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  1. Power out here, tornado warning, roughest 10 minutes of weather I’ve witnessed in a long time. We ran to the basement with the kids when the tornado alerts went off.
  2. Things look to get interesting in the next hour or so. With all of the quarantine / stay at home stuff the kids bedtime has been slipping later and later. I expect that line coming through will wake them.
  3. Getting some decent bursts of snow this morning. Big fat fluffy dendrites coming down with temperatures in the low 20s. One of my favorite types of snow.
  4. Pretty decent band just ripped through here, winds started gusting and visibility dropped pretty drastically!
  5. Anyone want to take a road trip to the Tug for this storm?! URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Buffalo NY 427 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020 NYZ006>008-261730- /O.UPG.KBUF.WS.A.0006.200227T0900Z-200229T2300Z/ /O.NEW.KBUF.LE.W.0004.200227T1200Z-200229T2300Z/ Oswego-Jefferson-Lewis- Including the cities of Oswego, Watertown, and Lowville 427 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THURSDAY TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Long duration heavy lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet with locally higher amounts possible in the most persistent lake snows. Snowfall rates may exceed 2 inches per hour at times. Winds could gust as high as 45 to 50 mph resulting in SIGNIFICANT blowing and drifting snow. * WHERE...The Eastern Lake Ontario Region. * WHEN...From 7 AM Thursday to 6 PM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel will become be very difficult to impossible with very poor visibility and deep snow cover on roads. The hazardous conditions will greatly impact the morning and the evening commutes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches Man can you imagine the drifts with 2-3 feet and 45mph winds? Wow.. Some localized areas will probably see our seasonal total in a 3 day span.
  6. Keep an eye on tomorrow night into Thursday morning. Maybe a chance at some short lived but decent snow rates. Sort of similar situation to the last event but we need a shift SE.
  7. We are now at 19.1 inches for the season. What would the over under of 25 inches for the season be? Just about any other year on Feb 14th you'd take the over but not this year.
  8. Yeah that was cool, didn’t observe any lightening but it only took about 45 seconds for roads and everything to go white. Looks like some light snow building in behind the front now. Maybe we can eek out an inch overnight.
  9. It’s coming, let’s see if that line can hold together, if it does it will be brief but intense. Saw a post on Facebook about thunder but not sure how reliable the person is.
  10. Still snowing here, coating on grassy surfaces. Yeah its too bad it wasn't colder or at least have frozen ground leading into it.
  11. Yeah I wasn't expecting to see this. NWS addresses in the discussion: NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... 1130am update...increased PoP to track a narrow band of precipitation moving east through the region, evidenced by current radar imagery. Wet bulbing plus near sfc CAA has led to most of this precip to fall as snow, with a rain/snow mix more likely in northern WV. Warm grounds and short duration will limit accumulation to a trace on grassy surfaces only. This wave will exit this afternoon, and signal the beginning of the dry period.
  12. Maybe a light front end thump Wednesday into Thursday, better odds North and West. It would be nothing more than stats padding though as another inch or so of rainfall is coming in afterwards. Maybe some landslide watches go up? lol After that Thursday night might be favorable for some decent snow showers. It's going to be cold Friday so it would be nice to have at least an inch or so of snow on the ground. Off Topic, but if your bored go check out the NE thread... talk about a massive meltdown of embarrassing proportions!
  13. That Thursday morning thing is close enough to keep an eye on, but right now GFS is really the only thing giving us mainly snow.
  14. I agree totally, today should shape up to look and feel pretty wintry. It’s not just us, it’s been awful comparable to average in just about every region in the East.
  15. It was nice change of pace to track something in the short range that actually worked out. This year has been almost all spent looking past day 7 hoping to see a window of opportunity. This window showed itself probably 5-6 days ago but it didn’t really look good until 48 hours out then thing’s kept getting better.