Snow measured in feet, not inches: historic Nor'easter pounds New England

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:50 PM GMT on February 09, 2013

A historic Nor'easter roared through New England overnight, bringing snowfall measured in feet, not inches, hurricane-force wind gusts, and serious coastal flooding. The snow was heaviest in coastal Connecticut, where snowfall rates of 6"/hours were recorded, and an astonishing 40" piled up in Hamden. An all-time snowfall record was set in Portland, Maine, where 31.9" fell, and numerous cities in the Northeast recorded top-ten snowfall amounts, including Hartford, CT (2nd all-time with 22.3"); Worchester, MA (3rd all-time, with 28"); Providence, RI (8th all-time, with 17"); Concord, NH (2nd all time, with 24"), and Boston, MA (6th all-time, with 21.8.") NOAA's latest Storm Summary has a full list of snowfall amounts.

Here are the seven snowstorms of greater than 20" since 1936 for Logan Airport (figures from today's storm are not final yet):

1. February 17-18, 2003 27.5"
2. February 6-7, 1978 27.1"
3. February 24-27, 1969 26.3"
4. March 31-April 1, 1997 25.4"
5. January 22-23, 2005 22.5"
6. February 8-9, 2013 21.8"
7. January 20-21, 1978 21.4"


Figure 1. Not driving anywhere today! Snow buries cars in New Haven, CT at the Premier Hotel & Suites on Long Wharf on February 9, 2013. Image credit: wunderphotographer phototex.

The great storm, dubbed "Nemo", bombed out to a central pressure of 971 mb at 7 am EST Saturday, February 9. This is the type of central pressure one sees in Category 1 hurricanes, and Nemo generated numerous hurricane-force wind gusts along the coast, including a 76 mph gust at Boston's Logan Airport. Significant wave heights of 30' were measured in Massachusetts Bay, and 35.4'at the Cape Ann Buoy 44098, off the east coast of Massachusetts. Here are the hurricane-force wind gusts (in mph) measured so far in Nemo:

Connecticut:
WESTPORT 82
PORTLAND 81

Massachusetts:
CUTTYHUNK 83
HYANNIS 77
BOSTON LOGAN AIRPORT 76
BEDFORD 75
BUZZARDS BAY 74
MARSTONS MILL 74

New Hampshire:
MOUNT WASHINGTON 81

Maine:
BROOKLIN 75

New York:
PLUM ISLAND 75


Figure 2. Satellite image of Winter Storm Nemo taken at 4:31 pm EST Friday, February 8, 2013. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.

Serious coastal flooding hits Massachusetts
The high winds from the storm drove a damaging storm surge into the coast of Eastern Massachusetts Friday night and Saturday morning. Hardest hit was the coast of Cape Cod Bay southeast of Boston, where major flooding forced residents of low-lying areas to evacuate. A storm surge in excess of four feet inundated roads, damaged coastal buildings, and caused severe beach erosion. Officially, the surge peaked at 4.21' in Boston early Saturday morning. Unofficially, this is fourth greatest storm surge measured in Boston since record keeping began in 1921. Fortunately, the surge hit as low tide was approaching, and the "storm tide"--how how the water gets above the high tide mark, due to the combination of the storm surge and the tide--only reached 2.86' above high tide (MHHW, Mean Higher High Water) in Boston. Nemo's storm tide did not make the top-ten list of high water levels in Boston.

Top unofficial top-five storm surge (not storm tide) events in Boston's history, given as height above normal tide:

4.88' on October 30, 1991 during the "Perfect Storm" Halloween Nor'easter
4.57' on October 29, 2012 during Hurricane Sandy
4.34' on February 6, 1978, during the Blizzard of 1978
4.21' on February 9, 2013, during Winter Storm Nemo
3.69' on February 14, 1940, during the Valentine's Day Nor'easter of 1940

The 1938 hurricane and March 18, 1956 Nor'easter had storm surges less than two feet at Boston. The Christmas Night Storm of 1909 caused severe coastal flooding, but tide gauge records in Boston don't begin until 1921.

The official top ten storm tides since 1921 at the Boston tide gauge, relative to MHHW, are:

1. 4.82' - February 7, 1978 (Blizzard of 1978)
2. 3.92' - January 2, 1987
3. 3.86' - October 30, 1991 (Perfect Storm)
4. 3.76' - January 28, 1979
5. 3.75' - December 12, 1992

Links:
NASA has a nice satellite animation of the storm, spanning a day.

Our news page:
http://www.wunderground.com/news/

Our winter Storm page:
http://www.wunderground.com/winter-storm/nemo-2013.asp

A few impressive 24-hour videos from wunderground webcams:

Bellingham, MA:
http://www.wunderground.com/webcams/steved281/1/video.html?month=02&year=2013&filename=current.mp4

Woonsocket, RI
http://www.wunderground.com/webcams/Traj/1/video.html?month=02&year=2013&filename=current.mp4

Hartford, CT
http://www.wunderground.com/webcams/N1PSJ/1/video.html?month=02&year=2013&filename=current.mp4

Lexington, MA
http://www.wunderground.com/webcams/zach34298/1/video.html?month=02&year=2013&filename=current.mp4

Jeff Masters

Storm Nemo (FreelanceCT)
Cars buried in snow. Snow Sculpture!
Storm Nemo
We Found Nemo! (ceocrocker)
Although the storm is far from over, it is time for the first session of snowblowing the driveway. Upon opening the garage door, we found Nemo waiting for us!
We Found Nemo!
Blizzard Nemo (stoneygirl)
Heavy snow here in Massachusetts. Crazy winds that are howling like a hurricane. Heading for 2 feet of snow as we speak. Totally wild here.
Blizzard Nemo

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
247 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2013

TXC121-100915-
/O.CON.KFWD.SV.W.0020.000000T0000Z-130210T0915Z/
DENTON TX-
247 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2013

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 AM CST
FOR EASTERN DENTON COUNTY...

AT 248 AM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM 9 MILES EAST OF AUBREY TO 4 MILES EAST OF HACKBERRY TO HICKORY
CREEK TO FLOWER MOUND...MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
LEWISVILLE AROUND 255 AM CST...
THE COLONY AND HEBRON AROUND 300 AM CST...

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
I-35 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 468 AND 474...
I-35W BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 74 AND 85...
I-35E BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 446 AND 463.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CST SUNDAY MORNING FOR
EASTERN TEXAS.

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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0134
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0239 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2013

AREAS AFFECTED...WEST-CENTRAL/NORTH-CENTRAL/NORTHEAST TX TO ARKLATEX

CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 28...

VALID 100839Z - 101045Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 28
CONTINUES.

SUMMARY...SEVERE TSTM WATCH 28 CONTINUES UNTIL 13Z...WITH DAMAGING
WINDS/SOME HAIL AS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. EARLY INDICATIONS ARE THAT
AN ADDITIONAL WATCH COULD BE NEEDED BY AROUND 1000-1030Z FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST TX AND THE ADJACENT ARKLATEX.

DISCUSSION...NEAR/AHEAD OF A PACIFIC COLD FRONT...A 200+ MILE
CONTINUOUS SQUALL LINE CONTINUES TO STEADILY PROGRESS EASTWARD AND
GRADUALLY ACCELERATE ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL /NEAR THE DFW METRO/ AND
WEST-CENTRAL PORTIONS OF TX AS OF 0815Z...WITH A MORE BROKEN BAND OF
SOMEWHAT SLOWER MOVING TSTMS ON THE SOUTHWEST FLANK IN VICINITY OF
THE JUNCTION AREA/I-10 CORRIDOR. A 44 KT TSTM WIND GUST WAS RECENTLY
/0825Z/ MEASURED AT FORT WORTH. WHILE A RELATIVELY MORE STABLE
BOUNDARY LAYER COINCIDES WITH THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE SQUALL
LINE ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL TX...LOCALIZED BOUTS OF DAMAGING WINDS
WILL BE POSSIBLE AS A MOIST INFLUX PERSISTS NEAR/JUST ABOVE THE
SURFACE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A VERY STRONG SWLY LOW LEVEL JET. IT
SEEMS PROBABLE THAT ADDITIONAL UPSCALE GROWTH/BOWING WILL OCCUR IN
CONJUNCTION VERY STRONG SSW DEEP LAYER FLOW...ACCENTUATED BY 60+ KT
WITHIN THE LOWEST 1-2 KM AS PER FORT WORTH WSR-88D VWP DATA. FARTHER
SSW...DAMAGING WIND/SOME HAIL POTENTIAL WILL CONTINUE...WITH STORM
MERGERS LIKELY TO OCCUR THROUGH 10-11Z ACROSS CENTRAL TX/HILL
COUNTRY VICINITY AS TSTMS SPREAD INTO TORNADO WATCH 29.

..GUYER.. 02/10/2013
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Other Nemos are also available.

http://orangemonk.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/lxg _progress.jpg
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Haley is certainly a small tropical cyclone.

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523. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #5
TROPICAL CYCLONE HALEY, CATEGORY ONE (14F)
18:00 PM FST February 10 2013
====================================

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Haley (994 hPa) located at 22.2S 152.6W has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving east southeast at 9 knots. Position poor based on GOES enhanced infrared imagery.

Gale Force Winds
===================
60 NM in the northeast quadrant
40 NM in the southeast quadrant
40 NM in the southwest quadrant
50 NM in the northwest quadrant


Overall organization has not improved significantly in the past 24 hours. Deep convection has not deepened much in last 24 hours. System lies to the south of an upper level ridge centered in a low to moderate sheared environment. Northwest deep layer mean wind flow continues to steer HALEY towards the southeast. Outflow restricted to the south of the system but good elsewhere. Sea surface temperature is around 26C. System moving towards cooler sea surface temperatures. Dvorak analysis based on 0.6 wrap on LOG10 spiral.

Dvorak Intensity: T3.0/3.0/D1.0/24 HRS

Cyclone is expected to weaken as it moves towards unfavorable environment.

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
12 HRS: 23.0S 151.2W - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Cyclone)
24 HRS: 23.7S 150.0W - 30 knots (Tropical Depression)
48 HRS: 24.0S 148.7W - 30 knots (Tropical Depression)
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 29
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
130 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING FROM 130 AM UNTIL 900 AM CST.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 95 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
TEMPLE TEXAS TO 55 MILES WEST OF NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 28...

DISCUSSION...TSTMS NOW FORMING ALONG WARM SECTOR CONFLUENCE ZONE IN
THE ERN/SRN TX HILL COUNTRY EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
POSSIBLY STRENGTH AS THEY MOVE/DEVELOP GENERALLY ENE THROUGH MID
MORNING. ACTIVITY WILL ENCOUNTER INCREASINGLY RICH LOW-LVL
MOISTURE...WHILE 700 MB WSW FLOW INCREASES TO AOA 50 KTS IN
CONJUNCTION WITH SHORTWAVE TROUGH EJECTING ENEWD ACROSS THE CNTRL HI
PLNS. WITH THE STORMS EXPECTED TO REMAIN SEMI-DISCRETE...A THREAT
MAY DEVELOP FOR A TORNADO OR TWO...IN ADDITION TO DMGG WIND/SVR
HAIL...BEFORE PACIFIC FRONT SQLN TO THEIR WEST OVERTAKES THE STORMS
LATER IN THE MORNING.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26035.


...CORFIDI
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Forecast precipitation for the two day period:

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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0132
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1241 AM CST SUN FEB 10 2013

AREAS AFFECTED...SOUTH-CENTRAL TX/HILL COUNTRY

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY

VALID 100641Z - 100815Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT

SUMMARY...AN ADDITIONAL WATCH MAY BE NEEDED FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTH-CENTRAL TX/HILL COUNTRY VICINITY THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS. SEVERE POTENTIAL MAY INCLUDE HAIL/WIND AND AT LEAST SOME
TORNADO POTENTIAL.

DISCUSSION...AHEAD OF AN EVOLVING BROKEN NNE-SSW BAND OF TSTMS NEAR
AN ADVANCING PACIFIC COLD FRONT...A SEPARATE/LEADING AREA OF TSTMS
HAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED GENERALLY NEAR I-10 EAST OF JUNCTION ACROSS
SOUTH-CENTRAL/SOUTHWEST TX. INCREASING DEEP ASCENT ASIDE AS DEDUCED
PER IR/WV SATELLITE TRENDS...THIS DEVELOPMENT APPEARS TO COINCIDE
WITH A ZONE OF LOW-LEVEL PRE-FRONTAL CONFLUENCE WITHIN A WARM
ADVECTION REGIME AND A RETURN OF SOMEWHAT RICHER LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE.
IT SEEMS LIKELY THAT THESE TSTMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE AND
EXPAND EAST-NORTHEASTWARD...PRIOR TO ULTIMATELY MERGING WITH THE
UPSTREAM NEAR-FRONTAL DEVELOPMENT CURRENTLY ACROSS
NORTH-CENTRAL/WEST-CENTRAL TX AS OF 0630Z. WHILE DESTABILIZATION IS
NOT ROBUST...SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY EXISTS FOR SEVERE-CALIBER
UPDRAFTS WITHIN A STRONGLY SHEARED REGIME. ADEQUATE LOW-LEVEL
WARMTH/MOISTURE...ACCENTUATED BY A STEADY RETURN OF MIDDLE 60S F
SURFACE DEWPOINTS...WILL BE CONDUCIVE FOR NEAR-SURFACE BASED
TSTMS...WITH ASSOCIATED POTENTIAL FOR A TORNADO ASIDE FROM MORE
PROBABLE BOUTS OF ISOLATED WIND DAMAGE/SEVERE HAIL. LATEST WSR-88D
VWP DATA FROM SOUTH-CENTRAL TX IS INDICATIVE OF 0-1 KM SRH ON THE
ORDER OF 250-300 M2/S2.

..GUYER/CORFIDI.. 02/10/2013
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Looks like we will get one heck of a cold spell by next weekend in Florida(17th-19th)! -6 degree line all the way to East-Central FL. according the the GFS!
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Breaking News! MCS Moses slams the Ohio valley with widespread 50 to 60 knot wind gusts, large hail and even tornadoes! Forecasters agree that MCS Moses could intensify into Major MCS Moses and produce a significant tornado outbreak for the Carolina's as it sweeps southeast!

What? I hope you have your sarcasm flag flying.
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Thunderstorm activity over Texas:

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Breaking News! MCS Moses slams the Ohio valley with widespread 50 to 60 knot wind gusts, large hail and even tornadoes! Forecasters agree that MCS Moses could intensify into Major MCS Moses and produce a significant tornado outbreak for the Carolina's as it sweeps southeast!
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A little under 111 days until the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:
Winter Storm "Nemo" Is Not Named After a Fish, Because That Would Be Illegal

By Will Oremus Posted Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 6:44 PM ET

Contrary to popular belief, winter storm Nemo is not named after a fish. And it is most certainly not named after the fictional clownfish protagonist of the Disney/Pixar hit film Finding Nemo. Let me explain...

...
Nemo: A Greek boy's name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin.
...

Got it? Not Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, or Khan from Star Trek, or Q from Star Trek or the James Bond films, or... you get the idea. No, the channel is careful to give all of its winter-storm names origin stories that spring from either ordinary nouns or proper names that are in the public domain. So today I asked The Weather Channel's Bryan Norcross, senior executive director of weather content, whether some of those choices might have had a little something to do with a desire to avoid any copyright infringement claims.

"We asked that question of ourselves," Norcross said of whether calling a storm "Nemo," for instance, might prompt a call from Disney's lawyers. "What I decided was that we didn't need to go there if we went the historic way, and it would make a better story." He added, "The idea that (a name) was familiar but had an interesting back story just seemed like a good plan."


http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/02/0 8/winter_storm_nemo_weather_channel_says_nor_easte r_not_named_after_disney.html





Right, because the general public, whom the naming system is supposed to be targeting, has had any clue of those implications.

Most people will only know the popular name, I don't think its a coincidence that these names from public domain happen to be the same as many names in pop-culture. While it can't be proven, I'm more inclined to believe they did so obviously to protect themselves while still having names that would appear to the general public to be from pop-culture.

There's a reason people keep posting pictures of the fish nemo rather than about a Greek boy from a valley.

As I said earlier, its not worth continuing to get upset over the naming system, but lets not get naive either...
The names more than likely are intended to sound as they appear, it all the more improves the marketing behind the whole idea instead of science.


The old TWC definitely wouldn't have done so, but they got bought out by NBC, then TWC bought Weather Underground, the trickle down effect...


Don't get my wrong, my intentions aren't be overly negative here. That is, this whole deal just isn't that big of a deal. If I got offered a job at TWC I'd be proud to work there still despite the silly naming system. Its just a minor issue. Regardless though, people should think for themselves and examine the big picture a bit more.

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New severe thunderstorm watch, includes Dallas, TX.

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 28
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1140 PM CST SAT FEB 9 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

PARTS OF WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1140 PM
UNTIL 700 AM CST.

HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST
NORTHWEST OF SHERMAN TEXAS TO 60 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
BROWNWOOD TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY DEVELOPING ALONG AND AHEAD OF A
COLD ADVANCING EASTWARD INTO AND THROUGH WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH
TEXAS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSIFY
OVERNIGHT...AS MID-LEVEL COOLING AND LOW-LEVEL MOISTENING CONTRIBUTE
TO FURTHER DESTABILIZATION. IN THE PRESENCE OF 40-50 KT
SOUTHWESTERLY DEEP LAYER MEAN FLOW AND STRONG SHEAR...AN
INCREASINGLY ORGANIZED STORM CLUSTER COULD EVOLVE...WITH A RISK FOR
STRONG SURFACE GUSTS...IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL.

AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 450. MEAN STORM
MOTION VECTOR 24040.
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Quoting Dakster:


As long as it isn't like the 'Q' on Star Trek,we should be ok.

Now if I had to get taken out, taken out by Super Winter Storm Zeus... That dumps 12" of snow in Miami.



Winter Storm Zeus better have excessive CG lightning :)
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Quoting Civicane49:
Tropical Cyclone Haley in the South Pacific:



Was just lookin at her page...such a nice looking tropical storm right now!


right, just for knowledge of what some average thinking folkes think...a friend who runs a FB page commented thinking Nemo was named JUST for that storm cause it was supposed to be very severe...not even realising that it's only one of a number of winter storms that have been named by them....and no one else who commented seemed to know that TWC has decided to name winter storms at their choosing. I was already a bit dubious about it, this does make me worry more...as I don't think a majority even watch TWC for weather info. Not that I have a huge prob with them wanting to name winter storms as for some reasons it makes sense...but unless 'all' outposts are onboard, to the layman/woman...it's not ideal as is.
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Anyone's thoughts on the severe weather setup tomorrow?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

I haven't look at the forecast so I don't know, but I could see that plume of moisture causing problems in Europe down the road.
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#497 Yep, Keeper, that's the picture.
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ASCAT pass of Haley:

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Haley is expected to be a weak and short-lived cyclone over the South Pacific. It is entering over cool waters and should dissipate by 48 hours. It will not threaten any land masses throughout its lifetime.

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Special weather statement for:
City of Toronto
Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent
Sarnia - Lambton
Elgin
London - Middlesex
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Oxford - Brant
Niagara
City of Hamilton
Halton - Peel
York - Durham
Huron - Perth
Waterloo - Wellington
Dufferin - Innisfil
Grey - Bruce
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Kingston - Prince Edward
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
City of Ottawa
Gatineau
Prescott and Russell
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Parry Sound - Muskoka
Haliburton
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Algonquin
Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet.

A Colorado low will bring a mixed bag of precipitation to Southern
Ontario beginning Sunday night.

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==discussion==
A low pressure system developing over Colorado will intensify and
move northeastward into Wisconsin by Sunday evening then continue
across the Nickel Belt through Monday.

A warm front will bring a mixed bag of precipitation across Southern
Ontario Sunday night into Monday morning.

Rain will start in the Windsor area early Sunday evening then spread
across the rest of Southwestern Ontario as the warm front moves
eastward. South Central Ontario has the potential for a few hours of
freezing rain before changing to rain as the precipitation arrives
later in the evening.

Further north and east snow will start late evening or overnight with
amounts of 5 to 10 cm possible into Monday morning. There is also the
chance for some freezing rain or ice pellets which would reduce the
amount of snow.

The precipitation will slowly come to an end through the day on
Monday.

Motorists should be prepared for poor winter driving conditions in
areas that receive freezing precipitation or snow.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as
warnings may be required or extended.

END/OSPC


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Well, we just got whalloped on the backside. The Nor-easter mostly missed Yarmouth, NS, I thought. We only got about 15cm of snow overnight, and during the whole day the snow stopped and the sun nearly broke through. Then just as it got dark again the snow resumed, heavier if anything, and we got at least another 15cm. It's still no White Juan, but it's the heaviest snowfall in this part of the world in nine years.
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Quoting wxgeek723:


I'm telling ya...next comes the super villain tornado outbreaks.

"TORNADO OUTBREAK LEX LUTHER PRODUCES 32 TORNADOES IN THE DEEP SOUTH!!!"

I really hope that they don't consider attaching names to severe weather outbreaks or derecho events in the spring and summer. Before you know it, they will start using the NATO phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.)to name these events if they want to boost their ratings.
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Quoting beell:


AlwaysThinkin.
I'm looking at a car trunk full of compost in your avi. I don't think I need to ask. (J/K) Thanks for representing the Midwest regarding this issue.
;-)


lolol! almost forgot about the avatar
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491. beell
Quoting AlwaysThinkin:


They do it here in the upper midwest too. It's a good idea to or if you are scraping several inches of snow off your windshield you can accidentally bend your windshield wiper so it hardly works on the drivers side of your car. Ask me how I know :-(


AlwaysThinkin.
I'm looking at a car trunk full of compost in your avi. I don't think I need to ask. (J/K) Thanks for representing the Midwest regarding this issue.
;-)
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Heavy rain and snow over central US as the storm system is taking shape.

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Quoting Skyepony:
Cloudsat of the blizzard.

big storm hurricane like in size and appearance
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Quoting beell:
The wipers sticking up on the cars in the picture from Doc's blog caught my attention. Seems it is to keep the wiper blades from freezing to the glass and to eliminate the chance of damage to the wiper blade or motor.

Never knew there were so many opinions about leaving your windshield wipers "up" before a snow/ice storm. All of the results of my google search for answers were extremely boring and inconclusive.

All the winter weather I have experienced has been W of the Mississippi River. Is this an east coast thing?



They do it here in the upper midwest too. It's a good idea to or if you are scraping several inches of snow off your windshield you can accidentally bend your windshield wiper so it hardly works on the drivers side of your car. Ask me how I know :-(
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Night everyone! Have a good day Aussie, and stay safe! :-)
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482. beell
Thanks, KEEP. Never heard of this practice before. Some of the opinions I read were quite passionate about it is/it ain't a good idea.

Evening, Levi. Thanks. That answers the "is this an east coast thing". And after a little thought, I can see where snow is not cause for panic where you live!

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