Monday, December 22, 2014

Reported snow totals from Monday January, 21, 2013

A small developing storm brought a light, fluffy snow to Southern New England Monday night. The highest accumulations were over coastal RI and far SE MA where some spots reached five inches. The forecast did not work out as planned in far Northern RI and, particularly, Eastern Massachusetts north of Plymouth through Boston. A Norlun trough did not form as anticipated, and the North Shore of Boston received less than an inch of snow.

The water content of the snow was very low due to the cold air in place over Southern New England. 2.5″ of snow in Bristol, RI melted down to 0.12″ of liquid – about a 20:1 ratio. The snow was being blows around by gusty winds Tuesday morning as Arctic air charged in behind the departing system. Here are some totals reported to the National Weather Service:

Link to map: http://1.usa.gov/13ZXkUW

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE
ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON

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

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

CONNECTICUT

...HARTFORD COUNTY...
   MANCHESTER             0.4  1233 AM  1/22  NONE
   1 WNW WINDSOR LOCKS    0.3  1200 AM  1/22  BRADLEY AIRPORT

...TOLLAND COUNTY...
   TOLLAND                1.1   913 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   COVENTRY               1.0   950 PM  1/21  GENERAL PUBLIC

...WINDHAM COUNTY...
   EAST KILLINGLY         0.9   522 AM  1/22  SPOTTER
   THOMPSON               0.5   520 AM  1/22  SPOTTER

MASSACHUSETTS

...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...
   WELLFLEET              4.5   543 AM  1/22  MEDIA
   SOUTH DENNIS           3.8   530 AM  1/22  GENERAL PUBLIC
   CHATHAM                3.5   543 AM  1/22  MEDIA
   YARMOUTH               3.5   547 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   HYANNIS                3.5   557 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   OSTERVILLE             3.0   530 AM  1/22  PUBLIC
   MARSTONS MILLS         3.0   530 AM  1/22  PUBLIC
   SANDWICH               3.0   424 AM  1/22  MEDIA
   CENTERVILLE            3.0   557 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   EAST FALMOUTH          3.0   530 AM  1/22  PUBLIC
   BREWSTER               3.0   612 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   NORTH FALMOUTH         3.0   530 AM  1/22  PUBLIC
   WAQUOIT                2.5   603 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   PROVINCETOWN           2.5   615 AM  1/22  PUBLIC
   BOURNE                 2.0   513 AM  1/22  NWS EMPLOYEE
   DENNIS                 2.0   523 AM  1/22  MEDIA

...BRISTOL COUNTY...
   NEW BEDFORD            3.5   547 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   FAIRHAVEN              2.8   551 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   SOMERSET               2.8  1036 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   ACUSHNET               2.0  1032 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   TAUNTON                1.5  1200 AM  1/22  NWS OFFICE
   SOUTH DARTMOUTH        0.5   809 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO

...DUKES COUNTY...
   WEST TISBURY           5.5   614 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   EDGARTOWN              5.0   618 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   VINEYARD HAVEN         5.0   551 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   FRAMINGHAM             0.6  1019 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO

...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...
   PLYMOUTH               2.0   544 AM  1/22  HAM RADIO
   MIDDLEBORO             2.0   602 AM  1/22  NWS EMPLOYEE
   CARVER                 1.9   530 AM  1/22  NWS EMPLOYEE
   BROCKTON               0.8   436 AM  1/22  SPOTTER

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
   BOSTON                 0.4  1201 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WINTHROP               0.4  1155 PM  1/21  NONE

...WORCESTER COUNTY...
   WORCESTER              1.0   952 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   SHREWSBURY             0.7  1058 PM  1/21  PUBLIC

RHODE ISLAND

...BRISTOL COUNTY...
   WARREN                 2.2   858 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   BRISTOL                2.0   910 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   BARRINGTON             1.8  1215 AM  1/22  MEDIA

...KENT COUNTY...
   2 NNW WARWICK          2.5   100 AM  1/22  TF GREEN AIRPORT
   WEST GREENWICH         1.3   849 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO

...NEWPORT COUNTY...
   NEWPORT                4.1  1039 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   LITTLE COMPTON         3.5   510 AM  1/22  TRAINED SPOTTER
   TIVERTON               1.2   810 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO

...PROVIDENCE COUNTY...
   PAWTUCKET              2.0   842 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   NORTH SCITUATE         1.5   935 PM  1/21  LAW ENFORCEMENT
   GREENVILLE             1.4   233 AM  1/22  GENERAL PUBLIC
   NORTH FOSTER           1.0  1052 PM  1/21  COOP OBSERVER

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   WAKEFIELD              5.0  1114 PM  1/21  HAM RADIO
   SOUTH KINGSTOWN        5.0  1209 AM  1/22  SPOTTER
   WESTERLY               4.0  1024 PM  1/21  SPOTTER
   CHARLESTOWN            2.8   956 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER

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