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  1. APR 14-16 OBS - Summer to Shank to Swamp

    Worcester, PA Mont.co 2.58" between last night and 9:20 AM today. Radar looks like main event is winding down. Many creeks and rivers over the banks. Flooded roads are now receding. Lots of debris in the roadways.
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  3. Worcester, PA. 12" on the ground. 9 PM Still snowing in a band that is "training" through Monto county. Doesn't look like storm is moving much if at all.
  4. Collegeville area impact - I am in Worcester and got about 7". Still snowing but the end looks near. It was not in my opinion anywhere near the effect of the event of last week. There are some outages, but not widespread. There was hardly any traffic as most businesses, schools etc closed last night. I think we struggled with temps being a little to warm here in Worcester. It was 33 to 35 all night. Snow fell and melted. Only the heavy bands accumulated and then melted off the roads. This afternoon was the event as there was heavy snow and it accumulated fast in the grass and some on the highways. It seems most of the snow we got was from banding coming in from NJ. There was not what I would call the traditional snow coming up from the south that accumulated before the banding started. As I stated in an earlier post I feel the bands struggled to get past central Montco. Not sure how much snow from the bands got to Limerick or Pottstown, etc. Certainly not to Lancaster Cty. etc. I tend to base my "impact" level on fire calls. Other than un-weather related ones we have had none. Driving is bad now but there is little traffic. There are some vehicle rescues, etc. but not like what would be going on if everything had not closed last night.
  5. Worcester, PA. 6" on the grassy area. Just a ruler measurement - no official snow board. 33 degrees. Seems like the heavy bands from the east can't get past central Montco . Back edge is slowly approaching from the west. Will be interesting to see how long the bands win. Trees are loaded and will not take much more. Some power outages, but not bad. IF the snow keeps going - tree and wire trouble will happen.
  6. March Lion Obs (Wind, Rain, Snow, Blowing Trash)

    Worcester, PA. 37 degrees - mostly rain, but just starting to see some mixing of snow.
  7. February 10th-11th Heavy Rain Event Obs

    Worcester, PA. 1.62" rain since it started yesterday.
  8. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    10:15 PM Tuesday - Down to 23 here in Worcester and still dropping with the clear skies. May take some time to get above 32 tomorrow. Messy rush hour if the precip moves in fast enough.
  9. Winter Banter Thread

    Down to 26 in Worcester. Still dropping.
  10. Coastal Brush By & Norlun Trof Obs For January 30th.

    Down to 29 here in Worcester, PA. Wonder if this non event will become something if the roads freeze for rush hour. Driveways and roads were just wet , but were starting to cover a little just a bit ago. Sun is visible through the light snow as of 1:55. That may well contribute to being a non - event. About 1" total so far.
  11. January 2018 Warm Up 1/11 - 1/13ish

    Pipes freeze in the extreme cold - especially in the windy cold. They don't burst till the ice in the pipe melts and the water flows. The break or crack in the pipe happens when the freeze takes place. Only after it melts does the flow happen. I would expect some after today as it warms. Sometimes people think setting a thermostat at 55 is warm enough and they go away. My fd had one last week with the thermostat at 70, but the pipe was on an outside wall on the nw side. Just dumb/ poor thinking on the builders part.
  12. The Single Digits Club

    Worcester, Pa went to bed at 10 degrees with some wind - down to -3.5 when the wind stopped. Up to 5 degrees now.
  13. Temperature/Obs/Boring Weather Discussion

    Worcester, PA. Montgomery Country Down to -4.9 last night. Now back up to 8. Feels like was -10. Not all that unusual here with no wind and snow cover.
  14. Worcester, PA. 37 degrees light snow/sleet mix
  15. Worcester, PA. moderate snow - 26 degrees . untreated roads covered - treated - slowly covering - about 1/2" total