Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shutting Things Down for the Holidays!

Just submitted my final grades, as finals are now over! Going to head out of town fairly soon, so it is time to shut things down with the blog! Of course I'll try to post from time to time, but don't expect a lot of content posts until January! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season! Hopefully you will have some quality time with family/friends, which is what this season is all about! Maybe I'll get lucky with some snow as well? Fingers crossed!!! :-)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kawah ljen by night...

Here is a great post from The Big Picture! Again, for the hundredth time, I highly recommend checking out this picture blog on a regular basis!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Even More West!

This system continues to trend slightly west! I'm pretty much sure the snow threat from DC to NYC is over with this storm! There "could" be some snow wrapping around the back of this storm, but even that is looking unlikely for DC to NYC... Sigh! But hey, there will be a few more shots at snow before Christmas, so my hopes are still alive!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not Looking Very Good!

Well, the snow threat for DC to NYC, is not looking very good! It is still about a week out and things can easily change, but the trend continues west! :-(

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Shift to the West...

The GFS is still picking up on a coastal storm, but has shifted west... It's still WAY too far out for any details at this point... However, I continue to be very encouraged that the models are picking up on the threat! Like always, the track of the low will be key!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Interesting Setup!

The charts below (0z GFS) are something to look at/think about! The overall pattern screams for a big storm (-NAO, -AO, hyperactive hurricane season leading to extra rising motion in the tropics at the beginning of the meteorological winter) to strike the east coast, so it makes a lot of sense to me! Of course we are still a long ways out, so it is silly to get into any specifics, but there is a lot of potential with this setup! Somewhere between Dec 11th - Dec 18th, I do expect some snow from DC to NYC... The main question is, will it be one main storm, or a series of storms? That is still very hard to forecast, but I'm leaning towards a big storm at this time! Even then, it will all depend on the track of the low, but the potential is there, and it is something to watch for sure! Many more updates to come!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Let it snow!

Another great post from The Big Picture! "Let it snow!" 37 amazing photos... Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Satellite!

Here is a satellite loop of the entire 2010 season (via - Rob Hart)... Pretty darn awesome!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Something to consider!

Unfortunately, Yazoo City was hit again the another night with an EF-2 tornado... I had a lot of people ask me the odds of a city getting hit twice during a year... I don't know the exact odds, but it is without a doubt very rare! So I posted something on my facebook wall that I found to be even more rare in my eyes! Especially, considering the fact you are talking about a F-5/F-4 tornado hitting the same location in about 30 minutes! I've read reports that some in the NWS argued that both should be rated F-5! Just incredible to me, as was the entire Super Outbreak!!!

"A lot of people have asked me the odds of a tornado hitting the same city/town twice in one year, but consider this... During the Super Outbreak (April 3-4, 1974), Tanner, AL was devastated by two violent tornadoes about 30 minutes apart! The first tornado was rated F-5, the second was rated F-4... Rescue efforts were underway when the second tornado struck!"