SNOW!!! v. ARRRRRGGGG!!!

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Spiritus

Luckily this storm didnt hit us too much and I did 2 rounds of shoveling last night so I didn't have too much today.

KevShmev

Quote from: gmillerdrake on February 03, 2022, 03:29:40 PM
Quote from: KevShmev on February 03, 2022, 02:17:13 PM
Yeah, a lot of the Midwest is getting it this week.  It has been snowing pretty good yesterday morning here in St Louis. Not sure the exact totals in my area, but has to be 8-10 inches at least from the looks of it.  Supposed to stop here in a bit finally and am hoping they get the roads good enough for me to back to the office tomorrow after working at home yesterday and today.  We have the option for either tomorrow, but I'd rather be at the office. I am more organized and focused there.

9" here at my house. It's been a while since it's been this much accumulation. Usually it's 2-4" and that's it. I've been working from home since Wednesday as well.

Sounds about right.  It can stop any time now.  :lol

King Postwhore

Kev, definitely on the tornadoes. I'm so glad we don't deal with that.
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TAC

My mother always talks about the tornados from when we lived out there.

ProfessorPeart

The byproduct of the Texas utility nightmare from last year finally hit like we were warned it would. I just got my gas bill and I was shocked. Went back into my history and the highest bill I ever had in 14 years in this house was $70. My average is always between $20-$50 depending on the time of year. My bill just came in at $120! Last month was $86. It's been cold, but not that kind of cold.

They warned us in the fall that we were going to be paying the price for Texas' screw-up. They weren't kidding.

Seeing as these severe weather swings are becoming more common, they better get their act together so we aren't forced to pay the price for their mismanagement (again).

El Barto

Quote from: ProfessorPeart on February 05, 2022, 01:43:15 PM
The byproduct of the Texas utility nightmare from last year finally hit like we were warned it would. I just got my gas bill and I was shocked. Went back into my history and the highest bill I ever had in 14 years in this house was $70. My average is always between $20-$50 depending on the time of year. My bill just came in at $120! Last month was $86. It's been cold, but not that kind of cold.

They warned us in the fall that we were going to be paying the price for Texas' screw-up. They weren't kidding.

Seeing as these severe weather swings are becoming more common, they better get their act together so we aren't forced to pay the price for their mismanagement (again).
The gas thing was funny. The electric companies lobbied the state to allow a surcharge to make up for their losses last year. On the basis that if they didn't allow the surcharges then consumers would see an increase in their bills (I shit you not) the state allowed it. Next thing you know the gas companies scream bloody murder "hey, what about us!" So Texas allows them to jack up rates because "well, it's only fair, since the electric guys got theirs."   :lol

In the end, none of it will matter and none of it will be fixed. People will still move here because things are cheep. They'll bitch about it when they get what they pay for (like last year) and then move on. Texas only cares that business and industry are happy. We're simply fodder.

ProfessorPeart

Yeah, I know nothing will get done. It just irks me that I am up here in Illinois where your 'disaster weather' last year is just another day here. In the same 14 years in this house I have had maybe 2 extended outages and those are usually caused by someone or something knocking a pole over somewhere. The worst outage was probably about 5 hours.

All Fall the news up here warned us. I didn't think much of it until that sticker shock bill. Even our gas company warned us and called out Texas as the reason for the sky high rates.

Chino

Ugh. I thought we were done for the year. You think I'd learn by now.


ReaperKK

I was driving back from Raleigh this morning and it snowed for about an hour of the drive. It was in the 80's just over a week ago.

Phoenix87x

Currently 4 degrees outside.

The windows in my place are frozen shut, lol

lordxizor

We got significant snow three out of the last 5 days (probably 16 inches or more total at my house), plus yesterday was so windy it all blew back onto the driveway and roads. And it's been below zero for a few days in a row now too. This is the time of year I seriously consider moving someplace warmer. At least we're set up for it though. Roads are plowed quickly and houses are well insulated and heated. But it still gets very old fast in the winter.

jingle.boy

Quote from: lordxizor on December 24, 2022, 06:33:25 AM
We got significant snow three out of the last 5 days (probably 16 inches or more total at my house), plus yesterday was so windy it all blew back onto the driveway and roads. And it's been below zero for a few days in a row now too. This is the time of year I seriously consider moving someplace warmer. At least we're set up for it though. Roads are plowed quickly and houses are well insulated and heated. But it still gets very old fast in the winter.

Power's been out for about 16 hours now, with very little chance of it coming back on today - thank god for a hardwired/natural gas generator. (sorry King)

The wind is brutal.  I've got 3 trees down (2 of them on my fence so I was out there with a chainsaw earlier).  Snow drifts in some places are 5-6 feet high.  There are spots on my driveway that are clear, while both my front and back covered porches have about a foot or more of snow piled up.  I spent 90 minutes outside this morning clearing a path to my generator and ensuring the vents were unobstructed, then noticed the end strip of the vinyl siding that is the ceiling of my back porch had come loose.  One strong gust of wind could've pulled the entire ceiling down.  Snapped took me 15 minutes or so just to clear the stuff against the wall that was covered in snow just to get the step ladder in a position I could make the fix.  Fortunately it snapped back in place.  I popped a couple of screws in it (surprised there weren't any tbh) just to make sure it doesn't slip out again.

Oh, and apparently we're still in for another 30cms of snow by the end of day tomorrow.  Good luck, Santa.  I'd hate to be a parent trying to explain to kids how that fat bastard is gonna travel in this weather, when the power is out all over.

"Mommy, why won't Santa bring us heat??"   :lol :lol
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TAC

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 24, 2022, 07:18:02 AM
Power's been out for about 16 hours now, with very little chance of it coming back on today - thank god for a hardwired/natural gas generator. (sorry King)

The wind is brutal.  I've got 3 trees down (2 of them on my fence so I was out there with a chainsaw earlier).  Snow drifts in some places are 5-6 feet high.  There are spots on my driveway that are clear, while both my front and back covered porches have about a foot or more of snow piled up.  I spent 90 minutes outside this morning clearing a path to my generator and ensuring the vents were unobstructed, then noticed the end strip of the vinyl siding that is the ceiling of my back porch had come loose.  One strong gust of wind could've pulled the entire ceiling down.  Snapped took me 15 minutes or so just to clear the stuff against the wall that was covered in snow just to get the step ladder in a position I could make the fix.  Fortunately it snapped back in place.  I popped a couple of screws in it (surprised there weren't any tbh) just to make sure it doesn't slip out again.

Oh, and apparently we're still in for another 30cms of snow by the end of day tomorrow.

Wow Chad. That blows.. Fuck.

ProfessorPeart

I had to be out most of the last 2 days and it was brutal. The wind was just stupid. Never been that cold before in my life. I practically got frostbite just loading groceries into my car. We were sitting around -30F with the windchills. I think it got about as warm as -4F here yesterday without the wind. Thankfully, barely any snow but I drove through some pure whiteout conditions just from blowing snow. It's a brisk 4F right now with a wind chill of -14F.

DragonAttack

Even though it's 4 F degrees with a windchill of -20 in Baltimore, I'm grateful to no longer be in Kalamazoo with all their snow.  And, grateful that we haven't lost power, unlike a friend five blocks away since yesterday.

A couple of times over the years, a Ravens season ticket holder has invited me to go when his wife could not make it.  One time for a MNF game where they beat Favre and the Packers 48-10.  He tells me 'I never leave a game early'.  Well, it was so cold and miserable that night, that with three minutes left, he looks at me, and his 'never' streak ended. :D

I got a call this morning.  At least, in some regards, I've become wiser over the years.  I kindly declined.

Good luck to all those not so fortunate with the conditions this weekend.
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jingle.boy

all the pics are on mrs.jingle's phone.  I'll post a couple when I get the chance.
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XJDenton


Zoom E

We had a ton of snow over the past few days. Yesterday the roads were a gong show, and very icy. Now it is pouring rain. With all the melting snow, the risk is now flooding and possible subsequent freezing of the rain and melted snow. Fabulous.

jingle.boy

Snow and wind seems to have abated.  Sad for the road and power crews that will have to work today.  I'll still be shocked if we get power back today.

Pics later ... though the pics I've taken so far don't do the scene any justice.  This is/was the most intense storm I've ever seen in my 51 years on pale blue dot.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
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TAC

That's amazing Chad. But it sucks dogs big time. I'm glad you have your generator at least.

hunnus2000

Yes - the wind has finally broke!

It's been so cold and windy that my 10lb Min-Pin when finally desperate, would go out and would literally be limping because his paws were that cold. He has pooed in the house a couple of times but at least pisses outside.

Fortunately, we didn't lose power (knock on wood).

Zoom E

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 25, 2022, 05:00:21 AM
Snow and wind seems to have abated.  Sad for the road and power crews that will have to work today.  I'll still be shocked if we get power back today.

Pics later ... though the pics I've taken so far don't do the scene any justice.  This is/was the most intense storm I've ever seen in my 51 years on pale blue dot.

Oh, that's brutal to be without power on Christmas day. I hope it doesn't spoil the day for you and your family.

jingle.boy

Power came on about 10pm last night - 54 hours we had to "rough it" :lol.  I don't know how our neighbours across the road managed.  The investment of a standby generator pretty much paid for itself these past few days - it would've been hell otherwise.  Some more snow fell overnight - but it looks like light/fluffy stuff.  Possibly some more today.
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Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

ReaperKK

Glad you have power back Chad! Stupid question but with the generator do you have full power in your house? Or does it only power the essentials like heating and appliances?

jingle.boy

Quote from: ReaperKK on December 26, 2022, 06:38:57 AM
Glad you have power back Chad! Stupid question but with the generator do you have full power in your house? Or does it only power the essentials like heating and appliances?

You can get a whole home generator, but we just got one that has 8-breakers, enough to power essentials - septic and sump pumps, furnace, water heater, and a variety of outlets throughout the house.  We've got the fridges/freezer covered, but not the oven or other major appliances.
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XJDenton

Glad to hear the power has returned. :)

King Postwhore

If you saw the pics Chad sent me you'd be blown away with the amount of snow that dropped.
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lonestar

Quote from: kingshmegland on December 26, 2022, 11:19:04 AM
If you saw the pics Chad sent me you'd be blown away with the amount of snow that dropped.
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Yeah, there was more snow in those pics than my area has seen since the ice ages.

Lethean

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 26, 2022, 07:20:57 AM
Quote from: ReaperKK on December 26, 2022, 06:38:57 AM
Glad you have power back Chad! Stupid question but with the generator do you have full power in your house? Or does it only power the essentials like heating and appliances?

You can get a whole home generator, but we just got one that has 8-breakers, enough to power essentials - septic and sump pumps, furnace, water heater, and a variety of outlets throughout the house.  We've got the fridges/freezer covered, but not the oven or other major appliances.
Just reading your posts about the weather.  Glad to hear it's finally calming down a bit.  And that you had some power. And especially heat. 

Could you set up your generator to be able to use your oven or at least the stovetop if this went on longer?  Or a microwave?   Just curious.

jingle.boy

Quote from: Lethean on December 26, 2022, 03:34:27 PM
Quote from: jingle.boy on December 26, 2022, 07:20:57 AM
Quote from: ReaperKK on December 26, 2022, 06:38:57 AM
Glad you have power back Chad! Stupid question but with the generator do you have full power in your house? Or does it only power the essentials like heating and appliances?

You can get a whole home generator, but we just got one that has 8-breakers, enough to power essentials - septic and sump pumps, furnace, water heater, and a variety of outlets throughout the house.  We've got the fridges/freezer covered, but not the oven or other major appliances.
Just reading your posts about the weather.  Glad to hear it's finally calming down a bit.  And that you had some power. And especially heat. 

Could you set up your generator to be able to use your oven or at least the stovetop if this went on longer?  Or a microwave?   Just curious.

Yeah, we had/have plenty of counter-top appliances that we're able to use - air fryer, kettle, coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave etc...  Could've got the crock-pot out if need be.  Like I said "roughing it".   :lol
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Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

JLa

The weather this Christmas has been something of its own. First we had a few days of freezing cold (-23 C / -9 F), before it suddenly shifted to rain and +3 C / +37 F. The rain froze to ice the second it hit the ground, turning every road and driveway into a skating rink. Lots of accidents reported from everywhere.

It's better today. We're staying put for one more day, letting the road crew do their thing making the roads safe again.

jingle.boy

There's gonna be a few more flurries today, then weather above freezing for a week, with rain on Saturday, and 10C with even more rain by Tuesday.  Prolly gonna be a shit-ton of flooding.
Quote from: TAC on July 31, 2021, 07:55:07 PMIf I can do it, it's idiot proof.
Quote from: Stadler on January 03, 2024, 10:00:00 AMThat's a word salad - and take it from me, I know word salad
Quote from: hefdaddy42 on November 04, 2021, 06:14:36 AMI fear for the day when something happens on the right that is SO nuts that even Stadler says "That's crazy".

King Postwhore

Quote from: jingle.boy on December 27, 2022, 05:47:36 AM
There's gonna be a few more flurries today, then weather above freezing for a week, with rain on Saturday, and 10C with even more rain by Tuesday.  Prolly gonna be a shit-ton of flooding.

Oh for sure!  We had water spill on the street from the culvert pipes that were jammed with leaves and then the whole street froze.  Took 2 days for the town to salt and sand there.
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Podaar

Dumped 14 inches of snow overnight and it's still coming down for the next few hours. With the high winds, it's drifting up into doorways and windows...in fact I had to wear goggles to keep the snow out of my eyes while clearing part of the driveway. I'm going to wait until noon or so to clear the rest out.

TAC

Quote from: Podaar on February 22, 2023, 07:37:56 AM
Dumped 14 inches of snow overnight and it's still coming down for the next few hours. With the high winds, it's drifting up into doorways and windows...in fact I had to wear goggles to keep the snow out of my eyes while clearing part of the driveway. I'm going to wait until noon or so to clear the rest out.

Oh wow!