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  1. Today I wondered if my cats get thunderstorm anxiety and I realized that the reason I have to ask myself that is that Raleigh hasn’t had a good storm since when I got my cats (November)
  2. I kinda made this as a little tongue-in-cheek response to this slow torture of a winter. I mean there’s a reason I called it the “Bermuda Basher”. I don’t think many people had legitimate aspirations for this storm, although I did think it had some potential. I think Webb put this really well... didn’t take much to change the game.
  3. Too early, but will be a while until we track another one.....
  4. Let's get one blue pixel on on a clown map first
  5. This is our last shot of the year. If you want one more storm to get emotionally invested in, it’s this.
  6. In a winter where vortex after vortex has verified weaker and further north than what models say at this range, I’m thinking “wow, I really wish that trough in the northeast that’s suppressing this system verifies weaker than advertised” is not a hard ask.
  7. That’s a great signal this far out. .
  8. I think everyone is a bit worn out after this winter, which is why next weekend is not garnering more attention. I just learned about it an hour ago lol I haven’t really been paying attention. But, uh, it’s got a shot if our typical winter trends don’t show up.
  9. One thing that is completely boggling my mind is the strength of the warm nose- I cant ever remember a sleet/zr event with such a strong warm nose (10-12C, which feels completely ludicrous) - We're in uncharted territory in that regard and I am completely flummoxed on if the algorithms that govern model phase changes will be able to handle this.
  10. There's a reason that the NAM family initialized dew points way too high- NAM consistently has less boundary layer mixing than GFS. On a day like today when when the sun is out and updrafts are bubbling up, there will be a lot of mixing up to about 850. The air at that elevation is drier; the more mixing there is, the more dry air is able to mix down to the surface. I don't know if current dew points (RDU holding at about 26 right now) will hold or whether they will shoot up once the sun goes down, but that's why we're seeing NAM dewpoint busts right now.
  11. Don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up. But as this trough finally clears the coast later this week, Friday afternoon/evening could end up being a sneaky little snow chance if our friend, the northwest trend, shows up to amp this impulse up and drive precipitation further inland.
  12. I will be interested to see how the sleet/zr transition zone resides. This is the battle of a few biases here- 1. Often models under-do the cold dome, and sleet ends up being more prominent than freezing rain. 2. I don't think these models are equipped with the thermodynamic capabilities of tracking the temperature of individual rain drops as they trek through a 10C warm nose. Will models be able to accurately get a grip on how deep the cold dome will need to be for drops to reform into sleet? Or could warmer drops hinder the ability to refreeze into sleet? Models are consistently flummoxed when phase changes get involved to the extent they are here.
  13. This is how my power lines look outside my apartment if Raleigh gets ice it’s going to be the acc tournament before I get power back smh
  14. Agreed I honestly thought the 18z HRRR precipitation type depiction was pretty wonky at the end and I’m tossing that into my mental recycling bin
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