Historic Blizzard of 2009...

By: Zachary Labe , 9:14 PM GMT on December 17, 2009

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Thoughts on December 19-21th Snowstorm...
COMING FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Timeline...
COMING FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Radar...
Radar...

Warnings...
Warnings...

NAO...
NAO...

This is my current snow/no snow line...
Due to all snow as far south as southern North Carolina, I will post the snow/no snow line across northern areas...

Youngstown, OH - Oil City, PA - Du Bois, PA - Philipsburg, PA - Lewisburg, Pa - Bloomsburg, PA - Scranton, PA - New Milford, PA

*Areas north of line receive less than a dusting of snow, and areas to south see over .1inch of snow. This line may shift southward depending on dry air to north and eastern trends on mesoscale high resolution models.

Storm Reports...
Snow reports already over southern Middle Atlantic...
...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 700 AM EST FRI DEC
18 THROUGH 900 PM EST FRI DEC 18...

...KENTUCKY...
PINEVILLE 6.0
DORTON 3.0

...NORTH CAROLINA ...
BOONE 16.0
WEST ASHEVILLE 15.0
FLEETWOOD 14.0
WAYNESVILLE 13.8
WOODLAWN 13.0
GLENDALE SPRINGS 12.5
FLETCHER 12.0
MORGANTON 11.0
WEST JEFFERSON 10.0
ASHEVILLE 7.0

...VIRGINIA...
BLUEFIELD 13.0
BANDY 10.0
LAKE MONTICELLO 9.0
COVESVILLE 2SSE 8.5
COLUMBIA 7.0
ELK CREEK 7.0
ROANOKE 7.0
GREENVILLE 3E 6.5
BANDY 6.0
RICHMOND 3.0
CHARLOTTESVILLE 2.2

...WEST VIRGINIA...
SPANISHBURG 8.5
RAINELLE 8.0
LEWISBURG 7.8
ATHENS 7.0

Storm Impacts...
1. Historic amounts likely towards northern Virginia and all of Maryland up to two feet above 1000ft towards western Virginia.
2. Widespread travel impacts on busy holiday travel up and down east coast including I-95.
3. Blowing and drifting snow likely with potentially high drifts and whiteout conditions.
4. Mesoscale banding over northern Virginia, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Maryland may account for 2in/hr snow rates.
5. Widespread impacts with sharp cutoff on a very defined, but uncertain northern location in central Pennsylvania.

Snow Map...

*Note I am accounting for elevation, orographic lift, and mesoscale banding. The 12in+ zone is for those location courtesy of a slightly higher elevation than surrounding areas near 600' and for the optimum location in mesoscale banding. The northward extent in western Pennsylvania is courtesy of orographic lift for southern facing ridges. I do add a sharp cut-off between heavy snow and little to no snow, which will be difficult to pin down. It is already evident the effects the dry air is having on the north side of the system. This line may shift south depending on storm track, especially if HIRES NMM is correct. Keep in mind though despite the northwest trend in guidance on storm day this year, I did go pretty conservative for northern areas accounting for lack of lift and dry air.

Selected City Accumulations for the Northeast...
Hagerstown, MD- Heavy snow; 6-12in of snow.
Baltimore, MD- Heavy snow; 10-19in of snow.
Washington, DC- Blizzard conditions; 10-18in of snow.
Wilmington, DE- Heavy snow; 8-16in of snow.
Dover, DE- Blizzard conditions; 8-15in of snow.
Trenton, NJ- Blizzard conditions; 7-14in of snow.
New York City, NY- Blizzard conditions; 7-14in of snow.
Poughkeepsie, NY- Moderate snow; 3-6in of snow.
Binghamton, NY- Flurries and snow showers; C-1in of snow.
Albany, NY- Flurries and snow showers; C-1in of snow.
Hartford, CT- Heavy snow; 5-10in of snow.
Concord, NH- Mostly cloudy skies.
Providence, RI- Blizzard conditions; 5-10in of snow.
Worcester, MA- Moderate snow; 2-4in of snow.
Boston, MA- Moderate snow; 2-4in of snow.
Nantucket, MA- Blizzard conditions; 5-12in of snow.
Hyannis, MA- Blizzard conditions; 6-12in of snow.
Portland, ME- Flurries and clouds; Trace of snow.
Bangor, ME- Cloudy skies and breezy.
"Subject to Change"

Model Analysis
COMING FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

After the storm...
COMING FRIDAY NIGHT!!!

Please post storm reports in this blog from across the Northeast during the winter storm and please post location of observation in each report...

This blog is in progress. Check back soon...

"Here northeast of Harrisburg 2009-2010 winter statistics"
(Snow Stats)
Current Snow Cover- 9.00in with higher drifts
Monthly Total- 13.0in
Seasonal Total- 13.0in
Winter Weather Advisories- 2
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 1
Winter Storm Watches- 1

(Temperature Stats)
Lowest High Temperature- 28.0F
Lowest Low Temperature- 17.1F
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0

(Winter Storms Stats)
Dec 5 - 1.5in - First accumulating snow of season
Dec 8-9 - 2.5in - Snow changed to plain rain
Dec 13 - .1in - Freezing rain
Dec 19 - 9.0in - Heavy snow, higher amounts to south

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1169. lawntonlookers
4:23 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
Merry Christmas to all.

CLICK FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD
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1168. TheDawnAwakening2
4:00 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
Quoting originalLT:
Thats a nice amount Dean, good for you!


Thanks. Yeah it definitely is. More snow tomorrow and tomorrow night, but nothing in the way of accumulations. Storm is interesting around New Year's Day. Maine could get more then a foot of snow. 12z NAM is further south then the GFS.
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1167. Zachary Labe
3:45 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
Good morning all!!! Blog should be out in 1-2hrs.
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1166. NEwxguy
3:42 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
Here just west of Boston,I measured 14 inches,and yesterday with the wind it whipped up 2 to 3 foot drifts in places.
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1165. originalLT
3:39 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
Thats a nice amount Dean, good for you!
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1164. TheDawnAwakening2
3:25 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
My final accumulations were 18" according to NECN, so I will stick with that. It seems like the reasonable amount of snow.
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1163. lawntonlookers
12:53 PM GMT on December 22, 2009
451 Did you ever get an answer on why the changed the offical snow fall for your area? I checked the site CoCoRaHS site and wasn't able to find any snow fall reports. Thinking maybe someone on Dr. Masters Blog helped.
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1160. onoweather
2:16 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
blizz-you have any early thoughts on the christmas day storm? The last storm was amazing and can't wait for the blog tomorrow!
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1159. Mason803
2:15 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
Quoting Blizzard92:

I am sort of excited for it, lol. I went through some archives of model runs and such including bufkit data to explore verification at 'x' hours out. But first I will explore the mesoscale approach to the system with my explanation on localized baraclinic zones producing higher snow totals and surface fronts with radar images from storm to accompany discussion.


ill be looking forward to it. i can't think of another storm that had such a sharp cutoff of snow amounts.
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1158. Zachary Labe
1:42 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
Quoting Mason803:


thanks ahead of time for making this blog

I am sort of excited for it, lol. I went through some archives of model runs and such including bufkit data to explore verification at 'x' hours out. But first I will explore the mesoscale approach to the system with my explanation on localized baraclinic zones producing higher snow totals and surface fronts with radar images from storm to accompany discussion.
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1157. Mason803
1:36 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
Quoting Blizzard92:
Good evening all!!! New blog coming tomorrow which will feature a storm summary/model verification research blog.


thanks ahead of time for making this blog
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1156. PalmyraPunishment
1:36 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
I remember that, too. We had unbelievable flooding in Huntingdon. The Juniata River doesn't take insane amounts of water too nicely. Shortly thereafter it froze and giant ice chunks started taking out bridges and secondary roads. Some of my friends had to be re-routed to school for the next 3 months while the roads were rebuilt.
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1155. weathergeek5
1:14 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
Quoting PalmyraPunishment:
I'm starting to become concerned for the possibility of a significant icing and flooding event with this upcoming storm.

Looks like for the big winners from Saturday, this should be mostly rain which could cause some flooding issues if enough falls. Granted places like DC and Philadelphia may have a hefty snowbank to cut into, if a few inches of rain were to fall, things could be disastrous.

Meanwhile further west and north, CAD may create a significant icing event for areas such as the Susquehanna, Cumberland, Shenandoah and maybe Roanoke Valleys. Depends on how strong the low remains throughout.


I remember after the '96 storm about a week later it rained like crazy. Wilkes barre had to be evacuated due to severe flooding.
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1154. Zachary Labe
12:59 AM GMT on December 22, 2009
Good evening all!!! New blog coming tomorrow which will feature a storm summary/model verification research blog.
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1153. shipweather
7:10 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
Ship officially per the earth science department had 9.7" (but everyone was saying they had more....so not sure) Here in Kutztown I'll say we had 5.5"
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1152. originalLT
6:50 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
I was thinking the same thing, PP. Will like to hear what Blizz's take on it will be.
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1151. PalmyraPunishment
5:26 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
I'm starting to become concerned for the possibility of a significant icing and flooding event with this upcoming storm.

Looks like for the big winners from Saturday, this should be mostly rain which could cause some flooding issues if enough falls. Granted places like DC and Philadelphia may have a hefty snowbank to cut into, if a few inches of rain were to fall, things could be disastrous.

Meanwhile further west and north, CAD may create a significant icing event for areas such as the Susquehanna, Cumberland, Shenandoah and maybe Roanoke Valleys. Depends on how strong the low remains throughout.
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1150. GoldsboroPA
5:24 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
p451.

That would be funny to have them plow. In my area, they simply lay salt for the entire storm, then when the last snow flake falls they then plow.
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1146. PalmyraPunishment
3:17 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
Morning everybody.

Time to begin focusing on the potential storm for Christmas Eve/Christmas. Looks like this might be the typical "Mixed Bag" event.

Normally I'd begin issuing the boos, and invite you all to do the same... but uh... I think with the storm we all just got, the booing would be a bit unwarranted.

What say ye?
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1145. lawntonlookers
3:10 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
Quoting P451:
THIS WAS THE SECOND LARGEST SNOWSTORM EVER FOR PHL AT 23.2 INCHES.
A BAND OF AROUND TWO FOOT SNOWS THAT FELL AT AND JUST SOUTHEAST
OF THE INTERSTATE 95/CORRIDOR. A FINAL PNS HAS BEEN ISSUED.

So, yes, I was in a 2foot+ band, so my 28 inches is probably quite accurate.... yet my post above. I don't understand the re-adjustment of storm totals by the local stations.

*confused*



I don't know why 451. Have you checked any of the CoCoRaHS (located on bottom of Blizz reccomended links) to see what you had in your area. It looks like you were just at the tip of the highest snow falls that streached from VA into NJ. As Blizz said, we had around 8 or 9 inches in Harrisburg.
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1144. NEwxguy
3:05 PM GMT on December 21, 2009
Ok,now that was a good ole fashion Nor'easter,where all the I95 big cities got to share in the snowfall
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1141. originalLT
3:18 AM GMT on December 21, 2009
Just a thankyou to Blizz and all the bloggers for predicting and tracking this past storm.
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1140. wxgeek723
1:48 AM GMT on December 21, 2009
Poor Bliz didn't even get to write a forecast blog on WU about this amazing storm, lol.
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1139. weathergeek5
1:18 AM GMT on December 21, 2009
The power of Snow!!!

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1138. weathergeek5
11:22 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
I just wonder what is in store for us this winter. Mason803 you are right it is our love for the weather!!

Here is the latest near term from my NWS:

BEFORE EXHAUSTION GETS THE BETTER OF US LET ME THANK EVERYONE AND
ANYONE THAT GAVE US REAL TIME SNOWFALL AND PRECIPITATION TYPE
INFORMATION THROUGH THIS EVENT. WE COULD NOT HAVE STAYED ABREAST
WITHOUT YOUR HELP.


THIS WAS THE SECOND LARGEST SNOWSTORM EVER FOR PHL AT 23.2 INCHES.
A BAND OF AROUND TWO FOOT SNOWS THAT FELL AT AND JUST SOUTHEAST
OF THE INTERSTATE 95/CORRIDOR. A FINAL PNS HAS BEEN ISSUED.

THE GFS CONTINUES TO INITIALIZE BETTER THAN THE NAM WRF-NMM AND
WILL BE USED AS A STARTING POINT. AS WE GET DEEPER INTO THE SHORT
TERM AND THE LONG TERM ITS SOLUTION IS FASTER THAN OTHER MODELS
AND WE WILL THEN SEGUE TO MORE OF A MODEL CONSENSUS.

THE WRF-NMM IS FORECASTING A LAYER OF LOW SC TO FORM IN OUR CWA
TOWARD MORNING. BASED ON UPWIND CLOUDS AND THE HEIGHT OF THE CLOUDS,
THE DOWNSLOPING FLOW WOULD PREVENT IT FROM FORMING, OUR SKY FORECAST
IS GOING TO BE MORE OPTIMISTIC TOWARD THE GFS FCST SOUNDINGS. LATEST
MODEL FCSTS ARE CUTTING OFF THE LAKE EFFECT FLOW RATHER QUICKLY AND
AS THE FLURRIES ARE NOT CURRENTLY REACHING THE POCONOS, WE WILL
REMOVE THE FLURRIES THERE.

THE MODELS ARE FORECASTING ENOUGH OF A GRADIENT TO IMPLY NOT MUCH
RADIATIONAL COOLING FOR TONIGHT. BUT WITH ALL THAT FRESH SNOW
AROUND, AND A HINT OF DECOUPLING, WE`D PREFER TO UNDERCUT ALL OF THE
MOS DATASETS.

BECAUSE OF THE SNOW MELT AROUND THE AREA, WE WILL ISSUE AN SPS ABOUT
UNTREATED ROADS REFREEZING TONIGHT. THIS WILL BE REPEATED THE NEXT
FEW DAYS AS DAYTIME TEMPERATURES GET HIGH ENOUGH TO CAUSE SOME
MELTING.



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1137. Mason803
11:10 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Quoting weathergeek5:
Had a 3 hour nap this afternoon. This storm made me exhausted. Between Thursday through Saturday I had about 16 Hours of Sleep. This is typical of what happens when a major weather event comes.


SECOND THAT. Bottom line= when it snows i don't sleep. i stayed up for the entire blizzard of 96 which was like 30-40 something hours straight. It's just our love for the weather
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1136. weathergeek5
10:56 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Had a 3 hour nap this afternoon. This storm made me exhausted. Between Thursday through Saturday I had about 16 Hours of Sleep. This is typical of what happens when a major weather event comes.
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1135. hurigo
9:54 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
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1134. hurigo
9:53 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Here's my snow picture. What do you think? Maybe 1/1000th of an inch?


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1133. hurigo
9:49 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Blizz, I hope you are resting today.
Again, big thanks for your hospitality, as well as all the work you put into your forecasts and reporting.

Thanks everyone for putting up your pictures.
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1132. TheDawnAwakening2
9:25 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Ocean effect snows continue. Rather light though. Cold highs were in the mid 20s and continues to stay in the mid 20s now. I'd say around 10-20" on the ground. If an estimate would be needed I'd say 18" is a good bet.
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1131. MoCoMd
9:09 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
P451, I see your local government has its act together and has already plowed your neighborhood street.

95% of our 20 inches or so here in suburban Maryland fell over 24 hours ago and we haven't seen a single plow yet. The county website has a map that shows they haven't even started plowing anywhere in my area.
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1130. MNTornado
8:18 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
FUN IN THE SNOW - FUN IN THE SNOW - FUN IN THE SNOW - FUN IN THE SNOW - FUN IN THE SNOW

Snow pixel art Pictures, Images and Photos
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1129. originalLT
7:42 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Wow, P451, thanks for the photos!!
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1127. wxgeek723
6:33 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
20 inches here final total. This surpasses the President's Day Storm 2003 as the snowiest storm as the decade. This is the snowiest December storm ever, and one of the snowiest out of all months. Haven't gotten this much since the legendary 1996 storm.
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1126. originalLT
6:08 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Looking back on some of the earlier predictions, Silverships, your post # 48, I think you got your city right on the mark
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1125. originalLT
5:53 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Thanks for posting that Bordonaro, some amazing totals and amazing differences, Like Wcbs radio in NYC pointed out , almost 11" in Central Park, and only 6" or so in The Bronx,and lower Westchester. Wow.
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1124. Bordonaro
5:39 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 08 FOR EASTERN U.S. WINTER STORM
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
1000 AM EST SUN DEC 20 2009

...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS CONTINUE ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...

WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES REMAIN IN
EFFECT ALONG THE TENNESSEE AND NORTH CAROLINA BORDER...AND ALSO
FOR INTERIOR SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND INCLUDING HARTFORD AND
BOSTON

BLIZZARD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN NEW
ENGLAND FOR LOCATIONS SOUTH OF BOSTON

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 1000 AM EST...A 977 MB...28.85 INCH...LOW PRESSURE CENTER WAS
LOCATED SOUTHEAST OF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...APPROXIMATELY 150
MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAPE COD. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER
RADARS AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED A BAND OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW FALLING TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE SURFACE LOW...EXTENDING
FROM THE COAST OF MAINE SOUTHWARD TO SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS...AND ALSO LONG ISLAND. LIGHTER SNOW WAS FALLING
FARTHER INLAND. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35
TO 45 MPH WERE OCCURRING ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 100 AM EST FRI DEC
18 THROUGH 400 AM EST SUN DEC 20...

...CONNECTICUT...
NORWICH 17.0
GROTON 16.0
STORRS 15.0
MANSFIELD 14.5
HADDAM 14.0
OLD SAYBROOK 12.0
LISBON 11.0
DARIEN 10.5
NEW HAVEN 10.5
MILFORD 10.0

...KENTUCKY...
HARLAN 7.0
BEATTYVILLE 6.0
WILLIAMSBURG 1NNW 6.0

...MASSACHUSETTS...
SANDWICH 16.0
ATTLEBOROUGH CITY 15.0
MIDDLEBOROUGH 15.0
WAREHAM 15.0
FRANKLIN 14.0
BOURNE 13.5
YARMOUTH 12.0
WAYLAND 11.5
NORWOOD 10.0
BOSTON 7.0

...NEW JERSEY...
ATCO 24.0
MEDFORD 24.0
NEWPORT 24.0
TABERNACLE 24.0
JACKSON 23.5
BLACKWOOD 22.0
SICKLERVILLE 22.0
SWEDESBORO 22.0
TOMS RIVER 21.0
TURNERSVILLE 20.5
CHERRY HILL 20.0
MOUNT HOLLY 16.6
ATLANTIC CITY 12.1

...NEW YORK...
UPTON 24.9
SAG HARBOR 20.0
NORTH BABYLON 19.0
COMMACK 18.2
ISLIP 17.1
MOUNT SINAI 16.1
ORIENT 15.0
STONY BROOK 14.9
FLORAL PARK 13.5
MASSAPEQUA 11.6
BROOKLYN MARINE PARK 11.5
LIDO BEACH 11.5
JFK ARPT 10.9
NYC CENTRAL PARK 10.9

...PENNSYLVANIA...
PHILADELPHIA 23.2
HILLTOWN 20.5
BROGUE 20.0
QUARRYVILLE 20.0
FOLCROFT 19.0
WEST CALN 18.6
SECANE 18.5
PEQUEA 18.0
UPPER CHICHESTER 18.0
ORRTANNA 17.1
WALLINGFORD 17.0

...RHODE ISLAND...
WEST GREENWICH 20.0
PORTSMOUTH 18.0
SOUTH KINGSTOWN 18.0
COVENTRY 17.0
HOPE 17.0
BARRINGTON 16.0

...SELECTED PEAK WIND GUSTS IN MILES PER HOUR EARLIER IN THE
EVENT...

...MASSACHUSETTS...
PROVINCETOWN MUNI ARPT 64
NANTUCKET 63
BARNSTABLE 62
HYANNIS 54
FALMOUTH 52

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES WHERE THE EVENT HAS
ENDED...

...WASHINGTON, DC...
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 16.0
THE MALL 16.0

...DELAWARE...
WILMINGTON 17.0
HARTLY 15.5
NEWARK 13.9
WOODSIDE 12.8

...MARYLAND...
OLNEY 23.3
BETHESDA 23.0
COLUMBIA 23.0
DERWOOD 23.0
SIMPSONVILLE 1 SSE 22.9
GAITHERSBURG 1 NW 22.0
GERMANTOWN 22.0
BALTIMORE-BWI 21.1
GLENMONT 21.0
SMITHSBURG 21.0
ANNAPOLIS 20.8
MILLINGTON 20.0
FREDERICK 19.0

...NORTH CAROLINA ...
ROBBINSVILLE 12 W 24.0
ASHEVILLE 17.0
BOONE 16.0
EAST MARION 15.0
RUTHERWOOD 15.0
FLEETWOOD 14.0
WAYNESVILLE 13.8
WEST JEFFERSON 13.0
MARSHALL 7 N 12.0
GREENSBORO 4.5

...OHIO...
BRIDGEPORT 5.0

...VIRGINIA...
INDIAN VALLEY 26.0
MUSTOE 25.4
FISHERVILLE 25.0
ROCKY BAR 3 ENE 24.0
CROZET 1SSE 23.0
COVINGTON 22.6
CENTREVILLE 1 SE 22.0
ALEXANDRIA 19.0
DULLES INTERNATIONAL 18.0
REAGAN NATIONAL ARPT 16.4

...WEST VIRGINIA...
MARLINTON 26.0
FRIARS HILL 25.0
HORSE SHOE RUN 25.0
BECKLEY 24.0
HENDRICKS 24.0
JUMPING BRANCH 24.0
CANAAN VALLEY STATE 3SW 22.0
WILLIAMSBURG 22.0
GRANDVIEW 21.0
CHARLES TOWN 18.0

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES WHERE THE EVENT HAS
ENDED...

...SOUTH CAROLINA...
MCCLELLANVILLE 5.96
MOUNT PLEASANT 1 NE 5.38
ISLE OF PALMS 4.80
CHARLESTON 3.93
FORT JOHNSON 3.51
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 2.96
GOOSE CREEK 4 SE 2.90
HUGER 3 NNE 2.80
BEAUFORT 2.55
WITHERBEE 2.44


THE SURFACE LOW WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK NORTHEASTWARD DURING THE
DAY ON SUNDAY. SNOW ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND NEW ENGLAND
WILL SLOWLY TAPER OFF AS THE LOW MOVES AWAY FROM THE COAST.
HOWEVER...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE
LOCALIZED WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST THROUGH
EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 10 TO 20
INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF UP TO
2 FEET POSSIBLE WHERE HEAVY SNOW PERSISTS THE LONGEST.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 400 PM EST. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT.

HAMRICK
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1123. MarylandGirl
5:15 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Cars cleaned off. totally (those people that leave all the snow on the top are a road hazard and drive me crazy). Driveway shovelled and the sun is drying it up. Beautiful sunny day and 34-what a great storm. We will have our first whsite Christmas in many years!
Blizz, thanks again for the blog!
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1122. weathergeek5
5:05 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Got back from shoveling my Snow shovel broke so I had to use a dirt shovel. That made the job twice as long.
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1121. originalLT
4:15 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
At my house in Stamford Ct. we had 7". Amazing to see the differences around in places close together. Example, Central Park NYC had 11" while the Bronx NY had about 6".
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1120. TheDawnAwakening2
4:10 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
Still snowing, but the prolific band is moving off shore now and dry slot is developing and moving in from my west. We will soon be in between bands in the next hour or so. Amazing how we didn't lose power today. Winds are still gusty. NWS believes another additional 1-4" of snow with the outer Cape expecting the highest additional amounts. Drifts were quite high and overall we probably have more than a foot of snow right now. Its too bad that the big band is moving off shore quickly now and there is always a max reflectivity over the ocean just north of us. Anyways the bands to the west are moving north to south instead of NW to SE. Not moving quickly, but the big band is a fast mover which stinks. Overall a very good snowstorm, surprisingly it is quite fluffy right now, but the 12" on the ground is a heavy wet snow. It kind of stinks how Christmas Day we will have a lot of rain that will wash the snow away.
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1119. Mason803
4:07 PM GMT on December 20, 2009
understood.
Quoting Blizzard92:

Sure, that is a good idea. I will try to get one out midweek. I have to relax from blogging the next day or two, lol.


sounds good. thanks
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