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New Yearsday Eve Plowing.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Well we got of easy for the x-mas storm, just a little sanding.

However big east coast storm seams to be brewing. Starting mid afternoon Saturday, till sometime Sunday. If it is 12" or more we won't be done till Monday at the earliest.



I haven't seen any details about that one yet, but I can hope it comes this way. We're ready to play again, only thing I should do is get my truck checked out, battery voltage is falling off a bit too much for comfort, acts like the internal regulator is going west.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Somerset, NJ
Our local NWS office (Mt. Holly) has actually issued a Special Weather Statement for the potential storm. I can't remember seeing a statement so far in advance of an event, they're usually in the 24 - 48 hour period and then closer to the event they dissapear or change to advisorieswarnings. Every radio station & TV news cast has jumped on this one. I can't believe with how bad the forecasting has been so far this season that so many weather sources (every last one that I've seen or heard) are going for this one in a big way. I am hoping that means this one is for real.


LawnSite Member
Phila Burbs

This one could be our first real event of the season.
The other 2 generated some work but haven't had the chance to due my whole route(drives & walks) as yet. I dropped the plow to push some slush at a few of my customers, but no real white stuff as yet. I can see a big difference here between the commercial & res. as far as the way they need to be serviced. If these 2 fronts meet up & hit us at the same time, we could get hammered. My wife is freakin becuase we are expecting around 35-40 people for New Years.
Let's see what happens........I'll take it whenever!!!


John DiMartino

LawnSite Silver Member
Alan,my voltage was a hair low on the 89 last storm,noticed it when i filled the v-box,I always leave it running,when i hopped back in,it was pn 13-usually on 14,or a hair over,20 minutes later it went out,doing firsrt account of storm.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Southern, Maine
Goeff looks like a sunday storm up our way, if it stays the same size or intensifies the local weather siad 6" to 12" or more. Looks like another 20hour day!


LawnSite Bronze Member
2 things
The last time I have seen a storm hyped this far in advance was the blizzard of 93 that lasted from March 10-13 and dumped snow from Georgia to Maine. The blizzard of 96 was hyped at about 3-4 days out, but I saw on TWC inclinations last saturday. FWIW, they forcasted the ice storm that the south is getting last weekend, and they have been right on the money. Read the forcast models from http://www.millenniumweather.com . as of last night at 11 pm they all were forcasting at least a moderate snow storm for SE NE. Anyway time will tell, but we are due.
My truck has been hard starting the last few days, at first chalked it up to the cold weather, but even when warm it was still turning slow. Load tested the batts this am. One was in the weak zone, and the other borderline. Now these are 3 yo and do get worked pretty hard. Plow and electric sander. But I was surprised that GM only installed 600cca batteries in a diesel. They have been replaced with 920 cca units. Truck winds right over now. It would have been a very bad thing to have go south during a storm.
So keep an eye on those batts.


LawnSite Silver Member
Central CT
I much prefer weekend and holiday snow, commercial lots are empty, homeowners arent needing to get anywhere in a hurry so I can pretty much clean up at my leisure.