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    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this last week we had over 7.5" of rain. I'm not sure of exactly how much we had because my gauge (which measures up to 3") overflowed twice.
    A tornado (not very common in our area,) whipped through our local village destroying three houses and severely damaging eight more. (Total house numbers would be around thirty.)
    We were without power from 5:30 am Tuesday until 6:00 pm Thursday. We personally weren't too badly affected; we have a wee generator to keep fridges and freezers cold and because we've done a lot of camping over the years we've got gas lights and portable gas-cooking facilities.
    We've also got a back-up gravity-fed water reticulation system.
    The hill in our backyard (Mt Egmont,) had no snow on it last week.
    Thursday arvo when the clouds cleared the snow was down to the bush-line.
    Tuesday/Wednesday the rain was literally horizontal; hitting the tops of the window frames 7 ft under the deck.
    We lost two trees, one a ponga (tree fern,) the other a lawsoniana around 100 yrs old. No damage was done to any structure.
    Our neighbour wasn't so lucky...he had a pine come down across his (formerly my) tractor-shed/workshop.
    It's buggered. Completely destroyed.
    Many of the local roads were closed because of power lines (and poles,) and trees across them.
    You could say that the weather was pretty stink.

    Over the previous two weeks I'd got my scaffolds out and cut down three separate potential wind-blow trees/limbs.
    By crikey I'm bloody glad I did!
    One of them would have landed across the end of the house; the other two into the side of my main shed.
    It's good when you get something right!
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    Sounds like you got a mess. I'll take snow over downed tree's. Their a lot of work to clean up and take a long time to replace.
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    Sorry to hear of the troubles JB. Glad that SHE and you came through it fine. Here in New England we had 4 of those storms in a 3 week period so I know your pain. You take care of yourself
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    Thunder and lightening with our blizzard today! Damn, when is this going to end, I need me some spring!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this last week we had over 7.5" of rain. I'm not sure of exactly how much we had because my gauge (which measures up to 3") overflowed twice.
    A tornado (not very common in our area,) whipped through our local village destroying three houses and severely damaging eight more. (Total house numbers would be around thirty.)
    We were without power from 5:30 am Tuesday until 6:00 pm Thursday. We personally weren't too badly affected; we have a wee generator to keep fridges and freezers cold and because we've done a lot of camping over the years we've got gas lights and portable gas-cooking facilities.
    We've also got a back-up gravity-fed water reticulation system.
    The hill in our backyard (Mt Egmont,) had no snow on it last week.
    Thursday arvo when the clouds cleared the snow was down to the bush-line.
    Tuesday/Wednesday the rain was literally horizontal; hitting the tops of the window frames 7 ft under the deck.
    We lost two trees, one a ponga (tree fern,) the other a lawsoniana around 100 yrs old. No damage was done to any structure.
    Our neighbour wasn't so lucky...he had a pine come down across his (formerly my) tractor-shed/workshop.
    It's buggered. Completely destroyed.
    Many of the local roads were closed because of power lines (and poles,) and trees across them.
    You could say that the weather was pretty stink.

    Over the previous two weeks I'd got my scaffolds out and cut down three separate potential wind-blow trees/limbs.
    By crikey I'm bloody glad I did!
    One of them would have landed across the end of the house; the other two into the side of my main shed.
    It's good when you get something right!
    Wow, that's some nasty stuff you've had to put up with, guess I'll quit whining about a little snow!
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    Beings it was snowing today, I taught my youngest how to change oil for the 1st time on his Trailblazer. He got the oil dropped but dad spent better than 20 minutes trying to get the miserable oil filter off. I can't remember one ever being on that tight before. After that I was going to walk him through changing the thermostat on it because the check engine light comes on because it never breaks 170 deg. I started looking at it and wondering how I was going to do myself it cause it looked like a PITA, so I had him do some other things around the shop while I tackled it. An hour later I got the top pipe off just to find out that the Trailblazer thermostat is located on the bottom radiator hose for some reason. The good new is that it was worse to get at than the top one was, but after pulling half of his engine compartment apart I finally got it in. This would have been a bit much for a kid who has no interest whatsoever in wrenches. After I got that finished I decided to run my wife's car in the shed and change oil on it, but it turns out I miss judged the snow drift in front of my shed I got it pulled out and changed after that though.
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    Just after I finished typing the above thread, Kari came home and found the same drift as I did only deeper than before. It's hard to judge when it's all white, and 4x4 does little good when the front wheels aren't touching the ground
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    That wood my friend dropped off: the "little stuff" I put in the house- I had forgotten how stubborn (to burn) green stuff can be. Thanks to last spring's tornadoes, I had dry wood all winter, what a joy.

    One issue with wood heat is bugs coming into the house. I put mothballs in the wood pile, it helped some. I burned almost everything this winter, it was a LOT colder than the last few.

    Isn't it interesting how the global warming pundits aren't talking about the fact that the sun is in a cooling cycle.

    Anyway, it's supposed to warm back up in a couple days.

    Just rambling. Keep warm y'all!
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    Seth, that wet snow claims a lot of people. You just don't blow through it like normal drier snow.

    Your 5 minute job turned into one of mine. I'm glad it isn't just me.
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    This guy had it much worse We seen this and a tow truck idling along side the road on our way to Sioux Falls
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    A few more windy hours and it would disappear. Does the state still pay farmers to leave 6-10 rows of corn along the edges of highways for wind blocks up there?
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    Not that I'm aware of, I've never heard that before.
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    I've seen them near Fonda and sewer city/Cherokee area before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    I've seen them near Fonda and sewer city/Cherokee area before.
    We've had the opposite here. There was a guy along the highway that wouldn't combine his corn till spring ( he wasn't mentally right, for real ) and the state made him combine in the fall along the highway because of all the deer being hit. I think the insurance companies put some pressure on the state to do so, for good reason. It was bad.
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    Wow, what a difference a week makes, worked with the shed doors open and got the T/A and Z28 out of the shed.
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