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bayoubengals88
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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There was one winter not too long ago where it was 60, sunny, and low humidity for almost all of January.
I'd love 60 every day in January. That's the historical average for Baton Rouge, and I'll never complain about that. I just hate what they call a prolonged "torch." Nothing worse than being robbed of any semblance of winter!


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Tiger Iron
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
HOT! REAL HOT! DAMN HOT! ITS HOTTER THAN THE SUN. FOOL ARE YOU LISTENING I SAID ITS HOT. IT SO HOT IN MY SHORTS I COULD COOK THINGS IN THEM. A LITTLE CROTCH POT COOKING. (Where is that line from?)


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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
Cool ! Thanks !


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East Coast Band
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
Didn't someone post a couple of weeks ago about some major snow event around Thanksgiving weekend?

Sort of missed on that one.


bayoubengals88
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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Didn't someone post a couple of weeks ago about some major snow event around Thanksgiving weekend?

major? no... but it was cold. That's a win when you're looking well past 240 hours.
When it comes to snow in SE LA no one still has any clue within 48 hours.


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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
It's a tough recipe to get right down here. It's tough to have an entire column sub freezing. Cold air being more dense, it might be cold enough on the ground but not often is it cold enough just above the surface. Then we need to have enough moisture available, without it warming shite back up.

Basically we need a low tracking across the gulf nearish to the coast. Tap a cold flow off the planes to keep it cold enough and then get a little help cooling from evaporation. So many moving parts and a really fine line between cold rain/ice storm/snow, you almost don't know until there's snow falling.

Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Storm_of_the_century_satellite.gif


That's the 1993 "Storm of the Century". A low tracking from west to east across the gulf "bombing" out and being able to tap a big pull of cold air off the midsection of the country. The clouds sitting south of Louisiana are indicative of very cold air blowing over the gulf. You'll sometimes see this off New England post noreaster.
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bayoubengals88
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
That was the first time I ever remember seeing snow, and in March no less.
It stuck on roofs and cars here but didn't Birmingham have around 18"

December of 2008 was precisely what you just explained. The I-12 corridor and north got that perfect wet bulb effect producing 4 to 8 inches at 32-33 degrees...yet it was 28 and raining in February of '14! Damn warm nose
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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That was the first time I ever remember seeing snow, and in March no less.
It stuck on roofs and cars here but didn't Birmingham have around 18"


One of the first big wins for computer modeling. Called for gulf coast storm and an epic blizzard in the mid-Atlantic/NE days out. Birmingham did catch a foot and a half. Hell Mobile got a solid 6" ( ). Apalachicola got an 11 foot storm surge and the trailing deracho stretched down into central america and hit Florida and Cuba with hurricane force winds. I remember the thundersnow from that one.

Probably not going to be a good year for a snow maker here though. Like our chances better with an active subtropical jet typical of El Nino years to throw some energy our way.


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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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It stuck on roofs and cars here but didn't Birmingham have around 18"


I was in Tuscaloosa at the time, and we "only" got around 10 - 12 inches of snow. I think the "official' may have been even less. Birmingham may have gotten more in some spots, but I don't think they got to 18. Maybe a drift or 2 got that high. But it was crazy to see that. Especially, like it was said in the middle of March, no less. IIRC, it had been pushing 80 degrees just a week prior to the storm.


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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
That volcano is doing work already


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
Here's the Farmers Almanac. Just saving this here to see his they do:

1st-3rd.
Heavy rain from Gulf Coast north and east to the Carolinas, followed by clearing skies.
4th-7th.
Chilly rain.
8th-11th.
Continued cool conditions with some rain and showers. Mixed precipitation over the high terrain of the Virginias and North Carolina.
12th-15th.
Showery/thundery conditions, then fair.
16th-19th.
Unsettled weather.
20th-23rd.
Showery from Mississippi and all points east followed by clearing and very cold weather; frosts down to Florida.
24th-27th.
A big warm-up in time for Christmas with a few showers.
28th-31st.
Rain from Florida and points north to the Virginias, then fair and colder.

JANUARY 2018

1st-3rd.
Showers south to Gulf Coast, then turning fair, cold.
4th-7th.
Fair, cold. Frosts to Gulf Coast.
8th-11th.
Chilly rains.
12th-15th.
Clearing skies.
16th-19th.
Showers for lower Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia to Florida.
20th-23rd.
Snow for Tennessee, western mountains of North Carolina, then clearing; rain for Southeast, Gulf Coast.


RidiculousHype
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
Farmer's Almanac forecasts always seem so random


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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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Farmer's Almanac forecasts always seem so random


Agree.

But I've noticed it has a good track record on the macro level (ie the South will have a cool, rainy spring or whatever). They seem to be expecting a cold, rainy winter.


RidiculousHype
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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They seem to be expecting a cold, rainy winter.


Someone earlier in the thread said warm and dry. I guess we'll see.


bayoubengals88
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
We're looking at December bliss starting on the 6th lasting as far out as we can see


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bayoubengals88
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
Deep concentration of cold air with this new pattern shift...looks like classic blocking!

Image: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/gfs/2017112906/gfs_T2ma_us_44.png
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
I'm a weather nerd myself. Spent a lot of time in past winters on talkweather.com. I think most of the posters there moved to a new site called southernwx.com


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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
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HOT! REAL HOT! DAMN HOT! ITS HOTTER THAN THE SUN. FOOL ARE YOU LISTENING I SAID ITS HOT. IT SO HOT IN MY SHORTS I COULD COOK THINGS IN THEM. A LITTLE CROTCH POT COOKING. (Where is that line from?)


Gooooooooooddddd Morning Vietnaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmm


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TheFonz
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
I just want a cool few days around Christmas. I'm tired of having a warm Christmas.


LSUJuice
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re: Winter thread: 3.5" officially in BR on the 8th day of meteorological winter!!
Last year Christmas was outright disgusting. In the 80s for almost a week. I like it cold, but I'll at least settle for seasonal averages. Temps in the 70s in January piss me off. And there's nothing like a good frz rain/sleet/snow threat to liven things up around an otherwise boring time of year.

Oh and if it's not going to be cold here, I'm always pulling for a good blizzard during a playoff game.


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