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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

    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?

    I would have thought that too however the low is actually a good 30mb deeper now so it is possible that the warm sector has expanded quite a bit.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    US East Coast hit by record breaking snowstorms

    Three people were killed and nearly three million left without power as the eastern United States was hit by a record breaking October snowstorm.

    States of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York as icy, gusting winds brought down tree limbs and power lines from West Virginia to Massachusetts. Those without power were warned it could be days before their electricity was restored. The unseasonably early winter storm, known as a "nor'easter" due to its north-easterly movement, was being called "Snowtober" and affected up to 60 million people.

    It broke an October snow record that had stood since 1969 for New York's Central Park which was blanketed in 2.9 inches of snow. It was the first time the park had seen more than an inch of snow before Halloween. In West Milford, New Jersey, about 45 miles northwest of New York City, 19 inches of snow fell. The heaviest snowfall of 27.8 inches was recorded in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Major delays were reported at airports in cities including New York and Philadelphia with at least 1,000 flights being cancelled.

    The dead included an 84-year-old man in Pennsylvania who was killed when a snow-laden tree fell on his home, and a 20-year-old man in Massachusetts who was electrocuted by a downed power line. Declaring a state of emergency New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said 600,000 customers were without power in his state and he urged residents to "stay safe and off the roads" as it was hit by winds of 60mph. Mr Christie said: "We expect the number is going to continue to go up before it goes back down. The problem is that there are trees just down everywhere because of the snow, the wet, heavy snow."

    More than 265,000 people were without power in New York state, more than 750,000 in Connecticut, nearly 400,000 in Pennsylvania, 226,000 in Massachusetts and 61,000 in New Hampshire. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said: "This is the largest number of power outages that we have ever experienced. Some people could be without power for as much as a week." The National Weather Service said unseasonably cold air was pouring into the northeastern United States. Meteorologist Meghan Evans on Accuweather.com said: "A historic October storm is still crushing New England with heavy snow and howling winds."

    In New York the blanket of snow, rain and slush brought misery to the Occupy Wall Street encampment where drenched protesters hunkered down in tents in a park in the financial district. Adash Daniel, 24, a protester leaving the camp because of the conditions, said: "I'm not much good to this movement if I'm shivering."

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

    I'd be inclined to wait for official figures as snow depths are notoriously innacurate.

    True, but snow depth maps are backing up these figures. Latest chart topper is Peru in Western Mass at 32 ins. Looks like these totals are very plausible as when the low bombed the heaviest falls were recorded in a contained area in West Mass and South NH, and any altitude (e.g. Jaffrey is about 1000ft) will positively affect totals. My bet is that these totals are about right.
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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

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    The rare October storm dropped anywhere from a trace to 30 inches of wet, heavy snow from Maryland to Maine. At least 10 people died over the weekend. More than three million people lacked electricity at one point as trees toppled under the weight and brought down power lines; that number was down to about 2.1 million by early Monday. In Connecticut, the state hit hardest by outages, officials reported more than 800,000 households without power—a record—and said they could remain in the dark for a week.

    "It's a mess, we have more power outages than in any time in our history, including in [Tropical Storm] Irene," Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said in an interview Sunday. Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said service would remain suspended indefinitely on sections of four lines: between New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass.; between Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh; between New Haven and St. Albans, Vt.; and between Albany and Boston. In Massachusetts, 664,000 households remained without power Sunday evening, while the number hit 599,000 in New Jersey, 412,000 in New York state, 334,000 in New Hampshire and more than 100,000 in Maine.

    School districts in the region were forced to cancel or delay classes starting Monday. Allentown, Pa., postponed its Halloween parade, which was scheduled for Sunday, for a week, according to the city's website. Worcester, Mass., is asking people to delay trick-or-treating until Thursday, to give the city time to address toppled trees and power outages, according to local press reports.

    The storm took shape Friday night off the Carolinas' coast, then howled north Saturday morning, triggering snow from Washington to Boston before moving off Cape Cod toward the Canadian Maritimes. Wind gusts topped 35 miles per hour in Queens, New York, and Connecticut. They were clocked at more 50 mph on eastern Long Island, said Joey Picca, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Massachusetts and Connecticut "were in the jackpot area," getting the brunt of the snow, because the low-pressure system responsible for the weather became more intense and picked up strength in the late afternoon and early evening Saturday as it moved out of New Jersey and up the coast into New England, said Glenn Field, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Taunton, Mass. "The storm didn't really explode until it was just off our coast," he said.

    School districts in the region were forced to cancel or delay school starting Monday, as parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut were hit with snow at a time of year better known for apple-picking and corn mazes. Reported wind gusts of 70 miles an hour off the coast of Nantucket were not rare for October but what was unusual was the snowfall, which resulted when the storm system collided with unseasonably cold temperatures in parts of the region, he said.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Mr. Malloy, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick all declared states of emergencies. In Pennsylvania, three people were killed, including an 84-year-old man who died when a snow-weighted tree fell on his home, state police said. In Connecticut, Mr. Malloy said one person died in a car crash. In Massachusetts, a man died after touching a guardrail and being electrocuted by a live wire.

    At least five reported storm-related deaths occurred in the New York metropolitan area: one on Long Island; two in northern New Jersey; and two in New York City, including a 77-year-old Bronx woman who died after her home lost power and her oxygen machine shut down, police said. Across the Northeast, trees still bursting with leaves became coated with wet snow and toppled under the weight, pulling down power lines and blocking rail lines. "This is nuts; this is absolutely crazy," said Peter Judge, the spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. The state had 2,200 road and chainsaw crews and hundreds of National Guardsmen out clearing trees and downed limbs off roads.

    In Connecticut, Mr. Malloy said the number of customers without power was rising Sunday because power was being turned off in some areas so crews could safely clear roads from fallen trees. The storm walloped farmers still recovering from Tropical Storm Irene in August.

    About 140 miles west of Boston, in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts, Bruce Howden, whose farm and hay maze are local tourist attractions, said he already lost acres of pumpkins this year from flooding by Irene, then by Tropical Storm Lee—which came just days later. "We've gotten whacked three times in a row…I'm going to be able to weather this, but lots of farmers are worse off than I am and some of them probably aren't going to be able to," Mr. Howden said.

    In Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, the home of the Occupy Wall Street movement, waterlogged sweaters and pants hung from clothes lines Sunday. City officials had confiscated the protesters' generators and fuel canisters the day before the storm. "Last night, I would pretty much say everyone here had hypothermia," said Elan Cohen, a 23-year old medic volunteering at the camp.Undeterred, the protesters were busy Sunday cleaning up the slushy mess. Meanwhile, under clear skies, New York City residents Sunday picked their way along icy sidewalks. Some ventured into city parks strewn with fallen trees.

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY

    307 AM MDT MON OCT 31 2011

    ...WINTER STORM CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING

    TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...

    .A STRONG PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE PACIFIC

    NORTHWEST COASTLINE AND INTO NORTHWESTERN WYOMING LATE TONIGHT.

    THE FRONT THEN WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND NEBRASKA

    PANHANDLE TUESDAY. THIS COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE

    SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS...AND MUCH

    COLDER TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING TUESDAY THROUGH

    WEDNESDAY MORNING. BLOWING SNOW AND VERY COLD WIND CHILLS ARE ALSO

    EXPECTED WITH THIS WINTER STORM TUESDAY NIGHT.

    WYZ109-110-112-114>119-312200-

    /O.NEW.KCYS.WS.A.0011.111101T2100Z-111102T1500Z/

    CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-

    SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-

    SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-

    EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RAWLINS...SINCLAIR...HANNA...

    ARLINGTON...ELK MOUNTAIN...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING...

    LARAMIE...VEDAUWOO...BUFORD...PUMPKIN VINE...HORSE CREEK...

    HARRIMAN...WHITAKER...CHEYENNE...BURNS...CARPENTER...ALBIN...

    PINE BLUFFS

    307 AM MDT MON OCT 31 2011

    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

    WEDNESDAY MORNING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A WINTER

    STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

    WEDNESDAY MORNING.

    * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS A STRONG

    COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA. SNOWFALL MAY BECOME

    HEAVY AT TIMES TUESDAY EVENING AND TUESDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING

    TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE

    FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500

    FEET...WITH 10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE SOUTHERN LARAMIE

    RANGE...SNOWY RANGE...AND SIERRA MADRE RANGE.

    * WINDS/VISIBILITIES...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO

    20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT.

    THESE WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW

    REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES.

    * WIND CHILLS...THE COMBINATION OF MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND

    GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO

    NEAR ZERO TUESDAY NIGHT.

    * IMPACTS...HIGHWAYS MAY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED TUESDAY

    NIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH BLOWING SNOW MAY

    PRODUCE NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY OVER THE

    INTERSTATE 80 SUMMIT BETWEEN LARAMIE AND CHEYENNE...AND THE

    NORTHERN SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS NEAR ARLINGTON AND ELK MOUNTAIN.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT

    SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR

    THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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  • Location: Dover, East Kent | 34m asl
  • Location: Dover, East Kent | 34m asl

    my friend in Manchester NH posted this photo to my facebook... taken from her drive looking up the street. Man that's deep!!

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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

    Amazing..

    Good to see the Pacific states having fun as well.

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  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and heat, North Sea snow
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    my friend in Manchester NH posted this photo to my facebook... taken from her drive looking up the street. Man that's deep!!

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    I have friends in Manchester too! They rang me today to say there was about 12"!

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

    That process I mentioned, it would only apply to an early-season storm when the Gulf of St Lawrence is quite warm (8-10 C) and you can see from the snowfall map posted earlier that snow changed to rain in eastern NB for the reason that the northeast winds were coming in off that warmer (than air mass) water. This changed the temp/dew point from something like -1/-2 in the snowstorm area to +2/+1 which was enough to change the precip to rain. Actually the heavier snow did intrude into western New Brunswick and then started up again in parts of Newfoundland, but the coastal strip getting rain expanded inland as the storm passed NS and the island of Newfoundland, relative to the earlier set-up in the northeast U.S. ... if a storm like this occurs past about late November these factors will diminish to the vanishing point and winter nor-easters tend to be all snow except for one or two very exposed points in eastern Canada (the southern half of the Avalon in southeast Newfoundland sees a lot of snow to rain to snow events in their winter climate).

    Of course the warm sector of this storm stayed well off shore but what made it unusual was that the air mass over land was cold enough to sustain a heavy snowfall this early in the season. Usually a late October nor'easter will drop snow on high ground only and rain with 5-8 C temperatures in the places that got the heavy snowfalls in this storm. In fact even the first half of November is pretty sparse for major snowstorms in the northeast U.S., and one of the reasons is that nor'easters just can't draw on cold enough air masses to sustain snow at low elevations. Almost every nor'easter raises these cold air mass temperatures by about five or ten degrees in winter, and dew points even more so, which means that an October air mass has to be very close to record values to stand much chance of remaining cold enough once all that Atlantic moisture is mixed into it.

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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

    It certainly was an amazing system. It bombed about 40mb in 24 hours and had a large strip of thundersnow at one, so plenty of instibility.

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

    Funny, all of us would die for that snow come January.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Residents of central Newfoundland woke up to their second dump of snow in less than a week on Monday, thanks to a storm system that brought snow, wind and rain to the U.S. East Coast over the weekend. Some schools were closed in Gander, N.L., and other communities after approximately 20 centimetres of snow fell on a day when many families were preparing to dress up for Halloween.

    "This is crazy. We're supposed to be trick-or-treating, not building snowmen today," Grand Falls-Windsor resident Cindy Healey told NTV reporter Colleen Lewis. Other residents said that the snow was heavy, wet and messy.

    "I don't mind the snow, but the wet snow is hard to deal with," said Wally Caravanhan as he was shoveling his driveway Monday morning. By the afternoon, however, many locals were reporting that the snow was melting quickly. Earlier, utility crews had restored power to almost all the Maritime customers who were cut off when the weekend system brought heavy wind, rain and snow.

    Nova Scotia Power had also restored service by the afternoon to customers who were in the dark. About 150 near Sydney, N.S., remained powerless Monday evening. Earlier in the day, spokesperson David Rodenhiser told CTV News Channel that 35,000 had been affected on Sunday. "We're out and we're working hard and it's all hands on deck," said Rodenhiser.

    In New Brunswick, 3,100 customers reported power outages the day before. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick were all hit by the same storm that blanketed parts of the northeast United States with snow on Sunday. Environment Canada said Saint John saw some of the most snow in the region, with more than 15 cm of the white stuff piling up on driveways and roads by early Monday morning.

    Other cities in New Brunswick saw heavy rains arrive with the snowfall, including Moncton (45.6 millimetres of rain and 6.6 centimetres of snow) and Gagetown (9.4 mm of rain and 4.8 cm of snow.) Many places in Nova Scotia saw very heavy rainfalls, with Malay Falls (73.2 mm), Western Head (58.9 mm) and Sydney (68 mm) among the soggiest places in the province, following the weekend storm. Three centimetres of snow fell at the Charlottetown airport as a result of the storm, along with 39.6 mm of rain. Further north in Summerside, P.E.I., 44.1 mm of rainfall had been recorded as of Monday morning.

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Funny, all of us would die for that snow come January.

    i wouldnt
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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Latest winter storm warning for Wyoming. You can certainly see the colder air to the NW on the Riverton radar.

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY

    418 AM MDT TUE NOV 1 2011

    ...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND THE

    WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE TODAY AND TONIGHT...

    .A COLD FRONT HAS MOVED ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING.

    A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES

    TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF THE UPSLOPE SURFACE WINDS

    BEHIND THE FRONT AND THE STORM SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD

    SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES.

    IN ADDITION...BRISK NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH WILL

    PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND COLD WIND CHILL VALUES MAINLY

    TONIGHT.

    WYZ101>108-012230-

    /O.EXT.KCYS.WS.W.0014.111101T1500Z-111102T1200Z/

    CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NIOBRARA COUNTY-

    NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-

    SHIRLEY BASIN-CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-

    EAST PLATTE COUNTY-GOSHEN COUNTY-

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOUGLAS...GLENROCK...LUSK...MUDDY GAP...

    MEDICINE BOW...BORDEAUX...GLENDO...WHEATLAND...CHUGWATER...

    GUERNSEY...TORRINGTON

    418 AM MDT TUE NOV 1 2011

    ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO

    6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY...

    THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING

    TO 6 AM MDT WEDNESDAY.

    * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND BECOME HEAVY AT

    TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING TO

    FLURRIES EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 9 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET. 8 TO

    14 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHERN LARAMIE RANGE AND FERRIS

    AND SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS IN NORTHERN CARBON COUNTY.

    * WINDS/VISIBILITIES...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO

    15 TO 25 MPH WITH THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT WITH GUSTS

    UP TO 35 MPH. THOSE WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND

    DRIFTING SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT

    TIMES.

    * WIND CHILLS...THE COMBINATION OF MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND

    GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS

    TONIGHT.

    * IMPACTS...HIGHWAYS WILL BECOME SLICK AND SNOW COVERED THIS

    AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL COMBINED WITH

    BLOWING SNOW MAY PRODUCE NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES...

    ESPECIALLY IN AND NEAR THE NORTHERN LARAMIE RANGE.

    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: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Overnight the major snow belt has moved south into Colorado as can be seen on the Denver radar.

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO

    239 AM MDT WED NOV 2 2011

    ...WINTER STORM BEARING DOWN ON COLORADO...

    .WINTER WEATHER HAS SPREAD ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST

    COLORADO THIS MORNING. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL HAS DEVELOPED

    OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND HIGH VALLEYS AS THE CENTER OF THE STORM

    MOVES OVER SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO. SEVERAL ROADS IN THE MOUNTAINS

    HAVE BEEN CLOSED DUE TO THE ADVERSE CONDITIONS...INCLUDING

    INTERSTATE 70 FROM THE EISENHOWER TUNNEL DOWN TO SILVERTHORNE.

    MOST OTHER HIGHWAYS IN THE MOUNTAINS HAVE CHAIN RESTRICTIONS IN

    EFFECT FOR COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL IN THE

    MOUNTAINS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH ABOUT 6 AM.

    ACROSS THE PLAINS...SPOTTERS HAVE REPORTED SNOWFALL AMOUNTS

    BETWEEN 3 AND 7 INCHES THROUGH 2 AM MDT. MODERATE SNOW WILL

    CONTINUE FALLING ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO THROUGH THE MORNING

    RUSH HOUR. WINDS GUSTING UP TO 25 MPH HAVE CAUSED SOME BLOWING AND

    DRIFTING OF SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITIES FOR DRIVERS OUT ON THE

    ROADS. ROADS AND HIGHWAYS HAVE ALSO BECOME ICY AND SNOW-PACKED DUE

    TO THE CONTINUING SNOWFALL.

    STRONGER NORTH WINDS ARE STILL EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WHICH WILL

    PRODUCE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE AND PORTIONS

    OF THE NORTHEAST PLAINS OF COLORADO. AS A RESULT...TRAVEL WILL

    LIKELY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE ACROSS THE PLAINS LATER TONIGHT...INCLUDING

    INTERSTATE 70.

    COZ045-049-021645-

    /O.CON.KBOU.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-111102T1800Z/

    CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-WASHINGTON COUNTY-

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BENNETT...BYERS...DEER TRAIL...LEADER...

    AKRON...COPE...LAST CHANCE...OTIS

    239 AM MDT WED NOV 2 2011

    ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

    A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY.

    * TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH

    ABOUT 9 AM...THEN BEGIN TO TAPER OFF. SNOWFALL SHOULD COME TO AN

    END BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * ACCUMULATION/WIND...TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS 5 TO 10 INCHES CAN BE

    EXPECTED. NORTH WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WILL OCCUR.

    * MAIN IMPACT...ROADS WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED WITH HAZARDOUS

    TRAVEL CONDITIONS. VISIBILITIES MAY ALSO BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN

    ONE QUARTER MILE IN AREAS OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.

    HEAVY SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON TREES RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL TREE

    DAMAGE AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

    * OTHER IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES WILL BE TURNING MUCH COLDER WITH

    WIND CHILL READINGS DROPPING TO NEAR 10 DEGREES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE

    OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. SUSTAINED WIND AND/OR FREQUENT WIND GUSTS

    OF 35 MPH OR HIGHER WILL COMBINE WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND

    BLOWING SNOW TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE QUARTER

    OF A MILE. TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND IS DISCOURAGED

    IN THESE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER

    SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR

    VEHICLE AND WAIT FOR HELP TO ARRIVE.

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  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]
  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]

    Other than an hour or two of snow last week we have had nothing - its been sunny and relatively warm - reaching 16oC at the weekend and 7oC this week. Infact driving back from Banff at 10:30pm last night it was 1oC. It felt positively balmy lol

    No sign yet of the first snowstorm that will herald the arrival of sub zero daytime temps

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Seasons first frost warning for Texas.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A FREEZE

    WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAY.

    * EVENT...SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE

    WESTERN HALF AND NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS WITH A HARD

    FREEZE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOME OF THE EXTREME WESTERN COUNTIES.

    * TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO 32 DEGREES OR BELOW BEGINNING

    SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNRISE FRIDAY MORNING.

    * IMPACT...THESE SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL KILL MOST

    SENSITIVE VEGETATION IF LEFT UNPROTECTED.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A FREEZE WARNING MEANS THAT THE SEASONS FIRST EPISODE OF SUB-

    FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR. THESE CONDITIONS WILL

    KILL SENSITIVE PLANTS AND RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO PROTECT TENDER

    VEGETATION. AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD ALSO BE TURNED OFF

    TO AVOID CREATING ICE PATCHES ON NEARBY ROADS...DRIVEWAYS...AND

    SIDEWALKS.

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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

    It seems we have a dipole across the Arctic at the moment so that the snowy low pressures are in Siberia with higher pressure over Canada.

    As for the Texas frost, i am not actually surprised as they have seen an exceptionally dry year.

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

    Rich, would expect some snow there tomorrow (late) as arctic air is slowly pushing south and will drop temperatures to about -2 C in southern Alberta, -5 C in central Alberta. Won't have much impact here with just a slight temperature drop as it's already rather chilly (8 C). I would say expect 3-7 cms of snow and possibly a sleety mix during the daytime. Edmonton just a dusting trace - 2 cm.

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Rich, would expect some snow there tomorrow (late) as arctic air is slowly pushing south and will drop temperatures to about -2 C in southern Alberta, -5 C in central Alberta. Won't have much impact here with just a slight temperature drop as it's already rather chilly (8 C). I would say expect 3-7 cms of snow and possibly a sleety mix during the daytime. Edmonton just a dusting trace - 2 cm.

    now snow in Edmonton so far today and none forecast although it is -9c right now and will be sub zero all day...there is no snow forecast either in the next 10 days...although temps are predicted to bob around 0c for daytime highs during the period which is around the average for the time of the year.
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  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]
  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]

    Environment Canada have issued a snowfall warning of upto 15cm's here...its currently clear and crisp - think they might have got it wrong. Snowing nicely to the east of us as always when a low comes up from Idaho yet they always want to put us in the snowfall and it never makes it - unless there are upsloping snows involved

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    A snow warning out for Arizona. The cold front is fairly obvious on the Flagstaff radar.

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ

    849 PM MST FRI NOV 4 2011

    AZZ004-006-007-015-016-051200-

    /O.CON.KFGZ.WW.Y.0006.111105T0400Z-111105T1500Z/

    KAIBAB PLATEAU-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-COCONINO PLATEAU-

    WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRAND CANYON VILLAGE...FLAGSTAFF

    849 PM MST FRI NOV 4 2011

    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST

    SATURDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ABOVE 6500

    FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST SATURDAY.

    * TIMING: PRECIPITATION WILL INTENSIFY OVERNIGHT AS A STRONG COLD

    FRONT MOVES THROUGH. SNOW LEVELS HOVERING ABOVE 8000 FEET THIS

    EVENING WILL QUICKLY FALL TO NEAR 5500 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT AS

    THE FRONT PASSES. RAPID CLEARING IS EXPECTED STARTING MID

    MORNING SATURDAY.

    * ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES ARE

    EXPECTED ABOVE 6500 FEET. 8 TO 12 INCHES MAY FALL OVER THE

    HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS AND KAIBAB

    PLATEAU.

    * IMPACTS: ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. IN

    ADDITION...TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE PERIODS OF BLOWING SNOW

    IN GUSTY WINDS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FALLING

    SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. PLAN EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL

    AND TAKE EMERGENCY TRAVEL SUPPLIES. FOR THE LATEST ROAD

    CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES...

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