Snowmageddon storm clobbers the Mid-Atlantic with 2 - 3 feet of snow

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 11:08 PM GMT on February 06, 2010

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It's a very white world in the Mid-Atlantic today, where the historic blizzard of 2010 has buried residents under a record-breaking two to three feet of snow. The storm, which President Obama referred to as "Snowmageddon" in a speech before the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, set the all-time record for heaviest snowfall in Delaware history, thanks to the 26.5" that fell in Wilmington (old state record: 25" in the President's Day storm of 2003). "Snowmageddon" dumped the second heaviest at Philadelphia 28.5"), second heaviest at Atlantic City (18.2"), third heaviest at Baltimore (24.8"), and the 4th heaviest at Washington D.C. (17.8"). Several locations in Maryland have seen over three feet of snow, with the northern Washington D.C. suburb of Colesville receiving 40", and the southern Baltimore suburb of Elkridge receiving 38.3". While the blizzard was not an exceptionally strong storm--the central pressure was a rather unimpressive 986 mb at the height of the blizzard, at 9am EST Saturday--it was an exceptionally wet storm. The melted equivalent precipitation for the blizzard exceeded three inches along its core snow belt. That's an phenomenal amount of moisture for a winter storm. The blizzard formed a very unstable region aloft where thunderstorms were able to build, and there were many reports of thundersnow during the height of the storm. These embedded thunderstorms were able to generate very heavy snow bursts of 2 - 3 inches per hour.

A new storm expected to affect the area Tuesday may add to the immense pile of snow on the ground, though the precipitation may partially fall as rain. With only a slow warm up in store for the mid-Atlantic over the next ten days, the snow will stick around for a while. This is a good thing, since a sudden thaw or heavy rain event could generate considerable flooding, if the three inches of precipitation locked in the snow is suddenly released.

Today's blizzard is the second major snowstorm of 16+ inches to affect the Washington D.C./Baltimore region this winter--the other being the 16.4" storm of December 19 - 20. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the expected return period in the Washington D.C./Baltimore region for snowstorms with more than 16 inches of snow is about once every 25 years. Thus, a one-two punch of two major Mid-Atlantic Nor'easters with 16+ inches of snow in one winter is something that should happen only once every 625 years. Such an event has not happened since the beginning of the historical record in 1870. The numbers are even more impressive for Philadelphia, which has had two snowstorms exceeding 23" this winter. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the return period for a 22+ inch snow storm is once every 100 years--and we've had two 100-year snow storms in Philadelphia this winter. That should happen only once every 10,000 years, in today's climate. Of course, the last ice age was just ending around 12,000 years ago, so this probability number has to be viewed with a some skepticism. Still, the two huge snowstorms this winter in the Mid-Atlantic are definitely a very rare event one should see only once every few hundred years.


Figure 1. "Snowmageddon", the Nor'easter of February 5 - 6, just off the Mid-Atlantic coast, at 12:01 pm EST Saturday 2/6/10. Image credit: NASA GOES project.

The top 10 snowstorms on record for Baltimore:

1. 28.2", Feb 15-18, 2003
2. 26.5", Jan 27-29, 1922
3. 24.8", Feb 5-6, 2010
4. 22.8", Feb 11-12, 1983
5. 22.5", Jan 7-8, 1996
6. 22.0", Mar 29-30, 1942
7. 21.4", Feb 11-14, 1899
8. 21.0", Dec 19-20, 2009
9. 20.0", Feb 18-19, 1979
10. 16.0", Mar 15-18, 1892

The top 10 snowstorms on record for Washington, D.C.:

1. 28.0", Jan 27-28, 1922
2. 20.5", Feb 11-13, 1899
3. 18.7", Feb 18-19, 1979
4. 17.8" Feb 5-6, 2010
5. 17.1", Jan 6-8, 1996
6. 16.7", Feb 15-18, 2003
7. 16.6", Feb 11-12, 1983
8. 16.4", Dec 19-20, 2009 (Snowpocalypse)
9. 14.4", Feb 15-16, 1958
10. 14.4", Feb 7, 1936

Top 9 snowstorms for Philadelphia:

1. 30.7", Jan 7-8, 1996
2. 28.5", Feb 5-6, 2010
3. 23.2", Dec 19-20, 2009
4. 21.3", Feb 11-12, 1983
5. 21.0", Dec 25-26, 1909
6. 19.4", Apr 3-4, 1915
7. 18.9", Feb 12-14, 1899
8. 16.7", Jan 22-24, 1935
9. 15.1", Feb 28-Mar 1, 1941

I'll have a new blog on Monday, when I'll discuss if record snow storms are inconsistent with a world experiencing warming. Have a great Super Bowl weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters

cleaning up the cars (chills)
cleaning up the cars
Blizzard 2010 (TonyInDC)
Blizzard  2010
winter scenic (gingyb)
From the looks of the cars we may never dig out.
winter scenic
Hubby Tries to Clear the Snow. (Proserpina)
Hubby tried to use the snow-blower to clear the snow, unfortunately for him the snow is too deep for the snow-blower. The shovel and his arms will have to do the job.
Hubby Tries to Clear the Snow.

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Newbie ere...
Understanding focus is on East Coast and all the snow they have been getting this year and are expecting this week; any thoughts on how bad it may or may not get in Chicago this week with what's coming? I seem to remember someone once told me that the storms that hit this area that come from the South can contain surprises in the amount of snow; snow totals being higher than predicted. Would enjoy hearing from you all.
Gathering supplies!
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Quoting hcubed:


Actually, its CSI - all three versions (original, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY). All three are CBS shows anyway.

Coulda just done the CSI medley and called it a halftime show. I mean, Who would have known the difference?


I agree that half time show was miserable to listen to......i was hoping for another wardrobe malfunction on stage and had them dragged off. I don't think a single musical key note was hit during the entire pathetic performance......that was horrible.
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Round # heck i forgot what # this is now....but here it goes again for the MidAtlantic and East Coast....



The Low in NE gets blocked and does not move.....Long peroid of Cold Air coming South i looks again....


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Quoting Jeff9641:


Agree Snoop, Akon, or even some Rick Ross would have been fine. That half time show was pathetic to say the least. My wife said that music is the music they play on there TV show called NCIS. Marketing ploy on there part.


Actually, its CSI - all three versions (original, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY). All three are CBS shows anyway.

Coulda just done the CSI medley and called it a halftime show. I mean, Who would have known the difference?
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724. beell
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
"Super Sunday" leads to "Hangover Monday"

or in some cases "Hair-of-the-dog Monday"!


Some folks MIA around the work place here this morning.

The Who Dat Flu.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
Winner Winner...Chicken Dinner. Dat Saints are Winners.

Should of had ZZ Top at halftime
shoulda had professor longhair or some bourbon street jass band at half time!
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Congrats to all the Saints FAns....Gotta give Coach Payton his due......the dude is one hell of a Coach and one has to love the risky chances he takes to win.......LOVE IT!
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really cool picture from space showing the snow cover from the last storm (large picture)

LINK
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"Super Sunday" leads to "Hangover Monday"

or in some cases "Hair-of-the-dog Monday"!
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


Grace -- sure, after some intense work outs with Mick Jagger and/or Debbie Harry of Blondie fame.
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Don't know why but just not motivated enough to drive south... I think because these continuing snowstorms are kind of mesmerizing...
also, CERT call-outs to standby to help in shelters have started...





Mesmerizing, like the "Twilight Zone"??

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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


We rented "MOON" from Netflix. Kevin Spacey puts his usual interesting twist on the voice of this movie's version of space-computer "Hal."
I remember someone asking, who,s navigating the ship? And they all answered (Newton! )
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Quoting Bordonaro:


The answer is a resounding yes!!


Grace -- sure, after some intense work outs with Mick Jagger and/or Debbie Harry of Blondie fame.
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Don't know why but just not motivated enough to drive south... I think because these continuing snowstorms are kind of mesmerizing...
also, CERT call-outs to standby to help in shelters have started...
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Winner Winner...Chicken Dinner. Dat Saints are Winners.

Should of had ZZ Top at halftime
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Well it looks like the Dallas-Ft Worth, TX may look a "Lil' like Christmas" on Th 2-11, our earlier Area Forecast Discussion below:

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 307 AM CST MON FEB 8 2010/
307 AM
AT 3 AM WE ARE SEEING AN OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKE...WITH SOME
BRIEF HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING IN THE STRONGEST CELLS. MCKINNEY
AIRPORT HAS PICKED UP 0.37 OF RAIN SO FAR. I EXPECT TODAY/S EVENT
TO CONTINUE IN THIS FASHION THROUGH THIS EVENING. STORM TOTAL
PRECIPITATION STILL LOOKS LIKE ABOUT A HALF INCH IN THE SOUTH AND
AN INCH TO AN INCH AND A HALF IN THE NORTHEAST. CREEK AND RIVER
FLOODING CONTINUE TO BE THE MAIN THREATS. RAPID DRYING IN THE
ATMOSPHERE WILL ACCOMPANY THE COLDER AIR TONIGHT...AND WE HAVE
REMOVED ANY MENTION OF WINTER PRECIP OVERNIGHT. I CANNOT
COMPLETELY RULE OUT A FEW FLURRIES IN THE NORTHEAST...BUT IT DOES
NOT APPEAR TO HAVE A HIGH ENOUGH PROBABILITY TO PUT IN THE
FORECAST AND WOULD LEAVE NO IMPACTS. WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS ARE
EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY MORNING...WITH WINDS GUSTING INTO
THE LOW 30S AT TIMES.

AS FOR THE THURSDAY SYSTEM...NAM/ECMWF ARE MORE CONSERVATIVE WITH
QPF BUT IT DOES LOOK LIKE WE WILL SEE A WINTER MIX. AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE FREEZING ACROSS ALL OF NORTH TEXAS...SO
EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE ALMOST A HALF INCH OF SNOW FALL POSSIBLE IN
THE NORTHEAST...IT WILL MELT RATHER THAN ACCUMULATE. ISOLATED
TRAVEL PROBLEMS MAY OCCUR THURSDAY MORNING WHEN FREEZING
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF A LINE FROM LAMPASAS TO
CANTON...AND AGAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNRISE
FRIDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
WIDESPREAD 50S RETURNING SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. WITH LITTLE
MODEL CONSENSUS...HAVE KEPT LOW POPS FOR MONDAY TROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING AS ANOTHER UPPER TROF IS PROGGED INTO THE AREA. 84
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.


Pat probably has the mother of all hangovers, possibly induced by several Sazerac's (which make Hurricanes look like weak beer).

WHO DAT? DA SAINTS, DATS WHO!!!
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I thought the stage was the highlight of the halftime show. That was some serious lighting...I cant believe that they don't a mash of different artists..like we see on PBS every so often. I would rather have 3 or 4 groups all do 1 or 2 songs. How about a "Van Halen", Mellencamp, JOhn Mayer, Rascal Flats" line up....1 or 2 songs each and Jam out. Make us all happy....
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Quoting Bordonaro:


Talking about the Who I had a Jefferson Starship "White Rabbit" flashback, ya know "Go Ask Alice". Watched the You Tube Video from Woodstock in 1969.

You can get out today, head to Florida ahead of the next snowstorm! However you may be there for awhile, with 2 more East Coast storms for this week.


Man....it's a small world...I was listening to the kick-a** rocker right now....the same song!!!!

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Quoting IKE:


I kind of agree with what Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane said....

""all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire."".....

Speaking of Grace Slick. You think she could still rock on-stage?



The answer is a resounding yes!!
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Quoting hydrus:
I am always fascinated with this computer tech of today. I think of the future when computers will rule the world, Oh, I mean cyberspace.


We rented "MOON" from Netflix. Kevin Spacey puts his usual interesting twist on the voice of this movie's version of space-computer "Hal."
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.


Talking about the Who I had a Jefferson Starship "White Rabbit" flashback, ya know "Go Ask Alice". Watched the You Tube Video from Woodstock in 1969.

You can get out today, head to Florida ahead of the next snowstorm! However you may be there for awhile, with 2 more East Coast storms for this week.
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


Isn't it against the law to watch, blog and drive, lol?

Oh, you mean I could "pull over" and catch up (a little cya, there)!
I am always fascinated with this computer tech of today. I think of the future when computers will rule the world, Oh, I mean cyberspace. I do not have a t.v. in my car yet. 67 Cutless supreme.
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Quoting hydrus:
You will have to get one of those car T.V,s so you can keep up with the latest weather info. ( car T.V,s LOL).


Isn't it against the law to watch, blog and drive, lol?

Oh, you mean I could "pull over" and catch up (a little cya, there)!
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.
You will have to get one of those car T.V,s so you can keep up with the latest weather info. ( car T.V,s LOL).
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Quoting Bordonaro:


The computer models keep a pointing in that direction!! Has anyone seen Patrap today, or is he still celebrating DA SAINTS victory on Bourbon Street?


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.
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704. IKE
Quoting Jeff9641:


I felt as if I as watching the WHO Grandad episode. A bunch of old men playing in a band at a retirement community (aka The Villages, FL) LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Villages,_Florida


I kind of agree with what Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane said....

""all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire."".....

Speaking of Grace Slick. You think she could still rock on-stage?

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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
One runway will be open at National Airport at 10:00am EST.

BWI and Dulles have limited service today.


Good morning AIM. Ready to pack your bags and head to Miami, FL ahead of Winter Storm III. Got this funny feeling you will be seeing another 6-18" on Tu-We.
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Quoting Bordonaro:
Good morning everyone! The WHO was awesome last night! I am 48yrs old, and not ashamed of it and the Saints were awesome!

Todays $64,000.00 question is, "How much more snow is the DC/Balt/Philly, NYC and Boston going to get on Tuesday into Wednesday"?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ040-042-052>054-501-081715-
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.A.0005.100209T1900Z-100210T2100Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...LEESBURG...
MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
WARRENTON
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...MID TO LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING AT THE
ONSET TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE MID
TO UPPER 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTH-
NORTHWESTERLY 15 TO 25 MPH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.


NY and pts further north are probably not going to get snow measuring in ft like you guys in baltimore. We will probably get around 8" of snow. I would love to see snow in 2-3ft range around here but i have a gut feeling that ain't going to happen to us. Maybe on the shore nycity/boston might get 1-2ft maybe. Still to far out to get an good idea.
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Quoting Jeff9641:


It is going to get cold enough for snow in the Florida Panhandle!


The computer models keep a pointing in that direction!! Has anyone seen Patrap today, or is he still celebrating DA SAINTS victory on Bourbon Street?
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One runway will be open at National Airport at 10:00am EST.

BWI and Dulles have limited service today.

Local mets still saying 5" to 10" more snow, for Metro DC.
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Quoting Jeff9641:


I felt as if I as watching the WHO Grandad episode. A bunch of old men playing in a band at a retirement community (aka The Villages, FL) LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Villages,_Florida


Yeah, I know The Villages...we worked a number of losses there when the tornado went through there a few years ago; I will admit that The Who is probably high on the list of house bands for the rec center...LOL
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
anyone interested i just updated my blog models

Of course I am! Praytell, how much snow do they show, and how much cold air will invade the the CONUS, please do tell!!
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Good morning everyone! The WHO was awesome last night! I am 48yrs old, and not ashamed of it and the Saints were awesome!

Todays $64,000.00 question is, "How much more snow is the DC/Balt/Philly, NYC and Boston going to get on Tuesday into Wednesday"?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ040-042-052>054-501-081715-
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.A.0005.100209T1900Z-100210T2100Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...LEESBURG...
MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
WARRENTON
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...MID TO LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING AT THE
ONSET TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE MID
TO UPPER 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTH-
NORTHWESTERLY 15 TO 25 MPH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.
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Quoting Greyelf:
I will admit the team who wanted it the most won. (Which, unfortunately was not the team I bet on.) Well played game, Saints.

And regarding the halftime show, some thought the Who sucked, but actually, I thought they were relatively entertaining, but I wasn't expecting much to begin with, so I was pleasantly surprised. I mean, c'mon. These are 65 year old men who have been doing this for 40+ years. Cut em some slack. How would your voice sound after that long?
I am glad you posted this about The Who,s Performance.That band has given some great concerts since the mid 1960,s. I would guess a lot of people that were not alive then would not like that kind of music anyway. It was about what was happening in those days! Those were turbulent times. They only had a short time to play anyway.
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Quoting leftovers:
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible


I will now show my age: The Who, sonny, are never terrible, they simply fail to be as spectaular as they were at one time.

As for Snoop Dog, or for that matter most rappers, the form is an old one; it is a rather primitive form of Beat Poetry and as for Snoop, he is neither Beat, nor Poet, nor will he be anything nearly as "good" as he is now when he is 65.

LOL
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anyone interested i just updated my blog models
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687. IKE
Quoting leftovers:
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible


I didn't think they were very good.

I love the Who, but to see 60+ years-old trying to rock...not.
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I didn't think The Who was terrible. Just not very memorable. Although, if it weren't for all the pretty lasers distracting me, it may have been horrible.

I hate the halftime show in general. A 31 minute halftime is pretty ridiculous. Give me the normal 12 minute halftime and throw some frisbee dogs out on the field. Only two things should be part of a football halftime show: frisbee dogs or peewee football players. Any combination is fine. It can be frisbee dogs playing football, peewee football players catching frisbees, or frisbee dogs viciously mauling peewee football players. I don't care. Just frisbee dogs or peewee football players.

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684. unf97
Thanks Jeff. That is interesting indeed. If this GOM Low deepens as you pointed out, I would give it at decent possiblity for wintry precip in the panhandle.
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From Houston NWS

MEDIUM RANGE MODELS HAVE (FINALLY) BECOME IN MUCH BETTER AGREEMENT
REGARDING THE MID & EXTENDED RANGE OF THE FCST. ATMOS SHOULD
CONTINUE TO MOISTEN INTO MIDWEEK WITH AN ACTIVE SW FLOW ALOFT AND
APPROACHING TROF WED-FRI. SHOULD BE ENOUGH MOISTURE IN PLACE FOR
SOME RAIN TO BEGIN FALLING BY WED EVNG. AND WHAT IS SOUNDING LIKE A
BROKEN RECORD THIS WINTER...A DEVELOPING COASTAL LOW WILL AID IN
ISENTROPIC LIFT. LOOKING LIKE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ON THURS THEN
DECREASING CHANCES FROM WEST TO EAST ON FRI AS THE COASTAL LOW AND
UPPER TROF MOVE OFF TO THE EAST. LATER SHIFTS WILL NEED TO KEEP AN
EYE ON NRN ZONES WED NT & AGAIN THU NIGHT TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL
FOR A WINTER PRECIP MIX. MODELS HAVE BEEN SHOWING THIS OFF AND ON
FOR A SEVERAL DAYS. STILL LOOKS BORDERLINE...BUT SOUNDING PROFILES
SHOW THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME EVAP COOLING THAT COULD SWING THINGS.
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679. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
A TROPICAL CYCLONE GALE WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR SUWARROW.

A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW IN FORCE FOR SOUTHERN COOKS.

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Pat (990 hPa) located at 12.5S 161.1W has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southeast at 12 knots. Position FAIR based on GOES infrared/enhanced infrared radar imagery with animation.

Gale Force Winds
===============
120 NM of the center in sectors from northeast through southeast to southwest and within 60 NM elsewhere

Convection remains persistent with tops cooling in the last 3 hours due to diurnal variation. Overall organization is good. Primary band continues to wrap into low level circulation center. Outflow remains good. PAT lies in a difffluent region aloft in a low sheared environment.

Dvorak Analysis based on 0.7 wrap on LOG 10 spiral, yielding DT=3.0, PT=3.0, MET=2.5. FT based on DT.

The system is currently steered southeast by northwest deep layer mean flow into area of decreasing shear and expected to gradually turn southward in the next 24-36 hours.

Forecast and Intensity
======================
12 HRS: 13.9S 159.6W - 40 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS: 15.2S 158.4W - 45 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS: 18.3S 158.7W - 55 knots (CAT 2)

The next Tropical Disturbance Advisory on TC PAT will be issued at around 14:30 PM UTC..
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About JeffMasters

Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.