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January 7 snowstorm & January 8 aftermath pictures January 10, 2017

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Photography, Weather.
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The first significant snowfall of the season came on Saturday when Wantagh received about 9 inches of snow. The initial forecast that I saw on Thursday called for a third of that, but as with most winter storms, the forecast track moved closer and closer with each run. I was prepared for up to a foot, but we were a few inches short. This is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to forecasting winter storms and snow accumulation. Either the forecast starts high and goes down or it starts low and goes up and up and up. That’s what happened here, and I doubt it will be the last time that happens this season.

Nonetheless, I felt I needed to photograph the storm and its aftermath for posterity. Below is a photographic timeline from the latter half of the storm to the day after:

January 7, 3:35 PM:
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3:36 PM:
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3:45 PM:
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9:09 PM, after shoveling:
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Snow was tapering off, but still accumulating. I chose to shovel anyway and shovel new accumulation in the morning.

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January 8, 11:04 AM, after additional shoveling:
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11:08 AM:
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11:13 AM:
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2:05 PM, after my mother shoveled what was underneath her car and my father’s car:
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As I type, milder temperatures are forecast for the next few days with rain coming tonight into tomorrow; perfect melting weather. Until the next snowstorm…

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