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Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« on: January 13, 2011, 03:44:08 PM »


7.5 hours in two days for clearing out two houses
200' drive ways
200' of state plowed sidewalks
2 4' high snow banks at the end of the drive ways
3gl of gas used for two snow blowers

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Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« on: January 13, 2011, 03:44:08 PM »

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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 03:51:47 PM »
Beautiful picture B. I remember 4' drifts all too well from the plains states.
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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 05:12:06 PM »
Beautiful photo I'm glad its you though. How much did you get.
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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 09:11:46 PM »
24" of wind driven snow in 24 hrs it was forecast to be a 12 hr storm but we got additional ocean effect snow

in snowed 3 " when I was out the first day in 4+ hrs

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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 09:13:55 PM »
Yuck! That is no fun at all.
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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 11:07:12 PM »
Only got about 14" total here over 3 days.  Fortunately it's been in the 20s so the stuff is light.  Unfortunately the farmer who plows me is out of service, so I had to borrow a Ford LGT 120 with a 42" blade and push the stuff myself.  As long as I move it when there is less than 6" on the ground I can do it.

On the bad side, I can't find my damn bib Carharts! 

Today was 18° and I spent 2 hours pushing snowbanks back alongside the driveway.  Putting the building way back from the road seemed like a good idea.  At least it ain't been windy!  If it gets windy I plan on spraying water on the banks to hold them in place. 
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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 11:21:12 PM »
If you spray them make sure you don't slide into them They do a good imitation of concrete at times.
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Re: Nor'easter blizzard 2011
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 09:25:48 AM »
global warming is giving us a mean case of winter this year. plenty of snow and cold to go around. more snow, higher snow moisture content, higher river levels and higher soil moisture levels than 96/97 when grand forks flooded. the type of spring thaw has more to do with the type of flooding we get. i can't say that we wil have a devasting flood but i know we will have serious issues. it is tough to wait when you know trouble is coming.
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