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#1 Mark 149 J. ONLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2017 - 12:48 PM

It snowed another 6" inches of snow on New Years day.  This is the third time this winter that we've had 6" of snow in Eastern Washington.  This is not very normal for us.  The other unusual thing is we don't have a warm wind (called a Chinook Wind) following the storm to melt it all away.  Instead, we're suppose to drop down into Single digits at night until the end of the week.  I haven't seen a winter like this since January of 1993. 

I live in the City of Kennewick.  It's a native name which means "Winter haven".  The different tribes would spend there winter here because it had mild temperatures and very little snow because of the Cascade Mts. blocking the precipitation making it very arid.  The Columbia River also provided plenty of food and fresh drinking water. 

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After this, I plan on getting the Cub 1811 w/42" snow blower out to clear out a path.


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 01:11 PM

Just think of all the seat time you are going to get.  :D  :D  :D .


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 01:30 PM

6" of partly cloudy I see! Enjoy!


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 01:33 PM

How thick is the ice on that "skating rink"?  :poke:


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 02:09 PM

Just think of all the seat time you are going to get.  :D  :D  :D .

I've spent so much time on this machine already this year that I'm off to get more gas for it!

 

6" of partly cloudy I see! Enjoy!

Yea, the weather forecast only said 2" and they only had a "winter advisory" and not a "winter storm warning" like last snow storm!   

 

How thick is the ice on that "skating rink"?  :poke:

Ha! 

I haven't looked because the pool has a cover that's held on by springs.  I imagine that's it's getting fairly thick.


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 02:25 PM

I find the first two snow storms are fun. After that it is another chore to be done. Enjoy your seat time.
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Posted January 02, 2017 - 03:35 PM

Just finished up with the snow removal.  I think we had closer to 8" of snow instead of 6".   I ended up clearing the entry ways of several of my neighbors and one whole drive of a lady down the street who had just lost her husband this summer.  She was very thankful!  I told her that I had been given the tractor and snow blower in August and this was my paying it forward.  She felt better about that. 

I've also ordered some Teflon spray made by 3M to see if it will help keep the chute from clogging.  I tried Silicone spray this time and it didn't seem to help much.  This snow was easy to pack so it would clog the chute when I would back up and start again. 

Here's what my drive way looked like when I was done.

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It sure make life a lot easier!


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Posted January 02, 2017 - 03:54 PM

We got snow up in Spokane, now gonna get cold, real Cold!
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Posted January 03, 2017 - 09:03 AM

Just finished up with the snow removal.  I think we had closer to 8" of snow instead of 6".   I ended up clearing the entry ways of several of my neighbors and one whole drive of a lady down the street who had just lost her husband this summer.  She was very thankful!  I told her that I had been given the tractor and snow blower in August and this was my paying it forward.  She felt better about that. 

I've also ordered some Teflon spray made by 3M to see if it will help keep the chute from clogging.  I tried Silicone spray this time and it didn't seem to help much.  This snow was easy to pack so it would clog the chute when I would back up and start again. 

Here's what my drive way looked like when I was done.

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It sure make life a lot easier!

 

 

I see your chute looks packed tight in that photo


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 10:42 AM

I tried Silicone spray this time and it didn't seem to help much.  This snow was easy to pack so it would clog the chute when I would back up and start again. 

 

Even if your blower is useless, your tractor looks great sitting there! :thumbs: 


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 12:09 PM

I see your chute looks packed tight in that photo

Yep, it was constantly having to unplug the chute.  The snow really liked to compact tightly even when I was using the snow shovel.



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Posted January 03, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Even if your blower is useless, your tractor looks great sitting there! :thumbs:

I couldn't agree more!

It goes great through the snow.  I've tried to see if I could get it stuck but it just keeps going.

I'm looking forward to see how well it works with the rototiller attachment in the spring.



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Posted January 03, 2017 - 01:23 PM

You can send some of that snow my way up in the NW corner of the state. I haven't been over that way in years. The last time was for the Hydro races on the Columbia river.


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 03:24 PM

Looks like fun! :thumbs:


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Posted January 03, 2017 - 03:31 PM

You can send some of that snow my way up in the NW corner of the state. I haven't been over that way in years. The last time was for the Hydro races on the Columbia river.

I will check with the weatherman and see if he can send some up your way! :D

Don't feel bad about not having been through this part of the state in a long time.  I haven't been North of Spokane sense 1995.







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