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  1. Not cold here...afternoon walk along a park on the Arthur Kill at 4pm, no overcoat, hat or gloves needed....just a windbreaker.
  2. Some decades it really was a once or twice a winter rarity......a lot of the 80's and early 90's were putrid....I remember sitting in the faculty room reading the Star ledger and an article entitled whatever happened to winter? That was 1991...
  3. Just going by living around here for decades, it would be unusual ( but not unheard of ) for winter to just crap out and stay that way until spring. 2011 was an example, though we'd had an epic winter by that time already. Even 2007 and 2008 brought some snow or ice in Feb ( though 2007's sleetfests were a disappointment but were modeled to be IIRC ) so I can buy into the idea that it will get cold and possibly snowy again. Even in 1994 we had some warm temps IIRC in late Jan and thought we were in the clear ( we hadn't had snowy winter before then in ten years or so ) before Feb and March delivered. It's been my experience that mild winters tend to start out that way and stay that way. Just my unscientific two cents.
  4. Winter 2017-18 banter thread

    I'd prefer 13-14 to 10-11, precisely because it was over so quick in 10-11. OTOH, you can't beat two big badass storms less than a month apart, and a third one that hit more toward CT but still left me with 9 inches, something the last two big storms couldn't deliver in my neck of the woods ( March 2017 and Jan 4 this year, where we struggled to get over 6....14-15 was mostly smaller events with my biggest being in March, the first in years....15-16 was memorable for the big blizzard which seemed but a blip in a tropical winter.....we'd have been better off shutting down a few days and letting nature melt it, it would save money on snow removal....not liking what i'm reading for the rest of this winter, but no one can say we didn't have a real winter this year, it has been cold and snowy, but most of the events on the smaller side. The "bomb" left me with a little fallout, that's all. We'll see.
  5. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    Thanks for those pics of 78, I was in HS in 9th grade and had never seen anything like it: I was in central NJ and I think we had 17 inches. Did not see its like again until 83; then all the way to 96 ( March 93 was wicked but was more of ten inch ice and sleet storm here ) since 2001 well you know the rest.....my kids think huge blizzards are common....
  6. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    And it flipped fast too
  7. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    The timing sucks . it is snowing here now....too late for a delayed opening but early enough to make the commute a mess. Worried about my son driving into his first class at RU for the new semester. Chem 2 ( ugh )
  8. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    It is a big subforum, with parts of it as far from me as DC or Balt, which are in a different subforum.
  9. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    Doing nothing here, and there are breaks in the clouds. Whatever was going to happen didn't. Was hoping to maybe get a delayed opening But it's clear this is nothing, keeping with the tradition that clipper type systems can mostly be ignored in my parts.....
  10. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    You sound like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof....I'm just not feeling this one. And reading the various reports here is confusing. Someone will say it looks better and it will be followed by just the opposite.
  11. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    Yes it is, but I'm not convinced it won't be raining there as well.
  12. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    It should stick in areas where it snows; the ground is still cold.
  13. Doesn't seem to want to stay warm this year; today felt nice walking in the park because it wasn't arctic for a change; I get tired of walking in the mall for my daily walks....
  14. 1/16-17 Anafrontal/Coastal Low Snows Disco/Obs

    Well, sometimes they are dead on; most had my area just barely out of the big snows for the last event, it was hard to believe the cutoff would be so close, and yet it was. So I'll agree it looks unlikely, but it could it also be possible that the rain area should be further west?