how much snow so far?

Location
chicago IL
How much snow have you guys had this year? Here in the chicago suburbs, well, and north chicago, We have probably only had 8 inches total of snow! Tell me guys, Is that unusual? Ask me,
I think it's sick! Im tired of the snow going either north or south of us. And i know this doesnt have anything to do with this though, but, any body watch the dallas stars or chicago blackhawks game? 3rd period, its 3 to 3, 16 seconds left, and the stars score to wrape it up to 3-4. Date (1-9-03)
Thanks guys,

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Chief Plow

Senior Member
Location
upstate new york
So far this year we are at 72". Usually around here at this time we are around ( I believe ) 35" or so. I wish I could spread some of this around to you guys that need it. Im tired of plowing, and loading then hauling... Can't really complain though. It makes up for all the lean years.
Good luck

Rick
 

Grshppr

Senior Member
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, a grand total of 4" has fallen, but currently we have nothing on the ground, and it is 40-50 degrees out during the day. We should have at least 12-18" on the ground and be much colder. Oh well whattcha gonna do.:rolleyes:
 
I think we're just under 20" in Fort Wayne, IN. Our yearly average is right around 35" so I believe we are actually ahead of the game a litttle. The whole Lower Great Lakes Region is supposed to have a mild winter because of El Nino according to most all of the long range forcasts I have seen,and according to many threads I've read recently it seems to be true. I think the two "big" storms we got here were just luck. Last year was my first for snow removal and only got to do it two nights-in mid March. I definitly think the weather has been "weird" the past few years. Hope it takes a turn for the worse (thats better for us snow plowers).
 
low snow totals

Here in mid mich we have had maybe 6in total we are way off the mark has i set here typing this looking at a row of superdutys crying to go to work i offer this to my fellow plowers 1 i dont belive in all of this weather pattern crap 2 what i do belive is that god has taken care of my plow buss for the last 15yrs when i start feeling blue and broke i dont look to a weather model to tell me iam screwed for the season, all this said guys its 10 days into jan we still have alot of winter left , iam not trying to preach here but to offer some upbeat addtiude, things can change in a heart beat all of us in mich know the big lakes are snow machines when the winds blow right the guys over on the west side of the state are getting the lake effect right know i just pray the wind blows a little harder for this tricity area take care all



regards fred
 

OffRoadPlow

Senior Member
Around 10" to 16" total, and I am only about an hour west of Fred. But thats Michigan, You can drive for 5 minutes and be in a diffrent Season... Lake effect is only supposed to bring 1-2 today and tonight, Darn, so much for not listening to the weatherman... :D
 

SDlawndawg

Senior Member
About the same here 10" - 16". 1" of lake effect last night. All weather reports were way,way off. I don't understand the weather anymore. The winters just aren't the same as they were. It's affecting many businessesin this area that depend on tourism from snowmobiling, skiing etc.
 

OffRoadPlow

Senior Member
SD, I've got it, I figure if you are with me and we could get a few others we could drive upto Boyne and barrow their snowmaker ... make enough snow for our routes and we would be all set. Just a thought. I hear you about only getting an inch, but look at it this way, I saw a dozen flakes on the way home last night, most of them snow, and that was it for the day. So at least you got some... :D
 

John DiMartino

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Walden,NY
We have had about 47-49" here already,which puts us way over our average of 40" a yr.We seem to get it 17" at a time or 1-2" at a time.Im not complaining but 4-6" storms are my favorites.
 

long0

Senior Member
Location
Colorado
There was an article in the local paper about this subject this week. We are at 90% of average, or 92". Some other areas around the state are a little higher, others a little lower. Steamboat is about 3 hours north of me and they are listed at 147% of average. If I remember right, that is around 120".

As long as the high mountains get lots of snow, that will make me happy. Last year, the rivers were hardly flowing, so the more snow in the high mountains the better.

Andy
 

Hawkz

Member
Location
midwest/IA
Not even a trace here, a balmy 22 degrees right now though. I think time is running out to make a profit this winter season. Will have to be a trooper through the spring, summer, and fall, waiting for next season. That is strange- already looking towards next season- maybe I can add to the discussions a little more next season. Oh well, hope you guys are making a profit!! Bring on the snow, Hawkz
 

OffRoadPlow

Senior Member
Nothing is sticking here. We got almost 1", but you can only see it on the grass... Wet, too warm yesterday... Guess I could work on something else for the weekend... Good luck to all. Hope that Lake Effect makes it mind up in my favor.
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