Winter wonderland

Freezing rain, ice, snow and slush inundated the Tri-Cities area over the weekend, causing schools to be closed on Friday, and sporting and other events to be canceled on Saturday.
Becky Vargo
Dec 23, 2013

The heavy, wet snow on Sunday added power outages to the mix.

Area residents took advantage of a break in the bad weather to get in some outdoor activity Sunday afternoon.

The dog park at Coast Guard Park became busy shortly before 3 p.m. when area residents lost power.

Calvin Bruhn of Spring Lake and his son, Zach, 6, walked over from their nearby home with their dog, Remi.

“We were downstairs playing with Thomas the Train when the lights started wavering and then went out, Bruhn said. “So we decided to go outside and get the dog out.”

Just down the street, a Grand Haven Board of Light and Power crew worked on an outage in the area.

Line Foreman Walter Young said an outage that occurred around 2 p.m. affected some 1,500 customers in North and South Holiday Hills, as well as North Shore Drive and North Shore Estates areas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Dukesherer said Ottawa County has a good 14 inches of snow so far, for December, almost a foot above what fell in the area last year.

“There was no snow on the ground Christmas Day,” Dukesherer said. “Last year was very abnormal.”

Normal for December in Ottawa County is right around 29 inches, he said.

And there’s a good chance we’ll get there this year.

“There’s more snow in the forecast between now and Christmas night,” Dukesherer said. “It’s definitely going to be accumulating snow.”

See the complete story in the print or electronic version of Monday's Grand Haven Tribune.

Comments

watchingyou

Why didn't I rebuild my Snowmobile engine this summer? Procrastination gets me every time. Should be done tonight, just in time.

LessThanAmused

Yeah, I've got two pair of cross-country skis, with poles and shoes that I've been meaning to put up for sale on Craigs list. Suppose I better go take the pics I need and get them uploaded before it's spring again.

Lanivan

Sell to watchingyou, and buy snowshoes. Safer, great workout, less chance of mishaps.

watchingyou

It just so happens I am looking for some of those. Mens and Womens.

Lanivan

They are usually categorized by height (meters).

watchingyou

okay I'm 6' and she's 5' 3-1/2". I know snowboards, not x-country ski's. I know she likes it and I get tired just thinking about it.

LessThanAmused

Lani's correct, your height determines the ski you need, however, I'm 5'11" and the wife is 5'5" so these are probably close enough (for the money) to do the trick if you were serious.

You'd probably want new shoes anyhow, as our feet might be considerably different, but the skis are a good quality ski, just haven't been used in years and I'm in serious down-sizing mode these days and I got tired of falling on my *** all the time. I'd rather just take a big ole inner tube down the hill, closer to the ground that way. :-)

$25 bucks a pair or $40 for both.....

watchingyou

Size 12 mens and size 81/2 womens. Hard to get a hold of you without letting everyone know who we are though. :)

Lanivan

One option - ask Cheryl Welch to pass your e-mail address on to the address the Trib has on file for lessthanamused. Or if your e-mail address is random (not your name, for example), you could post it, and probably not get any nasty e-mails - except for LTA's!

LessThanAmused

Hahah, aren't you funny. I dont write nasty emails, just clear, concise and opinionated ones, but I do wonder how we'd do this if you (Watchingyou) want to pursue this....

My shoe size is 11 and I have no idea what the wife is so I'd say new shoes are going to be necessary. Price is still the same though, with, or without shoes. If I recall correctly the skis were about $150.00 a pair so 40 bucks, plus the price of new shoes would be a steal.

If I recall we bought them at MC Sports, but I'm not even sure if they're around anymore. You may want to check out the shoes first, or, take a look at the skis so you know what to look for when you go shoe shopping.

If I haven't talked you out of it, give a shout and we'll figure out something. Maybe Lani would volunteer to be the intermediary, I'm sure her curiousity has got to be killin' her about now. :-P

Lanivan

Oh yeah - like the curiosity is just killin' me here....(:D

rukidding

Hey, isn't there a classified ads somewhere that can handle this; there's several minutes of my life I can't get back, reading about skis, shoe sizes, and $40.00 bucks. Hey, meet each other down at the Tip, have a beer, look at the skis, make a purchase, and get on with life. And, Lani how did you get mixed up in this mess?

Just remember, be calm and put more bacon on!

LessThanAmused

CHEESE IT, THE COPS ARE HERE!

rukidding

They are not, you're just paranoid. Roll a sock! And, PUT ON MORE BACON!

Tri-cities realist

If you really need to contact each other, one of you can create a new email address, post it here, so the other can email you. Exchange emails, close the new account, problem solved. But I'm sure you've already thought of that. Merry Christmas!

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