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Need your help, gang....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by John Allin, Nov 16, 2000.

  1. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    My new super duty, very expensive, specially written and designed weather reporting program from DTN is supposed to give us a pop up icon whenever there is 2" or more of snow predicted in any of the markets we are plowing in, over all 12 states..... That's great. Except when the new satellite dish arrived last week, it came in pieces. And all the kings horses and all the kings men could do anything to put it back together again. New one is due here tomorrow - but that doesn't help me for this weekend.

    Here's were I need help..... can you guys (or ladies) tell me what your local TV weather dudes are saying about what your weather conditions are supposed to be over the next 5 days ?? They predict for the masses and that's what I need. I know I can go on the net and get specific information, but your "feelings" about how accurate the predicitions are would be helpful too. I have to make a report to the bank tomorrow about what they can expect between now and Thanksgiving.

    The markets I'm interested in are:
    New York from Albany south
    New Jersey
    Eastern PA

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Chuck Smith

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


    No flakes in the forecast for Caldwell, NJ area. Looks like it could get interesting on sunday night, into monday, otherwise, too warm for snow :( We still haven't had a freeze yet. Haven't even seen frost yet here. Lows are around 30°, and highs from 40's - 50's.

    Monday and tuesday high winds are forecasted. At this point, no snow forecasted between now and turkey day.

    Just my luck........

  3. finnegan

    finnegan Senior Member
    Messages: 313


    we've got a decent size system moving across the great lakes this weekend you might see something out of it by mon,tues......
  4. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    I know WE're going to get slammed here in Erie.
    It's the states I listed above that I'm concerned about.
  5. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Check out this guy's reports. If its going to snow in any of the areas you mentioned Gary will be on top of it. He'll update this forecast about once a day until the systems get more organized & closer. Then he'll update every 8 - 12 hours. I followed his reports last year & he did much better for my area (Central NJ) than any local forecasters (close to 90% accuracy!). I believe he is based in MD or VA. I did check him against other areas and he was close on them also.
  6. iowastorm

    iowastorm Senior Member
    Messages: 358


    Go here: http://www.weatherunderground.com

    and at the top of our page, type in the market you are interested in. All of the forecasts are from the NWS, along with any special wx statements, etc.
  7. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    s far as I can tell John no snow or frezzing precip in Ct through Monday, outside chance Sun night into monday of light mixed prcip but to far out to accuratly forcast.