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Snow Sensors?

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Hawkc01, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Hawkc01

    Hawkc01 Member
    Messages: 49

    This question has been brought up in the past with very little results.

    Is anyone aware of a rain/snow gauge that alerts you to accumulation in the collection unit? I looked at windandweather.com, but they dont identify this feature.

    Thanks
     
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    Yes they exist, you need to get a good weather catalog, and expect to spend a little money.
     
  3. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Hawkc01,
    I don't know much about a rain/snow gauge. Sounds pretty interesting. How do you like that arctic cat?? I think my cylinder count is 19 :waving: BOAST
     
  4. Kaptain_Kurt

    Kaptain_Kurt Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 53

    The poor-mans approach would be to stick a ruler/yardstick in the snow...

    ...unless you want it to set off your alarm at a certain depth. :rolleyes:
     
  5. turfguy

    turfguy Member
    Messages: 59

    snow detector

    try looking at hvac supply houses for snowmelting controls...also try ben meadows they have a small heated ring that goes on your rain gauge.
     
  6. Hawkc01

    Hawkc01 Member
    Messages: 49

    I'm looking for something that will go off like an alarm clock, so I don't have to be too nervous about it snowing (and not knowing) while I'm catching some sleep time. I'm sure if something does exist that it wont be fool proof, but may be helpful.

    I like the Artic Cat very much. Yes, it does not have all the bells and whistles that Honda and some of the others may have, but I have logged some serious hours on this machine and it has never let me down. For the past two winters it has plowed over 20 driveway in the country without fail. It is amazing what a you can do with these machines. I think it is hard to go wrong with any brand of ATV for the most part...I personally wouldn't purchase a Polaris due to the drivetrain issues, but still a great product.

    Rule of thumb: CI should at least equal your age. I'm short as I am 30.

    Aaaahh, the smell of petroleum.
     
  7. hastjm

    hastjm Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Snow detectors - revisited

    There have been a couple requests in the past for snow detectors triggering alarms when the snow begins to fall. I was not able to find a clear path to the links that would lead me to the information I will need to either build one myself or buy one. I'm willing to pay if it means a good night's rest. :dizzy: Jason
     
  8. amar

    amar Member
    Messages: 53

    Talk about bring out an old one. 16 months old. I have seen a box many years ago that had an outdoor sensor and a box in the house that went off when the conditions where what you set it to alert. I haven't seen it in at least five years.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    There was a company in NH that made them. Didn't sell enough of them to continue production and didn't have any left in the warehouse when I called.

    I checked. I was ready to drive there and buy it after a few, OK several, totally blown forecasts. It was only about $500 bucks, well worth it, pay for itself on the first screwed up forecast.