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12/29 Winter Storm OBS/Disco Part II

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Guest Pamela

lol awesome dendrites nice and big hours of light to moderate snow left, reports of light snow all the way back through nyc metro and northern nj and lower hudson valley.

Yeah Joe...they seem to be headed southeast towards me..hope they hold together...light snow falling here but getting heavier in the last few minutes as another band passed over.

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That's actually a very poor sounding for snow: Ideal snow growth is below -10C and that sounding is dry where temps are below -10C.

00z sounding for KNYC shows drying above 700mb but saturation from H7 to the surface, and temperatures in snow growth region generally -8c to -10c which is very good. So low level clouds still spitting out a good deal of flakes given the boudnary layer saturation, some remaining lift, and good snow growth.

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Yeah Joe...they seem to be headed southeast towards me..hope they hold together...light snow falling here but getting heavier in the last few minutes as another band passed over.

Don't look now, but there's a heavy looking snowshower inbound.

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Finish with close to 2 here. 1.6 I would say. That last weenie band help out

just got back...we did everybody even though some places only had an inch...tops we saw was maybe 2 but its cash and quick at that..done in 5 hours

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Guest Pamela

Don't look now, but there's a heavy looking snowshower inbound.

As of 10:05 PM, the snow from today's storm has amounted to 1.8" here so far. This gives us a seasonal total of 5.5"...which equals the amount that fell here for the entire 2011-12 winter...lol.

As for the snowshower...it was neat but I don't think I would call it heavy snow at my place because visibility never fell below a quarter of a mile...at least when I was peering out the window...

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just got back...we did everybody even though some places only had an inch...tops we saw was maybe 2 but its cash and quick at that..done in 5 hours

Nice little event. Only plowed one lot in union. A lot more snow on pavement by you guys. 8.5 on the season. I'm glad I can use some salt from last winter

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Still only a coating. These weenie bands ain't give me much more. What's around KHPN should drop down to us eventually, so a little more snow on the way.

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Public Information Statement

Issued by NWS Upton, NY

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off

Versions: 12345678910111213141516

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NOUS41 KOKX 300239

PNSOKX

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-301429-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

SPOTTER REPORTS

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

939 PM EST SAT DEC 29 2012

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM

THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND

MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME

PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS

SNOWFALL OF

/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT

...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...

SHELTON 6.0 835 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

BRIDGEPORT 4.6 841 PM 12/29 COOP OBSERVER

REDDING 4.5 730 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

WESTON 4.3 910 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEWTOWN 4.3 632 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

DANBURY 3.8 700 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEW CANAAN 3.8 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

NORWALK 3.0 906 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

STRATFORD 2.5 613 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

DARIEN 2.3 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...

CLINTON 12.0 834 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

EAST HADDAM 11.3 829 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

HADDAM 10.5 900 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

DEEP RIVER 9.0 803 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

PORTLAND 8.5 727 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

WESTBROOK 8.5 825 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

MIDDLETOWN 8.0 840 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

OLD SAYBROOK 7.0 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...

MADISON 11.2 824 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

CLINTONVILLE 9.5 840 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

WALLINGFORD 9.0 928 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

BRANFORD 8.0 755 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

NORTH BRANFORD 8.0 818 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

GUILFORD 8.0 858 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

SEYMOUR 7.3 821 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

NORTH HAVEN 7.0 756 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

MERIDEN 6.9 710 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEW HAVEN 6.7 927 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NAUGATUCK 6.0 733 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

WOLCOTT 6.0 652 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

BEACON FALLS 5.5 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

WEST HAVEN 5.0 754 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

WATERBURY 4.5 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

ORANGE 4.5 645 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

SOUTHBURY 4.5 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

MILFORD 4.3 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

MOMAUGUIN 3.5 614 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

...NEW LONDON COUNTY...

NORTH FRANKLIN 10.0 834 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

COLCHESTER 10.0 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

UNCASVILLE 8.5 809 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

LEDYARD CENTER 8.0 848 PM 12/29 HAM RADIO

NEW LONDON 7.0 829 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

GROTON 6.3 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

NORWICH 6.0 800 PM 12/29 CT DOT

GILMAN 5.0 639 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

GALES FERRY 5.0 622 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

OLD MYSTIC 5.0 758 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEW JERSEY

...BERGEN COUNTY...

ALLENDALE 3.5 827 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

PARAMUS 3.5 600 PM 12/29 GS PARKWAY AUTHORITY

WALDWICK 3.0 634 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

RIVERVALE 3.0 820 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

RIDGEWOOD 2.9 700 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

MIDLAND PARK 2.3 637 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

TENAFLY 1.9 629 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

RUTHERFORD 1.0 600 PM 12/29 NJ TURNPIKE AUTHORITY

...ESSEX COUNTY...

BELLEVILLE 3.1 702 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

BLOOMFIELD 3.1 822 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

WEST ORANGE 2.8 630 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

CEDAR GROVE 2.7 438 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

MILLBURN 2.5 715 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

MAPLEWOOD 1.9 742 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

NEWARK AIRPORT 1.5 900 PM 12/29 FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

...HUDSON COUNTY...

HARRISON 1.8 600 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

KEARNY 1.0 610 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

JERSEY CITY 0.5 600 PM 12/29 NJ TURNPIKE AUTHORITY

HOBOKEN 0.3 900 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

...PASSAIC COUNTY...

BLOOMINGDALE 3.6 923 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

WAYNE 3.5 900 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

RINGWOOD 3.4 615 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

...UNION COUNTY...

UNION 2.0 615 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

ELIZABETH 1.7 813 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEW YORK

...NEW YORK COUNTY...

CENTRAL PARK T 700 PM 12/29 CENTRAL PARK ZOO

...ORANGE COUNTY...

MIDDLETOWN 5.0 757 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

GREENVILLE 4.5 820 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

HARRIMAN 4.0 907 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEWBURGH 4.0 604 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

WARWICK 3.5 808 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

PINE BUSH 3.5 615 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

MONTGOMERY 3.5 602 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

CHESTER 3.1 618 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

NEW WINDSOR 3.0 807 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

...PUTNAM COUNTY...

BREWSTER 3.5 743 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

KENT CLIFFS 3.5 608 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

COLD SPRING 3.0 631 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

MAHOPAC 2.5 849 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

...QUEENS COUNTY...

NYC/LA GUARDIA 0.2 700 PM 12/29 FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

NYC/JFK AIRPORT T 700 PM 12/29 FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

...ROCKLAND COUNTY...

SUFFERN 3.3 920 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...

ORIENT 2.5 913 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

EAST SETAUKET 1.5 835 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

SHOREHAM 1.2 700 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

UPTON 1.0 900 PM 12/29 NWS OFFICE

MILLER PLACE 1.0 745 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

MOUNT SINAI 0.9 915 PM 12/29 COOP OBSERVER

PORT JEFF STATION 0.8 834 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

RIVERHEAD 0.6 812 PM 12/29 NWS EMPLOYEE

CENTEREACH 0.4 750 PM 12/29 NWS EMPLOYEE

ISLIP AIRPORT 0.3 700 PM 12/29 FAA CONTRACT OBSERVER

...WESTCHESTER COUNTY...

ARMONK 4.6 556 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

SOMERS 3.5 744 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

HARTSDALE 3.2 813 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

SCARSDALE 3.2 851 PM 12/29 SKYWARN SPOTTER

YONKERS 3.1 810 PM 12/29 PUBLIC

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The north fork did well in this system compared to the rest of the island. No surprise there. Coating here, snow looks like it will come to an end soon. SNE took a nice hit from this.

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Guest Pamela

As of 10:05 PM, the snow from today's storm has amounted to 1.8" here so far. This gives us a seasonal total of 5.5"...which equals the amount that fell here for the entire 2011-12 winter...lol.

As for the snowshower...it was neat but I don't think I would call it heavy snow at my place because visibility never fell below a quarter of a mile...at least when I was peering out the window...

Would have to say 1.9" here...was hoping to make it to 2, but with the ceiling having come way up and the moon visible through a thin overcast...this one might be over....still, an outside chance a renegade streamer off the Sound could add the needed tenth of an inch...

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In Astoria, I had .3" in the AM, .5" in the PM, for a storm total of .8"

Precipitation was much lower in this storm than model QPF, which is the main reason for the low snowfall totals, not temperatures as some people believe...here is actual precip from a few stations:

HPN: .18"

NYC: .26"

JFK: .26"

LGA: .26"

EWR: .22"

Definitely disappointing that so many models were showing between .3" and .5" up here in Westchester, and we picked up less than a fifth of an inch.

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Precipitation was much lower in this storm than model QPF, which is the main reason for the low snowfall totals, not temperatures as some people believe...here is actual precip from a few stations:

HPN: .18"

NYC: .26"

JFK: .26"

LGA: .26"

EWR: .22"

Definitely disappointing that so many models were showing between .3" and .5" up here in Westchester, and we picked up less than a fifth of an inch.

Good point. The concensus for NYC was about .40", including last nights 0z and today's 12z Euro.

Very rare to see the euro bust a precip forecast that bad inside of 12-18 hours.

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Good point. The concensus for NYC was about .40", including last nights 0z and today's 12z Euro.

Very rare to see the euro bust a precip forecast that bad inside of 12-18 hours.

Just want to add, following the models closely for this event, the ukmet was the steadiest and mainly had .25" of precip for the last 6-7 runs. This model is so good sometimes and so terrible at other times.

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.4" at LGA

.4" at JFK

T at NYC

1.5" at EWR

.5" at ISP

Central Park reporting a trace is a total joke...they clearly got more than JFK as they were reporting snow for a while when JFK was still rain. This always happens with small events and is one of the reason I don't trust Central Park's snow records.

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Precipitation was much lower in this storm than model QPF, which is the main reason for the low snowfall totals, not temperatures as some people believe...here is actual precip from a few stations:

HPN: .18"

NYC: .26"

JFK: .26"

LGA: .26"

EWR: .22"

Definitely disappointing that so many models were showing between .3" and .5" up here in Westchester, and we picked up less than a fifth of an inch.

You ended up int he sucker hole for the niller B redevelopment that was modeled to be over western SNE.

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