MetHerb

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  1. I agree. I just remember professors talking about persistence when I was in school and saying that unless you reason it was best to go with persistence. Granted that was back in the 80s but I would think it still would have some value. I would never say that you should call for the same events over and over because you're right, it's going to change at some point but worth taking into consideration unless there is other evidence IMHO.
  2. At one point they were in December. I know I saw people ice fishing at one point last month. I haven't been by too many places lately since it's been colder but I would think people are out there now again.
  3. Yes, but until there is clear evidence/signs, why ignore persistence? It's not the better way to forecast but it's also hard to ignore persistence sometimes. Having said that, next weeks system does appear to have some differences so we'll have to see how things pan out.
  4. lol...there you go. The Pope has spoken!
  5. Yeah, I remember hearing stories like that. Not around here, but certainly in eastern areas. If that happened today I'm sure it would be covered very differently.
  6. It's impossible to speak of the whole of something when we don't know the whole story. Shouldn't posts that claim that they know the whole story be in the panic thread so we can keep this one focused on actually pattern analysis?
  7. That's awesome. Even for me it was a real chapter turner for me too. Before that we would have occasional events but winters were nothing like they were after that (save for a couple). Heck, the cold of December 1989 was a big event! You can just feel my brother and I's excitement in the video in chasing down reports of the snow in Worcester and waves in Hull. I had never seen so much snow fall at once and so close to my house! After that I could compare storms to that one like some of you do for the Blizzard of 78 which wasn't that big for me.
  8. Back in the 90s or early 2000s I was down in south Florida in early January and a cold front had come through. Temps were in the 50s or 60s but I still wore my shorts. I remember seeing guys with heavy jackets, hats and gloves. Then there was me in shorts & a t-shirt. I was going to go for a swim at the beach (the water temp was still in the 70s) but honestly, with the wind blowing as stiff as it was and Dp's in the 30s it actually too chilly so I bailed on that plan. Just walking around and looking at how people were dressed was enough for me.
  9. This would be amazing to see around here. I can't imagine the media frenzy a storm like this would generate here.
  10. I thought that the GFS moved to better hardware as part of an upgrade a couple of years ago? https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-kicks-off-2018-with-massive-supercomputer-upgrade If only they could improve the physics too...
  11. I don't think anyone had it worse than I did. I was living in Somers at the time and where I was I had about 3" of snow but within a mile or two from my house there (by JMH) there was well over a foot.
  12. Thanks...seems like such a long time ago.
  13. lol...It's not an us vs them scenario.