Winter Storm Athena batters the Northeast; Brutus takes aim at Montana

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:28 PM GMT on November 08, 2012

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“I am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next,” said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a press conference on Wednesday, after Winter Storm Athena punished New Jersey with heavy snows, high winds, and a 3-foot storm surge. The storm brought unexpectedly high snowfall amounts along a swath from Central New Jersey northeastwards across Southeast New York, Long Island, Connecticut, and South Central Massachusetts. The 4.7" of snow that fell at New York City's Central Park was the city's earliest 4-inch snowfall on record. The old record for earliest 4-inch snow was Nov. 23 in 1989. Last year's Snowtober storm brought the earliest 2" snowfall on record in NYC on October 29, 2011, but the city didn't surpass the 4.7" mark until January 21, as winter basically failed to show up. The 5.7" of snow that fell in Newark, NJ Wednesday was the heaviest single-day November snowfall on record in Newark (going back to 1931), and the earliest snowfall of that magnitude on record (the previous record was set just last year, when the Snowtober storm dumped 5.2" of snow on October 29, 2011.) Several locations in New Jersey and Connecticut recorded a foot a more of snow during Athena, with the storm's highest total of 13.5" recorded in Clintonville, CT. High winds combined with the heavy snows and rains to knock out power to 375,000 additional customers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut yesterday, and a storm surge of 2 - 3.5' hit most of the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts, from Virginia to Massachusetts. The storm brought waves of 20' to the waters offshore of Long Island, NY and near Block Island, RI. The top winds over water were 61 mph, gusting to 76 mph, in Buzzard's Bay, MA. Here are the top wind gusts from Athena as of 8 am EST on Thursday, November 8, 2012:




Figure 1. A resident clears out destroyed household belongings from his flood-damaged home as snow falls on November 7, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. How often do you see snow falling on hurricane-damaged coasts? This sort of one-two weather punch is unprecedented in my lifetime. Image credit: AP.

The good news for the Northeast is that locusts and pestilence are not next, but rather sunny skies and a substantial warm-up. Athena, currently centered just south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, will move off to the northeast today, leaving sunny skies in its wake. Highs will be near 50°F today in New York City, and will warm to mid-60s by this weekend.

Here comes Brutus: major blizzard coming for Montana
Right on the heels of Winter Storm Athena comes Winter Storm Brutus--a powerful low pressure system that is taking shape over Southern Montana this morning. Light snows have begun in Southwest Montana, and will spread to the northwest across much of Montana and into western North Dakota this afternoon through Saturday. As much as 12” to 18” of snowfall is expected for several major cities in Montana, including Great Falls, and over 2 feet is expected in the mountains.  According to the Glasgow, MT NWS Facebook page, the current storm total snowfall amounts north of the Missouri River/Fort Peck areas would be within the top 10 two day snowfall totals across this region, going back 115 years. Strong winds will combine with heavy snowfall to produce blizzard conditions across northeast Montana. Brutus is forming in response to an usually large loop in the jet stream over the Western U.S. On the east side of the jet stream axis, a southwesterly flow of air has pumped in record-breaking warm air from the Desert Southwest. Sheridan, Wyoming hit 79°F Wednesday, breaking their previous all-time monthly record of 78° set on Nov. 5, 1975. Records go back to 1893. However, Sheridan will be on the west side of jet stream by Saturday, as the cold front associated with Brutus passes through Wyoming. This will bring Sheridan powerful northwest winds, 4 - 8 inches of snow, and high temperatures 50° colder than Wednesday's.

Jeff Masters

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Nor'easter snow after Hurricane Sandy
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Staten Island - after Hurricane Sandy
NOR'EASTER THE MORNING AFTER (Ralfo)
We received seven inches during the evening last night. I can't believe all the devastation that has happened! I fell so bad for all those that have lost their homes and now have to contend with this bad weather. Please say a Prayer for them! THANK YOU, Ralf.
NOR'EASTER THE MORNING AFTER
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Quoting LargoFl:
I see people are really against TWC from naming winter storms..ok so send them an email explaining WHY you dont like the idea..posting about it here isnt going to get you anywhere.send them an email..write to them..call them etc.


I honestly dont know why they are so against it.

I think the people complaining are just being stupid.
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TWC........From the Hurricane Authority to the Winter Storm Authority.................. :)
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I see people are really against TWC from naming winter storms..ok so send them an email explaining WHY you dont like the idea..posting about it here isnt going to get you anywhere.send them an email..write to them..call them etc.
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When did winter storms start to be named?

When TWC decided they'd like to do that.... Ratings push, I'm sure.
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Good Afternoon. From the AussieMet Offices yesterday.

Both Pacific and Indian oceans neutral
Issued on Wednesday 7 November | Product Code IDCKGEWWOO

Indicators of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation remain at neutral levels. Atmospheric indicators such as the Southern Oscillation Index, trade winds, and tropical cloud patterns have persisted at neutral levels through much of the southern winter and spring. Temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are generally warmer than normal in western and central areas, but are very close to their average values in the east.

Climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are likely to remain neutral, but warmer than average through until at least early 2013.



Looks like the typical El Nino Winter(with the lower-trajectory swinging storms digging South into the SE and Florida) might not fully materialize this year, but the upcoming Winter storm season for the Northern part of the US might be pretty brutal if these recent storms (the current one in the NE and Brutus in the NW) are any indication.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The nor'easter that stymied recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy pulled away from New York and New Jersey Thursday, leaving hundreds of thousands of new people in darkness after a blanket of thick, wet snow snapped storm-weakened trees and downed power lines.
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My concern would be the issue with confusion. If someone hears about Winter Storm Aardvaark n TWC and then goes to look for further info on the NWS website they won't find it, but will find 'a major Nor' Easter'. Is that the same storm, another one? This could cause a lot of confusion, and where confusion exists with severe weather people's lives are at risk.

What if TWC starts naming storms to gain viewers that are not really severe. That would undermine the hurricane naming strategy of the NHC as people could stop taking named storms seriously.

As someone noted earlier, if they only name storms in ares with lots of cable viewers, will people elsewhere not prepare for storms because they haven't been named? In my mind, there are so many risks with using unofficial names for storms that I think TWC is being highly irresponsible in doing it.

Quoting ralphmtsu:
Really, the Weather Channel is serious about naming another winter storm (Brutus)? Come on. They are doing this to hype themselves and drive ratings. I know that they said naming winter storms would help bring awareness to potentially dangerous situations. They also said the naming of storms would be VERY rare. I will give them Athena since it came right after Sandy, but Brutus? Please. At this rate, we will be back with the A storms before January. I wish people would see this for what it is-- advertise revenue. The worst part is that they are doing it at the expense of other people. They run the risk of creating undo panic. Enough with the winter storm names. Save it for something truly catastrophic.
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I've been reading your blog posts to my friends on the east coast who are still without power. Thank you for staying on top of this in such detail Dr. M! Helping keep people informed.
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Quoting Jedkins01:



The other reason is that NWS job is to inform the public of weather hazards by being as scientifically accurate as possible. The fact is TWC is naming them is simply because it's a marketing technique. One can easily know why this is the case, as TWC has been bought by NBC. If anyone here wasn't already aware of this, it should make perfect sense now.


Personally I don't think it's good for TWC at all. However, we all know that businesses often produce self destructive marketing due to not being satisfied with what they already have. This is otherwise known as trying too hard.

It's kind of sad that it seems almost required for this site to acknowledge the naming of winter storms now that it is bought by TWC. It's pretty sad that Weather Underground and TWC are both owned by NBC.


Fox might as well buy both sites now at this trend. Meteorology is a serious analytical science, there's no place for that kind of non-sense. One time I watched a story on Fox about "why we don't need the NWS" because we have many successful private sources. Well, while I don't have a problem with private sources, this whole silly naming of winter storms is one of the many reasons I'm thankful the NWS is the U.S. weather authority. There always should be a government authority with weather.

Thankfully most of the local weather stations here do there best to stick with sound science without watering it down. However, that can't be said for all private weather sources.





Well, maybe then that's part of why they are doing it. Maybe they own some insurance firms too...or some of their board do. So they reckon if it catches on....and NWS succumb to it at some point...there is their out of paying out a lot more insurance claims? Many people at the top who are in it to make as much money as possible, don't care who they hurt or walk over to make more, so could really see it as a possible reason TO try and get the naming thing to catch on. A bit more sinister than just a marketing ploy, but genuinely greedy people are quite sinister to get what they want
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Severe weather will be back in the form of squall lines I believe.
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Quoting Bluestorm5:
You're not a blog police. Admin is. We can post whatever we like as long as it doesn't break any rules set down by Admin or Dr. Masters himself.
....post why does this have +8 likes? has Taz been misbehaving while I'm not looking?
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The strong coastal storm that buffeted the Northeast with wind, rain, snow, and coastal flooding will lose its grip on the region today, with lessening storm impacts. Over a foot of snow fell in parts of Connecticut with other areas receiving wind gusts to 50 mph and minor to moderate coastal flooding.
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When did winter storms start to be named?
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Really, the Weather Channel is serious about naming another winter storm (Brutus)? Come on. They are doing this to hype themselves and drive ratings. I know that they said naming winter storms would help bring awareness to potentially dangerous situations. They also said the naming of storms would be VERY rare. I will give them Athena since it came right after Sandy, but Brutus? Please. At this rate, we will be back with the A storms before January. I wish people would see this for what it is-- advertise revenue. The worst part is that they are doing it at the expense of other people. They run the risk of creating undo panic. Enough with the winter storm names. Save it for something truly catastrophic.
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Quoting 900MB:


I am officially naming these winter storms after beers. Winter Storm Amstel was quite a surprise, and Winter Storm Budweiser looks like a big one for Montana. Wonder where Winter Storm Corona will form? Probably from the south.
LOL..I like the idea
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It seems that all are so intrigued with that Athena naming that I did not see any comments so far that the eastern Atlantic system got yellow cycled with 10 percent by the NHC:

AN AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAS DEVELOPED ABOUT 600 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH A SURFACE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AND A UPPER-LEVEL LOW PRESSURE AREA. ANY ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE SLOW TO OCCUR...AND THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

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Quoting 900MB:


I am officially naming these winter storms after beers. Winter Storm Amstel was quite a surprise, and Winter Storm Budweiser looks like a big one for Montana. Wonder where Winter Storm Corona will form? Probably from the south.


LOL... Maybe the NWS could make some money to put towards research by getting Companies to sponsor storms.
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Quoting riblet2000:
Again with the silly storm names.


I am officially naming these winter storms after beers. Winter Storm Amstel was quite a surprise, and Winter Storm Budweiser looks like a big one for Montana. Wonder where Winter Storm Corona will form? Probably from the south.
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Quoting riblet2000:
Again with the silly storm names.


Yeah, c'mon! Brutus? Really? With a name like that it should be one for the ages! But, likely wont be.
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Quoting TropicTraveler:


When I saw Dr. Masters' post about the GFS projecting another set of conditions like Sandy I could not help but think back to the forecasts way in advance of Sandy from both the Euro and GFS, and me thinking they must be nuts as there was nothing showing for such a long time and no sign that their projections were valid. And then...... WHAM!


Yes, I agree Sandy showed in the models from the getgo but there was a consistency in her appearing in every run, and was projected to be a Caribbean/ East coast storm on most of the model runs. Whereas this morning 06Z was the first appearance of an east coast storm at 336 hrs and very few watchers, from what I can tell, of weather take 300 hrs + seriously unless there is consistency .
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Quoting tsarna:
Personally, I like the idea of naming the storms, but a friend pointed out a good reason why NWS may be so adamant that their people not use names: apparently, many insurance policies (especially marine policies) have "named storm" clauses. If NWS were to refer to the storm as Athena, that could have all sorts of unintended consequences as these clauses that were intended to apply to tropical storms suddenly come into effect.



The other reason is that NWS job is to inform the public of weather hazards by being as scientifically accurate as possible. The fact is TWC is naming them is simply because it's a marketing technique. One can easily know why this is the case, as TWC has been bought by NBC. If anyone here wasn't already aware of this, it should make perfect sense now.


Personally I don't think it's good for TWC at all. However, we all know that businesses often produce self destructive marketing due to not being satisfied with what they already have. This is otherwise known as trying too hard.

It's kind of sad that it seems almost required for this site to acknowledge the naming of winter storms now that it is bought by TWC. It's pretty sad that Weather Underground and TWC are both owned by NBC.


Fox might as well buy both sites now at this trend. Meteorology is a serious analytical science, there's no place for that kind of non-sense. One time I watched a story on Fox about "why we don't need the NWS" because we have many successful private sources. Well, while I don't have a problem with private sources, this whole silly naming of winter storms is one of the many reasons I'm thankful the NWS is the U.S. weather authority. There always should be a government authority with weather.

Thankfully most of the local weather stations here do there best to stick with sound science without watering it down. However, that can't be said for all private weather sources.



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In my area we did not see high winds, and the Barnegat Bay did not flood out our yards or roads. We did get a few inches of snow, which is now melting. We can deal with soggy yards, but I am sure those without power had a cold night since they have not been able to warm up their homes in over a week. I have friends and family that have been loosing their power off and on for the past three days for multiple reasons. My mother lost power again last night (inland- Bricktown), but not due to winds, but likely heavy wet snow.

I can tell you in my neighborhood the trash pick up has been excellent. Entire household contents at curbside have been removed quickly! They seem to come around at least twice a day.

My view on the naming of winter storms-- I honestly could do with or without the naming, but it could be helpful to those that actually live along the coast. We usually say "remember the storm of 62, the first storm not the second one?" or "remember the storm that took the 4 house on Bay Ave?" It would be easier for us to just give the storm a name since we can have several storms in one year.

I did see Dr. Masters post about a possible situation brewing for Thanksgiving. Of course this is too far into the future to say, but I will be watching closely.

Thanks again everyone for the brilliant weather posts, and updates.
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weather is clearing up in NYC etc..............SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1116 AM EST THU NOV 8 2012

CTZ008-012-NYZ081-081800-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
1116 AM EST THU NOV 8 2012

.NOW...
A BAND OF MODERATE RAIN ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF NEW LONDON
COUNTY AND THE SOUTH FORK OF LONG ISLAND...NEAR MONTAUK
POINT...WILL IMPACT THE AREA THROUGH 100 PM. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF
AROUND ONE-QUARTER INCH ARE POSSIBLE. LIGHTER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED
TO THE WEST.

$$
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
333 AM MST THU NOV 8 2012

.A POWERFUL AND WIDESPREAD WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION
BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON. THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

MTZ016>020-023-024-059>062-082245-
/O.CON.KGGW.BZ.W.0003.121108T1800Z-121111T0100Z/
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-MCCONE-RICHLAND-
NORTHERN PHILLIPS-SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-
EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MALTA...SACO...GLASGOW...FORT PECK...
HINSDALE...FRAZER...SCOBEY...PLENTYWOOD...MEDICIN E LAKE...
WOLF POINT...POPLAR...CIRCLE...SIDNEY...FAIRVIEW...WHIT EWATER...
ZORTMAN...OPHEIM...CULBERTSON
333 AM MST THU NOV 8 2012

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST SATURDAY...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST SATURDAY.

* TIMING...WINTER STORM WILL BEGIN AS EARLY AS THIS AFTERNOON AND
LAST THROUGH SATURDAY.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 50
MPH ARE POSSIBLE WHICH COMBINED WITH HEAVY SNOW CAN REDUCE
VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 17 INCHES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...EAST TO NORTH WINDS WILL LEAD TO DRIFTING AND
BLOWING SNOW WHICH WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF TRAPPED IN THE BLIZZARD DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. DISORIENTATION
CAN OCCUR QUICKLY IN LOW TEMPERATURES AND WHITE OUT CONDITIONS
WHICH CAN LEAD TO A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. CARRY A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT THAT INCLUDES ENOUGH WARM CLOTHING AND EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES FOR ALL TRAVELERS IN THE VEHICLE.

PETS AND LIVESTOCK ARE ALSO AFFECTED BY COLD WEATHER. KEEP PETS
INDOORS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. IF NOT POSSIBLE...MAKE SURE OUTDOOR
PETS HAVE WARM DRY SHELTER...AND SUFFICIENT FOOD AND FRESH
UNFROZEN WATER.

ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF TRAVELING ALWAYS CARRY A WINTER
SURVIVAL KIT THAT INCLUDES ENOUGH WARM CLOTHING AND EMERGENCY
SUPPLIES FOR ALL TRAVELERS IN THE VEHICLE.

&&

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Quoting atris:
The 12z GFS shows a couple of fish storms but not much to worry about...Link

The season isn't over 'till it is over.
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Thanks Dr. Masters.
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bringing that Cold air right down here.............
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and winter isnt here yet huh..............
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sun is warm but this cold breeze goes right thru ya.....
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Quoting atris:
The 12z GFS shows a couple of fish storms but not much to worry about...Link
agreed
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Just viewed the GFS from 324 hours to 360 hours, storm doesnt make it to the northeast..fish storm................................................BUT..a Good winter storm there for sure
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Quoting atris:
The 12z GFS shows a couple of fish storms but not much to worry about...Link


When I saw Dr. Masters' post about the GFS projecting another set of conditions like Sandy I could not help but think back to the forecasts way in advance of Sandy from both the Euro and GFS, and me thinking they must be nuts as there was nothing showing for such a long time and no sign that their projections were valid. And then...... WHAM!
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Quoting CoolB:
This is my very first post. I want to say thank you to Dr. Masters and the entire WU for a great site and means of meaningful communication. I have been here for years but until Irene and Sandy I never thought I would be reading the tropical section for weather pertaining to my neck of the woods (Niagara Falls On). Even through the unnecessary political discussions and the completely confusing references to Kool-Aid the discussions of the last few weeks were beyond insightful and helpful.

I am fascinated with weather but a complete novice. Some of you people have no clue how much you have taught me.

Thanks

Aaron


I am the same way Cool. Before this blog I knew very little about tropical systems. +1000 to Dr. Masters and the readers who comment on this blog!
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The 12z GFS shows a couple of fish storms but not much to worry about...Link
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Quoting CoolB:
This is my very first post. I want to say thank you to Dr. Masters and the entire WU for a great site and means of meaningful communication. I have been here for years but until Irene and Sandy I never thought I would be reading the tropical section for weather pertaining to my neck of the woods (Niagara Falls On). Even through the unnecessary political discussions and the completely confusing references to Kool-Aid the discussions of the last few weeks were beyond insightful and helpful.

I am fascinated with weather but a complete novice. Some of you people have no clue how much you have taught me.

Thanks

Aaron


Good first post. Welcome to our world of brilliant posts, excellent posts, crazy posts, wierd posts, puzzling posts, and sometimes really strange posts.
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Quoting Tazmanian:



why do you guys most keep posting that?


Because we can Taz, because we can :)
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35. MTWX
Traffic Cam MT 200 near Lewistown




I-15 Sieben Flats (Just north of Helena)

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Quoting OracleDeAtlantis:
You raise an excellent point. I'm not sure how they are worded, however. They may say "tropical," which would make it a mute point, in this case.


They are probably worded every way imaginable. Some probably say "tropical", while others assume that only tropical storms get named. Nobody can know for sure what the impact would be.

If the NWS did decide to start naming winter storms, I think they'd need to give a years-long lead time to allow any necessary adjustments to policies, contracts, etc. first.
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Quoting tsarna:
Personally, I like the idea of naming the storms, but a friend pointed out a good reason why NWS may be so adamant that their people not use names: apparently, many insurance policies (especially marine policies) have "named storm" clauses. If NWS were to refer to the storm as Athena, that could have all sorts of unintended consequences as these clauses that were intended to apply to tropical storms suddenly come into effect.
You raise an excellent point. I'm not sure how they are worded, however. They may say "tropical," which would make it a mute point, in this case.
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Current MT Road Conditions and Closures:

MDOT Traveler Information

(Pretty sweet interactive map if you ask me...)
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Personally, I like the idea of naming the storms, but a friend pointed out a good reason why NWS may be so adamant that their people not use names: apparently, many insurance policies (especially marine policies) have "named storm" clauses. If NWS were to refer to the storm as Athena, that could have all sorts of unintended consequences as these clauses that were intended to apply to tropical storms suddenly come into effect.
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Thank you Dr. Masters
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29. MTWX
Wind gusts already over 40 MPH!! Though quite usual in Montana, it is going to cause whiteouts with the snow showers thickening up!

MT Mesonet

Scroll over points to see updated conditions. Currently Lewistown is reporting ZERO Visibility and Helena is at .25 miles!!
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28. DDR
Good afternoon
Heavy thunderstorms and rain in Trinidad,almost 3 inches and still pouring.
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The storm actually has a better look to it on Vis. Satellite than at any time in the past few days. Pretty circular.
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Again with the silly storm names.
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Quoting sar2401:

Maybe because it's funny...and also shows the NWS doesn't have a good grasp on grammer. :)
As some don't have a good grasp on spelling... ;-)
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Quoting 1900hurricane:
The weakening low is almost directly overhead Nantucket right now.



Well, Nor'easter Athena had been eventful...
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