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Gravity Wave

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About Gravity Wave

  • Birthday 06/28/1992

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KLGA
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    Chelsea, NYC

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  1. Gravity Wave

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    This is interesting from JB on Twitter. Even as we've shifted between AN and BN patterns this year, the overarching pattern of low maximas and high minimas has remained. This summer we had merely slightly above average highs despite record high lows, and since the ridge from hell died in mid-October we've been seeing impressively low highs with relatively average lows.
  2. Gravity Wave

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    The stone age of weather forecasting for me was the 7 day forecast on the weather channel. If the models were showing a storm they'd just hint at it until a couple days out. Even once I started looking online for weather info in the mid 00's, the maps that were available then were those low res QPF maps that showed the blue 0 degree 850 line, which was used as a proxy for ground temps. The clown maps were horrible back then as well, the GFS in particular had one with completely random colors.
  3. Gravity Wave

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    December has been a dead month for big storms for a while. As long as the El Nino pattern sets up by the end of the month we'll have our chances.
  4. Gravity Wave

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    Got it, I figured my memory was a bit foggy. No one on the forums I read then focused much on the vort or the 500mb maps in general, which is pretty funny in retrospect.
  5. Gravity Wave

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    I remember the December 19-20 2009 storm, every model was consistently suppressing it up. DC was on the fringe and no one north of there was going to see anything significant. This was after 3 straight garbage winters for the MA so hope was low to begin with. Then the 18z NAM on the 17th showed a full fledged I-95 blizzard (it ended up being too generous with the northern extent of the heavy snow, much to my disappointment in Allentown) and every other model flipped on their next runs. It's up there with BDB as the most remarkable short term shift I've experienced for a major winter storm. To be clear, I was too young to understand the 500mb setup for that storm and I'm not making any predictions.
  6. Gravity Wave

    December 2018 General Discussion & Observations

    Double barrel low feature also showing up on Para GFS.
  7. 13/14 and 14/15 had very impressive cold from January on, but December was unremarkable, at least in Ithaca.
  8. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    People in PA are furious at PennDOT as well. The Lehigh Valley in particular was a disaster area, which is inexcusable since the forecasts there always called for mostly ice and snow. https://www.mcall.com/news/weather/mc-nws-winter-weather-advisory-lehigh-valley-snow-20181115-story.html
  9. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    The wind is howling right now.
  10. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    What a commuting mess. I've never been happier to live in Manhattan than tonight. Looks like about 3" on my roof in Chelsea, although the rain and compaction has definitely cut down on visible accumulations. My parents reported 6" in Allentown a few hours ago, not surprised to see over 7" at the Airport outside the UHI.
  11. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Lightening up now but heavy returns are surging NE. Could get another inch or two before the changeover.
  12. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Rockefeller Plaza is totally covered in Midtown. Won't be back in Chelsea for a couple more hours but I'll be interested to measure on the wood roof deck.
  13. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    Road closures popping up all over the place. I-78 W and I-476 S closed in PA.
  14. Gravity Wave

    11/15-16 Coastal Storm/ULL Discussion

    RGEM has a historical warm bias, GFS is just trash with thermal profiles.
  15. Gravity Wave

    11/15-11/16 Coastal Storm Observation Thread

    30-35 dbz echoes moving in for everyone right now.
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