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high risk

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    North Laurel, MD

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  1. high risk

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    The mageval.ncep.noaa.gov is the site for parallel versions of models. If you click on GFS, you get the parallel GFS, which is the FV3GFS. If you don't believe me, check out the 12z 'GFS' on mageval and compare it to the TT FV3GFS plots.
  2. high risk

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    go ahead and check for yourself. It's clearly listed as the 18z run on 12/4. It clearly ran, and that's the NCEP site which can plot it directly from the files on the supercomputer. There is clearly some issue with the other sites that have to download the data.
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    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    18z FV3GFS (per mageval.ncep.noaa.gov) took a bit of a step back. 0.5" liquid line stays well south in VA, with the DC area on the northern edge.
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    November Discobs Thread

    Ummm, Sunday looks dry and overall a pretty nice day.
  5. high risk

    November/December Medium/Long Range Disco

    00z GFS taking a big step towards the idea of at least a close call on Tuesday
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    November/December Medium/Long Range Disco

    ha! There is no way (in terms of manpower and computer resources) to do the complete set of retrospective testing and evaluation that needs to be done (much of the past 3 years were rerun with the FV3GFS and assessed as part of the validation) for both the GFS and GEFS systems concurrently.
  7. high risk

    November/December Medium/Long Range Disco

    correct. There will be no change to the GEFS when the FV3GFS replaces the GFS in operations.
  8. high risk

    November/December Medium/Long Range Disco

    Yes, but it will not be concurrent with the switch of the GFS to the FV3 core. The GEFS upgrade to FV3 is still over a year away.
  9. high risk

    November 15-16 First Frozen Obs/Nowcast

    This event is our reminder to always toss GFS thermal profiles in cold air damming situations.
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    November 15-16 First Frozen Obs/Nowcast

    It's worth noting that the HRRR has rain at the start and then transitioning quickly to sleet and then snow, with a heavier burst of snow around 10AM. NAM nest is similar, with an initial period of rain and sleet, followed by some heavier snow, also around 10AM.
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    November 15 Snow/Ice Chance

    18z 12km NAM still has the 2m freezing line running right through the District at noon Thursday.
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    November 15 Snow/Ice Chance

    The precip type is computed off of the thermodynamic profiles; the water equivalent of snow (+sleet) is from the model microphysics. That's how that can differ. And this is clearly a case when the 10:1 ratios won't come close to working.
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    November 15 Snow/Ice Chance

    I really have a hard time accepting the GFS having most of the DC and Baltimore metro areas in the mid 30s tomorrow at 12z. I think we've seen plenty of winter precipitation cases in which the GFS has failed to properly model evaporative cooling and then eroded low-level cold air too quickly. While the NAMs can hold on to low-level cold air a little too long, their track record in this kind of setup is superior. I'm not calling for an OMG snow here in the I-95 corridor, but a few hours of snow and then sleet (and perhaps a longer period for the next tier of counties north and west) is still very much on the table, IMO.
  14. high risk

    November 15 Snow/Ice Chance

    Significant ice storm near the cities? That's going to be extremely difficult to accomplish given the very warm antecedent ground/road temperatures.
  15. high risk

    2018 Mid-Atlantic General Severe Discussion

    The problem is that the hi-res guidance is now in good agreement that the line clears most of the area by midday, and there is limited opportunity for the atmosphere to destabilize in advance, especially from DC and points north. Chances are better for southern MD and points further east and south, where guidance shows either more warm advection ahead of the line or a later arrival of storms allowing more heating to occur. That said, shear in the local area will be strong, so if instability ends up larger than currently progged, we could certainly have a greater threat, including TORs.
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