February 12, 2006 Snowstorm

Storm Classified as Category 3 - "Major" Storm

A low pressure system formed over the southeastern United States and move northeast off the mid Atlantic coast Saturday night, the 11th. The low then intensified as it moved east-northeast passing south of Long Island Sunday morning. A very intense band of heavy snow developed producing snowfall rates as high as 3 to 4 inches an hour across extreme southeastern New York and across southern New England.

Surface Maps

The Albany Forecast Area was on the western edge of the precipitation field (Map). Snowfall totals (see below) ranged from amounts
over a foot across portions of Litchfield County in Connecticut to just under an inch at the NWS Office in Albany.

Snowfall totals from other areas: New York City/Upton NY --- Boston/Taunton MA --- Philadelphia PA/Mount Holly NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS...FINAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
218 PM EST MON FEB 13 2006

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM
THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION OVER THE WEEKEND. APPRECIATION IS
EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS.  THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/ALBANY.

UPDATED FOR DUTCHESS COUNTY REPORTS IN FISHKILL AND HOPEWELL
JUNCTION.

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL    TIME/DATE    COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL       OF
                     (INCHES)   MEASUREMENT


CONNECTICUT

...LITCHFIELD COUNTY...
   THOMASTON             16.0   200 PM  2/12   DOT
   BARKHAMSTED           15.0   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   BAKERSVILLE           14.2   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   LITCHFIELD            13.0   130 PM  2/12   DOT
   NEW HARTFORD          11.0   745 PM  2/12
   TORRINGTON            11.0   130 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   WINCHESTER            11.0   200 PM  2/12   DOT
   NEW PRESTON           10.0   130 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   SHARON                 9.0   600 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   NORFOLK                6.2   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   WINSTED                5.0   130 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER

MASSACHUSETTS

...BERKSHIRE COUNTY...
   SAVOY                  4.8   700 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   ALFORD                 3.5   600 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   FLORIDA                3.5   615 PM  2/12
   DALTON                 2.9   500 PM  2/12
   LANESBOROUGH           2.5   600 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   PITTSFIELD             2.3   800 AM  2/13   SKYWARN SPOTTER

NEW YORK

...ALBANY COUNTY...
   SOUTH BERNE            5.0   600 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   COLONIE                0.8   315 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   GUILDERLAND            0.8   225 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   ALBANY                 0.7   700 PM  2/12   NWS OFFICE

...COLUMBIA COUNTY...
   GHENT                  6.5   545 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   CHATHAM CENTER         4.0   445 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   TAGHKANIC              4.0   600 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   KINDERHOOK             3.5   530 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   NORTH CHATHAM          3.4   155 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   STUYVESANT             3.1   430 PM  2/12   NWS EMPLOYEE
   ANCRAM                 2.0   300 PM  2/12   SWIN OBSERVER

...DUTCHESS COUNTY...
   HOPEWELL JUNCTION     16.0   700 AM  2/13   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   STORMVILLE            11.6   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   UNION VALE            11.5   450 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   FISHKILL              10.0   700 AM  2/13   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   CLINTON CORNERS        9.7   420 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   DOVER PLAINS           8.0   315 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   CLINTON CORNERS        6.8  1230 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   PLEASANT VALLEY        4.6   400 PM  2/12
   POUGHKEEPSIE           4.5   900 PM  2/12   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   RED HOOK               4.0   600 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   TIVOLI                 4.0   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   RHINEBECK              3.4   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   SALT POINT             2.4   400 PM  2/12

...GREENE COUNTY...
   EAST JEWETT           10.0   330 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   MAPLECREST            10.0   800 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   ASHLAND                6.0   515 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   ELKA PARK              6.0   700 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   WINDHAM                5.4   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   WEST KILL              4.0   650 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   COXSACKIE              3.0   700 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   CAIRO                  2.5   530 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   CATSKILL               2.5   135 PM  2/12   MEDIA

...RENSSELAER COUNTY...
   TABORTON               3.5   510 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   STEPHENTOWN            2.6  1015 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   AVERILL PARK           2.5   130 PM  2/12   NWS EMPLOYEE
   BRUNSWICK              1.9   330 PM  2/12   NWS EMPLOYEE
   WEST SAND LAKE         1.5   400 PM  2/12   MEDIA

...SARATOGA COUNTY...
   SARATOGA SPRINGS       0.1  1145 AM  2/12   NWS EMPLOYEE

...SCHENECTADY COUNTY...
   DUANESBURG             1.0   650 AM  2/13   MEDIA
   ROTTERDAM              0.8   530 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   SCHENECTADY            0.8   235 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   SCOTIA                 0.5   630 AM  2/13
   EAST GLENVILLE         0.4   325 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER

...SCHOHARIE COUNTY...
   FULTON                 2.5   630 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   MIDDLEBURGH            2.0   600 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   JEFFERSON              1.8  1000 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   RICHMONDVILLE          1.0   600 PM  2/12   MEDIA

...ULSTER COUNTY...
   MILTON                 5.0   500 PM  2/12
   WEST SHOKAN            5.0   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   PHOENICIA              4.1   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   KERHONKSON             3.3   340 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   WHITEPORT              3.3   550 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   SHANDAKEN              3.0   200 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER
   SAUGERTIES             2.5   215 PM  2/12   MEDIA
   WOODSTOCK              1.0  1200 PM  2/12   MEDIA

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   HUDSON FALLS           0.1   545 AM  2/13   MEDIA

VERMONT

...BENNINGTON COUNTY...
   POWNAL                 2.0   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
   SUNDERLAND             0.8   700 AM  2/13   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER

...WINDHAM COUNTY...
   NEWFANE                3.3   230 PM  2/12   SKYWARN SPOTTER

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