Saturday, December 1, 2007

(for powderhounds, that is..)

I know many of you have been waiting patiently (or otherwise) for this site to resume. All I can say is thanks for hanging in there, and the rule for this winter will be: "Good things come to those who wait." Our inaugural storm this weekend will be "subprime" at best for powderhounds in the southern Mid-Atlantic (Maryland, Virginia), a teaser for those Keystoners (in Pennsylvania and New Jersey) and an Acetaminophen Alert for dem Yankees (New York and New England). Our western and mid-western kin are getting the prime rib portions this time around, at least for those who enjoy a good honking winter storm. The whole business will have flushed out by Monday, replaced by a traditional cold December air mass for much of the week ahead. Combine that with a clipper system arriving Wednesday into Thursday and you have the best first chance to enjoy measureable snowfall for much of the mid-Atlantic before week's end. Later today will feature more detailed post on the current and next storm.


Anonymous said...

YAY!! I have been awaiting a POST from you Mr. Foot!! Three more weeks until Holiday Break... here's to hoping we get a nice cookie baking day before then!!


snow lover said...

Awesome i am so excited that you are leaving posts agaim and am really looking forward to the one later today. I am so excited for the storm and what are your thoughts on school monday!!!!!!!

Foot's Forecast said...

Hi you least SOMEONE is reading again. (Ahem..Julee et al).

School Monday:
Yes if you are in Maryland/VA.
Delays in SE PA
Closings in Cental PA

Off to a roller skating party with my 4 year old. So if you don't hear from me this afternoon, you'll know it didn't go well.

Julee said...

Oh no you don't MISTER!
I'll accept no chiding from you! I've been in communication with your next door neighbor, worried that all might not be well, chez Foot! Many, many inquiries have been made about your well-being, due to your prolonged "dry spell."

BUT, if you're predicting flakes... all is forgiven! We powderhounds are so easy, aren't we?

Welcome back, Supreme Sultan of Snow!

snow lover said...

hey it looks like enough cold air will be over maryland then the models are suggesting and that may cause a longer period of snow and frozen precipitation. Also when it startss to rain it looks like it may turn back to snow on the back end of the storm and then the rain will freeze becasue of the very cold air mass behind the storm. MAybe school monday is delayed.

Foot's Forecast said...

I knew I'd get the fires stoked with that comment, just wanted to make sure I can continue counting on the unbridled sarcasm and unrelentently high standards that makes our online community so loving and inviting (sarcasm aside of course)

I'm intriqued by snowlover's red meat to the dogs there.. haven't checked the models yet, but the true indicator of tomorrow will be how much cloud cover builds in tonight in the MidAtlantic. If you see temps at your house dropping below 30, that's a sure sign what snowlover said is panning out.

I am not looking to wishcast, but have been reading scattered reports that indeed the air mass overall is trending colder than expected. But for school to be disrupted Monday, we'd have to see extensive re-freezing overnight Sunday, which I believe is unlikely at present.

I'm going to put up a discussion on the storm I wrote Wed-Thu and see how it compares to what is currently on the docket.

wvm said...

Well, I think I left my message on the wrong day. It is Sat. night at 11:30pm and we have had light sleet on and off for the last couple of hours. Our temp here in
Berkeley co. WV is about 35.

EGN said...

Mr. Foot: Will you be posting a long range forecast for the winter of 2007-2008? Thanks.


P.S. Why am I seeing text in an Eastern European language on this blog?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Foot, you're awesome. Just had to get that out there.

Good to see that it's December and you're back.

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