Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kahuna Bachata?

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Kahuna Bachata?

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES, WATCHES AND WARNINGS STRETCH NEARLY 2,000 MILES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
  • NEAR ZERO TEMPERATURES RETURN IN STORM'S WAKE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY NIGHT - AND AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT


KAHUNA = In Hawaiian culture, a medicine man, sorcerer, priest or person of preeminence. On this site, a term first used in 2004 to describe a potentially significant winter storm that could produce 6-12" or more of snow over a large area.

BACHATA =  A form of music and dance with origins in the neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic. The genre is usually romantic and prevalent with tales of heartbreak and sadness.  In the FF Team, Bachata refers to a winter storm not delivering the expected outcome for an area, in contrast to a bust for a large scale under-performing storm. 

7:31 AM 2/1 – FINAL MAP & PROJECTIONS (Forecaster Mike Natoli, Advisor Foot and the Winter Stormcast Team) 

Saturday sure felt like winter, and now right on schedule, the next winter weather event is charging across the country. Haven't seen the NWS national advisory map? Better take a look. It's a sight to behold. Although sections of the Mid-Atlantic may not seem significant impact, many other areas of the country most definitely will, affecting inter-state commerce, schools, airlines and transportation.






CURRENTLY 
Winter Storm Watches and Warnings now stretch almost 2,000 miles from Owls Head Island in Down East Maine clear across to Hog country in Oshkosh, Nebraska! But unfortunately for the Mid-Atlantic Powderhounds, the "Kahuna" scenario is very unlikely at this point. It would also not be accurate to deem the system "a bust" 24 hours in advance seeing that it has not yet arrived. Please see our "bust scenarios" below for reference.