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Snowfall Totals

February 8th, 2013 at 8:14 pm by under News, Weather

Here are the latest snowfall totals.  Thanks for your reports at reportit@wwlp.com:

8:00PM:
Buckland  5.0″
Easthampton 5.5″
Holyoke 5.0″
Ware 5.0″
16 Acres 4.0″
Ludlow 4.0″
Montague 5.5″
Southwick 7.0″
Westfield 7.0″

9:00PM:

Tolland 10″
Blandford 8.0″
Southampton 8.0″
Turners Falls 8.0″
Greenfield 7.0″
Northampton 7.5″
Conway 7.0″
Holyoke 7.0″
Montague 7.0″

12Am Saturday
Hampden 13″
Belchertown 12″
Ludlow 13″
Wales 16″
Forest Park 12″
Agawam 10″
Brimfield 14″
Wales 16″
Worthington 12″
Chicopee 11.5″
Wilbraham 13.5″
Longmeadow 16″
Springfield 11″
Egremont 5″
Ware 9″
Russell 15″
East Longmeadow 9″
Granville 24″
Holyoke 10″
Becket 8″
Palmer 12″
Gilbertville  12″
Southwick 16.5″ 
Pelham 13.0″

1:00AM Saturday 
Huntington 18″
West Springfield 13.5″
Holyoke 17″
Chicopee 16.5″
Indian Orchard 12″
Ware 11.5″
Easthampton 17″

 


Snowfall reports through early evening…

February 8th, 2013 at 6:24 pm by under Weather

Snowfall accumulations are finally adding up after a light snow through the morning.

Here’s a list of snowfall accumulations that we’ve put together from many viewer reports from you.

Send snowfall reports to reportit@wwlp.com

  • Westfield: 4.5
  • Hadley: 4.5
  • Feeding Hills: 4.5
  • Monson: 5”
  • Southampton: 4”
  • Holyoke: 3”
  • E. longmeadow: 3”
  • Ludlow: 3”
  • Blandford: 5”
  • Tolland: 5”
  • Southwick: 5”
  • Easthampton: 3.5”
  • Southwick: 5.5”
  • Worthington: 4.5”

Heaving snow closing in

February 8th, 2013 at 5:36 pm by under Weather

The heaviest snow of the day is not far away.

After a day that has featured steady, but light snow…some of the heaviest snow bands that we’ve seen move through should push into the lower Pioneer valley after 6pm. From then on out snow will get heavier into the night.

Here’s a look at Meteorologist Brian Lapis updating the graphics.

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Snowfall through mid-afternoon

February 8th, 2013 at 2:42 pm by under Weather

2″ in Springfield. Photo taken by Michael Niemiec 3 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013

We continue to update snowfall accumulation amounts from across western Massachusetts.

While the snow is certainly causing issues on the roads, accumulations so far have not been very high. We continue to expect that to change as we go later into the afternoon and overnight. Just because this storm isn’t bad yet doesn’t mean it won’t get worse.

Please e-mail all snowfall reports to reportit@wwlp.com

Here’s some recent snowfall accumulation amounts:

  • Westfield: 1.5″
  • Granby: 1.5″
  • Lowell: 1.5″
  • Greenfield: 0.5″
  • Southwick: 1.0″
  • Holyoke: 2.0″
  • West Springfield: 2.0″
  • Westfield: 2.5″
  • Agawam: 1.5″
  • Ware: 0.5″
  • Granville: 2.5″
  • Chicopee: 2.0″
  • Wales: 1.5″
  • Heath: 1.0″
  • East Longmeadow: 1.0″
  • Belchertown: 0.5″
  • South Hadley: 0.5″

Slippery on Route 66

February 8th, 2013 at 1:02 pm by under Weather

Continuing our drive of the roads so far in Hampshire County now we’ve noticed the problems are on the less travelled streets.

Driving southwest from Northampton on Route 66 into Florence was particularly snow covered although certainly not impossible. This storm is starting quietly but will certainly intensify through this afternoon and into tonight.

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Roads slippery, not yet snow covered

February 8th, 2013 at 12:29 pm by under Weather

We’ve pulled over to the side of the road at the scenic area 9 miles from Northampton. We’ve just learned speed restrictions on the Mass. Pike between exits 1-6 is down to 40 mph.

With just about an inch of snow so far the roads aren’t horrible, but on and off ramps are slick and traveling over bridges is also more snow covered. We will have further live updates on tv in a little bit.

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Top Snowstorms for the Springfield Area

February 8th, 2013 at 11:55 am by under News, Weather

Here’s a list of our top six snow storms (plus a few other notable storms) for the Springfield area. These measurements were taken at or near Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee.  Many thanks to our pal, and former Westover ARB Chief Meteorologist, Curt Osgood for providing us the data!

  1.  22”     2/28-3/1    1949
2.  20”     2/15-2/16   1958
3.  19.4”  2/5/2001
4.  19”     1/12/2011
5.  18.8    1/7-1/8 1996
6.  17.2″ 3/31-4/1 1997

Blizzard of 1978 (2/6-2/7, 1978)  14.5″
Oct 29-30 2011, snowstorm 12.9″
3/13-3/14 1993, “superstorm” 14.6″

As you can see from the list, it’s pretty tough to get more than 20″ of snow in a single storm in Springfield!   This is part of our reasoning to keep our snow forecast generally under 20″.

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A few snowfall amounts so far…

February 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am by under Weather

The snow is perfect for building a snowman! Photo submitted by Keri Lamoureux via Report It

It’s not much, but it’s already accumulating with steadier snow now pushing back into the lower Pioneer Valley after a brief break.

Here’s some snowfall accumulation amounts we’ve received through Noon

  • Huntington: 0.5″
  • Southampton: 0.5″
  • Chicopee: 1″
  • Holyoke: 1″
  • Wilbraham: 0.5″

Looking for snowfall totals…

February 8th, 2013 at 11:05 am by under Weather

Most of the time we ask for snowfall totals once a storm has completed. In this case…we’d love to hear how much snow is falling AS the storm is happening.

Please e-mail reportit@wwlp.com with your snowfall reports or follow us on the different forms of social media.

If you have photos to share, please only E-MAIL them to us at ReportIt@wwlp.com

Below is a picture from Don Mercure showing the roads in Savoy at 11AM Friday.


We’re tracking the storm on social media

February 8th, 2013 at 10:42 am by under Weather

During a storm like this, when many people are at home from work and school…there might be more time spent on social media. With this in mind, 22News will be very present on social media today.

The 22News Storm Team is tracking the storm here on WWLP.com and on social media:

  • On Twitter follow @22NewsStormTeam
  • Use #WinterStorm22News to stay in the conversation and be a part of our coverage
  • Follow the 22News Storm Team on Facebook
  • E-mail snowfall reports, damage or power outage information to reportit@wwlp.com