Skip to comments.New York, Itís Your Turn; Then Snow Heads South
Posted on 02/08/2010 6:34:12 PM PST by dopplerdale
We had a surprise snow in the Tennessee Valley this morning. You may ask, How is that possible to be surprised? Well, meteorology is still not a perfect science and things dont always go as expected or forecast. I can honestly say, there is nothing that would have forecast 1-5 of snow across about a 30-40 mile wide swath of northern Alabama in a period of just 2 to 3 hours. When I last worked, Saturday, one model showed the possibility of some very light precipitation starting by early afternoon and I thought to myself, if that is right maybe a little snow or mix but I never thought it would be anything of consequence, much more nearly 5 in portions of Lauderdale County. WOW! It was definitely a surprise and a lot of fun. Good news is that the rains have arrived and arrived in time to wash the snow away so the drive home was much easier. The Tennessee Valley wasnt the only ones surprised. I spoke to a relative in Conway, Arkansas, earlier today and she was also surprised to wake up to snow on the ground. She was expecting just rain eventually turning to snow later in the day and then getting some accumulation. When I talked to her mid-afternoon they already had 6! I told her she must not have read the blog. She admitted that. Looks like up to 12 is possible there. Just a tad more that I had thought yesterday when I placed Conway into the 6-10 band. Now the system continues eastward and where is the snow going?
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Yeah, we got slammed in Arkansas, too. Had no idea it was coming.
Your site is so hard to read with that background.
We got a few flurries and some sleet on Saturday in N. GA, but zero accumulation.
I agree! Not friendly at all!
I love the site and wish I could find such a blog for our area of the woods... Southeastern Va which always has to deal with the warm breezes off the ocean which makes our forecasts tricky especially with winter storms.
I bookmarked your site. These guys here can be brutal.
You might want to check and make sure something isn't hanging out there.
Thank you for your support and readership.
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