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    Punctuation Day: A Sunny Period Tilde Weekend

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    9/24/2013, 5:20:13 AM

    Tuesday 9 a.m.

    National Punctuation Day

    This is National Punctuation Day, and the weather map suggests that it is virtually pointless to expect any rain in the next three- to four-day period. In New England, of course, such a fortunate occurrence might be chalked up to good comma, but people around the rest of the country might not get the point. However, throughout the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions, the fine weather will be worthy of exclamation. As you go outside the next few days, you will be clearly see how apparenthesis. I mean, a few months from now, it'll be colon the nights and semi-colon the days. Santa Clause will dash on his sleigh. Instead of running and walking outside, some people will spend periods on the treadmill or ellipses. However, for the next few days, the accent is on sunshine and you can quote me on that. If you have outdoor work, you can definitely capitalize on this period, at least tilde weekend.

    This video has more:

    In the video, I showed the stark contrast between the operational versions of the the European model (ECMWF) and the U.S. GFS model. These maps show their respective forecasts for Sunday afternoon:

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    The idea of a storm certainly seems reasonable. We often see low pressure areas forming on the south side of large, cool high pressure areas that move into New England in the autumn. However, predicting both how strong they will get and where they will go has been an elusive goal for computer model and human forecasters. One big problem right now is that the storm does not exist yet, and its strength and track may be dependent on it actual area of formation. We will keep you up to date on the storm threat.

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    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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