March 2/3 snow?

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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:20 am

After looking at the 6z model runs this morning, I am not any more enlightened about what will happen. It appears that this storm will start as rain, change over to snow then possible back to rain. This is a very marginal case. Some of the mountains near / north of Atlanta could have several inches of snow with the rest of the area rain snow mix or only a minor accumulation. (The mountains are about 300-800' higher than the surrounding area.)

This may be one of the cases where the snow switches back and forth from rain to snow....snow with the higher vertical velocities. My gut feeling is that there will be a 1-3" band with higher amounts in higher elevations from North Georgia eastward into central North Carolina.
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:01 am

This the 12z run of the NAM crazy or right?? This will be a big storm if the new NAM is correct! North Georgia through the middle Carolina's into the Tidewater of Virginia.
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:30 pm

The GFS and NAM basically agreed. The NAM printed out more than 1" of precipital water.....over 10" of snow. Now, remember that it will begin as rain and with the ground being warm melt for a while. There is still potential for 6" if these models are close. I suspect that the national weather service will change from there previous thinking of little accumuation near ATL/

Just saw an update from the NWS....1-3" near ATL. Not bad to start there at this time.
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Martin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:45 pm

NAM is insane :shock:
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Kit Kat » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:25 pm

Any changes for tonight's forecast?

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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:42 pm

Kit Kat wrote:Any changes for tonight's forecast?
Hi Kit Kat,
welcome to the forum! It looks about the same as this evening. The forecast isn't as bullish as early today. Still a general 1-3" zone with the potential of a heavier 3-6' band embedded. No change where the snow track will be. One more update at 7am tomorrow morning.
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Martin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:59 pm

NAM died at the 0z but at least its not as bullish like you said. Precip field looks a little off considering the strength of the low

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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:12 am

It looks like all systems go. Little change again, except for the NAM adding precip back in and slower cold air near the coast. Rain/snow mix north of ATL this morning. A large area of heavy precip is moving into the area. Models predict about .6"....looking good for the 3-6" band to develop!

The NAM isn't as promising for our friends farther east. It slows the cold air just enough to only give minor accumulations instead of the insane amounts yesterday for eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia. The GFS is in agreement. The heaviest ban will stretch from north Georgia eastward into South Carolina south of Greenville-Spartanburg then to parts of North Carolina between Raleigh and Charlotte.

This morning .82' rain..... 8" of wasted snow! :Taz:
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by rmandel » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:28 am

It's snowing pretty good here in Chattanooga today :shock:

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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:42 am

I heard that Lookout mountain had about 7-8". Here north of Atlanta, generall 2-3", but .6" precip fell as frozen! That basically means that 6 inches of snow fell but only 2-3" were able to accumulate! Here are some stats... 10th time snow was recorded in Atlanta this season.

GEORGIA


...ELBERT COUNTY...

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
CARNESVILLE 0.2 821 AM 3/3 4 N COOP

...HABERSHAM COUNTY...
DEMOREST 3.5 700 AM 3/3 6 WNW COCORAHS
HELEN 2.0 700 AM 3/3 10 ENE COCORAHS
TURNERVILLE 4.0 700 AM 3/3 2 NW COCORAHS
CLARKESVILLE 1.5 700 AM 3/3 9 NW COCORAHS

...RABUN COUNTY...
CLAYTON 2.0 700 AM 3/3 1 SSW COOP
RABUN GAP 3.5 700 AM 3/3 1 WNW COCORAHS

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALEXANDER COUNTY...
TAYLORSVILLE 1.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
TAYLORSVILLE 0.5 700 AM 3/3 1 WNW COCORAHS

...AVERY COUNTY...
FLAT SPRINGS 2.9 700 AM 3/3 1 E COOP
BEECH MOUNTAIN 5.5 700 AM 3/3 COOP
BANNER ELK 4.8 700 AM 3/3 COOP
NEWLAND 4.2 700 AM 3/3 2 S COCORAHS
LINVILLE FALLS 4.4 700 AM 3/3 1 NW COCORAHS
SPRUCE PINE 0.4 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COOP

...BUNCOMBE COUNTY...
FLETCHER 8.8 700 AM 3/3 ASHEVILLE REG AP
ASHEVILLE 6.5 700 AM 3/3 4 NNE COCORAHS
BARNARDSVILLE 3.6 700 AM 3/3 2 SE COOP
WEAVERVILLE 5.0 700 AM 3/3 5 NNW COCORAHS
LEICESTER 5.7 700 AM 3/3 6 NW COCORAHS
LEICESTER 4.4 700 AM 3/3 2 SE COCORAHS
CANDLER 7.3 700 AM 3/3 3 ENE COCORAHS
ASHEVILLE 5.6 700 AM 3/3 4 ESE COCORAHS

...BURKE COUNTY...
MORGANTON 3.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP

...CALDWELL COUNTY...
LENOIR 1.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
HUDSON 2.0 700 AM 3/3 2 SE COCORAHS
LENOIR 2.0 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COCORAHS

...CLEVELAND COUNTY...
WACO 1.2 700 AM 3/3 1 NNW COCORAHS
SHELBY T 700 AM 3/3 6 NNE COCORAHS

...GASTON COUNTY...
GASTONIA 0.1 700 AM 3/3 3 NE COCORAHS
GASTONIA T 700 AM 3/3 6 SE COCORAHS
BELMONT 0.3 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...GRAHAM COUNTY...
ROBBINSVILLE 2.1 700 AM 3/3 COOP

...HAYWOOD COUNTY...
CANTON 8.4 700 AM 3/3 10 S COCORAHS
WAYNESVILLE 8.3 700 AM 3/3 5 NW COCORAHS
WAYNESVILLE 6.1 700 AM 3/3 1 ENE COCORAHS
WAYNESVILLE 5.3 700 AM 3/3 COOP

...HENDERSON COUNTY...
ETOWAH 5.7 700 AM 3/3 2 NW COCORAHS
EAST FLAT ROCK 5.0 700 AM 3/3 1 NNE COCORAHS
FLETCHER 7.5 700 AM 3/3 1 W COCORAHS
LAUREL PARK 5.0 700 AM 3/3 2 W COCORAHS
HENDERSONVILLE 6.2 700 AM 3/3 10 ENE COCORAHS
HENDERSONVILLE 6.7 700 AM 3/3 3 NW COCORAHS

...IREDELL COUNTY...
STATESVILLE 1.5 700 AM 3/3 2 NNE COOP

...JACKSON COUNTY...
CULLOWHEE 3.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
WHITTIER 3.5 700 AM 3/3 4 ESE COCORAHS

...LINCOLN COUNTY...
LINCOLNTON 1.0 700 AM 3/3 4 WSW COCORAHS
VALE 0.1 700 AM 3/3 2 SW COOP

...MACON COUNTY...
FRANKLIN 3.5 700 AM 3/3 8 SW COCORAHS
FRANKLIN 7.8 700 AM 3/3 7 E COCORAHS
FRANKLIN 2.5 700 AM 3/3 4 ESE COCORAHS

...MADISON COUNTY...
HOT SPRINGS 1.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
MARS HILL 4.7 700 AM 3/3 5 NNE COCORAHS
MARSHALL 4.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
CANTO 4.0 920 AM 3/3 COOP
MARSHALL 3.5 700 AM 3/3 5 WNW COCORAHS

...MCDOWELL COUNTY...
MARION 1.8 700 AM 3/3 5 NE COCORAHS
MARION 3.8 700 AM 3/3 2 NNW COCORAHS
OLD FORT 1.0 700 AM 3/3 3 W COOP

...MECKLENBURG COUNTY...
CHARLOTTE 0.4 700 AM 3/3 CLT AIRPORT
CHARLOTTE 0.3 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COCORAHS
CHARLOTTE 0.5 700 AM 3/3 10 SW COCORAHS

...MITCHELL COUNTY...
BAKERSVILLE 4.1 700 AM 3/3 5 N COCORAHS
BAKERSVILLE 4.5 700 AM 3/3 3 SE COCORAHS
SPRUCE PINE 0.4 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COOP

...POLK COUNTY...
TRYON 0.5 700 AM 3/3 COOP

...ROWAN COUNTY...
CLEVELAND 1.5 700 AM 3/3 COOP
SALISBURY 2.4 700 AM 3/3 5 W COCORAHS
ENOCHVILLE 0.2 700 AM 3/3 4 W COCORAHS

...RUTHERFORD COUNTY...
FOREST CITY T 700 AM 3/3 8 SW COOP
CHIMNEY ROCK 2.3 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY...
BREVARD 5.7 700 AM 3/3 1 NNE COCORAHS
BREVARD 6.5 700 AM 3/3 1 NNW COCORAHS
PISGAH FOREST 7.0 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COOP
BLANTYRE 7.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
BREVARD 5.0 700 AM 3/3 5 E COCORAHS
BREVARD 5.0 700 AM 3/3 4 S COCORAHS
BREVARD 5.7 700 AM 3/3 8 SE COCORAHS
ROSMAN 8.0 821 AM 3/3 COOP
LAKE TOXAWAY 6.5 700 AM 3/3 2 SW COOP

...UNION COUNTY...
MONROE 1.5 700 AM 3/3 2 N COCORAHS

...YANCEY COUNTY...
BURNSVILLE 3.0 700 AM 3/3 5 N COCORAHS
BURNSVILLE 6.0 700 AM 3/3 7 SSW COCORAHS
MT MITCHELL 10.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
BURNSVILLE 1.8 700 AM 3/3 7 W COCORAHS

SOUTH CAROLINA

...ANDERSON COUNTY...
ANDERSON 0.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
ANDERSON T 700 AM 3/3 5 N COCORAHS
IVA 0.0 700 AM 3/3 5 SSW COCORAHS
SANDY SPRINGS 0.5 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COOP
WILLIAMSTON 0.1 700 AM 3/3 5 W COCORAHS
ANDERSON T 700 AM 3/3 4 W COCORAHS

...CHEROKEE COUNTY...
GAFFNEY T 700 AM 3/3 6 E COOP

...CHESTER COUNTY...
CHESTER 0.5 700 AM 3/3 1 SE COOP

...GREENVILLE COUNTY...
TRAVELERS REST 0.6 700 AM 3/3 9 N COCORAHS
TRAVELERS REST 3.0 700 AM 3/3 2 NE COCORAHS
TAYLORS 0.2 700 AM 3/3 5 N COCORAHS
TRAVELERS REST T 700 AM 3/3 2 ESE COCORAHS
TAYLORS T 700 AM 3/3 3 NNW COCORAHS
HUNTS BRIDGE 1.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
GREER 0.0 700 AM 3/3 4 SW COCORAHS
GREENVILLE 0.2 700 AM 3/3 COOP
SANS SOUCI 0.9 700 AM 3/3 3 ENE COCORAHS

...GREENWOOD COUNTY...
HODGES 0.4 700 AM 3/3 1 SE COCORAHS

...LAURENS COUNTY...
CLINTON 1.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
MOUNTVILLE 0.7 700 AM 3/3 2 SE COCORAHS
GRAY COURT T 700 AM 3/3 3 WSW COCORAHS

...OCONEE COUNTY...
SALEM 0.9 700 AM 3/3 3 WNW COCORAHS
WALHALLA 4.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP
LONG CREEK 3.5 700 AM 3/3 COOP

...PICKENS COUNTY...
PICKENS T 700 AM 3/3 COOP
PICKENS 0.6 700 AM 3/3 7 W COCORAHS
TABLE ROCK 0.4 700 AM 3/3 COOP

...SPARTANBURG COUNTY...
GREER 0.9 700 AM 3/3 GSP AIRPORT
MOORE 0.3 700 AM 3/3 5 NW COCORAHS

...UNION COUNTY...
LOCKHART 1.0 600 AM 3/3 COOP
UNION 1.2 700 AM 3/3 2 NNE COCORAHS

...YORK COUNTY...
CATAWBA 2.0 700 AM 3/3 COOP

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
910 AM EST WED MAR 3 2010

...TOTAL SNOWFALL THIS SEASON AT ATLANTA BREAKS TOP 5 FOR PERIOD OF
RECORD...

AS OF MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY MARCH 3...THE OFFICIAL 24 HOUR SNOW
MEASUREMENT AT ATLANTA WAS 1.1 INCHES. THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE
WINTER SEASON SO FAR IS 5.3 INCHES WHICH IS NOW THE FIFTH HIGHEST
SINCE ACCURATE SNOW RECORDS BEGAN IN 1929.

THE 5 HIGHEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR ATLANTA ARE...

1. 10.9 INCHES (1935-36)
2. 10.3 INCHES (1982-83)
3. 8.3 INCHES (1939-40)
4. 7.7 INCHES (1986-87)
5. 5.3 INCHES (2009-10)

ADDITIONALLY...THE SNOW ON MARCH 2ND MARKS THE THIRD TIME MEASURABLE
SNOW AND THE TENTH TIME AT LEAST A TRACE OF SNOW OR SLEET FELL AT
ATLANTA THIS SEASON. IN AN AVERAGE WINTER SEASON...ATLANTA TYPICALLY
EXPERIENCES 4 DAYS OF MEASURABLE SNOW AND 6 DAYS WITH A TRACE OR
MORE OF SNOW OR SLEET

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0300 PM SNOW SUMMERVILLE 34.48N 85.35W
03/02/2010 E6.0 INCH CHATTOOGA GA EMERGENCY MNGR

5.0 TO 6.0 INCHES OF SNOW NORTH PART OF THE COUNTY TO
LESS THAN 1.0 INCH SOUTH PART OF THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW HIAWASSEE 34.95N 83.75W
03/02/2010 E4.0 INCH TOWNS GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

3.0 INCHES OF SNOW WEST TO 4.0 INCHES EAST PART OF THE
COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW 5 N DALTON 34.84N 84.98W
03/02/2010 E4.0 INCH WHITFIELD GA EMERGENCY MNGR

2.0 INCHES OF SNOW SOUTH TO 4.0 INCHES OF SNOW NORTH.
ROADS WET.

0300 PM SNOW 5 N HELEN 34.77N 83.72W
03/02/2010 E4.0 INCH WHITE GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

2.0 INCHES OF SNOW SOUTH TO 4.0 INCHES NORTH. GEORGIA
HIGHWAY 75 NORTH OF HELEN IMPASSABLE WITH SEVERAL
STRANDED VEHICLES. RICHARD B. RUSSELL HIGHWAY CLOSED.

0300 PM SNOW HOMER 34.33N 83.50W
03/02/2010 E6.0 INCH BANKS GA EMERGENCY MNGR

4 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW NORTH TO 6.0 INCHES SOUTH.

0300 PM SNOW SUCHES 34.69N 84.02W
03/02/2010 E9.0 INCH UNION GA EMERGENCY MNGR

MOST OF THE COUNTY RECEIVED 3.0 INCHES...EXCEPT FOR THE
EAST SIDE IN THE SUCHES...COOPERSTOWN...NEELS GAP AREA,
WHERE UP TO 9.0 INCHES FELL.

0300 PM SNOW ROSSVILLE 34.97N 85.29W
03/02/2010 E3.0 INCH WALKER GA COUNTY OFFICIAL

AT LEAST THREE INCHES OF SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW 5 NE DALLAS 33.97N 84.77W
03/02/2010 E4.0 INCH PAULDING GA OTHER FEDERAL

3.0 INCHES WEST TO 4.0 INCHES EAST PART OF THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW CISCO 34.95N 84.74W
03/02/2010 E3.0 INCH MURRAY GA EMERGENCY MNGR

3.0 INCHES OF SNOW NEAR THE TENNESSEE BORDER. GENERALLY
1.5 INCHES SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW DAHLONEGA 34.54N 83.98W
03/02/2010 E4.0 INCH LUMPKIN GA EMERGENCY MNGR

4.0 INCHES OF SNOW MAXIMUM...GENERALLY IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW 5 E ELLIJAY 34.69N 84.40W
03/02/2010 E4.0 INCH GILMER GA EMERGENCY MNGR

3.0 INCHES OF SNOW WEST TO 4.0 INCHES OF SNOW EAST.

0300 PM SNOW SILVER CITY 34.33N 84.12W
03/02/2010 E6.0 INCH DAWSON GA EMERGENCY MNGR

UP TO 6.0 INCHES OF SNOW IN THE VALLEY VIEW AND NORTHEAST
PART OF THE COUNTY. GENERALLY 1.5 TO 3.0 INCHES ELSEWHERE
ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW BLUE RIDGE 34.86N 84.33W
03/02/2010 E3.0 INCH FANNIN GA EMERGENCY MNGR

2.0 TO 3.0 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0300 PM SNOW KENNESAW 34.02N 84.62W
03/02/2010 E3.0 INCH COBB GA EMERGENCY MNGR

3.0 INCHES MAXIMUM ACROSS THE COUNTY...MAINLY IN THE
NORTH PART.

0300 PM SNOW JUNO 34.48N 84.19W
03/02/2010 E0.0 INCH DAWSON GA EMERGENCY MNGR

MOST OF THE COUNTY RECEIVED ABOUT 3.0 INCHES OF SNOW.
HOWEVER...THE NORTHERN PART RECEIVED UP TO 5.0 INCHES.

0315 PM SNOW ROCKMART 34.01N 85.05W
03/02/2010 M3.4 INCH POLK GA PUBLIC

ROADS ARE SLUSHY...BUT NO MAJOR PROBLEMS. SNOW STILL
FALLING AT A LIGHT TO MODERATE RATE. SNOWFALL TOTAL SINCE
8 AM EST.

0315 PM SNOW DAHLONEGA 34.54N 83.98W
03/02/2010 M2.5 INCH LUMPKIN GA PUBLIC

SNOWFALL TOTAL FROM APPROXIMATELY 6 AM EST.

0330 PM SNOW CANTON 34.24N 84.49W
03/02/2010 M7.0 INCH CHEROKEE GA TRAINED SPOTTER

MEASURED BY TRAINED SPOTTER.

0330 PM SNOW JASPER 34.47N 84.43W
03/02/2010 M8.0 INCH PICKENS GA CO-OP OBSERVER


NORTH CAROLINA

...CHATHAM COUNTY...
SILER CITY 8.0 922 AM 3/3
SILER CITY 3.0 330 AM 3/3

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
STEDMAN 2.0 350 AM 3/3 ESTIMATED
FAYETTEVILLE T 400 AM 3/3

...EDGECOMBE COUNTY...
TARBORO 3.0 330 AM 3/3 ROADS COVERED

...FORSYTH COUNTY...
RURAL HALL 4.0 700 AM 3/3

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
LOUISBURG 0.5 347 AM 3/3

...GRANVILLE COUNTY...
OXFORD 0.5 340 AM 3/3 ROADS SLUSHY

...GUILFORD COUNTY...
STOKESDALE 4.5 916 AM 3/3

...HALIFAX COUNTY...
SCOTLAND NECK 2.0 335 AM 3/3
ROANOKE RAPIDS 0.5 335 AM 3/3

...HARNETT COUNTY...
DUNN 4.5 530 AM 3/3
ERWIN 4.0 400 AM 3/3
SPOUT SPRINGS 3.5 530 AM 3/3
BOONE TRAIL 3.0 530 AM 3/3
ANGIER 2.0 530 AM 3/3

...JOHNSTON COUNTY...
SMITHFIELD 1.5 332 AM 3/3
CLAYTON 1.0 130 AM 3/3

...MOORE COUNTY...
CARTHAGE 2.0 330 AM 3/3
SOUTHERN PINES 2.0 645 AM 3/3

...NASH COUNTY...
NASHVILLE 4.0 335 AM 3/3

...RANDOLPH COUNTY...
RANDLEMAN 8.0 929 AM 3/3
SEAGROVE 4.0 710 AM 3/3

...SAMPSON COUNTY...
NEWTON GROVE 4.0 432 AM 3/3
CLINTON 3.0 332 AM 3/3

...VANCE COUNTY...
HENDERSON T 340 AM 3/3

...WAKE COUNTY...
HOLLY SPRINGS 3.0 250 AM 3/3 NWS EMPLOYEE
RALEIGH 1.0 1248 AM 3/3
RALEIGH 0.8 441 AM 3/3 RDU AIRPORT
RALEIGH 0.6 400 AM 3/3 NWS OFFICE

...WARREN COUNTY...
WARRENTON T 342 AM 3/3

...WAYNE COUNTY...
MOUNT OLIVE 4.0 415 AM 3/3
GOLDSBORO 2.0 415 AM 3/3

VIRGINIA

...CHESTERFIELD COUNTY...
CHESTER 0.3 850 AM 3/3 HWY 144/10-NWS EMPLOYEE
RIVERMONT 0.3 550 AM 3/3 NWS EMPLOYEE

...CITY OF CHESAPEAKE...
CHESAPEAKE 1.0 650 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS...
NEWPORT NEWS PARK 1.5 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...CITY OF NORFOLK...
NORFOLK 1.0 713 AM 3/3 CO-OP OBSERVER

...CITY OF PORTSMOUTH...
GREENBRIAR 2.0 800 AM 3/3 MEDIA
PORTSMOUTH 0.4 1024 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...CITY OF SUFFOLK...
SUFFOLK 1.5 800 AM 3/3 MEDIA

...CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH...
VIRGINIA BEACH 1.5 840 AM 3/3 MEDIA

...CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG...
WILLIAMSBURG 1.0 730 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
GLOUCESTER COUNTY 1.0 730 AM 3/3 MEDIA

...HENRICO COUNTY...
HENRICO COUNTY 0.5 830 PM 3/2 I295/64; SPOTTER
GLEN ALLEN 0.4 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS
LAUREL 0.1 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY...
WINDSOR 2.0 531 AM 3/3 SPOTTER
CARRSVILLE 1.8 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS
SMITHFIELD 1.5 531 AM 3/3 SPOTTER

...MATHEWS COUNTY...
GWYNN ISLAND 3.0 1021 AM 3/3
MATHEWS 0.5 850 AM 3/3 MEDIA

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
URBANNA 3.0 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
BAYVIEW 1.5 750 AM 3/3 MEDIA

...NOTTOWAY COUNTY...
FERGUSONVILLE 1.5 844 PM 3/2 SLUSH ON ROADS

...SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY...
IVOR 1.0 700 AM 3/3 COCORAHS

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
WAKEFIELD 1.0 528 AM 3/3 NWS AKQ

...YORK COUNTY...
NEWPORT NEWS PARK 2.0 527 AM 3/3 SPOTTER
TABB 2.0 820 AM 3/3 SPOTTER
YORKTOWN 2.0 600 AM 3/3 COCORAHS
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by nennie0 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:34 pm

Our Turn! It has been snowing in Boston for several hours, although we'll miss most of it. Why don't you talk more about the impacts up here? It's pretty breezy!

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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Martin » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:48 pm

Major forecasting failure by NWS/local mets. Can't blame them considering how tricky this storm was. Some areas saw 3-4in while 2 miles east saw snow but not accumulations. Fun night



Lets do it again next week :Taz: :Taz:
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Florida Beach Gal » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:37 pm

Yep maybe so. Rich started a thread on another one the week after..... :happlyblue:

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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Caribbean Traveler » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:40 am

Martin wrote:Major forecasting failure by NWS/local mets. Can't blame them considering how tricky this storm was. Some areas saw 3-4in while 2 miles east saw snow but not accumulations. Fun night

Lets do it again next week :Taz: :Taz:

I like that attiitude of not blaming the meteorologists.....most people do!
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Re: March 2/3 snow?

Post by Martin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:57 pm

This was one of the toughest storms to forecast for that I have seen for my area. I even gave up and couldn't even take a guess. People can be asses when it comes to busted forecasts but I mostly blame that on excessive media coverage. As a result of getting burned local mets bust again on actual snow events and the cycle goes on. We all are just human and can only just look at the data available to us at the time to make a forecast. As far as I know you folks aren't magical wizards who can see in the future. I don't know why people expect 100% accurate forecasts. Folks at my local NWS office had a rough time the night before with news that one of their staff suddenly passed away. Not saying thats why the forecast may have been off but it gives you the perspective that they are just human and to cut them some slack for a bust.

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