Sunday, January 29, 2012

Snow Squalls and Fusion Forecasting


9:30 PM EST 1/29/12 | Forecaster Dakota Smith at Penn State University recorded this video Sunday evening as a band of heavy snow was moving through Central Pennsylvania. About two hours prior, Forecasters Greg Jackson and Matt Balash of our Three Rivers Zone in metro Pittsburgh reveled in the thrill of a brief lake effect snow band moving through that region, as shown in their video as linked here.

These videos are an epic example of our rapid response "fusion forecasting" that any high school, college student, meteorologist or weather enthusiast can post when weather is on the move in their area. Forecasters simply record a 1-2 minute segment, send to our Strategic Media team, and it is posted right here in the lead story for our entire U.S. readership to enjoy. 

5 comments:

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

Puking snow here.  1/4 inch on the ground.  Based on radar  could see over an inch before it is said and done.  Watch for black ice tonight!

NeedaSnowday said...

Snow?  What is that?

hocoKtchr said...

Supposed to be in the 60s the next 2 days here...snow seems SO SO SO far away from our realm of possibility! 

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

I had a solid inch last night which is vaporized, except in a few shady patches.  HPC was theorizing there could be a coastal this weekend, but that looks like a pipe dream.  2/10-2/15 might be our next windo, but we have at least 1 more week of BORING :'(

BioPat said...

The warm weather this week is definitely a downer for those of us that are snow hounds.  However, I still believe that mid-month we will be seeing a change that could bring a significant snow fall for the mid-Atlantic.  Once we turn that corner I think we'll find a cold we t March that could include some significant icing.  This is one of those years that the storms will be few, but when they do arrive have a significant impact. 8-)