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Winter nostalgia

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Since the window for snow this season is closing further and further, to help keep us snow lovers away from the ledge I figured it might be a good idea to start a thread where we talk about our favorite winter memories. It could be a particular storm, an intense blast of cold air, or any kind of wintry memory that comes to mind. Hopefully this thread will take away from the sting (read: boredom) of how this winter has gone.

For me, I've lived through a fair number of major storms (although I was only 1 during the '96 blizzard), but the winter memory that sticks out most to me was from 2015 when an intense snow squall as part of an arctic front moved through Penn State while I was still there. A bunch of other meteo kids saw it approaching on radar, so we all decided to go on the roof of the weather building and ride it out. If you look hard in the first picture you can actually see somewhat of a shelf cloud trying to form, first time I've ever seen that outside of spring / summer. When it arrived it brought easily the worst whiteout conditions I've ever experienced. The roof was maybe only 100 feet off the ground, but when I looked over the edge I couldn't see anything but white. Winds had to be at least 40-50mph. It took a solid 20 minutes for everything to calm down too, it wasn't one of those quick 5-10 minute squalls. Definitely the most adrenaline I've had in a winter event.

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A favorite winter time memory is of walking through boot-deep snow as a kid in cold temperatures in Michigan. When it's fairly cold, the snow takes on a bluish tint in your bootsteps. It also squeaks. That together with the partial numbness on your face from the intense cold really felt like winter.

 

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I’ve had the good fortune of experiencing some truly awesome winter events living in the NW burbs, starting with Feb. 1978, the first storm I can recall. I was almost five years old, and remember that my older brothers built a network of tunnels through the drifts and piles from clearing our driveway.

I was at Penn State during the winter of 93-94, including the cold that forced closure of the university for the first time, due to potential rolling blackouts. There were many epic snowball fights in lot 80 that winter, along with some very inappropriate snowmen. Good times.

 

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I remember having a week off from school in 1969 because of the fiasco handling of the storm by Mayor Lindsey.  Back then schools were hardly ever closed for snow.  I think the next time they were was in 1978.  It didn't help that the 1969 forecast was snow changing quickly to rain, but NYC was not ready regardless.

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PDII was pretty sweet.  I was at Susquehanna University and the storm kept creeping north on modeling.  It was a bit of a surprise over performer up there.  I remember looking outside seeing my car slowly get covered overnight.  Great storm after a bit of a drought

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I will date myself here. I lived in the Western Boston suburbs when I was in 6th grade. It was early 1966 not sure the date. Two things made an impression. The first was that elementary schools (K-6) were classes sed for two days in a row. Unheard of. The second was a significant amount of snow. To this eleven year-old, it seemed like more snow than I had ever remembered seeing. Tyler 

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14 minutes ago, rramblings said:

I will date myself here. I lived in the Western Boston suburbs when I was in 6th grade. It was early 1966 not sure the date. Two things made an impression. The first was that elementary schools (K-6) were classes sed for two days in a row. Unheard of. The second was a significant amount of snow. To this eleven year-old, it seemed like more snow than I had ever remembered seeing. Tyler 

That's how 93 felt to me. It was the deepest. No, I could remember scene. And yet it pales in comparison. What we've had more recently. . The bar is set pretty high, but I truly would be happy with a 4-inch or greater storm at this point, even though that is asking a lot.

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On 2/12/2020 at 8:25 AM, ACwx said:

Since the window for snow this season is closing further and further, to help keep us snow lovers away from the ledge I figured it might be a good idea to start a thread where we talk about our favorite winter memories. It could be a particular storm, an intense blast of cold air, or any kind of wintry memory that comes to mind. Hopefully this thread will take away from the sting (read: boredom) of how this winter has gone.

For me, I've lived through a fair number of major storms (although I was only 1 during the '96 blizzard), but the winter memory that sticks out most to me was from 2015 when an intense snow squall as part of an arctic front moved through Penn State while I was still there. A bunch of other meteo kids saw it approaching on radar, so we all decided to go on the roof of the weather building and ride it out. If you look hard in the first picture you can actually see somewhat of a shelf cloud trying to form, first time I've ever seen that outside of spring / summer. When it arrived it brought easily the worst whiteout conditions I've ever experienced. The roof was maybe only 100 feet off the ground, but when I looked over the edge I couldn't see anything but white. Winds had to be at least 40-50mph. It took a solid 20 minutes for everything to calm down too, it wasn't one of those quick 5-10 minute squalls. Definitely the most adrenaline I've had in a winter event.

 

Had a similar event when I was at Penn State in Jan 1977. A sudden whiteout, 2-3 inches, quick drop in temperatures to near zero. Front was easy to track as it crossed the midwest, then W Pa. Lots of excitement in the meteo map room. The same system caused a severe blizzard in Buffalo, mainly from the snow blown off of a frozen Lake Erie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_of_1977

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2 hours ago, susqushawn said:

PDII was pretty sweet.  I was at Susquehanna University and the storm kept creeping north on modeling.  It was a bit of a surprise over performer up there.  I remember looking outside seeing my car slowly get covered overnight.  Great storm after a bit of a drought

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I had around 2 feet with this one.  Was lucky to be in one of those deep blue dots in CNJ, haha.   One childhood storm I remeber was I think in 1987(?) where we got nearly a foot in CNJ.  I was 9 or so at the time.  That is the first large snow that I remember.  Funny thing is, I feel like the 80s weren't so terrible for snow, but being a child, I know I'm not remembering correctly. 

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23 minutes ago, frankdp23 said:

I had around 2 feet with this one.  Was lucky to be in one of those deep blue dots in CNJ, haha.   One childhood storm I remeber was I think in 1987(?) where we got nearly a foot in CNJ.  I was 9 or so at the time.  That is the first large snow that I remember.  Funny thing is, I feel like the 80s weren't so terrible for snow, but being a child, I know I'm not remembering correctly. 

That's the storm. I lost my two front teeth in a sledding accident, January 87 if I recall correctly. Or maybe it wasn't that storm exactly, but I just happened to read that. In the Northeast snowstorm book this morning, looks like a change to rain in the city south and east. But it was a stormy two months over all that winter. Growing up in the 80s. I was happy with whatever snow we got because it meant no school and sledding in the ditch in our neighborhood, It wasn't until the 93 blizzard. When the weather weenie in me. Came out in full force and it's never lessened its grip sense

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Smithfield, VA -- Western Tidewater/Hampton Roads.  A few come to mind.

1. Christmas 1998 -- fourth grade -- very severe ice storm, snow on Christmas Eve quickly turned to ice.  We lost power.  After the temperature in the house got down to 45, my dad went and got an old wood stove out of the shed, put it in the dining room, and cut a chimney pipe straight through the wall of the house with a sawzall. 

2. January 25, 2000 -- fifth grade -- IIRC, this storm was a lot more potent than predicted.  What I remember most about it, though, is that I woke up at 5 AM to rain drops on the window and my heart sank.  At 6 AM I went downstairs and my mom had the morning news on, and the meteorologists were going nuts.  Then suddenly the windows sounded like they were being blasted with sand (heavy sleet), and about 2 minutes later it was quiet.  We looked out the window and there was already snow on the ground.  It was so heavy that 20 minutes later there had to be at least 2 inches.  Then we got the robocall that school was cancelled.  It snowed the entire day, dawn to way past dusk, and we were outside the entire time.  This was a Tuesday and schools were closed the entire week (it was the South, after all).

3. December 26, 2004 -- tenth grade -- This was quick surprise storm that only lasted six hours from 9 AM to 3 PM, but dropped 13 inches in those 6 hours. 

Philadelphia, PA

The '09 to '10 snowmageddons are the obvious picks.  Thundersleet followed by 3-4" rates on January 26, 2011 also comes to mind.

 

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My favorite one has to be the 2009 December 18 storm. 

I was first introduced to the weather community and amateur forecasting by lurking on the Eastern web site. Although I understood only every third word of what they were saying, I was captivated and lost many hours of sleep refreshing the browser on my BlackBerry. 

It was thrilling to hear the confidence coming from forecasters such as Wes Junker. His thoughts helped me win the snowfall projection contest we had at work with a guess of 12-18".

At the same time, I became more interested in the chase and the height of the storm itself instead of the snow on the ground itself. I became strangely disinterested in enjoying the snow once the storm stopped. But I still enjoy shoveling snow for some strange reason.

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49 minutes ago, snowlurker said:

My favorite one has to be the 2009 December 18 storm. 

I was first introduced to the weather community and amateur forecasting by lurking on the Eastern web site. Although I understood only every third word of what they were saying, I was captivated and lost many hours of sleep refreshing the browser on my BlackBerry. 

It was thrilling to hear the confidence coming from forecasters such as Wes Junker. His thoughts helped me win the snowfall projection contest we had at work with a guess of 12-18".

At the same time, I became more interested in the chase and the height of the storm itself instead of the snow on the ground itself. I became strangely disinterested in enjoying the snow once the storm stopped. But I still enjoy shoveling snow for some strange reason.

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Oh man, the BlackBerry. I remember leading up to the Boxing Day 2010 blizzard, I was at a family gathering on Christmas night, and kept refreshing the NWS discussion on my BlackBerry as the forecast went from like 2-4" earlier in the day up to 10-20" by the time everyone was eating dinner. They all had shocked looks on their faces as I kept updating them

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So many to pick from honestly. The Jan 2016 blizzard with 26" at my house was pretty epic. I'd have to say though the jan 21st 2014 system that dropped 10-16 over the area then we had 3 straight days with lows below zero and single digits and highs in the teens. Knowing the figs were on the verge of death brings a tear to my eye of happiness and having 20" of snow otg

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I'd probably say the whole winter of 2013-14. Just epic honestly. Then you  have the 5 day weenie stretch in 2010

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5 hours ago, susqushawn said:

PDII was pretty sweet.  I was at Susquehanna University and the storm kept creeping north on modeling.  It was a bit of a surprise over performer up there.  I remember looking outside seeing my car slowly get covered overnight.  Great storm after a bit of a drought

 

What made this one great was that we were snowing with temps in the upper single digits to low teens

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1 hour ago, tombo82685 said:

So many to pick from honestly. The Jan 2016 blizzard with 26" at my house was pretty epic. I'd have to say though the jan 21st system that dropped 10-16 over the area then we had 3 straight days with lows below zero and single digits and highs in the teens. Knowing the figs were on the verge of death brings a tear to my eye of happiness and having 20" of snow otg

Tom, when was the jan 21st system? Maybe before I moved here in the summer of 2006? 

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12 minutes ago, snowlurker said:

Tom, when was the jan 21st system? Maybe before I moved here in the summer of 2006? 

Sorry, Jan 21 2014

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Blizzard of 96...I was home in York, PA on Christmas break from WCU....we had 36 inches.  We had pipes break in our kitchen so my dad and I spent all weekend pulling down the ceiling to see where the leak was.  Watching TWC continue to up the totals was crazy.  Great times...

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Brookhaven - the Monmouth County of SE PA.......

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
457 PM EST WED JAN 22 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL FINAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE
STORM THAT AFFECTED OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY
DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND SOCIAL
MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME
PAGE AT WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/PHI

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

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

DELAWARE

...KENT COUNTY...
   HARRINGTON             6.3   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   DOVER                  5.8  1245 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   WOODSIDE               5.0   641 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   VIOLA                  3.8   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    

...NEW CASTLE COUNTY...
   PIKE CREEK            12.0   945 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   TALLEYVILLE           12.0  1200 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   BEAR                  12.0   831 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   GREENVILLE            11.5   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   NORTH STAR            11.0  1000 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   WILMINGTON AIRPORT    10.5  1200 AM  1/22  ASOS                    
   WILMINGTON            10.5   906 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HOCKESSIN             10.1   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   NEWARK                 9.8   741 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   GLASGOW                9.7   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   PRICES CORNER          9.2   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   NEW CASTLE             8.6   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   CLAYMONT               8.3   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   MOUNT CUBA             8.1   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   TOWNSEND               7.5   843 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   SELBYVILLE             4.0   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   ELLENDALE              3.4   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   HARBESON               3.2   844 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   MILTON                 2.5   828 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   STOCKLEY               2.3   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   LEWES                  2.0  1015 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   BRIDGEVILLE            1.5   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   LAUREL                 1.0   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    

MARYLAND

...CAROLINE COUNTY...
   HENDERSON              6.0   700 PM  1/21  COCORAHS                

...CECIL COUNTY...
   ELKTON                11.0   832 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   NORTHEAST HEIGHTS     11.0   900 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   COLORA                10.2  1013 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ELK NECK               5.0  1040 PM  1/21  TURKEY POINT.           

...KENT COUNTY...
   MILLINGTON             6.5  1200 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   GALENA                 6.0   754 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY...
   STEVENSVILLE           5.0   718 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

NEW JERSEY

...ATLANTIC COUNTY...
   PLEASANTVILLE          4.0   700 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ATLANTIC CITY AIRPOR   4.0   700 AM  1/22  ASOS                    
   MAYS LANDING           3.7   844 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   SOMERS POINT           3.5   700 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HAMMONTON              3.0   800 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...BURLINGTON COUNTY...
   CINNAMINSON           13.5  1200 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CROSSWICKS            13.0   900 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MOUNT HOLLY WFO       13.0  1200 AM  1/22  NWS OFFICE              
   FLORENCE              12.2   250 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MOUNT LAUREL          11.8  1200 AM  1/22  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   MARLTON               10.2   915 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   PEMBERTON             10.0   930 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SOUTHAMPTON TWP        9.0   530 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MEDFORD LAKES          8.0   741 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   TABERNACLE             6.5   746 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...CAMDEN COUNTY...
   PENNSAUKEN            13.7   500 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   COLLINGSWOOD          12.8  1200 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HADDON HEIGHTS        12.3   100 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   STRATFORD             10.1   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SOMERDALE              8.7   900 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   LINDENWOLD             8.2  1055 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WATERFORD TWP          8.1   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...CAPE MAY COUNTY...
   BELLEPLAIN             3.5   718 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WILDWOOD CREST         3.5   825 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE   3.0   831 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   GREEN CREEK            3.0  1045 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   2 NW CAPE MAY          2.8   730 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   1 W CAPE MAY           2.8   903 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   WOODBINE               2.0   605 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SEAVILLE               2.0   718 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CAPE MAY HARBOR        2.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   BEESLEYS POINT         1.8   835 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
   MILLVILLE              6.5   834 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   VINELAND               6.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   UPPER DEERFIELD TWP    6.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CEDARVILLE             3.0   818 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...GLOUCESTER COUNTY...
   WEST DEPTFORD TWP     13.6   839 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   NATIONAL PARK         13.5  1200 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   PITMAN                10.5  1045 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MANTUA                10.0   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WASHINGTON TWP        10.0   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WILLIAMSTOWN           9.8   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   GIBBSTOWN              8.5   937 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MALAGA                 8.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CLAYTON                7.0   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SEWELL                 6.8   745 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   FRANKLINVILLE          6.0   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...HUNTERDON COUNTY...
   FLEMINGTON            11.0  1050 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WHITEHOUSE STATION    10.5   922 PM  1/21  BROADCAST MEDIA         
   KINGWOOD TWP           9.2   817 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   READINGTON TWP         8.0   645 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CALIFON                4.9   701 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...MERCER COUNTY...
   EAST WINDSOR TWP      12.0  1100 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HAMILTON TWP          12.0   800 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   HOPEWELL               9.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   PRINCETON              7.5   838 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   CHEESEQUAKE           10.0   110 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   PISCATAWAY            10.0   200 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   MONROE TWP            10.0   827 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   METUCHEN               9.8  1055 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   FORDS                  9.7   130 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   KINGSTON               9.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SPOTSWOOD              9.0  1145 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   EDISON                 9.0   829 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ISELIN                 8.8  1125 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   PLAINSBORO             8.0  1030 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  

...MONMOUTH COUNTY...
   MANALAPAN             15.8  1205 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ENGLISHTOWN           15.1  1045 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   FREEHOLD              14.3   140 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   CREAM RIDGE           14.1   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   COLTS NECK            13.7   722 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   FREEHOLD TWP          12.5   740 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   HAZLET                12.0   748 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   OCEAN TWP             12.0   856 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            

...MORRIS COUNTY...
   PARSIPPANY            12.0   829 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   CHATHAM               10.0   739 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   BEACH GLEN            10.0   915 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   MORRISTOWN             9.1  1023 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   GILLETTE               8.1  1000 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   RANDOLPH TWP           8.0   839 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   2 ENE RANDOLPH TWP     6.3   821 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SUCCASUNNA             6.3   829 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   MONTVILLE              6.0   834 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   BUTLER                 4.8   829 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ROCKAWAY               4.3  1130 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MARCELLA               4.0  1019 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MILTON                 3.5   812 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...OCEAN COUNTY...
   POINT PLEASANT        12.1   649 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   BRICK TWP             11.5   745 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HERBERTSVILLE          9.0   800 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   MANAHAWKIN             8.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...SOMERSET COUNTY...
   HILLSBOROUGH          11.7   848 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   GREENBROOK TWP        11.5   953 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   BOUND BROOK           10.8  1020 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SOMERVILLE            10.3   840 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   BRIDGEWATER TWP        9.1   930 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   BASKING RIDGE          9.0  1008 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   BRANCHBURG             8.3   824 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...SUSSEX COUNTY...
   HIGHLAND LAKES         3.7   915 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   LAFAYETTE              2.0  1012 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WANTAGE                1.8   759 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...WARREN COUNTY...
   STEWARTSVILLE          6.8   739 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   OXFORD                 5.8   839 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HACKETTSTOWN           5.2  1130 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HOPE                   5.0   917 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ALLAMUCHY              3.5  1029 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

PENNSYLVANIA

...BERKS COUNTY...
   WERNERSVILLE           6.0   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HUFFS CHURCH           6.0   745 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   KUTZTOWN               5.0   715 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  

...BUCKS COUNTY...
   YARDLEY               11.5   727 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WARWICK TWP           11.3   852 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   LANGHORNE             10.7  1245 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   RICHBORO              10.1  1000 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   FURLONG                9.2  1250 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   LOWER MAKEFIELD TWP    9.1   835 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HILLTOWN TWP           9.0   730 PM  1/21  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   WEST ROCKHILL TWP      8.5  1000 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MORRISVILLE            8.5  1201 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WARRINGTON             8.0   930 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   PERKASIE               8.0   730 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SPRINGTOWN             6.5   800 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          

...CARBON COUNTY...
   PALMERTON              4.0  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   LANSFORD               4.0  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   NESQUEHONING           3.5  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   ALBRIGHTSVILLE         3.3  1100 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   KIDDER TWP             3.0  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   LEHIGHTON              3.0  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   PARRYVILLE             2.9  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   LAUSANNE TWP           2.5  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   BEAVER MEADOWS         2.0  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   FRANKLIN TWP           1.5   820 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            

...CHESTER COUNTY...
   WEST GROVE            10.5   838 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   EAST NANTMEAL         10.0   825 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   WARWICK                9.7   948 PM  1/21  DEOS                    
   EAST COVENTRY TWP      9.5   748 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   PUGHTOWN               9.4   745 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   EAST NANTMEAL TWP      9.3   800 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   NOTTINGHAM             9.1   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   SPRING CITY            9.0   800 AM  1/22  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   DEVAULT                8.7   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   WEST CALN TWP          8.7  1014 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MARSHALLTON            8.1   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   COATESVILLE            8.0   825 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   EXTON                  7.8   930 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   EAST VINCENT TWP       7.3   728 PM  1/21  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   ATGLEN                 5.3   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    
   CHESTER SPRINGS        5.3   200 AM  1/22  DEOS                    

...DELAWARE COUNTY...
   BROOKHAVEN            14.8  1000 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MEDIA                 14.2  1000 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   CLIFTON HEIGHTS       13.9  1120 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   FOLSOM                13.2  1115 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   GARNET VALLEY         13.0   833 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   DREXEL HILL           12.5  1011 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   NORWOOD               12.0  1200 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ASTON TWP             11.7   800 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   UPPER DARBY           11.0  1003 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   VILLANOVA             10.0   823 AM  1/22  PUBLIC                  
   BROOMALL              10.0   730 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SPRINGFIELD           10.0   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...LEHIGH COUNTY...
   S ALLENTOWN            7.0   805 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   ZIONSVILLE             6.7  1000 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   WHITEHALL TWP          5.9   841 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   ALLENTOWN AIRPORT      5.7  1200 AM  1/22  ASOS                    
   SLATINGTON             4.3   945 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   NEW TRIPOLI            4.2   904 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...MONROE COUNTY...
   3 W SAYLORSBURG        2.2   830 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   EAST STROUDSBURG       1.5   740 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   MARSHALLS CREEK        1.3   800 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   LOWER MORELAND TWP    12.0   842 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WYNNEWOOD             12.0   924 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   JENKINTOWN            11.0  1100 PM  1/21  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   BLUE BELL             10.5   755 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   KING OF PRUSSIA       10.1  1220 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MAPLE GLEN             9.5  1135 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   POTTSTOWN              9.2   818 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   GRATERFORD             9.1  1100 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   GILBERTSVILLE          9.0  1010 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   HORSHAM                8.8  1100 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   WORCESTER              8.5   800 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   ROYERSFORD             7.5   821 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            

...NORTHAMPTON COUNTY...
   FORKS TWP              5.5   746 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   DANIELSVILLE           4.0   720 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   BUSHKILL TWP           3.0  1200 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   MARTINS CREEK          2.8   830 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...PHILADELPHIA COUNTY...
   PHILADELPHIA OEM      14.0  1200 AM  1/22  EMERGENCY MNGR          
   PHILADELPHIA INTL AI  13.5   100 AM  1/22  ASOS                    
   FOX CHASE             12.5  1015 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   PORT RICHMOND         12.0  1000 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   PHILADELPHIA FIRE 33  12.0   700 PM  1/21  FIRE DEPT/RESCUE        
   TEMPLE UNIVERSITY     11.0   814 AM  1/22  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   NE PHILADELPHIA       10.6   600 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SOMERTON              10.4  1115 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         

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17 hours ago, susqushawn said:

PDII was pretty sweet.  I was at Susquehanna University and the storm kept creeping north on modeling.  It was a bit of a surprise over performer up there.  I remember looking outside seeing my car slowly get covered overnight.  Great storm after a bit of a drought

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Lol...I’ve always wondered about your screen name...I was at SU (Smith Hall) during the “failed” Valentine storm (‘81?) when my (then) girlfriend (now wife of 35 years) at Elizabethtown College got ~20” but on our side of the Susquehanna River got only 8”!! Needless to say, I was steamed and was when I first realized that I’m a snow jinx!

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5 hours ago, snowwors2 said:

Lol...I’ve always wondered about your screen name...I was at SU (Smith Hall) during the “failed” Valentine storm (‘81?) when my (then) girlfriend (now wife of 35 years) at Elizabethtown College got ~20” but on our side of the Susquehanna River got only 8”!! Needless to say, I was steamed and was when I first realized that I’m a snow jinx!

It was my creative (not) AOL Instant Messenger screen name when AIM was popular at that time.  It just stuck.  Smith Hall was my freshman year, by 99 it had a brand new 3rd floor and was coed by room.  Coming from an all boys high school it was heaven on earth.  I couldn't kick my parents out fast enough on move in day

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On 2/13/2020 at 6:31 AM, susqushawn said:

PDII was pretty sweet.  I was at Susquehanna University and the storm kept creeping north on modeling.  It was a bit of a surprise over performer up there.  I remember looking outside seeing my car slowly get covered overnight.  Great storm after a bit of a drought

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Oh man, the memories of this one.  At that time, I was at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.  I went home for President's Day Weekend, and as the storm was set to blow in (I think) Sunday night, we decided to meet back up in State College (three fellow cadets and I) and drive the rental car back overnight.  I will never forget that night--we left State College at 9 PM and drove straight through to New London, arriving at 9 AM the next morning for a drive that should have only taken six hours.  

For 300 miles, I was white knuckling the wheel and trying to drive in two little tire tracks that were clear.  After 200 miles, I finally told one of my friends that I needed a break.  Five minutes after I switched off, I noticed he was falling asleep at the wheel.  Like, really dude?  

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