UPDATE: Check out this incredible timelapse video from Ron Shawley of Vinco, PA. He had posted a low-res version on the Pennsylvania Storm Chasers Facebook Group, but I was able to get the raw images and turn them into a huge, hi-res movie (YouTube link here; blog-sized shown below):
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Ron had between 6 and 8 inches, all told (he lives in Vinco, PA). Pittsburgh and Altoona only picked up a trace, while Westmont near Johnstown saw 3.4 inches. The top snow amounts by state are listed below, and the visible satellite this morning and this afternoon shows what's left over (if you can't tell what's snow versus clouds, check out this CIMSS image where snow cover is shown as dark red):
Arkwright, NY: 16.0"
Laurel Summit, PA: 13.7"
Frostburg, MD: 6"
Crawley, WV: 5"
A complete map of snow totals is available on the WeatherMatrix Facebook Page:
Well folks, the April Appalachian snow is underway. Conditions were terrible this morning on Chickaree Mountain (above Johnstown, PA) per this cam shot from PA511.org:
Snow fell at high points as far south as Mount Leconte, Tennessee, and Laurel Summit, PA was reporting 13.5 inches as of noon Monday. As forecast, this was a very elevation-dependent event. While AccuWeather HQ had bare ground this morning, just a couple of miles away in Pine Grove Mills, everything was white, including the mountain. Here are a few pictures I snapped:
You can watch the snow disappear as I drive down the mountain and out into the fields in this mobile timelapse video. This is about 5.5 miles of road, or about 4 miles "as the crow flies":
The models continue to show a very deep low pressure system approaching the United Kingdom & Ireland near Christmas Day.
The historic Mideast snowstorm and upcoming U.K. Christmas storm observed through computer forecast model images.
A pair of mesoscale vortexes formed over Lake Superior yesterday. I pulled up 3-D radar data just before the storms made "landfall."
A major snowstorm is headed to the Northeast U.S. -- including AccuWeather HQ.
The lake-effect snow machine is cranking out some incredible amounts during the first 24 hours of this major outbreak. Here are top amounts, webcams and 3D radars:
The coldest air of the season plagued Montana and surrounding Canada last night, knocking temperatures well into the -40s F, with wind chills in the -60s!