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  1. The last 2 seem reasonable, but that 1st one is definitely funny.
  2. Another thing to keep in mind too is that weather occurs in cycles. I know you've only been there a short time, but the past few years up there in general have been nothing to write home about in terms of big storms/extreme weather because the overall pattern has not been favorable (I'm sure at least partially due to the solar minimum). I think you just arrived to the region at an unlucky time for a weather enthusiast. That said, things were really on and popping around here during the roughly 2006 - 2011 time frame, while east coasters were practically about to jump off cliffs because the big storms kept cutting NW of them. Specifically, during the 2007 - 2009 window, there was virtualy significant weather for us to track every single day, whether it was severe weather, LES or a snow/ice storm. And I'm sure the region will experience a similar pattern again at some point in the future.
  3. One thing I do miss is when I would get hit by a decent/severe t'storm or experience impressive weather (I.E. record-breaking heat), or (more often than not) when I would bitch about a weather event going wrong, there would always be other posters in the Detroit area or the general IL/OH/IN/MI/WI area who came along within hours and respond with something (even if it was nothing more than a smart ass remark from certain individuals). Down here, majority of the time, I'm literally saying "Bueller...? Bueller...?", because the folks in the Carolinas don't really give much of a **** about GA weather. You may think it sucks, but the grass isn't always greener.
  4. I disagree with the bolded. 90% of the Southeast forum is filled with people from NC/SC. And while I'm sure most of them are fine people and I don't mean to be rude about this, in large part the extent of their discussion is either whining about the Summer heat/humidity or hyping up snow (which is crazy to me given their climo, but to each his/her own). In Georgia, a state of over 10 million, there's a grand total of 3 semi-active posters in that subforum and then 1 additional poster who only posts occasionally, 3 of which are in Metro Atlanta (the 3rd fastest growing place in the country with 6 million people and counting) and 1 of whom is a mod. And even those users are more often than not MIA when there are severe weather events in the Summer (which is their perrogative). I have yet to see any posters from MS/AL/TN/FL. The Midwest subforum isn't perfect, and I can't speak on the Mid-Atlantic forum, but at least the geography of the posters in this region is evenly spread throughout the entire region and there's always an active group of posters tracking severe weather events AND winter storms. There are also more meteorologists on this subforum too (although, admittingly, some of them are too quiet and the others may not be the most professional).
  5. Powerball

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    IMO, the real reason GRR won't go with a warning is because they fear the backlash (being accused of overhype) if they hedge their bets on the model guidance and the totals end up falling short. In all fairness, it is still a marginal set up for their CBD. I know, it seems silly, but that's the only logical explanation I can come up with (versus the one they gave).
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    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    That's certainly a "different" justification for not issuing a warning.
  7. Powerball

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    Well damn! A ton of lightning right now between I-88 and I-80 in Illinois... https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en
  8. Powerball

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    Quite a bit of lightning right now around Springfield and Peoria, where the precipitation is filling in.
  9. Powerball

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    A bit off-topic, but I have to imagine it's not often that we see a November where 2 major winter storms impact the US east of the rockies.
  10. Powerball

    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    Rockford looks to be reporting all snow, while DeKalb is reporting sleet.
  11. Not even the S**** fest of 2011?
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    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    Is there a reason why the NWS has not yet implemented the same point-specific warning system they use for severe weather with winter weather headlines? For example, when a severe t'storm is poised to affect an area, instead of issuing a warning for the entire counry, an oddly shaped warning is issued only for the portion of a county will be impacted.
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    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    One thing to watch out for in the Detroit area is how well/long does the upper level low remain closed off, and if it at least tracks over/south of the city. If it does remain closed off and the aforementioned track does happen, could see dynamic cooling flipping over the precip to snow much more quickly and producing a few surprise inches. 12z GFS/NAM/GGEM are all close to showing this outcome.
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    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    GRR went with a WWA for only 3-5".
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    Nov. 25th-26th Midwest Snowstorm Potential

    This upcoming system looks interesting. It actually seems like it could be a hybrid of 12/11/00 and 12/1/06, IMO I was in town all week for the holiday, but will be leaving tonight. I will admit though, part of me will be jealous if a EURO-like solution happens.
  16. Powerball

    Winter 2018-19 Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Yep. The main thing I remember was the intense snowfall rates and huge flake size once the dry slottibg finally passed. Picked up 3" in 1.5 hours.
  17. Powerball

    November 2018 General Discussion

    And not just any type of snow either, but rather 6"+ of cement, which is a b**ch to do anything in. Just ask the Deteoit Lions who had to play in it against the Philadelphia Eagles not too long ago.
  18. Powerball

    November 2018 General Discussion

    Now be nice! Snowless in Carrollton *IS* from Georgia (Carrollton is about a 20 minute drive from here). For a person that's used to the Sun Belt, it is unusual.
  19. Powerball

    November 2018 General Discussion

    Did I not warn you? Might as well get used to the constant overcast skies. I don't miss that *at all.* Welcome to the Great Lakes region, lol.
  20. Powerball

    Searching for Fall

    Not sure about the other sites, but ATL's record was broken. It didn't fall below 60*F (with a low of 59*F) until 10/11. Also, ATL's first negative departure day since 8/25 was 10/12, with a departure of -2*C.
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    Hurricane Michael

    So officially, reports coming in show anywhere between 5-6" of rain from Michael here.
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    Hurricane Michael

    Impressively, radar estimates shows a widespread 3-5"+ of rain across Metro Atlanta, with the highest amounts along / NW of I-85. There may not have been tropical storm winds, but the precipitation amounts certainly overachieved.
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    Major Hurricane Michael

    Somr folks are really trolling hard this evening.
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