December 29, 2012 Snowstorm; Maps, Info, Records

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By Ralph Fato on December 30, 2012, 7:35pm Last modified: January 2, 2013, 10:01am

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There it is in the upper right corner as a 968mb low near Nova Scotia.

It started with a northern stream energy which wasnt supposed to interact with the southern stream. A low over Ohio Valley which ended up merging and transferring with the coastal of the Virginia coast. A low off the coast which ended up bombing out with a positive NAO. A NorEaster which eventually ended up a sub 980mb low near the capes.  A storm which slowed down just enough and a storm which came in 25 miles closer than once projected by models. A path over Atlantic waters running around 47 degrees which is higher than the 42 degree normal. A storm which had up to 1" liquid in spots. And cold air which hung around more led to a 6-12" snowstorm rather than a 2-4" snow event.

BDR with another snowfall record in 2012

RECORDS FOR DECEMBER 29 SNOWSTORM:

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.8 INCHES WAS SET AT BRIDGEPORT CT YESTERDAY.   
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 3.1 SET IN 1959.  

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 4.4 INCHES WAS SET AT PITTSBURGH PA TODAY.   
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 2.1 SET IN 1935.

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.9 INCHES WAS SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.3 SET IN 1993.  

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