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The Official 1/5-1/6 Storm Discussion Thread

skijay

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Horrific commute to Hartford this morning, before the sleet. I had no problem with the roads by my house (unplowed) and slick. In downtown Hartford getting up a slight hill was a challenge.

I could feel the drive wheels slipping and the power moving to a wheel that could grip. I think the problem is the 35psi in my snow tires. I let the car sit for 2 hrs in the parking garage after I got to work and and checked the pressure. I lowered it to manufacturer's 30psi.

I will see on my evening commute if this helps.

I had 6 inches of snow at my house @ 7am
 

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from what i've seen of the forcasts and weather maps, i think there is definitely going to be change over through at least southern VT and NH, with all snow falling north of say the lakes region in NH. well, that's my prediction at least. however, highest snow fall totals are expected in so. VT and NH despite the expected change over to sleet. should be interesting. definitely gonna get better snow the further you drive north this weekend.
 

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That snowline is holding on just North of the CT/MA border:

SOURCE

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Come on.....Please spare the Northern Berks!
 

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It's looking great up here in Central Vermont. Finally having some fresh snow on the ground and falling fast and furious practically makes me want to weep. (oh, and throw on the skis, but that has to wait until tomorrow).

I only wish we didn't have that threat of rain looming middle of next week.
 

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230 pm update from Mount Wash Valley:

been snowing since 1130 or so and have about 2 inches so far. Coming down steady at this point as greg's radar pic shows. I wouldn't mind a touch of sleet on the top to give us an insta-base. Just keep the glaze off the top of it eh?

From the radar, looks like 6"+ shoudn't be tough up here...temp still hovering around 20.

Gotta work tomorrow :cry: But wait, that means I can ski a few. :)
 

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I put on the shoes and took a walk through the property, down to the river. and up along the greenway. We've got a bit less than 2# so far, but it feels as though it's just getting started. It's a good snow for what we need, fairly sticky, but not overly wet. It's the perfect base on base to hold some powder next week.

(Do you hear that snow gods? I said POWDER, not rain showers.)
 

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Snow changed to sleet/freezing rain about 11:00 am

Currently at 3:40 PM there is no precip at all.

It's all slush here now and beginning to freeze up.

Jimme
 

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Boston's been raining since about 12.00. It's just cold enough to keep teh puddles too slushy to drain. Nothing like stepping in a huge lake of slushy sand water.
 

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thetrailboss said:
:( (Sigh) Someone please say that next week's warm up and rain is not going to happen!!! This is getting pretty bad...already heading into the middle of January and snow is scant.




I was just thinking the same thing. I was going to go to Killington on the 14th for a 3 days but with that weather report I might just wait a few more weeks.
 

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We got about 6-8 inches here in Leicester and it's heavy freezing rain right now. It only took about 2 hours for my snowmobile to get 1/2" of ice on it.

Now we watch Saturday's storm.
 

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Greg said:
It's now sleeting heavily here... :angry:

That was a really dissapointing turn of events yesterday. I had already called in sick to go skiing by the time it turned to sleet/freezing r@!n :angry: I went skiing anyway... I've never had so much ice form on my jacket... :roll:
 

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bvibert said:
That was a really dissapointing turn of events yesterday. I had already called in sick to go skiing by the time it turned to sleet/freezing r@!n :angry: I went skiing anyway... I've never had so much ice form on my jacket... :roll:
Where did you go? Did the conditions hold up OK?

I'm seeing lots of reports in NH of packed powder conditions today, but if they got any of the ice we had in MA last night I'd definitely take those reports with a grain of salt...
 

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I went to Ski Sundown which is my local mountain here in CT. I would have liked to go further north, but I work there so I didn't have to pay anything and I didn't feel like driving too far in the frozen mess on the road. The conditions were pretty good, though they were getting crusty by the time I left at around 1:30. I wouldn't be too surprised if the NH guys had packed powder...
 
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