Thunder Snow in Chicago – First Storms of 2014

Feb 17, 2014 Comments Off by

Well, today the first official thunderstorms for 2014 in Chicago go into the books. As I’ve done in the past, here is a blog of the event. This year, like 2011 and 2010 it came in the form of thunder-SNOW, instead of the thunderstorms we’re typically used to seeing in spring. The Chicago area seems […]

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Why is Forecasting Winter Precipitation so Hard? Reason 1: Precip Type

Jan 11, 2013 Comments Off by

It happens all the time. 6 to 12 inches of snow is predicted. Blizzard warnings! Batten down the hatches, stay inside, close the schools WOO HOO SNOW DAY! *wake up the next morning* a dusting. Its enough to drive a person crazy and lose trust in every weatherman alive. But why is predicting snow so […]

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Northeast Braces for Nor’easter, Plains and Midwest Severe Weather to Follow.

Nov 05, 2012 Comments Off by

As previously mentioned, an active weather week is indeed taking shape, some of the forecast details have changed (as is common) but the overall pattern still looks to be on track. First up is the nor’easter set to impact areas hard hit by recent Superstorm Sandy. Overall this forecast remains the same. Surface low pressure, […]

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