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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Sgt Nambu, Jan 7, 2017.
The crazies don't bother me near as much as the stoopids!
6 inches now on the lawn. They updated the forecast saying we're going to continue getting snow until tomorrow afternoon, and it's going to remain below freezing for a while.
Forecast calls for 8 inches - but seeing as how we've got 6 already - unless it stops snowing soon we'll have more than that here. It's still snowing pretty hard.
Still being hammered here as well... I'm guessing a full 12 inches could be where we end up... Best snow since December 2008...
Man I hope we don't hit 2008 levels. We had 3 feet of snow in my yard in Hillsboro. Buddy out near Beavercreek had 4 feet And the roads were absolutely trashed - all the rutted ice, and the multi-directional ruts at every intersection.
Somewhere I've got a pic that I took on Christmas Eve that year of a Toyota Camry in a ditch up on Bald Peak, and all you can see is a car shaped lump in the ditch covered with snow, with the tail lights peaking out. Boss and I ran one truck as a team and we shagged calls all the way from Hillsboro to Beavercreek yarding cars out of the ditch, with the whole goal being to get to a friend of mine who put his truck in a ditch out at Beavercreek Rd & Carus Rd - to avoid a head on collision by a guy speeding with no traction devices. He'd called AAA, who sent out a contractor from Canby - they sent a n00b in a recovery truck, who managed to winch the tow truck across the icy road almost into the stuck pickup. My buddy said screw it, I have a friend who drives a tow truck, GTFO - he called me and so the plan was hatched. Boss and I managed to levitate that pickup out of the ditch without putting a scratch on it, using a flatbed, and without blocking the whole damned road. We spent about 14 hours that day on the road.
I reeeally don't want to see a repeat of '08.
12:30am --I woke up, looked out the window...DAMN!
And it's still coming down!
Lots of rain. No snow. Finally got the driveway plowed. Managed to get out Monday, 9 Jan. Now early am Wed. Power out again for 8.5 hours. No big deal. Not that cold. Now 0132 and I can not sleep. Old age. Life is good. Will advise.
Sittings about 8 inches here. Pretty, but my co. Will likely have us in to work tomorrow anyway. Grr...
I'll second that Amen...
Way past '08 levels here. Sounds like an episode of highway thru hell. If the snow gets any deeper, I'm going to have to pull the pickup out of the garage and put the escape on the bench..... I looked out the window and it's still snowing.
So my drive from salem to beaverton is out of the question, from what I can see on trip check..... let alone the surface streets from the freeway to the shop?
Anyone have eyes on the beaverton area streets?
Got up a 3:10 this morning and looked out the window to find everything covered in snow and now it doesn't seem to have snowed anymore.
'08 was really bad. I remember that the snow/ice/snow/ice layers were so bad that my 4WD couldn't break through the ice layers to get some traction on the snow, so you got forced to got wherever the ruts forced you to go. I had to go retrieve my inlaws from their house to bring them to ours - they were without power for over a week - and the drive, normally 10 minutes took about 75, just because the roads were so bad. My chained up 4WD just wasn't heavy enough to break the surface ice and get down into some snow. I agree, hopefully this event won't be equal to that one.
I just cleared the snow off my truck and the wife's car-maybe an inch of snow on the windows but nothing like everyone else has said that they have in Portland area. We will see how the drive in is.....
clackamas has a good solid 6 inches... snow day for me!!!!!
Well that's a good excuse for not showing up to work if he doesn't show up.
Plan on making a undercarriage wash.
HA!! Salt!.....This is past the point of using salt. Coming from a state that uses salt, you need to plow the snow off and THEN salt. We don't really have the plows.
I'v got well over 6" up here in NePO just a couple miles strait south of the airport. Now THIS is a storm to shut the city down! That other wussy stuff was just a taste. Considering were not supposed to go more than a degree or so above freezing until Sunday, better get used to the color "White"! And even worse, all local news will be nothing but snow news!
GAWD, I can hardly wait for some good ol' mid 40s and plain old rain!
I figure driving on the highway when it's raining would do a pretty good undercarriage wash. And it does still rain here doesn't it?