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#1 Arti OFFLINE  

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:00 AM

2 Days ago it was 40 Degrees and the grass was green..We had a dry summer with over 200 days without snow.

Had about 8 inches of wet snow last night with 30-35 mph winds with another 10 inches expected today with winds gusting to 45 mph.

Like the saying goes If you don't like the weather in Wisconsin just wait a few days and it will change !

Have the snow blower on the Ford LGT 165 with chains and cab ready to go but not sure if it will go through it or not. Drifts are already waist deep. Maybe pics tomorrow.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:14 AM

Sounds like winter has finally reached you. At least some of that wet snow will melt and soak into the ground. 45mph winds - sounds like a pretty nasty storm. Take care and don't underestimate that Ford. Put it in low range and you can move some seriously deep snow with that rig.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:22 AM

Got it out here too. I would guess about 6" of snow here with 30-40 MPH winds. Our problem is the sleet/freezing rain that arrived about 2 hours before the snow. My driveway and street is a sheet of ice. When I dropped a chain on the 110 I was outta luck. 120 is still waiting to be reassembled... :poke:

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:25 AM

Hope everything works out ok. My wife lived in Wisconsin until she was 16 now she gets a chill when she hears the word snow.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:08 PM

:wewantpics: I live in WNY and I know all about snow. We haven't had any yet but its in the extended forecast. We'll see what happens........
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:34 PM

I have the wind down here, but that's all. And I am very thankful for that!

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 12:40 PM

6 inches on the ground here. The winds have not picked up yet but we are expecting them soon. Expecting 9 to 12 inches before it is all done.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 01:05 PM

Well i wish you would send it all this way and more.....I wanna plow....I want seat time !!!

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 01:10 PM

Not a single stinkin' pic so far....... :wewantpics:

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 01:15 PM

Got 8 to 12 inches here with the ice. Winds at 50 mi per hr. Interstate 35 closed with a 25 car pile-up 3miles north of me. One fatality . Wind are blowing a total white- out here. Its really flat here so when it stops snowing the snow keeps blowing. :(

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 01:52 PM

The "weather guessers" are predicting 2-4" for tomorrow, and another 1-3" in the late evening.

Maybe the HT20D will get a workout :D :D :D

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 01:57 PM

Light Snow flurries this morning and now the sun is out and it is a balmy +12 degs. outside. Beautiful day here.

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 02:54 PM

Good luck to you guys with the ice and wind. Stay safe ! Maybe.........you could send some snow EAST ???

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 04:37 PM

Very Windy in N. IN and Rainy off/on with it! More like Thunderstorms. Supposed to get colder and snowy next couple days! Have a PK and couple WHorses to try with blades. :dancingbanana:

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 04:42 PM

The wind is crazy here! One of the barn "man doors" keeps coming open, as the wind is banging the door back & forth till the latch lets loose, so I screwed the door shut, and also had to screw some loose tin on my shop. Things you'd not think would get blown around are. I also had to wire some sliding barn doors to the end barn gates, as they were swinging straight out. Hang onto your hats!!!
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