1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Good God, what a way to start off the season!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brian Young, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Forecast was 2-4 for Wednesday and an additional 1-3 into Thursday....started snowing around 7am Wed. and NEVER stopped until around 8-9pm! Ended up with 12.8" of the wet,heavy slippery stuff. Downed trees, grid lock all day, accidents everywhere. I put on around 400 miles on just my truck,lol Supposed to get another "significant" storm Tuesday-Thursday dropping another 12-18". God I hate winter!
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    .. Lake effect snow watch in effect from monday evening through wednesday morning...

    The national weather service in buffalo has issued a lake effect snow watch... Which is in effect from monday evening through wednesday morning.

    * locations... Northern erie... Genesee... Wyoming... And allegany counties.

    * timing... Early monday evening through late wednesday morning.

    * accumulations... Snow potentially accumulating one to two feet or more in the most persistent lake snows.

    * impacts... Heavy lake effect snow may result in very difficult travel at times early next week.

    * forecaster confidence... There remains some uncertainty with respect to the exact timing and placement of heavy lake effect snow for early next week.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A lake effect snow watch means that significant winter weather is possib
  3. snowcommander

    snowcommander Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Forecast here was 2-3in. Got nothing... :realmad:
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Thats scrolling as we speak
  5. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Better you then me lol. I'm content with the really cold 1-2 inches we get. Nice and light and not a PITA.
  6. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    Good thing I got a v blade this year. I needed it more than once the other day
  7. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785

    I was up your way on Friday over on Wales road. Still iffy in spots then.
  8. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    that is how the season started last winter for me round the clock till ya drop, i feel your pain. that said glad it is not me.
  9. mud

    mud Senior Member
    Messages: 125

  10. northernsweeper

    northernsweeper Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Gile really got hammered.
  11. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,717

    Holy hell...50 inches of snow in 4 days...
  12. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    I'd love to get a bigger snowstorm than 3 inches. Last night's projected storm for me was a BUST BUST BUST. Plowing was cancelled at the last minute.
  13. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    I love small snow falls honestly. I really love the ones that we only clean up around the edges and sidewalks. Mostly hourly accounts here, my minimum is an hour, so if they want me to clean up for 5 minutes, I still get paid an hour.

    It's a GREAT day when I can bill for 14 hours work in 4 hours, and do it myself instead of paying anyone else lol.
  14. hellion

    hellion Member
    Messages: 52

    Sweet. You need the gimmees to make up for the BS. Had 1997 F-350 7.3 diesel and it was miserly with fuel. GREAT engine, trouble free.