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Old 02-10-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Amen...I've lived in Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland's lake snow belt, and Albany, and never seen this much snow!!
I've seen that much snow in Albany, just not all in one storm, but during the course of say January with very little melting.

All those places get more snow overall than the coastal Northeast, but we often get tons of snow in one shot! If you look at the record snowfalls for all the locations you lived in rajmelk, I think even as far south as Philly the record single snowfall is higher than all of them.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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A big thanks to everyone who gave us the heads up, updated the maps and projections.

I love snow and have spent the last few days outside playing with my kids and niece and nephew.

You all have been a great help. Keep up the great work!

El Scorcho
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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I've seen that much snow in Albany, just not all in one storm, but during the course of say January with very little melting.

All those places get more snow overall than the coastal Northeast, but we often get tons of snow in one shot! If you look at the record snowfalls for all the locations you lived in rajmelk, I think even as far south as Philly the record single snowfall is higher than all of them.
Yes, I was referring to single event snowfall for sure. Philly I think had that one monster (28"?) in 2010...but I bet Hartford has had a bunch more 20"+ events on record. Heck, I've experienced 2 just in the last 2 years.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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Yes, I was referring to single event snowfall for sure. Philly I think had that one monster (28"?) in 2010...but I bet Hartford has had a bunch more 20"+ events on record. Heck, I've experienced 2 just in the last 2 years.
Philly had two storms of 30", in 2010 and 1996......Hartford almost certainly has more 20+" storms but it's also close enough to the coast for me to consider it to be "coastal Northeast" as well so it counts in getting "a lot in one shot" (a lot closer than Albany and actually technically closer than Philly).

I think the extreme snow cover helped Hartford achieve a subzero low temperature today (-4 at Bradley).
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I've some people say that this storm - as bad as it was - wasn't as bad as 1978. I think they might be forgetting that in 1978 there was already a pretty decent amount of snow on the ground, so, when we added 24" to it, it seemed like "more". I understand that with this blizzard, the ground was pretty bare and the snow banks smaller. Is this true?
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I've been hearing that the snowfall totals were higher in a 24 hour period, max wind speeds were higher, pressure was lower, and rate of snowfall per hour were all higher than '78.

Though I suppose that depends on if you're in one of the places that has 10" or 40".
I agree with all that. This blizzard dropped a seasons worth of snow "within" 24hrs. That wasn't done in 1978.

Pressure in 1978 was 984. This storm hit 976mb.

Not sure about winds.

I think comparing it to the 1888 blizzard would be a better comparison.

And the reason why we don't see scenes like we do from 1978 with cars buried on the roads is because 1. we have better technology and 2. there is more awareness now thanks to media and social networks and technology. We've got more leeway notice now a days.

Snow totals comparison. The heaviest zone wasn't CT in 1978.

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Anyone know/want to predict what 91 & the Merritt will be like tomorrow afternoon?? Western Connecticut has a game up @ Keene state (in Keene, NH) tomorrow. I'd like to go because we only have 3 or 4 more games left this season, but obviously I'm not gonna go if my car is going to drive off the side of the road.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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This morning in the Hartford area, roads are OK but dicey in spots. Route 2 is two lanes, no shoulder, but suddenly the right lane will disappear, then return. Same on 84. Basically, stay out of the right lane on the highways. Also, some entrance ramps have ZERO line of sight, so people have to stop and inch their way onto the highways, so be mindful of slow cars merging. Intersections on town roads are tough too, with giant snow banks blocking your view. Take your time and edge out slowly, so far everyone was playing nice on the roads today and being patient.

Honestly, the drive this morning wasn't too bad, everyone just needs to be aware that many other motorists can't see well and we all have to be accommodating.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Time lapse video in Hartford.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4376792628960

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Branford
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Be careful out on the roads today. Just heard on the police scanner that 91 is being shutdown in Enfield. Highway is a complete sheet of ice.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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91 is closed from Windsor to the MA line.
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