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Got snow!
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:07:39 pm »
Max?  You dug out yet?
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 03:57:51 pm »
Max?  You dug out yet?

Let's just say "ug".  How 6-8" of snow can turn into 4 foot snow drifts is amazing (I guess that is why they threw the term "blizzard" on it).  And such drifts are certainly are not compatible with this area.  At midnight, I made sure to go out and push all the snow off the Concours tent/cover.  Power was intermittently failing all through the night.  This morning, walking to work was brutal.

The drift in front of the garage ensures the G37S is trapped (not like a low-clearance, rear-wheel drive, sporty car works much on mostly unplowed streets, anyway).  So here I am, mostly trapped, still.  But that's OK :)  (As long as I have electricity/gas/water/Internet).
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 04:20:07 pm »
You must be closer to the coast Max. Only got 2-3 inches here and very little wind. Back down in the single digits again tonight. Im looking forward to next week. Back up in the 50's with some rain to wash away all the salt and sand. Should be able to get some riding in after that!  :thumbs:
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 07:24:36 pm »
You must be closer to the coast Max.

5 miles from the bay, 12 from the ocean

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Only got 2-3 inches here and very little wind.

Two other sources said we got 10", so my 6-8" estimate might be too low.  Tons of wind, although that mostly went away by afternoon.

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Back down in the single digits again tonight. Im looking forward to next week. Back up in the 50's with some rain to wash away all the salt and sand. Should be able to get some riding in after that!  :thumbs:

Guaranteed I won't be able to ride this weekend :(   Temps will stay far below freezing (10F tonight, high of 23F tomorrow, low of 10F again, same Saturday, same Sunday) , so the ice is going nowhere.  But perhaps the following weekend there will be hope...
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 08:12:51 pm »
We got about 3 in King George but it was a difficult commute this morning.  Drove the wife in for work this morning.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 08:43:35 pm »
Well, it was sunny, beautiful blue ski and 37 degrees where I live. Sounds great doesn't it? Problem is, I live a few miles from the Vail Ski Area and we got SQUAT for snow >:(

Someone is screwing with us big time this year.

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 09:31:51 pm »
Jeebus. I flew from Longmont (25 NE of Denver) to Durango and back today. At 16,500' so I didn't smoosh into any of those pesky mountains. Outside air temp (at elevation) was a balmy 17* with 100 mile visibility. Froze my tootsies off, figuratively, as I don't have cabin heat. NBD

Heat is for whimps my mother said, as she chipped another nose-snot icicle off my nose after my three mile walk home from school. Uphill both ways, I might add. Ahh, those were the days when men were men, and mothers carried ice picks.

Y'all be safe out there! Snow/cold/ice brings out the crazies with the AWD/4WD/NoWD/Traction control Sport-Ute wanna-bee's that can't even jump a parking kurb at Wally-World without ripping off their fart can muffler(s).

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 10:13:16 pm »
You must be closer to the coast Max. Only got 2-3 inches here [EASY BOYS] and very little wind. Back down in the single digits again tonight. Im looking forward to next week. Back up in the 50's with some rain to wash away all the salt and sand. Should be able to get some riding in after that!  :thumbs:

Missed opportunity corrected :thumbs:

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 10:55:31 am »
Missed opportunity corrected :thumbs:

Way to go!  :goodpost:

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 11:29:45 am »
Yeah, and AWD mixed with some people seems to cause them to think the brakes will work much, much better in the snow than that old 2- wheel drive car they used to drive. AWD allows them to get up to much too high a speed, much faster and makes for interesting situations at stop signs, red lights and similar. Not to worry though, the other car in the intersection goes a long way to slowing the first one down.....

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Y'all be safe out there! Snow/cold/ice brings out the crazies with the AWD/4WD/NoWD/Traction control Sport-Ute wanna-bee's that can't even jump a parking kurb at Wally-World without ripping off their fart can muffler(s).

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 11:31:08 am »
Nice job!

1) Correctly placed.
2) Spelled correctly.
3) Assumed mocking of the OP's apparent lack of..... er, inches.

Excellent!

:-)

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 01:13:37 pm »
Nice job!

1) Correctly placed.
2) Spelled correctly.
3) Assumed mocking of the OP's apparent lack of..... er, inches.

Excellent!

:-)

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 03:55:01 pm »
Not much snow up in northern MN, but we are getting tired of the continuing cold (even though we are supposed to be "used to it"). We are going on the third week of many nights/mornings of sub-20*F and daytime highs often not getting above -0*F. The temp at my travel to work destination was -31 this morning and -24 upon leaving home. Was a bit nervous about the diesel fuel gelling up through the remote stretches but no issues there and back. A bit to the north, between home and the Canadian border saw a few official sub -40* F readings. Dangerous stuff, thankfully winds have generally been relatively mild.
Speptic system drainfield started to freeze up a while back so had to go buy a couple of the 1000# straw bales to cover/insulate it from the cold. So far, so good. Warming a bit this weekend (getting out of the single digits) and maybe 20*F by midweek before dropping into coldness some more.
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Re: Got cold!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 07:17:52 am »
Minus 10F here at the moment.

Just 5 miles to the west of me they have minus 19F! That town always has lower temps than just about any place near. The town is in a low area and the cold pools there.   

As far as snow goes, we have around 6" of VERY fine snow on the ground.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2018, 07:51:23 am »
We had a good 6" of snow about 3 weeks ago which hung around for about a week or so, before it thawed and then immediately froze....that was good fun...NOT, and yeahg I did manage to fall and sustain some bruises and pulled muscles


There has been very heavy rain and storms this last week with some damage and power outages across a wide area here in Northern Ireland

Today the weather is truly stunning and I even thought that I might go for a ride, BUT despite clear blue skies it is very...very cold , about 2c so I decided that factoring in the wind chill that it would be well below 0c

SO I WIMPED OUT  :-[   
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