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By: Zachary Labe , 8:43 PM GMT on February 11, 2008

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Thoughts on February 12-13 storm...
Good afternoon! I am in the process in completing this new blog. This whole blog is devoted to the 12-13th Winter Storm. Check back for more information!

***Update as of 830pm...
Well what a fun weather day it was. I got 5.5inches of snow with a period of heavy snow that had rates near 2inches per hour. I heard a report in York, Pennylvania of 3inch per hour snows with thunder. The highest totals I heard of where in the northern Laural Highlands where up to 7inches of snow fell. Roads are a mess tonight and many are snow covered. I fear that if the roads stay snow covered freezing rain will crust over the snow. I think most of the snow is done over the state with the only snow falling up in the northwest. But later this evening precipitation will fill back in and fall as freezing rain and sleet over many areas. The secondary low pressure is currently in its forming stage. It will ride up the middle atlantic. I still do see a dangerous ice storm over much of the state. I think temperatures will go above freezing after the heaviest of precipitation is over. Becareful out there tonight and for tomorrow's commute. There may be trees down and power outages in the ice. Look for me to issue an update early tomorrow morning. Have a safe and great evening!!!

***Update as of 130pm...
Well good afteroon on this wintry Tuesday. The snow is still coming down in many parts of Pennsylvania. But just recently Pittsburgh has changed over to freezing rain. Temperatures have been steady today in the teens for many areas and this will set the stage for a potentially dangerous ice event tonight and tomorrow morning. Also snow has been coming down harder across many areas and I may need to tweak my snow map shortly. But as of now I like my ice map. Here north of Harrisburg we have about 2inches of snow now and it is snowing heavily. Becareful driving out there. I will have another update in a hour or so.

***Update as of 915am...
Well this is a quick update and I want to throw some ideas out there. First off I like my snow map and ice map and do not feel I am going to make changes. Last night though in the southern MD/PA border counties did get a few inches of snow with a slug of moisture which was a little surprise. Here north of Harrisburg I have .5inches of snow so far with light snow currently falling. Also the RADAR out of State College is down so on the national radars there may actually be more precipitation occuring than is shown. Temperatures are still very cold with current temperatures in the teens statewide. So far for the most part it is all snow across the state with the main slug of snow moving through the Laural Highlands and moving slowly eastward. I still have a tough time seeing warm air eroding the cold air so fast, but as of now I still expect a changeover to plain rain. But one thing is that temperatures on roads and surfaces are in the low to mid 20s so even if air temperatures go to like 34degrees the precipitation will still freeze on surfaces. This is something to remember when it comes to tomorrow morning. Road temperatures do not adjust to air temperatures very fast. So this is morning points and I will have many more updates through the day. Becareful and have a great day!

Interesting weather we have been having with arctic air, thunderstorms, heavy snow squalls, and flash freezes. Last night I got down to 3degrees with a low measured windchill of -12.7degrees. Wow, that is cold. Some of the area schools were on 2-hr delays due to the cold and snow we recieved yesterday. I had 1inch of snow and still tonight I have a C-2inch snowcover. It depends which area around the house you go for different snow depths. Tonight it appears lows will be in the lower teens in the south and near 0 in the far northwest. But clouds are already moved in in some areas so this will prevent some area's temperatures from dropping too much farthur.

Well here is my forecast for this storm. Sorry for the late forecast but it has been a busy few days. Anyway a few points I want to make. 1) This storm has alot of similarities to the Dec. 15-16, 2005 snow/ice storm. I will talk about this later in another paragraph. 2) The current low pressure with this storm is lower than what the models predicted for this time. 3) The air mass currently is colder than what the models made it out to be. 4) The storm is delivering more snow than expected into Kentucky and Ohio currently. Newly Winter Storm Warnings were issued for these areas. 5) The NWS's that cover parts of Pennsylvania do not seem to agree at all with the situtation.

Alright this little paragraph is on the similarities to a winter storm that occured Dec. 15-16, 2005. First off there was a low pressure it went up through the Ohio Valley and formed a secondary low pressure off of New Jersey. Temperatures ahead of the storm were in the teens. It started off as snow accumulating 2-4inches in many spots. Then temperatures begin to rise and sleet fell 1inch in southern areas. Then temperatures rose more and precipitation changed to freezing rain that accumulated .25inch in southern areas. In the north they recieved more snow and sleet. Towards the end of the storm warm-air advection creeped temperatures right up above freezing right as the precipitation ended. Now look at what happened with this storm and compare to what is forecasted. It sure is similar. One thing is that this forecasted storm has more precipitation to work with.

Now this paragraph is on my forecast for the storm. Well the storm comes in to shields with lulls in between. First off warm air advection snows move in for tomorrow morning. Even though the air is very dry right now, it will not take alot to have snow fall tomorrow morning because warm air advection moistens up the atmosphere fast. Then the snow gets heavier throughout the day and accumulates 1-4inches in many spots by 3pm. Then we start to see some mixing in the southern MD/PA border counties with sleet. Then many areas turn to sleet by 5pm. The sleet may accumulate several inches in the central mountains too near 1inch in the south. Philadelphia by now will be seeing all rain. Cold air damming does work its magic for a long time holding temperatures below freezing. Now on recent model runs including the recent 3hr RUC forecasts a high pressure over Canada. If this happens that cold air damming will hold out against the warm air. But I am not sure about that high pressure yet. Anyway by 8pm freezing rain will occur across the southern third of the state with the line slowly inching farther north. Then there is a lull for an hour or two. Then the second batch of precipitation moves in with freezing rain in the southern 2/3rds of the state, rain in Philadelphia, snow near Erie, sleet in NY/PA border counties. This same type of situation will occur most of the night before freezing rain changes to rain in the far south. Then a low pressure forms along the front in the Atlantic and ushers in colder air in the western and west-central parts of the state turning them to snow. And then the snow line continues slowly moving eastward. By noon Wednesday most of the heavy precipitation should be gone. Now with my snow maps below. I like what I have. If I think about tweaking it it will be increasing snow/sleet totals slightly and lowering freezing rain totals slightly. But as of now I am not going to do this. It will be interesting to see what happens with the storm as the models still do not agree. I will have an update on the storm early tomorrow morning. Have a great evening! and becareful in the Middle Susquehanna River Valley where icing and snow combined could make for a dangerous situation. Remember precipitation totals are well over 1inch for many areas. If the temperatures stay below freezing this will be dangerous to say the least.

This blog is also for anybody's opinion or forecast for this storm. Also if anyone has any questions, I will be happy to answer them. I will continue to update this blog for this event as it grows closer. Have a great day!

Radar...
Radar...

Warnings...
Warnings...

NAO...
NAO...

This is my current rain/snow line...
My rain/mix line is... Baltimore, MD- southern Chester County- Philadelphia, PA- Trenton, NJ- Newark, NJ- to New York City, NY.
*Note: rain-south....mix-north

My mix/snow line is... Youngstown, OH- Du Bois, PA- Lock Haven, PA- Bradford County, PA- Poughkeepsie, NY.
*Note: mix-south....snow-north

This lines are estimates for most of the overall precipitation types. Precipitation types can wander several miles on either side of the lines.

Storm Reports...
Ice...
Pennsylvania
... Adams County...
York Springs 0.4 700 am 2/13 public

... Cumberland County...
Camp Hill 0.3 600 am 2/13 public

... Dauphin County...
middlietown 1.0 100 PM 2/13 ASOS report

... Lancaster County...
Lancaster Arpt 0.6 100 PM 2/13 ASOS report
Millersville 0.3 250 am 2/13 public

... Lycoming County...
hughsville 0.3 1120 am 2/13 public

... Snyder County...
Selinsgrove 0.4 100 PM 2/13 ASOS report

... York County...
Thomasville Arpt 0.6 100 PM 2/13 ASOS report
Rossville 0.3 1015 am 2/13 public

... Delaware County...
Chester 0.25 755 PM 2/12

... Monroe County...
Bossardsville 0.30 300 am 2/13

... Northampton County...
Northampton 0.50 1250 PM 2/13
Nazareth 0.30 820 am 2/13



Snow...
Pennsylvania

... Adams County...
Biglerville 4.3 700 am 2/13 coop report
York Springs 3.9 500 PM 2/12 public
New Oxford 2.5 540 PM 2/12 public
Hanover 2.1 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Bedford County...
Everett 8.3 700 am 2/13 coop report
Buffalo Mills 5.5 700 am 2/13 coop report
Saxton 5.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Blair County...
Williamsburg 6.9 700 am 2/13 coop report
Tyrone 6.0 700 am 2/13 coop report
Altoona 5.6 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Cameron County...
Sinnemahoning 2.5 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Centre County...
State College 6.2 700 am 2/13 coop report
Port Matilda 6.0 541 PM 2/12 public
Stormstown 6.0 630 PM 2/12 public
Philipsburg 2s 4.9 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Clinton County...
Lock Haven 5.0 700 am 2/13 coop report
Renovo 3.5 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Cumberland County...
Carlisle 4.2 509 PM 2/12 public
Enola 4.1 526 PM 2/12 public
Camp Hill 3.9 554 PM 2/12 public
Pine Grove Furnace 3.4 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Dauphin County...
Harrisburg 2.0 700 am 2/13 coop report
Harrisburg 1ne 2.1 700 am 2/13 coop report
Hershey 1.8 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Elk County...
Ridgway 2.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Franklin County...
uppper Strasburg 6.0 700 am 2/13 coop report
South Mountain 3.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Huntingdon County...
Raystown Lake 6.5 700 am 2/13 coop report
Huntingdon 3.4 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Lancaster County...
Lititz 1.2 531 PM 2/12 public
Lancaster 1.0 522 PM 2/12 public

... Lycoming County...
Muncy 4.0 749 PM 2/12 public
Williamsport 3.9 700 am 2/13 coop report

... McKean County...
Kane 2.7 700 am 2/13 coop report
port Allegheny 2.5 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Mifflin County...
Lewistown 6.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Montour County...
Danville 2.7 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Potter County...
Oswayo 2.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Schuylkill County...
Mahanoy City 3.2 700 am 2/13 coop report
Pine Grove 3.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Somerset County...
Laurel Summit 8.4 700 am 2/13 coop report
Somerset 6.3 700 am 2/13 coop report
Glencoe 5.4 700 am 2/13 coop report
Meyersdale 4.8 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Tioga County...
Wellsboro 3.5 700 am 2/13 coop report
Covington 2.0 700 am 2/13 coop report
Sabinsville 2.0 700 am 2/13 coop report
Cowanesque dam 2.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... Union County...
Lewisburg 4.0 700 am 2/13 coop report

... York County...
York 1.8 556 PM 2/12 public

... Berks County...
Boyertown 2.0 550 PM 2/12
Fredericksville 1.7 805 PM 2/12
Morgantown 1.0 500 PM 2/12

... Bucks County...
Line Lexington 1.0 430 PM 2/12

... Carbon County...
Albrightsville 4.0 800 PM 2/12
Jim Thorpe 2.0 400 PM 2/12

... Chester County...
East Nantmeal 1.3 815 PM 2/12
East Brandywine 1.0 800 PM 2/12 snow/sleet
West Brandywine 1.0 755 PM 2/12
East Goshen 0.8 740 PM 2/12 snow/sleet
Lionville 0.5 510 PM 2/12
Exton 0.2 400 PM 2/12 sleeting now

... Lehigh County...
Lehigh Valley int Arpt 2.3 700 PM 2/12
Allentown 2.0 500 PM 2/12

... Monroe County...
Bossardsville 5.0 300 am 2/13
Pocono Summit 5.0 1235 am 2/13
Tobyhanna 4.5 655 PM 2/12
Stroudsburg 3.0 800 PM 2/12

... Montgomery County...
Trappe 1.4 800 PM 2/12
Royersford 1.0 835 PM 2/12 snow/sleet

... Northampton County...
Walnutport 4.5 705 PM 2/12
Easton 3.4 940 am 2/13
Martins Creek 3.3 945 PM 2/12
Tatamy 3.2 845 PM 2/12 snow/sleet
Palmer Heights 1.5 400 PM 2/12

... Philadelphia County...
Philadelphia Intl Arpt 0.3 700 PM 2/12

... Susquehanna County...
north_jackson 2.0 535 PM 2/13 spotter

Storm Summary...
Well the storm is now over. My forecasts for the storm were alright. I did underestimate the snow in some areas in over estimate the ice in other areas. But in the middle Susquehanna Valley, where I thought the worst ice would be, did recieve dangerous accumulations of ice. I was very surprised of how heavy the snow came down yesterday afternoon. Snow rates approached 2inches per hour in several locations with thundersnow being reported in York County. Above are the final snow/ice totals from around the state. I did see a localized report of 12inches of snow ontop of a mountain of 2000ft elevation outside of Altoona. But for the most part snow totals were 2-7inches statewide. Ice totals were mostly .1-.3inches, but some locations did report up to .5inches of freezing rain. This was the first major snowstorm for many areas of the year and the first time many people saw snowplows out. Tonight temperatures will plummet into the upper teens to lower twenties creating widespread black ice. But the northwest wind may dry out some roads limiting even worse ice formations. Tomorrow will be a greatly sunny day with highs seasonable. I will have an entire new blog tomorrow with updates on long term, short term, regional forecasts, and weekly reviews on the magazine WEATHERWISE and the weather equipment NOAA WEATHER RADIO. So look for that tomorrow afternoon and evening. Becareful out driving later tonight and for tomorrow's commute as there will be areas of ice. Also my recommendation is to shovel now before the slushy snow turns to heavy ice tomorrow. Have a great evening and enjoy the blast of winter!!!

Storm impacts...
1. Prolonged event with many areas not getting above 32degrees
2. Plain rain will be confined to southeast counties near the Mason/Dixon line
3. Heavy snow accumulations up to 9inches in the far northwest
4. The northwest mountains near Du Bois may see significant sleet accumulations
5. Severe ice storm from eastern Laural Highlands through the middle Susquehanna River Valley through the Poconos

Final Snow Map...
Snow Map...

"Subject to Change"
Ice Map...

"Subject to Change"

Selected City Accumulations for the Northeast...
Hagerstown, MD- 1-2inches of snow, .2-.3inch freezing rain
Baltimore, MD- C-1inch snow/sleet
Washington, DC- Coating of snow/sleet/freezing rain
Wilmington, DE- Light coating of sleet, mostly rain
Dover, DE- rain
Cape May, NJ- rain
Trenton, NJ- C-1inch of sleet/freezing rain
New York City, NY- 1-2inches of snow/sleet, then rain
Poughkeepsie, NY- 1-3inches of snow, 1-2inches of sleet, .1inch of freezing rain
Binghamton, NY- 3-7inches of snow, 1-2inches of sleet
Albany, NY- 3-7inches of snow, 1-2inches of sleet
Hartford, CT- 2-3inches of snow, 1inch of sleet, .25inch of freezing rain
Concord, NH- 3-7inches of snow, 1inch of sleet
Providence, RI- 1-3inches of snow then rain
Worcester, MA- 3-6inches of snow, 1-3inches of sleet
Boston, MA- 2-4inches of snow, .1inch of freezing rain
Nantucket, MA- mainly rain
Portland, ME- 2-4inches of snow, 1inch of sleet
Bangor, ME- 1-3inches of snow, 1-3inches of sleet
"Subject to Change"

Model Analysis
Most models seem to be trending slightly colder. More on the models tomorrow.

Here is the 12z GFS...


Here is the 12z NAM precipitation amounts...


After the storm...
After the storm it appears to warm up slightly to near normal temperatures for Thursday and Fridy with bright, sunny conditions. Then Friday night a weak disturbance moves in with light snow showers statewide. This will cool temperatures back to below normal with many high temperatures for Saturday statewide below freezing. This cold air will set the stage for what could be another winter storm for Sunday and President's Day. No, to me this is not going to be like the President's Day storm of 2003, but none the less it looks like a coastal storm will form. The 3indices (NAO going negative, AO going negative, PNA going positive) agree that there could be a weekend coastal storm. To me this is looking more like a snow event than the current event. But still many questions remain. So more updates on the next storm I hope to have too, but for now I am focusing on the current winter storm.

Please post storm reports in this blog from across the Northeast during the winter storm...
This blog is in progress. Check back soon...

My snow totals (10miles northeast of Harrisburg)
07-08 Seasonal Total so far... 17.75inches
Monthly Total... 8.5inches
Daily Total... Trace
Snow Cover... 5inches

My accuracy for Harrisburg snowstorms, 07-08
Date.........Prediction.........Actual
Jan. 26........C-2inches........Coating of Snow
Feb. 4.........C-2inches........Coating of Snow/Sleet
Feb. 9.........1-3inches........2inches of snow
Feb. 10........C-3inches.......1nch of snow
Feb. 12-13.....1-4inches.......5.5inches of snow

Elevation specific ice storm... (Blizzard92)
Elevation specific ice storm...

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161. BANGORWALKER
3:19 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
4.5 inches snow. No sleet. Quick changeover to all rain at 2PM. 1.75" total precip. so far, record for Bangor. Flood warnings up.
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160. Snowlover2010
2:23 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
I guess I am. Just thought maybe I could get a miracle for my b-day tomorow. Good night all.
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159. TheRasberryPatch
2:14 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Snowlover - you really are wishing. have a test tomorrow or a big project due? :)
just to let you know in my area the roads are pretty dry and i saw a truck dropping salt to be on the safe side.
the nw winds have picked up.
Hey Blizz - I rarely see any storm reports for western lebanon or even hershey area. Don't they have spotters around here? I really don't see any reports for much of lebanon at all. and that is not just this storm. it is most times.
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158. Snowlover2010
2:06 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
TWC just shhowed their computer model on tv and it showed some light to moderate snow in Lancaster and Lebanon east for an hour or two tonight. Enough to produce an inch or two. Hope this happens.
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157. Snowlover2010
2:01 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Interesting how far inland the low has formed. Afraid the high will push it east though. here is the current radar, http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/currentweatherusnational/index_large.html?from=hp_main_maps.
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156. Snowlover2010
1:37 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Ok, Thanks. Hope it reaches us.
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155. Zachary Labe
1:34 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Snowlover2010- These radars are interesting. The precipitation is farther west than it was forecast in Virginia and North Carolina. The low pressure is attached to the front and the front is sliding to the east. So I think the precipitation will come near the Mason Dixon line and then rapidly slide east. But still the weather is always changing and considered unpredicatable at times. I will continue to monitor the situation.
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154. Snowlover2010
1:29 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Hey what do you think about this radar? http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/currentweatherusnational/usdopplerradar_large_animated.html Where will the precip go if it does not reach us?
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153. Zachary Labe
12:54 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Snowlover2010- Most likely not.
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152. Snowlover2010
12:53 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
So no accummulatiopn tonight in Lancaster?
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151. Zachary Labe
12:51 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
Snowlover2010- I am monitoring the situation as times in the past sneaky weak coastal lows on fronts have brought us surprise light snows. But I highly doubt anyone sees anything but a few flurries and snow showers, especially the farthur southeast you go in the state.

I updated the final snow totals and storm summary.
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150. Snowlover2010
12:35 AM GMT on February 14, 2008
I see precip coming up to the border. Looks like it will pass us east. I see though that a lot of precip is forming in VA and moving north Is the coastal tracking further west or strengthening? Could we see an inch or two in Lancaster? Or am I only dreaming?
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149. Snowlover2010
11:54 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Hope the roads don't completely dry up so that I can have a two hour delay tomorow.
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148. jthal57
10:33 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Great photo!
147. Winterstormsblog
10:32 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
nice picture!

I wish I had hills like that in my area....what a difference in weather over such a small elevation change......
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146. Zachary Labe
10:09 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Look at the sharp contrast of the ice and no ice. This picture was taken around 430pm today.
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145. MDFirefighter
9:59 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
NNW winds will be dropping the temps soon enough
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144. jthal57
9:54 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Can't wait to see it. Soon as I said fog was developing here, we got some wnw breezes to blow it away. Temps acutally rising near 40F
143. Zachary Labe
9:49 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
jthal57- no not really. We still have about 5inches of snow. Your fog won't last... Winds are coming.

I got a cool picture of the mountain and ice. I will put it up this evening.
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142. jthal57
9:28 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Blizzard- did you lose a lot of snow during the rains today? We still have about 2" on the ground. 37F and 95% humidity, fog starting to develop.
141. MDFirefighter
9:25 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Yes we do Blizzard, but I don't know what it's like this year LOL
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140. Zachary Labe
9:23 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Snowlover2010- Happy birthday!!!

It is snowing lightly here again and i think i am going out to shovel again after the plow plowed the driveway in. We all know what that is like, lol.
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139. MDFirefighter
9:22 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Take some pics Blizzard!!! :D
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138. jthal57
9:22 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Oh yes, where are my manners? Happy Birthday Snowlover! 16? I think I have socks older than you!! Haha (just kidding, I think)
137. Zachary Labe
9:21 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
I live right at the base of Blue Mountain and it is really interesting to watch the weather in the mountain. This time it appears at about half way up a severe ice storm hit. The trees are completely iced up by the downhalf is just bear trees. The whole mountain does have about a 6inch snow cover. The mountain affects my weather greatly. I usually am much colder than my surrounding areas.
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136. MDFirefighter
9:20 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
You're welcome Snowlover
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135. Snowlover2010
9:19 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Thanks MD!
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134. jthal57
9:19 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
I agree MDF,Blizzard,Snowlover; Probably delays only. Road crews will have to re-apply salt, after it all washed off today.
133. MDFirefighter
9:15 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
I'd be pretty confident with expecting a delay. I doubt they would close, but you never know. Happy Bday!!!
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132. Snowlover2010
9:13 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
So maybe some more achool delays or possibly closings tomorow? I really would love a day off tomorow because it is my 16th b-day.
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131. Zachary Labe
9:06 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Snowlover2010- O yes there will be alot of refreezing. Lows will be in the upper teens to low twenties.
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130. MDFirefighter
9:05 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
I definitely think so Snowlover. The morning commute should be interesting
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129. Snowlover2010
9:04 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Just wondering, are there any thoughts about refreeze tomorow?
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128. TheRasberryPatch
9:01 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
no changeover here. the last gasp was rain.
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127. Zachary Labe
8:31 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Thanks all for your wonderful comments. I love discussing the weather with true weather lovers like myself. I appreciate each storm report and look forward always to reading new comments. Precipitation has turned back to snow here north of Harrisburg. It won't amount to much though. My final totals...
5.5inches of snow
.5inch of sleet
.2inch of freezing rain

I do not plan on making a new blog today, because I am tired after the current storm. But look for an update tonight on the extended forecast. Have a great afternoon and enjoy the short changeover to snow!!!
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126. lawntonlookers
7:45 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
We had a quarter inch of ice last night and about 3.5 inches of snow near Derry Street. Looking to the south over Chamber Hill, it looks like the ice is still building up on the trees while along Derry Street is has melted off the trees. Blizz probably has more ice near Blue MT. than Derry Street.
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125. MDFirefighter
6:50 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
What a mess we had down here last night and this morning Blizzard. Glad to see you got some snow....wish I could say the same about my area. We got a coating of snow around lunch time and then nothing but freezing rain all night. Made quite a mess on the roadways.
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124. Snowlover2010
2:43 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Ya Thanks PP. Always love trying to predict the weather with others.
Final amounts in Lititz, PA:
1.5 inches of snow
.4-.5 inches of ice
Can't wait for the next storm. HAHAHA
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123. TheRasberryPatch
2:22 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Thanks PP. I love interacting with everyone in here. It really makes the weather more fun. haven't seen a plow in my area at all. just the chemical drop early yesterday. unusual for south londonderry.
Blizz - great job. Keep it up. I can see you enjoying a very good career in weather forecasting.
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122. jthal57
2:16 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Thanks Palmyra. It's what we live for!!haha

NWS extended Winter storm warning until 11am, and added a flood warning for the Lehigh Valley. It keeps getting more interesting!!
121. PalmyraPunishment
1:59 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Good Morning boys and girls,

Final snow accumulation at my compound in Carlisle was 5.5 inches, which is niiiice!

We received a little ice, everything was caked in ice, but it wasn't anything like I thought it would be... the commute to Palmyra this morning was actually quite easy, until I arrived in Palmyra, where -- as usual, it looks like nothing was done.

I'm starting to wonder if Palmyra Borough even owns a f%^king plow??!?!

So, I guess that wraps it up for me. If anything, this storm has reinforced my faith in winter, and Im starting to see the end of February and March being a cold and possibly snowy pattern. Let's just hope that this Storm on Sunday heads for the beach...

Good job to Blizzard92 for another well managed blog, great updates and knowledge. Also mega ups to RasberryPatch, Winterstormblog, jthal, snowlover2010, sulli (if he reads this blog) and everybody else for keeping this interesting. Ice on!
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120. TheRasberryPatch
1:12 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
good morning. how miserable is it this morning. on the raspberry patch meter it is a 10.
i clear off the van and it had 1/4" of ice on it. at least on the windows. it was thick. all the sidewalks and driveway i clear is thick with ice. i debated last night on whether to clear the snow, but probably was better. now i won't have to clear a thick mushy slush.
temp 32.4F dew pt. 32.4F
barometer 29.66" and falling
winds are calm
trees are covered in ice
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119. jthal57
1:04 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
Morning Blizzard. 3.1" snow, .2" sleet. .1" ice here.
Most places around here are at 32-33F., and raining. Flat out miserable!!
118. Zachary Labe
12:55 PM GMT on February 13, 2008
My totals...

5.5inches of snow
.5inche of sleet
.1inch of freezing rain

Currently 31degrees with freezing rain here north of Harrisburg. Roads are a mess.
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117. PalmyraPunishment
3:21 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
Ice Storm Warnings are up... over a quarter an inch of ice expected, if not more.

I refuse to drive on ice... my boss can suck it haha
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116. Stormfront
2:55 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
Got about a half inch of sleet and about 4 hours of freezing rain. Temps have just climbed above freezing in the past hour. Another bust for S.Jersey!
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115. Zachary Labe
1:39 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
TheRasberryPatch- The above freezing temperatures may be delayed in some areas due to snow pack. I do not see too many issues with flooding, maybe in the east where more rain will fall. There are flood watches out for eastern counties.
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114. TheRasberryPatch
1:36 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
temp 20.6F dew pt 19.6F
winds out of the NE
barometer 30.14" and falling


Blizz - i take it you expect a warm up throughout the night to above freezing by 7am? at what point does it get back to below freezing and will we see the snow melt for flooding. Most of the day was light snow, with all morning being very light. we did have that heavy snow for about 15 mins and some moderate snow on and off throughout the rest of the afternoon. my wife works in hershey and she doesn't think they got much more that 3" also.
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113. Zachary Labe
1:33 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
Snowlover2010- yes it is reaching the ground

TheRasberryPatch- Yes it was easy snowblowing. I am surprised you only got 3inches. The banding I guess stayed in my area. Many reports of 5-6inches are occuring around Harrisburg.

My temperature is still 19degrees and steady.
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112. Snowlover2010
1:32 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
Temp still 22 degress in Lancaster, PA.
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111. TheRasberryPatch
1:27 AM GMT on February 13, 2008
wow, that was one of the easiest snowblowing i have had ever. we got 3" total. the snow was nice and dry and powdery.
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