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  1. El Kabong

    Jan 6-8 Winter Storm Observations

    48° / 39° First batch of rain is just now entering the area. Should be fun watching how all of this unfolds to the north! We might get some token snowflakes tomorrow morning before the moisture pulls out...otherwise, looking like a really cold rain for most of middle Georgia. Pulling for my hometown of Rome, GA to get several inches!
  2. El Kabong

    Winter Storm 1/6 - 1/8, 2017

    Appreciate the positive thoughts, Don! Your input is always welcome! You're right...the only hope we have is for a changeover during the early morning hours Saturday before the moisture pulls out. I would be glad just to see a few flakes flying! If I drive about an hour north, I should be able to get into the accumulating snow south of Atlanta.
  3. El Kabong

    Winter Storm 1/6 - 1/8, 2017

    Plus the heaviest snow totals are displaced much farther to the north. In the 1973 storm, this area received 15"...for this storm we're expecting 0". I believe the low track was also across central FL in 1973 as opposed to the more northern FL track for this weekend's system. It looks like the thermal profiles for our area are going to be a few degrees too warm. NWS is forecasting rain with a low of 35 tomorrow night.
  4. El Kabong

    December 2016 Obs

    A tornado warning has been issued by NWS Peachtree City for a storm just to my west. We'll see if it holds together as it continues moving ESE.
  5. El Kabong

    Sweet '16 Mid-Long Range Discussion

    One of the highlights of the winter is the daily GIF summary of the indices from CR. Keep 'em coming!
  6. El Kabong

    February Mid/long Range Winter Discussion

    Thanks, CR. You haven't lost your touch!
  7. El Kabong

    February Mid/long Range Winter Discussion

    CR, where are your creative daily indices? Please bring them back...I need a good laugh to help ease the pain of our underperforming winter! Maybe an early March storm will save us all!
  8. El Kabong

    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    Yes, Delta...we had a few flying around 10:30 this evening. Hopefully, this won't be our only snow of the winter!
  9. El Kabong

    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    I certainly don't have any amazing accumulations to report, but I'm probably one of the few posters who saw a drop of 30° who is now experiencing snow flurries! I was at 69° earlier this afternoon...I'm now reporting light snow flurries and 39° here in central Georgia.
  10. El Kabong

    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    Wow! Sun has really broken through and the temp has risen to 69 degrees. Didn't quite see that coming. The NWS forecast had us topping out in the mid-50's. About 100 miles north in the wedge, it's 39 in ATL.
  11. El Kabong

    Blizzard of 2016 - Official Obs Thread

    I'm on the other end of the spectrum here in central Georgia. The rain has stopped and the sun is trying to peek through at times. Temp has warmed up to 60 degrees. Hard to believe there might be some flurries flying down this way overnight or early tomorrow morning.
  12. El Kabong

    February 25th-26th Winter Storm OBS

    Here's a live stream from Rome,Ga (about 60 miles NW of Atlanta) featuring the eagle's nest cam at Berry College. It's not a wide angle view, but you can certainly see the snowfall rate and the ground turning white in Rome. http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/
  13. Freezing Rain Advisory issued for counties south and west of Montgomery. It's definitely a nowcast situation. Although it's light and likely not reaching the ground in some places, I was surprised to see just how far south the precip was on radar.
  14. El Kabong

    Winter Med Range Discussion days 3-10 pbp II

    Always good to read a post from Tony. Yeah, I think you covered all the ingredients that have to be in place for us to get winter wx down this way! There's no doubt that everything has to line up just right or it's no dice. All it takes is one small change in the dynamics to move you from the sweet spot to the rain zone. Perhaps that's what makes a good snowstorm so special. All of the factors have to be in place from the ground to the top of the clouds to make sure the snowflakes survive the fall. Of course, a slight warm nose that produces a little bit of sleet isn't a bad thing. It definitely makes for the best kind of sledding possible I'm pulling for as much of a board wide storm as possible, especially if we can get Delta, Shack, and the more southern latitudes involved. Six hours of snow followed by 3-4 hours of sleet sounds about right. Heck, I'll even hope for some white ground for Waycross. They deserve some, too! A lot can and will change on a D8 storm, but it sure is fun to dream!
  15. El Kabong

    Feb 18-19 Arctic Attack OBS

    A chilly low of 19 degrees in central Georgia this morning. Even with full sunshine we've only made it up to 28 this morning. Hoping for a board wide storm sometime next week