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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

message 1 of 9
by » Wed Mar 17, 2021 01:31 pm

The day before yesterday we had a short thunderstorm.  Rained in sheets, wind blew for a bit, lots of lightning and marble sized hail.  I went to bed last night about 3:00 AM and checked the weather.  The forecast was for rain at 4:00 AM but when I looked at the radar, it looked to me more like it would be here about 5:00.  Sure enough, about 5:00 AM, Bang!  Boom!  Crash!  Thunderstorm hit right when I predicted.  OK, I went back to sleep and about 7:00 AM, I started hearing a weird noise and got up to see what it was.  Hail.  Too dark to see but much larger than the marble sized hail from the other day.  And just what I needed, a leak started over my washing machine.  I'm hoping it was just from the heavy rains but I'm afraid it'll be something that needs fixed.  I have an odd shaped roof with a lot of angles that will leak under just the right conditions, but thankfully very rarely.  Thursday, we're supposed to get snow!

After the 7:00 hailstorm, I couldn't get back to sleep, so I had about 4 hours.  I'm sure it will hit me this afternoon or early evening.  John

re: Stormy Weather

message 2 of 9
by » Mon Mar 22, 2021 02:26 pm

Here it has just been warm (for us) and no snow. I am pondering having my studded tires removed in the next week or 2 because leaving them on just wears them down if there is no snow. I just know if I do it we will be slammed with a storm!

 

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re: Stormy Weather

message 3 of 9
by » Mon Mar 22, 2021 03:29 pm

  I haven't used studded snow tires for decades, although they'd have come in handy a lot of times.  Of course it's illegal to use them here when it's not snowing as they chew up the pavement, but you never know when it will or won't snow here.  One thing I remember about them, those studs are incredibly hard.  They'll go a long time on pavement without wearing out.  John

re: Stormy Weather

message 4 of 9
by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 01:00 pm

Studded snow tires are totally illegal here in Illinois. 

Yes, I'm still alive! 

Peggy

 

 

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re: Stormy Weather

message 5 of 9
by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 01:19 pm

The studs are metal and like nails. I always thought they should be called spiked tires. ;) Since they do not use anything to melt snow out here (I suppose it is dangerous with all the animals and ranches) and they just sort of pack the snow and semi plow, studded tires are a necessary. Oh, aside from sort of packing and lightly scraping the snow here, they toss out gravel, which is why there are so many chipped and cracked windshields and we have a lot of street cleaners (machines). I guess years when there is little snow like this, the tires do chew up the roads. Oh, and they do something to the roads here called "chipping" too. I am not sure exactly what thay does. But on the tires once more, I know it IS snowing above some heights still, so I would be a bit nervous if I had to drive over a pass and had only snow or all weather tires.

Chains are common too. There are chain up areas near all passes and high areas. Our UPS guy uses chains as does the trash people when they come to our development and there is even a lick of snow down.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


Forever in my heart





Cats Nap. Only Humans Put Them "To Sleep": Sterilize, Don't Euthanize!

 

re: Stormy Weather

message 6 of 9
by » Wed Mar 24, 2021 01:20 pm

Hi Peggy! How are things out in Chicago? Did you get the new Buddy raffle info? I am not keen on how they are doing it this year.

 

David and the CoolCyberCats


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