Choosing Deicing Chemicals Based on Historical Weather Data


Created by: Terance McNinch


A cumulative winter temperature plot from provides an easy to understand graphical summary of the statistical accumulation of winter temperatures below 32 °F in a given area over a 10-year time span. A custom plot for your agency can help you work with your vendors to select appropriate ice control chemicals and estimate adequate inventory.  It can also help you communicate your winter maintenance needs to your decision makers.

This short video explains how to read a plot and also includes a link to generate a custom plot for your agency. 

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