Welcome to the Winter 2015 HQ!!

This is the one stop Property Managers need for info critical to your winter operations. Here you’ll find killer content on snow removal along with location-specific data on snow events.

Check out the posts below or click on your location:

Winter Posts

MSP Winter Event #8 – 2/2/16

Winter Event #8 – FINAL The biggest snow of the year so far fell fast and furious in the metro on February 2nd. MSP Airport officials had 9.4″ of snow – by far our largest snow of the year. Snow Minneapolis/St Paul was unexpectedly the bullseye of...

MSP Winter Event #7 – 1/25/16

Snow Event Less than an inch of snow fell across the metro with MSP Airport receiving .6″. This event was not plowable in most areas but would have been salted. Event totals: Rosemount – .8″” MSP Airport – .7″ (Official) Chanhassen...

MSP Winter Event #6 – 1/12/16

Snow Event Less than an inch of snow fell across the metro with MSP Airport receiving .5″. This event was not plowable in most areas but would have been salted. Event totals: Chanhassen – .5″ MSP Airport – .5″ (Official) Prior Lake...

MSP Winter Event #5 – 1/6 through 1/8/16

Snow Event A light snow event lingered over the course of three days in Greater MSP. The bulk of the snow fell on 1/8/16 with MSP Airport receiving 1.2″ of a total 2″ over the course of three days with heavier totals in the south metro. Plowing may have...

MSP Winter Event #4 – 12/28/15

Snow Event Event #4 may have lacked the flair and drama that was being forecast but performed about exactly to expectations. A majority of the snow fell overnight on the 28th/morning of the 29th with light accumulations throughout the day on the 29th. A full plow...

MSP Winter Event #3 – 12/26/15

FINAL RECAP – 12/27/15 Snow Event A nice little snowfall made it’s way through the Twin Cities overnight after Christmas. The snow fell primarily overnight Friday ending Saturday morning with 2.3″ officially at the MSP Airport. Northwest metro...

Winter Property Audits

ELC provides a great product for our clients called ELCAssist. We visit properties during any season and make sure that everything is the way it should be for our Property Managers. More specifically, we have a winter product where we visit after snow events and check...

MSP Winter Event #2 – 11/30/15

FINAL RECAP – 12/2/15 Snow Event Busted…well, at least for most of the metro, this was a busted snowfall. We were expected 5-7″ and in initial reports, some areas of the metro saw up to 5″ of snow from this event but it is highly variable...

Duluth Winter Event #3 – 11/30/15

OUTLOOK ORIGINAL POST 2 PM 11/29 Duluth is looking at a moderate snowfall beginning Monday, November 30 and lasting through the evening of Tuesday, December 1 dropping 3-5″ of snow and lighter amounts to the north. Snow We are expecting 3-5″ of snow total...

MSP Winter Event #1 – 11/26/15

SNOW EVENT GreaterMSP received the first snow accumulation of the 2015 season on Thanksgiving Day. It left accumulations around 1″ through the metro with heaviest totals in the southeast metro. SERVICE This event required very little service – if any. The...

Duluth Winter Event #2 – 11/22/15

SNOW EVENT A light snow event began late afternoon Sunday, November 22 ending before midnight officially dropping .8″ of snow in Duluth. Very little service was required beyond clearing sidewalk. Temperatures warmed on Monday to melt any accumulations. Event...

Des Moines Winter Event #1 – 11/20/15

Forecast for Property Managers SNOW EVENT Des Moines’ Winter Event #1 performed nearly identically to the NWS predictions with an official snow total of 6.9″. Snow began mid-day on 11/20 and ended in the early morning hours of 11/21. High winds contributed...

Duluth Winter Event #1 – 11/12/15

SNOW EVENT The first Winter Event of the season was a doozy  for northern Wisconsin while dropping only a few inches in Duluth/Superior. Unofficial total is 2.3″ for the event. The snow was potentially plowable but probably left to melt in most areas with temps...

Working for good.

Today has been a WONDERFUL day. Ethical Landscape Consultants was started after Shakopee elected me Mayor to give me more time and flexibility as well as to provide landscape consulting services to property managers. The company has been doing well, but never living...

Rock salt damage to your property

One of the main things we do all winter is help property managers and landscape contractors finding that fine balance between too much and too little salt on properties. If you don’t use enough, you can create potentially dangerous situations for your tenants....

Too much salt

Today, I was out inspecting properties and making sure everyone was completely ready for the winter season when I came upon this property in St Paul. (It isn’t a property where we consult.) Salting like in the video below is damaging on many different levels:...