Monday, January 09, 2012
First Snow of 2012?
I'm going to make this blog short and sweet because we are still several days out and the forecast is likely to change a few times, but since it is the first real sign of snow in 2012, let's have fun with it. Two features jump out on this graphic. The first is the green. That is the rain coming in tomorrow and tomorrow night (Tuesday). The next thing that jumps out are the blue bars. Blue on this program indicates snow. This would be Saturday night through Monday morning.Strictly using this program and taking it as truth (which we should not yet), it shows a 1-3" snowfall for parts of Region 8. So how do we know to think "Snow" instead of freezing rain or sleet? Let's take a look at the forecast sounding using the same data and I'll explain.
It's early and that's why I'm not going to drag out any details or say that I'm sold on anything, but it is something to watch. Bryan McCormick has also blogged about this setup and you can read his blog post here:
I'm taking a sick day to help my wife who is sick and to take care of the kids. I hope to be back to work tomorrow, but tune into B-Mac tonight for the latest forecast!
Posted By: Ryan at 2:11 PM