Just in case folks were wondering what was up next! A small system could cause some rain and snow showers Thursday. Cold Friday but we start warming to mild conditions starting next Tuesday. AND this milder look gets interrupted next Wednesday Thursday, but mild air comes back.. NOT looking super cold. Need that December flip to cold to show up and it is not at this point!
If you are a weather geek, and live in Nova/MD/DC - The afternoon Forecast Discussion by NWS is a good read!
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Let the gloom and doom 1st storm of the season non-stop hype begin. ;) We will have frequent updates all during the storm tonight and tomorrow with occasional bits of humor so you can escape the media and social media blow-by-blow reporting of every last snowflake. Oooohhh...look at that one...it was bigger than the last one... :) Meanwhile in Buffalo...they're laughing at all the big city "flat landers" freaking out about an inch or two from Wash D.C. to New York City where it will be in the low 50s by Sunday! This snow will melt at Warp Speed in the lower elevations so you might be able to clean up your Fall leaves one last time on Sunday. - Capt Kirk out.
I am up to a very MILD 60 degrees! How about you?
THE MAIN concern is the warmth here at the surface in tomorrow's event. I think my west wind is compressing the air some for me and spiking my temp, but it screams - RAIN and not snow!
And when I say i will move my 1" line westward, I MEAN possibly by a lot.. Mountains and Immediate Piedmont will do best. That mean places at least 700 feet in elevation and above according to my thinking... =(
NOT feeling much snow at all for areas along I-95.. ironically, areas that do see snow MAY be surprised due to the amount of precipitation. This one is not easy.. Heavy precip will be an important player and could be as odd as areas with rain could go to snow in heavier precip and then back to rain. Could mean wild patchwork amounts. Likely to move my up to 1" westward.
This made us laugh out loud and we had to share, enjoy!
REMINDER: I AM NOT A METEOROLOGIST! I do this as a hobby and fun. Official forecasts are made by the National Weather Service and should be the source for authoritative forecasts. You can look at my stuff as ideas, but go with them as the source!
As I noted last night, I wanted to lower some amounts. This is a FIRST CALL. There SHOULD be a Final Call later this evening!
WOW! 118 mile path tornado in Georgia Sunday! http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSFFC&e=201411250123
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