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Snowzilla

Postby Lucien21 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:23 am

For anyone on the East Coast of the US

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-zXT5bIBM0

:D

Seriously though I hope Y'all are warm indoors, bundled up with plenty of adventures to keep you amused.

NY might be closed, but at least someone is having fun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viu1UgZ7gwM
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:02 am

While watching the News last night, I was wondering if any of our dear Manorites lived in Snowzilla!
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Stella » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:01 am

Snowzilla missed me, but I was wondering about LadyK?
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:29 am

It hit us pretty hard here in Ocean County, NJ. Because of the heavy gusts of wind, it piled up to about 2' in some spots and about 6" in others, so I guess the average is about a foot. It also knocked some big branches down in the back yard. However, it is sunny today and icicles are dripping off the roof. The next couple of days are supposed to be above freezing, which should melt it down some.

Your links made me smile, Lucien! :thumleft:
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:37 am

Glad to hear you are safe, LadyK :cheers:
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:43 am

Thanks, RB. It has been funny to watch the dogs dealing with the snow. Some of the drifts touch Zorks belly, despite his long legs, but Radar, who is a good jumper, just plows right through them. Niether of them stay out long, however, despite their doggie sweaters.
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby draclvr » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:03 am

Step-daughter in Virginia near DC hasn't posted anything on Facebook yet this morning, but last night around 7:00 pm her time, it was still coming down like mad and she had 20.5 inches. And that's before any of the drifting because of the strong winds. I'm sure she's outside using her new snow-blower to clear off her driveway and sidewalks. She is LOVING her new snow-blower! She deemed this to be a "20-skein blizzard!" In knitters-speak that means how many skeins of yarn you will need to get through the blizzard!

So she has been madly knitting hats for the "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign by the American Heart Association. These are some she knitted Friday...
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:48 pm

Love the hats!

Did you see on the News how ecstatic the Panda at the zoo was to see the snow?
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby draclvr » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:16 pm

Wasn't that hilarious! Lucien posted a link to the video in his post above too.
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:17 pm

Oops, sorry, I missed that video :roll:
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:08 pm

Because of this nasty cold, I haven't been out to help my sister shovel (or build a snowman). She was out trying to chip some ice so we can get our side gate open when she heard an alarm coming from the garage. I opened the big door with the remote, and it turns out it's our Dog Watch system, but she couldn't figure out how to turn it off. I donned my boots and coat but had to go out the front door and plow through a couple of big drifts to get around to the back. I just pulled the cord on the unit. I'm not sure what's wrong but I suspect a short somewhere where the snow has piled up along the fence, so I'll have to call the guy who installed it.
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Val » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:33 am

Have family in Maryland and Washington and they received heaps of snow too! But amazingly no-one experienced any power failure. That helps!! :)
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Diat60 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:42 am

Re power failures. It surprises me that in North America, where we get these severe weather happenings every year, our power cables are not buried. Instead we have power cables festooning huge poles and making our streets ugly, while being vulnerable to high winds and ice and snow. So, every time we have a forecast of bad weather we can only hunker down and pray the power doesn't go out. Seems quite unnecessary to me.
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby Rosaboobie » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:13 am

Having lived in Jersey for most of my life, I had always presumed that all power and telephone cables were buried underground like Jersey, until I started to travel. I am with you Diat - I cant believe that so-called civilised countries still have ugly overhead cables which are prone to bad weather conditions.
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Re: Snowzilla

Postby LadyKestrel » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:15 am

New construction around here has underground service, but I suspect that it would be too costly to convert hundreds of thousands of miles of overhead wiring. The street and yard digging to convert every home would be a logistics nightmare. At least with it out in the open, it's easier to find and fix.
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