Northeast U.S. digs out from yet another history-making snowstorm

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 04:53 PM GMT am 28. Dezember 2010

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The remarkable Post-Christmas blizzard of 2010 has ended for the United States, as the storm has trekked northeastward into Canada. The blizzard dropped epic amounts of snow during its rampage up the U.S. Northeast coast Sunday and Monday, with an incredible 32" falling in Rahway, New Jersey, about 15 miles southwest of New York City. The highest populated areas of New Jersey received over two feet of snow, including the Newark Airport, which received 24.1". Snowfall amounts were slightly lower across New York City. The blizzard of 2010 dumped 20.0" inches on New York City's Central Park, making it the 6th largest snowstorm for the city in recorded history, and the second top-ten snowstorm this year.


Figure 1. Scene from Brooklyn, New York after the Post-Christmas blizzard of 2010. Image credit: Wunderphotographer AK2NY.

Remarkably, New York City has had four of its top-ten snowfalls in the past decade (highlighted in the list below.) According to the National Weather Service, the top ten snowstorms on record for New York City's Central Park since 1869 should now read:

1) 26.9" Feb 11-12, 2006
2) 26.4" Dec 26-27, 1947
3) 21.0" Mar 12-14, 1888
4) 20.8" Feb 25-26, 2010
5) 20.2" Jan 7-8, 1996
6) 20.0" Dec 26-27, 2010
7) 19.8" Feb 16-17, 2003
8) 18.1" Mar 7-8, 1941
9) 17.7" Feb 5-7, 1978
10) 17.6" Feb 11-12, 1983

Newark's 24.2" was one of that city's top-ten snowstorms of all-time, and the 20.1" that fell on Atlantic City, NJ was the city's second largest snowfall in history. Atlantic City's three biggest snowstorms have all occurred in the past ten years:

1) 21.6" Feb 15-18, 2003
2) 20.1" Dec 26-27, 2010
3) 18.2" Feb 5-6, 2010

Philadelphia, PA picked up 12.4", the city's fourth one-foot plus snowstorm in just over a year--a remarkable string of storms, considering the city has had just 24 such snowfalls in history, since 1884. According to phillyweather.net, the latest snowstorm brought Philadelphia's 2010 snowfall for the calendar year to 67.3", breaking the mark for snowiest year ever (previous record: 57.0" in 1978.)

The 18.2" that fell at Boston's Logan International Airport made the storm Boston's 8th biggest in history:

1) 27.6" Feb 17-18, 2003
2) 27.1" Feb 6-7, 1978
3) 26.3" Feb 24-28, 1969
4) 25.4" Apr 1, 1997
5) 19.8" Mar 3-5, 1960
6) 19.4" Feb 16-17, 1958
7) 18.7" Feb 8-10, 1994
8) 18.2" Dec 26-27, 2010
8) 18.2" Jan 7-8, 1996
10) 17.3" Feb 5-7, 1920

Some selected city snowfall amounts for the December 26-27, 2010 storm:

Rahway, NJ 32.0"
Great Kills, NY 29.0"
Piermont, NH 25.0"
Newark, NJ 24.2"
Landgrove, VT 21.0"
Atlantic City, NJ 20.1"
NYC Central Park, NY 20.0"
Boston, MA 18.2"
Ocean City, MD 13.5"
Philadelphia, PA 12.4"
East Providence, RI 10.0"
Danbury, CT 11.1"
Augusta, ME 15.0"
Dover, DE 9.0"
Asheville, NC 9.0"
Bridgeport, CT 8.0"
Huntsville, AL 6.0"
Chattanooga, TN 3.0"

There's a great 40-second time-lapse video of 32 inches of snow accumulating at Belmar, NJ.


Figure 2. The annual average number of snowstorms with a 6 inch (15.2 cm) or greater accumulation, from the years 1901 - 2001. A value of 0.1 means an average of one 6+ inch snowstorm every ten years. Image credit: Changnon, S.A., D. Changnon, and T.R. Karl, 2006, Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Snowstorms in the Contiguous United States, J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45, 8, pp. 1141-1155, DOI: 10.1175/JAM2395.1.

An unusual number of top-ten snowstorms for the Northeast in recent years
The Northeast has seen an inordinate number of top-ten snowstorms in the past ten years, raising the question of whether this is due to random chance or a change in the climate. A study by Houston and Changnon (2009) on the top ten heaviest snows on record for each of 121 major U.S. cities showed no upward or downward trend in these very heaviest snowstorms during the period 1948 - 2001. It would be interesting to see if they repeated their study using data from the past decade if the answer would change. As I stated in my blog post, The United States of Snow in February, bigger snowstorms are not an indication that global warming is not occurring. The old adage, "it's too cold to snow", has some truth to it, and there is research supporting the idea that the average climate in the U.S. is colder than optimal to support the heaviest snowstorms. For example, Changnon et al. (2006) found that for the contiguous U.S. between 1900 - 2001, 61% - 80% of all heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches occurred during winters with above normal temperatures. The authors also found that 61% - 85% of all heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches occurred during winters that were wetter than average. The authors conclude, "a future with wetter and warmer winters, which is one outcome expected (National Assessment Synthesis Team 2001), will bring more heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches than in 1901 - 2000." The authors found that over the U.S. as a whole, there had been a slight but significant increase in heavy snowstorms of 6+ inches than in 1901 - 2000. If the climate continues to warm, we should expect an increase in heavy snow events for a few decades, until the climate grows so warm that we pass the point where winter temperatures are at the optimum for heavy snow events.

I've done some other posts of interest I've done on snow and climate change over the past year:

Hot Arctic-Cold Continents Pattern is back (December 2010)
The future of intense winter storms (March 2010)
Heavy snowfall in a warming world (February 2010)

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Probably dumb question, but do ya have to uninstall IE after installing Firefox?
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It's people posting YouTube videos the wrong way.

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Quoting JRRP:

GISS ???
duh!


Comparing all the temperature records



Looks like HADCRUT shows the MOST warming since 1900, with GISS showing the LEAST warming and NOAA in between! Note the two satellite records as well (only since 1979 but you can clearly see - or should clearly see - that they are identical, at least over the longer term, if not on a monthly basis).
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Quoting FLWaterFront:
Just a quick note to you guys..

I love being a part of this blog. But I see no point in arguing about global warming, about whether or not climate change is either in part or in whole caused by human activities or much of anything else on the subject.

I have my own opinions on the subject and they are as strong as anyone's here. But I see it as a pointless exercise in futility to argue the subject, since no one is going to have their minds changed on the subject, period!

Those who are proponents of the AGW hypothesis will remain entrenched in that view. Those who are opponents of the same hypothesis will remain likewise entrenched. No one is going to slap their forehead and say, "Gosh, I'm so glad that he/she posted that information! Now I know I was wrong all along and my mind has now been completely changed about this!" That is not going to happen.

Meanwhile, when the topic is hot on this blog and the arguments are slinging back and forth, the insults and insinuations inevitably start and then raw emotions flare up and it tends to go downhill from there.

So what I do is to skip over each and every post on the subject of AGW here, when I encounter them and continue scrolling down to find anything that anyone has posted about the current weather conditions, which I personally find to be much more interesting anyway.

Just my .02 cents, for whatever it is worth.



Agree 100% Minds will not be chanaged by any discourse in this blog. I too find weather more fascinating
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277. Skyepony (Mod)
That fire to the SW of me is 13000 acres large today. The smoke closed down 17miles of I-95 for a while this morning & may do so again tomorrow. They say it's 90% contained. I can still see smoke from it.

Quoting Jeff9641:


Is it unusual for Peru see such flooding during a La-Nina event? Just wondering because I normally here about flooding in Peru during El-Nino events. Also do you have the ENSO update because the EURO keeps showing a return to El-nino by next August or September?


From what I've read the flooding has been unexpected, yet relentless.

Ahh ENSO update..

The latest weekly SST departures are:
Niño 4 -1.4ºC
Niño 3.4 -1.7ºC
Niño 3 -1.8ºC
Niño1+2 -1.5ºC

I'm becoming more confident of El Niño returning this year. May see El Nino conditions return as early as April to June. Which puts not seeing offical El Nino conditions (3 month running average/ONI)..til Aug or Sept.

GMAO has been out preforming. Called the recent peak too. Has shifted a little warmer since it's last run.


The T-depth anomilies show heat building on the west end & slowly pushing east. Kelvin waves haven't really kicked in with some warm phase yet so not in stone yet but less questionable than a few weeks ago.


Not many other La Ninas to compare this year too. Probibly not going to be a record setter.



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276. JRRP
Quoting MichaelSTL:
Of course, the past 12 years have seen "United States Cooling" (some "European Cooling" as well):



PS: 1998 is of course a cherry pick; if I used 1997 or 1999 instead, it would show more warming.

GISS ???
duh!
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Just a quick note to you guys..

I love being a part of this blog. But I see no point in arguing about global warming, about whether or not climate change is either in part or in whole caused by human activities or much of anything else on the subject.

I have my own opinions on the subject and they are as strong as anyone's here. But I see it as a pointless exercise in futility to argue the subject, since no one is going to have their minds changed on the subject, period!

Those who are proponents of the AGW hypothesis will remain entrenched in that view. Those who are opponents of the same hypothesis will remain likewise entrenched. No one is going to slap their forehead and say, "Gosh, I'm so glad that he/she posted that information! Now I know I was wrong all along and my mind has now been completely changed about this!" That is not going to happen.

Meanwhile, when the topic is hot on this blog and the arguments are slinging back and forth, the insults and insinuations inevitably start and then raw emotions flare up and it tends to go downhill from there.

So what I do is to skip over each and every post on the subject of AGW here, when I encounter them and continue scrolling down to find anything that anyone has posted about the current weather conditions, which I personally find to be much more interesting anyway.

Just my .02 cents, for whatever it is worth.

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Of course, the past 12 years have seen "United States Cooling" (some "European Cooling" as well):



PS: 1998 is of course a cherry pick; if I used 1997 or 1999 instead, it would show more warming.
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Quoting JRRP:


Buenos Aires swelters amid heat wave, power outages

Buenos Aires – A blistering heat wave, power outages and a fuel shortage added up Tuesday to a second day of hellish conditions in Greater Buenos Aires, home to about a quarter of Argentina's 40 million people.



(so that is why they call it global warming - duh!)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
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Quoting Patrap:
Just "HIDE" a Bad post and your page will become clearer
when i do that blog page ends at the comment i hide and cannot scroll further or get to the box to post a comment
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Just "HIDE" a Bad post and your page will become clearer
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Quoting MichaelSTL:
Most people post videos the wrong way - you are NOT supposed to use the image button to post them - just directly paste the embed code into the comment box! Ever notice that if done otherwise you see "img src=" around the video, as in comment 256? Evidently, some browsers freak out when they see that.
yes and there is about 3 or maybe four that mess up the page when they post them
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Wow. This cold snap was a serious one. A few feet of snow and ice added to the layers doesn't help the solid scientific predictions of the GW advocates. According to Al Gore 5 years ago, we had 30 years until the oceans rose and put coastal cities around the world 30 feet under water and virtually zero ice at the polar caps. 25 years to go...someone tell Old Man Winter to get with the program.
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Quoting Jeff9641:
Had a reading of 27 at my house but in Plymouth just 5 miles from me a low of 19. It looked like a Winter wonderland coming into work this morning with a heavy coating of frost on everything including trees. Thank God I see highs nearing 80 this weekend thru next week. NOW WE NEED RAIN VERY BAD AS THIS COLD DRY AIR IS DRYING EVERYTHING UP.


The reason for the especially heavy frost this morning across Central Florida was that many reporting stations had freezing fog during the overnight hours. This is an unusual condition in Florida but when it happens, it tends to coat all surfaces with a very thick frost which can sometimes visually resemble a snow cover, if the fog lasts long enough. This condition is common elsewhere, such as in the UK and in mountainous areas but not in FL.

The NWS automatic weather reporting station at the Brooksville airport was reporting freezing fog from about 1 AM to around 5 AM. The Vandenburg airport just east of Tampa recorded "light snow" on two of their hourly reports during the overnight, but I suspect that was a mis-read from the recording equipment and not the actual Wx conditions at the time.

Regardless, many stations recorded a hard freeze in West Central Florida especially, and this included a number of locations which were under a freeze warning but not included in the Hard Freeze Warning that was issued by the NWS for counties further to the north. I can only imagine the devastating effect this must be having upon agriculture around the state.
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lite fuse, get away
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263. DDR
Greetings
Just 2 more days here in Trinidad and Tobago until the dry season officially begins.
Light showers coming in on the trades,normal for this time of year,after a hyperactive earlier phase.
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262. JRRP
Quoting MichaelSTL:
Most people post videos the wrong way - you are NOT supposed to use the image button to post them - just directly paste the embed code into the comment box! Ever notice that if done otherwise you see "img src=" around the video, as in comment 256? Evidently, some browsers freak out when they see that.

lol
that was my first video
i never had posted videos here
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261. JRRP
Quoting Jeff9641:
Everytime a U-Tube video is shown on here it shuts the blog down so guys please don't post anymore videos until Doc's team gets this problem fixed.

ok
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Most people post videos the wrong way - you are NOT supposed to use the image button to post them - just directly paste the embed code into the comment box! Ever notice that if done otherwise you see "img src=" around the video, as in comment 256? Evidently, some browsers freak out when they see that.
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Everytime a U-Tube video is shown on here it shuts the blog down so guys please don't post anymore videos until Doc's team gets this problem fixed.
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Quoting BobinTampa:


What does the battery have to do with it? I'll probably upgrade to the 4 in the next couple months anyway. Was thinking about an iPad too but it that's having the same problems then I'll just get a laptop.


The guy at the AT&T store said that is common when the batteries begin to go you will start losing apps one after another. So yes get the new version of the I-Phone. Works Great!
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Quoting Jeff9641:


Had the same problem! You either have to get a new battery or get the new I-Phone4 which I did over the holidays and now I have no problems getting on wunderground.


What does the battery have to do with it? I'll probably upgrade to the 4 in the next couple months anyway. Was thinking about an iPad too but it that's having the same problems then I'll just get a laptop.
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256. JRRP
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Quoting Jeff9641:


Had the same problem! You either have to get a new battery or get the new I-Phone4 which I did over the holidays and now I have no problems getting on wunderground.

I have the same problem with my IPAD after the latest update I can not access the Blog
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Quoting BobinTampa:
Does anyone have any idea why the wunderblog won't load on my iPhone anymore? Used to get on here all the time from it. Now it goes to load and then it kicks me out of Safari to the main screen everytime. I tried clearing history, cookies, cache but it keeps doing it.



Had the same problem! You either have to get a new battery or get the new I-Phone4 which I did over the holidays and now I have no problems getting on wunderground.
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Does anyone have any idea why the wunderblog won't load on my iPhone anymore? Used to get on here all the time from it. Now it goes to load and then it kicks me out of Safari to the main screen everytime. I tried clearing history, cookies, cache but it keeps doing it.

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252. XLR8
Quoting pilotguy1:


You must be from down South. That's so you can clean the snow off of the windshield and then have the wipers ready to go instead of having them frozen under a bunch of ice.


Thanks Pilot and Nea, Oh yes I'm from the south we don't have to do things like that here. If we get 1/2" of snow the hole state shuts down and you for sure don't want to be out on the roads with folks that cant drive on a bright sunny day much less with snow on the ground. Thanks again.
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Quoting Jeff9641:
What's wrong with Doc's blog as I couldn't even post a link?


It started with sunlinepr's post 208.
When the page turns over it should go away.
Must have something to do with the utube video.
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250. JRRP
Quoting Jeff9641:


Is it unusual for Peru see such flooding during a La-Nina event? Just wondering because I normally here about flooding in Peru during El-Nino events. Also do you have the ENSO update because the EURO keeps showing a return to El-nino by next August or September?

is true
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Quoting XLR8:
Can someone tell me why the cars in the photos above have the wipers pulled out away from the windshield.


You must be from down South. That's so you can clean the snow off of the windshield and then have the wipers ready to go instead of having them frozen under a bunch of ice.
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Quoting XLR8:
Can someone tell me why the cars in the photos above have the wipers pulled out away from the windshield.

So the blades don't freeze to the windshield, and so they're not damaged when snow and ice are removed. Just one of those things most people learn the hard way. And, yes, that's experience talking. ;-)
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Also, as for the flooding in Peru, it depends on where the flooding has been; the western coast of Peru (west of the Andes) normally gets flooding during El Ninos, while east of the Andes (part of the Amazon basin) La Nina causes flooding (El Nino causes drought there).

Incidentally, the recent wet weather in California also isn't inconsistent with La Nina, since while it tends to be drier overall, in the winter storms are more likely to tap the "Pineapple Express" (all of the worst floods occurred during La Nina years; more specifically, when heavy rain falls on the Sierras after a heavy snowpack builds up).
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246. XLR8
Can someone tell me why the cars in the photos above have the wipers pulled out away from the windshield.
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Quoting Jeff9641:


Is it unusual for Peru see such flooding during a La-Nina event? Just wondering because I normally here about flooding in Peru during El-Nino events. Also do you have the ENSO update because the EURO keeps showing a return to El-nino by next August or September?


The BOM updated a few days ago:

Strong La Niña event continues in the Pacific

La Niña conditions remain firmly in place across the tropical Pacific, though the majority of long-range models surveyed by the Bureau suggest this event may be near its peak. With a gradual decline likely, it is expected that the current La Niña event will persist through the first quarter of 2011.

All climate indicators of ENSO remain above La Niña thresholds. Despite a slight warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last fortnight; a large pool of cooler than normal water remains below the surface in the central and eastern Pacific, with temperatures up to 4 °C cooler than normal: comparable to the La Niña event of 1988. In response, the trade winds remain stronger than average across the central and western equatorial Pacific, cloudiness near the date-line remains strongly suppressed, and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) remains in the top 5% of historical values.


Also, the SOI has risen even more since they updated - and far above the December record set in 1950:

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looking at RGB in the gulf almost looks like low pressure trying to form in the nw corner.
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Quoting Skyepony:
Peru is having some flooding.

The heavy rains in the Valleys of the Apurímac and Ene Rivers (VRAE) has caused flooding and intense damage to the homes of 200 families. Rescue teams have a difficult time to access the remote area of Villa Virgen, situated between the San Kiveni and Apurímac Rivers, in the Vilcabamba district in northwestern Cusco. The rains have caused damage to homes, roads and fields, reports Defensa Civil.

In Northern Ireland it got so cold pipes burst for ~10,000. They've been without water for 10days so far.

Narrowly avoided a dirty fuel explosion in NY. Gas was leaking. Lucky for the 25 workers it was discovered in time.
Quoting Skyepony:
Peru is having some flooding.

The heavy rains in the Valleys of the Apurímac and Ene Rivers (VRAE) has caused flooding and intense damage to the homes of 200 families. Rescue teams have a difficult time to access the remote area of Villa Virgen, situated between the San Kiveni and Apurímac Rivers, in the Vilcabamba district in northwestern Cusco. The rains have caused damage to homes, roads and fields, reports Defensa Civil.

In Northern Ireland it got so cold pipes burst for ~10,000. They've been without water for 10days so far.

Narrowly avoided a dirty fuel explosion in NY. Gas was leaking. Lucky for the 25 workers it was discovered in time.


Is it unusual for Peru see such flooding during a La-Nina event? Just wondering because I normally here about flooding in Peru during El-Nino events. Also do you have the ENSO update because the EURO keeps showing a return to El-nino by next August or September?
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Quoting FLPandhandleJG:


Washington-Post <-- Where I got the image from and you can read what the article says.. Just coming by and hope everyone is having a great holiday..

JG


Do you by anychance have that same format for precipation as well? I am hoping for some snow here in Illinois. Thank you.
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241. Skyepony (Mod)
Peru is having some flooding.

The heavy rains in the Valleys of the Apurímac and Ene Rivers (VRAE) has caused flooding and intense damage to the homes of 200 families. Rescue teams have a difficult time to access the remote area of Villa Virgen, situated between the San Kiveni and Apurímac Rivers, in the Vilcabamba district in northwestern Cusco. The rains have caused damage to homes, roads and fields, reports Defensa Civil.

In Northern Ireland it got so cold pipes burst for ~10,000. They've been without water for 10days so far.

Narrowly avoided a dirty fuel explosion in NY. Gas was leaking. Lucky for the 25 workers it was discovered in time.
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Quoting Jeff9641:



Yeah, the EURO is showing several big storms with one here on day 10. Look at the eastern US.

http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/plots/ec850_20.png


That could be a pattern locking in. A storm's impact of that size would definitely be felt along the entire Eastern Seaboard.
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What's wrong with Doc's blog as I couldn't even post a link?
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Quoting cat5hurricane:

Well, our saving grace is that perhaps the GFS will be slow to jump aboard with the EURO, which of course happened to be alot more spot on than the GFS in predicting the N'Easter earlier in the week.



Yeah, the EURO is showing several big storms with one here on day 10. Look at the eastern US.

http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/plots/ec850_20.png

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Quoting Jeff9641:


Yeah the EURO and CMC models bring some good rain our way next week in several doses but the GFS shows nothing. So again we wait and see if the GFS jumps onboard as increasing temperatures of 80 with all the recent freezes could be mean for a devastating fire season if we don't start getting some rain.

Well, our saving grace is that perhaps the GFS will be slow to jump aboard with the EURO, which of course happened to be alot more spot on than the GFS in predicting the N'Easter earlier in the week.
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Quoting cat5hurricane:

Looking at the extended rainfall outlook, it appears you folks in Central Florida will have a good chance of some rain. Hopefully that will be the case.


Yeah the EURO and CMC models bring some good rain our way next week in several doses but the GFS shows nothing. So again we wait and see if the GFS jumps onboard as increasing temperatures of 80 with all the recent freezes could be mean for a devastating fire season if we don't start getting some rain.
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Quoting Jeff9641:
Had a reading of 27 at my house but in Plymouth just 5 miles from me a low of 19. It looked like a Winter wonderland coming into work this morning with a heavy coating of frost on everything including trees. Thank God I see highs nearing 80 this weekend thru next week. NOW WE NEED RAIN VERY BAD AS THIS COLD DRY AIR IS DRYING EVERYTHING UP.

Looking at the extended rainfall outlook, it appears you folks in Central Florida will have a good chance of some rain. Hopefully that will be the case.
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Had a reading of 27 at my house but in Plymouth just 5 miles from me a low of 19. It looked like a Winter wonderland coming into work this morning with a heavy coating of frost on everything including trees. Thank God I see highs nearing 80 this weekend thru next week. NOW WE NEED RAIN VERY BAD AS THIS COLD DRY AIR IS DRYING EVERYTHING UP.
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Good Morning everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas. I was visiting NC and Va Beach prior to the blizzard. I luckily left on Christmas morning and missed the mess. Thank Goodness since I have never driven on ice and snow and don't want to try in this late stage of life. The wind was really kicking in the Keys on Sunday. Easily 40MPH winds. I saw two cormorants trying to fly. One was hovering and the other was going backwards! Fl. bay looked like a mud puddle. Despite the fact that we are on the cool side of the temperature gauge (below 70), it still beats the ice and snow. No clouds, so it is nice and sunny. Looking for a warm up this weekend according to the TV weatherman. Everyone have a safe and Happy New Year.
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