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Posted January 21, 2016
Do we have a prediction thread yet?
Mapping out the total (post-storm) is really going to be such a disaster with the wind and inconsistent reports. Definitely going to see some OMG FOUR FEEEEEET reports next to 18 inch ones.
there really are going to be some insane numbers being reported
Every single model run:
Throw climo out the window
Why isn't anyone talking about wind?
HOW MUCH IN [tiny hamlet]
Every single model run:
Be thankful you don't need to add sun angle to that list...
Capital Weather about to go more aggressive after the GFS.
Based on incoming model data, we may need to increase forecast snow totals. Stay tuned. Detailed update by noon.
Won't need to worry much about mixing if EURO verifies, even along I-95...
EURO is looking kind of like the NAM did...
A list of airlines allowing free changes and delays for those traveling to, from, or through the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast:
Pretty much all major airports from VA to BOS, 1/22-1/24:
American (1/21 to 1/24)
JetBlue (1/22 and 1/23 for Mid-Atlantic; 1/23 ONLY for New England)
Spirit (1/22 and 1/23)
Frontier is the only major (top 10 or so) airline without a policy out for this.
Tony Pann reports that RPM shows much more mixing for Baltimore on Saturday. I just don't get him
Just WHY does WBAL use the RPM year after year? I legitimately don't understand it, because it's a laughably bad model even 48 hours out.
Posted January 20, 2016
Your girlfriends are probably thinking the same thing . Welcome home.
Have fun. Where are you staying?
Family in Pikesville. Considering a trip west to friends by Fairfax, but honestly seems like Pikesville will be just fine, haha
Just landed at BWI, waiting for gate to open. This should be a fun weekend. So glad I'm not sticking around Boston and enjoying an inch or two.
How does the timing/duration of the storm in Baltimore differ from DC (if it does...)?
Baltimore/Pikesville usually an hour later or so. Obv banding could make big difference, but at least overall...
what is the current start time around bwi? Is a 730pm landing on Friday too late?
Yeah, I wouldn't risk that.
I just really want to get into a debate about sun angle
The "daily forecasts" thing on these sites is stupid. It's singular model-based and never accurate. I know so many people who add together each period for the "total forecast" which just doesn't work. NWS products/advisories are the only way to go.
Highest snow totals are going to push slightly further north this run I think
TerpWeather tweeted this - fascinating stuff (before today).
Lol at Accuweather/USAToday still having Baltimore in the 6-12" range. Just lol.
Feb 2010 issued during the storm.
That was a warning though. I don't think LWX ever has issued a blizzard watch.
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Guesses as to whether the federal government opens up AT ALL next week?
School districts I think the answer is pretty clear.
EDIT: personal Q is whether my Monday AM flight gets off.
1772 we're coming for you
EURO started weird but looking like a HECS/BECS. It's on folksBlizzard watch by tomorrow afternoon or Thurs AM?
Euro way slower, won't be in DC til friday late afternoon, going to dump some HECS amounts post 72/84
Euro is slower, going to be at least a bit south