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It's Snowing

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by litle green guy, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    We got an inch here in NJ, not realy sticking to the roads but it's only the october 29, kinda early for snow here. Maybe it's a sign of whats to come... :confused:
     
  2. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I was mowing the last lawn today and the rain came in... but it hurt!! Oh, that's sleet pelting me!! Not supposed to happen here in October LOL :confused:

    :nono: Mother Nature! The spreaders aren't hooked up yet, haven't even broken out any leaf clean up equipment yet.
     
  3. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    At least it will help the stragglers sign contracts.

    Just finished the spreaders last week. Ran all the blowers too. At this point, I can not say enough about how great Lubra-Seal is for spreaders. We'll see at the end of the season how much it helped. It's expensive, but it sure seems to work. It is messy though, much like working with Neverseize... No matter how careful you are, it gets everywhere!

    I picked up 2 extensions for our Western V boxes that make operating the spreaders easy when on stacks of pallets. Each one is 4' long, and goes for $20. That extra 8' allows you to get somewhat close with a truck and still be able to run the spreaders. From what I have been told, the extensions are a relatively new offering from Western. Much easier than loading a spreader to test it.

    ~Chuck
     
  4. THREE W

    THREE W Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Weather Forecast for yesterday and last night.......


    Forecast started out at 2+" of snow for tuesday...50%

    Tuesday afternoon forecast changed to 1", 40%

    Last night changed again to snow flurries, 20%

    Conclusion: 18 degrees, clear skies this morning at 5:00 am?

    Weather guys 0-1 for the year, think I will keep track...
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Repeat of last year???
     
  6. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    For a week weathermen has been talking about snow today, October 30. Their forecast was made on these days:
    Sunday: Snow
    Monday: Light snow
    Tuesday: Very light snow
    Tuesday evening: Snow showers
    Tuesday late night: Flurries

    Conclusion: Today was mostly cloudy, temp in the high 30s, and not a flake sighted.
     
  7. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Boy, the weathermen take it worse than lawyers, politicians, and used car salesmen put together.

    When your forecast starts out at a 50% chance of anything, be just as prepared to sleep as you are to plow.

    Making a weather forecast is kind of like predicting the Super Bowl winner halfway through the season. It could happen that you make a correct educated guess, but it is more likely that the team you select may make the playoffs, but fall short of winning the big game, even if they do make it there.

    There are many factors that can change the outcome of predicted weather and, unfortunately, they cannot be nailed down any better than what forecasters are currently doing.
     
  8. long0

    long0 Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I am starting to like the forecasters out here.

    Monday - 2" - 4" - we get 6".
    Tuesday - Flurries - we get 6"
    Wednesday - Clear Skys - we get 3"
    Today (Thurs) - Overcast - 2" on the ground, and still comming down.

    Gotta love it when you have to plow 4 times before Halloween
    :D

    Andy
     
  9. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Clear skys forecasted and 6" on the ground (except for where I plowed:D )
     
  10. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Now you got my mouth watering and my wallet jumping.

    Good luck, hope you both, have a lot of snow this season!

    But when you need a rest, send it to eastern Kansas!! :D :p
     
  11. chtucker

    chtucker Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Closed down the brewpub at 11 pm last night, got up at 4 am to start plowing, got breakfast at 9am went to open brewpub at 10am :sleeping: :sleeping:

    Flipped a manhole cover out for the first time... First time I plowed an apartment complex and didn't notice it in the apron leading into the lot.. Jumped out quick to put back.


    Howard
     
  12. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Somebody from Old Farmer's Almanac was on local radio today. He predicted, locally, a snowstorm for Thanksgiving, another for Christmas, big storms and lots of snow for January and February and snow up into April. He also said he really didn't want to talk about his predictions for last year. :nono:
     
  13. Alan

    Alan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,393

    Forecast here is for night temps in the low 20s with rain or snow tomorrow through Sunday with daytime temps either low 30s or "near 30". It was clouding over at dusk so they may be right. I have one truck saddled up with plows front and rear and the vee box all checked out and ready to stuff in the truck. I was planning on getting in a load of salt tomorrow to add to the ton or so I have on hand. That idea may be going down the tube as I have a crippled dozer that needs attention in the morning (i'm working part time with some digging equipment now). IF they are right there is the potential for some pavement icing. It didn;t warm up enough today (21° this morning to get the frsot out of the ground surface. Couple more nights of that and it could be cold enough to glaze over and need a little salt to keep things safe.
     
  14. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    HEY ALL.........Central and northern NY here.................
    Friday...Lewis cty, Oswego cty. got clobbered. 1 foot
    of snow and ice. Power lines down ! 18 miles of
    Rt 81 closed between sandy creek and hastings
    30 vehicle accidents on this stretch !
    DARN IT...Snow missed my place in Hannibal,
    Oswego cty not a drop ! My place in Alexandria
    Bay NY NADA also......The places where they got the
    snow is between both places...BOO HOO !
    My rig is ready to rock too!

    OH ! like snow falling now in alex by as I type !
    Better go warm up my rig. Wanna try out my new
    Turkey Wings !............geo
     
  15. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I just got an email for my "personal forecast" from a local TV station calling for 3 inches starting tonight.:D

    Checked the other stations websites and no mention of snow tonight.:confused:

    Oh well if it does, I'm ready,
    Mark K
     
  16. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    HEY ALL.....got TO PLAY today ! My Alex. Bay NY
    place got about 2 inches today ! Managed to
    tear up my grass to check out my turkey wings !
    My place in Hannibal got NADA ! So. Jefferson
    cty and Syracuse NY are getting it right now !
    Oh yea got to shovel in front of my motel here
    and use some Magic Salt !
    Since I aM RIGHT OFF rT 81 exit 50 so. there
    is a NYS trans. barn across street. Big boy
    plows are out and havin' fun making $$$$ OT
    Its snowing now too !.............geo
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2002
  17. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    AH YES>>>>>3 inches of wonderful white
    last nite in Alex. Bay NY.. GOt to play
    again today about 6am ! Too bad it was a
    freebie ! No shoveling today that magic salt
    did the trick.....Heck got to rent 3 rooms last
    night because of the blowing snow on
    RT 81 north ! Sun is out now melting
    everything ! Still nada in Hannibal tho...
    Turkey wings working great !
    ..............geo
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2002
  18. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    OH YEA !...Snowing in Alexandria Bay NY.
    A couple inches as of right now at 1am.
    Hope it snows all night ! Wanna play bad
    with my toys ! No snow in Hannibal tho.

    FINNEGAN: Wheres Oak point exactly ?
    Is it near the Bay or Clayton?
    ........................geo