first issue of the Mid-Atlantic Skier's Forecast
Hey scott just posted this (give him a big thanks!) hopefully everyone will enjoy and benefit from the info. Nothing too exciting through the weekend but hopefully as the year progresses it will get a little more interesting! Please critique and enjoy!
Morning L-ski! Looks like the clipper is still on the way but might have its wings clipped a little...maybe an inch or two down from Skier219's post (6 to 8) on the "Powder watch" Thread...Who knows though, them things can be tricky little snow Devils!..Keep a look out for anything interesting along the coast next week that might form along the next front..
Yep, now GFS is showing 4-6". But we've got a couple more model runs for it to iterate and tantalize us...
BTW, nice job on the writing Kyle. I hope you will add graphics when it makes sense to. Nothing is more exciting than looking at a snowfall map, especially one that has been drawn by hand with some real-world expertise thrown in.
This is a great addition to DCski.
Thanks! Ya ill add a map when we get a real storm. Today's front and this weekend's clippers are both very undernourished and besides the valley and ridges in the laurel highlands, where they could pick up 1-4 inches through friday and another 2-5 sat-sunday, i would not expect anything more than a dusting. Upslope will be key, which in this case does not really warrant any precip map.
Also, i am going to try and start adding links to the models i use so that people who know a little about forecasting can follow in greater detail and nitpick if the want. Im excited about the potential for something next week, looks like regardless of the outcome there will be a heavy precipitation event for the entire east coast, as of now the GFS shows rain to snow for pretty much everyone followed by sever cold (even colder than it will be tomorrow). However, I have little confidence if any in this output.. good news is that the long range models show little deterioration of the trough that has sat over the east for about a half month now... cold pattern should last into at least the middle part of december, wont at all be surprised if most resorts are at 100% operation by christmas.
This is great and very well written. I'm looking forward to having it throughout the season!