Thursday, March 17, 2011



"The Vernal Equinox was upon us..."


9:50 AM EDT Monday 3/21/2011

Spring arrived last evening, March 20, at 2321Z (7:21 PM EDT), but, once again, Mother Nature ain't looking at the calendar!


A low pressure system is approaching the Northeast with mostly rain but a strong High in place will provide cold air over northern New York and New England which will bring snow, with some possible ice mixing in. Areas of 3 to 6 inch snowfalls are forecast in the higher, more northern elevations, including Maine, with lower amounts further South into New York State.

Yet another low is moving through California and Nevada with more, sometimes heavy, coastal rain and mountain snow. Much of the energy of this storm should hold together as it arrives in the Central and Northern Plains tonight and tomorrow. There will be increasing showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from the eastern of the to the Midwest into the lower Plains.

High elevation snowfalls are forecast across the Southwest, and moderate to heavy snowfall will drift north and east through Nevada and into the Northern Rockies.

Fire hazards are very high today, especially in parts of the West and Southwest.

(Advisor Lear)



"Happy Last Day of Winter"


10:00 AM EDT Sunday 3/20/2011

Spring arrives this evening, March 20, at 2321Z (7:21 PM EDT), but you might not know it, based on the National map.

California will see moderate to heavy rain and snow in much of the state due to a strong system coming in from the Pacific. Wintry conditions could exist as far east as Nevada, while much of the Southwest is under Red Flag Warnings.

Warm temperatures will be felt well into the Plains and Ohio Valley from a warm southerly flow ahead of this trough. A mixture of rain, ice, and snow will fall through the upper Midwest and Great Lakes from another low tracking through the Northern Plains.

A cold front will be likely produce showers and thunderstorms ahead of it during the day today in the middle of the country, while in the Southeast, high pressure will stay in control through Tuesday.

Snow will move into Oregon, southern Washington and Idaho, with generally 4+ inches expected in some areas, another system poses a slight risk of 4+ inches along the shores of Lake Superior. (Advisor Lear)


"Happy Last Full Day of Winter"

11:00 AM EDT Saturday 3/19/2011

With Spring (finally) arriving tomorrow, March 20, at 7:21PM EDT, we here at Foot's Forecast would like to thank each and every one of our readers for following us during this past season. Here in Ratioland, we received 28.5” of snow this Winter…but that doesn’t count the ice!

We hope that you continue to access our sites as we grow. We plan on bringing you more and even better forecasts and information as the seasons pass. (The Forecast Team)


A large upper low off of the Pacific Northwest coast will travel southeastward through the weekend. Storms will continue in The West, especially in California as a surface low will deepen bringing a round of very heavy rain and strong winds, with mountain snow.

Scattered rain and snow showers will be found in The Rockies, while showers and thunderstorms are expected from Texas, into Oklahoma, spreading into the Midwest later this evening.

Red Flag warnings are in effect in Colorado, New Mexico, and parts of Southern Florida, and floods remain a hazard in The Mississippi Valley and the The Northern Plains.

(Advisor Lear)





9:00 AM EDT Friday 3/18/2011

Another Pacific storm will slowly move from the Pacific Northwest coast to the western U.S. over the next 24 hours, bringing cold and rain for the coast of northern California and snow for the higher elevations, with the possibility of a foot, or more, above 4,000 feet. Heavy snowfall in Idaho and western Montana Friday and Saturday is expected from a series of mid-level shortwaves. Up to 2.5 feet will fall in The Oregon Cascades, and The High Sierras could see new snow amounts exceeding 4 feet.
Above-average temps will exist today from the Northeast to the Southern Plains ahead of a cold front that may produce showers and thunderstorms this evening in the Southern Plains into the Mississippi Valley.
Floods may plague the Northern Plains and Mississippi River states, while dense fog blankets the Gulf Coast this morning.

(Advisor Lear)





The Wearin' of The Green...




9:30 AM EDT Thursday 3/17/2011

While it's certainly not in honor of St. Patrick, but half of the country is wearin' green today on the National Weather Hazards Map. This color, of course, indicates a Flood Statement for that area.


The Pacific jet stream will carry a number of stormy systems from the West into the interior of the country. The initial trough is currently producing snow for the Mountain West.

Snowfall amounts of a foot to two feet are expected across the northern California, with Oregon getting lighter amounts.
Heavy snowfall from Utah through northern/central Colorado and southern Wyoming. Even western Nebraska will receive a 4 to 12 inch heavy snow.

Mild conditions in the Mississippi River Valley will allow temps in the 70s far into the north. Warm temperatures will reach the East Coast allowing for mild conditions for Friday. A strong cold front surges across the region, dropping temps for the weekend. (Advisor Lear)




Continue monitoring your NWS forecast offices for the latest advisories.

45 comments:

zach said...

So is the talk of a Wednesday snow storm true? Andy??? :D

JULIE said...

posted baby pic last comment section...

Essex Dance Mom said...

AnDEEEE?!?!?!?????

somestars said...

Can't FIND it!  Can you post again? How is everyone?  WHO is everyone?

Mary in Hydes said...

What? snow?  Why do I always seem to come here when that word is mentioned?

Mary in Hydes said...

Congratulations!

JULIE said...

thanks!

JULIE said...

reposted here

JULIE said...

Sydney again....for somestars.

JULIE said...

I am really worried about Rufus...

NeedaSnowday said...

JULIE!  SHE IS PRECIOUS!!   Great name too!!  Look at all that hair...

What is goin on with Rufus.. she popped back in a few days ago I thought..

SNOW?  Seriously... after yesterday's glorious weather uhm, I dont know if I ... well, actually I NeedASnowday!  HA!

Andy, Southern York County PA (FORECAST ADVISOR) said...

Last few days have been extraordinarily busy for me.  It will be cold, very cold for late March.  As for accumulating snow, not likely.  I'm in Spring mode.  It has been a nice few days and winter like cold will return, but no accumulating snow in our area seems in the cards.  That is my opinion based on the set-up, but anything is possible in the world of weather.  As we know snow can fall even during the first few days of April, but I see no indication of that this season.  If I see something that catches my eye, you can bet I'll be chewing on it, like a hairy mountain man on a raw deer leg after being stranded for weeks in a blinding blizzard. ;)

Andy, Southern York County PA (FORECAST ADVISOR) said...

Very nice kid!  Mine is getting larger and stronger and overtaking me with muscle and sophisticatic rhetoric (for a 4 year old).  He is big, strong, and opinionated.  Want to trade? :-D      Conratulations!

Andy, Southern York County PA (FORECAST ADVISOR) said...

I can promise you cold :-$

Andy, Southern York County PA (FORECAST ADVISOR) said...

Anything is possible, I not buying it.

hocoKtchr said...

I hear ya Needy!  I "need a spring break!"  :)  

Rufus did pop in after our last search...she was busy working and doing some fundraising for a few different events I believe!  All was well at that time...  (her name was changed to Cat-something I think....not Rufus though....)

And Julie...I agree, she is precious!  Congrats!

ravensbbr said...

Congrats, Julie! We're bringing our 3rd baby boy home today! Now I've got my front 3 in a 3-4 scheme, Dad can still play 'backer (as I think they're all going to be bigger then me someday) :)

terpguy said...

Dear Julie-

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Mary in Hydes said...

Oh she is beautiful

catengers said...

It has been very nice and i'm in the spring mode as well.

catengers said...

gee I wonder who he takes after :-P

catengers said...

Julie she is soooo cute. Congrats!

catengers said...

I couldn't remeber my rufus password so I signed in with something else. Rufus is sitting on the chair next to me grooming himself. All the color is coming back into the trees leaf buds are there...hard to imagine snow but anything is possible.

Date for the Guest Bartender Night is Apr 19th @ Dimitri's 5:30-8:30, proceeds benifit Muscular Dystrophy....Jacob should be there it is also a restaurant. If you want more info email me @ catengers@verizon.net
 I'll put something on Facebook about it.
Have a fantastic Saturday!

BioPat said...

Your new little one is beautiful, Congratulations!!

JULIE said...

yay Rufus we've been worried

JULIE said...

thanks!! (her looks have nothing to do with her father lol)

JULIE said...

gonna need a picture....

BioPat said...

I'm in such a spring mode, trimmed a tree yesterday in honor of St. Joseph's Feast Day.  Got so into my work of cutting and trimming fell off ladder holding onto a rotten limb.  Today, not too much work can be done as I amin a cast past my elbow.  Perhaps one day I'll learn - maybe.

BTW, great Irish soda bread at Atwaters through March, hope you all get a chance to enjoy it.

JULIE said...

Probably all the Manwich you are feeding him Andy :-P

JULIE said...

thanks everyone for you nice remarks about my new bundle :)

catengers said...

I had 2-3 Comunity meetings to go to last week...and of course St Patty's Day :)

Just have to get used to it. And once I got set to get this fundraiser going now the Fire Fighters take over :)

catengers said...

LOL...I'll just stop there....John always says Tim's dad was the mailman

catengers said...

Oh No Pat! Hope it wasn't your drinking elbow! Soda Bread I'll stop by and get some yummy thx.

You are lucky that is all you broke and no we will never learn because we are all still very young in our minds....if we could just keep the bodies cooperating. Feel Better!

BioPat said...

Thanks for your thoughts; yes you are so right we will never grow old as long as we keep thinking of ourselves as young.  Enjoy the soda bread; it's yummy!

somestars said...

Julie:  Precious baby, precious name!  She IS a bundle!

Previous Rufus:  Glad to "see" you back!

BioPat:  SO sorry to hear about your bad break. Does it "buy"you any days off from school?  Though substitutes are more work than just going in.

Andy:  Big, strong and opinionated

NeedaSnowday said...

BP...   oh dear...   how long will you be in a cast?  Good thing we dont have to shovel snow!

As far as Irish Soda Bread.. I have been living on it the past couple weeks as the groc store has been baking it.. YUM!!!

BioPat said...

  Somestars, I do beleive you have mentioned all the regulars in your post.  Hope all is well and we'll still find lots to hat about as we move into spring.  We'll have to get Rufus to organize a get together, once she finishes all her civic fund raisers so we can all get together.
  So far as time away from school with a limb fracture; just hope to be out with doc appointments.  Too much to do for leave time as we approach the ned of the quarter.  The trick now will be to get this thing healed before my painting trip to OC May 20th.

BioPat said...

Irish soda bread - great food and makes March a great month to anticipate each year.  Your grocery store sounds pretty good if it has a good recipe.  Where might that grocery store be found?

catengers said...

oh boy I was wondering when you were heading to the ocean. There are a couple of times maybe we could get together. At the fundraiser Dimitri's has tasty food...Greek American cuisine. Just had wings and humus there on Friday.

The band my son Tim is in will start playing in April they do Buffet, classic rock and some folksy tunes. Sometime play at Looney's Pub in Maple Lawn...thye played one time at a place on the water which was really nice... We'll have to find a central location? Oh or maybe Nick's Fish House....been there once and enjoyed it because it was on the water :) the adults could get together and the kids could come as well there.

I'm off to flip and fold the new Catonsville July 4th tee shirts....yeee ha! LOL!

BioPat said...

All of your sugeestions sound great!  I can't head down to OC for awhile; schedule is much too busy here until June.  How about it FF friends what's a good date for everyone to get together in April?  I'm good except Easter weekend and the first Saturday in April.

wvmomof5 said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congrats again!!!!!

somestars said...

So I went out to feed my middle school birds at 7:00 this a.m. and I thought someone had thrown rock salt all over the ground.  Really.
I bent down and picked up HAIL.  Pretty big hail. The size off M&M's.

Andy -- did YOU have hail this morning from that thunderstorm?

Andy, Southern York County PA (FORECAST ADVISOR) said...

We had reports from PA news that York had hail.  I didn't notice any but waited about 20 minutes after the rain to go outside.  Heavy thunder and lightening and rain in buckets. 

Andy, Southern York County PA (FORECAST ADVISOR) said...

Plenty of cold air to round out March and start April.  A surprise wet snow event is still not out of the question during the next 10 day period.

JULIE said...

My mailman is ugly.  Now my UPS driver...