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"10mi northeast of Harrisburg 2011-2012 winter statistics"
(Snow Stats)
Monthly Total (October)- 5.5in
Monthly Total (November)- 0.0in
Monthly Total (December)- 0.4in
Monthly Total- (January)- 5.2in
Monthly Total- (February)- 5.3in
Seasonal Total- 16.4in
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Lowest High Temperature- 29F
Lowest Low Temperature- 10F
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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
322 Lake Effect Snow Band - January 18 - 0.2in of snow
Southwest Flow Event - January 21 - 5.0in of dry snow
Weak Shortwave - February 8 - 2.3in of wet snow
Weak Coastal Storm - February 10 - 1.0in of wet snow
Mid Level Shortwave - February 11 - 2.0in of dry/blowing snow

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81. originalLT
10:52 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
My high was 58F here at my house in Stamford CT.
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80. HeavySnow
8:51 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
66 here in Annandale, VA, now conveniently located on the equator. Highs tomorrow, 127.
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79. TheF1Man
8:46 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
Springfield forecast to get an inch or two? Would be nice.
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78. TheRasberryPatch
6:32 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
I don't know why but the Winter of '75-'76 or '76-'77 comes to mind with this winter. I believe one of those winters were mild and NO to very little snow.
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77. Zachary Labe
5:20 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
Sounds good for you Blizz. Maybe you won't have to travel so far for your Cross Country Skiing class.

December and January we hardly had any strong windy days, especially the ones associated with strong cold fronts. This month we have been having all kinds of wind

Unfortunately it will melt probably quickly once we change to rain tomorrow and warm near 40F. We are traveling up to the Tug Hill once again this weekend.
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76. TheRasberryPatch
3:47 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
Sounds good for you Blizz. Maybe you won't have to travel so far for your Cross Country Skiing class.

December and January we hardly had any strong windy days, especially the ones associated with strong cold fronts. This month we have been having all kinds of wind
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75. Zachary Labe
1:14 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
Well we picked up an inch of wet snow last night, but it should melt pretty soon. A wave will enter the region again tonight, so I am actually expecting a few inches up here tonight.
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74. TheRasberryPatch
12:47 PM GMT on February 23, 2012
Quoting MariettaMoon:
Ras, just out of curiosity, do you believe humans were responsible for the hole in the ozone layer?


I don't know enough on that matter. I know that is all we heard on TV, but knowing what I know about the lame stream media and their agendas I can't say for sure.

I really won't mind a warm Spring. It seems like lately our Springs have been on the chilly side come late April into late May.

I see Colorado is getting large amounts of snow. Hopefully, enough to fill the rivers this Spring.
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73. originalLT
5:24 AM GMT on February 23, 2012
Thanks for posting that MM(post 71) Not unexpected though for this "winter", par for the course I guess!
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72. weatherman321
3:42 AM GMT on February 23, 2012
wow.. looks like were in for a warm spring.. I'm kinda concerned about severe weather. Last year we had an F2 come through only about 5-10min away from where I live.. had some incredible hail associated with it.
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71. MariettaMoon
3:28 AM GMT on February 23, 2012
Ugh, the new outlooks by the CPC look horrifying.






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70. MariettaMoon
3:08 AM GMT on February 23, 2012
Ras, just out of curiosity, do you believe humans were responsible for the hole in the ozone layer?
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69. Gaara
5:42 PM GMT on February 22, 2012
Quoting PhillySnow:

I'd love to hear how the snow is around there. We're going to Lincoln, NH next month. Supposedly they've got snow covering the ground. Have fun!


I will report in Friday, assuming we have cell phone reception. No electricity at the cabin!
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68. TheRasberryPatch
3:50 PM GMT on February 22, 2012
Yes, we had one of the warmest winters in a long time, but look at other parts of the world. Europe is cold and snow. Alaska is brutal with double their snow they normally get. It is a weird year for the lower 48. This will be just a stat that will play with the averages. In a 100 year cycle, probably doesn't mean much.
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67. Hoynieva
2:44 PM GMT on February 22, 2012
Quoting listenerVT:
I'm not sure what to think, long term. It makes me sad to think that our classic winters may be less and less the reality. But for now, if we're going to have mild weather all through the rest of Winter and Spring, so be it. I might prefer that to shifting back and forth between real Winter and solid Spring, over and over. That is so hard on the wildlife and the rest of us too.

At least that's how I feel about it during these five minutes.


Obviously none of us know what's in store when it comes to long term weather, but I doubt this is the new norm. The last two winters were incredibly snowy here and this is the warmest winter since I moved to NYC 4 years ago...possibly the warmest winter I've ever experienced in the states (originally from Michigan). I think there will be many more 'classic' winters to come, as there will be ups and downs from year to year. I also think there will many years that are extreme, from one end of the spectrum to the other, meaning the ups and downs may be greater than we had been accustomed to.

Not to say this warm winter was expected, but many predictions said the snow would be below average for much of the Northeast...this just ended up being more below average than we were hoping. There have never been 3 well above average snowfall seasons in my area and once again, after two, the third time was not a charm. It's hard to guess what the future will hold, but it seems quite evident that the climate is in a state of fluctuation. All we can do is sit back and enjoy the spectacle. I've certainly embraced this warm winter and can only hope that it turns into an early Spring. In fact, it sure does feel like Spring outside today with the temperature already at 50 degrees just before 10 A.M.

Of course, none of us would be too shocked if a major March snowstorm appeared...
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66. listenerVT
4:44 AM GMT on February 22, 2012
I'm not sure what to think, long term. It makes me sad to think that our classic winters may be less and less the reality. But for now, if we're going to have mild weather all through the rest of Winter and Spring, so be it. I might prefer that to shifting back and forth between real Winter and solid Spring, over and over. That is so hard on the wildlife and the rest of us too.

At least that's how I feel about it during these five minutes.
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65. Zachary Labe
2:23 AM GMT on February 22, 2012
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
February 21st...looks like this winter was wimpy. Oh well. Any thoughts coming up for the Spring, Blizz? I realize you are busy. Just wondering if you will be putting anything out about Spring

I don't usually forecast a spring outlook, but I will try to write a new blog Thursday evening. So far from what I can see March looks extremely mild and possibly that may continue through Spring.
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64. TheRasberryPatch
11:54 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
February 21st...looks like this winter was wimpy. Oh well. Any thoughts coming up for the Spring, Blizz? I realize you are busy. Just wondering if you will be putting anything out about Spring
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63. Zachary Labe
11:00 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Thanks everyone for keeping this blog active this past week. Things have been really busy here.
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62. TheRasberryPatch
7:46 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
A cold start to the morning. low of 22F. very breezy now winds out of the SSE
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61. MariettaMoon
3:28 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting testbenchdude:


Oops, not quite what I meant. I meant, what do you guys think about the GFS?


I think something's wrong with its temperature profile. Likely warm rain with snow/ice/rain northern New England.
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60. MariettaMoon
3:21 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting Blizzard92:

The highest total I could find was 17in in Virginia!

Where'd you find that?
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59. NEwxguy
2:37 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Another warm system coming next week
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58. testbenchdude
2:27 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting MariettaMoon:


Do it


Oops, not quite what I meant. I meant, what do you guys think about the GFS?
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57. MariettaMoon
1:26 PM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting testbenchdude:
GFS has a nice little low pressure system sweeping over the entire NE for next Monday... I'm going to take a snapshot of it now and then compare it to what actually pans out. What do you guys think?


Do it
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56. testbenchdude
5:49 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
GFS has a nice little low pressure system sweeping over the entire NE for next Monday... I'm going to take a snapshot of it now and then compare it to what actually pans out. What do you guys think?
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55. TheF1Man
5:18 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
56 and rainy forecast for springfield on friday, ugh.

At least spring won't require much of a change haha.
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54. pittsburghnurse
5:11 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
Pittsburgh actually fared 1" above its average for this period of February.

That's ok. I'm moving into Spring mode. Looking forward to reclaiming my back yard. I am interested in knowing what the precip picture for spring is being painted. Please I do hope nothing like last year.

Anyway, lilac buds are appearing. My son spotted a robin a couple of days ago.
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53. Beachllama
4:40 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
Forecast for DC area this Thursday is 67F. I might wear flip flops. In other "the winter that wasn't" news, no snow made it to Germantown, MD. Being N and W of DC did me no favors with yesterday's storm.

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52. HeavySnow
2:01 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting Blizzard92:

The highest total I could find was 17in in Virginia!



So close, yet so far.
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51. Zachary Labe
1:41 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting originalLT:
Thanks for the snow totals MM, My sister lives in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area of VA. She said there were a number of people down there without power for awhile, it was a heavy-wet snow, must have pulled down some wires.

The highest total I could find was 17in in Virginia!
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50. PhillySnow
12:48 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
Really funny radio from accuweather today. Announcer says "Skiers say conditions are ideal for skiing this President's Day," followed by a young man very tentatively saying "If you love to ski, you just do it no matter what the conditions are."
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49. PhillySnow
12:44 AM GMT on February 21, 2012
Quoting Gaara:
Two vacations coming up:
Headed up to Bethlehem, NH, this weekend for a little cabin fun with some friends. Looking like even that won't do me much good as far as snow cover is concerned.

I'd love to hear how the snow is around there. We're going to Lincoln, NH next month. Supposedly they've got snow covering the ground. Have fun!
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48. originalLT
10:33 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Thanks for the snow totals MM, My sister lives in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area of VA. She said there were a number of people down there without power for awhile, it was a heavy-wet snow, must have pulled down some wires.
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47. Gaara
5:27 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Two vacations coming up:
Headed up to Bethlehem, NH, this weekend for a little cabin fun with some friends. Looking like even that won't do me much good as far as snow cover is concerned.

Next week, leaving for Humacao, Puerto Rico, for 8 days. We scheduled this trip a while ago thinking winter would have worn us down by now but at the rate we're going it'll be warmer up in CT when we're down there.
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46. TheRasberryPatch
5:24 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Quoting Blizzard92:

I take it that it was charcoal, hahahaha


You know it...lump charcoal...remember that. hahahahaha
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45. MariettaMoon
4:25 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Southern Mid-Atlantic 02/19 - 02/20 Snowfall Totals
Arlington (DC) VA: T
Charleston WV: T
Charlottesville VA: 6.0
Wallops Island VA: 0.3
Beckley WV: 6.8
Richmond VA: 4.0
Lynchburg VA: 7.7
Bluefield WV: 6.9
Roanoke VA: 5.5
Blacksburg VA: 6.9
Norfolk VA: T
Danville VA: 3.0
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Highest Reported Totals in Each NWS CWA

Sterling VA CWA
3 E Greenville VA: 10.0 (Through 9:00pm / Trained Spotter)
2 ENE Waynesboro VA: 10.0 (Trained Spotter)

Charleston WV CWA
4 SSE Nora VA: 8.2 (COOP)

Blacksburg VA CWA
4 E Covington City VA: 9.8 (Trained Spotter)

Wakefield VA CWA
1 SSW Craftin VA: 6.7 (Trained Spotter)
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44. Zachary Labe
4:20 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Quoting TheRasberryPatch:
I had a great time outside yesterday and cooking on the grill. Not that I don't cook on the grill all year long, but it was great that it wasn't too cold standing by the grill. The weekend was beautiful.

I take it that it was charcoal, hahahaha
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43. TheRasberryPatch
3:07 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
I had a great time outside yesterday and cooking on the grill. Not that I don't cook on the grill all year long, but it was great that it wasn't too cold standing by the grill. The weekend was beautiful.
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42. PalmyraPunishment
2:30 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Any shot at severe weather any time soon? lol. You can't cancel something that never happened, but can we at least get some exciting weather soon?

60 degrees for mid-week, yup, that's me no longer wanting snow lol.
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41. SPLbeater
2:29 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
Well, last night i got about 0.10 inches of sleet, then maybe 0.25in of snow. went out this morning, last night i forgot to throw a snowball lol. The sleet had frozen solid into black ice:/

Atleast I got something this winter
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40. TheRasberryPatch
12:15 PM GMT on February 20, 2012
I see Williamsburg got a few inches of snow. I was looking at the webcams there to see how it looks.
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39. HeavySnow
5:32 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
Ground was covered but mostly gone now.
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38. MarylandGirl
4:41 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
I thought the few flakes this afternoon would beit....BUT it is snowing heavy in St. Mary's County! Ground is covered, looks heavy on the shrubs and trees. for the moment it is one of those 'winter wonderland' scenes. I'll try to get a picture in the morning before it melts! Hey Heavy how is it up your way? I am thankful for what we are getting!!!
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37. MariettaMoon
4:11 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
This is the highest reported total as of 11:00pm. It looks like areas along the I-81/I-64 merge in western VA / the southwestern portion of the NWS Baltimore/Washington CWA got the best of it.

VIRGINIA
...AUGUSTA COUNTY...
3 E GREENVILLE, 10.0, 900 PM, TRAINED SPOTTER


Big snowfall rates reported in the NWS Richmond CWA


02/19/2012 0854 PM
Richmond intnl air, Henrico County.
Snow m3.0 inch, reported by ASOS.

02/19/2012 0754 PM
Richmond intnl air, Henrico County.
Snow m2.0 inch, reported by ASOS.
2 inches snow during past hour... contract observer

02/19/2012 0800 PM
Glen Allen, Henrico County.
Snow m3.6 inch, reported by trained spotter.
2.5 inches in one hour
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36. MariettaMoon
3:45 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
Precip reports at 10pm

GEORGETOWN, LGT SNOW, 36
EASTON, LGT SNOW, 32
PATUXENT, LGT SNOW, 34
OCEAN CITY, RAIN, 37
WALLOPS ISLAND, LGT SNOW, 34
SALISBURY, LGT SNOW, 34
WASHINGTON DC, FLURRIES, 36
FORT BELVOIR, LGT SNOW, 32
QUANTICO, LGT SNOW, 35
FREDERICKSBRG, LGT SNOW, 34
STAFFORD, LGT SNOW, 34
WARRENTON, MIX PCPN, 37
CULPEPER, LGT SNOW, 36

I'm sure it will melt off about 1 minute after sunrise

Richmond's in the sweet spot for I-95 cities
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35. CapeCoralStorm
3:17 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
I look at the radar. And then want to punch my screen. over. and over. and over again.

Is it possible that northern delaware only see's like....4 inches of snow for an entire winter?
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34. HeavySnow
3:17 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
Fairly lame.
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33. MariettaMoon
3:03 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
Quoting HeavySnow:
Ground white in Annandale, VA!


Sweet
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32. HeavySnow
2:50 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
Ground white in Annandale, VA!
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31. johnbluedog69
2:45 AM GMT on February 20, 2012
moderate snow shower right now in southern delaware.:)
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