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Official Snow Totals

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by crossboneracing, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. crossboneracing

    crossboneracing Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Hey guys, does anyone know of a place on the web where you can get official snow totals by town and storm or date? I am not sure if this has been covered before. I am trying to figure out the most accurate way to bill my customers. Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. MnDLawn

    MnDLawn Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Other than going outside and sticking a ruler in the snow, you can try http://www.reportstorms.com/, it's not really "official" though. Either that or you local weather station.
  3. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    wunderground Weather under ground. Take a look. Conditions, forecasts, snow falls, precipitation.
  4. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    A little off topic. I've been thinking about building a Trigger Gage. It would be a steel rod (like a cane) with a 3" steel rod welded to it at 90 degrees, 2" up (trigger amount) from the tip. Stick it in the snow and spin it. If the snow moves, you are at your trigger amount.

    On topic

    Try your local weather station. They might have it some where.
  5. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i kinda keep a running total on my calander or on my billing....if i need a total i guess i would call a snow plow contractor in town here( i know em all) and ask them, some of them keep good records....
  6. shoeman68

    shoeman68 Member
    Messages: 67

    Do a search for the National Weather Service

    Click on the state of Mass onthe map, then storm totals, then your region.
  7. snow game

    snow game Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 255

    We use National Weather Service also ,but I don't think its very accurate, they have watchers that email in results and then they post it, but I don't agree with their results, I had to give a couple of 1500.00 credits over an inch difference. I'm thinking of signing up to be a weather watcher for the National weather service:)
  8. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    The NWS trained observers have to follow certain guidelines. It's not as easy as sticking a ruler in the snow when it stops snowing.


    Measurements should be taken as the storm progresses because snow compresses as it builds up.
  9. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    NWS doesn;t always track smaller amounts- try toddgross.com. He offers the service for MA for all amounts