Second ferocious Nor'easter in a week pounds U.S. East Coast

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 10. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:57 (GMT)

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A ferocious blizzard likely to be even more intense that last weekend's crippling Mid-Atlantic "Snowmageddon" snowstorm is rapidly intensifying off the Northeast U.S. coast, just south of New York City today. Blizzard conditions with heavy snow, high winds, and near zero visibility have hit or are expected to hit portions of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York, including the cities of New York, Newark, Wilmington, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. The storm responsible tracked across the center of the country yesterday, leaving a wide swath of snow amounts of 4 - 16" across Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, Alabama, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The storm is now centered over Lake Erie, with a new 989 mb low pressure center developing off the coast of Delaware. This new low is predicted to "bomb" into a mighty Nor'easter with a central pressure below 970 mb, the kind of pressure typically found in a Category 1 hurricane. This will bring strong winds, gusting over 40 mph, to a large portion of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. today, causing a larger region of blizzard conditions with blowing and drifting snow than was experienced during last weekend's "Snowmageddon" Nor'easter. Fortunately, today's Nor'easter will be far enough from the coast during its peak intensity that coastal flooding from storm surges will not be a concern. In addition, today's blizzard has a lower moisture content than "Snowmageddon", and the snowfall totals will not be as great. The storm has also wrapped in some warmer air from the south, resulting in a change-over to freezing rain and sleet near the coast this morning, which will limit accumulations. Nevertheless, most of the Mid-Atlantic that received two feet of snow from "Snowmageddon" last weekend will receive another foot of snow today, and there is a significant risk of roof collapses from the weight of all this snow.


Figure 1. The Nor'easter of February, 11, 2010 in a visible satellite image taken at 9:01 am EST. Image credit: NASA GOES project.

Snowiest winter on record for Baltimore, Wilmington, and Dulles
The snow from this latest blizzard have pushed snow totals for the 2009 - 2010 winter season to a new record for Baltimore, Wilmington, and Dulles Airport, and will likely set a new seasonal snowfall record in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and Washington National Airport later today. As of midnight last night, here are the snowfall numbers so far for the 2009 - 2010 winter, and the records they have broken:

Baltimore, MD, 64.4". Old record: 62.5", winter of 1995 - 1996.
Washington Dulles Airport, VA, 65.7". Old record: 61.9", winter of 1995 - 1996.
Wilmington, DE, 59.5". Old record: 55.9", winter of 1995 - 1996.

Cities close to breaking their seasonal snowfall record:

Philadelphia, PA, 62.3". Current record: 65.5", winter of 1995 - 1996.
Washington D.C. National Airport, 48.8". Current record: 54.4", winter of 1898 - 1899.
Atlantic City, NJ, 45.5". Current record: 46.9", winter of 1966 - 1967.

All this comes with the end of winter still more than a month away. The latest runs of the GFS and ECMWF models show yet another Nor'easter hitting the D.C./Baltimore/Philadelphia region next Monday. However, next Monday's storm is likely to be much weaker than the last two Nor'easters, with perhaps 4 - 8 inches of snow falling. It is too early to be confident of this prediction, and a Mid-Atlantic snowstorm may not materialize at all on Monday--or the storm could grow stronger than currently forecast, with more than a foot of snow falling.

Heavy snow events--a contradiction to global warming theory?
As I discussed in my previous post, record-breaking snowstorms are not an indication that global warming is not occurring. In fact, we can expect there may be more heavy snowstorms in regions where it is cold enough to snow, due to the extra moisture global warming has added to the atmosphere--an extra 4% since 1970. Snow is not the same as cold, and we have to look at global temperatures, not snowfall, to evaluate whether global warming is occurring. Heavy snow can act to bring down global temperatures, as occurred in December 2009, when the Northern Hemisphere experienced its second greatest snow extent on record (only 1985 saw greater December snow cover since reliable snow records began in 1967). Global average land temperatures, as a result, were just 31st warmest on record, even though global ocean temperatures were the 2nd warmest on record. It will be interesting to see what global temperatures did in January, when the statistics are released next week. The global temperature of the lower atmosphere as measured by satellites was the warmest on record in January, and by a considerable margin. I'll discuss this finding in more detail once the blizzard is over. It's also of interest to note that December temperatures in the U.S. were the 18th coldest in the historical record, but January temperatures were 0.3°F above average, according to the National Climatic Data Center. As a whole, it's been a colder than average winter in the U.S., but not greatly so. However, December snow cover was the greatest on record in the contiguous U.S., and January's ranked sixth. Snow cover records go back 44 years, to 1967.

Portlight continues relief efforts in Haiti
Portlight.org disaster-relief continues to be more effective than some of the traditional large aid agencies in getting much-needed crutches, walkers, and other medical supplies to disabled victims of the Haitian earthquake. So, please visit the Portlight.org blog to learn more and to donate. Floodman's blog has the latest info on Portlight's plan for Haitian relief. A few highlights from his blog:

The latest shipment arrived at Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince on Friday morning; the shipment was unloaded and a portion of the supplies distributed to the St Nicholas Hospital in Sainte-Marc north of Port-au-Prince. This shipment included wheelchairs, crutches and canes in addition to clinical supplies. It was a busy day at Quisqueya; Susan Eitel, representative of USAID met with Richard this morning and Dr. Amy Nguyen of ACTS World Relief took delivery of DME at the Quisqueya campus.

We have several additional shipments queued up for transport, one of which shipped on Saturday; these shipments include the remainder of the donation from H&H Wholesalers. We are hoping to have another shipment out in the next few days.

We are concentrating on distribution for the next few days as storage is currently at a premium at Quisqueya; we are also concentrating on expanding our storage capabilities to allow for larger shipments to be handled, allowing us to help a larger segment of the disabled community.



Figure 2. The Portlight Relief Team unloads crutches shipped from Portlight's warehouse in Atlanta to a staging area at University Quisqeya, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The relief team consists of ten Haitians being coordinated by Haitian-American Richard Lumarque, Portlight's on-site coordinator in Haiti. The relief team has been working full-time over the past week doing aid work.

Next post
I'll have a new post on Thursday.

Jeff Masters

No School!! (CalicoBass)
Woohoo, another day of "No School". The kids will be crying about it in the Summer when they have to make up the Snow Days, lol.
No School!!
Whiteout, Feb. 10 (Proserpina)
We have whiteout conditions in the Annandale area of Fairfax County. The wind is picking up at a fast pace. We are now under a blizzard warning.
Whiteout, Feb. 10
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Little car in a big storm
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762. mikester
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:29 (GMT)
Even though the mid atlantic states have alot of snow they are being spared in a sense. Most of the time most storms that bring northeast alot of snow bring dc/baltimore rain/freezing rain. Now when the weather breaks they are going to have to watch out for severe flooding down there. God knows they don't need that after all this snow.
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761. Iceage2012
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:35 (GMT)
Pretty incredible storm here in central New Jersey. Yesterday as the low was deepening off the coast of Delaware, the snow seemed to stop for several hours. But at around noon, a steady snow began to fall with increasing intensity. By 2:00 Pm, the visibility was less than 300 feet. And it remained that way till around 5:00 pm. Several forecasters were calling for high snow ratios. However, with the temperature hovering around 31 degrees, the snow appeared anything but dry. As a result the snow was compact. With about 15 inches on the ground. If it was colder, I could of imagined close to 30 inches here. Dr. Masters was calling for a 970mb low yesterday. Today I read the storm was at 969MB. Great prediction. Wow, if this storm had moved NNE verse east, it would of been very dramatic. However, the pattern seems to be that more storms will come to visit the mid-atlantic. So what one storm does not succeed in doing, the next storm takes up the slack.
We are all truly witnessing a rare event. Enjoy the spectacular beauty but also be mindful of others coping to deal with this.
760. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:49 (GMT)
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758. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:27 (GMT)
NEW BLOG!
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757. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:26 (GMT)
Quoting severstorm:
Yeah, Grandpa Ike ....Does have a ring to it don't it Congrads Ike!


LOL.

Quoting severstorm:
Hey Ike, My brother now has 45" on the ground in s c pa york county. They got about 24" yesterday.


Jeez...that's terrible.
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756. severstorm
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:23 (GMT)
Hey Ike, My brother now has 45" on the ground in s c pa york county. They got about 24" yesterday.
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755. CycloneOz
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:21 (GMT)
Quoting gulfcoastdweller:


Hattiesburg is only an hr drive from the Coast...


Remember...90 minutes...drive slowly and make sure you stay well back of other cars...especially if on two-lanes.
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754. severstorm
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:21 (GMT)
Yeah, Grandpa Ike ....Does have a ring to it don't it Congrads Ike!
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753. CycloneOz
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:19 (GMT)
Quoting gulfcoastdweller:


Hattiesburg is only an hr drive from the Coast, local met says they could get 4 inches of snow

cold beer yes
chicken gizzards no

Hey Oz, you might have to change your "gear" to chase snow storms now LOL


CHICKEN GIZZARDS - YES!
maybe some boiled peanuts, too! :)
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752. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:19 (GMT)
NOAA just changed my forecast to 80% of snow.. it was saying sleet earlier.. and saying possible of an inch..
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751. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:16 (GMT)
Quoting unf97:
Post 743

That map is just a general depiction. Looking at the model runs early this morning, I am inclined to think the mix line shown on that map will be little farther to the south as the event unfolds late tonight into tomorrow.


Ya i saw the model runs.. i was just showing ya'll what they think.. I agree with ya UNF.. like i said its goin to be interesting day friday.. for sure!
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749. unf97
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:13 (GMT)
Post 743

That map is just a general depiction. Looking at the model runs early this morning, I am inclined to think the mix line shown on that map will be little farther to the south as the event unfolds late tonight into tomorrow.
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748. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:09 (GMT)
From Mobile,AL. discussion....

"LONG TERM [FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY]...COMPLEX LOW PRESSURE/WINTER STORM SYSTEM
IS FORECAST TO TRACK EASTWARD...OVER THE NORTHERN GULF FRIDAY. NORTH
OF THE LOW...THE DEEP LAYER THERMAL PROFILE IS COLD AND MOIST ENOUGH
IN ALL OF THE AVAILABLE WEATHER MODEL GUIDANCE TO BRING ACCUMULATING
SNOWS...NOW...TO MUCH OF THE AREA. WITH MORE AGREEMENT...CONFIDENCE
IS EDGING HIGHER IN THIS. FORECASTERS ARE LEANING CLOSE TO THE ECMWF
MODEL FOR THE TRACK OF THE SURFACE AND LOW LEVEL CYCLONIC
CIRCULATION. THE SURFACE CENTER IS A LITTLE SOUTH THAN WHAT WE WERE
LOOKING AT 24 HOURS AGO...WHICH SUPPORTS A COLDER AIRMASS FRIDAY ALONG
WITH 90 TO 100 PERCENT DEEP LAYER MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDITY ADVANCING
ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH. FORECASTERS HAVE SOME CONCERNS WITH REGARD TO
THE TRACK OF THE 850 MB LOW WHICH WILL BE MOVING EAST
NORTHEAST...OUT OF COASTAL MISSISSIPPI IN THE MORNING TO MOB AROUND
NOON BEFORE LIFTING INTO AND ACROSS SOUTHERN GA FRIDAY EVENING. THE
DEEP LAYER THERMAL PROFILE BECOMES SATURATED...NEAR ISOTHERMAL AND AT
OR JUST BELOW FREEZING EXCEPT RIGHT AT THE SURFACE ON FRIDAY.
NORTHWEST OF THE 850 MB LOW...WE COULD VERY WELL SEE INCREASED
CONVERGENCE AND FORCING...CAUSING BANDS OF SNOW AND BURSTS RESULTING
IN SIGNIFICANT STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS FROM 5 TO POSSIBLY 7 INCHES
FROM WIGGINS MISSISSIPPI TO LUVERNE ALABAMA BEFORE THE STORM LIFTS
AWAY FRIDAY EVENING.
THE LATEST GUIDANCE OF THE LOW TRACK NOW BRINGS
THE SNOWFALL MORE TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH ACCUMULATIONS MAKING IT
NECESSARY TO EXTEND THE WINTER STORM WATCH INTO MOBILE AND BALDWIN
COUNTY AND ACROSS THE INTERIOR ZONES OF THE WESTERN FLORIDA
PANHANDLE.
2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOWS ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
THE FALL OF AND ACCUMULATING SNOW FAVORS A COLDER DAYTIME MAXIMUM ON
FRIDAY THAN WHAT IS ADVERTISED IN THE MOS. THUS...WE HAVE UNDERCUT
THESE BY SEVERAL DEGREES.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND/OR WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR A
PORTION...IF NOT ALL OF THE AREA LATER TODAY. DRIVING CONDITIONS
WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS WITH PATCHES OF BLACK ICE SETTING UP ON BRIDGES
AND OVERPASSES THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST
FORECASTS AND UPDATES CONCERNING THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS...DEEP
SOUTH WINTER STORM.

DUE TO THE UPCOMING STORM...WILL BE BRIEF IN THE DISCUSSION FOR THE
REMAINDER OF EXTENDED. A FAST MOVING CLIPPER TYPE FRONT LOOKS TO BE
MOVING THROUGH THE AREA LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY MORNING. MAY SEE
ANOTHER BOUT OF LIGHT SLEET AND SNOW WITH THIS FEATURE.
DUE TO ITS
FAST SOUTHEAST MOVEMENT...NOT ANTICIPATING MUCH IN THE WAY OF
ACCUMULATION WITH THIS SYSTEM AT THIS TIME. DEEP UPPER TROF SETTING
UP OVER MID ATLANTIC AND SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE POSITIONED OVER THE
PLAINS WILL MAINTAIN A TAP OF CANADIAN AIR INTO THE DEEP SOUTH MONDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. DAYTIME HIGHS AND NIGHTIME LOWS LOOK
TO REMAIN WELL BELOW SEASONAL NORMAL."
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747. drg0dOwnCountry
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:09 (GMT)
The fiercest storm yet in the worst winter in local history howled across the region Wednesday, locking virtually everything in a shroud of new snow that will take days to escape. And there might be more on the way.

As the region tries to right itself after what increasingly looked like a lost week, just digging out from under a foot of fresh snow piled atop two feet of previous snow has left road crews and 5.5 million Washington area inhabitants exhausted. The storm that could arrive Monday seemed a trivial threat after all that, but it could compound the havoc played with virtually every rhythm of daily life.

Thursday's forecast was for bright sunshine and cold temperatures -- manageable conditions for digging out. With most schools and government offices still closed, and public transit largely crippled, residents were advised to stay close to home and make use, yet again, of their snow shovels. Scattered early-morning car accidents were reported on area highways, and Virginia state police spokeswoman Corrine Geller advised motorists to beware of blowing snowdrifts that could cover slick sections of roadway.

"Overnight the strong winds have created good-sized drifts across the Northern Virginia region," Geller said in a news release. "The drifting snow can hide icy patches and motorists need to be cautious."

Local officials sought to have Maryland, Virginia and the District formally declared a disaster area, making the region eligible for federal funds to help already hemorrhaging budgets recoup the untold millions spent on snow removal.

"If there is ever a time for a state of emergency, this is it," said D.C. Council member Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large). "This District is not only facing a crippling snowstorm, but we're facing a crippling budget shortfall and citywide safety issues."

The federal government announced that it would remain closed for a fourth day Thursday. Most local governments and many private offices followed suit. All large area school systems already had given up until Tuesday, fearing for the safety of children forced into the street by unshoveled sidewalks. Utility crews were back at work, this time with fewer outages than the thousands caused by the weekend's heavier, wetter snow.

"Mother Nature has the upper hand right now," said Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. Only underground Metro service will operate Thursday, and Metrobus and MetroAccess will remain suspended. Montgomery Ride On, Fairfax Connector and MTA commuter buses are canceled Thursday, as are MARC and VRE trains. Amtrak's Northeast service will be limited. The region's three airports told passengers to check with their airlines Thursday before leaving to catch their flights.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the snowfall total for the season in Washington had surpassed the 54.4-inch record set in 1899, and it rose to 55.6 inches by 4 p.m. It was even higher farther from the city, reaching seasonal totals of 72 inches in Baltimore and at Dulles International Airport.

"I never thought I would see a winter like this one in my lifetime," said Samenow, a native of the area. "The climate was colder back in 1899, when that record was set."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/11/AR2010021100995.html?hpid=topnews
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746. CycloneOz
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:07 (GMT)
Just looking at the radar for the Gulf Coast area.

The "Bastardi Effect" better kick in soon if you guys living down there want to see some snow.

Of course, you could always pile into the car and drive into Alabama to see...90 minute trip...nice small town park for the kids to play in...chicken gizzards and cold beer for lunch...

Okay...I'm down!
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745. indianrivguy
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:06 (GMT)
Mornin' gang! A lil' nippy here, but supposed to warm. Hard to believe that when the panhandle is having a snow event, we will still be in the 60's.. crazy stuff.

451, thanks for the pictures bro.. very foriegn stuff to a south Florida boy. I spent a couple years in Conn. in the Sub Service, never saw anything even close to what y'all are going through.

Congrats Grandpa Ike!!! little Blessings they are!
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744. unf97
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:05 (GMT)
Congratulations Ike!
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743. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:04 (GMT)


This what Accuweather thinks.. does anyone agree? I dont totally agree with it..
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742. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:00 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
ya'll have a fun day! I am so jealous....

PEACE!!

U have a good day at work Aqua..
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741. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 12:00 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
wait a minute, ike, I just re-read your posts. Ya'll are gonna be twin grandparents?? Congrats!!

and, errr...accumulations of two inches or more?? won't that just shut everything down? It's not like ya'll have snow plows or salt, hahaha...


LOL.


Good morning to everyone and thanks.
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740. aquak9
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:59 (GMT)
ya'll have a fun day! I am so jealous....

PEACE!!
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739. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:58 (GMT)
Ike congrats on being a grandpa!
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738. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:56 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
wait a minute, ike, I just re-read your posts. Ya'll are gonna be twin grandparents?? Congrats!!

and, errr...accumulations of two inches or more?? won't that just shut everything down? It's not like ya'll have snow plows or ice, hahaha...

Its goin to be nasty.. its already has alot of moisture and depends how far south or north the L goes.. but we might be getting more than we think we are.. Dallas right now has been reporting snow and already have some accidents already.. Its going to b nice and wett snow.. Get ready everyone and be safe.. o have sum fun too ;)
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737. unf97
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:55 (GMT)
Well, Mobile NWS are now calling for accumulations all the way to the coast. They think 1 to 2 inch accumulations are possible to the coast, verifying the rain/snow line continues to drop southward.

What an interesting day Friday is shaping up to be potentially.
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735. aquak9
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:53 (GMT)
wait a minute, ike, I just re-read your posts. Ya'll are gonna be twin grandparents?? Congrats!!

and, errr...accumulations of two inches or more?? won't that just shut everything down? It's not like ya'll have snow plows or salt, hahaha...
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734. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:52 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
g'morning unf! had to go get ready for work...

Ike you'd better take plenty of pics. We are gonna be 35º here, with rain. Could it be ANY more miserable?


I'm sorry. I'll throw you a snowball.
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733. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:51 (GMT)
Super Bowl champs now have a shot tomorrow of seeing some....

Friday
Rain...snow and slight chance of light sleet in the morning...then chance of light rain and snow early in the afternoon. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
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732. aquak9
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:50 (GMT)
g'morning unf! had to go get ready for work...

Ike you'd better take plenty of pics. We are gonna be 35º here, with rain. Could it be ANY more miserable?
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731. unf97
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:50 (GMT)
Well, Mobile NWS are now calling for accumulations all the way to the coast. They think 1 to 2 inch accumulations are possible to the coast, verifying the rain/snow line contiually to drop southward.

What an intersting day Friday is shaping up to be potentially.
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730. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:48 (GMT)
Quoting FLPandhandleJG:
wow.. thats alot of heavy wet snow there predicting.. I wonder how much we will get.. O man i have doctors appt. at 10am in the morning.. thats goin to be interesting..


My wife's daughter has one in Pensacola. Pregnant with twins. She may have to reschedule it.
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729. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:45 (GMT)
wow.. thats alot of heavy wet snow there predicting.. I wonder how much we will get.. O man i have doctors appt. at 10am in the morning of friday.. thats goin to be interesting..
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728. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:39 (GMT)
Winter Storm Watch
Alert:

for....Choctaw
Washington
Clarke
Wilcox
Monroe
Conecuh
Butler
Crenshaw
Escambia
Covington
Upper Mobile
Upper Baldwin
Lower Mobile
Lower Baldwin

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY FOR INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE AREA...

.THE COMBINATION OF A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING EASTWARD
ACROSS THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...DEEP MOISTURE...AND COLD AIR
POURING INTO OUR REGION FROM THE NORTH...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. RAIN
WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE OVER TO WET SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT OVER
THE INTERIOR COUNTIES...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF A WIGGINS-ATMORE-
ANDALUSIA LINE. THE WET SNOW LINE WILL MOVE PROGRESSIVELY SOUTHWARD
TOWARD THE COAST ON FRIDAY. SIGNIFICANT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI...AND SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...WHERE 4 TO 7
INCHES IS POSSIBLE.
PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY TAPER OFF BY FRIDAY
EVENING.

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD INTO SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND
SOUTHWEST ALABAMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AS THE
PRECIPITATION MOVES IN...A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW IS LIKELY
GENERALLY WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 BY MID EVENING...WITH PRECIPITATION
BECOMING ALL SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT ROUGHLY NORTH OF A WIGGINS-ATMORE-
ANDALUSIA LINE. COLDER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO FILTER INTO THE AREA
DURING THE DAY FRIDAY AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE TRACKS EASTWARD ACROSS
THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO. THE WET SNOW LINE WILL MOVE PROGRESSIVELY
SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE COAST ON FRIDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY
TAPER OFF BY FRIDAY EVENING.
SIGNIFICANT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER
THE INTERIOR SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...AND SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA...WHERE 4 TO 7 INCHES IS POSSIBLE. TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE
MOBILE METRO AREA TO CRESTVIEW FLORIDA...WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES
POSSIBLE FURTHER SOUTH TOWARD THE COAST.
THE SNOW WILL BE WET AND
HEAVY IN NATURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN SOME DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND
POWER LINES.
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727. unf97
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:37 (GMT)
Good morning aquak!
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726. drg0dOwnCountry
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:35 (GMT)
"I vaguely remember 1979, when I was 3, when there was really tall snow, but nothing like this," said Kate Jelen, a Washington-area resident.

The severity of the recent storms has highlighted two of the Washington area's long-standing problems - its inability to handle bad winter weather because of relatively small snow removal budgets and an electrical grid easily overwhelmed when overhead power lines are toppled by branches and high winds.

"I think everybody got a little overwhelmed," said James Rich, whose home in Kensington, Md. was without power from last Friday until Tuesday. Rich and his wife, Joan, spent the ensuing days wearing heavy coats and cooking eggs and soup over their wood-burning fireplace.

"Initially it was a bit of an adventure. We thought, we're getting the hang of this, it's like camp," Rich said. "You try to be industrious. But it gets old really fast."
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Washington+feels+winter+wrath+again/2549087/story.html
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725. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:34 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
hey panhandlejg? you wanted some links, see if this helps. I don't use it but you might like it.

Link


Thank you Aqua.. appreciate it!
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724. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:32 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
"Tomorrow", he says.

Not "maybe tomorrow", or "maybe a chance of flurries"....nope. Just "tomorrow."

Dang-blasted self-assured SnowHog.


LOL! I thought about putting IF in there, but it almost seems like a sure bet.


Winter Storm Warning
Alert:

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT
AND FRIDAY...


.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP IN THE NORTHWEST GULF OF
MEXICO AND TRACK EAST NORTHEAST ACROSS THE NORTH GULF TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE...SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER
AREAS MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 AND 12
CORRIDOR. A BRIEF MIX OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND SNOW WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10 AND 12 CORRIDOR.

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM
CST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6
PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM CST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT. THE WARNING AREA IS GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE
FROM WEST OF NEW ROADS AT THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER...TO AMITE...TO
PICAYUNE.
A MIXTURE OF LIGHT RAIN...LIGHT SLEET...AND LIGHT SNOW WILL
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND UPPER
FLORIDA PARISHES OF EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. THE MIX
OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO MOSTLY SNOW AFTER
SUNSET...ALTHOUGH SOME SLEET COULD MIX IN FROM TIME TO TIME.
ONCE THE SNOW BEGINS...IT IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN INTENSITY
DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST
FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF AROUND MIDDAY FRIDAY. MODERATE
TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DROP VISIBILITIES BELOW A QUARTER OF
A MILE AT TIMES CREATING VERY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS SOUTHWEST
MISSISSIPPI...TO 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS THE UPPER FLORIDA PARISHES
OF LOUISIANA.
THE SNOW WILL ALSO BE A WET SNOW. THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW COULD
DOWN SOME TREE BRANCHES AND POWER LINES AS IT ACCUMULATES.


Pointe Coupee
West Feliciana
East Feliciana
St. Helena
Tangipahoa
Washington
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723. aquak9
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:32 (GMT)
hey panhandlejg? you wanted some links, see if this helps. I don't use it but you might like it.

Link
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722. severstorm
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:32 (GMT)
Heck that means today is thursday darn i'm a day ahead well i hope you get the snow and we need pics my friend
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721. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:32 (GMT)
Quoting unf97:
Yeah, Ike, you and all of the panhandle bloggers should have fun with this impending event.

The models keep trending colder and the rain/snow line keeps sinking southward as well. Basically, the rain/snow line is right along Interstate 10 it appears for this event.


I hope that rain/snow line keeps goin southward a bit more.. ;)
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720. unf97
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:30 (GMT)
Yeah, Ike, you and all of the panhandle bloggers should have fun with this impending event.

The models keep trending colder and the rain/snow line keeps sinking southward as well. Basically, the rain/snow line is right along Interstate 10 it appears for this event.
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719. aquak9
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:30 (GMT)
"Tomorrow", he says.

Not "maybe tomorrow", or "maybe a chance of flurries"....nope. Just "tomorrow."

Dang-blasted self-assured SnowHog.
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718. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:28 (GMT)
Quoting severstorm:
Good Morning Ike and all, So Ike today is your day with the snow huh?


Tomorrow.
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717. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:28 (GMT)
Quoting severstorm:
Good Morning Ike and all, So Ike today is your day with the snow huh?


Good Morning to you too!
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716. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:28 (GMT)
Winter Storm Watch
Alert:

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT
AND FRIDAY...


.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP IN THE NORTHWEST GULF OF
MEXICO AND TRACK EAST NORTHEAST ACROSS THE NORTH GULF TONIGHT AND
FRIDAY. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE...SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER
AREAS MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 AND 12
CORRIDOR. A BRIEF MIX OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND SNOW WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10 AND 12 CORRIDOR.

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR AREAS ALONG THE INTERSTATE 12 AND 10
CORRIDOR...EXTENDING FROM METROPOLITAN BATON ROUGE TO THE
NORTHSHORE OF LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN...TO THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST.
FROZEN PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS EARLY AS THIS AFTERNOON...BUT
IS MORE LIKELY DURING THE EVENING ACROSS METROPOLITAN BATON ROUGE
AND ALONG THE INTERSTATE 12 CORRIDOR. A MIX OF RAIN AND SLEET WILL
LIKELY DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.
DURING THE EVENING...THE RAIN AND SLEET MIX WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO
A MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW AS PRECIPITATION SPREADS EAST ACROSS THE
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST. IT WILL BECOME MOSTLY SNOW WELL AFTER
MIDNIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY MORNING.
SLEET AND SNOW MAY BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
AFTER 9 PM. THIS COULD RESULT IN A VERY HAZARDOUS SITUATION AS
SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATE ON THE ROADS. ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET
AND SNOW MAY REACH 2 TO 3 INCHES BY NOON ON FRIDAY WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE MID AND
LATE MORNING HOURS FRIDAY AND SHOULD END EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.


St. Tammany
Iberville
West Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge
Ascension
Livingston
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715. severstorm
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:27 (GMT)
Good Morning Ike and all, So Ike today is your day with the snow huh?
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714. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:25 (GMT)
OO GEN run


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713. FLPandhandleJG
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:20 (GMT)
I believe there is goin to be alot of moisture and some places could c a little more snow than expected.. since it is hard to predict down here.. just a thought
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712. IKE
11. helmikuuta 2010 klo 11:15 (GMT)
Quoting unf97:
Good morning everyone.

Ike, it certainly appears that the potential is there over in your area of a decent snowfall event. I was discussing this with Drak last night. I wake up this morning and now Mobile NWS office is saying at least 2 inch accumulation in parts of interior FL pandhandle into SW and S. Central Alabama. In those areas, they could see up to 4 inches potentially.

Ike, the snow looks to be coming late tonight into Friday. Get ready!


I'll take a few pictures and post them on here.
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