2006-04-05 06:32:59.000 – Jim Salge, Observer
Drifts of snow…
Well, this has truly been a classic spring elevation snowstorm, and while the heaviest precipitation took a slight veer to the east yesterday, the mountains have still cashed in. A quick recap of snowfall amounts, we’ll go from low to high:
Conway resided on the rain snow line, switching back and forth all day, accumulating a slushy mess. Jackson fared better, with some accumulation in the Village, but as much as 5 inches in the hills! Heading north, heading up…Pinkham Notch Picked up about 10 inches, and Hermit Lake in Tuckerman Ravine picked up 19 inches, with presumably similar conditions atop Wildcat. And lastly at the summit, we drop back down to 10 inches.
Why less at the summit. Well, as with many Nor’easters, the moisture just remains below the height of the summit, and areas 1000feet down hit the jackpot. Are we complaining…ABSOLUTELY NOT…especially this winter! This storm actually is our largest 24 hour snowfall since December!
Jim Salge, Observer