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hey guys

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by elite1msmith, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i need some billing help,

    if anyone knows of the dates, or a place that i can get the daily weather in the month of DEC , FOR NORTHERN IL, SOULTHERN WISCO.

    I ONLY NEED THE Date, that AN ICE situation might have occured

    I know Dec 4th had a little
    DEC , 8th was freezing rain/ ICE

    Dec 15th? i think was snow, but we were concerend it would turn to ice

    Dec 27...missed my location , but maybe not yours

    dec28 - WARM temps , and rain during the day, caused alot of melting, which froze at night

    Dec 31? im not sure -
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Go to the nearest airport, they keep very detailed records and most are available online.
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    yeah , i know the one by me really doesnt have a station anymore, they closed their doors last year , and we had alot of locallized hit and miss

    im thinking these are all of them , just not 100% sure. I know all the snow dates, no problems there, but i have few accounts that need to be builded seperatly for ONLY ICE
     
  4. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    try noaa.gov
     
  5. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    go to www.farmersalmanac.com that will have the weather on there for the last 60 some odd years. day to day and all the other good stuff.
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    im havign a hard time, finding it on that site ...
     
  7. Ctll

    Ctll Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 82

    try www.wunderground.com you can enter the zip code for the area and get the detailed history day by day up to last 10 years. half way down left side of page enter date. Good Luck
     
  8. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    subscribing
     
  9. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    this one seemed to work pretty well, i did find the monthly calender veiw handy , but the precip types in the pics are way off... so you need to use the daily

    thanks guys ... :drinkup:, big help
     
  10. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    I keep a notebook in my truck to jot it all down.

    When you bill, I add line items like

    1 pre-treat 12/31/08 11:30 PM
    1 Plow 1/1/09 5 AM
    1 Spread sand 1/1/09 5:30 AM

    Even if the line items are for $0.00 the customer can at least read what you did and when you did it.
     
  11. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    yes so do we... but i dont operate every truck, nor am i around the area for every storm

    so when the guys put down, that they salted.... well what did they salt for ? Ice,snow? drifting?

    we have 2 inch contracts with a few places... they are on fixed seasonal prices.... but they pay extra to plow or salt if its less than 2 inches, and they want service....

    Normally if its less than 2 inches...they just leave it sit

    but if its ice, they give us the go ahead to salt , or if its snow less than 2 , with extreme temps they give us the go ahead to saltto prevent ice