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Warming up the tractor before playing in the snow

Rear view if the tractor (tires are carlisle feildtrax 24x12x12's)

Climbing the hill in front of the garage

coming back from the ride around the property

I am cold but the tractor wants to go again

 

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You have more snow then I do. Only a very light dusting here today. :)
Really. I thought Ohio is supposed to get lots of snow.:rolleyes:
I have a feeling that when it rains here during the next few months you will be getting snow.
 

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Really. I thought Ohio is supposed to get lots of snow.:rolleyes:....
Depends where your at in Ohio and your definition of "lots of snow" . ;)

Up in the snow belt in Northern Ohio they do get a lot of lake effect snow. But any lake effect snow here in Central Ohio from either Lake Erie or Lake Michigan seldom amounts to more then an inch or two at most.

Second source of Ohio snow is Alberta Clippers coming in from the NW. They are similar to the lake effect with 2-4" max snow.

Third source is from low pressures coming up from Texas. These guys are the ones that can give us some serious snow of 4-6" plus with the optimum storm track and available moisture.

Once in awhile we'll get a storm backing in or riding along the East coast from your area. But we are far enough from the coast that they mostly affect Eastern Ohio.

Here's a map: Average Snowfall In Ohio

There you have it. More then you ever wanted to know about Ohio winter weather. :D
 

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Wow, I'm surprised at the amount of snow you have for your location. We haven't had more than a few flurries here yet.
 

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I had a snow blower on my 12 HP Toro tractor back in the early eighties that was great fun dealing with the white stuff. The blower could shoot light snow 30'.

I got the blower for $25 from a hardware store that had it sitting in the store's fenced storage are for a few years, it was still like brand new.

Now I use the 855's boring bucket to push snow. it does such a good job I don't need a blower. :)
 

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Depends where your at in Ohio and your definition of "lots of snow" . ;)

Up in the snow belt in Northern Ohio they do get a lot of lake effect snow. But any lake effect snow here in Central Ohio from either Lake Erie or Lake Michigan seldom amounts to more then an inch or two at most.

Second source of Ohio snow is Alberta Clippers coming in from the NW. They are similar to the lake effect with 2-4" max snow.

Third source is from low pressures coming up from Texas. These guys are the ones that can give us some serious snow of 4-6" plus with the optimum storm track and available moisture.

Once in awhile we'll get a storm backing in or riding along the East coast from your area. But we are far enough from the coast that they mostly affect Eastern Ohio.

Here's a map: Average Snowfall In Ohio

There you have it. More then you ever wanted to know about Ohio winter weather. :D
Usually the snow we get comes from the south. When that happens we get hammered. One year we got 20 inches in one storm.
http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/mmb/research/blizz2000/ncsnow.gif
We were in the red part in the middle of the state.
 

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Looks like you had some fun!
 

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Looks like you had some fun!
I had a ball. I hope we get more snow this year. Now its just really cold and no snow.:mad:
 

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I think the last time we got anything near that depth from one storm in this particular county was back in 1950. We seldom breech 4-6" from any one storm.
This storm was not supposed to happen. The weather forecasters said we would have a 25% chance of precipitation the night before the storm. I remember waking up and it was a foot and a half of snow on the ground. Everything was shut down for 2 weeks.
 

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My rule of thumb about snow storms is the best ones of all are never predicted in advance. ;) :D
 
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