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  1. Had a decent band of snow move through yesterday evening in Wichita, enough to coat the deck white. Low dropped to 19 last night in Wichita one shy of the record 18. Also, while it didn't accumulate, the day before it did snow briefly. The past 3 days the highs were 36, 37 & 42. Pretty crazy for October!
  2. Well here in Wichita, I'm certainly curious to see what the Friday/Saturday time frame can do. Last nights ECWMF run certainly caught my attention. I'm not holding my breath as we have been missed from all sides this year. However, when the Euro says something I typically listen. Still 5 days out though, so we'll see if it remains consistent over the next few days.
  3. Yeah, that was fun to look at. Haha. Even gave those of us up north some fun. It at least piques my interest for the 00z runs tonight to see if they continue coming in hot.
  4. Happy for you folks in Oklahoma with what now looks like a pretty good bet for a substantial winter storm. Looks like I'll have to start looking for the next opportunity for snow here in Wichita. Luckily I never got my hopes up too high for this event when the ECMWF started showing the precip shield staying south days ago. Feels like I've missed just north and now just south with storms so far this year. I have to say I like the pattern that's set up for this winter though.
  5. This is what I have been focused on being here in SC Kansas. My gut feeling has been that the cold dry air would win out here in KS, especially if this passed through as more of an open wave. However, if this comes out more amplified with a closed low at 500mb as the NAM is showing I think that certainly gives us a better shot at meaningful snow. ICT area forecast discussion touched on this last night. I found it interesting that they were actually siding with the GFS more than the ECMWF at the time when I was not. Still late in NAM so I may take this run with a grain of salt but it something I've been looking for. Granted this is slightly outdated I found it interesting. The extended range continues to be dominated by a strong storm system progged to develop to the south. The ECMWF and GEM have moved the system a little further to the north while the GFS continues to keep a similar track and is the furthest north of the three. The main issues with the ECMWF and the GEM continues to be lack of a closed low at 500mb which is inconsistent with the 300mb wind field which strongly supports a closed low at 500mb. The GFS positions this 500mb low in the northern Oklahoma region. This location supports snowfall over much of the CWA Friday and Saturday.
  6. Hey all, been reading this thread for a few years. Finally decided to join and chime in from time to time. While I'm certainly not as knowledgeable as many on here, I received my degree in Geoscience from Mississippi State and also got my (often debated at times) Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology about 4 years ago now. I interned at KWCH and worked with Rodney Price and Ross Jansen on the weekends. Having said that I don't work in the field as I decided to go in a different direction but still have a passion for weather as others here. To be honest I've become rusty and I'm not as sharp as I was 3 or 4 years ago. I just miss talking weather with others and figured I would add on to the conversation from time to time when I have the chance. Oh, I live in Rose Hill, which is just Southeast of Wichita. This is where I got my display name.