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    Henry Margusity

    Latest on the Snowstorm

    3/03/2014, 6:28:58 AM


    For me, the storm going South was a blessing because I didn't want to deal with more snow. For others, it's just more aggravation in a winter that doesn't seem to want to end.

    If you look back at this storm, the models really did a horrible job. A week out, they had a storm cutting through western Pennsylvania with warm weather and rain in the areas getting hit by the storm. They came into agreement late last week that the snow area would be from Ohio to southern New England. It was the Friday morning run on the NAM that suggested that the snow area would sink south and even the GFS had the heaviest snow across northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. The EURO did a poor job and probably led most of the forecasters down the wrong path, including myself, because of the good performance it had on previous storms. So while the snow area was a bust, it shows once again that no model is perfect and trying to rely on the models three to five days out on a major storm is still not a perfect science. My concern with the storm was that the snow area would come more north given the track record of previous storms that came more north then what the models shown. Obviously that was not the correct solution.

    So what's up next is a storm will cut across the Southeast with rain and perhaps some snow in the southern Appalachians. The snow that is currently falling will be gone by the end of the week as the March sun effect melts it away fairly quickly. Warming ahead of the next front should be substantial this weekend. Those of you south of the front will enjoy nice spring weather; those of you north of the front will enjoy more winter.


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    Henry Margusity