Well the end of February has turned out to be quite snowy, which is a relief after this way-too-dry winter we've had so far. Looks like some of our recent snows have eaten away parts of the nasty red area in the map below:
Despite the date on the map, I'm not sure if this one fully accounts for the snow we got over the weekend. Here's the rundown of what we got on Upper Magnolia:
Thursday: 4 - 5"
Sunday: 13 - 16"
This morning: 4" and counting...
Looks like the radar is thinning out, but snow is still falling here in Louisville as well as up in Nederland:
CONDITIONS AROUND THE STATE
Updated: 5:27 PM GMT on February 27, 2013
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Conditions around the state
The lighter side of drones...
Unmanned storm-chaser lands CU-Boulder on FAA's domestic drone list
Program director on drones: 'We hate that term and don't use it'
A long-standing program to use unmanned aircraft to collect data on storm systems landed the University of Colorado on a list of agencies and entities that have asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to fly drones in domestic airspace.
CU's 2012 request was a renewal of a pre-existing permit to use the Tempest Unmanned Aircraft to collect storm data for atmospheric scientists in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, Frew said.
The project, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, involved flying unmanned craft carrying observation gear around supercell thunderstorms and the tornadoes they spawned.
Full Story at the Boulder Daily Camera
Make it snow!
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado
401 PM MST Thursday Feb 7 2013
Short term...would like to be able to beam back to the Old Homestead of Worcester for that big blizzard. In lieu of that...not much to say for the short term period with our uncertain chance of snow to come later.
The European model (ecmwf) is far enough south to provide a blizzard to the northeast corner of the state and some snow in areas further west and south...while the GFS and NAM keep the heavier snow further north and have a pronounced dry area near the Front Range due to more westerly winds and less lift.
I <3 the latest GFS run
Come on, GFS, we're rooting for you here along the Front Range.