Colder Unsettled Weather Ahead...

By: Zachary Labe , 4:40 PM GMT on December 27, 2011

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"10mi northeast of Harrisburg 2011-2012 winter statistics"
(Snow Stats)
Current Snow Cover- 0.0in
Monthly Total (October)- 5.5in
Monthly Total (November)- 0.0in
Monthly Total (December)- 0.4in
Seasonal Total- 5.9in
Winter Weather Advisories- 1
Winter Storm Warnings- 1
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 1

(Temperature Stats)
Lowest High Temperature- 31F
Lowest Low Temperature- 17F
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0

(Snow Storms Stats)
Historic October Nor'easter - October 29 - 5.5in of wet snow
322 Lake Effect Snow Band - December 17 - 0.3in of wet snow
Weak Clipper - December 29 - 0.1in of snow

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92. originalLT
5:22 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Thanks, MM.
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91. MariettaMoon
3:32 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Quoting originalLT:
Listener, just checked the radar, it doesn't look too impressive up by you. Maybe the mountains are affecting the radar's usefulness. Also, ckeck your WU mail I sent you one, I hope it got thru. LT


The radar is out of the Burlington airport down in the valley. It does very poor towards the Adirondacks and Greens and isn't all that great in the Valley. It's nearly useless at times.
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90. originalLT
2:32 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Listener, just checked the radar, it doesn't look too impressive up by you. Maybe the mountains are affecting the radar's usefulness. Also, ckeck your WU mail I sent you one, I hope it got thru. LT
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89. listenerVT
2:18 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Quoting originalLT:
We're jealouse Listener! Just get your Hubbie home safe.


Yeah, this is definitely coming with a price. It's super cold even though I turned up the stove and closed off the guest room. The wind is part of why. Brrrrr!

I'd be happy to send several inches of snow to everyone, and if it meant my husband gets home safely, I'd send it all.
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88. originalLT
1:54 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
We're jealouse Listener! Just get your Hubbie home safe.
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87. listenerVT
1:38 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Whoa! I just went outside with the yardstick and we have at least 7" of snow out there. I didn't think that could happen anymore. And it's still snowing and it's expected to snow for another 5 hours. I hope our plow guy remembers how to plow and comes by!

It would be especially sweet if he happened by before my husband needs to drive up the driveway. I'm not sure he'd be able to as it presently stands!
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86. crowe1
1:23 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Fun...Link
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85. bwi
12:17 AM GMT on December 29, 2011
Just checking in. I take from the tone of the discussion, the models aren't brewing up any big storms this afternoon! At least they're finding some scenarios where snowstorms could occur, which is better than December's weather pattern.
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84. listenerVT
10:31 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting NEwxguy:
lol,sorry VT,forgot your close enough to share in some of that Canadian cold air when we in southern areas miss it,tonight we'll get down there,Wind chills single numbers.


Man, if I could just figure out how to send some of this cold and snow south!
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83. listenerVT
10:30 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting MariettaMoon:
Wow, was driving in Hamilton NJ around 7:45pm when that last line swept through. Before the line hit, it was windy but nothing was falling, I though the storm was over. Then BAM! ran into a freakin wall of water. Never saw it coming. It was a lot like when a car from the other lane hits a huge puddle and it hits your windshield and scares the living crap out of you! I've done tons of driving all over the country in all sorts of weather but have never experienced going from dry to complete blindness in the snap of a finger. That was downright dangerous.

I shot up to 58F at 7:45pm just before that last line here in Hamilton NJ.


Yikes! I've experienced that once or twice and I don't like it either!!
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82. listenerVT
10:18 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting originalLT:
Hi Listener, glad you made it home safely. Here it is mostly clear, some clouds , but very windy, from the WNW, 15-25mph., with gusts over 40! It's 36F here. I hear you may have some more snow Friday from a clipper system coming in. Be careful. LT


It took longer to clear off the car than to drive home (a big two miles! ha!)...but I called the Library and recommended they close a couple hours early and go home in daylight!

Yeah, it figures the clipper would come on Friday, because I postponed Granddaughter time from tonight to Friday night, due to today's weather! Gosh...I'm going on serious Granddaughter Deprivation! ;-)
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81. PalmyraPunishment
10:15 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Bring the cold air. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
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80. NEwxguy
9:58 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
lol,sorry VT,forgot your close enough to share in some of that Canadian cold air when we in southern areas miss it,tonight we'll get down there,Wind chills single numbers.
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79. originalLT
9:49 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Hi Listener, glad you made it home safely. Here it is mostly clear, some clouds , but very windy, from the WNW, 15-25mph., with gusts over 40! It's 36F here. I hear you may have some more snow Friday from a clipper system coming in. Be careful. LT
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78. listenerVT
9:03 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting NEwxguy:
Blizz,its about time we got some artic air,seems kinda unneighborly for Canada to hog it all.


Not quite all. I'm about an hour below the Canadian border and temps have dropped into the teens already today and are aiming at sub-zero tonight.

But I made it safely home! =Whew!= It's treacherous out there. Came out of work to 3-4" of snow on my car, and underneath a hefty layer of ice. The wind is whipping, too. Not exactly conducive to the sneakers I was wearing. It's still snowing (about 1/2" per hour), here in the hometown of Snowflake Bentley.

You are all welcome to move here!


P.S.: Blizz, when you have chance, can you make the "Regional Advisories" graphic clickable again? Thanks!
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77. tropicfreak
8:52 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting originalLT:
Pcroton, good to hear from you again, was getting alittle worried! About the same weather for me here in Stamford. Thanks Tropic. for clarifying those posts.


No problem.
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76. originalLT
8:04 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Pcroton, good to hear from you again, was getting alittle worried! About the same weather for me here in Stamford. Thanks Tropic. for clarifying those posts.
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75. NEwxguy
7:29 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Blizz,its about time we got some artic air,seems kinda unneighborly for Canada to hog it all.
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74. Zachary Labe
7:12 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Looks like some very cold air is headed our way next week. Highs in 20s with lows in single digits?
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73. MariettaMoon
6:09 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Pennsylvania Ski Resorts are Hurting

% of Terrain Open...

Big Bear: 62%
Big Boulder & Jack Frost: 53%
Camelback: 50%
Shawnee: 45%
Blue Mtn: 44%
Hidden Valley: 44%
Sno Mtn: 39%
Elk Mtn: 38%
Spring Mtn: 30%
Eagle Rock: 21%
Ski SawMill: 16%
Seven Springs: 15%
Alpine Mtn: 10%
Blue Knob: 9%
Bear Creek: 0%
Liberty Mtn: 0%
Mount Pleasant: 0%
Ski Roundtop: 0%
Tussey Mtn: 0%
Whitetail: 0%
The Wilderness Lodge: 0%
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72. Pcroton
6:05 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Hi all. Happy holidays. I've been very very busy. We got hit very hard here last evening. Very very heavy rain for a couple of hours. Had a lot of localized flooding, rivers are at their peaks, and there's a lot of muddy overwash in some areas on the roads.

It was very windy when that moved in. Many gusts into the 40s. Still have a few hanging limbs from the October snow storm if you can believe it. Hoping some more come down.

Hit 62F late last night but am now at 38 and dropping steadily. Looking for upper teens tonight.


Just sitting and waiting for the new pattern change to come about. 8 weeks of the same is getting old. I still stick with the 6 weeks per pattern change for this region for the most part. We're overdue.

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71. tropicfreak
6:04 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting originalLT:
We had 0.85" of rain in Stamford CT. Baro. got down to 29.29". Highest wind gust, 41mph. I don't understand posts 59 and 60?


I'm just saying that it's not worth listening to DT and getting involved in that mess.
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70. bwi
5:13 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
From the radar, it looks like the lake effect areas are getting some snow today. LWX morning discussion talks about the first true cold of the season coming in:

.LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
WARM DAY XPCD ON SUN AS WARM AIR ADVCTN STRENGTHENS AMID STRONG
SFC AND H9 SLY/SWLY LOW-LVL FLOW. MAXIMA IN THE 50S CAN BE XPCD
FOR MUCH OF THE FCST AREA.

H5 TROF WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCE OVER NERN CONUS EARLY NEXT WK WHILE
UPR RDG AMPLIFIES OVER THE WRN CONUS. TWO AGGRESSIVE CDFNTS ARE
XPCD TO IMPACT MID-ATLC RGN MON AND TUE...FEATURING GUSTY WLY TO
NWLY WINDS AND THE ARRIVAL OF EXTREMELY COLD AIR.

SHRTWV TROF AHEAD OF THE AMPLIFIED RDG WILL DISLODGE VERY COLD AMS
FROM CANADA AS THE WAVE MOVES SEWD INTO THE MID-ATLC RGN AND
STRENGTHENS. MAXIMA BY WED NEXT WK COULD BE IN THE 30S...WITH
MINIMA IN THE LOW-MID 20S.

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69. GTOSnow
4:14 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Our NWS office seems to be talking about at least somewhat of a pattern change. Building high pressure in the West forcing a trough over the east with colder temps moving in after new years. Hopefully we'll get some snow chances out of it. I am getting married Feb. 25th and would really love to have some snow on the ground for the pictures, although my fiance thinks I am crazy and she is dreading the thought of snow on our wedding day haha. I am pulling for it!
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68. NEwxguy
3:24 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
I hit 58 degrees at midnight last night. These weekly 50's are crazy.
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67. NEwxguy
3:22 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
You people definitely got more than me here in eastern Mass. .29.Most of the heaviest rain moved up eastern NY and western Mass.
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66. Zachary Labe
3:13 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
0.91 inches of rain here yesterday
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65. originalLT
2:58 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
We had 0.85" of rain in Stamford CT. Baro. got down to 29.29". Highest wind gust, 41mph. I don't understand posts 59 and 60?
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64. goofyrider
2:17 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
The last band lost power as it hit the shore. About 0.65 in for the storm.
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63. crowe1
2:09 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
.48" mostly rain with a bit of sleet into last night. Winds a starting to pick up now, W20-25G35.
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62. PhillySnow
1:30 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting MariettaMoon:
Wow, was driving in Hamilton NJ around 7:45pm when that last line swept through. Before the line hit, it was windy but nothing was falling, I though the storm was over. Then BAM! ran into a freakin wall of water. Never saw it coming. It was a lot like when a car from the other lane hits a huge puddle and it hits your windshield and scares the living crap out of you! I've done tons of driving all over the country in all sorts of weather but have never experienced going from dry to complete blindness in the snap of a finger.

We had that here as well. The wind kicked up from almost nothing, max gust speed 51 mph, and then there was this sudden roar of rain coming down. Amazing intensity.
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61. bwi
1:26 PM GMT on December 28, 2011
Looking at the GFS, the big near stationary ridge from the rockies to Texas is at nearly 1040mb in the first week of January. You'd think that would at least send down some cold air to us!
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60. tropicfreak
8:38 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting PalmyraPunishment:


I'm in the 12-24" bullseye in VA! :D But now Euro has it OTS like the GFS. Still showing a deep amplified trough though, but needs to be more steep.
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59. tropicfreak
8:32 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
Quoting PalmyraPunishment:
The asterisk overlord strikes again. lol. wxrisk.com

%u200E*** ALERT *** ALERT** the 12z CMC model has turned DRAMATICALLY to the European Model solution of a MAJOR EAST COAST Low JAN 3-4.. and away from the GFS Model which STILL shows NO BIG east coast Low... this shift of a model from NO Big east coast Low to BIG Low... is SIGNIFICANT

Just posted for discussional purposes which range from informative to comedic, depending on the source.

edit: immediately after submitting this post, I realized that "discussional" is not a word but I refuse to edit that. if Jesse Jackson gets to make up words, then so do I.

edit edit: more from asterisk man...

%u200E*** ALERT *** ALERT *** 12Z Tuesday brand new European develops MAJOR EAST COAST WINTER STORM JAN 3-4..... the Model if ..IF.. you take the Model Verbatim it does shows SIGNIFICANT snow over western and central NC VA much of MD and into the I-95 Cities ....


I do not like that guy, he attacks people just because they disagree with him, he lives in Chester VA, not far from where I live. I got banned for stating a freaking opinion. Some fans have been all over him today, and in the past with storms like Irene, and winter storms people have really been attacking him for a mistake he made. DT pays too much attention to the 540 and 0c line, but it doesn't really matter what is falling in the upper levels of the atmosphere or how cold it is up there (unless there was a threat of ice), gotta look at soundings to see what is really going on at the surface, and some people just don't get it. It peeves me, especially when they do it on Henry Marguisity's fan page, all these folks are looking at the models wrong, except for Central VA forecasting, and the admin of that page is a good friend of mine who really knows what he is talking about and he is just about the only one who interprets what is really going on at the surface, and is very realistic. I know him because he chats with me on WTVR-Richmond VA CBS 6 Storm Team Chat, great group of folks who chat up about weather. I had the misfortune of seeing Dave Tolleris blow up on our chat before the Feb 5-6 2010 storm (he thought the rain/snow line was going to be SE of Richmond but forecasters called for a changeover to rain in metro) and nobody listened to Dave, and that pissed him off, and he went on a rampage, and that caused him to get banned. Every now and then he pm's random chat regulars like me some threatening messages, about flagging me many times so he can ban me, and so on and so forth. He even attempts to get on chat and when he does he creates a lot of chaos, and he portrays as a different person, and leads people to believe him, one time he claimed to be a Vice Principal, and he attacked me for saying that we were going to see 1" which was forecasted (he said a dusting) and he flipped out on me. He once again got banned for attempting to get back on chat even when he is banned(sometimes the system allows banned members to get on the chat, every 3 weeks)and attacking other individuals. I'm so sick of that dude.
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58. MariettaMoon
7:23 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
The early Jan storm on the 00Z ECMFW has dissapeared for the Mid-Atlantic, favoring eastern Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador for snowfall.

CMC less impressive than previous runs.

Meanwhile for this period...


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57. MariettaMoon
6:56 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
MEGALOPOLIS BIG-FIVE’S 5 SNOWIEST SEASONS

PERIOD OF RECORD

Boston: 1872-2011
New York: 1869-2011
Philadelphia: 1872-2011
Baltimore: 1870-2011
Washington: 1871-2011

Boston
107.6” (1995-1996)
96.3” (1993-1994)
89.2” (1947-1948)
86.6” (2004-2005)
85.1” (1977-1978)

New York
75.6” (1995-1996)
63.2” (1947-1948)
61.9” (2010-2011)
60.4” (1922-1923)
60.3” (1972-1873)

Philadelphia
78.7” (2009-2010)
65.5” (1995-1996)
55.4” (1898-1899)
54.9” (1977-1978)
49.1” (1960-1961)

Baltimore
77.0” (2009-2010)
62.5” (1995-1996)
58.1” (2002-2003)
51.8” (1963-1964)
51.1” (1898-1899)

Washington
56.1” (2009-2010)
54.4” (1898-1899)
46.0” (1995-1996)
42.5” (1921-1922)
41.7” (1891-1892)
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56. MariettaMoon
6:54 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
MEGALOPOLIS BIG-FIVE’S 5 LEAST SNOWIEST SEASONS

PERIOD OF RECORD

Boston: 1872-2011
New York: 1869-2011
Philadelphia: 1872-2011
Baltimore: 1870-2011
Washington: 1871-2011

Boston
9.0” (1936-1937)
10.3” (1972-1973)
12.7” (1979-1980)
14.9” (1994-1995)
15.1” (2001-2002)

New York
2.8” (1972-1973)
3.5” (2001-2002)
3.8” (1918-1919)
5.3” (1931-1932)
5.5” (1997-1998)

Philadelphia
T” (1972-1973)
0.8” (1997-1998)
1.9” (1949-1950)
4.0” (2001-2002)
4.1” (1930-1931)

Baltimore
0.7” (1949-1950)
1.2” (1972-1973)
2.3” (2001-2002)
3.2” (1997-1998)
4.0” (1958-1959)

Washington
0.1” (1997-1998)
0.1” (1972-1973)
2.2” (1975-1976)
2.3” (1926-1927)
2.5” (1930-1931)
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55. MariettaMoon
6:45 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
MEGALOPLIS BIG-FIVE’S 10 BIGGEST SNOWSTORMS

PERIOD OF RECORD

Boston: 1872-2011
New York: 1869-2011
Philadelphia: 1872-2011
Baltimore: 1870-2011
Washington: 1871-2011

BOSTON
27.5” (Feb 17-18, 2003)
27.1” (Feb 6-7, 1978)
26.3” (Feb 24-27, 1969)
25.4” (Mar 31-Apr 1, 1997)
22.5” (Jan 22-23, 2005)
21.4” (Jan 20-21, 1978)
19.8” (Mar 3-5, 1960)
19.4” (Feb 16-17, 1958)
18.7” (Feb 8-10, 1994)
18.2” (Jan 7-8, 1996)
18.2” (Dec 20-22, 1975)

NEW YORK
26.9” (Feb 11-12, 2006)
26.4” (Dec 26-27, 1947)
21.0” (Mar 12-14, 1888)
20.9” (Feb 25-26, 2010)
20.2” (Jan 7-8, 1996)
20.0” (Dec 26-27, 2010)
19.8” (Feb 16-17, 2003)
19.0” (Jan 26-27, 2011)
18.1” (Mar 7-8, 1941)
18.0” (Dec 26, 1872)

PHILADELPHIA
30.7” (Jan 7-8, 1996)
28.5” (Feb 5-6, 2010)
23.2” (Dec 19-20, 2009)
21.3” (Feb 11-12, 1983)
21.0” (Dec 25-26, 1909)
20.8” (Feb 16-17, 2003)
19.4” (Apr 3-4, 1915)
18.9” (Feb 12-14, 1899)
16.7” (Jan 22-24, 1935)
15.8” (Feb 9-10, 2010)

BALTIMORE
28.2” (Feb 15-18, 2003)
26.5” (Jan 27-29, 1922)
24.8” (Feb 5-6, 2010)
22.8” (Feb 11, 1983)
22.5” (Jan 7-8, 1996)
22.0” (Mar 29-30, 1942)
21.4” (Feb 11-14, 1899)
21.1” (Dec 18-19, 2009)
20.0” (Feb 18-19, 1979)
19.5” (Feb 9-10, 2010)

WASHINGTON
28.0” (Jan 27-28, 1922)
20.5” (Feb 11-13, 1899)
18.7” (Feb 18-19, 1979)
17.8” (Feb 5-6, 2010)
17.1” (Jan 6-8, 1996)
16.7” (Feb 15-18, 2003)
16.6” (Feb 11-12, 1983)
16.4” (Dec 18-19, 2009)
14.4” (Feb 15-16, 1958)
14.4” (Feb 7, 1936)
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54. listenerVT
6:12 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
... 2011 now holds the all-time record for wettest annual
precipitation at Burlington International Airport and still
climbing...

Precipitation at Burlington International Airport for Tuesday
December 27th was 0.54 inches... thus bringing the 2011 annual
precipitation total to 50.81 inches. This surpasses the previous
record of 50.42 inches set in 1998.
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53. photonchaser
5:03 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
Winds are howling right now, at around 40mph. Power flickers every so often and it even knocked the weather vane right off the house. All rain though.:(
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52. TheRasberryPatch
3:49 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
Thank you shoreacres.

I remember living in the northern suburbs of Baltimore and getting a cold rain with temp of 34F and hearing about Harrisburg getting the snow. Happened often during the winter.

I hear you about the averages, Blizz.

rain for today - 1.18". That would have been a nice amount of snow, huh
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51. HeavySnow
3:00 AM GMT on December 28, 2011
Link

This should be video of the rainbow.
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oops
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Yes you did "Rant" on one of your blogs about that Blizz! But it's still interesting to see, thanks for posting.
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Well, gosh - the whole gang is here! Just stopping by to wish all of you a happy New Year - and some SNOW! I think Amarillo's had more snow than some of you, so far.

One of my cousin's kids got stuck somewhere in New Mexico, trying to get home for Christmas. The last I heard, they were on the road again, and cussing like crazy. They would have been happy with dry and brown.

Down here in Texas, we're still hoping for a repeat of the 2004 "Christmas Miracle", when they were building snowmen on Galveston Island. I do believe that was the single best snow of my life - hope you get yours soon!

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That's why I hate the concept of comparing numerical values to averages. An average is nothing more than the mean of two extremes; so why compare? Seems silly to me; I think I ranted in an afternoon thought section on one of my blogs before, lol.
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Quoting bwi:
I was dreading it, but it turned out to be fantastic weather for tonight's commute. Soggy but great. Perfect timing of a wind shift, and an awesome sunset with setting sun on the horizon under the cloud deck as the front or dry line moved through. Combined with hitting the green on all but two red lights, I made it home in 65 minutes. Had a blistering southerly tailwind for the northbound trail sections, and then what seemed like a windshift to W for last couple miles where I go mostly west to east. Despite the heavy rain, my bike computer says I averaged nearly 15.5mph net over the almost 17 mile ride. I'm sure I beat a lot of drivers, since DC area traffic is always horrible when it rains!


I was driving back to work in Springfield at that time and the sky was amazing. The sun under the cloud deck was so beautiful that I was trying to take a picture with my blackberry when 180 degrees over was now the most incredible rainbow I have ever seen. The full side to side double rainbow. Wow! It lasted right until sunset, about 15 minutes, and progressed to another sweet sight, the crescent moon and Venus alone in the sunset.


Now about that 2 feet of snow. It's a'comin'! Finally. Maybe, at least we have something to look at. For now.
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You are right weathergeek5. Those big years bring up the "average", other wise it is often below average.
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Thanks for both Charts.
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Interesting graph Blizz, seeing the lowest total, 9" right between two "Mega" years!
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Quoting Blizzard92:



So it seems like a majority of those years it was BELOW average.
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