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  1. very light snow in Towson
  2. gopper

    Winter model performance discussion

    cae, excellent post analysis. You obviously put a good deal of time into collecting all of the map comparisons! Always interesting to see which models are picking up on certain aspects of a storm. Thank You!
  3. gopper

    January 12-13th Cold Smoke Obs and Nowcast

    Can you give me the link to this radar?
  4. gopper

    KA and Wx53 Winter Outlook

    So far, this prediction has been spot on! Lots of west tracks and lake cutters. Still hoping that we can turn things around for the last part of winter!
  5. gopper

    December Banter 2018

    Would hate it if that ever happened.....You retiring from tracking weather, that is.
  6. gopper

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    showmethesnow, Thank you for your always insightful posts! You have a natural way of explaining things in terms that the novice can understand and you show picures with your explanation that makes it even more helpful! You also intertwine positivity with reality very well! Keep up the great work!! Can you explain why the operational GFS is not currently picking up on any snowy scenarios out towards Christmas? Is this just the case of one operational run won't show the big picture and we need to focus on the ensembles at this point?
  7. gopper

    November Discobs Thread

    Thank you for the explanation. How large can Soft Hail get? I know the little styrofoam-like graupel pellets, but can soft hail get large like regular hail?
  8. gopper

    November Discobs Thread

    What is soft hail?
  9. gopper

    Mid-Atlantic winter 2018-19 snowfall contest

    Okay, here is my "real" guess. Thinking we will see several events like today....mixy with more north and west. Also low balling SBY because they got their fill of snow last year. Would love to go super big with all of the good signs this year so far, but am fearful of the fact that even when the stars align, it can be hard to get snow around here. Hope reality is much higher than my predictions. BWI: 28.8" DCA: 17.7" IAD: 33.3" RIC: 15.5" SBY: 9.9"
  10. gopper

    Mid-Atlantic winter 2018-19 snowfall contest

    waiting for the right moment Still reading the tea leaves.
  11. gopper

    Mid-Atlantic winter 2018-19 snowfall contest

    BWI: 100" DCA: 0" IAD: 120" RIC: 0" SBY: 0"
  12. gopper

    Mid-Atlantic winter 2018-19 snowfall contest

    BWI: 0.0" DCA: 0.0" IAD: 0.0" RIC: 0.0" Tiebreaker: SBY: 0.0"
  13. gopper

    2018 Mid-Atlantic First Freeze Contest

    DCA: 12/5 BWI: 11/22 IAD: 11/12 RIC: 11/27 TB: 4.00
  14. gopper

    April Banter

    Call me Roger Smith or Joe Bastardi, but I have this funny feeling that all of us might just reach or exceed climo snow in the next week. If we get a decent snow from Saturday followed by an Archibald event on Tuesday we will have lived through the most epic April snow period perhaps ever. Okay, my wife just woke me up.....sloppy inch on Saturday and rain all next week.....Reality sets back in