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peakbagger
12-27-2016, 04:25 PM
Curious, Holiday week snowstorm with perfect timing for the holiday weekend. Current forecast for NW Maine and Northern NH 12 to 18" plus ending sometimes around Friday noon. Other forecasters are going for 12 plus. Could be heavy rain down near the coast

jfb
12-27-2016, 05:09 PM
http://www.weather.gov/gyx/winter

egilbe
12-27-2016, 05:50 PM
Good news for me. Spending the weekend skiing Maine Huts and Trails.

skiguy
12-27-2016, 06:43 PM
ya never know what to believe with these forcasts but I read maybe two feet of snow was coming.

http://i.imgur.com/GNFxsTp.jpg

peakbagger
12-28-2016, 11:19 AM
I just saw a forecast for the Northern Whites/Berlin area - 17 to 24"

Tom Rankin
12-29-2016, 06:58 AM
Not to worry, even if they do not get as much as predicted, many slopes will report that they did!

SpencerVT
12-29-2016, 08:22 AM
Hahahaha There is a rich tradition of snowfall amount exaggeration. "The snow was once up to the powerlines!"

One time though, we actually did get an absolutely ludicrous, record-shattering 48 inches of snow in one storm. I was living in Wilmington Vermont in Feb of 2010. It just never stopped snowing. I kept measuring every few hours and the storm totalled out at a whopping 48 inches. My plow bill for that one storm was almost $300.

peakbagger
12-29-2016, 08:24 AM
I believe a long term VFTT member commented once that he would burn in h*ll for his stint working for a ski area reporting snow depths. ;)

DayTrip
12-29-2016, 09:17 AM
Not to worry, even if they do not get as much as predicted, many slopes will report that they did!

I think the ski resort snow model is the inverse of predicting the actual wind speed hikers say they are in: (Estimated Wind Speed/2.5) -8 = Actual Wind Speed. Ski Resort snow totals: (Actual Snow Fall * 2.5) + 8 = Reported Snow Totals :)

peakbagger
12-30-2016, 05:22 AM
I haven't been out to measure snow yet but it looks like the storm stayed slightly east of the predicted track. Pinkham was reporting 10.3 inches. Looks like Pleasant Mountain in Maine probably got the biggest totals. Still plenty to play with. Hope all the early birds get out with their snowshoes and form a nice track.

jfb
12-30-2016, 06:41 AM
http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc4.html

Hillwalker
12-30-2016, 06:42 AM
I started plowing my road out at 0300. Mostly done now at 0740. Measured 22 inches in a wind shaded part of my driveway. Location: Wilton, Maine 04227

Jazzbo
12-30-2016, 07:00 AM
I started plowing my road out at 0300. Mostly done now at 0740. Measured 22 inches in a wind shaded part of my driveway. Location: Wilton, Maine 04227

Thanks for posting. Stuff like this is what makes VFTT great! For what its worth. It rained mostly down here. We have 1-1.5" of frozen formerly damp snow here in Waltham MA. Clear and sunny day will soften it up as day goes on.

Raven
12-30-2016, 08:49 AM
People headed up route 16 are going to see more snow along the ride up than in the mountains. 12 in Roch-cha-cha, 15 in Wakefield, Ossippee and Milton close to 18.

sardog1
12-30-2016, 03:08 PM
People headed up route 16 are going to see more snow along the ride up than in the mountains. 12 in Roch-cha-cha, 15 in Wakefield, Ossippee and Milton close to 18.

Milton spot on at 18. And lovin' every lovin' inch of it! :D

The jackpot runs northeast from us into Maine, with many places over there reporting > 24 inches.

egilbe
12-30-2016, 05:42 PM
http://sugarloaf.com/the-mountain/daily-report

Almost three feet near the summit.

Im excited. Skis are ready to go.

TJsName
12-30-2016, 07:22 PM
About 12 inches of fluff on the Avalon Trail.