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North East Snow Storm

Postby tst » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:23 am

Hi All, just to let you know that my area got hammered by the big storm yesterday, a foot of wet heavy snow and rain, the snow was so heavy you can hardly move it, and for added pleasure 50-75 mph wind so the land scape here looks like a bomb went off, lots of hundreds old monster trees came down and power lines, tons of damage, roads blocked all over the place, they claim over 100,000 with out power. it will many days before power will be up after this storm
I have a generator to run my house so I am good, but my shop is shut down until I am powered up again, I have retainers and other work sent in to me for repair but not much I can do with it until power comes back
sorry for the delays
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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby DickB » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:09 am

We were out and plowing yesterday afternoon. It was heavy dangerous snow. Out of fear of it sliding, avalanche style, off the barn roof and killing a sheep (this happened before) the sheep were locked in the barn. That snow comes roaring off the roof and freaks out the sheep. Town plowing left a hill of heavy stuff at the front of the driveway but the Cub got to it, barely. By now, with freezing overnight, I'd guess those who didn't plow yesterday have to think about using a chisel to get it cleared away.,

Power went out a few times but clicked back on quickly. The trick is to get and install a system for an emergency generator. We were once a full week without power -- had to go to a running brook for water for the sheep and toilets, bottled water for us to drink. Those without a woodstove had to shiver or leave and face the consequences of frozen pipes. We emptied the freezer and put all the contents in the pickup trucks bed that had a cap on it -- the temperature then was in the near zero range as I recall.

Since we got an emergency generator there have been fewer such disruptions. We're prepared now, but a small emergency gen. setup will run the house water/some lights/refrigeration units/etc. Not the whole shebang. It's good to wire it up and have one large size outside connector instead of wires all over the house going out a cracked front door, but it is a bit costly. The generator is a small stand alone unit. I can wheel it onto the rear carrier of the Cub, and transport it here and there, take it off the Cub, get it running and have power out in the field to run power tools (have done this with circular saws, drills and other tools when shed building or putting up fence posts that get holes drilled in them.

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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:13 am

We lucked out, sorta. Snowed sideways like the dickens but little stuck, didn't even need to plow. The wind, on the other hand, was nuts. Electric went off 5 times throughout the day. My grandchildren in Phila spent the night sleeping in a car. Their apartment complex lost electricity (to be restored by 11 pm Sunday), so there's no heat.
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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby ajhbike » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:40 am

No snow, lots of rain and 60mph winds....we are still fighting the tides on the CT shoreline. Price to pay for living in a tide mill house...proximity to the salt water river. Last big high tide in an hour and then it is get out the gypsum to get the salt out of the lawn and gardens. Only things happy about this are the apparagus beds!

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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby Bezirk » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:39 pm

We had only snow flurries but very high winds a lot of power outtages in this area also , fortunately our electricity has stayed on. I was concerned the roof on our house would be riipped off it is standing seam metal, but it stayed intact. Wind has subsided as of Saturday morning.

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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby ajhbike » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:53 pm

Well Northeasterners....here we go again. Supposed to be 8-12" this time and tides will be up 2 ft over astronomical high tides. Going to be a long commute to NJ tomorrow afternoon!

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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby tst » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:48 pm

Just got power back today!!!, so I am back in business, got every ones parts that were on hold done and shipped today, thanks for the patience
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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:54 pm

Now you're going to get it again, Tim. :shock:
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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:08 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Now you're going to get it again, Tim. :shock:
Fair warning. It's snowing in central Missouri.
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Re: North East Snow Storm

Postby tst » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:48 pm

yeah, they claim another foot tomorrow but we are not supposed to have the 75 mph winds again, what sucks is that the ground is not froze with the warm days so when you try and plow it is a big muddy mess!


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