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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2018, 01:55:53 PM »

My family in the NE cannot get a break. They got 2 feet of snow in Skylar, on top of that, it’s March, and models are picking up on a FOURTH nor’easter. At this point, I’m calling this “The 2017 Hurricane season: Nor’Easter edition”
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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #126 on: March 15, 2018, 02:15:39 PM »

The storms will continue until the naming of them ceases. :bigass:
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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #127 on: March 15, 2018, 04:41:54 PM »

My family in the NE cannot get a break. They got 2 feet of snow in Skylar, on top of that, it’s March, and models are picking up on a FOURTH nor’easter. At this point, I’m calling this “The 2017 Hurricane season: Nor’Easter edition”

Having a sequence of nor'easters isn't that uncommon.

What is unusual is having the weekly nor'easters this late in the season.  One or two big blows in late winter isn't too abnormal.  Four, however...somewhat remarkable.

As to this being the result of storm naming... I'd blame it on TWC's storm naming, rather than the concept itself.  The local CBS affiliate has been naming storms for many, many years, dating back to when the station's weather department was actually principally a support division of Travelers Insurance.

(Simple storm names help with the discussion of insurance claims.)
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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #128 on: March 15, 2018, 06:46:13 PM »

My experience with the 3 Nor'easters so far:

First (3/2): All rain, lots of wind
Second (3/7): 16", lots of wind, snow so heavy a snowblower couldn't move it.
Third (3/13): 4" for me, but 2 feet not too far away.  Not too bad for wind, compacted down so I really didn't even need a snowblower.
Fourth (3/20-21): European model saying a miss, GFS saying a hit.  Hoping the European model prevails. 
Fifth (3/24): ???

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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #129 on: March 15, 2018, 06:51:25 PM »

My experience with the 3 Nor'easters so far:

First (3/2): All rain, lots of wind
Second (3/7): 16", lots of wind, snow so heavy a snowblower couldn't move it.
Third (3/13): 4" for me, but 2 feet not too far away.  Not too bad for wind, compacted down so I really didn't even need a snowblower.
Fourth (3/20-21): European model saying a miss, GFS saying a hit.  Hoping the European model prevails. 
Fifth (3/24): ???

Ventusky says 3/21 is a hit for both your location and my location, but there's nothing on 3/24.
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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #130 on: March 16, 2018, 11:25:20 AM »

We've had six inches or more of snow on the ground since March 1st. That's a long time period even for mid-winter, but even more abnormal for March. Having both sunlight and feet of snow on the ground at 7:00 pm is rather strange.

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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #131 on: March 16, 2018, 05:11:56 PM »

My experience with the 3 Nor'easters so far:

First (3/2): All rain, lots of wind
Second (3/7): 16", lots of wind, snow so heavy a snowblower couldn't move it.
Third (3/13): 4" for me, but 2 feet not too far away.  Not too bad for wind, compacted down so I really didn't even need a snowblower.
Fourth (3/20-21): European model saying a miss, GFS saying a hit.  Hoping the European model prevails. 
Fifth (3/24): ???

I have good news: the European model is generally more accurate (emphasis on generally).
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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #132 on: March 17, 2018, 06:36:38 PM »

My experience with the 3 Nor'easters so far:

First (3/2): All rain, lots of wind
Second (3/7): 16", lots of wind, snow so heavy a snowblower couldn't move it.
Third (3/13): 4" for me, but 2 feet not too far away.  Not too bad for wind, compacted down so I really didn't even need a snowblower.
Fourth (3/20-21): European model saying a miss, GFS saying a hit.  Hoping the European model prevails. 
Fifth (3/24): ???

I have good news: the European model is generally more accurate (emphasis on generally).

As of now, the GFS seems to have joined the European model and forecasts snows south of NYC and spared the hard hit areas of New England...


And now, of course, we're getting screwed again.  8-12" on Wednesday.  Hope this crap gets out of here by Memorial Day :angry: :ded:

And we only got 2-3” tops, with 21” just across LI Sound about 50 miles (as the crow flies) away.
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Re: Why do SO many people hate snow?
« Reply #133 on: March 20, 2018, 01:57:31 PM »

When I was watching the weather on News10 last night, Tim Drawbridge noted that the North American model has actually been the most accurate model with respect to this year's storms.
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