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  1. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    ...we've been getting pouded with freezing rain. Everything is coated. There are two 40' maples in my yard that are so heavily laden with ice that their crowns are actually touching the ground. Tons of trees down. Have yet to lose power, but would be suprised if that dosn't happen at some point.
     
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  2. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Don't touch the maples. If the ice doesn't break 'em they should spring back up after it melts.

    I've been through three severe ice storms in my life and am in no hurry for another. It is beautiful though.
     
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  3. skunkty14

    skunkty14 Monkey

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    As much as I like Ithaca, weather like that makes me glad I'm in Boston now. Oh wait, it's pouring buckets all day today anyway, at least you can ride ice covered trails. Swamps are conducive to riding.
     
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  4. Connundrum1

    Connundrum1 Monkey

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    Weather like that makes me thank my lucky stars that i live in California. I went for a walk with my buddy to the river and its about 67F and sunny :). the birds are out and singing and the trees are flowers are all blooming.

    P.S. kill me if i ever think about leaving this state.
     
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  5. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    We're in the middle of getting 18" of snow, with 50 mph wind. Pounding on the window as I type this

    Snow banks here are min 6 feet tall on the side of the roads. The city is running out of places to dump the snow removed from the roads.

    I have a little 6' foot tall evergreen in my front yard...I can only see about 12" of it right now.

    We're on the verge of breaking the seasonal snowfall record....a record set in the winter of '70-'71.

    Getting a little sick of winter.....and still not too happy with my decision to save $100 and NOT get a driveway snow removal contract this winter.
     
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  6. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Did you go to school here?


    Ithaca is a great town, but the weather is prone to bouts of epic suckage.
     
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  7. dmilkman589

    dmilkman589 Chimp

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    Get Out The Chain Saw!!!!!!!
     
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  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    There will be plenty of that once the snow/ice melts.
     
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  9. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Somthing BIG just went down in the woods. I don't want to know what.
     
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  10. dirttastesgood

    dirttastesgood Turbo Monkey

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    We've had tons of snow melt/rain. It sucks, my backyard is a mud pit.
     
  11. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I think one of the maples just went. Fvck.
     
  12. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    almost 60 here today.. lol
     
  13. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Just took this through the bedroom window.

    The tree on the right there is actually 6 feet tall....
     
  14. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Ha ha ha ha fvck you. Asshole.





    ;)
     
  15. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Have a nice night listening to the trees explode.

    I hope the lights stay on for you!
     
  16. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Had rain and wind here. Some of those wind gusts were up to 80mph.
     
  17. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    We are getting slammed. Inches an hour kind of stuff. Winds are blowing hard too.
     
  18. mudgirl

    mudgirl Molester of monkeys

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    Did you lose power?? My son and I left Ithaca last night at about 6:45, and the power was out on rt13. We had come down into Ithaca around 5pm, and it was still okay. Not great, but okay. I couldn't believe how bad it got, and how quickly! There were no traffic lights! Fun times! As we drove up Hector St. out of the city, though, we could see lights still on in other sections. We lost power out in Enfield for like 7 hours....

    Should get really pretty out there in about a half hour when the sun comes up. Last Tues or Wed, or whenever we got the last round of icing, it looked like Ice World or something.... it was very beautiful. I've got to take my camera with me today when I go skiing or snowshoeing!!!!
     
  19. johnbryanpeters

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    We got a bunch of cold rain and sleet with icing and wind. we have branches down, but not bad - dead stuff self-pruning. Had one power glitch last night. The rain saturated the snow on the ground which then froze and it's a hard stupid slippery crust this morning.

    H day minus 16.
     
  20. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    We only lost power for an instant a couple of times, as far as I know. It may have been out longer during the night. Phone dosn't work at the moment though.