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Feb 21-22 Storm Obs Thread

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I'm having a real hard time trying to figure out how much I got. I know it was at least 6.5", but then there's a spotter report with 7.5" just north of me.

 

Anyone else in the area have measurements?

 

I'm going with 6.5" from around 8 when sleet began mixing in. Reports around me (none all that close though) are higher and it's possible there was more here but also possible not. I'm not sure how much if any accumulation of ice occurred after 8. First sleet/freezing rain, some plain rain I think, then a lot of freezing rain/drizzle. There was a nice glaze last night. Today is mashed potatoes whereas last night more of a shepherd's pie. 

 

32 was my low. Sun out now and 36.

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43 windows open...about to mow

LOL

On another note-

Ended up with 11.0 here on 1.59 liquid.

Another 0.07 fell overnight after flip to ZR.

Sun starting to push through clouds, melting has started.

13-18 inches on the ground, 15 average, 2.35 SWE.

Stayed below freezing until 8 am this morning, now 34.5.

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The only way they measured that low was if they only measured in the low spots and didn't factor the drifts in at all.

 

You're not going to believe this but I just looked at Sterling's storm reports and the guy I was waiting to report came in with 5.5 at 10:19 last night. What is he doing. I live 1 mile from him and have a minimum of 2.5 inches more. The other 2 spotter in the area came in with 7.4. I going with a final total of 8 to keep it in line with other reports. There was also someone who posted on the forum from Hampstead and said he had 8.5 and that was before it stopped snowing.

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46.1. Euro had this nailed yesterday. All of the American models kept us in the 30s

Yeh, from the Euro a couple of days ago, I thought we might make it into the low 50s.  Still going up so maybe we can have our one glorious, a touch above normal high. I think our average is around 49 today and is 50 by wed.

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Spring conditions. I knew this would happen deep in my soul today. 47 degrees. WE WILL HIT 50, maybe even 55.

 

In this part of eastern VA - NOTHING stops mild weather when it's time. It just happens. I am going to lose at least 70 percent, maybe 95 percent of areal coverage today. I am only 65 feet above mean sea level. When it warms up here IT WARMS UP! We are no different than the lower Delmarva Peninsula right near Va Beach lmao. When winter is over its OVER!

 

 

Tip Typhoon in the NE forums is saying that the EPO is about to go full positive - and that thawing will start.

 

I'm a believer. What is more, tonight's low temp has been modified in the point and click - to 28 degrees. Tomorrow we will be above freezing.

 

We are already in a far different regime from the past week, a completely different regime.

 

I have a sense for this sort of thing. We should have a contest for what today's high temp will be. I say 52 degrees in Dale City.  I wonder if DCA with UH effect can hit 55-58?

 

Welcome to the TROPICAL Mid Atlantic. Theres a damn good reason I MOAN about warm weather in late Feb in Dale City. It is frequent. The mass meltoff today will in turn fuel much warmer temps all week. Then next week the positive EPO will exert mightily upon the MA. The modeling has had to play frantic catch up with the warming. 48 hours ago we were supposed to cool to 15 tonight. Now its upper 20s.

 

 

By March 8th the SE ridge will absolutely dominate our weather, and we will be as mild as Austin Texas.

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Yeh, from the Euro a couple of days ago, I thought we might make it into the low 50s. Still going up so maybe we can have our one glorious, a touch above normal high. I think our average is around 49 today and is 50 by wed.

Yeah 50 in a few days at DCA. MOS was mid-u 40s fairly consistently.

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Today reminds me a lot of skiing in southern California as a kid. Way better than snow in mid Jan in that regard. Very nice out if you can avoid the giant slush puddles.

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I had a chuckle this morning when I saw the CWG forecast on my news feed...the headline with the Daily Digit was- A bit warmer but not enough to melt much snow or ice.

 

Its 42 here currently...was just out on my deck in a short sleeve shirt watching the rapid melt off. Felt great. 

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I just shoveled the driveway in shorts.

 

It's hot out.

lol. I love it. Seriously I hope this next blast of cold under-performs. I am kinda done. And its not likely to snow in the next week anyway.

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Roads will be clear tonight. No black ice. Oh well, only about  330 days til the next opportunity for black ice. No more cold roads either. I am gonna really miss sliding around on that ice.

 

I guess its time for spring. 49 degrees with a 40 dewpoint. Seems like the downsloping northwest wind is really heating us up big time today.

 

We should take all the forecast temps for this week and jack em all up 5-7 degrees lol. That SE Ridge is ready to go BIG TIME

 

Already lost 2.5 inches of snowpack lmao. This will be the fastest snow melt EVER!

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46.1. Euro had this nailed yesterday. All of the American models kept us in the 30s

Yeah I figured. snowpack taking a beating, but not as bad as last year when we had a 50f  windy day that melted all of the 17" that had fallen the day before.   Seems we can't keep snow on the ground for a week here.

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39.1F here in Clarksburg. 200' driveway was a challenge for my back, I needed some Jebman help there at the end. The snow was as heavy as the super-ULL in 2011. It's great for making ridiculously tall snow piles tho...

The makings of a sore back:

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