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6 minutes ago, SnowGolfBro said:

I don't know what the point of having a map like this does for anybody.  It basically shows anything is possible.  While that may be the case, the point of making a forecast is to go out on a limb a little bit.  I really like the guys and girls and enjoy their write-ups, but the maps are too much for me.

Mods pls remove if this is off topic and banter. I like the inclusion of boom and bust, but I think the odds are too high on each of those.  There's a 100% chance of 2-14" inches! But there's only a 50% chance that the main 4-8" forecast verifies? That's already a pretty decent spread.  Boom/bust should be limited to maybe 10%/10%

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Just now, Mama2Many said:

Yep...we're at almost a foot already. Still snowing...it hasn't stopped at all since it started early this morning. Can't wait to see what tonight and tomorrow brings!

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I am really happy for you! I decided to chase snow to Jefferson this afternoon. It was snowing there when we arrived, I started to see snow on the ground in eastern Rt 9 near Paeonian Springs, and it only deepened as I traveled west. By CharlesTown it was 2 inches deep and the snow kept on falling. It was still coming on down as I left at 530pm. Wish i could have gone to Berkeley and stayed there into tomorrow. I hope you get a lot more snow!

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Just now, Dendrimer77 said:

The big DARK blues are showing up on radar in SW VA. Hope that tracks NE and rips on the entire sub forum.

Those dark blues you speak of are LITERALLY INSANEEE!! Just had what looked like a transformer blew outside and a crack of thunder that rocked the whole house. It is snowing the biggest flakes I have ever seen in my life and I have been through some crazy blizzards when I lived in the northeast. Amazingness!! 

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4 minutes ago, cae said:

Days like this are when the difference between my backyard and the true northern tier becomes apparent.  I have a layer of about 0.4" of snow on top of a sheet of congealed sleet about 0.7" thick.  Should be a good base for the next round though.

If it makes you feel any better I'm in Canton and I only have about .25" of sleet and absolutely no snow to head into tomorrow with

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5 minutes ago, SnowGolfBro said:

Its a CYA map.  No matter what happens during the next 24 hours they can claim victory.  Id prefer if they hashed it out together, and made a bold call one way or the other.  But I know they are under pressure to get it right, which is basically impossible with this kind of storm.

I dont know how they will be able to do that. The have Winchester in the 2-5 zone. EVERY meso gives my area at least .5 pdf by 10 AM tomorrow morning. I guess we will see.

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2 minutes ago, Buddy1987 said:

Those dark blues you speak of are LITERALLY INSANEEE!! Just had what looked like a transformer blew outside and a crack of thunder that rocked the whole house. It is snowing the biggest flakes I have ever seen in my life and I have been through some crazy blizzards when I lived in the northeast. Amazingness!! 

That's awesome! Enjoy it! I see you're in Salem, I'm up in Cville and can't wait to see that come through here. I'm a Hokie through and through though, lol

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2 minutes ago, Dendrimer77 said:

That's awesome! Enjoy it! I see you're in Salem, I'm up in Cville and can't wait to see that come through here. I'm a Hokie through and through though, lol

Yea man temps I believe are above freezing but it is literally snowing so hard they are completely covered at this point. 

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11 minutes ago, cae said:

Days like this are when the difference between my backyard and the true northern tier becomes apparent.  I have a layer of about 0.4" of snow on top of a sheet of congealed sleet about 0.7" thick.  Should be a good base for the next round though.

That's the main part for our yards...tomorrow! And indeed a nice base for stickage!!

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14 minutes ago, umdterps29 said:

If it makes you feel any better I'm in Canton and I only have about .25" of sleet and absolutely no snow to head into tomorrow with

Thanks.  Doesn't actually make me feel better - I like to see everyone who wants snow get it.  I think you'll be fine tomorrow though.  The next round should tart when it's still dark, and by the time the sun comes up there should be enough white on the ground to reflect about 80% the March sun.

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1 minute ago, clskinsfan said:

Screw it I am staying up for that! I dont want to take a chance on sleeping through that band. And it should be here by 1:30 or so I think.

Stay up if you can do whatever you have to do! I have never in my life seen something like this. Just had another huge crack of thunder! Can’t even see 50ft up the street.

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6 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

Screw it I am staying up for that! I dont want to take a chance on sleeping through that band. And it should be here by 1:30 or so I think.

This is a terrible dilemma. I can stay up for The Blob at 130am and be super tired for CCB Annihilation later, but the last time I tried the 'I'm gonna sleep first' option, I ended up missing the main show lmao.

Decisions, decisions.......

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Count me in the group seeing most snow maps missing the big totals from batch #1. Unless they are saying "on top of what has already fallen", just about every map (other than DT) will be busting low up I-81 and along the MD.

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