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        39 comments:

        Jeremy S. said...

        I'd say it's about time to start looking at January 2-4th potential! This could be a storm with high ratios (anywhere from 16:1 to 20:1).

        Julee said...

        What a cheery thought!

        Mike Cheuvront said...
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        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...
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        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        Snow chances are increasing for Jan 2nd timeframe. Nothing major for our region but a nice advisory level snow is clearly on the table. Model data is evefywhere, but latest trends produce a major snow for northern new england. We will see, but at least this week and the New Year will start out interesting.

        NeedaSnowday said...

        We need it to trend south..come on...work with us here!

        ravensbbr said...

        5 degrees colder today and we'd be buried...coldest dang rain I can remember...hoping next week trends more southerly, but not seeing it yet...

        Mike Cheuvront said...

        Same old song here in mid atlantic region. Cold air is here, it is dry. Cold air leaves, major rain storm comes. Overwhelming majority of winters are like this now. My dad who is 71 told me when he was a kid they had snow on the ground many winters from thanksgiving thru winter. Will we ever see winters like that again? I guess the stretch of 3 small snows has made me over anxious for snow.

        Jeremy S. said...

        I should probably stop looking at the AmericanWX Mid-Atlantic forums. It's quite depressing over there.

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        BioPat said...

        I wonder if the Jan 2 storm will move a bit further south. It appears most models are showing another New England storm but just maybe that moisture will stay south with the cold already in place.

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        Ok Needy! I give in and will work with you. Pulled some strings in DC at NOAA, called Pierre in Paris concerning the EURO, and ordered up a serious south trend.

        PV has pushed south and the low is forming WAYYY south of what it was modeled to do a couple days ago. Energy associated with the system is onshore and better data sampling at a closer lead time.

        You like snow? If the 12z GFS/Euro are correct get ready to dig. Euro has a general 8-16 inch snowfall if you factor in ratios which will start at near 10:1 then climb much higher as the arctic air seeps in. Plenty of time for details to change but this is a SERIOUS snow threat, best and most serious since 2010!

        "IF AND ALWAYS A BIG IF", the trend holds, CONGRATULATIONS and WELCOME to THE "BLIZZARD" of 2014!

        HAPPY NEW YEAR! Time will tell.

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        NWS BALT WASH

        Most of the attention of the long term period is on the Thursday/Friday
        storm that has the potential to affect the middle Atlantic. A short
        wave trough will dig into the Gulf states from the northern stream
        Thursday. Cyclogenesis is expected to form as Gulf and Atlantic
        moisture get pulled into the southeast US. Temperatures are expected to be around 40 degrees Thursday which will result in precipitation starting as rain beginning with the exception of rain-snow showers in the higher elevations. There is uncertainty in the track as there is a large spread of ensemble members in the GFS and sref. The 12z GFS and European model (ecmwf) deterministic runs are similar in timing of the center of
        the low off the Cape Hatteras coast at 6z Friday which adds
        confidence of a coastal low forming off the southeast coast or obx.

        A 1038mb high should be located across Hudson Bay which help draw
        Canadian cold air southward. The 850mb temperatures are above freezing for
        most of Thursday evening for east of the Blue Ridge in the GFS and
        European model (ecmwf). This will cause the potential for a rain and snow line to form somewhere across the middle Atlantic causing a tight gradient in snowfall accumulation.

        Main impact time for snowfall accumulation at this time is Thursday night into Friday. The amount of accumulation is
        uncertain at this time.

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        I think from Baltimore Washington north and west there will be minimal mixing and we are looking at a major snow maker. South and east of I-95 will have some mixing but still a likely major snow maker there as well. There is a lot to work out here but the new data is honking at a classic snowstorm for this region. Don't get excited yet but like the trends!

        Jeremy S. said...

        The Euro ensemble just came in it looks good. I like what Terpweather had to say about this:
        "Remember the motto: one is fluke, two raises an eyebrow, three is a trend...."

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        18 gfs looks great from a synoptic standpoint. It continues the southern track. As long as that trend holds, I think we are in business.

        Jeremy S. said...

        So, even though it doesn't give MD that much, we're still very much in game?

        BioPat said...

        Well, well, it does appear the cold may drop down enough to meet the moisture emerging from the Gulf. Andy, I love your reads on the models. If the Euro is accurate we could finally see some measurable snowfall in Baltimore. I haven't checked yet is NAO running negative?
        I'm off until Monday anyway so significant impact for me, and my husband took off Thursday and Friday so we could relax a bit before going back to school, it looks like he may only use 1 day of leave this week!

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        The nao is not on our side but this storm is driven by confluence to the north which is providing the blocking in place of a neg nao allowing the low to devolope off the NC coast. As long as the low is to our south I will take my chances with a dry slot. If the Euro holds serve and the euro at this lead with its resolution and superior data gathering inputs is better with east coast winter storms in general. At greater lead times the gfs which had this storm last week has an uncanny ability to find a storm, lose it mid lead, then trend back. I like where we sit, bit models have struggled so tonights euro and gfs will be telling.

        BioPat said...

        Looking forward to watching these models continue to develop. I've been watching Basterdi's posts and JB's watch as well, although neither has posted any new data in several hours. By Wednesday the data should be more telling for the southern impact area for the storm.

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        The models have struggled. The amped up high energy solution of the euro is gone. 0z Euro shows a 2 to 4 inch light event and most other models nextro nothing! I wont close my eyes on this especially if we can squeeze out 4 inches and the following cold, it would be a powderhounds delight.

        NeedaSnowday said...

        Pull! Pull....everybody pull.. Pull the strings Andy, we're loosing it....

        Ugh...

        Loosend said...

        Hi Everyone,
        They moved the comments section so I missed them during the last event (mini-kahuna?). Should I buy Manwich for the 2nd?? Anyway, nice to see the same group within a group.

        BioPat said...

        Looks like once again central MD will be the cutoff on the snowline. North of us should see a nice snowfall but looks like Thursday evening we'll start with rain and then switch over to snow at some point overnight. Obviously with that game plan snow impact will diminish for central MD, but Andy still looks like you could see 3-5" of fresh snow.
        I know many are believing that MD is the dry slot capitol of North America, but i think if the cold persists we will see our fair share of snow this season. I'm already looking ahead to next week's weather pattern.

        Andy, Southern York County Pa said...

        BP,

        The models are jumping around way too much for anyone to be confident in any solution. I am taking a wait and see approach. As we get closer in time the players on the field and their interaction with each other will be more clear. With major globals flip flopping like this, that tells us this is a chaotic set up and any wild guess is just throwing darts at a board in the dark. Tonight we should know better.

        ravensbbr said...

        Hello and Happy New Year, all. Been out hunting everyday, haven't been able to post from out in the blinds, but the way the geese and ducks are feeding like crazy, this could be a good one...

        Stay safe and smart tonight, looking forward to this storm!

        NeedaSnowday said...

        The latest euro just gives me on more reason to dislike New England...

        ravensbbr said...

        As if we actually needed another reason, Need. :-/

        BioPat said...

        Andy, thanks for your update. Curiously it is currently flurrying in Catonsville on this bone chilling cold day. The clouds are low and there is no question the weather systems are about to change. You are correct with the models all over the place by tomorrow afternoon everyone should have a better picture of the outcome. Net week with the very cold temperatures should also provide a interesting picture.

        Julee said...

        I THOUGHT I saw snowflakes, Bio! Thanks for letting me know that I'm not hallucinating. Looked and felt like snow to me, so I thought my mind was just rounding out the picture.
        I'll take flakes anytime in any form.
        Thanks for keeping on the story Andrew!

        BioPat said...

        A fun way to end 2013 and more importantly to look forward to the events of 2014. Happy New Year to all my FF friends, may we all be blessed with love and adventures this new year!

        NeedaSnowday said...

        Here's to a happy and healthy new year FF friends!

        ravensbbr said...

        'Twas the night before the New Year.
        And all of FF were wondering what the latest storm would be.
        Alas, the blocking never developed.
        And the storm slid out to sea...

        :-P


        Loosend said...

        Happy New Year everyone. : )

        BioPat said...

        Good morning all and welcome to the fresh start of a new year!
        Looks like models are still mixed but at this point the possibility of measurable snow early Friday for Baltimore seems more probable. Of course, as always, it's dynamic and yet wouldn't it be wonderful to see a nice snowfall so early in the new year. Andy, have manwich ready!

        Amy said...

        BioPat- I hope your hubby enjoys the time off but I sure would appreciate at least a late start Friday. Pass along my wishes for a happy new year and I'll see him Monday.

        BioPat said...

        Thanks Amy, John is enjoying some down time and the PT is pleased with his progress, thanks for your new year wishes and our best wishes to you as well! I'm betting on a closure for HoCo for Friday, but a few more hours will solidify that thought.

        BioPat said...

        Andy, looking forward to seeing your new year's thoughts posted!!

        JB has not posted snow totals but the weather station just posted 1-3" for DC area, I'm expecting Baltimore to be in a slightly heavier band. JB and Tony Pann conversing and seem to agree on accumulating snow for Balto metro and even Annapolis! Now still many hours until Thursday evening but with dropping temps ratios could be 15:1 - PLEASE DON'T DRY SLOT!!

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