Tuesday, March 5, 2013

20 comments:
Can't Hardly Wait?

Preliminary snowfall for the Central Mid-Atlantic until 6 PM Wednesday

5:00 AM EST 3/5/12 Are you one of those who "Can't Hardly Wait?" for the next update or for every snippet of storm news, good or bad? For powderhounds, this upcoming storm will be a dream few can envision right now. But if you're in public safety, facilities or transportation or the health care industry, it's a slow-moving nightmare. 

Either way, we know you can't hardly wait to learn there are some BIG changes to the forecast, including: 

Monday, March 4, 2013

9 comments:
"Just When You Thought It Was Safe..."
- Jaws



8:00 PM EST 3/4 (Winter Stormcast Team) While many readers in the Mid-Atlantic this winter have sad watching in either dismay or glee as snowstorms affect other regions, this time, the sharks have come back to feed. If you want a snow-fueled frenzy, we have good news, and if falling back into winter's clutches is your worst fear, then prepare for bad news. 

major winter storm is expected to bear down on much of the mid-Atlantic Tuesday night into Wednesday. Many areas from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey could experience heavy snow from this system. Our preliminary snowfall map for the region as follows:



9 comments:
This. Is. Not. A. Drill.

HIGH-IMPACT SNOW EVENT FOR MID-ATLANTIC
Region faces most widespread storm since Jan 26, 2011

3:30 PM EST 3/4/13 | LATEST FROM OUR WINTER STORMCAST TEAM 
Forecasters Greg J., Michael N., Zachary F., Connor M., Jason M., Foot, Davies


As part of our team's pre-storm process to establish the basis for a snowfall forecast, we first introduce the data origins, that of "QPF" or "Quantitative Precipitation Forecast" The enclosed chart is based on NOAA data as rendered by the weather website coolwx.com.

THE GENERAL GIST? 
Several computer models have projected a general 1.5 to 2.0 inches of liquid for much of Virginia and Maryland, with up to 1.0 inches for southern Pennsylvania. With snow ratios expected to start "lower" due to marginal temperatures, we are anticipating much of the snow will fall at an 8:1 ratio, ending near 10:1 in western areas of the Mid-Atlantic.



RATIOS VS. SNOWFALL: 

The chart show indicates what is possible were this storm to "overperform" regarding both liquid amounts (closer to 2.0") and ratios. We expect snow to begin late Tuesday night, with the bulk of the heavy snow Wednesday morning to midday. This may cause ratios to decrease in areas near the coast, along I-95, with normally colder areas west of the major cities, along I-81 corridor staying with higher ratios.

BOTTOM LINE? We want readers in the Mid-Atlantic to be prepared for a heavy wet snow event that may produce 5-8 inches in the major mid- Atlantic cities by Wednesday noon. Much higher amounts of up to 12 inches are possible just west of those areas-- from southern PA to northern Baltimore County through Carroll, western Howard and down to west of DC and along I-81.

If liquid equivalent trends continue rising, and the storm begins Tuesday night as mostly snow, much of the region may face a significantly higher impact storm than is currently being forecasted by our team and other outlets.


(Forecasters Foot, Connor, Jason, Greg, Zach; Meteorologist Davies)



10:30 AM EST 3/4 : Previous update from the Winter Stormcast Team 

NOAA/NWS WINTER STORM STATEMENTS:
  • Eastern US NWS Regional HQ:  Winter Storm Watches in effect for all of central & western Maryland, northern & central Virginia, the Baltimore-Washington metro areas and southern Pennsylvania.

WINTER STORM MODE Due to the likelihood of significant winter weather within the next 48 hours,  "Winter Storm Mode" is activated for the following zones. This is to notify our readers of increased coverage and postings in affected local zones:
  • ALL MARYLAND ZONES, ALL VIRGINIA ZONES, POTOMAC RIVER VALLEY
  • THREE RIVERS, SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA, CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

SYNOPSIS: After anxiously waiting for months on end for a big snowfall, it appears as though many readers in the mid-Atlantic will finally receive THE snowstorm of the year in a powder-filled last hurrah. The latest computer projections of liquid equivalents in this storm are showing a possible 1.0" or greater for the Baltimore-Washington area into southern Pennsylvania. Some models, such as the short-range NAM (North American Mesoscale) show up to 0.79" of liquid falling as snow, whereas the GFS (Global Forecast System) reduces snow liquid equivalent to just 0.49" as snow, with a disruptive 1.12" of sleet as another possibility! 

If the storm starts as all snow, then snow-to-liquid ratios may start lower, but end higher, at a point in time when the storm is at its peak in the overnight hours into Wednesday.  If so, the resulting snowfall could become a significant event for the region.
  • Bulk of the snowstorm should move through from Tuesday night to Wednesday night providing a period of heavy snow to many areas of central mid-Atlantic. The exact track of heaviest snow is still an uncertainty, but at the moment much of central and western Maryland look to be the center point.
  • This storm is likely to be a high impact event for much of the region, causing difficult travel, widespread school closures, and flight cancellations Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Below we outline the current scenarios that we see for this significant snowstorm with the first being most likely. 

SNOWFALL SCENARIOS: The map shown below displays shows our two scenarios for the heaviest snowfall amounts. If you are not in the areas, it does not mean you will not see snow, it just means that you will likely not be in the heaviest snow area. We will have additional updates and preliminary snowfall totals posted later today.



SCENARIO A (Slower storm with a northerly component, heavy snow in MD)

TIMING: In this scenario, the storm is a bit slower and is able to push further north before moving offshore. Expect precipitation to push into portions of the mid-Atlantic Tuesday evening. Snow would be heaviest through the day Wednesday before coming to an end from west to east Wednesday night.  

ACCUMULATIONS: Central and western Maryland, along with and south central Pennsylvania could see significant to high snowfall accumulations. Other areas across southern Pennsylvania could see a moderate to significant snowfall, especially across Franklin and Adams counties. Further east across southern New Jersey and Delaware, precipitation should start as rain and might change to snow for a few hours before pushing offshore leading to slushy accumulations of a few inches.  

IMPACTS:  Portions of central and southern Maryland could start as rain before changing to heavy snow. An extended period of heavy snow is likely across Maryland and extreme south central Pennsylvania (southern Adams, Franklin, Fulton, and Bedford counties) which could last for up to 12 hours. 

The snow would be heavy wet snow and given the heavy accumulations, damage would be expected for weak structures than cannot handle the weight of the snow. This would cause travel problems Tuesday night through Thursday morning across Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Many flights would likely be cancelled on Wednesday at Dulles and BWI.

SCENARIO B (Storm departs more quickly. heavy snow stays in Virginia)

TIMING: Precipitation would begin across the mid-Atlantic Tuesday afternoon. Heaviest snow would fall across Virginia Tuesday night and taper off around midday Wednesday. 
IMPACTS/ACCUMULATIONS: The storm could push offshore before developing and not provide much precipitation to the central mid-Atlantic. This could lead to a mix of rain and snow changing to heavy snow with significant accumulations across Central Virginia. 
Further north some light to moderate snow is possible, but rain may mix in and lower accumulations. The snow would be heavy wet snow, so damage is possible if enough of it piles up on a weak structure. Travel would be affected Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon across portions of central and northern Virginia.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

No comments:
END TO THE SNOW DROUGHT?


8:25 PM 3/3/13 - TEAM STATEMENT - As you can see in the graphic above, the lack of snow for the past two years has been very significant. Many Mid-Atlantic cities have not had notable accumulation since January 26th, 2011! After holding back all year, the pattern looks like it will all come together to end winter 2012-13 with a bang. 

After anxiously waiting for months on end for a big snowfall, it looks like many of us in the mid-Atlantic will finally receive our snowstorm of ’13. The snowstorm should move through Tuesday night through Wednesday night providing a period of heavy snow to someone in the mid-Atlantic. The exact track of heaviest snow is still an uncertainty, but at the moment looks to be somewhere over Maryland. Nevertheless, this storm will be a high impact event for the mid-Atlantic causing difficult travel, school closures, and flight cancellations Tuesday night through Wednesday. Below we outline the current scenarios that we see for this significant snowstorm with the first being most likely. 

Winter Stormcast Team Projections


SCENARIO A: (70% Chance, Storm similar to current models)


TIMING: Expect precipitation to push into portions of the mid-Atlantic Tuesday evening. Snow would be heaviest through the day Wednesday before coming to an end from west to east Wednesday night.


IMPACTS:
In this scenario, the storm is a bit slower and is able to push further north before moving offshore. Portions of central and southern Maryland could start as rain before changing to heavy snow. An elongated period of heavy snow is likely across Maryland and extreme south central Pennsylvania (southern Adams, Franklin, Fulton, and Bedford counties) which could last for up to 12 hours. The snow would be heavy wet snow and given the heavy accumulations, damage would be expected for weak structures than cannot handle the weight of the snow. This would cause travel problems Tuesday night through Thursday morning across Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Many flights would likely be cancelled on Wednesday at Dulles and BWI.


ACCUMULATIONS: Maryland and extreme south central Pennsylvania could see significant to high snowfall accumulations. Other areas across southern Pennsylvania could see a moderate to significant snowfall, especially across Franklin and Adams counties. Further east across southern New Jersey and Delaware, precipitation should start as rain and might change to snow for a few hours before pushing offshore leading to slushy accumulations of a few inches.


SCENARIO B:
(30% Chance, Faster Storm, Snow Further South)


TIMING: Precipitation would begin across the mid-Atlantic Tuesday afternoon. Heaviest snow would fall across Virginia Tuesday night and taper off around midday Wednesday.


IMPACTS/ACCUMULATIONS: The storm could push offshore before developing and not provide much precipitation to the central mid-Atlantic. This could lead to a mix of rain and snow changing to heavy snow with significant accumulations across Central Virginia. Further north some light to moderate snow is possible, but rain may mix in and lower accumulations. The snow would be heavy wet snow, so damage is possible if enough of it piles up on a weak structure. Travel would be affected Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon across portions of central and northern Virginia.

The map here shows our two scenarios for the heaviest snowfall amounts. If you are not in the areas, it does not mean you will not see snow, it just means that you will likely not be in the heaviest snow area.

Winter Stormcast Team - (Greg J., Michael N., Zachary F., Connor M., Jason M.)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

15 comments:
"We have a situation..." 
- Actor John Amos in Die Hard 2

11:55 AM EST 3/3/12 (Mid-Atlantic & Southeast Winter Stormcast Teams


  • UPDATE: A major winter weather event is possible for the upper Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic region by mid-week. The storm is currently onshore east of Canada's Coast Range as shown left in the Surface Low Tracks map.
  • Black Ice event overnight as reported by our North Georgia Team indicates overnight low temperatures in other regions are conducive to winter weather.
SNOWFALL PROBABILITY OF 4" OR GREATER WITHIN 72 HOURS

SITUATION: Although the Mid-Atlantic region has been rather tranquil lately, regarding winter weather, that may change drastically into the first full week of March. Indications continue to suggest a possible snowstorm for the region from Wednesday into Thursday. At this point there is high uncertainty with the track of this system, with one scenario going south of the region, and another delivering the mid-Atlantic with a late season snowstorm. 

ANALYSIS: We do expect better consensus later this weekend as the storm is still offshore from the Pacific Northwest and should move inland this weekend. This will allow NOAA ground-based data collection systems to provide more inputs to computer models, and in turn this data  should help projections gain more clarity on potential outcomes. 



Another reason for uncertainty is that this storm would be one part of multiple storms that will have to come together to deliver a major event. Computer models at times, have difficulty  modeling these types of complex systems. Below we outline the two scenarios for this system that we see at the moment. At this time, given the current available projections, we will way each of these scenarios has a 50% chance of occurring as stated.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

17 comments:

What is Authentic Weather? Why it matters.
SERVICES ~ FORECASTS ~ LEADERSHIP ~ JOIN US IN THE MEDIA ~ OUR STORY  LEGAL


In the Foot's Forecast team, we believe a local weather forecast, to be truly authentic, should be both data-based and managed by qualified forecasters in your city, county or community. 

When weather becomes "the problem of the day," over 500,000 visitors choose to make our team content a valuable tool in their decision making. The passion of our forecasters has earned the loyal readership of nearly 80,000 in social media across the US and globally. Our daily reach extends from London to BaltimoreMiami to Seattleand across the Pacific to Auckland, New Zealand. 



HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT? With teams in 30 U.S. states and in 2 continents, we can say with confidence we are local with a global perspective. 

Our readers and clients receive site- and community-specific local forecasts one cannot obtain anywhere else. The content is produced by experienced meteorologists and senior forecasters, with a built-in cadre of social-media savvy junior forecasters pursuing atmosphere science. Our experience with readers is one built on earning their trust. 

AUTHENTIC, NOT AUTOMATED. Analyses from computer models are essential tools to understanding the complexities of weather & climate. On our team, collaboration among forecasters is the crucial component that keeps content for you relevant, accurate and centered on real-time solutions. Group that rely on us include:
  • Mayors from large cities, emergency managers, event coordinators and the public alike seek our advice for high impact events, and outdoor events  
  • Parents, students and teachers call us their "go-to source" for local weather, and school officials in dozens of districts rely on our analyses.
  • Event Coordinators: Performers such as Fiction20Down and officials working the Dew Tour have turned to us before large events, so there are no surprises. 

REAL SERVICES, LOCAL SOLUTIONS. Our hallmark approach to leveraging the forecast for our clients is when we "fuse" weather with pop culture using social media. It's called  "Fusion Forecasting." Here's an example from Summer 2012 by our Surf & Sail Team in Ocean City, MD:


"Dew Tour Finishes Strong"

Despite four days of sunshine and good conditions at the August 2012 Pantech USA Dew Tour, rain crept in on the last day. The final Skate competitions, by athletes around the world, faced cancellation due to wet conditions. But our on-site team knew this was not headline to be. Read about how our weather intelligence services helped the event achieve a photo-perfect, and safe finish: "Dew Tour Finishes Strong




NEED AN ON-SITE OR OFFICIAL FORECASTER?   We're availabe any time or any place you need us. Learn more about our decision servicesregister for our "ONE FREE STORM" 5-DAY TRIAL, or contact us: team@footsforecast.org


The Right Step For Authentic Local Weather 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

10 comments:

Ten Years Ago...

REMEMBERING THE PRESIDENT'S DAY BLIZZARD OF 2003


FEBRUARY 17, 2013 (Baltimore, MD) If you lived in the Mid-Atlantic region, ten years ago this Sunday morning, you awoke to winter wonderland that would soon take it's toll.

The historic storm of Feb 15-18, 2003 would go on to become the snowiest 4 days in  Baltimore records, and live on the memories of many teachers, students and administrators across the state of Maryland as significant event which produced a ripple effect on the rest of the school year. 

Spring break plans were canceled or changed, graduations moved, rescheduled, finals were affected, the school year extended. Summer work crews had one LESS week to prepare buildings for the 03-04 school year, it was a very difficult time for many. 


This photo was taken Sunday evening February 16, 2003 by our founder, Rich Foot at Dundalk High School in Baltimore County, MD during the height of the 2003 Blizzard.

This storm was also one of the first times the words "Foot's Forecast" was uttered in a school classroom, and would become the catalyst that gave rise to our now international forecast team. We welcome your memories in the comments, and we will post more of ours in this story.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

30 comments:

What DID we say about Winter 2012-13?
For a look back at original our projections from the Winter Stormcast Team, 

Current US / Canadian snowcover. 

10:30 AM EST 2/12/13 From the Winter Stormcast Team: If the Mid-Atlantic is going to see a final high impact winter event, it will need to occur in the next 10-15 days. Otherwise, increasing sun angle will negate many effects of a snowstorm at the surface in that region. However, current snowcover across New England and the Great Lakes can lay the groundwork for those areas to experience additional major events. 

We are examining the potential of the southern Plains system to set the stage for a possible final event in the East, and will report on that later this week.

DID WE REALLY PREDICT BELOW-NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR THIS WINTER? 
Visit this link for the unabridged look back about what we said for Winter 2012-13 as posted on this site for November 2, then restated on December 1-2.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

38 comments:
Out with a "Bang" or with a "Bust" ?
EXAMINING TRENDS LEADING TO HOW WINTER 2012-13 MAY END FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC

Valentine's Week in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will be forever remembered for the
multi-day paralyzing ice storm that gripped the region in February 2007. Will 2013 be a do-over?
7:00 AM EST 2/10/2013 UPDATED (Forecaster Mike N. and the Long Range Team)

SYNOPSIS: Until the newly arrived New England blizzard clocked that region with 18 to 40 inches, for many in the Eastern U.S., the winter of 2012-13 had been rather benign in terms of cold and snowfall. Despite some recent arctic outbreaks and frequent “dusting to an inch” type clipper storms, Powderhounds were dismayed at the lack of any major storms. Many cities do have more snow than was observed in 2011-2012 and have averaged a bit colder, especially in January. How does this stack up with recent climate records for area which have under-performed in snow? (Inset: Photos from readers in Connecticut send in pictures of snow 24-36" deep. View more at our Northeast Winter Stormcast page). 

COMPARING RECENT WINTERS: Over the last 10 years, two seasons started out similarly to the first half of winter thus far in 2012-13.
  • 2006-07 started with record warmth but then a major pattern change during the end of January brought cold air in, and more arctic air, snow, and ice into February. 
  • 2011-12, which is shaping up to be a close relative of this year, was nearly snowless for some locations of the Mid-Atlantic. Dulles, Reagan National and Baltimore Washington Airports all recorded less than 3" of snow, compared to a normal annual snowfalls between 17 and 20 inches, depending on the airport.
What "snowfall" has generally turned out to produce in portions of the Mid-Atlantic since 2011-12:
Sometimes it is barely enough to cover the grass, and never mind sledding or snow forts!
POPPING THE QUESTION: With the all-important Valentine's Day looming large for many with dinner plans or other significant life events around this time, the weather pattern begs the #1 question: "Will this winter go out with a bang in OTHER regions, such as the Mid-Atlantic did in February 2007, or fizzle with false promises of snow, like 2012?

Friday, February 8, 2013

10 comments:
34 inches, and still snowing...
- Hartford, CT Courant




STORM REPORTS: 

IN CT, MASS, RI: 

ACROSS SOUTHERN N.E.:
WINDS OF 60 MPH +  
2+ FEET OF SNOW WIDESPREAD






8:30 AM EST 2/9/2013 (Northeast US Team) This excerpt from the Hartford Courant in Connecticut sums up the extreme crippling nature of this historic blizzard:
"Roads across the state were impassable Saturday morning, with drivers, emergency responders and even highway crews stuck in 2 to 3 feet of snow.

At 5 a.m., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered all roads closed until further notice, according to spokesman Andrew Doba. 
Just before 7 a.m., more than 36,000 Connecticut Light & Power customers were without power, along with more than half a million households in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 
Snowfall totals ranged from 34 inches in New Haven, Hamden andShelton to 25 inches in New Hartford and Stafford, 18 inches inWaterbury and 16 inches in Litchfield. Snow was still falling at 7 a.m"



OUR WISHES FOR YOUR SAFETY The Winter Stormcast Team conveys our wishes of safety to all readers being impacted by this storm. We hope our advance forecasting has been of value to your decision-making and preparation. Our efforts will begin shifting to analysis for the next storm event now developing across the Rockies this weekend, heading to the Western Great Lakes. 


Our previous reports below...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

7 comments:
Historic Winter Storm To Rival 1978
BLIZZARD & WINTER STORM WARNINGS
FOR TENS OF MILLIONS - 12" to 24" EXPECTED

OUR WINTER STORMCAST TEAM SNOWFALL PROJECTIONS 
8:00 PM 2/7/13 | Updated Overview of Storm Impacts & Timing for Friday-Saturday Winter Storm | Forecasters Zach F., Zach J. & the Winter Stormcast Team 



**BLIZZARD WARNING** - For All of NYC, Eastern Bergen County, Eastern Union County, Eastern Essex County, Long Island, Southern Westchester County, and all of CT *Blizzard Conditions expected here with 10-14" of snow

WINTER STORM WARNING - Northern NJ, Lower Hudson Valley
*12-16" of snow expected in Lower Hudson Valley
*10-14" of snow expected in Northern NJ

Now is the time to prepare for difficult to impossible travel Friday into Saturday, and likely school closures or early dismissals. Snow is expected to begin mid-morning and may mix from NYC on south, but everyone sees very heavy snow Friday night.



SYNOPSIS: 

A HISTORIC WINTER STORM is slated to affect much of the New England states Friday into Saturday and will provide some wintry precipitation across the mid-Atlantic. The mid-Atlantic region should see a mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet. The precipitation will fall through the day Friday before tapering off overnight Friday night. Almost the entire mid-Atlantic will experience icy or snow covered roads at some point on Friday or Saturday. Read ahead for the amount projections, or see the map above. 

SNOW & TIMING: 

  • From southern & central PA and southern & central NJ north, expect periods of freezing rain, sleet, and snow to change over to snow during the early afternoon hours. 
  • Extreme northern areas of the mid-Atlantic such as northern PA, northern NJ, and NY will see mainly snow as they are expecting a major winter storm with significant accumulation of 6 or more inches are possible. 
  • Expect a possible break of precipitation for a few hours around midday across central & southern PA, central and southern NJ, and central & northern DE before steadier precipitation moves in later in the afternoon from the west. Periods of snow will continue through Friday night before tapering off overnight from west to east. 

WINTRY MIX & TIMING: 


  • By Thursday night, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected for much of the region, except for Northern VA, southern DE, and southern MD which should see mainly rain with some sleet pellets mixing in when precipitation begins.
  • From Thursday night to Friday midday, portions of central MD and central DE will see a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow to start before changing to plain rain by midday. A break of around three hours in precipitation is possible across central MD and southern DE before steadier precipitation moves in later in the afternoon from the west. Expect precipitation to end from west to east in the regions Friday evening. 

RAIN & TIMING:

  • Southern portions across VA, southern MD, and southern DE will see mainly rain, while further to the north a mix of precipitation is expected. The initial onset of precipitation will begin in these areas from south to north by midnight Thursday night.
  • Expect precipitation to taper off west to east shortly after sundown Friday evening. 

AMOUNTS:



  • Little or no accumulation: Northern VA, southern DE, and southern MD will see a few isolated icy spots, mainly in higher elevations, but otherwise roads will just be wet.
  • Coating to glazing: Central MD and central DE could see up to a dusting of snowfall and a glaze of ice before changing to rain by midday Friday. Central PA and central NJ could see slick roads through the day with light to moderate snowfall possible along with some light ice accumulations in spots.
  • 1 to 3 inches: Areas of southern PA, central & northern DE, and southern NJ should see a glaze of ice Friday morning followed by a few inches of snow once precipitation changes over.
  • 3-6 inches: Portions of central PA and central NJ should see only patchy icy with several inches of snow expected after the changeover Friday. 
  • 6-12 inches: Even further north significant snow is expected to cause major problems in northern PA, northern NJ, and NY.
  • 12+ inches: New York City northward, parts of Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, then Northeast along Atlantic coast into Maine. 
  • 18+ inches: Central CT up through Boston, parts of southern Upstate NY, northern RI. 
Stay safe out there and use extra caution! 





Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2 comments:
A Collaboration Ten Years In The Making...

Pennsylvania Team Leader Andrew Barney, a Meteorology major at Penn State University, presented on behalf of our team at the January 2013 conference of the American Meteorological Society in Austin, Texas. What the power of collaboration can do for you.
On January 26, 2004, during a multi-day ice storm in Baltimore, Maryland, a high school Earth Science teacher heeded suggestions of his students, and began posting their  weather forecasts online for his colleagues. That decision became a vision for authentic local weather. Today, that vision has grown to an international team of dedicated local forecasters across 30 U.S. states to global destinations ranging from Auckland, New Zealand to London, England. Their secret sauce? Collaboration. Passion. Innovation

Your Support Matters. For any readers who wish to support expanding our vision of "authentic, local weather from a trusted team", please visit this link to make a donation, or click the button featured in the right column.


We Thank You. This website and our team would not have happened without the loyalty and support of our readers. We dedicate this 10th year commemoration to you, for believing in our vision all these years. New to Foot's Forecast? We welcome you just like everyone else! Get a glimpse of how it all started at this link to the original post from 1/26/2004, and how the team developed from there in Our Story section.


L to R:  Mr . Foot with original 2007 Dundalk High graduate Diandre Williams
with Director of Outreach Nikki Byers, Forecasters Aaron Salter and Jason Mitchell
at the 2011 Maryland Emergency Association conference in Ocean City, MD

The Brief Back Story In the early 2000's, Mr. Foot, a 1996 Penn State graduate in Earth Science, had been occasionally teaching his 10th grade students at Dundalk High School lesser-known techniques of short and long range weather prediction. Their experiments, as rigorous explorations within the Baltimore County Public Schools Science curriculum, had begun to yield surprisingly accurate results. A summary: