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  1. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    The forecast was well modelled. I was just referencing a few posters here.
  2. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    Who said it was end of the world or that it was memorable? The prediction of a few hours of snow and sleet getting quickly washed away by rain and calling it "nothing" was wrong, flat out. Those who predicted 3 or more inches of snow were wrong too. It wasn't a big storm but there was a long period of sleet that made conditions hazardous and it stuck around for a few days in most of the metro away from the immediate south shore.
  3. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    This is completely wrong. It was 1 hour of snow and about 5-6 hours of sleet. The next day there was full coverage of at least an inch of compacted snow and sleet here on the North Shore. Some of these "warm bias" posters predicted a few hours of snow and sleet quickly washed away by rain which didn't happen in the entire metro area, maybe some south shore communities right on the water. They called it a "nothing" event and it was definitely more than nothing if you ventured outside, even on Heat Island -Manhattan. It was treacherous. They were wrong, it happens. I was wrong too, I thought the sleet would be short lived and it wasn't. See, that's not so hard. "I was wrong", see how easy that is? Also, it's not good insight when a poster has an extreme bias warm or cold. There are a few notable posters who always predict warmth and rain or cold and snow and it clouds their judgment when making predictions.
  4. kat5hurricane

    February 11 -12 Winter Storm Threat

    Quite a sleetfest here in Midtown. Those who called this a "nothing burger" should just man up and admit they were wrong. I too underestimated how long the cold air would hold on, it's a mess out there.
  5. kat5hurricane

    February 11 -12 Winter Storm Threat

    Very wintry feel in Midtown, it's a sleetfest and the temp is still stuck at 26. Icing could be a real issue if this continues into the afternoon commute
  6. kat5hurricane

    February 11 -12 Winter Storm Threat

    Changeover complete in Midtown. It was a nice one hour of snow.
  7. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    When was the last time we saw 4 major winter storms one right after the other in March with a few being historic? It was unprecedented. Not everybody got hit with each one (especially in the immediate metro where we were skunked a few times) but many did.
  8. kat5hurricane

    February 11 -12 Winter Storm Threat

    Moderate snow in Midtown. It has all the looks of a changeover any minute now. Actually, it looks like some sleet starting to mix in.
  9. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    Last March was a once in a lifetime pattern, can't count on March. Realistically, we have about a 3 week window to cash in. We're running out of runway.
  10. kat5hurricane

    February 11 -12 Winter Storm Threat

    Not enthused by this at all. A couple of inches of snow with a period of sleet washed away by rain, seen storms like this many times in the NYC area and it rarely amounts to much. Yawn
  11. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    I know there's a lot of snow hounds on this board, present company included, but days like today make me yearn for spring and an abrupt end to winter right now. This weather makes you feel alive again.
  12. kat5hurricane

    February 2019 General Discussion and Observation Thread

    Team Torch seems to be having a good old time with the developments of this "winter". You guys are in all your glory with this ratter, eh? Honestly, I'm ready for Spring. Going to Tampa for a week in early March (when it'll probably snow here) and I'm already there mentally.
  13. kat5hurricane

    January 30, 2019 Snow Squall Observations Thread

    Epic here in Midtown and longer lasting than I thought, almost 20 minutes of heavy stuff and it got real powdery in the last 5 minutes. Starting to wind down now. Roads pretty wet though, surprisingly.
  14. kat5hurricane

    January 2019 General Discussion & Observations

    They should have issued a Salt Storm warning yesterday. I got caught in a Heavy Salt Storm late last night coming home from Oceanside. Nothing on Long Island then once I hit the Queens side of the Cross Island, I see about an inch of salt on the road then I had an unfortunate clash with the salt truck that laid down the salt so I went through a Saltout as I neared it and immediately pulled back as it pelted my car at an alarming rate and stayed back until my exit neared. Seriously, WTF is wrong with them? Between everybody flooding the supermarkets 2 weeks ago for the impending rainstorm as if the apocalypse was upon us and these salt demons the last few months, I feel like society has gone mad.
  15. kat5hurricane

    January 2019 General Discussion & Observations

    It's lunacy that anybody would say this in late January with such certainty. Do you have any meterological reasoning to back this up outside of being a disgruntled snow lover? As we've seen many times in the past 15 years especially, there's been plenty of thread the needle snow events in less than ideal conditions. All it takes is one popping up on the models in the mid range to change the entire mood around here. I don't know what flip flops more, the long term models or some AmericanWX posters
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