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About RitualOfTheTrout

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  1. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Should be a solid event for you in that location. Should get some nice wintery scenes. Share some pics if you get a chance. Light snow has started here. Just something about watching the cloud deck lower and the sky dim right before snow starts to fall that puts me in a good mood irregardless of expected totals.
  2. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Had some thunder and lightening here too.
  3. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    I was just thinking the same thing lol. I'd settle for a 1/3 of this all snow.
  4. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Yeah, Weekend window has been on the radar for a few runs now, but this is probably the first time the Euro gave us a decent hit. After that we torch for a few days, don't know if I'd go mid 70s though. I think one more window opens up towards March.
  5. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Funny how these things come up. Like you said, tracked a storm with 10+ hours invested for 2 inches of snow. Invest next to 0 time and wake up to 2.5 - 3 inches. I wonder if this gets us to our 41.9 for the season. Climate report has us at 38 and change, but not sure if that incorporates what fell overnight or not yet. In any event, medium range looks pretty lousy, maybe a shot at something this weekend, but after that looks like a pretty big eastern ridge building in. I wouldn't be shocked though if we see models change dramatically in the longer range to a possibly more favorable setup. With the PV split currently taking place that probably leads to greater model volatility. I think March Nina Climo usually dictates one last cold blast too, so combine that with MJO maybe making it out of phase 7, and PV split and there could be a good window for storms end of Feb or early March.
  6. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    I measured about 2.5, maybe close to 2.75 in some areas. I completely missed it falling though, but judging by radar it had to have been heavy snow for at least a while. I was caught off guard. Read NWS disucssion yesterday evening and saw no mention other than a light coating so I wasn't anticipating anything to be honest. Maybe they updated later in the evening when short term models picked up but I wasn't paying attention at that point. Woke up and did a double take when I walked past the kitchen window and saw the deck covered, had to run and grab my glasses then check the radar to see wtf went on lol Roads were pretty bad, several cars slid off the road on 28, and looked like an accident involving a port authority bus on Washington Blvd. In terms of impact, right up there with some of the other "storms" this winter for sure. Goes to show you can't sleep on Winter weather even if the pattern isn't great. Mother nature will get the best of you sooner or later.
  7. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Yeah roads are sickening back up with temperatures falling and sunset. Getting some light snow too right now.
  8. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    I'm with you on this, in the "off winter" months I will tune in to get quick summary for what to expect the next few days on occasion, but during winter I feel between NWS discussions / Obs and discussions here / and all the tools available I am better prepared for what to expect, and I enjoy doing it so it's win win.
  9. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Looking like the Hi-Res NAM and short range models really nailed how this was going to play out. GFS and Euro were a bit colder and slower with the WAA, but 3K NAM had been adamant for quite awhile were the rain / snow line would setup. Sucks cause we missed a really nice snow storm by a very small margin here, but then what else is new.
  10. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Dang, well that leaves little hope for anyone else. Really a shame we didn't have a better positioned high pressure to the North for this one.
  11. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    You have a decent shot and pulling out 6+ from this one in Cranberry I would think,
  12. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    It's going to be interesting to see the snow fall map of this storm once it's over. I have a sneaking suspicion that if you could overlay the storm totals over the past 3 years for the bigger storms you would see a pretty narrow band bisecting Allegheny / Westmoreland that really has been fringed in just about all directions after this one is all said and done.
  13. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Well that was interesting drive in.... Contemplated taking the day off, but ended up making the drive in, and probably good I did. Left home and it was 27 degrees and heavy snow, got to work and it is 30 degrees and moderate freezing rain. It was odd seeing the heavy snow rapidly change to sleet, could hear the pingers hitting the car, then suddenly after driving a little further South it was just straight zr. Probably won't be long until plain rain here.
  14. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Honestly... Lol One of these days a storm will bullseye Allegheny / Westmoreland rather than being a battle zone of extremes one way or another.
  15. Pittsburgh PA ❄️ Winter 2017-2018

    Nah, it will get cold again before true Spring sets in. I do hate mud though, mainly when the dog decides to run past and skip getting the paws wiped.