Go Back   Winnipesaukee Forum > Winnipesaukee Forums > Weather
Home Forums Gallery YouTube Channel Classifieds Links Calendar Register FAQDonate Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
This'nThat
Senior Member
 
This'nThat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 534
Thanks: 19
Thanked 134 Times in 61 Posts
Default "Monster" Storm for Jan 25, 26??

Ok, now that this month's flurries are coming to an end today, sneak reports of a "Monster" storm are surfacing for next week, with a Nor'Easter expected here Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Any truth to this? And what's the scientific definition of "Monster", just so I know? Specifically, is it more or less than "Blizzard"?
This'nThat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

I have checked several weather websites and even the one I have found to be the most consistant "the National Weather Service" currently shows nothing for Tuesday / Tuesday night and only a 30% chance of precipitation for Wed / Wed night & Thur. The Weather Channel website shows o% precip for Tue and only a 30% chance for Wed.
A man I just spoke with on the phone who operates a large plowing service mentioned a possible big storm for Tuesday.
So, only time will tell !
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
Chris Exley
Senior Member
 
Chris Exley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mirror Lake, NH and Royersford, PA
Posts: 134
Thanks: 26
Thanked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default Oh Yeah! Big storm on the models.

There is a thread about the potential storm here: http://forums.accuweather.com/index....=780&start=780

Of course, we are still 5 days away, but it looks like a monster as of now.
Chris Exley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
Blue Thunder
Senior Member
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Eastern MA & Frye Island/Sebago Lake, Maine
Posts: 814
Thanks: 195
Thanked 233 Times in 107 Posts
Default NWS Technical discussion

From this morning....

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
HIGHLIGHTS...
*ANOTHER VERY COLD NIGHT MON NIGHT
*POTENTIAL MAJOR WINTER STORM NEXT WED/THU

ANOTHER VERY COLD NIGHT IS EXPECTED MON NIGHT WITH TEMPS EXPECTED
BELOW ZERO FOR MOST OF THE INTERIOR WITH SURFACE HIGH
OVERHEAD...MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND SOLID SNOW COVER. ALTHOUGH AIR
MASS HAS BEGUN TO MODERATE PER TEMP CHANGES AT 850 MB...RADIATIONAL
COOLING EXPECTED TO BE OPTIMUM AND MANY INTERIOR SHELTERED LOCATIONS
MAY BE NEARLY AS COLD AS SUN NIGHT.

MAIN FOCUS FOR THIS TIME PERIOD NOW SHIFTS TO POTENTIAL MAJOR STORM
AROUND MID WEEK. THE ECMWF HAS TRENDED SLOWER WITH ITS 00Z RUN AND
IS NOW ONLY ABOUT 6 HOURS FASTER THAN THE OPERATIONAL GFS. THE GGEM
IS STILL WAY SLOWER BECAUSE IT DIGS THE SOUTHERN STREAM ENERGY INTO
THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA BEFORE LIFTING IT TOWARD THE GULF OF MEXICO.
AS PER THE PREEPD...THAT SOLUTION DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AS LIKELY
GIVEN THE PATTERN THIS WINTER SO FAR. ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE MANY
DETAILS TO WORK OUT FOR AN EVENT THAT IS STILL AT LEAST 5 OR 6 DAYS
AWAY...MEDIUM RANGE MODELS HAVE BEEN SIGNALING A POTENTIAL
SIGNIFICANT COASTAL STORM ALREADY FOR SEVERAL DAYS. MANY OF THE
DETAILS WILL AGAIN INVOLVE THE TIMING OF PHASING BETWEEN NORTHERN
AND SOUTHERN STREAMS. THERE SEEMS TO BE GOOD EVIDENCE THAT A FAIRLY
POWERFUL STORM MAY EVOLVE FROM JUST THE SOUTHERN STREAM WITH COPIOUS
GULF AND SUBTROPICAL ATLC MOISTURE. THE ECMWF THERMAL PROFILE HAS
GOTTEN SOMEWHAT COLDER WITH SUCCESSIVE RUNS AND IS COLDER THAN THE
OPERATIONAL 00Z GFS. INCLINED TO THINK THE COLDER PROFILE MAY MAKE
SENSE GIVEN THE DEPTH AND EXTENT OF ARCTIC AIR RESIDENT OVER NEW
ENGLAND. NONETHELESS...WESTWARD EXTENT OF THE TRACK WILL BE A
DETERMINING FACTOR. FOR NOW...GOING WITH PTYEP OF SNOW ESSENTIAL
ALONG AND NW OF THE BOS-PVD CORRIDOR AND RAIN OR SNOW TO THE SE.
HAVE KEPT POPS IN CHANCE RANGE DUE TO HOW FAR OUT IN TIME...BUT
INCREASED A LITTLE AND ADJUSTED TO ACCOMMODATE THE PROBABLE SLOWER
TIMING FROM PRIOR RUNS. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A VERY HIGH
IMPACT EVENT WITH HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS. ASTRO TIDES HAVE COME
DOWN SINCE PAST THE FULL MOON BUT STILL MIGHT HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME
COASTAL FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION...IF EITHER THE
00Z ECMWF OR 00Z GFS SOLUTION COMES CLOSE TO VERIFYING.


This will start to get MAJOR hype in the next few days if the models start to come to consensus.

BT
__________________
" Live for today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come"
Blue Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

double posted

Last edited by MarkinNH; 01-21-2011 at 01:32 PM. Reason: double post
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-21-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Thunder View Post
From this morning....

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
HIGHLIGHTS...
*ANOTHER VERY COLD NIGHT MON NIGHT
*POTENTIAL MAJOR WINTER STORM NEXT WED/THU

ANOTHER VERY COLD NIGHT IS EXPECTED MON NIGHT WITH TEMPS EXPECTED
BELOW ZERO FOR MOST OF THE INTERIOR WITH SURFACE HIGH
OVERHEAD...MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND SOLID SNOW COVER. ALTHOUGH AIR
MASS HAS BEGUN TO MODERATE PER TEMP CHANGES AT 850 MB...RADIATIONAL
COOLING EXPECTED TO BE OPTIMUM AND MANY INTERIOR SHELTERED LOCATIONS
MAY BE NEARLY AS COLD AS SUN NIGHT.

MAIN FOCUS FOR THIS TIME PERIOD NOW SHIFTS TO POTENTIAL MAJOR STORM
AROUND MID WEEK. THE ECMWF HAS TRENDED SLOWER WITH ITS 00Z RUN AND
IS NOW ONLY ABOUT 6 HOURS FASTER THAN THE OPERATIONAL GFS. THE GGEM
IS STILL WAY SLOWER BECAUSE IT DIGS THE SOUTHERN STREAM ENERGY INTO
THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA BEFORE LIFTING IT TOWARD THE GULF OF MEXICO.
AS PER THE PREEPD...THAT SOLUTION DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AS LIKELY
GIVEN THE PATTERN THIS WINTER SO FAR. ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE MANY
DETAILS TO WORK OUT FOR AN EVENT THAT IS STILL AT LEAST 5 OR 6 DAYS
AWAY...MEDIUM RANGE MODELS HAVE BEEN SIGNALING A POTENTIAL
SIGNIFICANT COASTAL STORM ALREADY FOR SEVERAL DAYS. MANY OF THE
DETAILS WILL AGAIN INVOLVE THE TIMING OF PHASING BETWEEN NORTHERN
AND SOUTHERN STREAMS. THERE SEEMS TO BE GOOD EVIDENCE THAT A FAIRLY
POWERFUL STORM MAY EVOLVE FROM JUST THE SOUTHERN STREAM WITH COPIOUS
GULF AND SUBTROPICAL ATLC MOISTURE. THE ECMWF THERMAL PROFILE HAS
GOTTEN SOMEWHAT COLDER WITH SUCCESSIVE RUNS AND IS COLDER THAN THE
OPERATIONAL 00Z GFS. INCLINED TO THINK THE COLDER PROFILE MAY MAKE
SENSE GIVEN THE DEPTH AND EXTENT OF ARCTIC AIR RESIDENT OVER NEW
ENGLAND. NONETHELESS...WESTWARD EXTENT OF THE TRACK WILL BE A
DETERMINING FACTOR. FOR NOW...GOING WITH PTYEP OF SNOW ESSENTIAL
ALONG AND NW OF THE BOS-PVD CORRIDOR AND RAIN OR SNOW TO THE SE.
HAVE KEPT POPS IN CHANCE RANGE DUE TO HOW FAR OUT IN TIME...BUT
INCREASED A LITTLE AND ADJUSTED TO ACCOMMODATE THE PROBABLE SLOWER
TIMING FROM PRIOR RUNS. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE A VERY HIGH
IMPACT EVENT WITH HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS. ASTRO TIDES HAVE COME
DOWN SINCE PAST THE FULL MOON BUT STILL MIGHT HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME
COASTAL FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION...IF EITHER THE
00Z ECMWF OR 00Z GFS SOLUTION COMES CLOSE TO VERIFYING.


This will start to get MAJOR hype in the next few days if the models start to come to consensus.

BT
That all sounds like it was written by some meteorologist who is trying to make it seem like he's knows what he is talking about, when in reality he doesn't have a clue what the storm is going to do.
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 01:02 PM   #7
Rose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 498
Thanks: 62
Thanked 71 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Reads like an area forecast discussion to me.
Rose is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Rose For This Useful Post:
Blue Thunder (01-21-2011), chipj29 (01-24-2011), Chris Exley (01-21-2011), Skip (01-21-2011)
Old 01-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #8
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

The Weather Channel website has now changed the Wed / Thur forcast to a 70% chance of precipitation. The National Weather Service hasn't updated theirs yet, their still showing only a 30% chance.
I think we have more than enough snow on the ground. If were lucky the storm won't hit us to hard.
I am ready for spring. I have had enough of this white crap.
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #9
Pepper
Senior Member
 
Pepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Laconia, NH
Posts: 1,284
Thanks: 409
Thanked 155 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkinNH View Post
... I have had enough of this white crap.
That makes two of us!!! (perhaps more!)
__________________
Never waste time lamenting what was. Simply celebrate what is!
Pepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #10
Blue Thunder
Senior Member
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Eastern MA & Frye Island/Sebago Lake, Maine
Posts: 814
Thanks: 195
Thanked 233 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rose View Post
Reads like an area forecast discussion to me.
Me too.....
__________________
" Live for today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come"
Blue Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #11
Skip
Senior Member
 
Skip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 1,597
Thanks: 244
Thanked 498 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rose View Post
Reads like an area forecast discussion to me.
Me too....
Skip is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Skip For This Useful Post:
hazelnut (01-22-2011)
Old 01-21-2011, 03:35 PM   #12
Rusty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,002
Thanks: 593
Thanked 678 Times in 419 Posts
Default

moi aussi.....
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 04:25 PM   #13
Nagigator
Senior Member
 
Nagigator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Central Ma.
Posts: 252
Thanks: 200
Thanked 40 Times in 33 Posts
Default count me in......

I work outside, and this weather is getting really old fast. Don't get me wrong, i like to snowshoe and hike in the woods, but three feet of snow is enough, already! Not to mention the artic air just now pouring in.
Nagigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 07:10 PM   #14
Rose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 498
Thanks: 62
Thanked 71 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
That makes two of us!!! (perhaps more!)
Me three...or four. The parking lanes at school are getting narrower and narrower, and I don't have a 4x4 (or the guts) to park on the snowbanks like some of the students do.
Rose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #15
JPC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Milford, NH
Posts: 150
Thanks: 33
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Spring

In two months it will be spring!
JPC is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JPC For This Useful Post:
Nagigator (01-22-2011)
Old 01-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #16
robmac
Senior Member
 
robmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nashua,Meredith
Posts: 915
Thanks: 195
Thanked 95 Times in 71 Posts
Default

Can't wait for spring,and of course ice out.
robmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #17
gravy boat
Senior Member
 
gravy boat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Gilford yr round, W. Alton and Bears' Den for summers
Posts: 411
Thanks: 184
Thanked 89 Times in 44 Posts
Smile Snow

I love snow and to ski and hope for a good amount. :-)
gravy boat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2011, 08:21 PM   #18
RLW
Senior Member
 
RLW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Alton Bay on the mountain by a lake
Posts: 2,019
Thanks: 553
Thanked 410 Times in 309 Posts
Default

I'M SENDING YOU SOME SPRING!!!!!



This only takes a second and it feels so good!


I think we all need a little spring today!

I'm sending you some Spring!!!!

Click on the snowman. You will get a black page.
Click your mouse anywhere (& everywhere) on the page & see what happens!
Better yet, click (hold down) & drag your mouse over the black page...
Enjoy!!


Name:  !cid_0A09FCACA1C249D19CE2BDB31BF6DBEF@scottsbus.jpg
Views: 1602
Size:  11.7 KB
__________________
There is nothing better than living on Alton Mountain & our grand kids visits.
RLW is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to RLW For This Useful Post:
DRH (01-24-2011), JanN (01-24-2011), Lakegeezer (01-24-2011), Rag Top Daze (01-23-2011), Ropetow (01-24-2011), Sunrise Point (01-24-2011)
Old 01-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #19
Pepper
Senior Member
 
Pepper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Laconia, NH
Posts: 1,284
Thanks: 409
Thanked 155 Times in 40 Posts
Default Spring!

Thanks RLW! I needed that!!!!!
__________________
Never waste time lamenting what was. Simply celebrate what is!
Pepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 07:13 AM   #20
SteveA
Deceased Member
 
SteveA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Gilford, NH
Posts: 2,311
Thanks: 1,070
Thanked 2,053 Times in 496 Posts
Default Yikes!

Little chilly up on MT Washington this AM...

Wind Chill minus 70

Name:  Monday 7 AM.JPG
Views: 1503
Size:  149.6 KB
__________________
"Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry he'll be a mile away and barefoot!" unknown
SteveA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 08:22 AM   #21
Jonas Pilot
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire is my home, 24-7-365
Posts: 1,686
Thanks: 1,047
Thanked 336 Times in 189 Posts
Default Brrrrrrrr!

At 7:00 AM 1-24-11 Wolfeboro.
Attached Images
 
Jonas Pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 09:06 AM   #22
robmac
Senior Member
 
robmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Nashua,Meredith
Posts: 915
Thanks: 195
Thanked 95 Times in 71 Posts
Default

Just dropped my daughter off for school minus 1 degree in Nashua. Can't wait for snow it'll be warmer at least.
robmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #23
SIKSUKR
Senior Member
 
SIKSUKR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,052
Thanks: 215
Thanked 892 Times in 504 Posts
Default That's nothing

I was only 10 below in Bedford. My friends house in Whitefield was 32 below.
__________________
SIKSUKR
SIKSUKR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 10:23 AM   #24
DRH
Senior Member
 
DRH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: West Alton
Posts: 1,612
Thanks: 933
Thanked 562 Times in 149 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SIKSUKR View Post
I was only 10 below in Bedford. My friends house in Whitefield was 32 below.
It was 10 below at 7:00 AM in West Alton this morning, too. It's "up" to 2 below now at 10:20 AM.
__________________
DRH
DRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 01:32 PM   #25
nvtngtxpyr
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 32
Thanks: 28
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkinNH View Post
That all sounds like it was written by some meteorologist who is trying to make it seem like he's knows what he is talking about, when in reality he doesn't have a clue what the storm is going to do.
Go here to see the computer models that they're discussing.
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/

If you look at the following loop it appears that most of the moisture will be offshore. But then, it's only a computer forecast
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwp...p_m_loop.shtml
__________________
As you slide down the banisters of life
may the splinters never point the wrong way.
nvtngtxpyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #26
hazelnut
Senior Member
 
hazelnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,348
Thanks: 503
Thanked 461 Times in 161 Posts
Default

WHDH Boston 4:00pm weather forecast just called for a big storm hitting Boston and lesser amounts North and West. Still significant and very similar to all other storms this season. It has been a weird winter, getting way more snow in Boston and lesser amounts around the lakes region.
hazelnut is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to hazelnut For This Useful Post:
Skip (01-24-2011)
Old 01-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #27
Skip
Senior Member
 
Skip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 1,597
Thanks: 244
Thanked 498 Times in 171 Posts
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by hazelnut View Post
WHDH Boston 4:00pm weather forecast just called for a big storm hitting Boston and lesser amounts North and West. Still significant and very similar to all other storms this season. It has been a weird winter, getting way more snow in Boston and lesser amounts around the lakes region.
I have pretty much given up watching much of the "personalities" that present the weather on several of the local channels, particularly WMUR, and now try and follow a combination of several on-line mets and some of the NOAA stuff. Oh yeah, and waiting for my two favorites, Rose & CLA to chime in with their expertise!

That said the folks I follow continue to believe that central NH, including the Lakes Region, are still in the possibility of the jackpot range (12+) for this storm with SE New England including Boston to receive a mix or rain. The classic "north and west" of 495/95 storms we used to see a few years back.

Anyways, I know we could use a good foot over our way at the OVSC, especially on the rails & switches of Corridor 19. Same with out towards Sandwich way. Rode from Tamworth to Sandwich Notch yesterday, couldn't believe how much the snow fell off over the Sandwich side of the ridge!

We sledders need more snow...here's hoping for a major dumping Wednesday into Thursday!

Last edited by Skip; 01-24-2011 at 05:01 PM. Reason: CSL to CLA...losing my brain cells reading FLL posts!
Skip is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Skip For This Useful Post:
hazelnut (01-24-2011), Winnisquamguy (01-24-2011)
Old 01-24-2011, 04:52 PM   #28
hazelnut
Senior Member
 
hazelnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,348
Thanks: 503
Thanked 461 Times in 161 Posts
Default

I really really really really hope you are right Skip. I agree with you in many ways, in that I look at several sources before I "buy into it" so to speak. I always love reading Rose and CLA's take as well as others that chime in. I get much more of an education from those folks than the personalities you speak of.

Fingers crossed for a blockbuster in the Lakes and North. I'd be OK with a mix and rain here at home, I have way too much and I'd like to send it your way!
hazelnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2011, 07:55 PM   #29
VitaBene
Senior Member
 
VitaBene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Moultonborough
Posts: 3,093
Thanks: 1,234
Thanked 1,367 Times in 681 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skip View Post
I have pretty much given up watching much of the "personalities" that present the weather on several of the local channels, particularly WMUR, and now try and follow a combination of several on-line mets and some of the NOAA stuff. Oh yeah, and waiting for my two favorites, Rose & CLA to chime in with their expertise!

That said the folks I follow continue to believe that central NH, including the Lakes Region, are still in the possibility of the jackpot range (12+) for this storm with SE New England including Boston to receive a mix or rain. The classic "north and west" of 495/95 storms we used to see a few years back.

Anyways, I know we could use a good foot over our way at the OVSC, especially on the rails & switches of Corridor 19. Same with out towards Sandwich way. Rode from Tamworth to Sandwich Notch yesterday, couldn't believe how much the snow fell off over the Sandwich side of the ridge!

We sledders need more snow...here's hoping for a major dumping Wednesday into Thursday!
Keeping my fingers crossed too!!
VitaBene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2011, 08:50 AM   #30
chipj29
Senior Member
 
chipj29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bow
Posts: 1,852
Thanks: 480
Thanked 285 Times in 151 Posts
Default

This is another tricky one. Some models are still showing the storm being too far south and east to impact us, others saying we get good snow.

Must be hard to be a weather guy these days when the guidance that you tend to lean on is so wishy-washy leading up to an event. It brings out the best weather guys, the guys who can forecast without depending on a computer. Unfortunately there are not too many of them around anymore.
__________________
Getting ready for winter!
chipj29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #31
hilltopper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Meredith
Posts: 651
Thanks: 23
Thanked 93 Times in 55 Posts
Default

Looking more and more like this storm is going to be a miss for this area. Many storms this year have trended E or NW the last 18 to 36 hours. This one does not appear to be doing so. Hope I'm wrong...
hilltopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 10:23 AM   #32
SIKSUKR
Senior Member
 
SIKSUKR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,052
Thanks: 215
Thanked 892 Times in 504 Posts
Default A monster miss

As of this morning it looks like pretty much a miss for the lakes. Maybe a few inches and nothing where I would like to see it. I really pay very little attention to snow total forecasts until about 24 hours before the storm. Any loger in this part of the world is pure horseshoes. It's too fine of line on 2 feet or 2 inches in NE.
__________________
SIKSUKR
SIKSUKR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 11:35 AM   #33
Pineedles
Senior Member
 
Pineedles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Moultonborough & CT
Posts: 2,417
Thanks: 949
Thanked 593 Times in 331 Posts
Default

It's been coming down hot and heavy since 9AM, here in CT. No more room to put the darn stuff.
Pineedles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #34
TOAD
Senior Member
 
TOAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Soon to be Moultonboro
Posts: 258
Thanks: 1
Thanked 81 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pineedles View Post
It's been coming down hot and heavy since 9AM, here in CT. No more room to put the darn stuff.
I'm working in East Hartford, CT and it isn't snowing here yet...well maybe around ten flakes.
__________________
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.....Unknown....but attributed to George Washington
TOAD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #35
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hilltopper View Post
Looking more and more like this storm is going to be a miss for this area.
Thank god for that ! We have more than enough snow (IMO) for the winter.
Peoples dollars are stretched thin enough as it is in this economy. The more driveway plowings and or possible roof shovelings they may have to shell out for this winter is only going to put many people into the danger zone financially.
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 02:59 PM   #36
hilltopper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Meredith
Posts: 651
Thanks: 23
Thanked 93 Times in 55 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkinNH View Post
Thank god for that ! We have more than enough snow (IMO) for the winter.
Peoples dollars are stretched thin enough as it is in this economy. The more driveway plowings and or possible roof shovelings they may have to shell out for this winter is only going to put many people into the danger zone financially.
Lot of business owners would disagree with you there... Those who don't like snow should probably find another place to go...
hilltopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 03:31 PM   #37
RLW
Senior Member
 
RLW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Alton Bay on the mountain by a lake
Posts: 2,019
Thanks: 553
Thanked 410 Times in 309 Posts
Default

Are we going to be doing more of this snowplowtomorrow morning????
__________________
There is nothing better than living on Alton Mountain & our grand kids visits.
RLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 03:46 PM   #38
garysanfran
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco/Meredith
Posts: 627
Thanks: 171
Thanked 229 Times in 101 Posts
Smile Can't wait for spring...

I'll bring this with me in the spring. I took this on the left coast a couple days ago...Sorry!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Gary
~~~~_/) ~~~
~~~~~~~~
garysanfran is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #39
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hilltopper View Post
Lot of business owners would disagree with you there... Those who don't like snow should probably find another place to go...
If that doesn't sound like a typical flatlander type response. "If you don't like it here, you can always sell out and leave" !
My comment is quite valid, whether you or some business owners agree with it or not. Maybe your not strapped for disposable funds for extra snow removal but there is a hell of alot of people here who are !

And, YES. Someday I certainly hope to go live where I don't have to see snow.
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 05:36 PM   #40
hilltopper
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Meredith
Posts: 651
Thanks: 23
Thanked 93 Times in 55 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkinNH View Post
If that doesn't sound like a typical flatlander type response. "If you don't like it here, you can always sell out and leave" !
My comment is quite valid, whether you or some business owners agree with it or not. Maybe your not strapped for disposable funds for extra snow removal but there is a hell of alot of people here who are !

And, YES. Someday I certainly hope to go live where I don't have to see snow.
I grew up North of the notches so I don't think I'm a flatlander? I just shake my head when folks complain about snow yet basically live in Northern New England. I guess I'm lucky I don't pay for snow removal but I do have to spend two hours after every storm snowblowing, shoveling, and roof raking. If all this makes me "sound like a typical flatlander" then I am utterly confused. Jeesh, the area hasn't even gotten that much snow this Winter...
hilltopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #41
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hilltopper View Post
I grew up North of the notches so I don't think I'm a flatlander? I just shake my head when folks complain about snow yet basically live in Northern New England. I guess I'm lucky I don't pay for snow removal but I do have to spend two hours after every storm snowblowing, shoveling, and roof raking. If all this makes me "sound like a typical flatlander" then I am utterly confused. Jeesh, the area hasn't even gotten that much snow this Winter...
Nope, your no more a flatlander then I am and I am glad you like the snow but for me, 45 years of new england winters has taken it's toll.
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 06:19 PM   #42
RLW
Senior Member
 
RLW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Alton Bay on the mountain by a lake
Posts: 2,019
Thanks: 553
Thanked 410 Times in 309 Posts
Default

Now this ole geezer has spent 72 years in New England 4 seasons and still looks for the following. snowy-house, snow-blower, snowplow
__________________
There is nothing better than living on Alton Mountain & our grand kids visits.
RLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM   #43
upthesaukee
Senior Member
 
upthesaukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Alton Bay
Posts: 4,639
Thanks: 1,368
Thanked 1,401 Times in 757 Posts
Default Lakes Region is a tourist area...

...and as such caters to the tourists who frequent our area each season. To say that we have too much snow and don't need any more certainly doesn't help the many businesses who depend on the winter tourists, such as restaurants, gas stations, motels, food stores, etc. Much the same can be said in the summer about the vehicular traffic in our towns, and the boat traffic in the summer on our lakes. It's all a part of living here. Our local contractors who build, repair, and improve the properties in our area are the same people who do property management and plowing in the winter.

When we look at living somewhere, we need to look beyond tax rates and good schools. Is it a case of love it or leave it? Of course not. If we do not like winter and are planning to move to warmer climes, we can certainly hope that time will arrive sooner rather than later. In the meantime, let those who enjoy it, or even more importantly need the snow to continue their livelyhood have their success. JMHO
__________________
I Live Here... I am always UPTHESAUKEE !!!!
upthesaukee is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to upthesaukee For This Useful Post:
Ropetow (01-26-2011), trfour (01-26-2011)
Old 01-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #44
tis
Senior Member
 
tis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,409
Thanks: 421
Thanked 736 Times in 509 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RLW View Post
Now this ole geezer has spent 72 years in New England 4 seasons and still looks for the following. snowy-house, snow-blower, snowplow
You are so funny, RLW!
tis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 06:55 PM   #45
MarkinNH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 392
Thanks: 177
Thanked 146 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by upthesaukee View Post
...and as such caters to the tourists who frequent our area each season. To say that we have too much snow and don't need any more certainly doesn't help the many businesses who depend on the winter tourists, such as restaurants, gas stations, motels, food stores, etc. Much the same can be said in the summer about the vehicular traffic in our towns, and the boat traffic in the summer on our lakes. It's all a part of living here. Our local contractors who build, repair, and improve the properties in our area are the same people who do property management and plowing in the winter.

When we look at living somewhere, we need to look beyond tax rates and good schools. Is it a case of love it or leave it? Of course not. If we do not like winter and are planning to move to warmer climes, we can certainly hope that time will arrive sooner rather than later. In the meantime, let those who enjoy it, or even more importantly need the snow to continue their livelyhood have their success. JMHO
And your point is ???
MarkinNH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 08:58 AM   #46
SIKSUKR
Senior Member
 
SIKSUKR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,052
Thanks: 215
Thanked 892 Times in 504 Posts
Default Bring it on

52 years in the snow and I love it. I maintain my personnel property and my business walkways and entrances as well. That's life. If I didn't like it I would sure as heck move south. I'm sure those same people would be complaining how hot it is in the summer though. Lots of peoples income are tied to snowfall in NH including yours indirectly with tourism dollars offsetting taxes. Never understood people that stayed in an area yet complained about the climate. Bring it on!
__________________
SIKSUKR
SIKSUKR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 09:04 AM   #47
Rusty
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,002
Thanks: 593
Thanked 678 Times in 419 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SIKSUKR View Post
52 years in the snow and I love it. I maintain my personnel property and my business walkways and entrances as well. That's life. If I didn't like it I would sure as heck move south. I'm sure those same people would be complaining how hot it is in the summer though. Lots of peoples income are tied to snowfall in NH including yours indirectly with tourism dollars offsetting taxes. Never understood people that stayed in an area yet complained about the climate. Bring it on!
It's called "Human Nature".
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 10:28 AM   #48
Winnisquamguy
Senior Member
 
Winnisquamguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Winnisquam, NH
Posts: 613
Thanks: 419
Thanked 163 Times in 115 Posts
Default

Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by upthesaukee View Post
...and as such caters to the tourists who frequent our area each season. To say that we have too much snow and don't need any more certainly doesn't help the many businesses who depend on the winter tourists, such as restaurants, gas stations, motels, food stores, etc. Much the same can be said in the summer about the vehicular traffic in our towns, and the boat traffic in the summer on our lakes. It's all a part of living here. Our local contractors who build, repair, and improve the properties in our area are the same people who do property management and plowing in the winter.

When we look at living somewhere, we need to look beyond tax rates and good schools. Is it a case of love it or leave it? Of course not. If we do not like winter and are planning to move to warmer climes, we can certainly hope that time will arrive sooner rather than later. In the meantime, let those who enjoy it, or even more importantly need the snow to continue their livelyhood have their success. JMHO
Quote:
And your point is ???
Quit your bitching and deal with it or move!!
__________________
"I'd rather be ridin than rolling"
Winnisquamguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 11:33 AM   #49
upthesaukee
Senior Member
 
upthesaukee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Alton Bay
Posts: 4,639
Thanks: 1,368
Thanked 1,401 Times in 757 Posts
Default Nice Link

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
It's called "Human Nature".
Of course, once you read that whole thing, no wonder "man" tends to be so screwed up!!!!
__________________
I Live Here... I am always UPTHESAUKEE !!!!
upthesaukee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #50
ghfromaltonbay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Clifton, NJ, Alton Bay
Posts: 743
Thanks: 189
Thanked 173 Times in 99 Posts
Default NJ worse than New England this winter

Sure wish I could send you guys some of our snow to help build up the trails. We don't know where to go with it anymore. We had 15" overnight which brings the total snowfall here in northern NJ to 70 inches since 12/26. Here's my place after cleaning up this a.m.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by ghfromaltonbay; 01-27-2011 at 02:03 PM. Reason: word omission
ghfromaltonbay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 02:06 PM   #51
gf2020
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North of Boston
Posts: 203
Thanks: 11
Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts
Default

No shortage of snow at my house in the Boston area either!
Attached Images
 
gf2020 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #52
ghfromaltonbay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Clifton, NJ, Alton Bay
Posts: 743
Thanks: 189
Thanked 173 Times in 99 Posts
Default Official total = 19 inches

Just saw on the 5 pm news that our city Clifton, NJ and Central Park in NY both registered 19" of snowfall with this 24 hour storm. Most neighboring towns came in between 16 and 19 inches as well. Wish we could bottle it and send it to the lakes region. Hoping the runway in Alton Bay can also be done before the Winter Carnival weekend.
ghfromaltonbay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 06:56 PM   #53
Merrymeeting
Senior Member
 
Merrymeeting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Merrymeeting Lake, New Durham
Posts: 1,976
Thanks: 235
Thanked 678 Times in 295 Posts
Default

Sadly, the piles in those pictures look small to me. Some of mine are well over 12'! Thankfully I have a tractor with a front loader or we would still be snowed in here in the Worcester area of MA!
Merrymeeting is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

This page was generated in 0.51710 seconds