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Old 10-06-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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I hope everyone around Rapid City and elsewhere made it through OK, that was my first October storm like that and WOW is all I can say

Been 48 hours without power here between Box Elder and New Underwood but fortunately I was prepared, just wish the power would come back on but after that I can see how it will take a while...

Snow is melting FAST, hope nobody floods...
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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It's been over 48 hours without electricity. That also means no running water. Power should be coming on soon, I hope. Been using a generator which has been a lifesaver.

Here are some pictures:





Roof to the shop...

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Old 10-06-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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The county road early this afternoon.

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Old 10-06-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs
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Wife and I just returned from a trip to Des Moines, Iowa. I-90 was closed at Murdo so we went south across the Rosebud and caught hwy 18 thru Pine Ridge to Hot Springs. There was snow all the way and the temp was low 40's to mid 40's. We got to Hot Springs and the temp was 63 degrees and the snow was all gone. Love that geo-thermal formation we sit on. A few tree branches are down from the wet snow, but everything else is fine. The micro-wave clock says we lost power for about 1 hr. My rain gauge read 2.25 inches of precipitation which would usually translate into 2 ft of snow or so.

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Weird seeing the green trees with all the snow Was a Beautiful September here and it was 80 degrees two days before the storm...

From what Ive read this is a record going back to 1888 when they first started keeping them for the earliest accumulation and a record for October in accumulation.... Also in the top 5 for total accumulation...

It was wild here, there was lightning and thunder like a bad rainstorm but it was heavy snow...

I tried to get out of the driveway today and got stuck in a 3 foot snow drift with my Chevy 2500 4X4...

Guess Im just gonna have to wait for it to melt

Needed more gas for the generator, ended up siphoning some out of one of my cars, still no power here...

I can usually see all the lights from distant neighbors and even most of Rapid City from my deck...

Its REAL DARK out there, good luck all and God Bless...
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Come on you west river people, buck up and quit whining. Do you realize with the light drizzles we've had the last couple of days that I might have to go out and mow my lawn one more time.

The trials and tribulations of having to life in the EASTERN SD banana belt.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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Hey now, I grew up in Chicago, been here 2 years now

Im not whining just looking to communicate as Ive been stuck here for 3 days now without power wondering how the Pioneers ever made it

So far my weather observations here say we might not see any more snow until Christmas OR there could be a lot... Either way Im prepared

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs
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Ah, Don't get too noisey jmgg. It will be a long winter and Sioux Falls will get theirs. The only true banana belt in S D runs from Rapid to Hot Springs.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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I hope you guys get your power back soon! October snowstorms are brutal because the snow is usually heavy and wet and the trees still have their leaves.

I was living in the Albany, NY area when one of these hit the area in October, 1987. Luckily my electric didn't go off but there were people in the rural areas of the Hudson Valley who didn't get their power back for nearly two weeks.

In 2006, Buffalo, NY and its suburbs got walloped with a lake effect snowstorm October. Some people were without power for 10 days. Thousands of trees, especially in Buffalo's historic parks, were destroyed. Read more about it here: October Surprise
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Come on you west river people, buck up and quit whining. Do you realize with the light drizzles we've had the last couple of days that I might have to go out and mow my lawn one more time.

The trials and tribulations of having to life in the EASTERN SD banana belt.
We aren't really whining (though I'd kill for a hot shower!). We realize how lucky we were.
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