Lots of Snow

DrunkenBastard

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Winds were gusting to 72MPH (115km/h) earlier today, we've taken about 8" (20cm) of rain, flooding and trees down everywhere. House has been without power for 12 hours already. I don't want to go home from the office (yay generators and T-1 SLAs), but can't leave the wife and kid alone in a dark house. Probably won't be back on for a day or so.
 

LunarMist

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Winds were gusting to 72MPH (115km/h) earlier today, we've taken about 8" (20cm) of rain, flooding and trees down everywhere. House has been without power for 12 hours already. I don't want to go home from the office (yay generators and T-1 SLAs), but can't leave the wife and kid alone in a dark house. Probably won't be back on for a day or so.
Malibu is a mess. Too much rain this year. It reminds me of 1980 or thereabouts when the roads were over flowing and my car was somewhat flooded.
 
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Wife and kid are off to the Aquarium and museums for the day. I am back in my office keeping an eye on things and making sure the generator is behaving itself. I was just out at the country club, they seem to have lost about 10% of their trees (50? can't get out to most of it). Once the wind dies down I'll break out the drone and see what happened.
 

LunarMist

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ah HA! Now we know where you are. Sending the troops to get you!
The rain is just crazy everywhere. Roads are closed, power outages, etc. At least Monday is a holiday, but more precipitation is on the way.
I have to travel in three states next week,
 

LunarMist

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Just shoveled. This snow is very heavy, which is typical of March snow. 8 inches of it weighs as much as 2 feet of mid-winter snow.
Damn. I though they all had machines for that in the Northeast. You don't want to have a heart attack.
 

jtr1962

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Damn. I though they all had machines for that in the Northeast. You don't want to have a heart attack.
Sanitation plows the streets but you're responsible for shoveling the sidewalk adjacent to your property. Thankfully we don't have a corner house which would be about 120 or 140 feet of sidewalk. Just 40 feet to shovel plus the steps and walkway. I'll let the snow in the driveway melt on its own.
 

Handruin

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I'm happy that I shoveled yesterday evening. This morning it was all frozen solid like icebergs. For the few small pieces pushed back into the driveway I needed to use my steel shovel to chisel them away. I felt bad for the neighbor across the street from me. He had a mound of snow left from the plows and his was all frozen solid like mine.
 

DrunkenBastard

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We've been lucky so far, the neighbour down the street plowed our driveway a couple of times with his truck so no buildup at the road, just stepped out for the first time since Monday to clear snow around the furnace/hot water heater vents. There was about 3 feet of drifts and 1 foot of space left below the vents so I'm glad I didn't hold off any longer. Will definitely need 4wd to get up the driveway tomorrow, thick layer of ice under the snow there.
 

forstory

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How's the weather where you are right now? Don't want to create a new thread simply to ask but I'm still pretty curious. Lately my weather has been pretty erratic, coming from Southeast Asia - its supposed to be summer all year round with humidity never really allowing you to wear anything more than a t-shirt out or you'd be labeled as having issues. Today's the wind is pretty crazy and the weather feels cool enough to actually be in a sweater.
 
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