Thursday, October 27, 2005

WINTER STORM WILMA?

Winter Storm Wilma


It now seems clear from the reports coming in around western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as State College, northern PA, upstate NY and Vermont/New Hampshire that Wilma can be linked to the season's first significant snowfall. Is that not like the best orchestrated handoff you've ever seen...from hurricane season to winter storm season in one event. I know there are many more great pics out there of the recent snowfall from our western reporters, the ones above were from Snowshoe, WV. I am stunned and excited to hear Johnstown, PA apparently received 6-12" (that is just phenomenal....talk about an October surprise!) and that snow also fell at Seven Springs Ski Resort. I almost feel like the bi-polar forecaster, and I'm not talking about the North v. South Poles either. It is challenging to keep up with all the weather news, now that we have snow on the calendar, and on the mind, as well as Tropical Storm BETA in test mode down by central America, and possibly Gamma on it's heels in the Atlantic. Couple that with concern for another potential nor'easter early next week, and you can see how I have divided loyalties. The ultimate schizophrenic moment might come in November, when I will be faced with forecasting a major winter storm concurrently with another Gulf hurricane (remember Opal in Oct 95...Category 4 overnight? It can happen again). Pray that we get a nice long stretch of quiet, sunny weather and no tropical activity until December 1 so I have the chance to unwind without appearing out-of-touch and disinterested! I will post a discussion of this winter storm potential, and a rundown of Beta and Gamma once we get to the weekend.

13 comments:

Julee said...

Where will that winter storm BE, Mr. Foot? Mid-Atlantic? Dare we HOPE?

E.H. Boston said...

Finishing off a snowy turned drizzly day in Woburn, 12 mi. NNW of Boston.

We got about 1-1.5" of snow today and in Gloucester, right on the coast in the NE part of MA, they received 3" of snow.

Snowed quite heavily for about a two hour time period where we got most of our snow, then turned to rain about 7, and just left with a slushy mess.

Tomorrow afternoon, it will be an all too distant memory, because highs will be in the 60's and over 70! by Halloween!

When is the next projected cold blast of air to come?

First Snowflakes...Check
First Significant Snowfall...TBA

WEYTYN said...

Hello Mr Foot.

Its been a while since I posted anything. What a Hurricane season we have had..... and we still have a month to go but I suspect the tropics will begin to behave and allow the snowflakes to take over. I hope you are as accurate with the flakes as you were with canes.

Weytyn

Nbcweatherman said...

Well with the warm weather you may think that winters not coming but to let everyone know the average first day fo snowfall is Dec1-15 for the NE and Appalahchins...so of course the Wal-Mart putting Christmas stuff out doesnt help the matter for us snow lovers...if your like me and love snow and the Holidays its coming!!!

My White Christmas outlook is NE 60-100% chance and for the mid-atlantic is 30-80%(keep in mind the lower percents are along the coast and they gradually build as we go further toward the mountains.

E.H. Boston said...

SNOWIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD IN BOSTON 2005

Saturday 10-29, Boston's Logan Airport received a whopping 1.1" of wet snowfall, smashing the old record of an astounding 0.4" back in 1899, I believe. So, there you go, 2005 has started well, already one snowiest month ever...just wish it was the month of January or February, but October's 1" isn't too bad.

REST OF THE WEEK: 60's and 70's with unlimited sunshine...maybe down into the mid 50's by Monday and Tuesday of next week.

HOWEVER, long range forecast models like the GFS show a MAJOR WARMUP for the East Coast ahead of a cold front for the middle to end of next week. Could we be talking 80 degrees in the Mid Atlantic and low 70's in Boston by next Thursday. We shall see...

Nbcweatherman said...

The latest from AccuWeather and i agree completely is that the cold air will begin to move in mid to late November. I dont know whats going on so far but this isnt unusal infact we have seen higher temps than this before in early Nov. Indian Summer looks to be in full swing whats next? Average then to slightly above then maybe before thanksgiving the bottom drops out with a white thanksgiving in some spots especially near the lakes and in the mountain????

Mr.B said...

Mr. foot when is the cold air finally going to come down. This weather is making me sick. No action just sunny with highs in the 60's and 70's. Also there is a chance of severe weather today.

Nbcweatherman said...

Mr.Foot, when are you issuing the winter outlook?? You haven't been reporting lately.

Nbcweatherman said...

THE COLD WILL FINALLY ARRIVE NEXT WEEK!!! I HOPE IT STAYS ON TRACK AND LASTS FOR A LONG TIME AND BRINGS SNOWS!! LETS WAIT AND SEE.

Eric said...

Mr. Foot, what happened to your site?????????

E.H. Boston said...

Mr. Foot:

What do you think of the possible THANKSGIVING SNOWFALL for the major cities from NYC to BOS?

Some of the meteorologists are saying a significant snowfall is possible inland...with lighter/if any amounts near the coast.

What do you think?

Are you coming back? Its been NEARLY A MONTH SINCE ANYONE HAS HEARD FROM YOU.

Frank said...

I think this Thanksgiving storm will be a dud. I'm just basing that off the hype from the local TV weathermen. I do hope for something as always though. Eagerly awaiting Foot's thoughts......

WEYTYN said...

Hello Mr Foot and other weatherheads-

Mr Foot has been a very busy boy recently and will get even busier in the very near future. He will have three ladies to keep an eye on. A tall task but one he can handle for sure.

To all weatherheads, be patient, he will be back soon!