5.1 New England's "Forgotten" Snowstorms: A Sampler Pack

Friday, 23 June 2017: 9:15 AM
Salon III (InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza)
Matthew Cappucci, Harvard Univ., Plymouth, MA

Snow is no stranger in New England. But much like no two snowflakes are alike, so too is it that no two New England snowstorms are the same. With each snowstorm come surprises, whether it be dangerous thundersnow, dry-slot convection producing waterspouts, microbursts, mesoscale banding, 100+ MPH winds, and anything in between. Many stand out in memory– The Blizzard of '78, the Blizzard of 2013 (dare I say "Nemo"), or the 2015 "Snow Blitz"– yet for whatever reason, several snowstorms have managed to sneak "under the radar" in our memory so-to-speak. This paper will highlight some of the nuances of New England snowstorms, and draw upon three of the most meteorologically spectacular storms in recent memory.
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