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RE: The Weather Thread - Rey - 02-24-2012 09:36 PM
I woke up to...around 8 inches of very heavy, slushy white stuff on the ground, and all over all the trees. It was so heavy it was bringing branches down around the area. Here is a view looking out into my backyard. Isn't it bootiful?
I was greeted in the morning with a power outage. Great. Never had that happen in the winter. I was thinking: Its gonna get cold in here...So we stayed in bed a long time and kept warm under the blankets.
The power was out for about 5 hours. It went down to about the mid 50's in the house in that time, while it was in the 30's outside. Such a relief when the heat came back on. Then later a branch broke and fell:
There it is snagged on my power line to the house. Well...I wasn't going to try pulling it off. The power was back on by then and the line was live. I had to call the power company and they eventually came and removed it. After this mild winter, this was quite a storm around here.
RE: The Weather Thread - RN-PRN - 02-25-2012 08:59 AM
Does look beautiful Rey! Under the covers is a great place to stay when the power is out and there is no warmth Be careful shoveling out!
RE: The Weather Thread - nettiesaur - 02-25-2012 09:19 AM
Well my little snow escapade is nothing like Rey's, but here goes:
On Thursday night I had left my car on the street after work, because I was going to go some place after dinner. I decided not to, but didn't get off of the couch to put it in the garage until 9:30. I decided that I'd shovel the little bit of snow we had then(around 3 inches) and then move the car.
I had cloth gloves on , and they were soaking wet by the time I finished the job. I got my car alarm/keys out of my pocket and tried to unlock my car with the remote. It wouldn't work. I figured it was just too wet, so I went in the house and dried it off with a paper towel, then tried again. It still wouldn't work. If I used my key to open the car, it would set off the alarm, and I wouldn't be able to turn it off.
So I stewed for a few minutes about what to do, and then went in the house, hauled out the hair drier, and blasted the thing with hot air for a minute. Then I went out to the car again and tried the remote, and bingo! It worked! So if your car remote ever gets soaked, try this!
RE: The Weather Thread - VincentUlyssis - 02-25-2012 09:37 AM
(02-24-2012 09:36 PM)Rey Wrote: I woke up to...around 8 inches of very heavy, slushy white stuff on the ground, and all over all the trees. It was so heavy it was bringing branches down around the area. Here is a view looking out into my backyard. Isn't it bootiful?
It's not too late for us to get hit one of those in the next month.
RE: The Weather Thread - N'awlins - 02-28-2012 11:58 AM
We had the same thing last Saturday Rey, wet, heavy snow falling ALL day. When I went out Sunday AM to snowblow the mess the snowplows left on the sidewalk and the 3-4" on the driveway, it looked like a Slushie machine...only gray and cruddy pouring out of the chute! We've got the same thing forecast for tonight and all day tomorrow, minus the wet factor, it's been in the teens the past three nights!
RE: The Weather Thread - Scythe Matters - 02-28-2012 08:08 PM
Nettie, you're brilliant! I would have ended up throwing the thing at the car and screaming.
We have a couple of inches now. It started snowing about 2 hours ago. Ren Man's on his way home - I finally got hold of him a little before 5:00. Riding a motorcycle on not-yet-plowed streets in the dark... I won't breathe easy until I hear his bike.
RE: The Weather Thread - Mufasa - 02-28-2012 08:17 PM
Flash! Boom! Whoosh!
.... dog! In my shirt!
(storming in Oz right now...)
RE: The Weather Thread - Onebad70ss - 02-28-2012 08:27 PM
79 degrees, with about an 80% chance of too many beers tonight....
RE: The Weather Thread - Mufasa - 02-28-2012 08:34 PM
Hi 5 Bad70!
RE: The Weather Thread - nettiesaur - 02-28-2012 09:48 PM
(02-28-2012 08:08 PM)Scythe Matters Wrote: Nettie, you're brilliant! I would have ended up throwing the thing at the car and screaming.well, that was my next move, with a call to AAA coming close behind it, if that hadn't worked.