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Posted By Swedishchef,
Jan 1, 2013 at 12:47 PM
The PCH ends where the real North Coast begins.
Our storms are real enough.
Would your storms be the same as the ones that hit Vancouver Island or Vancouver itself?
Yep, pretty much, maybe not as cold..
I used to live at that end if the planet. Graduated from Humboldt state
I am up in Crescent City, the edge of the known world.
Lovely place. I used to work for galea wildlife based in crescent city. And yes, it gets cold and damp!
- 18 at the moment, just getting ready to call it a night after I load the Liberty with Beech.
Got paid an outrageous salary based on the price of oil. Worked for Mobil Oil.
Now live on dividends from Exxon/Mobil stock. Quit burning wood and burn oil. I need the income.
This winter northern CA is taking the brunt of the big storms. We got them in fall. Went from 75 days of sunshine to 75 days of rain.
-3 here @ 6:30 am. Lots of coals in the Esse and the Fireview,, just added more wood and away we go.
It was still - 18 when I made the coffee this morning, 68 in the bedroom,livingroom was 70 and the basement (location of the pellet stove & Lopi Liberty) was 80.
Loaded up the Liberty around 12 last night, had the Yankee Pellet Stove cranking away in the other corner. We still had nice coals from the Beech this morning, the Pellet Stove still had some left in it when I shut it down.
Snowmageddon 2010/2011. The winter I bought a blower and realized I HAD to do something about the ice dams and lack of insulation.
I had to run out and couldn't add the details. That winter the snow started the week before Christmas - I remember it clearly because our kids were born that week and it was snowing the entire time we were in hospital. From Christmas on it snowed at least once, sometimes twice a week through February.At times we had well over 2 feet on the ground and I had to dig trenches around the yard to get to the woodshed and we had to rake the roof from severe ice damming. I was still shoveling the driveway and with lack of sleep from infants and 6 foot snow piles it was taking hours each time so I finally broke down and bought an ariens. After a while even the ariens could not lift the snow over the piles that where taller than me and some neighbors where suggesting hiring somebody to come remove it... But there would have been nowhere to put it.
At one point the piles were so high I could almost climb on the roof without a ladder. There was a snow mountain at the mall something like a hundred feet high that didn't melt till June or maybe later.
What Ariens did you buy? If you get the models with the 305CC or 342+ CC it can throw it pretty high/far. I don't know what I would do without mine....
Mine is a little one - Compact 22, I think its only 200cc. My drive as you can see is very small and I don't have space to store a bigger model.
Leave it outside, I did for 2 years and it worked great! I bought a proper tarp for it. One pull every storm and away it went! My only problem was that we had a terrible rain storm. DUring the storm the tarp blew off (my fault) and water got all over it and froze. I ended up bending a push rod in the carburator. But I even left it outside during the summer in the full sun/rain with no tarp! No rust, no issues.
Do you get much snow where you are? I presume you must...
Here are a few pictures from the storm here in Pittsburgh in 2010. That was one of the most awesome mornings, waking up on a Saturday to like 2 feet of snow!
A day at the office.
HOLY CRAP !
Sweet chicken! What do you do for a living?
Expensive things left outside tend to walk away.....
That was an exceptional winter for us - more than double average. Last winter was also exceptional at zero. This year is shaping up to be average which I think is around 45 to 50 in cumulative, around 1 or 2 6in storms per month from Christmas to late March.
cool thread, ill bite, these were taken at my old house during the same winter jharkin is talking about.
Here is a shot during the summer
and then mid/late winter of 2010-2011
oh and 24" of snow in october of 2011, and then no snow the rest of the winter...
Is that up on the slope?
No, it's a beautiful place in south central Wyoming. There are over 2000 natural gas and oil wells in this field. If the wind is blowing less than 30mph we consider it calm.
A few years ago we got around 24 inches of snow in a storm. That is a lot for our area in Virginia. Snow bring out the kid in everyone.