Thursday, November 15, 2012

What We Said, And When

February 6, 2010 - 29 inches - Perry Hall, MD

For historical reference, a chronology of links to previous winter weather forecasts published on this site and in Facebook by the members of Foot's Forecast LLC.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 5-weeks out prediction of Mid-Atlantic snow by December 5, 2009
  • 120-hour advance forecast of 24"+ in Maryland for February 4-5, 2010 
  • "Hours before" life-saving plea urging readers to "get off the roads by 4 PM" on January 26, 2011 just prior to the "snow monsoon." Within hours, 5+ inches of snow had nearly shut down the Baltimore and Washington metro areas.

If you relish the tales of big snow in big cities, this is a trip down performance lane that'll make your back ache all over again just by reading what really happened, and how much you had to shovel.

WHAT WAS SAID WHEN... IN 2011

"Significant banding will occur with this second system, 
with snowfall reaching a rate up to 3, or more, inches per hour
 Timing of this event will put snowfall during the major metro rush hour."
 12:00 PM 1/26/2011 in "Weather whiplash has arrived."

"After an unexpected blast of snow hit the Baltimore area Wednesday AM, 
residents who had to shovel out a few inches brace for round two."
6:45 PM 1/26/2011  WJZ-13 "Wintry Mix Blasts Through Maryland" 

NOAA Final Snowfall Map: January 26-27, 2011 Event

WHAT WE SAID WHEN...IN 2010

"Our forecast team has increasing confidence a prolonged period 
of snowy weather will occur between January 30 to February 10."
6:00 AM 1/24/2010 in "Have we got plans for you."

"The  I-40 Kahuna will produce significant accumulating snowfall 
at least 50 miles farther north than what many were expecting."
11:30 PM 1/29/2010 in "Ready for 6 inches of partly cloudy?"

 "This storm has potential to eclipse December 19, 2009 ; 
February 15-18, 2003 ; January 6-8, 1996 ; March 11, 1993 ;
February 11, 1983 ; December 1966, and could rival March 18-22, 1958."
11:45 PM 2/2/2010 in "This Time I Know It's For Real."

NOAA Final Snowfall Map: February 4-7, 2010 Event

WHAT WE SAID WHEN...IN 2009

"Winter weather arrives throughout the Mid-Atlantic region 
between 11/15 and 12/5 (and) A kickoff event by 12/5."
8:00 AM 11/1/2009 in "Break It Down Again."

"..Projecting the first major snow event (for the Mid-Atlantic) 
to occur between Monday 11/30 and Saturday 12/5."
6:00 AM 11/11/2009 in "Use The Time Given To Us."

"At one point this morning, winter weather-related advisories and warnings 
extended nearly 1,500 miles from southern Louisiana to downeast Maine."
12:00 PM 12/5/2009 in "Another Fabled Fifth"

"FINAL ACCUMULATIONS BY SUNDAY NIGHT 12-20 
MAY EXCEED 12 inches in metro areas of Washington and Baltimore."
6:00 AM 12/17/2009 in "We Have A Situation."


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