Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Big storm possibility on Monday

I have been looking at the updated GFS Weather Model, which can be found here, that is calling for large amounts of precipitation in the metropolitan area.  I have checked multiple weather forecasts on weather.com and accuweather.com and they both call for light snow or snow, but have not updated in a while.  It should be cold enough with the freeze that should last into next week, and it should start on Sunday night and finish on Tuesday according to the model.  For anyone at school, this will probably mean no school on Monday or Tuesday.  If you add up all of the precipitation, you get about 2.35 inches.   But then you have to multiply that by around 8 because snow is much larger than rain.  This means that according to the gfs we will get 18.8 inches.  Though I know that will not happen because the gfs models always make the storms longer than they really are.  But the storm could dump as much as a foot of snow, but I highly doubt 18.8 inches.  This storm might be the most snow we get all winter, as it is supposed to be a much lighter winter than last year.  If you don't remember, we had about 5 storms in the area that dumped at least 8 inches, including 2 that dumped 20 inches or more.

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