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  1. 1 hour ago, Isotherm said:

     

    I'm at -4.2 for March, with a mean temp of 36.9F. For comparison, February had a mean temp of 40.7F! This month's temperatures are more akin to December.

    My maximum temperature this March has been 58F, which is lower than my max in Dec (65), Jan, (63), and Feb (78). A maximum temperature in the upper 50s is fairly cool even in mid winter, nevermind March. Really demonstrates the -NAO blocking effectiveness in precluding significant warm-ups.

    This week now looks to struggle in the 50s. I may not hit 60F this March, which must be almost record breaking.

    The other impressive thing is that we achieved these departures without any real cold to work with in Canada. Given the intensity of the pattern we just witnessed the last few weeks, I think we got off kind of easy as far as temps go.

  2. 2 hours ago, gravitylover said:

    Say hello to springtime. Yes this is today 20 minutes from my house. 

     

    I was very impressed by the amount of snow on the ground by Harriman State Park when I was up that way last week. Went there to take some pictures, but couldn't even move around the trails without being thigh deep in snow. Definitely the deepest winter I've seen in the area this late in the season.

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  3. Most of the models are kind of past their usefulness for a system like this--at least until the ccb and banding sets up. But from everything we've seen so far, this storm is probably going to be one of those deals where places like Eastern Monmouth are getting blitzed while New Brunswick is 34 and rain/white rain. Given the state of the broader global pattern right now, I'd place my bets on something interesting happening over meh, though.  

  4. 9 hours ago, NorthShoreWx said:

    Seems to happen a lot here.  I'm only a mile or two from the Sound and there's a constant roar in the treetops during these storms.  I think there's a connection. The snow growth theory may have merit as well.

    The good news is that while we may have less snow [depth] on the ground tonight, I find it lasts longer here.

    I have family that lives near the NJ coast and I always notice the same thing whenever I experience the bigger coastal storms down there. Little wind seems to reach the ground and the trees barely move, yet it sounds like a busy airport outside. Snow quality is usually in the 8-10:1 range regardless of temperature, too.

  5. 13 minutes ago, Big Jims Videos said:

    There's no way to tell. We've had 3-4 inch an hour rates in point pleasant beach since 7:30. 

     

    Yeah, I'm expecting some pretty whacky totals on the final PNS for this storm. Someone might report 25" while just a few towns over report something like 12". lol

  6. 11 hours ago, donsutherland1 said:

    At 3 pm, TEB was reporting an 82° reading. That figure is suspect, as it is notably warmer than the temperature at any other nearby location.

     

    6 hours ago, Stormlover74 said:

    I noticed that last week when they were 5 degrees higher than all other sites

    Those warm spikes tend to happen at TEB fairly often. I'm pretty sure the spikes are caused by jet exhaust since the sensor is unusually close to the runway/taxiways.

  7. Wish I could've gotten up to northern VT this week to do some riding--you'll be hard pressed to find better conditions for what could be  years to come. March can be a good month too, but idk...that March sun takes a big chunk out of the wintry appeal for me--no matter how snowy it might be. It doesn't get any better than this in the northeast.

  8. 1 hour ago, radarman said:

    Granite Chief chair ran today.  Pics don't do it justice. 

     

    20-30 ft trees either buried or made to look like christmas trees.

    Looks like there's another monster forecast to barrel into the WC next week! The madness continues.

  9. 4 hours ago, hazwoper said:

    Battery storage and pump storage advancements will certainly help overcome many of those concerns.  Upgrading transmission will help move the energy to the load centers along with the use of offshore wind (the first project in the US just went online).

    Not to mention the huge strides being made in fusion technology. It really can't be stressed enough how important it is to keep these projects funded. Private investment will never be a substitute for government funding of the kind of technology that future generations will require.

  10. 1 hour ago, ORH_wxman said:

    The resorts will prob be running at close to full capacity within 2-3 days. They are gonna get a nice little break over the next week...I bet the skiing there is gonna be crazy awesome this weekend.

    For sure, but has to be kind of maddening for anybody that's stuck there right now. All that snow and nothing to do and nowhere to go. :lol:

    And how do you even ride 8'-10' of fresh snow?? Especially since the stuff they got hit with this past week wasn't their typical sierra cement. You definitely have to stick to the steep trails/bowls and maintain good speed or you're ****ed!

  11. 1 hour ago, WeatherNurse said:

    A good friend of mine lives in Mammoth.  Her social media feeds are awe inspiring, terrifying, and fill me with regret that I booked my trip to JH this years and not Mammoth (I leave in 2 days, not complaining!!)  Not only absurd, but downright dangerous.  They had to close the front entrance to the only grocery store in town (see photo of cornice below) People are literally stranded in their homes because there is no place left to go with the snow, cars are buried and the plows can't keep up.  At this point, it's nuisance snow.  

     

    Crazy. Honestly, as awesome as it has been following these systems, I don't think I'd actually want to be there right now. All the mountain towns are crippled  and many of the resorts aren't running anywhere near 100%. Considering the amount of snow Jackson Hole has to-date, I think it'll be a pretty nice consolation prize. ;)

     

     

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