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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:38 PM

We got about 6" of heavy wet snow last night. it was dead still and the flakes were huge. It weighed down a lot of trees and off went the power at about midnight. This was supposed to be a few showers or an inch or 2 of snow but changed at the last minute. 

  We got the power back at about 10AM. I got the PTO generator going on the tractor early this morning for a couple of hours before it came back on. The ground is so saturated with water from the week long thaw we've had that I didn't dare use the blade on the driveway. I used the blower which has the skids set high so I'm not throwing rocks all the time. 

  Heres some pics of the mess. It was mild this afternoon and all the snow in the trees came crashing down.

 

Heres the driveway. The birch trees took a beating. 

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You can see the trees into the wires here on the road we live on. 

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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:40 PM

That is a heavy snow
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:45 PM

Wow! Beautiful pics, but not good for power lines!


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 05:45 PM

I hate to see the trees so bent over from the weight. Last winter we had a storm like that early. A lot of the trees (young ones) haven't straightened back up yet. I would prefere plain old snow strom anyday.  Hope you don't loose any trees.  Thanks for the pictures.    Roger.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 06:12 PM

Glad your doing ok, sure looks pretty though.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 06:18 PM

I agree....Very beautiful to see snow like this, but it is very rough on the trees and power-lines.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:41 PM

We got about 6" of heavy wet snow last night. it was dead still and the flakes were huge. It weighed down a lot of trees and off went the power at about midnight. This was supposed to be a few showers or an inch or 2 of snow but changed at the last minute.
We got the power back at about 10AM. I got the PTO generator going on the tractor early this morning for a couple of hours before it came back on. The ground is so saturated with water from the week long thaw we've had that I didn't dare use the blade on the driveway. I used the blower which has the skids set high so I'm not throwing rocks all the time.
Heres some pics of the mess. It was mild this afternoon and all the snow in the trees came crashing down.

Heres the driveway. The birch trees took a beating.
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So it's not just me!
I try to listen carefully to the weather forecast.
But I always seem to miss the six to twelve inches of heavy wet snow!
Now we're looking at a week of sub freezing temps!
At least it will all melt in a month or two!

Joe


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You can see the trees into the wires here on the road we live on.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Apparently the generator was a good investment.
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for the pictures. Hope your power stays on.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 07:57 PM

Looking mighty cold up there! Thanks for the pictures!
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 08:00 PM

From the heated comfort of my own home and in a town where today's high was 52 degrees F, I have to say those are some very pretty pictures!  Glad you seem to be staying safe.


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Has something like that happing while on grounds crew in seminary in March of 2008.  8" of heavy wet snow on top of 8" on the ground then temps drifted into the 40's.  We had major water problems in campus housing all around campus.  Glad you are OK and the damage is not too significant.  It definitely is beautiful.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Apparently the generator was a good investment.

 

I got lucky and found it only a few miles away from me for 700$. It was lightly used and is a 7200w 540rpm PTO driven unit on a 2 wheeled dolly.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:21 AM

I got lucky and found it only a few miles away from me for 700$. It was lightly used and is a 7200w 540rpm PTO driven unit on a 2 wheeled dolly.

Great deal. Be very careful with wiring and the load on it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Hope all that stays up that way!






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