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Since when did 1-3" equal 16.5"?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Plowin in VT, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    We got about 8" of snow yesterday, but @ 7pm they canceled the snow warning, and said we'd only get 1-3" overnight. Since I'd been up for 32 hours, I cleaned and heavily salted my lots, and went home to get some sleep. Woke up at 3am to do the few hours of cleanup that I'd have, went outside to let the dogs out, and snow was up to my knees! WTF????

    I was lucky, I was still able to get my customers' lots opened up before 7am, but of course I got a call from a PITA board president of a 50 unit condo association who chewed me a new one because her lot and drives were not perfect. I know, it was my fault for wanting to get a few hours of sleep after busting my hump for 32 hours, but jeeze, give me a break! Their drives, garages, and sidewalks were opened up before the surrounding communities (not my accts), but she still had to *****.

    According to the weather man we got about 16.5", but I no longer trust what he says. Parts of one of my lots had 33" at 4:15 this morning, and it continued snowing all day.

    Oh well, gotta love it when mother nature throws us a curve ball.
  2. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,475

    Are you sure it was not 1-3 every hour for 5 hours? j/k Glad you got everything open and ready to go.
  3. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    WOW he was way off.

    it must be a good problem to have.........we havent had much work all year

    BTW:i havent trusted the weather man for years now
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    That's funny. We got about 14 inches here during the day yesterday, and about 17 inches total. It was nuts! But at least they forcasted it here! lol payup
  5. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    hey they forecasted t storms in NJ yesterday and they were RIGHT.....:rolleyes:

    GUESS THEy gave in to the ussmileyflag
  6. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Out here 8-12 equals 1-2" of slush that is like pushing concrete around beating on the truck last night. Funny weatherman was like 12-18 coming, later that day 5-10 ,next morning wake up 3-5 then trying to explain it's the computers fault. they don't have a clue
  7. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    thats the problem they rely too much on computers and they trick themselvs into thinkin there perfect.... what crap :nod:
  8. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    Never, EVER trust the weatherman again. Use a radar site like http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/rad...=black&endDate=20080208&endTime=-1&duration=0 or http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar/Current.aspx?location=USMA0405&animate=true&enlarge=true
    to see what is coming. And check here http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php...&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off
    for the details that the "weatherman" bases his forecast on.

    Wednesday evening the weatherman said freezing rain for us but we got heavy rain and thunderstorms.
  9. ECS

    ECS Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Been like that since the end of Dec. here, but because of the wind and drifting.
  10. DFLS

    DFLS Senior Member
    Messages: 339

  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Well at least I know where our old weatherman moved to!:eek::D
  12. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    Hahahahahahhah...... I guess at least he got some snow.
  13. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    We get snow every week. Too bad it's "Teaser Snow" !
    1/2 inch here 1 inch there, gone by noon that day. Big system dumps on you guys turns to green on radar and rains on us. Goes past us turns white again on radar and dumps on the east coast. We can't win ! Not even a good lake effect event yet this year.
  14. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    yeah I only got done today from that same '1-3' in storm. Best part was I blew a brake line and had to use a tree to stop myself, and that put that truck out of commission from midnight the night it started to yesterday... Had to use a skid steer in right in downtown with no cab... not so much fun
  15. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,195

    One of my brothers got me a t shirt with " I'm plowing partly cloudy" on it. That was 5 years ago and nothing has changed with the weather forecasts.
  16. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    I think I might have seen you! All I know is that I saw an open cab skid steer going down Pearl St, and thought to myself "Damn, that must SUCK!"

    Glad you got everything taken care of..... now we just have to deal w/the white stuff that's coming down now!
  17. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    IF it was a bob cat s185 with a snow bucket, yeah that was me... I went down pearl hoping a gas station down there sold diesel but they didn't... yeah seems this '4-8in' they forcasted is less than 1 so far at my house

    At least I have my truck back ....

    Does your company have a name ? You in burlington, our outside of it?
  18. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Don't remember a snow bucket, but yea, it was a bobcat s185 I think.

    Company's name is First Vermont Odyssey, and I work in Burlington, S. Burlington, & Williston. What about you?

    Glad you got your truck back!
  19. Rowski

    Rowski Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    We got about 3"-4" from that one.

    I spoke to a few people that came from the "city" to go skiing. They were very surprised to see what little snow we got. Most of the time we get more.

    Glad to see we're out of the thaw cycle!
  20. riverwalkland

    riverwalkland Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Co. Name is River Walk Landscaping, I do most of my work in Charlotte & Shelburne, with about 40% in Burlington/So. Burlington and Some summer stuff in winooski/williston