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what kind of winter?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Got Snow, Nov 8, 2003.


what kind of winter will it be?

  1. Below average snowfall

    6 vote(s)
  2. Average snowfall

    21 vote(s)
  3. Above average snowfall

    32 vote(s)
  1. Got Snow

    Got Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    and why?

    i say a follow up like last year (at leas here in the northeast)

    supposedly a cold october and november mean lots of snow. it's 27 degrees out right now!
  2. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    I heard average in the northeast,something to do with the present snowcover in Iceland or Greenland(one or the other)It is minimal there which tends to lean towards warmer temps here for early winter.I heard it on the news from a professional weather guesser,you know,one of those guys we will be cursing at this winter when they call for the "big one" and it never comes:D
  3. griffithtlc

    griffithtlc Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    Above Average

    I was scanning some weather stats, and every time we had a dry summer, we had a bunch of snow. Bring on the SNOW!!!

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    lets think positive

    i hope the weather forcast is for below normal snow

    because that means well get lotsssssss

  5. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    We have had tons of rain here and lately(this weekend being the exception)it has been very warm. we even got near 80 last week.I'm getting second thoughts and think it may just be a normal new england winter instead of a slightly above average.
  6. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I like to hope for the best.:D
  7. zipp5

    zipp5 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I am hoping for ALOT OF SNOW:D . I have heard that this year we are in a no name weather pattern for the winter. Not El Nina or La Nina, two others that I cannot remember their names. Happens once in a very long time (50 - 75 - 100 years). "They" say that that is the reason for the abnormal conditions across the U.S.. but what do I know. How's the Christmas song go...... Let it snow Let it snow.....Let it snow :D
  8. yako

    yako Member
    Messages: 37

    well the farmers almanac is right so far so i have to stick with it and say it is going to be a long cold winter with above average december februrary and march for snowfall. theres a low of 17 degrees here tonight and theyre calling for some snow on weds. so im keeping my fingers crossed.
  9. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    i hope it snows a ton in the north east im in CT does anyone know what the perdictions are for this year :jester:
  10. CPSS

    CPSS Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    the only forecast I've heard and believe is that it will be dark at night, less dark during the day...............:drinkup:
  11. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    normal amount here i think because its just not cold yet last year we already had snow and it was a heavy season so i vote normal amount
  12. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Off the NOAA site.......Nov. 6, 2003 — The world may soon be getting an early holiday gift. Scientists at NOAA are observing oceanic telltale signs the climate phenomenon known as El Niño may be back in a weak form just in time for the holidays......"Based on the sea surface temperature observations for September, October, and those projected for the rest of November, as well as the NOAA definition for El Niño events, there is an above average likelihood sea-surface temperature conditions will be characterized as a weak or borderline El Niño by the end of November" ....However, (at this time), CPC does not anticipate major impacts from this event on U.S. winter weather.
  13. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,817

    so ur saying a crappy winter:realmad:
  14. dpm64

    dpm64 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    It will be all my fault

    Sorry, but I've got a solid gold lock on this winter's weather:


    And how, you may wonder, can he be so sure? Because I just bought a plow tonight!. Or as I like to think of it - anti-snow insurance. Well, let me modify that slightly. Lot's o' snow for the next week, while I'm waiting to get it installed. Then - squat!

    Now you may doubt me, but bear this in mind - a year ago, I predicted that 2003 would have a very rainy spring and summer. Why? Because I was trying to build a house. Still am - didn't even get started until May because the site was still sopping wet. Every stage of construction has been painfully drawn out because of the weather. Outside work is starting to wrap up now, so it's about time for the sun to shine again.

    So, I'm sorry in advance. It's all my fault...
  15. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    I heard this is going to be the worst winter ever :D and your customers are all paying cash when your finish, no bills no nothingpayup oh yeah no break downs either:bday:
  16. NoStockBikes!!

    NoStockBikes!! Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I voted for above average. Reason? We've had 2 horrible winters in a row. Mother Nature owes us some dang snow.
  17. accipiter12

    accipiter12 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Here in Washington state, it already snowed somewhat in October. This is on the west side of the mountains. That's so rare here! Not only snow, but in Oct. Granted, it didn't snow a foot, but it snowed. They say this year is a neutral winter, no la nina, or el nino. El nino's push systems to the south of us. La nina's push systems to the north. Neutrals, right at us! Typically, here, when a neutral winter is in effect, we get the bad windstorms and snow storms. Every time we got a foot or more of snow, it was a neutral (I believe :rolleyes: ). I think it will be a good one. I'm a skier, I hope for the best!