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  1. Well this sucks. No model showing anything. Anyone have access to the GRAPES model (Chinese)? That's gotta show a MECS to at least induce some panic.
  2. Agree on early January and cold leading up to event so no surface temp or sun angle shenanigans. Would need some kind of bomb and stall or crawl scenario. At least 60 - 72 hour duration. Thundersnow in the evening for max effect (Cantore doing live feed and chasing the lightning would be icing on the cake). Also agree on not too much wind as power outages not cool. 30 - 40" for most. Want to get right on the edge but not risk structural collapse. Probably pressing that a bit at 3' though. So max snow but minimal damage to life and property.
  3. As we debate the various X-ECS, riddle me this. If you could design the perfect winter storm for PA, how would it evolve, what features would be where and when, etc. Must use parameters that are in the realm of possibility.
  4. The literal "in my backyard" pic. Sure hope most of you folks are a little whiter. And what's up with Wednesday night? All of a sudden I have a Snow Likely in my grid forecast.
  5. 39/37 with grass showing through and some spots bare already. With DP above freezing, my "snow pack" is on life support. Meh, next.
  6. 26/15 here. Blue on the radar and the sky has "the look" but flakeless so far.
  7. Yup. Definite downgrade for those a few counties deep west of the river. And my grid forecast says gusts to 50 on Monday. Wind Advisory lurking. A chance of rain and snow before 4pm, then a slight chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 14 mph becoming west 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  8. Thanks. Very interesting and enlightening. WAY back when (we're talking the Barry Walton era), I was a Meteorology major at Millersville but alas, I switched to Physics and and moved on from there. But I've always retained weather as a hobby and have the upmost respect for those who practice the craft in the real world. Your outputs can effect and in many cases save people's lives. Thanks for your work. It is much appreciated!
  9. I think the "official" measurement will be over but it will be so squished and watered down by Monday morning the it will look like 1" tops. And that's what the non-weenies will say happened and harass the mets for busting.
  10. Quick question - when you analyze a complex storm like this and have to nail down an exact forecast, what's the mechanism? Do you just blend model output or factor in some forecasting experience that no model can reproduce? If the latter, what's the relative weighting? Just curious how it works in your world. Thanks!
  11. 2" -4" in my grid forecast. Guessing the consolation prize of a WWA forthcoming sometime this afternoon. Certainly not commensurate with the amount of time I spent on these boards the last week lol.
  12. York now added to the WSW. Kudos to whoever said the river would be the dividing line.
  13. If the winds verify, that's going to be as big or bigger story here. I haven't gusted north of 60 in a long time.
  14. Looks like the blue / grey line bisects my house. Hopefully the 3" is on the driveway side so I have less to shovel.
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