I don’t know what tomorrow will be like here in Orange County, but I am intimate with the weather in Nebraska. Snow is coming early next week and all those old feelings are returning.
You have no idea how much I, or any meteorologist, wants to be right. I take it very personally. I can’t be alone.
I now have the power of maps. GrADS is up and running. I’m beginning to get the feel.
This snow map is based on the GFS, but tweaked by my understanding of the difference between what falls and how that stacks up. Computer models don’t take into account the natural shrink of the snowpack while it’s still snowing.
Unfortunately, the maps give an exact feel to a forecast that’s still plenty fluid. I hate that part.
It looks like a significant snow. I forecast few separate areas in Nebraska. They are all getting different amounts, all enough to be a hassle.
At the moment Southeastern Nebraskan’s will likely to see over a foot.
Between the 12z and 18z GFS runs, heavier snow bands shifted southward nearly a hundred miles. Now with 00z they’re farther south, still.
It’s a monster storm. Even at the edges there will be significant snow. Tonight the heaviest action is modeled to be in far Southeastern Nebraska and Kansas.
It’s only Thursday. Where are the Pepto pills?