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  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 1/31/15)
    Increasing Clouds, But Above Freezing Sunday
    As advertised Saturday was a frigid and breezy day; mind you that the average high at Philly International Airport for late January is 41 while the average low is 26. We reached 29.....for an afternoon high after a low of just 14(it was in the...
  • Cold and rainy on Sunday
    Dreary Sunday for the region
    A large winter storm will impact the Ohio Valley on Sunday. Recent trends in forecast models have been to take the area of low pressure significantly farther north than originally thought. The sensible weather impact on Cincinnati: Less snow and...
  • Winter Storm this Sunday
    Slushy mix of rain and snow Sunday
    Winter Storm Watch in effect for Sunday: Butler, Warren, Clinton (OH) and Fayette, Union, Franklin (IN) counties and to the north.All eyes are on an impending winter storm that will affect most of the Ohio Valley for the second half of this...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 1/29/15)
    Overnight Wintry Mix(Little Accumulation), Afternoon Sunshine Friday
    Thursday was another below average day with morning sunshine quickly giving way to a mostly cloudy sky by lunchtime. After a morning low of 21 at Philadelphia International Airport(the suburbs were in the single digits and lower teens!) we reached...
  • Weekend storm?
    Watching the weekend for snow
    There is a potential for some snow this weekend, but we first have to get through a weaker weather system today. This little area of low pressure will bring a quick hitting shower or two early this morning and a brief spurt of warm air. The rain...
  • WInter Storm & Blizzard Warnings
    Major Winter Storm Monday Night Into Tuesday
    It's hard to believe that a major winter storm is forecasted in the next 24 hours while Sunday was a nice mild day! At Philadelphia International Airport the high reached 46(six degrees above average) with a mixture of sunshine and clouds...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 1/22/15)
    Sunny & Seasonable Friday
    Thursday was an average day, but we started off with residual snow showers and freezing fog in the early morning; the high at Philadelphia International Airport reached 41 in the afternoon and that's where we should be! There were clouds mixed...
  • Morning Wintry Mix/Ice; Afternoon Rain Monday
    Morning Wintry Mix/Ice; Afternoon Rain Monday
    Sunday was actually a seasonable day! Well, after a substantially cold low of 15 we had a nice rebound with sunshine and higher clouds in the afternoon; the high reached 40 at Philadelphia International Airport which is EXACTLY where we should be!...
  • 7-Day Forecast
    Wet weekend with a big swing
    Mother Nature is going to take us for a ride this weekend. We will see temperatures rise into early spring like levels by this evening before tumbling back into the depths of winter by tomorrow evening. In the midst of it all, it will be quite wet...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 1/1/15)
    Sunshine, Late Afternoon Clouds, & Lower 40s Friday
    New Year's Day was as average of a day as you can get; granted there was a gusty wind over 30mph across the region(that created a wind chill into the lower 30s) when you look at just the numbers it was pretty damn close to the 41/27 high and...
  • Cold again next week
    A new year, but same cold weather
    Hopefully you were able to enjoy yourself to ring in the New Year last night. If you went out, hopefully you also had a coat! Temperatures fell into the lower 20s and will bottom out around 20 degrees early this morning.You can expect some...
  • PPC rain
    Rose Parade no-nos: Sundays, rain, Supreme Court Justices
    There are two maxims about the Rose Parade that everyone in Pasadena knows: There’s never a parade on a Sunday, and it doesn’t rain on the parade. The first has always been true since the first time Jan. 1 fell on a Sunday in 1893 and...
  • Fall streaks from altocumulus clouds
    Virga and other unusual precipitation-like events
    On the morning before Christmas (2014), one of my interns (he lives near Tampa), texted me that, “it was raining from cirrus clouds.” This observation, made in the excitement of the moment, left out the transition step that allows ice...
  • Winter Weather Advisory
    Several hours of slushy snow heading into Christmas
    Christmas Eve features rain showers for West Michigan as an area of low pressure continues to bring up warm air and moisture from the Gulf Coast. Temperatures on Tuesday warmed into the upper 40s and low 50s. Grand Rapids topped out at 51°...
  • Christmas
    Grand Rapids White Christmas for 2014
    A White Christmas (as defined by the National Climatic Data Center) is one with an inch or more of snow on the ground at 7 A.M. The official snow depth is taken a minimum of once each day at 7 A.M. EST.A disturbance moving up from the Gulf Coast...