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  • Birthday 03/20/1978

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    Bristol, RI
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    Weather, Computers, Radio, Baseball, History.

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  1. bristolri_wx

    SNE "Tropical" Season Discussion 2019

    Euro has been inching its way northwest as well as it moves towards New England. Just an interesting trend over the last four runs - still doesn’t seem likely to get anything other than fringe effects from the storm.
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    Winter 2019-2020 Discussion

    This is a really interesting discussion on a hot summer's day. I wonder if there is any correlation between the above normal SST's of the Gulf Stream about 250 miles to the southeast of us, and the generally observed increase in seasonal snow amounts since the late 90's? SST's have been consistently running 2-5 degrees celsius above normal in this area since late 1996 according to the SST anomaly maps located here: https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/sst/anomaly/ At this point it makes you wonder if it's even an anomaly anymore if it's been running above normal for over 20 years. I would imagine that the above normal SST's have an influence on cyclone strength and other aspects of our weather year round. Maybe this could also partially explain why ratters aren't nearly as ratty as they used to be. Perhaps just one piece of the puzzle... Overall I'm inclined to believe that the warming SST's in the Arctic and lesser amounts of polar ice will have a profound effect on our weather, especially in the winter. Whether it's a short term, or long term pattern shift, our winters seem to be back loaded into February and March more years than not, and I (anecdotally) feel that we have more swings between above normal and below normal temperatures thanks to these kinks and bulges in the jet stream that researchers are starting to feel are caused by the warmer temps up in the Arctic.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    This should work for now (just checked it) until you get out of range. I think CoD lets you download a .gif of the loop... https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=BOX-N0Q-1-200
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Yeah I probably should have gone out and measured my usual spot at around 4 but couldn't get myself up and out of the house to do it. I checked NWS numbers it looks like I ended up an inch higher than what was reported in my area so who knows. Sometimes these heavy slop storms are more difficult to measure than the windy ones if you don't put 100% effort into it.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    About 7" on the ground here. Heavy heavy stuff. I would imagine I probably have closer to 8" or 9" before compaction from the sleet and rain we had between 4 and 5 AM. Man if we didn't have that hour of mixing I feel confident we would have been in double-digits around here.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Back to moderate to heavy snow, huge flakes...
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Big wet flakes starting to mix back in with the sleet...
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Mix line definitely moving southeast again on radar... still sleet here but looks like Cranston/ Warwick May be switching back over. Still holding at 32.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Looks like on radar the sleet line beginning to pivot back southeastward.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Mostly switched over to sleet now....
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Heavy sleet/snow mix at the moment. 32.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    32 heavy snow, only about 1.5” on the ground. Having a tough time accumulating anywhere but grass at the moment...
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    Probably transformers blowing. I would guess limbs hitting the lines. I received a bunch of power alarms from our Work battery backup units.
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    The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

    33 moderate snow. Finally starting to stick now, it’s been snowing since around 7:30.
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    Perhaps a Coastal Storm on March 2nd for SNE????

    This has been the year of sleet. Can hear the occasional mix of pingers again. About 3” outside.
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