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Saturday Update


Widespread totals of 8-12" were reported by resorts and the National Weather Service across New England with jackpot amounts coming in pushing 14-16" at several locations in NY, VT, NH, and ME. Killington was the big winner so far reporting in with 16" fresh.


Radar animation ending at 4PM on Saturday afternoon.

A majority of our snow is now winding down across there region with some snow remaining over eastern New York, the Whites, and over in coastal Maine. Snow should continue to wane as we go into the overnight hours as the coastal storm pulls away out to sea. Leftovers should total anywhere from 1-3" additional with most snow showers shutting down after ~10PM. 

National Weather Service reports received between 4AM and 4PM on Saturday. 

Snowfall totals came in as expected across much of the North Country with a broad swath of 8-12" totals across valley and elevated locations with a few locations reporting totals pushing 16". The biggest forecast "bust" from the models came out of Massachusetts and far southern regions where earlier wishcasts by the models (cough :: GFS :: cough) of 12-18"+ never materialized. We knew that was likely given the potential for mixed precipitation and low snow ratios. 

The central New Hampshire snowfall total at the New England DailySnow HQ was 10" bringing the snow depth to 27" and driveway snow mounds to 5-7 feet. 5-year-old child for scale.

The largest snowfall reports into the National Weather Service in New York look like 12-16" reports around the Lake George region (near West) and in the Helderbergs just southwest of Albany. There were a few 10-12" reports in the northern Berkshires in Mass, 12-14" reports in the Greens in Vermont, several 10-14" totals along Rt. 16 heading into North Conway in New Hampshire, and a slew of 10-14" totals inland from the coast in Maine along the I-95 corridor into the foothills. 

Resorts have slowly been checking in with updated totals as the day wears on, replacing previous reports from earlier this morning. Here's a quick rundown of what I see as of 4PM, but note that some of these reports may have been from this morning:

  • Killington: 16"
  • Magic: 15"
  • West: 15"
  • Waterville Valley: 14"
  • Sugarbush: 12"
  • Pats Peak: 12"
  • Gunstock: 12"
  • Pleasant: 10"
  • Loon: 9" (as of 7AM)
  • Mount Snow: 8" (heck of an over forecast by the models)
  • Cannon: 7" (as of 7:35AM)
  • Sugarloaf: 6" (as of 10:18AM)

The forecast from yesterday's DailySnow was for a general 8-12", but with higher snowfall ratios (14:1) across the North Country bumping these totals to a general 11-17". The Blend was noted as likely a bit heavy and more representative of the maximum or best possible solution based on model spread. Overall, I'd say this was mostly a win for the model-human blend.

ECMWF ensemble 24-hour snowfall grid through mid March. 

With the exception of some snow showers on Tuesday, the weather is looking pretty quiet through late week with our next shot at potential widespread accumulating snow arriving for next weekend. I'll break down that potential in the days ahead.

-Dr. Jay