Before Christmas. It’s the only time you can buy them on sale and many stores will start taking orders for next year’s models as early as January 1st, so there is no better time than now to order your new snow blower. If you wait until December 31st it may not be possible to get a good deal because of back-orders and overstock from previous years that they hope to sell before the end of the year.
The best time of year for winter storms is November through February (when we have about 50% more snowfall per storm). The worst part of winter for snow removal is March – May when we lose our major accumulation season and most local areas average less than 20 inches total each month. The last two months are usually cold enough that salt brine won’t freeze in your driveway or sidewalks; however, if you live out in the country where road maintenance crews don’t clear roads yet, then those first couple of months may be too cold for plowing operations. As long as temperatures remain below freezing during daylight hours almost any day but Sunday, it will work just fine!