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Midwest & Plains Get Ready Its Coming !!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Weather' started by nicksplowing, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    While the East Coast looks to have fine weather for the busy Wednesday travel, the central part of the nation will be much more unsettled. According to the Western Regional News, a parade of storms continues to bring heavy rain into the Pacific Northwest. Eventually, the energy with these systems will shift into the central part of the country. Colder air will begin to plunge southward through the Plains on Tuesday. While there is still a good deal of uncertainty in the forecast, there is the potential for a significant snowfall from the central Rockies through the central Plains and Upper Midwest.

    The snow, combined with gusty winds and low clouds would make for difficult travel in some important regional hubs like Denver and Kansas City. Additionally, rain is in the forecast for cities like Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis, while Louisville, Memphis and Houston will have the risk for thunderstorms.

    Dry weather will be the rule across the West toward the middle of the week, but that's not to say there aren't any weather concerns. High pressure will build into the Rockies, creating the setup for another Santa Ana wind event across Southern California. According to Western Expert Meteorologist Ken Clark, the upcoming Santa Ana winds will not be as severe as the wind event that spread the devastating fires in October. With so much dry brush across the region, even a moderate Santa Ana event will bring a very high fire danger good luck to all
     
  2. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I hoping that we will get more than just rain. So far this weather has all the forcasters in a knot because the patterns keep changing so rapidly. Either we will have rain or a boatload of snow. The only thing we can do is wait and see at this point.
     
  3. cod8825

    cod8825 Member
    Messages: 91

    Here in Kansas City we are doing our snow dance to get snow at Thanksgiving. I hope that everybody gets the exact amount of snow that they want which for me is anything above two inches:):)

    Yea we have been hauling tail this weekend to get fifteen trucks ready from fall cleanups to snow removal and salt service. Luckily I just do sidewalks so all I need is
    SNOWBLOWER --- Check
    ATV with 5' plow --- Check
    Spreader --- Check
    Ice Picks --- Check
    Shovels --- Check
    Lots of soup, crackers, and junk food --- OH YEAH Check

    Bring it on for everyone
     
  4. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    I'll believe it when I see it..
     
  5. iowaplowboy

    iowaplowboy Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 37

    Ready ...

    I'm close to ready ... just need to hang a couple of wires on the new back-up lighting. Seen half a dozen others with the plows on today.

    Better to be ready too early than caught off guard. Now one more trip to the store for new boots ...
     
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I am just setting my alarm clock to "snow" :D
     
  7. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,492

    I think they are calling for all rain here as of 6 pm news. But things could change. But I still have leaf work to do. Still hanging on to trees here.Probably be out for another two weeks.
     
  8. Saying about 1" where I live Milwaukee south to Chicago up to 3" by 4am Thurs. They still say they are unsure so who knows could get 3" or none. Just seems a bit too warm to actually stick on pavement, ground isnt even frozen yet.
    Still have a few more cleanups to do, give me another week at most then it can snow all it wants too payup
    Matt
     
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I am no where near ready so we probably are going to get plenty of snow.
    Still need to do:
    Dual batteries
    Lightbar
    Weld braces on frame
    Ballast
    Get plow lights working
    Fix messed up transmission
    Get broken atv fixed and mount plow
    Find Shovels
    anything else?
     
  10. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    For once, we are completely ready. Salt pallets were delivered tonight, everything is cleaned and operational, and i'm kinda getting excited!:D
     
  11. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I wish I could say that. I still have to order stuff and my truck is still muddy from sunday. :dizzy:
     
  12. The mayor

    The mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    Ahhh, my new plow is coming in on friday. can we wait for the snow till then. Looks like I will be using backup truck.:)
     
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    naa, must have snow now,lol. :bluebounc
     
  14. Mark13
    Hope you got somethin to plow with, sticking here in Richfield on the roadways have about an inch on the pavement maybe 2 on the grass. Get r done before the Packer game is my goal which we will easily do and maybe a nap before the game. GO PACK GO!:redbounce
    Matt
     
  15. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Well, I hope you get a bunch of snow. Probably will, since my truck is ready for the snow, but I'm leaving for Memphis, Tn at about 6:00 AM Thursday to be at my Grandmothers for supper! Be safe, as down in the deep south suburbs we already have trees taking down power lines in the neighborhood. Todd
     
  16. Well was a bit icey this morning, slush turned to ice early on so was mostly salting and no plowing today. Melting now durning the day time here, nap before dinner tonight thats for sure.
    Now gotta work on the truck again, stupid injector module needs replacing. :angry:
    Matt