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Pattern January 2020 - Operation Thaw Alaska

NCSNOW

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Dumping fatty flakes at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in NC. You can view at resortcams.com.

Thank Goodness for these resort cams. Only way we get to expeirence snow anymore lol
 
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If you want to still live in the south and enjoy Snow. Heres the place to be, atleast this morning it is.

The top of Grandfather looks amazing right now..check that cam out
 

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Do you think this has some similarities to the March 2017 event??
This is nothing like the March 2017 event, which was a clipper that got suppressed due to a nice 50-50 low. This system is southern-stream centric oth and will be moisture starved. 4-5 days out most of us were looking at the potential for possibly a light-moderate hit in Mar 2017.

We were seeing EPS runs like this 4-5 days out.

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If you're hoping for snow in NC, this is not a trend you'd want to see pan out in NWP. The northern stream wave separating and getting out in front of our main s/w over the Gulf coast squashes our weak low pressure system further offshore, limits lift across the area, and forces the main axis of light snow towards the mid-Atlantic. We really want to root for that wave over Iowa & Missouri to phase w/ the southern stream sooner and dig further south, which would focus more CVA into NC instead of VA.


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Charlotte NC still being advertised for a storm later today that evolves into a little wind threat for South Carolina. Very persistent HRRR and NAM.
 

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Nice snow falling on Beech MTN ski resort cam. Snow level should fall some according to NWS Blacksburg.
 

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We need legitimate precip to overwhelm the shallow above freezing layer near the surface. Very frustrating to have enough cold air in place for once and a great surface low track, yet no moisture.

We seriously can't do anything right.

Yea all we talked about is timing a Lp and the cold just right once. Been drowning for months everytime a system rolls through. Finally get it timed right and its the lack of qpf that seals our fate. Just horrendous luck. I would say Im ready for next winter, but seems like I said that last year lol, and look where it got us.
 

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Dried up or not it would be cold rain. Check the 3k NAM for more moisture.
Northern stream energy at H5 has shifted north a bunch in the last 3 runs. One more shift like that and this is a DC clipper:mad: Euro trended a little wetter for NC/VA boarder counties and I think sounding supported some snow. Maybe this one trending north will suck our coastal in a little?
 

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Northern stream energy at H5 has shifted north a bunch in the last 3 runs. One more shift like that and this is a DC clipper:mad: Euro trended a little wetter for NC/VA boarder counties and I think sounding supported some snow. Maybe this one trending north will suck our coastal in a little?
Also, WTH? 3km vs. 12km. Same time and run. But very much different. 1580159231149.png
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