Friday, February 3, 2012


"Is this a dagger which I see before me?"
-Macbeth, Act II, Scene 1


Image Credit to the Barton County Skywarn Spotters in Kansas
(as linked from their Facebook page, and verified by CirrusWx)
7:30 AM AM CST 2/3/12 | A tempest of white fury rages unfettered across the Colorado plateau and plains of Kansas yet this morning. Blizzard Warnings in red continue to stain the NWS advisory map across that region. Winter Storm Watches and Warnings like a dagger point to the winter fate soon to befall the Northern Plains. While snow piles up in one corner of Kansas, severe weather has produced dramatic and dangerous lightning displays in the Southern plains as the forces of warm and cold clash over the prairie. 


For concerns on snow potential in the Mid-Atlantic, please visit the latest update in our Winter Stormcast Zone on this site.




Radar loop as posted on the CirrusWeather page in Hayes, Kansas

But alas, our Forecasters and Affiliates in the region remain undaunted and are willing to tempt a snowy fate with their bold forecasts as linked:

(Forecaster Foot & The Affiliate Team)

9 comments:

BioPat said...

Andy, have you had a change of heart yet regarding Sunday's possibilities? 

I am oout on a limb, but believe - at least at present - Baltimore will be seeing a wintery mix with a turn toward the cold.  If things stay locked in at present course,  I would advise all to do their homework, but perhaps enjoy a few extra minutes of sleep Monday morning with a late start to the day.

Mr. Foot - Dundalk, MD said...

Our thanks to Affiliate Forecaster CirrusWeather for helpful reporting on this storm and excellent graphics! (The Foot's Forecast Winter Stormcast Team). Please visit their site for a local view on the "Dagger Blizzard of the Central Plains"  https://www.facebook.com/CirrusWeather

BioPat said...

OK, looking at timing I regretfully will be backing off that late opening on Monday, but watching the storm continue to develop as it moves across the country.

NeedaSnowday said...

ahhh Denver...



just to have a portion of what they are getting.... :(

elainalee Davis said...

Can you get Seasonal Affective Disorder from LACK of snow?

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

BP

I'm in the nothing to an inch category on this one.  The inch will be mainly north and west of the City.   I think March will be nasty and cold, with many rain snow mix events.  I have written February off.   

ravensbbr said...

And March 15 is the sun angle deadline for daylight accumulation, correct? So in other words...pitchers and catchers report Feb 20, Ravens 1st game is in September and next hope of real snow is...November 2012 or so? Suck.

hocoKtchr said...

A mix of rain/big wet flakes falling here in Frederick now....but all melting upon contact with ground!  But...at least it's something! :-P

hocoKtchr said...

30 min later and now it is all snow and laying on the grass!  HUGE flakes. Very pretty!  8-)