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9 inches so far

Plow Guy is here making his second pass. There's an official Plow Mountain out front. At least it's not a Plow Mountain Range. Not yet, anyway.

Guess I'll find out what my snow blower is up handling soon. The "wait until it melts" strategy that worked so well a month ago doesn't appear to be an option this time. Not if I want to get to Worcester and Cambridge tomorrow, which I do.

Onward.

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dreamshark
Feb. 5th, 2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. You have had SO much more snow this year than we have. How many Official Inches so far in your area?
gerisullivan
Feb. 6th, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
It hasn't seemed all that snowy to me. Accuweather (which is actually recording Worcester and usually under-reporting Wales -- or at least Toad Woods) sez we had a trace in November, 11.9" in December, 9" in January, and 9.6" so far this month. That comes to 30.5" to date.

Same source for Minneapolis? Trace in October; 1.1" November; 15.9" December; 22.7" January; and 0.1" today. Total to date: 39.8".

So not only have you been freezing your patootie off, you've had 30% more snow than we have. If one is trusting Accuweather, that is.

Ah. I looked up Boston. They're at 44.8" so far this year. I must thank the weather tracks. Usually, as the saying goes, "greater accumulations are expected north and west of 495." I'm in that west lump, though further enough inland that I get off easy sometimes. Rather a lot this year.

According to Current Results, Boston's average annual snowfall is 43.8" and MippleCity's is 54.0". We can both be glad we don't live in Buffalo with its 94.7" average, or Cleveland, with 68.1". Of course, there are other reasons to be grateful we don't live in Buffalo or Cleveland....
gerisullivan
Feb. 6th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
P.S.
The NOAA data matches Accuweather for Boston snowfall since December 1.

Worcester has much higher numbers than Wales on Accuweather, so they've apparently changed where they're getting the Wales numbers from. Interesting. The closer I look at this, the more I see just how easy I'm getting off this winter. Knocking wood now.
debgeisler
Feb. 5th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
We're up about 10 or so. And "wait until it melts" only works if the temps aren't taking a dive, which they are. Not above freezing again for...well, a while.

Stay safe and warm!
gerisullivan
Feb. 6th, 2014 05:20 am (UTC)
Looks like we finished off at 10". Much as I dislike how stinky my snowblower is, I sure appreciate the job it did on the part of my driveway that I have to clear!
apostle_of_eris
Feb. 5th, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
Well, there's a severe heat wave in Alaska.
Here in Chicago, the snow which was supposed to have been over by dawn may be nearly done. Twice the predicted depth, of course, but it's supposed to go back down to zero tonight, so it'll probably stop snowing.
maruad
Feb. 6th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC)
^^


My second thought was that I really should grow up.
minnehaha
Feb. 6th, 2014 03:35 pm (UTC)
The snow was pretty impressive here in Cambridge, too.

B
thinkum
Feb. 7th, 2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm always impressed by the temporary Alps in our grocery store parking lot. It feels rather like we've been teleported to Switzerland.
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