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Re: Early October Blizzard

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blinwmiaol.com

10-08-2013 06:54:53
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I guess I don't understand how or why they would lose many? What killed the cattle, death by falling debris? We get several storms like this a year here in Michigan and there is no reason to lose cattle from it. It may take longer to get the feed to them but it can't be that hard, we do it almost every year.




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greg k

10-08-2013 15:45:06
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to blinwmiaol.com, 10-08-2013 06:54:53  
Also understand this is open range country with no fences for miles. So to have a windbreak in the middle of nowhere vs a feedlot is a big difference. In the days of truly open range this was diminished somewhat by the fact that they could drift out of the storm or into shelter instead of running into a fence. That was an old timers report anyway.



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Case Nutty 1660

10-08-2013 07:04:42
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to blinwmiaol.com, 10-08-2013 06:54:53  
out here we do not have many trees to block/breakup the wind, when a blizzard hits here like the last one the 70 mph winds and up to 30" of snow combine and drive the cattle with the winds they go until they hit some thing be it a fence dam or drop off ect they just pile up on one another and then the snow covers them and they smother to death most times, if you think you can get to them always to feed you have not been in a plans style blizzard you can not see 2' in front of you and we have hills, valleys, drop offs that you have no way of knowing they are there, one second you are in 10" of snow the next it may be a 10' drift and even if you do get to them it is not lack of food that kills them very sad news we were lucky here as the worst of it was east of us 500-100 miles

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Allan In NE

10-08-2013 07:26:37
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 10-08-2013 07:04:42  
For sure!

I've always said, if you haven't experienced a plains blizzard, ya really don't know what 'winter' is. :>(

Allan



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caseyc

10-08-2013 09:13:25
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to Allan In NE, 10-08-2013 07:26:37  
I was born and raised in eastern WI. Grew up on a dairy farm. I can remember alot of blizzards and hard winters. I moved to SD in 1998. I have a new found respect for blizzards and winter in general. These plains will kill you as help is a long ways away in most cases.

Casey in SD



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Unruh

10-08-2013 11:17:10
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to caseyc, 10-08-2013 09:13:25  
I'm in SD, but not in the blizzard area. I just want to say that a grandson in Kansas said, "We drove in a real blizzard on the way home from church." Well, how fast did your Dad drive? "Down to forty miles an hour!" Yah, right, you don't know what a blizzard is!



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T in NE

10-08-2013 19:58:31
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to Unruh, 10-08-2013 11:17:10  
Around here (Frontier County) if we get a wet heavy snow you are by far better off to stick to the gravel. We don't get the snow like back in the Pennsylvania snowbelt, but it blows a lot worse here. And colder, first time I had fuel gel on me it was 17 below, then we had 40-45 MPH winds on top of that.



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caseyc

10-08-2013 12:01:25
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to Unruh, 10-08-2013 11:17:10  
I'm in east central, up on top of the Buffalo Ridge. Brookings is a half hour south and Watertown is a half hour north. Both towns have a completely different climate then up here on the ridge. Actually you ca go around 5-10 miles in any direction and be down hill enough already to get out of the bad weather. I should have settled down elsewhere.

Casey in SD



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Bob in SD

10-08-2013 10:57:11
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to caseyc, 10-08-2013 09:13:25  
What Casey and Allan said.



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Case Nutty 1660

10-08-2013 07:54:17
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 Re: Early October Blizzard in reply to Allan In NE, 10-08-2013 07:26:37  
Allan I would guess you have done the "rope" thing like we have done, tie a rope between buildings so you can find your way? things really do get western here in storms!!



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