March 2012 Summary


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Day Date Year Closings Amount Road Amount Type Note
Thursday March 1 2012 No School 00.25" 00.25" Sleet See affects of ED February 29. 4.3" Sn day before. lull at 4p. Light Driz during lull. Sn compress/liquefy- - some pooling water at blocked drains. Roads slushy- - mostly wet. plowed roads fine- - just wet. Main low trek great lakes-northeast overnight. proceeded by area of heavy precip. Precip@~2a- - likely initial burst of sleet followed by light sleet/drizzle. most precip just to our north.secondary low formed off coast keeping bringing cooler air. sleet to drizzle by 6a during lull. drizzle/sn showers throughout morning. 0.25" coating slush on roads thru 730a. wet. delay issued @545a. upgraded to closing@730a.
Friday March 2 2012 xxx 00.60" 00.40" Sn Potent low trekked from great lakes to canada- - spawned sever weather over central east. Main rain band moved through MHV@~9p- - temperatures just above freezing, but precip. heavy enough to fall as snow from 9pm-~10:30pm. FR/ice pellets 1030p-1100p. Heavy snow accumulated quickly on all surfaces. Large wet flakes. Forecast to rain through the morning, but only drizzle. - - quick band- little residual. temperatures rose to 56 Saturday- - all roads fine by morning.
Friday March 16 2012 ED xxx xxx xxx NON-WEATHER RELATED: "A boil water advisory was issued Friday in the city of Kingston because of a significant drop in water pressure. The advisory, in effect until further notice but likely to be lifted Saturday afternoon, is only for drinking water, not for water that’s used to bathe, shower or do laundry, according to city Water Superintendent Judith Hansen." Schools dismissed early, after school events/sport cancelled, high school musical rescheduled. High School dismissed at 1:30PM
Saturday March 31 2012 xxx **00.50" 00.00" Sn BEST ESTIMATE: (out of town) Weak system brought light precip to region late friday night. Radar indicates that precip moved in by 11PM Friday and ended by 7AM Saturday. Temperature charts show temperatures falling below 35 degrees between 4AM and 5AM through 8AM or 9AM. Coating of snow on grassy surfaces. Official totals: Catskills up to 3", Woodstock 2", Ulster Park 1.6", Saugerties .5", Rhinebeck/Red Hook .5", Poughkeepsie 0". "Less than an inch" characterized by multiple observers in kingston. Estimate of .5" for Kingston, with higer amounts across higher areas and lower amounts closer to ther river, is a blend of local reports and analyzed temperature grids, and believed to be a best estimate, with actual figures believed to be between 0.3" and 0.75". Worth noting that grass had already begun to grow, so visual observations of snow accumulated on grass would appear greater than reality. Typical light late season snow.


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