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Wintry Feb 17-19 Smastsmasher Snow/Ice

olhausen

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It’s actually crazy how similar this February is to February 2015, the birth of fab feb. I’ll call this fab feb part 2. I had about 3 inches of sleet and snow with the 2015 storm on the 16th followed by 2 inches of snow a day later. The snow was on the ground for a solid 2 weeks. I also had freezing rain and another inch plus event in that time. It was capped off with a 3.5 inch snow in early March. This recent storm happened almost to the day 6 years later on February 15th and was 3 inches of sleet with 2 inches of snow on top. Then one day later 3.5 inches of snow fell and we’ve now had snow on the ground for one week or will as of 10 pm tonight. I’m pretty sure this season I’ve had the most snow events in one winter albeit a bunch of nickel and dime events plus 2 one inch snows before this amazing week. I’d really like to see the Carolinas get in on the action before it’s all said and done.
 

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Our backroads have been covered since last Monday. It takes sleet forever to melt
46 degrees but sleet is definitely making it harder to melt.
Great to see, guys! So, still more evidence that sleet is awesome! I love reading things like this about the often underappreciated sleet, the Rodney Dangerfield of wintry precip. And @dsaur probably does, too. Note that sleet isn't even mentioned in this thread title. No respect, I'm telling you. What is lost in accumulation height is usually more than made up for in staying power, especially if it doesn't warm up too rapidly, as the same amount of frozen liquid is still there but with harder to melt compactness. So, for example, 4" of sleet usually lasts longer than 8-12" of snow. I witnessed this in the great ATL 4" sleetstorms of 1/1988 and 2/1979 and to a lesser extent in 2/2014. Also, here in SAV, it along with the ZR base helped keep the ZR/SN/IP combo on the ground with almost no melting in shady spots for a pretty much unheard of 5 days in early Jan of 2018! We had 2" of IP/SN combined. Of course, that was helped a lot by a very cold week.
 
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Great to see, guys! So, still more evidence that sleet is awesome! I love reading things like this about the often underappreciated sleet, the Rodney Dangerfield of wintry precip. And @dsaur probably does, too. Note that sleet isn't even mentioned in this thread title. No respect, I'm telling you. What is lost in accumulation height is usually more than made up for in staying power, especially if it doesn't warm up too rapidly, as the same amount of frozen liquid is still there but with harder to melt compactness. So, for example, 4" of sleet usually lasts longer than 8-12" of snow. I witnessed this in the great ATL 4" sleetstorms of 1/1988 and 2/1979 and to a lesser extent in 2/2014. Also, here in SAV, it along with the ZR base helped keep the ZR/SN/IP combo on the ground with almost no melting in shady spots for a pretty much unheard of 5 days in early Jan of 2018! We had 2" of IP/SN combined. Of course, that was helped a lot by a very cold week.
60 degrees today and this is my yard now 3ADF5438-63C3-4B3A-AEF3-EC47F21334C2.jpeg
 
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