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By: cws6196, 11:36 PM GMT on October 26, 2010
We could be in for a hectic evening. The storm system producing the severe weather over the mid west is heading in our direction. The good news is that it wont be as severe as it has been, but it still has the potential to pack a punch.
The cold front associated with this system as well as a low level jet stream all combine to bring us a favorable chance for thunderstorms after 10:00 pm. The main threat from these storms is straight-line winds and down bursts. It does not appear the storms will form a line of thunderstorms, but the storms that do form have the potential to be severe.
There is also a chance for tornadoes from these storms. The Storm Prediction Center has placed us in a 5% chance for a tornado, but to be honest, I think that percentage is higher. My main concern is not from a massive outbreak of twisters, but if one does develop it will do so after Midnight and before sunrise. If you have a weather radio please have it turned on. If you do not, having one would be a good idea in general.
I will keep you posted best I can until I fall asleep. Stay alert tonight. Feel free to call the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) for updates or to leave me a message/storm reports.
By: cws6196, 2:00 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Last night was our first Frost advisory, telling me the seasons really are transitioning. I love Fall and Winter so am excited by this. I have looked at long range models and maps and it appears the mid-Atlantic will have an average Winter in terms of temps and snowfall. My specialty is not in climatology so I am not as yet making any predictions myself (plus you all know how I do not like long-range predictions).
Do any of you have any thoughts or scientific knowledge about our Winter prospects?