The wind was furious today. My overnight efforts kept the hole open well as the wind subsided overnight. Problem was that it picked up heavy during the day. Came home from workin about 6 pm and managed to squeeze the plow through. Had to fire up snowball. Temp is 3 degrees out ..25 mph winds and temps falling.
2000 watt circ heater for 1/2 hour got it to fire. Clutch held long enough to blow the heck out that glacier. I will not complain any more about going in reverse to blow snow. The 4020 and 686 blower moves 3 1/2 to 4 foot compressed snow. Huge amount of snow..took maybe an hour to do the blowshuts and blow things back. it is a life line and is an awsome machine.
Was listening to phenology on KAXE.org. They discuss plant, animal, weather changes etc..seasonal and historical on tues nights. Last year this time we had chipmunks out and apparently a butterfly. Last year was very odd in that we ended up with quite a bit of snow late in season then it got to 60-65 for almost two weeks. Snow went away and no real mud season...no endless drip off the roof and freezing sidewalks.