No matter how far technology has come Mother Nature will fool us when she wants to. I remember the Blizzard of I think 2010 on December 26th. A day before the warnings were called off as it was forecast to track to the East of New York City and the Eastern Seaboard in general, and as we all know that was a massive Blizzard for all including the Phila region and NYC.
We lost the human touch of forecasting. First this Storm did not go through the BENCH MARK for snow in the Philadelphia area! second is that a storm this powerful has does things that you would see tropical systems do. This storm started to pull is moisture toward the center. This storm had Hurricane Force wind gusts. Which as this storm passed over a spot the winds died off then picked up as it moved away! We did not use some of the most basic skills METS used in forecasting when we did not have powerful computers back in the 50' 60s We are relaying on computers to do it all. With that said I think that some Mets In Philadelphia should be looking for other jobs today this was not a bust it was a embarrassment to the Industry and this proves that changes should be made! You can learn by your mistakes but heads need to go for the right changes to be made!
Hi Snow, these weather blog sites are informing and entertaining and are open for discussion, within reason. Weather blogs aren't supposed to be for members desperate for attention like RebelG. If you're new to LWB then you don't know RebelG has been posting sarcastic remarks intended for attention and to annoy for years. On the blog most everyone (that used to be here) has gone to are posting how resfreshing it is not to have RebelG's sarcasm. He won't be allowed on the other site so he's stuck here. Again, freedom of speech is a right we have in this country, we also have the freedom to move onto other blogs to get away from individuals who are desperate for attention and get some thrill out of annoying others when they can hide behind their computer ( like RebelG). Back to what these blogs are intended for, weather: First week in February looks to be a cold and active pattern for snow.
Hey Rebel, I've watched and for the most part have ignored your sarcastic remarks for quite a few seasons. It's so obvious you're desperate for attention but what I enjoy the most is that by the end of the winter seasons in years gone by you're always totally off on your snowfall totals. Why don't you try to show yourself on the blog everyone moved to and see what happens when you start posting your comments.