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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:01 AM

    Looks like we are in for at least 25 and up to 40cm (10-16") of snow with blowing snow starting this evening into tomorrow. Heres the official weather warning. Looks like some seat time for sure. I've got to check out the walk behind blower. The wheel drive is not engaging consistently and it's been a few years since I've cleaned and lubed it. Belt dust gets on the drive plate and the friction disc slips. Time for some routine maintenance. I might even install the chains on the 2320.

 

 

Warnings

Halifax Metro and Halifax County West
4:40 AM AST Saturday 29 December 2012
Winter storm warning for 
Halifax Metro and Halifax County West upgraded from Winter storm watch

Most of Mainland Nova Scotia is under a winter storm warning with upwards of 25 centimetres of snow and blowing snow expected beginning tonight and continuing Sunday.

This is a warning that dangerous winter weather conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A low pressure system currently well south of the Great Lakes will track eastward today and become an intense nor'Easter tonight as it tracks along the coast of Nova Scotia. This storm will bring a large swath of heavy snow to Nova Scotia along with blowing snow in strong northerly winds. 20 to 40 centimetres of snow can be expected for most of Mainland Nova Scotia with the exception of Eastern Nova Scotia which is forecast to change over to rain for several hours on Sunday before changing back to snow. In addition higher than normal water levels with rough pounding surf due to high waves are expected along the Atlantic coast Sunday morning. Storm surge warnings are in effect over Northern Nova Scotia for Antigonish County and the Cape Breton coasts along the Gulf of St Lawrence. High water levels and rough pounding surf due to high waves are expected late Sunday afternoon and in the evening.

A Les Suetes wind warning is in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north with gust to 90 km/h beginning Sunday morning and ending in the evening. 

 


 

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:20 AM

Sounds like it's time to batten down the hatches, put fresh batteries in the camera, and gas up the tractor.

Good luck you guys.

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:34 AM

I just saw that too. Looks like you'll be out there, cleaning up the mess in the morning.

Have fun Brian.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:45 AM

We have spring in europe. It's 01:45 pm, sun is shining and temperature is + 9 °C


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Yeah,I've been following that too.Doesn't look good.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 08:30 AM

Good luck, Brian! They blew our forecast! Everything missed us completely.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:41 AM

We are forcast to get the west side of the storm as it heads up the coast, forcasting an inch or 2, those are the forcasts that scare me 'cause if they guess the track wrong we could get burried when we are thinking no big deal!!



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Good luck to you Brian. Sounds like a good amount of seat time in your near future if they got the predictions right. We only have about an inch or so on the ground so far.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:55 AM

We are expecting 4-8" of fluffy stuff this time.  The storm is coming together sooner than expected so they've upped our totals.  Bombogenesis will take place over the Gulf of Maine and Nova Scotia is expected to get walloped.  Stay safe up there!



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:59 AM

I hope all goes well for you Brian.  You folks up in the north east please take care.  They are predicting some snow here New Year's eve maybe.  Had a few flurries last night, but no accumulation.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:02 PM

Just got back inside after checking out the wheel drive on the Ariens blower. Got that sorted out. I think some oil or grease got on the friction wheel and it was slipping. Checked the fluids in the 2320, fuelled it up and took it to the end of the driveway to clean off the frozen plow berm that I forgot about yesterday. We are ready. The forecast is still calling for 25 cm at least with some ice pellets towards the end as the temp. gets up around freezing. Winds 50km/hr increasing to 70 (4omph) So we are going to get blowing snow as well. It's not so bad around our place as we are in the woods and quite sheltered. Going out to visit a few people later and will get back before it starts tonight. 



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Our prediction is for 2 inches to 5 inches by tonight.  Looks like we are halfway there now.  



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 02:05 PM

Hope everyone is safe up there.  Be careful when you go out Brian.  



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 06:06 PM

I'm up here in Quebec for family and the weather was insane yesterday! So much snow fall.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:23 PM

They predicted snow starting before noon.  I was beginning to think we had a dud, I saw about three flakes all day.  Then, just after dark it started coming down heavy, and has been since.  I guess we will see that 5-8".






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