das

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
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    Lat - Lon: 39.234, -77.268, Clarksburg, MD

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  1. Pea sized hail in Clarksburg. Make sure you submit your mPING reports!
  2. Mani I come in here to commiserate our lost digital snow for Saturday night (since I’ll be in town this weekend instead of enjoying 10-18” up in VT) and see everyone out of their minds and eating their young. Get it together, folks. It will snow again this year.
  3. This makes me sad. Having watched your posts over the last 15+ years, I’m surprised by this reasoning and hope it’s just a by-product of the acutely bad period in the middle of a crap winter.
  4. Yup, in Charlotte, which I've learned is really pronounced "shalahtt". While I've learned to love that northerly drain (puts a good east coast CAD to shame), the reverse southerly fire hose is equally impressive when it gets going. Looks like BTV saw the latest runs and upped the ante. 10-18'' in the WSW now. Nice. Work keeps getting in the way of me geeking out...
  5. I love that the mesoscale banding and low level frontogenesis forcing look to be nearly stationary over the northern Champlain Valley (MBY, which is the only thing that really matters) sometime during the day on Friday. The moisture transport from that jet looks absolutely fantastic. Could be fun.
  6. And look suspiciously like, wait for it, climatology.
  7. I always wonder about this kind of thing. It is really in their best interest to make this kind of investment in NWP infrastructure and code? What is to be gained here? Why would they make this type of capital investment when they can just buy similar or better service from the ECMWF and NWS? Wouldn't the investment $$ be better spent on sensor network density to feed into established, well-capitalized and run NWP ecosystems?
  8. I was wondering. Nice returns overhead but all my security cams in the house just show wet outside the house in Clarksburg.
  9. It's point and click on northern MoCo (Clarksburg-ish). 6 hours later and 50 miles WSW to Winchester, I am not surprised to see saturation. But, by then, we're losing the 850's...
  10. Amen to that. I was happy to get a dusting last night just to turn the ground a little white. A few inches heading into the weekend event will be nice. Lift in the DGZ as the storm tomorrow tracks right overhead looks good so maybe a nice period of moderate snow.
  11. WAA thump will be hard. The column will be so very, very dry with that 1046 HP strength and placement. GFS at 1am Saturday. The bottom 1/3rd of the snow growth zone is super dry and the balance of the descent for the snowflakes is an absolute desert with dews at the surface around 0F.
  12. 1.6” here in Clarksburg. Snow was slow to stick even though the hi temp was 39°F (late morning) and the temp was at 35°F at (rain) onset. Even when air temps dropped to freezing, the warm ground ate trillions of sacrificial flakes. The finale at the end was rippin’ fun.
  13. Subsidence in the middle layers modeled on the short term guidance was a little too far east so the CPV got in on the deform + a little convective enhancement from the little shortwave. Got 2.6” in Charlotte, VT today.
  14. Greetings from the Champlain Valley. Not sure I’d call this a white Christmas but it’s better than 100% brown.