The winter started out with some small storms, but several storms on and after Christmas gave the region decent snow cover. The second half of January was very cold and that carried into February. The cold was due in part to the storm track being pushed southward, and that left several southern New England stations getting more snow than the north. Woonsocket RI and Mt. Mansfield each recorded 27.5"! The cold and dry stretched into March, and some stations saw more snow in April than in March.
A snowstorm on February 16th brought 27.5" of snow to observers at Logan airport, establishing new records for 24 hour snowfall and storm total. However, there were disputes about the actual amount of snow, the frequency the snow board was cleared, etc. It appears Logan was in a band of low density "ocean effect" snow that brought a lot of fluffy snow. One estimate of the the density came out to 70:1. At any rate, the snow on the ground packed sown pretty quickly and snow depths were quite a bit less. The snowfall Logan saw was more than the general area and less water than several other storms.
|N Berlin MA||1.25||0||8||15||23.25||105||20.25||435||32.25||507||8.25||315.0||5.25||9|
|Poland Spring ME||6.3||31||18.5||88||24.6||647||13.2||627||3.5||414.0||2.3||4|
|Mt. Mansfield VT||7.25||28||46.1||429||40.1||1209||26.9||1936||27.5||2148||22.8||2485.0||9.8||2017||0||688|
|Mt. Snow VT||8||16||40.5||119||41.25||540.5||46||1068||22.25||1037||12.0||978.5||8.0||137.5|
|N Berlin MA||98.5||1386||14.1|
|Mt. Mansfield VT||180.45||11628||64.4|
|Mt. Snow VT||178||3894||21.9|
|Name||Location||Email name||Email domain|
|Dennis Bollea||Fairhaven MA||76624.2745||compuserve.com|
|A Cadoret||Woonsocket RI||cumulus||att.net|
|Wayne Cotterly||Poland Spring ME||cotterly||pivot.net|
|Matthew Douglas||Milton MA||mdouglas||attbi.com|
|Todd Gross||N Berlin MA||toddwx||rcn.com|
|Paul Hansen||Marlboro MA||paulh01||attbi.com|
|Jim Hilt||Derry NH||jimhilt||attbi.com|
|Charles M. Kozierok||Mt. Snow VT||ixl||fearn.pair.com|
|Andrew Plona||Collinsville CT||nwconnecticut||comcast.net|
|Chris Seeber||Charlestown RI||cseeber||cox.net|
|Paul Venditti||Pepperell MA||paulvenditti||prodigy.net|
|Ric Werme||Penacook NH||ewerme||attbi.com|
I think depth days is a great statistic, and I'm surprised that it is catching on slowly outside of the wxobs-sne mail list. I never expected that the NWS would embrace it quickly, but I had hoped that TV meteorologists would start using it, in monthly summaries, if nothing else. It would be nice if ski areas would use it, but they may not wish to if they are not likely to be #1 consistantly. (And if only one area reports depth days, it would not be a good comparative statistic.) The University of Vermont has graphs of snow depths at Stowe through many seasons.
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