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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:18 PM

Battening down the hatches here. It's gonna get bad

It 's supped to turn to ice here in about an hour. I think it's going to be an interesting night. We just got back from the liquor store with a bottle of scotch and rye, so tonight will be cigars, drinks, and looking out the window watching all the idiots slip and slide.


...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected, with freezing rain
beginning late this afternoon, changing to sleet and eventually
all snow after 9 PM. Isolated power outages and tree damage are
likely due to the ice. Travel will be dangerous and nearly
impossible. Ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an
inch are possible, with 3 to locally 6 inches of snow on top.

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Reply Battening down the hatches here. It's gonna get bad (Original post)
Currentsitguy Jan 12 OP
Argentina Jan 12 #1
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #2
Boadicea Jan 12 #8
DoDaMan Jan 12 #3
Thorson Jan 12 #4
beer can Jan 12 #5
Thorson Jan 12 #6
Ruby Jan 12 #7
RATFINK_5.0 Jan 12 #9
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #12
Daves Not Here Man Jan 12 #10
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #11
Daves Not Here Man Jan 12 #13
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #14
bernt-toast Jan 12 #15
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #16
rahtruelies Jan 12 #17
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #18
Squeek Jan 12 #19
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #20
RCW2014 Jan 12 #21
Currentsitguy Jan 12 #22

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:36 PM

1. There was freezing rain and a chance of snow in last night's forecast, but we didn't get any. Now

it's just cold.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:44 PM

2. We've dropped 20 degrees in the past 2 hours

It's at 33 right now, so the freezing rain should start any minute now.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:22 PM

8. It was 60 this morning at 6 am

It's 31 now. ..

Stay safe!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:47 PM

3. Lol, here in the Nash region it just started snowing...

I'm a northerner by birth but a southerner by the grace of god...the natives sure as shit don't know how to deal with snow and ice...entire place comes to a screeching halt. Lol.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 03:53 PM

4. We are -5 now and will be -35 tonight. Bring back memories?

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Response to Thorson (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:07 PM

5. 65 here in md

But highs of 30 tomorrow and Sunday

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Response to beer can (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:12 PM

6. beer can SPLAT! :)

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:12 PM

7. Meanwhile, its 56 in NH right now.

And raining.

Edit: oops. I was wrong. It’s 58. A mere 80 degree swing in a week. Gotta love New England.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:30 PM

9. Close down mainsail & jib.

Also hope boat don't capsize in sea. If so you have to swim & upright the mast. Harder when you have sails out.

Until when ... trees will crash from ice. You'll hear it. Big crack. Need to keep utility electric line from house to grid.
Make sure no trees hanging over you're line. From utility 2 your house.

Electric crews will be there w/in 2 wks.
Get them to cut any branches.

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:34 PM

12. That can be a real problem here

I've got 27 mature oaks on an acre, so basically the entire property is wooded. The good news is the arborists where here in the fall and trimmed all of the deadfall and extraneous limbs off. If anything else happens, that what homeowners insurance is for.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:30 PM

10. I am sorry I forgot. Are you in NY, too?

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:32 PM

11. Western PA, near Pittsburgh

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:35 PM

13. Oh, yeah.

Well we have a similar warning here in Upstate NY and it’s crazy. All that snow we got, melted. We hit 60 today and now it’s going to be icy cold and snowy.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

14. Pretty much the same here. It's crazy

It was 58 this morning. There was flooding going on all around. Now this. Crazy.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:45 PM

15. We may or may not get freezimg rain tomorrow morning

!eantime, forecast went from 1 to 2 to 3" rain this pm, tonight and tomorrow.

I spent yesterday pm and this am shoveling sopping wet snow away from barn as it slid off roof, and then chipping through ice to create a channel so roof runoff and melting snow don't flood the barn. It was like snoveling wet cement. Stacked hay in barn storage as high as possible to reduce footprint jic.

I have a lovely sinus headache now and my left elbow is a little achy. Other than that, my muscles are not so much sore as tired and weak feeling.

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Response to bernt-toast (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:50 PM

16. I ran out and threw a sheet of cardboard on the windshield of the Mini, just in case.

In any event at least I won't have to scrape in the unlikely event we have to go somewhere.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:52 PM

17. BUCK UP AND TAKE IT LIKE A MAN

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 04:55 PM

18. That's why I bought two kinds of whiskey

Can't get much more manly than that.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:05 PM

19. Right now

I'm just thankful it's a weekend.

A bunch of snow and ice in the driveway melted this afternoon, and the water that's left is going to freeze tomorrow, turning the place into a skating rink. One of the neighbors has a flooded basement. My house has a French Drain around it (making it basically an island) which has worked well but for one year when it failed because of underground ice.

So today Mr S and I are getting ready to go out when he decides to try and chase a squirrel off the bird feeder, causing himself to fall and hit his head in the driveway. Pretty bad abrasion, lots of blood, but only one real chunk of meat taken out. No stitches needed, thank goodness, and he's pretty coherent and all so I guess there's no real damage. Sigh... winter sucks, but it sucks more for older people

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Response to Squeek (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:13 PM

20. We got these squirrel-proof feeders that actually work

They destroyed or defeated everything we tried. This seems to be working out, though. We've had them two years now.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:49 PM

21. I thought we were "in for it" this morning when I heard rain on the roof and the temp was 32 degrees

All schools canceled so I went back to back for a bit figuring I would be tending to the generator soon.

To my delight, when I got up it had changed to all snow. We just had a slight glazing of ice. Only got about 2-3 inches of snow but back into the cold.

16 degrees out there right now, yesterday at this time it was 54 with all the snow on the ground gone.

Definitely had our "January thaw".

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 05:57 PM

22. I'm definitely hoping it switches over to snow fast.

Ice is bad. I had a storm here about 10 years ago that left me without power for a week. I did the same thing, used the genny to keep the refrigerator and freezer running and had two outlets left; one for a lamp, and one I had a laptop with a TV Tuner stick with a set of rabbit ears plugged into for weather updates. They tell you never to do this, but I kept heaving bags of BBQ charcoal into the fireplace for warmth. The dogs, cat, and I slept together on the living room floor. The biggest problem problem with that is when you're on a well no power means no water. I ran over to the VFD and filled up several 5 gallon jugs to drink and flush the toilet with.

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