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Rant. California Sierra's Storm Systems From ****

A couple days ago we got 3-5 inches. next day 12 inches. next day 18 inches.

Now , I'm not complaining about these snowfalls 3 days in a row. It has happened before with even more accumulation. These snowfalls were fairly dry and my HS624 ran through it like a champ in under 30 minutes or so each time.

But........last night and today we got 8 inches of the dreaded TAHOE CONCRETE! Veterans of this area and maybe you all know what I am speaking of. Water loaded snow.

It took me about 3 hours to blow/shovel driveway and berm. Each pass and sometimes in the middle of the pass had to stop and unclog chute and augers. May be one of the few times I wanted more horses.

In 20 years living here this was THE worse or close to the worse snowfall I ever had the displeasure to work.

Just venting. I'm not 25 anymore so really don't want to spend 5-6 hours with a shovel.
I wish I had some pictures of this mess. Went through 2 changes of clothes and boots even though I had raingear on.

Earned my dinner tonight. Maybe i can post a couple pics of the good stuff before the gods got a sense of humor.
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Yikes that's a lot of snow. I have to admit I'm jealous. I got some early 2-3 inch storms, not much since then.

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Send some over to the east coast. It's feeling like last yr but more rain

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Send some over to the east coast. It's feeling like last yr but more rain
Last year you guys got dumped on and we hardly got anything. 5 years in drought. Even these storms only brought us up to about 70% of normal.

Now we are expecting 6-12 inches of RAIN even at 6200 feet which is gonna cause flooding.

ya, I am starting to believe in global warming.

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the snow in your pic's looks heavy, glad all I have to do is look at pic's of snow

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I saw on The Weather Channel they said that area is under a mudslide threat and rain at elevations unheard of. Here we're only supposed to get around an inch or so this evening into tomorrow AM-not enough to test the new Snowmaster. Highs in the low 30's and Low temps in the teens over the weekend but TWC said a warmer spell is forecast for the middle of the month. Next Wednesday may hit near 50 here in SE Pa.

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We drove down from Echo Summit Monday morning. The snow I blew Sunday was light powder -- ez-pz for the HS1132TA. But at the end of driveway (CalTrans) the snow was a little heavier and I could see why Honda increased the hp to 32 on the subsequent HS1332TA model.

Sunday heavy rain is expected even at my elevation of 6800'. So expect the snow to go and the So. Fork to be raging.
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I feel for you, we get that heavy wet slop here sometimes as well. Impeller kit helps some on my Craftsman (Husqvarna) but you can only do so much with 10 HP.

Might I suggest you stick one of these in the Garage for those odd times when the Honda just isn't up to the task? Of course, the price might need adjusting for inflation, but I have seen these things work in Montreal, then they can eat a car.
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We drove down from Echo Summit Monday morning. The snow I blew Sunday was light powder -- ez-pz for the HS1132TA. But at the end of driveway (CalTrans) the snow was a little heavier and I could see why Honda increased the hp to 32 on the subsequent HS1332TA model.

Sunday heavy rain is expected even at my elevation of 6800'. So expect the snow to go and the So. Fork to be raging.
with rivers raging my son in law will be happy. he will be gold panning come spring.

CHP are warning people to get sand bags for their homes for potential flooding. unfeakinbelievable here at 6200 feet. fortunately we are not near a river but my daughter is right next to the truckee river.

snow all next week, i believe. it's either feast or famine where precipitation is concerned here.

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I feel for you, we get that heavy wet slop here sometimes as well. Impeller kit helps some on my Craftsman (Husqvarna) but you can only do so much with 10 HP.

Might I suggest you stick one of these in the Garage for those odd times when the Honda just isn't up to the task? Of course, the price might need adjusting for inflation, but I have seen these things work in Montreal, then they can eat a car.
I'ved here 20 years and only seen this happen a couple times so really not too concerned. but try telling my 60 year old back that.

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