Tue 4 PM: Storm Total: 12.0″ The storm has ended for us and was well short of the forecast and nowhere near blizzard conditions. The sleet and ice pellets that started around 4:45 ended our heavy snow chances. From that point forward I picked up an additional 4.2″ of snow however 1.2″ of liquid fell. If that liquid would’ve remained 10:1 snow our storm total would’ve been around 20″. Most of the models did not have the upper level warm air intrusion making it to Berks but some runs did suggest this could happen.
The snow ruler had some drifting with one side showing about 12″ and the other around 9″. Either way this is the picture from our Pi day storm.
Tue 10 AM: Storm Total: 10.5″ Since that last update ice pellets & sleet have continued to reduce our possible totals. The winds are increasing at 12 mph NNW with gusts to 28. There is a heavier band rotating in but I’m figuring only 3 to 6 more inches. If it wasn’t for all the sleet and ice pellets we would’ve had 20″ by now.
Tue 7 AM: Storm Total: 9.0″ Since that last update ice pellets & sleet have
mixed in and reduced our possible totals. The liquid equivalent is 1.28″ reducing our ratio to 7:1. Temperature is 25.4 °F with winds unchanged at 10 mph ENE with gusts to 20. The low is tracking to close to the coast allowing the warm air to mix in. We should see the mix retreat over the next hour to 90 minutes.
Tue 4:45 AM: Storm Total: 7.8″ The liquid equivalent so far is 0.80″ so our ratio is just short of 10:1. Snow rates are averaging just over an inch an hour. Temperature is 25.5 °F with winds unchanged at 10 mph ENE with gusts to 17.
Tue 1 AM: Storm Total: 3.0″ Snow rates steady with the radar filling in nicely. Temperature has dropped below forecast to 25 °F with winds picking up to 9 mph ENE with gusts to 17. Updates will continue around 4 or 5 AM.
Tue 12 AM: Storm Total: 1.8″ Snow rates have increased with heavier bands not far to our south. Temperature has dropped to 27 °F with winds generally light at 6 mph ENE with gusts to 15. We’ve had over 225 visitors for the day and nearly 700 page hits!
Based on the SE radar the systems have not combined yet however the primary surface low has formed near Myrtle Beach. The T-Storm activity down there is just crazy. It looks like a tropical storm rolling in!!!
Mon 11 PM: Storm Total: 0.7″ Light snow has overspread the area.
Mon 8 PM: The first flakes have been spotted on the Webcam. This is just some light stuff out in front of the main storm.
Mon 6 PM: It’s time to stop looking at models and to start watching things unfold. Based on today’s information the NWS upgraded Berks to a Blizzard Warning for 18 to 26″ of wind-driven snow. This post will be used to track the actual storm and totals.
You can send in your totals per the contact us link or use the comments section below. Make sure you measure in an area not affected by drifting.