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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Snowfall Totals: A Coating to 1"-2"

Yesterday at 4PM, 10 and 11 we lowered expected snowfall totals to a coating-2". It would've been nice if we nailed it down a couple of days earlier, but we got it just in time to tell people that they shouldn't worry too much about snow accumulations.

The whole system started trending further south. As a meteorologist, you have to be willing to change your forecast if it's not going as expected. But it's harder than it sounds. You don't want to freak out just because one model run is different and make a knee jerk reaction. In fact, some of my colleagues kept their higher snowfall totals right through some of the evening newscasts. I'm NOT saying I'm a better forecaster, we all have our moments. I had some storms this winter that were more or less snow than forecasted. Nobody gets them all right.

I just want people to know how hard this job is. Some meteorologists have been getting hate mail/tweets/facebook posts all day. Luckily I have been spared this time around! Wow...I really just wanted to post some snow totals and you got a rant instead! Haha.

Here's a Map of Storm Totals: OR you can look at the list below!
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/hydromet/erEventDisplay.php?event=stormTotal_12&element=snow&centeron=BOX

6:25 AM on 03/24/2011
BAKERSVILLE, CT
2.0 inches

7:00 AM on 03/24/2011
NORFOLK, CT
1.2 inches

6:00 AM on 03/24/2011
COLEBROOK LAKE, CT
1.0 inches

6:22 AM on 03/24/2011
NEW MILFORD, CT
1.0 inches

6:00 AM on 03/24/2011
THOMASTON DAM, CT
0.8 inches

6:30 AM on 03/24/2011
BARKHAMSTEAD, CT
0.5 inches

FAIRFIELD COUNTY:
BRIDGEPORT AIRPORT: 2.5 "
SHELTON: 2.1 "
NEW CANAAN: 2.0"
NORWALK: 2.0 "
NEWTOWN: 1.2 "
GREENWICH: 1.0 "

NEW HAVEN COUNTY:
NORTH HAVEN: 1.3 "

NEW LONDON COUNTY:
STONINGTON: 2.0"

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