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Old 04-23-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Wave: Why are you posting storm totals as of 2am? Those of us in SW CT still were seeing the heaviest bands. I logged 2.5" when I left for work at 6am.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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Wave: Why are you posting storm totals as of 2am? Those of us in SW CT still were seeing the heaviest bands. I logged 2.5" when I left for work at 6am.
According to NWS upton those totals were as of 4 AM today.

It has not rained here east of New Haven all morning. Hopefully your rain will move east toward us. I need rain bad, really bad. I have not seen my soil in this condition in my life. I took this picture of my bamboo grove on Fri before I went to NJ:




Please send all your rain here.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:04 AM
 
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To be honest…I was actually a little disappointed too in this storm. The rainfall in many areas of Connecticut was far from the 3 to 4 inches they hyped up. I only measured about 1.7 inches at my location along the south-central Connecticut coast – and many reporting stations in CT received less than 1.6 inches:

SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
408 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM
THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/NYC

********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************

LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
RAINFALL OF
/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT

...FAIRFIELD COUNTY...
STAMFORD 2.44 200 AM 4/23 MESONET
BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 2.10 200 AM 4/23 ASOS
NORWALK 1.75 1030 PM 4/22 PUBLIC
DANBURY AIRPORT 1.37 200 AM 4/23 ASOS


...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...
NEW HAVEN 2.56 200 AM 4/23 ASOS
WALLINGFORD 2.46 200 AM 4/23 MESONET
MERIDEN 1.82 200 AM 4/23 ASOS
NORTH HAVEN 1.18 1048 PM 4/22 SKYWARN SPOTTER
BETHANY 1.15 800 PM 4/22 PUBLIC


...NEW LONDON COUNTY...
GROTON 2.01 200 AM 4/23 ASOS
GALES FERRY 1.50 1114 PM 4/22 SKYWARN SPOTTER
OLD LYME 1.08 600 PM 4/22 PUBLIC
MYSTIC 1.00 745 PM 4/22 SKYWARN SPOTTER



Considering the severe drought, I was hoping for much more. Still, I will take any rain I can get at this point. As I mentioned back on Friday, one of the reasons I think this storm never really had a chance to intensify was its too late in the season for the true noreaster type ocean storm. The thermal contrasts are really weak this time of year (the ocean and the surface temps were both in the 50 to 60 F range). So it never really had a chance to get strong. Still, we needed the rain we did get very badly.

In other news, for those who follow NWS records…as of today NWS Central Park stands at 56.2 F (+4.5 F). We are now down to the final 7 days of April 2012: April 2012 at Central Park currently stands as tied for the 4th warmest April since 1869 at Central Park since 1869:

Warmest Aprils since 1869 at Central Park:



57.9 2010
56.9 1941
56.2 1981/2012
56.1 2002/1921
55.9 1969
55.7 1991/2006
55.6 1994/1945
55.5 1985
55.2 1974
55.1 1910/2005

So it will be a foot race to see if yet another month at NWS Central Park will make it to become a top 10 warmest this year (Feb and March 2012 both were a top 10 warmest month at Central Park). Here is the NWS forecast for this week. :




NWS New York, NY
Point Forecast: 4 Miles W Wallingford Center CT
41.44°N 72.89°W

Today: A chance of rain, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. East wind 11 to 14 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: A slight chance of rain after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.

Tuesday: A chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 17 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39..

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Hmmmm...what you said on Friday was the storm was a bust and we would not get any rain. Geez , at least admit it...! It takes a bigger person to admit they were wrong than to spin their comments into something else.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Hmmmm...what you said on Friday was the storm was a bust and we would not get any rain. Geez , at least admit it...! It takes a bigger person to admit they were wrong than to spin their comments into something else.
I'll let the comments on the April 2012 "noreaster" speak for themsleves.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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I'll let the comments on the April 2012 "noreaster" speak for themsleves.
Impressive? I'll admit, it was a bit below predictions...

I got a storm total of 2.10" for Chicopee, MA; 10 miles north of the MA-CT border. I assume most of CT is similar?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Wave: I'm seeing different totals on NWS.

National Weather Service Text Product Display

DAILY HYDROLOGIC OBSERVATIONS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
900 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012

24HR 24HR
RIVER/RAIN 24HR TEMPS RIVER CHANGE ON SNOW
STATION PCPN 8AM MAX/MIN FS STAGE STAGE GND AMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------


FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT ...
BRIDGEPORT 2.54 54 54 47
DANBURY AIRPORT 2.49 47 50 44
BETHEL
SUCCESS HILL 2.09 51 52 46

I'll admit the storm was a dud from a Nor'easter perspective. Wind was light or variable on the NWS scale. But precip fell right in line with expectations.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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I'll let the comments on the April 2012 "noreaster" speak for themsleves.
Won't admit you failed...ok. Didn't expect anything different. Thats what happens when you ride on one outlier model to try to make your point. The ironic thing is this is exactly what you hate when the cold weather guys do it. Works both ways I guess.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Wave: I'm seeing different totals on NWS.

National Weather Service Text Product Display

DAILY HYDROLOGIC OBSERVATIONS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
900 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012

24HR 24HR
RIVER/RAIN 24HR TEMPS RIVER CHANGE ON SNOW
STATION PCPN 8AM MAX/MIN FS STAGE STAGE GND AMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------


FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT ...
BRIDGEPORT 2.54 54 54 47
DANBURY AIRPORT 2.49 47 50 44
BETHEL
SUCCESS HILL 2.09 51 52 46

I'll admit the storm was a dud from a Nor'easter perspective. Wind was light or variable on the NWS scale. But precip fell right in line with expectations.
Highest wind recorded was 58 mph gust in Staten Island. 46 mph sustained at LaGaurdia Airport, Queens.

Highest precipitation was 3.74" in Wallingford.

National Weather Service Text Product Display
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Impressive? I'll admit, it was a bit below predictions...

I got a storm total of 2.10" for Chicopee, MA; 10 miles north of the MA-CT border. I assume most of CT is similar?
I don’t know…I got 2.08 inches of rain to this moment; a wind gust of 29-mph, and the water couldn’t even make a puddle in my driveway – lol. When you compare this to the 18 hrs of storm force winds, 4 to 6 inches of rain, widespread flooding, power outages…etc that they hyped up, I would say it really was a dud.

As far as the comments by Jp03…he is still quite angry that every time they try to hype up a winter storm in the Tri-State area (and I expose this hype), he gets quite angry. Of course as a winter fan the fact that winter 2012 was a bust and spring 2012 has been warm and sunny is not helping things.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Wave: I'm seeing different totals on NWS.

National Weather Service Text Product Display

DAILY HYDROLOGIC OBSERVATIONS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
900 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012

24HR 24HR
RIVER/RAIN 24HR TEMPS RIVER CHANGE ON SNOW
STATION PCPN 8AM MAX/MIN FS STAGE STAGE GND AMT
-------------------------------------------------------------------


FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT ...
BRIDGEPORT 2.54 54 54 47
DANBURY AIRPORT 2.49 47 50 44
BETHEL
SUCCESS HILL 2.09 51 52 46

I'll admit the storm was a dud from a Nor'easter perspective. Wind was light or variable on the NWS scale. But precip fell right in line with expectations.
Me sentiments exactly.

But hey, this is the East Coast, the biggest media market on earth - hype is part of the game folks.
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