About This Blog

This blog will serve as my journal of weather observations, discussions, forecasts, and forecast verifications. These are my thoughts as I seek to continually practice my weather map reading and forecasting skills.

My plan is to break my posts into several categories, each of which may eventually be found in the “Categories” widget to the right.

  • National – looking at the U.S. as a whole
  • Regional – looking at a more specific part of the country
  • Site-Specific – drilling down to specific cities

Each of these categories will then have sub-categories, including

  • Current – current weather maps and sometimes a very short-term forecast
  • Forecast – weather models and a short- to long-term forecast
  • Forecast verification – a summary of what just happened and how the forecast stood up

For other weather-related posts, and to keep up with my chasing adventures, see my other blog: http://www.greenskychaser.com/blog. See also my weather and chasing website: http://www.greenskychaser.com.

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National Weather Summary

Highlights:

  • Ridge over the western U.S.
  • Positively tilted shortwave trough over Idaho / Montana
  • Positively tilted trough over the central U.S.
  • High pressure over the Northwest
  • Low over the Southeast, with a warm front lifting northward across Florida
  • Rain and thunderstorms across the Southeast, with a chance for tornadoes in Florida, south of the warm front

2115Z visible satellite image:


2115Z infrared satellite image:

12Z 500 mb map:

2130Z surface analysis:

12Z snow cover map:

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National Weather Summary

Highlights:

  • Ridge over the western U.S.
  • Positively tilted trough over the central U.S.
  • Rain in Washington again
  • Strong high centered over the West
  • Low over Lake Superior, with a cold front extending westward into the Dakotas and a warm front extending southward into eastern Oklahoma / western Arkansas
  • High over the Northeast
  • Snow falling in Ohio and Pennsylvania
  • Weak low/trough off the Texas Coast
  • Rain falling in Louisiana and eastern Texas in association with the low pressure

2015Z visible satellite image:


2015Z infrared satellite image:

12Z 500 mb map:

2030Z surface analysis:

12Z snow cover map:

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National Weather Summary

Highlights:

  • Trough over the northeastern U.S.
  • Positively tilted shortwave trough from Kansas to Arizona
  • Strong high centered over the Northwest
  • Low centered over Saskatchewan, with warm front extending southward along a pressure trough into northeastern Colorado
  • High over the Midwest, centered over Ontario
  • Snow falling in Illinois
  • Weak low/trough over eastern Oklahoma, with a cold front extending into central Texas…a bit of rain is falling along the front

2015Z visible satellite image:


2015Z infrared satellite image:

12Z 500 mb map:

2030Z surface analysis:

12Z snow cover map:

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National Weather Summary

Highlights:

  • Trough over the eastern U.S.
  • Positively tilted shortwave trough over the Northern Rockies
  • High in the Pacific Northwest
  • High in south central Canada
  • Cold front moving westward through Montana and warm front moving eastward through the Central Plains
  • Some rain, ice, and snow along the leading edge of the warm front
  • Low over the Texas Panhandle
  • High over the Gulf of Mexico
  • Low over Michigan
  • Extratropical cyclone moving up the mid-Atlantic Coast…should continue to strengthen into the Northeast…some snow already along the mid-Atlantic Coast

2115Z visible satellite image:


2115Z infrared satellite image:

12Z 500 mb map:

2120Z surface analysis:

12Z snow cover map:

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National Weather Summary

Highlights:

  • Trough over the eastern U.S.
  • Rain and snow in the Pacific Northwest
  • High over the Great Basin
  • Low pressure trough and warm front from Saskatchewan to western Texas
  • High pressure in the Midwest
  • Snow falling in Missouri and northern Arkansas
  • Low pressure in the Northeast; one center over Lake Huron with a cold front extending into southern Illinois, and the stronger center just off the New England coast with a cold front extending into Florida
  • Snow falling in New York and Maine
  • International Fall, Minnesota recorded a low last night of 46 below!

1945Z visible satellite image:

1945Z infrared satellite image:

12Z 500 mb map:

20Z surface analysis:

12Z snow cover map:

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