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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Some of you may remember our first blizzard this winter here in western South Dakota was  Oct. 4th and I posted some pictures back then. Well 6 months later we are still getting it with a one day blizzard Monday, a couple more inches yesterday then probably 6 or 7 more today. Our snowplow from work had a bit of a problem! A co-worker took this pic of our snowplow while riding back from a meeting in town. This is only about a half-mile from our home too. It took the biggest wrecker a local towing company had to get it pulled out.

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:03 PM

I remember that blizzard last fall ,  You guys have been taking the brunt all winter too.  Spring has to be coming think warm thoughts. 


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:10 PM

    Very nice!!!!  I was on my way home from work a few years ago and there was a propane truck in the ditch just like that.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:20 PM

He's lucky it didn't roll over.

 

I remember that blizzard you posted.

I bet you've had enough too.

We're at -10c tonight.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 08:31 PM

I know how your feelin . We have had our share too. Another 1" coming tomorrow. It's not much, but I can't take much more. Noel


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:02 PM

I remember that blizzard last fall ,  You guys have been taking the brunt all winter too.  Spring has to be coming think warm thoughts. 

Thanks--the warm thoughts is what will get us through! It's not unsusual for April snow here, but it started sooo early--

 

    Very nice!!!!  I was on my way home from work a few years ago and there was a propane truck in the ditch just like that.

That county road is pretty narrow and he probably got sucked in by the bank from all the previous plowing.

 

He's lucky it didn't roll over.

 

I remember that blizzard you posted.

I bet you've had enough too.

We're at -10c tonight.

The left side tires look pretty light, don't they? I guess I really don't know how long winter lasts for you all up there, but it sure sounds like warm weather is running behind for you also. It's supposed to get down to 18* to 20* F tonight.

 

I know how your feelin . We have had our share too. Another 1" coming tomorrow. It's not much, but I can't take much more. Noel

Thanks. This long winter is sure stressing a lot of folks it seems---. I don't think we are supposed to get any more snow--- for now anyway.

 

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Posted April 02, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Wish i could send you some, looks like the plow truck driver need it too.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:45 PM

We got another 2" of "spring" today in about 1 1/2 hrs.
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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:53 PM

It's pretty rough when the plow truck goes off the roadway.  I hope the worst is behind you.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 02:31 AM

Is it helpful when I post some pics of the cherry blossom here?


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 05:05 AM

Same here. Another couple of inches of snow last night. I think it has snowed or freezing rain/ice pelleted us every day for the last week. Snow can happen here up to the second week of May but we haven't had any late snow falls for maybe 10 years. This year is showing no signs of stopping yet. We generally have nice falls here but terrible spring weather. I think it's the ocean influence here on the coast.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:05 AM

It almost looks like the truck is leaning against the tree and resting. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 07:18 AM

Back in 2002/2003 winter we got hammered with a huge snow storm, biggest I think I have experienced in my lifetime.  3 or so feet total snow fall in about 36 hours.  I was using my grandmothers big snow blower and the snow was rolling over top of it.  Anyway...Me and the girl I was dating at the time were walking down the half plowed roads to visit some family.  I see a snow plow coming down the road and he is riding half in the berm trying to knock the snow further off the edge.  About a 100 yards from him I try to flag him off, there is a DEEP ditch on his right, its obviously filled with snow, so unless he lived in town he would never know it was there.  He ignores me flagging him and then boom, right in the ditch and truck on its side.  He was ok, but he said I wondered why you were waving your arms I thought you were just being stupid....Guess who looks stupid now?


 


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Doesn't he know he can't plow trees?


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 08:34 PM

Thanks agian everyone, we got another inch overnight but a lot of melting today, The wind was still biting though! I hope that the melting continues.

 

The driver said that the wrecker had to be brought in from Sturgis 25 miles north and it took him a little over an hour of "working time" to get the plow safely pulled out.

 

Here's to spring actually arriving for all of us! :thumbs:

 

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