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  1. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    He is one of the best with east coast storms. He has great knowledge of the history of east coast storms & the weather patterns that produced them over the decades. Sometimes he holds on to ideas for too long, but he does not change his forecast with each run of the models.
  2. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Joe Bastardi believes there is still room for this storm to come far enough north to impact our region up through at least NYC. He provided several reasons & east coast storms have proven to be one of his strengths over the years. Also, he had a great post today on The Euro seasonal forecast, which just updated again. It portrays a fantastic pattern right through February. Even if this storm ends up shutting us out, the game has just begun. We should have several winter storm chances this year!
  3. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The 0z EPS last night looked great! There are about 20 of the 51 members that bring at least a few inches of snow to the LSV. A few members delivered great hits. The overall mean low position & clusters of low locations off the coast improved also. The mean snow amount also jumped up to 3-4 inches for the LSV. Hopefully 12z keeps things going!
  4. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Yes, I like where we sit now as well. The 0z Euro & the old GFS shifted north. Good snow on both models gets to just south of DC. Overall with this general set up, I like where we sit with about 5 days to go. The precip shields on the northwest side of the storm looks way underdone on the Euro & GFS. When considering the origin of the storm, the low position off of the NC/VA coast & the track from the south, there should be a much more pronounced area of precip further north than currently shown. This storm & it’s associated precip look to be well established starting in the south central states. I like especially how the Euro tonight has significant snow into the southern parts of IL, IN, & OH, as well as a good portion of WV. Typically, when we see precip into those areas, it doesn’t take much to get precip into southern PA. I would be more concerned if we were seeing snow only along the coast back to I-95 & hoping that it backed enough north & west to get us in the game. We usually fall short in those situations. This time I am more optimistic with seeing that good precip in the Midwest, heading into Kentucky & WV, & western VA. This should not miss us if the storm moves just a little bit more to the north. In general, I think this set up will not take too much to get at least the LSV into the game. We probably won’t ever get into the bullseye, but I think we could still get a decent event here.
  5. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    As CTP mentioned in their discussion this morning, the Canadian 0z run last night was ideal for CTP snow. The New GFS upgrade at 6z brought the storm further north & put the LSV back in the game with 3-6 inches of snow. The run crushed MD & VA. We only would need a 50-100 mile shift north on this run to get into the heavy snow. Hopefully 12z treats us well !
  6. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Yes, we see this roller coaster with most east coast storms. Many of our better storms over the years have gone through these weather model ups & downs, before ending up delivering the snow. I think this is far from over, especially for those of us south of I -80. The 18z GFS & GEFS were a step in the right direction.
  7. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The EPS at 0z improved very much from the 12z run yesterday. The mean snow amount & the low locations of most of the EPS ensemble members improved as well. We are still very much in the game with 6 days still to go !
  8. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The 0z Euro joined the party & brought the goods to the LSV. With this low position & track, I think precip would be heavier & even more expansive further back into CTP. I think most of the LSV crew here would be happy with this current outcome!
  9. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Yes! It is perfect. It’s like I got to draw the map! The placement of the low off of the Delmarva coast is ideal. If only we could lock this in now!
  10. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Yes, I would rather take our chances with this kind of set up instead of dealing with a coastal storm that crushes I-95 but then puts us on the fringes.
  11. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    I think most of us in CTP could live with this 18z GFS result next weekend! The track is far from settled, but I like where we sit right now. On to the 0z runs tonight !
  12. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The 12z EPS took a good step up in snow amounts for next weekend’s snow potential, especially for the LSV. There are several EPS ensemble members that provide great snow hits for CTP, with the best possible jackpot area being the southern half of PA. There are still a cluster of EPS ensemble members showing nothing for our region, & some still have minimal amounts that probably reflect cutter or inland storm tracks. The Ops will continue to shift around the next few days. The potential is certainly there for a memorable Early December snow storm for CTP.
  13. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The 6z GFS for next weekend’s potential snow storm looks a lot like the great 2009 December storm that hit a week or so before Christmas! This is the Kuchera ratio snow map from the 6z GFS. This should be a great week of tracking!
  14. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The 0z Euro, GFS, & new GFS all looked good for snow for CTP for Next Saturday!
  15. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Next week looks very interesting for the possibility of 2 snow events. The first one could bring a low end snow event around Tuesday or Wednesday. There is the chance of a moderate to high end snow event next weekend. The 0z Euro & EPS are becoming more interested in these events with each run!
  16. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The Canadian at 12z likes the idea of a light snow event for this Friday! Maybe for once it will be right?!
  17. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The GEFS has been ramping up snow amounts in the day 10 to day 15 period. We should also keep an eye on this coming Friday for the chance of a light snow or mix event. The GFS & Euro have been hinting at this the last couple of days.
  18. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    CTP posted a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain for tomorrow am for most of CTP from roughly the Susquehanna River & west of there.
  19. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m thankful for the great group that we have here! I’m also thankful for the 8.8 inch snow surplus that we already have in the bank this year!
  20. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The longer range pattern for the first week of December continues to look very interesting for winter storm potential! The GEFS & EPS have been increasing their snow totals the last few runs, with most of the snow arriving the first week of December.
  21. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    CTP is now starting to mention that on Saturday am, the precip could begin as a wintery mix, before changing over to rain by Saturday afternoon. It sounds like our northern crew needs to watch out for snow squalls as the front approaches later today.
  22. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Yes, the northern crew has the best chance, but I wouldn’t rule out some light snow for the LSV as well by Tuesday am. Thanksgiving & Friday am look frigid ! Then, towards the end of the month into the first week of December we have a good chance for more winter storms. The pattern has great potential for snow chances!
  23. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    The Euro at 0z is still insisting that we get a few more inches of snow by Friday morning.
  24. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    Both 0z NAMs like the idea of a few more inches of snow tonight for most of us.
  25. Blizzard of 93

    Central PA Fall 2018

    MDT at the 5 pm update recorded 8.3 inches of snow today! Great start to the season!
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