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Post by adamfitz1969 Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:55 am

Wow the Euro shows us storming until late Thursday afternoon!!

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Post by nutleyblizzard Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:56 am

4'' with moderate snow. 32*.
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Post by jmanley32 Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:57 am

Yes this is finally looking good went out roads are very slippery gotta get back soon roads have maybe an inch but all else maybe 3 or 4. If it gets more intense and snows all night def go see a foot or maybe more. Its 32 out baby!! Much colder than last.
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Post by Frank_Wx Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:58 am

@adamfitz1969 wrote:Wow the Euro shows us storming until late Thursday afternoon!!

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This is 5am

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Post by docstox12 Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:58 am

@algae888 wrote:Approaching 4in snowing heavily for the last hour or so I already have almost as much snow as the previous three nor'easters combined. this one's not a bust here

AL, that is great news and I hope you and J Man really cash in.

Still nothing here, a few flurries, a coating at best.
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Post by essexcountypete Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:58 am

3.6" and mod snow, 34 degrees, up a degree in last hour.

(last report the total was really 2.5, not 3.5)
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Post by Guest Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:59 am

Need this to rotate through east. Otherwise central NJ and eastern PA jackpot again. I’ll keep the faith

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Post by adamfitz1969 Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:59 am

@Frank_Wx wrote:
@adamfitz1969 wrote:Wow the Euro shows us storming until late Thursday afternoon!!

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This is 5am

I stand corrected. (Tips hat).

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Post by jmanley32 Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:00 am

@adamfitz1969 wrote:Wow the Euro shows us storming until late Thursday afternoon!!

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that 9am Zulu so it's tonight 5am. Which is still awesome lots to come.
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Post by brownie Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:01 am

@billg315 wrote:Brownie, also note the radar I posted is high res so it picks up well on the difference between dry areas and heavy precip. And you may have other radars that would actually show snow over that dry slot so that you might think it’s snowing by looking at the radar but you look out the window and it’s not. Some radars do better at picking up what’s really reaching the ground vs what is just falling aloft. Hope that helps. Wink
Thanks Bill.  I think I got confused because I am used to blue being the color of snow precip on most maps, so I saw dark blue and thought “snow” rather than “nothing.” *smacks forehead*

For what it’s worth, it has been snowing here all day, since I first looked out at 6 am.  It is now, finally, starting to look like it may amount to something.

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Post by docstox12 Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:02 am

Wow, all of a sudden, the winds picked up! Still no snow.Funny, radar looks great over me,LOL.
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Post by Frank_Wx Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:02 am

@weatherwatchermom wrote:
@Frank_Wx wrote:The southern-most low will soon begin feeling the affects of the closed 500mb low entering the Mid-Atlantic. Question is, can this low remain close enough to the coast so it can be tugged west a bit. Or at least stall.

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Question back what is the time frame of knowing this answer? Asking not to complain we are going to get what we get just curious

I know the answer now.

Here is the 500mb closed vort over VA

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And we now have a well defined 994mb low east of DE

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Isobars suggest the low will drift NNE, and the NW flank of the precip shield will be greatly enhanced once the 700mb low moves closer to our area


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Post by Frank_Wx Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:03 am

NYC already at 4.5" of snow

I remain confident they will hit the 10-15" range I forecasted

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Post by aiannone Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:04 am

Eyeballing about 2" out there. We are now past solar noon and the sun angle will decrease through the rest of the day. Might not be so bad that the heaviest precip was delayed and happening later in the day. Long way to go
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Post by WeatherBob Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:04 am

Looks like LI sound is getting a lot of action.
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Post by mancave25 Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:05 am

Is this going west of the bm

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Post by WeatherBob Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:08 am

Approaching 3 in, in favorable snow growth temp range at 850 mb of -3 to -5 C per SPC meso scale. Snow weight is light and powdery.

If people want to learn about real life forecasting , watch the radar and see the SPC meso scale map updates. Look, see and learn.
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Post by dkodgis Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:10 am

All quiet here. So far looking for my first flake. It is 2:11 pm. I have high hopes for later on.
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Post by jmanley32 Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:11 am

@Frank_Wx wrote:NYC already at 4.5" of snow

I remain confident they will hit the 10-15" range I forecasted
here too frank? We are nearing that amount too but I gotta measure for sure. It's light snow now very light.
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Post by CPcantmeasuresnow Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:12 am

@dkodgis wrote:All quiet here. So far looking for my first flake. It is 2:11 pm.  I have high hopes for later on.

I was just tanning outside.

Still keeping hope alive though up here.
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Post by Dunnzoo Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:13 am

Finally at 2" puking snow, little wind, just an occasional gust

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Post by WeatherBob Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:13 am

Look at the directional point of the 850 mb and 700 mb. Looks like system will move more ENE to NE rather than more east from the coast. Similar to when Hurricane gets an elongated point and moves in that direction.
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Post by CPcantmeasuresnow Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:14 am

@Frank_Wx wrote:NYC already at 4.5" of snow

I remain confident they will hit the 10-15" range I forecasted

That is the best news I've heard all day.

Awesome I was always in this one for the stats anyway, and that means the Conservancy is actually on the job measuring.

Nothing here but I don't really care.
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Post by oldtimer Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:14 am

3" I guess 1" Melted Light snow 33*

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Post by jmanley32 Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:14 am

Roads are horrible here get home now.
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