A rare Deep South snow event breaks Dallas' all-time snowfall record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:55 (GMT)

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A rare Deep South heavy snow event is in full swing today, thanks to a powerful 1000 mb extratropical storm centered just south of Alabama. The storm clobbered Dallas with 11.2" of snow yesterday, the heaviest snow on record for the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Dallas' previous record was 7.4", set on January 15 - 16, 1964. The 14.4" of snow that has now fallen on Dallas this winter eclipses the previous record seasonal snowfall for the city--14.1" during the winter of 1977 - 1978. Yesterday's snowstorm dumped over a foot of snow along a narrow region just north of Dallas and Fort Worth, with the town of Haslet receiving 14.2".


Figure 1. The Deep South snow event of February, 12, 2010 in a visible satellite image taken at 9 am EST. Image credit: NASA GOES project.

As the storm races eastwards across the Gulf today, a wide area of snowfall in excess of four inches will affect Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, with lesser amounts in South Carolina, North Carolina, and the extreme northwestern corner of the Florida Panhandle. As of 7am this morning, here are some selected snow amounts reported by National Weather Service:

...ALABAMA...
CUBA 1.5
THOMASVILLE 1.0

...ARKANSAS...
FOREMAN 4.0
TEXARKANA 1 N 4.0

...LOUISIANA...
NATCHITOCHES 6.0
SHONGALOO 5 N 6.0
SHREVEPORT 5.4
MONROE 5.0
NATCHITOCHES 4.0

...MISSISSIPPI...
DE KALB 8.0
CATAHOULA 5.0
VICKSBURG 5.0
RAYVILLE 4.2
BROOKHAVEN 4.0
MCCALL CREEK 5 W 4.0
SICILY ISLAND 4.0
JACKSON 3.2

...OKLAHOMA...
HAWORTH 4 SW 7.5
IDABEL 8 SE 7.5
RATTAN 13 E 4.5

...TEXAS...
HASLET 14.2
FORT WORTH 12.6
DALLAS 12.5
BRIDGEPORT 12.0
ROYSE CITY 12.0
POINT 3.7 ESE 11.0
EAGLE MOUNTAIN 10.5
ENNIS 10.3
FRISCO 1.9 N 10.3
JACKSBORO 6.2 SW 10.0
LINDALE 10.0
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS 10.0
COTTONDALE 9.5
OAK CLIFF 9.5
PRINCETON 3 N 9.5
FORT WORTH 14 N 9.0
ARLINGTON 8.0

As we can see from a plot of the frequency of U.S. snowstorms between 1900 - 2001 (Figure 2), heavy snow events of 6+ inches occur about once every ten years for Dallas, and between once every ten years and once every 100 years for the portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama that may end up getting 6+ inches from this storm.


Figure 2. The annual average number of snowstorms with a 6 inch (15.2 cm) or greater accumulation, from the years 1901 - 2001. A value of 0.1 means an average of one 6+ inch snowstorm every ten years. Image credit: Changnon, S.A., D. Changnon, and T.R. Karl, 2006, Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Snowstorms in the Contiguous United States, J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45, 8, pp. 1141-1155, DOI: 10.1175/JAM2395.1.

More heavy snowstorms occur in warmer-than-average years
Another interesting result from the Changnon et al. (2006) paper (Figure 2) is the relationship between heavy snowstorms and the average winter temperature. For the contiguous U.S. between 1900 - 2001, the authors found that 61% - 80% of all heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches occurred during winters with above normal temperatures. In other words, the old adage, "it's too cold to snow", has some truth to it. The authors also found that 61% - 85% of all heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches occurred during winters that were wetter than average. The authors conclude, "a future with wetter and warmer winters, which is one outcome expected (National Assessment Synthesis Team 2001), will bring more heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches than in 1901 - 2000. The authors found that over the U.S. as a whole, there had been a slight but significant increase in heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches between 1901 - 2000. However, a separate paper by Houston and Changnon (2009), "Characteristics of the top ten snowstorms at First-Order Stations in the U.S.", found that there was no upward or downward trend in the very heaviest snowstorms for the contiguous U.S. between 1948 - 2001, as evaluated by looking at the top ten snowstorms for 121 major cities.

More snow headed for the mid-Atlantic next week
The extreme amounts of snow on the ground in the Mid-Atlantic from back-to-back blizzards over the past week will get some more company on Monday night, when a new snowstorm will hit the region. I'm thinking that the new storm will drop another 2 - 6 inches of snow on the Baltimore-D.C.-Philadelphia region. The computer forecast models have not yet come into agreement on where Monday's storm will hit, or how much moisture it will be able to tap into, so there is still high uncertainty over how much snow will fall.

A historical precedent for "Snowmageddon": the "Great Snow" of 1717
I've commented several times this week that there is no precedent in the historical record, going back to the late 1800s, to the incredible snow blitz the Mid-Atlantic has endured. Well, it turns out there is a comparable winter, at least for Philadelphia, if one goes back in time nearly 300 years. According to Chris Burt, author of the excellent book, Extreme Weather, in 1717 four storms between February 27 and March 9 dropped a total of 3 - 5 feet of snow from Philadelphia to Boston. Snow drifts as much as 25' deep occurred in the Boston area. An account of the 1717 event was one of the first journal entries of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Cotton Mather. Chris told me he wasn't aware of any comparable events affecting Washington D.C. or Baltimore, however. Chris will be joining wunderground this April as a featured blogger, and I greatly look forward to having him put our modern weather records into historical context.

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I'll probably do a short post on Saturday.

Jeff Masters

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610. drg0dOwnCountry
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 18:06 (GMT)
Freak snow has South sliding

"Even Pensacola [Florida] saw a trace of snow from the storm," Schneider said. "Atlanta had a little more than 3½ inches of snow on the ground. That's a lot for this time of the winter."

According to the National Weather Service, 68.1 percent of the United States is covered with snow, compared with 51.2 percent in January. Every state except Hawaii has some snow cover.

And more is coming. A storm system could bring several more inches to the beleaguered mid-Atlantic states Monday, Schneider said.

"This winter just does not want to die down," she said.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/02/13/winter.weather/?hpt=T2
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609. drg0dOwnCountry
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 17:49 (GMT)
Quoting iceagecoming:
I'm ready for a heat wave, this snow is getting old.
What would be better in a heatwave?
Power outages are common, you basicly stay indoors, supplies become fierce ...
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608. iceagecoming
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 17:47 (GMT)
I'm ready for a heat wave, this snow is getting old.
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607. drg0dOwnCountry
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 17:25 (GMT)
Winter wonderland has a dark side: power failures and downed trees
On Day 2 after the biggest snowfall ever to hit North Texas, restoration of power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses remains top priority, with the region’s electrical utility warning that some homes will be without power until Sunday evening.

Oncor, which operates the area’s power lines, worked through the night and restored electricity to 50,000 homes, the utility said in a news release issued today. By 4:30 a.m., about 150,000 homes remained without power, the release said.

Meanwhile, crews continued to clean up downed and damaged trees across the Dallas area after what one expert called the most devastating storm for the region’s trees in more than 30 years.
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/021310dnmetsnow.3e83f85.html
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606. drg0dOwnCountry
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 17:20 (GMT)
Tonga Shaken By Massive EarthquakeTonga Shaken By Massive Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit the Pacific island of Tonga today at 04:47am local time 1:47am in Tonga).

The earth quake rocked Tonga, catching residents off guard as they prepared themselves for a visit from tropical cyclone, Rene, which is currently a category three cyclone with wind speeds of up to 93 miles an hour.

Thank goodness there was no tsunami alert, immediate reports of damage, or mortality reports following the massive quake which occurred only 60 miles (96 kilometers) away from the nation's capital, Nuku'alofa.
http://newsblaze.com/story/20100213074108kris.nb/topstory.html
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604. Drakoen
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 17:06 (GMT)
Possibly another round of snow for the south on the back edge of the clipper system that it will be moving through the Tennessee river valley.


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603. largeeyes
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 17:00 (GMT)
Looks like we got around 8" here in eastern NC according to the local reports(I got up too late for an accurate measurement). I lost a tree to the heavy wet snow. Any suggestions on how to post a picture?
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602. Skyepony (Mod)
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:58 (GMT)
Message from the NAVY.. NOTE: AMSR-E data back in sync, WHO DAT!!!!
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601. drg0dOwnCountry
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:29 (GMT)
Quoting Cranberryuplink:
Dr. Masters,

I am pleased to read that you are showing signs of truly being a scientist - evaluating the data and not the politics. Good job!
Here is the full audio of this interview

Must-hear audio of press call with Dr. Jeff Masters and me on record snowstorms, extreme weather, and climate change science
http://climateprogress.org/2010/02/12/jeff-masters-joseph-romm-on-record-snowstorms-extreme-weather -and-climate-change-science/#comment-262354

And i suggest you read this blog from Jeff Masters

Heavy snowfall in a warming world
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1427
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600. atmoaggie
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:29 (GMT)
NOLA discussion:

A MEAN UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE EASTERN CONUS THROUGH THE
EARLY PART OF THE UPCOMING WORK WEEK ENSURING A CONTINUATION OF
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE PERIOD. A POTENT SHORT WAVE
TROUGH WILL MOVE OUT OF SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA AND ACROSS THE EASTERN
U.S. OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO MONDAY. THIS FEATURE WILL PUSH
ANOTHER COLD FRONT ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. SINCE
MOISTURE RETURN AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM WILL BE RATHER LIMITED...
ONLY A CHANCE FOR LIGHT RAIN IS FORECAST FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
SUNDAY NIGHT. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ENOUGH COLD AIR WILL WORK INTO
THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT TO ALLOW FOR SNOW FLURRIES BEFORE THE
PRECIPITATION ENDS SUNDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE
FORECAST AREA.


Minimal moisture (good, I don't need any more until July) and a touch to warm, thus, only the slightest chance of flurries for SE LA areas north of Lake P Sunday night.
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599. CybrTeddy
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:24 (GMT)
Morning all!

108 days until Hurricane season.
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598. AussieStorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:22 (GMT)
Goodnight
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597. AussieStorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:21 (GMT)
This is the rain storm we had earlier tonight.



A flash flood had just come through, missed it by about 30seconds.
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596. Seastep
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:18 (GMT)
G'nite Aussie
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595. AussieStorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:13 (GMT)
Quoting unf97:
Good morning aquak!

Good morning Ike!

Goodnight
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594. HurricaneSwirl
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:07 (GMT)
Snow here in central GA melting FAST. Got 2 inches, maybe 3 last night. Which is A LOT for us. Snow already half gone. And only a quarter of it is pure snow now, the rest that's left has frozen into ice. It was fun though :)

Snow and ice melting and falling off trees so fast that it feels like mix and snow is coming down again today.
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593. aquak9
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 16:01 (GMT)
hi unf! would love to see your pics. Sigh, no snow. I've lived vicariously thru my mother-in-law Prosperpina, she's had enough for everyone.

ya'll have a wunderful day!!
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592. unf97
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:52 (GMT)
Good morning aquak!

Good morning Ike!
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591. aquak9
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:49 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:


I'm about ready for spring too. Warmer weather...ants....spiders...love bugs...humidity...sweating...hurricanes....thunderstorms....


pessimist! how about- azaleas blooming, birds and nests, thunderstorm outflow boundaries as they pass, shorts and flip-flips, ice cream at night!
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590. Cranberryuplink
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:44 (GMT)
Dr. Masters,

I am pleased to read that you are showing signs of truly being a scientist - evaluating the data and not the politics. Good job!

Scientific arguments, too, are problematic. In a conference call arranged Thursday by the Center for American Progress to refute the snow antics of Inhofe et al., the center's Joe Romm made the well-worn statements that "the overwhelming weight of the scientific literature" points to human-caused warming and that doubters "don't understand the science."

The science is overwhelming -- but not definitive. Romm's claim was inadvertently shot down by his partner on the call, the Weather Underground's Jeff Masters, who confessed that "there's a huge amount of natural variability in the climate system" and not enough years of measurements to know exactly what's going on. "Unfortunately we don't have that data so we are forced to make decisions based on inadequate data."


Link
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589. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:43 (GMT)
Quoting severstorm:
Hey Ike, I'll take the thunderstorms but you can keep the other stuff. lol


LOL.
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588. Cranberryuplink
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:42 (GMT)
Dr. Masters,

I am pleased to read that you are showing signs of truly being a scientist - evaluating the data and not the politics. Good job!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/12/AR2010021203908.html
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587. severstorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:38 (GMT)
Hey Ike, I'll take the thunderstorms but you can keep the other stuff. lol
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586. unf97
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:32 (GMT)
Good morning.

I took an 1 hour and 15 minute dreive to Jesup, GA yesterday and the changeover to snow finally occurred at around 8:00 last night there, just before the moisture wrapping the intensifying Low pulled away. The ewvent lasted just over an hour, and there were some brief periods of moderate to heavy snow burst. The wet snow coated the ground, and cars. Nearly an inch of snow fell there in that hour.

I tried sending pictures last night, but they haven't been posted yet.

It was worth the quick drive up the road to see it.
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585. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:31 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:


are you kidding? do you see any pics of me running around in it? :(

all we had, was a little over an inch of rain. I'm with Code, Bring Spring!!

KOG- stop it!! no more winter storms!!


I'm about ready for spring too. Warmer weather...ants....spiders...love bugs...humidity...sweating...hurricanes....thunderstorms....
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584. AussieStorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:29 (GMT)
Quoting PcolaDan:


Hey Aussie, first what's an FTP camera, second what did you use to get a webcam going?

I have an IP/Network camera, I wish I could stream it.
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583. hurricane23
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:27 (GMT)
Quoting ElConando:


I heard them too I'm back in Miami for the weekend and heard some howling winds when I went to the bathroom near my backyard.


It was brief but boy those winds kicked up rather quickly with gusts apparently almost making to hurricane strength. Here are the storm reports from several areas.
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582. drg0dOwnCountry
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:


I don't see much change in the pattern of cooler in the SE USA...

6-10 day temps...




8-14 day temps...

Looks persistent.
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581. aquak9
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:20 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:


Did you see any?


are you kidding? do you see any pics of me running around in it? :(

all we had, was a little over an inch of rain. I'm with Code, Bring Spring!!

KOG- stop it!! no more winter storms!!
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580. AussieStorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:18 (GMT)
Quoting PcolaDan:


Hey Aussie, first what's an FTP camera, second what did you use to get a webcam going?

I have an IP cam, and its sending images to WU but it hasn't been approved yet
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579. PcolaDan
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:13 (GMT)
Quoting AussieStorm:
Anyone here no how long it takes for an FTP camera to become approved?


Hey Aussie, first what's an FTP camera, second what did you use to get a webcam going?
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578. DocNDswamp
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:12 (GMT)
G'morning,

Ike and Doug, I woulda been pleased to see a few minutes of those wet clumps coming down as I've missed out on the last couple snows too, but had similar in 2008... LOL, at least had 2-3 hrs of "slizzle and slain" on Thu at the onset... tallied another 2.21" rain I didn't need from the event...

LOL I'm still smiling over Jeff's description of a "rare Deep South snow event" - let a good accumulating snow hit a broad swath of coastal SE LA / coastal NW FL (often the trajectory when happens as did in 89 and Superstorm 93 for us) and then we'll call it a rare event, otherwise nothing unusual with this one or the last few... Not from the 6 decades of wx I've experienced in SE LA / Gulf Coast region...
A very classical El Nino Winter pattern it's been, so who knows might get another chance yet.

Had a 28.8 low this morn, with lot of ice, 10th freeze... and a very thick 20th frost of the season...
Great to see the sun back out today!
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577. code1
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:09 (GMT)
OK, we made history with parts of us having snow yesterday. It's time to get back to FL weather now!!
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576. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:06 (GMT)
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
MODELS show another big storm for GOM on feb 21 22



a ways out so we wait for future runs to see if it remains depicted


I don't see much change in the pattern of cooler in the SE USA...

6-10 day temps...




8-14 day temps...

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575. Bordonaro
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:04 (GMT)
The SE US and parts of the FL Panhandle FINALLY got to see their snow!!
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574. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:02 (GMT)
MODELS show another big storm for GOM on feb 21 22



a ways out so we wait for future runs to see if it remains depicted
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573. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 15:00 (GMT)
Quoting aquak9:
wooo-hooo ike!! ya got your snow!

even if it was only 45 minutes, awesome cool!!


Did you see any?
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572. aquak9
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:58 (GMT)
wooo-hooo ike!! ya got your snow!

even if it was only 45 minutes, awesome cool!!
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571. TallyMike
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:57 (GMT)
We drove from Tallahassee to Dothan, AL and ran into very heavy snow between Donalsonville, GA and Dothan around 3-4 pm EST. When we turned around to head back to Tally snow was accumulating and getting heavier-very large flakes. It snowed with us all the way back to Bainbridge, GA and then turned to sleet and gradually rain before we hit the Florida border.
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570. AussieStorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:54 (GMT)
Anyone here no how long it takes for an FTP camera to become approved?
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569. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:48 (GMT)
I see the snow on the ground in Mississippi...Alabama...GA..and the Carolina's...on visible satellite.

It will be melting today.
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568. PensacolaDoug
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:47 (GMT)
Bottomed out this morn at 29.1
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567. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:44 (GMT)
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
G'morn all! I saw your pics Ike. You got more than me. It switched to a mix for about 2 mins and thats was it. Maybe next time...


Sorry it didn't amount to more. Just about impossible for it to snow in Pensacola.


Quoting doabarrelroll:

how long did the snow last? Do you think the upcoming clipper will have any effect on Florida?


Lasted maybe 45 minutes.

It will turn cold again after the clipper moves through. No frozen precip from what I've read.
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566. doabarrelroll
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:33 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:


Poodle I've got was scared of it and wouldn't go out in it. Funny.

how long did the snow last? Do you think the upcoming clipper will have any effect on Florida?
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565. PensacolaDoug
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:28 (GMT)
G'morn all! I saw your pics Ike. You got more than me. It switched to a mix for about 2 mins and thats was it. Maybe next time...
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564. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:15 (GMT)
another storm yet to come begins in the space of 12 hrs
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563. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 14:07 (GMT)
From the Birmingham morning discussion....

"DISCUSSION...

ONE SNOW SYSTEM DOWN...AND ANOTHER ONE IS LOOMING ON THE HORIZON.
THIS ONE...HOWEVER...WILL COME IN THE FORM OF ONE OF THE STRONGEST
CLIPPER SYSTEMS I`VE SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME...POSSIBLY EVER.
IT IS
CURRENTLY IN ROUTE FROM CENTRAL CANADA IN THE FORM OF A STRONG
CLOSED MID LEVEL LOW. AS IT VEERS TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST LATER
TODAY AND TONIGHT A WEAK SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP JUST OUT AHEAD
AND ENABLE THE SYSTEM TO ACTUALLY PICK UP SOME LIMITED GULF
MOISTURE AS IT APPROACHES CENTRAL ALABAMA. THAT COUPLED WITH THE
FACT THAT THE UPPER LOW WILL GAIN SIGNIFICANT STRENGTH AS IT
ROUNDS THE UPPER TN VALLEY ON SUNDAY WILL PUT AT LEAST THE
NORTHERN HALF OF THE CWA SQUARELY IN THE CROSS-HAIRS OF ANOTHER
WINTER WEATHER STORM. HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE USUAL
DEFORMATION AND FRONTOGENESIS PARAMETERS...AND IT APPEARS THAT
DEVELOPING UPWARD MOTIONS WILL ENHANCE AN AREA OF WINTER PRECIP
FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TO AT LEAST THE BHM METRO AREA."
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562. IKE
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 13:39 (GMT)
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


G'morning, Aussie, or good evening;

(I wasn't out for smoke break, I was posting vid's in other blogs, lol.)

I'm sorry, let me clarify...there was a clearance on the SNOW shovels... sheer U.S. marketing idiocy (still trying to avoid a ban)...historically, we get some of our worst snowstorms in February.

Now I'm going to have coffee and smoke break, lol!

Ike, the poodle wouldn't make yellow snow, either?
Poor thing.


Unless he did his business on it.


Quoting severstorm:
I don't blame the poodle. Those flakes looked the size of golfballs. lol


They were big.
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561. AwakeInMaryland
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 13:30 (GMT)
Quoting severstorm:
Ok, I will check for ya!!

Thanks muchly! I also have a gal-pal who has a little consignment store; she gives stuff away to charity that doesn't sell if the consigners don't want the items back. I'm thinking I could write off postage on taxes...
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560. severstorm
13. helmikuuta 2010 klo 13:27 (GMT)
Ok, I will check for ya!!
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