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    Ladson, SC
  1. Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    The GFS has had a dual jet structure appear 6 runs in a row at some point and doesn't respond whatsoever. Again and again and again, the GFS, provided everything else is correct, will join the party as the party is just about to start or is already underway.
  2. January Observations

    Alright here is the 12/27/17 GDPS for 240hrs ending 01/06/18 at 12z. Let's compare progged vs actual. KCHS progged 16° ... actual 23°... Ironically, GDPS had snow cover at KCHS at this time frame and deeper further inland... so how did the GDPS compare to your nearest location?
  3. January Observations

    Snow is slowly eroding, but the roads are slightly better. Many roads that are more sheltered still are iced up. Charleston has not had a high over 38 this year at this point... coldest 5 day stretch in KCHS history. 16° officially. 14° here this morning, 12° on the 4th here. Work at 9am in the morning will be an adventure, especially on the 1st main road as parts of it are sheltered from sunlight most of the day.
  4. Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    I put together a little montage of satellite plus some of my personal pictures together and some historical numbers together in a short video.
  5. Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    The last of my video blocks for the epic snowstorm around the Charleston SC region. 7" tally here. KCHS officially 5.3" (daily record smashed...previous was a trace in 2002). I believe January all time 24 hour record, and broke the previous monthly total of 1.9" record along with being the 3rd greatest daily snowfall record of all time, only behind Dec 23th, 1989 (6.0") and Feb 10th, 1973 (5.4").
  6. Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    Officially 5" at KCHS. It is a record for Charleston for January though..daily, and monthly!
  7. Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    Definitely an epic storm for this area! Best since 1989 and surpassed 2010! Snow has tapered off to very light now but I have a tally of 7" for this storm
  8. Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    Appreciate it everyone! That warm nose decayed by 1130am so the ZR accretions were minimized a lot...thank goodness here!
  9. Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    5" and counting. Had some 1.5" to maybe 2" per hour rates! Ladson/Summerville SC
  10. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    6pm run of WCSC RPM model generally 4 to 5" for the Tri County area
  11. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    Totally different setup. Low developed in the Gulf of Mexico, exited NE Florida. The 500mb way behind it and closed off at 500mb and was able to pull the storm north.
  12. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    EURO/GFS blend.. all WFO offices discounted the NAM solution tegarding their afternoon AFDs today.
  13. Stormsfury, will you post your thoughts on the storm? 


  14. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    Acted more like a kicker. The 500mb was almost cut off
  15. January 3-4 Storm Thread part II

    The Hudson Bay vortex had a vorticity spoke rotate and drew the trailer closer to it, altering the course of it enough to mess up the timing of the phase by delaying it...hence the further east solution. The GFS had a better SFC rep but 6 mn weaker versus the previous run. Suspect the EURO will be the same, but that trailing wave is even more important to get Part 2 right..the phase timing. We have Part 1 still in our favor. But Part 3 is everything so Part 2 must come back or Part 2 is the final chapter.