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WxMatt21

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    Fort Wayne, IN

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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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%!
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. WxMatt21

    January 11-13 Winter Storm

    Let's just say, if this Euro run were a person on Tinder, it'd be a hard swipe to the left...
  9. WxMatt21

    January 11-13 Winter Storm

    The weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth came out in full force this evening. You would almost swear the big day was tomorrow and we didn't have two more full days of model data and flip flopping to stress over!
  10. WxMatt21

    January 11-13 Winter Storm

    The area between Evansville and Detroit gets hammered with more than a foot (in some cases down near central Indiana well over a foot) of snow per the 12z Euro. Not a bad run for much of Indiana and NW Ohio, but boy what a huge leap east...
  11. WxMatt21

    January 11-13 Winter Storm

    Actually almost identical to the 12z CMC, but not nearly as dismal as the 12z GFS.
  12. WxMatt21

    Winter 2017-18 Medium/Long Range Disco

    I mean, I'd rather have models grasping at SOMETHING widespread instead of the moisture-starved clippers we seemed to hit or miss the past couple of weeks
  13. WxMatt21

    December 24-25 Snow Potential

    The 12z and 00z Euro are not exactly worlds apart, but the 12z definitely favors E/Central IN through OH for a nice couple inches of Christmas snow 00z Euro: 12z Euro:
  14. WxMatt21

    Winter 2017-18 Medium/Long Range Disco

    The past few days of model riding is a good reminder why it is best not to get too excited about a particular feature until it's within at least 72 hours. In my weather department, we have a "48 hour" rule when it comes to making snow maps. Of course, even when things look good at 48 hours, it doesn't take much for things to take a stomach-churning wrong turn at the last minute.
  15. WxMatt21

    December 21st-23rd Winter Storm

    Yes, the Canadian has been in its own little world, bless its heart, but to its credit it did pick up on details early on that the GFS and Euro hadn't quite accepted. Now that we have the NAM and GFS in general agreement, though, I'm less concerned about the Canadian being out in left field than the Euro.
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