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Old 12-19-2010, 05:38 AM
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Hey how is everybody doing today? I just wanted to drop in here and say hello since I'm the new guy to the site. Been plowing many years. It'll be nice to talk with you guys out there to hear your experiences over the years.

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I push a little snow here as well,I live in the foot hill of the Rocky Mountains.
And have a lot of fun pushing the stuff a round. I am all always looking for that next big winter storm.
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Welcome aboard.

Where in Alaska and Wyoming are you guys?

I lived in Dutch Harbor for 6 years and 3 in Anchorage.

Welcome from Big Sky country.
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I am in Buffalo WY, seem like the snow hit all around us but not in Buffalo. We got about 1" last night. how about you guys?
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Is there really a lawncare season in alaska, since the growing season is like a month and half long? But am sure the plowing is good money there!
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The season is actually around 6 months. Latest snow is around April and the earliest I saw was October. There are exceptions but this is the general way it works. Alaska is not a giant iceberg that people think it is.

Anchorage for instance does not stay below 0 very long whereas Fairbanks can be below 0 for months. Difference in geography and proximity to the oceans. I have never seen Anchorage over 85 yet Fairbanks will be near triple digits. The Aleutian Islands are another beast all together, rarely below 20 but then rarely above 65 and the wind would cause a Floridian to cry. I witnessed 176 mph at the dock and 212 mph at the weather station on the mountain. And they whine about hurricanes.... LOL

How about things like this..... And you think there is no growing season.... LOL

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Here is a list of world records. Look how many are in Alaska. I didn't even know this. http://www.giantgardening.com/records_table.php
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Yea thats great, I knew the growing season was a great one because the sun doesn't even set in peak of the season, but i just thought it was a lot shorter then most. 6 months isn't to bad of a season.







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Where in Alaska and Wyoming are you guys?

I lived in Dutch Harbor for 6 years and 3 in Anchorage.

Welcome from Big Sky country.
I'm just outside Anchorage, been here quite a while.
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