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1 hour ago, powderfreak said:

They get some monsters from time to time though in the central NY zone.  West of ALB and north of BGM have had numerous 36”+ events past 15 years.

2/14/07

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3/14/17

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12/17/20

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If you go back another 5 years you get Xmas 2002 also. I remember a couple 40-burgers NW of ALB in that one. 

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11 minutes ago, MuddyWx said:

Points of equal temperature are shown with the diagonal dotted lines. So where that red temp line crosses the dotted line at about 800mb, you can move down the dotted line and see that the temp for that dotted line is 0C. Therefore temp at 800mb is ever so slightly above 0C (hence the sleet depiction)

Omg wow. That is odd coming from someone who is used to normal graphs. So basically where it says 10c that is not delineated by a line perfectly vertical, but diagonal. I knew there just had to be something I was doing wrong because I’m not stupid enough to believe the other people who frequent this board are going to make such an oversight. In fact as a mere hobbyist, albeit a lifetime one, I only recently became interested in these “sounding” reports and previously just avoided them. 

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3 hours ago, CoastalWx said:

You were definitely below 32. Even the guy in Hingham I think just sneaked barely above freezing briefly.

I put in a request from NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) for maximum temps at Randolph for 2/6/78 and 2/7/78.  They emailed a list of cities in E MA, of which the closest to Randolph was Brockton.  The max there was 34F on the 6th and 35F on the 7th.  Hingham had a max of 34F on the 6th and 32F on the 7th.  By comparison, Boston was 34F on the 6th and 33F on the 7th.

My main point being there was no fluff factor with that snow, limiting the drifting in many areas, despite the strong winds.

 

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7 minutes ago, 78Blizzard said:

I put in a request from NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) for maximum temps at Randolph for 2/6/78 and 2/7/78.  They emailed a list of cities in E MA, of which the closest to Randolph was Brockton.  The max there was 34F on the 6th and 35F on the 7th.  Hingham had a max of 34F on the 6th and 32F on the 7th.  By comparison, Boston was 34F on the 6th and 33F on the 7th.

My main point being there was no fluff factor with that snow, limiting the drifting in many areas, despite the strong winds.

 

I think those maxes were brief. Like one day maybe briefly with the coastal front and then the other when it ended? I mean 34 in Hingham means you likely were colder. 

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4 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

I think those maxes were brief. Like one day maybe briefly with the coastal front and then the other when it ended? I mean 34 in Hingham means you likely were colder. 

Temps during most of the storm varied only a couple of degrees.  Randolph temps would have been more like Brockton than Hingham, which is only a few miles away.  The storm didn't end until very late on the 7th.

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18 minutes ago, 78Blizzard said:

Temps during most of the storm varied only a couple of degrees.  Randolph temps would have been more like Brockton than Hingham, which is only a few miles away.  The storm didn't end until very late on the 7th.

Sometimes those thermos back then can be affected by solar radiation. 
Any case, it was a qpf bomb for sure. Not a fluff job by any means.

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36 minutes ago, 78Blizzard said:

Temps during most of the storm varied only a couple of degrees.  Randolph temps would have been more like Brockton than Hingham, which is only a few miles away.  The storm didn't end until very late on the 7th.

My school’s roof collapsed under the weight of the snow.   We had a very extended Feb vacation.  Best winter ever

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3 hours ago, CoastalWx said:

If anybody has reports or Pics I’m all for it. I know 40” amounts happened and believe it for sure. Those pics were epic. 

I think most of those  DEC 20 40+" reports were just ruler in the ground reports, there really wasn't enough time for any clearing, it was all in like 9-10 hours. One clear would have been the max, if it was even done. Im not sure how much the total would have increased from that one clear anyway--maybe in the absolute max spot could have been near uppper 40s to 50".  No one had 50"+ on the ground, but pretty damn close.  There are pics of 42-44" OTG.  I measured 33-34" OTG a full 30 hours after it stopped in that prime zone just north of me, obviously it was pure fluff so it was settling quickly, showing it was certainly 40"+ OTG the day prior, but 50" probably a stretch.

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2 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

My school’s roof collapsed under the weight of the snow.   We had a very extended Feb vacation.  Best winter ever

Yeah, getting a week off from work back then because of the Rt 128 fiasco is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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18 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

I think most of those  DEC 20 40+" reports were just ruler in the ground reports, there really wasn't enough time for any clearing, it was all in like 9-10 hours. One clear would have been the max, if it was even done. Im not sure how much the total would have increased from that one clear anyway--maybe in the absolute max spot could have been near uppper 40s to 50".  No one had 50"+ on the ground, but pretty damn close.  There are pics of 42-44" OTG.  I measured 33-34" OTG a full 30 hours after it stopped in that prime zone just north of me, obviously it was pure fluff so it was settling quickly, showing it was certainly 40"+ OTG the day prior, but 50" probably a stretch.

Ludlow Vermont had 40", across from you here in Townshend we had 30" 

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Have some Blizz 78 obs. Apologies if your phone hates this.

PVD,1978-02-06 15:00,KPVD 061500Z 05021G30KT 10SM BKN028 OVC045 M01/M06 A3009 RMK SLP188 T10061061
PVD,1978-02-06 16:00,KPVD 061600Z 05020G28KT 7SM -SN OVC028 M01/M05 A3001 RMK SLP162 T10051049
PVD,1978-02-06 16:15,KPVD 061615Z 05020G30KT 2SM -SN OVC005 A2999 RMK SLPNO
PVD,1978-02-06 17:00,KPVD 061700Z 05020G30KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC003 A2992 RMK SLP132
PVD,1978-02-06 18:00,KPVD 061800Z 05022KT 3/4SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M02/M02 A//// RMK SLP118 T10171022
PVD,1978-02-06 19:00,KPVD 061900Z 05017G39KT 1/2SM SN -BLSN OVC002 A2983 RMK SLP102
PVD,1978-02-06 20:00,KPVD 062000Z 03021G36KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 M02/M03 A2976 RMK SLP077 P0011 T10211027
PVD,1978-02-06 21:00,KPVD 062100Z 03018G37KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 M02/M03 A2973 RMK SLP067 P0012 T10221028
PVD,1978-02-06 22:00,KPVD 062200Z 03018G38KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 M02/M03 A2967 RMK SLP048 P0011 T10211027
PVD,1978-02-06 23:00,KPVD 062300Z 04019G36KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 A2961 RMK SLP026
PVD,1978-02-07 00:00,KPVD 070000Z 03024KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 M02/M02 A2950 RMK SLP988 P0033 60024 T10171017
PVD,1978-02-07 01:00,KPVD 070100Z 04025G53KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 M02/M02 A2946 RMK SLP975 P0033 T10161016
PVD,1978-02-07 02:00,KPVD 070200Z 05025G40KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC002 M01/M01 A2946 RMK SLP975 P0022 T10101010
PVD,1978-02-07 03:00,KPVD 070300Z 06018G37KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 00/M01 A2945 RMK SLP971 P0022 T00001006
PVD,1978-02-07 04:00,KPVD 070400Z 05015G36KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 00/00 A2944 RMK SLP970 P0011 T00000000
PVD,1978-02-07 05:00,KPVD 070500Z 02020G30KT 6SM CLR M/M A2940 RMK SLPNO P0011 T////////
PVD,1978-02-07 06:00,KPVD 070600Z 02018KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 00/00 A2938 RMK SLP947 P0022 60031 T00000000
PVD,1978-02-07 07:00,KPVD 070700Z 04014G24KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 00/00 A2940 RMK SLP955 P0012 T00000000
PVD,1978-02-07 08:00,KPVD 070800Z 03014G24KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC002 A2936 RMK SLP942
PVD,1978-02-07 09:00,KPVD 070900Z 03016KT 1/16SM +SN -BLSN OVC/// M01/M01 A//// RMK SLP939 P0022 T10111011
PVD,1978-02-07 10:00,KPVD 071000Z 35012G24KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 M06/M06 A2934 RMK SLP935 P0012 T10601060
PVD,1978-02-07 11:00,KPVD 071100Z 36016G27KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 M06/M07 A2933 RMK SLP932 P0012 T10601066
PVD,1978-02-07 12:00,KPVD 071200Z 35015KT 1/16SM SN -BLSN OVC002 M06/M06 A2931 RMK SLP925 P0012 60055 70110 T10561061
PVD,1978-02-07 12:13,KPVD 071213Z 36014G20KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC003 A2932 RMK SLPNO
PVD,1978-02-07 13:00,KPVD 071300Z 35015G24KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC003 M04/M04 A2934 RMK SLP935 P0005 T10381038
PVD,1978-02-07 14:00,KPVD 071400Z 36014G21KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC003 M02/M02 A2937 RMK SLP946 P0004 T10211021
PVD,1978-02-07 15:00,KPVD 071500Z 34014KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M03/M03 A//// RMK SLP952 P0002 T10281028
PVD,1978-02-07 16:00,KPVD 071600Z 36015G23KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// BKN005 OVC017 A2940 RMK SLP955
PVD,1978-02-07 17:00,KPVD 071700Z 36017G22KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// BKN008 OVC020 M03/M04 A2940 RMK SLP954 T10321038
PVD,1978-02-07 18:00,KPVD 071800Z 36019G29KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// BKN012 BKN020 M03/M04 A2940 RMK SLP954 60008 T10281039
PVD,1978-02-07 19:00,KPVD 071900Z 36018G23KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC012 M03/M04 A2943 RMK SLP965 T10271038
PVD,1978-02-07 20:00,KPVD 072000Z 36016G21KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// BKN012 OVC025 M03/M04 A2947 RMK SLP978 T10271038
PVD,1978-02-07 21:00,KPVD 072100Z 36013KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// BKN/// OVC/// M03/M04 A//// RMK SLP992 P0001 T10281039
PVD,1978-02-07 22:00,KPVD 072200Z 34012G23KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC010 A2956 RMK SLP010
PVD,1978-02-07 23:00,KPVD 072300Z 34013G23KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC011 M03/M04 A2960 RMK SLP024 P0001 T10271038
PVD,1978-02-08 00:00,KPVD 080000Z 36012KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC011 M03/M04 A2965 RMK SLP040 P0002 60004 T10281039
PVD,1978-02-08 01:00,KPVD 080100Z 36013G21KT 11/2SM -SN -BLSN BKN013 A2969 RMK SLP052
PVD,1978-02-08 01:33,KPVD 080133Z 36018KT 7SM -SN BKN013 A2971 RMK SLPNO
PVD,1978-02-08 02:00,KPVD 080200Z 36014G20KT 7SM -SN BKN015 M03/M04 A2973 RMK SLP068 T10321043
PVD,1978-02-08 03:00,KPVD 080300Z 36013G20KT 7SM -SN BKN015 M03/M05 A2977 RMK SLP081 T10331050
PVD,1978-02-08 04:00,KPVD 080400Z 34013G20KT 10SM BKN015 M03/M05 A2982 RMK SLP096 T10271049

ORH,1978-02-06 14:15,KORH 061415Z AUTO 05012KT 5SM OVC006 M09/M12 A3005 RMK T10881121 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 15:00,METAR KORH 061500Z 04014KT 6SM -SN OVC006 M09/M12 A3004 RMK SLP198 T10891122
ORH,1978-02-06 16:00,METAR KORH 061600Z 04016KT 3SM -SN OVC008 M08/M12 A2999 RMK SLP182 P0001 T10821116
ORH,1978-02-06 17:08,KORH 061708Z AUTO 04014KT 1 1/2SM OBS006 M08/M12 A2992 RMK SLP152 T10821116 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 17:09,KORH 061709Z AUTO 04017KT 1/2SM OBS003 M08/M10 A2989 RMK T10821105 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 18:00,METAR KORH 061800Z 05018KT 1/4SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M08/M11 A//// RMK SLP132 P0003 T10781106
ORH,1978-02-06 18:08,KORH 061808Z AUTO 05018KT 1/4SM OBS003 M08/M10 A2987 RMK SLP132 T10771105 50000 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 19:08,KORH 061908Z AUTO 05021KT 1/4SM OBS001 M08/M10 A2979 RMK SLP115 T10821099 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 20:07,KORH 062007Z AUTO 05023KT 0SM OBS000 M08/M10 A2975 RMK SLP094 T10821099 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 21:00,METAR KORH 062100Z 05022KT 0SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M08/M10 A//// RMK SLP078 P0004 T10831100
ORH,1978-02-06 21:08,KORH 062108Z AUTO 05022KT 0SM OBS000 M08/M10 A2971 RMK 60012 SLP078 T10821099 57051 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 22:08,KORH 062208Z AUTO 05025KT 0SM OBS000 M09/M10 A2966 RMK SLP067 T10881099 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-06 23:08,KORH 062308Z AUTO 04024KT 0SM OBS000 M09/M10 A2960 RMK SLP050 T10931105 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 00:00,METAR KORH 070000Z 04026KT 0SM SN -BLSN OVC/// M10/M11 A//// RMK SLP028 P0009 T11001111
ORH,1978-02-07 00:08,KORH 070008Z AUTO 04026KT 0SM OBS000 M10/M11 A2954 RMK 60031 SLP028 T10991110 57047 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 01:07,KORH 070107Z AUTO 04028KT 0SM OBS000 M09/M10 A2947 RMK SLP002 T10931105 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 02:07,KORH 070207Z AUTO 04024KT 0SM OBS000 M09/M10 A2947 RMK SLP002 T10881105 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 03:00,METAR KORH 070300Z 05025KT 0SM SN -BLSN OVC/// M08/M10 A//// RMK SLP002 P0012 T10831100
ORH,1978-02-07 03:07,KORH 070307Z AUTO 05025KT 0SM OBS000 M08/M10 A2946 RMK 60039 SLP002 T10821099 56025 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 04:07,KORH 070407Z AUTO 04024KT 0SM OBS000 A2946 RMK IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 05:07,KORH 070507Z AUTO 04021KT 0SM OBS000 M08/M09 A2945 RMK SLP999 T10771093 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 06:00,METAR KORH 070600Z 04021KT 0SM SN -BLSN OVC/// M08/M09 A2942 RMK SLP988 P0011 60075 T10831094
ORH,1978-02-07 07:00,KORH 070700Z AUTO 03023KT 1/8SM OBS000 M08/M10 A2940 RMK SLP980 T10821099 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 07:07,KORH 070707Z AUTO 04021KT 1/8SM OBS000 M08/M10 A2940 RMK SLP980 T10821099 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 08:07,KORH 070807Z AUTO 04020KT 1/4SM OBS000 M08/M10 A2938 RMK SLP973 T10821105 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 09:00,METAR KORH 070900Z 04022KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC001 M08/M10 A2934 RMK SLP959 P0003 T10831100
ORH,1978-02-07 10:00,METAR KORH 071000Z 03018KT 6SM CLR M08/M10 A2933 RMK SLPNO P0002 T10771099
ORH,1978-02-07 11:09,KORH 071109Z AUTO 03019KT 3/8SM OBS001 M08/M10 A2932 RMK SLP948 T10771099 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 12:00,METAR KORH 071200Z 02020KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC/// M07/M09 A//// RMK SLP952 P0002 T10721094
ORH,1978-02-07 12:10,KORH 071210Z AUTO 02020KT 1/4SM OBS001 M07/M09 A2933 RMK 60028 70138 SLP952 T10711093 55007 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 13:00,KORH 071300Z AUTO 03021KT 1/4SM OBS001 M07/M09 A2935 RMK SLP956 T10711088 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 14:00,METAR KORH 071400Z 03022KT 6SM CLR M06/M08 A2936 RMK SLPNO T10601082
ORH,1978-02-07 14:08,KORH 071408Z AUTO 03020KT 1SM BKN003 OVC246 M07/M08 A2935 RMK SLP963 T10661082 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 15:00,METAR KORH 071500Z 03017KT 3/4SM -BLSN OVC/// M06/M08 A//// RMK SLP970 T10561083
ORH,1978-02-07 15:09,KORH 071509Z AUTO 03017KT 1SM OVC003 M06/M08 A2937 RMK SLP970 T10551082 52017 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 15:32,KORH 071532Z AUTO 02017KT 1/2SM OBS002 M06/M08 A2938 RMK T10551082 50000 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 16:10,KORH 071610Z AUTO 03016KT 1/2SM OBS002 M06/M08 A2939 RMK SLP976 T10551077 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 17:00,METAR KORH 071700Z 02019KT 6SM CLR M05/M07 A2940 RMK SLPNO P0006 T10491071
ORH,1978-02-07 17:08,KORH 071708Z AUTO 03018KT 1/2SM OBS002 M05/M07 A2940 RMK SLP979 T10491071 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 18:00,METAR KORH 071800Z 02015KT 1/4SM +SN -BLSN OVC/// M05/M07 A2941 RMK SLP979 P0005 T10501072
ORH,1978-02-07 18:09,KORH 071809Z AUTO 02015KT 1/4SM OBS001 M05/M07 A2941 RMK 60016 SLP979 T10491071 51010 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 19:00,METAR KORH 071900Z 36016KT 6SM CLR M04/M07 A2946 RMK SLPNO P0010 T10431066
ORH,1978-02-07 19:27,KORH 071927Z AUTO 01013KT 1/4SM OBS001 M04/M07 A2945 RMK SLP992 T10431066 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 20:00,METAR KORH 072000Z 01020KT 6SM CLR M04/M06 A2951 RMK SLPNO P0009 T10431060
ORH,1978-02-07 20:07,KORH 072007Z AUTO 02015KT 1/4SM OBS001 M04/M07 A2947 RMK SLP999 T10431066 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 21:00,METAR KORH 072100Z 36015KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC/// M04/M06 A2954 RMK SLP015 P0009 T10441061
ORH,1978-02-07 21:08,KORH 072108Z AUTO 36015KT 1/4SM OBS001 M04/M06 A2953 RMK 60028 SLP015 T10431060 53036 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 22:00,METAR KORH 072200Z 36018KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC001 M04/M06 A2957 RMK SLP029 P0010 T10431060
ORH,1978-02-07 23:00,METAR KORH 072300Z 01022KT 6SM CLR M04/M07 A2962 RMK SLPNO P0008 T10431066
ORH,1978-02-07 23:07,KORH 072307Z AUTO 01013KT 1/2SM OBS001 M04/M07 A2961 RMK SLP029 T10431066 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-07 23:30,KORH 072330Z AUTO 01016KT 1SM OBS002 M04/M07 A2964 RMK T10431071 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-08 00:00,METAR KORH 080000Z 01017KT 2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M04/M07 A2966 RMK SLP058 P0003 T10441072
ORH,1978-02-08 00:08,KORH 080008Z AUTO 01017KT 2SM OBS003 M04/M07 A2964 RMK 60047 SLP058 T10431071 52041 IEM_DS3505
ORH,1978-02-08 01:00,METAR KORH 080100Z 01021KT 6SM CLR M04/M07 A2969 RMK SLPNO T10431071

BOS,1978-02-06 15:31,KBOS 061531Z AUTO 06022G30KT 5SM SCT010 OVC024 A3016 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-06 16:00,METAR KBOS 061600Z 07026G35KT 5SM -SN SCT012 OVC024 01/M01 A3012 RMK SLP200 T00111006
BOS,1978-02-06 17:00,METAR KBOS 061700Z 07025G37KT 5SM -SN SCT012 BKN019 OVC022 01/M01 A3006 RMK SLP180 P0001 T00111011
BOS,1978-02-06 18:00,METAR KBOS 061800Z 06030G43KT 5SM -SN SCT015 OVC017 00/M02 A3000 RMK SLP159 60001 T00001017
BOS,1978-02-06 19:00,METAR KBOS 061900Z 06032G47KT 11/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC015 M01/M02 A2996 RMK SLP146 T10061022
BOS,1978-02-06 20:00,METAR KBOS 062000Z 06033KT 4SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M01/M03 A2993 RMK SLP136 T10111028
BOS,1978-02-06 20:03,KBOS 062003Z AUTO 06038G47KT 2SM OVC015 A2991 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-06 20:07,KBOS 062007Z AUTO 06035G47KT 1SM OVC015 A2990 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-06 21:00,METAR KBOS 062100Z 06041G54KT 3/4SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC009 M02/M03 A2985 RMK SLP108 P0002 T10171028
BOS,1978-02-06 21:34,KBOS 062134Z AUTO 06042G54KT 2SM POB000 OVC010 A2985 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-06 22:00,METAR KBOS 062200Z 06042G56KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M02/M02 A2981 RMK SLP095 P0001 T10171022
BOS,1978-02-06 22:09,KBOS 062209Z AUTO 06038G50KT 1/4SM OBS002 A2980 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-06 23:00,METAR KBOS 062300Z 06040KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN CLR/// M01/M02 A2976 RMK SLP076 P0008 T10111017
BOS,1978-02-07 00:00,METAR KBOS 070000Z 05042G64KT 3/16SM SN FG-BLSN OVC001 M01/M01 A2969 RMK SLP054 P0017 60024 T10061006
BOS,1978-02-07 01:00,METAR KBOS 070100Z 06040G60KT 3/16SM SN FG-BLSN OVC002 00/00 A2963 RMK SLP034 P0016 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 02:00,METAR KBOS 070200Z 06044G64KT 3/16SM SN FG-BLSN OVC002 00/00 A2959 RMK SLP020 P0014 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 03:00,METAR KBOS 070300Z 06044G57KT 3/16SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 01/01 A2956 RMK SLP010 P0010 T00060006
BOS,1978-02-07 04:00,METAR KBOS 070400Z 05036G47KT 3/16SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 01/01 A2957 RMK SLP014 P0012 T00060006
BOS,1978-02-07 05:00,METAR KBOS 070500Z 05031G41KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 01/01 A2956 RMK SLP010 P0011 T00060006
BOS,1978-02-07 06:00,METAR KBOS 070600Z 05036G47KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC002 01/01 A2955 RMK SLP007 P0011 T00060006
BOS,1978-02-07 07:00,METAR KBOS 070700Z 04036G45KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC002 01/01 A2951 RMK SLP993 P0022 T00060006
BOS,1978-02-07 08:00,METAR KBOS 070800Z 04035G49KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 01/01 A2947 RMK SLP980 P0016 T00060006
BOS,1978-02-07 09:00,METAR KBOS 070900Z 02023G36KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 00/00 A2944 RMK SLP968 P0019 T00000000
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BOS,1978-02-07 11:00,METAR KBOS 071100Z 03028G41KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 M01/M01 A2936 RMK SLP942 P0018 T10111011
BOS,1978-02-07 12:00,METAR KBOS 071200Z 04031G43KT 1/4SM SN FG-BLSN OVC003 M01/M01 A2939 RMK SLP953 P0017 60106 70213 T10061006
BOS,1978-02-07 13:00,METAR KBOS 071300Z 03034G48KT 1/4SM -SN FG-BLSN OVC003 00/00 A2940 RMK SLP956 P0011 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 14:00,METAR KBOS 071400Z 02035G47KT 1/4SM -SN -BLSN OVC003 00/00 A2940 RMK SLP956 P0007 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 14:27,KBOS 071427Z AUTO 03028G49KT 3/8SM OBS004 A2941 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-07 15:00,METAR KBOS 071500Z 02030G44KT 5/16SM -SN -BLSN OVC004 00/00 A2942 RMK SLP963 P0007 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 16:00,METAR KBOS 071600Z 02027G45KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC009 00/00 A2942 RMK SLP963 P0005 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 17:00,METAR KBOS 071700Z 36023G34KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// 00/00 A2943 RMK SLP966 P0003 T00000000
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BOS,1978-02-07 19:00,METAR KBOS 071900Z 01025G32KT 3/16SM SN -BLSN CLR 00/00 A2946 RMK SLP974 P0003 T00000000
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BOS,1978-02-07 21:00,METAR KBOS 072100Z 01028G40KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC002 01/01 A2953 RMK SLP000 P0004 T00060006
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BOS,1978-02-07 22:00,METAR KBOS 072200Z 36026G34KT 1/4SM SN -BLSN OVC003 00/00 A2959 RMK SLP020 P0005 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-07 23:00,METAR KBOS 072300Z 36025G32KT 1/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC004 00/00 A2963 RMK SLP032 P0005 T00000000
BOS,1978-02-08 00:00,METAR KBOS 080000Z 36023G34KT 3/4SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC011 M01/M01 A2968 RMK SLP049 P0007 60028 T10061006
BOS,1978-02-08 01:00,METAR KBOS 080100Z 36027G33KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M01/M01 A2971 RMK SLP061 P0002 T10111011
BOS,1978-02-08 02:00,METAR KBOS 080200Z 36022G29KT 11/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// M01/M01 A2975 RMK SLP073 P0001 T10111011
BOS,1978-02-08 03:00,METAR KBOS 080300Z 36021G28KT 13/4SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// OVC016 M01/M01 A2977 RMK SLP080 P0001 T10111011
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BOS,1978-02-08 04:00,METAR KBOS 080400Z 35021G27KT 5SM -SN CLR M01/M01 A2980 RMK SLP091 T10111011
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BOS,1978-02-08 05:00,METAR KBOS 080500Z 35018G24KT 10SM OVC028 M02/M02 A2984 RMK SLP103 T10171017
BOS,1978-02-08 06:00,METAR KBOS 080600Z 34017G26KT 8SM -SHSN OVC029 M02/M02 A2986 RMK SLP112 60004 T10171017
BOS,1978-02-08 06:45,KBOS 080645Z AUTO 35014G24KT 8SM OVC030 A2989 RMK IEM_DS3505
BOS,1978-02-08 07:00,METAR KBOS 080700Z 35016G23KT 7SM -SHSN OVC031 M01/M01 A2990 RMK SLP125 T10111011
BOS,1978-02-08 08:00,METAR KBOS 080800Z 32014G18KT 21/2SM -SHSN OVC020 M01/M01 A2994 RMK SLP139 T10111011
BOS,1978-02-08 09:00,METAR KBOS 080900Z 32013KT 4SM -SHSN OVC/// OVC038 M02/M02 A2998 RMK SLP152 P0001 T10171017
BOS,1978-02-08 10:00,METAR KBOS 081000Z 32015KT 8SM -SHSN CLR M02/M02 A3000 RMK SLP159 T10171017
BOS,1978-02-08 11:00,METAR KBOS 081100Z 34012KT 10SM -SHSN OVC049 M02/M02 A3002 RMK SLP166 T10221022
BOS,1978-02-08 12:00,METAR KBOS 081200Z 34012KT 10SM OVC050 M03/M03 A3003 RMK SE20 BINOVC BINOVC 21701 12// 27 20075 90429 SLP169 60001 70075 4/029 

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HYA,1978-02-06 18:00,METAR KHYA 061800Z 08020G35KT 1/4SM SN OVC001 M01/M02 A2990 RMK SLPNO T10051016
HYA,1978-02-06 19:00,METAR KHYA 061900Z 08020G35KT 1/8SM SN -BLSN OVC001 M01/M02 A2981 RMK SLPNO T10051016
HYA,1978-02-06 21:00,METAR KHYA 062100Z 07020G35KT 1/8SM +SN -BLSN OVC001 00/M01 A2969 RMK SLPNO T00001005
HYA,1978-02-06 22:00,METAR KHYA 062200Z 07030G43KT 1/8SM +SN -BLSN OVC001 00/00 A//// RMK SLPNO T00000000
HYA,1978-02-06 23:00,METAR KHYA 062300Z 07030G48KT 1/8SM +SN -BLSN OVC001 01/01 A2948 RMK SLPNO T00060006
HYA,1978-02-07 00:00,METAR KHYA 070000Z 08040G55KT 1/8SM -SN -BLSN OVC001 01/01 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00060006
HYA,1978-02-07 01:00,METAR KHYA 070100Z 08035G50KT 3/4SM -SN FG-BLSN OVC001 01/00 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00060000
HYA,1978-02-07 02:00,METAR KHYA 070200Z 09025G40KT 1SM -SN -BLSN OVC004 02/01 A2944 RMK SLPNO T00170006
HYA,1978-02-07 03:00,METAR KHYA 070300Z 08020G30KT 3/4SM -SN FG OVC003 01/01 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00110006
HYA,1978-02-07 04:00,METAR KHYA 070400Z 09015G25KT 1SM -SN FG OVC004 01/01 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00110006
HYA,1978-02-07 11:00,METAR KHYA 071100Z 15004KT 7SM OVC060 01/00 A2927 RMK SLPNO T00060000
HYA,1978-02-07 12:00,METAR KHYA 071200Z 00000KT 3SM FG SCT015 BKN060 BKN150 01/M01 A2929 RMK SLPNO T00061005
HYA,1978-02-07 13:00,METAR KHYA 071300Z 04007KT 3SM FG SCT008 OVC012 01/00 A2932 RMK SLPNO T00110000
HYA,1978-02-07 14:00,METAR KHYA 071400Z 06005KT 3SM FG SCT008 BKN012 01/00 A2931 RMK SLPNO T00110000
HYA,1978-02-07 16:00,METAR KHYA 071600Z 03005KT 4SM FG SCT002 BKN010 03/01 A2932 RMK SLPNO T00330011
HYA,1978-02-07 17:00,METAR KHYA 071700Z 13007KT 7SM SCT008 04/M01 A2930 RMK SLPNO T00391010
HYA,1978-02-07 18:00,METAR KHYA 071800Z 35008KT 1/2SM FG OVC001 01/M01 A2939 RMK SLPNO T00061005
HYA,1978-02-07 19:00,METAR KHYA 071900Z 00000KT 4SM FG BKN002 01/00 A2931 RMK SLPNO T00110000
HYA,1978-02-07 19:15,KHYA 071915Z AUTO 29004KT 5SM SCT004 SCT015 A2931 RMK IEM_DS3505
HYA,1978-02-07 20:00,METAR KHYA 072000Z 32010KT 7SM SCT015 03/00 A2932 RMK SLPNO T00330000
HYA,1978-02-07 21:00,METAR KHYA 072100Z 36008KT 6SM FGDZ SCT015 SCT080 03/01 A2935 RMK SLPNO T00280006
HYA,1978-02-07 22:00,METAR KHYA 072200Z 36008KT 5SM FGDZ SCT015 SCT080 02/00 A2937 RMK SLPNO T00170000
HYA,1978-02-07 22:07,KHYA 072207Z AUTO 01008KT 4SM BKN025 BKN079 A2939 RMK IEM_DS3505
HYA,1978-02-07 23:00,METAR KHYA 072300Z 02012G22KT 2SM -SN FG BKN007 01/00 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00110000
HYA,1978-02-07 23:55,KHYA 072355Z AUTO 02015G25KT 1 1/2SM OVC015 A2950 RMK IEM_DS3505
HYA,1978-02-08 00:00,METAR KHYA 080000Z 20015G25KT 3SM -SN OVC015 01/M01 A2949 RMK SLPNO T00111005
HYA,1978-02-08 01:00,METAR KHYA 080100Z 03020G35KT 1SM -SN FG OVC008 01/M01 A2955 RMK SLPNO T00061010
HYA,1978-02-08 02:00,METAR KHYA 080200Z 01015G35KT 3/4SM -SN FG-BLSN OVC008 M01/M02 A2959 RMK SLPNO T10051021
HYA,1978-02-08 03:00,METAR KHYA 080300Z 36015G25KT 1SM -SN FG-BLSN OVC011 M01/M02 A2964 RMK SLPNO T10051021
HYA,1978-02-08 04:00,METAR KHYA 080400Z 01015G30KT 10SM OVC028 M01/M04 A2968 RMK SLPNO T10051038
HYA,1978-02-08 11:00,METAR KHYA 081100Z 36012G20KT 11/2SM -SN -BLSN OVC/// SCT002 BKN010 OVC060 M02/M04 A2996 RMK SLPNO T10161038
HYA,1978-02-08 12:00,METAR KHYA 081200Z 01012G22KT 4SM -SN BKN015 BKN046 BKN100 M02/M05 A2998 RMK SLPNO T10161049
HYA,1978-02-08 13:00,METAR KHYA 081300Z 02015G25KT 10SM BKN015 BKN050 OVC100 M02/M06 A2999 RMK SLPNO T10161055

EWB,1978-02-06 15:00,METAR KEWB 061500Z 07012KT 25SM OVC019 01/M06 A3010 RMK SLPNO T00111060
EWB,1978-02-06 16:18,KEWB 061618Z AUTO 08020G32KT 1SM OBS003 A2998 RMK IEM_DS3505
EWB,1978-02-06 17:00,METAR KEWB 061700Z 09020G30KT 3/4SM -SN FG OVC002 01/M02 A2991 RMK SLPNO T00061016
EWB,1978-02-06 18:00,METAR KEWB 061800Z 08020G30KT 1/2SM SN FG OVC002 00/M02 A2988 RMK SLPNO T00001021
EWB,1978-02-06 19:00,METAR KEWB 061900Z 09020G35KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 M01/M02 A2979 RMK SLPNO T10051021
EWB,1978-02-06 21:00,METAR KEWB 062100Z 08020G35KT 1/8SM SN FG OVC001 M01/M02 A2970 RMK SLPNO T10051016
EWB,1978-02-06 22:00,METAR KEWB 062200Z 09020G35KT 1/8SM SN FG OVC001 01/M02 A2962 RMK SLPNO T00061016
EWB,1978-02-06 23:00,METAR KEWB 062300Z 07020G40KT 1/8SM SN FG OVC/// 01/M01 A//// RMK SLPNO T00061005
EWB,1978-02-07 01:00,METAR KEWB 070100Z 07025G40KT 0SM SN FG OVC/// 01/00 A2946 RMK SLPNO T00060000
EWB,1978-02-07 02:00,METAR KEWB 070200Z 08025G40KT 0SM SN FG OVC030 01/00 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00060000
EWB,1978-02-07 03:00,METAR KEWB 070300Z 09020G40KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 01/00 A2942 RMK SLPNO T00060000
EWB,1978-02-07 04:00,METAR KEWB 070400Z 09020G30KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 01/01 A2942 RMK SLPNO T00110006
EWB,1978-02-07 12:00,METAR KEWB 071200Z 04008KT 7SM OVC005 01/01 A2926 RMK SLPNO T00110006
EWB,1978-02-07 13:00,METAR KEWB 071300Z 07010KT 5SM FG OVC004 01/00 A2929 RMK SLPNO T00110000
EWB,1978-02-07 14:00,METAR KEWB 071400Z 05008KT 4SM FG OVC003 02/00 A2932 RMK SLPNO T00170000
EWB,1978-02-07 15:00,METAR KEWB 071500Z 02005KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 02/01 A2932 RMK SLPNO T00170006
EWB,1978-02-07 16:00,METAR KEWB 071600Z 02015KT 1SM SN FG OVC001 02/01 A2932 RMK SLPNO T00220006
EWB,1978-02-07 17:00,METAR KEWB 071700Z 04015G25KT 1SM SN FG OVC001 02/00 A2933 RMK SLPNO T00220000
EWB,1978-02-07 18:00,METAR KEWB 071800Z 01015G25KT 1/2SM SN FG OVC001 02/00 A2933 RMK SLPNO T00170000
EWB,1978-02-07 19:00,METAR KEWB 071900Z 02018G30KT 1/2SM SN FG OVC001 01/00 A2935 RMK SLPNO T00110000
EWB,1978-02-07 20:00,METAR KEWB 072000Z 01018G28KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC/// 02/00 A2939 RMK SLPNO T00170000
EWB,1978-02-07 21:00,METAR KEWB 072100Z 02015G30KT 3/4SM SN FG OVC001 00/M01 A2943 RMK SLPNO T00001010
EWB,1978-02-07 22:00,METAR KEWB 072200Z 01015KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 M01/M02 A2948 RMK SLPNO T10101021
EWB,1978-02-07 23:00,METAR KEWB 072300Z 02018G35KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 M01/M02 A2953 RMK SLPNO T10101021
EWB,1978-02-08 00:00,METAR KEWB 080000Z 02020G30KT 1/4SM SN FG OVC001 M02/M03 A2958 RMK SLPNO T10161027
EWB,1978-02-08 02:00,METAR KEWB 080200Z 01018G28KT 2SM -SN OVC010 M02/M04 A2967 RMK SLPNO T10161038
EWB,1978-02-08 03:00,METAR KEWB 080300Z 01015G25KT 3SM -SN FG OVC012 M02/M04 A2971 RMK SLPNO T10161043
EWB,1978-02-08 04:00,METAR KEWB 080400Z 01015G22KT 3SM -SN FG OVC012 M02/M04 A2976 RMK SLPNO T10211043
EWB,1978-02-08 12:00,METAR KEWB 081200Z 01010KT 10SM BKN100 M04/M08 A3001 RMK SLPNO T10431077
EWB,1978-02-08 13:00,METAR KEWB 081300Z 36009KT 20SM SCT100 BKN200 M04/M07 A3004 RMK SLPNO T10431071

 

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23 minutes ago, backedgeapproaching said:

I think most of those  DEC 20 40+" reports were just ruler in the ground reports, there really wasn't enough time for any clearing, it was all in like 9-10 hours. One clear would have been the max, if it was even done. Im not sure how much the total would have increased from that one clear anyway--maybe in the absolute max spot could have been near uppper 40s to 50".  No one had 50"+ on the ground, but pretty damn close.  There are pics of 42-44" OTG.  I measured 33-34" OTG a full 30 hours after it stopped in that prime zone just north of me, obviously it was pure fluff so it was settling quickly, showing it was certainly 40"+ OTG the day prior, but 50" probably a stretch.

I don’t fully understand the practice of “clearing” because to me it seeks to inflate or alter what is actually going on. What I mean is that…. Since we, as laymen, measure snow depth by how deep the snow is on the ground, it should be measured just as it ends up by the end of storm. The action of clearing is like half-way to the practice of measuring water content in the snow. The water content may vary but 2 inches of snow is read as 2 inches of snow. 
 

If it were me I just stick a ruler in the snowpack and measure it’s depth. I can get an alternative true measurement by measuring the water content within. But since we measure snowfall by it’s accumulation as laymen and not it’s water content, might was well not bother clearing just because we know that by the time 20 inches has fallen as a snowpack, it’s gonna be compacted to a certain extent. In my mind clearing several times to exclude settling is not relevant… it only measures what the accumulation could have been if only it were not subjected to the laws of physics.

who am I to argue about procedures, but it’s how I understand it. 

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1 minute ago, IowaStorm05 said:

I don’t fully understand the practice of “clearing” because to me it seeks to inflate or alter what is actually going on. What I mean is that…. Since we, as laymen, measure snow depth by how deep the snow is on the ground, it should be measured just as it ends up by the end of storm. The action of clearing is like half-way to the practice of measuring water content in the snow. The water content may vary but 2 inches is 2 inches. 
 

If it were me I just stick a fork in the snowpack and measure it’s depth. I can get an alternative true measurement by measuring the water content within. But since we measure snowfall by it’s accumulation as laymen and not it’s water content, might was well not bother clearing just because we know that by the time 20 inches has fallen as a snowpack, it’s gonna be compacted to a certain extent.

who am I to argue about procedures, but it’s how I understand it. 

Well, we have certainly had the clear vs no clear debate too many times to mention on here...lol.

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6 minutes ago, IowaStorm05 said:

I don’t fully understand the practice of “clearing” because to me it seeks to inflate or alter what is actually going on. What I mean is that…. Since we, as laymen, measure snow depth by how deep the snow is on the ground, it should be measured just as it ends up by the end of storm. The action of clearing is like half-way to the practice of measuring water content in the snow. The water content may vary but 2 inches of snow is read as 2 inches of snow. 
 

If it were me I just stick a fork in the snowpack and measure it’s depth. I can get an alternative true measurement by measuring the water content within. But since we measure snowfall by it’s accumulation as laymen and not it’s water content, might was well not bother clearing just because we know that by the time 20 inches has fallen as a snowpack, it’s gonna be compacted to a certain extent.

who am I to argue about procedures, but it’s how I understand it. 

Been down this road before, but in short, the more snow you get the more the weight of it compacts upon itself. In LES areas like BUF you can get a 2 day event where the rates could be the same both days yet the depth doesn't change at all (or even drops) on day 2. Does that mean day 2 should go in as 0" for the day even though with clearing it was the same as day 1? That's an extreme example, but it's happened like that before out there. 6hrs has become the accepted clearing threshold that allows for some compaction yet doesn't overinflate it too much.

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1 minute ago, backedgeapproaching said:

Well, we have certainly had the clear vs no clear debate too many times to mention on here...lol.

I’m sure you have!

And now that we are done with that it’s time to argue about the standard size kitchen trash cans and bags is too small. If you live in a big apartment it’s annoying to have to take it out almost every single day. If only they changed 13 gallon to…. 19 gallon. Might be better.

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4 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Been down this road before, but in short, the more snow you get the more the weight of it compacts upon itself. In LES areas like BUF you can get a 2 day event where the rates could be the same both days yet the depth doesn't change at all (or even drops) on day 2. Does that mean day 2 should go in as 0" for the day even though with clearing it was the same as day 1? That's an extreme example, but it's happened like that before out there. 6hrs has become the accepted clearing threshold that allows for some compaction yet doesn't overinflate it too much.

It’s a compelling argument…. Because if you do clear a surface after 4 inches of snow, then 5 more inches subsequently accumulated on said surface, you got your 5 inches. But the earth does not clear itself in such a way. Your back yard is going to have the end result of the two events. 
 

The solution could be offered to just say “the water content of our snowpack increased by .30 today. There are now 9 inches of snow on the ground, when yesterday there was 7.5”

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3 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Been down this road before, but in short, the more snow you get the more the weight of it compacts upon itself. In LES areas like BUF you can get a 2 days event where the rates could be the same both days yet the depth doesn't change at all (or even drops) on day 2. Does that mean day 2 should go in as 0" for the day even though with clearing it was the same as day 1? That's an extreme example, but it's happened like that before out there. 6hrs has become the accepted clearing threshold that allows for some compaction yet doesn't overinflate it too much.

In a storm without much wind, the clearing method should be quite accurate.  But what happens in a storm with 30-40 MPH winds?  How accurate is it then?  Especially with powder.

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image.png.31228e5ce4320a57a7db49a842a80041.pngThe polar vortex is extremely strong and is expected to deepen again, yet the pattern looks great on the models. Looking at this I would think 2011-2012, but that clearly isn’t the case. What’s going on here? I read that although the polar vortex is strong, it isn’t super consolidated, had a minor disruption already, and is expected to have another mid month. Or is it more that the pattern is being driven by other factors like the pacific and MJO? Maybe instead of an extended duration episode of North Atlantic blocking we score via a great pacific and overall positive NAO, but transient periods of blocking? 

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5 minutes ago, 78Blizzard said:

In a storm without much wind, the clearing method should be quite accurate.  But what happens in a storm with 30-40 MPH winds?  How accurate is it then?  Especially with powder.

Its almost impossible IMO. I never clear in any wind events, which I get from time to time here. And they are normally more on the dry side, so it just blows off the board.

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What’s interesting is the extended range is trending better as well despite the strong polar vortex. The CFS has shifted from a blowtorch Feb to showing avg temps. There is also some ridging poking into Alaska which hopefully would counteract the limited North Atlantic blocking. We had blocking the entire December and nothing to show for it due to one of the worst pacific patterns on record. There was a massive trough out west.

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27 minutes ago, dendrite said:

Been down this road before, but in short, the more snow you get the more the weight of it compacts upon itself. In LES areas like BUF you can get a 2 day event where the rates could be the same both days yet the depth doesn't change at all (or even drops) on day 2. Does that mean day 2 should go in as 0" for the day even though with clearing it was the same as day 1? That's an extreme example, but it's happened like that before out there. 6hrs has become the accepted clearing threshold that allows for some compaction yet doesn't overinflate it too much.

Not to derail the thread, but NWS tossed 2 potential 24hr VT state records from DEC 20 near me in SVT-Peru and Landgrove. They don't specify clears, but say "NWS guidines" not followed or something.

20210315-Vermont-24-Hour-Snowfall-Rejected (1).pdf

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4 hours ago, powderfreak said:

They get some monsters from time to time though in the central NY zone.  West of ALB and north of BGM have had numerous 36”+ events past 15 years.

2/14/07

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3/14/17

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12/17/20

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Oh for christs sakes valentines 2007…..straight to the GFY file….

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