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ECS-3
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Mar 2nd, 2018 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Still a fair amount of wind here even now.

In the meantime 4 of my neighbors came over with chain saws and pickups, and in like 1 hour we cut and cleared the mess. Took the cut up sections to the recycling area where they mulch up trees.

I sure hope this wind dies down later today before more trees come down. They closed the main road in my subdivision on account of some trees fell across the road.

Leftee
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I say stuff
Mar 2nd, 2018 12:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Still without power here.

tahitijack
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San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Mar 2nd, 2018 12:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Morning radio dj here was talking with a travel agent in Virginia this morning about a cruise she is organizing. The hotel where she is staying is without power and wind is 60 MPH. Makes me appreciate the rain coming our way today.

Sharkie
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North ON, Canada

Mar 2nd, 2018 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Do you have backup power Leftee?

Leftee
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VA

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Mar 2nd, 2018 12:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

No. Really no place to keep it. We live in a townhouse.

We’re living Amish.

With iPhones.

Leftee
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I say stuff
Mar 2nd, 2018 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Power is back.

There are whitecaps on the lake behind us.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 04:06 PM, Mar 2nd, 2018)

Leftee
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VA

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Mar 2nd, 2018 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

And the power is out

On

Out

On


And out again.

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Mar 2nd, 2018 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's interesting how all the substantial storms we've had lately have coincided with astronomical high tides.

The high winds are supposed to last through three tide cycles. The noon tide caused many of my neighbors to be evacuated. The high tide tonight will be even worse. There a few houses and about a dozen cars under water down by the beach.

I'm a bit higher than my neighbors so I have no issues with the storm surge -- but the wind driven rain has flooded my cellar -- a fairly common and inconsequential occurrence. My anemometer recorded a gust of 69 mph a little while ago.

The tide tonight is predicted to be a record high -- higher than the blizzard of 78 and the Perfect Storm -- both of which destroyed dozens of houses in the town.

Good times.

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It's all gravy from here on...
Mar 2nd, 2018 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

Winds gusting to 40mph here, far from the Atlantic. Pretty normal to have winds gusting to 50-60mph and I've been in straight-line winds of 100mph +. But, no tide surge here and it's sunny and 65F right now so why did I post?

Question. What is the speed of the winds causing your power outages?

Leftee
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VA

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Mar 2nd, 2018 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

On

Leftee
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Mar 2nd, 2018 05:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

60 mph gusts.

We have trees. Lots and lots of big trees. Well, a few less now.

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Mar 2nd, 2018 06:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

60-65 mph gusts and probably 45 mph sustained most of today. It’s blowing trees down on houses, roads, and power lines. The ground is soft from days of rain.

Leftee
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Mar 2nd, 2018 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, the ones I’ve seen have tipped out by their roots.

Leftee
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Mar 2nd, 2018 08:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Calm now. But every once in a while the wind will gust up seemingly out of nowhere.

I guess there’s more wind later tonight and tomorrow.

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Alexandria, Virginia

Mar 4th, 2018 04:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Blow out on the Potomac... only seen this happen a few times in 50 yrs. The Potomac River is basically dry aside from the channel.

ECS-3
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Mar 4th, 2018 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

SS2,
I saw that on the local news!

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Mar 5th, 2018 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

This was a bad storm.

We lost power Friday evening and it came back overnight last night. Amazing considering the flooding and damage in the area and that the crews couldn't even start restoring power until yesterday due to the continued high winds. Those linesmen are stand up dudes.

I lost a Blue Spruce but it had the good manners to fall without hitting anything important. The big Norway Maple next to the house, on the other hand, dumped a couple of big branches on the roof of my two story Colonial -- I now have two soccer ball sized vents that weren't there before the storm. Luckily, this happened late Friday night after most of the rain was done so I didn't get much in the way of water damage.

I spent all day yesterday clearing the branches off the house. If you are a homeowner and you do your own second story (or higher) work, don't buy cheap ass ladders.

My little Echo 370 chainsaw ran perfectly. I put a new Oregon chain on it and it cut all day without a hitch.

I went back up on the roof today to temporarily patch the holes -- we have another Nor'easter coming in on Wednesday.

At least now I have a lot of new firewood for next year.



Leftee
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Mar 5th, 2018 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Man! Sorry to hear this.

We had some roof damage. Nothing terrible.

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Mar 5th, 2018 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Leftee -- not a big deal. Some plywood and less than a square of shingles. When I get some nice weather, I can knock this out in less than a day.

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Mar 6th, 2018 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lots of friends online losing trees.

there was a news article on tv this morning that the last tree planted by George Washington tipped over in the DC area. 220+ years old

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