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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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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    We have a chain that reminds me of a second class Half Price Books here called 2nd and Charles. My biggest gripe is that I don't know what things cost. Some used books are clearly marked down, whereas most of their used books appear to still be full retail. I suppose I could ask but it shouldn't be that hard.

    I do sell to them quite often and while they do ultimately give pennies on the dollar, they do increase their cash offer by 50% (I believe) for in-store trade. That reminds me, we still have trade credit with them but it's under my WA license (I finally got my CO license last summer after living here for 18 months - AND I just got my CO license plates after being here for two years . . .)

    Weather - we don't have the moisture, but we do have the cold. Today the high was 10, the low was 0 (well -0 as my phone told me!) Saturday we are looking at 7 and -3, and then Sunday 5 and -8. Way too damn cold to be outside.
    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.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yikes -- yeah, you have more than we do at the moment. I'll post another photo from up north here if things get interesting.
    Just tuned in to local news to see what is going on. South of Portland rain, Portland freezing rain, Vancouver snow. As long as the freezing stays south I am good.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    We have a chain that reminds me of a second class Half Price Books here called 2nd and Charles. My biggest gripe is that I don't know what things cost. Some used books are clearly marked down, whereas most of their used books appear to still be full retail. I suppose I could ask but it shouldn't be that hard.

    I do sell to them quite often and while they do ultimately give pennies on the dollar, they do increase their cash offer by 50% (I believe) for in-store trade. That reminds me, we still have trade credit with them but it's under my WA license (I finally got my CO license last summer after living here for 18 months - AND I just got my CO license plates after being here for two years . . .)

    Weather - we don't have the moisture, but we do have the cold. Today the high was 10, the low was 0 (well -0 as my phone told me!) Saturday we are looking at 7 and -3, and then Sunday 5 and -8. Way too damn cold to be outside.

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  • RonClinton
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    Yikes -- yeah, you have more than we do at the moment. I'll post another photo from up north here if things get interesting.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Here in NW Washington we're under the same warning, though so far it's been relatively quiet, but we've lived here long enough to not be lulled into a false sense of security. We had perhaps an inch of snow when I woke up this morning and really hasn't done much since (and our home is at a comparatively high elevation), and hopefully it'll stay that way. I also wouldn't be surprised if we get hit by a deluge of snow...you just never know how these things are going to work out around here.

    I'm probably cursing myself and my neighbors by showing this and scoffing at the light snowfall we've had thus far (as compared to what was forecast), but I'll take my chances. Here is a pic from several blocks south of me as of a few minutes ago:

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    They are lowering the estimates down here. With that said they are now predicting 5 to 8 inched here and I am over 4 now. Light snow continues. This photo is about 3 miles from me.
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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    Well here in SW Washington I am under my first winter storm warning in over 3 years. Started yesterday at at noon and is expected to run through Sunday evening. The original forecast was for 8 to 12 inches of snow. It now looks like it will be less. Snow came in last night with strong winds coming out of the gorge. I think I am at about a 3 inch accumulation but it is hard to tell. Last night I had sustained winds of near 20 with gusts around 35 so open areas have less snow and areas that stopped the wind have more. Wind is now calm and the snow is picking up. It is a heavy snowfall but a very fine snow. Good news is that it is just snow up here. Hearing that south of the Columbia it has been a mix of snow and freezing rain. Happy I do not have to leave the house and I can just watch the storm out the window!
    Here in NW Washington we're under the same warning, though so far it's been relatively quiet, but we've lived here long enough to not be lulled into a false sense of security. We had perhaps an inch of snow when I woke up this morning and really hasn't done much since (and our home is at a comparatively high elevation), and hopefully it'll stay that way. I also wouldn't be surprised if we get hit by a deluge of snow...you just never know how these things are going to work out around here.

    I'm probably cursing myself and my neighbors by showing this and scoffing at the light snowfall we've had thus far (as compared to what was forecast), but I'll take my chances. Here is a pic from several blocks south of me as of a few minutes ago:

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    Last edited by RonClinton; 02-12-2021, 11:00 PM.

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  • Martin
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    Well here in SW Washington I am under my first winter storm warning in over 3 years. Started yesterday at at noon and is expected to run through Sunday evening. The original forecast was for 8 to 12 inches of snow. It now looks like it will be less. Snow came in last night with strong winds coming out of the gorge. I think I am at about a 3 inch accumulation but it is hard to tell. Last night I had sustained winds of near 20 with gusts around 35 so open areas have less snow and areas that stopped the wind have more. Wind is now calm and the snow is picking up. It is a heavy snowfall but a very fine snow. Good news is that it is just snow up here. Hearing that south of the Columbia it has been a mix of snow and freezing rain. Happy I do not have to leave the house and I can just watch the storm out the window!

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