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@jackthebear 

 

Exactly!  Imagine all the fun you'll have chasing your hamburger and fries down a snowy slushy street in a 45 mph wind!   Smiley Wink

 

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@jackthebear wrote:

who wants to eat outside now?

 

 


 

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the snow arrived here in the baltimore area right on time......they called it for around 11am and that is when it arrived. it is a beautiful sight! we will definitely be having more snow in this one snowfall than we did all of last year.

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@jackthebear wrote:

who wants to eat outside now?

 

 


 

 

we ate outside a week ago and it was 33 degrees. those heat lamps sure do work well!

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Re: Big Storm Coming

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@goldensrbest wrote:

I have no back up heating here ,worry over losing heat.


it's much more common to lose power during a summer thunderstorm  Lightning is in snowstorms,  but the strikes are less common.  The reason is that cold on the ground is almost as cold in the clouds.  So the risk of clash of cold with heat will be less. So no lightning strikes.  It's still there and you will hear thunder during a snow storm.  But not so much the strikes.  I'm not saying you will lose power, but the chances are better you won't.

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@January121 Amen!

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@songbird wrote:

@goldensrbest wrote:

I have no back up heating here ,worry over losing heat.


it's much more common to lose power during a summer thunderstorm  Lightning is in snowstorms,  but the strikes are less common.  The reason is that cold on the ground is almost as cold in the clouds.  So the risk of clash of cold with heat will be less. So no lightning strikes.  It's still there and you will hear thunder during a snow storm.  But not so much the strikes.  I'm not saying you will lose power, but the chances are better you won't.


Not so here in Maine. we get terrible winds from north easters, people in maine can lose for many days,lived in new england since the earl 80's.

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Agree. In the winter it's not usually lightening that knocks the power out, but rather wind, snow on the lines - and this is a wet heavy snow, trees coming down, tree limbs taking out lines, then the occasional vehicle careening into a pole.

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One prepper trick many of you never considered: get a Yeti (or Green beast) tumbler ( hot coffee) and one or more quality ice chests with Yeti ice will help keep stuff frozen for 4+ days.

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@Etoile308 

 

It would be worth the expense to put the utilities (electric, phone) underground.

 

One time a few years ago - I was vising friends down in WV - someone hit a utility pole and there was a power outage for a couple of days.  

 

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@Etoile308 wrote:

Agree. In the winter it's not usually lightening that knocks the power out, but rather wind, snow on the lines - and this is a wet heavy snow, trees coming down, tree limbs taking out lines, then the occasional vehicle careening into a pole.


 

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WV has started with freezing drizzle; snow would've been preferred.  Several accidents have already been reported.