How Much Snow Did Sharon Get?

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
While some parts of the state saw relatively lower snowfall totals than expected, Norfolk County was not one of those areas.

According to the National Weather Service, Sharon unofficially received 16.8 inches of snow as of 6:41 a.m. on Jan. 22.

The amount was higher than most of the towns in the area. The next two highest totals in Norfolk Country were Weymouth at 15.5 inches and Randolph at 12.5 inches.

Nearby Foxboro and Mansfield each received 11 and 9.5 inches of snow.

To look at list of snow totals in the area, click here.
Kurt Buermann January 22, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Sharon's weather always seems a bit different than that of surrounding towns. Perhaps because we have the highest elevation for the area?
JBerish January 22, 2014 at 05:32 PM
I think we have an over zealous weather reporter from Sharon. This is the second big storm that was grossly overstated. I spent all morning touring Sharon and surrounding towns. We received 8-9 inches which was reported by "trained potters" or "NWS employees" in Easton Foxboro Mansfield. Many people rely on NWS reporting for their businesses. This person reporting Sharon storm totals as "general public" is doing more harm than good.
Kurt Buermann January 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM
I would imagine that the "trained potters" received their instruction at very early age.....
Todd Arnold January 27, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Sharon has several different "NWS Trained Spotters" reporting in, myself being one of them. There are 5 different snowfall stations where data is being collected. Deborah Samson Park and The North Shore of lake Massapoag, Borderland State Park, Crescent Ridge, Moose Hill and Gavins Pond covering each end of town and the geographical center. We have noticed over the years that at times we do indeed have had different depths in different parts of the town depending on the storm and it's track. Wind and drifting snow has alot to do with it as well as elevation. As far as the "Reporting" goes, That's up to the NWS and the local TV stations favorites as to who's data they accept. I do agree that there is someone out there posting higher amounts than I have personally recorded, but there is really nothing I can do about it. I make my readings and post my reports. The storm we had at the beginning of the year was quite strange as we had less snow in the eastern part of town than in the center and west end of town. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, I've not been able to get out since the first of the year so someone else has been reporting data....once again who, I don't know, but if data is being accepted by "The General Public" over a "Trained Spotters" data, that's something that you need to take up with the NWS out of Taunton!!


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