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Measuring Snow

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by darood01, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. darood01

    darood01 Member
    from GR, MI
    Messages: 75

    Do you guys have a website you use to figure out the snowfall or do you just measure it by hand?
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Local weather sources, national weather sources, and on site measurements.
  3. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    A Ruler !!!!! Works...
  4. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    you can agree with the customer on that one . i like to measure on site . who knows , accumulations vary drastically within a few miles at times .could be good or bad .
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    The thing I care about is if it's over 2 inches ,then I have to go out and plow.
  6. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I go out and check each lot. We live near one of the snow belts from lake michigan, and one mile makes all the differance. Ive plowed one lot, and the next one a mile down the road had hardly a dusting.
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I just wait till there is enough to plow.
    Never have measured yet.
    Customerts are usually asleep and have no idea how much it snowed until the news is on anyway.
  8. Cfish

    Cfish Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I have used a gauge I made years ago. A piece of plywood cut in a stair steep pattern in 2' increments.