Sunday, February 11, 2007

WILL IT BE A MID-ATLANTIC MAULING
FOLLOWED BY A NEAR-BLIZZARD FOR NEW ENGLAND?

STORM SYNOPSIS: What was going to be a major snowstorm for the Mid-Atlantic region will morph into a potentially crippling ice storm for Maryland-Virginia-West Virginia from Tuesday to Thursday morning. The main reason for this shift in the forecast is a combination of two air masses which will end up "overdoing it" by moving too far in the direction of the other. A lobe of high pressure from the main dome above the Great Lakes will wedge down the east side of the Appalachians later today. This is know as "Cold Air Damming" and it may become a classic arrangent for a long duration ice storm. The cold air will create a dam in advance of the developing low pressure in Texas--and moves to the Ohio Valley, not the Tennessee Valley as originally thought. A secondary low eventually develops along the Carolinas and moves north-northeast Wednesday and Thursday. The freezing rain/sleet issue has come into play because the cold air hass/will be moving too far south and the primary low may move too far north before the secondary low forms. A result of that process is a release of the cold air once the secondary low undergoes "cyclogenesis" and starts to wrap itself up into a tight system. I have seen this before and should have realized it sooner...in previous storms like this, the primary low hangs on too strong for too long, robbing the secondary low of moisture. For a good snowstorm, we need the cold and warm air to interact, but not so much that cold air becomes a limiting factor because the warm, moist air aloft has overwhelmed the system. This now appears to be the case, and thus the 1-2 inches of liquid are still there, but will be falling not as 10-20 inches of snow but perhaps 2-4 inches followed by 1/2 inch or more of sleet, followed by possibly 1/4 inch of freezing rain or more.

MOST LIKELY OUTCOME: In Act One of the storm, arriving in Maryland overnight, by noon Tuesday resulting in 2-3" inches of snow south and east of BWI to DC and 3-4" north and west of BWI, followed by an extended period of sleet then freezing rain Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning. Depending on the severity and duration of the ice, downed trees and power lines may result in cancellation of many schools remainder of the week. Act Two will be Wednesday-Thursday and that will feature a changeover of sleet/freezing rain back to snow and "hide" the ice under 3-5 more inches by Thursday morning. The secondary storm wraps up and heads northeast to impact the northern I-95 corridor with equal or worse effects which I will discuss in a separate post specifically for "Act Two."

If I end up being wrong about my earlier calls for 10-20" it will not have been due to a "fizzling storm" that never arrived or went east of us, or stayed south of us. At one point, most other forecasters as well as nearly all computer models had been right on target with a similar prediction. The error will have been caused by a change in the evolution of the storm (the extent of cold air damming) that should have been anticipated earlier but did not seem to be a significant concern until just recently. For my colleagues not in the central Mid-Atlantic region, I have not forgotten you, just too many data points to corral together right now. I will include a I-95 northern corridor (PHL to BOS) and interior sections overview since your storm arrival time will be later in the forecast period.

If Maryland declares a State of Emergency at any point or after the storm, the state government will commander county snow-removal equipment to help clear roads and interstates. This would delay the work of clearing county school parking lots, and with temperatures remaining at or below freezing remainder of the week, a thick layer of ice will develop across thousands of school parking lots with little opportunity to melt. In fact, any daytime melting will runoff, leak back onto the surface and quickly refreeze. This alone could shut schools on Thursday, and given a hazardous travel situation throughout the region, districts would be reluctant to fire up school heating systems just for one day (Friday) when attendance is likely to be extremely low following a major snow and ice storm.


I can understand and appreciate everyone's frustration with the complexity of this storm. Wouldn't it be easier if we could just have all snow and be done with the forecast? Unfortunately things are not always that simple here on Earth. To be fair I have not seen TV news here at all whatsoever, including TWC or even CNN since a quick blurb from Stormin' Norman on Baltimore's ABC2 News. He came through as always, and completely downplayed the event Friday night by reminding us all the storm was over 3000 miles away and had not even formed yet. In fact, While you and I understand a lot can change in difficult forecasts like this, part of the problem becomes that computer models can only do so much. However I'm not trying to be ignorant, cavalier or hypocritical about this. I rely on computer modeling as much as any other weather enthusiast, but these programs are imperfect creations designed by imperfect people (no disrespect implied to the hardworking meteorologists who created them!). My philosophy matches that of Mr. Henry Margusity at AccuWeather... eventually you just have to make the most reasonable, believable call you can, and then stick with it. We can't let the computer do everything for us. Intervention by a real person is what makes the difference, and can save lives. My approach is to use the modeling as a guide, and then just go with my scientific instincts and background knowledge of storm patterns.

It has been a hectic day in the Foot household preparing for a number of things not related to the storm. When Mother Nature throws a hugely complex storm at me, I'm not as quick on the draw to generate analysis, and this one will require more brainpower in the next 24 hours than I've probably ever expended on a storm. Now that we consider the strong possibility of mixing in many of the cities, snow totals would be reduced in some places, but increase the risk factor of the storm regarding power issues and personal safety. I am preparing a final update through the distribution list to highlight preparation and storm safety concerns. That information will also be posted here below the storm synopsis and accumulation forecast. I will be delaying my "storm grade amounts" as I believe other factors are going to change the dynamic of this storm further and I want to give you numbers I believe are possible and achievable.

68 comments:

lisaP said...

Do you stick with predictions for DC/balt....GFS Map you post indicates low totals for DC Balt....new to this so what about the DC metro area?

terpguy said...

FWIW-

HPC totals for my region 1.1-1.5" of water....

Fallston

Russ said...

Mr. Foot,
have you ever looked at capitalweather.com? I like to read there posts. They have been really tight on their predictions. One question, I agree with your viewpoint on school post[ponements, however I have a wrestling match and basketball games with rival patapsco on Monday night. Do you think the event may begin early enough to warrent BCPS to cancel all evening and athletic events on Monday night?

E.H. Boston said...

GFS now siding with the NAM bringing it much closer to the coast and near NYC by Wed PM. Could we be talking about more rain/mixing....or are they overdoing the warm air.

Arctic air is denser than warm and it moves in before the storm...I don't see this storm pushing all that newly entrenched arctic air in SNE. Just my thoughts

Mr. Foot said...

I do think there will be mixing with this storm at some point, but I'm holding the numbers. As a guide, I'm leaning on 14" for Dundalk because I expect sleet somewhere along the way. I'll explain more later.

CapitalWeather is a great site, but because their readership is so far above mine, they have to hold tight so as to not disrupt people's lives unnecessarily. Especially students. I love their "apple forecast" format on school closings though.

As tq pointed out, this storm will be far more complex than a simple QPF extrapolation. Again, once the little Foot girls are napping I can go into particulars but not before 2PM.

As the Boy Scouts say,
BE PREPARED!

Novatriguy said...

EA from Accuweather is throwing cold water on the situation (or warm air in this case). Models are now trending too much to the north sucking in a warm flow from the Atlantic. Why do I let myself get so wrapped up in this stuff?

chip said...

Hi all, and thanks for your continuing info, Mr. Foot. Accuweather now (as of 1:00 pm) seems to have Balt. County in their 3-6" area, with the heavier snow more through PA and blizzard designation for New England. Is the heavy stuff going to go north of us? Should I not have bought that 48-roll pack of TP?
We await further developments... Julee, are you thinking of going with artificial flowers for Friday, just in case?

Mr. Foot said...

I'm in home improvement mode, though not related to the storm. Have to make a Home Desperate, uh, Depot run so update postponed until that's complete. Could be hours you know what a "quick run to HD" can turn into.

I expect this to be all over the place until the precip starts to fall, and even then it's gonna keep on changing. Won't be a cut and dry storm. If I have to lower my amounts, I'm fine with that because I have not established specific totals for anyone officially. I said 10-20" as a general range for the Mid-Atlantic as so if Baltimore gets 8" and Towson 9" and Hereford 10" that's a near miss. We will grade the storm on the numbers posted. At this point, update delayed until maybe 4pm.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

HM from accuweather still has most of Balto. County in the 20 inch dept as of his afternoon update as he still likes his map. He indicates the models are kind of useless as with this type of scenario they will be all over the board. He thinks it will be a dry powdery snow and lots of it. If he is right we have our ULTRA ULTRA KAHUNA from Baltimore North!

Ben said...

how about DC!!!!!!!!

Mr. Foot said...

I think there are going to be some serious icing issues from southern Balto County to DC. I know LWX NWS currently has Heavy Snow posted for Tuesday, but I highly suspect that will change to snow/sleet/fz rain for DC as well as all of Balto City-Landsdowne-Dundalk-Essex basically the SE part of Baltimore County. Along a line from Owings Mills to Towson to Elkton and west of there...sweet spot for heavy snow. Won't be surprised to see amounts over 20" there. School TUE-FRI? C-A-N-C-E-L
Especially if there are heavy ice issues in southern third of the county into Anne Arundel down to DC

So Ben, I think you'd rather have 10-20" then 3-6" plus ice right? I sense you'll get way less snow and way more ice.

Off for car oil change. back later.

Jane said...

what about philadelphia and its closer neighborhoods in montgomery county, pa? i teach, too, and this is good info to know for lesson-planning purposes.

Thanks!

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

The NWS out of State College, Pa indicates a solid 10-14 inches likely with isolated areas even higer in the NWS comments. This thing is really cranking up. I'm still not convinced that Baltimore will mix too much. That artic high looks really strong. TIme will tell. Think Philly is good for over a foot, with some mixing to the east.

Keith said...

What about Fredericksburg VA, You showed we were under the gun at one time. & now all I see is ICE. Richmond weather did say that Fredericksburg & north still could be 10" or more of snow, but DC weather said F'burg would be Ice & could be out of power for days?????
ICE or SNOW? OR do we see what old man winter gives us?

Ben said...

look, all i want here in DC is 1 or 2 days off from University. Whether thats due to Snow or Ice doesnt matter, (rather have snow though lol). Mr. Foot, will the DC students get their long awaited snow day(s) or is this yet another dissapointment in a depressing winter?

Mr.B said...

Looks good for me.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

There are too many variables in this forecast to isolate where the final rain/snow line will fall. It may be all snow or mostly snow for DC depending on how far south and off the coast the low forms. Some of the best storm we have ever had were under forecasted, or hard to forecast because track and timing is everything.

Keith said...

It now looks like there will be more cold air down into VA than they were saying. Ice & Snow could lock up I-95 From Just south of Fredricksburg, VA & up. We only got to 39 here today & they called for 45 or so. I see a big mess. & till it hits we will not know what will be.
PS. We need a good two or so days of everyone getting to saying home. Come on & show us what you got Winter...!

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

HM from accuweather still likes the 14-20 inches from Baltimore city through central Pa map that Mr. Foot has published below:

About snow for the big cities from HM at ACCUWEATHER.COM"

"I think the operational models are trying to pull the first storm too far west and north and the to compensate, developing the low too close to the Virginia coast. What I think will happen. The arctic front will push in ahead of the storm, preventing the low from go too far north through Kentucky, and creating a boundary for the second storm to develop along off the Virginia Capes. That will keep the major cities in the cold air, and while there might be a mix of a while, the intense upward motions associated with the storm should wipe-out any warm layers aloft, changing any mix back to snow. I still like what I have out on the map and any adjustments will be done tomorrow morning."

Mr. Foot said...

What a storm this is going to be. Not a March 2001 repeat though (which was a no storm).

I do think there is too much energy on the field for this to be all snow everywhere. There has got to be some mixing in southern areas (BWI-DC and along Eastern Shore) in the early period (Mon late PM-Tuesday and even parts of Tuesday morning. Once the secondary low cranks (provided it does as promised by the models), then whatever mixing was happening wherever you are in the M.A. will switch back over to snow, then I see the heaviest snow occuring Tues afternoon-evening as the cold air gets pulled in.

Have not been able to prepare my update, was out with family having my last supper at the Dundalk diner. I say that because if the storm fizzles, I might go hide a while on a tropical island. Don't see any signs of this fizzling though. Not liking these dire warnings of heavy ice, though.
Would a gas stove fire up w/o electricity?

Kevin said...

Sure, just need a match

Linda said...

Hi everybody, I see we are all in storm mode. Isn't this fun. So far up here in Bucks county, no watches or warnings. Some say that we will get the most snow, and some say not. So for the time being, I'm going with the forcast that we get more. It makes it a little more exciting. Heres hoping that everyone is pleased with the outcome.

Chris said...

hi everyone,
Mr. Foot now that we are closer to the storm when do you think we will get off in baltimore county?

WEYTYN said...

weytyn reporting-
OMG- local grocery store is totally out of milk, bread, juice, DVD copies of WC animal storm stories and queen for a day rerun. All the artifical flowers and plastic valentine day cards are gone too!...... What's a boy like me going to do now?
I waited too long to stock up.

Chip- email me a half dozen or so rolls of TP by 6pm monday please. I could use fax paper but I use email now...... faxes take too long.

Mr Foot - The qpf shows minimum precip reluctance and that coverts to a downgrade of snow totals for coordinates NE and SE of the center of outflow behind the low pressure as it squeezes by.
I think we'll get busted.

I am headed to the TV now to watch week old reruns of GLEN BECK hoot and holler about global warming.

see you tomorrow.

tirsch said...

Very excited about the snow!! Does anyone else find it crazy that none of the Baltimore TV forecasters have yet to forecast any amounts. The closest we have gotten to an actual number are the words "significant" and "accumulating". We all understand that this is a developing system but it would nice to have an idea of what they think might happen. Perhaps they will just wait until they can stick a ruler in it and then they'll give us a number.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

JMA shows a heafty snow for D.C. The battle of the models will continue to the bitter end. Truth be told, no one knows at this point what will happen and how much snow will fall where. There is no real forecast less than 24 hours away. YIKES!

Ben said...

COME ON JMA! Prove your worth! I would give anything for the models to trend back to the east or for a nice surprise Tuesday/Wednesday

I'm still confused on the time frame for DC? Is this suppose to go from Late Monday Night - Wednesday morning? If so, Mr Foot, could the big Universities in DC be closed Tuesday AND Wednesday? Is this a real possiblity?

Frank said...

All NYC stations are now saying snow to start, followed by sleet, then RAIN! Ugh! We can't win this year. They all say that they think things will change, but it always seems once they mention the R word, that always pans out. Hope things change for the better.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

At 0900z the RUC is about 150 south of the 21z run. This is from an eastern wx forum, but goes to show you that now there is an indication that there is a more southern trend once again. This is all over the board. I will stick with Henry M.'s analysis from accuweather. Models are wortheless at this point.

Newton said...

Justin Berk and Tony Pann on the WCBM radio show today each did a forecast. Pann was following a 3--6" prediction while Berk was going for the 6--10" prediction. There was lots of chatter about the storm in general

Keith said...

I would like to say this last thing for the day. Hello from Fredericksburg, VA. We are just 42 miles SW of DC right there off I-95, or if you are like me thats 5 miles West of I-95. Know one ever puts us in the mix & if they do they get it worng... We are where it feels like 95% of people who work in DC now live. Well I would like to have us added to the mix when this talk starts off. We get more Snow than DC & have close to 30 more Cold days in the Fall & 27 more in the Spring than Baltimore or Hagerstown MD. Look in the 2007 Farmer's Almanac page 80 & 81 for all the Towns in most States for that info. Hello we just want to have someone say hello to us. Last March we had 7" of Snow here in F'burg & rain 15 miles North & 15 miles South. No one said a thing about it & It was not even in the DC paper the next day. We have People who need to know if they can get to work or the kids to school just like our big bother DC & & all the others up I-95. Out weather is on where like Richmond who is a longer drive to our South or even like DC. We are on our on. Well I guess this all comes from a man that has not had his right intake of Snow this year. Sorry...!

Russ said...

Mr. Foot,
do you see any resemblance of this system and the one that hit this area in I think in 1996? We recived about 14-16" of snow with a lot of icing on top of it. Schools were closed for a week. The snow was weird, it had a layer of crust with very powder like snow underneath. What i remember about that storm was the local forecasters saying it was going to be a huge snow and then they warned about the ice as the storm got close. I would like to have the snow, not just because we all like to see snow, but ICE makes me nervous, esp with all the moisture this system is advertised to have

Anonymous said...

Tying to get some information for "needasnowday". Field trip in Orlando, due to arrive BWI 8:30 PM Tuesday. How's it look for getting in to airport, etc?

Ben said...

NAM is horrible.

I have officially thrown in the towel.

How depressing. I think it's time to call off winter this season. How we went from all snow 10-20 inches to 2-4 inches with frz rn and rain is beyond me. unbelievable. never again will i let the hype get to me. never again will i pay attention to any numbers days in advance. it only leads to dissapointment. it was fun while it lasted :-/

Mr. Foot said...

Ben the storm is easily 24 hours out or more. And thats ONE run of the NAM. ONE. ONE. Not a 3-day trend. ONE run. If that is exactly the setup, then I'll invite you over for dinner to have whatever food you want.

For needasnowday, going to be very very rough getting back from the airport. I am real concerned given changes in timing that BWI might close or flights will be cancelled, like alot. Really should consider a serious backup plan, best case scenario would storm all goes to rain. Otherwise there could be significant icing, sleet, snow mixing just when their flight would be arriving. Wish they could come back on Monday instead, will be smooth flying then.

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Mr. Foot said...

I have enabled comment moderation. Which means all comments will be approved by me in advance before I allow them to be posted. This will be done to prevent the feature from being eliminated from the site due to the actions of a few. I am also reactivating the word verification. This will prevent spam and "joe-jobbing" which is a particularly annoying email worm that could also show up in comments and harm my own personal email system so I'll head it off at the pass.

Thanks Misty for disrupting the flow and my train of thought. If you do not have something worthwhile to say on this board directly related to the outcome of our next storm, then keep it to yourself, period.

chelsea'smom said...

NEEDASNOWDAY! Chelsea's mom here! I was thrilled to see your post. Have been following Foot since you left and the site is AMAZING! I am SOOOOO glad you found a way to check in! I am worried alot about the airport Tuesday night, Foot's backup plan rec is one for thought. Call my cell if I can help spread any info, I can use Sue's email group.

Frank said...

Thanks for your hard work Mr. Foot, we all appreciate it.

Mr.B said...

Looks like a MAJOR ice strom HGR to State college. NOOOO. Text data says 1" of freak'n ice.

Ben said...

hmmm now the weather channel has a Wintry Mix posted for both Tuesday AND Wednesday for DC

this channel amazes me. Last night they posted: Tuesday Night, 25F, RAIN

Incompetance. We need to petition this channel to either a.) change their ways and properly do their job or b.) get them off air.

Keep up the good work Mr. Foot! :-)

Russ said...

Keep up the good work Mr. Foot!

Frank said...

WIll that energy in the gulf have any impact on this system?

wvmommyof4 said...

How bazaar! The 11:00 news has just called for anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow with 1/2inch of ice to 6-12 inches of snow for the eastern panhandle of WV. I guess they really do not have any idea!! Of course most channels just said tune into tomorrow morning's news for more details and did not give any estimates. What happend to the days of going out on a limb and saying here is what I think is going to happen...Thank you Mr Foot for having the guts to use human input in your forecasting and allowing the computer models to be what they are : "tools" to help determine a forecast.

Mr. Foot said...

Thanks everyone for your encouragement and patience.

Looks like Mother Nature is throwing us a curve ball. I know you'd rather have a big storm with only snow, but in reality the combination of snow,then ice, then cold and snow easily has the potential to close schools rest of the week. Things could still change in that the wraparound effect of the developing coastal delivers a second pounding of snow Tuesday night-Wednesday morning on top of the 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice.

So in a way it is as I said late last week... a series of storms, just not of the kind to deliver heavy snow for the I-95 corridor.

That prize will be reserved for the interior sections of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Mr. Foot said...

Mr. tq:

I think you should repost your comments about the forcing and see how it lines up with current thinking. It appears you were really on to something there when all the guidance at the time was leaning toward a colder and snowier solution. I am reminded of "double barrel" low situations from the mid 80's that always teased Philly with a couple inches then went over to ice. Those were the most frustrating storms to forecast.

To all...I have arranged to read your comments during the day while I am held in a secure location with Mr.Cheney, so please continue to post and I will respond this afternoon upon returning home.

Novatriguy said...

Looks like Accuweather's new totals are in line with Mr. Foot's GFS graphic yesterday - at least for the No VA, Central Md area. I'll take 3-6 over nothing any day! (of the winter that is)

Mr.B said...

Wow Mr. foot did you see the Ice forecast from the models .5"+, up here in greencastle, with 5" of snow.

WEYTYN said...

Good Morning Mr. Foot.
30 deg and cloudy here at my secret and secure reporting station. Dick Cheney said he could not get here today due to other pressing matters.

I just watched Chad Meyers from CNN say "stay tuned" as his ice/snow line charts change by the second. Good ole Mother Nature again telling us how unpredictable she can be no matter how hard we try to pin her down.

I am wondering if any of your current posters here on this blog are experiencing the following medical condition..........
called indexalockdownfingeritis???????????

I have developed this now due to having to drag my index finger down the touchpad so many times to read the most recent posts.

My primary care doctor ( out of network too - so now I have a $200 co pay) said I should contact the administrator and ask him to switch the order of posts to MOST RECENT on top. whaddyathink about that?

Andrew said...

Hmmm... latest NAM is trending east a little. It will be an interesting day for model runs and driving forecasters nuts!

Linda said...

Before the day is out today the weather channel will hace us just getting snow flurries!! I'm getting nervous.

Ben said...

looks like a big Ice Storm for the DC area. How many days off for the big DC Universities, Mr. Foot?

Andrew said...

latest gfs has shifted some also... this is crazy!

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Andrew:

I still go back to what HM at accuweather said, models will waffle. Let the trend hold and we may yet see a great snow! This winter has been a winter of suppreessed storms. The trend may continue with this one. Why not?

Chris said...

When do you think we will get off from school in the baltimore county region?

E.H. Boston said...

I was wondering what your thoughts are on the forecast by a blogger up here in Boston.

Website is www.wxsne.blogspot.com

Is he close to what you are thinking for SNE. SNE will be a huge battleground with this storm.

The Webmommy said...

http://chatango.com/ is the name of a free chat site. I couldn't find any other way to send this link except here. Hope this helps.

Ben said...

checked accuweathers map....they show ice to snow for DC Tues night into Wed, and predicting major cancellations, delays, trees and powerlines down...

Mr Foot, will DC be shut down? will us big Universities: GW, Georgetown, etc all be closed for a day or two?

Mr. Foot said...

Good afternoon all... I have to go out and pickup some items and will be back early this evening. Let's just hope it all goes over to rain because I don't want to deal with 1/2 inch + of ice.

Another update this evening on the latest thinking of this storm. I know some of you go to bed before I do so I'll try to get it done at a reasonable hour..maybe by 8PM.

I do think from DC-BAL-PHL schools are closed most of the week, at the very least..Tue-Wed and possibly Thursday. In January 2004 BCPS was closed 3.5 days for .25 inches of ice and that was just a weak coastal without the wind.

More after dinner.

chip said...

Hi all, and thanks Mr. Foot for the latest. As a powderhound and schoolteacher, I see little to be hopeful about, I'm afraid. Tom T. is saying dusting to 1" then maybe freezing rain, but probably going over to all rain, and not starting in the Balmer area 'til well after midnight, or in the morning. I can see a scenario where the powers that be don't see anything happening in the early AM, so they don't call a delay, we get in, and maybe it's a little yucky for a while, and then starts turning to rain, so they don't call an early dismissal. I guess, like so many things, it depends on the timing. Let's put it this way, I am definitely setting the alarm, and I am prepared for school tomorrow. Julee, did I see that you went ahead and ordered the flowers for the Friday festivities? I think that was a wise move, as it's shaping up...

kellbell8713 said...

is there any hope that towson university will close?? I desperately miss going by baltimore county-- Towson closes for like nothing and I MIss my snowdays!!

terpfan3 said...

What will Baltimore County do if the precip does not begin until midday? Two years ago(Feb 05) this happened and they closed and got some criticism for it. It puts them in a catch-22.

chip said...

Terpfan3, Another thing to consider when wondering what BCPS will do is, they just closed last Wednesday, when a delay would have been enough. I imagine they got some complaints about closing for a little fluffy snow. Thinking of last Wednesday makes me lean toward Balt-Co not closing. I'll believe in a delay when I see it, and find the thought of a closing getting harder and harder to believe. Can you re-kindle my faith, Mr. Foot? :)

Julee said...

Well it started snowing in earnest - I mean, Pikesville - at 5:30. So much for Mr. Tasselmyer.
This storm REFUSES to be pinned down!

Yes, David, I DID order the potted palms. I'm going berserk trying to figure out all possible contingencies ... Wednesday off? Thursday off? Friday off? Late openings? Early closings? GREAT HONK!

Mr Foot thank you so much for slogging through the meteo ins and outs for us! Hope you have some days off with your little ones!

Newton said...

Great job as always, Mr. Foot. I can't tell you how much the people that I talk with during the day reference this site, and the blog postings. Keep up the good work. (Fingers crossed for a couple of snow days for BCPS)

Joan said...

Y;know something MR Foot?You should be named the National Inquirer of weather blogs.
I dont check weather to get scared to death about things that never materialize.Cant just tell the weather?Who needs the maps, bells, whistles and sc-fi "forecasts?"
I'm deleting you from my bookmarked sites.I'll stick with calm, smart Franklin Institute, Wunderground, the 10-day, even AOL.
Goodby, Mr Foot-in-mouth.