Lots of comments and links lately, I’ve been buried under a few hundred thousand tons of snow here. Shoveled 2′ off the roof last night at 11:00 pm, woke up to a bunch more. Don’t know if I dare walk out there and tempt my fate or not. This is highly unusual for this area, climate change here means SNOW!! At least, until the nuclear bombs start raining down… and then we’ll all be dealing with fallout.
That’s a car under that drift. I won’t be seeing that again for a few months I imagine. I’d already knocked the snow off the tent in the background. That’s my emergency shelter, after losing the two storage buildings a few weeks back.
I’m definitely advocating underground… done right, snowfall won’t be a problem. My search and efforts for a backhoe continues, I simply don’t have two years to dig this out by hand. Underground cistern, water lines and septic system, along with house, root cellar and storage.
A hard winter means a delayed spring, unless things heat up very quickly, I’ll be delaying any plans for a while. Can’t imagine what this is going to mean when all this snow melts, huge runoffs and quit probably some dangerous slides. The roads will be horrific in some areas. Without petroleum, I can’t see how traversing territory like this would even be possible.
Think hard about your landing zone when it all shuts down. I’ve shared that climate change is the big unknown, how will it affect your area? Will it too too dry? Or even too wet? Too cold? What about the jet stream, will it change path and dramatically start affecting your area? Something is happening here it seems, almost like a “lake affect”, with higher then normal snow fall.
Drought continues in many parts of the country, I’ve long expected this situation to continue to migrate further north. But, it’s the weather, nobody really knows what’s going to happen. Stand around long enough and sure as hell, it’ll change on you.
Open thread, have fun.