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    Windy

    The winds peaked at 70 MPH here yesterday. I am glad I had ropes across the pool to help keep my winter cover on.
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    Re: Windy

    It was really bad here all day yesterday.. I am glad my cover is still on and the worst part was removing a few medium size branches off of it.
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    Re: Windy

    Dang and I though the 50 mph we got was bad. What the heck with the wind?
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    Re: Windy

    same here. the winds this year seem higher than in years i can remember.
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    Re: Windy

    I live in Oklahoma. We always have high winds.


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    We had some storms here on 3/1. We had 90 mph straight line winds. It ripped the winter cover right off of our pool. (Never should have drained the water off the cover, it would've helped keep it on I think) It pulled the top rail up off the wall and pulled on of the uprights out. Some of the liner was flapping. Luckily, it was an easy fix. I had to order a new winter cover because the other one was torn up. On the bright side, the water was clear I will be putting the new cover on tomorrow. Sheesh.
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    Hey, clear water is awesome!
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    Re: Windy

    Quote Originally Posted by snuhjr View Post
    We had some storms here on 3/1. We had 90 mph straight line winds. It ripped the winter cover right off of our pool. (Never should have drained the water off the cover, it would've helped keep it on I think) It pulled the top rail up off the wall and pulled on of the uprights out. Some of the liner was flapping. Luckily, it was an easy fix. I had to order a new winter cover because the other one was torn up. On the bright side, the water was clear I will be putting the new cover on tomorrow. Sheesh.
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    I live in Northern Kentucky. Just south of Cincinnati, OH. Got the new cover on today. Crossing my fingers for no more big storms for a few months. Here are a few pics. We were very lucky.





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    I just had my winter cover ripped off by 81mph winds during the storm also. Managed to get it back on once the winds died down. Not happy about all the junk that got into the pool, but oh well... People had much worse damage to their homes and all I had was a pool cover that came loose and my fence gate blown off the hinges. Consider myself lucky. I'll deal with the water when I open.
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    Wow! Lotta wind! And now there is supposed to be a blizzard in the NE? Sheesh!
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    Re: Windy

    12-18" of heavy wet snow and winds 30-40 gusting to 60. Storms like this one are why I own a generator that powers my whole house. Nothing like spring time on the coast of New England.
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    Re: Windy

    Quote Originally Posted by z33tec View Post
    I just had my winter cover ripped off by 81mph winds during the storm also. Managed to get it back on once the winds died down. Not happy about all the junk that got into the pool, but oh well... People had much worse damage to their homes and all I had was a pool cover that came loose and my fence gate blown off the hinges. Consider myself lucky. I'll deal with the water when I open.
    That sounds like Rochester. A friend of mine there had the shingles blown off a large section of his roof.
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    Dang! Sounds like y'all need to move!
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    Re: Windy

    Quote Originally Posted by CJadamec View Post
    12-18" of heavy wet snow and winds 30-40 gusting to 60. Storms like this one are why I own a generator that powers my whole house. Nothing like spring time on the coast of New England.
    Lol, same here for your neighbor to the south, on LI. The 12" of snow is easy to deal with, it's the wind and high tides that concern me. Coastal flood warning in effect here. Thankfully it's a fast moving storm and only one tide cycle to deal with.

    Normally come September, I can't wait for the first nor'easter, it really turns the fish on, but once Thanksgiving passes, these storms suck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larryh86GT View Post
    That sounds like Rochester. A friend of mine there had the shingles blown off a large section of his roof.
    Yep! Rochester indeed.
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    It's good you have power. I understand there were large outages in your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larryh86GT View Post
    It's good you have power. I understand there were large outages in your area.
    Yeah, we got lucky for sure. There were powerlines that snapped on the main road near us but we only lost power for like 20 mins. Some people have been without it for almost a week.
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    My generator was last used for our Friday the 13th storm in October 2006 when we got 2 foot of wet snow and lost our power for a week. A generator is good insurance.
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    This is what wind did to my steps

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