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  1. Had about an inch of rapidly compacting snow this morning. Nothing on the pavement, but sure looks like December....not April
  2. Meanwhile...back at the ranch....er...the noon GFS......hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!
  3. April 2018 General Discussion

    Like I said in the "Let's Talk Winter" thread....we couldn't buy this pattern in mid winter....and now...just like mother nature to pull a mean April fools on us....epicenter...my backyard....{Dayton, Ohio}
  4. Let's Talk Winter!!

    Couldn't buy a good snow in the heart of winter....now that April shows up...my backyard is targeted for a half a foot {Dayton, Ohio} That mother nature can be a practical joker. I know, April fools. I'm not laughing:
  5. 40th Anniversary of Blizzard of 1978

    Was a sports anchor at WTHI in Terre Haute...but secretly wished I was the weather guy. I remember the day before the storm hit there was a winter storm watch. Then the next morning...if I remember correctly....the forecasters back peddled...and it looked like not much was going to happen. My desk in the news room was right next to the AP and UPI teletype machines....pre-historic I know. At about three that afternoon....the warning bells on both went crazy. I went over to see what was up...and the zone forecasts were coming out from the National Weather Service for the state. The first zones to come down were always the Northwest zones...and worked there way down to Southern Indiana. I couldn't believe it...the bells were going off because they were issuing a blizzard warning...something I had never seen before. At first I was honked...because I figured we in West Central Indiana were going to miss it...and Northwest Indiana folks were going to be the winners. To my total shock....the entire state was under a blizzard warning. I ripped the forecast off the wire and ran it to the weather lady. I had a history of pulling pranks on her...so when I told her we were now under a blizzard warning....she scoffed and didn't believe me. Finally she went back to the teletype...and saw that I had not faked it and it was legitimate. Looking back...my only regret is that we were on the far western fringes of highest impact. Had amazing winds for a couple of days....but we were in the cold sector for the entire storm....and the snow was very dry and really not that heavy. What struck me the next day that there were drifts of several feet....and then in area right next to it...bare ground. I had to have a station four wheel drive come get me at my apartment for a couple of days to get to work. For areas east of us...from Indy and on east...they were absolutely buried. I moved to Dayton in 1981 and gave up the on air stuff to sell ad time for WHIO-TV. I had long since noticed the sales guys were the ones that had the nicest cars and played the most golf. Its now been forty years....and still waiting for a repeat of the blizzard of '78. My luck...if it happens next time....Terre Haute will be ground zero...and Dayton will be warm sectored.
  6. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    As of 1:15 I can say we have had nothing but rain here in the Dayton area...currently hovering in the 34 degree range. Don't take rain/snow/mixed radar maps as gospel.
  7. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    For Ohio...the track of the surface low is perfect for a big dog. The question becomes....how quickly will the cold air get pulled in once the cold front passes. May not know for a day or two....or even more...if the track now holds. IF there was antecedent cold air prior to the storm....much more certain of snow...and not ice/sleet/rain.
  8. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    So...as we get closer...is the seasonal trend happening again? What was west....is now southeast? Looks like NAM, GFS, GEM and now EURO are on the southeast envelope of what we have been following the last several days. UKMET is now the lone west wolf?
  9. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    "Who is Ji?" Ji is a legendary Mid Atlantic poster. Known for being as pessimistic as anyone who ever trolled a weatherboard. Over the years....his infamous declaration that "WINTER IS OVER" is one of legends. Often parodied...never duplicated. We should be honored such royalty stopped by these parts. LOL!!!!!
  10. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    Hey Buck....what does the Euro have for Dayton? You talked about the NW gradient....how about us in the Western part of the state? Thanks.
  11. Winter 2017-18 Medium/Long Range Disco

    And crazy Uncle Joe....who crowed about his early identification of the coming "Arcticgeddon"....and lately been harping on the coming 3 week long "Thawgeddon" is now doing some quick backtracking.... Joe Bastardi‏Verified account @BigJoeBastardi 1h1 hour ago More Convection pulling back into western Indian Ocean more indicative of phase 2 ( cold for US) and a bust on the Euro which from Jan 1st had this well into phase 3 BOMM as on Jan 6 had strong phase 2 still. Gives credence to renewed strong cold day 6-10
  12. Let's Talk Winter!!

    I have warned a long time snow enthusiast of mine that we have all seen this play out before....many, many time before. Don't fall for the trap. This will be an Indiana to Michigan storm. Ohioans should not get the slightest bit excited...if they want to avoid a later meltdown. The GFS is a cruel invention of diabolical masochists from north of the border...designed to. initially titillate...and then destroy those living in the Buckeye state in winter.
  13. Winter 2017-18 Medium/Long Range Disco

    The European ensembles put the average placement in West Virginia instead of NW Ohio.....still a lot to be decided...
  14. Let's Talk Winter!!

    Tech....there is a map on the January thread that shows how many days since the last WSW issued office by office for the NWS. Sadly..its been almost 700 days since we {ILN} have had one. {698 as of today}
  15. Let's Talk Winter!!

    Just returned from my daily early morning walk in the country just southeast of Dayton. Started snowing half way through the walk. 4 degrees and pixie dust snow. Probably a quarter inch new stuff. Calm and the most quiet, enjoyable walk in many a moon. This is why I love snow and winter!
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