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Mar 2, 2018 - 1:57:19 PM
13436 posts since 12/2/2005

Over two inches of rain since the storm started and the wind is howling - gusts in excess of 70 mph recorded not very far from me. I don't currently have an anemometer but it's honkin' out there..

Mar 2, 2018 - 2:11:05 PM
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Mooooo

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3465 posts since 8/20/2016

Stay safe man.

Mar 2, 2018 - 2:25:35 PM
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13436 posts since 12/2/2005

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Originally posted by Mooooo

Stay safe man.


Thanks. We do have a generator should the power go out. My only real concern is if the wind takes a tree down on the house. There are a couple that could, in theory, but they've withstood winds this strong in the past.

Mar 2, 2018 - 2:34:35 PM

4304 posts since 10/13/2007

Good luck Skip. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep you banjo close.
ken

Mar 2, 2018 - 3:58 PM

13436 posts since 12/2/2005

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Originally posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom

Good luck Skip. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep you banjo close.
ken


Thanks. Power went down in the neighborhood about 90 minutes ago. Generator is running, and curiously, we still have cable and Internet. Glad for the generator. It would be weird to watch television by candlelight. wink

Mar 2, 2018 - 4:35:53 PM

rinemb Players Union Member

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10099 posts since 5/24/2005
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quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland
quote:
Originally posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom

Good luck Skip. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep you banjo close.
ken


Thanks. Power went down in the neighborhood about 90 minutes ago. Generator is running, and curiously, we still have cable and Internet. Glad for the generator. It would be weird to watch television by candlelight. wink


Skip, that closing comment made me laugh, just when a needed one.  I wish the best and for the safety you and of all in your area.  Will look forward to hearing from you later.  brad

Mar 2, 2018 - 4:40:41 PM

66671 posts since 5/9/2007

I just saw some awful footage of the Cape getting hammered,Skip.
Hang onto something.

Mar 2, 2018 - 5:19:12 PM

47887 posts since 12/14/2005
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Like the Judge said to the star of our favorite TWO CHORD banjo song, Tom Dooley:
"Hang in there!"

Mar 2, 2018 - 5:25:21 PM
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figmo59

USA

27264 posts since 3/5/2008

It is hittin here too Skip...

Smoked hams n..bacon plus ham steaks..came taday..slaughtered ah pig a few weeks ahgo...
So.. we will not ...starve.... ;0)

Mar 2, 2018 - 5:45:02 PM

dmiller

USA

22896 posts since 7/22/2007

I've been watching the storm also on the news, and it's a bad one.  It reminds me of some of the storms that Lake Superior dishes out every once in a while (November especially).  No storm of that magnitude is fun to contend with, but Mother Nature deals the cards.  All you folks up there take care and stay safe.  

Mar 2, 2018 - 5:55:22 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

10779 posts since 9/27/2007

Hunker down & keep us posted!

Mar 3, 2018 - 5:58:17 AM
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13436 posts since 12/2/2005

A fair number of trees down around the neighborhood, though my area doesn't appear to be too badly affected. A few broken limbs in the yard; the wind rearranged the small boats down by the pond. I have my bird feeders suspended on a trolly rig between the house and a tree; I should say HAD because the wind put enough pressure on the tree to pull the trim piece on the house end off the house. Will fix that once the wind dies down a bit more.

We're still running off the generator and, curiously, we never lost cable/Internet. Much of the area is without power. I can only guess at wind speeds here at the house; I presume there were some gusts well over 60, and within a 15 mile radius there were gusts recorded exceeding 90.

Mar 3, 2018 - 6:30:04 AM

Nancy

USA

27228 posts since 3/11/2004

Storms are not easy to weather.
You are doing an excellent job of getting thru.
Resourceful. Yes.
Take care of yourself. Be safe.
Nancy

Mar 3, 2018 - 8:20:07 AM

Mooooo

USA

3465 posts since 8/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

A fair number of trees down around the neighborhood, though my area doesn't appear to be too badly affected. A few broken limbs in the yard; the wind rearranged the small boats down by the pond. I have my bird feeders suspended on a trolly rig between the house and a tree; I should say HAD because the wind put enough pressure on the tree to pull the trim piece on the house end off the house. Will fix that once the wind dies down a bit more.

We're still running off the generator and, curiously, we never lost cable/Internet. Much of the area is without power. I can only guess at wind speeds here at the house; I presume there were some gusts well over 60, and within a 15 mile radius there were gusts recorded exceeding 90.


Smart communities run Cable/Internet and as many Utilities as possible underground to avoid storm outages...seems like they may not do that to your electricity.

Nice that you didn't get any major damage to your house or yourselves.

Mar 3, 2018 - 8:49:28 AM

1251 posts since 2/16/2017

That was a rough storm. The snow was heavy and wet, and the wind just spackled it to the trees. It poured rain all night thursday before the wind and snow yesterday, so the ground soft. So many trees lost around here.

Glad you made it through unscathed. The wind must have been much worse for you out on the Cape.

Mar 3, 2018 - 9:26:44 AM

469 posts since 1/4/2011

My Daughter-in-Law posted a picture on FaceBook this morning of a 40 foot wave breaking on the beach at Kitty Hawk, NC from this same system. Pretty awesome (in the intimidating sense) photo.

Mar 3, 2018 - 12:09:20 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

10779 posts since 9/27/2007

I've been watching the news. That's a nasty storm for sure. My heart goes out to all of you concerned.

I can add Bomb Cyclone & Bombogenesis to my weather terminology.

Mar 3, 2018 - 1:59:15 PM
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RonR

USA

1198 posts since 11/29/2012

I had a 30 foot tree come down in a parking lot. It missed the house and car. While we were cutting it down the neighbor came by to try and get a free fence out of the deal. I don't think he will be talking to me any more.

Mar 3, 2018 - 2:04:14 PM
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If I say something about you taking a fence at what your neighbor said, is that a WORSE pun than Nancy saying storms are hard to weather?     cheeky

Mar 3, 2018 - 4:44:07 PM
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13436 posts since 12/2/2005

We're back on shore power. The neighborhood just came back online and the generator has shut itself down. A good unit, that machine!!!

Still kinda breezy here but otherwise getting back to normal.

Mar 3, 2018 - 8:38:02 PM

Tim13 Players Union Member

USA

3047 posts since 4/1/2008

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

We're back on shore power. The neighborhood just came back online and the generator has shut itself down. A good unit, that machine!!!

Still kinda breezy here but otherwise getting back to normal.


A standby generator is fantastic.  We have one, and the last time we lost power, I didn't even realize it until my wife said something about it several hours later.....LOL.

Tim

Mar 3, 2018 - 9:13:39 PM

Mullie

USA

4440 posts since 10/6/2009

Skip was lucky. Friends in Quincy were washed out. Heard some tough stories from folks in Marshfield and Scituate. Thankfully many places on the cape simply lost power for a while. Other south shore towns on the water suffered catastrophic damage from the flooding. Prayers that they are ok now

Mar 4, 2018 - 5:13:58 AM

13436 posts since 12/2/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Mullie

Skip was lucky. Friends in Quincy were washed out. Heard some tough stories from folks in Marshfield and Scituate. Thankfully many places on the cape simply lost power for a while. Other south shore towns on the water suffered catastrophic damage from the flooding. Prayers that they are ok now


Agreed. There were a lot of roads blocked by downed trees yesterday in this area... folks across the street will need some serious roof repair done... there are still wires down in lots of places, but overall, this area fared reasonably well.

Scituate is still 98 percent without power, according to the electric company, and a fair number of homes in that north of us took a pounding. Scituate ALWAYS takes a pounding in coastal storms. Pretty little town, but it's low-lying and has always been extremely vulnerable to storm surge.

It's a dilemma. People want to live right on the water. The water doesn't care what the people want.

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