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Get ready guys and gals.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by CTPlow, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. CTPlow

    CTPlow Member
    Messages: 82

    You see the weather forecast.
    Old man winter is pissed off and bearing down with an attitude with this one is looks like. Rest up and get ready!
    Happy and safe plowing. :salute:
     
  2. cward05

    cward05 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 113

    you too...quick question for anyone who can answer...is there any advice for plowing this storm (I hear it is going to be be very wet, heavy snow). I have exams and I can't stay up all night plowing with the storm (I only do my driveway thankfully). Any tips as I have a 1/2 ton 83 chevy k10 and have un uphill driveway. Thanks.
     
  3. mattyd

    mattyd Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 16

    yeah just saw the report on tv...channel 11 out of NYC says 10+", all snow. Real sweet.
     
  4. mattyd

    mattyd Junior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 16

    plow it twice, shouldnt take up too much time
     
  5. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    10" - 14" up here in Maine along the coast. Pretty good amount not sure if we will see any rain but it is supposed to be winding meaning snow drifts!
    good luck to all
     
  6. CTPlow

    CTPlow Member
    Messages: 82

    Let me tell you, if we get as much as there now saying, you wont have to worry about having school and taking exams.
    As far as tips for plowing in these kind of storms, there are a few ways you can do it.....plow as many times as will make it easy for you to do your work and charge a "flat fee" for the storm, OR time it so your only plowing maybe 3-6"(depending on trigger) each time you go out and charge accordingly.

    This one could be a very nice money maker. payup
     
  7. CTPlow

    CTPlow Member
    Messages: 82

    Wind factor.

    I also heard its going to be very windy as well. Could be drifts like crazy. Drifts in themselves can throw the amount of _each_ drive or lot off by several inches.
    I'm surprised there not calling this one a blizzard(yet).
    It certainly has all the ingredients for one.
     
  8. LockedUP

    LockedUP Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    Its about time. I just fixed my truck it had a cracked manifold. supposed to get 10 plus...
     
  9. moose__72

    moose__72 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    This could be it for the season. Hopefully not. But everyone stay safe and watch out for the knuckleheads.
     
  10. bigdaddyracing

    bigdaddyracing Member
    Messages: 33

    Supposed to get 14" up here in the St. Lawrence valley. The weather man said that the storm is going to stop here and snow for three days with high winds. It won't be heavy though, it is going to be 0 Farenheit.
     
  11. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Calling for 8-14 inches by noon Tuesday here in Central NY ....

    Good luck everyone and be safe!! :salute: payup
     
  12. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    there calling for 12 " here, We plow every 2" so thats alot of payup !!!

    I wopuld like to :salute: who ever pissed off old man winter :) :drinkup:
     
  13. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Big storms like this i try to plow with the storm. I like to hit the parking lots at about 4 or 5 inches to keep it from getting too deep and to try and keep drifting down.Driveways im not as concerned as its only a small area i have to plow. I try to get to them at about 6 inches but somtimes im too busy keeping up on my lots.
     
  14. Boutallnite

    Boutallnite Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    What is up with this weather? I am NOT complaining or anything. It just could of been spread over more time like the whole winter instead of 2 weeks :) Well it is going to be a long night again. This one extra long I think. payup
     
  15. Mikelandscaping

    Mikelandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    ...a Significant Noreaster Is On The Way...

    .a Developing Low Pressure System In The Gulf Of Mexico Will Move
    Northeast This Afternoon...then Turn To The North Northeast Tonight
    And Start Moving Up The Carolina Coast. This Motion Will Continue On
    Monday While Rapidly Intensifying. By Monday Evening...the Strong
    Area Of Low Pressure Is Forecast To Be Just Southeast Of Long Island.
    The Low Will Continue Its Northward Progress Monday Night And Tuesday
    As It Moves Into Northern New England And The Canadian Maritimes.


    Ctz005>012-njz003>006-011-nyz071>081-010100-
    Bergen Nj-bronx Ny-eastern Passaic Nj-essex Nj-hudson Nj-
    Kings (brooklyn) Ny-nassau Ny-new York (manhattan) Ny-
    Northeast Suffolk Ny-northern Fairfield Ct-northern Middlesex Ct-
    Northern New Haven Ct-northern New London Ct-northwest Suffolk Ny-
    Queens Ny-richmond (staten Is.) Ny-southeast Suffolk Ny-
    Southern Fairfield Ct-southern Middlesex Ct-southern New Haven Ct-
    Southern New London Ct-southern Westchester Ny-southwest Suffolk Ny-
    Union Nj-
    1107 Am Est Sun Feb 27 2005

    ...winter Storm Watch Remains In Effect From Monday Afternoon To Late
    Monday Night...

    Snow Will Arrive Late Monday Morning Or Early Afternoon. Some Mixing
    With Rain Or Sleet Will Be Possible By Late Monday Afternoon And
    Evening...which Could Hold Down Snow Accumulations Somewhat.

    Even So...current Indications Are That A 6 Inch Or Greater Snowfall
    Could Occur By The Time The Snow Tapers Off Monday Night. Winds
    Could Also Become Quite Strong During The Period Of Heaviest
    Snowfall...with Considerable Blowing And Drifting Of Snow And
    Significantly Reduced Visibilities.

    Any Shift East Or West Of The Current Forecast Track Of The Low
    Could Have A Drastic Effect On Final Snowfall Accumulations.

    A Winter Storm Watch Is Issued When Severe Winter Weather Is
    Possible...but Not Imminent. At The Time...there Is A Potential For
    Significant Snow Accumulations. Future Driving And Walking
    Conditions May Become Hazardous...so It Is Important To Monitor The
    Latest Forecasts.

    Stay Tuned To Noaa All Hazards Radio Or Visit Our Web Site At
    Weather.gov/okx For Further Details Or Updates
     
  16. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    DONT GET THE HOPES UP!!
    Got mine up here in the northern virginia area last night to wake up to 35 degrees and cloudy. It has just started now with little flurries. They said heavest time would be from 9am - 5 pm and if this heavy i hate to see what is light. So far the weather service hasnt had a prediction right in a few years now. Yesterday/ lastnight ... oh here comes the storm 6-10 possible 12" and now its 4-8" and my friend told me that the weather channel is reporting 3-7" soon its going to be nothing. Whats going on.I wish i was a weather forcaster making all the big bucks to always be wrong. How about being married to one of them all they do is LIE... I hope we get something....
     
  17. Ole JIM

    Ole JIM Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    the Towns hare are watching this ONE pretty close--for the last few yrs We have had a Bad one late like this one Comming--I dont get excdited about the weather mans predictions?--as Hes never right on the Money!--but--its better to be SAFE than SORRY!--I usually check things prety Good--& after the We got caught w/ our pants down in the Great ICE Storm--I really check things!--Extra evry thing!--my truck & plow are All Set!--house? extra Water--portable heater--fuel--coleman lantern--ect--I the Wife works the 3-11 shift--so if the weather mans Right? I*LL have to GO get Her during the Worst of this ONE!-- HEY! Guys be SAFE Out THERE!--Ole JIM--
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2005
  18. CamLand

    CamLand Senior Member
    Messages: 301


    Had what :eek: :eek: