Heavy Snows Hit Northeast, Mid-Atlantic: 13.5 Inches for Philadelphia

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:06 PM GMT on January 22, 2014

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The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are digging out today from the snow left by fast-moving and intense Winter Storm Janus. At 4 am EST, the deepening 985 mb low was several hundred miles offshore from the New Jersey coast. The snows from the storm had mostly ended, except over Eastern Massachusetts. The storm dumped 13.5" on Philadelphia, 11" at New York City's Central Park, and 5.3" at Baltimore. The 3.8" of snow that fell at Reagan National Airport in Washington DC on Tuesday broke a streak of 1073 days (five days short of three years) that the city had gone without seeing at least a two-inch snowstorm. This was the longest such period on record, with the previous record being 700 days, beginning on February 5, 1975. Tuesday would have been an interesting day to play the Super Bowl, as East Rutherford, NJ, site of the February 2 Super Bowl game, received 13" of snow. The top snowfall amounts by state, as compiled in the 4 am EST Wednesday NOAA Storm Summary:

New Jersey, 15.8": Manalapan
Pennsylvania, 14.8": Brookhaven
New York, 13.3": Lindenhurst
Maryland, 11": Northeast Heights
Connecticut, 10.5": Geeenwich
Delaware, 12": Pike Creek
West Virginia, Kline Gap: 9"
Massachusetts, 8.8",:Norwell
Virginia, 8.5": Dulles Airport
Illinois, Oak Park: 8.5"
Michigan, 6.3": Munising


Figure 1. MODIS visible satellite image of a heavy lake effect snow band over Lake Michigan on January 21, 2014. At the time, snowfall rates of 3" per hour were occurring at Gary, Indiana. Ice is visible on the east and west shores of the lake, and had been sculpted into an interesting wave-like pattern by currents on the east shore of the lake. Image credit: NASA.

Heavy lake effect snowstorm dumps nearly two feet of snow on Indiana
Powerful north-northwest winds blowing around the back side of Winter Storm Janus streamed over Lake Michigan on Tuesday, creating a classic lake effect snowstorm over Northwest Indiana. Snowfall rates as high as 3" per hour were observed in the late morning, and Gary, Indiana received 18" of snow between 7:30 am and 12:50 pm, and a storm total of 20". The highest snow amounts from the lake effect blizzard were in nearby Griffith, Indiana, with 22.3".

Cold air invades the Eastern U.S.
A frigid blast of Arctic air is pouring southeastwards across the eastern U.S. today, and will bring temperatures 15 - 25° below normal Wednesday and Thursday. The cold air brought several record lows for the date on Tuesday (-22°F at Gaylord, MI, and -13° at Flint, MI). At least one record low for the date has been set so far on Wednesday: a low temperature of -30°F in Massena, New York. However, this cold blast isn't intense enough to set many records, since it is competing with one of the greatest cold waves in North American history: the great January 21, 1985 cold wave, one the two most intense cold waves on record. Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt has a fascinating account of the records set in that historic event in his latest post, Anniversary of the Great Cold Wave of January 21, 1985. Chicago (-27°), Norfolk, VA (-3°), Jacksonville, FL (7°), and dozens of other major cities set their all-time cold records during the cold wave.


Figure 2. Departure of temperature from average at 2 meters (6.6') as diagnosed by the GFS model at 00 UTC January 22, 2014. A strongly negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation (AO) created a sharp kink in the jet stream (Figure 3), which allowed cold air to spill southwards out of the Arctic over the Eastern U.S. and Western Europe. Compensating warm air flowed northwards into the Arctic underneath ridges of high pressure over Alaska and Greenland. Data/image obtained using Climate Reanalyzer™ (http://cci-reanalyzer.org), Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.


Figure 3. Winds at a height where the pressure is 250 mb show the axis of the jet stream, seen here at 00 UTC January 22, 2014. A sharp trough of low pressure was present over the Eastern U.S., and unusually strong ridges of high pressure were over the Western U.S. and the North Atlantic. Data/image obtained using Climate Reanalyzer™ (http://cci-reanalyzer.org), Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

NOVA show on Super Typhoon Haiyan: Wednesday at 9 pm
The PBS NOVA series is airing a show on Super Typhoon Haiyan called "Killer Typhoon", on Wednesday, January 22 at 9 pm ET on most PBS stations. I've had a chance to preview the episode, and thought it was well-done, with impressive storm surge footage and excellent graphics. Commentary is provided by hurricane experts Kerry Emanuel and Jeff Weber, storm surge expert Dr. Hal Needham, and the current head of the American Meteorological Society, Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd. Here's the web site for more info: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/killer-typhoon.html. I wrote NOVA an article on Haiyan that is published here.

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656. josF
7:58 PM GMT on January 25, 2014
Started snowing around 2:15pm here.
325ft NH,VT,mASS border. 36deg.
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655. gregpinehurstnc
11:10 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
i moved back to nc in 2000 from denver co., i remember that epic snowstorm in jan in golf town, i hope we get it again!!! in denver i was there for the -26 low, not real bad ,it is just a different kind of cold, yet, after 14 years back in the south, i still prefer denver weather!!! take care all and stay warm, only 4 more months until the 3 h's kick in[heat, humid hazy] for the next 5
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654. LargoFl
6:54 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
gfs has it as rain here wens...
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653. LargoFl
6:48 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 652. MahFL:


Big bust in Orange Park too, was supposed to be low 20's but it only got down to 32.
yes it seems the hard freezes are staying up in oh..levy county northward so far
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652. MahFL
5:54 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 609. StormTrackerScott:


Largo they keep saying freezes but yet we still haven't had one infact not even close. Last night was a big bust temp wise


Big bust in Orange Park too, was supposed to be low 20's but it only got down to 32.
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651. hurricanehunter27
4:45 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
If Atlanta does not get at least 1-2 inches in these cold events I will be furious. All that cold and nothing to show for it. Hopefully early February will get Atlanta some snow.
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650. nrtiwlnvragn
4:44 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 632. CybrTeddy:


That's a ridiculously fast warmup in the 3.4 region, as well as a ridiculously fast stop too.


Wonder how much the missing bouy data is affecting data/models:

From: Monthly Ocean Briefing


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649. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:41 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
648. Dakster
4:41 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 644. hurricanes2018:
my dog loves the snow!!


More like, blends in with snow.

What part of the world is that in H2018?
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647. wxchaser97
4:41 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 635. CybrTeddy:


I'm loving it, this is the coldest January since 2009 I believe.

I'm loving this cold, and snow, too. Of course, I'm getting it on a different severity than you are. :P
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646. SFLWeatherman
4:39 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
I remember temps getting down to 24 for me at my house and i got down to 32 at 8:30 PM one night!
Quoting 640. StormTrackerScott:



You forgot January 2010. I remember temps getting down to 18 at my house that month.
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645. GTstormChaserCaleb
4:37 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 609. StormTrackerScott:


Largo they keep saying freezes but yet we still haven't had one infact not even close. Last night was a big bust temp wise as even in the Hard Freeze areas temps didn't even hit freezing there. Our low in Orlando was around midnight then temps warmed.

Urban Heat Island effect. Strange too, because near the coast in Daytona Beach we hit an actual low of 31 degrees and there was frost as well.

Link
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644. hurricanes2018
4:32 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
my dog loves the snow!!
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643. Dakster
4:32 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 638. Tazmanian:



You may be loving this. Cold but. CA needs rain. And why the mid W stays. Cold CA stays. Dry. We need this weather pattern too chages. Soon. Two where it's warmer in the mid W and wetter and colder. In CA


I like the cold in the SE part of the US, but you need water more than I need the cold.

I'll take moderate weather and rain in California for $200, Alex.
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642. Dakster
4:30 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 631. cRRKampen:

Why are there about a dozen times as many 'unstable' people as there are in e.g. Holland?


That is why they make full auto weapons... And hand grenades. And MOABS if it gets really out of whack.

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641. nonblanche
4:27 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 466. Doppler22:
Can anyone make any correlation between this year/winter soo far and 1994?? (as in like 1993-1994 winter)??

Because several people in my state are comparing this year to 1994, and the summer of 1994 was a violent year in regards to Severe Weather in my home state if PA.


Ooh I remember. I was working in the Flourtown, PA Channel Home Center that winter and the entire state nearly ran out of salt.

And the summer - wasn't that the summer where the tornado took out a house and a young family near Limerick? 'cause I was hanging out with a friend near King of Prussia, leaning out the window actually watching the funnel cloud forming as it headed that direction. Horrible tragedy there.

I seem to remember those three years ('91 through '94) being particularly exciting as far as weather events go. July '91 an F0 tornado actually jumped over our new house the day after we made closing, ripped out a 50 foot black walnut in the yard behind ours, and I watched out our front door as it splintered the huge willow across the street. (Like a series of freeze frames - everytime the air cleared enough to see that far there was less and less of the tree.

That was one darned sturdy row of twins, it was. Neighbor two doors down had the dog house he'd just finished building - stick framed, drywall screws and everything - flattened - but the dog's water dish never moved.

I must be getting old. Can I not express an opinion without telling stories? :)
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640. StormTrackerScott
4:27 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 635. CybrTeddy:


I'm loving it, this is the coldest January since 2009 I believe.



You forgot January 2010. I remember temps getting down to 18 at my house that month.
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639. ColoradoBob1
4:20 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Tipping El Ninos harder as Pacific sensor array output 'collapses'


Floating sensors that have predicted extreme weather events for decades and saved lives in the process have been left to "collapse" amid vandalism and US budget cuts.

The United States and Japan set up the Tropical Pacific Observing System - made up of about 70 buoys - after a large El Nino event in 1982-83 caught forecasters unaware. Fourteen years later, the moored devices helped provide warnings of the “super” 1997-98 El Nino almost a year before it hit, probably saving lives and preventing billions of dollars in damage.

But the performance of the moored devices, which take atmospheric readings and monitor conditions down to 500 metres below the sea's surface, has fallen to about 40 per cent since 2012, according to the the climate observation director of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, David Legler.



Read more: Link
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638. Tazmanian
4:16 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 635. CybrTeddy:


I'm loving it, this is the coldest January since 2009 I believe.



You may be loving this. Cold but. CA needs rain. And why the mid W stays. Cold CA stays. Dry. We need this weather pattern too chages. Soon. Two where it's warmer in the mid W and wetter and colder. In CA
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637. hurricanehunter27
4:08 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 631. cRRKampen:

Why are the about a dozen times so many 'unstable' people as there are in e.g. Holland?
Population of Holland is 16.8 Million people compared to the 313.9 Million in the United States. Around 17x the population of Holland. That is possibly one reason among many others. There are an insurmountable amount of variables that go into the amount of mentally ill in any given country.
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636. GetReal
4:05 PM GMT on January 23, 2014


Moisture beginning to work its' way towards that invading colder air mass....
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635. CybrTeddy
4:04 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 608. LargoFl:
old man winter isnt playing around this year huh..COLD..


I'm loving it, this is the coldest January since 2009 I believe.
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634. NttyGrtty
4:03 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 631. cRRKampen:

Why are there about a dozen times as many 'unstable' people as there are in e.g. Holland?
I have no idea...
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633. georgevandenberghe
4:02 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 623. JNTenne:
For sure.. we've been talking to long time residents and they say they can't remember the last winter that was this cold for as many days.. And it's not even February yet...


1976-77 November-mid Feb
1977-78 Christmas-March.
1989 December

Here in DC it's starting to look alarmingly like the January 1977 pattern
where salt sits uselessly on top of ice and powder, and it's cold but mostly dry. I doubt it will persist as long as the 1977 pattern which
was the whole month of January. We're only in day three now.. looking
at a ten day stretch inclusive of the past two.






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632. CybrTeddy
4:02 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 607. StormTrackerScott:
All values are now at warm neutral levels.






That's a ridiculously fast warmup in the 3.4 region, as well as a ridiculously fast stop too.
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631. cRRKampen
3:59 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 628. NttyGrtty:


Didn't intend to misdirect but interpreted your response as having a lack of understanding of who carries concealed weapons and why. When it comes to preserving oneself, most humans become rational actors if they think a few people might be carrying guns. Even the Boston bombers ran from the people with guns. Heck, the younger brother finished off his older brother by running him over while trying to run from the people with guns. The only thing that deters an unstable person with a gun is a stable person with a gun. That stable person can be police, military, or a "vigilante"; it does not matter. Guns deter guns and gun-free zones attract them; that was my point.

Why are there about a dozen times as many 'unstable' people as there are in e.g. Holland?
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630. NCstu
3:55 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
I think NC Piedmont is trying to win "most boring weather in the country" award.
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629. LargoFl
3:54 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
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628. NttyGrtty
3:54 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 271. redux:


you are misdirecting my criticism of a bad argument into something that its not.

This topic came up because we were talking about mass shooters. frankly its a lame appeal to emotions, because who could be in favor of more mass shooters?

no offense, but if you are psychopath enough to shoot strangers for no reason whatsoever, you are probably not going to become a rational actor if you think a few people you are trying to kill might be carrying guns.

there was a story a few years back where a vigilante bank employee stopped an armed robbery.

he was fired shortly thereafter.

why? he was trained NOT to do that. there's insurance for a reason. don't get some innocent bystanders killed for money that doesn't even belong to you in case you fail.

at the end of the day, most people will probably choose to not get involved unless they felt their life was in danger. civilians won't stop crime for the sake of stopping crime.






Didn't intend to misdirect but interpreted your response as having a lack of understanding of who carries concealed weapons and why. When it comes to preserving oneself, most humans become rational actors if they think a few people might be carrying guns. Even the Boston bombers ran from the people with guns. Heck, the younger brother finished off his older brother by running him over while trying to run from the people with guns. The only thing that deters an unstable person with a gun is a stable person with a gun. That stable person can be police, military, or a "vigilante"; it does not matter. Guns deter guns and gun-free zones attract them; that was my point.
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627. georgevandenberghe
3:52 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 539. cRRKampen:

Well, looks like extraterrestrial life's messaging us. Where the suns don't warm but cool. Where graphs are pinned to the wall bottom-up.


I am going to get a woodburning stove from this place. In summer I'll throw in some anti-wood fuel and it will ice up and cool the back half
of my house.
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626. LargoFl
3:51 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
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625. LargoFl
3:51 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 623. JNTenne:
For sure.. we've been talking to long time residents and they say they can't remember the last winter that was this cold for as many days.. And it's not even February yet...
yeah my neighbor this morning said much the same thing FEB can be brutal some years.
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624. Dakster
3:49 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
A but nippy this morning. My outdoor digital thermometer registered 37 and NWS issued Frost/Freeze warnings in inland Miami-Dade earlier this morning.

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623. JNTenne
3:49 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 622. LargoFl:
gee look at mid next week,man thats cold
For sure.. we've been talking to long time residents and they say they can't remember the last winter that was this cold for as many days.. And it's not even February yet...
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622. LargoFl
3:45 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 621. JNTenne:
Middle Tn Forecast... if I wanted to live in MI I would have moved to MI!
gee look at mid next week,man thats cold
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621. JNTenne
3:42 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Middle Tn Forecast... if I wanted to live in MI I would have moved to MI!
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620. ColoradoBob1
3:41 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
The average temperature for the Lower 48 states midmorning Wednesday was a chilly 22 degrees. The average temperature for the entire state of Alaska at the same time was 24 degrees, according to calculations by Weather Bell Analytics meteorologist Ryan Maue.

Parts of Alaska were 30 degrees warmer than normal, southeastern Alaska hit 57 earlier in the week and the forecast for the rest of week was more unseasonable warmth, said National Weather Service climate science manager Rick Thoman in Fairbanks. He said it's possible that the state record January high of 62 could be broken later this week


Link
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619. LargoFl
3:39 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
HAD YOU FLU SHOT YET??.................WINTER PARK --
Health officials are officially calling the rise of flu cases an "epidemic" as a strand of H1N1 -- the same type of strain as the so-called "swine flu" that spread nationwide in 2009 -- continues to affect two crucial groups: pregnant women and people under 40 years old.


One day after Brevard County health officials said a woman died from the flu virus just weeks after giving birth to a newborn baby, health centers around Central Florida are reporting more influenza cases, and the latest ones are more severe.


Alex Bryan was the second Brevard County woman to die from the flu in 2014. Doctors said she contracted H1N1 and did not get a flu shot.

Weeks earlier, a woman in her 30s also died from the flu in the same Melbourne hospital.

"Our primary concern is pregnant women, because it seems pregnant woman are seeing more complications, and have a higher risk of ending up in intensive care than non-pregnant women" said Dr. Tim Hendrix, with Florida Hospital Centra Care in Winter Park. "Plus, younger adults seem to be more effected by this virus."

Hendrix said the number of cases in Florida has gone from about 100 cases a week in December to 477 cases this week.


"This is the same virus we saw back in 2009–10," Hendrix said. "The pandemic flu, the 'swine flu,' H1N1."


"Older adults are believed to have some immunity to this strain, whereas younger adults don't have any," said Dain Weister, with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County.


Weister said Orange County does not keep track of flu death rates, but Central Florida is seeing more flu cases, and more severe complications, including bacterial infections, which is what killed Bryan.


"What we are urging, and what we are continuing to urge, is to make sure you get the vaccine," said Weister. "You can still get the vaccine, and it will last you this flu season."

Centra Cares around Central Florida have reported about a 90-minute wait time to see a doctor. At the Centra Care on Lee Road in Winter Park, the wait time was about 2 hours.
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618. LargoFl
3:33 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
OFF TOPIC BUT WE ALL MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THREATS HUH.............................................

10 Suggestions for Your 2014 Online Security Resolutions



Posted on:January 6, 2014



Posted in:Security



Posted by:Richard Medugno (Consumer Security Advocate)




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Below are some 2014 online security resolutions that I recommend you consider for you own list. They are based on recent SimplySecurity blogs by Trend Micro employees that have been posted over the past few months.

#1– Get or maintain superior security software for your computers and mobile devices that updates regularly and offers more than just antivirus protection, even if one of your know-it-all-relatives says you don’t need it.

#2 – If you used your debit card at a Target store last month, change the PIN number immediately. If you used a credit card, then be sure to monitor your monthly bills and dispute any fraudulent charges that appear.

#3 – Continuously check and adjust, if necessary, your privacy settings on Facebook and limit the number of friends that can see your posts. Also, understand that everything you do on Facebook is not “private.”

#4 – Change the passwords on all your web accounts and make sure each new one is at least 10 characters long with mixture of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and special characters.

#5 – Start being or continue to be cyber savvy by practicing PIE (Protection, Intuition, and Education).

#6 – Don’t fall for phishing email scams. Be skeptical and assume every message that appears in your inbox could be an attempt to steal your identity.

#7 – Think before you press “Send” or “Post”…Sharing too much can really haunt a person, sometimes years later. It’s good to pause and think about what you are about to share and how it could come back to bite you.

#8 – When shopping online never use a payment method that doesn’t offer fraud protection. Wire transfers and money orders are not recommended for online purchases because you have no way of getting your money back once you’ve sent it.

#9 – Lock your mobile phone with a PIN or security code and set a screen lock time limit so that your device locks itself after a period of inactivity.

#10 – If you have children at home, don’t be afraid to limit their Internet access and monitor their online activity. Be sure to employ the parental controls that should be a feature within your security software like they are with Trend Micro Titanium™ Security.

Have a safe and sensational 2014!
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617. Tazmanian
3:31 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 595. opal92nwf:
This is turning out to be like or worse than 2010:
10 day forecast Niceville


Niceville? LOL. I wounder if there a town called badville
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616. LargoFl
3:24 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
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615. LargoFl
3:21 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

FROST AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WILL QUICKLY VANISH
AFTER SUNRISE.

ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS AND FREEZING
TEMPERATURES TO PORTIONS OF OUR AREA TONIGHT. THE MOST LIKELY
LOCATIONS TO SEE 2 OR MORE HOURS OF TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW
FREEZING ARE FROM HERNANDO COUNTY NORTHWARD.

GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL BRING LOW WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES TO
THE REGION TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY.

...WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
NORTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS CREATING
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT ON THE GULF AND IN TAMPA BAY
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

...EXCESSIVE COLD IMPACT...
ANOTHER ROUND OF TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING IS POSSIBLE FOR THE
NATURE COAST FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
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614. LargoFl
3:19 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Hazardous Weather Outlook

------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
915 AM EST THU JAN 23 2014

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054 -058-059-064-141-
144-147-240000-
COASTAL WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE
OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN
INLET OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM VOLUSIA BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 TO
60 NM OFFSHORE-
WATERS FROM SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
INLAND VOLUSIA-NORTHERN LAKE-ORANGE-SEMINOLE-SOUTHERN BREVARD-
OSCEOLA-INDIAN RIVER-OKEECHOBEE-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-COASTAL VOLUSIA-
SOUTHERN LAKE-NORTHERN BREVARD-
915 AM EST THU JAN 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

.EXCESSIVE COLD IMPACT...
A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA
LATE TONIGHT...WITH ANOTHER SURGE OF CHILLY NORTHWEST TO NORTHERLY
WINDS IN ITS WAKE. THIS WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER COLD NIGHT ACROSS EAST
CENTRAL FLORIDA. TEMPERATURES ARE NOT FORECAST TO REACH THE FREEZING
MARK EXCEPT FOR IN A FEW RURAL SHELTERED LOCATIONS...MAINLY NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 4. HOWEVER...WIDESPREAD LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE
30S TO AROUND 40 DEGREES ARE FORECAST FOR ALL BUT EASTERN MARTIN AND
COASTAL SOUTHEASTERN SAINT LUCIE COUNTIES.

THE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL COMBINE WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH
TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD WIND CHILL READINGS IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER
30S BY SUNRISE...WITH SOME MIDDLE 20S OVER NORTHERN LAKE AND VOLUSIA
COUNTIES. IF YOU WILL BE OUTSIDE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...YOU WILL
NEED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE COLD...WEARING GLOVES...A HAT
AND A SCARF. ALSO...IF USING SPACE HEATERS...KEEP THEM IN OPEN AREAS
AWAY FROM CURTAINS AND OTHER FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.

.RIP CURRENT IMPACT...
AN INCREASING LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL PRODUCE A MODERATE RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY. SWIMMERS WHO CHOOSE TO
ENTER THE VERY CHILLY SURF SHOULD SWIM IN SIGHT OF A LIFEGUARD.

.FIRE WEATHER IMPACT...
A VERY DRY AIRMASS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND PRODUCE
SEVERAL HOURS OF VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ACROSS THE REGION
INTO THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL PROMOTE A MODERATE TO HIGH FIRE
WEATHER DANGER ACROSS EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA.

.WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
IMPACTS FROM THE NORTHERLY WIND SURGE WILL PRIMARILY BE FELT ON
FRIDAY...HOWEVER GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS WITH BUILDING SEAS
WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE ATLANTIC WATERS NORTH OF CAPE CANAVERAL
A FEW HOURS PRIOR TO SUNRISE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
A REINFORCING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION WITH NEAR
FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN LAKE AND INTERIOR
VOLUSIA COUNTIES EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION ELEVATED
NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES
IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOW 30S ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA AROUND
DAYBREAK FRIDAY.

INCREASING NORTHERLY WINDS BEHIND THE BOUNDARY WILL ALSO LEAD TO
HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING LASTING INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

WEITLICH/CRISTALDI
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613. LargoFl
3:18 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 612. StormTrackerScott:


True but even the out lying areas didn't even hit freezing as well. Very strange as temps stayed much warmer than forecast pretty much areawide.
yeah seems the freeze is staying north of us and also right down the middle of the state down to lake O...
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612. StormTrackerScott
3:16 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 611. LargoFl:
remember too..in the big cities it stays a tad warmer than the outlying area's


True but even the out lying areas didn't even hit freezing as well. Very strange as temps stayed much warmer than forecast pretty much areawide.
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611. LargoFl
3:14 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 609. StormTrackerScott:


Largo they keep saying freezes but yet we still haven't had one infact not even close. Last night was a big bust temp wise as even in the Hard Freeze areas temps didn't even hit freezing there. Our low in Orlando was around midnight then temps warmed.
remember too..in the big cities it stays a tad warmer than the outlying area's
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610. LargoFl
3:13 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 609. StormTrackerScott:


Largo they keep saying freezes but yet we still haven't had one infact not even close. Last night was a big bust temp wise as even in the Hard Freeze areas temps didn't even hit freezing there. Our low in Orlando was around midnight then temps warmed.
yes tonight is supposed to be a bit colder..i had frost on my roof and grass this morning..i really dont want a freeze here by me,too many plants etc to loose..but next week its supposed to get even colder..we'll see
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609. StormTrackerScott
3:11 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
Quoting 608. LargoFl:
old man winter isnt playing around this year huh..COLD..


Largo they keep saying freezes but yet we still haven't had one infact not even close. Last night was a big bust temp wise as even in the Hard Freeze areas temps didn't even hit freezing there. Our low in Orlando was around midnight then temps warmed.

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608. LargoFl
3:09 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
old man winter isnt playing around this year huh..COLD..
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607. StormTrackerScott
3:08 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
All values are now at warm neutral levels.




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606. LargoFl
3:08 PM GMT on January 23, 2014
wow colder next week..gee
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