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  1. 24 points
    new member of the family, brought home Zeke the yellow lab last WED, 9 wks. old & loves the snow, been at the door all morning begging to go out & romp in the snow
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    I know I haven't been posting too much, been busy with life lately.. Last night i proposed to my gf, and thankfully, she said yes!!!
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    Lightning got one of the oak trees at the course
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    A pic from the farm in East Fallowfield, from Mrs WMW. Brilliant March sun!
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    I took the plunge, but this is what happened when you follow the nam
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    best porta potty pic I've ever taken....just had 2 very close bolts near us in delco
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    After grabbing all your data and Coocorahs stuff and applying some common sense in sparse areas, came up with this.
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    Bangor PA — 6” as of 9:00 AM
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    Just got internet back. A good pounding this PM with at least one more round to go. Gusty wind, a few close strikes, and prolonged heavy rain. Never seen the little creek behind us so high. 5.40" today - 7.16" 2-day
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    Here is a pic of the Hail from last night in my backyard. The initial clouds were mesmerizing the way they were swirling within each other. I was in a restaurant when the golden light hit and didn't get to take any pictures, but the colors were beautiful. Fun evening.
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    So times are a changing. We currently right now have a very zonal flow (flow is west to east) You can see that from this map. When the flow is zonal like this it is very easy to see why we aren't cold. The air is coming straight from the Pacific. Note, that even though we do have a -nao signature, it's displaced to far north and also the air in Canada, while cold is of Pacific origin. Also note, do to the zonal flow, all the cold air is bottled up north of the border. You need amplification in the pattern or a further south -nao to force the cold south. This zonal flow is also connected well with phase 4 MJO which shows a very flat flow/ridging. (Above) current green anomalies showing the tropical forcing pushing out of the IO region and towards Indonesia This zonal flow though will not last and we can trace the pattern shift back to Asia with a strong closed low that I have marked X. Note the looping feature, the wave break from this disturbance gets the ball rolling in the Pacific with pumping a ridge out ahead of it. The ridging caused from the wavebreak becomes a very stable feature as each each low on the wave train in the pacific only reinforces it. As we get further down the road in the 10-15 day period, the MJO also starts supporting a west coast ridge/east coast trough. While the robust convection currently wanes, the area of forcing still continues to move towards the dateline and then the maritime continent and Africa. The tropical forcing of phases 7->2 take the rest of Dec and into early Jan for it to run it's course. So that is also supporting a persistent trough signal in the east for the rest of DEC into the first week of January. Now a result of a wavebreak in Asia pumping up the heights into Alaska and the West Coast and then later on the MJO signal backing that up, we get this look. This is what we call meridonal flow. Basically flow that is more north to south representing an amplified pattern. Unlike the zonal flow you can clearly see where the air is coming straight from. The amplitude allows for the cold air to come south. This would set up below normal temperatures and would increase snow/ice chances. Below is the day 10 ensemble forecast off the EPS. This h5 map is basically the holy grail for any fan of cold and wintry weather. You have a +pna to give you the amplitude in the pattern to allow shortwaves to strengthen and to send the cold air south. The -nao slows the pattern in the Atlantic down blocking in areas of low pressure and high pressure. You also have a -AO which displaces cold anomalies that are usually found at the pole south into the mid latitudes. This is another source for bringing cold air south. Furthermore, due to the h5 configuration of an Aleutian low and Siberian high, this is a classic wave 1 disruption in the Stratosphere which we can see below. Wave 1 hits on the Stratospheric polar vortex are a good signal that cold air is on the move south. With that being said, the MJO forcing progression into cold phases and the continued hits on the Stratospheric PV Colder than normal December is gaining some ground. If these Ensemble outputs are correct snow chances are going to go up.
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    Not quite sure in which thread it is most appropriate to post this... Some pics of yesterday’s (8/14/18) storms taken in Newtown. Some good visuals considering that, to my knowledge, these storms were not severe-warned. The first one was a pretty cumulonimbus flaring up in the early afternoon. The others were the second line of storms that came through around 5pm. The last one almost looks like a supercell with a tail cloud but of course it isn’t.
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    Now that NOAA Workforce Management has (finally) cleared me, I can announce that in June I'll be starting at NWS Marquette, Michigan! That's right, I'll be a Yooper! As I move from Lawn Guyland to Da Yoop, I'm excited at all the new opportunities and blah blah blah but I'm most excited about adding a new hideous accent to my repertoire. Their snow depth for the season went to 0 on May 1st. Next +NAO/-PNA La Nina winter I'll mail you guys a cooler full of Lake Superior's Finest™.
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    First post! Yes, WFO PHI uses reports on this page often. They were essential for us yesterday, I might add, so thank you all.
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    Here are some pictures from my back window this morning, moving from that early bluish first light to full-on side lighting from the rising sun... Went out on the deck for a few minutes, nice crisp morning, seems that more birds are around in the morning already, just gorgeous. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    3:00 pm Snow 29 degrees 2.9" Bumble is living large today
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    My younger daughter was super excited to help make a fresh from the garden tomato/cucumber feta salad today. Doesn’t get much fresher. Its great for her to see what can come from planting some seeds in the spring.
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    I made this sim/ob radar tool a few years ago and decided to revisit it. It's pretty good in determining how the short term hi-res models are doing compared to reality: And here's the (quantitative) difference between them: I used to host a website that had this updated every 5 minutes but stopped hosting a year ago. If there's any interest here I may look into reviving it fully.
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    Just was going to post this. Mine have never been bigger. Some nearly 6’ tall. Got a shot of the bunny (phlox in background) who has been enjoying my yard. Luckily, primarily just the clover in the grass. Oh, just had to throw the comparison winter shot (March 21) in
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    I had a customer share a photo from the March ‘58 storm which they remember vividly living in Wagontown, West Caln Township. They are going to see if they can find more, as they do I will share This photo shows 2 cars submerged in the snow
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    Official measurement at Millersville University, which is a mile from my house was 17.5” with a current depth of 14”.
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    DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS… the Pirate Bar is closed!😡 About 12 heavy, wet, thick inches of snow(lots of compaction and innuendo included)
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    4.0" moderate snow, 28 degrees. Zionsville, PA - Lehigh County
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    Only on this forum are snow maps described as drool worthy and beautiful lol
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    Issued my first blizzard warning today.
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    No worries. Everything still looks good
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    Sunset in the Pocs over frozen lake.
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    3.75" on top of my van... still sitting at 31 I was pretty mopey this morning looking at overcast skies, but this really puts me in the seasonal mood.
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    Hey guys, Went around City Hall on the way home to take some video clips. I mashed 'em up here: What a beautiful end to winter! (Maybe...)
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    Frozen river tour ended at Morrisville / Trenton this morning, bonus was getting close ups of a young snowy owl on the Morrisville levee. Looked up online & they're native to the high arctic. Many years may only result in up to one sighting in NJ however this season there have been a number of sightings. Nice analog moving forward is the last time there was a number of sightings was the winter of 2013-14.
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    Finished with 4” today. Definitely a over performer here.