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How to get the snow off your roof...

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Wednesday December 25, 2013

Meadowlands, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: ....the easy way---use a small snow blower.

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19. minnesotamom
9:37 PM GMT on February 03, 2014
Actually the car was about 40 or 50 feet from where they were---the snow on it was from snow that came down earlier that day. :-)
I sure wouldn't mind if -23C. was the lowest temps we ever had here! It's been a hard winter this year so far, with the coldest it's been for long stretches, in many years. And there's still at least 3 months to go before things start to warm up good. Aaargh!
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18. Susereign
5:11 AM GMT on January 29, 2014
Ingenious idea, made me giggle. As did the idea of their hard work burying the car lol Lowest temp I've experienced was -23c in southwest Scotland, many years ago. Yep, our own water spring pipes froze and we had to dig through 3ft of solid soil to free things up. Amazingly, while living in Austria, lowest temp experienced there was -13c! Funny ole world eh? :)
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17. minnesotamom
8:44 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Peter from Burgas~~thank you so much for taking time to look and leave a note. :D

Peter from Wales~~laughing...at least you don't have to shovel rain! Or worry about the pipes freezing because it's so cold. :D ( it was -39 degrees below zero this morning here [-39C.] ) I'd rather cope with rain. When it's this cold if you don't have a face mask on every breath you take in bites the inside of your nose like it's mini-flash-freezing it and makes you exhale a cloud of steam with each breath, the snow underfoot has a squeaky crunch to it, it's so stiff and brittle, and exposed flesh can start to freeze in minutes.
You can hear sounds from miles and miles away you never normally hear because the cold makes sound carry very clearly. Power line wires are pulled taut and sometimes actually make a singing sound. Vehicles usually have to have some kind of engine heater so they'll start, and because metal of all kinds becomes so brittle things break way easier than in warm weather.
We have to bury our water and septic lines a minimum of 4 feet deep and heavily
insulate everything above ground to keep water flowing. Stock tanks have electric heating elements placed in the bottoms---a 100 gallon tank of water will freeze solid in a few hours otherwise. Poultry have to have heated buildings in order to survive. Nearly everyone blankets their horses with thickly padded blankets, and most cattle are kept either in barns in stalls or walled-in loose housing.
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16. Cowgazer
8:19 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Terrific image, Ah the ingenuity of man. Nothing like a problem to get people creative. Congrats on your VIP. Wish we had snow then I wouldn't have to work in this rain. Have a Happy New Year.
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15. pcBurgas
6:09 PM GMT on December 30, 2013
Excellent capture of this clever idea, fun photo! VIP congratulations Kathy!
Peter
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14. minnesotamom
7:44 PM GMT on December 29, 2013
denvereye~~chuckling...looks like you have more snow there in Denver than they have in Superior!!
Heidrun~~yes, it sure is a great idea! Wish I had one! Thanks for letting me know this made the VIP gallery---I had no idea! :-)
Mindi--thanks for your thoughts!Yes, I wish I had a smooth metal pitched roof on my place so it would all just slide right off! :D
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13. BEME
3:41 PM GMT on December 29, 2013
LOL Kathy! What great timing this!!! I was thinking the same thing as Nanapoo!! two people on top,,plus snow!! Strong roof!! Maybe this spring,you folks should build an 'A' peak/cap on those puppies,,,of course,you'll still have to shovel lots of snow from the doorway area,lol,,unless you can devise a diverter..goodness!!
Congrats on the VIP too!! PLEASE STAY WARM AND SAFE!! Have a Happier New Year!!!:)-Mindi
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12. trailhiker44
4:13 PM GMT on December 28, 2013
Gorgeous capture, Kathy !
Pretty clever idea to take a snow blower up onto the roof - looks really daring- but very effective ! Got to be creative in this kind of weather !
This shot made it into the WU FB site - looked really cool there !
VIP congrats, too, Kathy !!!
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11. denvereye
3:20 AM GMT on December 28, 2013
This is one of the reasons I left Superior years ago!
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10. minnesotamom
2:41 AM GMT on December 28, 2013
LOL! Thanks, Sharon! :D
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9. nanapoo
1:45 AM GMT on December 28, 2013
Yippee!!! Awesome idea and fun shot! Hope the roof holds up! VIP congrats Kathy!
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8. minnesotamom
12:45 AM GMT on December 28, 2013
Trudy~~thanks for your note! They were done with that whole roof in about 20 minutes, where it took me over two hours to shovel mine off by hand with a shovel! Fortunately the car was far enough away it didn't get coated---that was from the new snow that fell that day. :-)

Dave~~Sure was--it worked GREAT! :-)

Ann~~Yup, it did! I was really envious and really wish I had one for my own roof!

John~~chuckling...I'll have to ask 'em! :D

Eileen~~thanks for the chuckle! :D
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7. YouKnowWho
12:12 AM GMT on December 28, 2013
Um...that is crazy! :)
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6. papajuan
2:30 PM GMT on December 27, 2013
Do they hire out? (34' X 54', 4-12 pitch)
You have much more snow than I do.
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5. MRSJAAK
1:24 PM GMT on December 27, 2013
Looks like it was working. ha
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4. WurzelDave
11:23 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
A great idea though.
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3. Madermade
2:40 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
Hahaha..great shot! While they are getting the snow off the roof, it looks like they are burying the car!
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2. minnesotamom
1:57 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
Thanks for your note, Sharon! I sure had to laugh when the guys said they were taking a real snow blower up on that roof! Not your everyday roof snow removal tool!! :D
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1. WeatherWise
1:48 AM GMT on December 27, 2013
WOW! Looks rough and COLD!
Thanks for sharing!
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Hi! My name is Kathy and I live in northern Minnesota, USA, where the winter temps have dipped down to -60º below zero F. The summers used to be mild but in recent years have been up in the 90ºs---too hot for me. I love being able to travel the world from my office chair, through all your great photos! I've learned tons about photography and editing photos thanks to all the great people on here and their willingness to share tips. Thank you to all you Wunderfriends who take time to look and leave notes---I deeply appreciate it. :-)free hit countersCreate your own visitor map!

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