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Discussion in 'Weather' started by Plowtoy, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Accuweather.com is currently (1/15/13 10:30a) calling for 3-6" for our area (49423) tomorrow afternoon and evening, that would make it our first full push for the 2012-13 season, while noaa.gov is only calling for a half inch in the same time frame. The local weather guys seem to be all over the board also. What is your prediction??
     
  2. SSS Inc.

    SSS Inc. PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,376

    Everything I see for your area is well north of you. I would bet on a Dusting at best.
     
  3. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    gonna be north of us like SSS said, I hear we should have a nice storm on thursday though!! Calling for snow squals n near white out condiions!!!
     
  4. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I would bet you'll be on here tomorrow telling us how screwed up your weather people are. :dizzy:

    Remember they need ratings. They know with any mention of snow people will tune in more to keep an eye on what happens. Then they start the game all over again.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Its a hidden fact supermarkets sponsor the weather on the news!
     
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,172

    You'd think it would be snow companies...
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Big storms cause a run on the stores to stock up!
     
  8. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    I hate the tv weather. "Ohhhh it hasn't snowed this winter we are so far behind inches wise......" that may he true but were getting more events with low amounts I.e. saltings. The news puts stupid ideas in customers heads
     
  9. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Have to get em to buy milk,eggs,bread and liquor somehow. :drinkup:
     
  10. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    how accurate is accuweather ? I found noaa to be accurate at times.
     
  11. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    dont look like enough to push! Hoping to at least salt! This has been a strange winter for us here in SW Michigan!! Next week looks a little more promising with the lake effect.
     
  12. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    How you looking for the 3-6"?
     
  13. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Who is suppose to get the 3-6?? Must be northern Michigan?
    My only chance at any plowable snow is next week with lake effect. and we all know how a mile down the road makes a huge difference with lake effect!!
     
  14. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Well, they have backed it all down to an inch or less. My guess is we will see somewhere in the area of a half inch today and tonight (although the sun is out right now). Our local NBC tv news said this morning that we may see 1-2 FEET of snow early next week in the "lake effect" areas with a N-NW and NW wind snow belts here in SW MI. Meaning, if the wind is more out of the due north we wont see a flake because it will be out over the lake (Holland is in a "cove" on lake MI) and coming on shore in NW Indiana. If the winds turn more NW to W we may see some of that but I highly doubt we will get 2 FEET. I love how they try so hard to guess this far out. If the arctic air mass that is supposed to be coming does not have much moisture with it, it will just be cold with a few flurries. Our local FOX news this morning said that they weren't going to try to predict at this time how much if any snow we get early next week because of too many uncertainties. For us its all just a waiting game. I'm not sure why I bother to watch the news anymore
     
  15. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    That is what I have been hearing too. If we get NW winds, it puts me in the bullseye! Fingers crossed. Really dont want that much snow all at once, but several inches per day for the week would be good!!
     
  16. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,299

    I'd get a 10am Tee time at the local golf course
     
  17. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    were told 2 or 3 " here for tomorow nite .
    we are prepared for 2-3 ft. at all times .
    just an ol fashioned love song .. . . . . . . . . ... . .:laughing: