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looking for official snowfall total records

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jamzz28, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. jamzz28

    jamzz28 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 5

    I am in ct. looking for official snowfall records or archives.The state d.o.t. is always lower than what I measure.
     
  2. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

  3. jamzz28

    jamzz28 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 5

    snowfall totals

    Thank-you for the information.My question wasn't specific enough.My fault.I am looking for a website that doesn't charge money for snowstorm accumulation totals by town.I am paid incrementally and the D.O.T. in CT. is usually shorter than what I measure in many different spots.If I use their numbers,I usually get shortchanged.Example Feb 10 snowfall,I pushed 4 inches twice putting me in the 6"-9" billing rate.Their total claims 4.5". Using their total,I lose at least $200.00 from one of my commercial lots alone.Anyone with help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I imagine that they have a weather service they get their "certified totals" from, I'd guess they have a stipulation in your contract saying thats what they pay thier guys on.
     
  5. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Here's a better one from the gov
    http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/okx/
    Scroll down click on storm archives on left side of the screen.
    Click on the event you are searching for and scroll down for the location. Keep in mind it may take several days for the official amount to appear. Just this morning the 2/10 storm surfaced.

    This is what it will look like:


    (INCHES) MEASUREMENT


    CONNECTICUT

    ...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
    GREENWICH 12.5 1005 PM 2/10 PUBLIC
    FAIRFIELD 10.5 800 PM 2/10 PUBLIC
    DARIEN 9.3 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
    STAMFORD 9.3 820 AM 2/11 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    NEW CANAAN 9.0 1040 PM 2/10 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    SOUTH NORWALK 8.3 900 PM 2/10 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    BRIDGEPORT 4.8 700 PM 2/10 NWS COOP OBSERVER
    DANBURY 3.3 600 AM 2/11 SKYWARN SPOTTER

    ...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
    WESTBROOK 8.0 800 AM 2/11 PUBLIC
    CLINTON 7.0 900 PM 2/10 PUBLIC
    OLD SAYBROOK 4.5 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
    HADDAM 3.0 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT

    ...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
    MILFORD 8.0 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
    MERIDEN 4.3 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
    BEACON FALLS 3.8 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
    SOUTHBURY 2.2 745 PM 2/10 PUBLIC

    ...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
    STONINGTON 8.0 1200 AM 2/11 FIRE MARSHAL
    MONTVILLE 6.5 1200 AM 2/11 FIRE MARSHAL
    GROTON 6.0 700 AM 2/11 FIRE MARSHAL
    OLD LYME 6.0 1200 AM 2/11 FIRE MARSHAL
    LISBON 5.5 1040 PM 2/10 SKYWARN SPOTTER
    NORWICH 4.3 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
    COLCHESTER 4.0 1200 AM 2/11 CT DOT
     
  6. jamzz28

    jamzz28 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 5

    Snowfall total records

    Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for.
     
  7. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Anytime. Good site saved to my favorites. I actually cut and paste a copy on a blank word doc and attach with invoices. I usually use results from a NWS employee or some sort of an official. If there is an actual NWS station as Upton is to me I run with that.
     
  8. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588


    Where did you get that info. I can't find it. I am looking for Hartford Litchfield counties. Perferably Bristol
     
  9. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Does this help?
    http://forecast.weather.gov/product...sary=0&highlight=off&issuedby=BOX&product=PNS
    000
    NOUS41 KBOX 111626
    PNSBOX
    CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-NHZ011-012-015-RIZ001>008-120425-

    PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
    SPOTTER REPORTS
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
    1125 AM EST THU FEB 11 2010

    THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE SNOWFALL
    FROM THE LOW PRESSURE AREA WHICH MOVE SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND WEDNESDAY
    AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...FEBRUARY 10.

    APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE
    OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS
    SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON


    ********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

    LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
    SNOWFALL OF
    (INCHES) MEASUREMENT


    CONNECTICUT

    ...HARTFORD COUNTY...
    WINDSOR LOCKS 1.7 1050 AM 2/11 BDL AIRPORT

    ...TOLLAND COUNTY...
    TOLLAND 4.0 538 AM 2/11 SPOTTER
    STAFFORDVILLE 2.0 525 AM 2/11 COOP

    ...WINDHAM COUNTY...
    EAST KILLINGLY 4.6 807 AM 2/11 SPOTTER
    PLAINFIELD 4.0 1145 PM 2/10 VILLAGE OF MOOSUP
    STERLING 4.0 815 PM 2/10 HAM RADIO
    ASHFORD 3.0 852 AM 2/11 SPOTTER
     
  10. jamzz28

    jamzz28 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 5

    snowfall total records

    Yes,Thanks!
     
  11. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Anytime Cheif
     
  12. Lawn Rover

    Lawn Rover Inactive
    Messages: 90

    Thank you as well!
     
  13. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Anytime, Great government site the forecastors gather their information from. Plus its for free! While watching the storm heading in I usually use this tool. Scroll down to the bottom and click on hourly weather graph:

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...ical&zmx=1&zmy=1&site=OKX&map.x=211&map.y=167

    As you get to the bottom you'll see if you drag your mouse over the grid, info will reflect into text on the very bottom.
     
  14. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    I can't find any good info for Bristol, CT. All my business is around Bristol. I ended up contacting Public Works and asking them to post the snowfall totals on the cities website.

    We will see what happens.
     
  15. Cambium

    Cambium Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Since I found this thread through Google and since it was very helpful I was hoping you can help me further.

    I am looking for Yearly snow 'Totals" for Hartford or any other CT town. Its so hard to find some locations.

    I need the total per year since at least 1950..preferrably in text/data form not a picture graph.

    Hopefully someone here has a link for me. :)
     
  16. jamzz28

    jamzz28 Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 5

    Cambium,I have seen many snowfall archive sites while searching for related information.Most charge a fee but can give you the last 100 years of totals.Look under snowfall archives or similar phrases.I wouldn't use the history for estimates because weather is cyclical and we see similar trends in around 30 year spans.Also the jet stream determines the cold and precipitation fronts.Last year was perfect for the northeast bringing moisture and cold.Some years we get the moisture but with warm air which just gives us sleet or rain.I know 2012 could be crazy because of the sun storms but 2011 should follow the path of the past few years with above average snowfall.Solar activity has been very tame which gives us several years of colder temps like the late 70s.Hope this helps.
     
  17. Cambium

    Cambium Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    yeah I've tried everything. I even contacted NWS. Some have gotten back to me. Some I'm waiting for.

    Other places charge but then NWS gave it for free. Its public records so not sure why some places want to scam people and charge.

    You would think snow records are kept just like rain totals... Every town needs to put weather stats into a database. Maybe that will create some jobs. :) And just like forecasts are free, it takes a minute to put todays snowfall into an establised database. lol

    I'm working on a project... So far I have left to find are:
    Stratford or Hartford, CT
    Portland, OR
    Boston MA
    Fargo, ND
    Cinncinati, OH
     
  18. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    We have been using weatherworks... it costs a couple of bucks, but its accurate and certified.