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thoughts on this year's snow?...

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by SCSIndust, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about what to expect this winter, especially in the mid-atlantic. Nobody has been saying much and I am wondering if this year's bad heat would contribute to a good winter... but it has rained quite a lot in the past two lawn seasons. Any news?
     
  2. cja1987

    cja1987 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,407

    We only got two huge storms here last winter then the rest were a bunch of 4" or less storms. We had almost nothing in January and febuary, the big ones came in December and March. Iam hoping for a more consistant winter this year with snow throughout and 2 or 3 big storms one for each month. I think we will have above average precip this winter the question is (at least for where I live) weather the cold air will keep pushing south like it did last winter. Last winter in Jan it was too cold for any major snow, all the big dumps (in Jan) stayed south and east of me.
     
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,835

    who knows farmers alamnac was wrong with heavy snow in the feb and march they were wrong just gonna wait and see i had a good last winter 03/04
     
  4. Bchlawns

    Bchlawns Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    I hope to God its snow heavy this year!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    i think if weather pattern stays the same the northeast is in for some serious snow. one can only hope.
     
  6. QMVA

    QMVA Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    O GREAT SNOW GOD's WE WORSHOP YOU PLEASE SEND US ALOT OF SNOW.:salute:
     
  7. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I heard (actually read) that this year is supposed to be El Nino, which means above average snow for the NE. Wether that is true, I don't know. I am just anxiously awaiting the new farmers almanac this month....
     
  8. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    i will second that.
     
  9. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 472

    I'll 3rd that payup :D
     
  10. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I think its a little too early but its great for wishfull thinking. If history is any indication, usually if we have a semi dry summer then usually we do good in the winter as far as frozen precip is concerned. It'll be interesting to see the famers almanac though.
     
  11. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    around here if its cool a and wet summer it's a cold snowy winter. i think it should be a good year.
     
  12. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 472

    Thats how it has been soo far up here. Wet and cool
     
  13. Frank Lopez

    Frank Lopez Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Let's try to get the El Nino and La Nina straight, El Nino brings warmer weather, La Nina brings above precip. I hope I'm correct on this issue and if not please correct me. thanks frank
     
  14. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Man if this winter is anything like last winter I may as well sell my plow and just salt for all the 1" sno storms we get :angry: :realmad:
     
  15. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    el nino and el nina effect differant parts of the country differantly. i have noticed around here years of el nino we get alot of precip but with el nina we dont. could be wrong but dont think i am. if so i would also like to be set straight.
     
  16. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    El Nino means snow for the NE. La Nina means no snow for NE.
     
  17. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    as long as it snows here I will be happy, I could care less if it happens anywhere else ;)
     
  18. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    THe one comforting thing about last years dismall winter is that a lot of people will give up plowing and that should mean better business for those who have survived. Hoping this year we will get blasted. Best of luck to you.
     
  19. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Good point!!!! Bad years always weed out those guys who just buy a plow and call themselves pros.... keeps this industry honest.
     
  20. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    What will go around will come arond