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Weather forcasting companies

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Grampa Plow, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    Hi all,

    I have been around for awhile and have never used one but I know that our city street department has a forecasting company that gives them up-to-date minute to minute forecasts. The city street manager says that are usually REALLY accurate. I guess this would help to a certain degree. Does anybody out their use this type of service and what are you paying?
     
  2. dannyslawn

    dannyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I'm located in central NJ and use service named weather works. It cost 1700 a year, but it is one of the best investments I have made.
     
  3. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    yup one of the best investments you can make, mine gives me snowfall totals ground temps ( imperitive for salting)... company sends it everyday in an e-mail with the forecast. great if i have to go to court to justifiy my actions.
     
  4. Grampa Plow

    Grampa Plow Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 274

    $1700 a year...OMG. I thought $49.95 a month was high! You would have to have lots and lots of equipment to be able to justify that much money for forecasting.
     
  5. dannyslawn

    dannyslawn Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Grampa it is worth every cent. I don't have to worry about getting up in time or missing a surprise night time snow fall. 2 years ago I recived a call from my weather service at 2:00 AM. They told me the forcast changed from a few flurries to 1"-3". Needless to say with out that call I would have gotten up around 5:30AM and would have been caught with my pants down. Because of thier call I was able to moblize crews and have all of our sites serviced in a timely manner.