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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 05:30:23 pm »
Same here...that's 8 inches, make that 12" of snow on top of 3 inches of sand= ONE BIG COLD MESS

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 07:29:53 pm »
Sunny and 38 by noon. Raking the roof tomorrow.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2014, 04:49:14 am »
The temp yesterday got up to 42 here so the 3 feet of snow on the ground started melting. What a mess! The ground is frozen of course so the melt water doesn't have anywhere to go, except into my garage, not good.   :o

Tonight's forecast is calling for VERY heavy rain and thunder storms. Also NOT GOOD!

I climbed up on my roof yesterday and removed some big drifts up there.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2014, 06:22:03 am »
I don't climb roofs anymore to remove snow.  Falling off once, is enough.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2014, 10:49:20 am »
SO after digging out of the foot we got night before last, (scarcasters said 2-5") it's now sitting @46* and sunny here on the north coast.... sweeeeeet. ::)

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2014, 12:02:55 pm »
Yeah, but what fell off was last year's snow. You have to deal with this year's snow too. Oh wait, are you talking about the snow falling off the roof or..... nevermind.

Hopefully you got enough snow off the roof before you fell off of it yourself that you had a nice, big pile of snow to land in?

My brother has in- laws in northern VT and about every third year they send a photo of their back yard deck, which the kids can walk onto by walking on the snow. During summer, it is a 20' + drop to the ground from that deck.  :yikes:  Most of that snow is snow that fell off the roof and what they pushed off the deck. They measure their snowfall, both all year and by the specific storm, in feet rather than inches. Then again, that is why they call it 'the snow belt'. :-)  Your story made me think of them 'cause I cannot think of a better roof to fall off of in the winter. In fact, it would not be a fall really, just the beginning of a great slide down the hill....

Brian

I don't climb roofs anymore to remove snow.  Falling off once, is enough.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2014, 01:41:41 pm »
Well our predicted slushy dusting to an inch has turned into another "Quick" 4 inches. 
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2014, 03:30:59 pm »
Spring is around the corner
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 04:54:01 am »
Spring is around the corner

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 04:58:53 am »
Supposed to be near 70F.  :)   
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 05:46:56 am »
48 here today but it beats 18. We will take it.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 05:59:06 am »
Near 50 here today with rain, rain, and more rain. The snow is melting FAST and it's a huge mess! Did I mention rain?
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 08:35:25 am »
Here too- warm today, rained yesterday and my driveway is like a skating rink.... only slippery :-(  But we have a few days of 'warm' coming so maybe the glaze on it will melt.

Brian

Near 50 here today with rain, rain, and more rain. The snow is melting FAST and it's a huge mess! Did I mention rain?
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2014, 11:23:26 am »
This Colorado winter will be ending for me next week. Headed to Austin for 3 months or maybe longer.

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2014, 06:49:26 pm »
This should help(forcast for Red Wing, MN, where we usta live):

Statement as of 7:14 PM CST on February 20, 2014


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until noon CST Friday...

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until noon CST Friday.

* Timing... heavy snow will continue this evening before tapering
off after midnight.

* Main impact... the combination of falling snow and blowing and
drifting snow will result in whiteout conditions. Travel is
expected to be extremely dangerous... especially in open areas
tonight when 2 to 3 foot drifts may develop.

* Snow accumulations... 5 to 12 inches... with the highest totals
over south central Minnesota. Accumulations over a foot are
possible along Interstate 35.

* Winds... west-northwest 25 to 35 mph with some gusts to 45 or
50 mph.

* Visibilities... less than a quarter mile.

* Other impacts... wind chill readings will drop into the teens
below zero late tonight and Friday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded... stay with your vehicle.




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