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18 minutes ago, Lava Rock said:

that's funny that Fiskdale only got 3.5". We used to live there (sturbridge) and recall getting low end totals sometimes similar to the Valley, but they got screwed this time

I looked at the Public Info statement - that observation was from 12/1.  Dumb they published a map with that in there - shoulda tossed it.

 

Side note - I grew up in Sturbridge, weird.

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I looked at the Public Info statement - that observation was from 12/1.  Dumb they published a map with that in there - shoulda tossed it.
 
Side note - I grew up in Sturbridge, weird.
Oh ok, makes more sense. We lived on New Boston Rd, 2004-2009

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I thought the principle features where handled fine by guidance. Like Will said, you had prolonged erly flow for hours and hours which is usually how we end up with prolific numbers. Throw in some fronto to help consolidate and lift the WAA coming in and poof. For a 3 day total, I can't say I am surprised by the numbers. I think biggest surprise was day 1 near Albany. Runner up last night down near CEF to Hubby...but that was shown on near term guidance. For me, the extent this came west last night was classic on guidance when look at H7 lift and RH. QPF as usual ranks last on models. They do better with the synoptic features. I was half expecting a more wall of moisture just east of me, but that never happened. It was sort of broad and spread out. Not as intense.

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Just now, Lava Rock said:

Oh ok, makes more sense. We lived on New Boston Rd, 2004-2009

ha, I was on the other side of the hill from you on Walker Pond - but moved to Standish for college in 2003.

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Man look at that radar from NH! That band coming down right around Route 3 and Route 93, I'm right in the crosshairs at this swath/band!:snowing:

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1 minute ago, Tiktock said:

I think that band is inching east towards me.  its so close I can probably see it from my roof.

I'm right on the fringe and it's coming down real nice. Should pick up even more shortly. 

 

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14 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

There's some truth to this....I rememeber talking in an exchange with dendrite a couple days ago about the obscene mid-level inflow. I was starting to worry about a firehose and that we might have some monster totals. We never totally got the Mar 2013 look (though for a time it started to look like that last night), but we didn't need to get it to have a big storm because this moved so slow and had a better wrap-around ML structure this morning than that storm.

Never give up when you have a potent ULL going at that latitude underneath us.

It’s a great tried and true method of forecasting snow 

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Winds below 5000ft are NW so you'll have beam drift. IOW, that band will inch east, but also...radar will show it west of you when it's actually steady snow at your location.

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1 minute ago, KoalaBeer said:

I'm right on the fringe and it's coming down real nice. Should pick up even more shortly. 

 

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Going right over my head coming down nicely right now.

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2 minutes ago, KoalaBeer said:

I'm right on the fringe and it's coming down real nice. Should pick up even more shortly. 

 

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Looks like it may die before it gets to me.  No loss as I'm as happy as a snowpig in snowpoo over here.

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3 minutes ago, Damage In Tolland said:

It’s a great tried and true method of forecasting snow 

But the NWS forecast wasn't great. I stayed under a WWA and got 10" of snow. P/C forecast was for 3-5" later upgraded to 4-6" Visibility was near zero at times last night with heavy snow.

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Storms like this are great. The snow lingers. It continue to pile up. It seems like it will just last all day. But then it stops. And when it does. It's sad. 

I wish it would snow forever.

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4 minutes ago, Sugarloaf1989 said:

But the NWS forecast wasn't great. I stayed under a WWA and got 10" of snow. P/C forecast was for 3-5" later upgraded to 4-6" Visibility was near zero at times last night with heavy snow.

I'll be curious to see what if anything falls out of post-event review, because I'm pretty on board with the messaging was awkward with this one. Seems like we would have been better off if headlines didn't exist at all and we just told people what would happen. 

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This is a 48hour storm for many.  Pretty rare.  Best I had was Jan 96 in philly which was about 31 inches in 36 hours.  Second best was dec 08 in Webster nh with 31 over a 3 day period

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1 minute ago, 40/70 Benchmark said:

My old and new homsteads may make a run at 20" in this band....this is right where the death band in March 2018 was..93 nailer

You may be correct! I don’t measure meticulously but we have to be pretty close. 

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29 minutes ago, tunafish said:

I looked at the Public Info statement - that observation was from 12/1.  Dumb they published a map with that in there - shoulda tossed it.

 

Side note - I grew up in Sturbridge, weird.

Had to be more, Im next town over and 8 in part 1 and 6 inches part 2, its settled down to about a foot now.

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