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how many storms

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by 2low4nh, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. 2low4nh

    2low4nh Member
    from NH
    Messages: 61

    Ok so i need to put a bid in for a parking lot but they want a flat rate for the year. I am trying to find an average amount of storms per year for New Hampshire. I know last year was 33 storms total and te year before was 19 storms i dont know how accurate these numbers are so i figure i would ask around. get some of the guru's opinions I live i the monadnock region if that helps.
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Use 25 for the number, good luck
     
  3. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Not sure how far in NH, I'm in MA.; base mine on 15-20
     
  4. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I would say no more than 20, here in buffalo im at around 30(i think but id have to check) pushes for an average 100" season.
     
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    I would go with 22-25.
     
  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    do some research on www.noaa.gov you should find what you're looking for.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Isn't it soooooo much easier to just ask for someone else to do the hard work for you?

    I'd use 1-35.

    Sorta like the guy from CT who's average snowfall is 30-100".
     
  8. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    HAHAHAHAHA 30-100", couldnt help but laugh when I came across that one.
     
  9. 2low4nh

    2low4nh Member
    from NH
    Messages: 61

    that site doesnt show how many storms for the season
     
  10. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    18...do have 18.5...19...19....18.75...19....19.5....20....20....SOLD 20! FOR NH purplebou
    Check your local weather archives..best of luck..maybe someone from your area will reply.
     
  11. 2low4nh

    2low4nh Member
    from NH
    Messages: 61

    i think im just going to shoot for 25 storms and hope i land the bids!
     
  12. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    better to just check noaa.gov, plenty of info
     
  13. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    This is not a question for plow site, you need to go to the weather sites, pay a fee and go day by day and count precipitation days. Oh yer and its a PITA.


    I did a state wide bid in Michigan for a large retailer. northern parts of the state based there averages on 65-75 plows and the lower parts based them om 8-12 plows.
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,920

    Ahhhhh, the voice of reason!
     
  15. ProCare

    ProCare Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Storn per year

    How many storms would you say in CT per year North of Hartford?
     
  16. ProCare

    ProCare Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Storms per year

    How many storms would you say in CT per year North of Hartford?
     
  17. ljbev

    ljbev Senior Member
    Messages: 190

    They dont even read the previous posts in the thread. Never mind do a search of all posts available. NOAA Does not tell you how many storms>>>>>you have to open each link see what kind of event it was and count YES COUNT the plowable events for the season, or yes you can pay a couple hundred a year to a weather site and they will do it for you
     
  18. jsin607

    jsin607 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Everyone who has been plowing for any number of years would obviously know how many storms they base the season prices on.

    I think people just won't tell you because they get a little pissed when people just decide to go into the snow plowing business.
     
  19. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    It's a PITA finding it, but it does list history.
     
  20. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    Hey ah......Which is the best pay site?? I am all for it, but I would prefer to get the pointing finger. I'm not impressed with Accuweather as a free site, so I am not so eager to find out with my wallet in my hand.

    The last couple seasons I have kept a log mostly induced by my local NOAA station...nothing a coffee and donut can't handle, but now there forbidding any un authorized visits up there.