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    KPWM
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    South Portland, ME

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  1. tunafish

    Winter Begins Jan 20th AWT

    Reasonable map from GYX
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    Jan 18 Appetizer

    Agreed, just not enough moisture to support much over 3". Maybe a lucky locale will pull 4 if they see good rates and ratios. I have a feeling this is gonna be one of those "radar looks like crap" storms, too.
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    Thanks, yeah I've been doing that as well although I think only one, maybe two events have gone longer than 6 hours this season lol
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    For sure. That's my concern with the PNS picking up my CoCoRaHS. Doesn't reflect my true storm totals. You're correct. I'm almost always available to measure as I work around the corner from home and have the flexibility to step out. That info you posted is super helpful, thank you! My first winter reporting through CoCoRaHS.
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    Correct, for CoCoRaHS. If it's snowing and stops at 11AM, I take a measurement then, but dont report that to CoCoRaHS. That measurement is for my season total on wkevin and if I report via social media
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    Essentially, yes. I measured for my event total after snow stopped (or flipped to rain). It was mid-late morning on both days. So by 6AM the next day, it had melted down to .2. Fine for CoCoRaHS, misleading for the PNS that picks up my CoCoRaHS and reports it as an event total.
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    Yeah I brought it up last week and those guys kindly replied. Basically said to take the once daily morning observation on CoCoRaHS as-is, compaction/melting and all.
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    My CoCoRaHS totals don't reflect storm totals. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Measured 1.5" on both 1/8 & 1/9 after it stopped snowing each day. My CoCoRaHS reports for 1/7 was 1", 1/8 was .2", and 1/9 was .2" (as that was all that was left when I made my morning observation. I did not wipe my board.) So that PNS will show me at 1.4" when in reality my storm total was 3".
  9. tunafish

    NNE Winter Thread

    3" here in South PWM between the past 2 days, split evenly at 1.5" each day. 28.4" YTD. Pretty respectable given the lousy pattern, and only one event > 6" (11/20 which was 7")
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    Beggars can’t be Choosers strung out mess Jan 8/9

    Changeover to Rain I assume. 31.1F ZR.
  11. tunafish

    Clipper/Coastal Storm January 3-4th 2019

    4.0" on the button here in SoPo
  12. Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback. @J.SpinI don't report a storm total to CoCoRaHS, just my daily precip totals. I only report storm totals to the NWS (informally - I'm not a trained spotter), and on here via the wkevin.com
  13. Question for anyone who reports their precip to CoCoRaHS... @Ginx snewx @tamarack This is my first winter reporting to them and using a snowboard. Tomorrow's event looks to start between 4-5AM. I usually measure at or around 7AM. If I measure and report tomorrow at 7AM, I will have to wipe the board clean (in order to report appropriately on Friday). However, wiping the snowboard after only 2 hours of snow could impact the accuracy of my total storm measurement. I'm inclined to measure and report at 5AM, as I'm sure there will only be a T, then take my storm total measurement when the snow stops mid-morning, and report that on Friday. Is that what others do for events with timing like this? I did this for an event last week, but it looked like others took their usual 7AM reading, so my observation looked "wrong".
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    Sneaky Wintry Event 12/16-17 disco/obs

    1" new, 5.3" event total
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    Sneaky Wintry Event 12/16-17 disco/obs

    4.25" on .65 liquid
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