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NWS..... nailed it.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Buswell Forest, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Up to an inch last night, up to 2 inches today.....and here we are, 6 inches later....ground not frozen.....misery.
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,859

    Aboot part for the course this year.
     
  3. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    At let's say 1am. I believe the conversation goes like this in the local nws office "guy1: alright, lets put total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch mainly before 1am. Guy2: that much has fallen already and it's 115, and look at the radar, there's a lot more coming Guy1: I know, it's really going to piss off the snow plow guys. Guy2: lol, pass me the joint, I'll update it at 315am to say mainly before 3am"
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,859

    Sounds aboot right.
     
  5. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I feel your pain. The last storm we got the NWS called for 6" to 10" and we got 30".
     
  6. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Have never seen the ground so soft there is ***** torn up all over town , could be lack of practice . I must admit I curled my fair share of sod last night . Got at least a foot of cement in Braintree .
     
  7. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    I love how the county plows the road open all the way into the grass. Then you see a windrow of sod over a foot wide laying in the owners lawn. Talk about lack of practice, the number of mail boxes laying on snow piles and in people's properties was off the charts. Same with road signs.
     
  8. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,542

    Well at least you cant complain that the road isnt plowed
     
  9. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 785


    In my winter travels, I have watched PennDOT take out a lot of mailboxes, but I've never seen them actually hit one.
     
  10. Freshwater

    Freshwater Senior Member
    Messages: 893


    Yes, it's the weight of the windrowing snow. I've seen them taken out from 8ft away.
     
  11. downtoearthnh

    downtoearthnh Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I have grown fond of a statement made by a little girl, who was out in the yard with her father after a storm like this. They had an unmarked drive, and asked me to plow it because the snow was too heavy to shovel. When I stopped to speak to them as I approached the garage, the little girl said to her father " Look daddy, he made vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce!"
    Whoops
     
  12. allagashpm

    allagashpm Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Haha it always reminds me of oreos especially on my reclaim drives. We got close to a foot here. Ground was so soft i got stuck in mud instead of snow for once.
    Problem will be this next storm for Tuesday I couldn't push onto the lawn so it is all just on the edge of the drive. Gonna run out of room quick
     
  13. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    We're all in the same boat, more or less. I plowed enough dirt to plant corn the other day. All but two of my drives are gravel. On top of it, the snow was so heavy and wet we lost branches and trees all over RI. I worked as long cutting wood as I did plowing. The power is still out for a few folks around here where it's rural and a long run between customers. We had out of state crews working around me. Funny thing is most of the damage happened after it quit snowing. More snow tomorrow. It won't be fun.