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You are breaching the limits if you get rain, down here in Idaho, our structured load limits are set to 40 lbs per square foot, or higher if in the high altitudes, my experience is we get much wetter snow than up north. We have a cabin that we will be visiting up towards central this next week. Has been the norm that the snow there is verry dry, and not much more than 4 to 5 feet deep. Looking forward to some negative digit snow machining ?

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We used to run 40 psf and now run 50 psf live load. Normal snow here is ultra dry and fluffy, but not this year. So a good rain storm could make some very interesting changes.  Asked my inlaw if he wanted the motor home shoveled off, nope, it suppose to take it and if it don't it is insured.  Ok then

Like you I am hoping to head to the mountains and ride, but in at least double that much snow.

 

happy riding and send pictures

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4 hours ago, BOBSIH856 said:

Looks like the North Slope will keep pumping oil? I just read about a 1.2 billion barrel find.

Yeah, that's a doozy.   Let's see where it ends up but it sure looks like they will be laying a bit of feeder line and putting that one online, at least before the next presidential election

 

 

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Got a few pictures from two weeks ago, avalanche, no one hurt but dang

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one of the crew snapped a few pictures while northbound after they had been digging out

 

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avalanche caught 4 trucks and closed the pass for most of a week, no one hurt.  Funny part is it was not in the normal avalanche paths.  And was way down at the bottom of the hill

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1 hour ago, NY1468 said:

Looks like the truck is still running in the picture. 

I think they were on the backside digging it out, these pictures are 4 or 5 days after the slide when the blow was layindown

 

really lucky no one was hurt, they had gotten 22 inches of snow that night

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On 3/10/2017 at 4:50 PM, AKwelder said:

Yeah, that's a doozy.   Let's see where it ends up but it sure looks like they will be laying a bit of feeder line and putting that one online, at least before the next presidential election

 

 

Article said plan is to start production by 2020.

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4 hours ago, BOBSIH856 said:

Article said plan is to start production by 2020.

That would be great, hello overtime

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14 hours ago, AKwelder said:

That would be great, hello overtime

I wonder how much OPEC reversing their production cuts will affect the development of this oil field?

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3 hours ago, BOBSIH856 said:

I wonder how much OPEC reversing their production cuts will affect the development of this oil field?

The state is nearly bankrupt and begging for more production (and willing to give them big time tax incentives), the fields are very slow now so workers are available, and the current political climate make the permits much easier (it's in a big river delta area) so I would guess they will bring it online but leave a lot of room for expansion to full capacity. Once it's up and running they will be hard pressed to shut them down,

 

 

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Yikes. First day I spring, but that's hard core

 

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there is 4 inches of ice under the bike. 

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3 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Not as dedicated as this guy lol.. My brother saw this pic going around when we had that big blizzard a couple weeks back. Not 100% sure where it is.

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Pretty sure it's a bit north of normal. 

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Getting to be a big snow pile in the yard at work

 

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wonder how long it will take to melt

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4 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Getting to be a big snow pile in the yard at work

 

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wonder how long it will take to melt

Boston's 2015 snow pile finally melted on July 14! Tremendous amount of trash and junk left when it finally did.

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Ouch. Guy across from the in laws. 

 

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i think that's his 656, his Deere is further in

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5 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

ugh

Yeah, hope I am wrong and he had moved some of his stuff, but......

 

 

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On 3/21/2017 at 8:03 PM, AKwelder said:

Pretty sure it's a bit north of normal. 

That was 2 weeks ago here in North Dakota. Had a good old fashioned blizzard.  Was warm for two weeks before then that morning rained an inch. Then thundered lightning snowed and rained then 60 mph winds for 40 hrs. Good thing someone picked that guy up. This was just in a small area in the  north central part of state. About a 100 mile by 100 mile area but they closed all major hiways and at least a few hundred people and vehicles stranded for 2 days till anyone could get them. It was so bad the last day emergency services were not even going out. They said you could not see past your car hood. People that did make it home drove with door open looking for pavement markings. It was temps around 0 Fahrenheit but 60 mph sustained wind is cold.the picture was taken on us hwy 83 between Minot and Bismarck nd if I remember the article in the paper.

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7 hours ago, AKwelder said:

Ouch. Guy across from the in laws. 

 

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i think that's his 656, his Deere is further in

What am I looking at? Is it just a roof collapse or is it missing a wall? The snow doesn't look all that deep; did it rain on it?

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This happened a few years ago at Washington Dulles airport (IAD). Millions of dollars in destroyed business jets. Seems some one under estimated the snow load possible in Virginia!

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