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Feb 12, 2019 - 8:13 AM
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1443 posts since 6/19/2014

The snow here is now higher than my head. On a bad day, I stand 5' 10" and a half. The snow is now piled up higher than that. The snowblower won't throw it any higher, and I can't shovel it up any more, so if there's any more snow coming, we're not going anywhere until spring.




Feb 12, 2019 - 8:20:26 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

38016 posts since 10/5/2013

Tsk, tsk..... my condolences ;-)




Feb 12, 2019 - 8:27:21 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

11887 posts since 9/27/2007

Wow! I remember winter like that in Ontario! Nowhere else to put it!

We are actually snowed in here on southern Vancouver Island.

Our power was out for most of the weekend.

We'll try to make it to Victoria for work tomorrow.

The rest of Canada is laughing at us but this is a lot for here.

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Feb 12, 2019 - 8:43:18 AM

bubbalouie

Canada

11887 posts since 9/27/2007

This is a pic out the front. We have to trade out the hummingbird feeder for a warm one when it freezes up!

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Feb 12, 2019 - 8:46:19 AM
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Wyozark

USA

614 posts since 12/2/2012

Last couple of weeks we've had what we consider to be cold weather and I've gone through all my ready-to-burn firewood that I use to supplement the furnace. Had some ice on Sunday. But we've had nothing like what you've had, or even what "they've" had (whoever they is..) had just a ways north of us.

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:15:36 AM
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Banjo Lefty

Canada

1443 posts since 6/19/2014

Here's the saddest picture of all: my BBQ


 

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:57:24 AM

68105 posts since 5/9/2007

Bare ground,here but a storm coming in tonight.Probably going to melt soon after,though.

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:00:05 AM
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DC5

USA

4109 posts since 6/30/2015

We're probably going on record as one of the least snowy winters of all time, at least Boston is, and probably Providence. It's snowing now and supposed to come down pretty quick in the next few hours totaling 4-6" but then it's turning to sleet then rain and it will be 50 on Friday so it'll all melt. PITA because I still have to clear the driveway and walks, only to have it melt over the next 2 - 3 days.

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:19:57 AM

Brian T

Canada

14921 posts since 6/5/2008

I can believe it. One city winter and I could walk off the snow bank onto the roof of the Suburban.
Here, it's at least knee deep in most places and every flake since October is still on the ground.
Up top has 10-20' and really bad slab avalanche conditions, even down into the trees.

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:29:45 AM

Owen

Canada

2970 posts since 6/5/2011

Lefty... just pack it down and drive/walk on top.  If/when it warms up to the point where the car starts to sink, hire a Bobcat to clear it away, and Bob's yer uncle.  Remember the KISS principle.  [If the city requires the homeowner to keep the sidewalk clear, you're on your own!!]  wink

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:38:38 AM

3732 posts since 11/29/2005

I had that problem once (thank goodness) in Truckee. My Sears blower would only get the snow up to about 8'. I wound up shoveling the bank off farther into the yard until it was down to about 5', then blowing more snow.

Took about 3 rotations and about 5 hours one evening. Next morning I had to blow the drive again - at least I had been smart enough to lower the bank last thing the previous evening.

That berm didn't melt until May, because the first 4' was solid ice for most of the winter.

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:43:09 AM
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bubbalouie

Canada

11887 posts since 9/27/2007

Same problem Lefty!

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Feb 12, 2019 - 11:38:48 AM
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Paul R

Canada

10955 posts since 1/28/2010

Well, the blow has started here, and it looks like we'll be shovelling for the next two days. (It also means this is my last trip to use the library's computer - mine has died - perhaps until next week.)

We've been getting our fair share of exercise in the last few months. Still haven't bought a 'blower. We're looking for an electric one. The driveway's one thing, but the end, where the plough piles it up, is the worst.

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:06:25 PM

Owen

Canada

2970 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

   The driveway's one thing, but the end, where the plough piles it up, is the worst.


Why does the plow pile the snow at the end of your driveway?   The plow just did our street an hour or so ago  ...just drops the "wing" as he crosses the end of the driveway and ....what you see is what you get.   [The "windrow" that is visible is across the street.... mid-block ... no driveway on that side.]


 

Edited by - Owen on 02/12/2019 12:09:35

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:25:14 PM

Tommy5

USA

3189 posts since 2/22/2009

Not much snow here in Chicagoland, however we just got our second ice storm weather warning from the US weather bureau in the last three days. The last ice storm warning before that was a decade ago. This morning some streets were hockey rinks and we have had some random power outages as the ice cracks tree limbs and cuts power lines. It has warmed up and the ice has melted from the streets, now we are under a heavy wind advisory which may snap power lines and trees still encrusted with ice.The vernal equinox is only five weeks away ,so we just have to hang on a few more weeks.

Edited by - Tommy5 on 02/12/2019 12:25:48

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:41 PM
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50504 posts since 12/14/2005

I park in the driveway, so I just stick a ruler into the snow atop the car, figuring most other places might be drifted higher or lower.
Five inches.
Snow blower won't start.
Neighbor did the walks and driveway because he LIKE being nice to old folks.

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:44:49 PM
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50504 posts since 12/14/2005

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Originally posted by bubbalouie

This is a pic out the front. We have to trade out the hummingbird feeder for a warm one when it freezes up!

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You have hummingbirds in the winter ?

I would have though that anything with a metabolism needing that much fuel per second, would have headed for milder climes.

But, hey, what I don't know about Canadian wildlife is even more than I don't know about playing banjo the RIGHT way!

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:49:18 PM
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2078 posts since 7/20/2004

I’m sitting here on the balcony of our vacation condo in Orange Beach AL in my shorts & T-shirt. Back home they’re digging out from another 10” of snow, on top of the foot that was already on the ground.

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:32:25 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

11887 posts since 9/27/2007

Yeah Mike! This is a freak storm. Most winters we get a few weeks of snow & cold temps.

We were just bragging about the crocus & the daffodils blooming .

Mostly our winters are rain with temps. above 0 to the mid 40's F.

With the temps dipping below zero we have 2 feeders & if one gets slushy we switch out a warm one.

If you start feeding hummers in the winter you have to keep it up all winter.

I recommend to everyone to get a feeder & learn how to take care of it.

It's amazing to watch them! 

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:48:55 PM

figmo59

USA

28516 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Lefty

The snow here is now higher than my head. On a bad day, I stand 5' 10" and a half. The snow is now piled up higher than that. The snowblower won't throw it any higher, and I can't shovel it up any more, so if there's any more snow coming, we're not going anywhere until spring.


Oof.........! :0/

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:02:11 PM
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Brian T

Canada

14921 posts since 6/5/2008

I looked at the price of a good gas engine snow blower.
I looked at the price of contracting what little shovelling I need doing.
The math says that I'm good to go for years and, I don't have to go out there to do it.

The village plows up a berm, 12" - 36" high. The ditch is on my side of the street so ALL the snow comes over here. Later, they come around with a Bobcat or other front end loader. They push and shove the snow into 8' piles and I'm free to drive around again. They are done before my second cup of coffee. I don't need to be anywhere before 1PM (Brian's Rule.)

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:57:01 AM
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wizofos

USA

4853 posts since 8/19/2012

Storm over, now have 14"+ on the flat and up to 36" drifts. Plow buried the end of the drive up over the top of the mail box. Gonna be a couple of hours to blow out but it is soft and fluffy so easy on the blower. Gets tough when the snow is deeper than the snow blower chute is tall.

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:02:38 AM
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raharris (Moderator)

USA

3538 posts since 1/11/2009

The entire state of New Jersey closed down on the word of a new (and fairly good, for NJ) governor. Then we got two, three inches? I don't think he'll be pulling that stunt again.

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:00:30 PM

grandpafive

Canada

228 posts since 8/30/2014

Snowed all last night, 8-10 inches this morning, blew out the driveway and it's snowing again. Mound at the end of the driveway so high I have to stop and get out to look down the highway for oncoming traffic before pulling out.

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:43:24 PM

Brian T

Canada

14921 posts since 6/5/2008

When I mention snow "up top", this is what it looks like.  Might be riding on 10' - 20' base.


 

Edited by - Brian T on 02/13/2019 14:45:03

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:47:30 PM
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donc

Canada

5708 posts since 2/9/2010

We did get a dump of about 6 inches this week which seems to be thawing out today. Often we will get a dump of snow and the city isn't really ready for it.


 

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