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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:01 AM

 

Oh, those poor trees.


Some trees in our back yard.


Tilted evergreen in neighbors yard.


This is our telephone drop.

There are over 50,000 people in the metro area reported to be without power.
The temperature is at or close to 32F. Some MODOT snow plows stuck or slid off the roads.
It's a real mess here.

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Response to RC (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:06 AM

1. There must be a layer of ice under the snow. Scary

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Response to alfredo (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:17 AM

3. Slush for sure.

 

It really hasn't been cold enough for much ice to form.
The good thing about this is the area is short of moisture. I don't know yet how much this will makeup for the short fall.

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Response to RC (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:21 PM

8. Every bit helps. We are getting rain right now in Ky.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:42 PM

9. Lucky you, you don't have to shovel rain.

 

I just got back in from shoveling. I broke my fiberglass scoop, that I've had for 30 some years.
I need to get a smaller, wussery one. I'm getting too old for something 30 inches square on snow that is almost slush.

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Response to RC (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:08 PM

10. What I do is start sweeping the walks and steps as it snows. Of course I don't get up at night

to do it, but during the day if it starts snowing, I am ready.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:38 PM

11. The scene from the porch this afternoon

 





My thermometer reads 33.

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Response to RC (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:37 PM

13. I like snow blowers that blow the snow onto the neighbor's walk.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:55 PM

14. Snow throwers have had a hard time handling this one, it is so wet.

 

Where I now live is a close knit neighborhood and no one around here would do what you said. There is even an association and periodic newsletter.
There is even someone around here that clears the main sidewalk after every snow.

This in another neighborhood:
http://www.kctv5.com/story/21393679/neighbors-use-snow-shovels-to-save-mans-life

Neighbors use snow shovels to save man's life

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A snowy street and a medical call could have meant a life-or-death situation for a Kansas City man until his neighbors came to the rescue with their snow shovels.
It was something firefighters at Pumper 37 have been doing for a week - shoveling. But they had no idea how it might have saved a life Tuesday.
"We got called out in the area of 74th and Oak. As we we're coming around the corner on 74th Street, our ambulance got stuck," Paramedic Tara Hill said.
Too much snow had the wheels spinning. The crew desperately grabbed their gear and ran up the street, leaving the ambulance behind. Then something special happened.
"The neighbors took it among themselves to shovel the entire street so that our ambulance was able to get through," Hill said.
The neighbors, seeing one of their own in trouble, grabbed their shovels and quickly removed the snow.



I am getting to like Kansas City Missouri more and more.

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Response to RC (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:14 PM

15. We are getting snow squalls right now. It's that kind of snow I hated when I carried mail.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:22 PM

16. Heavy and wet?

 

Yeah, we loved it here too.

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Response to RC (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:09 AM

2. Stay safe

And keep that snow out there, we don't need any here.

Keep warm, the best you can.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:25 AM

5. I have to get out later and clear the sidewalks.

 

Not looking forward to it.

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Response to RC (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:08 AM

4. Yikes!!!

Stay safe!
Wow.

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Response to RC (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:18 PM

6. nature has a mind of its own

the photos tell the story... not quite so bad here but we have lots of snow... somehow, most of the time, the trees are pretty resilient

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:24 PM

7. They'll recover. I've seen them that way before.

 

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Response to RC (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:07 PM

12. Many of our native trees here in North Texas don't make it with snows like that

Fortunately I planted some elms and they did well. I keep my trees pruned back which helps tremendously with some of our past snows. The biggest problem I have is large branches breaking off and disease getting the tree after a year or two.

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