Friday, March 11, 2011

Springing forward at last


3:35 PM EDT Sunday 3/13/2011 Another step toward Spring arrives with daylight savings. Thankfully this first day of the time change features relatively calm weather for most of the country. Significant river flooding is still in progress over numerous states, as evidenced by areas of bright green on the NWS advisory map. Major flooding is still expected in the Tri-State region of New York City. 


Today, a low crossing the Great Lakes into the Northeast will follow a cold front that is expected to linger from The Ozarks (where fire hazards remains high until the rain arrives) to the Carolinas, where scattered precip is expected later this weekend. Another round of strong systems moving across the Pacific are expected to bring precipitation, some wintry, to the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. (Advisor Lear)

5 comments:

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

The period near the 20th is our last shot and final window.  If it does not materialize then enjoy spring 8-)

ravensbbr said...

Gut shot says cold rain at best, Sun/Mon next week GFS looks to all track up west ofthere up the Ohio valley?

Hey, seperate note, how do you "summerize" your snowblower? I tried using Stabil last year and just got a gummed-up carb for my trouble...

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

Lakes cutters seem to rule the period.  With the warm west track any idea about snow is vacated.  We look to get cold by early April but it's way too late to matter in terms of real snow.   I empty my snowblower of gas by running it till it stops.  Stabil is pretty good, but it is best to drain it.  My owner's manual has said run it to empty before storage and that has worked well for me.  I think it is safe to pack up the snow equipt, becasue outside of some rougue wet snow flake events at night, this season has come to a close in terms of plowable snows.  

ravensbbr said...

Thanks, Andy. Many thanks for all the snow & weather insights this season. Gotta get back to the new baby boy and his worn-out, wonderful Mom. :)