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Old 02-13-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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By the way... .. there was a solar flare this weekend which matched the record of last years on the same date of Feb. 12, 2010. I wonder if that means another hot summer is coming. I miss the old pattern already. lol

Should stay dry till next weekend. Then some storms moving through after the 18th. Right now looks like rain.

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Old 02-13-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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The weekend guy on WFSB-3 last night was talking about how this week's warmup is going to be followed by a return to colder weather for the last part of February into early March. Something about the blocking high in Greenland restrengthening? This would seem to indicate the pattern's not truly broken yet?
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Love those faces. lol I doubt there is over 2 feet of accumulated snow anywhere now. Could I request you find a spot that wasnt a drift or a mound of snow, dig down with a shovel and stick a ruler in there? Take a pic and post it. Unless you live 1000 feet up everyone in the state should have less than 15 inches now.
You need to head north of Norwalk! Newtown got a lot more snow, plus I am in a valley. We also have a lot of mature woods with tall trees around us, and even without leaves we have a lot of shade. If I were to stick a ruler into the shallowest area, the snow would be above the top of the ruler. I had to wade through the snow yesterday to get to the bird feeder, and the snow was still up to my thighs. I have given up using a snow shovel, and lately I've been using a regular shovel to clear more paths. I have two dogs, and my initial paths are well, a little yellow now.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: The South
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I have two dogs, and my initial paths are well, a little yellow now.
I have the same issue.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The weekend guy on WFSB-3 last night was talking about how this week's warmup is going to be followed by a return to colder weather for the last part of February into early March. Something about the blocking high in Greenland restrengthening? This would seem to indicate the pattern's not truly broken yet?
The pattern has been completly broken for a week now. Even if the cold air comes back a pattern is not just about air temp. I

A pattern typically consists of Temps, Jet Stream, troughs, ridges, moistures, area of development, atmospheric conditions, ect. ect....

Those coastal developments near us are done..The persistance of the cold air in place is done. The amount of moisture falling is done. The trough to south of us is done (more flat now)

Can patterns change "temporarily"(1-2weeks)? Sure...but I dont think this is temporary. We'll see. This pattern should change in Mid-Late March.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i can say with all honesty at the BACK of the house, where its shaded but no drifts, dad had to clamber across the tundra yesterday to clean the vent from the dryer and while over most of it he managed to stay on the surface he did "drop" a few times and it came to his crotch...this is a 6'2" man, weve definatly got 3ft minimum on the ground at the back of the house...

at the front of the house though where the sun gets, theres about 22"-24" on the ground and the snow drifts/piles are currently between 4 and 5 ft tall.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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Here you go, Cambium!

I tried to find somewhere that clearly wouldn't have mounds alongside the trails, so it wouldn't affect the height of the snow. Here is a section of our backyard, I didn't really dig trails here, we've just been walking along it and flattening it. Look behind and to the left of the hole, that's the standard height all along the yard, which slopes. It's also a little deeper in some areas. And it's a little "dirty", sorry about that!

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g230/njm1/th_IMG_2792.jpg (broken link)


Here's a close-up of the hole, showing the inches. Um, feet. That's just about two feet!

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g230/njm1/th_IMG_2784a.jpg (broken link)

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g230/njm1/th_IMG_2785.jpg (broken link)
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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You need to head north of Norwalk! Newtown got a lot more snow, plus I am in a valley. We also have a lot of mature woods with tall trees around us, and even without leaves we have a lot of shade. If I were to stick a ruler into the shallowest area, the snow would be above the top of the ruler.
A 12" ruler I agree. The lodge at the Adirondak Mountains have 20-30" and thats at 2000 feet above sea level!

Here's the current snowcover map. drifts are commonly mistaken when measuring. Here's the "actual" snowcover in CT.. Like I said, less than 15" everywhere. I got 60 inches of snow in 4 weeks and I have 8 inches of that left.. So even areas in Northern CT where some storms actually missed, they should have around 12-18" of that left.





And here's weatherunderground which I'll have to side with you doesn't look right...

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here you go, Cambium!

Here's a close-up of the hole, showing the inches. Um, feet. That's just about two feet!
I arrest my case with this pic. Looks like a drift from this pic... Looks like You got 12" or less left of "ACTUAL" snowfall.. but hey...if you want more, I can send some your way...just give me till March. lol

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g230/njm1/th_IMG_2785.jpg (broken link)
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Hey, are you going to make me dig another hole in another part of my yard to prove you wrong, Cambium?!

Oh good, you just saw the pictures. My family is wondering why I am out digging holes and taking pictures. LOL!
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