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  1. El Kabong

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2019

    Finally, the CR index update complete with graphic enhancements. I've missed these as well! At least it can bring a laugh or two for what has been a less than joyful winter for snow lovers. Keep the index fun coming, CR!
  2. El Kabong

    December 8-10, 2018 Winter Storm

    This may have already been posted, but quite an amazing job on the FV3 from 8 days out (at least for the deep south and southern apps portion of the map). This was the first forecast map that was posted in this thread back on 12/2. The 12Z GFS wasn't too far off either for its initial depiction for Sunday. The 12Z GFS snowfall map from that same day shows that the models were already zeroing in on on far NE Georgia, the upstate of SC, and central and western NC as the bullseye for winter weather. Those areas remained remarkably consistent as ground zero throughout the evolution of the storm. We'll see if the models show the same consistency when the next threat materializes, but it's encouraging to see the south's first winter storm of the season handled well by most of the major models. I'll leave it to the professional mets and seasoned amateurs to grade the overall performance of each model, but the "new" GFS appears to have received more than a passing grade (is a B+ too high?).
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. El Kabong

    February Mid/long Range Winter Discussion

    Thanks, CR. You haven't lost your touch!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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/
  15. 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.