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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #60 on: January 17, 2018, 03:40:35 pm »
Got an inch of snow here- it is a non- event. Temps. so high (36F) that all the snow is melting off everything but the driveway and an inch of snow is not worth bothering with.

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2018, 04:20:08 pm »
Dec 2016 I drove around Detroit for a work project, and then thru Sarnia into Canada and all over that farmland area north side of Lake Erie ... from Sarnia to Chatham-Kent, Leamington, Lakeshore ... wind mill country, flat and windy ... and cold. Well I'm from FL, and had no experience driving in snow/ice. One evening on a long, straight, flat road where I could see for miles ahead since no trees, as I approached the stop sign at a tee, I pressed the brakes in my Titan .. and nothing. What the?? Are they frozen? Are the completely gone?? I got absolutely nothing, and my ABS didn't chatter either. Pumped the brakes and still no response at all. I was able to steer every so slightly to get the right side tires off the road and into the snow beside the pavement ... and ended up stopping with my front bumper exactly over top of the white line of the crossing road ... right as a car whizzed by. YIKES. Panic. Heart racing. PHEW. OK ... WHAT THE?? I opened my door, put a foot down, and my foot immediately shot out from under me and I banged my elbow on the truck and my other knee on the ice covered pavement. OUCH. OK, so then I knew I was sliding on ice so smooth it didn't even trigger my ABS.

I drove a loooooooooot slower after that  :-\

Now I have experience driving on ice. I do not recommend it  :-[

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2018, 04:42:11 pm »
Dec 2016 I drove around Detroit for a work project, and then thru Sarnia into Canada and all over that farmland area north side of Lake Erie ... from Sarnia to Chatham-Kent, Leamington, Lakeshore ... wind mill country, flat and windy ... and cold. Well I'm from FL, and had no experience driving in snow/ice. One evening on a long, straight, flat road where I could see for miles ahead since no trees, as I approached the stop sign at a tee, I pressed the brakes in my Titan .. and nothing. What the?? Are they frozen? Are the completely gone?? I got absolutely nothing, and my ABS didn't chatter either. Pumped the brakes and still no response at all. I was able to steer every so slightly to get the right side tires off the road and into the snow beside the pavement ... and ended up stopping with my front bumper exactly over top of the white line of the crossing road ... right as a car whizzed by. YIKES. Panic. Heart racing. PHEW. OK ... WHAT THE?? I opened my door, put a foot down, and my foot immediately shot out from under me and I banged my elbow on the truck and my other knee on the ice covered pavement. OUCH. OK, so then I knew I was sliding on ice so smooth it didn't even trigger my ABS.

I drove a loooooooooot slower after that  :-\

Now I have experience driving on ice. I do not recommend it  :-[

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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #63 on: January 17, 2018, 04:45:24 pm »
as I approached the stop sign at a tee, I pressed the brakes in my Titan .. and nothing. What the?? Are they frozen? Are the completely gone?? I got absolutely nothing, and my ABS didn't chatter either. Pumped the brakes and still no response at all. I was able to steer every so slightly to get the right side tires off the road and into the snow beside the pavement ... and ended up stopping with my front bumper exactly over top of the white line of the crossing road ... right as a car whizzed by. YIKES. Panic. Heart racing. PHEW. OK ... WHAT THE?? I opened my door, put a foot down, and my foot immediately shot out from under me and I banged my elbow on the truck and my other knee on the ice covered pavement. OUCH. OK, so then I knew I was sliding on ice so smooth it didn't even trigger my ABS.

That is strange, I would think it should have triggered your ABS unless it was just broken!  Or is it somehow possible to fool it by locking all 4 wheels at exactly the same time (so it doesn't know you are actually moving anymore)?
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #64 on: January 17, 2018, 04:51:58 pm »
That is strange, I would think it should have triggered your ABS unless it was just broken!  Or is it somehow possible to fool it by locking all 4 wheels at exactly the same time (so it doesn't know you are actually moving anymore)?

Normally the tires regain traction when the abs pulses off. If there is no traction to be had, I imagine the tires would not rotate, therefore, you wouldn't feel the pulsing of the ABS. The wheel has to turn for it to work. 
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #65 on: January 17, 2018, 05:25:38 pm »
We've gotten 2-3 inches of snow here. Just enough for them to make a total mess of the roads with salt and sand again. I'll be glad when winter is finally over!!! Here are a couple pictures my wife took this afternoon of our side and front yard.





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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2018, 06:58:09 pm »
Further south near the NC border, they got 7 inches..
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2018, 09:38:57 pm »
Further south near the NC border, they got 7 inches..

Almost midnight and still snowing... but not much.  I think we have maybe 2" now.  Friend in Chesapeake said they are at about 3.5" now.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2018, 12:01:45 pm »
53 degrees and sunny! They are calling for it to hit 60 degrees this weekend. Beautiful riding weather... but everything is covered in salt and sand.  :banghead:
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2018, 08:03:27 am »
Winter storm warning in place starting tonight @6 through tomorrow night @6 with additional amounts on Sat and Sun.

100% chance of snow, 6" to 14" with local heavier amounts possible plus whatever comes down over the weekend. This is on top of the 6 to 8" already on the ground.    :o
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2018, 08:26:51 am »
Supposed to be 45 and sunny today. Be glad to be rid of this 1/16 inch of ice from Tuesdays freezing rain.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #71 on: February 08, 2018, 09:47:04 am »
We got lucky, no freezing rain or snow or sleet...just rain.
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Re: Got snow!
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2018, 06:18:57 am »
Not much new snow lately other than the occasional dusting of nusience (?) snow now and then, but it's continued cold.
-18F this morning. Again. I actually usually like winter, but it's been a cold one up here this year.
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