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Northeast snow?

Discussion in 'Weather' started by lawn king, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Im wondering if we will get substantial snow this winter? I have worked in the green industry for over 3 decades, so im kinda in tune with nature, sort of speak. In seasons past that we had lots of spring/summer rainfall, we seem to get light snowfall winters. The past 2 winters here have been pretty good for us revenue wise, im hoping this season will be half decent.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    For you guys its hit and miss. Always plan for a lite winter and if you do better then expected keep the money as a bonus and don't put it in your budget next year.
  3. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Good advise & words to live by grandview. I constantly tell new guys in the industry, if you are counting on snow to make it, you are gonna burn!
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I want to join the club. Where do I sign up LOL.
  5. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    SNOW...............What the heck is that?
  6. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Yeah I heard that the northeast is expected to get below average snowfall this winter. I guess only time will tell.
  7. cfdeng7

    cfdeng7 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 376

    where did u hear that?
  8. santaclause

    santaclause Member
    Messages: 58

    I heard Ne coldest winter in a decade dont know about snow fall amounts
  9. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Here is what some are predicting this winter.



  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    the squirrels are huge, the acorns are so thick on the ground you have to watch your step, my gut says its gonna be a crazy winter and so does the local weather guy; but i'll go by the size of the squirrels before listen to weather guys.
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Same here! Those stupid acorns are dangerous mowing, I stepped on some last week and about went ars over tin cups! A lady told me when there are berry's on evergreen shrubs its going to be a bad winter. 2 years ago there were no berries while we were pruning shrubs, the winter was average, last year there were a ton of red berries on the evergreen shrubs and we had the second snowiest winter in our city (150+ inches). This year there are a ton of berries again on the shrubs.....we'll see.
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Apples hanging on the trees are also suppossed to be good indicators. Two years ago the trees were full. Started snowing Dec 3 and snowed twice a week till New Years. Busiest winter in years.
  13. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    check out stowe.com...they already got some up there...killington too
  14. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 275

    The El Nino effect is already kicking in. If El Nino stays strong then there should be plenty of snow for the North East. El Nino helps the Sub Tropical Jet stream become active. Storm follow it across the southern half of the US to the East coast where they usually turn north to become Nor easters. The southern half of the US has already turned stormy where it was mired in a drought
  15. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I mow the owners house of one the largest orchards in CT and he was telling me last week that the trees are so loaded that they have been shaking the trees & pulling un-ripe fruit off just so the trees dont topple or the branches dont break.
  16. mike6256

    mike6256 Senior Member
    Messages: 286

  17. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I just hope it's at least like last year...
  18. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,085

    Last year was ok, we would be happy with a repeat!
  19. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    5 - 10" would be great for us down here!!!!
  20. Diemaker

    Diemaker Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Last year was the 2nd most snow ever here. I think this year will be below average or average at best.