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

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Snowing lightly now that I'm in between the 2 heavy CT bands.  Just took 3 measurements.  12.5", 13.5" and 15" on flat areas of the driveway away from the house.  So I'll call it 13.75" so far.  Might be able to squeak out another inch if that west most band moves overhead before the end.

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15 minutes ago, Go Kart Mozart said:

Any reports from posters under the very narrow band from about East Hartford to Madison?  That thing has been stuck for a while.

been under it here in Clinton for a couple hours...have picked up a couple inches. Looks like it may be getting ready to fizzle out shortly though

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8 minutes ago, WxBlue said:

Absolutely crushing to north and west of me. Really hopeful it'll drift to east with the storm.

march13radar5.png

2" - 3" per hour stuff here, lots of whiteouts & drifting with gusts picking up under that band

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Nice to wake up from my nap and see we’ve basically been sitting in a screw zone for the two hours I’ve been sleeping.

I bet when that band finally moves east it’s going to 1. Weaken 2. Fly through here at super sonic speed

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So it's safe to say we're in this thin zone between consistent 2-3"/hr band to my west and exhaust stuff to my south and east. Consistent 1-2"/hr rate since mid-morning.

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1 minute ago, MaineJayhawk said:

Getting creamed in Portland.  Visibility of 6 telephone poles

Didn't really get going until after 8 AM at Maine Med, but once it did it was immediately pretty heavy. By the time I got back to my house on the other side of town at 11 AM we had 3" easy. 

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10 minutes ago, bobbutts said:

6" now.  Flake size increased and it's  accumulating very well last hour or so.

I've got 5" new since getting home around 1130. I guess maybe I'm further east toward the band than you, or I'm slantsticking

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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

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Just now, WxBlue said:

So it's safe to say we're in this thin zone between consistent 2-3" rate to my west and exhaust stuff to my south and east. Consistent 1-2" rate since mid-morning.

I don't know exactly where you are in relation to the label of Dover there, but there is also a tree blocking our radar beam along those radials, so the power returned is showing something less than it should. 

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1 minute ago, Frosted flakes said:

I've got 5" new since getting home around 1130. I guess maybe I'm further east toward the band than you, or I'm slantsticking

I didn't venture very far from the door so it's possible there was some drifting too. 

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