February 26-27 Nor'easter

By: Buckey2745 , 1:08 AM GMT on February 27, 2010

February 27, 10:21am
The snow has stopped and the winds have subsided. While this was one of our least significant snowfalls of the season, it was easily one of our most disruptive storms. And nationally memorable because of the snowfall amounts this Nor'easter dropped in New England.

This was a large storm... very large. In fact I've heard that the shear width of the storm's clouds are 1900 miles across. Think about that!

East CONUS IR sat.

Offically here in South Bloomfield we recieved 3" of snow. That's not much, but it's blowing in to foot high snow drifts and of course across roads. Many roads are still hard to travel on:

Feb 27 Snow Emergencies

Roads should get cleared soon as temps will moderate to the mid-30's today and winds have calmed to the 5mph range. That should allow road crews to finally get a handle on the drifted areas.

Columbus unofficially got 2" of snow yesterday, which put them ahead of their snowiest February on record, with a total of 29.5".

This has also been the third snowiest winter on record for Columbus with 49.3".

Obviously there's no record keeping for snow in Pickaway County, but you can tell we're always below Columbus and ahead of Cincinnati for snow. So in that case, we can estimate what our records would be. With that, I've determined our February record for snow would probably be 27.5".

We're not quite near our estimated record, since we're at 22" for the month after yesterday's storm. If we plug that in Columbus' records, we've had the 4th snowiest February on record here in South Bloomfield.

We've had 36" of snow on the season, which wouldn't even touch top 5 for Columbus or Cincinnati.

I could start a whole post about how I think Columbus pads their snow stats with inacurate measurements at the airport, but I'll just leave that alone. For now.

Season Stats:
Winter Weather Advisories- 8
Winter Storm Warnings- 3
Ice Storm Warnings- 0
Blizzard Warnings- 0
Freezing Rain Advisories- 0
Winter Storm Watches- 3
Wind Chill Advisories- 0
Wind Chill Warnings- 0
Blowing Snow Advisory- 0

Snowfall Totals:
November: 0" (Predicted: 0.5")
December: 4.5" (Predicted: 5.0")
January: 9.5" (Predicted: 9.0")
February: 22.0" (Predicted: 19.5")
Season: 36.0"

February 26, 7:53pm
February just won't quit.

Last night the Winter Weather Advisories pushed further west before taking over the whole state, which makes our 8th of the season.

It's almost 8pm and we've already had 2" of snow... from what I can tell. Drifting and blowing of snow has been a mess around here. With a constant 15-20 mph wind out of the west, these tiny fine flakes are blowing every where and making travel nearly impossible.

How impossible? Well, here's the snow emergencies:

Feb 26 Snow Emergencies

It's unreal to think that so little snow can cause this much of a mess. North-south oriented roads are nearly impassable.

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