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  1. Amazing how warm it feels out there. Nearly 5:30pm on February 21st and it's 72° lol.
  2. Yeah, the month looks to close out very wet. Lots of rain chances.
  3. I'm actually surprised mine went away so fast. I have bare spots already.
  4. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    In your case I could understand wanting one more big one. I'm very surprised I ended up with 8" from yesterday's storm.
  5. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    It has. I'm satisfied now that I got my first 6"+ and 8"+ storm in one day.
  6. I agree. About 8 inches here.
  7. Snow/Slop Storm 2/17-18 Obs

    7.75" here so far. More than I expected.
  8. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    Good to hear, thanks.
  9. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    Yeah he was a good poster around here come the Winter, been wondering about him as well.
  10. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    Exactly. We've been seeing multiple extremes occur more and more, especially in the 2010's.
  11. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    Good point. Who would have ever thought measuring frozen precip would be such a hard task? Sure. I agree Don. Good measurements are crucial to keeping the data accurate and consistent.
  12. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    You are right Don. I guess that example didn't support my argument very well. However, I remember around 2015-ish the NWS changed totals at the end of the season based on extrapolating observations and looking at past radar depictions. Here is their exact wording:PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY1056 AM EDT TUE MAR 24 2015...INCREASES TO SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT CENTRAL PARK...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERFORMED AN ANALYSIS OF SNOWFALLAMOUNTS THAT FELL AND WERE MEASURED AT CENTRAL PARK EARLIER THISYEAR.THREE SPECIFIC SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AT CENTRAL PARK WERE LESS THANSURROUNDING OBSERVATIONS. BASED ON THESE FINDINGS...AN ANALYSIS WASPERFORMED THAT MADE USE OF SURROUNDING OBSERVATIONS...SNOW TO LIQUID RATIOS AND RADAR DATA FOR ALL THESE EVENTS.THE RESULTS OF THESE ANALYSIS WERE TO INCREASE THE DAILY SNOWFALLAMOUNTS AT CENTRAL PARK ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS...1/6/2015 FROM 0.5 TO 1.0 INCH...AN INCREASE OF 0.5 INCHES.1/24/2015 FROM 2.5 TO 3.6 INCHES...AN INCREASE OF 1.1 INCHES.2/2/2015 FROM 3.3 TO 5.0 INCHES...AN INCREASE OF 1.7 INCHES.THIS IS AN INCREASE OF 3.3 INCHES...WHICH BRINGS THE TOTAL SEASONALSNOWFALL AT CENTRAL PARK TO 50.3 INCHES.THESE ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE TO THE CLIMATE DATABASE FOR CENTRAL PARKAND REPRESENTS A BETTER FIT TO THE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE SURROUNDINGOBSERVATIONS FOR THESE RESPECTIVE WINTER EVENTS. Definitely agree. You are essentially trying to fill in missing data, which of course takes away from any unique weather features that area could have experienced. This is why each station has one chance to measure correctly, otherwise it's done.
  13. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    The problem is, once they screw up and blow the measurement the first time, there really is no going back IMO. Any adjustments later on will be based on extrapolating data from surrounding areas which, while it may provide a correction, can never truly be perfect. Plus, these other measurements may not have been taken using official guidelines either. When they upped the total for the 2016 Blizzard, it really bugged me. I agree with you though, any official reporting station should be able to follow NWS guidelines and produce a proper measurement.
  14. Yeah, it's icy. Very unexpected, even for us.
  15. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    Lol, look right above Ryan Maue's name at the very very top of the graphic. Pretty amazing to get that much snow in one season.
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