Winter Weather News


Top 5 Two Day Snowstorms Series: Detroit

Top 5 Detroit Snowfalls Since 1958 Chart
Top 5 Detroit Snowfalls Since 1958 Chart

This is the second post in a series that looks at the top five 2-day snowfall events for some of our largest and snowiest cities. This week we look at the top 5 snow storms for Detroit. Specifically, we’re looking at the top 5 snow storms for the Detroit Metropolitan Airport located in Wayne County. Table 1 lists the top five snowfalls at the airport, over two days, since 1958. This table doesn’t match the top five biggest snowstorms for …

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Top 5 Two Day Snowstorms Series: Chicago

Top 5 Chicago Snowfalls Since 1958
Top 5 Chicago Snowfalls Since 1958

Winter 2019-2020 is off to a pretty strong start. Lots of people are saying we skipped fall and went right into winter. If you are located in the northern half of the country, that definitely feels true, but let’s gain some perspective and take a look at some of the bigger snow storms to hit across the United States in the past. We’re kicking off a series that looks at top five 2-day snowfall for some of our largest and …

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Forget Fall – Hello Winter: Plower Forecast 11/5/19

Neoweather map shows arctic cold next week - Nov 14, 2019
Neoweather map shows arctic cold next week - Nov 14, 2019

Don’t let the calendar fool you – it may say November but Mother Nature is serving up a whopping taste of January weather for most of the country this week and next. The fun starts tomorrow for the Upper Midwest when snow stretches from Minneapolis down into Chicagoland. It will be wet and heavy as it moves east. But the real fun comes from the multiple blasts of cold air that pummel the north and northeastern half of the country …

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Ending October with Snow & Cold: Plower Forecast 10/29/19

10/29/19 Plower Forecast Shows Snow in Great Lakes
10/29/19 Plower Forecast Shows Snow in Great Lakes

Let the games begin! Up until now our only real snow events have been in the Upper Rockies, Montana and North Dakota this year. That all changes today – if you live in the Midwest, you know that already! Early winter is hitting the Midwest and is likely to extend into Kansas City, Chicago, Wisconsin, Michigan, and over the Great Lakes. A strong system is forming over the Rockies that is cruising across the middle of the country with a …

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Calm Before Halloween Cold & Snow: Plower Forecast 10/21/19

10/21/19 Weather Map from Neoweather
10/21/19 Weather Map from Neoweather

Brian Ivey from Neoweather is forecasting a short period of some relatively calm weather this week and into the weekend before a potentially large system of cold and snow smacks the Midwest next week around Halloween. The month of October has delivered warmer weather across portions of the Southeast and into the Mid-Atlantic, while the Northwest and into the northern plains has seen quite the opposite. As you know a few snow storms have already hit Montana and North Dakota, …

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Neoweather – Better Tools from Better Geeks

Neoweather's hard working team
Neoweather's hard working team

Neoweather is a popular choice for customized, private forecasting services built specifically around the details that snow and ice management professionals need to know. But what makes their services valuable? Check the top three ways they help snow contractors more than generic weather apps! 1. Neoweather is listening to snow contractors and constantly adjusting to YOUR needs. Customer service is huge for the Neoweather team. They focus on YOUR industry and are listening to feedback from snow contractor clients. They …

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Do the Math – Private Weather Forecasting Pays Off!

Sample of a NEOCast Weather Alert - Private Weather Forecasting Service from NeoWeather
Sample of a NEOCast Weather Alert - Private Weather Forecasting Service from NeoWeather

Are you using a private weather forecasting service to help make sound decisions for your snow removal business? If not, it’s time to think about it and do the math! Will the Welder from Xtreme Fabrication talks about his years of experience and how private weather forecasting in our industry pays off. Check it out: Like Will says, if you can get private forecasting services for about $300 or so per month even as a small snow contractor, it pays …

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2019-2020 Snow Contractor Winter Forecast

NeoWeather's 2019-2020 Snowfall Long Range Forecast
NeoWeather's 2019-2020 Snowfall Long Range Forecast

Check out the long term winter weather forecast for 2019-2020 from Neoweather. A lot goes into long range weather forecasting like analyzing pressure patterns and different weather models. According to meteorologist Brian Ivey, an amplified western ridge of high pressure is likely to be a factor this season. Some previous years that resemble this pattern ended up to be MEMORABLE. Last Year’s Winter Forecast Review In 2018-2019 Neoweather did a pretty good job on their long range forecast. They predicted …

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Goodbye Heat, Hello Cold: Plower Forecast 10/1/19

Oct 1, 2019 Neoweather Forecast Map
Oct 1, 2019 Neoweather Forecast Map

Get ready for true fall weather this week! Take a look as heavy rains move across the U.S. during the next 10-14 days. Starting from portions of New Mexico and moving up into the Plains of the Ohio Valley and Midwest. This front will move across to the Northeast bringing much cooler temperatures and sometimes significant rainfall. Cold air following the snowstorm last weekend will persist in the Northwest and Northern Rockys area. Then brace yourself as cold air swings …

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Weather Insurance: Whether You Get Too Much or Too Little Snow – You’re Covered!

Snow Buried Cars
Snow Buried Cars

Minimize your financial risks against the never-ending problem of unpredictable weather by checking out weather insurance. Spectrum Weather Insurance has a meteorologist on staff to help customers assess the impact that too much or too little snow will have on their business. They can write up a cost containment / revenue stabilization insurance policy to put your mind at ease and protect your snow and ice management company from outrageous weather. Weather Insurance Options There are a few types of …

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