We are located in SouthCentral PA just north of the MD line and our snow started today at 1pm.......predictions estimate we will receive approx. 8-18-24 inches!!!!....
Since I stupidly instructed the tractor man to go ahead and put the mower deck BACK on.....I estimate we will get hit with the high end......
Husband picked up some diesel fuel for the tractor/snowblower and confirmed with our mechanic to slide on down and plow us out later......
Thankfully I did NOT play weather roulette and opted to skip our haul out to an indoor to ride today!
How is everyone else managing?.....
Holly, Oli & Ri
We got 1/3 rain, that didn't even start to melt our still mountains of drifts, then another 6" snow on top of them.
We are totally covered, drifted, but have a beautiful sunny, bright day today.
No one that doesn't has to go somewhere has been getting around the past two days, maybe tomorrow or the next...
We have a A300 Bobcat loader and that is almost as good as a dozer on snow, have not been stuck yet with it.
The snow drifts are taller on both sides of the road than it is.
We need the moisture, no one is complaining here.
I sure hope you don't get those 2' of snow our weatherman tells us you will get from this.
Don't know where you will put it.
This Afternoon: Snow. High near 32. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. Northeast wind between 11 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 16 to 22 inches possible.
Saturday: Snow and areas of blowing snow. High near 29. North wind between 16 and 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
That's a minimum of 2 FEET and more likely THREE FEET because it's just been getting deeper and deeper all day!
Photos from my window: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...0&l=dbafbc9185 You shouldn't need a FB account to see them. Please let me know if you can't & I'll adjust the privacy settings. I take new pictures every hour on the hour, so keep checking to see how deep it gets. Street views will be added later as well.
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I'm not arguing, I'm just explaining why I'm right Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it. Break the cycle.
Here in our corner of western Loudoun I'm surprised that we haven't gotten more accumulation today. Snow started at around 1030am, but was wet and not sticking. It seems to just now be starting to stick, and my deck railing reports just two inches. But it looks like we're destined to get two feet plus. We've got fuel, hay, and I ran to Southern States at lunch time for extra bedding and feed (just in case our delivery can't make it next week). Our strategy is to shovel tonight, plow and shovel tomorrow morning, and again at the end of the day. Hubby will plow a circular path in the pasture (blade set 4-6 inches above the ground) for the horses when it's over. Then my old retired OTTB will make the rest of our horses march, march, march in circles! Looking forward to all the photo ops.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucious
Jazz....lookin forward to pics of your "boss" workin the herd.....LOL.
It didn't get "serious" here till about 4 pm.....it's' sticking now.....
I told friends if my mare went well in her lesson yesterday it would be a big one.......looks like she went even better than I thought.....
It will be fun to see pics of this.....and even more fun to see it MELT!
Holly, Oli & Ri
Started snowing in earnest here around 5 pm....it already is accumulating. They say my area will get from 12-18", so we'll see. If the wind doesn't kick up it should be fairly manageable. I really do need to find someone to plow me out, though; it's ironical, I can get in and out but the mailman will refuse to deliver mail until everything is gone. What a racket.
The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.
I'm saying "UNCLE" on the snow. Hard to tell how much we have here in the lower Shenandoah Valley seeing as how we had 8" or more last weekend and another 4" Tuesday. Probably 6" of fresh and it is mixing with the dreaded "wintry mix" now. All horses and donkey happily munching on hay. Having to keep going out to brush off the satellite TV dish and that's getting to be a pain.
Agree with ChemTech that the most important thing is to keep the electricity - but this may be the one to make it go. Filled all available buckets in the barn with water. The big outside water tank is full - but will be a major PITA to move water from there to the main barn. Plenty of provisions and diesel for tractor so will start digging out Sunday after it ends. Thankfully, can work from home.