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Since 4:00 I picked up an additional 0.7" giving me a total for today of 6.9" and a storm total of 10.9".  I'll do my meltdown a little later and report back the liquid and SLR readings.  That nearly 11" of snow has already compacted/melted down to a ground measurement of 8.0".  We were at 34 degrees during the noontime lull which definitely promoted some additional compacting.  What makes this storm unique is that it snowed for 2 consecutive days in late March.  It's hard enough to get any storm to last 8 to 10 hours let alone 34 hours!

One other thing of note is how those who missed out on yesterday totally caught up to us today and we all got nearly the same amount for the storm total...10 to 11 inches (speaking on behalf of those of us relatively close to Harrisburg). 

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Hey...just looked at radar and there's a small but heavy band of snow sinking rapidly southward from Perry county towards Cumberland/Dauphin.  I think I/we will likely pick up a few more tenths.

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What an awesome storm. It was wonky and disjointed and nailed a huge chunk of PA, which is great. I see the MA guys really missed out, and somehow NYC doesn’t have much accumulation despite the bands it’s in. I think this subforum was the winner out of this event.

Great way to end winter. Got me back to climo. 

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12.6” on the ground here just south of Reading and tacking on a bit with a nice little burst of moderate snow.  I’m surprised there aren’t more branches breaking with everything pasted but I guess everything ready to break was already taken down my the last few storms.  It’s beautiful out there! 

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At 8.5” for the day (3.5” yesterday) but compaction has my max depth just under 10” now - but it’s coming down again pretty good like everyone above has been saying.  Have some branches hanging quite a bit with the way this snow has stuck to them so luckily we don’t have leaves yet or there would be trees/branches down everywhere around here. 

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Just got in from snowblowin the neighborhood (well 5 anyway). That’s part of being a snowhound I guess. They all know I love it and come out as soon as I do to. Lol. Then plow comes and undoes some of my work. 

Snowing nicely again after a lull.  Radar has some returns left. Gonna enjoy every flake.  Gotta be 13-14” here. Absolutely a great way for me to end my chase. Happy for all that shared in the fun. 

Im pooped. Gnight all. 

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14 minutes ago, pasnownut said:

Just got in from snowblowin the neighborhood (well 5 anyway). That’s part of being a snowhound I guess. They all know I love it and come out as soon as I do to. Lol. Then plow comes and undoes some of my work. 

Snowing nicely again after a lull.  Radar has some returns left. Gonna enjoy every flake.  Gotta be 13-14” here. Absolutely a great way for me to end my chase. Happy for all that shared in the fun. 

Im pooped. Gnight all. 

Great storm. Can you believe SW VA and NC could see snow this weekend? Dang this pattern isn’t yet over that Low this weekend goes due south from an Alberta Clipper like system. We may not be done yet and especially 2001K maybe Wms. I am holding out to finding Easter eggs in the snow :) storm signal is there March is my favorite storm month. Although this storm in January and February would have been 2’ easy. 

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23 hours ago, paweather said:

Is anyone awake LOL....I guess I am the sole love of this storm right now. 

Maybe 2" here.

 

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This band of snow means business! It is snowing moderately again here in Marysville. Since I dug out a few hours ago, it had snowed lightly, but now there is easily almost 2 more inches out there !

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Just measured another 0.2" after my last report for a new add-on of 0.4" giving me a storm total now of 11.3".  Wish I could have reached the 12" mark, but I did that last March...lol.

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If you look at the radar, it should be snowing here, but not even a flurry. We are stuck in the subsidence zone between the bands to the east, and the band to the west that's getting some of you guys...

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22 minutes ago, paweather said:

I still think you are in the game yet. This pattern is not breaking down. 

Im ok either way.

I went to Altoona today so i did get to see some snow.

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Ok...here goes my final storm statistics broken down by round 1 (yesterday), round 2 (today), and storm totals:

Yesterday (3/20):  Snowfall = 4.0"; Liquid Equivalent = 0.22"; SLR = 18:1 (DRY!)

Today (3/21): Snowfall = 7.3"; Liquid Equivalent = 0.91"; SLR = 8:1 (WET!)

Storm Totals: Snowfall = 11.3"; Liquid Equivalent = 1.13"; SLR = 10:1  (HAH!  What a coincidence...precisely 10:1)...but what a difference between yesterday's water content versus today's.

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I know this is central, but KPIT recorded .56 liquid equivalent today, but 8.6 inches. That is remarkable for a late March storm.

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