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Here Comes the Snow!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HIX, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. HIX

    HIX Registered Member

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    I LIKE THE DETAILS OF THE ETA AND WILL GO WITH THEM...WITH TWO
    CAVEATS. THE FIRST IS THE TEMPERATURES ON THE PLAINS. THERE IS
    WARM ADVECTION IN THE LOW TO MID LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE EVENT...BUT
    THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE GRADIENT SHOULD TIGHTEN WITH SOME COOLING
    DOWN LOW EVENTUALLY. BOTH THE ETA AND GFS MAINTAIN A BROAD GRADIENT
    WITH WARM TEMPERATURES WEST OF THE SURFACE TROUGH ALL THE WAY
    THROUGH THE EVENT. THERE SHOULD BE COOLING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE
    TROUGH EVENTUALLY...WHICH WILL PRODUCE SNOW IN MOST PLACES BY TUE
    NIGHT. THE FAR NE CORNER MAY HOLD OUT INTO WED. SECOND ISSUE IS
    WHETHER TO BELIEVE THE SNOW AMOUNTS IN THE ETA. THE AVN GIVES STORM
    TOTALS OF 15 TO 20 INCHES FROM CHEYENNE TO DENVER AND OUT TO LIMON.
    THE ETA HAS STRONGER DYNAMICS FOR LONGER AND HAS NOT YET MOVED THE
    SYSTEM OUT WHEN IT ENDS WED AFTERNOON. IT SHOWS 35 TO 45 INCHES IN Denver WITH 8 TO 20 INCHES ON THE MIDDLE PLAINS AND JUST AN INCH IN
    THE NE CORNER. THERE ARE GOOD REASONS THE ETA CRANKS OUT THIS
    MUCH...BUT IT SEEMS PRUDENT TO MENTION THAT KIND OF A STORM AS A
    POSSIBILITY RATHER THAN A LIKELIHOOD AT THIS TIME. SOMETHING LIKE
    THE OCTOBER 1997 STORM SEEMS TO BE A FAIRLY GOOD PROBABILITY.
    FOOTHILLS WILL GO NUTS ON WED IF THE ETA IS RIGHT. SNOW MODEL RUN
    BASED ON THE ETA SUGGEST STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 FEET FROM OROGRAPHIC
    COMPONENT...THEN YOU HAVE TO ADD THE SYNOPTIC SCALE STUFF. ENOUGH
    SAID.

    SO ADJUSTMENTS ARE TO DELAY THE SNOW CHANGOVER FOR THE PLAINS A BIT
    AND REFLECT INCREASED CONFIDENCE IN A MAJOR STORM. GIMMESTAD

    .DEN...WINTER STORM WATCH MON NIGHT THROUGH WED MOUNTAINS...
    FOOTHILLS...AND ADJACENT PLAINS...ZONES 31..33>36..38>45.
    WINTER STORM WATCH TUE THROUGH WED ZONES 46>49.
     
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    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    hehe it's 11:40 at night here in Lubbock, Tx and it's 65 and was a beautiful 84 this afternoon. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  3. HIX

    HIX Registered Member

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    It was 70 degrees here today....

    Gotta love colorado
     
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    homemadesin 1/2 ton status

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    It's 8:36pm and I've got over 20 inches of snow covering my Blazer.....12 to 24" more of the same coming tonight /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Don 1/2 ton status

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    Cap Lock On? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The National Weather Service is shouting at us!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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