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Mexico, NY last year

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by 6feetdeep, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    We didn't have much going on down here last winter when Mexico and Oswego got hit, so we went up and shoveled some roofs. We did it more for nostalgic reasons, than to actually make any money. How often do you get to see this kind of snow??
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  2. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    A few more... Hope we get this much snow down here this year!!!payup
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  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    That's alot of snow. Good pics.
     
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    :eek: wow...ive always dreamed of a winter like that here. i highly doubt it happening. i have seen pics though that my grandparents have of huge snows like that back in the 40s and 50s
     
  5. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Awesome pictures!
     
  6. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Ya didn't even have to go back that far..I remember as a kid there's been some good snows in the winters of the 60's and 70's in the Hudson Valley Region of NY
     
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    That one with all the snow in front of the house....that SUCKS!! lol, If that was your house i hope you parked the plow truck in the garage first to push out :)
    That makes me want snow so so so bad, but give me another week and a half so i can finish my plow, it's in a lot of pieces!!!!
     
  8. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    It wouldn't have mattered where you parked your plow truck, you'd be in trouble. It was too deep, 6-7 feet in places, you couldn't push it, you had to throw it. The guy that was with me fell off a roof into the back yard, and he was literally stuck up to his armpits, his feet werent touching hard ground, and he couldnt move:help: . We had to dig a path through 5-6 foot snow to him to get him back to the driveway. Needless to say, he bought dinner when we were done!!
     
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  9. IDOCTORTREES

    IDOCTORTREES Senior Member
    from MONTANA
    Messages: 792

    Pics

    WOW-WOW-WOW I have plowed snow in montana never ever never had snow like that your pics are great wesport
     
  10. Dhouse

    Dhouse Member
    Messages: 74

    It looks cool after its all done, but I'm sure its a headache during the whole storm. How in the hell do you move 6'-7' of snow. In the Detroit area a couple of years ago we had 24" of snow and it closed the whole city down for 2 days. I can't image 6' - 7':dizzy:
     
  11. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Dhouse

    they get that kind of snow all the time, well maybe not 6' but 2'-3' at a time right off the end of lake Ontario right in the heavy lake effect zone.
     
  12. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    All i got to say is..... Holy @#%& thats alot of snow. :dizzy: Nice pictures by the way
     
  13. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Like BigEarl said, they get their snow in feet all the time. What amazed us, these pics were taken less than 24 hours after the main snowfall, with more on the way, and everything was running along just like normalwesport . We went to the ATM to get money, went to McDonalds, stopped at the grocery store to grab some sodas:drinkup: . I think the only thing that wasn't open was the schools.
     
  14. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I lived in upstate New York in 93, we were getting 12 inch snowfalls on a regular basis, so the blizzard of 93 wasn't that big of a deal. Of course, we couldn't find our cars out in the driveway, and they shut down the highways, but other than that it was just more snow. We already had a ton when that one hit. Everyone up there has snowmobiles for getting around, they arent so much for recreation its kind of like a second car. In fact my stepmother had two of her four kids during the winter, had to be brought to the hospital on a snowmobile.
    Naturally I didn't have a plow in 93. Funny how people up there who grew up with it handle it so well. Everybody drives pretty fast but no one ever crashes. Down here if we get a dusting all the soccer moms and dads immediately drive their big AWD SUV directly into the ditch.
     
  15. dmax08

    dmax08 Senior Member
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    yeh the worst part of the 93 storm really was the drifts, the snow amount wasnt really that large just the winds made it terriable.. i had a few rescue call that night for the for dept. back than i had my 77 chevy short box 12" of lift and 40" tires with plow set up and pretty much was able to go any where i wanted... wish i still had that truck.
     
  16. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    12 inches of lift...40" tires AND a plow ??

    musta been one hell of a custom set up
     
  17. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
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    Detroitdan where did you live in upstate NY in 93. Was In high School in Boonville NY and I remember we got hammered. I was working at a convenient store and I was there 20 hrs because no one in one could get around period.
     
  18. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Lived in Forestport, right out behind the Wigwam, and I worked in Utica for a few months. I loved it there but the GF hated it so we moved back. Used to go to Boonville for groceries and stuff, since there was nothing in Forestport. Also used to ride snowmobiles to Boonville, my father's first house up there was right on the state trail so we could go right out of our driveway.

    Small world; a couple years ago I was driving a heavy wrecker and got sent to eastern Mass to pick up an antique fire truck someone was restoring. Couldn't believe it when I saw Boonville FD on the door.
     
  19. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    thats was "Winter in a week 2007"
    Redfeild got hit bad they had 145" in a week a new record :bluebounc
     
  20. KarlG

    KarlG Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Last Year's Storm

    State and city did a great job given the amount that fell.

    Here's a video I made from some storm shots, of the same storm.

    Oswego Snow Week