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    Snow Amounts and Sleet Chase Videos

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    3/13/2014, 1:19:00 PM

    UPDATE (3 PM): Blog reader Chris reports: "I drove north from Springfield to my home and Greenfield at 12:30 and on a 10 mile section of Route 91 south I counted over 30 vehicles off the road or in accidents and at least 5 jack-knifed tractor trailers."


    Here are the highest snowfall amounts so far reported by NWS spotters and blog readers as of 2 PM Eastern:

    Milford, PA: 6.5" (SnowMatrix)
    ENDICOTT, NY: 5.0" (SnowMatrix)
    NORTH CHATAM, NY: 4.3"
    MANCHESTER, CT: 4.0"
    WANTAGE, NJ: 3.7"
    Addison, NY: 3.3" (SnowMatrix)
    CANTON, PA: 3.0"
    GOSHEN, MA: 3.0"

    Freezing rain has been reported in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, and New Jersey but the highest amounts reported by spotters are:

    State College, PA: 1.0" (& sleet)
    SOUDERTON, PA: 0.8"
    SOMERVILLE, NJ: 0.6" (& sleet)

    And now for something completely different, three amigos (Henry, myself and Shawn, a storm chaser from AccuWeather's Forecasting ranks) attempting to do a proof-of-concept for uploading storm chase video from the field (no pun intended). We hooked Henry's cell phone up to Verizon's Broadband Access (on the pay-by-day feature which is about $2) and used our proprietary blogging tools to upload our videos to AccuWeather.com. The first video is the real thing, the second is some B-Roll behind-the-scenes stuff I recorded. Henry has one additional video on his blog.


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    Jesse Ferrell