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Winter what do you think

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ptllandscapeIL, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. ptllandscapeIL

    ptllandscapeIL Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    Honestly What are you predictions for this winters forecast...there saying its gonna be warmer then normal...in the great lakes (chicagoland) its been a warm fall but late october and november have been pretty steady normal and long term looks liek normal downward trend im saying were gonna have a average winter with more thne average snow..
  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    i think its going to keep getting colder. maybe colder than previous years but possibly not as cold as previous years. and it will probably snow. probably snow more than once. possibly less than previous winters but maybe the same or more than previous winters. may also get freezing rain, sleet, hail or possibly all of them but there is a chance we could get none of them. total precipitation might be less than previous years but could be the same or more than previous years. :nod:
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    You should be in politics. LOL
  4. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I'm sure it WON'T snow at all! (reverse psycology- worked a few years back) payup payup payup
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I've got 2 new plows, lots of contracts, two subcontractors, lots of work, big routes

    I expect it not to snow at all. :cry:
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    i just got my first plow and now im hoping that ill still be eaten once feb comes around. i hate the weather.

    ps i need it to be sunny warm and hot during spring summer and fall for me to make money. and it was a good year so now all we need is about 5 ft of snow and ill be a happy camper.payup :cry: payup
  7. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Watch what you ask for. You will hate pushing 5 ft of snow all at one time.:eek:

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    Owning a buisess plowing snow is about the law of averages, right? For me its going to be a topsy tuvy winter. Two weeks warm followed by two weeks cold, the same with precip. The only thing which worries me is the amount of moisture associated with our low's. Lots of clouds not much wet stuff.

    For me I find the weather will change with the moon phases, expecially on the full. Theoriticly the 24th looks good.
  9. Snow Picasso

    Snow Picasso Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Here's the problem.... We've had above average precip the last 2 years. You would think that would translate into decent amounts of snow. Right!!! That hasn't been the case because alot of that precip is falling in the form of rain. How many rain storms have we had in December & January the last 2 years. I remember last December 1st. We had a 10 inch snow. Then subzero temps for about 10 days. Then it warmed up and had a 2 inch rainfall! The key to our success with the snow plowing business is to have a wet pattern on the edge of a cold front. Otherwise we still get the moisture just in the form of rain. It's all about the timing of the fronts! I guess what I'm trying to say is.... Even with a warmer than average winter. You could have a ton of snow. Just as a colder winter might not produce much of anything.
  10. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    I hope it doesn't snow once, I don't have to spend money on salt or labour (part time labors with no guarentee for the win++) and I collect my seasonals one cheque at a time.

    I will then sit at home, play some video games, work on my house and be slighly depressed because I can't ride my snowmobile.

    Next year I will complain because nobody wants to sign until the last minute thinking they wasted their money last year but I will eventually pull thru and sign a few contracts, or at the very least subcontract everything out with a minimum gaurentee.

    All in all it doesn't really matter what I predict because all that matters is what happens
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 14, 2007
  11. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    with my luck, buying a new truck and new plow it won't snow :(
    but thats my luck, just like when I wash my truck it rains that very day as soon as I finish.
  12. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    their is no way i would push 5ft, i would try but hopefully would give up before something broke. of course i have a v-blade, :)
  13. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    i mean 5 ft of snow for the year. were lucky to get a foot or 2.
  14. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    I figure for us, it'll be a slightly heavier year than average. That means about 60-65".