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  1. The composite over the next 10 days look like the bootleg -NAO you see in El Nino patterns where pac air invades the country with downstream ridging. Its why you don't see lower heights in the US underneath the "block."
  2. My mom lives in West seneca on Kirkwood Dr. Im imagining they got it pretty good last night.
  3. Im way more optimistic for the synoptic snow for BUF than I am the lake-effect. Weird lol.
  4. I never seriously use NAM/RDPS out near 60-72 h. Mesomodels do screwy things with overall synoptic pattern as you go further out. It's just something to give pause. I'm not sure if it's right, but the ecmwf pattern is not good for lake effect for BUF and it's definitely a model I'd want in my camp if I wanted a significant event to unfold. The whole system is very convoluted. It's not a slam dunk. The upper level low is diving down in the OV/TN valley while a surface low is over Quebec. That evolution i think is causing some of the uncertainties. If you had a stacked low over Huron/south of James Bay we wouldn't be in a holding pattern right now.
  5. Eh.. It's not great at depicting band strength. But the model literally has westerly flow at 850mb over the lake after the low departs Friday morning through Saturday. I wouldn't say that's exactly exciting if you like lake effect in BUF.
  6. Yeah it's fine on a temporary basis (a few hours or something), but the idea that you're going to be getting 0.30"-0.50"/3 hr of freezing rain on the west side of the surface low is tough. If the precip were lighter/lift weaker then it would be easier to maintain the warm air aloft.
  7. I don't buy the rdps/gdps with all that freezing rain west of the low center. They seem overzealous. It's really tough to drag in the low-level cold air while at the same time maintain a warm nose on the west side of a low. You'll have a tendency to go isothermal snow as lift increases.
  8. All models are wrong, some give useful information.
  9. I think Saturday morning is the best chance for good LES in BUF now as some warm advection kicks on the tail end of the trough. At least with the synoptic low trending east, you end up getting more snow for Christmas morning.
  10. I think the band starts Friday morning regardless of model qpf outputs. It's a bit sheared then for sure, but good enough for a moderate band of lake effect over the southern side of BUF. It gets better later in the day due to increased instability and less shear.
  11. It doesnt look like a big lightning producer to me, maybe an odd strike or two. The inversion is close to 700mb which is fine for heavy snow in a cold airmass, but its not great for lightning as the -10c isotherm is so close to the ground.
  12. The westward trends with the synoptic low are better for BUF, it increases the duration of southwesterlies on the backside.
  13. Mesos seemed better with this one in general.
  14. That's great. The early animal studies weren't clear that these vaccines were going to reduce transmission.
  15. Yeah...I have another 18 degrees of longitude to work with...
  16. Given the trailing trough catching up to the low thats awfully close to a big one here.
  17. You mean antibody test? Antigen test is for current infection.
  18. Coastal Labrador. It's a beast 50/50 windstorm, not a snowstorm here.
  19. Idk, im hoping for further north solutions so that I get into some action Friday. Getting a SWFE now for 5 to 7 inches or so.
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