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  1. Yep, that last band did the trick, as we hit 6.25" in Metuchen and it looks like accumulating snow is over based on radar. What a horrible forecast bust, lol. Was just out in it for the last hour or so, doing a final shovel, taking a walk and making a snow angel. Tried to make a snowman and, surprisingly, the last several inches of snow are drier than I thought, so the snow wouldn't pack great. It's stunningly gorgeous out there with the snow clinging to everything, since there's no wind to speak of and during that last band, we were getting huge aggregated dendrites that were about 3/4" across. If you haven't walked around in it, just get out and do it. Also, with temps dropping into the mid-20s overnight things might freeze pretty solid, so shoveling now would be advised.
  2. Finally got under some of the good bands the last hour or so. Up to 5.5" now and hoping to make a good run at 6" with moderate snow falling. Temps at 30F and with them dropping into the mid-20s overnight, anything not shoveled soon will freeze solid. Did a shovel earlier and will do a 2nd one after the game.
  3. We were at 4" and ripping snow pretty well at 4 pm and then we fell under one of those subsidence "bands" with light precip since then, with heavier bands to our SE and NW, so we're now only at 4.75" as of 6 pm. Hoping those bands continue to fill in - would love to get to 6" for this storm. About to head to the RU hoops game.
  4. Any snowfall reports from Philly? The Army-Navy game in the snow looks awesome. Only 1.8" reported on the NWS PNS as of 4:30 pm - seems like they've had more...
  5. Just came in from a nice long lunch at Hailey's in Metuchen and then a walk and a quick shovel. Had 1.5" around 12:30 pm and we now have 4.0" as of 4:00 pm and it's coming down moderately. Latest HRRR is showing another 1-2" for most of the Philly-NYC corridor (less south/more north), so I'm thinking we're going to make a run at 6" here in Metuchen. Also, while most treated and/or well-traveled roads are mostly wet with some slush, side streets are snow-covered, as temps are in the 29-31F range; however, as sunset is coming, expect the snow to accumulate easily on all untreated roads starting around now, so travel is going to become more hazardous very soon - be safe out there.
  6. No I hadn't looked that at obs, so didn't realize you guys were already at 2" - was mostly looking at the HRRR - yeah, with that band 3" looks like a lock for much of NE PA. We're at 2" now, also - coming down at about 3/4" per hour the last 2 hours.
  7. Just came in from a walk about 20 minutes ago - it's a really beautiful snowfall, as it's wet, but not windy, so the generally moderately falling snow is sticking to the trees and shrubs perfectly. In the past hour we went from 1/2" of snow to 1.5" of snow and it's covering all paved surfaces, with even county/state roads in Metuchen (531/27) getting slushy, as temps are also down to around 30F. I'm guessing the major highways are still ok, but if this intensity keeps up past about 3 pm, we'll see accumulation even on major highways. At this point, looking at the short range models and the radar, I'm certain we're going to reach the low end of the general NWS 3-6" forecast here and 5-6" isn't out of the question. In my opinion, places to the west of the Delaware River, south of Trenton, and in NW NJ (Sussex/Warren) and the Lehigh Valley/Poconos might have a tough time reaching 3", while places within 20 miles of the Parkway, south of about Holmdel, in NJ, are most likely to get the 5-6" amounts (except right at the coast); I'm assuming the same for LI being most likely part of NYC metro to get 5-6".
  8. Nice improvement in the HRRR 2 hours later. Much of the I-95 corridor now in the 3-5" range vs. 2-3" before. Time to go outside and enjoy it I think. Moderate snow in Metuchen with probably 1/2" on the ground and side roads getting a coating already, as temps are down to 32F here. Time for a walk...
  9. Just posted this on the discussion thread - let me know if this shouldn't be in the obs thread: Latest HRRR with a general 2-4" of snowfall for the I-95 corridor from Philly to NYC, with about 2-3" in Philly and along a line running up I-95 in PA and about 3-4" along a line a bit east of the NJTPK to NYC (including NB) - and nobody getting more than maybe 5". This is definitely 1-2" less than was being shown by most of the global models through late last night. Sucks, but 2-4" would still be nice...although 3-6" would've been nicer, lol...
  10. Latest HRRR with a general 2-4" of snowfall for the I-95 corridor from Philly to NYC, with about 2-3" in Philly and along a line running up I-95 in PA and about 3-4" along a line a bit east of the NJTPK to NYC (including NB) - and nobody getting more than maybe 5". This is definitely 1-2" less than was being shown by most of the global models through late last night. Sucks, but 2-4" would still be nice...although 3-6" would've been nicer, lol...
  11. that time of year kids...
  12. Anyone near Bloomington, IN? Rutgers-Indiana game starts in 20 min and forecast, all along has been for rainy, windy conditions with a chance of a t-storm. However, the HRRR is showing no real rain until about 2-3 pm. Just looking for any reports or local insight for the 12-4 pm timeframe. Thanks.
  13. I'm sure this is banter, but I find it odd that the NHC does not mention what this storm's name would be if it became a TS. At least not anywhere I noticed. Looking at the list of names, Nate would be next. I have to say, however, that someone on Wikipedia is really on the ball, as TD16 is already on the active list of storms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Atlantic_hurricane_season
  14. deleted, wrong thread...
  15. Anyone looking at Saturday's weather? Find it very odd that most of the models, except the Euro, show the cold frontal passage on Saturday to be dry, wheras the Euro has 1/2" of rain over much of the Philly-NYC corridor during the day. NWS in Philly and NYC appear to not be buying the Euro, as their official forecasts are dry, although the AFDs acknowledge some risk of a few showers. Not sure if this goes in banter or not, but thought I'd ask here first.