Averaging Annual Snowfall

Theshoemaker

Senior Member
Location
Cleveland,Oh
Hello, i am putting a few bigger bids in this season. I'm trying to do a little homework on averaging my annual snowfall amounts. In my area snowfall averages :
Since 1968-1969:

• Average snowfall: 64.8 inches.

• Median snowfall: 62.4 inches.

• Years with more than 80 inches: 7.

I have averaged the last 10 years @ 77.26 inches. Usually just take the 77 and divide by 2 but that would give the amout of pushes. That is 36, I think that if i bid my contracts using the 36 pushes, i would'nt have a chance i would be too high. Most in my area use 25. I dunno maybe i'm just really nervous, but I HAVE THIS REALLY BAD FEELING THAT THIS WINTER IS GOING TO BE SUPER SNOWY. What number would you guys use?? 25 or the 36?? Maybe i will try some more per push work to offset my budget. I just Don't know.....

Thanks Again.
 

hoskm01

Senior Member
Location
AZ
So your average storm is 2 inches? Ive never been to or worked in the midwest, but that sounds absurd!
 

Mick76

2000 Club Member
Location
Maine
Welcome to seasonals.....As your finding out, They're a crap shoot. If it was me, I'd stick with the 25 or maybe alittle lower as you probably won't be plowing every 2" at midnight but might let it accm alittle more then take care of it... just my 2 cents... bid them right (and competitively) and you'll make $ with whatever type of winter you have... have a mixture of per push and seasonal works best to CYA...

Good Luck!
 

Burkartsplow

PlowSite Veteran
Location
Cleveland Ohio
we average 72 inches a year here in cleveland and over the last 5 years we have averaged 30 plowing events and 44 salting events. Now these numbers are for our accounts. We salt if there from a trace to 1 inch and we usually start plowing at 1 to 1.5 inch. It is our call when we begin and end service. Hope this helps
 
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Theshoemaker

Senior Member
Location
Cleveland,Oh
redman6565;1061024 said:
have you ever plowed before and kept your own plowing records?

Yes, just kind of nervous, last winter we had a very light winter and i have this bad feeling that this winter is going to be very active. Was pretty much looking for some local "re-assuarance".
 

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