Feb 05 2010 Bubble Gum Day Snow Storm

By: nobyter , 12:06 AM GMT on February 05, 2010

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I hear that we will be getting a lot of snow in the next couple of days... (forecast over 2 feet) I just wanted to say that we (the dog and I) are ready for this one. I got firewood, battery backups, dog treats, LP gas, gas, diesel, and a generator. The John Deere has the rear blade on it, front loader, and a new battery so digging out will just be a turn of the key.

I say this as I suspect we may lose power and Internet over power lines (and phone) because of the possibility of ice with the 2 footer. Now this is what I expected when I moved from the coast -> Snowy Winters! We've been out of school all this week and today was the best the roads have been. There was some black ice this morning, but that melted by 11 this morning. The call to close schools was definitely a good one...

We've had an exciting Winter already with December 2 footer, January Flood & 10 incher, and now the "Bubble Gum Day Snow Storm". I named it that because it is "Bubble Gum Day" tomorrow and you will get stuck in it. It's also "National Wear Red Day" which is for Women's Heart Health". So I'll wear red and stay home to protect my mom's heart from excitement and not get stuck in the gum...

So if my weather station and web-cam goes down, don't worry, we're stocked and stoked!

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4. nobyter
4:41 PM GMT on February 07, 2010
Now Sunday, 12 hours after the snow stopped. We have around 11 inches of packed powder. The dog can walk on top of the snow, but I tend to sink in... Cleared the driveway and dug out the vehicles with the John Deere 790. What would I do without my Deere? I've had it 7 years and just now replaced the battery.

The roads are still icy and not completely cleared. I'm just thankful that we didn't any more than we did. I don't plan on going out till tomorrow as I've learned not to push it...

I still don't have my IBEC Internet connection up, so I'm thinking of switching the webcam and weather station to dialup. Good thing is that they do provide dialup with the service. I called and they were down as a result of the power outage knocking out all of the devices that connect to the head-in.

Also, I'm learning that my "Whole House Surge Protection" from Central Virginia Electrical Coop may be hurting my connection when IT IS working. I don't want to cancel this service, so I'm thinking of getting a separate meter and small fuse box just for the Broadband Over Power Line connection. It will be contingent on how much that would cost...
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3. nobyter
2:13 PM GMT on February 06, 2010
Well, its Saturday morning and we have at least 12 inches of something frozen... The snow is still coming down and compacting on the ground. If I stick a yard stick in the ground, it shows 12 inches. But I've been clearing off a space on a table on the deck and periodically I've measured 16 inches, 2 or 3 at a time. Thanks also that we don't have 30 inches as that would make life a little harder...

My Internet is down, so I'm using dial-up. The webcam and weather station won't be updating until I get the regular IBEC service back up.

The power went out around 3 pm yesterday and came back on at 7 pm, thank God! The generator needs some work and I plan on doing that today. It is beautiful outside!
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2. nobyter
1:10 PM GMT on February 05, 2010
I think we may have enough snow to lend. LOL.

It's 8:02 am est on Friday and we have an inch. It just started around 6:00 am and is a light clingy snow that is sticking to the trees and leaves. I really think this is going to be the big one. Even the dog is eating everything in sight (unusual for a picky, spoiled dog).

Remember: Don't drive in the Bubble Gum Day Snow storm or you will get stuck!
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1. breald
12:14 AM GMT on February 05, 2010
LOL...I hope you and your dog enjoy the snow.

Unfortunately for me I will not be receiving any snow.
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