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  1. powderfreak

    March Disco

    Yeah most of the systems this season have been weaker but big QPF thumpers sans wind.
  2. powderfreak

    March Disco

    You just had one like two weeks ago, no? Or you talking long duration coastal flooding, wind?
  3. powderfreak

    March Disco

    Some are just up. Work schedules, whatnot.
  4. powderfreak

    NNE Winter Thread

    It was a classic Northern Greens set-up that may barely show up on QPF/precip plots because of how minimal it is... but snow growth is aligned well for orographic snows, with -12C to -18F just above the ridges and peaks. So the fluid westerly flow hits a speed bump, like water rippling over a dam of rocks, and that turbulence/upward motion brings snow to the surface. A subtle WNW CAA undercutting the flow aloft also wouldn't cause snow because it's usually denser, sinking air. But the terrain says it needs to go up as well. In the end, you get a fluffy 2-3" and nice few hour period of snow around the Spine, with 4-5" at the ski resorts. Hard to believe not getting a tenth in the Upper CT River Valley despite being in the moisture flow axis.
  5. powderfreak

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    Yeah, after any thaw/freeze you'll usually see steeper ungroomed terrain reduced...this time of year all mountains have plenty of snow so any closures are due to snow surfaces.
  6. powderfreak

    March Disco

    Bob's monitoring but not invested . The Tippy psycho-analysis in me finds it a little funny the number of posts on this from folks making sure people know they aren't invested, but are watching. This is a weather forum, folks shouldn't have to continuously justify, clarify or defend their model watching or commenting.
  7. powderfreak

    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    Ha, like 30% of roads in NNE are dirt. Hell, even at the family lake house in CT it's all dirt roads around...you go like 3 miles before you find a paved road. Woodstock and Union have a lot of them off the main state highways. Paved roads cost a fortune to maintain. Dirt roads you just grade a couple times a summer and it's all good.
  8. powderfreak

    March Disco

    I don't think anyone is miserable until it snows this time of year . I think you align with most on this forum pretty well. You'll continue to watch the models for something to pop but if it doesn't, just go along with the rest of your day. But if the option is 32F and a snow event or 42F and misery mist on NE flags, everyone on here knows what the more interesting outcome would be weather-wise.
  9. powderfreak

    NNE Winter Thread

    It was great photo snow, fluffy pow. But if you added in sound it was very loud pow. That firm base was 100% there on every turn.
  10. powderfreak

    March Disco

    2" on the cars and trees at home, 4-5" up here at the ski resort base. Looks like winter again covering the dirty spring banks that arrived the past couple days.
  11. powderfreak

    NNE Winter Thread

    BTV down to 1/2sm moderate snow... likely closing in on 2" of fluff here now. KBTV 170254Z 34007KT 1/2SM R15/5500VP6000FT SN FZFG BKN014 OVC024 M03/M04 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP158 P0001 60001 T10281044 52013
  12. powderfreak

    The 2018-2019 Ski Season Thread

    It was bad up here too. The freeze happened at just the wrong time around the time-of-opening. Nothing the mountain operations teams can do with that region-wide.
  13. powderfreak

    March Disco

    Snowing like a deform band all the sudden with rapid accumulation... air is full of huge snow growth flakes. Temps just above the H85 level are in the DGZ and that's where the lift is in these lake/orographic bands. Good eastward propagation of under-the-radar fluffy snow on the 2.45 scan... based on what is falling here. The Spine must be getting a good amount of fake snow...stacked arms of dendrites entraining a high percentage of air for sure. 1.5" so far.
  14. powderfreak

    NNE Winter Thread

    It's actually been snowing pretty good for the past 30-45 minutes. Perfect dendrites, big feathers. They are slow to fall but there are a lot of them. Seems to be a Lake Ontario connection...could be a couple/few inches for the mountains if they are seeing this snow growth, but it's the true meaning of dust on crust.
  15. powderfreak

    March Disco

    Pinkham Notch with only 143"? Seems low for 2,000ft elevation. Man the NEK of VT got buried this season with those areas above 175" on the season...they are outside the main upslope zone too. Brewery of the Year Hill Farmsted with 188" in Greensboro.
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