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Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. TheXpress2002

    TheXpress2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Told everyone a week ago....lol
  2. TheXpress2002

    TheXpress2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    The main issue with this portion of the forecast will be the potent
    winter storm that will be taking shape over the area sunday evening
    and continuing into monday. The first "cycle" of this storm is now
    underway over the high plains due to strong shortwave/jet energy
    wrapping north up the front side of the mean upper low. A similar
    scenario is expected for this area sunday night as the upper low
    progresses into the mid mississippi/ohio valley and another strong
    jet streak pinwheels around the upper low...leading to a deepening
    system as it begins to affect southeast michigan. The system will
    also be phasing with northern stream jet energy that will be in the
    process of digging into the base of the overall upper trough.

    At this time...it appears very likely that much of the area will
    received moderate to heavy precipitation from this system...with
    some of that precipitation in the form of snow. This is a very
    dynamic system...and model soundings suggest embedded convective
    elements to enhance local snowfall amounts. Given the available
    moisture...this will provide a wide precipitation shield without a

    In fact...current model solutions would suggest a majority of the
    precipitation from the m 59 corridor north will be wet snow...with
    just several hours of rain/snow mix to start the event early sunday
    evening. Further south...rain will transition to rain/snow and
    eventually all snow. However...the heaviest precipitation...from
    03z-09z...will favor a significant period with little/no snow
    accumulation from i 94 south. This low level thermal gradient that
    exists more on the synoptic level will likely be enhanced by the
    slightly higher terrain from the northern suburbs of metro detroit
    southwest to ann arbor and points west. So...areas along/northwest
    of this line will tend to have more snow...with the boundary layer
    remaining in the middle 30s from areas around lake st clair on into
    monroe/lenawee counties.

    Given this general expected scenario...feel a winter storm watch is
    warranted for much of the area. Will leave monroe/lenawee counties
    out given the expected rainfall to start the event...and will also
    leave wayne county out...although this is a much closer call as the
    snow accumulations may very well range from an inch or two down
    river to 4 or 5 around canton/livonia.

    With a mean upper trough becoming established over the northeast
    conus in the wake of this system...the overall weather pattern will
    then remain cool for april. In fact...immediately behind the system
    the temperatures will be downright cold with the expected snow that
    is expected to be on the ground. Another decent system will be back
    into the vicinity by around friday...and temperatures would suggest
    precipitation will be a rain/snow mix...or just straight snow. At
    this time...the north/south orientation remains in question. Trends
    since yesterday keep the heaviest precipitation south of the area
    due to size of the upper trough that develops in response to the
    first storm system...so will downplay its significance attm.
  3. alternative

    alternative LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    Greaaat...just took the salters off.

  4. M and S Lawn Care

    M and S Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 612

    My thoughts exactly. I just got the leaf loader mounted to the dump trailer, got the new (used) HastyVac mounted to the second rider... I dont feel like unhooking the trailers and putting the salter and plow on. Oh well. I need to get rid of some salt!
  5. Leisure Time Lawn Care

    Leisure Time Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I agree with you
  6. TheXpress2002

    TheXpress2002 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Halftime = plows back on....lol
  7. Watson's Landscaping

    Watson's Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Plows, Gas, Salter, Snowblowers, Truck wash tomorrow morning :cry:
  8. bluesprucelawncare

    bluesprucelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    i agree with you all... happy b day to me... i never take it off tell the 15th but it was looking so nice. we all need to get rid of the salt tho. plus get another one in on all the cheap customers before a low baller gets them the part i hate is the billing for on time
  9. grassmaster06

    grassmaster06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    hey guys keep your eyes open for my mini skid steer .it was stolen in detroit today around 330 pm.its a power house prodigy with the trailer and all my attachments .i was moving a 300lb boulder into a backyard, placed it where it needed to go ,put the skid back on the trailer that was hooked to my truck then went to say goodbye and talked for about 10 min went out front and some pos unhooked the trailer and stole it .please if anyone runs across my mini skid there is a reward . i really need it bacK :cry::cry::cry::cry:
  10. Bedell Property Mgmt.

    Bedell Property Mgmt. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    tis it is. been a bit since i've been on here!

    i am doing well, man. yourself?

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