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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by jimv45 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:36 pm

7.5 in Hopewell Jct.

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by Quietace on Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:38 pm

Make sure you send in your reports to the NWS....

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by jmanley32 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Very hard to measure its about 11 Yonkers, NY, same in surrounding areas so pretty confident on that or very close.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by tigernumba1 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:51 pm

15" total, East Northport, NY

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by oldtimer on Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:53 pm

12”. The drifts are impressive

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by weatherwatchermom on Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:03 pm

12 inches Hazlet Nj....Here is video of the time when the heavy banding was coming in...

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by SENJsnowman on Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:24 pm

Quietace wrote:Make sure you send in your reports to the NWS....

Do you have the link for that Ace?

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by syosnow94 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:25 pm

I posted 18" but now looking at the surrounding towns it seems I might be a little high. Tough to measure. 15ish?
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by CPcantmeasuresnow on Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:52 pm

syosnow94 wrote:I posted 18" but now looking at the surrounding towns it seems I might be a little high. Tough to measure. 15ish?

Finally he confesses. To the gallows with him.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by CPcantmeasuresnow on Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:59 pm

Central Park in NYC 9.8 inches.

Forget the airports all of them are wrong it seems. According to our man Math (Mikey) the Central Park measurement is good. He actually went out and measured himself.

Now that's a dedicated snow weenie if ever there was one.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by billg315 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:06 pm

Hmmm. An idea sparks in the mind of an OTI official.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by aiannone on Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:47 pm

15" here in Saint James, LI. Great storm, with whiteout conditions, 3"/hr rates and thundersnow out in eastern Suffolk!
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by Radz on Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:15 pm

Just shy of 8", going with 7.75" but crazy variations with drifts all over the yard Very Happy
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by bloc1357 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:32 pm

Best avg with all the blowing 15" West Babylon, South shore suffolk county

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by mmanisca on Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:23 am

Deer Park: 13.5 inches
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by SkiSeadooJoe on Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:12 am

My Driveway in Toms River = 15" but that's with the bottom few inches packed down like a glacier!
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by Quietace on Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:32 am

PNS Statement from Mt Holly
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NOUS41 KPHI 050247
PNSPHI
DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-055-
060>062-067>071-051015-

Public Information Statement
Spotter Reports
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
945 PM EST Thu Jan 04 2018

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 18
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to highway departments, cooperative observers, Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary also is available
on our home page at our home page at weather.gov/phi



********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
SNOWFALL OF
/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

DELAWARE

...Kent County...
Harrington 5.3 215 PM 1/04 DEOS
Woodside 5.0 215 PM 1/04 DEOS
5 WNW Harrington 4.5 300 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Dover 4.3 510 PM 1/04 DEOS
Frederica 3.8 512 PM 1/04 DEOS
Smyrna 3.1 510 PM 1/04 DEOS
Greenville 2.1 215 PM 1/04 DEOS

...New Castle County...
Brandywine 4.7 544 PM 1/04 Social Media
Blackbird 3.5 509 PM 1/04 DEOS
Port Penn 3.2 508 PM 1/04 DEOS
Talley Brook 2.8 506 PM 1/04 DEOS
Glasgow 2.8 508 PM 1/04 DEOS
Newark 2.7 507 PM 1/04 DEOS
Claymont 2.7 505 PM 1/04 DEOS
New Castle County Ai 2.6 700 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS
Marshallton 2.4 330 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
New Castle 2.3 215 PM 1/04 DEOS
Prices Corner 2.0 215 PM 1/04 DEOS
Hockessin 1.7 506 PM 1/04 DEOS
Pike Creek 1.5 449 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Sussex County...
Stockley 11.4 514 PM 1/04 DEOS
Dagsboro 10.8 514 PM 1/04 DEOS
Lewes 10.0 517 PM 1/04 DEOS
Nassau 9.1 515 PM 1/04 DEOS
Laurel 8.2 518 PM 1/04 DEOS
Bethany Beach 6.8 514 PM 1/04 DEOS
Ellendale 5.0 515 PM 1/04 DEOS
Seaford 4.8 518 PM 1/04 DEOS
Bridgeville 4.1 517 PM 1/04 DEOS

MARYLAND

...Queen Anne`s County...
Stevensville 4.5 334 PM 1/04 Social Media
Sudlersville 4.0 509 PM 1/04 Social Media

NEW JERSEY

...Atlantic County...
Atlantic City Intl A 14.2 700 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS
Estell Manor 14.0 508 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Absecon 13.3 442 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Pleasantville 13.0 442 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Mays Landing 12.0 550 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Egg Harbor Twp 11.5 443 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Northfield 11.5 348 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Buena Vista Twp 10.5 738 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
E Galloway Twp 10.3 712 PM 1/04 Social Media
Brigantine 10.0 442 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Hammonton 7.0 730 PM 1/04 Social Media

...Burlington County...
Mount Holly WFO 6.8 558 PM 1/04 NWS Office
Columbus 6.8 542 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Southampton Twp 6.5 300 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Florence 6.2 539 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Mount Laurel 6.0 504 PM 1/04 Social Media
2 SE Southampton Twp 5.4 322 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS
Medford 5.3 543 PM 1/04 Social Media
Marlton 5.0 343 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Hainesport 4.8 435 PM 1/04 Meteorologist
Edgewater Park 4.5 502 PM 1/04 NWS Employee
2 SW Burlington Twp 4.5 411 PM 1/04 NWS Employee
Westampton 4.0 542 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Burlington Twp 3.7 100 PM 1/04 NWS Employee

...Camden County...
Blackwood 6.0 916 PM 1/04 Social Media
Lindenwold 4.8 320 PM 1/04 NWS Employee
Haddon Heights 4.6 726 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Bellmawr 4.4 727 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Cape May County...
Cape May Court House 17.0 137 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Ocean City 15.5 734 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Wildwood 15.0 709 PM 1/04 Social Media
Dennisville 14.5 622 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
2 NW Cape May 9.6 108 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Villas 9.5 139 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Seaville 9.0 140 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Cumberland County...
Vineland 6.0 123 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Upper Deerfield Twp 4.2 123 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Millville 4.0 117 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Gloucester County...
Mantua 5.5 429 PM 1/04 Social Media
West Deptford 5.5 519 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Hunterdon County...
Lebanon 4.6 738 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Flemington 3.1 729 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS
Lambertville 3.0 721 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS
Readington Twp 1.9 427 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Mercer County...
Ewing 4.5 609 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Titusville 4.0 448 PM 1/04 Social Media
Yardville 3.0 147 PM 1/04 Social Media

...Middlesex County...
Cheesequake 9.6 547 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Spotswood 9.2 713 PM 1/04 Social Media
Old Bridge 8.5 400 PM 1/04 Public
Old Bridge Twp 7.3 322 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Metuchen 6.5 453 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Perth Amboy 6.0 320 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Cranbury 5.8 731 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Edison 5.3 920 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
South Plainfield 5.0 428 PM 1/04 Social Media
South Brunswick 4.6 659 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Monmouth County...
Howell 16.5 520 PM 1/04 Social Media
Colts Neck 15.2 540 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Howell Twp 14.0 234 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS
Freehold 14.0 545 PM 1/04 Social Media
Manalapan 12.5 518 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Marlboro Twp 12.4 346 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Lincroft 12.2 446 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Shrewsbury 12.0 540 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Clarksburg 12.0 409 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Aberdeen Twp 11.0 540 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Middletown 10.0 508 PM 1/04 Social Media
Freehold Twp 10.0 250 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Matawan 10.0 330 PM 1/04 Public
Keyport 9.0 533 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Morris County...
Roxbury Twp 5.0 930 PM 1/04 Social Media
Green Pond 4.6 736 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Butler 4.5 410 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Parsippany 4.3 507 PM 1/04 Meteorologist
Morristown 4.2 519 PM 1/04 TRAINED SPOTTER
Kinnelon 4.0 439 PM 1/04 Amateur Radio
Mount Arlington 4.0 300 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS
Marcella 4.0 622 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Schooleys Mountain 4.0 400 PM 1/04 Public
Jefferson Twp 4.0 812 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Randolph Twp 3.5 332 PM 1/04 Social Media
Succasunna 3.0 427 PM 1/04 Social Media

...Ocean County...
Brick Twp 18.0 725 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Bayville 18.0 724 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Tuckerton 17.5 725 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Waretown 17.5 500 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Manahawkin 17.0 724 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Point Pleasant Beach 16.5 730 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Beachwood 15.3 722 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Jackson 15.0 721 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Berkeley Twp 15.0 721 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Toms River 14.3 712 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Lacey Twp 14.0 436 PM 1/04 Social Media
Barnegat Light 12.9 434 PM 1/04 Public
Forked River 12.0 157 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Passaic County...
Wayne 4.7 544 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Somerset County...
Warren Twp 5.0 925 PM 1/04 Social Media
Basking Ridge 4.0 432 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
1 E Bridgewater Twp 3.0 438 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS

...Sussex County...
Wantage 4.8 402 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Highland Lakes 4.7 408 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
High Point 4.5 708 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Sparta 4.5 730 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Newton 4.0 145 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Stockholm 4.0 805 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Warren County...
Hackettstown 4.5 344 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Oxford 3.3 517 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Allamuchy 3.0 454 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Blairstown 2.9 200 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Stewartsville 2.5 427 PM 1/04 Social Media
Greenwich Twp 2.5 358 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS

PENNSYLVANIA

...Berks County...
Reading 0.6 345 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS

...Bucks County...
Perkasie 5.4 928 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Levittown 5.1 546 PM 1/04 Social Media
Langhorne 4.4 726 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Newtown 4.0 433 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Doylestown 3.8 429 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Furlong 3.3 517 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Chester County...
West Chester 4.6 145 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Berwyn 4.4 432 PM 1/04 Social Media
Devault 4.1 519 PM 1/04 DEOS
Warwick 2.0 520 PM 1/04 DEOS
Chester Springs 1.2 521 PM 1/04 DEOS
Marshallton 1.1 521 PM 1/04 DEOS
Glenmoore 1.0 522 PM 1/04 DEOS

...Delaware County...
Collingdale 6.0 355 PM 1/04 Public
Media 5.0 409 PM 1/04 Social Media
Chadds Ford 4.5 506 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Drexel Hill 4.3 508 PM 1/04 Social Media
Broomall 4.0 733 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Garnet Valley 3.8 505 PM 1/04 CoCoRaHS

...Lehigh County...
Salisbury Twp 1.5 245 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Lehigh Valley Intl A 1.0 135 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS

...Montgomery County...
Bryn Mawr 5.0 821 PM 1/04 Social Media
King of Prussia 4.5 203 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Jenkintown 3.7 123 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Wynnewood 3.5 100 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Graterford 3.0 319 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Vernfield 3.0 732 PM 1/04 Social Media
Ambler 3.0 124 PM 1/04 NWS Employee
Gilbertsville 2.0 543 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter

...Northampton County...
Hellertown 2.0 737 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Cherry Hill 1.4 925 PM 1/04 Social Media
Nazareth 1.0 545 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
North Catasauqua 0.9 716 PM 1/04 Social Media

...Philadelphia County...
Fox Chase 5.5 727 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Philadelphia Intl Ai 4.1 700 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS
South Philadelphia 4.0 741 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Philadelphia 3.6 644 PM 1/04 Emergency Manager


***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

LOCATION MAX WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS
GUST OF
MPH MEASUREMENT

DELAWARE

...New Castle County...
New Castle County Ai 51 216 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS
Wilmington New Castl 51 216 PM 1/04 ASOS

...Sussex County...
Lewes NOS 62 642 AM 1/04 NOS-NWLON
Dewey Beach 61 651 AM 1/04 WXFLOW
Greenwood 45 854 PM 1/04 CWOP

MARYLAND

...Queen Annes County...
Grasonville 48 1118 AM 1/04 CWOP

NEW JERSEY

...Atlantic County...
Atlantic City Intern 53 833 AM 1/04 ASOS

...Camden County...
Pennsauken 47 330 PM 1/04 NJWXNET

...Cape May County...
Cape May 59 1223 PM 1/04 WXFLOW
2 NW Cape May 55 108 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Cape May NOS 50 554 PM 1/04 NOS-NWLON
Ocean City 49 1149 AM 1/04 NONFEDAWOS
West Cape May 47 655 AM 1/04 NJWXNET
Woodbine 46 915 AM 1/04 NJWXNET
Sea Isle City 45 627 PM 1/04 CWOP

...Cumberland County...
Fortesque 51 810 PM 1/04 NJWXNET

...Gloucester County...
Piney Hollow 45 209 PM 1/04 NJ-MESONET

...Hunterdon County...
Readington 46 729 PM 1/04 NONFEDAWOS

...Middlesex County...
Perth Amboy 48 426 PM 1/04 WXFLOW

...Monmouth County...
Sandy Hook 53 835 PM 1/04 WXFLOW
Atlantic Highlands 50 1215 PM 1/04 Trained Spotter
Sea Girt 50 1025 AM 1/04 NJWXNET
Port Monmouth 48 528 PM 1/04 CWOP
Allaire Airport 46 855 AM 1/04 AWOS
Monmouth 46 1129 AM 1/04 WXFLOW

...Ocean County...
Barnegat Inlet 59 230 PM 1/04 USGS
Maxfield Field 58 116 PM 1/04 ASOS
Lakehurst Nas 57 116 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS
Rutgers 56 102 PM 1/04 WXFLOW
Mantoloking 53 426 PM 1/04 WXFLOW
Tuckerton 53 1223 PM 1/04 WXFLOW
Beach Haven 52 859 PM 1/04 CWOP
Seaside Heights 49 1035 AM 1/04 NJWXNET
Trixies 48 911 AM 1/04 WXFLOW

...Sussex County...
High Point Monument 65 825 PM 1/04 NJWXNET
Wantage 47 745 PM 1/04 NJWXNET
4 SW Wantage 45 355 PM 1/04 NWS Employee

PENNSYLVANIA

...Berks County...
Fleetwood 46 719 PM 1/04 CWOP
Lenhartsville 46 234 PM 1/04 CWOP

...Bucks County...
Doylestown Airport 46 419 PM 1/04 ASOS

...Chester County...
West Grove 46 730 PM 1/04 DEOS

...Lehigh County...
Lehigh Valley Intl A 51 221 PM 1/04 ASOS

...Monroe County...
Pocono Mountains Mun 52 734 PM 1/04 ASOS

...Philadelphia County...
Philadelphia Intl Ai 45 231 PM 1/04 ASOS/AWOS

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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by Grselig on Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:56 am

Measured 6 inches yesterday in Wayne
but was difficult with the blowing. Definitely take it as it could have been zero. Normally 6 is a good storm, but knowing what could have been feels a little empty. All a matter of expectations. Thanks everybody for great tracking!!!! Kids are home today
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by essexcountypete on Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:19 am

7" in Bloomfield.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by NjWeatherGuy on Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:20 am

Late to the party. About 6" here. In hindsight, glad the storm stayed where it was, I know many of us were hoping it pulled west for that HECS, but that pressure and wind was too strong for my liking. We actually got quite lucky in that the heaviest core of wind was offshore (unfortunately, with that is the precip), but had it been tucked in off of ACY right offshore it would have been a crippling blizzard with catastrophic wind damage and coastal flooding probably near Sandy level. The main difference being the airmass behind it not being a chilly below normal 30s and 40s in October, but downright deadly single digits and below zero likely in many locations tomorrow night with well below zero wind chill. Power loss would be very dangerous. We dodged a metaphorical bullet here, and glad we got what we got while being spared major damage. The storm and satellite was a sight to behold. What amazing rapid deepening. Onto the potential light SWFE on Sunday-Monday!
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by billg315 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:02 am

NjWeatherGuy wrote:Late to the party. About 6" here. In hindsight, glad the storm stayed where it was, I know many of us were hoping it pulled west for that HECS, but that pressure and wind was too strong for my liking. We actually got quite lucky in that the heaviest core of wind was offshore (unfortunately, with that is the precip), but had it been tucked in off of ACY right offshore it would have been a crippling blizzard with catastrophic wind damage and coastal flooding probably near Sandy level. The main difference being the airmass behind it not being a chilly below normal 30s and 40s in October, but downright deadly single digits and below zero likely in many locations tomorrow night with well below zero wind chill. Power loss would be very dangerous. We dodged a metaphorical bullet here, and glad we got what we got while being spared major damage. The storm and satellite was a sight to behold. What amazing rapid deepening. Onto the potential light SWFE on Sunday-Monday!
Great point; the winds were bad enough. Any worse and power outages would have been widespread. With these temps that would be disastrous.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by docstox12 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:06 am

Agree 100%.I have a 97 year old Mom in Fort Lee, and losing power would be rough.I don't mind 25 mph gusts in a snowstorm but the best snow rate I ever saw when I lived in Mahwah NJ was the February 1983 snowstorm with 3 inch rates for 6 hours straight without any let ups.There was very little wind on that.Wound up with 20 inches on that one.No drifts at all.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by CPcantmeasuresnow on Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:39 pm

docstox12 wrote:Agree 100%.I have a 97 year old Mom in Fort Lee, and losing power would be rough.I don't mind 25 mph gusts in a snowstorm but the best snow rate I ever saw when I lived in Mahwah NJ was the February 1983 snowstorm with 3 inch rates for 6 hours straight without any let ups.There was very little wind on that.Wound up with 20 inches on that one.No drifts at all.

Good points all.

Another thing I was made aware of recently is how high winds are a negative to the snow ratios. Most people assume cold temperatures are all that affects ratios but apparently there is a lot more that goes into it than most layman like myself realize. Apparently something it does to the density of the flakes as they fall makes it not accumulate at the same rate as it would through a calmer atmosphere. Another reason not to be a fan of the high winds. Jman?? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

I wonder if any of our experts here like Ryan (ace), Frank, RB, Sroc, Mugs etc could verify if that is true. Even Isotherm should he be lurking I'm sure would know the answer, he might just explain it in a way that I don't understand Very Happy Very Happy . JK Isotherm you are da man.
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by docstox12 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:05 pm

CPcantmeasuresnow wrote:
docstox12 wrote:Agree 100%.I have a 97 year old Mom in Fort Lee, and losing power would be rough.I don't mind 25 mph gusts in a snowstorm but the best snow rate I ever saw when I lived in Mahwah NJ was the February 1983 snowstorm with 3 inch rates for 6 hours straight without any let ups.There was very little wind on that.Wound up with 20 inches on that one.No drifts at all.

Good points all.

Another thing I was made aware of recently is how high winds are a negative to the snow ratios. Most people assume cold temperatures are all that affects ratios but apparently there is a lot more that goes into it than most layman like myself realize. Apparently something it does to the density of the flakes as they fall makes it not accumulate at the same rate as it would through a calmer atmosphere. Another reason not to be a fan of the high winds. Jman?? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

I wonder if any of our experts here like Ryan (ace), Frank, RB, Sroc, Mugs etc could verify if that is true. Even Isotherm should he be lurking I'm sure would know the answer, he might just explain it in a way that I don't understand  Very Happy  Very Happy . JK Isotherm you are da man.

Excellent observation CP, about wind affecting the density of the flakes! This storm there was so much wind, the snow appeared to be like powdered sugar!
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Re: Snow Measurements 01/04/18 Blizzard

Post by NjWeatherGuy on Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:00 am

CPcantmeasuresnow wrote:
docstox12 wrote:Agree 100%.I have a 97 year old Mom in Fort Lee, and losing power would be rough.I don't mind 25 mph gusts in a snowstorm but the best snow rate I ever saw when I lived in Mahwah 7 NJ was the February 1983 snowstorm with 3 inch rates for 6 hours straight without any let ups.There was very little wind on that.Wound up with 20 inches on that one.No drifts at all.

Good points all.

Another thing I was made aware of recently is how high winds are a negative to the snow ratios. Most people assume cold temperatures are all that affects ratios but apparently there is a lot more that goes into it than most layman like myself realize. Apparently something it does to the density of the flakes as they fall makes it not accumulate at the same rate as it would through a calmer atmosphere. Another reason not to be a fan of the high winds. Jman?? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

I wonder if any of our experts here like Ryan (ace), Frank, RB, Sroc, Mugs etc could verify if that is true. Even Isotherm should he be lurking I'm sure would know the answer, he might just explain it in a way that I don't understand  Very Happy  Very Happy . JK Isotherm you are da man.

Correct, high winds cause the flakes to remain smaller and not pile onto eachother enhancing snow growth. Some of the heaviest snow I remember recently was January 10, 2010, not an incredibly windy storm, but it was a complete whiteout from massive flakes falling extremely heavily. That storm actually began as light rain I believe too.
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