It's not just in Utah either. Here in WI near Milwaukee we should be over 60
inches total for the winter season, we have only had 19 inches. There is green
grass popping up all over, and trees are starting to leaf out. The
snow plow operators have been out of work all winter. A few good points to
consider for us and likely you too: the State, cities and business have saved
millions this year on snow removal, that money can go to other projects and
jobs. Road crews have been much more active as well as other general
construction that usually comes to a stand still in our sub-zero winters so more
people are employed there too and more work is getting done.Cons are
more bugs and heat this summer, fewer crops, lower corn yields, higher cost of
beef and dairy for the whole country, water shortages all over the state, and
dirtier rivers and lakes. Our lower heating bulls will be offset by higher
cooling bills this summer so thats a wash too.I'm from the West and
one of the things I love here in WI is the great seasons. WInter is great when
we are blanked in snow, there is nothing nicer than watching the quite flakes
floating down and covering the world in white. However this year its all been
grey and muted browns, dirt and faded dead grasses, leaves, and branches. It's
depressing and ugly to me. I've always said if it's got to be cold
it may as well be covered in white. I really miss the snow!
mecr said, "- except perhaps in the mountains: meaning people still
get the fun- more car accidents: people drive reckleslly with or without
snow- more snow shoveling: no extra work?That last comment sounded
like yes, we want fun but not to be hold responsible or accountable for our
actions (I didn't know car accidents were due to snow, I thought the driver is
at fault, what do I know?) and some exercise like shoveling snow is good for the
body and the heart, but again, what do I know? this generation like free rides
for sure."No, "except in the mountains" because we need
water, and snow in the mountains helps our economy.Concerning car
accidents: It seems you didn't think this one through. There is a correlation
between bad weather and car accidents, and even a perfect driver can be involved
in a car accident. To conclude that I don't want to be held accountable for my
actions because I don't like snow on roads is quite a stretch.Concerning shoveling snow, here's something from WebMD: "Next time you are
faced with the daunting task of shoveling snow, consider this: The task sends on
average more than 11,000 adults and children to the hospital every year..."
I admit, I would rather get my exercise in other ways.BTW, I am not
of "this generation."
"Please don't pray for snow (except perhaps in the mountains). We don't need
more car accidents, more snow shoveling, or any of that."-
except perhaps in the mountains: meaning people still get the fun- more
car accidents: people drive reckleslly with or without snow- more snow
shoveling: no extra work?That last comment sounded like yes, we want
fun but not to be hold responsible or accountable for our actions (I didn't know
car accidents were due to snow, I thought the driver is at fault, what do I
know?) and some exercise like shoveling snow is good for the body and the heart,
but again, what do I know? this generation like free rides for sure.
80% hateful or derogatory comments from the commentors. Wow! Residents of Utah
sound like really nice folks. How about the fact that snow in the winter equals
water from the faucet in the summer. Don't cut your nose off to spite your
"Worst" is a relative term.
mecr said, "I honestly can't believe what I read here. People should be a
little more compassionate to others."I think we should be
compassionate toward people who clear snow and to all other kinds of workers.
Overall, I would guess it's better for our economy if we have *less* snow. It
would be better for companies to spend money on useful things, instead of paying
to move piles of snow over to the edge of the parking lot."Since
then, I am praying for snow..."Please don't pray for snow
(except perhaps in the mountains). We don't need more car accidents, more snow
shoveling, or any of that.
Any business based on nature will have its ups and downs... because nature
itself has ups and downs. The trick is to build up savings in the good years so
you can weather (ha ha) the bad years.
"...'This is the worst winter we've had,' snow removal contractor
says...".It's Obama's fault.
I honestly can't believe what I read here. People should be a little more
compassionate to others.Personally, I was all happy about this dry
winter because I don't have to deal with snow while driving. That was until I
heard from a father of 3 with a wife who needed medical attention who makes a
living out of cleaning snow. He saved the most he could during summer but his
wife's illness ate part of those savings and now they are struggling to put food
on their table. Since then, I am praying for snow so families WHO DO WORK AND
ARE NOT ASKING FOR GOVERNMENT HELP can have an income.
Boo-hoo.Should we cry for you?It's all about $$$What's next?A Government bail-out?Lower taxes?Un-Employment
pay-outs for wrokers you never hired?Name on e business that hasn't
see rough times the last few years?BTW - Wasn't just LAST year a
record profit year for you guys?
Let's remember that snowfall doesn't generate money for these companies, the
rest of us provide the money...
Maybe we need a state legislature referendum encouraging more snowfall from
Mother Nature. It would be about as productive as half of the stuff they're
wasting their time on right now... 8^\
These guys should do what the guys in Park City do, they contract a guaranteed
amount each month, so they are making bank right now because they are getting
paid and not running their equipment. I can't believe a big company like Kimball
hasn't thought about this. Besides, the prices they charge for their landscape
maintenance, they should be fine through the winter don't let them fool you.