Saturday, December 07, 2013

Post-Analysis of Winter Storm

I'm looking at a little bit of weather this morning and then I'm "unplugging" for the rest of the day. As I always like to do, I'm doing some post-analysis after the storm.  Overall, the forecast wasn't too bad and any differences were in our favor! Northern areas had a little more snow than expected because they switched to snow and Jonesboro area had less snow because we stayed as sleet through most of the storm. When it comes to accumulation, TYPE of precip greatly changes the totals. Think of sleet as BBs and snow as cotton balls. If you take 50 cotton balls and 50 BBs, the cotton balls will fill a jar faster. Make sense?

Here was our forecast as of Thursday morning before the storm arrived:

Here is the official storm totals map that was released by the NWS in Little Rock. Not too far off from our forecast:

As we said all week and despite the rumors, we never though it would be as bad as 2009. Scroll through the blog and you will see me mentioning that a few times.

Have a great day and be safe on the roads! I'm spending the rest of my day at home with my family! Bring on the fireplace, the SEC championship, and some NBA 2K14 with my kids!



Cynthia said...

Glad it wasn't as bad as 2009 & we didn't lose power like in 2009!! Staying by the fire & staying warm!!

blane said...

Thank you for a job well done and your commitment
to excellence.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all you do. Hope you get some well deserved rest. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Sincerely, thank you for your dedication to region 8. The majority of us really appreciate it.