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    Last week we challenged the GFS Weather Model to get a forecast right. That is because we have seen a storm in the forecast from a week out all winter/spring, and none have verified. Well this one did.

    Here is the forecast from last Sunday Night when our experiment began. The 153 hour forecast from April 15th for a 1001 millibar low near Long Island.

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    Now, Here is the verification (well, the 9 hour forecast anyway, very close to reality). A 990 Millibar low near Atlantic City.. above and beyond the wet forecast from a week ago.
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    This is only the second Nor'easter of the year, the first was January 12th when a 994 millibar low was also near New Jersey. Here at NECN we got .85" of rain, with 8" of snow in NH/ME with that one.
    Last fall we were getting nailed with storm after storm, so a let up was due. This latest rain comes just in time, for we have had only 5"-7"of rain for the year so far, we need this one.
    For the fun of it, let's compare this biggest storm so far in 2012, to the last blockbusters in 2011.
    Irene is the worst of the decade, shown here. Irene Travel up the Hudson River Valley as a Hybrid Tropical/Nor'easter.

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    Then the October storm, the 2 Low Pressure positions are from October 29 and 30th respectively, as that storm passed out to sea south and east of Nantucket. (we had an Cold Upper Low over Michigan that opened up and moved eastward)

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    And the latest.. This storm has characteristics of both Irene and the October snow. Like Irene, this one tracked From tropical waters to New York City and up The Hudson River Valley. And similar to the October snow, we have an anomalously cold upper level low (that actually form near Louisiana!) and is resulting in heavy out of season snow, call it the bookend storm to October 2011. The heaviest snow for many in the northeast came from October and April storms this 'winter'.

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    Meteorologist Justin Berk passed along this twit-pic early Monday April 23, 2012 from Seven Springs Resort Pennsylvania.
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    Here is the storm from space, we call it a full latitude phased storm, because the cold polar jet stream, and the warm sub-tropical jet stream, phased together forming this huge upper and low level cyclone.

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    And, by the way, that storm out near Bermuda last week did deliver the surf.
    This is Scituate on Thursday April 19, 2012

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    We have more fun and games later this week, with an unusually strong Albert Clipper Thursday night. Then Record challenging cold next weekend, with another storm going by Cape Cod.
    Will it snow in New England.. like the snow storm during the record warm spring of 1977, when a foot of snow fell in Worcester on May 10?

    The Thursday clipper looks too far north, but the cold behind it will fuel another unusually cold storm near New England next weekend too.
    How about another experiment.
    Here is the GFS output from Sunday April 22 for next Sunday April 29. Note to blue lines (very cold air) over New England and the 1012 millibar low southeast of Nantucket. A little nudge northward and we have another late season snow potential, this time for New England. Either way, a late season Heavy Frost and freeze is likely.

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    And the surf forecast? It's Big, the buoy south of Block Island Rhode Island has a 15 foot swell! That's too big for me. But Stellwagon shows 8 foot, that is more like it. Surf is Up again this week!

    PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
    SPOTTER REPORTS
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
    1115 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012

    THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
    HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
    IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
    SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE
    ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BOSTON

    ********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************

    LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
    RAINFALL OF
    /INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

    CONNECTICUT

    ...HARTFORD COUNTY...
    AVON 3.41 640 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    3 SSE WEST HARTFORD 3.28 720 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WEST HARTFORD 3.28 720 AM 4/23 MEDIA
    3 NNW WEST HARTFORD 3.12 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SOUTHINGTON 3.03 236 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    1 ENE NORTH GRANBY 2.88 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    NORTH GRANBY 2.88 705 AM 4/23 NONE
    BURLINGTON 2.87 741 AM 4/23 GENERAL PUBLIC
    1 WSW WETHERSFIELD 2.76 900 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WETHERSFIELD 2.76 915 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    3 SW CENTRAL MANCHES 2.47 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    CANTON 2.43 639 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    2 SE ENFIELD 2.41 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    EAST HARTFORD 2.34 641 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    SOUTH WINDSOR 2.20 547 AM 4/23 NONE
    MANCHESTER 2.01 142 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...TOLLAND COUNTY...
    COVENTRY 2.65 858 AM 4/23 NONE
    NNW STAFFORDVILLE 1.85 500 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...WINDHAM COUNTY...
    2 SSE NORTH GROSVENO 3.14 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    EAST KILLINGLY 2.91 704 AM 4/23 NONE
    1 SW EAST KILLINGLY 2.91 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WOODSTOCK 2.63 901 AM 4/23 SPOTTER
    HAMPTON 2.16 258 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    EASTFORD 2.10 642 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    MASSACHUSETTS

    ...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...
    1 SSW WAQUOIT 1.26 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NNW FALMOUTH 1.21 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ENE NORTH FALMOUTH 1.21 515 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 E ORLEANS 1.14 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NNW FALMOUTH 1.13 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 E FALMOUTH 1.10 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 N HARWICH 1.06 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 SE EAST SANDWICH 1.05 640 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NE HARWICH 1.05 645 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW EAST FALMOUTH 1.05 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WNW EAST FALMOUTH 1.00 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ESE EAST FALMOUTH 0.92 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 E CHATHAM 0.90 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SE HYANNIS 0.71 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 SSE YARMOUTH 0.69 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NNW YARMOUTH 0.60 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...BRISTOL COUNTY...
    WEST MANSFIELD 3.25 1000 AM 4/23 SPOTTER
    2 NNE NORTON 3.12 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    TAUNTON 3.11 1106 AM 4/23 NWS OFFICE
    3 NW TAUNTON 2.87 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WSW DIGHTON 2.82 830 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 N REHOBOTH 2.74 645 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    ATTLEBORO 2.72 649 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    2 WSW SWANSEA 2.15 530 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SWANSEA 2.15 543 AM 4/23 NONE
    BERKLEY 2.14 314 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...DUKES COUNTY...
    3 N WEST TISBURY 1.46 815 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WSW VINEYARD HAVEN 1.16 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ESE VINEYARD HAVEN 1.11 545 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NW EDGARTOWN 1.00 900 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...ESSEX COUNTY...
    IPSWICH 3.49 626 AM 4/23 NONE
    4 NW SALISBURY 3.23 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    NEWBURYPORT 3.23 814 AM 4/23 NONE
    LAWRENCE 2.74 705 AM 4/23 NWS COOP
    2 W ANDOVER 2.70 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 S BOXFORD 2.41 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    ROCKPORT 2.15 655 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    HAVERHILL 2.02 654 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    3 NW BEVERLY 1.96 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WNW IPSWICH 1.63 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
    CONWAY 2.51 711 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    GREENFIELD 2.35 1024 AM 4/23 NONE

    ...HAMPDEN COUNTY...
    CHESTER 2.93 712 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    1 ESE SPRINGFIELD 2.12 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SPRINGFIELD 2.05 154 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    2 SSW WILBRAHAM 1.81 808 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...
    WESTHAMPTON 2.90 1059 AM 4/23 TRAINED SPOTTER
    2 SW WESTHAMPTON 2.79 735 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    HADLEY 2.01 656 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    WARE 1.80 824 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
    HUDSON 3.30 936 AM 4/23 NONE
    CHELMSFORD 3.18 713 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    WESTFORD 2.79 644 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    AYER 2.74 708 AM 4/23 NONE
    1 SE WINCHESTER 2.62 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SW ACTON 2.61 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    ACTON 2.61 659 AM 4/23 NONE
    1 NNW CAMBRIDGE 2.60 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    READING 2.34 652 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    LITTLETON 2.31 653 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    SW AYER 2.20 635 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WESTON 2.14 651 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    ESE BELMONT 2.10 715 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    BILLERICA 2.05 716 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    WATERTOWN 2.05 659 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    1 SSE MELROSE 1.15 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...NORFOLK COUNTY...
    FOXBORO 3.50 1000 AM 4/23 SPOTTER
    1 NE FRANKLIN 3.38 658 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    FRANKLIN 3.38 709 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    1 NW NORWOOD 2.96 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW WEYMOUTH 2.63 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    BROOKLINE 2.50 1026 AM 4/23 NONE
    RANDOLPH 2.50 1058 AM 4/23 NONE
    DEDHAM 2.45 1045 AM 4/23 NONE
    STOUGHTON 2.36 727 AM 4/23 NONE
    WEYMOUTH 2.16 700 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    MEDFIELD 2.09 648 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...
    HALIFAX 2.58 1015 AM 4/23 NONE
    MIDDLEBORO 2.55 650 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    2 S HINGHAM 2.52 720 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    6 E MIDDLEBOROUGH 2.44 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 WNW KINGSTON 2.33 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    KINGSTON 2.33 709 AM 4/23 NONE
    1 NW SAGAMORE BEACH 1.56 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
    N WINTHROP 2.32 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...WORCESTER COUNTY...
    GARDNER 3.87 1000 AM 4/23 SPOTTER
    MILFORD 3.10 830 AM 4/23 CO-OP OBSERVER
    2 NNW MILFORD 2.68 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SHREWSBURY 2.67 647 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    1 SSE NORTHBOROUGH 2.66 805 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WEBSTER 2.61 646 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    1 E SOUTHBRIDGE 2.46 530 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 S LEOMINSTER 2.31 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    BOYLSTON 2.28 237 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    AUBURN 2.16 645 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    ...CHESHIRE COUNTY...
    WNW WEST CHESTERFIEL 1.95 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 WSW KEENE 1.39 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 ENE GILSUM 1.32 712 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 ENE WEST SWANZEY 1.04 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY...
    NASHUA 2.80 830 AM 4/23 CO-OP OBSERVER
    NEW BOSTON 2.66 900 AM 4/23 NONE
    3 ENE HOLLIS 2.43 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SE FRANCESTOWN 2.34 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SSW MONT VERNON 2.29 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 W MILFORD 2.28 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 S NEW BOSTON 2.26 730 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    TEMPLE 2.25 704 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    2 NNW HILLSBOROUGH 1.73 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 E NASHUA 1.65 645 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    4 SSE HUDSON 1.63 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SW HILLSBOROUGH 1.60 617 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    RHODE ISLAND

    ...BRISTOL COUNTY...
    BRISTOL 2.69 730 AM 4/23 CO-OP OBSERVER

    ...KENT COUNTY...
    2 ESE EAST GREENWICH 3.34 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    COVENTRY 3.20 659 AM 4/23 NWS COOP
    WARWICK 3.11 259 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...NEWPORT COUNTY...
    MIDDLETOWN 3.03 703 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...PROVIDENCE COUNTY...
    WOONSOCKET 3.70 1038 AM 4/23 NONE
    4 E CRANSTON 3.55 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    PROVIDENCE 3.40 1000 AM 4/23 SPOTTER
    2 E CRANSTON 3.39 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    NE MANVILLE 3.29 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ESE WOONSOCKET 3.28 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    PROVIDENCE/NORTH PRO 3.19 611 AM 4/23 GENERAL PUBLIC
    W WOONSOCKET 3.18 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    BURRILLVILLE 3.15 752 AM 4/23 GENERAL PUBLIC
    3 SE WEST GLOCESTER 2.86 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    NORTH SCITUATE 2.85 836 AM 4/23 LAW ENFORCEMENT
    WEST GLOCESTER 2.69 642 AM 4/23 NONE
    CRANSTON 2.42 310 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
    3 N NORTH KINGSTOWN 3.24 830 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    4 S HOPE VALLEY 3.12 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW KINGSTON 2.88 900 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    6 W KINGSTON 2.85 745 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 N NARRAGANSETT PIE 2.73 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    4 NNW CHARLESTOWN 2.72 515 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WESTERLY 2.69 708 AM 4/23 GENERAL PUBLIC
    CHARLESTOWN 2.64 702 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    NORTH KINGSTOWN 2.54 155 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    NARRAGANSETT 2.12 157 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    SOUTH KINGSTOWN 2.08 240 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    **********************24 HOUR RAINFALL**********************

    LOCATION 24 HOUR TIME/DATE COMMENTS
    RAINFALL OF
    /INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

    CONNECTICUT

    ...HARTFORD COUNTY...
    3 SSE WEST HARTFORD 3.20 720 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NNW WEST HARTFORD 3.12 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ENE NORTH GRANBY 2.88 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WSW WETHERSFIELD 2.76 900 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 SW CENTRAL MANCHES 2.47 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 SE ENFIELD 2.41 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...TOLLAND COUNTY...
    NNW STAFFORDVILLE 1.85 500 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...WINDHAM COUNTY...
    2 SSE NORTH GROSVENO 3.14 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SW EAST KILLINGLY 2.91 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    MASSACHUSETTS

    ...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...
    1 SSW WAQUOIT 1.26 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NNW FALMOUTH 1.21 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ENE NORTH FALMOUTH 1.21 515 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 E ORLEANS 1.14 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NNW FALMOUTH 1.13 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 E FALMOUTH 1.10 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 N HARWICH 1.06 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 SE EAST SANDWICH 1.05 640 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NE HARWICH 1.05 645 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW EAST FALMOUTH 1.05 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WNW EAST FALMOUTH 1.00 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ESE EAST FALMOUTH 0.92 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 E CHATHAM 0.90 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SE HYANNIS 0.71 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 SSE YARMOUTH 0.69 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NNW YARMOUTH 0.60 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...BRISTOL COUNTY...
    2 NNE NORTON 3.12 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NW TAUNTON 2.87 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WSW DIGHTON 2.82 830 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 N REHOBOTH 2.74 645 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 WSW SWANSEA 2.15 530 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...DUKES COUNTY...
    3 N WEST TISBURY 1.46 815 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 WSW VINEYARD HAVEN 1.16 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ESE VINEYARD HAVEN 1.11 545 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NW EDGARTOWN 1.00 900 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...ESSEX COUNTY...
    4 NW SALISBURY 3.23 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 W ANDOVER 2.70 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 S BOXFORD 2.41 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 NW BEVERLY 1.96 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    WNW IPSWICH 1.63 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...HAMPDEN COUNTY...
    1 ESE SPRINGFIELD 2.12 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 SSW WILBRAHAM 1.81 808 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...
    2 SW WESTHAMPTON 2.79 735 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
    1 SE WINCHESTER 2.62 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SW ACTON 2.61 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NNW CAMBRIDGE 2.60 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SW AYER 2.20 635 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    ESE BELMONT 2.10 715 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SSE MELROSE 1.15 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...NORFOLK COUNTY...
    1 NE FRANKLIN 3.38 658 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW NORWOOD 2.96 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW WEYMOUTH 2.63 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...PLYMOUTH COUNTY...
    2 S HINGHAM 2.52 720 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    6 E MIDDLEBOROUGH 2.44 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 WNW KINGSTON 2.33 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW SAGAMORE BEACH 1.56 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
    N WINTHROP 2.32 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...WORCESTER COUNTY...
    2 NNW MILFORD 2.68 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SSE NORTHBOROUGH 2.66 805 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 E SOUTHBRIDGE 2.46 530 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 S LEOMINSTER 2.31 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    ...CHESHIRE COUNTY...
    WNW WEST CHESTERFIEL 1.95 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 WSW KEENE 1.39 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 ENE GILSUM 1.32 712 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 ENE WEST SWANZEY 1.04 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY...
    3 ENE HOLLIS 2.43 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SE FRANCESTOWN 2.34 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 SSW MONT VERNON 2.29 630 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 W MILFORD 2.28 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 S NEW BOSTON 2.26 730 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 NNW HILLSBOROUGH 1.73 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 E NASHUA 1.65 645 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    4 SSE HUDSON 1.63 600 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    SW HILLSBOROUGH 1.60 617 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    RHODE ISLAND

    ...KENT COUNTY...
    2 ESE EAST GREENWICH 3.34 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...PROVIDENCE COUNTY...
    4 E CRANSTON 3.55 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    2 E CRANSTON 3.39 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    NE MANVILLE 3.29 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 ESE WOONSOCKET 3.28 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    W WOONSOCKET 3.18 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    3 SE WEST GLOCESTER 2.86 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
    3 N NORTH KINGSTOWN 3.24 830 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    4 S HOPE VALLEY 3.12 800 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 NW KINGSTON 2.88 900 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    6 W KINGSTON 2.85 745 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    1 N NARRAGANSETT PIE 2.73 700 AM 4/23 COCORAHS
    4 NNW CHARLESTOWN 2.72 515 AM 4/23 COCORAHS

    ***********************PEAK WIND GUST***********************

    LOCATION MAX WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS
    GUST OF
    MPH MEASUREMENT

    MASSACHUSETTS

    ...BARNSTABLE COUNTY...
    FAIRHAVEN 54 227 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    EAST FALMOUTH 53 125 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    HARWICH 50 414 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    CHATHAM 49 312 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    BARNSTABLE 46 212 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ...BRISTOL COUNTY...
    FAIRHAVEN 57 236 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    3 NW NEW BEDFORD 47 221 AM 4/23 ASOS

    RHODE ISLAND

    ...BRISTOL COUNTY...
    BARRINGTON 48 348 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO

    ***********************SUSTAINED WIND***********************

    LOCATION WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS
    SPEED OF
    MPH MEASUREMENT

    MASSACHUSETTS

    ...BRISTOL COUNTY...
    FAIRHAVEN 40 206 AM 4/23 HAM RADIO
    3 NW NEW BEDFORD 33 224 AM 4/23 ASOS

    ...DUKES COUNTY...
    3 S VINEYARD HAVEN 31 226 AM 4/23 ASOS

    ...ESSEX COUNTY...
    3 NE LAWRENCE 36 237 AM 4/23 ASOS

    ...MIDDLESEX COUNTY...
    2 WSW BEDFORD 33 220 AM 4/23 ASOS

    ...NANTUCKET COUNTY...
    2 ESE NANTUCKET 33 251 AM 4/23 ASOS

    ...NORFOLK COUNTY...
    3 SSW MILTON 36 101 AM 4/23 BLUE HILL ASOS

    ...SUFFOLK COUNTY...
    1 N EAST BOSTON 47 233 AM 4/23 ASOS

    WAS

    PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
    SPOTTER REPORTS
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
    1123 AM EDT MON APR 23 2012

    THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
    HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
    IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN
    SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE
    ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/GRAY

    ********************STORM TOTAL RAINFALL********************

    LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
    RAINFALL OF
    /INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

    MAINE

    ...CUMBERLAND COUNTY...
    1 ENE SOUTH WINDHAM 2.37 859 AM 4/23
    GORHAM 2.15 705 AM 4/23
    PORTLAND - N DEERING 2.09 632 AM 4/23
    3 WNW PORTLAND 1.18 1252 AM 4/23

    ...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
    EUSTIS 1.80 652 AM 4/23 TEMP 32F

    ...KNOX COUNTY...
    1 SSW CAMDEN 2.50 911 AM 4/23

    ...OXFORD COUNTY...
    1 W OTISFIELD 1.69 801 AM 4/23

    ...YORK COUNTY...
    1 NW FERRY BEACH STA 4.10 1121 AM 4/23
    3 SE SOUTH BERWICK 1.76 503 AM 4/23

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    ...BELKNAP COUNTY...
    2 SSW SANBORNTON 1.61 725 AM 4/23

    ...CARROLL COUNTY...
    WOLFEBORO 1.72 818 AM 4/23
    1 SE JACKSON 1.45 659 AM 4/23

    ...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
    GREENLAND 3.00 859 AM 4/23

    ...STRAFFORD COUNTY...
    2 SSE STRAFFORD 1.88 910 AM 4/23

    ES