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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Don't think its lying on this link http://www.earthcam....rk/timessquare/ ?

    and woah that is amazing http://hw.nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blum.gif

    Don't think its lying on this link http://www.earthcam....rk/timessquare/ ?

    and woah that is amazing http://hw.nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/blum.gif

    In the very heavily built up areas like there i suspect that there will be a tonne of salt put down along with a lot of people. There are reports of slushiness though and several inches in the suburbs.

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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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  • Location: Folkestone, Kent 101ft/30m ASL
  • Location: Folkestone, Kent 101ft/30m ASL

    Not on this cam:

    http://www.earthcam..../?cam=lennon_hd

    Looks far too wet on the ground to lay though

    Edit: sorry, in time I took looking at the cams others had posted along the same lines

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Warnings for New Jersey increased - 14-18 inches!

    Wow, wow, wow!

    This is up from 8-12 originally.

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/radar/r1h/KBGM/radar.asp?play=true

    Very heavy to the north west of New York, this is forecast to move over the city.

    12 inches in Westchester, New York now.

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Latest from the New York Times.

    A rare winter storm bearing ferocious winds and wet snow rolled into the Northeast on Saturday, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of customers and threatening to topple October snowfall records in several states. Parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and southern New England received an unexpected fall guest: a foot of drift.

    “Along with snow we’re going to have wind and high seas,” said Charlie Foley, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “We seem to have hit the jackpot. It is unusual to have something like this before Halloween.”

    http://www.nytimes.c...ow.html?_r=1

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    At the moment i would say that it looks as though it is a straight fight between Westchester, Sparta and West Milford (upstate New York and North West New Jersey.

    Does anybody know if these areas have height as this could be helping things?

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    That explains some of the very high totals then.

    Have not heard reports from White Plains or Yonkers.

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: cold
  • Location: Sunderland

    West Chester, Pennsylvania is 163m asl; that's the only 'Westchester' settlement in the ne us I could find SB :)

    Weather ship- that's not nice :(

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    West Chester, Pennsylvania is 163m asl; that's the only 'Westchester' settlement in the ne us I could find SB Posted Image

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    Thanks..

    Seems to be a pattern with this system then of Virginia south less than 9 inches, West Virginia to New Jersey (possibly higher) of up to a foot.

    Yorktown, New York is approaching a foot.

    Sparta is at 13 inches.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Morris County, New Jersey is at 13 inches.

    West Milford has 15 inches of snow!

    600,000 without power in New Jersey.

    Yorktown has declared a state of emergency.

    Sparta is at 14 inches.

    I'm calling it a night.

    My conclusion on this event is that while record breaking because of the time of year (2-4 inches widely in urban NYC with more in suburbs), if you were very close to the coast then conditions were too marginal resulting in slush or rain. Equally, if you were able to gain height then this storm was epic.

    New Jersey looks the sweet spot (perhaps states further along but i hav'nt followed them), especially with elevation.

    Last comment is that reports from New England and Maine are 15-18 inches.

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME

    1233 AM EDT SUN OCT 30 2011

    ...DAMAGING AUTUMN SNOWSTORM EXPECTED INTO SUNDAY MORNING...

    .LOW PRESSURE WILL RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AS IT TRACKS SOUTHEAST OF

    CAPE COD OVERNIGHT AND INTO THE MARITIMES ON SUNDAY.

    THE HEAVY WET SNOW WILL STICK TO TREES AND LIKELY CAUSE BRANCHES

    TO BREAK...ESPECIALLY ON TREES THAT STILL HAVE LEAVES. EVEN JUST

    A FEW INCHES OF WET SNOW CAN CAUSE SMALLER BRANCHES TO START

    BREAKING. EVENTUALLY...WITH ENOUGH SNOW AND SOME WIND...ENTIRE

    TREES COULD SNAP. THIS WILL CREATE A SITUATION WHERE THE

    POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. RESIDENTS SHOULD

    PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES.

    ROADS WILL ALSO BECOME SNOW COVERED AND TREACHEROUS.

    THE STORM WILL MOVE OUT SUNDAY MORNING...BUT IT WILL REMAIN COLD

    AND WINDY IN THE WAKE OF THE SYSTEM.

    MEZ007>009-012>014-019>022-NHZ001>004-301245-

    /O.CON.KGYX.WS.W.0012.000000T0000Z-111030T1800Z/

    NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-

    SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-

    INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-

    NORTHERN COOS-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANDOVER...ROXBURY...UPTON...

    WILSONS MILLS...COBURN GORE...RANGELEY...KINGFIELD...BINGHAM...

    JACKMAN...RUMFORD...NORWAY...FRYEBURG...OXFORD...FARMINGTON...

    WILTON...MADISON...SKOWHEGAN...PITTSFIELD...NORTH WINDHAM...

    GORHAM...BRIDGTON...LEWISTON-AUBURN...LIVERMORE FALLS...AUGUSTA...

    WATERVILLE...WINTERPORT...UNITY...COLEBROOK...BERLIN...

    LANCASTER...LITTLETON...NORTH CONWAY

    1233 AM EDT SUN OCT 30 2011

    ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS

    AFTERNOON...

    * LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AS WELL AS

    INTERIOR SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MAINE...INCLUDING THE WESTERN

    MAINE MOUNTAINS.

    * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW.

    * TIMING...SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE

    OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH INTENSITY EARLY SUNDAY

    MORNING...AND SHOULD END BY MIDDAY.

    * IMPACTS...TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES FROM HEAVY WET SNOW

    AND WIND. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY

    OVERNIGHT.

    * WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

    * TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.

    * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

    CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF

    SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN

    AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...

    FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

    &&

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Epic...

    West Milford finished on 19 inches.

    Lake Hopatong finished on 16 inches.

    Sparta ended at 16 inches.

    Middletown finished on 12 inches.

    Bronx finished on 9 (New York suburb).

    While the changeover from rain to snow occured much earlier than forecast, the models did pretty well on this one suggesting that it would be marginal near the coast and that New Jersey would get it worst. If you had elevation in New Jersey you could be forgiven for thinking it was mid winter.

    Pitsburg also broke their record.

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

    I wonder if they'll pay for all this snow come winter..

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: cold
  • Location: Sunderland

    Fair to say that that nor'easter didn't fail to impress. I'll hope to track as many as I can by visiting this thread.

    I'd like to thank ws, c_m and others for their updates :)

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  • Location: Ayton, Berwickshire
  • Weather Preferences: Ice and snow, heat and sun!
  • Location: Ayton, Berwickshire

    31ins reported by Accuweather in Jaffrey, Southern New Hampshire. Staggering total for October.

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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

    Here's a map showing the storm off Nova Scotia at 18z

    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/data/analysis/jac18_50.gif

    Meanwhile the precip has all moved out of the northeast U.S. into eastern Canada now, mostly rain (3-4 C) in NS and PEI, mixed rain and snow in NB with some accumulations but nothing on the scale of yesterday (gradually the Atlantic influence is winning over the continental influence in the cold air trapped north of the low's track).

    Noted final snowfall reports of 5.2" for Newark NJ, 2.9" for Central Park NYC and 11.4" for Worcester MA, all of which blew away daily and even monthly one-day records (which for these locations tend to be in the half-inch range). As some have noted, snowfalls of 15-20 inches fairly widespread further inland due more to distance from coast than elevation. Central Park recorded 2.00 inches of liquid equivalent meaning that there was enough moisture there for 15-20 inches of wet snow had it all fallen and stuck as snow.

    Today (Sunday) by contrast was a clear and not all that cold a day in New York, highs 8-10 C, was watching part of the Giants home game at Meadowlands (NJ) and all you could see was a bit of snow piled around the outer edges of the playing field and a dry field otherwise.

    By the way, this is the same storm as the low expected west of Ireland on Wednesday, unfortunately, everyone reading this will be on the warm side of that getting southerly gales and rain. Just as they are now getting offshore south of Newfoundland.

    Certainly the biggest October snow story in quite a while for the northeast U.S., even back in the snow belt areas of Ontario I would say that 10 cms of snow in October would be a once every 5 to 10 year event with lake effect 90% likely to produce it. I can only recall ever seeing 10 cms of snow from a travelling low once before the end of October, that being in 1969 (referring to the Toronto region).

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Here's a map showing the storm off Nova Scotia at 18z

    http://www.weatherof...is/jac18_50.gif

    By the way, this is the same storm as the low expected west of Ireland on Wednesday, unfortunately, everyone reading this will be on the warm side of that getting southerly gales and rain. Just as they are now getting offshore south of Newfoundland.

    Nothing unfortunate about that whatsoever.

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: cold
  • Location: Sunderland
    RJS- I would have thought that with a movement further north, and the fact the atlantic will be cooler outside Newfoundland/Nova Scotia than in North Carolina/New York, then it would be more likely for snow to occur in maritime Canada- would the air not be much cooler due to it's closer proximity to the arctic?
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  • Location: Dover, East Kent | 34m asl
  • Location: Dover, East Kent | 34m asl

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    Latest image for October 30th showing the full extent of the snow cover from the storm.

    A friend of mine in Manchester, NH says she has pics but cannot upload them yet because the power is out, she had to use an internet inverter (verizon thing) in her jeep/ (they use it on the road or camping for internet) to let us know.

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