with the kids. If not for the class, they would have been here last night. At least she has a small generator running her stove, so they have heat.

    This morning woke to 4-6 inches of snow overnight and still snowing.

    macman, you guys got the brunt of the snow, but the 4-6 inches of rain and 68 MPH winds did similar damage. Yesterday looked like last years ice storm without the ice. The difference was we saw NO POWER TRUCKS working. The severety here was not expected and it appears that the power crews were sent to the western part of the state for the forecasted snow emergencies. Nothing to confirm, but it sure looks like that is the case. I was in Portsmouth most of the day yesterday and nowhere there or anywhere in between did we see power trucks. Not their faul, just crazy out here too.

    Stay warm and safe !!!!!!

    Geno
  22. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Haven't heard form him, however I know he is set up to handle a little bit of snow. He might be in the same position I was starting in the middle of yesterday afternoon. Plenty of Electricity, however my phone, Internet, and cable went poof. I think it got taken out when they replaced several damaged poles while repairing electrical outages.

    I never lost power and we certainly had plenty of wind, along with 7.83" of rain. If that had been snow I would still be snow blowing it next weekend.
  23. gbreda

    gbreda Minister of Fire

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    Hopefully Smokey is right. Seems like macman is a resourcefull type. Probably make a grand entrance type of return too
  24. ChandlerR

    ChandlerR Minister of Fire

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    Well, got home from work today, sat down and the power came on! 2 1/2 days...not bad on my loss of power scale. The good news was my generator setup worked flawlessly. All that work paid off. On another thread, it was mentioned that most generators don't produce clean power. I have to agree with that. You can hear it in an electric motor. The room fan on my stove hums and the ceiling fan in my bedroom is a bit noisy.
    My thoughts are that the generator is factory installed in my motorhome and runs two air conditioners, two tv's, a heater (with a fan) and all the electronics like the sound system and the power management system. To my knowledge there are no filters or any other means to clean the power up. My thinking is if it's good enough for a manufacturer to use it on the motorhome, it's good enough for my house which has the same basic systems.

    gbreda....I think the Surf is next to the Wentworth. (Or at least across the street) I live 1/2 mile from North Beach and I really try to avoid the beach as much as I can, at least in the Summer :) The damage around here is nothing short of astounding. Some areas may not get their power back for another week. SO glad it's not me!
  25. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Hey everybody...I'm baaaaaaack! LOL

    Yes, I finally got finished shoveling & cleaning up. We got hit REAL hard! I have average snow depths of 27-28", and many 4'+ drifts around my property. Was in the supermarket today, and overheard some people talking about this area being the hardest hit of anywhere. We were in a county state of emergency all day Friday....no one was allowed on the roads except emergency vehicles.

    There are so many trees and branches down, you can't even begin to count them. I lost 2 trees myself, and at least 7-8 large branches off my Oaks. There was so much snow on the driveway, that the guy who plows it had to go back home and bring a front end loader to clear it....his Ford F-350 SuperDuty w/ powerstroke diesel couldn't handle it.....he was afraid it would bend/break the plow.

    As for the power in the house, it's unbelievable but the power only went out once for about 20 minutes, and the standby Genny took care of that w/o even breaking a sweat. We were nice & warm, plenty of food and drinks.....just sat & watched the D*** snow pile up. We did lose the internet for about 24 hours (just came back on this morning).

    I'll try to remember to take some pics tomorrow and post them here.

    Thanks for worrying about me....you people are the best!

    Pete
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