Friday, April 6, 2007

ANOTHER LUCKY 7

4-7-07 Snow

For those of you in the southern I-95 corridor from Philly to DC, this has turned out to be the third time in a row you saw snow exactly on the 7th of the month. Think back...February 7, then March 7, now April 7. Interestingly enough, in all three cases most Baltimore Metro schools were closed all three times. As Linda from Bucks County, PA said, "It's the winter that didn't want to start and now doesn't want to end." Anyone for a"White" Arbor Day? (Friday, April 27)

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The first of several beautiful spring "Onion snow" pictures submitted by Mr. TQ, a frequent contributor to our discussion community, who operates a high quality snowfall forecast contest site. If you're not familiar with onion snow, it's origins are from Pennsylvania, and likely with farmers, for the definition is "A light snow in late spring, after onions have been planted." according to answers.com. Funny that I would mention a White Arbor Day, and then I receive a nice picture of a deciduous tree with leaves covered in snow!
Easter Saturday Snow
Previous post from yesterday afternoon/evening

Easter Weekend Snowstorm

Accuweather's current call for the early Easter snow event along the Mid-Atlantic. Looks like some bunny ears are going to be frosty AND white...but not because the fur is. Question is... will model trends of the past 24 hours continue, resulting in the DC-Baltimore areas receiving a blanket of white on your newly planted annuals and perennials that I told you several weeks ago not to plant. Given the ever-s0-slight backing off of the North Atlantic Oscillation to near neutral, I'd say there's an outside chance the snow trends a tad bit more north and west. Since this event is occuring in the overnight hours, and the ground has chilled considerably since Wednesday, you might awaken on Saturday to a springlike winter wonderland of snow on the cherry and pear tree blossoms! If that happens here, I'll be sure to post a picture of it. If you catch a good image of spring snow at your house, please consider sending me a copy for posting here: rdfoot@comcast.net. Also, a reminder to our frequent observers, if you begin to experience greater-than-expected frozen precipitation... post your observations in the comments. Thanks everyone and Happy Easter!

34 comments:

Mr. Foot said...

Well, I did put away the snow-blower, the shovels, salt, etc. Tsk tsk on me.

A highly regarded online forecaster at EasternUS WX.. some of you who read both here and there know him: donsutherland, has called for

believe it or not

2-5" in Baltimore

I'm not making this up

2-5"

That would be an all time record for BWI in April I think.

If BWI gets anything greater than 3" that would be the highest snowfall of the year, occuring OUTSIDE winter altogther.

If I see 3" on the ground Saturday morning, I am going to a SnowBunny (similar to a SnowAngel) and post the picture here.

2-5"

I just can't get over it. By this time tomorrow, it will be over, all over, I hope, for good, until next winter. But I've said that before.

E.H. Boston said...

Mr. Foot, lets quit the act. We all have a deep feeling inside us that we really want to see all these storms materialize.

I'm hoping for a foot of snow midweek...all pray for me to get this...lets get these strings of white holidays to continue...a white Memorial Day...Forth of July...a white Labor Day...

E.H. Boston said...

We got Valentines Day...St. Patricks Day and now Easter...WHY NOT?

tyler said...

what do you see haford county getting out of this storm?

Linda said...

Well 16 years ago today I moved into my house and it did snow that evening or the morning of the 7th. What a hoot. The never ending, late starting, winter!

Mr. Foot said...

I'm off to a long winter's(spring)nap... wonder if Chip's knuckles are itching? I see the radar starting to light up.

Harford County..probably in the same boat as BaltCo..up to an inch, maybe more if banding sets up on west side of the storm. Perhaps "Bay Effect Snow" (it can happen) will lead to enhancement and I along with many others in the Mid-Atlantic wake up to a wonderland of white I was hoping to have for Christmas.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

MY GOD!!!!!!!! I am out of hybernation now. It takes a lot to bring me into snow mode this LATE in the saeason. Normally I HATE snow after 3/15 but this being a possible record breaking pattern and snow, the powderhound has reawaken and is on the sniff for some serious LATE season flakage. Give us some nice snow and I'll send those pictures.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Here's to a foot on the 4th of July at the rate we are going E.H.!

Julee said...

ANDY! Nice to "see" you out of your burrow!
I thought the snow was supposed to start at 10 p.m., but I'm just back in Pikesville from Hunt Valley and nary a flake .. and I was watching CAREFULLY!
I'll have my bunny Stanley help me to make a snow bunny too (if this materializes) he sure won't be hiding eggs tomorrow night!
Isn't this FUN!?

chip said...

Greetings Mr. Foot and all, and yes, there is a slight itchy about the arms and knuckles, mostly arms... so, if one could rationalize that my arms are south of my knuckles, then I think there will be a little snow, south of Baltimore. Happy Easter to all, and a blessed remainder of Passover... and most of all, teachers and students -- YEAH, Spring Break!

Mr. Foot said...

Morning all... 32 and snowing lightly in Dundalk. A light coating on the grass, cars, etc. Looks ever so delicate, like Old Man Winter is trying to be gentle and not offend knowing that he's out of bounds by doing this.

terpguy said...

Fallston-

0.01" of liquid, 0.2" of actual "accumulation".

Looked pretty while it was here.

Happy Easter, all!

TQ said...

From Mr. Foot/s southern outpost near Petersburg, VA...

Final - 1.4"

E.H. Boston said...

NWS is calling for highs in the 50's with rain here midweek. I don't see any model run that even comes close to this. I don't know what their looking at, but whatever it is, its way off...upper 30's at best with accumulating snow near Boston would be my call right now.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, where is the groundhog!? He is SO gonna get a beatin'.....

Goodnight said...

Hey all, My Mother-in-law couldn't fly out of Marquette, MI on Wed/Thurs because of getting 32" of snow.... they now have 44" when they plowed thismorning.

Mr.B said...

Snowed the whole time I was up in Johnstown, pa. It is amazing. It was snowing while the sun was out at times.

E.H. Boston said...

Mr. Foot, whats going on for Boston Thursday?

The NAM/GFS are going bonkers with this storm and give many areas in SNE a good 6-12"+ of snow! Many of our tv forecasters are finally starting to catch the drift and put it in their forecasts...yesterday they were pretty much all calling for rain with highs in the upper 40's but that can be expected with the WEAK Sunday weather forecasters who aren't really meteorologists or are too scared to stray away from the NWS and think for themselves...

Weather forecasting is horrid Sat PM through Sunday...anyone else notice this?

Anyway, now they are coming on board and we could be dancing in the snowpacked streets up here in Boston Thursday!

Take the next Jet Blue flight here guys and I'll see you next January! haha...just kidding JB.

E.H. Boston said...

Did I not say a winter that does not want to start, never wants to end...or something to that sort about 1-1.5 months ago...

Its almost like I kinda know what I'm talking about...

Winter 2001-2002 we got 15" of snow, but where I live, we got 1" in early-mid May! What a sight that was with full green foliage and SNOW! Wow!

E.H. Boston said...

But our first flakes that year were on Oct. 8th...

A 7 Month Snow Season for 15" lol.

crazedsnowboarder said...

Mr. Foot is this the last winter weather for the 2006-2007 winter?

E.H. Boston said...

Both models now showing ALL RAIN for SNE!!!!!!

I was kinda looking forward to a late season snowstorm, but its not to be...I knew this winter would suck.

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

Ok. Some flurries here the last couple of days, but nothing to measure or even whiten the ground. Darn cold with temps in the low 20's. Got down to 21 here this weekend overnight. The Springaling in me hopes for warmer days. Save the cold for Dec-3/15/08!!! We don't need it now. All the best as I go back into my cave for the season. May check back if EXTREME weather knocks on the door (or down my walls!!!!) HAPPY SPRING...

Mr. B said...

18Z GFS smoking crack?? or maybe not. But ya probably.

E.H. Boston said...

Winter Weather Advisory for me...doesn't say how much snow but on the click NWS forecast it has 3-5" for Woburn and Weatherunderground is calling for 2-4" which I think is overdone.

Maybe 1" here.

Mr.B said...

OH MY!! Weekend storm looks crazy!!

E.H. Boston said...

Don't know why I get my hopes up...temperature this morning is 40 and the precip is about an hour away...its gonna be all rain for me.

Another bust.......

Lets just bring on the warm 80 and sunny weather NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Andy, Southern York County PA said...

I keep trying to go into snow hybernation but this insane weather pattern keeps pulling me back out. "CHANCE" of a big snowstorm Sunday-Monday in the middle of April!

Global warming or Ice Age? Feels like an Ice Age for sure, better build a bigger cave.

Now that we have established that this weather pattern or the GFS is a crack head, let's keep our collective eyes to the forecast models and sky.

Cold really stinks this time of the year, but if it's gonna be brutal cold for Mid April LET IT SNOW!!!

Julee said...

SNOW????????????? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!

The Channel 2 people just emailed me that my school's weather station has shut down and I wrote back that I'd fix it on Monday when we get back after Spring Break. I wrote "it's not as if it were going to snow or anything."
YIKES! How serious ARE you Andy?

And WHERE is Mr. Foot at a time like this?

terpguy said...

FWIW-

GFS has us getting + or - 1" of liquid Sunday/Monday, with the 540 line SE of OC.

NWS has "mixed" precip, but the temps are too high for any accumulation.

I can hear it now "Herefor Zone two hours late"...

terpguy said...

Hereford

hereford


dang fingers missed the 'd'

E.H. Boston said...

Mr. Foot, I think it is almost time to put this website on FULL RED ALERT MAJOR STORM MODE!!! And Soon!!!

Ok...the 18z GFS is "piss poor" for SNE, giving us another wonderful windswept rainstorm after earlier showing some decent snows. But it shows amazing coastal flooding and amazing snowfall in PA and NY up into NNE with some spots picking up 2-3 FEET of heavy wet spring snow!

Many of our readers in PA will likely see their lawns covered by at least 10"+ of snow! Baltimore may even get into the action with backlash snows.

EURO is still our friend here in SNE...but who knows.

Time for this site to go into good old fashioned STORM ALERT MODE as this is going to be a storm that we could very well be talking about for the next few years!!!

Just like the good old early days of Jan. 22 2005 when the intense fun of the Boston Blizzard occured! Wow, that was a fun time. I was inducted into the Foots Weather Hall of Fame that night for the storm I got.

Someone in the NE/MA could be seeing another storm event of that caliber or even greater come Patriots Day!

Wooo...I just say BRING IT ON!

Henry Marguarsity has already put his town State College in the bullseye for the heaviest snow once again like with all storms that never pan out for him....

Am I sensing a BIASED forecaster???

Just an observation and one that I am probably not alone with.

Bring on the 00z model runs!!!

Mr. Foot said...

Okay Okay..I just caught on to this late-breaking super-storm thingy. Let me snoop around and I'll get back to you...hopefully tonight.

And I was just about to put the snowshovels in dry storage.

Mr.B said...

Mr. Foot don't bother with the snow shovels pull out the chain saw and life boat. 3+ inches of rain and 40+mph winds. Winds could be at 25-30mph gusting to 50-60mph. :O