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5 January 2018
Thoughts and Images of The Great Blizzard of 2018
Working on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, you might imagine I have been rather busy over the last few days and that is beyond an understatement. I was brought to work today in a four-wheel drive jeep and I have 11″ of snow on my sidewalk! This was a memorable storm and perhaps what makes it more so is how fast the pressure in the storm dropped. The pressure in the …
15 March 2017
Properly Communicating Uncertainty Is Just as Important as Making A Good Forecast
There has been a bit of a firestorm in the last 24 hours over an AP report that the NWS decided to stick with its snowfall forecast even after last minute model guidance showed lesser amounts were likely. There’s a story in the Washington Post and Seth Borenstein at the AP broke the story. Here are some thoughts on this based on 37 years of forecasting, and I will say …
25 January 2016
Suomi Sees the Snow
This image form the Suomi Satellite on Sunday afternoon. Snowfall for the storm is below: There is talk today among climate researchers (and synoptic meteorologists like me) about how climate change may be causing these Eastern Seaboard blizzards to be worse, and the very warm waters off the coast with this storm were definitely a factor in this one. See Chris Mooney’s piece in the Washington Post.
10 February 2013
Buried in Snow The View from Space
This blizzard was one of the strongest on record in many areas of New England. The top snowfall total was 40 inches in Hamden Connecticut! …SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES WHERE THE EVENT HAS ENDED… …CONNECTICUT… HAMDEN 40.0 MILFORD 38.0 CLINTONVILLE 37.0 OXFORD 36.2 EAST HADDAM 35.5 FAIRFIELD 35.0 TOLLAND 35.0 NEW HAVEN 34.3 GLASTONBURY 33.5 NEW HARTFORD 33.0 STRATFORD 33.0 COVENTRY 32.5 HARTFORD 27.0 …ILLINOIS… BEACH PARK 7.0 …