Punxsutawney Phil Says to Expect Six More Weeks of Winter, Are You Prepared?

As a leading distributor of ice melting salt and other bulk salt products in Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding communities, we always keep our eyes on the weather. Now that February 2, 2017, has come and passed, you may be wondering what happened when Punxsutawney Phil woke up on what us Americans and Canadians refer to as “Groundhog Day.” And no, we’re not talking about the 1993 comedy-fantasy film starring Bill Murray.

Did Phil see (or not see) his shadow?

Well, if you didn’t know, this famous groundhog did see his shadow which means that the United States and Canada should expect six more weeks of winter.

Does this really mean we should be prepared for six more weeks of winter?

For nearly a century and a half, Phil has predicted winter more times than an early spring. However, as this winter has shown us so far, not much snow has fallen in and around Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Furthermore, the temperatures have not nearly been as low as what one would expect during this time of year. But, that doesn’t mean we should ignore Phil’s prediction and be prepared for what Mother Nature has in store for us until spring arrives on Monday, March, 20. 2017. In fact, in the past, February and March have often been some of the snowiest months for the Greater Philadelphia area.

If you’ve been following us for the past couple of months, you may have noticed that we’ve published a series of blog posts that discussed what was in store for the 2017 winter season. Well, if you haven’t (or have) been following us, here is a look at some of the stuff we’ve posted about what to expect this season:

According to NBC10’s 1st Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist, Mr. Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, he says this is what you should expect:

  • February to be the snowiest month
  • March to have the least snow

According to 6abc Action News meteorologist Cecily Tynan:

  • Expect some above normal amounts of snowfall mid to late winter.
  • The Philadelphia area should expect anywhere from 20-30 inches of snow from a few storms.

When it all comes down to it, if your business revolves around salting roads, walkways, sidewalks, etc., you should still be prepared with salt even though the temperatures have been moderate. To acquire ice melting salt for your Bucks County, PA-based business, or your business in and around Eastern PA and NJ, please give us a call, or fill out a contact form.

Looks Like Some Snow May Be in Store for February! Are You Prepared with Salt?

As a premier provider of bulk deicing salt and other salts in Bucks County, PA and the rest of the Philadelphia metropolitan area, you can rest assured that we are keeping any eye out for what’s in store (and ends up not being in store) for our customers this winter season.

If you’ve been following us the past couple of months, you might have noticed that this past December we posted a blog titled, “Be Prepared with Bulk Salt for the Winter 2016-17 Season with Duke Transport,” that provided a brief overview of Mr. Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz’s 2017 winter forecast.

Well, if you’ve read the blog (or not) here are a couple of key points from the article that you should keep in mind as we move through February and March:

  • There is a 10% chance the Philadelphia area will receive over 40 inches of snow.
  • February will be the snowiest month.
  • A Nor’easter will drop 10+ inches.

While we’d like to say that Mr. Schwartz’s forecast is correct, you never know what Old Man Winter’s going to throw at you. Especially after last winter (2015-16) ended up being one of the warmest the area has ever experienced!

However, according to 6abc Action News meteorologist Cecily Tynan’s Winter Weather Outlook, we will see cold temperatures, and you guessed it, SNOW. In fact, she even expects slightly above normal snowfall mid to late winter, with the Philadelphia area seeing anywhere from 24-30 inches of snow produced by multiple storms.

Now that it appears likely that “some” snow will fall, are you prepared with salt?

We have tons of bulk salt, treated rock salt aka “Magic Salt®,” and a whole bunch of other salt products.

What’s more, because of our close partnerships with our salt suppliers, we can offer you 50-pound bags of the company’s:

  • Halite Salt Crystals – a high purity salt that’s screened to obtain crystals that effectively melt snow and ice.
  • Glacier Gladiator – an advanced ice melter that effectively works at temperatures below zero.
  • Property Protector – an environmentally-friendly ice melt blend that also works at temperatures below zero, but has a green color to provide evidence that the ice melter was applied.

By choosing us as your bulk salt supplier this winter season, you’ll have everything you need to keep roads, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. clear of snow and ice. To learn more about the deicing salt our Bucks County, PA-based business offers, please browse our site, or give us a call at 215-478-6700.