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Dell User
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join:2002-01-21
Waterford, CT
reply to gregamy

Re: [SNOW] The Winter 2012/2013 Thread

They claim 17" here. Looks about right. There's a line down
that goes across the street to the house next door, but we still have power here.
(CL&P site indicates about 70% of town without.)
Will venture out a little bit and see if I can get to the snow blower out of the shed.
Stay safe all.



Kommie
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united state
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reply to gregamy

It stopped snowing four hours ago. Why are they waiting for Malloy to wake up to start plowing ?



gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
reply to Darknessfall

said by Darknessfall:

We're stranded here .

Yeah, I think everyone is. My 150-ft driveway is covered, and I'm waiting for this last band of snow to move eastward before I start working. This is going to be an all-afternoon job.

But don't cry for me: I've got plenty of beer left in the fridge. I'm good 'til about Tuesday.

- GA


gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT

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Watching our governor's press conference on TV. I think I just figured out the sign language for the word "uuuuhhhh"...



mjmack
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Connecticut
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We have about 30 inches in Vernon and its still coming down pretty good at 11:30. Just spent three hours clearing most of my driveway and two of my neighbors. Time for a nap
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orion940
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About 2' here, the beagle plows were out first thing clearing a path.
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meskinct
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I guess about 2 feet total in Southbury. Lost power at 8:20pm last night but it came back on around noon today. Generator did fine as usual. Driveway is done, deck is done. Road was plowed around around 10am. Plan is to sit and drink for the remainder of the day.

Is winter over now?
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Darknessfall
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Our road still hasn't been plowed since 3pm or so yesterday :/. Anyone else still stuck?



Ender3rd

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Connecticut
reply to gregamy

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23 inches
I measured an average of 23" here in East Granby. It took my wife forever to shovel it out. Hey, is there such thing as a "silent" snow shovel? She was making a scraping noise that kept waking me up as I slept in. All the roads appear to be plowed out in the area as my road is usually the last one to get cleaned up out here.
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Harddrive
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If I had an ATV with a plow, I could have it paid off by the end of the weekend after charging $50 a driveway.



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SwedishRider
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meskinct, I swear I won't take that blower off until at least May... I am done with snow for this year.. what a ton of work to clean up this mess!!

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvG7F0gNzxo


Harddrive
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Do they make some kind of protective cab/enclosure for the rider?



SwedishRider
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said by Harddrive:

Do they make some kind of protective cab/enclosure for the rider?

Unfortunately, not yet.

Rumor is that they will offer one soon, as the European models that are almost identical to mine have them available.. but not it the states as of yet. I did catch some blow-back with the winds being so wicked... comes with the territory I suppose.


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Im on a private drive, the drive has been plowed but my driveway hasn't been. I don't think the guy will get here til Sunday.

O.
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meskinct
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reply to SwedishRider

Uh huh. Still looks like a cool machine. I didn't catch a shot of the beer holder being used though.
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Darknessfall
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meskinct
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Huh? If there is a true emergency call 911.



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After 30+ years with little to no snow in CT, snow plow operators largely went out of business. Now we get what used to be a normal snowfall, and there's a shortage of plows doing business.
40-50 years ago, I remember school buses driving kids to school in this weather, with chains on the tires, sounding a bit like sleighbells "chink, chink, chink".. People of this generation are all like Floridians--they've never seen or driven in snow. Even '78 was nothin compared to the snow we had in the late '30s and on up to the early '60s. 3' + was a normal snowfall for the region. I reckon after the sunspots settle down, we'll be seeing colder winters again. The last 33 years have been rather mild, with rare exceptions.


Darknessfall
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There was a person trying to get up our hill before the storm got bad and there was 2 or so inches on the road. They had to get a ton of help while they had summer tires on their sedan.



Harddrive
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said by disconnected :

Even '78 was nothin compared to the snow we had in the late '30s and on up to the early '60s. 3' + was a normal snowfall for the region.

And you have what to support this "3' + was a normal snowfall for the region"?
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gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
reply to Harddrive

said by Harddrive:

Do they make some kind of protective cab/enclosure for the rider?

Craftsman makes one for my ride ($300), but I make do with a moto helmet...saving my money for beer...




gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
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Anyone recall the discussion we had a couple years ago regarding roof rakes? I can't seem to find it now. There was a company out in the Midwest that made a clever rake, one that slid under the snow and let it fall back across some plastic.

I swore two years ago I'd buy one once the demand subsided, but like all good intentions I forgot about it. Now it's forefront in my mind I want to order one for the future.



gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
reply to gregamy

And a final note before I go outside and start working again...please take some time today to clear your roof as much as possible.

We are expecting rains tomorrow, freezing rain early. Today, while sunny, is not going to get warm enough to drop that stuff down. All that snow on your roof is going to absorb that moisture and everything will get a lot heavier. Our homes, if built to code *should* withstand it short-term, but there's no real reason you should go outside today in the sun and attack that stuff as much as you reasonably - and safely - can.

- GA



Harddrive
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Have you heard the rumor of another major storm on Thursday/Friday? Two storms colliding again.



gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT

Yup. Right now it's nowhere near as certain as this storm was, four days prior to it. Only one model (GFS) is showing another hit (but much lighter), other models (inc. the Euro, which recently has been the good one) are indicating it moves out to sea and we get nothing.

I don't think if we get anything at all that it will be NEAR like this last one.

Just walked outside and looked at my roof. Ugh.



DrStrange
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I interpreted that possibility in the long-range GFS model last week. The current GFS has something off the coast Thursday and something from the Great Lakes on Friday-Saturday, neither one looking like a big deal. While I'm trying to remember exactly what the monster that just buried us looked like in the GFS models last weekend, I'm sure it was equally unimpressive.

We'll have to keep an eye on the Euro model today and tomorrow, since that's the one that saw the blizzard first. The GFS didn't agree with the Euro until mid-week.


bennor
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New Haven, CT
reply to gregamy

said by gregamy:

Anyone recall the discussion we had a couple years ago regarding roof rakes? I can't seem to find it now. There was a company out in the Midwest that made a clever rake, one that slid under the snow and let it fall back across some plastic.

I swore two years ago I'd buy one once the demand subsided, but like all good intentions I forgot about it. Now it's forefront in my mind I want to order one for the future.

I remember that thread. There was a run on them that year, and people were running around in a panic trying to find stores that carried them.

Looks like it will be days before some are plowed out.

Darknessfall
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I hope everyone is doing ok.



gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
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Found it. Ah, the good ole days...

»Snow - Roof Rake with wheels

Say, where in the heck is Glenn...?



gregamy

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Middletown, CT
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