I'm usually critical of our local weather guessers but, today I have to complement them. They forecasted heavy snow would start at day break and it did. They did a great job and probably saved some lives.
It has been a crazy week, weather wise, around here. Tuesday was freezing rain. Yesterday, it hit 63* on the coast and 54* here(I'm in the eastern hills). Overnight, the temp dropped to 34* but when the snow started, it dropped to 28*. Four hours since dawn and we have 5+" and it is blowing. As an extra we are getting thundersnow.
All the government offices and schools are closed. People are still going out and there are lots of accidents. I went out and got a 1/4 cord of black oak into the basement yesterday so that we will be warm. It is supposed to go into the single numbers tonight. Just had more thunder.
When all is said and done we are supposed to get 10" to 18" by about sunset when the snow is supposed to end. I plan to wait until tomorrow to plow with my Ford tractor. I used it to get the wood yesterday, backed it into its parking place, covered it with a tarp, and put a magnetic heater on her so that she will start easier. I got two cans of diesel for her but didn't put them in. I learned a lesson years ago. I keep the fuel in the heated garage and add some just before starting her. It makes it easier for her to run.
I have a cab for the Ford but didn't put it on because of the wood collecting I've been doing. Tomorrow I will pay for not having that cab on it. It will probably take 4 hours of seat time but I may have to take breaks to thaw out. Good Luck, Rick
I just realized that I better get outside and knock the snow off of the tent garages or I may lose them.
Edited by boyscout862, February 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM.