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3 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

No I'll have to look... that looks like a solid 8"+ from Pickle's photos.  Just the way the trees look with the snow on the branches. 

Spot on w accumulation guess

The cool thing was i didn't plan on stopping at Loon. It was just very obvious the snow accumulation elevation dropped literally at the Lincoln Exit. At 1015 there was snow at 1K on Kanc. JUST west of Loon Mtn

Then nada at cannon well up the Mtn as well.

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What a horrendous day. 1.85 inches of rain. Walls of thick plastering sheet drizzle...windchill sucks. Of course today would be the day I needed gas- a miserable experience

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This makes me really appreciate May 1977

Did we warm up quickly after that event?

Tip was mentioning ORH possibly hitting 85F Thurs.  if that occurs, I would expect KFIT-KASH-KLWM to be 88-90 or so

Pretty remarkable week

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34 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

This makes me really appreciate May 1977

Did we warm up quickly after that event?

Tip was mentioning ORH possibly hitting 85F Thurs.  if that occurs, I would expect KFIT-KASH-KLWM to be 88-90 or so

Pretty remarkable week

The last cool wx until September is occurring now. It's such a great thought. We done. We heat 

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1 hour ago, powderfreak said:

No I'll have to look... that looks like a solid 8"+ from Pickle's photos.  Just the way the trees look with the snow on the branches. 

Yeah 10" in Nelson NH. 

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23 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Yeah 10" in Nelson NH. 

Just saw that post...holy crap.  Google maps does show a lot of that town over 1,400ft...some roads in the 1800-2000ft range too.  That's some nice elevation right there!

Wish we had an overnight radar loop.  It must've been ripping QPF for those totals of likely 7:1 snowfall or something.

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16 minutes ago, dendrite said:

This would've been an epic storm a month ago with climo being 10F colder. 

Yeah even down here it would have been a total blue bomb...39 and heavy rain would have been pretty epic cement a month ago. Prob more powdery in those Monadnock elevations that got plastered today. 

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5 hours ago, ORH_wxman said:

Yeah even down here it would have been a total blue bomb...39 and heavy rain would have been pretty epic cement a month ago. Prob more powdery in those Monadnock elevations that got plastered today. 

I think even NYC would have been snow if this storm had been on April 13th instead of May 13th..it was 46F here in the East Bronx driving home at 6pm. Climo rises about 10F or so in a month so it would have been a mid 30s wet snow. 

Impressive that we've had two snow events in May as the rainstorm last weekend produced some back end flakes as well.

Unfortunately it looks like it will be the tale of two Mays as much warmer weather is coming in which should erase some of the extreme anomalies...

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12 hours ago, dendrite said:

This would've been an epic storm a month ago with climo being 10F colder. 

My 1.40" of mid-40s RA would've been mid-30s catpaws while sites within 10 miles had warning-criteria snow.  Yesterday was less frustrating.

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3 minutes ago, tamarack said:

My 1.40" of mid-40s RA would've been mid-30s catpaws while sites within 10 miles had warning-criteria snow.  Yesterday was less frustrating.

Maybe. But the snow levels would be way lower and I think the isothermal 0C layer would creep down to your elevation. Of course it's all hypothetical so who knows? 

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MWN ASOS has had 3.14" of QPF in this storm and it has been all snow. Must be some pretty huge drifts that have blown into the upper reaches of Tuckerman's.

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2 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

MWN ASOS has had 3.14" of QPF in this storm and it has been all snow. Must be some pretty huge drifts that have blown into the upper reaches of Tuckerman's.

30.8" as of 12z via the METARs

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1 hour ago, TauntonBlizzard2013 said:

I thought today was supposed to be better? It's pouring and radar looks wet

River East.  A favorite saying.

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5 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

Yikes

Boston's coldest start ever to May as of the 14th

I was hoping to break a record this month considering the first half, but this week will put a wrench in that. 

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7 minutes ago, dendrite said:

I was hoping to break a record this month considering the first half, but this week will put a wrench in that. 

Some Mets and other "experts"on Twitter totally downplayed the qpf and NNE snow potential of this storm for a week. Some of the same people who insisted we would follow April up with instant summer. Is refreshing here to read alternative possibilities discussed. Looks like we break out of winter lag for good now but any long lasting HHH is not in the cards.

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1 hour ago, dendrite said:

30.8" as of 12z via the METARs

Damn.  That sounds right though for this one. Would've been a huge storm for all back in March.  

Up this way it just switched in a blink of an eye from spiraling bands of wind driven rain at the office (42F and pouring this morning while 34F catpaws up at picnic tables) to now low 50s and some sunshine.  Still gusty winds and at least 60% clouds but nice to see some blue patches finally after a week of clouds and rain.

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12 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Damn.  That sounds right though for this one. Would've been a huge storm for all back in March.  

Up this way it just switched in a blink of an eye from spiraling bands of wind driven rain at the office (42F and pouring this morning while 34F catpaws up at picnic tables) to now low 50s and some sunshine.  Still gusty winds and at least 60% clouds but nice to see some blue patches finally after a week of clouds and rain.

Mwn obs:We're celebrating the summit's record breaking snowfall with an ice cream cone on the deck!
38 hours of continuous snowfall left behind a whopping 33.3"of snow, making this our largest snowstorm ever recorded in May, as well as breaking our 24-hour May snowfall record with 22.9" in a 24-hour period!

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4 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

Mwn obs:We're celebrating the summit's record breaking snowfall with an ice cream cone on the deck!
38 hours of continuous snowfall left behind a whopping 33.3"of snow, making this our largest snowstorm ever recorded in May, as well as breaking our 24-hour May snowfall record with 22.9" in a 24-hour period!

 

 

On 5/12/2017 at 1:27 PM, Damage In Tolland said:

What a meh scenario. Folks excited over a run of the mill rainer

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