Gravity Wave

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  • Birthday 06/28/1992

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    Chelsea, NYC

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  1. While we're all trapped inside, and with the weather looking boring for the foreseeable future, I figured I would post this survey. Basically, it's a list of hypothetical weather events that you're going to rank in order from the one you'd most want to experience to the one you definitely don't want to experience. Here's the list of 15 events to rank, in no particular order. An EF-2 tornado (wouldn't directly damage your property, but would pass nearby so that you could clearly see it) Golfball/Hen egg-sized hail (1.75-2") A severe thunderstorm (funnel cloud, 70 mph winds, quarter sized hail) A Derecho (similar in intensity to the 1998 labor day derecho) A 12" snowstorm with blizzard conditions (basically a 1/4/18 rerun with slightly higher totals) A 20" snowstorm but without any wind and with marginal temps (basically a 2/10/10 rerun) A gravity wave that drops 4" of snow in an hour with a complete whiteout for the entire period. An ice storm with 4" of sleet and 1/2" of freezing rain A dry heat wave with three days of temps between 100 and 105 and low humidity and dews. A humid heat wave with three days of temps between 95 and 100 and 70-75 degree dews. A cold snap with three days of sub-zero lows and highs around 10 degrees, plus a light breeze at times. A category 2 hurricane landfall in NJ/LI that then tracks over your house (not an extratropical storm like Sandy). A powerful nor'easter similar to the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962, no snow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday_Storm_of_1962) A historic river flooding event with perhaps 2-3 significant rainstorms or one major tropical remnant (like Lee in 2011) A flash flooding event with 6 inches of rain in 8 hours Here is my ranking: 1) 20" Snowstorm 2) Derecho 3) 12" Snowstorm 4) Hurricane 5) Gravity Wave 6) Severe Thunderstorm 7) Ice Storm 8) Flash Flooding Event 9) Nor'easter 10) Tornado 11) Cold Snap 12) River Flooding Event 13) Large hail 14) Dry heat wave 15) Humid heat wave
  2. Don't look now but it looks like we're getting our -AO and big time blocking just in time to ruin spring.
  3. Great winters in that stretch but some of those summers were absolutely awful. Although Dewsaster 2018 can compete with any of those. As for Floyd, that was the second weather event I remember from growing up after the 1998 Labor Day derecho. The small lake next to my elementary school tripled in size and merged with a nearby creek to force the only rain-induced early dismissal of my school career.
  4. The dew point numbers from Wisconsin during that heat wave were just disgusting. I would prefer to have a summer of 2009 rerun.
  5. The GEFS (which is still run off the old GFS core) does actually give a little support.
  6. The way this winter has gone with all the day 8-10 threats that fell apart a surprise March snowstorm that only started showing up 5-6 days out actually makes sense.
  7. Wind just starting to pick up in Midtown.
  8. I agree that surface reflections are generally terrible outside of 150 but I think the models are generally better from a temperature and pattern perspective and still have some value until at least 200 hours.
  9. There were other runs as well. At any rate, you don't want to be getting hits every time at this range, things are going to change.
  10. The GFS has been consistent in showing a big system for then, and the airmass looks a lot better than the one forecast for the 1st.
  11. Sticking to most surfaces here in Chelsea, nice to have a snowfall where everything doesn't start out wet for once.
  12. Already down to 23 at the Park as of 10:00 PM with clear skies.
  13. Hoping for 2" on my wood deck for the first time since the early March storm last year. This is probably the best antecedent airmass for an event since January 4, 2018, at least for the city.