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  • Midwest Blizzard 2011

    I'm sure many of you have heard about the Blizzard that just went though our area (Chicagoland) so I thought I'd share some pictures!

    We recieved about 16" to 18" near our house. I believe a little more south by the city.
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    Phil, Kim, Nick and Kayla Giovanni
    2009 Keystone Outback 300BH
    2008 GMC Sierra 1500 MAX 6.0 Litre 4.10
    ProPride 3P 1400 hitch
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  • #2
    I don't think we quite that much but it netted me a SnowDay!!! Since I'm a union rep at my school I get to make that wonderful phone call to the staff!
    Judy & Paul, Clarise the very spoiled cat

    2011 Tioga Class C Motorhome 31W

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    • #3
      Us Too!

      Phil,
      Wow :jawdrop:, that kinda makes our 7-10" last night look like child's play! We are almost through with this round as the local weather folks are calling for 2-3 more today.

      That (Not Near) Chicago area sure takes a butt-whoop'in when that lake effect kicks in! I would be fine if this is the end of it for this winter season...:nope:
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      Last edited by cookstjm; 02-02-2011, 06:37 PM.
      Tom & Jan
      2007 SunnyBrook 33CKTS
      2008 GMC Sierra SLT 3500 Dually D/A, IBC
      Super Fifth 16K Hitch

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      • #4
        I am very happy to say we missed this hard hitting storm.

        Keep warm. Stay safe.
        08 sunny brook sunset creek 341SRD -sold after several years of amazing memories
        2014 Open Range 397fbs. For the next stage of camping.
        2008 Ford F-450 King Ranch.
        hoping to make memories that last a lifetime, and shared over the campfire.

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        • #5
          It's just FRIGID!

          Very little snow (not enough to even leave a trace) here in NW La., but it sure is COLD! Wind Chill -1. I had emptied my tanks on the MH after last weekend's trip to Lake Wright Patman, but I didn't blow out the lines. We only get this type of weather, once every 5 or 6 years, and it's only for a few nights.

          The photos are great. WOW, that's A LOT of dadgum snow there! Jees! I'm glad that I live, where I live. I'm sure it's pretty and all, but I wouldn't want to have to shovel and do all that stuff.
          Tom
          2004 Fleetwood Bounder 39Z Class A Cummins Diesel pusher-Freighliner Chassis
          Towing a 2010 Jeep Liberty 4WD
          Blue Ox Aventa LX tow package
          Bossier City, Louisiana

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          • #6
            You hit the nail on the head! Yes it's pretty and it was cool to wake up to, but I've about had it with the SNOWBLOWER!!!!

            Time for a good warm dinner.
            Phil, Kim, Nick and Kayla Giovanni
            2009 Keystone Outback 300BH
            2008 GMC Sierra 1500 MAX 6.0 Litre 4.10
            ProPride 3P 1400 hitch
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            • #7
              Ice

              Here in Rhode Island our storms have been a wet heavy snow, that's why I have a love affair with our Ariens snow blower. But this last gave us about 1 of Ice on top of maybe 1 inch of rain soaked snow. Spent 2 hours chipping it off the driveway in front of the garage so we could get our cars in the garage. Have a small incline on our driveway, also the walkway into the house. I really prefer snow, the fluffy kind.
              Ice is Tough stuff.
              Westwind
              Rhode Island
              2015 GMC Sierra 3500 D/A CC, Short Bed, Iridium
              2008 GMC D/A Xtended Cab, Short Bed, Stealth Grey
              Hensley TrailSaver BD3 Hitch
              2012 Heartland Bighorn 3070TL
              2002 Sunnybrook, 26FK (sold but not Forgotten)
              Hensley Arrow (Swapped for a BD3)
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              • #8
                OK, so it might be a tad short of blizzard but they are calling for 3.2" of snow tomorrow night here on Lake Conroe which is just north of Houston, TX .... if it does what they are calling for, I suspect it will be big news in this part of the country

                Jim
                Jim
                '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                '17 Elio reserved

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                • #9
                  Not to worry guys...the big fat rat saw no shadow...It'll be gone shortly!!!
                  Life's too short to drink bad wine :nope:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HitchnRun View Post
                    Not to worry guys...the big fat rat saw no shadow...It'll be gone shortly!!!
                    unfortunately Sir Walter Wally doesn't agree ..

                    Jim
                    Jim
                    '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                    '17 Elio reserved

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JEBar View Post
                      unfortunately Sir Walter Wally doesn't agree ..

                      Jim
                      Imagine that, a casual glance at any calendar will show that March 21, the official first day of spring, is very close to 6 weeks away, so a prediction of "6 more weeks of winter" would be pretty hard to argue with.

                      For NOW, we are noticing that the conditions in Oklahoma and northern Texas are not so much different from what it is here in North Dakota. In fact the predictions for temps today have it warmer here than there.

                      That won't stop us from heading out on Saturday morning, though. So, everything should warm up as we come through, bringing the nicer temperatures south with us.:stir:
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                      Marv and Mary
                      '06 SB 32BWKS
                      2014 Silverado, 3500 HD Duramax/Allison, Long Bed, 4X4

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MAAX2 View Post
                        everything should warm up as we come through, bringing the nicer temperatures south with us.:stir:

                        with you bringing warmer temps down from the north, us bringing them up from the south and Russell taking care of the middle, things just have to be fine ..

                        Jim
                        Jim
                        '06 SunnyBrook Titan 34BWKS
                        '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                        '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                        '04 Sea Pro 180DC
                        '17 Elio reserved

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                        • #13
                          More snow? Ice ?

                          Right now I have about and inch of frozen ice on the roof of our trailer and
                          two more forcasted storms of some nature coming on Saturday and next
                          Tuesday with another on Thursday suggested by our local weather man. We
                          are scheduled to pull out on Saturday or Sunday for Florida.
                          So now it's time to start watching the I95 corridor. Goal is to be ready to go
                          on Tuesday and watch the weather.
                          Westwind
                          Rhode Island
                          2015 GMC Sierra 3500 D/A CC, Short Bed, Iridium
                          2008 GMC D/A Xtended Cab, Short Bed, Stealth Grey
                          Hensley TrailSaver BD3 Hitch
                          2012 Heartland Bighorn 3070TL
                          2002 Sunnybrook, 26FK (sold but not Forgotten)
                          Hensley Arrow (Swapped for a BD3)
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Westwind View Post
                            So now it's time to start watching the I95 corridor. Goal is to be ready to go
                            on Tuesday and watch the weather.
                            I'll keep my fingers crossed and send some of our weather over there for you....We (miraculously) missed it all....
                            Safe travels and an uneventful journey....
                            Life's too short to drink bad wine :nope:

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                            • #15
                              Two

                              I'm really after all these years thinging of a second tool box, or bags that stay in the trailer, I'm in the process of gathering everything up that I removed over the last 3 months doing my in house winter projects. Pain Maybe if I was neater and more organized it wouldn't be such a chore, but getting the misc into the trailer compartment will be. Cold & Icy are the conditions out there, heat wave today about 6 hours of 30- 35 degrees.
                              Tomorrow more wintery mix.
                              Last edited by Westwind; 02-04-2011, 06:47 PM.
                              Westwind
                              Rhode Island
                              2015 GMC Sierra 3500 D/A CC, Short Bed, Iridium
                              2008 GMC D/A Xtended Cab, Short Bed, Stealth Grey
                              Hensley TrailSaver BD3 Hitch
                              2012 Heartland Bighorn 3070TL
                              2002 Sunnybrook, 26FK (sold but not Forgotten)
                              Hensley Arrow (Swapped for a BD3)
                              sigpic

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