I’m back and I (might) have brought some snow.

By:  Lionel Hutz
February 13, 2012 5:03 am | Category: Weather

Short post here that will become a longer post later in the week.

Currently, I am watching for a low pressure system to eject out of the southwest United States and move east in the later half of the week. As it moves east it will drift north and amplify slightly. I’m expecting that it will drift through upstate NY and the northern half of VT Friday. There will be a little bit of warm air advection on the front end. The main story however will the passage of the weaker upper level low Friday night into Saturday. That’s going to be the snow maker. Right now it’s too early to talk in greater details but it’s worth watching this event.


  1. Phineas
    wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 10:24 am  

    Hope! Hope is essential to the well being of humanity!!!

  2. Adrian
    wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 10:28 am  

    That would be sweet. Let’s keep on hopin’!

  3. I'm a crappy skier
    wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 2:01 pm  

    commencing snow dance in earnest with varient left elbow extension (for enhanced NEK goodies)

  4. Benedict Gomez
    wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 4:11 pm  

    Model runs this afternoon are crapping on my hopes for this storm. Do you think the Low could still lift north enough to give us the goods?

    • GFS Model Interpreter
      wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 5:38 pm  

      B.G. – Educate yourself and learn to read the models.
      The Tuesday/Wednesday storm (which ISN’T the storm LH is talking about) is going south of us (what’s new). The Friday/Saturday storm is actually tracking TOO far north(west). Hence the rain and mixed bag.
      Please stop begging for it to go farther north.

  5. Benedict Gomez
    wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm  

    Dear GFS Model Interpreter,

    I’m well aware he isnt talking about Tuesday (I didnt know there was something worthy of being a called a “storm” on Tuesday), but as for the Friday/Saturday setup, the latest ECMWF and UKMET (i.e. not GFS) runs I saw today have it now looking like it’s heading for the Virginia area, and not turning north. No idea what you’re referring to about a system “TOO far north” of New England. Perhaps you could “educate” me?

  6. MadPatSki
    wrote on February 13th, 2012 at 7:57 pm  

    That is where the Winter turns around back in 2007. Not saying that its 2007 again…I’m just praying that it is for everyone that loves snow (although I’m somewhat sidelined and not sure that I’ll be able to take fully advantage of it).

    • powhounddd
      wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 9:49 am  

      Snow dances even by the non-partaker are still greatly appreciated. We’ll be heading much norther to the Massif and it looks to stay cold there. Hoping for that winter turnaround before the sun cooks it all in spring…

  7. Phineas
    wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 8:16 am  

    Say it isn’t sooo bro!!!! .25 to .5 of rain Thursday into Friday. Please say it will snow in the higher EL!!!!!

  8. Whitewoodchuck
    wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 10:04 am  

    I’m losing hope for pow playing in the side woods this winter…looks worse then ’07 :(

  9. savant
    wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 11:00 am  

    I’m buying a winter wetsuit and going surfing

  10. Peter
    wrote on February 15th, 2012 at 10:07 am  

    update for the holiday weekend?

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