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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
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    Cambridegeport, People's Republic
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    Bikes, skis, snow, transportation.

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  1. Sunday the 18th ... storm idea/early thoughts...

    He's probably an expert in making up dumbf*ck names for winter storms. Yeah, name a wave out over the npac …
  2. Winter model mehhem or mayhem nature will decide

    The op takes the low up the spine of the Appalachians. EKN-MDT-PSF-LCN. That's suspect.
  3. Winter model mehhem or mayhem nature will decide

    Didn't this happen pre-xmas? What looked like a 50˚ storm to Quebec would up being all snow north of the MA-NH border.
  4. January 4-6 Coastal Bomb Observations/Nowcast

    Can't see the apartment building out my kitchen window. Completely gone. Google Maps says it's 660' away. So 1/8M +SN here in Cambridge.
  5. Is there anything up with the ASOS at KBML? It was -7 there at 8 a.m., -4 at 10 p.m., and 36 at 3 p.m. (reported high), which was warmer than any other reporting station in New England today (ACK hit 35). Seems like they have it in the sun up there … HIE and IZG were in the mid-20s.
  6. Nearly equaled in 2015, 15 days, with a 34 and 36 on either end. IIRC 2015 easily set the <40 record, 43 days 1/20-3/3
  7. Jan 4-6 Coastal Bomb

    At 11Z Thursday it's west and 8 mb deeper.
  8. Winter model mehhem or mayhem nature will decide

    You must live in … [checks 18Z GFS] … Bermuda.
  9. Winter model mehhem or mayhem nature will decide

    If this came to pass it would be quite interesting. Strung out low gets pulled back by an ULL. 1005 37 72 1001 38 66 998 38 66 990 38 66 (secondary 993 38 71) 983 39 70 (secondary 991 38 73) 974 41 66 (secondary 986 38 70) Let's move that a little north and west, please, phase it a little more … there's some potential.
  10. Dec 22-23 Snow/Ice Observations

    Having just driven a Prius through some +SN on Route 16 in NH … 1. If you don't already have them, get snow tires. 2. And get tire chains. You may only need them once a year, but that makes the difference between getting up the hill or out of the snow bank and not. Especially with a Prius. You have a ton of torque at low speed thanks to the electric motor, chains allow you to use it. $40 for piece of mind. I haven't used mine, but I lent them to someone who drove in to a snowbank last year. 3. Buy a full size shovel and put it in your car until … well, hopefully May, but at least April. Flatter the better (easier to store, easier to get under the car). Make sure it's all plastic, so you can use it to clear snow off the car Exchange at hardware store buying one (someone misplaced my car shovel from last year): Me: Gotta get a shovel for my car. Salesman: Oh, we have these car-sized shovels, too. Me: No, I'd like to actually be able to move snow. To echo other posters, go slow, go in a straight line, follow the clear parts of roads, be very careful changing lanes across "windrows" of snow between lanes (and when you do so, go at a steady pace and a low attack angle, keep applying even acceleration), leave lots of room in front of you, especially if someone is tailgating, and when some moron passes you at 60 mph in deep snow and you seem them in a ditch a few miles later, be sure to crack a smile.
  11. Late autumn, early winter model mayhem

    12Z GFS has a week with lows below 0 at MSP, and highs barely above. Maybe some pretty epic LES off the lakes which are still plenty warm. Gets moderated some as it shifts east, although the core of the cold seems to shift east towards the week before xmas.
  12. The Blizzard of the Ides, 2017 ...observation time

    I'm old enough to remember when the HRRR was giving BOS 2" and a changeover.
  13. The Blizzard of the Ides, 2017 ...observation time

    That band of returns in the Berkshires looks fun. The sleet band pushing up through PVD looks like fun if it can make it to BOS before the warm air. Viz here still >0.1 mi (the furthest I can see from my window, and I have seen that building disappear once or twice).
  14. I noticed this too. The optimist says these models, and the GFS maybe even, is on to something. The pessimist realizes how little I know about this and that I'm wishcasting.