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Nancyann
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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 4:44 pm 
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Blizzard of the day in the Sultan foothills 2/11/19
Blizzard of the day in the Sultan foothills 2/11/19
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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 pm 
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So far have gotten at least 6 inches of snow today and itís still dumping.

Branches have been braking for the last 2 hours and the power just went out again.

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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Lost power NE of Redmond about 6pm.  Now on generator power for the 4th time this season.  We are getting really good at wrangling cords.

And (he says smugly) before the first flake fell on Friday I pre-positioned the generator under the deck and put a big sheet of heavy plastic on top of the deck to keep water off our power supply.

Still snowing with 7-8 inches of heavy snow on the road.  Looks like I will be plowing tomorrow unless it's raining.

The good news is that our internet connection (Comcast) is alive and well.
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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 7:40 pm 
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24 inches here as of 6pm and still snowing. huh.gif

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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 9:15 pm 
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KJR, regarding the Pacific Madrone laying across my front yard wrote:
Ski,
Unless you live in a wilderness area of Tacoma, I can stop by with my chainsaw if you need that cut up.  Let me know.  I work in Lakewood...

Only if you are wanting to cut it up and haul it off for firewood.
Otherwise I will be one of the hundreds of people advertising free firewood on Craigslist next week when this melts off.
Unfortunately my MS390 won't start and I'd prefer somebody else deal with it.

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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 11:04 pm 
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Ski wrote:
Only if you are wanting to cut it up and haul it off for firewood.

Hey, Ski...  PM sent your way.  ~z
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PostMon Feb 11, 2019 11:06 pm 
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My driveway slopes down to the garage which is the front part of my basement;  had to shovel it out 5 times to prevent flooding once the rain starts.  36F on my patio therm right now, so the big melt has probably begun. It's been a rough couple of days on the backyard bamboo.  Discovered that you can't adequately clear all the snow off your whole bamboo grove without getting completely pelted.  Fun times.  huh.gif

snowy bamboo
snowy bamboo

Did I mention that I shoveled out 5X?  arrow.gif

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 12:39 am 
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Grrrr....major ice dam/gutter ice on my garage roof.  Impressive array of icicles attacked with ice axe but hard to get aggressive swing on cold, snowy ladder.  Ice is tough.  Now I know why people climb on it.  Gutter might be a goner; hope it leaves the fascia board, shingles, and soffetts alone.

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 6:04 am 
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I just checked Snoqualmie Pass and they're reporting about 4 feet in the last 36 hours. eek.gif
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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 7:52 am 
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I-90 has been closed all night.  Still is.  Check out the road cameras. Some serious snow plowing is in order.  Its 14 degrees up there.  up.gif   GLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOBAL Warrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrming...... hockeygrin.gif

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 9:12 am 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
I-90 has been closed all night.  Still is.  Check out the road cameras. Some serious snow plowing is in order.  Its 14 degrees up there.  up.gif   GLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOBAL Warrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrming...... hockeygrin.gif

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 9:38 am 
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9+" at my house in Spokane since yesterday afternoon. now close to 20" on the ground. Some local in-town hills should be good skiing. The drops off of High Drive for starters.

Anyone getting urban turns in the Seattle area?

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 10:06 am 
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Finally getting dumped on here at Priest Lake, nearly a foot since last night and probably a total of 2-3 ' feet by the weekend. Luckily we have a neighbor guy who plows our driveway, but we don't really need to go anywhere anyway, we are retired.

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 10:30 am 
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Mikey wrote:
Ever since I experienced my GMC 4x4 do a 360 degree trajectory when I attempted to turn north onto the Teanaway road from Hwy 97 on black ice, I have had studded snow tires on all 4 wheels during the winter.  Studded tires are rarely needed but they can be life savers.

Or, life threateners.  Studded tires have longer braking distances, and poorer traction on dry or bare- and-wet roads, than regular tires, and are also more prone to hydroplaning.  In addition, they rut paved roads making hydroplaning more likely for all drivers, and wearing out everyone's tires faster.  Plus studded tires are no better than Blizzak-type (soft-compound) winter tires, even on ice:
https://blog.tirerack.com/blog/docs-advice-on-tires/do-i-need-a-studded-winter-tire-or-is-studless-the-way-to-go-we-can-tell-you
So using them in Western Washington, where dry or bare-and-wet are the winter road conditions 99.9% of the time, is ridiculous; and using them anyplace else is unnecessary.  If people in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin don't need them (yes, they do, in fact, have steep hills in those states), and if I don't need them at Stevens Pass (I have never spun out in 25 years of living there), nobody needs them.

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PostTue Feb 12, 2019 10:51 am 
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Or, life threateners.† Studded tires have longer braking distances, and poorer traction on dry or bare- and-wet roads, than regular tires, and are also more prone to hydroplaning.† In addition, they rut paved roads making hydroplaning more likely for all drivers, and wearing out everyone's tires faster.† Plus studded tires are no better than Blizzak-type (soft-compound) winter tires, even on ice:
https://blog.tirerack.com/blog/docs-advice-on-tires/do-i-need-a-studded-winter-tire-or-is-studless-the-way-to-go-we-can-tell-you
So using them in Western Washington, where dry or bare-and-wet are the winter road conditions 99.9% of the time, is ridiculous; and using them anyplace else is unnecessary.† If people in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin don't need them (yes, they do, in fact, have steep hills in those states), and if I don't need them at Stevens Pass (I have never spun out in 25 years of living there), nobody needs them.

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