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March 12/13/14 Blizzard/Winter Storm/WWA etc

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I realize some are frustrated and maybe 50 years ago when I was some of your ages I’d have been.  I have no issue with the waxing and waning.    Interestingly enough, had to go out with the dog for about 30minues and even in subby the needles accumulate.   I measured 10.2 before I left but I was just inside the band for awhile while my  other brookline and Boston posters were getting screwed.  I would not be surprised to pick up another 4-6.   Where I come from, a 15i incher is to be celebrated!

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1 minute ago, StormSurge said:

Exactly. He found his yardstick. 22”

I may be a multiple World Champion at the accordion, but I can look at almost any picture of anything and tell you how much snow there is.  :weenie:

 

Is it me or is the Death Band about to go December 9, 2005 on us as it pulls out?   

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Cory, I wish you had flown home for this.  15 inches of man snow in your back yard is a lot more impressive than a 20 inch January fluff job.

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Thinking some had very high expectations, thus the critique.
I regret posting the HRRR snow map from this morning. Was just trying to keep those expectation in check, that and showing amounts cut in 1/2.
Whoa is me.  Oh and I don't like those preliminary snow totals simply because there are to many gaps and are far from accurate as is every snow accumulation map.
BLIZZARD conditions met in several locals. Bigger snow (fal)l storms with B Warnings issued had less on numerous occasions.   

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3 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Band congealing near and just E of ORH....that is impressive looking....BOS finally getting out of the exhaust

 

 

Mar13_250pmRadar.gif

I would think the northern end of that should push west while the southern end works east a bit?

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22 minutes ago, donsutherland1 said:
000
NOUS41 KBOX 131822
PNSBOX
CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-141600-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
220 PM EDT Tue Mar 13 2018

...PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF BLIZZARD ON MARCH 13 2018...

A blizzard occurred today at several locations across southeastern
New England.

The definition of a blizzard is that falling and/or blowing snow
reduced visibility to below 1/4 mile along with sustained winds or
winds that frequently gust to 35 mph or more...and that these are
the predominant conditions for a period of 3 consecutive hours.

When reviewing whether a particular observation location had
blizzard conditions, we counted visibilities equal to 1/4 mile,
since that is quite low for an automated visibility sensor to detect.

Blizzard criteria were still occurring at some locations as of this
writing, so durations will need to be finalized on Wednesday.

At Boston, MA, blizzard criteria were met, starting at 830 AM.

At Martha`s Vineyard, MA, blizzard criteria were met, starting at
800 AM. There was a 3-hour wind-data outage, but mesonet data
at Vineyard Haven indicated continuous gusts at or above 35 mph
during that period.

At Marshfield, MA, blizzard criteria were met, starting at 855 AM.
There was a wind-data outage between 915 AM and 1155 AM, but mesonet
data from Duxbury were used as a proxy and indicated nearly
continuous gusts at or above 35 mph during that time period.

At Plymouth, MA blizzard criteria were met, starting at 732 AM and
continuing through 1025 AM and likely beyond, but there was a
prolonged data outage after that time.

At Hyannis, MA blizzard criteria were met, starting at 730 AM.

At Newport, RI, blizzard criteria were met, starting at 850 AM.

$$
Field

 

I'm flabbergasted about Newport.  Guess it doesn't hurt when the obs isn't in Newport and is in one of the largest open spaces in the state.  Crazy.

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2 minutes ago, weathafella said:

I realize some are frustrated and maybe 50 years ago when I was some of your ages I’d have been.  I have no issue with the waxing and waning.    Interestingly enough, had to go out with the dog for about 30minues and even in subby the needles accumulate.   I measured 10.2 before I left but I was just inside the band for awhile while my  other brookline and Boston posters were getting screwed.  I would not be surprised to pick up another 4-6.   Where I come from, a 15i incher is to be celebrated!

No waxing and waning here. Just dim sum. Quite incredible actually. 

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1 minute ago, TheSnowman said:

I may be a multiple World Champion at the accordion, but I can look at almost any picture of anything and tell you how much snow there is.  :weenie:

 

Is it me or is the Death Band about to go December 9, 2005 on us as it pulls out?   

What goes on in that head of yours when you type? Anything?

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1 minute ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

They did tweet that it was based on early obs and they would update it when they could

It actually takes a crap load of work to weed out the bad reports and reports that make the map look stupid. So resources are better used updating the forecast, briefings, and taking in reports. 

It's a treat that BOX even puts the effort in mid storm.

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Snow has increased a little and skies have darkened as the remains of the I-91 band have pivoted back here. 

Looking forward to what kind of backside upslope I can get. I'm a tad east of the spine axis, so I may not get quite as much as Woodford to my NW, but am close enough that I can do well as long as the flow isn't super blocked. We may upslope right through Thursday.

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I measured 3.5" for the storm total a few hours ago, which has already melted down to an inch of slush. Roads are bare and all the trees have more or less dripped all the snow off. I'm getting flashbacks to my childhood in the 80s. 

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It's cat in a bag mentality...   They do that, cats will "hide" by jamming their heads in small paper bags, while their whole entire ass end and tail stick out ... 

Only in this paradigm, the user's storm-head is jammed up in their backyard, and instead of thinking about the entire panoply of the storm extent sticking out side their immediate observable distance to the tree lines... they've formulated what the storm was within that observable distance. 

 

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