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Snow warning services

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Big Snow Balls, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Big Snow Balls

    Big Snow Balls Member
    Messages: 40

    Any one use a snow warning service. I have used accuweather in the past. They are preety accurate. They have saved my ash more then a few times, calling my cell phone at 3:00 am leting me know a front with snow and ice is moving in. Tom Skilling said nothing about this on the 9:00 news. Just wondering if any on else uses any services like
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Never used it. I don't know how well it would work here because of the lake effect, it could be snowing 2 inches/hour in one spot, 2 miles away nothing. What does it cost ?
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,547

    we use 2 different meteorological services. here's a link to one http://www.weatherornot.com/index.htm St. Louis street department use this one. the other one is a company that does hourly reports for about 800 airports around the country. he is local so it's nice. i don't know about anyone elses weathermen but we very rarely trust them even if it looks like a sure thing,
    no matter who's forecast we think is right we still do the get up in the middle of the night thing unless we get paged or called as the storm approaches
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I use a little internal "worry alarm" the draw backs are very little sleep if there is even a hint of snow coming. I dont trust weather forecasts so I still get up every few hours in the wee morning.
  5. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Thats how I do it.
  6. Big Snow Balls

    Big Snow Balls Member
    Messages: 40

    It cost me about $1500 last year .This year they want $1800. we get a fair amount of lake affect hear also. You can give them multiple plow locations. Thats what is so nice when you are not expecting snow. You can sleep peacefull knowing if there is going to be a suprise snow or ice event someone will give you that wake up call at 3:00 AM. I guese thats worth $1800 for me. I was just seeing who everone uses.
  7. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    for 1800 they better come make you coffee in the morning too:dizzy:
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2009
  8. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    I hear ya!
  9. kyle1710

    kyle1710 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 36

    and a reach around :dizzy:
  10. mksuwndr

    mksuwndr Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I like the patio forcast, step out on your patio and theres your weather:nod:
  11. B.Bells

    B.Bells Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    umm, :confused:
  12. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    I talked with the 2 security guards at a local college. Every year I give them $25.00 each at the beginning of the year and as soon as we get enough snow to track a cat or any ice they call me. I usually sleep pretty good! I'm gettin too old to get up every 2 hours. (Oh, I call them any night before we're supposed to get snow to make sure one of them is working, and not a part timer, who wouldn't know to call me!) They say they have to call in their grounds crews too, so for them it's just one more call!
  13. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Same here- I check the latest NOAA forecasts every 5 minutes when there's even a chance of snow lol:nod: