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post #1 of 19 Old 01-31-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I get my wish - snow storm coming!

Well all the local weather guys are shouting “WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE”!! You know how they do that when a big storm is approaching. Estimates range from 1 to 2 feet of snow starting Tuesday night.

Gas cans, generator, and snow removal equipment are filled and ready. Should be a good test for the new to me Ariens. Bring it on.

Oh, the snowmobile is also ready to go in case anyone calls for an emergency beer run.
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Have fun and don't blow any snow over my way...please!

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Yep, grocery stores were packed today. Chicken Little has predicted 8 to 14" for us tomorrow.
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Yep, grocery stores were packed today. Chicken Little has predicted 8 to 14" for us tomorrow.
We also have a little bit of snow on the forcast, but it says 'Snow mixed with rain' and that makes quite a mess when it comes to clearing it. I'm not sure how much it'll give though...guess I'll wait and see.

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We got 4" maybe 5" last night, and they are calling for 10"-15" by tomorrow AM here.

I asked my boss what radio station I should listen to, to see if we are closed on Wednesday, he just laughed and walked away

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Just got done plowing, then edging with the blower, the 2 or 3 inches we had last night. Figured I would make room for the big one tonight and tomorrow. They say we are under a blizzard warning from 5 pm tonight (Tues) to 7 pm Wednesday. They are calling for 12 to 18 inches with blowing and drifting snow.
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Darn Rain...nothing but rain along the Jersey Shore.... Well, maybe I'll just push the new blower unto the driveway and wash it down....and then stand behind the controls and make motor sounds with my lips.....
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been watching the neighbors working hard

officially 17" at Chicago O'Hare field. This now ranks in the top 5 all time snowfalls for Chicago. It is not supposed to stop until later this afternoon.
We've had 60+ MPH winds so drifting is insane!
Still snowing here, so I'll wait before going out to play with the machines.
I'm retired and the wife can work from home. We don't need to go anywhere.
Although, I wouldn't mind going to the shop and getting out the snowmobile. It will most likely take about an hour to go the 2 miles to the shop.

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you guys are welcome to the 3+ inches of ice here,
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you guys are welcome to the 3+ inches of ice here,
I have had enough ice for the day.

I made the mistake of blowing the 4" of snow yesterday. Made for some interesting work today. I usually takes me 1 hour to do 4 yards. Today it took me 3 hours just to scrape up mine. Neighbors are on their own when it comes to physical labor instead of fun with the toys.

Woke up to 1-2 inches of ice everywhere. Was a pain to scape up. I kept switching back and forth between the coal shovel and the snow blower. Scrape up a pile, then throw it across the yard. Was some heavy messy slush and water too. Not one clog on the 1977 Ariens 11HP Greyhound 24" with Clarence Impeller Kit. Was getting surprising distance on the mess going through piles about as high as the bucket too.
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