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Offline Conrad

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 05:03:32 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?

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.

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We had an inch of rain here yesterday and with all the snow around my garage melting, the water had nowhere to go except into my garage. I have an inch of slush covering the entire floor now. I hate to even go out and look at it this morning since it dipped well below freezing last night.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 05:37:13 am »
Is your garage opening on the downhill side of a slope?
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2014, 05:45:15 am »
Is your garage opening on the downhill side of a slope?

Yes it is but with the HUGE amount of snow and ice on the ground the garage floor is the low spot in the area. I was able to clear a path for the water to go but it was all slush yesterday and it didn't want to move. I spent two hours with my shopvac vacuuming up cold water and slush from the floor. I don't have any standing water or slush any more but it's still a mess. I didn't have anything on the floor that could be damaged though. My garage floor sweats like crazy in the spring time (cold floor warm moist air) so I always keep the stuff up off the floor because of that. 
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2014, 06:09:32 am »
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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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2014, 06:47:00 am »
We've still got another month or two of winter conditions in the Northeast.

There is about 2 feet of snow in my back yard.

The snow banks from the plows are 3 feet tall.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2014, 08:32:31 am »
I had to chuckle this past weekend, some of the local cities who are running low on salt have trucked out this "new great idea" in dealing with all the snow. They are calling this new great idea, "furnace slag". Uh, folks, its called cinders. Its black, and you either throw it down instead of salt, or cut the salt with it. Most rural areas, at least here in Ohio, have been using it since forever. I laugh cause this is the only thing they used in my area growing up in the 60's and 70's, AND, only at the intersections.

that's funny straw.... my gf grew up in glouster, when I read her the post she said that was all she ever knew. Said, whenever someone got stuck they would come running with a bucket of cinders. Southeast Ohio is the epitome of rural.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2014, 08:22:37 pm »
Now that the liberals have decided that "Global Warming" is now "Global Climate Change" I suspect that this winter and the "Arctic Vortex" will last indefinitely!
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2014, 11:23:20 pm »
It was quite warm down in the Everglades all weekend

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2014, 09:45:57 am »
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2014, 10:40:27 am »
It was quite warm down in the Everglades all weekend





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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2014, 10:59:31 am »
Remember the images of the tsunami wall of water and debris that overtook the Japanese port city? We had an inch of rain in about 1 hour last Thursday night and 15 inches of snow that was melting at about 50F. The wall of water picked up the ice, smashed it, threw it down river on top of the other ice, this ice was about 8 inches thick, and it rolled down stream at around 5 miles an hour, rolling and curling and chopping up and throwing as it went, somebody got a video of it and it was fascinating to watch, kind of like a tornado, sad that some got flooded, well, not too sad as who would build by a river that does this every year, then ask for help to rebuild their $300,000 homes by the river. Nobody got hurt though and all are accounted for. But now, it looks like a alien war zone with ice chunks as big as cars littered about. Sorry, no video, but I think it was either the Grand River, Black River or the Vermillion River in Ohio.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2014, 11:18:15 am »
Remember the images of the tsunami wall of water and debris that overtook the Japanese port city? We had an inch of rain in about 1 hour last Thursday night and 15 inches of snow that was melting at about 50F. The wall of water picked up the ice, smashed it, threw it down river on top of the other ice, this ice was about 8 inches thick, and it rolled down stream at around 5 miles an hour, rolling and curling and chopping up and throwing as it went, somebody got a video of it and it was fascinating to watch, kind of like a tornado, sad that some got flooded, well, not too sad as who would build by a river that does this every year, then ask for help to rebuild their $300,000 homes by the river. Nobody got hurt though and all are accounted for. But now, it looks like a alien war zone with ice chunks as big as cars littered about. Sorry, no video, but I think it was either the Grand River, Black River or the Vermillion River in Ohio.


Vermillion... those dodo's have to be brain dead living 7 feet above a river so they can have a dock.... well, the dock is now in the living room....

Chagrin hit flood stage maxed yesterday, it was impressive to see it flowing off rt 90, kinda like dirty gray lava....
The grand didn't look too bad when I saw it Friday, but I heard it jammed Out at the mouth and was piling up.

shoreline off Cleveland was open water, Fairport broke up yesterday I think.....
THIS WAS Friday MORN, in Fairport you can see the big ice ridge out about a mile... the rest inland was pretty thin inside the breakwall...yes. it is frozen there...




this was during the "heatwave"... were back to normal now, most of the snow melt is done, and we'll be getting it again this week...  ::) ::)

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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2014, 12:39:31 pm »
Did you hear the stir caused by the company that wanted to run an ice breaker around S. Bass Island? Ice fishers were in an uproar, understandable. It was also stated that in the last few weeks, at least 2 dozen ATV's were lost when they went through the ice, and a few weeks ago a Range Rover went under, WHOA! I took enough water and ice rescue to never get on ice again no matter the thickness.
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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2014, 11:27:56 am »
Did you hear the stir caused by the company that wanted to run an ice breaker around S. Bass Island? Ice fishers were in an uproar, understandable. It was also stated that in the last few weeks, at least 2 dozen ATV's were lost when they went through the ice, and a few weeks ago a Range Rover went under, WHOA! I took enough water and ice rescue to never get on ice again no matter the thickness.

I don't think there are any capable of doing that currently... I saw on the news that the Neah Bay and the Morro Bay are both down and out of commission due to mechanical failures, those are the 2 I have seen most frequently for big jobs like that... all the other Bay class breakers are on the far end of Michigan I would assume..... Tecro could prolly tell ya which ones aren't.


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Re: Will this winter EVER end???
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2014, 04:32:12 am »
Oh boy, back into the deep freeze for my area this week. We'll be setting record low temps for Thursday and Friday nights along with record low max temps for those days.

So no, this winter will never end.    :o

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