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Old 03-27-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Storm for tonight/Friday?

Not that anyone wants it but it looks like there may be some more snow tonight and tomorrow!!??

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Old 03-27-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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Yew Haw! Keep it all up north! Us southerners are enjoying spring and no snow. In fact, the Cherry trees have been in flower for a few days, the Daffodils are up and it is crazy time if you work in the green industry. Not to rub it in any but GOOD BYE WINTER- with love from sunny Pennsylvania.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Default Winter Storm Watch

A winter storm watch is now in effect for tonight and tomorrow for the southern half of New Hampshire including Belknap County. According to the National Weather Service in Gray Maine, we can expect the watch to be upgraded to warnings and advisories this afternoon as the storm becomes more of a certainty.

A cold front crossing New England today from NW to SE is expected to stall and become stationary along a line from the Ohio River Valley to around Cape Cod. This boundary between air masses will serve as a track for several small waves of low pressure (storms) moving from the Kentucky/West Va. area to the east.

With the storm track positioned to our south, the greatest chance of warning-level snow (6"+) will be in the southern half of the state. Snow advisories (for all snow) or winter weather advisories (for mixed precip) will be issued for counties that are not expected to receive 6 inches or more.

For the snow-weary, take heart: The sun at this time of year limits snow's ability to accumulate during daylight hours. It also means a good shoveling job isn't really necessary because even large accumulations melt quickly at this time of year (except for the frozen-solid stuff that's been with us since December.)

For those of us to the south of New England... radar indicates snow currently falling in northern Pennsylvania, which is expected to affect a large part of southern NY state and into western Massachusetts the rest of today.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:53 PM   #4
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Default Update: Winter Storm Warning

The NWS just upgraded its watch to a warning for the entire lakes region, southern White Mountains, and southern NH.

To find out how much has fallen during the storm go to the Winnipesaukee WeatherCenter page and click on 'rain & snow amounts' in the menu. There you will also find a snow depth map for all of New England and NY state.

Here is the warning text from the NWS.



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
345 PM EDT THU MAR 27 2008

...LATE SEASON SNOW FOR WESTERN MAINE AND NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

.LOW PRESSURE ORGANIZING IN THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY THIS EVENING
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT...PASSING NEAR NANTUCKET ISLAND
FRIDAY MORNING. THE LOW WILL THEN MOVE SOUTH OF NOVA SCOTIA FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IT WILL BRING LATE SEASON SNOW FOR MUCH OF
THE AREA...WITH THE HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS
OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE...AS WELL AS SOUTHWEST MAINE.

LOOK FOR PRECIPITATION TO DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING ACROSS THE
CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY...THEN SPREAD EAST DURING THE OVERNIGHT.
BECAUSE OF THE RELATIVELY MILD TEMPERATURES TODAY...THE PRECIPITATION
MAY START AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COAST
AND ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE. HOWEVER...AS THE PRECIPITATION
FALLS MORE HEAVILY...IT WILL CHANGE TO SNOW...AND THE SNOW MAY BE
HEAVY AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT. OVERNIGHT ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE
FROM AN INCH OR LESS ACROSS CENTRAL MAINE TO AS MUCH AS 4 INCHES
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE.

THE SNOW WILL FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF
THE REGION AS THE LOW APPROACHES. MILDER AIR TRYING TO MOVE IN
OVER THE COLDER AIR AT THE SURFACE MAY CAUSE THE SNOW TO MIX WITH
SLEET ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHWEST MAINE. OTHERWISE...
EXPECT THE SNOW TO FALL WITH VARYING INTENSITY INTO THE AFTERNOON
HOURS...BEFORE TAPERING OFF WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE LOW.

AT THIS TIME...TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
IN THE WARNING AREA...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA. TRAVEL
WILL BE IMPACTED LATER TONIGHT...AND COULD BECOME DIFFICULT FRIDAY
MORNING. IF YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL DURING THIS PERIOD...BE PREPARED
FOR THE CONDITIONS AND LEAVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY.
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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Default Another Plow Bill

Dick Albert (WCVB - Boston) is saying 4" - 8". Enough Already!
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:46 AM   #6
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Default I cant see!

Just looked at Snake Eyes and all I see is white. The Weirs Cam looks to be iced over! It is spring isn't it?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:04 AM   #7
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Snowing at a pretty good clip north of the MA/NH state line.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:07 AM   #8
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Default Less snowy than last March

So far at Black Cat we have 2.5 inches. This brings the month total to 12.2 inches which compares to a March total of 18.3 inches last year. This March has so far been less snowy than April of last year, which had 14.0 inches.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:05 PM   #9
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... April of last year, which had 14.0 inches.

AAAAAAAAAGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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maybe we should also have a contest on snow out will it be by the end of April???
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:05 PM   #11
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Any more snow blowers or shovels left in Lowes?
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:32 PM   #12
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Default Take heart...

To all who have seen enough snow, I would be amazed if this April was as snowy as last April. The reason for our record snowfall this winter has been a lot of small-to-medium storms that happened while the weather was cold enough for snow, but our overall temps have been warmer this winter than last. That is the reason the snow had so much liquid content in it, allowing it to collapse the roofs (seriously... blame the warm air!) Had this winter been as cold as last, our storms this winter would've been mostly powder. We would've had more of it (fluff factor) but it would've had a hard time staying on the roofs once the wind picked up.

So, while the warm air this winter has killed us in terms of wet snow, I would now expect the warmth to prevent this April from being nearly as snowy as last. April 2007's "showers" turned to snow because the cold air was so well-anchored here. I don't think that will happen this year.

WMUR is trying to get the word out that the ski mountains are staying open later this year and hoping people don't put their skis away because its spring. Actually, April has some of the best skiing I've ever had in this state... warm enough so you can ski in lightweight clothing (or even T-shirt) and soft snow.

Snow at Black Cat is now up to 3.1 inches. Radar indicates one final band of snow pushing through here and the back edge is at the CT river. Another band may throw a few flurries at us toward morning but doesn't look like much on the radar screen.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:28 AM   #13
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Well, CLA, at least that gives hope! It is time for it to end!
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While the black cat weather cam says the tempereature is now 20.1 degrees, the temperature just 25 miles north in Waterville Valley is, at the same time, all of 3 degrees. The elevation here is about 1500', on the valley floor.

Yesterday, there were snowmobiles out of the frozen lake, and the snowy surface looked very good with lots of traction. Ice was building in ice- eater openings close to docks. It looked like February. Probably yesterday was the last real-feel day of the winter as a big warm-up is predicted.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:38 AM   #15
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I guess my APril 15th ice out guess is a huge LOSER!

Should have known better than to pick tax day (and school board election day here in Jersey).

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Default When CLA's dock is snow free

That probably will occur by tomorrow, hopefully. Then, I think that we can agree that Spring is here.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
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We had almost a foot of snow at my house at Cannon Mt Friday/Friday night.Temps near zero at 2000 ft elevation.Windchills below zero on saturday morning.More like January.Sunday was the nicest day of the season so far.Spectacular bluebird dead calm yum yum.Today(Monday) it's snowing in southern NH and will be 60 tomorrow.The weather is so diverse in NH.
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Is it snowing up there? The Alton Webcam sure seems to have a lot of snow flying by.

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:06 PM   #19
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Default Yup it's snowing

Snow began just after 10 this morning. See the time lapse movie of this morning's sunrise yeilding to yet more snow (3 hours is covered in about 50 seconds.)

This snow is part of a warm front that is crossing the area today. Radar indicates the back edge of the snow has just crossed the CT river and moving east... so we'll be done with the snow soon. About an inch has accumulated. Like most snow at this time of year, it's melting as it falls except when it falls heavily, because of the high sun angle and lots of solar radiation coming through the clouds.

Behind the warm front, expect the warmup to begin... temps may reach 60 tomorrow across the lakes region, and should remain in the 40s for the rest of the week. This will speed the melting process, so watch out downstream!
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