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  1. If you believe the CFS weeklies and NMME monthlies, there's a lot more where that came from. Very little snowcover build over NA this month and our source region for cold air remains quite warm, so even the cooldowns will be more of a reversion closer to the mean rather than any significant negative departures.
  2. It's just you. Plenty of banding still around 80% of the core. Annulars generally require marginal SSTs and light east-southeast shear to offset beta shear. That helps strip banding and forces the vortex upright.
  3. Top-heavy nature of the CAPE tomorrow and low-level capping means updrafts might initially struggle in a relatively anemic cumulus field, but once the cap weakens sufficiently, it should take off pretty quickly. Little warm-sector cloudiness to speak of (other than a bit of acu or accas). Abnormally large proportion of the instability is above the freezing level (for these parts). Coming up with 0.5-0.75" on the hail forecasting diagram, though could easily breach 1" with some assist from mid-level rotation in individual cells. Gusts likely to be 35-45kt widespread, especially if a small LEWP or two gets started. Lightning might end up being some of the best and most intense of the season for some areas, especially closer to the Bay.
  4. No, annular hurricanes generally require marginal SSTs and light southeasterly shear. Sam has neither nor is expected to have either.
  5. Wow, that's pretty gnarly then. Wasn't immediately obvious that it was going to be quite that bad up there -- but the radar structure on landfall was still pretty tropical in appearance with a partially intact eyewall.
  6. How was it up there -- as compared to say a strong mid-winter cyclone?
  7. After looking at the METAR list, it sure looks like it.
  8. I see the MSY wind sensor got knocked out. Ugh, not great.
  9. Starting to get real in NOLA: METAR: KMSY 292240Z AUTO 09054G72KT 1/4SM +RA OVC012 25/ A2905 RMK AO2 PK WND 08076/2208 LTG DSNT S PRESFR P0023 T0250 RVRNO $
  10. The breakdown of the vortex rossby waves in the eyewall over the past 30 minutes is like something out of a textbook. Also waves propagating out from the center into the rainbands (obvious from radar loop).
  11. Yeah, I was premature on the bank call. Either wobbling or getting some frictional torqueing as it interacts with the coastal interface -- but whatever it is, we'll take it.
  12. Yeah, cam is tilted now, but somehow still up.
  13. Can't be sure yet -- but she looks to be banking slightly right relative to earlier. Might be the start of the turn.
  14. Saw that cooler and other trash. Sherriff of Grand Isle on the phone on TWC said their sensor reached 148mph (prob a gust) before breaking.
  15. That's what I thought too -- but he clipped the GIF version instead of the flash version of ADDS, which indeed uses whole integer numbers for SLP (the flash version uses the tenths, like in METARs). Still, the lowest I can find from the station's METAR record is: KCYD 291035Z AUTO 1/4SM -RA FG OVC004 27/26 A2809 RMK A02 P0002 T02710260 Which is about 951mb. The issue is that the station didn't report an altimeter for 90m prior to that and it was on the way up -- so we don't really know.
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