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  1. showmethesnow

    December Banter 2018

    Just wanted to watch it long enough to see if he had packed a parachute (which he did) because I didn't see it on the list above. Was actually pretty humorous and ended up watching all 17 minutes of the video. I now have a new item for on my bucket list.
  2. showmethesnow

    December Banter 2018

    He's even depressing me and this despite the fact I am starting to really like our chances for Christmas.
  3. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    The run was fine for being 11+ days out and in fact not far from a hit for our region. Showing the NS diving down in the midwest and going negative tilt as it is hitting the east coast. Little deeper dig and we are in the money as it would bring significant cold with it.
  4. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    0 inches? I've got 7 so far.
  5. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Like clockwork.
  6. showmethesnow

    The Panic Room--Winter 2018-2019

    Zombie? Got it. Guess we resort to a stake through the head then.
  7. showmethesnow

    December Banter 2018

    I know someone that is deeply disappointed in you Bob.
  8. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    06Z GEFS has also backed off on its secondary NS dump into the southwest as seen on a couple of previous runs. Also seeing better indications that the GEFS is now picking up on a possible southern low/coastal through Christmas. Temps through this period of time are several degrees colder then the previous run and would be more then sufficient for snow through our region with any possible system. Really am liking the look we are starting to see with the GEFS around Christmas and it suggests that we might see another system impacting the region just a couple days later as well.
  9. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Very nice bump up on the snowfall means through the extended on the GEFS. 3" mean is now just NW of DC/Balt.
  10. showmethesnow

    The Panic Room--Winter 2018-2019

    @WxWatcher007should be in any second now to tell that tropical sucks here in the mid-Atlantic as well.
  11. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    The overnight EPS has firmly moved away from the idea of dumping the NS into the weakness/troughing we have set up pre-Christmas as for the most part the NS is allowed to progress eastward. That includes the initial dump we were seeing as well as the secondary that was showing up post Christmas. Thus the ridging/higher heights in the east are very much weakened compared to past runs as they are responding to the weaker feature that sets up in the southwest vs. the the much stronger in past runs. This is a good thing as seen below. Here is yesterdays heights map. Notice the trough is located in the SW and encompasses both the southern stream and the northern stream. This is a strong feature so we are seeing the typical response in the east with strong heights building. And this is the response we are seeing with the temps through the CONUS from the above map. Notice we have a -EPO that is driving the NS down from the arctic regions but the flow for the most part is into the weakness in the SW. This flow will then pull eastward a bit before it pulls back north into Canada bypassing the eastern US. So we are seeing strong cold anomalies in the west vs. the strong warm anomalies induced by the higher heights in the east. As I have mentioned time and again we do not want to see this play out. This evolution would wreck the pattern where it would take time to recover potentially a good deal of time. Now the EPS has been back and forth with the long range pattern but despite that it has slowly been moving to the look I have favored for awhile which can be seen below from the overnight run. Notice that we see a much weaker SW feature. We still see the troughing down there but we are not seeing full latitude trough that we were seeing in the previous example. That is because the NS has bypassed that SW feature for the most part as can be evidenced by the NS trough we see set up in the central portions of the US. Now with the weakened SW feature we are still seeing a response of higher heights in the east but they are much weaker as would be expected. Now typically we wouldn't want to see higher heights in the east even those in a weakened state. But in this case and setup we prefer to see some weak height builds especially to our south and east (SE ridging). There are two major reasons for this. For one it helps to bump up the sub-tropical jet in the east putting it in play for us. And two it helps to mitigate the southward push of the northern stream induced by the -EPO and/or -EPO/+PNA ridge. Without those higher heights in the east the NS can quite often dominate the pattern and be suppressive in the east. Now look at what a difference the above set up has for temps. We are seeing colder temps through the whole of the northern US as the NS drops south and then expends its energy moving eastward instead of dropping south. Now without the weakened higher heights in the east we would more then likely see the flow take on a more southeasterly track through the CONUS which would probably end up suppressive for those of us in the east. I will also mention that I believe the cold being shown is under done at this point. The setup argues for colder anomalies through the northern US but the models quite often times underplay that at range. If in fact the EPS holds onto this general setup we could probably expect to see a deepening of the cold on future runs. One last thing. I still like the potential for right around Christmas and that hasn't wavered. Short of a major NS dump into the SW I have thought the pattern argues for a system impacting in the east at this time. At this point whether it is white or wet is still in the air. It really will come down to the evolution of any potential system, whether there is any NS involvement, and how cooperative temps are at that point. I will say though that looking at the current setup I do believe that the models are underplaying the cold through that time. Here is some eye candy (overnight EPS control run) before I go.
  12. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Here's a pretty good example of the EPS' bias when it comes to over dumping energy into the southwest in the extended. Below we have the 12Z from two days ago for Christmas Eve. Notice the distinct trough and lower heights in the southwest as well as the higher heights popping in response in the east. Now the EPS has had fits and starts since but it has eventually moved to this look at the same time frame on the latest run. Notice we see the trough is shifted eastward with ridging building just behind it up the west coast. The ridging on the east coast has shifted over the ocean in response to the trough shift. Now we are back to the run 2 days ago for the day after Christmas. Notice we are seeing strong negative heights in the west with strong higher heights in the east. Now this is the latest run for that time period. Notice the heights in both the west and the east are much weaker. A sign that the EPS is moving awat from dumping a lot of energy in the west.
  13. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Geez. Quarter of 5 and the EPS is still only out to day 10 on Weatherbell.
  14. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Not even mid December yet and we already have 99 pages in this thread? We must have had a great December so far. ....Cue @Ji for the rebuttal....
  15. showmethesnow

    December Medium/Long Range Discussion

    After looking over the latest GEFS run I am fine with what I see. Really no big red flags anywhere. GEFS did make a small move towards the Euro with dumping more energy in the SW post Christmas but quickly disengages and progresses eastward. Which is fine. The Christmas period is getting more interesting as we have now seen the GEFS move away from the over running idea and move towards a southern low/coastal idea. The EPO is holding strong with occasional episodes of EPO/PNA ridging. At the end of the run we are now seeing indications of an over running event. Though not an ideal pattern it is still a very workable pattern where we will probably get our chances as long as the temps cooperate.
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