A Look Back at the Moderate Wet Snow-maker . . .

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The snow-maker of this past weekend started pretty much as forecast around 7 p.m. Saturday (2/17/18), and ended right on time too, around sunrise on Sunday (2/18/18). On average 3 to 6" of a pasty wet snow came down, making for treacherous driving in the overnight hours. Here's what I forecast vs. what actually fell . . .

For the specific numbers, we can thank the Amateur Radio SKYWARN group for National Weather Service based in Taunton Massachusetts, for the following reports:

"...Updated Snowfall and Wet Snow Damage Reports..

Snowfall Reports (845-1205 PM):

Petersham, MA: 6.0"

Clinton, MA: 6.0"

Framingham, MA: 6.0"

Arlington Heights, MA: 6.0"

Walpole, MA: 5.3"

Richmond, RI: 5.0"

Leyden, MA: 5.0"

Hampden, MA: 5.0"

Ludlow, MA: 4.5"

Foxboro, MA: 4.3"

Chesterfield, MA: 4.0"

Holyoke, MA: 4.0"

Chicopee, MA: 4.0"

Enfield, CT: 3.8"

Agawam, MA: 3.8"

Southwick, MA: 3.5"

West Springfield, MA: 3.5"

Barrington, RI: 2.8"

Snowfall Reports (715-845 AM):

Dracut, MA: 7.8"

Ayer, MA: 7.4"

Fitchburg, MA: 7.0"

Haverhill, MA: 7.0"

Topsfield, MA: 7.0"

Bradford, MA: 7.0"

Concord, MA: 6.8"

Carlisle, MA: 6.6"

Hubbardston, MA: 6.5"

Danvers, MA: 6.5"

Leominster, MA: 6.5"

Lexington, MA: 6.3"

Dorchester, MA: 6.0"

Tyngsboro, MA: 6.0"

Westborough, MA: 5.7"

Moosup, CT: 5.3"

Providence, RI: 5.1"

Needham Heights, MA: 5.3"

Hyde Park, MA: 5.0"

North Grafton, MA: 5.0"

Scituate, RI: 5.0"

West Hartford, CT: 5.0"

Andover, CT: 5.0"

Heath, MA: 4.8"

Sherborn, MA: 4.8"

Lynn, MA: 4.5"

Sturbridge, MA: 4.5"

Leicester, MA: 4.0"

West Warren, MA: 4.0"

Winchendon, MA: 3.9"

Easthampton, MA: 3.5"

Snowfall Reports (500-715 AM):

Tyngsboro, MA: 7.5"

Andover, MA: 7.3"

North Ashburnham, MA: 7.2"

Salisbury, MA: 7.0"

Fitchburg, MA: 6.9"

Lunenburg, MA: 6.8"

Wilmington, MA: 6.6"

Chelmsford, MA: 6.3"

Wakefield, MA: 6.3"

Elmwood, CT: 6.1"

Sudbury, MA: 6.0"

Farmington Heights, CT: 5.8"

Chelsea, MA: 5.8"

Newton, MA: 5.5"

Mendon, MA: 5.0"

West Greenwich, RI: 5.0"

Braintree, MA: 4.9"

Windsor, CT: 4.8"

Taunton, MA: 4.7"

West Warwick, RI: 4.5"

Woodstock, CT: 4.5"

Wales, MA: 4.0"

Sturbridge, MA: 3.8"

North Acushnet, MA: 1.8"

New Bedford, MA: 1.4"

Cedarville, MA: 1.0"

Fairhaven, MA: 0.7"

Wet Snow Damage Reports:

255 AM: Duxbury, MA: Tree and Wires down on West Street

341 AM: Norwell, MA: Chittenden Lane - Branch and Wires Down

417 AM: Westborough, MA: Utility pole cracked with wires down - Route 9 at Otis Stree

432 AM: Duxbury, MA: First Street - tree down in the roadway

504 AM: Weymouth, MA: Center at Middle Street - Wires Down

541 AM: Marblehead, MA: Large Branch down across the road - no street given

615 AM: Hingham, MA: Large Branch down on High Street blocking the sidewalk

615 AM: Saugus, MA: Intersection of Winter Street and Johnson Road - Large Branch down on wires blocking the road

630 AM: Seekonk, MA: Water Lane - Tree Branch down on Wires

630 AM: Raynham, MA: Elizabeth Drive - Tree and Power lines down - road is blocked.

650 AM: Salem, MA: Cross Street Court - Large Tree limb and Power Lines Down

800 AM: Wilmington, MA: Tree down on Wires on Dayton Drive ..."

AND, the official list from the National Weather Service:

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559 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

This summary is also available

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********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS

SNOWFALL OF

/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

CONNECTICUT

...Hartford County...

Southington 6.5 752 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

2 SSE West Hartford 6.1 700 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

1 NE Terryville 5.9 700 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Farmington Heights 5.8 708 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Farmington 5.8 705 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Unionville 5.8 723 AM 2/18 General Public

South Windsor 5.5 641 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

12 N Hartford 5.3 700 AM 2/18 BDL Airport

2 WNW Canton 5.0 600 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Canton 5.0 610 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Avon 5.0 702 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Manchester 4.8 820 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Windsor 4.8 621 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

3 E New Hartford 4.7 700 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Granby 4.5 743 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Enfield 3.8 1130 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

...Tolland County...

Tolland 5.8 623 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Staffordville 5.4 506 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

1 NE Stafford 5.4 500 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Coventry 5.1 812 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Andover 5.0 747 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Somers 5.0 600 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Columbia 4.0 607 AM 2/18 Public

...Windham County...

1 E Killingly 5.0 600 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Pomfret 5.0 717 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Ashford 5.0 500 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

East Killingly 5.0 550 AM 2/18 Public

MASSACHUSETTS

...Barnstable County...

Sandwich 2.2 728 AM 2/18 NWS Employee

2 S Chatham T 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

3 W Harwich T 800 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

...Bristol County...

NWS Taunton Coop 5.9 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Taunton 5.2 535 AM 2/18 NWS Taunton Office

2 N Rehoboth 5.2 700 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

North Dighton 4.1 637 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Fall River 3.8 936 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

North Acushnet 1.8 602 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Essex County...

Haverhill 8.1 630 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Andover 7.3 635 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Bradford 7.0 748 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Salisbury 7.0 524 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Topsfield 7.0 749 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Middleton 7.0 744 AM 2/18 General Public

Danvers 6.5 727 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

3 NE Beverly 6.2 850 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Ipswich 6.0 648 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Salem 6.0 939 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Magnolia 6.0 1123 AM 2/18 Social Media

West Gloucester 6.0 1123 AM 2/18 Social Media

West Peabody 5.5 927 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Gloucester 5.0 1123 AM 2/18 Social Media

Marblehead 4.7 710 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Lynn 4.5 732 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Franklin County...

3 SE Hawley 5.7 726 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Greenfield 5.5 811 AM 2/18 General Public

3 NE Rowe 5.1 830 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Leyden 5.0 1013 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Northfield 5.0 934 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Ashfield 4.8 713 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Heath 4.8 840 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Sunderland 4.0 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

...Hampden County...

Ludlow 5.0 858 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Hampden 5.0 1045 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

East Longmeadow 4.5 810 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Longmeadow 4.5 1213 PM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Springfield 4.2 803 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Chicopee 4.0 1125 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Wales 4.0 622 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Holyoke 4.0 1123 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Agawam 3.8 1147 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

West Springfield 3.5 1143 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Southwick 3.5 1134 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Hampshire County...

Chesterfield 4.0 1059 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

1 WSW Williamsburg 4.0 620 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

1 NW Amherst 3.8 730 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Worthington 3.7 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

South Hadley 3.5 638 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Easthampton 3.5 801 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Middlesex County...

Dracut 7.8 828 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

North Reading 7.5 630 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Shirley 7.5 530 AM 2/18 Broadcast Media

Reading 7.4 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Pepperell 7.1 648 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Tewksbury 7.1 706 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Burlington 7.1 901 AM 2/18 General Public

Wakefield 7.0 719 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Littleton 6.9 750 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Concord 6.8 837 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Carlisle 6.6 830 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Wilmington 6.6 715 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Winchester 6.5 648 AM 2/18 General Public

Billerica 6.4 548 AM 2/18 Emergency Manager

Chelmsford 6.3 525 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Lexington 6.3 751 AM 2/18 Public

Hudson 6.2 730 AM 2/18 Public

Framingham 6.0 739 AM 2/18 General Public

2 W Lowell 6.0 725 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Sudbury 6.0 709 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Melrose 6.0 625 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

2 SSE Wayland 6.0 630 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Natick 6.0 751 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Acton 6.0 710 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Arlington Heights 6.0 949 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Newton 5.5 717 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Sherborn 4.8 834 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Hopkinton 4.5 533 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

...Norfolk County...

1 NE Foxborough 6.0 800 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Blue Hill Coop 5.8 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Randolph 5.6 723 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Norwood 5.4 753 AM 2/18 NWS Employee

1 N Walpole 5.4 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Needham Heights 5.3 832 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Quincy 5.2 851 AM 2/18 General Public

Wrentham 5.2 825 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Sharon 5.1 606 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Millis 5.0 847 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

North Weymouth 5.0 653 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Braintree 4.9 702 AM 2/18 Media

Foxboro 4.3 1005 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Plymouth County...

Whitman 6.7 934 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Bridgewater 6.2 700 AM 2/18 Social Media

Brockton 5.5 958 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Middleboro 2.0 700 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Cedarville 1.0 608 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Suffolk County...

1 SW JamaicaPlain 6.2 734 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Charlestown 6.1 838 AM 2/18 General Public

Dorchester 6.0 742 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Chelsea 5.8 716 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Winthrop 5.6 700 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

3 E Boston 5.6 700 AM 2/18 Logan Airport

Hyde Park 5.0 738 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Roslindale 5.0 742 AM 2/18 Social Media

...Worcester County...

North Ashburnham 7.2 713 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

1 S Ashburnham 7.0 706 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Fitchburg 6.9 652 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Lunenburg 6.8 650 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Westminster 6.5 700 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Leominster 6.5 813 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Hubbardston 6.5 734 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Shrewsbury 6.1 953 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Clinton 6.0 903 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

3 W Worcester 6.0 821 AM 2/18 ORH Airport

Petersham 6.0 859 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

Westborough 5.6 726 AM 2/18 NWS Employee

Boylston 5.5 1136 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Auburn 5.5 705 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Leicester 5.5 719 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

2 E Hardwick 5.4 830 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Upton 5.0 716 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Mendon 5.0 534 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

2 N Milford 5.0 800 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Spencer 5.0 828 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Southbridge 5.0 152 PM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Milford 5.0 905 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

West Warren 4.5 640 AM 2/18 Emergency Manager

3 SW Northbridge 4.0 800 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

Sturbridge 3.8 642 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

RHODE ISLAND

...Bristol County...

Barrington 2.8 915 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Kent County...

2 NW Coventry 5.5 630 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

8 S Providence 5.2 700 AM 2/18 T.F. Greene Airport

Greene 5.0 610 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

West Greenwich 5.0 1137 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

...Newport County...

Portsmouth 2.0 845 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

...Providence County...

Cumberland 5.8 900 AM 2/18 NWS Employee

1 W Foster 5.7 720 AM 2/18 Co-Op Observer

North Providence 5.5 844 AM 2/18 General Public

West Glocester 5.4 818 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

East Providence 5.0 748 AM 2/18 Trained Spotter

Scituate 5.0 754 AM 2/18 Media

1 N Providence 4.8 700 AM 2/18 CoCoRaHS

Pawtucket 4.0 815 AM 2/18 General Public

...Washington County...

Richmond 5.0 906 AM 2/18 Ham Radio

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