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  1. NorthShoreWx

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    59.65" of rainfall for the year at my station in Smithtown as of December 3. Coincidentally the same as New York City, but we did not get there the same way. Alas, I haven't been recording rainfall that long, but this is our wettest year. Second wettest was 2014 at 53.40". Driest was 2013 at 37.11"
  2. Bingo! White rain is a trace of snow. Record a T. Why is this so hard for some people?
  3. Started as light sleet here, mixed with rain, then a snow sleet mix. Was mostly light rain with a few ice pellets 15 minutes ago, now snow/sleet rain/mix. Your basic wet cold afternoon that can't make up its mind. Temp is +2C
  4. Seems he'd be skewing the records for his location if he took a measurement from downtown Boston instead because they got more snow. I think your beef is with the location for a record representing Boston, not with the quality of measurement at that location. Downtown Boston gets more snow than Winthrop; most of us understand that.
  5. Definitely true in October 2011. Only a trace here, but snow on the ground 3 miles south of here. 62 degree water in the Sound at that time wasn't conducive to snowfall close to the shore. It was the same last week, but only along the immediate beach. Sound temps then were about 54, but the air was considerably colder than in October 2011. I doubt the beach front areas on either side of the bays on the south shore fare much better early in the season, although a NE wind being more immediately off of land might help a little in some very marginal events.
  6. Logan is surrounded by water east of downtown Boston. That measurement is believable, assuming it's not a typo. I noted a trace on the beach vs an inch and a half on the ground a quarter mile inland on the north shore of LI during the first part of the snowfall. "Load of crap" is a tad harsh.
  7. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Snow/sleet mix here at 7:30. At times more snow, others more sleet.This may wind up being mostly a frozen event even here. I'm confident it will rain, but how much?
  8. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Don't know what years those are from, but I think there was a time long ago when hail got lumped in with snowfall.
  9. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Well, it was sleeting by the time I clicked submit on that post. Light sleet now. 4.5" might be the maximum snow depth here, even if the frozen precip hangs on for a while.
  10. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    I was out and about and the roads are bad here too, but it's really the drivers that are bad. I actually took a walk in the woods and went down by the Sound briefly, but ran the last half mile back to the car when I started to hear cracking falling tree limbs. I will post some video later if I get a chance. Still light snow at 6:40, but I think a mix is knocking at our door.
  11. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Eh, I think you can give them some slack. You announced that Nassau County would be mostly rain before you went to bed last night. NAM was showing 6" for Nassau at that time. Yours wasn't an unreasonable forecast and I assume you had more reasons than just being conservative for making it.
  12. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    It's not the grass height. I just wasn't trying hard enough. Early in the season and I'm not in peak form yet.
  13. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    4.1" here measured on a snowboard at 5:30 PM. Still snowing but much lighter now (6:10PM). Just for grins, I stuck the ruler lightly in the grass near the snowboard and got 5.9". I could have probably pushed it in a little harder and measured 7" if I was trying to inflate the inflated total. This tells me 2 things. I need to mow the lawn when the snow melts and there are going to be a lot of BS totals reported for this one.
  14. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-16 Coastal Storm/ULL Discussion

    Looks to me like it hasn't budged in central NJ over the past hour. Definitely not "racing". Someone on that r/s line is getting frustrated with the back and forth p-types. Snow started here about 45 minutes ago. 32 S- with a light coating.
  15. NorthShoreWx

    11/15-16 Coastal Storm/ULL Discussion

    Your elevation there is about 200 feet +/- depending on where exactly you will be, but gets over 300 feet just a little to your east. Night and day with the barrier islands in the winter. Also, High Point, aka Jaynes Hill (400 feet) is about a mile or two to your southwest.
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