Friday, January 28, 2011

System to Watch 1/28

Eyes are looking towards the next round of active weather which should arrive Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Forecast models are still at an early stage of trying to lock on to the pattern and how the storm will track.

Here is a look at the latest run of the European forecast agency's computer model for 6pm CT Tuesday.

Here is a look at this morning's run of NOAA's Global forecast model for 12am CT Wednesday.

There are a few subtle differences between the two runs. For instance, the European run has the storm a little further north and the GFS has it further south. The further north the storm tracks we would have a better chance at rain. The further south the storm tracks the better chance for frozen precipitation (snow, sleet, or freezing rain/ice).

This is my first time looking over the data and, to be honest, I am just quickly glancing over it. I've been sick since Monday and had a fever for 80+ hours. Today is the first time I have been able to sit up without the world spinning. haha

The storm is over 100 hours away from moving in to the KFVS viewing area so we've got some time. It is something I'll keep an eye on. Expect to see more updates over the weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What is it showing for the Mt Vernon area. St Louis channels are showing this monster storm and it looks like it will impact northern areas especially Mt Vernon. Channel 12 does not seem to worried about it though. So confused with the information I am getting.