On Sep 28, 2007 Wind and snow capabilities of the 30′ x 11′
I’m looking at the 30′ yurt dome shelter as a possible means to house some mute swans through the winter in southwest Ontario. We live in a flat region where winds can gust to 100K during a snow storm. We can also get up to a foot of snow overnight. Our backyard does have a bit of a blackade along the western side by a fence and some trees. On the southern side our house provides a good wind break. However, because of the very flat lands, the winds can swirl from all directions.
Are these conditions considered “extreme”?
I will need to make a decision on this fairly soon. Please email me at your earliest convience. Thank you!
Do you mean 100 K per hour? By my reckoning that would be about 62 miles per hour? Thats a bit steep. How often would you get these winds? Could you set up a wind fence shield around the dome?
On Sep 29, 2007 Wind and snow capabilities of the 30′ x 11′
Yes, 100K per hour. This would be the top end of any gust that would come through here. This would not be a sustained wind. Sustained winds usually run between 30k to 60k/hr (according to the weather service) during our storms. But we do get small tornedos (F1) in our area every spring. The 100K gusts are very rare, but they have happened.
I asked about the 100k gust only because I needed to get an idea of what your site considered to be an “extreme” weather condition.
What about snow weights? We can get up to a foot overnight. Would the shelter be able to withstand that kind of snow for a short period until I could get out there and brush it off?
Thank you for such a prompt response!
Our domes are not recommended for areas of sustained winds. The constant wind, through vibrations, slowly wears out components. Snow should be knocked or melted off with a heater inside as the snow is deposited. As you most likely know, some snow is light and others very heavy. A foot of heavy snow could collapse over night. It sounds like in your area you have “extreme” weather.