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2 minutes ago, daxx said:

Just took several measurements I have an average snow depth of 10.5 inches.

Sounds about right...I just measured about 11 in west York. The snow has been pretty light here for a good hour now. Come on more bands!

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1 hour ago, AllWeather said:

Hey guys. Looking for some updated snow totals in the LSV for air. The amounts from CTP are a little old, so I'm hoping to get some updated numbers. Can you include your location as well? Thanks in advance!

I had 3.5” yesterday and 5” so far today - with compaction/slight melting current depth at 7” 

I am just north of Sauss in Enola 

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3 minutes ago, maytownpawx said:

Snow depth...but how much new snow today? You've had to had more than 3.5" today haven't you?

Not much more.  I have received 4.75 today. 7 yesterday 4.75 today total 11.75.

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2 minutes ago, djr5001 said:

I had 3.5” yesterday and 5” so far today - with compaction/slight melting current depth at 7” 

I am just north of Sauss in Enola 

I was skeptical earlier, but i think we just might crack into doubles. 

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Hopefully this animation will work.  Low-level water vapor image.  Notice the subsidence band the currently is over the LSV and runs NE towards NW NJ.  There's a big band of moisture rotating NW towards the LSV which should make rates pick back up again within the next hour or so.  At noon I had no additional accumulations due to lighter snow and the temp reaching 33.8 degrees.  Snow seems to be picking back up again now as I type.  Look at the center of a vort that is in eastern WV, rotating and moving westward towards the huge upper low over Indiana.  There doesn't appear to really be a coastal low yet.  

If the picture animation doesn't play try clicking on it.

 

 

LowerWaterVapor.png

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Past 9" (12.4" storm total) and still pouring snow. City plows have come by every once in awhile and despite plowing the new snow is still laying on the roads even in the middle of the afternoon. I want to post pics but the kiddos getting off school early must have this board all jammed up haha. 

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25 minutes ago, CarlislePaWx said:

Almost back to heavy snow like this morning.  Temp down to 32.0.  Accumulations should start back up again soon.

 

Same here, heavy snow in Marysville!

I think MDT might cross the 10 inch mark....Canderson might need to make his run down Front St. !!!

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5 minutes ago, Blizzard of 93 said:

Same here, heavy snow in Marysville!

I think MDT might cross the 10 inch mark....Canderson might need to make his run down Front St. !!!

They did report a depth of 9” at 2pm lol

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7 minutes ago, canderson said:

I measured 10.3” - have had heavy snow the last few hours. 

Front Street won’t know what hit it ...

Yes !

I have 10 inches as well -combined 2 day total -a few miles up the road from you in Marysville as of 3 pm !

It looks like we have at least a few more hours of good snow to go!

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3 minutes ago, Blizzard of 93 said:

Yes !

I have 10 inches as well -combined 2 day total -a few miles up the road from you in Marysville as of 3 pm !

It looks like we have at least a few more hours of good snow to go!

Yeah, the coastal seems to finally have gotten going so this will start pulling east but we have a few hours.

Any idea who has gotten screwed today with this system? It’s funky looking.

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i will get a better measurement later, but we came back IN from snowmobiling....too deep....cant see

kid hit a pipe.  zip tie time. no biggie

short of that it was awesome..... :lol:

gotta be between 10-12 in northern lanco.  Last 2.5 hours put down 3"

snow coming over sleds (snowplowing).  cant see a lick

Fantastic storm!!!

 

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I thinkkkkk this will go down as the 2nd biggest March snowstorm for MDT, after 1993.

Edit: nm, it’ll be top 6 - I was originally thinking post March 20. 

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At 4:00pm I have just measured an additional 1.5" (since about 2:00pm), giving me 6.2" for today and a storm total of 10.2".  Hoping to hold on long enough to reach a foot, but hitting 10" is pretty sweet too.  Temp is holding at 30.7 degrees.  There is some minor blowing snow coming off of rooftops when the winds pick up a bit.

Water vapor imagery shows the coastal is indeed forming now off the Delmarva coast, but it also shows a solid moisture feed still rotating northwestward from our southeast, covering most of the southern half of PA.

Check out this noaa satellite water vapor loop:  https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/GOES16_sector_band.php?sector=ne&band=10&length=24

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7 minutes ago, Jonesy56 said:

What was the official tally for the March 14th storm last year? I remember they bungled it a bit.

14.7” - I meant post March 20 but didn’t type what I was thinking.

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12 minutes ago, CarlislePaWx said:

At 4:00pm I have just measured an additional 1.5" (since about 2:00pm), giving me 6.2" for today and a storm total of 10.2".  Hoping to hold on long enough to reach a foot, but hitting 10" is pretty sweet too.  Temp is holding at 30.7 degrees.  There is some minor blowing snow coming off of rooftops when the winds pick up a bit.

Water vapor imagery shows the coastal is indeed forming now off the Delmarva coast, but it also shows a solid moisture feed still rotating northwestward from our southeast, covering most of the southern half of PA.

Check out this noaa satellite water vapor loop:  https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/GOES16_sector_band.php?sector=ne&band=10&length=24

That is freaking outstanding. 

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I measured 8.75" in Tamaqua at 3:30pm. It probably would be more, but I'm sure it compacted some.

Yes, I did make it home. I delivered, was empty in an hour, parked the truck at the terminal and made it home safely.

Our rates have diminished some as the snow has gotten lighter. Have I seen the heaviest snow of the storm or might it ramp up again?

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Here in Lititz using the eyeball test I would say 10 to 11 inches. Beautiful. Roads snow covered if it was gonna snow now at least it was a monster snow.

 

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25 minutes ago, Voyager said:

I measured 8.75" in Tamaqua at 3:30pm. It probably would be more, but I'm sure it compacted some.

Yes, I did make it home. I delivered, was empty in an hour, parked the truck at the terminal and made it home safely.

Our rates have diminished some as the snow has gotten lighter. Have I seen the heaviest snow of the storm or might it ramp up again?

Glad you made it home safe and sound and your travel worries are behind you!

Latest look at the HRRR says the storm is rapidly winding down for us in C-PA and from this point to the end there will be less than an inch additional accumulation.  It has the snow totally over with by 0Z, or 8:00pm.  Those of us in the 10" range are likely not going to reach a foot as it looks now, but you never know until the last flake falls...lol.

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