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somecallmetim

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About somecallmetim

  • Birthday 10/21/1971

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    Alexandria, VA
  1. December 2017 Long Range Disco

    Cool read, thanks. It was an incredible storm, especially literally on the CT coast, where there were 50+ gusts. Note this one excerpt though--this is what I remember, in S CT it was more like an 18 hour lead: "As the weekend progressed and the storm began to track further north and west, the numerical and HPC guidance began to shift the forecast of the outer edge of the snow shield further north and west. This placed additional areas under the threat of heavy snow, including...southern New York, and more of southern and central New England. Forecasters in these areas had to play "catch up" by issuing Winter Storm Warnings with shorter lead times and forecasts with increased snowfall amounts." Didn't have Amwx in those days, or would have known better. Just had NOAA weather radio, toggling between local stations, the Weather Channel and 56k dial up where you could get the NWS discussions.
  2. December 2017 Long Range Disco

    If you're talking about the post-Christmas storm, I was visiting my folks in coastal CT at the time. I'd been tracking, as much as one could at that point. Went to NYC for the day and left in the morning to a forecast of light snow "with maybe the possibility of a little more." Came home that night to a blizzard warning and the Emergency Broadcast System activated. So at least that one '96 storm wasn't exactly a lock.
  3. The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Thread

    I'm generally a decade long lurker, but couldn't agree more. Perhaps we can preemptively set up a "morality thread" and keep this one clean for those of us who can compartmentalize...
  4. Harvey - Main Thread

    At least part of it is due to the scale being several inches different per color. Orange gets you almost 52 on the first and only 40 on the second.
  5. January and #HECS2016 Banter Thread

    I never post, but just want to say thanks for all your analysis man. Always great stuff. And to Bob, Ian and all the red tags. I was 2 for the infamous ice storm in CT that got me started on weather, have experienced '78 in CT, '93 in VT, '96 in CT, 09-10 here (landed in '09 to 5 inches on my way back from the climate conference in Copenhagen), Boxing Day in SW CT (where I was lucky to be visiting), and can't wait for this. Enjoy all.
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