Big Storm To End February (Be Patient Snow-Starved Weenies!)

By: wfreeck, 1:24 AM GMT on February 12, 2010

Well first let me say I am so proud that I finally am sharing on some of that nice deep snowpack. I did do a little worse than I thought, but still 6" isn't bad considering the significant snow drought we have (while we're still 5" below average, we would have been more like 12" below average without this past winter storm).Well in this part of the country there's nothing to write home about in the weather department. Just more clouds and cold weather. In fact the n...

Updated: 1:45 AM GMT on February 12, 2010

Obama or McCain

By: wfreeck, 1:40 AM GMT on October 30, 2008

Who will you be voting for this election? And if you can't vote yet, who will you be rooting for?Obama - 18 (47%)McCain - 19 (50%)Undecided - 1 (3%)(Updated 11/4/08 @ 7:30 PM)

Updated: 12:27 AM GMT on November 05, 2008

Monday's Severe Weather Discussion

By: wfreeck, 3:15 PM GMT on July 21, 2008

*Discussion* (July 21st, 2008 @ 11:00 AM)We have a pretty complicated day of severe weather on our hands. First off, the MCS (Mesoscale Convective System) did managed to track slightly more eastward than originally thought. It's not a huge deal, but it did limit daytime heating in some of the areas that weren't expecting it.All in all, it sure has left its mark in Nebraska, Iowa & Illinois earlier this morning. Numerous wind repots and several high-wind reports were...

Severe Weather Update

By: wfreeck, 1:18 PM GMT on July 20, 2008

*Update* (July 20th, 2008 & 3:00 PM)After taking a look at the 12z soundings & looking at the model forecasts & mesoanalysis, I have decided to make some small changes to the forecast.- I removed much of Michigan from the slight risk. The clouds from earlier & subsidence wake from the earlier MCS has stabilized hte atmosphere. Thunderstorms are still possible, but only isolated severe storms are expected.-I moved the slight risk area a tad further south to include p...

Updated: 7:36 PM GMT on July 20, 2008

Severe Weather Possible

By: wfreeck, 4:27 PM GMT on March 15, 2008

The severe weather threat for the Western Great Lakes, Mississippi Valley and Upper Midwest seems to be growing as the models continue to shift further NW with te track of a strong surface low.By pfreeck at 2008-03-29In addition to a severe weather threat, a flood threat is also growing for areas along and east of the Mississippi Valley as this initial system will wrap in an awful lot of moisture accompanied with plenty of shear and instability.By pfreeck at 2008-03...

Updated: 4:13 AM GMT on March 31, 2008

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