Thursday, February 16, 2012

2/16/12- Morning Briefing

Morning everyone. I'm still on the verge of getting a cold, so don't expect too much over the next couple days.

Initialization Issues with 0z models...
GFS and ECMWF appear to have initialized with little or no problems.

Surface Analysis indicates the low pressure system is moving through Michigan, attached via several fronts to another jumble of low pressure systems. I'm thinking that there may be an opportunity for some severe weather if the warm front stretches out further east on the southernmost low pressure system. This opportunity may be increased further by the presence of an intersecting occluded front, warm front and cold front to make an infamous 'triple point', where some of the worst tornadoes have been recorded. I find that both these potential threat indicators will not be doing much to increase the threat as the warm front is too close to the low pressure system which then does not have enough time to bring up unstable air for strong storms.

Potential Future Storms...
There is some 'chatter' over a possible coastal storm over the next 7 days. Glancing at the NCEP ensembles gives me the feeling that this will be too far out to sea if current forecasts verified from the GFS. The ECMWF appears a tad slower and a tad weaker than the GFS for this storm as well, so I will leave the situation alone until a closer timeframe when things become easier to look at.


Anonymous said...

Where are the rest of the winter forecasts you were going to post this past weekend?

Anonymous said...

Hey Andrew, I'll give you my recommendation for fighting a cold, or if you feel like you may be getting one. Note that both of these foods should be eaten regularly because it is healthy and there are other benefits.

- Contains high levels of Vitamin C (Increases production of antibodies)
- More beneficial than supplements
- Other benefits: Antioxidants, Source of Calcium

- Contains high levels of Zinc (Dark Meat > White Meat)
- Increases actual production of antibodies

- Contains Dietary Protein (Stimulates Immune System/Heals body)
- Contains 3 Fatty Acids (Blocking out infection, increase production of antibodies)

Stay safe and feel better Andrew. Thanks for the weather stuff too haha

- Reid

Andrew said...

Anonymous: Yes, i'm very sorry. The forecasts are for spring severe weather forecasts. I am going to get to them as soon as possible.

Reid: Thank you so much for the information! It is much appreciated!