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What is everyone using for weather, anyone EPAWA & NOAA

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by superdutypsd, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Whats everyone use for weather, for up todate info, while out during a storm, before, & after. THAT is some what ACCURATE and does blow the weather up for ratings, i use Eastern Pennsylvania Weather Authority and they have been great fairly accurate i get day to day texts and storm forcast days before, along with live update texts during storms. Also use NOAA. EPAWA does tri state area for pa so do know what some of you midwest guys use. Here is a link to there winter forcast, and some guys around me may find them helpful
    http://epawaweather.com/2015/11/06/epawa-winter-outlook-2015-2016/
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The most accurate forecast I've found is looking out the window at midnight, 2am and 4am. Short of that I hope it's snowing before I go to bed.
     
  3. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Accuweather forums.
     
  4. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,501

    Really?....lots of wishyness there
     
  5. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Epawa covers down in some parts of maryland, i was down on the bay bridge last to winters and would use them for back home and down in md for what the lastest was.
     
  6. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Noaa can be good most of time, and they certainly do not sugar coat the reports like the local and regional news do to crank up ratings, accuweather and weather bug always seem to be all over the place
     
  7. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Yes this works great and i do it also but sometimes calls need to be made and guys given heads up and direct, who, what, when, were, and why lol
     
  8. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Last year I had a crew of 14, this year 6 after loosing 1/2 my work. I use the weather network most of the time and one of the local tv stations. If we're plowing they seem to get that part right and they all get a heads up early. It's more the 1/2" that blows in without warning and the salt trucks need to go that I worry about. For example nothing after 11pm last night was in the forecast but I woke up to everything covered in snow. The saving grace is the roads and walks are still warm so that melted.
     
  9. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,149

    I use The Weather Network and King City Radar , but most accurate is look out my window every hour like Cet said....Thumbs Up
     
  10. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    Another good way to alway tell the weather which im sure it is the same fir others is the smell, i live in contry and you can always tell when snow is coming because of the sky and you can smell it out side, besides that if youve ever boken something or your old and have arthritis and feel it coming as with rain lol
     
  11. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I have weather network also down here, I'll usually flip it on when get in bed and watch for a few if the evening news isnt on,
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  12. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    What are you guys using for mobile service to stay up todate. It crazy how you can have wether network accurate up there for you guys, and all over the place down here for us. Then have accuweather working spot on for some and not for others
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Facebook....
     
  14. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Radar, windows and Ryan.

    Not necessarily in that order.
     
  15. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,669

    Cows laying down...Facebook...How my old bones feel..
     
  16. superdutypsd

    superdutypsd Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    I knew about cows laying down for rain, guess never really though about it for snow, the old how the bones feel, works for me all to well, although i wish it didnt, i broke my back in two places a couple of years ago lol
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,445

    Iowa state,
    & a 2am alarm .
     
  18. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,916

    Look at all sources possible, then look out the window, see how wrong they were. During storms, swing into shop, look at map.
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Good thing you just have to wake up when the phone rings.
     
  20. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 620

    Don't like The Weather Channel. Tried NOAA though found them to be slow to update to changes. Was liking Accuweather with their vidoes, and month forecast.

    I was always bouncing between all three leaning on Accu more.

    Then I found Wunderground and use them the most.