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Good morning! After 9 hours of much needed sleep, I feel better today!

Every time there is a threat of inclement weather, meteorologist and weather enthusiast alike go on high alert until the storm is gone,  and it can make for some long hours. But after it's all over comes the crash. 🙂

I know the storm was a huge disappointment for everyone, and for that I am sorry. 😞 All I can do is try to spot them at a distance and hope they come together. The ups and downs in between are all part of the roller coaster ride, and that ride can be fun when things go right, or the roller coaster leaves the tracks like it did with this system. A lot of people can't stomach that, and after one failed storm, don't ride the roller coaster anymore. If you are new to a discussion where all the details are thoroughly talked about ad nauseam, then you can become turned off to the whole process when things fail. But I say give it another chance, not every storm under performs like this one did.  When it all comes together, the excitement and joy FAR outweigh the failed storm disappointments. So hang in there... our time is coming. 😉

While we didn't get much if any snow, we have gotten some cold, and it's not just us. How cold you say?

 

But that still doesn't tell you how cold it is. Take a look at these 5 am temps.

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Combine that with the high winds, and you end up with life threatening chill temperatures.

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As for the southeast, here's how we looked at 5 am

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We have our own wind chill issues.

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Overall, here are some stats for the US as a whole.

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But no need to worry, we're in Georgia and we have the ultimate defense against snow.... warm temps! By Monday we'll be back into the 60's with rain again! WOOHOO! :classic_angry:

But no worries, despite the crappy winter we've had so far, it's not over.... well... winter is not over. Can't promise anything about the crappy part right now. BUT.... out next chance... February 9-11 time frame. Onward through the fog!!! :classic_laugh:

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27 minutes ago, NorthGeorgiaWX said:

Good morning! After 9 hours of much needed sleep, I feel better today!

Every time there is a threat of inclement weather, meteorologist and weather enthusiast alike go on high alert until the storm is gone,  and it can make for some long hours. But after it's all over comes the crash. 🙂

I know the storm was a huge disappointment for everyone, and for that I am sorry. 😞 All I can do is try to spot them at a distance and hope they come together. The ups and downs in between are all part of the roller coaster ride, and that ride can be fun when things go right, or the roller coaster leaves the tracks like it did with this system. A lot of people can't stomach that, and after one failed storm, don't ride the roller coaster anymore. If you are new to a discussion where all the details are thoroughly talked about ad nauseam, then you can become turned off to the whole process when things fail. But I say give it another chance, not every storm under performs like this one did.  When it all comes together, the excitement and joy FAR outweigh the failed storm disappointments. So hang in there... our time is coming. 😉

While we didn't get much if any snow, we have gotten some cold, and it's not just us. How cold you say?

 

But that still doesn't tell you how cold it is. Take a look at these 5 am temps.

rtma_tmp2m_glus-30.thumb.png.b2bfaf8b47d68341ab29794cbc891e39.png

 

Combine that with the high winds, and you end up with life threatening chill temperatures.

hires_wchill_mw_2-30.png.1c779063ba19582154cc4ac569497c65.png

 

As for the southeast, here's how we looked at 5 am

rtma_tmp2m_seus-30.thumb.png.8673466a1f18d50fa3e1f23a0a5e1434.png

We have our own wind chill issues.

image_full1-30.thumb.png.1b8d43096b684bf26ca0c7a894456ccb.png

 

Overall, here are some stats for the US as a whole.

Snap346062401-30.thumb.jpg.fe281895806721ae2ef74dfe7480e28b.jpg

But no need to worry, we're in Georgia and we have the ultimate defense against snow.... warm temps! By Monday we'll be back into the 60's with rain again! WOOHOO! :classic_angry:

But no worries, despite the crappy winter we've had so far, it's not over.... well... winter is not over. Can't promise anything about the crappy part right now. BUT.... out next chance... February 9-11 time frame. Onward through the fog!!! :classic_laugh:

Steve, as always thank you for all that you do here and no need for apologies you gave us the information available then mother nature changed her mind...not your fault! 🙄 I say let's buckle up, start a new threat and let's do it again! 😁

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I don't mind the Feb 9-11 outlook,  just PLEASE nothing later that week.  I have to fly North and I'm petrified of flying as it is...don't need to add a winter storm to it.  🤪

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1 hour ago, NorthGeorgiaWX said:

 

My inlaws live just northwest of the twin cities and have been telling us about the extreme cold. We're flying up there at the end of February, I really do hope it warms up just a tad. 

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Records so far... you can find these here http://www.daculaweather.com/4_rer_15-16.php or on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/northgeorgiawxrer/

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SXUS71 KBUF 300703
RERBUF

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
0201 AM EST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT BUFFALO NY...

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 6.4 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT BUFFALO NY YESTERDAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 6.0 INCHES SET IN 1894.

$$



SXUS74 KJAN 300726
RERJAN

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
0120 AM CST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT JACKSON...

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.3 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT JACKSON YESTERDAY. THIS
BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF TRACE SET IN 1966.


$$



SXUS74 KJAN 300727
RERMEI

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
0120 AM CST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT MERIDIAN...

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 0.1 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT MERIDIAN YESTERDAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF TRACE SET IN 1966.


$$



SXUS75 KVEF 300831
RERVEF

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS, NV
1230 AM PST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURES SET YESTERDAY...

A RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 35 WAS SET AT BISHOP CA
YESTERDAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD SET IN 2013.

A RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 58 WAS SET AT NEEDLES CA
YESTERDAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD SET IN 2018.

A RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 50 WAS SET AT BARSTOW-DAGGETT
CA YESTERDAY. THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD SET IN 2015.

THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO FINAL REVIEW.
FOR FINAL CERTIFIED DATA, PLEASE CONTACT NOAA'S NATIONAL CENTERS FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI) LOCATED IN ASHEVILLE, NORTH
CAROLINA.

$$



SXUS76 KMFR 300840
RERSIY

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
1237 AM PST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT MONTAGUE CA...

 A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 59 DEGREES WAS SET AT MONTAGUE CA
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 58 SET IN 1995.


$$



SXUS73 KIWX 301125
RERSBN

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
620 AM EST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT SOUTH BEND TODAY...

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 16 DEGREES BELOW ZERO HAS BEEN SET AT
SOUTH BEND TODAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 13 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1966
WAS ACTUALLY TIED AND BROKEN EARLIER THIS MORNING. THE TEMPERATURE
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DROPPING THIS MORNING. THIS REPORT WILL NEXT
BE UPDATED AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WITH THE LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THE DAY
WHICH WILL REFLECT THE NEW RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE.

$$
LASHLEY



SXUS73 KIWX 301156
RERFWA

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
655 AM EST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE SET AT FORT WAYNE TODAY...

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 9 DEGREES BELOW ZERO HAS BEEN SET AT
FORT WAYNE TODAY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 8 BELOW ZERO WAS SET IN
1966. THE TEMPERATURE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DROPPING THIS MORNING.
THIS REPORT WILL NEXT BE UPDATED AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WITH THE LOW
TEMPERATURE FOR THE DAY WHICH WILL REFLECT THE NEW RECORD LOW
TEMPERATURE.

$$
LASHLEY



SXUS71 KCLE 301225
RERCLE

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
725 AM EST WED JAN 30 2019

...RECORD LOWS FROM AROUND THE REGION SO FAR...

THE TEMPERATURE AT THE TOLEDO EXPRESS AIRPORT FELL TO A RECORD
LOW OF 7 BELOW ZERO AT 7:08 THIS MORNING, REPLACING THE RECORD
LOW FOR  TODAY OF 5 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1965.

THE TEMPERATURE AT THE MANSFIELD LAHM AIRPORT FELL TO A RECORD LOW
OF 5 BELOW ZERO AT 7:11 THIS MORNING, REPLACING THE RECORD LOW FOR
TODAY OF 4 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1966.

ADDITIONAL RECORD LOWS CAN BE SET OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE
MORNING AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO FALL.

OTHER RECORD LOWS THAT MAY BE REPLACED INCLUDE...

ERIE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 4 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1966.
AKRON CANTON AIRPORT 6 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1965.
CLEVELAND HOPKINS 4 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1973.
YOUNGSTOWN AIRPORT 8 BELOW ZERO SET IN 1965.


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The dividing line between the stratosphere and troposphere (our lower atmosphere) is the tropopause. Tom Downs from Weatherbell was talking about how low that level is right now. Listen.

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This crazy cold air mass is one for the record books. It is demonstrating some theoretical principles of where the boundary between the troposphere and stratosphere is located. This is known as the tropopause.

You can look at weather systems through potential vorticity surfaces and derive where the theoretical "dynamic tropopause" is located. Normally in the tropics, the tropopause is somewhere above 100 mb or 66,000 feet. In the coldest air masses it is located below 850 mb, which is what we find now. 

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You can see how the atmosphere suddenly becomes isothermal (constant temperature) and actually warms a bit (albeit very gradually) above that -40°F dashed line. That is the definition of the stratosphere. With the tropopause somewhere in the 875 mb range nearby, this translates to a loose estimation of around 3,000 feet above the surface (typically where we see fair weather cumulus clouds!).

Talk about smelling the ozone! 🙂

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I can’t find a winter or February thread, but I must say, the models are looking possibly wintry between Feb 8th and 15th on both GFS’s, for multiple runs! 

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20 minutes ago, SNOW said:

I can’t find a winter or February thread, but I must say, the models are looking possibly wintry between Feb 8th and 15th on both GFS’s, for multiple runs! 

 

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4 hours ago, SNOW said:

I can’t find a winter or February thread, but I must say, the models are looking possibly wintry between Feb 8th and 15th on both GFS’s, for multiple runs! 

 

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