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  1. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    And yea... February 2014 sucked just as bad every other storm here.
  2. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    Nope, 3 inches of slop in 93, and a little under 3 inches in 96. Oddly enough the 2nd biggest snowfall I have ever measured was 4 inches on the nose and it was a dinky clipper system that hit at daybreak in the late 90's. I got maxima'd under a little band for a couple hours and picked up 4 inches while most other places in the upstate got an inch or two. I was living in Walhalla at the time for this storm, Clemson only got an inch or so. For that event, I can name you 20 events where we have gotten absolutely screwed. The two classic examples of places due South of here getting way more snow than I've ever seen would be February 2004, March 1, 2009, and Feb 2010. February 2004 probably stung the worst of them all. I got a freaking DUSTING from that storm...
  3. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    Except they got 8.6 inches in feb 2010. The only event in history where the northern extent of precip was not under modeled... screwing the upstate.
  4. burrel2

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    I'll believe the SSW stuff when it actually happens. Every year since 2010/2011, there is talk about it happening based off long range modeling and it never materializes.
  5. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    Your logic if flawed for Clemson, SC. You can pick any city out of a hat in Alabama/GA/SC/NC and they have had a bigger snow in the last 25 years than here. Since 1988 the biggest single snowfall event in Clemson, SC was 5.75 inches on 1/11/2011. Second biggest snowfall in that time period is less than 4 inches. So in Summary, I'm not just jealous of Asheville, NC. I'm jealous of Columbia, Augusta, Atlanta, Macon, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Birmingham, Athens, Columbus, Charlotte, etc.etc.etc.
  6. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    of course i'm getting crushed in a precip maxima of upper level energy for the first time in my life... and it's rain.
  7. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    3.21 inches for my rainfall total here which produced 1.25 inches of sleet accumulation. That isn't the ratio I was hoping for.
  8. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    I can tell you the Fv3GFS absolutely nailed the thermal profile here for our storm and we wound up with 1.25 inches of sleet. If you had simply went by the TT kuchera snowmap for my location it was showing 6 inches of snow right up to the event start time. The map/algorithm just can't accurately describe ground truth and it was just wrong, but all of the measurable air data on the fv3 was accurate, and I got what I expected from the strom based off the fv3 data.
  9. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    To talk further about this specific storm in charlotte. A lot of models were showing a possible "sleet" sounding, but in reality the low level cold pool may not have been deep enough to freeze the water droplets leading to plain rain. The skew-T could have been dead accurate by that models prediction, but the clown map/precip type map is not sophisticated enough to read a sounding and accurately describe would is falling from the sky with that sounding at every point location in the region. So precip type map may show all of charlotte in the sleet color zone, when in reality it's simply raining there, but the model did not bust on it's analysis,(other than the precip type maps).
  10. burrel2

    Southeast Sanitarium - A Place to Vent

    Every model wasn't too cold for Charlotte if you don't base a model busting or verifying off the clown map predictions which honestly mean nothing in terms of what a model is actually showing. For instance, some clown maps don't account for warm air above 850mb... some of them don't account for surface temps being above freezing... As an example: If the GFS is showing a moderate snow sounding at noon with all layers below freezing except the surface temperature is 34 degree's for 3 hours. It's clown maps will show 3 inches of accumulations, but in reality there be 0 accumulation due to the 34 degree surface temperature and solar insolation. If that verified exactly as the model predicted, there would be 0 accumulation, but Mack would be on here a few hours later crying about how terrible GFS did with his snowstorm.
  11. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    Just took a measurement here. 1.25 inches of all sleet on the car tops, 1 inch of sleet on the roads. It appears the 1/2 inch of snow I got last night has completely melted. Temperature has never went below freezing as it's 32.7 right now and everything is wet/slushy. 2.87 inches in the rain gauge for this storm, not counting what ice hasn't melted.
  12. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    Woke up to a solid inch of sleet on the ground and roads here with a temp at 32. and its ripping sleet at the moment. Congrats to everyone who cashed in with the big snow totals.
  13. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    absolute parachute flakes sailing down here... some of the biggest flakes i've ever seen. Seem to be having trouble accumulating though as we're still at 33.. got about 1/2 inch on the grass and elevated surfaces.
  14. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    It's hammering half dollars here now mixed with nickel size globs of ice chunks.
  15. burrel2

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=GSP-N0C-0-6
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