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The Little Storm That Could - March 3/4

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3 minutes ago, mostman said:

Anyone have the elapsed radar for the event? I woke up at some point in the middle of the night, checked the radar, and noticed the goods were about 40 miles to my south. I’d like to see what that banding looked like at the height of the storm. 


If you start on this page, I post a radar shot probably every 10-15 min for the next 3-4 pages. You can see the progression.

https://www.americanwx.com/bb/topic/52144-the-little-storm-that-could-march-34/?page=13

 

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11 minutes ago, bristolri_wx said:

About 7" on the ground here.  Heavy heavy stuff.  I would imagine I probably have closer to 8" or 9" before compaction from the sleet and rain we had between 4 and 5 AM.  Man if we didn't have that hour of mixing I feel confident we would have been in double-digits around here.

The 8 or 9 before compaction and sleet is the correct measurement, not after compaction and sleet.

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2 minutes ago, EastonSN+ said:

The 8 or 9 before compaction and sleet is the correct measurement, not after compaction and sleet.

Yeah I probably should have gone out and measured my usual spot at around 4 but couldn't get myself up and out of the house to do it. I checked NWS numbers it looks like I ended up an inch higher than what was reported in my area so who knows.  Sometimes these heavy slop storms are more difficult to measure than the windy ones if you don't put 100% effort into it.

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12 minutes ago, mostman said:

Anyone have the elapsed radar for the event? I woke up at some point in the middle of the night, checked the radar, and noticed the goods were about 40 miles to my south. I’d like to see what that banding looked like at the height of the storm. 

This should work for now (just checked it) until you get out of range.  I think CoD lets you download a .gif of the loop...

https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=BOX-N0Q-1-200

 

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1 hour ago, dryslot said:

I may go down this season without recording a single storm over 10" which i would have to check my numbers but that would be rare.

I've had 2 double-digit-ers, but pending a late bomb, this season will be the 7th of 21 not to record a 12"+ event.  I've had 5 that failed to reach 10", led by 2005-06 with a top event of 5.9".  Last such observed season before that was 1967-68 in NNJ.   :o   At my current location, season's biggest has only a fair correlation with season's total, due to some real outliers, though the 6 in the under-11" group include the 5 lowest season totals.  My snowiest, 07-08, ranks 8th lowest for top storm with 12.5", while my 2nd biggest snowfall, 24" on 12/6-7/2003, made up nearly 1/3 of the season total (8th lowest season), a facet that was common where I grew up but much less so in the more consistent snowfall region where I now live. 

Measured 2.5" at 6:30 with SN-, but I'm fairly certain the 3-6" forecast has verified.  Little flakes = low rations (usually) and the 0.29" LE results in 8.6 to 1.  Augusta had SN+ (barely) when I arrived, pretty much by myself (never checked to see if there was a late opening), but now moderate - probably about 5" outside the office.  Grandkids in SNJ got nothing but some slushy flakes, but the NNJ town where I grew up reported 9", near jack for the state.

Good to see the SNE folks get some real snow, though the Cape and WMA kinda missed out.  No jealousy here, but would've liked about 6" so the pack would get into the 40s.  Might make it anyway with this event if things haven't melted/settled by obs time.

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9 minutes ago, EastonSN+ said:

The 8 or 9 before compaction and sleet is the correct measurement, not after compaction and sleet.

I would say there was 8 on the ground in Trumbull when I shoveled at like 7. It was above the rise of the steps (which is 7.5 ") by a bit so I am going to go with 8 inches at 7 AM.

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Yeah a perfect night of slop snow, sleet and rain all combined for a total accumulation of coating of snow.  Our best storm so far this season is 4" of snow.

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32 minutes ago, Typhoon Tip said:

Heh... this was too well advertised and also empirically too larger in scale to fit with the 'little critter' concept -  Bozart et. al. 

unless you just meant that for colloquialism 

 

That's funny. I was indeed speaking colloquially, but clearly I must have had some shadow of you bounding around in my subconscious to choose that particular turn of phrase.

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Portsmouth RI , woke at 345 to rain pingers on window, measured 4.75” after compaction, did snow removal about anothe .25” after flip back to frozen. 5” storm total.

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It's compacted to about 4" or 4.5" of waterlogged cement now after it rained/sleeted around 4am. Went out around 2am and it was a solid 5.5-6" before it changed over. Roads are mostly wet though. Glad I didn't have to drive to Foxboro today for a meeting where the roads must be a lot worse

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9 minutes ago, cut said:

I would say there was 8 on the ground in Trumbull when I shoveled at like 7. It was above the rise of the steps (which is 7.5 ") by a bit so I am going to go with 8 inches at 7 AM.

The 8 lines up with me in Easton perfectly.

Too bad this is probably the last storm. We will finish the year below average for 5th time this century.

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1 hour ago, Greg said:

I know from the 7AM snow reports from Burlington, MA got 13.4", Reading 13.0" (Ryan). So I'm not sure if we can squeezed out another inch until the  storm end but we'll see.  It's absolutely awsome that the heart of our viewing area got nailed like this.  This is what the winter should have been like starting December 3-4th instead of March 3-4th.:snowing:

yeah, wife said looks great out there.. 

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15 minutes ago, USCAPEWEATHERAF said:

Yeah a perfect night of slop snow, sleet and rain all combined for a total accumulation of coating of snow.  Our best storm so far this season is 4" of snow.

Same here, no good events all season, but you kind of have to expect a year like this every once in a while given where we live, adjust your expectations, be aware that rain and underperformance is a risk, that jacking is almost impossible on a good hit, and just take it for what it is.  

The thing that makes me really feel like this was a winter that wasn't in some ways, is that there was no real noreaster, no wind, no real storm.  Just moisture and flow and some entertaining thermal battle.

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I think the last few times we've had significant March snow events it's been followed by both an active severe wx season here and tornado events. 

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That was the alpha omega of all thumps.  Wow to those just N of me.  I did better then expected.  Gonna go with 9".  That was some of the densest snow I've had to deal with at that depth.  Snowblower ran out of gas 1/2 way thru the driveway.  Maganges to get the street and the big areas done before.  Still was a pain in the ass.

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Sun should come out and melt most of this today right?

I am hoping it melts off my solar panels quick so I can take advantage of the clear days coming up. My solar production is really starting to ramp up this time of year. 

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18 minutes ago, Ginx snewx said:

 My friend in Colrain says about 7.5" there, I had about 6.5" here.

W MA totals:

Franklin County...
   Greenfield             6.0   604 AM  3/04  General Public
   Sunderland             5.9   700 AM  3/04  Co-Op Observer
   2 ENE Ashfield         5.8   700 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Ashfield               5.5   656 AM  3/04  NONE
   1 SE Sunderland        5.3   730 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Heath                  5.1   654 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   Shelburne              4.5   630 AM  3/04  Trained Spotter

...Hampden County...
   East Longmeadow        8.0   741 AM  3/04  Trained Spotter
   Wales                  8.0   551 AM  3/04  Media
   Southwick              6.0   800 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   Ludlow                 6.0   526 AM  3/04  Media
   Springfield            6.0   721 AM  3/04  Trained Spotter
   2 WSW Ludlow           5.8   700 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Holyoke                5.3   714 AM  3/04  Trained Spotter
   Chicopee               5.0   555 AM  3/04  Media
   North Chester          4.8   745 AM  3/04  Trained Spotter
   Longmeadow             4.5   355 AM  3/04  NONE
   West Springfield       4.5   735 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   Westfield              2.0  1153 PM  3/03  Ham Radio

...Hampshire County...
   1 WSW Williamsburg     6.5   645 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Huntington             6.0   554 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   Ware                   5.5   719 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   North Amherst          5.5   832 AM  3/04  Trained Spotter
   Easthampton            5.5   700 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Amherst                5.4   715 AM  3/04  Co-Op Observer
   2 SSE South Hadley     5.1   755 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Northampton            4.8   605 AM  3/04  CoCoRaHS
   Cummington             4.5   728 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   South Amherst          3.7   637 AM  3/04  Fire Dept/Rescue
   South Hadley           3.2   300 AM  3/04  Ham Radio
   Westhampton            3.0   1

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