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    Phoenixville, PA
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    Snowboarding, photography, ice hockey

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  1. About a half inch of wet heavy snow on the ground. Flakes turned from pancakes clumping up to now more condensed, and drier, just under pea-sized pellets. Not sticking to roads and theres no accumulation about 18 inches out from the perimeter of the house.
  2. Already have a good coating. Fat flakes coming down steadily.
  3. Light rain mixing with a flake or two in Phoenixville. Not sure if it snowed this morning but I'll be lucky to see much of any accumulation this evening.
  4. Rain and sleet here in pville too.
  5. Large tree down across Charlestown Rd near Chruch Rd and Pickering Dam Rd. Extent of the damage in my yard is some poor kids halloween bag lofted about 70ft into one of the large trees.
  6. Impressive lake effect firing over tug hill and western NY/PA.
  7. I noticed that too, gusts are actually pretty strong and very sustained. Wish I could measure them.
  8. Definitely not 60mph gusts here, maybe 30 tops but I havent noticed too much wind just a lot of rain and some lightning. Edit: just after I posted this there is a strong sustained gust. Wish I could measure it, definitely not 60 but enough to make the house creak and the lights flicker. Sounds a bit like a jet taking off outside.
  9. I heard a distant rumble when I went out to my car but it was far away. Starting to rain hard with strong gusts here. Also some person in my neighborhood put flyers in everyones mailbox trying to cancel halloween due to poor weather.. it didnt start raining again until 10pm, it was low 70s and tomorrow is going to be chilly with a high of 51/low of 32 forecast. They clearly dont follow the weather and you cant change a damn holiday.
  10. The severe T-Storm warning issued at 10pm stated 60mph gusts and >.75in hail. This will definitely be the last day of fall colors. Report said little to no lightning as well, although I'm seeing a good bit of lightning to my NNW.
  11. I have pictures of our Samoyed in the snow after this storm and the only thing you could see was her black nose; however, I was pretty young so I don't have much memory of the storm. The only other storm that I can remember rivaling this, in our area, in recent years was the January 22-24, 2016 storm. Phoenixville reported 28" for that one and it is the only time I have seen multiple lightning flashes and heard thunder during a snowstorm. Did anyone experience lightning or thunder during the '96 storm? Also is there any correlation in the setups between these two storms? They both appear to have impacted similar area with similar totals, although the 96 storm appears to have affected a broader area.
  12. I'm not complaining, I went surfing in board shorts after class yesterday. Did have to drive through all that rain on the way home passing through your area. Like night and day between today and yesterday, today actually feels like fall.
  13. Getting some pea sized hail and much needed rain here in phoenixville. Also a lot of lightning striking the ground nearby. Edit: here's the alert issued right around the time it was hailing here. : ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT CENTRAL MONTGOMERY AND NORTHEASTERN CHESTER COUNTIES... At 932 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Phoenixville, or 13 miles north of West Chester, moving east at 20 mph. Wind gusts up to 40 mph and pea size hail are possible with this storm. Locations impacted include... Norristown, Pottstown, Phoenixville, West Norriton, East Norriton, Conshohocken, Collegeville, Royersford, Trappe, Valley Forge, Chester Springs, King Of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Radnor Township, Skippack, Bridgeport, Spring City, North Wales, West Conshohocken and Evansburg. Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.