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Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« on: December 22, 2006, 02:06:40 AM »
Our final total today was 44 inches of snow in the last 24 hours. A bit less than the blizzard of 2003, but when the snow gets this deep half a foot difference is moot!




Flash is somewhat perturbed about the chances of getting out of the windmill shop to relieve himself.




DanF's house. The 2 largest mounds are, hopefully, his vehicles.




Yes, the rain gutters are about to be swept away. I give it 48 hours max. Kodiak is in a safe spot, though.




DanB and his vintage Ford did a darn fine job busting out today--he got 1/4 mile to the county road and back, and even got 1/2 mile down the county road to bum some gas from a neighbor. The county snowplows never got all the way up here, they gave up 4 miles down the canyon because the snow was too deep!




This was our front page picture for awhile after the 2003 blizzard, that's Kodiak during that big storm. All our local dogs (and their human bosses) had this same problem early this morning.....


Cheers -- ADMIN

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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 07:12:25 PM »
Wow, now those are pictures that really tell the story. I hope all the snow fell between you guys and me, we stil have bare grass in Northern MN.
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 07:25:24 PM »
  I can only pray we don't get a snow storm like that !  The last time I saw snow that deep I had to shovel the roof of my barn and replace the main support boards the length of the barn.  The barn covers about 1/2 acre.   Spent a week up there... Finally a friend brought his snow blower over and we hoisted it up on the roof, went fairly fast after that.


  Good luck with it guys, I can't say I envy you in the least.. I hate winter with a passion but so far I can't complain about this one.


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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 10:11:06 PM »
 From all the talk on the news I was wondering if you guys could still see out your windows. That's a lot of snow. Makes me want to go skiing!  
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2006, 11:44:10 PM »
Global Warming Rant.
Actually - Im sort of envious... were supposed to have weather like that. I expect itll be mid 60's today and it's dry. We need some water up here.


DanB it is obvious you have been a good boy, I think you got what you asked for! Merry Christmas.
Joseph.
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2006, 11:50:37 PM »
wow thats alot of snow! I had to watch the map and see where you guys are located and you are are way south frome here at aland islands in the baltic sea, and we only had some snow in november that melted in a cople of days, so we will probably have a green christmas here, ohh yea merry christmas all of you!
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2006, 03:26:32 AM »
Watchout where the huskies go .
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2006, 03:51:05 AM »
hope your frezzer is full of pizza--kodiak looks like hes sizing you up for a future meal...... ;}

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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2006, 05:44:05 AM »
"round about that time, people, a fur trapper who was strictly from commercial, "


comeon- someone do the backup vocals here :)


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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2006, 07:37:32 AM »
Yikes! Reminds me of my days in the U.P.. Don't any of you guys have snowmobiles for getting around in this stuff?

John....
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2006, 07:53:35 AM »
lol man dan...now you know how we feel in northern ontario......jeff foxworthy once said a joke to the effect that if you have to cut a hole in five foot thick ice to get your supper ..you live in northern ontario   lol...but i have to say here....look at the possibility of spaghetti and snowballs for supper...eat your way out...take care...happy holidays ...pickster

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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2006, 07:34:54 PM »
I love the sheetrock square next to the door The dod is a good indicator but that is a classic.


We haven't seen much snow round these parts in the last coupleyears, have about 1/2" of ice right now but it is supposed to turn over to all rain by morning. Last time I remember it snowing like that here was about 10 years ago. Guess you have the white Christmas.


Best wishes for happy holidays.

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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2006, 06:55:07 PM »
You know, it's actually pretty amazing that DanB got his truck down to the county road through all of that snow.  I wouldn't think my four wheel drive would make it through 44 inches of snow, let alone a pickup.  Once your down, you also have to figure that driving up-hill through the snow will be even more fun.  We had 20 inches or so here in '99, and I had a jeep cherokee then, and it did OK, but I think 44 inches would be more than pushing it, especially on the road up to your place.  I'd probably just try to dig my place out, make sure the neighbors were supplied OK and then work on getting transportation back up.  I'll bet there were more than a few sore backs around your side of the mountain.  It might make me add a backhoe onto my Christmas list.  Rich
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2006, 08:57:22 AM »
I live in the U.P. (Houghton) and we had snow on the ground on Xmas day, but barely.  I'd hate to see that record broken (i.e. 100% probability of snow on the ground on Xmas).  For the record our total snowfall to date has been 69 inches, but it keeps melting.  Cheers!
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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006, 07:22:47 AM »
Looks like you are going to get another big one today and thru the weekend.  I only got 14 inches in the last one, but they are saying anotheer 18 inches could be on the way.  


Any Icing problems on the turbines?

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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2007, 07:30:49 PM »
Hey it is good to see another northern mn person on here well we finally got alittle more snow but its melting fast now

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Re: Blizzard of 2006 at Otherpower HQ
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2007, 07:48:03 AM »
 I took my Ford Ranger on a trip that used the back ranchers roads in Northern Utah. My brother said he knew the way, so off we went with a case of beer and a full tank of gas to look at the great wilderness. We tried climbing over the mountain on the east side and the snow was going over the hood! Surprisingly it kept on going for about 1/4 of a mile. Then I had to back down a steep powdery road that dropped off almost like a cliff on one side, and was straight up on the other. Just one of the stupid things I did as reckless young adult. We were out in the middle of know where!    
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