I’ve written about my obscure weather forecasting site before, but since I’ve been consulting it so often this winter I’ve started wondering about where it comes from and, most of all, who writes it – because it has started to have some personality. Here, for example:
AS FOR THE PARTICULARS, WE GET THE IMPRESSION THAT ON FRIDAY MANY
PEOPLE METAPHORICALLY WILL BE TELLING METEOROLOGICAL WINTER TO
NOT HAVE THE DOOR HIT IT ON THE WAY OUT. HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE
GOING TO AVERAGE AN ASTONISHING 25 DEGREES LOWER THAN AVERAGE,
COMPARABLE TO THE DEPARTURES WE SAW ON JANUARY 7TH. IF THERE IS
ANY SAVING GRACE, SUNSHINE SHOULD PREVAIL, THE “NORMALS” ARE
HIGHER AND WINDS SHOULD BE RELATIVELY LIGHT.
It’s almost poetic, except I think he might want to be sure the door hits the people instead of the winter.
My trusty meteorologist, the one who loved storms as much as I do and had a blog with live chats every time one threatened, the one who mysteriously decided he was too busy for the blog and quit just before this record winter , gave us loyal readers the link for this site, and that’s all I know about it. But on to the next storm:
AN IMPACTING WINTER WEATHER EVENT IS STILL EXPECTED TO AFFECT OUR FORECAST AREA FROM SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH A PROBABLE 24 HOUR
CONCENTRATION CENTERED AROUND SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY DAY. CONFIDENCE ABOUT PTYPE REMAINS LOW, BUT CONFIDENCE ABOUT AN EVENT
AFFECTING OUR AREA REMAINS HIGHER THAN AVERAGE AT THIS TEMPORAL FCST JUNCTURE. THE TWO STRONGEST CIPS ANALOGS OFF THE 12Z GFS RUN BOTH
HAD MIXED PCPN WINTER STORM CRITERIA EVENTS IN OUR CWA. WHILE NOTHING IS EVER SET IN STONE THIS FAR OUT IN TIME, IT WOULD BE PRACTICAL FOR ANYONE INVOLVED WITH WINTER WEATHER MITIGATION TO USE
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS TO GET PREPARED.
Winter weather mitigation. Who is this person?