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MAG5035

Central PA - March 2018

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12 minutes ago, canderson said:

Read thsi morning Harrisburg on April 13, 1880 something or other had an 18" snowstorm. Can you imagine how pissed off that'd make people? LOL

It just goes to show you how strange we all are on here. Most of us wound be dancing in the streets. Lol!

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17 minutes ago, canderson said:

Read thsi morning Harrisburg on April 13, 1880 something or other had an 18" snowstorm. Can you imagine how pissed off that'd make people? LOL

Many Harrisburgers beat their sla... staff over that one.

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Sweet redemption. Amazing way to go out after the recent run of near misses.  Three consecutive seasons now with a 12" + event for Harrisburg. I mostly lurk for hours on end, but not  being able to access the board for a good portion of the storm made me realize how much this place has become an integral part of the snowstorm experience for me over the years.  Special place indeed.  

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Hey Mike... I know the 93 blizzard was before spring, but do you know what the snow total for lanaster was in that.  Just trying to compare. Thanks!

Think it was 18” in 1993. Lots of sleet in that storm held down accumulation.


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1 minute ago, Superstorm said:


Think it was 18” in 1993. Lots of sleet in that storm held down accumulation.


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Thanks for the info. Snowfall wise this ranks up there with the best for March. Not near the power, but still a big snow producer.

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Holy wind!!!

Sitting here editing the trucking videos and it's howling and roaring and rattling everything loose outside. It sounds like a cold January afternoon out there...

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1 hour ago, canderson said:

Late March sun is like a flamethrower on snowpacks. Holy cow. 

You aren't kidding. The 9 inches from last night looks like it's down to about 3 or 4 inches now after a full day of sun. And it's been kind of muted here at times by some high cirrus.

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My big takeaways from this event for late march are we can achieve greater then 10 to 1 ratios, snow can accumulate on pavement in middle of day, and we had a snow line that extended from east to west across the state (unfortunately not the northern regions), and it didn't matter that it was in the 50s in the preceding days. The models did pretty well i think. A great way to end the winter season.

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28 minutes ago, snowalot said:

My big takeaways from this event for late march are we can achieve greater then 10 to 1 ratios, snow can accumulate on pavement in middle of day, and we had a snow line that extended from east to west across the state (unfortunately not the northern regions), and it didn't matter that it was in the 50s in the preceding days. The models did pretty well i think. A great way to end the winter season.

Models did a terrible job N/NW of NYC/LI though. Look at CT ... 

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When was the last winter MDT didn't record a snowstorm in the double digits? It seems that we've been on a string of years where ****ty winters were bailed out by a blockbuster in January or a Hail Mary in March. Perhaps this is an unintentional blessing of some kind of change in the climate.

 

Was 2011 the last winter MDT didn't hit double digits in one event?

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Did a depth check around the yard...it generally averages about 4-7" or so. Def shrunk a good bit but still have pretty much complete coverage. The max depth was 12.5" right after the storm ended. 

I went up to Blue Knob for a few hours in the afternoon yesterday since they reopened for the week at noon yesterday and the conditions were fantastic. They only had about 5 of their main trails open prior to the storm since getting pretty much their whole base wiped out in February. They received enough snow up there that just about all of their trails and glades were doable. I would guess they got 20"+ up there and it was really piled up on the more sheltered parts of the mountain. Probably some of the best conditions I've ever gotten a chance to board in up there (no ice).

Looking down Extrovert (double diamond) 

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Top of the mountain

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I see that some of you guys have already said your goodbyes for the snow season. We might not be done yet!

The GEFS & EPS have been advertising a well below normal first 2 weeks of April. If that is the case, then we could still score a little more snow before we close the shades for the season.

Here is the latest EPS, which brings the 2 inch snow line into the LSV, with more to the northwest in CTP, which is impressive for this point in the year!

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53 minutes ago, Superstorm said:

My wish list for next winter season:

 

1. Weak to moderate El Niño

2. Predominant -NAO

3. Predominant +PNA

4. 50-50 lows

5. And no Great Lakes lows!

 

 

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Sounds great to me ! 

50 + inch snow winter if that happens!

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It's too bad that system coming through the Midwest/OH Valley today is getting squashed into VA. That would have made one heck of a 1-2 punch of snow for late March. 

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40 minutes ago, MAG5035 said:

It's too bad that system coming through the Midwest/OH Valley today is getting squashed into VA. That would have made one heck of a 1-2 punch of snow for late March. 

Yes, I agree! Last weekend, into earlier in the week, it looked like this one was going to be good for us, but then it shifted south & never came back. 

We still need to look out for 1 more chance during the 1st 10 days of April!

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The 6z GEFS says that we are not done yet with snow. It is not skewed by 1 or 2 big hits either. There are 12 of the 20 ensemble members that bring at least a couple of inches of snow to the LSV, with more to the north & west in CTP.

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It is Palm Sunday and getting ready for my family Easter Celebration.

Just puking snow here in Lanco. Almost an 1” in last 30 min. Have a good one gang 

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1 hour ago, daxx said:

 

 

1 hour ago, pasnownut said:

It is Palm Sunday and getting ready for my family Easter Celebration.

Just puking snow here in Lanco. Almost an 1” in last 30 min. Have a good one gang 

That’s great !

Enjoy!

The ensembles say we might not be done yet ! 

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