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Southern New England snow totals March 7-8, 2013

A long-duration and powerful March Nor’easter delivered another round of heavy snow to most of Southern New England near the end of a very active winter season. Worcester, MA recorded 22.8″ of snow, the second most on record since 1892 for a March or April storm. It was also the second top-10 all-time snow event to hit Worcester in the winter of 2012-13.

Boston, MA picked up more than a foot of snow, pushing the season total to more than one foot above normal. There were several reports of about two feet of snow in parts of CT and Central/Eastern MA. Rhode Island, by comparison, saw considerably less snow. A consistent dry slot kept most of Kent and Washington county out of the steady snow for most of the storm. As a result totals were fewer than 5 inches in those areas. Northern RI picked up 8-12″ of snow.

The map below shows the general contouring of the snow totals for Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The National Weather Service has compiled a thorough list of unofficial snow reports. Use the interactive map to browse the reports.

Final Southern New England Snow totals - March7-8, 2013

Final Southern New England Snow totals – March7-8, 2013

Snow totals March 7-8, 2013

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...FINAL SUMMARY CORRECTED
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
325 PM EDT MON MAR 11 2013

A BROAD OCEAN STORM WELL SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET WAS ENHANCED BY
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR NORTH OVER SOUTHERN QUEBEC. THIS OCEAN
STORM BROUGHT A LONG DURATION SNOW...RAIN AND WIND EVENT TO OUR
REGION AS IT REMAINED NEARLY STATIONARY FOR A FEW DAYS.
PRECIPITATION BEGAN EARLY WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 AND LASTED INTO
FRIDAY EVENING MARCH 8.

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THIS EVENT.
SNOW TOTALS LISTED ARE STORM TOTALS OVER THE 3 DAY PERIOD AS ARE THE
LIQUID EQUIVALENTS...WHICH MAY INCLUDE RAIN. REPORTS OF WIND GUSTS
AND SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ALSO OVER THE 3 DAY PERIOD FROM MARCH 6 TO
8...WITH A COUPLE OF REPORTS FROM MARCH 9.

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            18.5   230 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MARLBOROUGH           15.5   156 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   ROCKY HILL            14.0   158 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   BURLINGTON            13.9   346 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WETHERSFIELD          12.5   157 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   SOUTH WINDSOR         12.5   659 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EAST FARMINGTON HEIG   8.5  1106 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BRISTOL                8.3   840 AM  3/08  SPOTTER
   WEST HARTFORD          6.6  1026 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   ENFIELD                6.5   936 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   NORTH GRANBY           5.0   739 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GRANBY                 5.0  1005 AM  3/08  RETIRED NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 WNW WINDSOR LOCKS    4.5   700 PM  3/08  BRADLEY AIRPORT
   AVON                   4.2  1247 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EAST HARTFORD          4.0   938 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   SIMSBURY               3.5   405 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO

...TOLLAND COUNTY...
   STAFFORDVILLE         23.0   600 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   TOLLAND               22.5   341 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   COVENTRY              21.0   749 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   STAFFORD SPRINGS      20.5   137 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   ROCKVILLE             17.5   406 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   STORRS                17.0  1117 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   SOMERS                16.0   127 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   COLUMBIA              15.0   424 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC

...WINDHAM COUNTY...
   ASHFORD               18.0   404 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   WOODSTOCK             17.2   340 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   POMFRET CENTER        15.0   703 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   BROOKLYN              14.0  1049 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   THOMPSON              13.5   355 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SOUTH WINDHAM         13.0  1202 PM  3/08  NONE
   HAMPTON               12.3   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   EAST KILLINGLY        11.6   531 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DANIELSON              5.5   803 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO

MASSACHUSETTS

...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...
   EAST SANDWICH          5.3   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   MARSTONS MILLS         3.0   829 AM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   POCASSET               1.5   530 AM  3/08  BROADCAST MEDIA
   CENTERVILLE            1.5   605 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   NORTH FALMOUTH         1.5   616 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WOODS HOLE             0.6   700 AM  3/08  COOP OBSERVER
   CHATHAM                  T   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER

...BRISTOL COUNTY...
   NORTON                22.6   430 PM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   SOUTH EASTON          22.5   851 AM  3/09  HAM RADIO
   MANSFIELD             21.5   451 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NORTH EASTON          21.2   738 PM  3/08  NONE
   1 W MANSFIELD         21.1   621 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   TAUNTON               19.7   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER/NWS
   TAUNTON 2.6NW         19.7   324 PM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   FALL RIVER            17.6   556 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WEST MANSFIELD        17.0   354 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   DIGHTON               15.4   609 PM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   ATTLEBORO             15.0   316 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   ACUSHNET              11.5  1136 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SOMERSET              11.2   751 PM  3/08  PUBLIC
   NORTH ACUSHNET        11.0   805 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   NORTH ATTLEBORO       11.0   638 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NEW BEDFORD           11.0   500 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WEST ACUSHNET          8.4   804 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO

...ESSEX COUNTY...
   NORTH BEVERLY         18.3   419 PM  3/08  PUBLIC
   BEVERLY               16.5  1144 AM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   SALEM                 16.2   130 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   TOPSFIELD             16.0   116 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MARBLEHEAD            14.0   200 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   WEST PEABODY          13.0  1030 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   LYNN                  13.0  1124 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   NAHANT                12.0  1211 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   NEWBURYPORT           11.2   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   LAWRENCE              10.0   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   HAVERHILL              9.0   417 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   GLOUCESTER             8.0   130 PM  3/08  SPOTTER

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
   HEATH                  7.0   933 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   NEW SALEM              6.0   300 AM  3/08  PUBLIC
   ASHFIELD               5.3   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   LEYDEN                 5.0  1015 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   LEVERETT               4.5   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   EAST CHARLEMONT        3.5  1055 AM  3/08  SPOTTER
   SUNDERLAND             3.5   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   GREENFIELD             2.0   849 AM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   TURNERS FALLS          1.0  1001 AM  3/08  NONE

...HAMPDEN COUNTY...
   WALES                 21.0   350 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   MONSON                18.0   349 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   EAST LONGMEADOW       11.5  1139 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   LUDLOW                11.0   209 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CHESTER                7.0   606 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   GRANVILLE              4.2   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   WESTFIELD              4.0   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   HOLYOKE                2.0   830 AM  3/08  SPOTTER

...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...
   WARE                  12.8   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   BELCHERTOWN            8.0  1145 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WORTHINGTON            7.7   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   HUNTINGTON             7.0   845 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   SOUTH HADLEY           2.5  1146 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   NORTHAMPTON            2.0   939 AM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   AMHERST                1.0   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER

...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
   DRACUT                22.1   100 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   STOW                  20.5   605 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   SHERBORN              20.0   242 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   FRAMINGHAM            18.8   338 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   ACTON                 17.7   203 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WAKEFIELD             17.1   210 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HOLLISTON             17.0   502 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   TYNGSBORO             17.0   205 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   CARLISLE              16.8   235 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   LEXINGTON             16.1   223 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   NATICK                16.0   251 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   GROTON                16.0   401 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CHARLTON              15.9   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   MAYNARD               15.8   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   WESTFORD              15.5   410 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   PEPPERELL             15.5   219 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SOUTH NATICK          15.0   224 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   HUDSON                15.0   309 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   MARLBOROUGH           15.0   842 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WOBURN                15.0   518 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WINCHESTER            15.0   305 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   MARLBOROUGH           15.0   456 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   TOWNSEND              14.8  1220 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   SHIRLEY               14.3   100 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CHELMSFORD            14.0   611 PM  3/08  PUBLIC
   LITTLETON             13.8  1230 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WILMINGTON            13.0  1243 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   CONCORD               12.2   155 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HOPKINTON             12.0   808 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   MALDEN                12.0   627 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   BILLERICA             11.0  1056 AM  3/08  MEDIA
   NORTH READING         10.0  1257 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MELROSE               10.0   156 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LOWELL                 9.5   600 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   ROYALSTON              8.5   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER

...NORFOLK COUNTY...
   BLUE HILL OBSERVATORY 29.8   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   QUINCY                24.9   441 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   FOXBORO               24.7   550 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SOUTH WEYMOUTH        24.1   233 PM  3/08  MEDIA
   RANDOLPH              24.0   530 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WEYMOUTH              23.0   503 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WEST WALPOLE          22.7   129 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WALPOLE               22.0   730 PM  3/08  AMATEUR RADIO
   WRENTHAM              22.0   730 PM  3/08  AMATEUR RADIO
   CANTON                21.8  1251 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   NORWOOD               21.8   700 AM  3/09  NWS EMPLOYEE
   MILLIS                20.5   619 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FRANKLIN              18.5   730 PM  3/08  AMATEUR RADIO
   NEEDHAM               14.5  1235 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   BELLINGHAM            14.2   200 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EAST BRAINTREE        12.0  1254 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO

...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...
   WHITMAN               22.5   526 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   ROCKLAND              21.5   145 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   MANSFIELD             21.0   257 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   BROCKTON              20.0  1215 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   HANOVER               18.5   353 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   KINGSTON              16.5   330 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HINGHAM               16.3   700 PM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   MIDDLEBORO            15.8   602 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   PEMBROKE              14.0   310 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   DUXBURY               13.5   456 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   ROCHESTER             12.0   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   BRIDGEWATER           11.0   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   CARVER                10.8   357 PM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   PLYMOUTH               6.0   210 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   EAST WAREHAM           5.7   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   WAREHAM                5.0   420 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO

...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
   JAMAICA PLAIN         18.0   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   BRIGHTON              15.0   800 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   WEST ROXBURY          14.8   438 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   1 N EAST BOSTON       13.1   700 PM  3/08  LOGAN AIRPORT
   WINTHROP              13.1   700 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER

...WORCESTER COUNTY...
   HOLDEN                24.4   204 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   MILFORD               24.1   410 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   CLINTON               23.4   134 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   OAKHAM                23.0   442 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   LANCASTER             23.0   530 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   3 WNW WORCESTER       22.8   300 PM  3/08  ORH AIRPORT
   STERLING              21.3   129 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SHREWSBURY            21.0   148 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   WEST BOYLSTON         21.0   500 PM  3/08  PUBLIC
   LUNENBURG             21.0   108 PM  3/08  EMERGENCY MANAGER
   SPENCER               20.8   200 PM  3/08  NONE
   BOYLSTON              20.2   216 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HUBBARDSTON           18.5   715 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   WESTBOROUGH           18.2  1232 AM  3/09  NWS EMPLOYEE
   BERLIN                18.2   307 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   FITCHBURG             18.2   242 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NORTH GRAFTON         18.0   127 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   LEOMINSTER            18.0  1244 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   FISKDALE              17.3   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   MILFORD               17.0   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   WEST WARREN           16.0   100 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   ASHBURNHAM            16.0   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   HARDWICK              15.6   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   SOUTHBRIDGE           15.0  1149 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   HARVARD               15.0   243 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   GRAFTON               15.0   604 PM  3/08  NONE
   TEMPLETON             14.5   119 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WHITINSVILLE          13.1   154 PM  3/08  NONE
   WARREN                13.0   217 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   AUBURN                12.5   250 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   ASHBURNHAM N          11.5   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   NORTHBRIDGE           10.9   448 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   CHARLTON              10.1   700 AM  3/08  COOP OBSERVER
   HOPEDALE              10.0   241 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   ROYALSTON              7.0   700 AM  3/08  COOP OBSERVER

NEW HAMPSHIRE

...CHESHIRE COUNTY...
   JAFFREY               11.4   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   FITZWILLIAM            7.7   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   KEENE                  4.5   700 AM  3/08  COOP OBSERVER
   WALPOLE                2.0   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   SURRY                  1.0   700 AM  3/08  COOP OBSERVER

...HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY...
   PELHAM                16.0   418 PM  3/08  HAM RADIO
   HUDSON                13.3  1230 PM  3/08  COOP OBSERVER
   PETERBOROUGH          11.5   847 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NEW BOSTON            11.1   432 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   HOLLIS                11.0  1212 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NASHUA                11.0   145 PM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   FRANCESTOWN           10.0   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   GREENFIELD             9.0  1210 PM  3/08  SPOTTER
   WEARE                  8.9   800 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   SOUTH WEARE            8.7   810 AM  3/08  SPOTTER
   BROOKLINE              8.5  1119 AM  3/08  NONE
   NORTH WEARE            7.0  1045 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MILFORD                6.5  1015 AM  3/08  SPOTTER
   GOFFSTOWN              6.2  1100 AM  3/09  HAM RADIO
   EAST MILFORD           5.9   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   MANCHESTER             5.4   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   MERRIMACK              5.0   900 AM  3/09  SPOTTER

RHODE ISLAND

...BRISTOL COUNTY...
   BRISTOL                6.5   646 PM  3/08  BROADCAST MEDIA

...KENT COUNTY...
   WEST WARWICK           3.5   109 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NNW WARWICK          2.3   700 PM  3/08  T.F. GREEN AIRPORT
   EAST GREENWICH         1.5   256 PM  3/08  NONE
   COVENTRY                 T   700 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER

...NEWPORT COUNTY...
   MIDDLETOWN             6.8   448 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   TIVERTON               5.5  1215 AM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   PORTSMOUTH             2.7   655 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LITTLE COMPTON         2.0   644 AM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PROVIDENCE COUNTY...
   NORTH CUMBERLAND      12.3   609 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WOONSOCKET            11.5   700 PM  3/08  MEDIA
   THOMPSON HILL         11.4   310 PM  3/08  NONE
   BURRILLVILLE          11.0   315 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   WEST GLOCESTER        10.3   827 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EAST PROVIDENCE        5.7   318 PM  3/08  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CUMBERLAND             5.5   858 AM  3/08  NWS EMPLOYEE
   GREENVILLE             5.2  1006 PM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC
   PROVIDENCE             5.1   600 PM  3/08  FEDERAL HILL
   PAWTUCKET              5.0  1130 AM  3/08  GENERAL PUBLIC

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   SOUTH KINGSTOWN        2.4   730 AM  3/08  SPOTTER
   KINGSTON               1.1   400 PM  3/09  COOP OBSERVER
   HOPKINTON              1.0   616 PM  3/08  PUBLIC

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