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Dean Woodbeck (Dwoodbeck) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:13 am:

Eight years ago, the Pasty Cam captured this shot of a SnoGo at work. If you visit the page from 1999, you can see a video of the machine at work.

If you need to move, say, 1800 tons of snow per hour, with a 48" high machine that mounts on your loader, with cutting widths up to 114", you just might need a SnoGo.

Schools are running late this morning in the Keweenaw, thanks to a storm that wasn't supposed to move this far north, but did. We'll all be out with our scoops and mini-SnoGos this morning (mine's made by Husqvarna and has only a 23" cut).


By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:22 am:

First PostMornin'


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:41 am:

Good Morning! We have a Snow Day, for our kids, after all! The roads here are a mess, with a heavy, wet snow on top of ice on top of snow.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:53 am:

Good morning! No snow day here. The roads are pretty much melted already.


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:02 am:

No snow day here either. We also got the snow that was supposed
to land further South. It is beautiful and fluffy right now, but
according to the weather report (Should I believe it?), the
temperature is expected to rise beyond the freezing point
tomorrow. For today though, there is lovely snow and the kids in
my class should have a dandy recess cavorting in it.


By David Soumis (Davesou) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:12 am:

snowing here now..not sure how much over night, but we're in the teen range...its really white and the roads are a mess.


By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:22 am:

Now that is pulling out the big guns.


By JH (Thumbgardener) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:51 am:

Good morning, I was just noticed how beautiful the picture on the bridge cam is right now.
http://pasty.com/bcam2.jpg?021172493403


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 08:09 am:

No snow day south of you in Genesee, Marianne! We had ice all day yesterday. Came out of church at 11:00 and it was raining quite hard and freezing as it hit the ground and the parked cars. Even the main roads were all ice all day. Sometime in the night we got a little snow and the ice is starting to melt. The kids at my school probably won't have outside recess today because the playground will be slick ice, resulting in injuries and broken bones!


By JH (Thumbgardener) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 08:23 am:

The bridge cam I looked at was at 7:21 am. It didn't save that picture on the link I posted. I guess I don't know how to do that.


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 09:04 am:

Roads just wet here, we didn't get hardly anything of that promised storm. Everything went north or south of us. Went for a walk late afternoon yesterday on the trail, snowed a little but was pretty easy going. My son has me confused with a pack mule, had to pull him on the sled.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 09:57 am:

Speaking of the weather, I found an interesting article:


Out in Kansas, tornadoes often hit with sudden devastation, and without warning. In one case, a house was completely whisked away, leaving only the foundation and first floor. A silver-haired farm lady was seen sitting dazed, in a bathtub, the only remaining part of the house left above the floor. The rescue squad rushed to her aid and found her unhurt. She was just sitting there in the tub, talking to herself.
"It was the most amazing thing ... it was the most amazing thing." she kept repeating dazedly.
"What was the most amazing thing, Ma'am?" asked one of the rescuers.
"I was visiting my daughter here, taking a bath, and all I did was pull the plug and dog-gone-it if the whole house didn't suddenly drain away."


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:05 am:

Marsha, I had to smile at your playground injuries on ice--two years ago, my youngest son, then in the 7th grade, (it was not playground at that age; it was more a few minutes outside in the fresh air after lunch) fell & cut his chin. They had to track me down (it was before I got a cell phone), as my husband was out of the state, and I was not home. I had to pick Jonny up at school immediately to take him to the ER. Ironically, another boy from the same school arrived at the ER five minutes before with the same injury. Jonny was the first one hurt, but it took a few minutes to track me down. Jonny ended up with six stitches right under his chin. And, they had to take xrays to be sure that he hadn't broken his jaw. The school looked less than great with two identical injuries at the ER from the same school at nearly the same time. They decided they better salt (gee, I wonder why), and they would not let kids go out after lunch when it was icy. And, they filled out an accident report.

That reminds me of a funny story about a slip and fall accident when I was working in Texas many years ago. Some guy had slipped & fallen on ice and broken a bone. Whenever there was a reportable incident, they always had to have a safety review. Guess what the top thing they came up with to prevent future slip & fall accidents of that nature? Keep it from freezing! I about died laughing at that one.


By Danbury (Danbury) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:07 am:

You couldn't, JH - since the BridgeCam doesn't save the old pix, nothing you could've done except save it to your hard drive. Or copy it and post it on What'sUP ...


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:15 am:

You can save the BridgeCam picture. I have a Mac, but I assume that you can do something similar on a PC. I just click on the picture, & drag it to my desktop. And, I have a jpg copy of the bridge cam at that point in time. I just did it, so it does work, at least on a Mac.


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:26 am:

The snowplow just went down our street (&, oh, it's Monday, the day before our garbage day, :-) ). I assume that he is salting at the same time he is plowing, with the ice that we have.

Anyway, the snowplow reminded me of the movie called "Snow Day" from 2000. Did you see it? For those who did not, it is a funny movie of the slapstick variety, where the kids ends up hijacking the snowplow to "unplow" the roads to create another snow day.


By JH (Thumbgardener) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 10:38 am:

Thanks, Danbury and Marianne. I did manage to put it as my desktop background. I usually change my background picture every day. I almost always use a picure saved from the pasty cam site or the archives. So many great pictures to choose from.


By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 02:49 pm:

Not only did the snowplow come through this morning, it has since come through twice more (just after my youngest son cleared off our driveway, of course). Just when Jonny figured they had to be finished plowing us in, two more plows managed to put up over a foot of heavy ice & snow junk onto the bottoms of the driveways, etc. Come to think of it, I hope that stuff doesn't have salt in it, as that would kill the grass in the outlawns.

The good news is that we have a small 2-stage snow blower, so it can handle the stuff. One of those mini-SnoGo's would really be nice to have right about now, though, Dean. :-)

We can see the street pavement now, because the city did a good job of plowing (tomorrow is garbage day). In a way, it's funny, but it's sad too, that the city mainly takes care of the streets the day before garbage day. It didn't hurt that it is mentioned in tonight's paper that the school administrator who responsible for closing school mentioned that part of their reasoning for calling off school today was that our residential streets weren't plowed or taken care of yet. Maybe that school bus accident the last time had an effect?


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 02:56 pm:

Sorry to change the subject, it is kind of weather-related.

When we were at a rest stop during one of our road trips, one early September, we ran into a real sweet Canadian couple. We started talking about the weather and I asked them, "Hey folks, did you have a good summer?" The elderly man replied, "Yes, indeed, we had a great picnic that afternoon."

We couldn't stop laughing, he was dead serious.


By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 05:23 pm:

Okay, now for my last post since I have the floor.
It's about my son Johnny, don't groan this one is a classic.
One day I had to go to the store for a few things and I said, "Let's go Johnny". Johnny replied, "Aw come on Mom, you can trust me for a little while." I caved and said, "You better be good." To make a long story short this is what happened:

A travelling salesman rings the doorbell and 10-year old Johnny answers, holding a beer and smoking a fat cigar. The salesman says, "Little boy, is your mother home?" Johnny taps his ash on the carpet and says, "What do you think?"

I miss that kid!


By Jacobsville (Barb) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:03 pm:

Hey Marianne, I have a Mac too! The operating system sure does
make things easy, doesn't it? I love my Mac!
Mac


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:24 pm:

I love mine too!


By David Soumis (Davesou) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 06:30 pm:

I prefer honey crisp..they're really good.


By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 07:17 pm:

But Winesaps are even better....


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 08:53 pm:

You guys! Back to report writing on my Mac.


By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Monday, February 26, 2007 - 08:58 pm:

Raining in San Jose, but this storm has already dumped sixty inches of snow at Sugar Bowl in the Sierra's!


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