SIMA: Resources You Don’t Want to Miss!

22nd Annual SIMA Snow & Ice Symposium

Everyone has heard of SIMA, and chances are that you are probably already a member if you operate snow and ice management services – but are you taking advantage of all the great resources they provide? Check out this video and post to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck! SIMA (Snow and Ice Management Association) brings incredible resources to its members and it’s a MUST HAVE membership program for all snow and ice management operations, …

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The Iceman Cometh… With Snow and a Wintery Mix too!

2/6/20 Weather System will have snow, a wintery mix and ice

This week brings a wintery mix of rain, snow and ice depending on where you are located. The models on this vary a lot, but one thing is for sure – it won’t be a boring week! This week kicks off with rain and warmer temperatures in the South that will be surging north and colliding with a cold front today. Early Wednesday brings the first taste of another wintery mix all the way down in Oklahoma and Texas. It …

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Grab a Snow Shovel for Punxsutawney Phil – He might need to dig out on Groundhog’s Day!

1/28/20 Weather Map from Neoweather

This week kicks off with average to slightly warmer than average temps across most of the country but that’s going to be followed by a dose of much colder air behind it. Watch for a huge downward temperature swing on the heels of that warmer system that could stir up a bonafide Nor’easter on Groundhog’s Day. The long range forecasts have been tough and more unpredictable than usual due to conflicting models and a lack of any real signals about …

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Toro Takes Another Step Forward in the Snow Industry

Ventrac Snow Equipment - Being Acquired by Toro

The Toro Company just announced yesterday that they are diving even deeper into the snow and ice management world by acquiring Venture Products, Inc., manufacturer of Ventrac Products. Ventrac is a leading manufacturer of durable compact tractors that have a nearly unlimited assortment of attachments for all types of snow removal. A few years back, The Toro Company acquired Boss Snowplows, so they are no stranger to the Snow and Ice Management industry and seem to be focused on growing …

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Rounds of Snow Sit & Spin in Midwest

1/22/20 Snowfall Forecast Map from Neoweather

Instead of today’s system kicking across the Midwest into the Northeast, it’s going to sit and spin for a while over the U.P., Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and parts of Minnesota. If the temperatures are high enough, this could produce some serious snow, but it’s not likely. Areas like Chicago will be in the mid-thirties, so a lot of accumulation isn’t likely, especially on pavement. The winds that are normally there to push systems east aren’t there, so that’s why we’re …

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Weekend Winter Wonderland – The Sequel

1/17/20 Weather Map from Neoweather

That’s right! Mother nature is working weekends these days! Last weekend produced a sizable rain, snow and ice storm around most of the country and this weekend she’s rolling out part two. Check out meteorologist Brian Ivey’s wintery weekend forecast! The activity begins in the Southeast this week with active rain storms and a couple of clipper systems that move through the Northern Plains and Canada to the north and northeast. Wednesday’s snow in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin will …

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Long Range Winter Forecast Update

1/14/20 Long Range Forecast Map

Time for an update! Neoweather is looking at long range forecasts for winter 2020 again. They expected (and we received) a warmer than average December. That one’s in the books. What about January? Early on, most of the models agreed that it would be colder than average. So far, that hasn’t been the case… but wait for it. A pattern change is expected for the last week of January and into February where it will be colder than average as …

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Check out this Bad Ass Plow!

SnowDogg MDII 1/2 Ton Plow

Will the Welder from Xtreme Fabrication reviews the new version of the SnowDogg MDII snow plow. There are some huge improvements on this new 1/2 ton plow. This plow is super versatile and can fit just about any sized truck like a glove. Check out the improvements on this baby! Snowdogg improved the lift arm by going to a single chain on the MDII this year and moved to a drop down jack to make your job easier. They also …

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Giddy Up Snowplowers! This weekend we ride!

1/11/20 Weather Map from Neoweather

Special Weather Alert: Get ready for a smorgasbord of weather this weekend that will demand attention with extreme snow, ice and rare down pours that are likely to cause flooding in parts of the country. It’s not just isolated to the upper Midwest either – Mother Nature shares this dish with most of the family… Things kicked off with a swirl of activity across Southern California and the Desert Southwest. Those heavy rains moved towards the Northeast and are bringing …

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Active Weather on the Way – 1/6/20 Forecast

Rocky Mountain Snow Expected Soon - 1/11/20 Weather Map

Get ready for an active weather pattern that kicks off this week and will keep much of the country on it’s toes over the next couple of weeks. Nothing major for most of the country, but keep an eye out up north and in the Rockies! It’s Clipper City heading our way with minimally invasive cold air for much of the northern half of the country this week and into next. It starts with a small snow system skirting across …

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