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  1. Are Hurricanes of this size large enough to get Rosby wave like effects (ie Coriolis related mass excavation) tugging them west?
  2. Currently 56 degrees in Montgomery Village. Looks like we have a good chance to smash some lowmax records, unless there's a sudden warm up late in the day. For Sept 2 record low maximums are : IAD: 70 degrees BWI: 64 degrees DCA: 64 degrees Currently 58 IAD, 60 BWI, 61 DCA. DCA was at 64 at midnight so maybe a tie?
  3. Had marble sized hail and cloud to ground lightening about 20 minutes ago though it's stopped for now, still moderate to heavy rain. Amazing how quick the temps dropped into the mid 60's.
  4. I have a feeling that when this sleet glacier melts tomorrow and refreezes tomorrow night in the mid teens it'll be nearly indestructible
  5. just took a sleet jebwalk. It's kinda beautiful in it's own way. Sort of like Baltimore
  6. on the plus side, the surface area of sleet is significantly lower per unit volume than snow i'd assume, so this should all take a hell of a long time to melt
  7. orange death band on nws radar is about to slam into Baltimore
  8. between 1030 pm and 12am the ambient light in my neighborhood essentially doubled after the roads and sidewalks caved and started reflecting the street lights. Absolutely incredible
  9. per wundermap, temperatures are already about two degrees below progged nws forecasts in Baltimore city
  10. maybe premature, but this is shaping up to be one of the best snow events in the past few years just because of the surprise factor and model disagreement. If I get over 12 inches in Baltimore city after the roller-coaster ride of the past few days, it'd lock this thing in my memory for a while.
  11. I want my 24 inches the Canadian promised me
  12. roads and sidewalks giving up near Penn Station in Baltimore
  13. Ha, Baltimore city doesn't back down when it comes to snow. Hold the line all night
  14. The one thing that's encouraging about this storm is that it comes after a period of cold air, rather than the summer temps we saw in the march 13 disaster. Just from memory it seems like we tend to do a lot better holding onto cold than vice versa. I wonder if model tendency to scour out cold temps too quickly in CAD events might be relevant here?
  15. Yep, seems like it. Do you guys look more at skew T's or things like convergence and PV when analyzing these storms? More of a large scale atmos guy myself so it's a learning curve with mesoscale stuff.