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    Monroeville, PA - 1200’

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  1. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    Looks a lot like April ‘87....which would have been an all time storm if it were a month earlier. ....only 64 more runs! Edit: maybe it was more the exact track than the time of year. Places to the south and south west did see 2’. We generally saw 10-12”, but a lot of places flipped to rain. That warm air being brought in to New York State in that model was western Pa for that storm. Kind of an odd look, but remember it well.
  2. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    I forget the pattern last year leading up to it, but we got around 15” post equinox....including that 10” storm. So still hope to finish with a bang, but I’m done with cold/dry or warm/wet.
  3. Similar story here....a lot of places got a sneaky 3-4” Thursday night, and that’s the general range for this as well.
  4. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    Looks like about ~4” in the Martins Ferry/Wheeling area, so some of that banding is starting to do its job.
  5. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    I had a couple hours of big fatties, but then same story. Super fine needle flakes that never could get rolling. Have about 3” on the back porch, which is north facing and somewhat shaded.
  6. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    It was weird. A warning 24 hours out with a sub warning forecast. So basically they knocked an inch off their forecast and gave the correct headline....now most of the guidance aligns with it. Should be a nice afternoon.
  7. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    Model trends are better esp for the southern counties. RAP and GFS both have 6” well across the border, with a lot of areas in the 4”-5” range. RAP with 5 ish” in to AGC and PIT, and throwing up around 7” at LBE Im going to say that the warm air advection has been slightly underdone, which in this case is to our advantage NWS went to Adv locally and kept the warning in Morgantown. Very strange how that was done. nice little snow tongue sneaking up the Mon valley
  8. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    The text forecasts in Westmoreland and Fayette actually say 4-8” total (I don’t mean aggregating the point and click numbers like people erroneously do, that is their actual stated total in the forecast). So we’ll see. I’ve absolutely seen it a ton of times where a storm “slightly too far SE” outperforms guidance here. But the speed of this system scares me too much to bet on it. I hope they are right.
  9. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    Nothing earth shatteringly different. I think your area is best positioned in this area to push the 6” mark. A lot of the rest of the area still needs a push north.
  10. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    Maybe....but splitting hairs. Point I was trying to make before is that I don’t think they are going intentionally bullish to make up for bad calls. If anything, forecasts usually get slightly more conservative as a PR move. i agree with you that they are definitely thinking it outperforms guidance at this point. But it’s what they think will happen. I’d probably go with 2-4” City and points NW, and 3-5” southern and eastern suburbs. 4-6” the border counties
  11. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    I don’t think they have made a lot of bad calls this year. The Jan slop storm was almost impossible to make a good call. Would have had to go against all other forecasts. These last couple smaller storms just happened to verify on the high end (which is great for us)
  12. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    Agree...that feature many times over performs in this scenario Still bizzaire to go straight warning without a 6” average expected in the forecast
  13. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    I’ll be in Greensburg tommorow, so still thinking a fair chance to squeeze out 4-5” there. South and eastern suburbs figure to do better than city and points NW Need that little tick stronger and north that usually effs us when we don’t need it.
  14. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    3.5” officially recorded bringing the season total to just over 32” Looks like this was recorded primarily between 10 and 2. So not that dissimilar to last week....but much much lower impact coming in the middle of the night. Also it looks like it fell on to a much warmer ground, and so road cleanup was easier. Hasnt turned out to be completely horrible this winter...a 6”+ snowfall Sunday would really help the overall feeling of this season. The NWS “experimental” probabilistic forecast puts this at about a 40-50% chance for most locations.
  15. Burghblizz

    ✨Pittsburgh PA ❄ Winter 2018-2019

    NAM is still a nice hit for Sunday. Just the GFS that’s looking flat. Still a couple days out. While we are worried about that, it is snowing! not surprisingly, advisory expanded to Allegheny county and south. Back end coming quick but it’s going to be a real interesting couple hours if you are awake. Definitely have some model agreement of a quick thump.
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