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famartin

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  • Birthday 03/05/1981

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  1. famartin

    2/10-2/12 Winter Storm Threat

    Actually, you shouldn’t clear even if type changes if it hasn’t been 6 hours from the last clearing. So... if you clear the board at noon, it snows til 3 then changes to sleet, you still can’t clear the board until 6.
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    2/10-2/12 Winter Storm Threat

    3:1 or 3.5:1 is about right. Model snow map output continues to have issues discriminating. In any mix scenario I would always look closely at thermals for myself.
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    Wacky things you've done for snow

    I was looking for a foot plus storm, but never managed to find one. I did find a historic storm with the October 2011 snow, so that was worth it, even tho it wasn’t that much in total.
  4. famartin

    2/10-2/12 Winter Storm Threat

    Kamu said I needed to provide some guidance on sleet here. Without reading the whole thread, can someone bring me up to speed?
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    Wacky things you've done for snow

    I snow chased cross-country a couple times back when I lived in Elko
  6. famartin

    E PA/NJ/DE Winter 2018-19 OBS Thread

    Something in central NJ has been running warm for the past few days...
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    How much you got?

    Its hard to say we're due just barely two years after the biggest blizzard of my life, but I think we are definitely due if we get a third rotten winter in row down here. For the last 20 years, the average here is 21" vs. 28" in Ewing, the northerly lattitude there definitely makes a difference, even though I still had my biggest blizzard here (bigger than the biggest on record there, in fact). Thanks to the blizzard, we actually did better overall in 15-16 than Ewing, but the last two have been more normal for sure. Though this winter was a little painful watching the storms pass just north again and again, I can't say I'm desperate... yet
  8. famartin

    How much you got?

    Parents and myself both just short of key thresholds... Ewing 35.6" (just shy of 3 feet) My house in NoVA 11.9" (just shy of 1 foot)
  9. famartin

    April 2nd Snow Observations

    0.8" final in Ewing
  10. famartin

    April 2nd Snow Observations

    Looks like it appeared better than it actually was, maybe a quarter inch or so new with it. It did come down hard, but warm temps and its brevity did not help.
  11. famartin

    April 2nd Snow Observations

    Negative. There are a lot of Martin's out there
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    April 2nd Snow Observations

    0.6" in Ewing so far, they've been in that gap on radar. Lets see what this last band can do...
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    March 20-21 Snow and other Observations

    Pretty much across the region from WV thru NJ, Feb 2015 was above normal snowfall. That was the last decent February. So, 3 bad ones in a row. El Nino favors Feb, and also favors areas south of 40N much more than La Nina. We probably need an El Nino, or next winter will likely be another dud for those of us below 40N. The only good La Nina winter I recall off-hand for those of us below 40N is 1995-96.
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    March 20-21 Snow and other Observations

    Storm total precip was 0.95" in Ewing with the 8.0" of snow. Here's the daily breakdown: 3/20 - 0.3" snow (sleet) and 0.20" precip 3/21 - 7.3" snow and 0.73" precip (actually was a perfect 10:1, was surprised) 3/22 - 0.4" snow and 0.02" precip
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