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Humongous Snowstorm Paralyzes Eastern U.S.

Posted by feww on February 6, 2010

Snow Forecast: Record 76 cm (30 in)

Snowfall totals of up to 76 cm are forecast from Virginia to southern New Jersey

Virginia, Maryland and Delaware  declare states of emergency amid “snowpocalypse,” and put the National Guard on alert


Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Image.
Click Image to enlarge (24-Hr FE ED). Source: UW-SSEC

A ferocious blizzard caused by at least 12 inches of snow, as of posting (and mounting),  and 64 km/h  (40 mph)  winds in what is dubbed as “snowmageddon” is pummeling the US mid-Atlantic.

The authorities canceled all flights at Washington’s Reagan National airport, allowing only a few international flights to operate at Dulles International, news reports said.

The blizzard forced the U.S. govt offices in the Washington area to close after lunch yesterday.

Virginia Department of Transportation, VDOT said it had less than 6% of the state’s snow removal budget left, with the lion’s share already spent during the earlier blizzard in December.

About 20,000 homes have lost power in the Washington area as power lines and tree branches snapped under heavy snow.

The blizzard is the second to strike the area since December, when another storm dumped about 41 cm (16in) of snow in the Washington area.

Forecasters have predicted more than 76 cm (30 inches) of snow, for the area, some 5 cm (2 in) more than the all time record of 28 inches set in 1922.

GOES East – Eastern U.S. Imagery


An aviation color enhancement of a satellite image. GEOS Eastern U.S. Imagery
, NOAA SSD.


Weather Map – Click Image to Enlarge

The National Weather Service Snow Stats:

More than 30.5cm (12in, 1ft) of snowfall:  13 times since records began in 1870

Heaviest snowfall on record:  71cm (28in) in January 1922

Worst snowfall ever: about 91.5cm (3ft)  hit the area  in 1772 (100 years before records began)

National Snow Analysis:

February 5, 2010 (Metric Units)

Area Covered By Snow: 62.3%
Area Covered Last Month: 59.0%
Snow Depth
Average: 17.0 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 2340.7 cm
Std. Dev.: 27.6 cm
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 3.7 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 1158.5 cm
Std. Dev.: 7.1 cm

February 5, 2010 (English Units)

Area Covered By Snow: 62.3%
Area Covered Last Month: 59.0%
Snow Depth
Average: 6.7 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 921.5 in
Std. Dev.: 10.9 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.5 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 456.1 in
Std. Dev.: 2.8 in

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Snow Reports

Top Ten: Metric Units…
Station ID Name Elev
(feet)
Snow
(in)
Duration
(hours)
Time(UTC)
35.1322_082.9342 LAKE TOXAWAY (278LAK) 3061 5.000 6 2010-02-05 04
0724H_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 0.4 ESE, NM 8940 12.000 24 2010-02-04 14
0730H_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 2.3 S, NM 8684 12.000 24 2010-02-04 14
35.1906_083.3639 EAST FRANKLIN (840685EA) 2087 3.000 6 2010-02-05 03
35.3186_082.4611 HENDERSONVILLE (932HEND) 2188 3.000 6 2010-02-05 05
2199C_MADIS TIJERAS 5.0 E, NM 7113 11.200 24 2010-02-04 14
0722H_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 4.9 NE, NM 8294 10.700 24 2010-02-04 14
MTRN5 MOUNTAINAIR 8NW 6634 10.500 24 2010-02-04 14
2395C_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 16 ESE, NM 6621 10.000 24 2010-02-04 14
3705S_MADIS NORTH LOGAN 0.8 ESE, UT 4757 10.000 24 2010-02-04 15

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Temp – Real Time Mesoscale Analysis.
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US Seasonal Drought Outlook.
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Central US Floods

Posted by feww on March 19, 2008

Hit by Tornados, Buried Under Water

Round 2: Mother Nature
Dallas received nearly 7 inches of rain, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport broke its single-day record with 2.35 inches [previous high of 1.52 inches was set in 1984.] A about 600 scheduled flights were canceled Tuesday.

“This is one of the most vicious thunderstorms DFW has seen in quite some time, especially its ongoing intensity,” declared airport spokesman Ken Capps.

  • Flood and flash flood warnings were issued from Ohio to Texas.
  • Tornado watches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
  • Two people are reported dead, and another 2 are missing.
  • In Missouri, where National Guard was activated, high water has closed hundreds of roads since Monday; more than 10 inches of rain is expected.
  • Thousands of people have been evacuated in Lancaster, south of Dallas, Baxter, Madison, and Sharp counties in Arkansas and in Piedmont, Mo.

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