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  1. February 8th-11th Overrunning Event

    HRRR shows Windsor in the freezing rain sector for some time... Not liking this scenario.
  2. February 8th-11th Overrunning Event

    A solid 7" here at home. A brief lull, but looking to add 2-3 more by the end of this round. Given the surprise factor of recent events I wonder if the "S" factor can make another overachiever out of Sundays event.... Such a fun event.
  3. February 8th-11th Overrunning Event

    Thinking the northern sections of SE Michigan might get more snow than expected. As per NAM and RAP/HRRR seem to share the wealth as the system moves east.
  4. Early February Hyperactivity

    It's more about clicks and hype to create revenue.. So much click bait on that site any longer, sure some is weather relevant although more for entertainment.
  5. Early February Hyperactivity

    I've been watching the CMC modeling this winter and have been actually happy with the performance. Between this the HRRR and RAP on snow day I have felt very confident on my decisions while keeping my lots serviced. My bet is something is going to phase before spring, Wack-a-mole style... Much like Mondays over performer locally. http://collaboration.cmc.ec.gc.ca/cmc/cmdn/pcpn_type/pcpn_type_gem_reg.html
  6. Early February Hyperactivity

    I'm watching for the modeling verification and trends wrt qualitative liquid values on the weekends system. Seems there is two camps this winter and the dry sheared out is winning the battle. While another surprise would be greatly appreciative, share the wealth style.
  7. Surprise snowstorm hits SE MI, N OH, ON

    Second surprise of the season....
  8. Words of wisdom.... Trends are looking like the old punch card of 1000" might be ready for redeeming from our local weather office.
  9. 40th Anniversary of Blizzard of 1978

    I remember attending a three day house party with 30 people because of no heat or electricity at home. Lots of snow, riding my first Ski doo and walking on a roof of a house because the drifts were just that high. Hope to witness another system like this with my son, great memories.
  10. January 2018 Discussion

    The mood flakes of the day were a nice surprise although didn't amount to much. A couple of heavier bursts did whiten up hard surfaces for a few hours. As to the discussion on the freezing rain. When the event lasts less than 2 hrs and has a certainty of 50 % of verification I think the best mode is a Special Weather Statement which can be released and repeated as the event unfolds. Whenever I see a freezing rain is a possibility I will 95% of the time pre-salt unless During my asphalt analysis I discover the ground temps are above freezing. My test is simple. A cup of cold water splashed upon concrete and asphalt on the north side of a building or shady region. If I see ice crystals or a freeze up during the test then I salt everything. This is the best test when temps are warming. When cooling down I watch the trees, when they start to icicle I start poring the salt.
  11. Create fantasy radar (storm)

    More less, cut a paste the last 2 months of GFS from 200 hr out...
  12. I still think a heavy synoptic regional snow will be difficult to achieve this season. The gulf influence of wide spread moisture seems to be lacking even during the last event. There was a few loli's but overall many were disappointed.
  13. January 20-22nd Winter Storm

    Sounds like a fun event.. Locally a few showers, a few delightful days of warmth and perhaps a coating as the cold front sweeps by.
  14. The amount and composition of the snow plays a big role in the plan of action in removing it. As well as temperature trends and hours of sunlight. On a 1/2 inch of snow I will plow it 80% of the time then salt. On larger parking lots it really reduces salt waste and the tendency of a refreeze later in the day and the risk of a fall. Timing is everything and knowing the weather trends for the next 48 hours will dictate the best route for the customer. Nearly all of my clients are those to which quality of service is paramount and parking areas are at least 2 acres in size. I have found the size of the lot will keep the lowballers at bay and allow me to keep the lots I have with very little competition from others. This season I have already used in excess of 200 000 lb of salt... Its been a good season with all of the C-1 events.
  15. One thing I have learned over the years is not to count on the potential for snow. Last season I pulled the trigger early on two new plows for a truck, after the strong Dec. weather. Got to use them twice after that on snows which I could of plowed chemicially. This season is a reminder of the importance of waiting for true sampling before getting too excited.