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Illinois snow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ultimate lawns, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. ultimate lawns

    ultimate lawns Member
    Messages: 92

    Hey guys,
    When is it going to snow here in Illinois? I have all my trucks ready and snowblowers ready to go. I was watching the News
    the other nights, There was a half an hour special about this up
    coming winter. They where saying, If we get a lot of snow here in chicago this month and december, We would then have a mild
    winter this season. I would like to see some plowable snow
    at least once or twice a week. But they where also saying If the Chicago land area gets a little snow this month and some snow next month, we would have Lots of snow this winter. Any input
    would be good.

    ultimate lawns and more,
  2. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    We`re bout 2.5 hrs. due west of Chicago land and I for one really don`t think they know what type of winter we will get. Heard some bits and peices about next week. Looking forward to it as soon as fall clean-up is finished. Everytime they say it will be mild it`s nasty and vise versa. Can anyone tell me when these predictors have ever got it right further out than, say, a week?
  3. HD61CUIN

    HD61CUIN Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    I will agree with that, they cant event tell me the right temperatures for a week in advance. Heck they got this week all wrong! I need a job as a weatherman, newscast will be much shorter...."FOLKS GO LOOK OUT THE WINDOW...MARY BACK TO YOU"
  4. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    I am about an hour east of Chicago, right in the lake effect region. They started calling for heavy snow this weekend earlier in the week, but now they have down scaled it, to maybe two inches in the next day or two. Last year we only had 2 or 3 times of decent snow, nothing like we are used to. Hopefully they will dump on us this year.

  5. J.Henderson

    J.Henderson Senior Member
    Messages: 164


    Where do you live in the Quad Cities? I think we have around 5 people that live in the Quads that are online now on Plowsite......
  6. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Hey guys, I would be happy if they could get the 24hour forcast right! As far as this years winter weather predictions, being the internal optimist, it will be a good year for us snowplow contractors.

    The most accurate forcast that I can remember was the 21" dumping we got three years ago in January! They predicted that storm about 10 days before it hit. And the amazing thing about the predictions was, even right from the start, they said it was going to be a nasty storm from the start.

  7. ceaman

    ceaman Senior Member
    Messages: 372

    The local weatherman said we would get 10 snowfalls for the season..... Then he proceded to tell how we had 17 snowfalls last year.... He must have counted every flake that fell as a snowstorm. We only had 3 plowable events, and only one of them was full route.
  8. SCL

    SCL Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I'm between Chi. and the Quad cities. I hope it holds off for 2 weeks. I'm headed to Florida and don't need to have my stand ins get all my money.:D Just kidding. I think it'll hold off to mid Dec. then let us have it. Or maybe not. I learned that in meteorologist school.
  9. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    J Henderson, I am about five miles east of Colona on a ridge overlooking the Rock. Was in Moline for 19 years. :waving:
  10. plucnik

    plucnik Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 25

    A little snow just to try out the new Western would be nice!! I'm in a western suburb of Chicago and this is my first year plowing. I've signed on with Western Dupage Landscaping as a sub and I have a few commercial accounts and driveways to do on my own. I've spend almost 30 years in trucking and just think, I've always hated snow. Point of view I guess......
  11. J.Henderson

    J.Henderson Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I hope it holds off until the 4th of December. That is when I get my new MVP installed. So any time after around 5p.m., Let It Snow...Let It Snow.!!!!!!!