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MAG5035

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  • Birthday 03/14/1986

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  1. That particular map was generated off of Saturday's 12z European run, which had a major snowstorm. And that tweet was put out early Saturday evening. Typical social media post of a single model map that I'm sure has gotten the rounds from being shared. There was nothing else at the time that had that solution and currently no guidance has anything close to that. After bit of a shot of colder air mid-late week this week, we look to be finally starting to moderate temps back to where it should be for the late March into early April timeframe.
  2. Finally transitioning to snow, it's been a pretty rainy evening here. 34ºF
  3. This was one heck of a storm, and put an exclamation point on the return of a decent winter storm wise for northeast PA into upstate New York after missing out on so many of the really big ones in recent years. Caught this out of the BGM discussion yesterday afternoon. So despite the amount of hostility we had this winter with the pattern and the warmest Feb on record, BGM is on the cusp of beating (and probably will end up beating before the month is out) their all time snowfall set in 93-94. That's crazy... along with getting 33.2" in one storm.
  4. Probably a dent in it by that point but I don't think it'll be gone. That Friday night/Sat system isn't necessarily a clear cut thing attm. Not really a snowpack eliminating amount of QPF with it and it may not even be all rain either. Northern stream system with the low progged to go north of PA but given the impressive cold air mass that it needs to boot out and the fact that this system appears to be coming through generally on Friday night, there could instead be a period of warm advection snow that may transition to rain or ice. The thing for the Sus Valley with the low progged to the north is that the usual downsloping business may minimize precip. 18z NAM didn't have much precip but here was 18z GFS hr 54-66.
  5. Haha I dunno what kind of QC they do at MDT but I wonder why it's so hard to get a straight measurement from them. I don't buy the excessive liquid equivalent of 2.53" they reported for the storm either (unless they revised that too). Can't really speak for that end of the state but even with the mix line infringing into the southern tier a bit I find it hard to believe Harrisburg had that poor of a snow ratio. I know back here this was literally the fluffiest snowfall of the winter. The snowfalls I got back in Jan/first part of Feb were the type of wet snowfalls you'd see on April 1st or something.
  6. Here's the map he was referring to: Looks fairly reasonable.. I'm sure Fulton county saw a bunch of snow but there were no reports in or near there to help generate the map. That Centre Hall report that was bogus does stick out like a sore thumb haha.
  7. I was watching an old school National Geographic documentary on the 93 blizzard on youtube a few nights ago to get the mojo going for this one haha. It really was amazing how powerful that storm was. That was the rare triple phaser.... and the amplification was a lot deeper, driving all the way into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm was probably as deep as this one is now while it was still in Georgia and precipitation shield was massive... snowing in PA while the low was still in the Gulf. I really wish I was able to remember more of it. At the time I was stranded at my grandparent's and upset that the storm cancelled my 7th birthday party haha.
  8. 6.3" had been my measured total from this morning. After about 10am this morning the snow falling had just been for show as rates were light and clouds thinned letting the strong sun in. The portion of my wooden deck I cleared actually was wet until just about a half hour ago as the sun is fading and we're getting a bit of a resurgence of snow falling currently. Deck is now starting to freeze and cover over again. Roads were in great shape this afternoon but are probably going to deteriorate tonight with additional snow, cold temps, and wind kicking.
  9. Binghamton had been having a banner winter prior to the February heat wave. I remember posting about them earlier in the winter having 92" for the season at that point or something which was already above their normal for the whole winter. If they end up with 20+ inches that's gotta be getting them near a top 5 winter for snowfall.
  10. A Facebook friend had commented on either a Facebook post or live video WPXI in Pittsburgh had up about what happened to have to lower totals in that area so I saw their post on my news feed and I had a quick browse through some of the hundreds of comments and they were generally savages about it haha. I mean yea it busted over there but if one were to pay just a bit of extra attention to the forecasts they would know that that area had been looking at lower totals the last few days with the prospect of maybe not seeing much. And the funny part is they'll probably get a good bit of what they were supposed to get overnight when the sun goes down and that NW flow regime sets in anyways.
  11. Just measured 6.2" about 15 min ago. Not crazy but still a pretty good storm. The snow was pretty light most of the last hour. Radar now looking a good bit more solid in western PA into Ohio, but we'll see how the rates do as we get towards the afternoon hours. It is def plenty cold. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the western zones late afternoon into the evening hours as the coastal lifts and the flow turns more northwesterly to pick up the lakes. Could see some areas of decent bands oriented from the lakes. Like I mentioned the other day, they have little to no ice on them and the cold air being pulled down is very impressive for March (nearly -20ºC at 850mb getting into PA by later tonight into tomorrow).
  12. Ugh. Been watching Pit radar with the more sensitive radarscope radar and it looks like some additional snow is building in western PA with snow also moving in from Ohio. I think you'll eventually make up a little ground with the lingering snow and lake enhancement late today/tonight. And yea wmsptwx is looking pretty good right now as IPT is sitting in some of the best banding. I'm beginning to think they see 20 or so. CTP did up them to 18-24". We just ended up with a heck of a gradient where even though the low ended up west and mixing some of our southern tier, the snow really tapered in the NW zones.
  13. How much do you have?
  14. 830 obs, 25ºF and moderate snow. Winds are starting to pick up. We're now at the 6" mark so if anything at least warning criteria has been achieved. Best snow bands seem to be residing State College to IPT and southeast to Harrisburg.
  15. 4:30 obs, 27ºF with steady light to moderate snow and 3.5" on the ground through 4 hours of snowfall. Gonna try to sleep for a lil while.