Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"And we would all go down together..."
- lyrics from Goodnight Saigon, by Billy Joel in his 1982 album Nylon Curtain

6:15 AM WED 2.17.2010  Morning update in progress. Accuracy results from Feb 9-10 back to Dec 19 being finalized for posting before noon in the Storm Data Zone.

MORE STORMS ARE LURKING? We knew you would ask, so the two-word answer is: Sadly, yes. Details in the Winter Stormcast Zone.

3:30 PM TUE 2.16.2010
As indicated by local radar, snow showers in the Mid-Atlantic may continue into the evening, from a series of upper level shortwaves rotating around the low moving through the Northeast. New York and New England on the other hand are learning what happens when a deep closed upper level low interacts with moisture from the Atlantic.

Heavy snow accumulated between 4 and 7 inches is pounding the New York metro area, up the I-87 corridor to Albany and east. A plethora of heavy snow bands impacted Long Island and southern New England, snarling traffic.
NWS offices home pages: Philadelphia | New York City | Boston  

WHAT IS MOTHER NATURE HINTING NOW?  Apparently not much love for Vancouver, given strength of the upper level high pressure ridge over the west. This and other factors have been pumping warm moist Pacific air directly toward the Coast Range of British Columbia. This has squelched efforts to hold popular outdoor events such as snowboarding, freestyle skiing and more. Is help on the way for Whistler? Don't quote us on that one, but we will post a 3-day Winter Games forecast* in the Vancouver 2010 Zone. Ironic that Baltimore, MD is currently the snowiest city in America while Mother Nature keeps denying the games what they need most. *note: any forecasts produced for the 2010 Winter Games are unofficial, a student experiment and not affliated with the IOC, USOC or W-B.

MEDIA THANKS Our appreciation is extended to New Anchor Jeff Salkin of Maryland Public Television's Direct Connection. His hard-working mobile crew visited Sparrows Point High School in Baltimore County, MD on a snowy Presidents' Day to interview Forecaster Ryan and Mr. Foot. In the 7:30 PM 2/15 spot on MPT Channel 22, Ryan hinted that more cold and storminess is in the lineup for February's final week. After that melts, perhaps Billy Joel will be right, because we'd "all go down (the river) together."

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