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  • East cost winter storm 12/09

    we got hit with over 12" and its still coming down
    i have pictures here http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/hom...torm-12-19-09/

    if your from the east cost post your pictures
    Charlie

    My seek the peek fundraiser page
    http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


    http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

    new work pictures 12/09
    http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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    Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

    I hear you, I am so glad the gardeners were here today. We are down in the 60s and leaves were all over the yard.

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
      Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

      We had 12" by Noon. We're up to 20+ now and it's still coming down.

      Photo below was just before Noon today (12/19). Those benches at the edge of the deck are completely covered now 10 hours later.

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      • #4
        Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

        And that's why I left Chicago after the winter of 1979 and moved to Arizona. My buddy liked my idea and did one better..he now lives in Hawaii. I should have gone further west!

        So..how's that GLOBAL WARMING working for ya?

        Sorry I just couldn't help myself



        Cactus Man

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        • #5
          Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

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          • #6
            Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

            I love snow.

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            • #7
              Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

              Today, Saturday, December 19, 2009 we broke the all time record for most snow fall in the month of December with 16.3+ inches at National Airport. It's the 7th. heaviest snow on record for anytime. In many areas nearby we had well over 18 inches and some got 2 feet!!! As for right now which in my time is just before mid-night I still have light snow falling. It's going to take time and serious work getting dug out from this mess.

              I'm beyond angry that area malls forced store employees to endanger themselves so they could open up today. In the afternoon they (same greedy malls) closed after very minimal customer turnout. Talking about greed and being fools.The people that did show up are now stuck in the parking lots.

              Over and over again TV news reporters and police begged everyone to stay off the roads and stay home, but there were far too many stupid *&^%$# that just had to venture out only to learn the hard way about getting belly hung (their cars that is) and also that their Yaupo Schight sports cars with racing tires simply can't deal with deep snow on un-plowed roads. Heck, they can't go on plowed roads with less than 2" ground clearance and slick tires. I stayed home and several times dug around my doors so I could get out in case of an emergency. I also shoveled my sidewalk out to the road which has yet to be plowed at all. Even many main roads remain untouched in my area but that's good as it helps keep people home where they belong in this weather.

              What are you having to deal with this weekend?
              Last edited by Woussko; 12-21-2009, 10:41 AM.

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              • #8
                Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                Just got in from clearing about 6 to 8 inches of snow and having a good laugh. I start my twenty plus year old Toro 5/21 several times a year and keep it well maintained. Fresh gas last month and running like a top. Go to start it tonight and the pull cord mechanism would not engage! Fifteen minutes later I fixed the problem but not without a good chuckle. I love snow too, I'm just not overly thrilled with driving in it or clearing it anymore.
                P.S. A couple years ago I was standing outside early in the morning after a dusting of snow, no more than one inch. Right in front of my house was a young man driving a new Nissan 350Z and going nowhere fast. The car had just about no traction. I told him to pull into my driveway and leave the car there until the roads were completey cleared. He was a substitute teacher at the school only a couple hundred feet from my home. He took me up on the offer and the car was gone that afternoon. If folks are going to spend thirty thousand on a nice car like that, why not get a couple good snow tires and a couple bags of sand to throw in the truck for added traction?
                Last edited by Frankiarmz; 12-20-2009, 01:24 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                  Help is on the way

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exBrz...eature=related
                  Last edited by Woussko; 12-20-2009, 02:00 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                    Nice one Woussko. I notice a couple fans on the dash in
                    case it gets too hot in the cabin.

                    My uncle who worked for UP for many years said they used to
                    take old steam locos and convert them to steam driven rotary
                    snow throwers something like the one shown here.
                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3574697...ool-784963@N23

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frBh5vO_2g0

                    Or you can use the old plow style.
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNv1PMLwHI&NR=1
                    Last edited by Bob D.; 12-20-2009, 08:12 AM.
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                    "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
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                    sigpic http://www.helmetstohardhats.com/

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                    • #11
                      Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                      Strange, here in western mass, we only gotten a couple inches. A hard sneeze can blow this stuff away.

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                      • #12
                        Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                        Pcrack, why do you leave the windshield wipers up?
                        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                        • #13
                          Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                          I don't know why but everyone here does it

                          I guess to show my solidarity with others

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                          • #14
                            Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                            Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                            Pcrack, why do you leave the windshield wipers up?
                            Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                            I don't know why but everyone here does it

                            I guess to show my solidarity with others
                            You would figure a kid from Hawaii would not understand but I thought you would.

                            The wipers freeze to the glass and when you try to free them it is hard on the blade and the wiper motor.

                            Mark
                            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                            • #15
                              Re: East cost winter storm 12/09

                              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                              Pcrack, why do you leave the windshield wipers up?
                              same question we asked last night.

                              came up with a few reasons.

                              to keep the rubber from freezing onto the glass.

                              to allow for easier ice scraping.

                              to help locate the car when it gets deeper

                              bill, how does vegas sound a few months earlier

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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