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    Green Hill Worcester MA elev: 660'

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  1. J Paul Gordon

    Big New England heat 7/19-21

    It was miserably hot and humid up here on the Maine coast yesterday. Right on the beach near and just after sunset it got pretty cool due to a very local sea breeze. Humidity was atrocious. It didn't reach 100F but a lot of people looked pretty miserable. We had a deck of high thin clouds to hold down temps in the am. They made up for it when the sun came out. Same thing today. Heat warnings and advisories have been justified. Only an idiot would have been doing serious physical activity during the daylight hours. If you are in a locale that had clouds and rain this morning you may be enjoying temps (dwpts?) low enough to take a sopping wet run or mowing of the grass, but when/if the sun comes out it will be a repeat of yesterday. Since most of us don't really notice the difference between 93/70 and 95/74 (we are miserable at either temp) arguing about the precise temp/dwpt differences is merely theoretical. Same way between -10F no wind and +3F/ 10 mph wind. On the other hand very few of us think of a 4" snowfall as being the same as 8", much less 12" or more, which explains the different perceptions of a "bust".
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    NE snow event March 4th

    6 in max in my area. Every school in the region will have a 2 hour delay except Worcester which will cancel due to hills. Glad I'm not a teacher or a kid sweating it out in a hot disorderly and malodorous classroom at the end of June
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    Perhaps a Coastal Storm on March 2nd for SNE????

    more like misread it.
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    Perhaps a Coastal Storm on March 2nd for SNE????

    which storm is being discussed right now?
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    Midweek event, Yah or Nah? February 27-28th Clipper

    Looks like a good 4 inches for a wide area. In 2015 that would have counted for flurries. This year its a big treat.
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    Winter Re-Awakening - February 12-14th Redeveloper

    The last time I wanted to see a winter end as much as I do this one was 2011-2012, though this hasn't been much like 011-12 weather-wise. Minus the snow deficit here in SNE it hasn't been insanely warm this winter (leaving the cutters aside) and it has gotten pretty dam cold. For me its the unrelenting brown combined with the cold and the heart attack slushstorms. If the pattern ever got us into a train of serious snowstorms I'd have a rapid change of heart. But as it is, I'm looking forward to the fantasy of a mild and dry spring. Not looking forward to trying to move the cement on my walks and on the street. Shoveling water sopped snow at 63 is a lot less fun than it was when I was younger. Any how, que sera sera, or something like that.
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    February 2019 Discussion I

    Thanks Tip. I am still a neophyte when it comes to meteorology. I get the 850 and 925 bit when a storm turns to rain or freezing rain or sleet, but when it comes to looking at the MJO and other charts I'm lost. Basically, we had a good pattern for snow, but the storms just didn't happen. Sometimes the opposite happens. I get that. Plain and simple.
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    February 2019 Discussion I

    What's the status regarding a pattern change to snowier? I was reading a lot from the mets that it is coming and now it seems to have dropped. Still hopeful for a potentially snowier pattern for SNE?
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    February 2019 Discussion I

    So maybe "Que sera, sera". Just like life. Enjoy the cold and the snow where you have it. And giving up now anywhere in New England is crazy. Serious winter can plow on right through March as last year shows. If not. At least the worst of the worst of New England: stiffling humidity under what we used to call a Bermuda High (SE Ridge), will not be with us for months to come.
  10. J Paul Gordon

    1/29-1/30 obs

    mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Yeah, you are right. Must have been feeling extra crotchety and curmudgeonly. Waving my cane at the kids.
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    1/29-1/30 obs

    So, I caved and believed NWS and Accuweather! LOL. Sometimes its easy to get sidetracked by the panicky girls and boys on the board. Must be too high on my estimate since all the surrounding reports were closer to 4" ---unless the north side of Green Hill has some very weird upsloping!
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    1/29-1/30 obs

    I'm surprised by over 5 inches of snow in my neighborhood. Don't think it rained at all. Never got out of the twenties Fahrenheit. Beautiful morning bright cold and white.
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    February 2019 Discussion I

    Hope springs eternal on the weatherboards. Personally, I think we will get slammed hard a few times in Feb/March with at least one period extended period (2 weeks+) of 24 hour below freezing temps in the interior of SNE. Time is running short. But hope springs.
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    1/29- 1/30 Storm Threat

    Love the fact we are all hoping to somehow squeeze a few inches out between the slop and the squalls. Its humbling to realize you really can take what you get and make the most of it. Now if a parade of storms comes our way some time this winter and we are on the snowy side of them we'll look at an event like this as barely worth commenting on. Of course blinding snow squalls and frigid temps can produce a real bad time on the highways.
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    1/29- 1/30 Storm Threat

    Calling for 6.5" in Worcester.