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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2853998
12/01/20 07:56 PM
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For the first time ever, i bought a snow blower. That means we will get no snow this year. shout


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2854050
12/01/20 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc Fiberglass
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Guitar - where did you move to again? I remember you used to live in Florida previously. I know you headed North. We finally got our snow in the Detroit area - I'm about 45 miles NW of the big D. I already can't wait til spring!


So sunnyruff ... a little ROUGH out there ... so soon ?

Youz gots many months to contemplate that !

You better be glad you’re not around Traverse City .., and the lake effect !

It was purrTee from time to time ... but I don’t miss it ....AT ALL


Now Traverse City is one truly beautiful place in the summer - one of the most beautiful places I've ever been in my lifetime. Never been there in the winter though. As we get into the winter months here, I start dreaming of places like San German, PR. & parts of Florida. Puerto Rico though - I love it there - I could live there.


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2854119
12/01/20 11:45 PM
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SOnNy .... the TC area is a very pretty place 365 !

But the winters can be brutal ... almost 4 years ago I looked on my weather report on my phone in mid March at 1am....

61 degrees in Paradise.... 49 below in TC eek

BTW .... USA TODAY had TC the 3rd most popular place to retire to in the country!

Oh ... Looneyville is going down to 21 !


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Doc Fiberglass] #2854151
12/02/20 07:13 AM
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Many of my wife's cousins live around Traverse City. They can tell you about snow, many times through the winter everything is shut down. The Upper Peninsula is really bad in the winter. The locals have told me there are no more deer up there because of the bad winters and high snowfall levels. The deer population has died off for lack of food in the winter.

Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: DirectSubjection] #2854154
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Originally Posted by DirectSubjection
For the first time ever, i bought a snow blower. That means we will get no snow this year. shout


If that's what it takes, it's a cheap investment, lol.

I grew up in snow country, one of my chores was shoveling the stuff.

I grew up, movved and never again lived in snow country.

Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Guitar Jones] #2854199
12/02/20 09:19 AM
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No snow yet

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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: maximus] #2855128
12/04/20 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by maximus
Many of my wife's cousins live around Traverse City. They can tell you about snow, many times through the winter everything is shut down. The Upper Peninsula is really bad in the winter. The locals have told me there are no more deer up there because of the bad winters and high snowfall levels. The deer population has died off for lack of food in the winter.


Deer numbers are low up there because of some bad winters. Guestimates are around 100,000 deer in the herd.
Who ever told you there are no deer up there is wrong


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: B3422W5] #2856007
12/06/20 12:10 PM
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Just got 10 inches here in North Jersey , already more than all of last year.

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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Guitar Jones] #2856481
12/07/20 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Guitar Jones
Originally Posted by Grizzly
Did you get a blade for your side by side?

No, average annual snow fall isn't that much around here. I did get tire chains for the old W200 crew though, just in case.


Been in the northeast my entire life and never ran chains and TBH, don't see many other people running them either. I did run a pair studded snows that came on a parts car for a few years and those things just rocked. With the old school AWD, big knobby all terrains get it done. As for historic annual snow fall averages, they can misleading and the el Nino cycles are a better indicator of what's likely. At this latitude (SE PA) its generally 3-5 years with almost no snow then 3-5 years of getting hammered and occasionally buried.

This was 2016 and yeah, the frankenram got the driveway open. Has barely been worth hooking up the blade since.


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Guitar Jones] #2856717
12/07/20 05:57 PM
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Picture from our front porch 2 weeks ago. Not enough to cover the grass. Lasted about a day. Same as three times last winter. Hope I never need the snow blower I brought from Ohio.

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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: GomangoCuda] #2856720
12/07/20 06:10 PM
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What beautiful country that is!! A buddy of mine was going to move to Nashville as a studio guitarist but it didn't work out for him.


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: tboomer] #2856781
12/07/20 07:49 PM
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Ah...the first snow. By the third or fourth and getting up close and personal with Mr. Snowblower every time, as B.B. King put it "The Thrill Is Gone".


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: 6PakBee] #2859216
12/13/20 08:35 AM
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Looks like maybe a "welcome to the NorthEast" coming soon - the forecast here is for about a foot of the stuff on Weds. Always a bad sign when it snows in December - usually means a lot more to follow, sometimes thru March.


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: RWG75] #2859218
12/13/20 08:38 AM
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Does FROST ON THE WINDSHIELD in northern Florida count ? penguin


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: RWG75] #2859772
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I don't have sidewalks here, no one walks down this private gravel road anyway so I don't see a reason to shovel, plow, or blow snow. I'm not likely to go anywhere unless it's an emergency.


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: Guitar Jones] #2859780
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Got my snow blower out yesterday to make sure it was running well. I changed the oil and cleaned it up for the big snow coming this week. BTW, I would be happy if it never snowed again.

Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: mopars4ever] #2859844
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i looked at my snow blower a week or so ago, and the one tire was flat.
the neighbor kid has his blower ready to go, and my wife baked him some cookies, so we are ready for winter !
it's great to have good neighbors ! up
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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: moparx] #2860010
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Originally Posted by moparx
i looked at my snow blower a week or so ago, and the one tire was flat.
the neighbor kid has his blower ready to go, and my wife baked him some cookies, so we are ready for winter !
it's great to have good neighbors ! up
beer


mopXXX ... tooooo much work to inflate that tire ? tsk whistling laugh2

I guess you’re aNutter one that’s very VERY tired 💤


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: moparx] #2860037
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Originally Posted by moparx
i looked at my snow blower a week or so ago, and the one tire was flat.
the neighbor kid has his blower ready to go, and my wife baked him some cookies, so we are ready for winter !
it's great to have good neighbors ! up
beer

Neighbor across the street is at least 80 so not up to dealing with snow like he used to be. If I get out before he does, I plow his driveway. We settle up in the spring and the only payment I accept is in the form of home made sho fly pie.


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Re: My first snow fall in 45 years [Re: RWG75] #2860572
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Originally Posted by RWG75
Originally Posted by moparx
i looked at my snow blower a week or so ago, and the one tire was flat.
the neighbor kid has his blower ready to go, and my wife baked him some cookies, so we are ready for winter !
it's great to have good neighbors ! up
beer

Neighbor across the street is at least 80 so not up to dealing with snow like he used to be. If I get out before he does, I plow his driveway. We settle up in the spring and the only payment I accept is in the form of home made sho fly pie.

Oh man, I haven't had any shoo fly pie for probably 30 some years. I've seen some recipes on line but for what ever reason I could never find any King syrup in FL.


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The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks and one new one.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc and hydroboost conversion.
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. NV4500 coming soon.
2019 1500 Long Horn Crew Cab 4WD, 5.7 Hemi.
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