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The first major snow storm of the year here
« on: December 15, 2007, 08:57:06 PM »
They are telling us that we could get 12-24 inches of the white stuff between now and Monday morning.  If we get it as predicted it will be a heavy one that we have not seen in quite awhile here.  I like snow but this maybe a little to much.  I do have the TLB fueled and ready to clean if needed but I hope it misses us.

Hows are you guys faring south and west of Michigan where the snow is already falling?

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 09:06:36 PM »
We've had snow on the ground here in NH for quite some time.  Got a couple of storms this past week and it's about knee deep already.  This storm coming may give us another foot or so.  Sometimes the more they talk, the less we get.
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 09:11:17 PM »
So far the storms have only given us 2 inches at most with all of it melting in the sun.  I only hope it does the same this time.  We have not had a 2 foot storm in years and it sure would make a mess around here if it happens.

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 10:15:35 PM »
I could do with no snow from this storm.
But just in case.

 

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 11:05:40 PM »
  We got 7" in Kansas where I am.  A big drift right in front of the garage where the wife parks.  Made a path this afternoon so she can get out and go to Walmart tomarrow.  The ice storm gave us 4" of rain, so we are in good shape for moisture now.  If the snow would just set where it fell, would be great for the wheat, but it hardly ever does.  Snow seems to always be accompanied by wind, so it winds up in the roads and the crick.  We have a bridge being replaced right now, the bridge is done but not the dirtwork, so instead of driving 2 miles to feed the cows, it is 8 miles around, because of mud roads, and the stupid city has their stupid gate closed so the water is backed up across a low water bridge, so I didn't bring the tractor home to move snow.  guess I got that off my chest.  Jim
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 11:11:26 PM »
Hey there Reddog  That snowblower you got mounted on that tractor originated from this area.  Shulte is only 6 miles from here located in Englefeld, Saskatchewan.

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2007, 09:36:57 AM »
That will move some snow Reddog.I have a 54" Provonust snowthrower on the back of my BX Kubota.That does a good job.Calling for a foot here.Wind chills are down to -10.So far it looks like a slow storm.Only have about 3 inches so far.They was calling for an inch an hour.Don't look that way right now.We only have about 6 inches on the ground before this storm.All the snow we got this winter has been very light.This one might be differant.The wind will pack it down some.
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2007, 11:17:46 AM »
Hey Reddog......That's one nice set up  ;D  ;D  ;D

It's about time you guy's got some of this stuff......we've been diggin' out fer a month almost
Why not just 1 pain free day?

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2007, 11:23:58 AM »
Steve, I hope you are keeping the digging down to a minimum. Don't be pushing that ticker, we like having you around. ;D Maybe a snowblower on a tractor with a heated cab will work on your list to Santa. ;)
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007, 11:30:20 AM »
What kind of snow mover is that hiding behind the tractor?

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2007, 11:37:30 AM »
We been getting a mix of snow and sleet, plus some pretty good wind gusts. Starting to get some small drifts. Our local newspaper is almost as bad as the weaher channel for hyping up the weather. Here is a typical week of headlines:

Day 1: Giant Snow Storm Headed for Berkshires!
Day 2: Berkshires Braces for Giant Snow Storm!
Day 3: Berkshires Hit by Giant Snow Storm!
Day 4: Berkshires Shovels out From Giant Snow Storm!
Day 5: Berkshires Still Reeling From Giant Snow Storm!

And  that is just for the boring 4-8" storms, if we are going to get a 1'-2' or 18"-30", they don't know what to do with themselves. ::) The ice really can be an inconvenience, but the snow really isn't that big a deal.


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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2007, 12:43:34 PM »
The 'big one' just started here around 10 am. Just real light stuff so far, looks like a NE'ster so they are our worst. Sometimes we get ice in those storms. Says there will be some along the Fundy Coast. I'm 160 miles north of there.
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 03:33:14 PM »
We only got about six inches. The wind is blowing good. But the sun is shining now.

Shulte makes some pure rugged stuff. I would keep that rig in the UP at a cabin we used. If you hadn't been there in two weeks you could have 2 feet of snow to move. With the 7 foot width, one past down and back the drive was done.
I have moved frozen county banks with it many times. It just chews thru them.
You have to watch using it. If there is a lot of frozen bank, it will take the bark off trees close to the driveway.

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 03:40:04 PM »
Foot plus here and still snowing and blowing.  This should get the deer yarding in our woods for sure.  Now if I can get up the gumption to take a walk with the muzzleloader this afternoon I may get one.

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2007, 07:08:28 AM »
Well we ended up with about 14 inches of snow.  But boy did it blow, alot of bare spots out there and alot of spots with 2-3 foot drifts.  I guess I will be plowing for awhile today. 

How are the rest of you guys faring?

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2007, 07:17:27 AM »
We have 4 - 8" here so far. Suppose to end this morning with afternoon flurries. We have wind, but not heavy wind. We had sleet most of the night beating against the windows, but not warm enough to have rain.

I say 4 - 8" because on the driveway and roadway there was not quite 4" and in front of the shop there was 8". So take it from there. ;D
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2007, 10:11:33 AM »

 I would put it at 10 inches here . With the wind blowing the drifting snow will be lots of fun to move  ::)  The wind here has 'bout a fifty miles to pick-up snow and drop it on me ...  Maybe some day I will get wise and get me a blower for here ... One with a cab and steering , front mount would be nice , no more neck lockups . Then again , i could get going on the pick-up fix-up and be in a heated cab to do this  ::) 
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2007, 10:54:38 AM »
My normal shift is Four ten Hour days..Starting Tuesday Nite/Friday Morning at 3:00AM untill 2:00PM and ending Friday Nite/Saturday 3:00AM untill 2:00PM Saturday..so I thought I was a side lines observer...Untill the phone rang Sunday at 3:00..need more trucks on the road..So I plowed from 5:00PM yesterday until 2:00AM this morning in total white out conditions. The "drive by brail" method never is fun. All I could do is stare at the spot the "Air Craft Spot Light" on my truck could let me see...and look for the ridges or clues to things like guard rails and last storms snow banks! No kidding. I had one hill where a homeowner made a huge snow pile along his side of the road clearing out his parking area and drive..the snow filled in from the top all the way across the road when I got there at 1:00AM. FORTUNATELY it was a steep hill and I was going down. I still had to power thru that drift with all the traction and power my 400hp 56.000 lbs (More like 64,000 loaded the way I was with salt!) 10 wheeler plow truck could generate with the rears locked in. Good thing I was going down that hill! Two other hilles were so drifted in I had to go up with the "wing" up and "one way" down only as I didn't have enough power and traction to handle both one-way and wing plows..then go back and clean up with both plows. Two trips per hill.

So yes..I saw the storm.
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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2007, 02:46:46 PM »
We've gotten about a foot in the past two weeks.  The storm we got over the weekend turned out to be a mix of about every type of precipitation known to man, except maybe hail.  It's not a lot of snow, but it's been many years since I've been having to wade through this much white stuff before Christmas.  I guess the good and the bad go together, it's slowed us down work-wise, but a little slow-down isn't all that bad once in a while.

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Re: The first major snow storm of the year here
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2007, 08:15:30 PM »
We got about 8 inches,I guess,with about 2 inches of hard stuff.Kinda a good thing the way the wind is blowing out there.I don't have much trouble with the snow drifting here.Does alittle bit between the 2 fields,but not tonight.But up on the hill we look at is some bad all the time.The town use to put up a snow fence and than add another one on top of that one.Now I don't even know what one looks like.probaly been 20 years since I've seen one.
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