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Mattl
02-09-2006, 02:51 PM
Here we go! Yesterdays gfs model completely change course and stunned everyone with developing a major nor easter. Today most of the major global weather models have also come into agreement with a very large storm for saturday night into late sunday. They have a deepening low coming over cape cod and close to the coast at somewhere close to 974 millibars, that may burry central and northern new england this weekend. I am about as excited as it gets, as this is the first real nor easter of the season for the entire region. I can't wait to hike though deep powder and ski everyday. Just to do early estimates, that at the current speed and intensity as well as banding, looks like a general 10-25 inch snowfall which may go up or down. Has anyone been like me and put winter hiking slightly on the side until more snow? The wind will also be incredible, as I see myself taking an adventure up, at least partly, Franconia Ridge to see it. Cross your fingers guys! -Mattl

Gator
02-09-2006, 03:12 PM
Methinks rain and warm temps or maybe abundant sunshine. I doubt we'll get a nor'easter.


I hope that was a good enough anti-jinx

w7xman
02-09-2006, 03:21 PM
Despite recent trends, this is unlikely to produce any warm and rain...BUT

1) It looks like a coastal hugger at best, with snow much heavier as you get closer to the coast. May be big differences east and west of the mountains.

2) Looks like a very fast mover. In and out in 12 to 16 hours. Limiting accumulations for sure

3) Models are far from being in agreement with each other let alone themselves. #1 and #2 are based on current model runs. News reporters are being cautious about amounts with good reason, the whole thing could just go out to see east of Long Island.

While rain and warm look very unlikely...so does the perfect New England snowstorm right now. Right now east of the whites I'd say 6-12, VERY MUCH SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!

I've been dreaming of this for some time though...

~w7x

Whiteman
02-09-2006, 04:28 PM
The latest from the National Weather Service in Taunton. This will be on my doorstep on Sunday!

Special Weather Statement (http://www.erh.noaa.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MAZ013&warncounty=MAC021&local_place1=Norwood&product1=Special+Weather+Statement)

Artex
02-09-2006, 04:51 PM
At least my hiking plans for Saturday are safe. But so much for my long run on Sunday. Still, I'll take it! :D

grouseking
02-09-2006, 05:02 PM
This storm is going to be somewhat compact and fast moving. As of now, I'd say southeast New England stands to see the most snow out of this with the heavy stuff possibly reaching southeast NH. I'm sure the Whites will do well, but most likely not the heaviest. I'd count on the "fluff factor" to kick up snowfall amounts a bit north of the Lakes region. Of course I'm praying that these models change more and bring 20+ inches to the mtns. But at this point, any new snow is good news up north.

Another thing that excites me is after the storm, we get a good shot of cold, which mean northwest flow, which usually turns on the upslope machine in the White Mtns...so maybe they will continue to snow a few days after the storm leaves.

grouseking

snowshoe
02-09-2006, 07:01 PM
I go on a weather chat for the NY and NY area and a few of the people on the site have been very acurate this year. Acording to them it is going to be big. 15-20 inches for NW NJ. Guess we will see Sunday. We are well overdo.

w7xman
02-09-2006, 08:29 PM
Despite recent trends, this is unlikely to produce any warm and rain...BUT

1) It looks like a coastal hugger at best, with snow much heavier as you get closer to the coast. May be big differences east and west of the mountains.

2) Looks like a very fast mover. In and out in 12 to 16 hours. Limiting accumulations for sure

3) Models are far from being in agreement with each other let alone themselves. #1 and #2 are based on current model runs. News reporters are being cautious about amounts with good reason, the whole thing could just go out to see east of Long Island.

While rain and warm look very unlikely...so does the perfect New England snowstorm right now. Right now east of the whites I'd say 6-12, VERY MUCH SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!

I've been dreaming of this for some time though...

~w7x


THe latest model runs are coming in line for a storm like those of last december (04 not 05). Think lots of snow boston and cape, and a real sharp cutoff for the mountains. Still, I think the hills will be much more white come monday morning! They can't get much worse...

Anybody around for some xc on monday?

FINALLY...

sardog1
02-09-2006, 08:49 PM
Well, it's either going to break the bank or break my heart (again). From the latest Forecast Discussion this evening from NWS Gray/Portland:

MAIN FOCUS OF THIS FORECAST IS THE POTENTIAL STORM SYSTEM SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. MODELS CONTINUE TO HAVE THEIR DIFFERENCES ON TIMING...TRACK AND INTENSITY. THE NAM IS BEGINNING TO LOOK MORE LIKE THE GFS MODEL...IN FACT THE NAM TAKES A MORE INSIDE TRACK THAN THE GFS. WITH THE LOW TRACKING UP THE COAST THEN INTO THE MARITIMES THE FORECAST WILL REFLECT THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW AND INCREASING WINDS...OVER LAND AND OVER THE COASTAL WATERS.

WILL USE A BLEND OF THE NAM AND GFS FOR THE FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT PORTION OF THE FORECAST...THEN USE THE GFS LR AND THE HPC
GUIDANCE FOR THE LONGER LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...
PORTION OF THE FORECAST.

(RE-EDIT: NWS Gray/Portland has fixed their links.)

amstony
02-09-2006, 09:20 PM
Last I read on Intellicast at 4PM was it would be a southern New England event, with up to 8"-12". :confused: They are more accurate locally than anything the government generally puts out, which tends to be more of a regional report. At least it won't mess up my Saturday long run........... Where were you reading 25"? :eek:

weatherman
02-09-2006, 09:51 PM
as the major models are running their late evening runs now (1 is done, 1 is only up through Sat AM) they are looking slooo-www--wer. That MAY mean a longer dump and more snow. There does seem to be good agreement that many if not all of us will see plowable, skiable, play-in-able snow, which after all is our goal, right? So, 10", 15", 25", who cares... even 6" would be fun.
I'm going up Redington on Saturday... hopefully tonight's squalls will leave enough of a base, looking forward to a nice ski in the sun!

Bottom line: Woo-hoo! About time. :D :D :D
-Weatherman

Lawn Sale
02-10-2006, 12:49 AM
Being on the coast, I hope we get hammered. Anyone remember the storm of '93? I do as it was the only time I was able to snowshoe straight onto the roof due to the drifts.

I'm either ready for spring or for snow, but please, no more junk, I just can't take it anymore...

grouseking
02-10-2006, 06:37 AM
This is going to be one hell of a storm, unfortunately not for the mountains. They'll get snow sure, but once again I think they will miss the worst. Mattl, I hope I'm wrong, but maybe next time. Hopefully the upslope machine will crank out 6+ inches of snow after the storm departs.

Too bad its not going to last longer. Stakes are high for a really nasty-high impact storm with blizzard conditions for southern new england possibly up to southeast NH. Whatver happens, I it looks like I will be snowshoeing in my town next week.

grouseking

lumberzac
02-10-2006, 06:58 AM
Looks like the Adirondacks won't get much from this storm as usual with costal storms. We need more lake effect snow!

giggy
02-10-2006, 07:37 AM
biggest problem would be driving to southern NE on sunday -

once again the news (massachusetts media) has this hyped up to be the biggest snowstorm since 1978.

Mattl
02-10-2006, 10:21 AM
the models have changed track and intensity..this is indeed a sad time :( -Mattl

hikerfast
02-10-2006, 10:29 AM
lesson learned. we will all gladly predict the weather after it's happened :)

marty
02-10-2006, 10:52 AM
My wife just called and told me that people are emptying out the stores in Eastern Massachusetts. I would suppose that the average person would need some economy packs of batteries (all sizes), 12 flashlights, 50 candles, 10 lighters, a month's worth of can goods, a shopping cart full of dry goods, a couple of shovels, 5 bags of ice melt and a new snow blower. :rolleyes:

Chip
02-10-2006, 11:20 AM
My wife just called and told me that people are emptying out the stores in Eastern Massachusetts. I would suppose that the average person would need some economy packs of batteries (all sizes), 12 flashlights, 50 candles, 10 lighters, a month's worth of can goods, a shopping cart full of dry goods, a couple of shovels, 5 bags of ice melt and a new snow blower. :rolleyes:
don't forget the ammo and high powered rifles !
People are funny, most could live off the canned food in their pantry for a month if they thought about it. I would LOVE a storm where you couldn't get out for a couple days. Most of us here would be living large while rumors of cannibalism would circulate on CNN. ;)
And what's up with normal traffic laws during a snow storm ? Did someone decide they were okay to ignore during a storm and forget to tell me ?

Tom Rankin
02-10-2006, 11:26 AM
"I don't think motor roads should be built to the top of the best peaks. I'd be awfully annoyed if, after a ten-hour scramble up the side of a mountain, I arrived breathless and exhausted at my goal just in time to see a fat dowager in printed chiffon drive up in a limousine to park between me and the view". Louise Dickinson Rich - We Took To The Woods

If you ever go to Whiteface in the ADKs, you will experience almost exactly this quote! :eek: :D

onestep
02-10-2006, 11:26 AM
I find that "Eyewitness Weather" tends to be most accurate.

Onestep

weatherman
02-10-2006, 11:27 AM
once again the news (massachusetts media) has this hyped up to be the biggest snowstorm since 1978.

Well, that cinches it... flurries only. :rolleyes: No really, we'll get something, just not sure how much. Models are just that. Earlier this winter there was a bit of a pattern of models keying on a big storm, then losing it about 48 hrs out, then at the last minute keying in again. Who knows.

I think snowstorm fans and Red Sox fans are of the same ilk. (though the Sox didn't win a championship in '78... :mad: )

weatherman

newjeep123
02-10-2006, 02:30 PM
I've read the internet weather postings - from what they're telling me, it's time to panic, I mean can you imagine 12 inches of snow? And next they're probably going to say "only drive if you have to" and let's not forget "dangerously cold windchills" (just when I was going to go out naked in the back yard, darn!) I do plan on going to stand in line at the supermarket and buy at least 50 rolls of toilet paper, just in case.
Of course we all know that this storm is really George Bushes fault, so blame him when you have to shovel.

Mattl
02-10-2006, 02:35 PM
I never understood the notion of why people freak out and buy tons of supplies before a storm. At most they will be in their house for 2 days.. Big deal, at least it's good for stores though. I hope the models come together tomorrow and shift. The Whites at least need a good 10 inches and it would be nice. -Mattl

jrbren
02-10-2006, 03:30 PM
No mention of any snow at all in Burlington Vt. Maybe some flurries Sunday but not much if any precip expected. My guess is the big snows are waiting for April & May up here.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/VTZ005.php

Peaks
02-10-2006, 03:53 PM
My wife just called and told me that people are emptying out the stores in Eastern Massachusetts. I would suppose that the average person would need some economy packs of batteries (all sizes), 12 flashlights, 50 candles, 10 lighters, a month's worth of can goods, a shopping cart full of dry goods, a couple of shovels, 5 bags of ice melt and a new snow blower. :rolleyes:

I thought that it was the beer stores that got cleaned out prior to a major snow storm.

grouseking
02-10-2006, 05:31 PM
I'm beginning to think that there is at least a little hope for the mtns. Still it looks like most of the snow will be in southeast new england, and the heavier bands should make it into southern NH. The track looks a little further north than what they were thinking originally, so maybe the southern whites can crank out several inches of fluff and then more snow after with upslope. Even if they don't get the quick heavy accumulation, in the end I think they will make out fairly well and the hiking conditions will improve markedly.

grouseking

TMax
02-10-2006, 05:57 PM
"They" are now predicting only up to 3 inches in the Cats... :( :( :( :( :(

dug
02-10-2006, 05:59 PM
I never understood the notion of why people freak out and buy tons of supplies before a storm. -Mattl

Depends on what the supplies are. With a young child, it would certainly be nice to be able to keep her warm and fed for those two days. I can always heat up one of my camping meals, but if I don't have fresh water and food for her, it would be a very long (and irresponsible) two days.

Chip
02-11-2006, 06:04 AM
Depends on what the supplies are. With a young child, it would certainly be nice to be able to keep her warm and fed for those two days. I can always heat up one of my camping meals, but if I don't have fresh water and food for her, it would be a very long (and irresponsible) two days.
We've always kept 5 or 6 five gallon Crystal Rock water jugs in the house. When the kids were younger we always had some extra formula and diapers.
I am always prepared for at least several days in the real possibilty that the stores were closed/empty or we weren't able to get to one. But most people have that much stuff anyway.

grouseking
02-11-2006, 10:12 AM
Its funny, but I've been to stores the day before a huge snowstorm, but I never thought they were much busier than a normal day after rushhour. I worked at a supermarket for 3 years. The day before storms were always busy, but it was steady and never overwhelming. Maybe its because the media plays it up a little too much, or maybe its because I didn't work at a supermarket in Massachusetts. ;) Getting off topic sorry

As for the storm, I think the eastern Whites will get some appreciable snowfall out of this, plus the upslope at the end. But I know my town is forecasted for up to a foot, so I'm happy! Maybe someone on here might have noticed that the storm is coming together a little better and might nudge further north and west than originally thought, which of course means more snow for the north. Did anyone else see this...maybe I'm wrong.

grouseking

Mattl
02-11-2006, 10:58 AM
Once again the models have slightly come back, and it does look like the Whites will do pretty well. I would forecast about 4-8 right now, with less in the far northern Whites. Will see how that changes. -Mattl

Mike P.
02-11-2006, 11:20 AM
Looks like Eastern New England to get the Lion's Share Sunday. Question for Northern NE & ME will be how long storm hangs around on Monday in the Gulf of ME.

weatherman
02-11-2006, 09:51 PM
Enjoy! I'm going to bed to get some rest for shoveling... :D
-Weatherman

grouseking
02-12-2006, 01:31 AM
I looked at a few interesting models this evening...maybe its cause its 2:30am, maybe its cause I saw the first flakes come down outside (although it hasnt really started yet) but I think this has the potential to be big even up north (think eastern whites and further east). Maybe I should get some sleep, but it's impossible for me because weather is the only thing i am more passionate about than hiking.

grouseking

pray for widespread 30 inches!

Quietman
02-12-2006, 01:52 AM
Maybe I should get some sleep, but it's impossible for me because weather is the only thing i am more passionate about than hiking.



Maybe that's why I'm still awake too!! I just love a good storm!! :D

funkyfreddy
02-12-2006, 07:55 AM
NYC got walloped and it's still coming down hard! I will be snowshoeing in Queens today - about the only feasible way I have of getting over to my recording studio while staying dry and comfortable....... I love to see the looks on peoples faces when I do this in my neighborhood! :D

marty
02-12-2006, 08:01 AM
I just heard on the news that Danvers, MA (about 15-20 miles north of Boston) had 18 inches of snow already and the heaviest snow hasn't yet arrived. It doesn't seem like we got more than a foot in Boxford (about 10 miles north of Danvers). Wonder if the person who measured the snow did it with an optimistic yard stick :confused:

grouseking
02-12-2006, 09:13 AM
Marty,

It's tough to measure this snow, since it drifts around so much. But it is very possible that 18 inches of snow has fallen in that town because there have been snow bands that have set up in some towns. I heard that the Hartford area has over a foot of snow already as well. Lots of times places just outside the heavy bands get dry slotted (which is happening right now along the I-495 corridor up to Lawrence) and snow amounts will be much less. Hopefully that isnt a trend and its just a minor setback and the snow will pick up even more when the storm draws closer this afternoon.

As for the north, I just talked to my friend in Plymouth, NH and he said there was almost an inch. I'd see east facing slopes will get the most snow in the north.

Could someone chime in who lives north of Plymouth...is it snowing...how hard...and how much?

grouseking

hikerfast
02-12-2006, 09:17 AM
bout a half inch in concord nh..snow coming down sideways...kinda like pollen. a few days straight of this and we might get a few inches of snow

TDawg
02-12-2006, 09:20 AM
I'm here sitting in a lift shack at Loon Mtn. in Lincoln and it just started snowing lightly about 30 minutes ago with no accumulations to speak of as of yet. Hopefully that will change.

grouseking
02-12-2006, 09:54 AM
bout a half inch in concord nh..snow coming down sideways...kinda like pollen. a few days straight of this and we might get a few inches of snow


Thats unreal. We have over 7 inches in Chester. That is a sharp cutoff line!

grouseking

Dalraida
02-12-2006, 09:59 AM
The snow started here in Warren/Wentworth (Moose Hillock) at 0915 and it is very light Now at 1100 it is still just now showing some accumulation. I expect only about two inches or so when it is over. Bummer :mad:

Chip
02-12-2006, 10:31 AM
I just got in from the first round of snow-blowering and shoveling.
There's at least 15", drifts to 30", 21 degrees and still snowing HARD.
Weather Channel has changed our forecast to 18" - 24" and I think we'll get more than that.

bobandgeri
02-12-2006, 10:43 AM
Well - up here in Bethlehem there is some light flurry action - not even enough to stick to the cars :<

Rob S
02-12-2006, 10:47 AM
About a foot of snow here in northwest NJ, about 10 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap. Wish it were more. 17 inches reported at Newark airport. But we'll take whatever we get ....... and hope for more soon. Unfortunately, the Weather Channel is saying 50 degree temps returning in a few days. :(

Artex
02-12-2006, 10:58 AM
Maybe 4"-5" here in Lyman, ME so far. We're not supposed to get the worst of it until this afternoon.

McRat
02-12-2006, 11:07 AM
Got about a foot of snow here in Malden, MA... but have been really enjoying the constant news coverage. For those who haven't had the chance of enjoying Boston news during any snowstorm exceeding 6" in depth, I share my best approximation.

-----------
WXS Special BLIZZARD 2006 Report
(cut to Blizzard 2006 graphic)

ANNOUNCER: You're watching a WXS weather team special report, giving you the latest news to KEEP YOU ALIVE during the devastating wrath! Now we go live with your hosts Natalie Attired and Hugh Jennix.

NAT: Thank you and good day. Hugh isn't with us today. He hasn't arrived at the station and we can only assume the worst. Today's top story, snow and lots of it. As our crack team of WXS meaty urologists predicted, the full measure of mother nature's fury has been unleased upon the east coast. We go live to our live news reporter I.C. Cheeks... I.C. can you hear me?

IC: Yes, Natalie, just barely. I am out here on location in Marblehead, Massachusetts. As you can see, there is SNOW falling here. There is snow on the ground, and, as Bob Dylan might say, it's 'blowin in the wind'. It appears to be falling from the sky... and generally in the direction of the ground where it is being collected into drifts. My hands are very cold, and standing around outside really isn't a great idea.

NAT: Any word on the tides?

IC: Yes Natalie, it is just past high tide and since I'm standing by the seawall my ankles and feet are getting very wet AND cold. Possibly a combination of snow and sea water. If there were another 30 feet of storm swell, this could be just like Katrina.

NAT: Sobering news indeed, IC. We are inviting everyone to log onto our website and select their entry for first blizzard related fatality, if it happens in the city you picked you can win a WXS News team mug! We now turn to our WXS Super Traffic Team reporter, Lou Gubrius. How are the roads looking today, Lou?

Lou: Oh the humanity! The road conditions are a disaster of BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS. The director of public safety has asked that you avoid any unnecessary travel.. you know - those one-way nonstop round-trip journeys we all like to undertake during bad weather. At this time they would like only emergency vehicles and news vans on the road until the DPW uses up their remaining snow removal budget. Conditions on I-93 are relativ..

NAT: Sorry to interrupt, Lou... but we've got breaking news from our action news team correspondant Ann Flamatory.

FLASHING NEWS ALERT LOGO.

ANN: Natalie, it does not look good here in downtown Boston. There is snow everywhere. On cars, sidewalks, and streets. Just moments ago, I saw a brave soul walking outside. I asked what he was doing and he said he was "going to get the paper". It really puts a human face on the tragedy.

NAT: Any worries about looting?

ANN: That's the question on everyone's mind. Here outside this closed department store things may SEEM fine, but could erupt into violence at any moment.

NAT: And that's without even taking terrorism into consideration...

ANN: Exactly, Natalie. The Department of Homeland Security has kept the security alert level at yellow. This elevated threat, coupled with the slower expected response times has made us an ideal target for al queda.

NAT: Thank you Ann, for that informative report. We'll be back right after this commercial break with our special segment "Getting right with God", followed by our own WXS Galloping Gourmet, Abby Currian's guide to cannibalism "Emergency banquets - how can I be sure I'm getting the tastiest parts?"

{Commercial break}

hikerfast
02-12-2006, 11:51 AM
your right Russ..its amazing when you think about it. I had never seen snow before today. Here in concord nh..we are almost pushing 3/4 of an inch. I wonder how many people will die as a result of this? Maybe will have an inch by tomorrow morning. The food stores should be open by next month.

Waumbek
02-12-2006, 12:18 PM
Snow? What snow? What are you guys all talking about?

BillK
02-12-2006, 12:29 PM
We got about 9" thus far in Merrimack, NH. Still coming down pretty heavy.

NH_Mtn_Hiker
02-12-2006, 12:32 PM
Got about a foot of snow here in Malden, MA... but have been really enjoying the constant news coverage. For those who haven't had the chance of enjoying Boston news during any snowstorm exceeding 6" in depth, I share my best approximation.

-----------
WXS Special BLIZZARD 2006 Report
(cut to Blizzard 2006 graphic)

ANNOUNCER: You're watching a WXS weather team special report, giving you the latest news to KEEP YOU ALIVE during the devastating wrath! Now we go live with your hosts Natalie Attired and Hugh Jennix.

NAT: Thank you and good day. Hugh isn't with us today. He hasn't arrived at the station and we can only assume the worst. Today's top story, snow and lots of it. As our crack team of WXS meaty urologists predicted, the full measure of mother nature's fury has been unleased upon the east coast. We go live to our live news reporter I.C. Cheeks... I.C. can you hear me?

IC: Yes, Natalie, just barely. I am out here on location in Marblehead, Massachusetts. As you can see, there is SNOW falling here. There is snow on the ground, and, as Bob Dylan might say, it's 'blowin in the wind'. It appears to be falling from the sky... and generally in the direction of the ground where it is being collected into drifts. My hands are very cold, and standing around outside really isn't a great idea.

NAT: Any word on the tides?

IC: Yes Natalie, it is just past high tide and since I'm standing by the seawall my ankles and feet are getting very wet AND cold. Possibly a combination of snow and sea water. If there were another 30 feet of storm swell, this could be just like Katrina.

NAT: Sobering news indeed, IC. We are inviting everyone to log onto our website and select their entry for first blizzard related fatality, if it happens in the city you picked you can win a WXS News team mug! We now turn to our WXS Super Traffic Team reporter, Lou Gubrius. How are the roads looking today, Lou?

Lou: Oh the humanity! The road conditions are a disaster of BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS. The director of public safety has asked that you avoid any unnecessary travel.. you know - those one-way nonstop round-trip journeys we all like to undertake during bad weather. At this time they would like only emergency vehicles and news vans on the road until the DPW uses up their remaining snow removal budget. Conditions on I-93 are relativ..

NAT: Sorry to interrupt, Lou... but we've got breaking news from our action news team correspondant Ann Flamatory.

FLASHING NEWS ALERT LOGO.

ANN: Natalie, it does not look good here in downtown Boston. There is snow everywhere. On cars, sidewalks, and streets. Just moments ago, I saw a brave soul walking outside. I asked what he was doing and he said he was "going to get the paper". It really puts a human face on the tragedy.

NAT: Any worries about looting?

ANN: That's the question on everyone's mind. Here outside this closed department store things may SEEM fine, but could erupt into violence at any moment.

NAT: And that's without even taking terrorism into consideration...

ANN: Exactly, Natalie. The Department of Homeland Security has kept the security alert level at yellow. This elevated threat, coupled with the slower expected response times has made us an ideal target for al queda.

NAT: Thank you Ann, for that informative report. We'll be back right after this commercial break with our special segment "Getting right with God", followed by our own WXS Galloping Gourmet, Abby Currian's guide to cannibalism "Emergency banquets - how can I be sure I'm getting the tastiest parts?"

{Commercial break}

{Commercial break off}

NAT: And now we take you to Chic Lital reporting from New York City where we understand they have received nearly two feet of this horrific snow. Chic, what is happening where you are?

Chic: My God Nat, haven't you heard? The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

w7xman
02-12-2006, 02:29 PM
Jackson...0.2" And the skiiers rejoice

kmac
02-12-2006, 03:05 PM
Snow snow and more snow!!! We have gotten about 24+ inches here in western CT and it's just beautiful : )
kmac

gaiagirl
02-12-2006, 03:19 PM
Why can't it snow in the Whites where we need it instead of in my walkway?!! :mad: It's no blizzard, but here in Southern NH it's still coming down at a pretty good clip and it's blowing around some. Looks like about 10 inches so far in my estimation. No X-country skiing possible on the Wilderness Trail yesterday, but looks like good conditions here out my door today :p .

grouseking
02-12-2006, 03:45 PM
Too bad the Whites didn't get much although they'll prob get upslope tonight and tomorrow. Down in Chester, we got 12 inches, so I'm happy. Its no 26.9 inches that they got in NYC, but it'll do!

grouseking

lumberzac
02-12-2006, 06:55 PM
We got less than 1/2" in the southern Adirondacks, less to the north of us. :(

JackH
02-12-2006, 08:02 PM
I would guess we got 24" here ... just where I don't want it: : My driveway!

daxs
02-12-2006, 08:03 PM
In South Jersey, they teased us with with reports of 12 inches of snow. I opened my gear closet and looked longingly at my cross country skiis. Got my long run in on Saturday (in the RAIN) thinking the snow would be too deep and messy to run in on Sun. At 1am on Sunday, it was still RAINING and the winds were pretty fierce. I was on the boardwalk in Wildwood and practically got blown off the boards. Sometime overnight it did change to snow and we got about 4 inches. Needless to say, the skiis never left the closet. :mad: :(

amstony
02-12-2006, 08:24 PM
try 23" in my driveway in Nashua........... :eek: It would have been much more useful approximately 100 miles north of here!

Waumbek
02-12-2006, 08:28 PM
try 23" in my driveway in Nashua........... :eek: It would have been much more useful approximately 100 miles north of here!

That would be 23" in my driveway. No thanks. The silver lining of no snow here is not having to dig out. It always works out, one way or 'tother.

bobandgeri
02-12-2006, 08:30 PM
Just drove home to Merrimack in Southern NH from Bethlehem under a full moon with some stars out. It flurried a little off and on all day up north, but did not stick to the ground. On Rte 93 the roads were dry to about exit 23 - no snow :< At exit 20 there was maybe an inch of snow. South of Concord we started seeing more. At our house we have maybe a foot.

grouseking
02-12-2006, 09:30 PM
Just drove home to Merrimack in Southern NH from Bethlehem under a full moon with some stars out. It flurried a little off and on all day up north, but did not stick to the ground. On Rte 93 the roads were dry to about exit 23 - no snow :< At exit 20 there was maybe an inch of snow. South of Concord we started seeing more. At our house we have maybe a foot.

That is exactly the kind of report I was looking for! I am amazed at the sharp cutoff in snow totals. I heard that Manchester got about 6 or 7, while over in Chester we got 13...and that might be low.

The Whites will win next time! :D

grouseking

Mattl
02-12-2006, 10:40 PM
We got .6 here at Plymouth State.. Hopefully there will be something special next week for us..-Mattl

forestgnome
02-13-2006, 04:21 AM
1/4" of fresh powder in Madison, NH. Perfect conditions for tracking! I bushwacked the northern slopes of Mt. Hedgehog on Saturday without snowshoes in about 4" of cruchy snow, great traveling. This fresh powder on top will be perfect for tracks, a great time to be in the forest! :)

Happy Trails!

Jay H
02-13-2006, 07:15 AM
About 15" of snow fell saturday night here in NJ sunday morning so I did the proper thing, went snowshoeing from my backyard. I returned around 1pm when the snow stopped and simply shoveled out the pile the snow plow left at the end of my driveway and the walkway between my car and my back door.

Am kind of diappointed that although I was able to go on an awesome snowshoe here, the catskills got only like 3 inches or so in the valleys and probably missed the ADKs for the most part.

This morning I remembered to shovel out a little path so the postman can deliver the mail though. I'll finish up the walkway to the front door today..

Jay

MadRiver
02-13-2006, 08:11 AM
Nothing in Thornton. Had to shovel 18'' in my driveway when I returned to CT Sunday evening.

snowshoe
02-13-2006, 11:26 AM
Only 8" in Wantage NJ Sussex County. Hard to beileve that just east of me got 15-20+".

Halite
02-13-2006, 11:47 AM
Got about 22" in southern Fairfield County, CT. Skied the local roads until the plows got too aggressive. Built a quinzee in the front yard with all the snow shoveled from the driveway and the front walk. When the kids saw the growing snow pile, I Tom-Sawyered them right into helping! :)

Mike P.
02-13-2006, 11:50 AM
Somewhere around a foot in the driveway in SE CT. With the wind & stuff hard to tell, took about three hours to shovel it. Not wanting to break trail with 24" of new snow next Monday I'm okay with where it fell this week. I want to be done with the white snow (read $H!+) in mid-March after that it will have to fall at Waumbek's yard, sorry :)