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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Today it's a sweltering 19 degrees out - never thought I'd say 19 was warm, but compared to yesterday's -8, 19 is pretty toasty.

    I live in an apartment, and at about 9:30 last night, the fire alarm went off. So many swears were uttered. By the time I changed clothes, found heavy wool coat, shoes, socks, warm gloves, COVID mask, and beanie, the alarm went off. And it name came back on again like it usually does. The thought of being outside when it was -8 did not sound appealing. At all.
    Well we finally rose above freezing yesterday afternoon and have stayed there. Melting is happening but I still have several inches of snow. Just saw a car creep along the street in front of my house. My street does not go anywhere and exits onto a street that is an access point to the regional hospital. This results in the city plowing the road that leads to our road and walling us in. Usually as this start to melt someone with a truck rams the wall and we are able to get out. Informed delivery shows I will have mail today. This will be my first mail delivery since last Thursday. Haven't really missed that. Tomorrow is also garbage day so I will need to shovel a path from my garage to the sidewalk to set the garbage out, assuming they resume collection by tomorrow. Most of my team at work live in Oregon. They all have some level of power issues and my office has been out for several days. So glad we got snow instead of Ice up here!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Today it's a sweltering 19 degrees out - never thought I'd say 19 was warm, but compared to yesterday's -8, 19 is pretty toasty.

    I live in an apartment, and at about 9:30 last night, the fire alarm went off. So many swears were uttered. By the time I changed clothes, found heavy wool coat, shoes, socks, warm gloves, COVID mask, and beanie, the alarm went off. And it name came back on again like it usually does. The thought of being outside when it was -8 did not sound appealing. At all.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    No snow in the forecast here in North Florida we are however expecting a hard freeze overnight tonight. Municipalities in this region are not set up correctly to handle ice on the roads so I'm suspecting things may be shut down tomorrow morning.

    Really concerned about my bees with these low temps. Hope they are healthy and plentiful enough to make it through the night.

    South west Washington is much better prepared for inclement weather than Oregon is. Portland basically shuts down with 2 inches of snow. I share your concern with the bees, they are needed and have many thing going against them as it is and do not need a hard freeze on top of everything!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    We topped out at somewhere between ten and twelve inches of snow, based on measurements taken in various spots on my driveway...blame the wind, and call it eleven inches. It's been raining for a few hours now, so I'm hoping whatever doesn't freeze overnight and make things even worse will melt, and tomorrow will look a lot less white and lumpy.
    We peaked at a little over 12 inches with a light coating of ice on top. Got off pretty easy considering that 5 miles south of me has over a 1/2 inch of ice. While working this morning I saw my neighbor go out to shovel out her truck. Gave up when she realized the back of the truck is a large snow drift. We are at 30 degrees and are expected to rise above freezing soon and stay there.

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  • RonClinton
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    Good luck with the bees -- we need to keep all that we have.

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  • Ben Staad
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    No snow in the forecast here in North Florida we are however expecting a hard freeze overnight tonight. Municipalities in this region are not set up correctly to handle ice on the roads so I'm suspecting things may be shut down tomorrow morning.

    Really concerned about my bees with these low temps. Hope they are healthy and plentiful enough to make it through the night.

    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    We topped out at somewhere between ten and inches inches of snow, based on measurements taken in various spots on my driveway...blame the wind, and call it eleven inches. It's been raining for a few hours now, so I'm hoping whatever doesn't freeze overnight and make things even worse will melt, and tomorrow will look a lot less white and lumpy.

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  • RonClinton
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    We topped out at somewhere between ten and twelve inches of snow, based on measurements taken in various spots on my driveway...blame the wind, and call it eleven inches. It's been raining for a few hours now, so I'm hoping whatever doesn't freeze overnight and make things even worse will melt, and tomorrow will look a lot less white and lumpy.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 02-15-2021, 05:24 PM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Dannyb View Post
    This past week it's been -48 Fahrenheit where I live. I'm just happy the winds calmed down. A couple weeks ago we had 62 mile winds. Half of the city loss power. I love the prairies in Canada during the winter. Ugh.
    I like cold weather but that is just wrong. Ugh is correct!

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  • Dannyb
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    This past week it's been -48 Fahrenheit where I live. I'm just happy the winds calmed down. A couple weeks ago we had 62 mile winds. Half of the city loss power. I love the prairies in Canada during the winter. Ugh.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by mulleins View Post
    Here in Virginia, 28 degrees and still no power since 9am yesterday morning. They're saying days before we get it back. Good news is I have two wood burning stoves, lots of split wood, cold temps to keep food safe, and plenty of wine and bourbon. Life is good this Valentine's Sunday.

    Mulleins
    The metro area her is listing about 225,000 still without power and many are expected to be out for another 24 to 48 hours. Another round of freezing rain is expected south of here. Expected to fall as snow here though. I really lucked out when we built this house. Due to the design of the power grid I am on I rarely lose power and haven't ever lost it for more than 45 minutes. Of course getting snow rather than ice in this round has been a big help! Enjoy the bourbon and take it easy.

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  • mulleins
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    Here in Virginia, 28 degrees and still no power since 9am yesterday morning. They're saying days before we get it back. Good news is I have two wood burning stoves, lots of split wood, cold temps to keep food safe, and plenty of wine and bourbon. Life is good this Valentine's Sunday.

    Mulleins

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    The wind has been bad so have drifts against portions of the house a couple feet deep. True accumulation, based on our back porch and a side door I had to open to get to a plastic shed to grab a shovel, is around six inches. It's still coming down, albeit more of a snow mist than flakes.

    Here's the view right now from that same shot I posted yesterday...it doesn't really tell the tale, but it's obviously a lot whiter.

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    The photos I have seen from around here do not reflect the true picture either. The wind has created interesting drifts here as well. My doors remain clear but I do have snow up to the front door, which is odd since it is a fully covered area. The forecast has again changed here. Light snow for the next 12 hours and then a transition to several hours of freezing rain with thawing on Monday.

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  • RonClinton
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    The wind has been bad so have drifts against portions of the house a couple feet deep. True accumulation, based on our back porch and a side door I had to open to get to a plastic shed to grab a shovel, is around six inches. It's still coming down, albeit more of a snow mist than flakes.

    Here's the view right now from that same shot I posted yesterday...it doesn't really tell the tale, but it's obviously a lot whiter.

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    Last edited by RonClinton; 02-13-2021, 11:06 PM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post

    The temperature swing is interesting. Today it now shows high of 7 and low of -6. Next Saturday has a high of 49 and a low of 27. At least this time it's a week - one day last year in a 24 hour period the temperature swing was something like 70.

    I saw some pics from a buddy in Gig Harbor (and my brother lives in Tacoma, MIL in Covington) - getting some good amounts of snow out that way.

    Be safe every one.
    I saw on the news that Tacoma was getting hit pretty hard. Unfortunately overnight I was awakened twice by heavy sleet hitting my window. That was after heavy snow that started around 8. I was using a wind protected table to estimate my snow. That table now looks like an upside cone of snow coated in ice. At its peak it is about 8 inches but I really have no clue how thick the ice is. Accu weather lists my neighborhood at 9.9 inches of snow. Around 300,000 without power from the ice, most south of here in Oregon where some areas received over 1/2 inch freezing rain. Received two texts from my office this morning stating they had no power and were on generator and the second stating that Portland had told them it would be a lengthy outage. They have shifted to partial power and are now telling us not to go into the office. I haven't actually been there in 6 months.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Compared to you it is downright balmy here. 25 degrees and with wind chill feels like 15. Just saw a pissed off Hummingbird, first time the feeders have frozen this winter.
    The temperature swing is interesting. Today it now shows high of 7 and low of -6. Next Saturday has a high of 49 and a low of 27. At least this time it's a week - one day last year in a 24 hour period the temperature swing was something like 70.

    I saw some pics from a buddy in Gig Harbor (and my brother lives in Tacoma, MIL in Covington) - getting some good amounts of snow out that way.

    Be safe every one.

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