Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Is this the artic???

Ok, we had a lot of rain the other day, 1.69" inches to be exact. That much rain could have melted 4 feet of snow but it couldn't melt 5.5 inches of icepack that was here in northwest Jersey with a high temperature 0f 56 degrees. That goes to show how strong our snowpack was and why sleet isn't all that bad.

Now, we want to know when it can snow again? Well here in Vermont it will be snowing like everyday but you guys down there in Jersey are not so lucky. The models are trying to bring a coastal storm some more intense than others. The GFS shows some lights snow going off the coast and the NAM is showing a massive rain storm on the 30th. I would have the light snow but we will have to wait and see about that one.

Snowmaking will not return this month to Mountain Creek but January is quite different. The GFS model is showing 490 thickness values coming right into Jersey. I don't know if you realize this but that will send temperatures well below 0, well below -10 too. I don't know if it's going to get quite that cold but check it out for yourself. The map is clickable to make it bigger. It was even showing some florida snow, you can only laugh at that....
The models are hinting at another storm around the 7th so keep an eye on that. And if you want to do some investigative work into any future snow events go to some of my old blogs and check the NAO. If the red line goes negative watch out, its gunna be active!

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