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About Syrmax

  • Birthday 12/03/1961

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  • Location:
    Clay NY, SSR
  • Interests
    Trading Stocks, Skiing
  1. The Panic Room--Winter 2017-2018

    Come north if you can, man...spend a few days at a hotel, time it around a snowstorm or lake effect bomb, which usually hit 10 miles north of my house. Not quite the same as in your own backyard but good for the soul. And it's not as expensive as down there for a couple few days...4, 5 hour ride. We're basically hillbillys with snow.
  2. The Panic Room--Winter 2017-2018

    It's over. Even in Syracuse. I snowshoed today before the meltdown starts. I'm almost ready to be reaped (almost) but I reside 15 miles from a fakesnow machine, unlike you poor sots. All NWP has a bunson burner up our ass for weeks if not months. Other than the Tropic Thunder model used in the NE forum to conjure up their weekly Fake Blizzards. Bottom line, you people are fooked (extra DT) and winter cancel. There. I said it.
  3. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Well, thats a wrap....it was an eventful half winter. Interesting and intense, but short. Did a final snowshoe today before we melt it down. Final seasonal snowfall here probably will be under 100". Might creep to near normal, ~ 125" but pattern is dead until mid/late Feb at best. And by then, barring another big March snowstorm, will anyone really care? Should prob create another thread...Spring has Sprung!
  4. Upstate/Eastern New York

    KBGM snow map went for 4 to 3" for SYR and 6 to 5" for BGM. My whole.world is imploding.
  5. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Good week to miss up here. Not much going on. You may see as much wintry wx in HOU than the i95 crowd in SNE.
  6. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Spent most of the last few days in Johnson City just west of KBGM...pretty wintry there...I'd say a solid 6" from last weekend's storm. Looked to be a bit less in BGM and esp east side of there, which makes sense. Looks like 3-5" from this upcoming system for BGM area, probably 1" here. We got 1/2" overnight earlier no. of Syr, and that looks like about it here. Time to level the playing field a bit with this one.
  7. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Updated map courtesy of KBOX
  8. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Agree on all counts. It's pretty built up down there as compared to when I was there, just getting to Va Beach was a PITA during the summer even then. But a much more vibrant place overall. I was in Richmond last year for work conferences and stopped for a night on vacation, downtown historic area is really nice now...I remembered the place as being kind of dumpy, back in 70s and 80s.
  9. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Agree, I went to jr and sr HS in Hampton VA and college in Norfolk VA...SE coast...liked it a lot.
  10. Upstate/Eastern New York

    It wasn't too long ago when we didn't have Clown map algo's and you had to actually do some looking at mid levels and such to figure things out. Some of the short range model (HRRR etc) Clown maps seemed to have stayed away from the more outrageous totals we saw on the EC and US models right prior to storm onset. And yeah, I think sleet and rain mix screwed with clown map output more than normal in this event.
  11. Upstate/Eastern New York

    They are waiting for the 00Z Tropic Thunder model run tonight before hoisting any flags in the overnight package.
  12. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Well, every storm has its lessons to be learned. This one was pretty well forecasted by NWP...and by KBGM and KBUF. No big forecast busts that I saw, which considering the snow gradient cut right through upstate NY, and tons of other distractions with flooding rains and hydro concerns is a pretty good job by the pros. Not sure which model performed the best. Frankly, I looked at so many different models and runs that's it's all a blur at this point. As an amateur, main lesson I take away from this Storm is to take the Clown maps with a big grain of salt. Especially when mixed phases of precipitation are present.
  13. Upstate/Eastern New York

    The original one was 2010. I think they had another one in 2016 based on a quick Google search. Actually there seem to be Snowmageddon search hits for just about every year it seems. Media hysteria at its best.
  14. Upstate/Eastern New York

    The Xmas 24" followed by 20" about 8 days later for the Cap District was very memorable... back to back blockbusters in 02/03. Spent 3 winters there in early 00's...only 1 lousy winter, 01/02, which was a no show winter for everyone. Absurdly, after a top 10 mild winter in 01/02, we did have a couple inches of snow on May 18th that year as I recall, wrecking my freshly planted garden. You kind of remember things like that...
  15. Upstate/Eastern New York

    9.0" here at 8 a.m. Not bad...we may sqeeze out 10 or 11.