Some areas got hammered, others not so much. In the end though it certainly became an interesting forecast, as I alluded to in my last blog entry.
"A large trough digs into the northeast, bringing very cold air. So cold in fact, we may not make it out of the 30s next Tuesday and Wednesday. A distrubance rounds the bottom of that trough and moves up the east coast. If this model is correct, and the precipitation and cold air line up, we could be looking at accumulating snow... not only for the hills but the valleys as well. How much we get (if we get any at all) is still up in the air."
Kudos to the ECMWF computer model for its insight into the winter storm 4-5 days out. I will add though that all the computer models including the ECMWF got lost over the weekend regarding the storm, and did not pick up on the storm again until Monday morning, which led to more of a surprise type storm.
We ended up breaking into the Top 5 Snowfalls for October with 1.9 inches at the airport.
1) 6.8" 31 1993
2) 4.7" 30 1993
3) 4.7" 22 1988
4) 1.9" 28 2008
5) 1.7" 19 1972
It is also interesting to note that the average first snowfall of greater than 0.1" is November 1st, and the average first snowfall greater than one inch is November 15th.
Here's a list of snow totals from around the Twin Tiers...
WEST BAINBRIDGE 5.8
EAST WORCESTER 8.2
RICHFIELD SPRINGS 8.0
CHERRY VALLEY 15.0
POCONO PEAK LAKE 15.0