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OBS thread Feb 20-21, 2019

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2 minutes ago, Cfa said:

I noticed this with the last event, it was slightly colder with more snow when I was in Commack. I finished with 1.2”.

And I recall last winter when you went subzero while here and ISP bottomed out at +2°, I wonder if elevation/topography plays a role. Would the terminal moraine even rise high enough for a slight cold air damming affect?

Not sure. Jaynes Hill is 400 feet so that and it’s inland location definitely makes it colder. I think some of the lower lying “valleys” hang on to the cold longer than the wide open flat areas further south. Nw Suffolk is also the hilliest part of the island, so maybe it could be slight damming.

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Just now, psv88 said:

Not sure. Jaynes Hill is 400 feet so that and it’s inland location definitely makes it colder. I think some of the lower lying “valleys” hang on to the cold longer than the wide open flat areas further south. Nw Suffolk is also the hilliest part of the island, so maybe it could be slight damming.

I'm a mile or so NE of Jayne's Hill and it's quite hilly here (at least compared to Long Beach). Haven't seen actual freezing rain enough to leave a decent glaze in quite a while. In LB, freezing rain is quite rare. 

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2 minutes ago, jm1220 said:

I'm a mile or so NE of Jayne's Hill and it's quite hilly here (at least compared to Long Beach). Haven't seen actual freezing rain enough to leave a decent glaze in quite a while. In LB, freezing rain is quite rare. 

You live in one of the colder and snowier areas on the island there. Your elevation is likely around 300 feet, definitely helpful in marginal storms

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This might be one of NYC's biggest icing events in a long time, everyone from Manhattan/Northern Queens north seems to still be below freezing and temps are barely budging

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Just now, HVSnowLover said:

This might be one of NYC's biggest icing events in a long time, everyone from Manhattan north seems to still be below freezing and temps are barely budging

Should melt in the city by morning right?

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Just now, weatherpruf said:

Should melt in the city by morning right?

Definitely as tomorrow will be warm, may even still change to rain eventually tonight but it's really pretty right now

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2 minutes ago, HVSnowLover said:

This might be one of NYC's biggest icing events in a long time, everyone from Manhattan/Northern Queens north seems to still be below freezing and temps are barely budging

Temps are already right around 30-32 and upper 30s out by KJFK. 

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6 minutes ago, JustinRP37 said:

Temps are already right around 30-32 and upper 30s out by KJFK. 

Yea I get that, I'm not saying its an epic ice storm but for the city any sustained ZR is unusual. It's just odd to see the coastal front set up so close to the coast, upper 30s as you said immediate ocean but 30-32 for northern parts of the city and barely budging  

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21 minutes ago, JustinRP37 said:

Temps are already right around 30-32 and upper 30s out by KJFK. 

I'm at 34 now

It's messy outside. Many people thought the rain was going to wash the snow away but the rain has been very light.

No one really shoveled . It's terrible.

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1 hour ago, HVSnowLover said:

Yea I'd said we'd revisit at 9 and theres no strong warm air push with this, only areas that seem to be above freezing are south shore and southern parts of Brooklyn/Queens. Temps rising less than 1 degree an hour for most of the metro area.

10:30 and it’s 31.2 still and ZR

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8 minutes ago, Snow88 said:

I'm at 34 now

It's messy outside. Many people thought the rain was going to wash the snow away but the rain has been very light.

No one really shoveled . It's terrible.

Bro its an inch of slush. It’ll be ok.

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Just now, psv88 said:

Bro its an inch of slush. It’ll be ok.

Over an inch but still messy outside

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Light rain falling here, picked up 2.0"-2.5" of snow accumulation for the day.

Temp has dropped back down to 32 from 34 over the last couple of hours.

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3 minutes ago, NycStormChaser said:

Lots of freezing rain just north of the City. klLNNyB.jpg

Fortunately where it's ZR temps are mostly 30-32 which is not a big deal, where it's still in the 20s it looks like its sleet 

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1 hour ago, HVSnowLover said:

Yea I get that, I'm not saying its an epic ice storm but for the city any sustained ZR is unusual. It's just odd to see the coastal front set up so close to the coast, upper 30s as you said immediate ocean but 30-32 for northern parts of the city and barely budging  

Yeah still freezing rain here in the bx. 31 now. Didnt get up to 30 degrees until after 10pm. So not major but still noteworthy icing up here. 

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29* and moderate rain mixed with large mangled, aggregate flakes. Everything is completely iced over now. A car just went down the street and it sounded like a plow going by as it slowly rolled through the ice. I'm over this winter...

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Just now, gravitylover said:

29* and moderate rain mixed with large mangled, aggregate flakes. Everything is completely iced over now. A car just went down the street and it sounded like a plow going by as it slowly rolled through the ice. I'm over this winter...

Yea for the coast the story of the winter has been rain, rain, rain, a bit inland it's been ice storm after storm.   

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