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  1. I know it's too far out for accuracy but I need to drive down to FL on 1/30-31 and don't really want to buy new winter tires for the car. Are the chances I have at least above freezing temps for the drive pretty good? I'm good with rain but snow kind of leaves my car parked without the right shoes. I'll worry about the home trip on 2/10 when the time comes.
  2. Might this also explain the strong early seasons we see in marginal patterns?
  3. I ended up with a touch over 3" after the sleet and rain but it was just shy of 5" of beautiful fluff before the compaction. So sad that we can't get an all snow storm anymore
  4. I expected 3, got 5 but it changed to rain Im pretty sure there was 20 minutes of sleet but we were at dinner with friends so I only saw it out the window. There's a very wet, very dense 3-3 1/2 on the ground now and it's 31°.
  5. Damn its comin' down. I just drove down into Somers, the roads are pretty bad but there's nobody out and the old Durango is a beast in the snow.
  6. Funny you say that, it's been heavy snow with big flakes for about an hour now and the temp has been climbing but it's still down at 22. 22/22/S6-9/SN+
  7. Considering that I'm at about where I figured I'd finish if it snows like this for another 90 minutes I'm going to end up over 5" rather than the 3 I'm at now. Fingers crossed I avoid the changeover and get to 5". Temp is creeping up though, I'm at 20 now still on a very light SE wind so yeah, we'll see.
  8. 2" 18/16/S-E-SE 3-5/SN+ In the process of changing from all small flakes to grainy.
  9. I'm passing 2" now. 18/16/SN+ It's been mostly small flakes but it's changing now.It sounds like it's getting grainy.
  10. Hey Walt. I've never been any good at figuring out storm movement speeds and when they get to different places. When do you think that line makes it to the I684 corridor?
  11. 18/15. It just started snowing heavily again and the temp dropped a degree instantly.
  12. North of I90 and above 1500 feet isn't doing terribly so far this year and from about that high point on Rt 7 by Manchester (VT) above 2k it's been pretty good. K is looking good and by late Feb will be typical midwinter conditions. You're good to go. Very few of them really are. Even in the great winters people whine. I wasn't here in 96 but I bet everyone bugged out when the greatness got washed away before it got even better. Give it another 20 years. You start wearing a sweater around the house when it's 40* outside
  13. 18/15 winds are variable around the area but most have an E or N aspect and they're light at 0-5mph. There's only about 2/3" so far and the roads went to poop pretty quickly due to cold pavement. If you don't have to go out and drive don't. All of the rookies with summer tires are out there struggling.
  14. I had to run over to Ridgefield CT and we took my BRZ. It's unfortunately still running the 3 season tires so that was a "challenging" drive home. My wife wasn't enjoying it nearly as much as I was In all seriousness those first 2/3" really made a mess of the roads because it was so cold.
  15. As a side note that doesn't really belong in an obs thread but, in a more general sense when forecasts are made it would be cool if a distinction was made based on east and west of the River. I know it's hard to forecast for microclimates.
  16. How far north? North and east or...? Sorry I just never really know what metro area mets mean when they say that so I thought I'd see what you're thinking. There has always seemed to be more focus on N&W but that's almost always wrong for me and I'm ~55 miles due north of the Whitestone Bridge.
  17. 19/4 Radar shows I'm under a virga flizzard. Most stations in my area are now either S or SW but really light.
  18. Hey Rob or SNY is it snowing over there yet?
  19. It's one of those winters where that PV spins and occasionally a cold lobe rolls over and the cold enough part of it reaches this far south. If it happens to be placed right and finds some moisture at the right moment we get snow. I think it's about a 50/50 chance whether it's timed right and we go white or it's off slightly and we get wet.
  20. You'd be right. Usually it's because she's overwhelmed with my brilliance and patience but sometimes...
  21. I've been saying that since Pinatubo. Every time there's a decent eruption in an out of the way place I root for it to get bigger and my wife gives me s**t for it. I say I want it to snow more and she just shakes her head