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NNE Cold Season Thread 2020-2021

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4 hours ago, backedgeapproaching said:

You have to find a good Doctor that specializes Lyme--problem is a lot or most don't take insurance and many of the big carriers still don't view Lyme as a actual disease so they don't cover a lot of the treatment and treatment plans--like you mentioned in the previous post.  I feel like many insurance carriers view Lyme Docs has almost vodoo scientists.  Because so many Lyme tests come back negative, I think the big Health Plans are hesitant to cover stuff.  

It all about getting on the right treatment plan.  Just as quick background, last Jan I had these symptoms come out of nowhere---mine where very neuro based and I was losing sensation and tingling in my extremities along with rapid heartbeat, muscle fatigue and extreme muscle tightness, night sweats among others.  Got so bad, I was bed ridden for a few weeks and couldn't even work even though I work from home.  Super scary and had no idea what was going on.  You think the worst and thought it was early onset ALS based on symptoms and my Primary care said the same--which I don't think he should have as it put the fear of God in me.   I didn't even think of Lyme, but he tested for it too because of some of the symptoms.  Got a positive Lyme test back on all the all Lyme tests---which was a relief in some ways because I knew what the cause was now.

Back to the treatment--Primary care did the normal routine of doxycycline everyone doc does--said 5-7 days I would be much better, nope didn't happen.  Was worse than ever and getting worse by the day.  Was able to get a referral from a friend (who has Lyme) to Lyme specialist in Albany--guy was awesome, unbelievably  knowledgeable on the disease and put me on totally different treatment plan with 3 different antibiotics and different supplements. He took  more detailed tests too which also showed all positive for Lyme.  I never saw a tick or bullseye or anything--he did think or was more recent just because of the the Lyme anitbodies showing up in the test which were off the charts he said.  Took a while, but finally was getting better after a few weeks and much better now. Like you mentioned it definitely got pricy because they don't take insurance or insurance doesn't cover most stuff. My health was certainly worth it, that's for sure.

You can PM if you want for info on the clinic I went to or more info on it.  I know your far from there, but with Covid everything is virtual now anyways.  Good luck with getting back on track.

I had an IV port and had treatment 3 times a week for 90 days. 2 kids died from Lyme while I was in the hospital.  I was so lucky they were doing clinical trials back in the 90s. Best of luck

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Event totals: 7.7” Snow/0.16” L.E.

 

After a little more snow this morning, we cleared out, so these should be the final totals at our site for Winter Storm Viola.

 

Details from the 6:00 P.M. Waterbury observations:

New Snow: 0.2 inches

New Liquid: Trace

Temperature: 14.9 F

Sky: Mostly Clear

Snow at the stake: 21.5 inches

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Big news here.   I've just recorded my record gust (aside from my screwing around with the anemometer and spinning it by hand), 19.4 mph.  Of course I've only had a PWS up since New Year's Day but a record is a record.

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45 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

Poor Albany on SW/S winds..:(

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Ha, that's why I'm very rarely disappointed up here.  Growing up in ALB sets the bar at 60" a winter being more than acceptable.

My guess on that radar image is that the stuff is actually landing downstream of the echoes... we see that here a lot.  It looks like it's over DDH but I bet its actually hitting the surface by your area on the SW winds.  Radar sampling those echoes in the cloud or something.

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2 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Ha, that's why I'm very rarely disappointed up here.  Growing up in ALB sets the bar at 60" a winter being more than acceptable.

My guess on that radar image is that the stuff is actually landing downstream of the echoes... we see that here a lot.  It looks like it's over DDH but I bet its actually hitting the surface by your area on the SW winds.  Radar sampling those echoes in the cloud or something.

Yea, your right.  DDH traffic cams still show nothing.  Its pounding over near Searsburg VT and even up by Bromley which is under much weaker echoes to my NE.  DDH obs show gusts near 25 too blowing form the south.

Its been said a million times, but that area from DDH over across the border to Hoosick Falls NY is one of the worst snow spots in NE relative to their elevation.  Obviously the cape and coastal RI, etc are worse numbers wise.  A lot of spots  in SNE average less really than DDH.

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Obviously a long way out so usual caveats apply but there seems to be some model agreement for a moderate QPF event Saturday night into Sunday. Looks to be borderline ptype which I don't hate for my location at this range. Both 12z GFS and euro then show a similar evolution for 3/1. These both have that look where ski country cashes in with a sharp gradient to the south. Anyway, glad to see things looking active the next 7-10 days. As lots of NNE posters have said, give us the QPF first, worry about temps later. 

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6 hours ago, powderfreak said:

HRRR really nice looking for Gene over to Dryslot.  Also down by Backedge.

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Jeff's BY is about 3 colors better than mine (though that spot of 0.20-0.25 centered over my roof is tiny.)

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On 2/21/2021 at 1:19 PM, backedgeapproaching said:

You can PM if you want for info on the clinic I went to or more info on it.  I know your far from there, but with Covid everything is virtual now anyways.  Good luck with getting back on track.

Thanks for all the info, I'll shoot you a PM tonight because I'm definitely interested to hear your experience.  Surprised with the amount of people that have similar experiences to my own.  Just getting settled at Grandpa Grunts right now.  Car decided to throw a check engine light after starting it up in the Jay Peak parking lot this afternoon.  It's a 2015 Forester XT with only 60k miles and was just serviced, I checked the gas cap and it wasn't fully clicked so I'm hoping that's all it was and that it'll clear on its own or with a simple battery disconnect/ecu reset.  

Jay was nice today but quite windy and they held the Flyer and Bonnie by noon.  I wasn't too worried but the guys I came up with who are driving home tonight were a bit bummed.  Felt great to test out the new board in some soft stuff and I felt good all day, not much pain or fatigue and was able to go pretty hard.  I felt terrible last night and only got 2 hours sleep so I was a bit worried but I'm glad I can still hang.  Gonna get some solo riding in the next few days and just take it easy and film some POV stuff. 

Was snowing most of the day and has been steadily snowing since noon.  The next few days should be nice, I always love my time up here!  I'll post some footage at some point when I get around to it.  Also, I got 4 inches back home in SEPA today, making 41" for the season, I actually did some riding in Valley Forge a few weeks ago I posted the footage on my Youtube linked in my profile.

Here's some pictures from today:

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Kind of sucks that SW flow uplsope is kind of  the bread and butter here as that doesn't exactly scream deep winter pattern, but certainly producing today.  I think 17-18 had a bunch of these hence the big season totals, along with the ridiculous March 18 bombs.

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Driving west towards 91 and the local weather is just bizarre. It was like whiteout in Bretton Woods with moderate to heavy snow and wind; it’s barely a dusting just 5 miles west. Pretty amazing considering this isn’t upslope 

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11 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

Kind of sucks that SW flow uplsope is kind of  the bread and butter here as that doesn't exactly scream deep winter pattern, but certainly producing today.  I think 17-18 had a bunch of these hence the big season totals, along with the ridiculous March 18 bombs.

Definitely not the flow I want here. Complete dud today. Extended still looks pretty zzzzz to me but I guess there is something lurking for the weekend. Needs work, however.

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45 minutes ago, alex said:

Driving west towards 91 and the local weather is just bizarre. It was like whiteout in Bretton Woods with moderate to heavy snow and wind; it’s barely a dusting just 5 miles west. Pretty amazing considering this isn’t upslope 

It is upslope though in a way.  This one definitely has some terrain influences.

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55 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

Kind of sucks that SW flow uplsope is kind of  the bread and butter here as that doesn't exactly scream deep winter pattern, but certainly producing today.  I think 17-18 had a bunch of these hence the big season totals, along with the ridiculous March 18 bombs.

We tend to do ok in SW flow too, usually because they seem to come with some decent wind velocities... seems to push moisture over the Spine into interior VT up in the north.  Can also develop a standing wave off the Adirondacks... air goes over them, drops into the Champlain valley and then rises again over the Greens.

A buddy said barely a flurry today at the BTV Waterfront and they are 10 mile vis, while it’s been under a mile vis at MVL/MPV at times the past couple hours.

The other great orographic spot is the southern Adirondacks, just north of the Mohawk Valley and I-90.  They get some good precip out of these.

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Interesting. I guess it’s a good point, upslope takes many forms. The mountains definitely played a role; it was very windy in BW where it was also snowing very hard, but not a breath of wind just a few miles away (and barely any snow).

Kinda funny to be leaving the Whites to go skiing the Berkshires lol. But I had a free week to use so whatever. It’s always fun to be away

 

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36 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Definitely not the flow I want here. Complete dud today. Extended still looks pretty zzzzz to me but I guess there is something lurking for the weekend. Needs work, however.

Yea, I know Ginx was giving you a hard time in the main threads, but it has been pretty quiet up that way for a few weeks, your elevation and latitude will help moving forward.

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21 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

We tend to do ok in SW flow too, usually because they seem to come with some decent wind velocities... seems to push moisture over the Spine into interior VT up in the north.  Can also develop a standing wave off the Adirondacks... air goes over them, drops into the Champlain valley and then rises again over the Greens.

A buddy said barely a flurry today at the BTV Waterfront and they are 10 mile vis, while it’s been under a mile vis at MVL/MPV at times the past couple hours.

The other great orographic spot is the southern Adirondacks, just north of the Mohawk Valley and I-90.  They get some good precip out of these.

Yea, I know you guys have had some decent events on SW winds especially with help off Ontario, seems forcing is just a bit further south on this one maybe?   BTV and ALB both are pits on SW/S winds.

Yep, Southern Adirondacks get crushed on this SW/S winds--that is true bread and butter for them.   Look at the topo map you can see how they would crush it in this flow. 

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