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Old 02-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Winter Storm US/Canada northeast February 8, 2013

Cut from another topic,
it's very snowy here again, after we were almost snow-free yesterday. I think the precipitation has passed us, but it's windy and cold and a mess everywhere.
If you're east or southest of Ontario, Canada, you're probably getting the same as us, or will be soon.
Take any reasonable precautions, or top up any fuels or supplies you might need to be in doors for a few days, if necessary. We've been clobbered, and we weren't supposed to get the worst of it.
Take care everyone.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Good advice Mike.
It's calm and not much snow on the ground here. Lots of bare spots where you see the lawn.
It looks like that is about to change. They just put out a Blizzard Warning for us too.
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Default Re: Winter Storm US/Canada northeast February 8, 2013

The storm is winding down here (40 miles NE of Portland Maine). It has stopped snowing, but the wind is still howling causing a lot of drifts. We lost some shingles off the roof from the wind but no serious damage. The wind left big patches of ground bare with huge drifts in other areas. As you can see in the attached photo, we had a huge drift in front of my garage (has since been plowed) but my B parked next to the garage is practically on bare ground.
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Default Re: Winter Storm US/Canada northeast February 8, 2013

Just amazing how it built up like that. Looks like it would be as tall as I am!

It is like that here also. I don't think the snow drifts are as high as yours but, when I looked out earlier, the driveway was mostly clear except for a huge drift going across it.
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Default Re: Winter Storm US/Canada northeast February 8, 2013

I decided to get the shovels out and get some exercise this morning.
Same situation as described above, uneven drifting in areas because of the winds.
Took about 2 hours to dig a a path to our back shed and clear the driveway so that the sun could help melt what was left. The snow was heavy, but not packed or wet. It was a good workout.
There's a thaw coming, so I'm hoping it will all be gone by Tuesday, much like last winter when our weather pattern was cold temps and a big snow dump, then temperature rises above freezing, melts away the mess, repeat.
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Luckily, because of the cold, it was a dry snow and didn't stick to and weigh down the trees, so there were relatively few power outages here. I started my generator and let it run for an hour Friday afternoon to be sure it would start if I needed it, but the lights never even flickered. Not nearly as bad as it could have been, but I told my wife that when I retire in 3 years, we should head south in the B in January/February.
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Default Re: Winter Storm US/Canada northeast February 8, 2013

Dry snow here as well. We had a ring of snow like a wall around the house and the garage. Ground was bare next to the buildings.
Side deck (in the lee) had 2' to 3' of snow.



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Default Re: Winter Storm US/Canada northeast February 8, 2013

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........... We lost some shingles off the roof from the wind but no serious damage.
I lost a couple also in that same storm. A few tabs tore off. At the time it was about 12F when I went up and put roof patch caulk on the exposed nails etc. Got around to replacing them today - sunny and 43F. Roof is only three years old and I hated breaking the glue seals today to removed the damaged shingles. Anyway, all done and probably twice as good as the original install.

We hardly had any snow on the roof this year to protect it.
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