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Hello TPS peeps :)
Sorry I have been away from the site for a little while. I have had several issues to deal with lately including my computer being hacked,ALL person files being deleted and my entire system set back to default windows 10 settings. The computer issues are another story but needed to be mentioned since I couldn't use my computer programs or get online for awhile.
The reason for this blog is to update issues we have been having with our weather here in Central Oregon. I am just going to go ahead and name this entire winter since it started snowing...Snowmageddon!!! Our first snow dump was documented in a video post by me here on the site. There is followup information posted in the comment section of that post.
Geoengineering and Snow, Bend, Oregon
We had record cold temperatures falling below zero and temps rarely got above freezing. We had a day or two where things melted enough for over a foot of packed ice and snow to slid off of roofs and block doors and pathways to the barn. We still had a foot of snow left on the ground when the next snow dump came and then another. There are record amounts of snow piled up in Bend currently and people are running out of room to put snow during snow removal. Some rural areas such as Juniper acres (very close to where I am living) are completely snowed in and unable to leave their homes for supplies, food or water for them or their animals. My job is a caretaker for a ranch. Part of that includes snow removal, so I have been very busy, not only with ranch snow removal, but also helping out neighbors without snow removal equipment who were stranded at their homes. I currently have no water due to frozen pipes and leaks. The water had to be shut off to the barn where mini horse, pigs and cats shelter, eat and drink water. I am currently hauling 5 gallon buckets of water for animals twice a day in addition to what I need personally for me and my pets from the owner's house, which is currently the only building on the property with running water. The property owner is out of town until the end of the month which leaves me with a lot of work to do in order to keep things running on the ranch by myself when she's gone.
I will post a few news story links below regarding things I mentioned above for interested people to check out.
Bend, central Oregon hit with another storm
5-to-9 inches of new snow is expected in Bend by the evening
The Associated Press
Published: January 10, 2017
Bend-area agencies update snow removal, other efforts
Red Cross could open Bend, La Pine shelters
By: KTVZ.COM news sources
Posted: Jan 11, 2017
Think 1 foot of snow is bad? Be glad you don't live in central Oregon
on January 11, 2017
Gov. Kate Brown declares state of emergency in Oregon due to snow
on January 11, 2017
Oregon Officials Decline Crook County's Snow Emergency Request
by AP AP | Jan. 12, 2017
Oregon Community Cut off by Snow
ROOTER | COMMUNITY | JANUARY 12, 2017 Like0Unlike0
Snow crushing the roofs
Weight of Snow crushing the roofs
I have some personal footage of things here on the ranch that I will post in the comments later when I have a little more time to upload, edit and post to my youtube channel.
Sorry to worry anyone with my absence, although I thank you for your concern and thinking of me :)
I will have more time to be online when things calm down a bit here weather wise. For now, I will pop in when I can.