I Cannot Make This Stuff Up!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Busa Dave, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Kids left this morning to go home with the grandson 3 months old first trip! :)

    So now need to go to far SE NM to the ranch and check on the work I had done with the dozer and putting concrete barriers along the gates we no longer use and have welded. Well was going to do some shooting as well!!!! Example picture:
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    Now go to the National Weather Service and this is the forecast "
    This Afternoon
    Areas of blowing dust. Sunny, with a high near 64. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 50 to 55 mph, with gusts as high as 75 mph.
    Tonight
    Clear, with a low around 38. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 40 to 50 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph."

    Going to wait a few more days lol!!!! :mad:
     
  2. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    At least your concrete blocks won’t blow away!;)
     

  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Hard to dope that much wind:) I hope it dies down soon
     
  4. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    I TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED OUT THERE!!!
     
  5. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

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    May 17, 2017
    I'm a couple hundred miles north of you, near the Wyoming border in Colorado. Yesterday was 60°. Went to pick my son up from school and the teacher mentioned they had already decided to close school today. Woke up this morning and not a flake on the ground. Warm, too. But about 10:00 the winds came in and brought the snow with them. It's the heavy, wet spring stuff. Not accumulating rapidly, but when the front came in, it was every bit of 70mph+ wind gusts. Definitely white-out conditions. Apparently, a lot of folks couldn't make it up the hill to the highway because of the icing. I contemplated my chains for about 30 seconds, then decided there is nothing I want bad enough in life to chain up for. So making rustic bread in the dutch oven as I type.
     
  6. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Honestly hard to imagine sitting in florida. But that is god's country and I'm sure you love it. Be safe
     
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  7. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
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  8. TxTrail80

    TxTrail80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 24, 2018
    You are just up the road from Lubbock.
    Thought the terrain looked familiar.
     
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  9. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    True! I live in nw Ohio so we get a bit of everything including up to F4 and once an F5 tornado!!! No dust storms though thankfully.
     
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  10. TxTrail80

    TxTrail80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 24, 2018
    Just 291 miles away.
     
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  11. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Need any pronghorn eradicated?
     
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  12. TxTrail80

    TxTrail80 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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  13. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    The winds are cranking over here in AZ heading your way.
     
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  14. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    LOL--those are way north of us. We are just high desert. See a deer ever once in a while.
     
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  15. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    My range has been buried under 3 feet of snow since Dec...
     
  16. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Saw where the winds blew a train off the tracks.. Impressive

    Near Logan, NM

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  17. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    Yeah, my brother in law is a scrap hauler.
    He's been down there cutting up RR cars...
    Don't ask me why a savage yard from Iowa is doing it.
    I think they have a contract with the RR.
     
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  18. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

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    May 17, 2017
    I lost two rows of siding which I will tack back up when it thaws. We clocked multiple wind gusts over 70mph on the anemometer. What was weird is that the siding that got ripped off was on the leeward side of the house.

    The other fun thing about late season snow is that it was warm and wet. It didn't accumulate much outside of the drifts, but what it did do was melt and refreeze overnight, such that everything this morning was a solid sheet of 1" thick ice. I have a heavy-duty ice breaker, and it took me about 3 hours to chip off my steps, the sidewalks, and a path to the house. Chip chip chip chip shovel the debris. It was nuts. Most of my neighbors spent about 30 seconds trying to shovel before they gave up and went back inside.

    I grit my teeth and chipped up the sidewalk and steps of my neighbor across the street, who is an awesome guy who is a bit older than me. 40+ years in the construction trade. The moment he sees my siding on the ground, I am certain he will be over to help me nail it up. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if he tries to nail it back up without knocking on my door. It is really good to have one awesome neighbor.
     
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