Winter storm warning for the midwest!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    For the last 4 hours or so it's been raining and freezing. The first pic is a pinoak in my front lawn I planted a couple years ago, behind it is a river birch. Then again behind it is some elm trees. The second pic is some elm trees. As nightfall is coming it is going to get worse. I took a broom to the pinoak and got most the ice off and standing back up fairly straight.

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  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    And pic two....worthless american elm trees...or as we call them here....piss-elms.

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  3. We got 23 inches of snow on December 23, 23, its all gone and since then we have had 7-8 inches of rain. mud everywhere now.
     
  4. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We are starting to get some ice accumulation for about the last hour or so, they are calling for up 1.5 inches of ice
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Yes...I just pulled up the radar....I am here in Wichita. The ice accumalation is not all that bad yet, but soon as nightfalls it's going to get baaaaad.
     
  6. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Matt--That looks pretty bad...What state do you live in?
     
  7. break out the sleds for some fast fun.
     
  8. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah, its going to get nasty, not like it was in 2002 but bad nonetheless, up north in Atchison and St Joe there are getting as much ice as we are + 3-6 inches of snow tommorow on top of the ice


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  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Wichita KS. Yes packerbacker....I remember the 2002. I stepped on on the front porch about 4am and it sounded like fire-crackers going off in the far distance.. It was actually tree branches snapping and breaking. Even now I could hear something snapping or cracking every 30 seconds or so.

    Better move all vehicles out from underneath the trees!!! That second pic was right next to my driveway, where I usually park my Lincoln.
     
  10. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I hope its not a repeat. We has lost power for a couple days then. I had to curl up with my wolf/malamute just to stay warm. I learned my lesson though and bought a generator. And i just had 2 cord of wood delivered last week. I hate working in this crap to. You get soaking wet and the chill doesnt leave you for a while
     

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