Two day Blizzard

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  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I think this is the first time I have ever been in a blizzard that was absolute white out for two days straight. My tractor battery died so am at the beginning of the blizzard I barely get out of my drive way get my battery only to burry my vehicle trying to go down my drive way. 1.5 hours later I got it dig out then we didn’t leave the house until tonight. It took me 8 hours to move the snow. My neighbor got stuck at the beginning of my drive in his 1 ton dulley with a snow blade on front. Ahh it’s nice to be done. Now let’s all hope that was the last big blow until the snow melts!
     
  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Yep, two day ice storm down this way. Been a mess, but at least the sun was out today.

    Warmed things up. It finally hit 14° lol
     
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    We have hardly been below freezing this winter. We've had temps in the 60F region instead of below 30. We've had one light dusting of snow so far. We need snow for the moisture, and some time below zero to kill some of the bugs off.

    At least I don't have to shovel rain.
     
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  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Darn summer weather there! I’ve been at -6F all day. Pieces of me were blueing that should never begin to turn blue! And why is it once you are all bundled up you have to pee!
     
  5. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    I do because I'm old.
     
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  6. Thass

    Thass Electromatic

    31
    Dec 29, 2019
    Palm Desert
    I experienced the Blizzard of 77 (Buffalo NY). As a little kid it was super exciting to be out of school for 2 weeks. But we were house bound that entire time. I remember it as an adventure, but I’m sure my mom understood the gravity of what was really going on. I moved to SoCal because of work and I have to say, I don’t miss the cold and snow that much. But I do miss the change of seasons sometimes.
     
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  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Same here but in Iowa. My dad had to open a sliding door shovel the snow into the house until he had a tunnel out then shovel all that snow out. Floor, was soaked but in the winter it dried in a day. I was quite excited over that snowfall as well. I don't remember how much wind there was.
     
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  8. Thass

    Thass Electromatic

    31
    Dec 29, 2019
    Palm Desert
    Wow that’s crazy! Crazy fun as a kid.
     
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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've had to tunnel out of the house. Gotta love Lake Effect Snow. You know it's gonna be nasty when you get thundersnows. I'm a blizzard baby---9 months after the Blizzard of January '49.
     
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  10. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

    483
    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    I remember seeing news footage of that storm. The reporter was standing near a house where people were climbing out of a window, the shot opens up, the reporter steps aside and at his feet there is the top of a stop sign. The window was on the second floor!
     
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  11. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Gretschie

    Age:
    52
    451
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I don't know how y'all do it- it was in the 50s here, and I never got out of my thermals!;)
     
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  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I quite literally have shorts and sandals on until it is below 40 sometimes down to 30 if there is no wind. As soon as we get into the 30’s again you will see everyone in spring jackets until the temps dip again. The wind determines our desire to dress down.
     
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  13. phil66

    phil66 Gretschie

    145
    Dec 5, 2019
    Indiana
    Ya'll want to keep that white stuff up north there, We have had plenty of rain that no one going to be plowing the river bottoms till August, snow would only make things worse down here.
    Anyway Please stay safe and don't get out unless you really have to.
     
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  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I had to wear a jacket because it was 45F today on the way to work at 8am, I almost died. Stay Strong guys!

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  15. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    That’s funny but I understand. I was stationed in El Toro and lived out there fixing medical equipment for five years after that. The first winter I spent back in Iowa on the Mississippi River felt like a frozen hell! I couldn’t get warm but 24 years later on the is big white frozen land has me acclimated just fine and you have to learn how to dress in it. 8 hours in -6F temps but I needed four breaks to warm up inside. Old age I guess! Oh and Tavo here’s a late Happy Birthday!
     
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  16. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    46
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Here in Jersey we get snow, and it melts pretty quick. My yheory was correct, if i buy a snow blower, we won't get hit hard enough to use it.
    When i was a kid i didnt care for it my perspective has changed.
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    I'm not that far away from @5120mantis so same here on both thoughts . Seems when we were kids in the mid '60s there was a lot more " winter " then there is now for some reason . @Bertotti ... enjoy your day :D
     
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  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I’m investing in some electric socks at some point or better boots. I had a pair once that would keep your toes comfortable for half a day down to -35.
    The problem is if I’m moving I stay warm or even break a sweat but sitting on a tractor you just don’t create enough energy to keep your finger and hands warm.
     
  19. manunk

    manunk Electromatic

    Snowfall of 90 cm plus hurricane winds in Newfoundland but folks are helping folks and the army is there helping too. Check out St. John's NFLD. We only had 20 cm here on Saturday, the sun today makes it so sparkly and beautiful.
     
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  20. Thass

    Thass Electromatic

    31
    Dec 29, 2019
    Palm Desert
    No doubt. We lived in a single story home and had a snow drift that went from the middle of the backyard onto the roof. The best part was that the wind formed a snow tunnel against the back of the house (from the grass to the roof overhang). We would walk inside, the silence was amazing... but you could still hear the voice of mom frantically yelling at us to get out.
     
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