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    Chesterland, Ohio
  1. Looks like we had about 6" of paste in Chesterland. Down here at work in Solon...it looks more like 8" fell. Figures CLE issued an advisory with all the wind and snowfall. Late last night and this morning it looked more like warning conditions.
  2. The 2010s are a far cry from the 2000s when big storms seemed to come once or twice a year. I remember the March 2008 storm well. 20-24" all the way up I-71.
  3. This has been a crappy snow drought...I don't think we've had a decent synoptic event (CLE having 10+") since early 2011. The GHD II storm in 2015 dumped over a foot in many parts of the area, but CLE picked up about 8". I attached a graph of annual snowfall totals for CLE. Red line is at 70" which is close to our annual average of 68.1" The 2010s have been below normal except for 2013-14.
  4. Hard to tell how much fell IMBY. My front yard has spots where the grass is poking thru, but my back yard has drifts up to 2 feet high. Judging by this storm total map from the NWS, Chesterland picked up from 8 to 10 inches. Overall, the storm under-performed based on the totals maps issued on Monday PM. I think, as often happens, drier air advected in faster than forecast, thus cutting snow totals...not to mention the primary storm getting its energy sucked out by the coastal.. It seems like coastals robbing primary storm systems as they approach NE Ohio have been fairly common over the past several years. This could very well be caused by persistent warmer than normal SSTs off the east coast. When the arctic air comes in from the west, clashing with the abnormally warm ssts, the coastal storms spin up fast and quite often, bomb out. SSTA Maps for recent Januarys...Notice the SSTAs off of the east coast (circled in red)...
  5. So far, Chesterland has been bracketed by the larger band about 5mi to our west and a weaker band just to the east. Only flurries over the last few hours w/no accumulation. Hope the situation changes.
  6. The radar looks awful! Disorganized with Nothing but tiny popcorn snow showers scattered all over the place. Drive a half mile, you are in very light flurries. Go another half mile, its a whiteout. Ugh!
  7. Looking out the window, I can actually see a slight blue tinge to the sky overhead.
  8. Hopefully it will be over Cuyahoga, Lake & Geauga by tonight. If so, we should have some decent accumulations as there is no sun to fight!
  9. Seems that the clouds are pretty thin too. I remember Dick Goddard saying that LES clouds were normally pretty thin.
  10. Radar shows most of West Geauga getting pounded
  11. Earlier this AM in Chesterland, there were almost bare places with grass showing with other places over 6" deep. Wind, of course... My WAG is around 3" as of 8 am. Been snowing pretty hard in Solon. Interesting with the higher sun angle, it looks as if the sun is trying to come out. Again, hard to say how much has fallen because of the wind and probably, a stronger sun evaporating (not melting) some of that snow since the moisture content is low.
  12. CLE has expanded the 12-18" storm totals. Last night, the shading was for northern Geauga county & Erie county PA. Earlier today, the western edge of the 12-18 just touched the Cuyahoga/Geauga line, but covered the Primary belt east into PA. Now...
  13. Local QPFs from the 18Z 12KM & the 18Z 4KM NAM look a little better than the 12Z runs.
  14. Count me in! Haven't posted this year any. Lots of stuff going on, but meeting up is a great idea!
  15. Chesterland had around 13-15" since it all started on Monday. Snow depth has settled to around 8". We will be slammed by next week's storm. How do I know? Because I'll be in California all next week.