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March 7th 2018 Coastal Storm Observations

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Coming down hard. Huge snow flakes. Wind blows every so often. This is going to pile up fast. 

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Just now, WeatherGod said:

Big flash of lightning and house shaking rumble of thunder just now! WOW

Thunder just here in 11231, ground white, snow heavy.

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1 minute ago, wxman said:

Thunder snow here too, the most blatant I have ever heard in a snowstorm (like a spring T- storm).  Heavy snow and 5.2" down.  Temp.  33

Same here, it was out of the blue and quite a long rumble

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My weather app is showing lightning strikes all along I-95 with this band. Also temps seem to be dropping across the city; 32-34 for most places now rather than 35-37.

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47 minutes ago, RU848789 said:

Holy crap, the wall of snow has finally arrived! Strap in folks, going to be a crazy 8 hours. Hope nobody is stuck on the road in this as it's going to get really bad really fast. Already accumulating on everything quickly here. At 11:45 I said to the wife (I'm "working from home" as work is closed) that I'm going to take a shower and if it's not snowing heavily in 15 minutes, I'll eat your hat (she has one of those huge Kentucky Derby hats). Stepped out of the shower at noon and the flakes just started pouring. Perfect timing. It's freaking amazing out there. Time for a walk.

Edit: just came back in from a walk - extremely heavy snow, with 1" on the ground on all surfaces (as I keep harping on, with great enough rates, surface temps and surface albedo and daylight simply don't matter - now things will accumulate easily on top of 32F snow) in 25 minutes, which is a little over 2" per hour (did that math in my head, lol).  

And so much for that Kuchera ratio - I don't even have to melt it down to tell you it's at least close to 10:1 (thought it would be), as it simply doesn't look that dense, plus hard to imagine getting a lot more than 2" per hour (if the ratio were 7:1, I'd have 3" at 10:1 - maybe it's that high, but I don't think so) , which we gave gotten in the first hour.

2" on the ground now since the noon start (and we had 3/4" on the ground around 8 am, which melted, but that counts) and 33F now.  

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13 minutes ago, hooralph said:

Office window is terrible for snow pictures, but you can see the decline from what it was all morning!

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Nice view of the Hudson Yards development

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Any idea what time this will end? I’m hearing it will be done by 8pm in NJ. If that’s true, I don’t see how we reach 8-12”

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9 minutes ago, hooralph said:

If I could shut the damn lights off this would be awesome. 

With a circular polarizing filter you could get rid of those reflections (works well with seeing through water too)

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Long time lurker, first time poster.

Here in Whitestone, had some bouts of moderate snow for about an hour.  Now it's just some like snizzle, a coating on grassy surfaces and cartops.  Jealous of you guys who had thundersnow.

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3 minutes ago, snow1 said:

Any idea what time this will end? I’m hearing it will be done by 8pm in NJ. If that’s true, I don’t see how we reach 8-12”

8-10 PM depending on where in North Jersey you are. The city looks to hang on until 10 or so and midnight for LI.

Edit: Just had a bright flash and 5-7 second rumble of thunder in midtown.

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