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December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

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Just now, weathafella said:

Way shorter.  Probably 5’2.  I tower over him.  Met him in 2000.

Jim's supposedly 5'7", but someone keeps editing his Wikipedia to say 5'8". Hmm...  

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Just now, kelani said:

Jim's supposedly 5'7", but someone keeps editing his Wikipedia to say 5'8". Hmm...  

I was 5’7 at my peak and shorter now-seriously I was considerably taller vs cantore.

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14 minutes ago, weathafella said:

I was 5’7 at my peak and shorter now-seriously I was considerably taller vs cantore.

Look who the snow brought in. Hey, grandpa. Hope you're doing well.

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Now that there’s two of you, you guys can tell us what it was like in the Olden days :D

 

Just kidding, hope you’re well Jerry.

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What a storm! 14” here and it is mood snow outside (snowing lightly). This will be a storm to remember for the rest of the winter. Congrats to everyone!

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19 minutes ago, WeatherHawk said:

Really...If anyone else tagged this we'd be deleted

It's an obs thread.  The storm brought Jerry into the forum. I observed this and commented. 

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10 minutes ago, jburns said:

It's an obs thread.  The storm brought Jerry into the forum. I observed this and commented. 

10-4...didn't know we'd be discussing someone's height...I bet he's got more money and play than all of us put together...but that's just my observation :)

 

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44 minutes ago, jburns said:

It's an obs thread.  The storm brought Jerry into the forum. I observed this and commented. 

What a great storm you all got!

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The sheer quantity of foot plus reports out there is pretty amazing. In the RNK CWA, about 40 counties/independent cities had foot plus reports! This is some seriously rare air for any winter storm in this area when you think about the sheer amount of QPF and energy involved over a large area to make this sort of widespread heavy snow event happen. The heavy snow extended all the way from the northern to southern tier of the CWA with totals going over a foot going all the way to I-64. I think the NAM and SREF came closest to the extent of the heavy snow in this area. OP GFS was easily the worst of the major models.

 

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1010 PM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

...SNOWFALL REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Provider

...North Carolina...

...Alleghany County...
3 SSW Glade Valley           16.0 in   0400 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Ashe County...
1 NE Idlewild                20.0 in   0700 PM 12/09   Public
1 N Fleetwood                18.0 in   0501 PM 12/09   Public
1 WSW Baldwin                18.0 in   0432 PM 12/09   Public
1 WSW Baldwin                18.0 in   0409 PM 12/09   Public
2 WSW Idlewild               17.0 in   0545 PM 12/09   Public
1 WSW Clifton                17.0 in   0416 PM 12/09   Public

...Caswell County...
4 ESE Quick                  13.5 in   0404 PM 12/09   Public
1 NE Camp Springs            12.0 in   0400 PM 12/09   Public

...Rockingham County...
2 W Eden                     16.0 in   0636 PM 12/09   Public
1 NE Madison                 16.0 in   0403 PM 12/09   Public
2 NNE Monroeton              15.0 in   0530 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Stoneville                   11.5 in   0430 PM 12/09   Public
4 SSW Wentworth              11.0 in   0529 PM 12/09   Public

...Stokes County...
Lawsonville                  17.0 in   0436 PM 12/09   Public
3 ESE Woodville              16.1 in   0732 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
2 WSW Francisco              16.1 in   0533 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Surry County...
1 WNW Dobson                 18.8 in   0604 PM 12/09   Public
1 NNW Pilot Mountain         13.5 in   0933 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Watauga County...
2 SW Rutherwood              18.0 in   0500 PM 12/09   Public
Boone                        17.0 in   0530 PM 12/09   NWS Employee
1 SSW Lovill                 16.0 in   0501 PM 12/09   Public

...Yadkin County...
East Bend                    14.7 in   0555 PM 12/09   Public
Boonville                    14.5 in   0819 PM 12/09   Public

...Virginia...

...Alleghany County...
3 W Hollins                  15.0 in   0720 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
2 SE Longdale Furnace        13.0 in   0507 PM 12/09   Public

...Amherst County...
2 SW Amherst                 13.3 in   0832 PM 12/09   Public
Lowesville                   12.5 in   0546 PM 12/09   Public
3 SSW Falconerville          12.0 in   0604 PM 12/09   Public
2 SW Amherst                 11.0 in   0430 PM 12/09   Public

...Appomattox County...
1 SSE Stonewall              14.0 in   0512 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
1 ENE Concord                12.0 in   0843 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
3 WNW Evergreen              11.0 in   0759 PM 12/09   Public
2 NNW Red House              11.0 in   0558 PM 12/09   Public
Appomattox                   10.0 in   0423 PM 12/09   Public

...Bath County...
1 NNW Hot Springs            10.0 in   0428 PM 12/09   Public
1 W Warm Springs             8.8 in    0751 PM 12/09   Public

...Bedford County...
Thaxton                      15.5 in   0910 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Stewartsville                15.0 in   0910 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
2 WSW Boonsboro              13.5 in   0805 PM 12/09   Public
Goodview                     13.0 in   0435 PM 12/09   Public
5 WSW Sedalia                13.0 in   0430 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Forest                       12.5 in   0857 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
2 WSW Boonsboro              12.5 in   0424 PM 12/09   Public
1 NE Forest                  12.1 in   0643 PM 12/09   Public
Bedford City                 12.0 in   0614 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
2 NW Forest                  12.0 in   0556 PM 12/09   Public
Bedford City                 12.0 in   0441 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
1 ENE Thaxton                11.0 in   0553 PM 12/09   Public
Forest                       10.5 in   0455 PM 12/09   Public
Forest                       10.0 in   0430 PM 12/09   Public

...Botetourt County...
Buchanan                     14.5 in   0535 PM 12/09   Public
Laymantown                   12.5 in   0728 PM 12/09   Public

...Buckingham County...
2 NE Wingina                 10.0 in   0550 PM 12/09   Public
Buckingham                   9.5 in    0500 PM 12/09   Public

...Campbell County...
Rustburg                     15.0 in   0829 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
4 S Concord                  13.0 in   0655 PM 12/09   Public
Evington                     11.0 in   0422 PM 12/09   Public

...Carroll County...
3 NE Galax City              20.5 in   0815 PM 12/09   Public
2 S Gladesboro               20.0 in   0645 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
1 W Pipers Gap               18.5 in   0712 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Fries                        17.5 in   0730 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Fancy Gap                    16.0 in   0750 PM 12/09   Public
1 SSW Pipers Gap             14.4 in   0430 PM 12/09   Public

...Charlotte County...
Drakes Branch                15.1 in   0720 PM 12/09   Emergency Mngr
Keysville                    12.0 in   0405 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
2 SW Drakes Branch           11.5 in   0405 PM 12/09   Public

...City of Buena Vista County...
1 ESE Buena Vista City       15.0 in   0858 PM 12/09   Public

...City of Covington County...
Covington City               11.5 in   0430 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...City of Galax County...
Galax City                   18.0 in   0430 PM 12/09   Public

...City of Lexington County...
5 NW Buena Vista City        14.0 in   0712 PM 12/09   Public

...City of Lynchburg County...
1 SSE Boonsboro              10.5 in   0511 PM 12/09   Public
1 WSW Lynchburg City         10.0 in   0647 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media

...City of Radford County...
Radford                      14.0 in   0500 PM 12/09   Public

...City of Roanoke County...
2 S Roanoke Airport          14.3 in   0606 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
2 SW Roanoke                 13.5 in   0500 PM 12/09   Public

...City of Salem County...
2 NNE Salem City             11.0 in   0815 PM 12/09   Public

...Craig County...
3 NE Abbott                  14.5 in   0655 PM 12/09   Public

...Floyd County...
4 ENE Alum Ridge             17.9 in   0822 PM 12/09   NWS Employee
Floyd                        17.0 in   0830 PM 12/09   Public
Floyd                        16.0 in   0400 PM 12/09   Public

...Franklin County...
1 WNW Snow Creek             18.0 in   0435 PM 12/09   Public
Snow Creek                   17.5 in   0400 PM 12/09   Public
Rocky Mount                  15.0 in   0448 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
6 N Penhook                  13.0 in   0716 PM 12/09   Public
5 NNW Burnt Chimney          13.0 in   0600 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Giles County...
1 NE Pearisburg              14.3 in   0736 PM 12/09   Public
Newport                      12.0 in   0625 PM 12/09   Public
3 ESE Bane                   11.0 in   0429 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Grayson County...
1 NNE Independence           22.0 in   0500 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
5 NW Baywood                 19.8 in   0618 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Mouth of Wilson              19.5 in   0445 PM 12/09   Public
4 S Comers Rock              17.0 in   0830 PM 12/09   Public

...Halifax County...
2 NNE South Boston           14.0 in   0445 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
4 SSW Dryburg                10.8 in   0458 PM 12/09   Public

...Henry County...
Bassett                      16.0 in   0430 PM 12/09   Public

...Montgomery County...
Pilot                        15.3 in   0715 PM 12/09   Public
2 SE Elliston                15.0 in   0355 PM 12/09   Public
2 S Pilot                    14.8 in   0912 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
2 N Blacksburg               14.0 in   0611 PM 12/09   Public
Blacksburg                   14.0 in   0445 PM 12/09   Public
1 NE Merrimac                13.2 in   0700 PM 12/09   Official NWS Obs
2 NE Blacksburg              13.0 in   0703 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
1 E Blacksburg               12.5 in   0500 PM 12/09   Public

...Patrick County...
3 ESE Buffalo Ridge          17.0 in   0626 PM 12/09   Public
2 NW Charity                 16.1 in   0400 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
4 NW Sanville                16.0 in   0620 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Pittsylvania County...
6 SSE Swansonville           17.0 in   0800 PM 12/09   Public
2 W Blairs                   17.0 in   0410 PM 12/09   Public
Dry Fork                     13.0 in   0530 PM 12/09   Public

...Pulaski County...
1 WSW Dublin                 15.5 in   0402 PM 12/09   Public
1 E Pulaski                  15.0 in   0500 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
2 NW Copper Valley           13.5 in   0900 PM 12/09   Public
2 ESE Pulaski                13.5 in   0621 PM 12/09   Public
Graysontown                  13.3 in   0800 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Roanoke County...
1 SSW Hollins                15.3 in   0608 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
3 ESE Cave Spring            14.3 in   0853 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
2 W Poages Mill              14.0 in   0711 PM 12/09   Public
1 NW Cave Spring             13.7 in   0500 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
3 N Salem City               13.2 in   0808 PM 12/09   Public
2 ENE Vinton                 13.0 in   0723 PM 12/09   Public
2 E Vinton                   12.5 in   0700 PM 12/09   Public

...Rockbridge County...
7 SSW Rockbridge Baths       16.0 in   0932 PM 12/09   Public
3 ENE Collierstown           15.0 in   0847 PM 12/09   Public
1 N Collierstown             15.0 in   0603 PM 12/09   Public

...Tazewell County...
Gratton                      13.5 in   0932 PM 12/09   Public
2 WNW Bluefield              13.0 in   0515 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Cedar Bluff                  10.0 in   0410 PM 12/09   Public

...Wythe County...
1 WSW Ivanhoe                17.0 in   0411 PM 12/09   Public

...West Virginia...

...Greenbrier County...
3 S Maxwelton                15.0 in   0815 PM 12/09   Public
Ronceverte                   14.0 in   0613 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
3 SW Neola                   13.5 in   0743 PM 12/09   Public
2 WNW Asbury                 13.5 in   0600 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter
Lewisburg                    13.0 in   0404 PM 12/09   Public
3 SW Neola                   12.0 in   0433 PM 12/09   Public
Lewisburg                    11.0 in   0543 PM 12/09   Public
2 WSW Williamsburg           10.0 in   0521 PM 12/09   Public

...Mercer County...
Matoaka                      15.8 in   0442 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
Athens                       14.5 in   0637 PM 12/09   Public
Bramwell                     13.0 in   0920 PM 12/09   Public
2 NNE Montcalm               13.0 in   0430 PM 12/09   Trained Spotter

...Monroe County...
1 E Glenray                  19.5 in   0607 PM 12/09   Public
3 NNW Pickaway               16.5 in   0610 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media
3 E Wayside                  15.5 in   0614 PM 12/09   Public
1 E Glenray                  15.0 in   0359 PM 12/09   Public
2 ENE Wayside                13.7 in   0400 PM 12/09   Public
Union                        13.0 in   0454 PM 12/09   Public
2 W Hollywood                13.0 in   0408 PM 12/09   Public
Lindside                     12.0 in   0713 PM 12/09   Public

...Summers County...
3 ESE Hinton                 18.0 in   0811 PM 12/09   Public
1 NE Hinton                  18.0 in   0651 PM 12/09   Broadcast Media

 

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Took a long time but getting first flakes here too...light rain/snow mix currently and 35. Radar isn't even showing returns over me at the moment. 

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1 minute ago, Lookout said:

Took a long time but getting first flakes here too...rain/snow mix currently and 35. Radar isn't even showing returns over me at the moment. 

Same here @Lookout, extreme light returns, though IT is SNOWING  :D..  

currently 40 with a dew of 33. 

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2 hours ago, weathafella said:

I was 5’7 at my peak and shorter now-seriously I was considerably taller vs cantore.

Hey there Jerry! It has been forever! I hope all is well with you and yours! 

Best, 

Jason 

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https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=RNK&issuedby=RNK&product=AFD&format=CI&version=1&glossary=1&highlight=off

This is an excerpt from the Blacksburg VA AFD.

 

As of 1030 PM EST Sunday...

Storm is winding down, however, light precipitation will
continue to generate within deformation zone which bisects our
CWA from the exiting coastal storm and the upper low to our
west. Due to lingering precip, very hesitant to nix warning and
prefer to await demise of all precipitation returns on radar.
After coordination with CRW/WBC will trim the WV counties and
possibly some of the VA highlands toward midnight, but hang onto
counties across the remainder of the CWA.

Bountiful snowfall amounts were observed across our entire CWA,
primarily south of I-64 where amounts of a foot were common.
South of 460, amounts were closer to 15 inches with pockets of
18-21 inch amounts where some of the snow bands persisted the
longest or due to orographic effects near the Blue Ridge from
the easterly upslope flow. Areas along and south of highway 58
in southern Virginia are now experiencing a mix of sleet and
freezing rain and freezing drizzle. The GSO evening sounding
validates this mixed precip type with several warm layers (above
0 deg c). Our radar Correlation Coefficient has been detecting
mixed p-types as far north as highway 40 in Pittsylvania and
Halifax Counties in addition to reflectivity bright banding.
Surface reports indicate sleet and freezing rain/drizzle.

 

Congratulations are in order. This is very early in the season even for Northern VA where I am originally from, but for your region this is a truly exceptional snowstorm, particularly when you consider the time of year. Enjoy the snow. Please take some jebwalks for me and dig that snow and pile it up.

This wont be the last such snow there. There will be several that impact the entire Eastern Seaboard. This is going to be an exceptional snow winter for many communities. Next winter will be even more exceptional.

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31.3 degrees and light freezing rain. Not sure how much or what we'll get in the next few hours. 

Looking at the HRRR, it looks light just a little bit of freezing rain. The 3K NAM would drop warning criteria snow on somebody in central/eastern NC. Right now I'm going with the HRRR. 

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Very light sleet. I'm in between these smaller bands. Would now expect everything to be frozen from this point forwards (hopefully). If this ends up freezing rain, there could be some issues the way the radar is starting to look. 

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Light sleet continues. Temp has slowly dropped to 30.7. If the latest HRRR is to believed areas from the Triad to Triangle can expect 1/2 to a little > 1" of snow this morning. That is a change for this hourly model which had a more liquid look the previous hour. 

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