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WxMatt21

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    Fort Wayne, IN

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  1. WxMatt21

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Yup. Actually included flakes in my 7 day Sat night/Sun AM because the signal has been there for a while. Wouldn't be surprised to see flakes well inland at times!
  2. WxMatt21

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    "Cold shots" "Cold & Mild Periods" I actually let out an audible chuckle!
  3. WxMatt21

    October 2018 General Discussion

    Hey, I'll take this versus an all-out North American blowtorch. We need that cold air to continue pooling up to our north so that when it matters, it can spill east.
  4. WxMatt21

    September 2018 General Discussion

    What once looked like a decently chilly start to October now looks like a continuation of late summer with highs back to near, or above, 80º across much of the Lower Lakes next week.
  5. WxMatt21

    September 2018 General Discussion

    Well this is certainly a different look to October than what was shown at the beginning of the month!
  6. You can tell how desperate we are for active weather when we're sharing historical and forecast data suggesting snow in September!
  7. WxMatt21

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    Well, I do discuss teleconnections and give them my best educated guess, and management likes us to put together a forecast, but I'm also very transparent about taking long range forecasts with a grain of salt. Trends are easier to nail than specifics, and that's what we try to do. Then you have those viewers who cling to their farmer's almanacs and will let us know if we say anything contrary to that haha!
  8. WxMatt21

    Winter 2018 Discussion

    When I was younger I would get soooo excited for this time of year because it meant winter forecast speculation season! The older I get, however, the more I just tend to look at trends with some amusement and then sit back and watch whatever happens. Amazing how the stress levels go down. Nothing I can do to change the outcome anyway
  9. WxMatt21

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    Correct, no tornado OR severe warning at the time. In IWX's defense, I was live on FB at the time and had velocity up and winds could not have been more than 30 mph from my estimation. Just nothing spectacular about the radar signatures at all. This tornado report shocked me, tbh
  10. WxMatt21

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    The photos they shared on their FB page (Whitley co EMA) is at odds with their report, however. Just lots and lots of scud. Had many photos/videos sent in to the newsroom, too. Again, scud for days. At least there was something visual with the Whitley tor warning today. The Steuben one just simply didn't produce anything interesting. Not even a cool cloud formation!
  11. Amazingly quiet spring and summer to date in Fort Wayne. In fact, one of the quietest in Northern Indiana in 8 years at least. Looking at the long range, that trend looks to continue.
  12. WxMatt21

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    Yeah, definitely a bizarre weather day. Received zero actual severe reports, as in measurements, but TONS of gorgeous photos. I mean, if the bulletins were reworded as Sexy Cloud Warnings or something, then I'd say their accuracy would be 110%!
  13. WxMatt21

    2018 Short to Medium Range Severe Thread

    This has become increasingly frustrating from a media perspective. I've stopped using the terms "marginal," "slight," etc altogether because they don't mean much to a viewer to begin with, especially when we have numerous slight days with, as you said, nothing to show for it. Looks like the next 7 days at least will be zzzzz. What an odd and eerily quiet spring it has been!
  14. WxMatt21

    Winter 2017-18 Medium/Long Range Disco

    Yup. I just don't care unless we're at least 3 days out. I think I get especially bitter because local socialmediarologists will share raw maps days leading up to an event, and then people ultimately blame US, the media, for a busted forecast we never gave. Gets old after the first one!
  15. Seattle weather is misunderstood, I think Born and raised in the Seattle area (abt 20 years). It was always kind of a drag from about mid October-April, but it was not uncommon to see wicked windstorms, impressive heavy rain events, snowstorms of 6" or greater with fat snowflakes and decent mid-winter thaws (60s above the inversion) in an average fall/winter. May-September though? Almost every day features clear blue skies, highs in the upper 70s to near 80 with very low humidity. Summer in Seattle is like no other, and it is not uncommon to go MONTHS with zero rain. Missing that climo right now!
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