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Brad
12-02-2007, 07:20 PM
Folks in PA, NJ and northeast of there, how are you doing with the storm coming through. Right now it is very heavy rain in Ohio. My wife is in Akron and is reporting rain there. Their temp is listed as 47 degrees at 7:15pm.

The forecast for Maine is all over the place - but mainly snow.

h2oeco
12-02-2007, 07:26 PM
Raining here now, and 36 degrees... (Mantoloking, NJ) Should be blowing 30 by morning, with gusts to 50+

About to go check on the boat, to make sure the lines are OK...

Bill O
12-02-2007, 08:27 PM
We had an unexpected inch this morning. Its just getting near freezing now. The main event looks to be all rain for us as the coastal low is developing too close to shore. Northern New England is going to get nailed though. The forecast is for a snowy and cold week ahead.

Brad
12-02-2007, 08:34 PM
I have been watching Steve's weather station in Mass http://bellwx.viewnetcam.com:8080/

The humidity has been going up and is now at 85%.

Charlie
12-02-2007, 08:46 PM
just rain in south pa but it is starting to freeze on some things

Bill O
12-02-2007, 09:10 PM
My weather station in:
Connecticut (http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KCTDARIE1)
Vermont (http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KVTWHITI1)

Brad
12-02-2007, 09:38 PM
My weather station in:
Connecticut (http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KCTDARIE1)
Vermont (http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KVTWHITI1)
Checked out the CT site - you are close to Cove Island park. Both my kids taught sailing and windsurfing there years ago at the sailing school.

Bill O
12-03-2007, 07:16 AM
Checked out the CT site - you are close to Cove Island park. Both my kids taught sailing and windsurfing there years ago at the sailing school.

Yep, I took sailing lessons at Cove many years ago as well. On Holly Pond

JimS
12-03-2007, 07:49 AM
Checking in From Newmarket, NH this morning...
4", light snow falling, temp up to 33...

JimS
12-03-2007, 07:51 AM
From the Obs...
Mount Washington Picked up 2.8" through 7AM...

ZCZC PWMMTRMWN TTAA00 KGYX 031151 METAR KMWN 031151Z 14040KT 1/16SM -SN BLSN FZFG VV001 M13/M13 RMK VRY LGT ICG 60034 70034 4/004 931028 11093 21139 NNNN

donnellyvj
12-03-2007, 12:24 PM
Killington, VT 7'' off Mountain. Should be a couple extra inches on the hill. Should be good snowshoeing tonight. Can't wait to get out of work.:D

Let it snow.

Bill O
12-03-2007, 02:01 PM
Another 3.5" on the summit at 1pm.

Brad
12-03-2007, 02:19 PM
Can someone interpret what this means?

ZCZC PWMMTRMWN TTAA00 KGYX 031847 METAR KMWN 031847Z 14017KT 1/16SM -SGSN BLSN FZFG VV001 M11/M11 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

JimS
12-03-2007, 02:45 PM
-SGSN???

Light fall of snow grains and snow flakes...snow grains being the dominant precipitation type at the time of observation!

Bill O
12-03-2007, 07:15 PM
KMWN 032352Z 29019KT 1/2SM -SN DRSN FZFG VV002 M12/M12 RMK WSHFT 47 VRY LGT ICG 60021 4/010 931045 11110 21125

Another 4.5"

h2oeco
12-03-2007, 07:18 PM
Had a peak gust of 49mph (NW) here on the coast of NJ this afternoon, but bone dry - no snow, no rain, nothing...

Bill O
12-03-2007, 07:20 PM
Can someone interpret what this means?
METAR KMWN 031847Z 14017KT 1/16SM -SGSN BLSN FZFG VV001 M11/M11 RMK VRY LGT ICG NNNN

KMWN = Mount Washington Observatory

031847Z = 1847 zulu on the 3rd

14017KT = 17 knot winds at 140 degrees

1/16sm = Horizontal visibility of 1/16 of a statute mile (that's the kind we use)

-SGSN = Light snow grains and snow

BLSN = Blowing Snow

FZFG = Freezing Fog

VV001 = Vertical visibility of 100 feet

M11/M11 = -11C Temp and -11C Dewpoint

RMK = Remarks

VRY LGT ICIG = Very light icing

Charlie
12-03-2007, 07:51 PM
thats what i thought it was

Brad
12-03-2007, 09:10 PM
That is cool. Thanks - this is the first one I have ever understood.

Mike D
12-03-2007, 09:38 PM
KMWN = Mount Washington Observatory

031847Z = 1847 zulu on the 3rd

14017KT = 17 knot winds at 140 degrees

1/16sm = Horizontal visibility of 1/16 of a statute mile (that's the kind we use)

-SGSN = Light snow grains and snow

BLSN = Blowing Snow

FZFG = Freezing Fog

VV001 = Vertical visibility of 100 feet

M11/M11 = -11C Temp and -11C Dewpoint

RMK = Remarks

VRY LGT ICIG = Very light icing

Further translation:

031847Z = 1847 zulu on the 3rd = 1:47 pm Eastern time

14017KT = 17 knot winds at 140 degrees = 20 miles per hour from the south east

1/16sm = Horizontal visibility of 1/16 of a statute mile (that's the kind we use) = 100 meters/330 feet

-SGSN = Light snow grains and snow = Sounds nutritious

BLSN = Blowing Snow = Exhausted interns

M11/M11 = -11C Temp and -11C Dewpoint = +12.2 F, 100% RH

Mike D
12-03-2007, 09:40 PM
Now, decoding the synoptics (6-hourly obs) is very advanced. Maybe Bill or Jim will give a lesson..

Brad
12-03-2007, 09:47 PM
Now, decoding the synoptics (6-hourly obs) is very advanced. Maybe Bill or Jim will give a lesson..
The question is how long were those interns out there blowing snow?

Steve M
12-03-2007, 11:12 PM
The question is how long were those interns out there blowing snow?
Yea, your not allowed to enhance your snowfall totals with a snow machine!:mad: :D

bclark
12-03-2007, 11:13 PM
Now, decoding the synoptics (6-hourly obs) is very advanced. Maybe Bill or Jim will give a lesson..

From the latest synoptic METAR report:

METAR KMWN 032352Z 29019KT 1/2SM -SN DRSN FZFG VV002 M12/M12 WSHFT 47 VRY LGT ICG 60021 4/010 931045 11110 21125

In the remarks section, there is extra data not found on your typical hourly METAR report. This data is appropriately called additive data. On this report, it is as follows:

60021 4/010 931045 11110 21125


60021: 6 hour water equivalent in hundreths of inches. The 6 signifies the group, 0021 is 0.21 inches of water equivalent.

4/010: Snow depth in whole inches.. The 4 signifies the group, the 010 means a snow depth of 10 inches.

931045: 6 hour snowfall in tenths of inches. The 931 signifies the group, the 045 means that 4.5 inches of snow fell in the last six hours.

11110: 6 hour maximum temperature. The first 1 signifies the group, the next 1 means the temperature is below freezing (a 0 would signify an above freezing temperature), and the 110 is a temperature of 11.0 degrees Celsius. Actually -11.0 Celsius because of the second 1.

21125: 6 hour minimum temperature. The 2 signifies the group, the rest is the same as the 6 hour max temp. So this group means a 6 hour min of -12.5 Celsius.


There is also a 7 group that is reported at the 12Z (7 a.m.) synoptic and that is 24 hour water equivalent. For example, a 70034 was coded this morning meaning that 0.34 inches of water equivalent fell in the 24 hours previous to that report.

Hope that makes sense. It's bedtime for me...up early tomorrow to head to Sunday River to enjoy the new snow before starting another week of work on Wednesday. :D

Mike D
12-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Yea, your not allowed to enhance your snowfall totals with a snow machine!:mad: :D

Perhaps there's a misunderstanding; "blowing snow" is something that happens. Shoveling snow is something that interns do. One often leads to the other.

Steve M
12-05-2007, 06:54 AM
Perhaps there's a misunderstanding; "blowing snow" is something that happens. Shoveling snow is something that interns do. One often leads to the other.
I see, so the observers blow the snow, then the interns are required to shovel it...Doesn't sound fair to the intern:)

Mike D
12-05-2007, 09:31 AM
I see, so the observers blow the snow, then the interns are required to shovel it...Doesn't sound fair to the intern:)

Fair?! They do it or they go to bed without supper.

h2oeco
12-05-2007, 10:01 AM
From the latest synoptic METAR report:

METAR KMWN 032352Z 29019KT 1/2SM -SN DRSN FZFG VV002 M12/M12 WSHFT 47 VRY LGT ICG 60021 4/010 931045 11110 21125

In the remarks section, there is extra data not found on your typical hourly METAR report. This data is appropriately called additive data. On this report, it is as follows:

60021 4/010 931045 11110 21125.....

Thanks for the explanation Brian.

Ed

Steve M
12-05-2007, 09:49 PM
Fair?! They do it or they go to bed without supper.
WOW...:eek:

Well, I still want to be an intern anyway!:D