Focal Pointe is Snow Removal Ready and Prepared to Plow
According to weather.com, the average date for the first snowfall in St. Louis isn’t until December 3rd, but we’ve seen snow as early as October 22nd. Focal Pointe’s team and equipment are ready. Last week, Focal Pointe held its annual “Snow Rodeo.” A day when snow removal teams get a refresher on policies and procedures. Our teams rotate through five classroom and hands-on training sessions. They receive specific instruction on the safe and efficient operation of Focal Pointe’s extensive collection of snow removal equipment. Classroom topics included Snow Safety and Administrative Details. Hands-on instruction included: plowing and deicing; personal preparation and hand removal; and operation of power snow removal equipment. Snow rodeo participation is required for all snow removal team members to ensure the safe and timely removal of snow and ice that will impact our customers.
The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cooler and wetter winter for our area this year. We sit on the edge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s region for “wetter than normal” predictions. [Figure 1] On average St. Louis has 5.2 days each year when we receive over an inch and 1 or 2 snowfalls of over 5 inches. The average annual snowfall for the Gateway City is 17.7 inches.
Focal Pointe partners with two premium weather services, so most often we have some warning of significant weather events. Our equipment is ready. Our people are ready. So in the lyrical words of Sammy Cahn… “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.