Blizzard of Friday the 13th, 2006

Discussion in 'The Den' started by Datu Tim Hartman, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    We really got hammered! I was out of power for 48hours. Some people won't get power for at least one week. Bob, do you have any photos of this force of nature?
     
  2. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Copying some notes from my posts elsewhere:

    Currently, the city is a disaster area. 270,000 are still without power, though its reported that 41,000 have had it restored. My neighborhood looks like a war zone...the only thing missing is bomb craters and bodies. Wires are down everywhere, and we're one of the few houses on the street with power and phone service.

    First 3 pics are from 2:30AM Friday morning. It was, interesting. The snow was falling wet and heavy, and trees were bending under the strain. Every so often you'd hear the "whump" of snow letting go and hitting the ground....punctuated by the rifle crack as tree branches gave out and came crashing down, taking out power, phone and cable lines.

    Next batch is from 930am the same day. You can see the mess better here. Of the 4 roads one can use to get to my house, all 4 were impassible from downed trees and lines.

    They are saying that 90% of the trees in the county have been damaged, with 30+% unsavable. A damn shame as WNY's trees are one of it's true gems.
     

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  3. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    930AM Friday Morning
     

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  4. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Wow! It brings back memories of growing up there.
     
  5. Carol

    Carol <font color = blue><b>Technical Administrator</b><


    Ditto!

    There's something SO wrong about snow burying trees before they have lost their leaves ;)
     
  6. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    For the most part the snow is gone. It is 59 degrees at the moment and still rising. The problem is the tree branch removal and repair. The clean up could take months!
     
  7. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Sounds like a job for...machetes! :D

    (Er, how big are these branches?)
     
  8. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Midwest Storms.

    How are people in Chicago making out?
     
  9. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Well, we finally got some snow this morning--maybe 3".
     
  10. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Tell us about this weekend's storm!
     
  11. Datu Tim Hartman

    Datu Tim Hartman FMA Talk Founder Supporting Member

    Can't say much about it, I was in California for the USFMAF Tournament in Disney. When I got back it was bitter cold and there was about 2 feet of snow on the ground!
     
  12. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    I'm flying out to Anaheim in 2 weeks for a conference in Costa Mesa!

    Lighter snow here--maybe 4".
     
  13. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    It sounds like parts of NY are getting some serious snow! How's Buffalo doing?
     
  14. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Right now, not bad. Tomorrow they are predicting we're gonna get slammed.
     
  15. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Same here. Schools are already delayed or canceled.
     
  16. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Looks like a beeeg storm. Well.....I didn't want to see the ground yet anyway. LOL!
     
  17. Brock

    Brock Asha'man

    Here in PA we've got a good 6 inches and still counting.
     
  18. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    The warm weather is finally here and I am very happy about it!
     
  19. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Ditto.
     
  20. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    A whole week of rain lies ahead of me! I might rather have the snow.
     

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