A few more tools in your toolkit for snow and ice management.
What’s the difference between weather forecast models?
As winter weather fighters, we know many of you have to become armchair meteorologists, too. There are several forecasting models available, and each meteorologist has their favorite for different situations. But which weather forecast model is the best for snow removal?
Understanding Microclimates: If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes
A familiar phrase around many cities in the United States is, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes.” While this statement is largely an exaggeration for much of the country, there are phenomena in certain areas that actually make that statement true. In the weather world, these areas where there are significant changes in the weather over short distances and time frames are called microclimates.
Featured Froster: Ryan Quigley and Mitch Bursey, The Gardener/Storm Solutions Plus
We’re excited to feature one of our Canadian customers, The Gardener (Peterborough)/Storm Solutions Plus, as our next Featured Froster. Ryan and Mitch have some simple advice for fellow snow removal and landscaping pros: embrace the tech!
How should I use my Mini-RWIS in the off-season?
One of the most common questions we get is what to do with Frost mini weather stations during the summer. Whether your snow season is eight months long or four months long, we understand that your unit may not be watching for snow every day of the year. Although the Mini-RWIS units have a 4+ year lifespan so you don’t have to touch them after installation, some customers have identified creative ways to use them outside of snow season. With just two bands to loosen, it can easily be moved to other locations if needed. Here are a few ways our customers have used their units year-round.
Featured Froster: Shawn Kukol, Horizon Landscape
We sat down with Shawn Kukol, Snow Manager for Horizon Landscape, to discuss how he is using Frost Solutions units to simplify his snow and ice management processes and build trust with his customers.
Are friction forecasts a possibility?
As winter sets in and snow starts to fly, the forecast for snow becomes quite popular among snow removal pros and residents alike. How much is it going to snow? When will it begin? When will it end? We even get a percentage of probability that it will snow, which adds another layer of complexity. The majority of forecasts are centered on these questions but fail to address the question that we all really want answered: How will this snow event affect our lives?