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Central PA - Early/Mid December 2016

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Enjoy. I'm not a big storm guy.

Yea, I know your not. I think all weather is interesting. Snow is at the top of my list, but it's not the only thing that gets my interest when it come to weather.

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Sorry for the earlier rants, but we do end up with some sort of phenomenon here in Tamaqua on a regular basis that just eats up precipitation, be it snow or summer thunderstorms, and it can get frustrating at times. My only guess is it has something to do with the local...or surrounding topography.

 

That being said, it finally did snow up here for about 3 hours at a moderate clip, and it didn't even accumulate on grassy surfaces. Not even tree branches picked up any accumulation, which to me is pretty amazing. It truly was "white rain" up here.

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5" here in Akron.  Nice little late season....scratch that...past season suprise.  Jim Cantore just responded to my tweet....I can die now.

 

Have a good warm season all.

 

Nut

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5" here in Akron.  Nice little late season....scratch that...past season suprise.  Jim Cantore just responded to my tweet....I can die now.

 

Have a good warm season all.

 

Nut

Awesome man!!!! This one really stretches the definition of back-loaded winter. Front-loaded spring i suppose.

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Pretty nice burst of heavier snow falling with the backend precip dropping south out of northern PA. Unfortunately it's just for show at this point in the afternoon with temps slightly above freezing and this mornings snow mainly melted off. 1.1" ended up being the total as the dry slot took over. The primary low tracked a hair too far into PA on it's southeasterly trajectory for my location. That brings April snow to 2.1" here and 26" for the season. 

 

Large range of snow totals across Dauphin County with report of 8.8" in Grantville, PA!

 

That's really something, I figured some 6+ totals were going to show up, but deeper in C-PA in some of the higher ridges. Must have been some intense snowfall rates this morning. I wonder what kind of ratios there were with these localized high snow totals. The snow growth aspect of this system struck me as impressive when I looked at things yesterday, with really good lift coinciding with the DGZ. Northern PA had some high totals too per CTP PNS, with an 11" Co-op report in Chandlers Valley, Warren County. 

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I had the very slightest of coatings, barely a trace. It all went east of here. 

Had about  a half inch at its peak around 9am. everything covered but roads. Went into Columbia and a coating in areas. Even a little elevation made a difference around here. Its all gone now

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Had about  a half inch at its peak around 9am. everything covered but roads. Went into Columbia and a coating in areas. Even a little elevation made a difference around here. Its all gone now

Thats just crazy.  Still a solid 2" of compacted snowcover in my backyard.  It snowed as hard as I've seen it snow.  Flakes were HUGE.  i've got pics to prove it.  Honestly 1 to 1 1/4" clumps just clumped all up falling from the sky.  NEVER saw that before.  dead calm wind helped to not bust them up.  

 

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My dad reports 6" in eastern Lebanon County. Brings their seasonal total to 45-48", almost entirely from 3 events. Largest April snow there in at least 20 years.

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I was a little disappointed that MDT only recorded 1.2 inches of snow yesterday. That brought the seasonal total to 39.1 inches, which came within .1 inches of last year's 39.2 inch seasonal tally.

My disappointment with again falling within 1 inch of 40 for the season turned around when I realized that I predicted 39 inches at MDT this year for our snow contest! I never thought we'd get 30 of that 39 in 1 historic blizzard!

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Although not the best winter, it may be one of the most memorable in Lancaster for me:

* Near record warmth overall...especially December with days in the 70s

* a 28" snowstorm in January

* below zero temperatures

* 2" of snow on April 9th

* and near record cold last night

* The absence of appreciable snowfall in Northern part of state and Upstate NY.

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The last 3 winters were each above normal &

averaged 40 inches of snow at MDT.

I can't recall a consecutive 3 year period like this in the last few decades.

I'd have to look it up, but Perhaps the late 70's had 3 in a row

that were all above normal snow.

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State College is currently at 17.9" for the season, tied for the lowest seasonal snowfall on record. It's amazing the disparity this season between the southern part of the state and the northern and central regions.

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State College is currently at 17.9" for the season, tied for the lowest seasonal snowfall on record. It's amazing the disparity this season between the southern part of the state and the northern and central regions.

That's about four inches below normal....in Philadelphia. :(

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AVP's total of 15.5" to date would just barely crack the normal snowfall for Washington DC. 

 

THERE is your pitiful winter, Eskimo.

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i didn't bother to measure, but a guess would be 2-2 1/2" in grassy areas. Funny thing is, i left the house to go to the grocery store in Lemoyne (couple miles) and it was like it hadn't snowed there at all. 

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