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    Super, Duper SWFE

    I posted a report earlier - a guess, not a measurement... Washington Depot (in Litchfield County) about 3.5 inches, just over 0.1" ice accretion elevation here is about 760 feet
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    Super, Duper SWFE

    Sun coming out is a nice touch to cap things off... Maybe it will reduce the (already not very big) ice accumulation. Just guessing since I did not measure , but 3.5 inches of snow, and probably a little more than .10 inches ice on the tree branches here in Washington Depot (Litchfield County, CT).
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    Super, Duper SWFE

    Reported Eversource outages in CT are creeping upward - not yet a crisis, but it's interesting to compare the 1 PM map with the 9 AM map (see the top post on page 30 in this thread). The area that was getting hit at 9 AM shows increases both in the number of towns reporting outages and in the numbers of outages in those towns, and the line of outages has extended toward the northeast.
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    Super, Duper SWFE

    The Eversource CT outage map is very revealing: (So is the lightningmaps.org map) BTW, I'm in Washington Depot, CT (Litchfield County) and at least so far have missed the worst effects of this storm - just eyeballing at about 3 or 4 inches, including a heavy crust of compacted sleet - it was pinging all night here. Not looking forward to the deep freeze, though...
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    January 2019 Discussion II

    Not sure whether this is a good thread for bringing this up or whether the banter thread might be better, or even if it might deserve a thread of its own... There is a total lunar eclipse that will be visible across all of North America this coming Sunday night Jan 20 into early Monday morning Jan 21, reaching totality starting just after midnight EST. But the first 'bite' out of the full Moon taken by the Earth's shadow will start several hours before that. Not only will this be a total eclipse of the Moon, but the Moon will be a 'super Moon' because it is closer than 'normal' to the Earth, It's also the only total lunar eclipse this year. So there will be a lot of interest in it. Not sure of the forecast for that time IMBY, maybe the useful models won't be in hand for another day or two - it looks like earlier in the day on Sunday the 20th we can expect clouds and precip, while on Monday the 21st things may clear up - but it's the 'when' of the clearing up that will interest many folks. (The NAVGEM 00Z Jan 21 model output above shows precip ended for SNE - that would be ahead of the start of the eclipse by a few hours - but that does not indicate whether skies will be clear or not) See, for example: https://www.slooh.com/shows/event-details/604 (full disclosure, that's where I work - our telescope views of the eclipse will be coming from elsewhere, such as from our observatory in the Canary Islands, but I'd still enjoy watching it live from MBY) and: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2019-january-21
  6. Some of the lightning flash rates that I've been seeing (with the storm just W of the CT border and the one in the Hartford area) were pretty intense (almost 200 per minute in total), although they've backed down by a few notches recently. But someone has been getting a pretty good light show...
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    Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    Interesting - The Real-Time Lightning Map web page shows a number of strikes in CT south of Hartford, with the more recent ones ranging from New Haven to below Middletown.
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    Napril Fools? Pattern and Model Discussion . . .

    Litchfield County FTW... I hear pinging on the windows right now, and the wind is howling, but I'm too comfortable under the electric blanket to take a closer look outside.
  9. An unexpected 5.0" in the CT Litchfield Hills - in a bit of a lull right now but maybe there's a bit more coming from the west...
  10. I'm just hoping for some thunder snow later this afternoon like they apparently got in NYC earlier...
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    January 4-6 Coastal Bomb Observations/Nowcast

    As lights begin to flicker ominously. Still have power, but my concern level has bumped up to Defcon 3 now... I have a generator and some gas, but have not done a tune-up...
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    January 4-6 Coastal Bomb Observations/Nowcast

    Wind really started ripping in Washington Depot, CT (Litchfield County), and snow still coming down (as well as flying horizontally). Not sure if I will be able to get an accurate total after it stops snowing, but I'll give it a try.
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    Convective Thread

    New round of loud rumbling and wet stuff coming thru...
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    Convective Thread

    You're a bit north of me - most of the dramatic stuff, both lightning and downpours, passed to my north. It looked intense on the radar and the lightning tracker. When the deep red area on the radar finally got here a few minutes ago (and right now) it looks like the inside of a car wash (without the soap and the rollers).
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