Sunday, 13 April 2014

Dear Diary...

Can say that I’ve just about *HAD IT* with Winter?


Or do I have to wait until Tuesday?

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Dear Diary...

So... How Snowy Was It?



(That’s the slope downhill to the garage. There’s about a foot of blown-in snow on the flat part. The piles to the sides were left over from last week.)

Per the NWS, about this much:
Adapted from NWS Unofficial Snow Accumulations for 24 hours ending 7aes on Monday 7 Jan 2014. (recolored for emphasis)

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Sunday, 05 January 2014

Dear Diary...

In case you didn’t know, it’s snow...


Snowfall accumulation probabilities for 24 hour period beginning 1200Z (7:00aes) Sunday 5 Jan 2014 from NWS Winter Weather page http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml accessed 1pes 5 Jan 2014.
Yep, that’s 40% probability of 12 inches or more, right there east of Indianapolis.

UPDATE:

Hour-by-hour coverage at Roberta’s... at least while the power holds out!

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Sunday, 08 December 2013

Dear Diary...

This time, it’s freezing rain...


Just a ‘‘slight chance’’ for us in Indy, but look out! east and south:

Tonight and tomorrow:
NWS preliminary forecast: 24-Hour Probability of Freezing Rain Accumulating ≥ .01' through 00Z Tuesday • from http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml • captured 1615EST on 8 December 2013
Monday night and Tuesday:
NWS preliminary forecast: 24-Hour Probability of Freezing Rain Accumulating ≥ .01' through 00Z Wednesday • from http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml • captured 1615EST on 8 December 2013

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Friday, 06 December 2013

Dear Diary...

Good Morning! Today’s Special: Snow


Two inches already on the ground at bedtime...
Day 1 (Friday 6 Dec 2013 - Saturday 7 Dec 2013) Snowfall Accumulation Probabilities
Yes, that’s a 10% chance of 12" or more by the time it’s over... right there in the center!

LATER:  Came the dawn: Not much additional accumulation here, but the forecasters warn of a possible 5" more this afternoon.

From the archives:

Old Grouch, December 4, 2010:  December checks in

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dear Diary...

After a chilly night...


First snow of the season...

...mostly gone by noon.

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Dear Diary...

Sunny Sunday


Arwen the cat enjoys both sunbeams *and* air conditioning.

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Dear Diary...

Yeah, it snowed...


...and we’re dealing with it. (Some better than others!)

Took me 15 minutes to get the car broomed off (Someday I’ve GOT to get the garage cleaned out!), and an additional half hour to clear the drive sufficiently to make it up the hill to the street. Streets, by the way, were amazingly clean, especially compared to the typical ‘‘snow removal[1]’’ the city usually provides.

Tam and Roberta have pictures.


LATER:

Snowfall reported for the 48-hour period ending 18:53 UTC 03/25/2013
Note that 15" blip over near Springfield!
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[1] wait-for-traffic-to-shove-it-around-for-a-few-hours, then-drive-by-with-the-blade-up

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Dear Diary...

So now they’re saying ‘‘late this afternoon’’


Late news from the Rialto:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1003 AM EDT SUN MAR 24 2013

SIGNIFICANT LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO IMPACT CENTRAL INDIANA

A STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHEASTERN KENTUCKY TONIGHT IN RESPONSE TO A STRONG UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING EAST FROM THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.  THIS WILL PRODUCE STRONG LIFT THAT WILL INTERACT WITH DEEP MOISTURE AND RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT SNOW STORM FOR THE REGION.  THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.  THE SNOW WILL MIX WITH RAIN AND POSSIBLY SLEET OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INDIANA DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON BEFORE CHANGING TO ALL SNOW THERE BY EARLY EVENING.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL INDIANA THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. GUSTY NORTHEAST AND NORTH WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW ESPECIALLY ALONG WEST TO EAST ORIENTED ROADWAYS.
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• TIMING: LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH MID AFTERNOON.  SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT, BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES.  WHILE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO LIGHTEN MONDAY MORNING, IT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS.

...and here’s the map:
Day 1 (Sunday 3/24-Monday 3/25/2013) Snowfall Accumulation Probabilities consolidated from: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml as updated 0739Z, March 24, 2013
We had a dusting this morning, but it didn’t stick.  Right now (1:50 EDT) there’s nothing on the ground, nothing coming down, and temperature is just above freezing.  Will it Really Happen?  Guess we’ll find out, one way or t’other...

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Dear Diary...

12 hours away...


NWS:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1048 AM EDT SAT MAR 23 2013
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SUNDAY THROUGH 12 PM
MONDAY

STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT NORTHEAST FROM THE TENNESSEE VALLEY TO THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT SNOW STORM FOR THE REGION.  THE SNOW WILL START OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.  THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INDIANA THROUGH LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE CHANGING TO ALL SNOW.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 9 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL INDIANA THROUGH MONDAY MORNING, WITH LOWER AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES SOUTH OF A SULLIVAN TO BLOOMINGTON TO COLUMBUS LINE WHERE RAIN IS LIKELY TO MIX IN WITH THE SNOW ON SUNDAY.

On the map, it looks like this:
Day 2 (Saturday Night-Sunday Night) Snowfall Probability Maps (consolidated from http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/wwd/winter_wx.shtml updated 0743Z, March 23, 2013)
Don’t forget the beer, toilet paper, and cat litter!

Elsewhere:
Paul Ogden:  Heads I’m Right, Tails I’m Right
Roberta X:  Awake!

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