Weekend Storm?

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Feb 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    My blower has 14.5 lbs of torque...second largest engines they make, the snow flies about 35-40 feet when the snow is dry...
     
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  2. raybonz

    raybonz
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    I still miss the HP rating!
     
  3. save$

    save$
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    Sep 22, 2008
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    My blower is a Poulin which I am sure is another MTD. It is good size and steers around easily. All I have to do is walk behind it and use the correct controls. I had an Ariens for over 30 yr. that was 8 hp, got to be too small and too hard to handle as I got much older. I wouln't mind having another one, but I got this new machine for just a hundred more than what I paid for the Ariens 30 yrs. ago! (There were no box stores back then in this area)
     
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  4. nate379

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    Other than it being a bit chilly out here, nothing much else. -5* this morning, has warmed up to 5* now. Supposed to be 37* tomorrow... sure...
     
  5. Dairyman

    Dairyman
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    This doesn't look good.

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  6. begreen

    begreen
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    Nov 18, 2005
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    I hate freezing rain and ice storms. They are the most dangerous winter storms.
     
  7. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    Well, after getting 63CM we are getting this "Snowfall amounts could exceed 50 cm in the Gaspé, Percé and Murdochville areas. Meanwhile, visibilities will be reduced to zero in blowing snow and heavy snow in these regions. Easterly winds will intensify today and reach 90 km/h beginning tonight in communities along the St Lawrence River, between Rimouski and Montmagny, and over Chaleur Bay."

    Over 110 CM of snow in 5 days. Pray for me.

    Andrew
     
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  8. begreen

    begreen
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    Nov 18, 2005
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    Wow, how is your tunneling experience?
     
  9. JustWood

    JustWood
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    Aug 14, 2007
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    We got blasted unexpectedly this morning. About 10" fell in 3 hours. 40 MPH winds. Nothing out of the ordinary for this region but the forecasters didn't see it coming.
    Visibility was zero much of the morning and school was cancelled. School never gets cancelled here!
     
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  10. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    School was canceled on Monday and it will be canceled tomorrow here.

    BeGreen: I may have to be good at tunnelling...they just changed the forecast...and not for the better! "Accumulations could also reach upwards of 60 centimetres in the Gaspé area. In addition, visibilities will be reduced to zero in blowing snow and heavy snow in these regions. East winds will reach up to 90 km/h beginning tonight over locales along the St Lawrence River between Matane and Montmagny as well as in Chaleur Bay" 60CM!!! If we get that, we will have received 120CM of snow in 5 days. That is 47 inches for you guys down south. Incredible.
     
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  11. save$

    save$
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    That's a lot of snow. Reminds me of years past, except hard to recall getting that much in such a short time. Look at it this way, you will survive it better than a lot of other places would. Those who take it as it comes do so much better than those who panic and then don't know enough to stay off the roads.
     
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  12. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    I am not tooo worried. Snow melts. Tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes tend to do more damage :D Bring on the snow!
     
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  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
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    Nov 18, 2005
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    No snow coming for us but we are back into the deep freeze tonight. Freezing rain forecast for Friday. No tunneling needed. But I will be into next years wood by the middle of next week.

    Hang in there chef.
     
  14. ScotO

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    Wish that would hit here in the mid-Atlantic! DAMMIT I WANT A BIG SNOWSTORM.......:mad:
     
  15. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    BB: I think it has been an abnormally cold winter just about everywhere. Luckily I still have about 1.5 cords of wood which is plenty to get me through the winter especially now that the sun is warming us up in the afternoons. But for a while I was getting concerned: feeding a 3.1 cubic foot stove non stop eats wood fairly fast!

    Scott: YOu can have this one if you want..

    I just got back from a workout. At 6 PM the snow just started to fall. At 9 PM (when I got in 10 minutes ago) there had already been 5-6 inches that has fallen and the East wind is blowing to 30 Mph. Luckily I have thick woods just east of my house. it should provide some shelter so that I don't blow snow for 10 hours. LOL. I am thinking about going out tonight, say in 2 hours, to clean my driveway. It would be a relief for tomorrow..sorta
     
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  16. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel
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    Jan 31, 2010
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    Another blanket of snow for the rest of the continent, but none for us. :mad:

    I'm in next year's wood too.
     
  17. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Aug 25, 2009
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    It might be freezing rain in your area.
    http://blog.wright-weather.com/?p=304
     
  18. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    WOw. We are getting hammered still. Between 6 PM last night and 1 AM we received 12 inches of snow. And another4-6 has fallen and they are forecasting another 6-8 inches. I will take pictures in a little bit: I am going out to tackle some snow drifts before they get too big.

    And another storm is brewing in the mid west US and headed our way. Thanks for snow guys! :D
     
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  19. ScotO

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    Be careful out there, Chef......don't overdue it!
    Hey, were supposed to get one to three inches of ice and sleet tomorrow into Saturday.......I'll trade you that crap for a foot of snow anyday!
     
  20. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef
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    Jan 17, 2010
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    No thanks Scotty. I would rather have 4 feet of snow than 1 inch of freezing rain/rain/slush. It's not winter when that happens!
    I just cleaned out some of the yard. Pictures to come!

    Andrew
     
  21. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    Aug 25, 2009
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    You're another jinx, I just heard over the radio we have some sleet and rain for Saturday, time to plow the driveway so we can skate on it!
     
  22. Delta-T

    Delta-T
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    Feb 27, 2008
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    they're afraid to predict what we'll get this weekend...as if we would blame the forcasters for the weather (i guess some might).
     
  23. jharkin

    jharkin
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    Oct 21, 2009
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    That mess is coming to us Saturday night. Supposed to be in the low 40s and up to a foot of heavy wet snow.

    UGH

    I am done with this. Don't even feel like firing up the stove anymore, just want spring to come.
     
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  24. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands
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    We might have another storm coming for next week, springs just around the corner.:rolleyes:
     

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