Just noises coming from Trashy's tin foil hat.
Well, ya could have all the snow we have had here lately. And, the 0 and sub 0It's raining, it was raining yesterday, and the day before. It was raining last week, the week before that, and the week before that. It's going to rain tomorrow. It's always raining. The cess pools are backing up and they are seeping up through the ground everywhere you go. You walk across the yard and sink up to your ankles. Trees are falling down and knocking out the power. The local car lots are selling Arks , Zero down and zero interest, 60 months to pay.
Did I say it's raining?
Yep, that's what I did this morning. Hooked the power cord to the snowblower and fired it up. Away went the snow.eh, it's winter in New England and... what's this? Snow, OMG!
Eh, big deal. Wake me when it's over, I'll fire up the snowblower and be done in no time.
I guessed pretty close when I said -38. At 7:00 this AM it was -37. Wife said at 6:00 she read -38.Warming up here
It may get even worse for the tows pushing those barges. The Ohio currents were getting risky to navigate a couple of weeks ago. And yes, those bridges are very low ones. A couple of friends of mine on another board run that Cumberland an awfully lot. One is a boat Chief Engineer. He told me the other night they are really putting stress on their engines fighting that current. Too many hours running at maximum HP. His company may have to start pulling some boats out of service for that and safety reasons.Gasoline is in short supply here due to the Cumberland River being up. The tugboats can't get under some of the bridges. Exxon last I heard was out. A large part of our fuel is brought in on barges. A gas hauler friend had to pull some loads out of Chattanooga to supply the stores.
I was afraid of that Mary. I don't for some reason think you are that far North of the Iowa line either. The Mississippi went up another full foot last night and today. At 19.05 foot right now. Still slowly rising.I still have 4+ feet of snow in spots. Farm fields are about 50% covered still too... Rapid melting last night because the low was 38 did not help matters.
It appears we down here haven't even seen the peak of it yet. Just hope to hell it isn't going to equal the 1993 records. But, if any appreciable amounts of rain come down for the next month, we may get it Mary.Melt here runs to the MN river then the Mississippi at the Twin Cities so a LOT of water is headed your way..
"Ice jams caused flash flooding along some Minnesota rivers over the weekend, while sandbagging efforts continued along others as water levels kept rising.
Sandbagging: Getting ready for the rising water | Red River: Fargo, Moorhead ramp up flood preparations | Twin Cities: More road closures | Southwest Minnesota: State of emergency in Marshall
More than 40 people were evacuated from a riverside restaurant near St. Cloud on Saturday night after a flash flood along the Sauk River - a flood apparently caused by an ice jam, one of many along Minnesota waterways in the past couple weeks.
The St. Cloud Times reported several fire departments used boats to evacuate diners from Anton's Restaurant in Waite Park after the flooding started at about 7:30 p.m."
Awwwwww. You poor boy. It's winter Trashy. Any thing can happen.It was misting, and foggy yesterday. Freezing mist/freezing fog. Almost hit 30. Today it went the same, just heavier, and colder.
Fired up the dually today. Hadn't started it since a couple of days after New Years. It snorted right to life. I put the battery on my 3 amp trickle charger afterwards. Don't want it to freeze.
The sleet/freezing rain started at 8pm. Prediction is 7-8 hours of that. Then the snow will start. Looking at "wintery mix" for most of tomorrow then snow on top of that. I expect the power to go out at some point. I have my 2 burner "Ozark Trail" stove out in the shop that runs off of the small propane cans. There is a Coleman lantern that does the same thing too. Also have a big Rubbermaid tub full of votive, and tea candles. Other miscellaneous candles.
No central heat. It died in 2012. I have my trusty 32,000btu infrared heater that is keeping the inside of the house at a balmy 78*. It works whether there is electricity or not. As long as they keep pumping natural gas through the pipeline. My humidity inside according to my dehumidifier is 30% and it hasn't kicked on in days. It's 90-100% outside I can't figure that one out. Plus the freezing rain with 17* right now.
Electric water heater. I have some big buckets to fill and use to bathe with it the power goes out. I can warm them in front of the heater, add some boiled water to them.
I can move the freezer foods to one of the cars. Not supposed to be over freezing until Thursday.
Wife is getting pictures from some of her friends in Dallas this afternoon. Ice and snow.Oh yes. This will be remembered as "The Great Storm of '21." For years folks will be reminiscing about where they were during this time. In 9 months babies will be born with names like "Storm", "Snow", and "Ice." In some places power has been out for minutes!!
AWD works great for me. In deep snow I can switch to 4WD on my Hyundai SUV. And I don't have snow tires even. Slow speed in this type of weather if you have to go out isOh yeah, car accidents all over yesterday. Today everything is closed so not as many. Most everything will also be closed tomorrow. I do have to venture out for a few things but I have AWD so not so bad.