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Old 10-24-2019, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, maybe not that much snow but some models are predicting 6-10" in the metro for next Tues / Wed...

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Old 10-24-2019, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I remember that storm in 1991 quite well.

Was in Fargo that morning, having breakfast at the Perkins along I-29 and the guy ahead of me at the cashier said "I just hope I can make it home", and I thought... what the heck is he talking about? The sun was shining and it was an absolutely beautiful day.

Heading back to the Twin Cities, it started snowing in Fergus Falls, snowing really good in Alexandria, and I pulled off at St. Cloud for lunch at Mickie D's and the snow was up to the bottom of the car. Almost didn't get back on the interstate, passed a bunch of vehicles in the ditch, and dragged my front-wheel drive company vehicle back to Richfield on pure willpower.

Gnarly.

Meanwhile, points south were in complete darkness because it was all ice and that decimated the power grid.

As much as I like snow, let's not do that again

Maybe we can share some of that 6-10 with Wisconsin.....

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Old 10-24-2019, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I took my behind the wheel driver's test in that blizzard. Had the joint to myself and easily passed as the lines were covered in snow....LOL Went for a quick rip in the ditch that night. My older brother's friend rode their Enticer over to our house and I took it for a quick spin in about 6-8" snow, spent the whole next day getting my Bravo buried.
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That storm made a mess in Massachusetts as well. Lots of leaves on the trees still, lots of broken branches and downed wires. No one had plows ready, lots of scrambling.
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Plows are ready where I work. I just hope the temps get cold and stay cold this year. That warmup in January was crap.

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That storm made a mess in Massachusetts as well. Lots of leaves on the trees still, lots of broken branches and downed wires. No one had plows ready, lots of scrambling.
Wasn't it 2011 when we got that big halloween nor-easter snowstorm? Could remember all the trees down with no power for a week. 18'' of snow. Lucky we have a generator integrated with our service so it wasn't so bad. Lot of people had really a tough time.
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I hope not, i could use a month of good weather to get my pole barn up. I've been in a holding pattern the last 6 weeks waiting for it to dry out enough to get the pad laid.
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In 1991, my family was living in the northern side of Apple Valley that year, and my parents were building a new house in Lakeville about 10 miles south of their current home.

My dad drove his 1947 Minneapolis Moline to plow snow at the new place, and I followed on my 1972 ATX at the time, right down the middle of Cedar Avenue (If any of you know AV, that was a stop light filled 4 lane highway through town).

When we got to the house, they had put the roof on in the days before, but no windows yet, and the inside of the house was filled with 6' drifts everywhere. Needless to say, they waited until spring to finish the place, after putting the windows in.

Never forget that one!
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I really don't care for snow in October, November, or early December
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Wasn't it 2011 when we got that big halloween nor-easter snowstorm? Could remember all the trees down with no power for a week. 18'' of snow. Lucky we have a generator integrated with our service so it wasn't so bad. Lot of people had really a tough time.
Yup - 2011
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