Major Spring Clean-up Delay for NorthEast...be warned and prepared!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by lawnguyland, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Yikes, look at this!

    Winter Storm Watch
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY
    507 AM EDT THU MAR 15 2007

    ...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
    NIGHT...

    A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. RAIN
    WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONT TODAY...BUT WINDS WILL TURN TO THE
    NORTHEAST IN ITS WAKE WITH COLDER AIR BEGINNING TO FILTER INTO THE
    REGION. A SECOND WAVE OF MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO OVERRUN THE FRONT
    THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT...AND WITH THE COLDER AIR TAKING HOLD THE
    PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW ACROSS
    INTERIOR LOCATIONS LATE THIS EVENING AND THEN GRADUALLY TO THE
    COAST BY DAYBREAK.

    PRECIPITATION WILL LIGHTEN AFTER MIDNIGHT...BUT HAZARDOUS DRIVING
    CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FOR THE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
    COMMUTE AS TEMPERATURES FALL TO FREEZING OR BELOW.

    WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN INTENSITY ON FRIDAY
    FROM SOUTH TO NORTH AS LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY OVER THE GULF COAST
    DEEPENS AND MOVES NORTHEAST TO NEAR THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY
    FRIDAY EVENING...THEN RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS AND LIFTS NORTH ALONG THE
    NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST COAST FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
    SATURDAY.

    PRECIPITATION COULD BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO
    FRIDAY NIGHT WITH OVER 6 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION
    POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. THE ACCUMULATING SNOW AND SLEET WILL
    MOVE NORTH OF THE REGION SATURDAY MORNING...WITH LINGERING LIGHT SNOW
    SHOWERS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DAY.

    THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY TO THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS
    SYSTEM WHICH WILL AFFECT THE EXACT SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS.
    FOR THIS REASON...PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD STAY TUNED TO
    SUBSEQUENT FORECASTS...ADVISORIES OR WARNINGS.

    CTZ007>010-NJZ003>006-011-NYZ071>078-152100-
    /O.NEW.KOKX.WS.A.0003.070316T0900Z-070317T1200Z/
    NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-
    SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-BERGEN-EASTERN PASSAIC-ESSEX-HUDSON-UNION-
    SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-
    RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-QUEENS-NASSAU-
    NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
    507 AM EDT THU MAR 15 2007

    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
    SATURDAY MORNING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
    MORNING.

    RAIN WILL CHANGE TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND SNOW LATE
    TONIGHT...EVENTUALLY TURNING TO ALL SNOW FRIDAY MORNING. ONLY
    LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED BY FRIDAY MORNING...BUT
    HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP FOR THE EARLY FRIDAY
    MORNING COMMUTE AS TEMPERATURES FALL TO AROUND FREEZING. A
    MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO RE-DEVELOP
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL
    LIKELY MIX WITH SLEET FRIDAY EVENING...AND MAY EVEN TURN TO ALL
    SLEET FOR A PERIOD FRIDAY NIGHT. DESPITE A CHANGEOVER...THE
    POTENTIAL FOR 6 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET EXISTS...BEFORE
    ACCUMULATING SNOW ENDS SATURDAY MORNING.

    A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
    SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
    CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

    STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS WEATHER RADIO OR VISIT OUR WEB
    SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.












    Y'all won't have the pleasure of my posts about how much I hate all illegal operators for a while. Oh, too bad!

    Time to prep for snow route. I guess clean-ups will start in August. Oh well, at least snow money is bonus money.
     
  2. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    It figures, I was planning on starting clean ups on Monday, now we could have white crap on the ground. We've been waiting all winter for this $hit to fall and now when we are all ready to go out and finally make some money and it snows. Oh well, guess I'll put the damn plows back on. :dizzy:
     
  3. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Johnson, keep your fingers crossed for rain around here. If not, I hope there is enough snow to plow.
     
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I heard about that to. Yesterday it was 81 dergees and tonight into tommorow the chance for large amounts of snow accumulation? Whats up with this weather.
     
  5. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    Don't get me wrong, 2 weeks ago I would say bring it on and the more the better, but now after having such a crappy money making winter, I am READY to go and make somepayup. Plus, things are already muddy enough!!
     
  6. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,624

    I was going to start a thread about this for the northeast guys.

    WTF. I wanted to start my cleanups on the 26th and as of wednesday I was starting to doubt that date. Now there is no way I can get out in march at all. I just saw on NECN (new england cable news) that I'm in a potential 6-12 inch range. Thats an early storm total though. Even 4 inches is going to screw things up.

    Think about all the other work, mulch, pruning, etc, that is just going to have to wait a little longer.
     
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    We had a quick 1 inch today just stuck on the grass.
     
  8. kkls2006

    kkls2006 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    Oh well......I guess Money is green no matter how you make it!!
     
  9. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 716

    Nothing to the north. Still can see the grass.
     
  10. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    Just missed me thank god!

    Cheers
    Jeff
     

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