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wxmanmitch

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    Heartwellville, VT: 2,230' ASL

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  1. wxmanmitch

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

    Yes, there was a SWFE redeveloper on 11/26-27 that produced a very heavy wet snow in the higher elevations with about 13-14" here. Then we had 10" of upslope over the course of a day and half, it didn't end until late on the 28th. There were many power outages above 1K here in VT and I was out for ~36 hours. Fortunately, I've since had backup installed.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    Most of the snow you see on the 3 km NAM is bogus. If it were real, I'd be up around 350-400" for the season, lol. I'm where those dark blues are in eastern Bennington County. Maybe the mountains up north including Mt. Washington see some snow showers with a few inches, but I don't think this will be a significant upslope weekend. Wildcat tends to get that NW flow upslope too, so a few inches (but not 20"+) is possible. Edit: I see you'll be at Mt. Snow too. We don't normally get as much upslope as Wildcat down here, but there could be some light snow showers here too. Not expecting much, if any, accumulation though.
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    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    High of 47.8° F even with nearly full sunshine this afternoon, but we are starting to get some high cirrus now though. The valleys were in the upper 50s to near 60. It actually felt a little hot in the sun, since I was dressed for 40-42° F and overcast like it was prior to noon. The roads are getting soft and muddy today. They were still hard this morning, but the sun and snowmelt has softened the roads to the point where you get those ruts. Therefore, I declare today the beginning of mud season. Tentatively, I'd give this winter a C+. Novie was epic (especially with that 2 footer I had right after Turkey Day), but December was a ratter. January was decent, but nothing special. February and March have been disappointing with nothing over 6". We had no measurable snow for 2 weeks in early February, which must be a hard feat to pull off up here. At least we've had a steady, uninterrupted snow pack and no mega February torches like the past two seasons. The hard snow pack has been good for snow mobiling, and the ski areas got a good base established early.
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    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    Totally envious of that Colorado storm! That is AWESOME! Put that beast over Cape Cod and Islands... How come New England never gets storms like this anymore?
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    NNE Winter Thread

    2.0" of surprise upslope fluff here this morning. Still flurrying even now. I really didn't think I'd get in on any of the action down here, but alas we did. Measuring was a pain due to the wind and fluffy nature of the snow, but 2.0" was the average with a range from 1" to 3.5".
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    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    Yes, FW4288 is my ID.
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    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    Snow pack depth average is around 30" with a range from 26-35". It is a solid glacier below the top 6-8" and you can walk on top of it without ever really sinking in. I have my Davis VP2 sensor suite 8' up and it is at about eye level. I'm 5' 8". The snow pack was about 4-4.5' deep last year at this time, but the pack was much softer and didn't have as much water in it. I've had at least 1" of snow OTG since November 9th, which is now 123 days straight. The snow blower path to the propane tank is a little over 3' deep. Meanwhile, there's not much left in the valleys. Just a few inches of crap that will likely be completely gone by the end of the week with the impending warm up. No melting here today with a brief high of 33.3° F. Now 28.3° F with light upslope snow.
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    March 10 2019 Snow to Mix Event

    3.0" here, which is a little more than I thought last night. Snow never really transitioned completely to sleet. It mixed in at times, but it stayed pretty much all snow. Going back and forth between snizzle and freezing drizzle now, 25.8° F.
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    2018/19 Winter Banter and General Discussion - We winter of YORE

    35.4° F high on my Davis today off a low of 14.7° F, which is a decent diurnal variation for my mountainside location. The elevation difference in the snow pack is becoming more noticeable now as it typically does with my pack between 30-35" and the valleys at 4-8" with bare spots in the sunny areas. Although this year the gradient has been larger than normal between my spot and the valleys on the west slope. I don't think North Adams and Bennington have had more than about 40-45" of snow for the season (if that) while I've had 116.3". Pittsfield has had a little more from elevation and upslope (50-55"?) though. A lot of this difference is attributable to the elevation storms in Novie and an upslope storm in January. Likely a little of it to the SWFEs but those have been more latitude dependent than elevation dependent. I don't think I get more than an inch or two of junk tomorrow AM as the midlevels look sketchy and lift is limited. The high res NAM is hitting the mountains with upslope Monday and into Tuesday AM, but as usual, I'm not really buying it. Maybe I get a little bit, but the northern Greens and Whites could get a few inches though.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    -1.4° F this morning. Lets keep winter going please! I want 6 more weeks of cold and snow like last year so we can keep mud and black fly season to a minimum. Last April was like deep winter here with lots of chilly days in the 30s and nights well below freezing in the teens and 20s. Once the rubber band snapped at the start of May, spring came in a hurry going from deep snow pack to leaf out in about 2 weeks, which is how I'd like to do it every year. Long drawn out mud seasons suck.
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    2018-19 New England Snow

    116.3".
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    4.5" of fluff on the board this morning. Not bad. Depth at my stake (in the shade) is 38-39". It was sunny an hour ago, but now we're cloudy with some light snow grains that aren't showing up on radar. This is probably a weak orographic response on the backside. Congrats to the SNE crew! This was supposed to be our storm 2-3 days ago, but you took this one right out from under our feet.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Solid moderate snow with dendrites, 25° F. Looks like around 2" new. Nice little 700 mb frontogenesis band FTW.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    25.9° F, moderate snow. Good snow growth. The high was 29.4° F and the 0.6" I had from last night didn't really melt at all. The radar looks decent. That band running through BGM may translate up here, which would be good. I still don't think I get much more than 4-5" though.
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    NNE Winter Thread

    5.0" of fluff from the clipper here. Depth ranges from 25-35", with an average around 30". Not bad, but not epic either. Hopefully Sunday night produces. My one worry is that the Saturday system strengthens too much compressing the height field SE out ahead of the 2nd storm, keeping the best snows SE of us. 18z GFS depicts this. 12z Euro would be a nice hit for most of NNE though.
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