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JKEisMan

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  1. JKEisMan

    May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    The EF1 in Patterson, NY ran along the SE edge of a relatively long, flat NW-SE valley (Great Swamp), before lifting off near the label “Putnam Lake” in the attached topo map, and presumably couldn’t progress into the hillier terrain of New Fairfield across the NY-CT border. Thanks for the insight/information. Did some searching about RFD and straight line winds, and found the following link useful: http://wx4cast.blogspot.com/2012/08/tornadic-winds-versus-straight-line.html?m=1
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    May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    Just saw the twitter and blog post. Thanks, Ryan. Great job on covering all this.
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    May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    Thanks, Ryan. Yeah, it seemed as if they added it on after the fact. If they’d sent a survey team to town, I wonder if they would’ve seen evidence of a tornado given that the confirmed EF1 in Putnam Lake/Patterson was probably hundreds of meters from the western edge of town and the Macroburst seemed to cover the town. Based on the damage I’ve seen in town it definitely looks like it could’ve been a tornado, but I have untrained eyes. Of course, I’m also not versed in the dynamics/transitioning of tornado to macroburst. So basically wondering if trained eyes were there. In the end of course doesn’t really matter, what matters is the tragic loss of life, injuries and damage. Luckily family and friends of mine are all safe.
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    May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    The original town survey list didn’t include New Fairfield and the survey report from yesterday only referred to Brookfield. Again, even the final report today didn’t refer to actual consultation or survey in New Fairfield, so seem tacked on. Just wondering if they actually went to town - just a question. I realize there are probably limited resources for survey work.
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    May 15 2018 Severe Threat SNE

    Maybe Ryan or someone else here knows if the NWS actually sent out a survey team to New Fairfield. The public info statement focused on Brookfield yesterday and today’s final report seems to tack New Fairfield on as an afterthought as part of the macroburst, without any mention of consult/survey with local authorities there. They confirmed an EF1 right over the border in Patterson/Putnam Lake, NY (maybe 0.5 mile from the border) and the macroburst to the east. I’ve never seen so many big trees uprooted and tossed and this is the scene all over town, see link from twitter at end. I would have thought it warranted more survey given tragic loss of life, injuries, and damage in town. **removed link as originally twitter feed said it was fine to use, except for ones with faces, of which there were a few**
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    Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    Interesting read and related info: http://www.greatmountainforest.org/workingforest/weather/history.php
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    March or BUST! - Pattern & Model Discussion

    Well that was a weenie run for the south coast all the way down to nyc.
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    2017-18 New England Snow

    There's definitely often quite a gradient from here to I84 area in Danbury to the south or even the Housatonic River valley to east, so I would say in the 60-65" range. I usually don't keep great statistics myself and would be interested in resources that have better information. I know there's someone (or multiple people?) from New Fairfield who often reports in to NWS and TV stations, and maybe someone like that has better statistics? Those reports usually seem pretty accurate to me.
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    2017-18 New England Snow

    75" for the season so far.
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    March or BUST! - Pattern & Model Discussion

    8", 24", 7" for the last 3 storms in New Fairfield. Would be interesting to see a map for total March accumulations across SNE. Tickling 40" here for March so far and only halfway through. Can we top 50"? 60"? Would be a Morch to remember.
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    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    West edge of the band also seems to be blossoming a bit. Where’s weatherwiz - he should be getting it good in DXR too.
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    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Snow growth in the band in western CT is great as Ryan and others said. Stacking up quickly.
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    The King Regains its Throne

    I can verify 21” in Ridgefield 850’ and 24” in New Fairfield 800’ and a 21” in Sherman at slightly lower elevation. The 24” in Newtown seems off though.
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