A doozy of a storm, a doozy of a winter

As I write, I’m looking out at cornices of snow in my driveway.  My pick-up truck looks like someone tried to bury it.  Wind howls against the storm windows.

The Adirondack Weather site calls this a “historic” storm.

I can’t believe you’ll find too many storms in the record books that dumped over two-and-a-half inches of rain followed immediately by over a foot of snow around here. The combination makes this storm rare and exceptional.

It’s certainly a whopper.  This weather map from the National Weather Service — which calls the winter storm “major” and “hazardous” — shows snow accumulations topping 20 inches.

Todd Moe reports that one caller from Indian Lake had measured more than two feet of new snow in their backyard.  Yikes!

So what are you seeing?  Big weather, or just another March day in the North Country?

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6 Responses to “A doozy of a storm, a doozy of a winter”

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  1. Near Potsdam, 4″ yesterday, around 6″ so far today and still snowing. Another March day. It can stop any time though and I won’t complain.

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  2. Bret4207 says:

    I think the weather site better look back a little further. This is unpleasant, but hardly unusual. Welcome to the North Country!

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  3. Bret4207 says:

    Just wanted to add that one of the really cruel by products of the internet age is going to one of your favorite sites and reading about people putting their tomato plants in the ground while you fight mud and snow.

    I’ll try and remember to laugh when they’re complaining about the heat later this year.

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  4. phahn50 says:

    looks like two feet and still coming down with enthusiasm here in RayBrook Monday Morning.

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  5. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Let me see, big snowstorm, March, people complaining endlessly…all seems perfectly normal.

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  6. If Clapton is God, Warren Haynes is Jesus says:

    Over two feet at my house between Sunday and Monday morning…..Seems like a good old fashioned North Country winter to me.

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