: Ok So I'm Snowed In



mccombie_5
12-28-05, 07:06 AM
We had very heavy snowfall over here during the night. I had to dig the Range Rover out of its ruts this morning :ill: We have massive drifts in places, and I have managed to get the driveway cleared, but the roads arent much better. Looks like a day in for me :bigroll: the wife has gone shopping with the Phaeton, because it has four wheel drive she feels safer, and I'm not going anywhere...

This is our first heavy snowfall of the season. How bad is it in the States everyone?

Boombotz
12-28-05, 07:37 AM
What do you consider a big snowfall? Is it inches or feet? I always liked to look out the windows into the woods with a cup of coffee sitting in my rocking chair and a great book. Nothing like being snowed in.

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 08:42 AM
What do you consider a big snowfall? Is it inches or feet? I always liked to look out the windows into the woods with a cup of coffee sitting in my rocking chair and a great book. Nothing like being snowed in.

Across most of our patch its about 8- 12 inches. THats heavy for the UK.

It has drifted in corners and ditches to about 4-5ft.

I have to pop out soon to run some errands, I have a feeling I'm going to be out a while. I love snow, but not when I'm busy

Boombotz
12-28-05, 09:22 AM
I agree the snow sucks when you have things to get done. It doesn't help any when the area you live in is not use to a snowfall of that size.

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 10:31 AM
I agree the snow sucks when you have things to get done. It doesn't help any when the area you live in is not use to a snowfall of that size.

It wasnt too painful actually, although I did go in the S-Class, which is possibly not a great idea when there is a shortage of premium fuel here.

I did have a slight accident though.

I turned into a cobbled minor street at abour 25-30, and there slap bang in the middle of the road was an 8ft snowman the local kids had built, by the time it registered, and braked I ploughed through it sending bits of snow up 20ft in the air.

Snow all over the car, the windscreen was covered, all the front clip.

No damage though, I believe every kid in that street cried, but thats what you get for building a snowman on the road. Allbeit a very minor road, but a road nonetheless. I was the only person to have driven on there today sicne there were no tyre marks.

Kev
12-28-05, 10:36 AM
Oh! The weather is horrid out here! It's dropped to a frigid 62 F! I might have to wear a light jacket! :rant2:

Thank God for laptops and the Internet eh, Craig?

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 10:48 AM
Oh! The weather is horrid out here! It's dropped to a frigid 62 F! I might have to wear a light jacket! :rant2:

Thank God for laptops and the Internet eh, Craig?

Its -2*C reading in the car, and its the same on the thremometer in the garage.

I actually did put a light jacket on to go to the shops

Us Northerners dont feel the cold.

Adam
12-28-05, 01:00 PM
It wasnt too painful actually, although I did go in the S-Class, which is possibly not a great idea when there is a shortage of premium fuel here.

I did have a slight accident though.

I turned into a cobbled minor street at abour 25-30, and there slap bang in the middle of the road was an 8ft snowman the local kids had built, by the time it registered, and braked I ploughed through it sending bits of snow up 20ft in the air.

Snow all over the car, the windscreen was covered, all the front clip.

No damage though, I believe every kid in that street cried, but thats what you get for building a snowman on the road. Allbeit a very minor road, but a road nonetheless. I was the only person to have driven on there today sicne there were no tyre marks.

:D:sneaky: that is funny, running over snowmen ahahahaha, oh thats bad but funny. actually its is gonna get up to around 60 today if it would quit raining. havent had any accumulation but it has snowed twice. we havent had a good snow in years. actually the last blizzard we had was back in 97, first time id seen snow in 6 years.

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 01:05 PM
:D:sneaky: that is funny, running over snowmen ahahahaha, oh thats bad but funny. actually its is gonna get up to around 60 today if it would quit raining. havent had any accumulation but it has snowed twice. we havent had a good snow in years. actually the last blizzard we had was back in 97, first time id seen snow in 6 years.

:D we dont usually get it this abd, but we have..

Spyder
12-28-05, 01:11 PM
Yea, I think it was 64 degrees here today...ridiculous if you ask me, I need to move to a warmer climate! :D

Adam
12-28-05, 01:13 PM
we dont get much snow, the Eastman burns it all up (chemical company) before it hits the ground. the most we have had since 97 is about 8 inches or so back in 2001. everything else has been about 2-4 inches if it accumulates. sucks to cause we get mostly ice and we got hills to drive and curvy mountain roads...

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 01:17 PM
Plenty of ice here, many accidents, and the local authoriy hasnt put and gritters out! its -3*C

Kev
12-28-05, 01:23 PM
Plenty of ice here, many accidents, and the local authoriy hasnt put and gritters out! its -3*CThat'll keep your freezy-pop from melting! :thumbsup:

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 01:26 PM
That'll keep your freezy-pop from melting! :thumbsup:

Its made other things freeze though!

Elvis
12-28-05, 01:28 PM
I love the snow. We rarely get any here. Last year at Christmas we got about 5" of sleet. It took 10 days to melt.

Yesterday it was 70 and windy. 55 now. :(

Kev
12-28-05, 01:30 PM
Its made other things freeze though!
Yes, I believe we when over this before,
http://www.thebelltree.com/maim/s-george.jpg

which reminds me.......

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 01:35 PM
Yes, I believe we when over this before,
http://www.thebelltree.com/maim/s-george.jpg

which reminds me.......

:rofl:

Elvis
12-28-05, 01:36 PM
I Was In The Pool!

Shrinkage!

gary88
12-28-05, 01:44 PM
About a month ago we got around a foot of snow over here, that was when that jet skidded off the runway at midway airport. We were getting about 2 inches an hour.

Kev
12-28-05, 01:49 PM
My brother lives in Rochester, MN. He says they get three weeks of Summer and 49 weeks of winter. He grew up here, eventually moved there on purpose......WHAT WAS HE THINKING?!! :suspense:

fleetwood76
12-28-05, 03:34 PM
Hello.
I don't live in the states but in sweden and here is it today -27*C that's about - 17*F.
This is the third day in a row that is this cold, so it is not at all fun to bee out.
On christmas eve and christmas day it snowed and was windy all the time. It came about 15 inch in those two days.
So then i had to deal with the snow and plow that away, and i haven't even had any time to play with my new (toy), and now is it too cold.
The toy is a snow mobile that i bought on dec 22, it's a Ski-doo Alpine 640ER -79 and i look forward to be wrestling with this one :bouncy: .

--some pics. Pics of the snowmobile two from my lawn and one from a brouchyr and one pic of the termometer, bad qualitet taken with cellphone in the dark

Jolle

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 03:41 PM
Much respect to you Fleetwood76!

I thought -2*C was cold, you must be freezing your balls off out there!

fleetwood76
12-28-05, 03:54 PM
well, one really appriciate (sp?) a warm house to stay in.

Jolle

urbanski
12-28-05, 04:02 PM
hey mc,
how could your range rover get stuck?? aren't those things like unstoppable?:thehand:

there's a dealer here that parks them on some artificial rock wall so steep and craggy that only 3 wheels touch and you can see underneath it :p

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 04:25 PM
hey mc,
how could your range rover get stuck?? aren't those things like unstoppable?:thehand:
there's a dealer here that parks them on some artificial rock wall so steep and craggy that only 3 wheels touch and you can see underneath it :p
Oh of course they are, but the place I had parked it had been drifting with snow all night, so i thought I'd dig a little path for the tyres just so I didnt embarras myself :p
PLus I didnt want water melting and going up the exhaust! Its a petrol engine so it will faile if too much water gets in contact with it, I havent got a snorkel fitted to it!

turbojimmy
12-28-05, 05:08 PM
I always liked to look out the windows into the woods with a cup of coffee sitting in my rocking chair and a great book. Nothing like being snowed in.

I like to do the same thing, except without the rocking chair and book. That just leaves the coffee, I guess. It's tough to get a free moment with the young 'uns running around but it is nice to build a fire and sit inside and watch the trees in the woods gather snow.

Then when it stops I have to go out blow it around. I bought a new snowblower a couple of weeks ago. Those in the Northeast can thank me now - my purchase pretty much guarantees it won't snow again this season.

Jim

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 05:10 PM
I like to do the same thing, except without the rocking chair and book. That just leaves the coffee, I guess. It's tough to get a free moment with the young 'uns running around but it is nice to build a fire and sit inside and watch the trees in the woods gather snow.
Then when it stops I have to go out blow it around. I bought a new snowblower a couple of weeks ago. Those in the Northeast can thank me now - my purchase pretty much guarantees it won't snow again this season.
Jim

cool toy!

Boombotz
12-28-05, 05:27 PM
Those in the Northeast can thank me now - my purchase pretty much guarantees it won't snow again this season.

Jim

Don't you hate that!!!!

turbojimmy
12-28-05, 05:29 PM
cool toy!

It's sort of a necessity. Once you get used to owning one it's tough to go back. I had one but it was 40+ years old (a hand-me-down from my dad that was handed-down to him). It finally has degraded to the point where I'm not sure what is going to fall off it next. What little safety devices it had (mostly chain guards) have rusted off of it so it's a whirring machine of death now. It sticks in gear (luckily there's just "SLOW", "FAST" wore out a long time ago) and is very hard to control. Rather than risk running over my kids with it, I invested in one with modern safety features. Same HP, a little wider cut. They certainly don't make 'em like they used to. The only way this new, flimsy thing will last 40 years is if I permanently store it in a climate-controlled environment. The old one is half the size and weighs twice as much.

Jim

urbanski
12-28-05, 05:29 PM
This is our first heavy snowfall of the season. How bad is it in the States everyone?
how bad is it here?
lol

77F/25C right now :D
we were just in the spa :p

mccombie_5
12-28-05, 05:36 PM
It's sort of a necessity. Once you get used to owning one it's tough to go back. I had one but it was 40+ years old (a hand-me-down from my dad that was handed-down to him). It finally has degraded to the point where I'm not sure what is going to fall off it next. What little safety devices it had (mostly chain guards) have rusted off of it so it's a whirring machine of death now. It sticks in gear (luckily there's just "SLOW", "FAST" wore out a long time ago) and is very hard to control. Rather than risk running over my kids with it, I invested in one with modern safety features. Same HP, a little wider cut. They certainly don't make 'em like they used to. The only way this new, flimsy thing will last 40 years is if I permanently store it in a climate-controlled environment. The old one is half the size and weighs twice as much.
Jim

Ah I see, we need nothing of the sort, we dont get enough weather!


how bad is it here?
lol
77F/25C right now :D
we were just in the spa :p

Butthole :D

brougham
12-28-05, 05:53 PM
We had our first big snowfall a couple weeks ago. I got up and looked outside and the snow was going past the door bottoms of the cars so I just went back to bed. But we had our office Christmas party that day so I got up again later in the morning to goto work. It was so bad out that 54 busses had accidents!

-3 isn't too cold. That's actually pretty nice for the winter. A week or 2 ago it was around -30 here!:woohoo: But right now it's 0.

FSU_Noles
12-28-05, 07:27 PM
I turned into a cobbled minor street at abour 25-30, and there slap bang in the middle of the road was an 8ft snowman the local kids had built, by the time it registered, and braked I ploughed through it sending bits of snow up 20ft in the air.


YOU KILLED FROSTY !!! :eek:
:thumbsup:

Glad there wasn't any real damage, or kids still building Frosty for that matter.

The weather here is good enough to... .

http://www.chronica.net/albums/camitooth/dsc00238_6033.jpg

dbdartman
12-28-05, 08:46 PM
Those in the Northeast can thank me now - my purchase pretty much guarantees it won't snow again this season.
Jim

Thanx Jimmy, but I pretty much guarenteed we'd not get a big snow this season by buying a snowblower for my DR machine last spring (I already have a 5HP 22" 2-stage machine).

Bought the first snow blower after the blizzard in 1992 (?). We had so much snow drifted beside the house, a 1970 Chrysler 300 completely disappeared! :holycrap: It was a great blower for the suburbs, but now out in the boonies, it's just a little too small.

Sorry you're socked in, Mac. Just remember, it'll melt... eventually. :duck:

We've been lucky here so far this winter; a couple "events" that didn't amount to more than 2 inches (but just 10 miles north, they got 5-6" last time :p). Hope it continues to be cold & dry (although it's been warner lately, 53F today), I hate having to move snow. :annoyed:

mccombie_5
12-29-05, 07:55 AM
I did indeed kill frosty!

It was an accident! He leapt out in front of me!

Had there beeen any kids still building Frosty I would like to think I could have stopped. I think the only thing that stopped be breaking was thinking "What the f*** is that doing there" and then BANG.

It isnt as bad as yeasterday, my driveways have some access cleared on them, some of the raods ahve been gritted, but there is still ice on minor roads we need to use.

airbalancer
12-29-05, 08:49 AM
Should had some snow tires on the Land Rover:hysteric:
You would have been unstoppable.
But it is amazing how the wife can always make it out shopping no matter what the weather conditions are:banghead:

mccombie_5
12-29-05, 03:18 PM
Should had some snow tires on the Land Rover:hysteric:
You would have been unstoppable.
But it is amazing how the wife can always make it out shopping no matter what the weather conditions are:banghead:

Haha, yes although I'm glad she took the VW, because she probably would have crashed otherwise.

The Rangey has its off road tyres on it, usually adequate! Not yesterday though.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-29-05, 03:31 PM
Mccombie, I came across a ton of brochures for the W140's. Do you want one?
(I would have PM'ed you, but your inbox was full)

mccombie_5
12-29-05, 04:24 PM
Mccombie, I came across a ton of brochures for the W140's. Do you want one?
(I would have PM'ed you, but your inbox was full)

Thanks very much for the offer, but I have the initial borchure, along with the optons one, and the seperate specialist colours one :D I picked them up in a jumble sale for pennies!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-29-05, 04:31 PM
Yup no problem, I got like 280 brochures for totally free!! :D
Courtesy of Bro-ham.

mccombie_5
12-29-05, 07:43 PM
Yup no problem, I got like 280 brochures for totally free!! :D
Courtesy of Bro-ham.

Thats great!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-29-05, 08:06 PM
yes..sell them for college money!