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(T. F. “Storm” Walsh)
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Greetings to everyone!
Please be aware, even though I do not post every night, rest assured I am continuously monitoring various areas for any significant weather. I will be taking Sundays off (family time), unless we have active systems that may be posing a threat (i.e. Tropical, Winter Weather, Coastal Storms, etc.).
I am going to make this synopsis short, as I work early shift tomorrow.
First, the area of developing low pressure over the SC/GA area will be closing off. As this low emerges over the Atlantic, it will continue to move off to the ENE. As this occurs, this system will bomb out as it continues ENE well out to sea, before turning on more of a NE course. This will produce extremely high winds and dangerous seas in it’s path, and should only be a concern to commercial shipping and fishing vessels. Vessels that may be affected should take evasive action.
GFS MSLP NORMALIZED ANOMALY FORECAST
ECMWF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AND DIRECTION
The next low pressure system is forecast to begin over the central portion of the U.S. early Saturday, and move in a general easterly direction, affecting the upper midwest states sometime on Sunday. Snow fall will continue to affect areas from Virginia, north and west of that area from now, through the period of Feb. 03., within the 5 – 7 day forecast period. I believe I stopped the GIF animations the morning of the day 7 period. Currently, it appears the heaviest snowfall amounts will occur over portions of VA., W. VA, and the northern / northeastern tier of states including the Great Lakes region. As this low approaches the east coast, the low will redevelop along the east coast, and become a coastal storm, and eventually move off toward the NE. Again, dangerous seas and high winds will be on order. Given the onshore flow (wave direction) that will be associated with the system, some beach erosion and coastal flooding could occur.
GFS KUCHERA SNOWFALL TOTALS
GFS MSLP NORMALIZED ANOMALY FORECAST (EAST U.S.)
ECMWF SIGNIFICANT WAVE
GFS SURFACE WIND FORECAST
Beginning tomorrow, with the passage of these systems, temperatures will once again turn extremely cold over most of the nation, with colder temperatures once again pushing south into the Florida Peninsula. More Arctic air will nose down into some of the extreme northern tier of states during the forecast out to day 7.
GFS TEMPERATURE FORECAST
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I am going to try and post another hurricane tutorial sometime this weekend.
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Have a blessed evening!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST /SEVERE WEATHER SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA AMS