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  1. The low level cold is pretty robust and filtering in throughout the storm. This seems to be the recipe for a significant ice event for someone if it comes in ahead of the precip which seems to be the solution models are converging upon. Details on location TBD but seems to be CT up to Rt 2 is the corridor to watch. Hopefully it's IP and not ZR.
  2. That area down there on the other side of the coastal front and into the cape is probably going to have some serious tree damage and power outages with the pounding snow and temps in the 30s plus wind.
  3. I was a senior at BC for the Jan 2005 blizzard with drifting to 5 ft blocking the front of our dorm in the morning. Plenty of cars on Comm Ave turned into snow blobs. For Nemo I lived in JP and we had 4 ft+ drifts. If you get 20+ with these winds the drifts will be solid Edit: these are all at close to sea level so quadruple amounts for your elevation as others have noted. /s
  4. Lol I don't want to upset the weenies. Their inner weenie anxieties are high enough without someone living in hawaii bumping up the worst model. I remember going to bed with all the models showing flush hits and waking up the day before a storm with a couple of models pissing in the cheerio bowl. In reality, convective issues can happen and can steal moisture and screw around with cyclone development and precip distribution which is the one big wildcard that won't be sorted out until gametime.
  5. Winds and drifting are probably going to make it tough to measure accurately in this storm. Having said that, some of the soundings show an absurdly wide dendritic growth zone with huge lift especially in the deform band area. The ratios and rates for whomever gets lucky enough to get under this band will probably see extreme rates with high ratios. I can't recall too many storms where the snow depth maps are significantly more than the 10:1 ratio maps. Wishing I could be back in Boston for this one.
  6. Seems to me that the cone is just narrowing, GFS on the eastern side of the cone and NAM/Euro on the western side of the cone. Either track is possible and the two most likely outcomes are an E MA and Maine special or a more region wide impact. Even the eastern side has a mature cyclone, not some strung out POS so whomever is fortunate to be graced by the ccb or deform is going to be piling up lots of snow.
  7. You aren't going to have a 90% guarantee of 24"+ even with a perfect track. Too much uncertainty in where banding will set up to predict who gets 24"+ with that level of precision. I salute you for even considering pissing that many people off to chase a snow storm.
  8. Forecast was for 5-10" with lollis to 20" Up to almost 8" on the day, 9" on the event, still pounding and radar looks like this #firehose
  9. Don't worry, we've got your snow in Hawaii. .BLIZZARD WARNING FOR THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS... HIZ028-040215- /O.CON.PHFO.BZ.W.0001.211204T0400Z-211205T1600Z/ Big Island Summits- 311 AM HST Fri Dec 3 2021 ...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM HST SUNDAY... * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 12 inches or more. Winds gusting over 100 mph.
  10. It's a little bit of a crap shoot when a big storm is going to blow up and send a swell but usually late Dec, Jan and Feb are prime. Last year late December had a 20 ft, 20 sec swell with waves completely closing out in Waimea Bay which doesn't happen often, and usually requires 40 ft+ faces. There were surfers paddling and towing in which I can't imagine. Haleiwa is a great town, really laid back. BTW, the storm sending the waves this weekend also triggered the first winter storm watch of the season for the big island but not the first snow. Current forecast is for up to 4 inches with SW winds of 50-80 G100 at the peaks of the big volcanos.
  11. @Ginx snewx i can tell from some of your posts that you love big waves, if you've never done it before you should book a trip to Hawaii in the winter for a big swell, there's almost nothing like it. I live next to this beach, expecting 25 ft bombs with light offshore winds https://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Pyramid-Rock/forecasts/latest
  12. I think there's something messed up with the extrapolated pressure. Not just being a weenie. The dropsonde from the last pass measured 936 mb with 13 kt wind (extrap was around 945). There is no way the pressure has risen given the increased wind measured on this pass and satellite appearance to my eyes showing continued improvements.
  13. I've never seen a dropsonde pressure this much lower than the extrap. Is this legit? 935 mb on the dropsonde vs 945ish extrap. On TT it shows 952 mb as the pressure on the map but the dropsonde is the one below, I'm confused...
  14. HWRF, HMON and GFS hurricane models all show pressure drops right up until landfall. Given how it looks now, unless the pace of intensification levels off, this will be right on the edge of CAT 5 strength at landfall.
  15. I'm done, just barely going to miss 10k, there's not much more that the high vaccination states can drop and the delta variant and sunbelt seasonality changes are going to do their thing. I'll bow out for the next couple months.
  16. If and when novavax gets approved in the US, I think it'll be the best fit for you based on everything you've posted. This is a really well written article about it. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/619276/
  17. If anyone is trying to use scare tactics to get people vaccinated at this point then they are a fool. The people who haven't been vaccinated yet are either hardcore against vaccination and fully bought in to some form of false information that is immovable and not worth investing time to discuss, or they are skeptical and have outstanding questions on the safety and efficacy. The significant number of skeptical people who have reasonable worries that the vaccines were discovered and tested in record time and are still under EUA instead of full approval. I think presenting the facts may be helpful for these individuals. The data doesn't need any editorializing, it speaks for itself. Your point about virus prevalence is fair, but prevalence will constantly change and is influenced by the local circumstances. There are a lot of communities with vaccine rates less than 40% where any vaccine introduction of these more transmissible variants will lead to a localized high risk situation often without warning. We are in the seasonal low point for the virus, it'll start rising again as we go into fall.
  18. There seem to be regular headlines stating that the overwhelming number of new covid hospitalizations are unvaccinated individuals. The specific numbers should be reported, every day. Just like they report the number of cases daily for the past year, it should be. 1. Number of new cases if possible report fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and unvaccinated as sub-groups of the new cases 2. Number of new hospitalizations including the number fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and the number unvaccinated 3. New deaths - fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and unvaccinated The CDC is gathering this data but it's voluntarily reported so not exactly a full picture - more for surveillance purposes to identify if there's a cluster that might indicate a concerning new variant - https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-departments/breakthrough-cases.html The hard data may be powerful enough to move some skeptics across the line to finally choose to protect themselves. I'm not sure if this data is being collected at scale though.
  19. The 7 day is down to 11,158 on worldometers which I think is partially from reporting changes, partially because this weekend became a partial holiday weekend from Juneteenth. If lawyer Craig updated today in pretty sure it would be sub 10k, I'll just have to settle for my celebration this Friday while I'll be on vacation in Maui, watching the sunset and drinking a Mai Tai.
  20. Considering it's the Bills, what I could see happening is that they have another dominating regular season, their team looks great so long as everyone stays healthy. Then come playoff time a covid outbreak sidelines all the anti vax players and they get knocked out. Not sure if this would embolden the antivaxxers because of "discrimination" or if it would be a wake up call that choices have consequences. Considering that Beasley would rather retire than get vaccinated, I'm pretty sure most will choose the former.
  21. Choosing to retire from the NFL and forgo millions of dollars rather than get a vaccine, this is the hill and issue Cole Beasley wants to plant his flag on, what a world we live in... https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/us/cole-beasley-nfl-retire-covid-vaccine/index.html
  22. 10,938 - if he was doing daily updates we'd probably dip below 10k on Monday or Tuesday next week. It's down to 12,639 today on Worldometers so a rough estimate on the 50 states would be to subtract 1500-1700 from worldometers. Average vaccinations have also bounced up quite a bit in the last couple weeks too, probably not enough to get to 70% by July 4th but it'll be close. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/ Daily average up to 1.36 mil from 936k 2 weeks ago.
  23. I thought we'd get to 10k by tomorrow but looks like it'll probably be some time next week because it looks like the pace of the decline has leveled off in some areas. Without the daily twitter updates and with the holiday lag it's hard to tell for sure. The lawyer craig weekly numbers will come out tomorrow and I think they'll probably be 11k-12k. Worldometers is down below 13k for the first time so we're still gradually getting there... As you mentioned it doesn't decline linearly, it follows exponential decay or half lives. 50% decline from 30K is lot - down by 15k but 50% of 15k is only 7.5k and then 3.75k so it'll naturally level off at some point.
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