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Snow Reports from Boston

| 8:21 am January 28, 2015

For all of us snowfall enthusiasts, here is a rather long but interesting Public Information Statement from the Boston NWS office with a summary of snowfall observations from a variety of sources. Let there be no mistake that the area served by the Boston NWS office experienced blizzard conditions in this storm.

-Brian-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
SPOTTER REPORTS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA  
803 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015  
  
THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24  
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION  
IS EXTENDED TO SKYWARN SPOTTERS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...MEDIA AND  
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS 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  
  
   MARLBOROUGH           22.0   448 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   MANCHESTER            19.0  1143 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NEWINGTON             15.0  1231 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   WEST HARTFORD         13.0  1132 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WETHERSFIELD          12.5   650 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   FARMINGTON            12.3   100 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   GLASONBURY            12.0   846 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SOUTHINGTON           11.2   835 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SOMERS                11.0   820 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   AVON                  10.0   652 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   WINDSOR               10.0   850 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   ENFIELD                9.7   841 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   GRANBY                 9.0   842 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   HARTLAND               8.5  1120 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   EAST FARMINGTON HEIG   8.0  1110 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   EAST GRANBY            8.0   653 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   1 WNW WINDSOR LOCKS    7.8  1200 AM  1/28  AIRPORT                   
   NEW BRITAIN CITY       6.0   847 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH GRANBY           4.5   336 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   
..TOLLAND COUNTY  
  
   STAFFORDVILLE         23.0   901 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   TOLLAND               21.5   713 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   COLUMBIA              16.5   212 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   STAFFORD SPRINGS      16.5   332 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SOMERS                16.4   607 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   COVENTRY              15.0   448 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   UNION                 15.0   225 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   VERNON                14.8   227 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   ELLINGTON             14.0  1111 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   BOLTON                13.5  1120 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..WINDHAM COUNTY  
  
   THOMPSON              33.5   647 PM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   PUTNAM                30.0   650 PM  1/27  DEPT OF HIGHWAYS          
   MOOSUP                25.0  1220 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   EAST KILLINGLY        24.2   418 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   DAYVILLE              23.0   156 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   HAMPTON               22.5  1016 AM  1/27  COOP OBSERVER             
   DANIELSON             22.3  1050 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   POMFRET CENTER        22.0   758 AM  1/28  NONE                      
   SOUTH KILLINGLY       21.0  1226 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   POMFRET               20.0  1116 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   ASHFORD               18.5  1219 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   PLAINFIELD            15.0   917 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
  
MASSACHUSETTS  
   
..BARNSTABLE COUNTY  
  
   WEST HARWICH          28.5   955 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   HYANNIS               27.0   748 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   EAST FALMOUTH         24.8  1000 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WEST YARMOUTH         24.0   250 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   HARWICH               23.0   749 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   CENTERVILLE           21.0   700 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SOUTH DENNIS          18.2   728 PM  1/27  EMERGENCY MANAGER         
   ORLEANS               17.6   547 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WELLFLEET             17.5   136 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   BREWSTER              14.0   308 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..BRISTOL COUNTY  
  
   EAST FREETOWN         26.0   458 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SOMERSET              24.0  1235 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   FALL RIVER            23.1   805 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   ACUSHNET              22.2   605 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NEW BEDFORD           21.0   808 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   TAUNTON               20.8   700 AM  1/28  NWS OFFICE                
   MANSFIELD             19.8   548 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   FAIRHAVEN             19.0   629 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH ATTLEBORO       18.9   306 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH DIGHTON         18.4   558 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SOUTH DARTMOUTH       17.5   921 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH ACUSHNET        16.0   806 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WEST ACUSHNET         14.3  1229 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..DUKES COUNTY  
  
   OAK BLUFFS            27.0   237 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   EDGARTOWN             16.0   905 AM  1/27  CO-OP OBSERVER            
   
..ESSEX COUNTY  
  
   METHUEN               31.5   900 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   IPSWICH               28.0   600 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SWAMPSCOTT            27.1   707 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   PEABODY               27.0   819 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   GEORGETOWN            26.5   835 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   TOPSFIELD             26.5   630 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   HAVERHILL             25.6  1159 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NAHANT                25.0   923 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SALEM                 24.0   345 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   ROCKPORT              23.5   855 PM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   GLOUCESTER            23.0   453 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   MARBLEHEAD            22.0   546 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   ANDOVER               22.0   626 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   DANVERS               21.5   221 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..FRANKLIN COUNTY  
  
   NORTHFIELD             7.2   240 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   LEYDEN                 5.5   819 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   ASHFIELD               5.0   828 AM  1/27  NONE                      
   HEATH                  5.0   412 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   SHELBURNE FALLS        4.0   820 AM  1/27  SOCIAL MEDIA              
   
..HAMPDEN COUNTY  
  
   WALES                 16.0   810 PM  1/27  BROADCAST MEDIA           
   LUDLOW                14.0   729 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   EAST LONGMEADOW       12.5  1206 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   LONGMEADOW            12.0  1215 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   AGAWAM                10.9  1100 AM  1/27  CWO                       
   HAMPDEN               10.5   919 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SPRINGFIELD            7.3   930 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WESTFIELD              6.8   222 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SOUTHWICK              4.5   108 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   HOLYOKE                4.0   816 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..HAMPSHIRE COUNTY  
  
   WARE                   8.0   840 AM  1/27  BROADCAST MEDIA           
   WESTHAMPTON            6.2   113 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   AMHERST                6.0   430 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   
..MIDDLESEX COUNTY  
  
   HUDSON                36.0   400 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   NORTH BILLERICA       34.0  1146 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   ACTON                 34.0  1014 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   LITTLETON             34.0   600 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   CHELMSFORD            33.8   925 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   FRAMINGHAM            33.5   540 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WESTFORD              33.0  1004 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   LOWELL                33.0   952 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   TYNGSBORO             32.8   711 AM  1/28  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   NORTH CHELMSFORD      32.5   813 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   DUNSTABLE             32.0   330 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   WINCHESTER            30.0   530 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   MARLBOROUGH           29.5   152 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH READING         29.0   825 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WAKEFIELD             29.0   758 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   GROTON                29.0   449 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   LEXINGTON             27.8   558 AM  1/28  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   DRACUT                27.2   532 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   ASHBY                 27.0  1229 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   PEPPERELL             26.5   513 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   BILLERICA             26.0   232 PM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   TEWKSBURY             25.6   603 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NATICK                25.5   745 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WEST NEWTON           25.0  1240 AM  1/28  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   BEDFORD               25.0  1021 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   AYER                  24.0  1054 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WOBURN                24.0   302 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   MELROSE               23.0   841 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   SUDBURY               23.0   245 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WILMINGTON            23.0  1032 AM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   WESFORD               22.5   145 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SOMERVILLE            22.3   308 AM  1/28  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   STOW                  22.0   255 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   TOWNSEND              21.6   528 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   CONCORD               21.5  1108 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   HOLLISTON             21.5   618 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   READING               21.5   220 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH WOBURN          21.0   115 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   NEWTON                20.0   953 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WAYLAND               20.0   428 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   BURLINGTON            19.5   805 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SHERBORN              19.4   857 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   STONEHAM              17.0   849 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MEDFORD               15.0  1034 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MEDFIELD              12.5  1108 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MALDEN                12.0   820 AM  1/27  SOCIAL MEDIA              
   
..NANTUCKET COUNTY  
  
   NANTUCKET             12.0   411 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..NORFOLK COUNTY  
  
   MILTON                29.7   727 PM  1/27  COOP OBSERVER             
   SHARON                29.0   546 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   BRAINTREE             26.0   407 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   BLUE HILLS            25.5   100 PM  1/27  CO-OP OBSERVER            
   WALPOLE               24.6   619 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   QUINCY                24.5   840 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   SOUTH WEYMOUTH        24.0   907 PM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   WEYMOUTH              23.0   404 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   RANDOLPH              23.0  1003 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   FOXBORO               22.0   624 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORWOOD               22.0   623 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WRENTHAM              22.0  1249 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NEEDHAM HEIGHTS       21.0   312 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NORFOLK               20.0  1251 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SHERBORN              19.4   907 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MEDFIELD              19.0   430 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   COHASSET              18.3   235 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WEST WALPOLE          18.0  1107 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   STOUGHTON             17.0   429 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MILLIS                16.5   620 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   HOLBROOK              16.0   832 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   DOVER                 14.0   825 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..PLYMOUTH COUNTY  
  
   PLYMOUTH              30.7  1139 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   KINGSTON              28.0   526 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   HANOVER               24.0   736 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   MARSHFIELD            24.0   238 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   HULL                  23.5   817 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   PEMBROKE              23.0   432 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   ROCKLAND              22.0   913 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   BROCKTON              22.0  1135 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WEST WAREHAM          21.5   230 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   CARVER                21.3   900 PM  1/27  NWS EMPLOYEE              
   HANSON                20.0   605 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   HALIFAX               13.8   959 AM  1/27  NONE                      
   BRIDGEWATER           12.5   954 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..SUFFOLK COUNTY  
  
   SOUTH BOSTON          31.0   100 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   BOSTON                26.0   300 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   1 N EAST BOSTON       24.6   700 AM  1/28  AIRPORT                   
   WINTHROP              24.6   700 AM  1/28  NONE                      
   CHELSEA               20.0   854 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   BOSTON CITY           17.6   534 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..WORCESTER COUNTY  
  
   AUBURN                36.0   947 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   LUNENBURG             36.0   717 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   3 WNW WORCESTER       34.5  1200 AM  1/28  AIRPORT                   
   CLINTON               34.1   419 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   WEST BOYLSTON         33.5   730 PM  1/27  COCORAHS                  
   WORCESTER             32.0   421 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   HOLDEN                32.0   546 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   UPTON                 31.5   754 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SHREWSBURY            30.9   740 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   MILFORD               30.7   833 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   WHITINSVILLE          30.0   503 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   FITCHBURG             30.0   305 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NORTHBOROUGH          29.3   217 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   STERLING              29.3   352 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   SPENCER               29.0   735 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NORTH GRAFTON         29.0   805 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   LEOMINSTER            29.0   437 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   LANCASTER             28.5   302 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   BOYLSTON              28.0   534 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   LEICESTER             27.0   222 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTHBORO             27.0  1217 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   HARVARD               27.0   910 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   BERLIN                26.5  1102 AM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   BOLTON                26.0   318 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   GRAFTON               25.0  1042 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   ROCHDALE              24.0  1041 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH WORCESTER       24.0   914 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   DOUGLAS               24.0   312 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   MENDON                23.0   249 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   SOUTHBRIDGE           22.3   700 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SOUTHBORO             22.1  1133 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MILBURY               21.0   856 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTHBRIDGE           19.0   844 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   OAKHAM                18.0   301 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   WESTMINSTER           15.0   617 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   HUBBARDSTON           13.0   223 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   BARRE                 11.0   910 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   ASHBURNHAM            10.0   426 PM  1/27  CO-OP OBSERVER            
  
RHODE ISLAND  
   
..KENT COUNTY  
  
   WEST WARWICK          20.5   954 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   2 NNW WARWICK         19.1  1200 AM  1/28  AIRPORT                   
   GREENE                18.0   351 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   
..NEWPORT COUNTY  
  
   TIVERTON              19.0   807 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   MIDDLETOWN            16.0   738 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   PORTSMOUTH            15.0   820 AM  1/27  SOCIAL MEDIA              
   LITTLE COMPTON        13.0   835 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   
..PROVIDENCE COUNTY  
  
   BURRILLVILLE          28.5   731 AM  1/28  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   WEST GLOCESTER        25.6   714 AM  1/28  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   GLENDALE              23.5   254 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   NORTH FOSTER          20.7   546 PM  1/27  CO-OP OBSERVER            
   PROVIDENCE/NORTH PRO  18.5   709 AM  1/28  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   SMITHFIELD            18.0   913 PM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   CUMBERLAND            18.0   213 PM  1/27  NWS EMPLOYEE              
   N. CIMBERLAND         18.0  1221 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   CRANSTON              17.0   338 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   PROVIDENCE            17.0   622 PM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   NORTH PROVIDENCE      16.0  1215 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   1 W PROVIDENCE        15.5   509 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   PAWTUCKET             15.5   350 PM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   EAST PROVIDENCE       14.5   837 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   
..WASHINGTON COUNTY  
  
   WESTERLY              21.0   624 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   HOPE VALLEY           18.5   527 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   NORTH KINGSTOWN       16.0  1208 AM  1/28  FINAL                     
   HOPKINTON             14.5   203 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   SAUNDERSTOWN          12.0  1145 AM  1/27  GENERAL PUBLIC            
   RICHMOND              11.0   834 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
  
***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************  
  
LOCATION             MAX WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                     
                        GUST            OF   
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT  
  
MASSACHUSETTS  
   
..ANZ250  
   8 SSE BASS ROCKS        67   804 AM  1/27  BUOY 44029                
   
..BARNSTABLE COUNTY  
   CHATHAM                 75   926 AM  1/27  CHH UPPER AIR             
   CENTERVILLE             72   915 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   SOUTH DENNIS            64  1240 PM  1/27  EMERGENCY MANAGER         
   EAST FALMOUTH           47   455 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   
..ESSEX COUNTY  
   ROCKPORT                64  1253 PM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   
..NANTUCKET COUNTY  
   NANTUCKET               56   924 AM  1/27  NOS NTKM3                 
   
..PLYMOUTH COUNTY  
   PLYMOUTH                72  1039 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   4 SW PLYMOUTH           65  1002 AM  1/27  ASOS                      
   MARSHFIELD              61  1110 AM  1/27  HAM RADIO                 
   
..WORCESTER COUNTY  
   NORTHBOROUGH            52   220 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
  
RHODE ISLAND  
..NEWPORT COUNTY  
   MIDDLETOWN              48   740 PM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
  
***********************SUSTAINED WIND***********************  
  
LOCATION                 WIND     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                     
                        SPEED           OF   
                         MPH    MEASUREMENT  
  
MASSACHUSETTS  
..BARNSTABLE COUNTY  
   2 NE HYANNIS            45   957 AM  1/27  ASOS                      
   CENTERVILLE             44   915 AM  1/27  TRAINED SPOTTER           
   EAST FALMOUTH           28  1254 PM  1/27  NONE                      
   
..ESSEX COUNTY  
   ROCKPORT                41  1014 AM  1/27  MEDIA                     
   5 WNW BEVERLY           33   343 PM  1/27  ASOS                      
   
..NANTUCKET COUNTY  
   NANTUCKET               40  1006 AM  1/27  NOS NTKM3                 
   
..WORCESTER COUNTY  
   3 WNW WORCESTER         31  1141 AM  1/27  ASOS                      
  
RHODE ISLAND  
..ANZ236  
   3 ENE KIEFER PARK       39   812 AM  1/27  NOS QPTR1                 
   
..WASHINGTON COUNTY  
   NARRAGANSETT            37   900 AM  1/27  POTTERS COVE NAXR1        
  

Atlanta Snowjam Will Be Topic At NWA Chapter Meeting Monday Night 11/17

| 1:08 pm November 11, 2014

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-Credit Mark Bradley AJC http://markbradley.blog.ajc.com/2014/01/29/snowjam-2014-atlanta-at-its-absolute-worst/

Sorry for the late notice, but finding a venue for our last full chapter meeting was difficult this time. However, we have an outstanding speaker lined up for the meeting this coming Monday, November 17th at 7 p.m. at the Medical Forum Building at the Civic Center downtown.

Keith Stellman is the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service in Atlanta. He is responsible for forecasts and warnings for 96 counties in the northern part of Georgia. He will be speaking on a subject that is near and dear to our hearts: the January 28th winter storm in the Southeast U.S.

Stellman

Like Birmingham, Atlanta has rarely been exposed to the unique and devastating combination of dramatically below freezing temperatures at onset of frozen precipitation on a weekday. Like here, a humanitarian crisis ensued with tens of thousands of commuters stranded on area highways.

Keith will focus on the meteorological factors that made this event so significant, the forecasts and warnings and lessons learned from them as well as the human and government response.

The meeting will be held in Meeting Room F in the Forum Building at 950 22nd Street North. This is the building to the east of the Sheraton and has an entrance at ground level on 22nd Street. You can also access it from the 3rd level of the parking deck.

You can park in the 22nd street deck and we will have parking validation. Or you can park on the street around the complex.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting and presentation will start at 7 p.m.

upsilon

The meeting is free to members of the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Visitors may attend for $10. You can join the chapter at:

http://groupspaces.com/CentralAlabamaNWAChapter/

The Chapter Holiday Party will be announced at the meeting.

This meting is being sponsored by the Westin and BJCC. Thanks to them for their support.

-Bill Murray

A Survey For You to Complete

| 10:00 am May 11, 2014

From John DeBlock at the National Weather Service in Birmingham:

Prior to our IWT meeting on June 25th, Dr. Laura Myers, Social Scientist, will be conducting numerous electronic surveys concerning the Alabama winter weather events with EMA, media and the general public.  In addition, she will also conduct a number of in-depth interviews with EMA officials and Television meteorologists.

Dr. Myers works with the weather enterprise to support weather warning research efforts in the Southeast. She serves on multiple Integrated Warning Teams and conducts research studies and research applications on the weather warning process. She has developed research studies including: a study for the National Weather Association on the April 27th storm survivors’ perceptions of the weather warning process; a study of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee residents and their perceptions of the weather warning process; a study of the weather warning process for mass population venues; and the development of a population assessment tool for determining how to reach vulnerable populations with the weather warning process.  Her work for the past winter events will help all of us gain understanding on how multiple population segments both understand and utilize weather information.

Here is the link to the survey.

Please complete it to help us obtain public perception about the 2014 winter weather events. The findings will undoubtedly make our IWT meeting more interesting and informative!

Current U.S. Snow Coverage

| 11:38 am March 26, 2014

With the very cold weather across Alabama this morning, it reminds us the Winter of 2014 is not finished yet. Though we’ve had warm weather lately, and warm weather is in the forecast for the next seven days, it certainly was a cold morning across Alabama and the Southeast.

As we look at the latest U.S. snow coverage map, we continue to see a fair amount of snow on the ground in the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, around the Great Lakes, and up-and-down the Rocky Mountains. Elsewhere across the U.S., very little snow is on the ground as the recent warm weather has allowed much of the U.S. to begin to thaw.

This morning’s U.S. snow analysis has 22.1% of the country with snow on the ground. Last week at this time, it was 28% of the country, and one month ago, the area covered was at 38.2%. The coverage area continues to slowly decrease as spring tries to take hold, and I will be glad to see these percentages continue to decline the next few weeks.

3-26-2014 11-29-49 AM

Snow Showers in North Alabama

| 2:12 pm March 25, 2014

There is an upper-level feature working across the Tennessee Valley today and it is producing enough uplift and instability to allow clouds and some snow showers to develop in the region. Clouds are spreading to the southeast today and these should mainly affect northern and eastern portions of Alabama. The rest of the state is experiencing almost all sunshine this afternoon.

3-25-2014 2-02-36 PM

The snow showers are showing up well on the regional radar as they are covering many areas of the Tennessee Valley. Of course no accumulations because the ground is so warm, and actually air temps are in the 40s in these areas. There is enough cold air and moisture aloft to allow this rare springtime spectacle.

Pictures via social media show some areas are seeing decent snow showers. There will be no travel issues or anything like that, just a reminder the winter of 2014 is not quite done.

3-25-2014 1-58-18 PM

Current U.S. Snow Cover

| 9:49 am March 4, 2014

As of this morning, 53.9% of the U.S. had the white stuff on the ground. A year ago on this date, only 41.2% of the country was covered in snow.

There are just a few states with little to no snow on the ground.  An interesting note on the map below, you can see the heavy snowfall from the most recent snow storm that tracked from Texas into Arkansas, across Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Virginias.

The winter of 2014 appears it wants to stick around along as possible and this winter will be one that is remember for widespread arctic air outbreaks as well as the numerous winter storms that impacted the country, especially areas of the Deep South. How many more winter storms are ahead for the remainder of this winter and into the spring? Only time will tell, but statistics say a few more winter storms could impact portions of the country before we can finally say so long to this winter.

3-4-2014 9-23-02 AM

Freezing Rain Advisory Updated

| 5:53 am March 3, 2014

3-3-2014 5-57-09 AM

…FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS THE FAR NORTHWEST
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH THROUGH CENTRAL
ALABAMA THIS MORNING…AND WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO DECREASE QUICKLY
FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. AS THE TEMPERATURES FALL…IT IS
POSSIBLE THAT LIGHT AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN FREEZING ON
MAINLY ELEVATED SURFACES THROUGH 9AM. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE
OUT OF THE ADVISED AREA BY 9 AM. MAJOR IMPACTS ARE NOT EXPECTED DUE TO
THE WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES EXPERIENCED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

FOR FAYETTE & WALKER COUNTIES
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FAYETTE…JASPER
…THE FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

TEMPERATURES ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FREEZING IN
THESE COUNTIES…AND THE MAJORITY OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE
OFF TO THE EAST.

FOR MARION…LAMAR…WINSTON COUNTIES
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON
…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS
MORNING…

* TIMING…THROUGH 9 AM CST MONDAY.

* LOCATION…ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM VERNON…TO ARLEY IN
SOUTHEASTERN WINSTON COUNTY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE. A BRIEF MIX OF
SNOW FLURRIES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH NO IMPACTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE COULD CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Quick Morning Update

| 5:29 am March 3, 2014

The showers continue to race off to the east this morning. The are confined to areas along the cold front and are staying ahead of the freezing line this morning. The is keeping any winter weather issues from developing this morning. We still have a few hours to watch this, but it looks as though little to no impacts will occur. The heaviest rain has shifted south and east of the Interstate 59 corridor, with the heavier downpours affecting portions of Talladega, Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Clay counties. There are a few very light radar return in northern Mississippi that we will be watching, and these will be working east the next several hours. There is still a very slight chance for some small ice accumulations over our northwestern counties.

3-3-2014 5-19-37 AM

The main weather story continues to be the drop in the mercury. The 70s from Sunday will be replaced by 40s and 50s today. As the front has crossed the state this morning, we have seen temperatures drop 10-20 degrees in an hour. We are seeing a few areas in our northwestern counties approaching the freezing mark, and these are the areas we will be watching through mid-morning. Don’t expect much of a warm up today behind the front. Cold air advection will keep temperatures well below seasonal averages.

3-3-2014 5-20-56 AM