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And the winners in the snow prognostication sweepstakes...

In answer to the question of "The official snowfall total for Boston at the end of the storm (on Sunday) will be," the following correctly said "18-24 inches":

  • vettecat
  • smofbabe
  • benveniste
  • jcbemis

    (It's probably also the case that those who replied "Bostonians don't care, as long as they get more than New York." are also correct.)
  • It was, however, a squeaker, since the final total just missed 25" (at 24.9").

    And in answer to the question of "The official snowfall total for Middleton (where Deb lives) at the end of the storm will be," the following correctly said "25-30 inches":
  • vettecat
  • thinkum
  • benveniste
  • jcbemis
  • drammar
  • Middleton topped out at 25.5", when it was all measured out.

    Clearly, vettecat, benveniste, and jcbemis are all in the wrong professions. :-)

    Comments

    I'm amused

    Turns out my hometown of West Boylston won the snow total derby for Massachusetts - 34.5"

    So it's interesting to look at the pre-storm map and see where it was right and where it was wrong.

    The basic prediction point was the north shore/east NH/Maine were due to get the most snow. That turned out to be most of Connecticut and parts of central Mass & Long Island.

    I was looking at the snow totals chart for Massachusetts (http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/09/blizzard-snow-totals-who-has-the-most/) and there does seem to be a relation of snow amounts and relative closeness to reservoirs. West Boylston and Sterling were the closest to the Wachusett Reservoir and got the most snow. Oddly, Boylston and Clinton, both due east of Wachusett, got less.

    Or I know which forecasters to read. :-)