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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2009, 08:04:18 AM »
I remember that movie ..  seems like it starred the lady who played the mother on the Parent Trap ..  what is her name??     

AJ, are they predicting more snow for you later today?  Ours is called for later today & tomorrow.  All we have now is wicked north wind & some wind chill.

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2009, 08:06:29 AM »
I think they said we could get 1-3 more inches of snow and it will move out about noon and head your way.
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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2009, 10:17:37 AM »
Anybody on here from North Dakota or Manitoba? The Red River is hitting all time highs. Haven't seen Klintdog on here for a while, is he North or South Dakota?

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2009, 02:04:22 PM »
I thought Klintdog was from ND but I've been wrong before.   I've wondered how he was surviving the storms.

We are just now getting some snow and looks everything to the southwest of us is cancelling.   

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2009, 06:06:25 PM »
And we thought that we had a tough go of it this winter!! We can only imagine the hardship some cattle produces are going through right now. I guess -20 to -30 weather is not all that bad. I heard that somewhere SW of Billings there is major flooding also now when many large producers are in the middle of calving. Our thoughts are with all of these people while they battle with mother nature!!
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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2009, 11:49:02 AM »
We're on the eastern border of NM & it was horrible yesterday.  We spent most of the morning gathering up new babies & bringing them to the barn, just left the mommas out in the section.  Babies wouldn't have survived the 19 degree temperature in 30+ mph winds while they were wet from the snow.  Took them back to their mommas late yesterday afternoon & all was ok.  We're just not used to this kind of weather here -- I had enough of it when we lived in Colorado...
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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2009, 03:00:11 PM »
We live in the panhandle of Oklahoma and we got 25 inches of blowing snow yesterday. today all I have done is clear trails out to feed hay in with the tractor. Still haven't seen one pasture 4 miles away. the road is still closed that way.  However the moisture will be great.

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2009, 03:12:19 PM »
We only have a couple in. here but it is still comming down.  Just took some new hay out to the cows and all the calves looked to be ok.  BCCC how are you a buddy just called from down that way and said something like 20"
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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2009, 06:26:10 PM »
We have made it through the blizzard fine.  We even had electricity which I just can't believe.  We gathered the cows with the small babies under some sheds and they look pretty good, maybe a few look weak, defiantly dirty.  I hope they don't get sick.  The stocker cattle came through good and we are happy about that.  The storm was not as bad as I thought it would be, we do have some 8ft drifts.  I know this is no big deal where you guys get snow and blizzards all the time but for our area it is scary we are not set up with type of thing.

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2009, 12:38:48 AM »
Hey folks, figured I'd check in. We've had a week from hell up here, to put it mildly. I'm in the Southwest corner of North Dakota, so we're getting hit with everything right now.

Starting last week Friday, we got up into the 50's, so our 4 feet of snow started to really melt down. I found out the hard way that you shouldn't build your corrals higher than your house. It was fun explaining to the wife why the water running through our lawn was brown. By Sunday a majority of the snow was gone, we had creeks going over their banks, and the dams were overflowing.

Monday mother nature decided that we had had enough of the good life. They were forecasting between 10-24 inches of snow for our area. I left work at 3:30 in a sleet/hail storm that dropped around an inch of ice on teh roads. Barely got home, had time to throw a newborn in the barn, and walked outside and the storm broke. We ended up with around 12 inches of snow that night with 40mph winds. At best the snow was 12 inches deep, with a couple drifts that literally covered buildings, fences, and our hay pile. Like JIT, I thought we might be able to sneak through the year with our hay supply. As of right now we have enough to last us until Saturday.
Tuesday and Wednesday the entire state of North Dakota was shut down. In my part of the state it took 2 days to dig out from the blizzard. 100 miles to the east in Bismarck, they were battling the Missouri River flooding, and then got hit with the same blizzard on top of it. Even farther, Fargo and Grand Forks are fighting with the Red River flooding, and if you go 100 miles west of my house to the ND/MT border, they're still in a drought and haven't gotten a drop of snow to this point.

To top things off, we're under another blizzard warning for tomorrow and Monday, another 8-14 inches is expected. If we still have snow on the ground on April 15th, we'll officially have gone 6 months with snow on the ground up here. So far calving is still plugging along though and we're about half way through with only losing 1 calf. Not to shabby really!

At this stage, I'm expecting the Red River to turn to blood and a plague of locusts or frogs to start dropping on us. I'm a little concerned sicne I'm the first born in our family :)

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2009, 12:48:30 AM »
A friend of mine just sent me these pictures. It's from the flood close to Fargo. The rancher who owns the cattle apparently lost nearly 100 head to the water. These cattle were lucky enough to climb up the haystack that was there. What you're seeing was a haystack that was 3 bales high. The picture was taken on Tuesday or Wednesday. Not sure if the cows are still there, or what the status is.

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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2009, 12:01:59 PM »
Thats horrible. Makes me want to cry. <hero> :'(
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Re: Blizzard Worries in Tex Panhandle with a question?
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2009, 12:31:23 PM »
I couldn't imagina cattle trapped like that from water.   Here in wyoming looks like we will get it all week.  Snow forecast almost every day.   Have to find some good weather for you to come out RSC. ;)

 

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