Severe Weather Threat For 2020

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
I'm sure this will change but it looks like we might see more ice this weekend, hopefully we don't receive much. AccuWeather has us getting an inch of ice but that usually drops each day before the threat hits.

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Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
367
Southern WI
Hate to say it, but I'm ready for some snow. Ice, not so much. Had a couple measurable snow falls, but they melted right away. So far this winter has been more like a really long early spring.
 
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peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,441
Northern NH
The forecast for northern new Hampshire is warm and heavy rain followed by icing. I expect what there is of the snow pack will take a pretty big hit. They just ran a groomer over the trail that runs by my house last night. I don't think it will be usable by sunday as the rain tends to flood the wet spots. Not a great year to be in the snowmobile rental business.
 
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PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
699
MA
Just some rain forecast for west of Boston. I was going to wash my car today. Forecast is 60s on Saturday, so I'll wash it then instead.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
The forecast for northern new Hampshire is warm and heavy rain followed by icing. I expect what there is of the snow pack will take a pretty big hit. They just ran a groomer over the trail that runs by my house last night. I don't think it will be usable by sunday as the rain tends to flood the wet spots. Not a great year to be in the snowmobile rental business.
It seems that our area the last 2 or 3 years, the snowmobile season is February and maybe two weeks in March.
 

Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
589
SW Missoura
Local weather station has light rain starting tomorro evening with high in the sixties. Heavy rain and tornado threat.....3 inches here......friday into saturday morning....then turning to snow/ice mix. They arent sure until thursday when it hits pacific coast on snow totals for sure but calling for around 3 inches. I wish it would all be snow. Seems like anymore all the snow is just barely north of here along I-70.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
367
Southern WI
That weather system you will be seeing tomorrow night @Grizzerbear will be hitting me Friday night. Too early for them to tell what we will get. Wishing for snow also.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Local weather station has light rain starting tomorro evening with high in the sixties. Heavy rain and tornado threat.....3 inches here......friday into saturday morning....then turning to snow/ice mix. They arent sure until thursday when it hits pacific coast on snow totals for sure but calling for around 3 inches. I wish it would all be snow. Seems like anymore all the snow is just barely north of here along I-70.
I cant't like that, stay safe.

AccuWeather has us getting 1.16 inches of ice starting late Saturday and Sunday.
 
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Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
589
SW Missoura
That weather system you will be seeing tomorrow night @Grizzerbear will be hitting me Friday night. Too early for them to tell what we will get. Wishing for snow also.
Well hopefully we will both get some snow and no ice or tornadoes. We havent had a snow over 3-4 inches since 2011 when we got 20 inches. When i was a kid we got 8 inch snows pretty common.Sadly its getting hard to get any more than a dusting here in recent years.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
83,644
South Puget Sound, WA
After some warm spells, the chill is on here and it's going to get colder. Winter appears to finally be arriving. Looks like we are going to put a dent in the woodpile this January.
 
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thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
After some warm spells, the chill is on here and it's going to get colder. Winter appears to finally be arriving. Looks like we are going to put a dent in the woodpile this January.
We don't have any real cold temps in the forecast yet, we keep getting the moisture from the south without the cold so we're not getting much snow.

February and March can bring us some heavy wet snow with a chit load of snow, we'll see if February and the beginning of March are different this year.
 

Grizzerbear

Minister of Fire
Feb 12, 2019
589
SW Missoura
Well they upped the rain amounts. Suppose to get right under 5 inches from tonight to saturday morning. Then a tenth of an inch of ice and 1-3 inches of snow. Its super windy here today with 40 mph gusts and a high of 60.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
367
Southern WI
I need one of those dislike buttons! Wonder what sound it makes when you push it...
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We have an Areal Flood Watch for this area starting Saturday evening through Sunday evening, we're in for 1-2 inches of rain plus the runoff from the snow.

We're also in for an inch of ice from the forecast I just looked at, tomorrow I'll get some bars and chains on some saws.
 

Gearhead660

Feeling the Heat
Dec 20, 2018
367
Southern WI
First round came through last night. Freezing rain. Reeked havoc on my pines.
 

DuaeGuttae

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2016
645
Texas
We are on the very southern edge of all this nastiness. We watched some pretty impressive thunderheads move across to the northeast last night. Lots of lightening. We were on the edge of one storm and got some much needed rain and some small hail. I’ve seen much worse, but it was still a bizarre experience to hear it pounding down in the dark in January.

How did you fare, @Grizzerbear?
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
We jumped from 41 this morning to 55 today with some rain, at the moment they forecast ice coming in around 3 a.m. but have dropped our ice accumulation from 0.71 this morning to 0.59.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
Ice is the worst, hoping you don't get any
Potsdam is forecast to get 0.86 of ice, we're in for 0.59 but the ice forecast for our area has been dropping since this mornings forecast.

The wife did make cinnamon buns and chili yesterday and today it's cheese soup. Tomorrow is my turn, shrimp marinara with pasta.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
13,138
Foothills of The Adirondacks
@thewoodlands You never have any trouble eating well!
I won't die hungry. During the ice storm of 1998, in my old hometown we were only without power for 9 hours total, but up here some people on our road didn't have power for 3-4 weeks. We just wanted a certain amount of food cooked before the possible ice storm hit.

The state made the power company upgrade the poles since some hadn't been changed in 30 years. Since we moved here over 16 years ago, the power company has done a much better job with keeping trees away from the power lines, this year it was Nelson Boone Company that did that job.