Should I Have A Private Weather Service?

Posted: November 14, 2016, 6:48 pm by mikem

As a former landscaper and plow truck driver, I was so frustrated waiting for those first flakes to fall. You know how it is, wake-up, check for snow, *try* to sleep, then wake up again, check for snow falling, look at radar, back to, it was a vicious and stressful cycle! I NEVER wanted to miss when it started snowing, because I knew if everything was covered without my knowledge, I was bound to receive an angry call from my client or boss...then scrambling to mobilize. On the other hand, I NEVER wanted to be too early either, as I would waste precious man-hours and money with my guys just standing around playing with their phones.

This stress is one problem a private weather service can solve for you. A product like Storm Alerts, will save you time and money simply by the "heads-up" notifications. Our heads-ups are quick texts or calls from your meteorologist 1 - 2 hours in advance of snow arriving. Think of that, our meteorologists will be your wake-up call and you can get much needed sleep ahead of that grueling 24+ hour shift. We'll even contact you for those rogue snow squalls that cover you in the middle of the night! Plus, you'll have a forecast tailored for your area, that not only includes start/end times and total snowfall confidence, but also points out things like the potential for 1 inch per hour rates, quick pavement coverage, and the risk temperatures fall below 20°F (just to name a few). All factors to consider when planning snow removal operations. And if you're still uncertain about how you will tackle the storm? Give us a call. We have meteorologists staffed 24/7 and 365 days a year to answer your weather questions. How great is that?

Example "Potential Hazards" box from our Storm Alert forecasts.


If you would like more information on Storm Alert service, please give us a call at 908-850-8600 or send an email to Kevin Hopler.

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