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  • Birthday 03/27/1976

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KLWM
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    Andover, MA

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  1. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    I swear this is one of those things most people don't even realize they have until it's gone. Losing power is so common around the state with Eversource and National Grid that people almost get used to it and expect it to happen. It's hard to imagine living somewhere where it doesn't happen until you actually live there. Until I moved to Wilmington, I had no idea what a perk it was, and I still didn't realize it fully until after I left.
  2. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Best part of this storm for me wasn't the snowfall, it was that we didn't lose power. Lost power last week for almost 3 days, got it back on Friday, and then lost it again for a few hours on Saturday. I lived in Wilmington for 6 years before moving to Andover 5 years ago, and you guys should count your blessings for Reading Municipal Electric. I think we lost power in Wilmington a half dozen times, and never for more than 4-5 hours that I can remember. Since I've been in Andover, we lose power at least that many times per year, and multiple days without power isn't uncommon. National Grid is the McDonald's to Reading Muni's Capital Grille. Finally got a generator after a stiff breeze knocked out power for 3 days in October, and it still sucks trudging out there to dump gas in it all day and night, and then going to the gas station to fill up the cans, etc. So happy we kept the lights on this time around, probably because there aren't many trees left to fall that didn't already.
  3. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    I think it all boils down to the way people measure. If I went out there right now and stuck a yardstick in the ground, I'd probably get the 23-24 that is the "official" measurement for Andover. But, if you're measuring every 6 hours, and clearing, and avoiding the compaction (ie. actually measuring snowfall), the numbers can change significantly. I have a feeling 90% or more of the official measurements involve someone going outside after the storm ends and sticking a ruler in the ground. The bottom line is myself, and a number of other local posters, were in this thread all day, and sitting under the same bands Ray was, and his measurements were perfectly in line with what we were seeing.
  4. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    I can certainly back that up myself. By the way, my name is Greg too.
  5. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    No doubt in my mind we reached 30". Zero. And it ain't done yet.
  6. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    I'm 41 years old, have lived in Massachusetts my whole life, and I don't remember ever getting as much snow in a 2-3 hour period as we just got, and it's still coming down hard. If we didn't get a foot in three hours, I don't know what a foot of snow is. Poor dog can't even see over the edges of the path I had to trudge for him to walk through, and his eyes are about 30 inches off the ground when he stands on his hind legs.
  7. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    What about the one behind it, that looks to be getting into Fitchburg right now?
  8. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    It is still just absolutely dumping. Is the band even moving?
  9. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    That house is about 300 feet from where I just took the pic. No wind, visibility is all snow reduced.
  10. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    It's not even close, I can't wait to see Ray's last hour measurement, because I'm saying it's at least 3". The flake size, coupled with the amount, this is stuff that just piles up as you're watching it. I took the dog out about an hour ago, and then again about 5 minutes ago, and the footprints I made an hour ago (which were on an unshoveled walkway) were basically filled in.
  11. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    That's what I said about an hour ago. If we keep this pace, we'll be there in less than 2 hours.
  12. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Basically at the intersection of 93 and 495 in Andover.
  13. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    I would bet anything this is more than 3"/hour snow. The flakes are enormous.
  14. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Almost whiteout conditions right now, with virtually no wind. Just an insane amount of snow falling from the sky.
  15. Dotb

    March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

    Some of the heaviest snow of the storm right now, and flake size has grown significantly. Piling up quick. Have to be making a run at 24" now, if we aren't already there.
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