East Coast Storm...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by DWavs, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    In Northern Virginia. 30 inches and it is still falling. I live on a non state maintained road so we are truly trapped. I will patiently wait for the local farmer to get out his Kabota (sp?) tractor to dig us out...hopefully tomorrow.

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  2. FullClip

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    Back home we call 30" a "dustin"..:supergrin:


    But even in Maine getting that much in one sitting is pretty rare, and at least we're better prepared for it. I know how tough it can be when you live off the main road and hope your neighbor can dig you out soon, but in anything like a snow storm like that, it's best to just hunker down and ride it out in the house until the roads have been cleared.
     

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    28 inches and still going in Montgomery County, Maryland.
     
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    I was talking to an elderly woman yesterday in DC and she said they were going to get 24".

    She said she had plenty of food and water and they would just wait it out.

    I can't imagine how the younger generation in DC will react to this...
     
  5. Pop Gunner

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    Hopefully your neighbor can get himself dug out so he can get to his tractor.
    30inches in 1 sitting is a bear to deal with.We just took 6inches and it virtually crippled the city.The eastcoast is getting hammered with it this year.Put another log on the fire,reach into the pantry and find you some more vitals and hunker down!
     
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    I live on a state maintained road, but it's a cul-de-sac and we haven't see a plow yet.

    The Jeep had some problems getting up the hill this morning.

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  7. DWavs

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    I try to look at the positive. We'll save some money by not having to send our 2 1/2 year old to the sitter this week and we aren't out burning gas right now. :supergrin:
     
  8. jasonvp

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    I posted this in my other thread. But:

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    Missed my garage literally by inches. It happened at about 0100 this morning. I was up, reading at the time. The sound was pretty interesting. No wood cracking as you'd expect because the entire root-ball got pulled out of the ground. Just a muted *WHUMP* when it hit the snow on the ground.

    My chainsaw has sat idle for a little too long, and just refused to start today. It needs fresh fuel and probably a new spark plug. But, that big tree is completely blocking my garage, and I can't get out... not that any businesses are open right now anyway.

    Hopefully one of my neighbors can bring his chainsaw over and help me out. Otherwise I'm going to be here a while...

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    All the pics...Wow, just wow.
     
  10. GreenDrake

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    I wish we had some snow, got skunked this year. I do remember last year when we got three feet in one day, it was a blast. Just have fun with it, nothing you can do about weather. We managed to get 17 feet last winter, this year we are under a foot of total snow I think, nothing on the ground and sunny weather in the 40's.
     
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    WOW! Hey be safe man. We've had 22" before and its not that its slick its the shear bulk of the snow that causes it to be impossible to drive in. 30" is far deeper than many 4X4's are high.
     
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    I'm so sorry everyone, stay safe out there for sure:angel: