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snowsmith - DCSki Supporter
November 27, 2007
Member since 03/15/2004 🔗
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Does anybody know what happened to the skiing weatherman. I found his forcast somewhat optimistic but more accurate than Inaccuweather, never the less.
Crush
November 27, 2007
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
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 Originally Posted By: snowsmith
Does anybody know what happened to the skiing weatherman. I found his forcast somewhat optimistic but more accurate than Inaccuweather, never the less.


they burned him at the stake for his prognostications; labeled a warlock for his "pied piper" way of enchanting skiers and riders to follow him off a cliff with 30,000 Lemmings into a large snowmaking pond with his snow-optimism.

~snort~
Clay
November 27, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
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skier219
November 27, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
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skier219
November 27, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
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Clay, you are too fast....
David
November 27, 2007
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Looks as though his 2007-2008 forcast doesn't sound all that good, but he does show some signs of optimism....we'll see I guess...

Maybe everyone should change their plans for their western trip. He is saying resorts below I-70 are gonna be hurting.

"The same can be said for the resorts in western New York and the central Appalachians...they will see numerous snow to rain to snow episodes this winter. In the west, the resorts north of Interstate 70 will prosper, those south of I-70 will have a tougher time tapping into Pacific moisture. The northern Rockies and Northwest look to be in jackpot position, and British Columbia is in line for a banner year, as well."

http://www.snocountry.com/staticpages/index.php/Skiing-Weather-pre
Clay
November 28, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
hehehe. I guess maybe I should think about getting a life...

Clay
Clay
November 28, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
Speaking of weather forecasts I heard Doug Hill's (DC WJLA) the other day. I'm sure it's on their website but I haven't found it yet. Basically, he said 'Yes, La Nina tends to make winters warmer, but not all at one time.' He believes over the course of the winter we will see temps about 1 degree above normal but emphasized that he sees a 'traditional' winter - just not one with long stretches of frigid temperatures. His snow forecast for the DC area? 20-22 inches between Dec 1 and April 1.

Clay
dcmidnight
November 28, 2007
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
If these long term forecasts are anything like other long term forecasts - like the joke hurricane season forecasts that have been way off the last several years - I wont hold my breath.
Jeremy
November 28, 2007
Member since 12/7/2004 🔗
69 posts
 Originally Posted By: Clay
Speaking of weather forecasts I heard Doug Hill's (DC WJLA) the other day. I'm sure it's on their website but I haven't found it yet. Basically, he said 'Yes, La Nina tends to make winters warmer, but not all at one time.' He believes over the course of the winter we will see temps about 1 degree above normal but emphasized that he sees a 'traditional' winter - just not one with long stretches of frigid temperatures. His snow forecast for the DC area? 20-22 inches between Dec 1 and April 1.

Clay



Here is the link to the video:

http://cfc.wjla.com/videoondemand.cfm?id=5223&ref=home
skier219
November 28, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Well, the number of hurricanes wasn't so inaccurate, it's just that only one impacted the US. Some central american countries were hit pretty bad, and some of the islands too. I don't remember how many storms they predicted, but I think there were 15 depressions and we got up to "N" for names.
dcmidnight
November 28, 2007
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
But the accumulated energy, which is a measure of the total power of all the storms, was much much lower than predicted - possibly 50%. A lot of storms that barely got to name status before fizzing out.
dcmidnight
November 30, 2007
Member since 11/11/2006 🔗
125 posts
Controversy yesterday over the naming of storms. Up to 6 TS that briefly earned "named" status maybe didn't rise to that level - good discussion of data inconsistencies this causes in comparing year to year results:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5337583.html
skier219
November 30, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Of course on the other hand, this was the first time two category 5 storms hit land in the same season in a long time (maybe ever). Dennis and Felix if I remember right.
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