Wednesday, February 14, 2007

WHERE WE'VE BEEN...
AND WHERE WE ARE GOING FROM HERE

Radar 2-14 PM

Current radar indicates that SuperKahuna 1 is making it's way into Canada, to become an UltraKahuna for the maritimes no doubt. There will be a post storm wrapup on how the predictions on this site compared to the results. I am pleased about the fact that the initial call made on Saturday February 3 for a major winter weather event in the 12-16th time period verified. While I did say it would be a Fabulous February back in December, it hasn't been "all that" in the DC to Philly region, although it has in many other parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Yes the 10-20" initially pegged for the Maryland-Delaware-Pennsylvania region was only 1/3 accurate in that it verified in central and northern and east central Pennsylvania but not in Southeast PA. But at least everyone in the I-95 corridor has received some snow this month to prevent it from being a total bust for powderhounds.

A LOOK BACK ON OUR STORM...

ACT ONE started with the snow on the 13th as planned. Here is a quiet and serene Dundalk High with 1.5" of snow shortly after the early dismissal cleared.

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Wednesday morning featured ACT TWO with a crystal clear wonderland that was beautiful at first, then treacherous, and finally unnerving in it's weight.

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Now we're at ACT THREE..the "wrap around" squalls I alluded to in a post earlier this week that might add to snow totals on the back edge of the departing storm.

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This might seal the deal for those hoping to have Baltimore Metro schools close. We shall see in the early morning. Meanwhile attention turns to the NEXT STORM. Could there be a President's Day III: The Final Insult? I shall investigate that and report back to you soon depending on the outcome of school tomorrow. Our thoughts and prayers go to the New Englanders now bearing the brunt of the storm now, may it depart soon and leave you a powderhound's dream, that is if you're heading to the slopes!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

:::gulp::: Did you say NEXT STORM!!? :)

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

There is a chance of a storm. I will this time be the token nay sayer. Think a clipper may give us a general 1-4 inches, but after that my call is no more major events of 5 plus inches the rest of the season.

Mr. Foot said...

I'm with andy. I just can't have another event like this so soon, whether it's ice or snow, if we get some of Thu some of Fri or a combination thereof, I'll be good rest of the winter and no need for another storm.

However, there are some scary things the GFS spit out a week ago, and even though it has backed off considerably (from Ultra-region-shutting-Kahuna) to basic clipper, I'm ok with that.

However I am hearing rumbling in the distance from BOTH the Euro AND the UKmet about a WildCardKahuna in the Sun-Mon period. I've been looking into it and will report back more later.

Mr.B said...

I really want snow, but I have to face the facts. It's not going to happen. I should move to Mexico, NY to enjoy the 150" of snow.

Deanna said...

Farmer's almanac called for a storm next Tuesday, as well as March 1-3rd.

What do you think Mr. Foot?

emsays said...

I just heard that the board of education building is without electricity. Could this help us not have school in Baltimore County?

wvmommyof4 said...

It is 21 with gusty winds (about 25 to 30 miles per hour). VERY COLD , repeat VERY COLD.

Julee... remember the 12 to 18 inches of sleet were just the drifts. Overall it was about 5 1/2 inches. It actually just looked like grainy snow that had a hard top. The kids loved it because they could walk on top and sled anywhere!! After the sunshine today everything has frozen over with a glaze of ice. Boy is it slippery, but it is beautiful!!

By the way: Happy Valentines Day!

Sorry I posted this in the wrong comment area earlier. oops!!

John of Rosedale, MD said...

looks like some school systems in Baltimore area are closing already for Thursday.....

Russ said...

Mr. Foot,
FINALLY WE HAVE WATER! Now come on BCPS,make us happy! I find it funny that Harford Co. has County Govt. stARTING AT 10:00 and employees on liberal leave, and no report on schools---Govt is making calls before school system?

Lisa said...

Well it's now 19* according to WBAL news, and they just interviewed a road crew rep that reported how roads would not be plowable if the temps got down that low...and from what they are saying, most of the roads are still a mess.

Any thoughts, Mr. Foot? Are you still awake? LOL

tirsch said...

Tell me about it!! From the sound of the reports on the news, it doesn't sound like we should have school tomorrow. Some of those side streets!!

pez43 said...

bcps -- CLOSED

Mr. Foot said...

PRAISE THE LORD. Congrats to Safety and Science. (that is, for BCPS. I know it sounds silly but I won't have to listen to thousands of complaining hoards of students and teachers about.. "we should have had a delay today...waaa.")

Now all we need is to pull a clean sweepand get HarCo and HoCo on board..that happens and heck, I guess it means you-know-what has frozen over.

The real issue then becomes TOMORROW. Open for just one day? How about it BCPS historians... what is the trend on this from back in the day.

You know this debating is so much fun we should start a talk show.

Mr. Foot said...

HarCo and HoCo and the City all pulled the plug. G'nite y'all.

Will it be a 6-day weekend? Hmmmmm

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runner said...

Wow!! What a good call. I had no idea how I was going to get from PA down to the Hereford Zone--only a few miles, but my neighborhood in Shrewsbury is treacherous! I remember the "Tuesday Storm" in '99 or '00 (not sure which year at this point). We were off on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and went in with a two-hour delay on Friday. In reference to today, thanks are in order for the conscientious judgment of BCPS weather spotters. They do have a tough job!

John said...

Going to be an interesting call for Friday. It is going to be a three day weekend already and I know at the elementary level the Friday of a three day weekend attendance really slumps. A lot of parents go to the ski resorts for the weekend.

I also think that a lot will be determined by how cold it gets tonight and how much road crews can do today. It will be interesting to see what they decide.

Mary said...

Hi, newbie here....also a Shrewsbury-living, Hereford-Zone-working teacher. I am sooo pleased to have today off as well. It's gorgeous up here but I live in the "hideously long driveways" part of town and haven't even started to clear things away!

John said...

I was just looking at the models and the UKMET, Euro, and GFS all show something happening on Monday into Tuesday. Any idea of what this clipper/storm would look like. Euro shows some sort of low developing off the coast of the Carolinas.