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I went from a wonderful 83° on Wednesday, to getting pelted by a few flakes of snow Friday morning before leaving Texas. New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah were all clear though. The last bit of Idaho started with the white crap, and it hasn't gone away since.

 

Sitting in a sweltering 20° right now. I am definitely feeling my body say that it is not ready for the next 3-4 months.

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Coastal nor'easter coming up the coast this week like last week's nor'easter but maybe worse. Undergoes rapid growth as it passes by Cape Cod and looks to be 947mb low pressure when it gets here. Right now the forecast is for 66mph winds and 7 meter waves inside the bay. Worse off shore.

 

Good old North Atlantic!

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28 minutes ago, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

Coastal nor'easter coming up the coast this week like last week's nor'easter but maybe worse. Undergoes rapid growth as it passes by Cape Cod and looks to be 947mb low pressure when it gets here. Right now the forecast is for 66mph winds and 7 meter waves inside the bay. Worse off shore.

 

Good old North Atlantic!

 

We are getting some of that tonight into tomorrow, but nothing like that.  Just more rain, per the norm this year.  

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10 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

Wow! Are things more settled there now @NewfoundlandFreeFrog?

 

Yeah...but the general global conditions are such right now that meteorologists are predicting that a string of nor'easters may spring up one after the other for 6-8 weeks like a couple of years ago. Two on the way now but the tracks look like more rain than snow maybe this time. Time will tell.

 

Our east coast Frogs may notice this as well what with frigid, bone dry arctic air being drawn well south down the left (as you face the map) and warm moist air over warm waters being drawn up well north on the right. Perfect rapid spinup conditions for the mixing zone which is the East Coast. For my part here, the question is always where the dividing line between right and left is.

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Just looked at the latest model forecasts and between now and the 25th we are looking at 3 nor'easters all of which will have the snow-rain transition zone within a couple of 10s of miles of St. John's. We'll have no snow at all or a literal 6 feet by a week from today in other words. Most likely prediction is not tons of snow but lots of ice as the rains pass and the cold dry air fills in behind after the precip part of the system passes.

 

East Coast Frogs from south of DC on up the coast get nor'easters 2 and 3 but may miss 1 as it coalesces a bit to the north of Boston and I know of no MaineFrog. Looks like mainly big rains for Boston/Duq/Luke etc.

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1 hour ago, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

not tons of snow but lots of ice

Sounds like what FW usually has in the winter storms.

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1 hour ago, PurpleDawg said:

Sounds like what FW usually has in the winter storms.

 

Close...more what Houston would have if such a mixing zone ever appeared over the coast there. That is, much wetter than FW.

GFS (US long range model) has Boston getting a snow job on the 24th or 25th. GDPS (Cdn long range model) gives Boston rain for both storm systems. (these are both animations of precip types which for winter storms is the best global indicator of what's going on if you understand how winter nor'easters work.)

 

Our Pennsylvania boys are probably safe from too much snow in all the storms for the next week.

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2 hours ago, NewfoundlandFreeFrog said:

 

Our Pennsylvania boys are probably safe from too much snow in all the storms for the next week.

 

The snow predictions, as usual, have been all over the place.  Over this week. I've heard anywhere from 4-12" of snow tomorrow and today I saw another 5" for Wednesday.  But then they were saying 1-3 yesterday and we got nothing but rain.  We've got a relatively uneventful weekend for a change, whatever happens ...

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Nothing but rain for us so far.  Looks like if you are 30 miles north of here, you are getting blasted with snow ...

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4 minutes ago, Duquesne Frog said:

Nothing but rain for us so far.  Looks like if you are 30 miles north of here, you are getting blasted with snow ...

I wondered about you this morning when I read that your governor had issued an emergency warning thingy. I hope your kids get at least a little bit of snow for playing.

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54 minutes ago, Duquesne Frog said:

Nothing but rain for us so far.  Looks like if you are 30 miles north of here, you are getting blasted with snow ...

 

Got a few inches this morning. Cleared up everything in 25 minutes as the temps rose through freezing and it started to rain. The danger here of not immediately clearing the snow/plow slush immediately is that if you don't, the next morning you have a wall of ice that you can't drive over very well.

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Just now, PurpleDawg said:

How are our polar vortex TFHers doing? @Jared @Rothbardian @Duquesne Frog @Boston Frog @NeFrog in the Kitchen Sink 

Who am I missing? Is it snot freezing cold outside for y'all? Just cold or snow, too?

 @Feeling Froggy you're too far west, right? 

 

It's not "historically" cold here like it is in Chicago and Minneapolis.  It got down to -5 or so last night, which is damn cold, but a number we've probably reached every 3-4 years or so since I've been here.

 

Supposed to be nearly 60 by Monday ...

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6 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

How are our polar vortex TFHers doing? @Jared @Rothbardian @Duquesne Frog @Boston Frog @NeFrog in the Kitchen Sink 

Who am I missing? Is it snot freezing cold outside for y'all? Just cold or snow, too?

 @Feeling Froggy you're too far west, right? 

 

We closed the plant down yesterday. It was -25 when I left for work this morning. There was ice in my garage. It's a balmy 0 degrees right now with light snow.

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4 hours ago, Rothbardian said:

 

We closed the plant down yesterday. It was -25 when I left for work this morning. There was ice in my garage. It's a balmy 0 degrees right now with light snow.

How are people's vehicles dealing with that type of cold? I mean, is it any different than what you normally have to do to winterize your car for something like this? Also, are studded tires a thing there like they are here? Our roads are pitted worse than a teenager's face with bad acne because of those damn things.

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On 1/31/2019 at 11:48 PM, PurpleDawg said:

How are people's vehicles dealing with that type of cold? I mean, is it any different than what you normally have to do to winterize your car for something like this? Also, are studded tires a thing there like they are here? Our roads are pitted worse than a teenager's face with bad acne because of those damn things.

 

The roads aren't bad. Snow plows and salt have gotten most of the roads. There is a bit of melt when the sun comes out. Cars are another thing. Typically they start unless you have a battery that is at the end of it's life.

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6 minutes ago, Rothbardian said:

 

The roads aren't bad. Snow plows and salt have gotten most of the roads. There is a bit of melt when the sun comes out. Cars are another thing. Typically they start unless you have a battery that is at the end of it's life.

 

Adding 1 Viagra per cell can help.

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So the bay froze and the force of the ice took out part of the boat house.  Everyone says we have to fix it versus just removing because you can't build them any more, so once it's gone it's gone forever.  And of course not covered by any insurance.  

 

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Wow! I didn't know the deep freeze got that far south. I guess it's better the boathouse got smacked and not the dock? Love the little whale weathervane.

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One inch of snow in Portland. The end times has arrived. (I forgot to buy bread and milk.)

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