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Willy-N    Posted 01-11-2005 at 15:16:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess Canada is sending us 30-45 mph sustained winds with gusts to 60 mph. Glad my trees are used to it! Other places they seem to blow over in 30+ mph winds on the news. When it blows in town it realy blows up here so I wnder how fast the winds will get to at my home could reach 70+ like once befor? Had 80 mph ones for a real short time once man that was blowing!! Moved all the snow today so it won't drift as bad and the neibors are parking out on the main road. Jim said he is haveing a hard time plowing them out since the drifts allready are up to 6 ft in places on there driveways and the slots in them will fill fast! Mark H.

Forcast;
WAZ043-120200-
OKANOGAN VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OMAK...TONASKET...OROVILLE...NESPELEM
1010 AM PST TUE JAN 11 2005

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO
THURSDAY MORNING..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE WASHINGTON HAS CONTINUED A
HIGH WIND WATCH FOR THE OKANOGAN VALLEY EFFECTIVE LATE WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL DROP OUT
OF CANADA DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL
DEVELOP BEHIND THIS FRONT AS FRIGID ARCTIC AIR IS CHANNELED THROUGH
THE OKANOGAN VALLEY. AT THE CURRENT TIME SUSTAINED NORTH WINDS OF 30
TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

THESE STRONG WINDS COUPLED WITH A COLD AIR MASS MAY PRODUCE DANGEROUS
WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.


toolman    Posted 01-11-2005 at 16:55:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
i been cleaning everything up all day getting ready for this next one comming supposed to be a dandy, best get ready,looks like randy and les might get some of this one as it might slide south east by weeks end,supposed to warm up after this one, better get ready though this is supposed to be a bad one with windchills in the mid -40,s f here.


Willy-N    Posted 01-11-2005 at 17:24:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Totaly burnt out now!! I just got done befor dark thirty clearing a 120 long snow bank slot and putting 14 or so 4X4X3 foot Apple Bin Boxes one at a time to make a drift fence row. I hope it was worth the work to do it. I want to see if this will stop the drift in front of my shop and curve at the top of the driveway. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-11-2005 at 17:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
that might help you,ll never know if you don,t try it and if it does it will save you alot of work later. i was thinking today we haven,t had our jan. thaw yet and after this cold moves on we sure are do, i got the drive right down to the dirt maybe half a inch of snow cover so if it does rain i won,t be dealing with all this slush like last year.


Willy-N    Posted 01-11-2005 at 19:19:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is why I spend so much time clearing all the snow. No problem at melt time! The frozen ground sponges a little but drys right out fast in a couple days. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 01-11-2005 at 20:12:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
last year was the first year i had that snowblade and i had the shoes on, wll everytime you plow, you leave a bit cause the shoes keep the blade up a bit, by about this time last year we got the jan rains, when i drove through the driveway even in 4 wheel drive i could hardly get through all soft about nearly 10 inches deep at least, i got the plowtruck and tried to plow it but after about one pass i was stuck, had to get the tractor out of the barn and use the loader to scrape the stuuf off right to the ground , what a job, took all day and i had a pile of snow slush and ice 15 feet high all along the fence line, i took the shoes off , and now when i plow it takes it right down to just about bare ground.


Randy    Posted 01-11-2005 at 15:25:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a 90' hemlock and also a dead smaller one blow over here this fall. Had a couple of wind storms. Thankfully it fell the right way and missed our house.
Sadly didn't get a lot of others falling at our jobs.


Willy-N    Posted 01-11-2005 at 17:30:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a lot of Big Leaf Maples on the coast and they would blow off big branches. The Firs would tip over due to getting lots of water and shallow roots. Here they have to send roots down deep to get water and they mix in the rocks and hold in pretty good. Mark H.


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