Saturday, March 13, 2021

13 March 2300 Storm Update

 It's been snowing off-and-on since about 1130 today, sometimes mixed with rain. The amount of snow on my "Snow Gauge" is about half what was predicted. The prediction was 8"~10" by evening, and we didn't make it. 

Here's the snow as of 2245:

Looks more like 5"~6" to me. The bare spots under the chairs is because there's been zip for wind today. The snow came straight down, almost like rain, even though it's been pretty fluffy all day long. Any wind at all would have blown it around, and that didn't happen here.

I've been following the storm track on local and national weather for the last 24 hours, and it sure looks like this one dumped a lot more moisture well East of Fort Morgan, and that's 65 miles East of here.

One thing I've been watching is the snow/ice load on my 94' wire antenna. Normally it's more "taught" than this, but the spring on the far end of the antenna is doing it's job, allow the antenna to sag under load without breaking.

I hope....



8 comments:

  1. That looks my backyard a few weeks ago down here in Texas. At least you don't have the Feds and ERCOT to screw things up for you.

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    1. It kept snowing all night, and we now have over 24" of snow....

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    2. Are you bragging or complaining? :)

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  2. Typing a comment at 1012 when my power went out again, briefly. It was off for a few minutes earlier. Very calm night until about 0730 when the wind started. Most of the snow is falling off the deciduous trees but not the evergreens.

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    1. The Kids are without power up in Laporte. KRFC 88.9 is off-the-air, as well as KMAX 94.3.

      Our maple tree, crab apple tree, and big ash tree all have broken limbs.

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  3. If y'all are needing some snow, I'd be happy to send you a foot or two. Srsly, I'm glad it missed you.

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    1. It didn't miss us. It picked up quite a bit last night, and this morning we were buried. I'll make a new post later.

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Keep it civil, please....