Impending “Snow/Ice Catastrophe” Sand Box

This post is for hard-core weather discussion, rants, or arguing about models.

Bypass this post if you are a casual visitor, want to know what it’ll do in your neighborhood or have any other questions.  Keep all other discussion in the posts below or I may delete your comment.

Only a few minor rules:

1. No swearing or foul language.

2. No personal attacks.  By that I mean comments about personal life etc… If you think someone’s forecast is horrible, go ahead and point that out.   I also don’t care if you rip apart my forecast…I’m a big boy.

3. No complaining about someone picking on you in here, if you don’t like it don’t come in.

This didn’t work out too well last time…all of a sudden everyone was playing nice, which WASN’T the point.  Plus a bit confusing.  We’ll try again.

457 Responses to Impending “Snow/Ice Catastrophe” Sand Box

  1. pgiorgio says:

    Impending Snow/Ice BUSTED forecast by Mark Nelsen

  2. goducks09 says:

    Mark, please delete this post. It’s pointless now! 😉

  3. Sandman, Aloha 300' says:

    What really needs to happen, is the low in the pacific needs to stall for 24 hours allowing the high pressure to build and really swing the artic front south. That would steer the low right to us. I am crossing my fingers.

    Ya never know right?

  4. Garron near washington square says:

    Well Mark, as per your comment (8 am) that we don’t get out of this “cold air mass” w/o a transition event… I hate to poop in your sandbox, but the fact it doesn’t look like we will get that cold stands to make this the most over hyped non event since Nov. Seems like we need to use our past weather experiences and not eat model pie for breakfast lunch and dinner. The fact that the models usually move in the arctic air way too quick and ends up getting hung up in Olympia for 2 days begs to me that we won’t even see a transition event.

    My past experiences have shown me that we need a pool of cold air over us or to the east for at least 3-4 days to give us the DP’s in the metro area for anything to jive in the snow event category. I have much more to learn about the models, but they can’t find their way even 12 -24 hours before weather actually happens lately.

    • Chris says:

      Garron…my favorite part was where you pulled out the “…my past experience…” statement. Also the part about this being the biggest bust since November was funny too. November was a couple of months ago. As an aside, the part about needing 3-4 days to give us low DPs in the metro area in not true…but also not as funny.

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  6. Kyle in the Gorge says:

    Timmy, Yev’s posts are very strange??? Is there more??? or did Mark take them off already…

  7. Timmy - scappoose says:

    Who else thinks Yev post’s are off the wall?

  8. Kyle From Silverton says:

    Rain/snow mix here: SB215pm

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