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    The first clearing after the big storm is revealing some snow covered mountains with quite a contrast to the now greening valleys.

    In upstate New York the Adirondacks clearly stand out. Just to the west, between Lake Ontario and the park is the Tug Hill Plateau. The elevated region known for extreme lake effect snow.

    Vermon'ts Green Mountains are nicely covered with many of the north/south valleys visible.

    In New Hampshire that white spec is the above treeline area in the White Mountains with the new layer of snow reflecting a significant amount of visible light.

    In Maine the northern 3/4 of the state are still snow covered, and it looks like many lakes are still frozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Just to the west, between Lake Ontario and the park is the Tug Hill Plateau. The elevated region known for extreme lake effect snow.
    Hey Bill, this is my first-ever post here on "Forums"

    You're right about the Tug Hill. We are about 5 to 7 miles east of The Tug and can view it directly from our little bluff. We had between 9 and 10" of snow and Boonville our neighbor had 13 inches. It seemed to be more elevation-sensitive over a fairly broad swath of northern and central NY.

    Btw, I'm a little worried about our crew on MW, because of no recent comments from the leadership. I think we all understand their situation, in a general sort of way. But a few words would help those of us who have been up there, to feel more connected and perhaps a bit less apart, as it were.

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    The cameras are back online except for the Presidentials camera
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    Looks like the summit picked up over 21" of snow since the storm started on the 15th.

    This gives April above normal snowfall.
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    Funny how things work, October was an above normal month in terms of snowfall, then the entire winter sees below normal snowfall, and then in April, we have an above normal month. Instead of global warming I think what we are seeing is a long term season swap. In 50 yrs. it will be snowing in the summer and hot and sunny in the winter!
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    Not only did the storm wipe out the network on the summit of Mt Washington, but lots of power and telephone lines are down all around northern New England. In Maine Adelphia provided the cable service to many of us. In the beginning of last year we started to have serious quality problems with the Adelphia link which provided us TV, internet access, web camera security image uploading and telephone service through Vonage. The quality of the connection was terrible and Adelphia never fixed the problem.

    Time Warner purchased the Adelphia system at the end of last year and have been working on upgrading things. This recent storm has sped up the process as they have had to replace a lot of the lines. And they are putting in good fiber connections. When they are done at the end of 2007 the system will be really good. But, right now they are very focused on restoring service.

    In working this week with the Portland based Time Warner folks they can now see what we have been complaining about for over a year. The line quality is terrible. The nice thing about this storm is that many people will end up with a lot better internet access after the storm damage is repaired. Hopefully this will also be the case for the summit crew.

    Here is a link to my Adelphia-Road Runner saga.
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    Many thanks go out to Scott Henley for his late evening report at 10:18pm Thursday indicating that inspite of this week's adversity, everyone was okay and doing their best to repair the problems under the worst of conditions. Also, a big thanks to Jon Cotton for his detailed report on the breakdown in the communications infrastructure and the combined efforts of all to steady the ship.

    A retired NASA scientist, Patrick Harney (also an MW observer in the late 1930s or early 40s) who later mentored me in electronics and Ham Radio, once advised me that 90% of all electronic problems are "mechanical." Subsequently, I've learned that he was right!

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    Kyle, thanks for the update in the Comments section. Its sounds like Crew A destroyed the place and now Crew B has to pick up the pieces now that the weather has improved.

    I hope someone has that video camera running to capture some of what is going on for the ObsCast.
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    Default storm pictures in southern maine

    The storm was nasty here as well. I have three days of different pictures located here.

    http://whatsnew.fotki.com/lwa11/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwa11
    The storm was nasty here as well. I have three days of different pictures located here.

    http://whatsnew.fotki.com/lwa11/
    Wild pictures.
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