Get Out Your Fuel Sticks. We’re Gonna Measure How Many Gallons Of Snow We Got.

Fuel Stck Snow 1

Curse You Snowzilla!

Well, it happened. And it’s still going on here in the DC area. We have a good use for our Northwood Boatworks Chris Craft fuel sticks at least. Looks like we got 10 gallons of snow. Wait, that’s not right, maybe we need a different stick.

fuel Stick Snow 3

I am going to need a bigger shovel!

Lets see the tank is about 600 miles wide. Anyone got a formula. If the east coast was a fuel tank and the stick reads 1/4 then how many gallons of snow did we get.


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18 replies
  1. Bill Hammond
    Bill Hammond says:

    You call that snow? Here in Michigan we wouldn’t even bother to shovel that piddling amount!! We’ll have some sympathy when it’s over your knee. Nah, prolly not even then!! Happy sledding!!

  2. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    Yeah – Hey! In southern Wisconsin we’d kinda take that in stride, too. Climate change seems – however this winter – to have pushed these events more to your neck of the woods and we’ll be a balmy 32 this afternoon in Milwaukee whilst staffing the booth at the Milwaukee Boat Show and discussing Garwoods and such. For your benefit, the name of the “device” is “a shovel” and you pick it up by the handle with both hands and then bend over (thusly seriously cranking your back muscles) and …..well….shovel………..

  3. Resorter1761
    Resorter1761 says:

    Mr Spock says if the state of Virginia got six inches of snow, thats 104272457.14 gallons of snow…approximately.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      I just measured trying to not be in a drift. We are right now around 18 inches. So far no heart attack . Dogs gotta pee

      • Dennis Mykols
        Dennis Mykols says:

        Our little Schnauzer BEEMER, had a hell of a winter a couple of years back, when it started to snow in Mid November, and never stopped till Late April. So far this winter, Michigan has had only a “dusting” (our term, for less than a foot on the ground)

  4. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    No new snow from this storm in the ANE, but at least we have enough on the ground to go for a BEAUTIFUL moonlit XC ski last night about 9PM. No wind. It was gorgeous!

  5. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    I’m off to the Michigan chapter workshop. Marine engine rebuilding, Petit paint products, fiberglass repair, and classic wood boat models are all on the agenda. Starts at 9:30 at the Algonac Maritime Museum if you are in the area and looking for something cool and educational to do today.

  6. John Bailey
    John Bailey says:

    Looking out the window from our place in Chicago, we see open Lake Michigan water, only a skiff of ice along the shore and open patches of ground…a great day to enjoy the 32 degree weather! 36 tomorrow is the high!

    Wish the east coast papers would mention the rest of the country instead of being only locally focused on every type of story. Thankfully, WoodyBoater covers its reporting nationally and internationally!

  7. Rick
    Rick says:

    Whiteout conditions here on Long Island. Went from calling for 3-6 yesterday morning to up to24 now. Looks like I can’t get out of cleaning the basement today.

  8. Kentucky Wonder
    Kentucky Wonder says:

    Here is Baker the golden retriever, posing in the snow last winter. After yesterday’s somewhat locally over-hyped snowfall event, conditions here in Kentucky look pretty similar.

  9. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Ok, so today I am NOT “going boating”……but I am hoping that my BoatSafe engine compartment heater does not lose power…..that would not be good….wind has been a factor here in Va. as well.
    sitting by the gas logs….

    John in Va.

  10. Randy
    Randy says:

    … we’ve been a bit short of snow out west, but if it ever comes we are ready with alternate ‘woody’ transportation. I don’t have the original ‘engine’, but we’ll come up with something to run her on that solidified water!

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