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  • Birthday 06/17/1972

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    Belmont, NC
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  1. Rankin5150

    March 2018 Obs

    Moderate Snow in Charlotte Metro!
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    March 12th-13th ULL Discussion

    Is there anyway you can post a map of the 3K? Thanks
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

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    Super Bowl Sunday Storm 2/4-5

    I told you Brother! I am expecting closer to RGEM totals. Not saying it will be that much, but it be more than the LOWER modeled guidance. NEVER take CAD lightly... even in-situ.
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    Super Bowl Sunday Storm 2/4-5

    Looking at today's models, as well as taking Climo into account, the Superbowl Sunday threat is something that should not be taken lightly, IMHO. I think one of two things will happen with this system: 1.) The small disturbance that is progged to push through on Friday will help slow down the HP that is funneling through. This will serve as a hybrid type of blocking, which will aid with keeping the HP from exiting stage right. The cold air will be able to hang around, which will alter the Precipitation type, which will be MORE of a MIXED BAG of ip/sn, with periods of rain mixed in. The CAD will be sorely underestimated by the models. I personally feel that when all is said and done, the surface temps will end up SIGNIFICANTLY colder than progged. ~OR~ 2.) In-situ damning will take place, with the same end result, but possibly MORE rain than mix of ip/SN, because of kess colder air to work with. The models have been keying on this moreso than # 1. I feel the trends will turn tonight or by 12z runs tomorrow, which will show more deeper/colder solutions. NOTE # 1: I have included a shot of the 18z GFS. Notice the CAD showing up more pronounced than in previous, recent runs?? This will only deepen as we get closer to "go time". NOTE # 2: The OVERALL trend this year has been for winter threats to end up with a more deeper, colder solution, as we edge closer to the "go time". The Operational Models have been horrible with keying in on this, IN THIS TIMEFRAME WE ARE IN NOW. Watch for more changes tonight and especially tomorrow. It seems a blend of the ICON/Canadian has been the winner in the past Storms. No? Please flame away. I am trying to put my 2 pennies on this. Thanks and let's hope we can still have a FAB FEB, MACK BUFFET STYLE. LMAO!
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    That will change soon enough man. Just remember that the all mighty Euro and the crappy GFS do NOT handle the Carolinas well with CAD in medium range and when you have HP's dropping down and rotating in and out like this pattern suggests, then the LR will flip-flop, like you see now. Go with Climo and the other methods for our areas. We will be fine. I love the setup we are entering into. Like Robert of WXSouth has stated all along.
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    Are we within the time frame and is there enough support to make a thread for Sunday/Monday? If so, someone needs to start it up.
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    I tell you what...the last 2 runs of the GFS have been very interesting! If the GFS were to be true, we are entering a pattern where it is a train of one small hit after another, strung out over a week, which leads me to ask...what are the other models showing for the 5th through the 12th???
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    I remember getting a Thundersnow on that one! The flakes were SO HUGE! Ended up with 12' of snow total. Great storm, thanks to the Deformation band that formed over us!!
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    So what did the EURO Operational show today? TIA!
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    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    If it follows the same trend(s) as December, then we will be rocking late Feb into early March with some good moisture. Something will line up outta this!
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    1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    Yes sir. This one may squeeze out a couple of inches? I know we are colder and the Snowfall ratios are bound to be better. No?
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    1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    Ummmm...we got a STOUT band incoming!!! What is the deal with that Pro's? I will take it!
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    Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    Yes sir. Thank you!