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Best time lapse I've seen so far.    

February 15th Storm   Hello All,   Well its been quite a few weeks lately, we've had huge amounts of snow here in New Brunswick, the most I've seen in the 8 years I have lived here. I think in les

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On 12/2/2015, 12:22:23, keithlucky said:

Record snow cover for USA recorded on December 1 Fig-001-US-snow-cover-151201

 

Unreal considering it's such a torch/nino winter for them over there. The east has suffered, but really - it's been very snowy for the majority of areas that would normally expect it so far and it's barely every December! Incredible climate.

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Just looking at the models, there is quite a good chance of a swathe of snow this weekend in some of the big western states of the US. The pacific appears to have system after system lined up for the NW - A couple of the big named cities such as Denver, Salt Lake City etc have a really good chance of 2-3 systems passing over them this weekend - starting Thursday with rain and switching to complete snow for Friday - Saturday and Sunday - the systems aren't huge, but combined they could put down some decent totals. 

 

Will get some charts and forecast links as they come into range. Such a fascinating country. Even if parts of the North and North East haven't had a single flake, there's been some big totals already just across the other side of the country. 

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I doubt it will end it but a good explanation of the outlook.

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The very strong storms that have been coming onshore in the PAC NW over the last few weeks will continue into next week as the primary storm track starts shifting further to the south during the next 2 weeks, with increasing chances for significant, drought denting storms reaching into central and southern California. During the next 2 weeks, upwards of 2 to 5 feet of snow is possible across the higher elevations of the Sierras, with the possibility of locally heavy rains reaching into far southern California starting in about 10-12 days.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/SteveGregory/extraordinary-warmth--and-very-stormy-wx-ahead

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3-6" of snow likely in Denver tommorow with more like 8-18" for the Boulder area and peaks. Minor warm up on Sunday before another slightly 'bigger' looking system sweeps through next midweek. It will be something like Denver's 5-6th accumulating snow of more than 3" already - it's not even mid December yet. Massively warm temps in some parts and huge snowfalls in other - such a contrasting climate over a Country.

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Tornadoes, Record Downpours Possible This Weekend Over Parts of Plains

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Residents of Oklahoma and Texas may need to watch the skies en route to holiday shopping or partying on Saturday, as a severe weather outbreak is possible. A powerful upper-level jet stream bearing winds of more than 170 mph (see Figure 1) is slamming into the West Coast this morning and will carve out a sharp trough over the Southern Plains on Saturday. Very warm air is already in place--record or near-record highs in the upper 70s and low 80s are expected on Friday over western Oklahoma and Texas--and the approaching trough will lead to a rapid return of rich Gulf moisture by Saturday. In its Day 2 forecast issued Friday morning, NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center called for a a slight risk of severe weather on Saturday (see Figure 1). Instability could be meager if thick clouds end up cutting back on sunshine. Yet even the modestly unstable air typical of this time of year can be enough for tornadic storms when a potent upper-level storm brings strong vertical wind shear, which helps foster thunderstorm rotation.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/tornadoes-record-downpours-possible-this-weekend-over-parts-of-plains

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On 11/12/2015 at 3:08 PM, PolarWarsaw said:

3-6" of snow likely in Denver tommorow with more like 8-18" for the Boulder area and peaks. Minor warm up on Sunday before another slightly 'bigger' looking system sweeps through next midweek. It will be something like Denver's 5-6th accumulating snow of more than 3" already - it's not even mid December yet. Massively warm temps in some parts and huge snowfalls in other - such a contrasting climate over a Country.

I seem to recall Denver getting pasted in December 2006 while the East Coast experienced anomalous warmth.

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