2012-2013 Winter weather thread

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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:04 pm

Took me an hour 45 to get home. 25 min longer than usual = success
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby stopper40 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:07 pm

How are things around Pittsburgh? I fly back in tomorrow?
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:10 pm

stopper40 wrote:How are things around Pittsburgh? I fly back in tomorrow?


Might be better off flying in late morning or later.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby pensfan1989 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:24 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
stopper40 wrote:How are things around Pittsburgh? I fly back in tomorrow?


Might be better off flying in late morning or later.


Pittsburgh International is open and functioning, and flights are landing/departing on time for the most part. Southwest cancelled pretty much everything into and out of Pittsubrgh though. Also worth noting that most flights are taking off and landing west to east, which is the opposite of what is usually done.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:09 pm

I was going to say, in the 10 minutes I was outside work cleaning my car (were right on the top of the runway basically) I saw 2 landings and a takeoff.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:04 pm

Sigh....snowing again in Greensburg to go along with our 4".
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:34 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Sigh....snowing again in Greensburg to go along with our 4".


It is pouring down miserable, cold rain here. You are lucky...
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby ulf on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:57 pm

The worst snow I dealt with today was in arizona. Blerg
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:12 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:Sigh....snowing again in Greensburg to go along with our 4".


Calling off tomorrow
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Bioshock on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:47 pm

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM EST SATURDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA LATE TONIGHT WITH AN INCH POSSIBLE BY DAWN. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL INTO THE AFTERNOON WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Defence21 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Snowblower question. I bought a used Brute Snow King 5HP, 6 Speed, 24" dual stage snow blower that isn't throwing the snow very far and is clogging easily. Everything I've read says this is a belt issue and that tightening the belt is a quick fix, but replacing is a long-term fix. My question is, are belts universal? In other words, how do I know what belt I'll need given that this is an off brand blower? Can I buy at Lowe's/Home Depot, or do I need to order online or go to a specialty store?

From what I've read, this snowblower isn't a bad machine, despite not being a brand name. I've also read that most snow blowers with similar specs should perform relatively the same so long as everything is working properly. This machine is in great shape with little rust, easy start on no more than 3 pulls, etc. I'm hoping my only issue is the belt and not a poor performing machine?
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:58 pm

Take the belt off and take it to Napa or another auto parts store. There are markings on it and if the markings are worn they will be able to match the new belt size. Belts wear, dryrot, stretch... Just replace it and you should be fine.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby SolidSnake on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:02 pm

Sick of this winter already
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby mac5155 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:04 pm

I love winter weekends. Got up at 10, ripped around on my quad, put the plow on, and made 50 in an hour.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Kovy27 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:06 pm

2-4 inches my arse.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby steve784 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:09 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Sick of this winter already


Yep. I'd buy a snowblower for my massive driveway if I had an extra $500 sitting around. If I don't see another flurry all year I'll be joyous.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby penny lane on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:26 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Sick of this winter already

:thumb:
hear-hear!

I'll take sub zero temps minus snow, all the time!
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby LeopardLetang on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:50 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I am sitting here on trafficland.com just scanning the traffic cameras for the worst areas of the storm....fun times


cool site
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Ad@m on Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:59 pm

Mon - 4"
Wed - 12"
Today - 4"

I've seen more snow in the past 6 days, than all of last winter combined.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:30 pm

my dog is loving this weather... my fiance, not so much.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby offsides on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:38 pm

count2infinity wrote:my dog is loving this weather... my fiance, not so much.


Dumb dog but smart fiance!
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:12 pm

It's just now starting to snow out here on the South Shore of Long Island.

30 more days to Key West :pop:
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby offsides on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:20 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:It's just now starting to snow out here on the South Shore of Long Island.

30 more days to Key West :pop:


I'm jealous!! Love Key West. Me and my wife were there 7 times. Very relaxing and beautiful place and sort of an adult playground.
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby Bioshock on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:41 pm

So happy that this season is finally acting like winter. Had another 5 inches here in Mt. Lebanon and praying for more.

Now, all i need it to do is get about 15 degrees colder and the wind to pick up to have a sub zero windchill and I'll be golden!
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Re: 2012-2013 Winter weather thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:41 pm

offsides wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:It's just now starting to snow out here on the South Shore of Long Island.

30 more days to Key West :pop:


I'm jealous!! Love Key West. Me and my wife were there 7 times. Very relaxing and beautiful place and sort of an adult playground.


I've spent parts of the past four winters there. This year, I' be there for 7 weeks, except for any trips work may make me take.

Where do you stay when you're down there?
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