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February 15th Storm   Hello All,   Well its been quite a few weeks lately, we've had huge amounts of snow here in New Brunswick, the most I've seen in the 8 years I have lived here. I think in les

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5 minutes ago, Ice Day said:

Yes, the scale of this storm is incredible.  Puts our puny winters to shame!!!

It's the perfect storm isn't it, warm humid air from the carribean, cold arctic air from canada and moisture coming in off the atlantic, all feeding this monster storm. Makes me jealous lol.

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6 minutes ago, Harsh Climate said:

lol some in New Jersey are worried because there temperature has reached O degrees, makes me want to strangle them lol

I saw that.  Makes your heart bleed doesn't it!

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8 minutes ago, Ice Day said:

I saw that.  Makes your heart bleed doesn't it!

Yeah hopefully the snow will turn to sleet in new jersey and bring their accumulations to an end :diablo:.

 

I'm sorry but I just don't know how anyone can start worrying when it's snowing like **** outside, freezing and they have over 11" on the ground. Makes the biggest moaners on here seem like optimists lol.. 

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I'm surprised its been 100 years or so since such predicted amounts have fallen... Wasn't there an epic storm in March 1993 that was described as the storm of the century? Be interested to know what amounts fell then.

 

I suspect what is giving this storm kudos is its extensiveness, and the amount of people affected..

Whilst snowlovers in the UK may look in envy, snowfalls or quite significant proportions 1ft plus are quite the norm over eastern USA seaboard. The last 2 winters delivered huge cumulative totals, as storm after storm pounded the NE USA - though the synoptics were different then.

I think the snowiest part of the USA is around Buffalo, 2ft falls in one event are quite common there..

Those who think the UK never sees such falls, should look back at history. There have been numerous events with 2ft falls albeit at a local level, not sure when we last saw somewhere record such amounts, but wouldn't be surprised if it was a locality in Scotland. I might start a new post under winters of the past - seeking such stats.

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Is the time between that announcement and it taking effect long enough to get from the city centre to most suburbs, if not you're going to get quite a lot of campers in the subway/bus stations etc - although I'd assume most people are already at home.

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Indeed, not completely abnormal for the eastern States. I've been in NY during 12" plus. It's the "snowmageddon" media stuff that's making it "sensational"!

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18 minutes ago, damianslaw said:

I'm surprised its been 100 years or so since such predicted amounts have fallen... Wasn't there an epic storm in March 1993 that was described as the storm of the century? Be interested to know what amounts fell then.

 

I suspect what is giving this storm kudos is its extensiveness, and the amount of people affected..

Whilst snowlovers in the UK may look in envy, snowfalls or quite significant proportions 1ft plus are quite the norm over eastern USA seaboard. The last 2 winters delivered huge cumulative totals, as storm after storm pounded the NE USA - though the synoptics were different then.

I think the snowiest part of the USA is around Buffalo, 2ft falls in one event are quite common there..

Those who think the UK never sees such falls, should look back at history. There have been numerous events with 2ft falls albeit at a local level, not sure when we last saw somewhere record such amounts, but wouldn't be surprised if it was a locality in Scotland. I might start a new post under winters of the past - seeking such stats.

December 2010 we had over 2 foot in a 36 hour period at one point here and totalled 41 inches in the end. Although it's high in the north here proves it can happen here as in north Northumberland had similar at around 200feet

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Doesn't look bad on the camera's  just had a look. Looks like the media frenzy is over hyping it.

Once a hundred years doesn't mean it happens once a hundred years just that you've got a 1/100 chance of it happening.

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