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  1. 11 minutes ago, SouthBuffaloSteve said:

    Full sun and blue sky here.  Thinking this might not be as crazy in BUF.  Interesting comment on the warmer air over the colder lake keeping the seiche and lake shore flooding aspect likely out of play today.  Worst winds will likely run from just NE of BUF through Batavia and into ROC. 

    Forecast soundings continue to show 80+ knots at 850MB in the warm sector, and 60 knots just off the deck. It`s unlikely we will fully mix to 850MB, but a few thousand feet of diurnal mixing with sunshine appears likely, tapping into the 60 knot flow available just off the surface. This will translate into gusts 55-60 MPH across much of the region, with a corridor of 65+ MPH gusts likely from the Niagara Frontier to Rochester. Unlike many of our wind events, the warm airmass over the cold lakes will result in a more stable boundary layer close to Lake Erie and Ontario, with the strongest wind gusts likely to be across inland areas and not close to the lakeshores.

    That’s why I’m happy I’m heading back to the ROC!  But it’s the battle zone between those cold pockets and the inland areas that creates the deepest mixing IMO. 

  2. These anomalous spring wind events are interesting.  I assume it’s the juxtaposition between the ice cold lakes and the dark leafless land which creates a huge horizontal temperature delta that must drive large powerful turbulent circulations. Add in some of large snow fields in the higher elevations and dense wooded areas creating additional localized circulations and it should be and interesting day… as long as we get adequate solar heating. 

  3. This winter is a solid B for me, teetering on a B+.  I have held at least a trace of snow on the ground everyday since January 3rd, with more than 1 inch on the ground for 56 days.   Greater than 2 inches on the ground continuously since January 16th.  So as a snowpack guy this is about as good as it gets.  I chased a decent lake event in Buffalo and a couple real nice synoptic events here in KROC, one of them with absolutely insane rates, so I can't complain.  Anyway, looks like the show is more or less over as we hit meteorological spring.  We are hitting the peak acceleration of the day length sine wave now as the days are getting longer very quickly and the sun angle sky rockets.  Thanks for the memories 2022!

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  4. 1 hour ago, rochesterdave said:

    NWS dropped a really anemic advisory on Monroe. 4-7”. Booo. Looks like they buy the EURO. 

    I mean with the speed of this system I don’t think you can realistically expect much more. A solid 6 inch storm would be fine by me. I’m going to Bristol first thing tomorrow. Pretty big gamble with the mix line so close but the season is quickly coming to a close so I’m rolling the dice. 

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  5. 2 minutes ago, wolfie09 said:

    Yeah but they will call it 5"-10" and it will be an advisory lol

    I'm feeling like this is a 4-8 event with a couple high end lollies in lake enhanced areas.  Kind of straddling the line between advisory and warning but does it really make a difference?  Just cover up the grass and mud please.  Coastal transfers have been known to disappoint in far WNY so hedge your expectations accordingly  

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  6. 10 minutes ago, tim123 said:

    What will probally prevent big gusts is front comes thru 6 7 am with no daytime heating to mix atmosphere.

    I think the front itself has more than enough energy to mix down some strong gusts right as it passes. It then looks like a little lull until you get the max pressure rises, closer to 11-1 where we might get some nice breaks of sun to help out. I’m optimistic.  

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  7. 9 minutes ago, tim123 said:

    Kbuf should have atleast wwa out for all of western ny. Wind with widespread snow squalls should warrant that. But they never issue those. Also odd they don't have wind advisories for wayne ontario counties but are out east and west of those counties. Bad collaborative effort here.

    I agree. WWA would have covered all aspects of this event much better. 

  8. 5 minutes ago, SouthBuffaloSteve said:

    Was going to ask your thoughts on timing.  Based on radar still looking like the front itself is 10 hours out (45 mph… 450 miles) so 6am ish.  Feel the highest winds will only be a 3-4 hour window thinking 4am-8am with the peak period being 6am-7am when the front comes though.  Winds have been brisk off Erie this evening already gusting over 30.


    Seems like it might come in two different short windows. 6-8am then 1-3pm. 

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