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78Blizzard

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    Westwood, MA
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  1. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    All I see in our 16 day future is cutter after cutter. That takes care of December. Next.
  2. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    I wonder how accurate those 10 mb temperature 282 hr forecasts are?
  3. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    Don Kent was around long before computers and one not to forecast 100% based on the one computer model available at that time. He didn’t buy it early on and waited for morning upper air and pressure fall charts to verify. Because of this he waited until late Monday morning, February 6th, to be sure and then went on the air and said the now famous line:”We’ll be measuring the snow in feet, not inches”!! I was in my car traveling to a client and heard that radio broadcast. The computer model, surprisingly, happened to be right.
  4. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    That may be what it sounds like, but you're wrong. I had been married for less than 6 months at the time and remember it well. I'm talking about the so-called 100 hour storm that hit late in February of 1969. The Boston area received 25-30 inches during that storm, with some suburbs receiving up to 3 feet. The storm sat off the Cape for about 3 days before drifting away.
  5. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    That was quite the storm back in February, 1969. I remember trudging through the drifts from the subway stop to the Sears warehouse in Dorchester where I was a catalog buyer at the time. I wonder if that was the storm that Don Kent severely underestimated, predicting flurries or just a chance of snow?
  6. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    Boston SSTs as of yesterday are the coldest in years. Should be helpful on marginal situations later this month.
  7. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    Looking at the 12z and 18z GEFS, after this weekend the h5 anomalies are never positive again here through hr 384, and h850 are mostly the same. In fact, they are mostly BN. Based on that, I don't think we'll be breaking out the banana hammocks on the 20th or the following week. But I suppose things could change.
  8. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    Be careful there. If it goes the other way, you might want to take some time away from the board.
  9. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    Based on meteostar high and low 2m temp projections from the 0z GFS, the period from 12/17 thru 12/24 will average 34°F in my hood. If that turns out to be the heralded warmup, I'll take it.
  10. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    This is a government position. Don't they have a job description for this position, one which describes the general tasks and duties of the position, as well as the responsibilities? I guess I'm expecting too much from the government.
  11. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    I'm rooting for a bn December, so 43°F is a better day than 55° from my perspective. I don't think I'm the only one rooting for that. The snows will come when they come.
  12. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    At least I'm not rooting for mai Tai and banana hammocks, lol.
  13. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    The warmup this Sunday-Monday is up for grabs. I'll take the Euro version of events with northerly 850 winds vs southwesterly warm breezes from the GFS. And I'll take the storm going well under us as depicted on the Euro vs the cutter to the west as shown on both the GFS and CMC.
  14. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    At least we might get some cold air in place when that potential arrives.
  15. 78Blizzard

    December Discussion

    0z GFS shows the coldest air of the season so far building by Christmas Eve in Nunavut Territory to the NW of Hudson Bay, with temps getting down to -35°F to -45°F, and with the leading edge dropping down into the northern plains.
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