Sunday, November 21, 2010
Nick of time
The Pocatello NWS People used some strong language to describe the situation this morning. (We've added bold emphasis to some of their words.)
TODAY THROUGH TUE NIGHT. GREAT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND STRONG WIND WILL DEVELOP DURING THIS PERIOD...STARTING THIS AFTERNOON.
THIS ONE IS THE STRONGEST AND LIKELY WORST WEATHER OF THE THREE. EXTREMELY STRONG WIND...HEAVY PRECIPITATION...AND BONE CHILLING COLD ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS THIRD FEATURE.
COLD WILL BE THE SCREAMING MESSAGE FOR WEDNESDAY AS CURRENT STATISTICAL GUIDANCE IS ADVERTISING RECORD TO NEAR RECORD LOWS WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH DAYTIME HIGHS STRUGGLING TO BREAK INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS MOST AREAS UNDER NORTHERLY ARCTIC BLAST.
Yep, we made it out of River City in the nick of time. Meanwhile...it's raining hard outside the straw house here at Montezuma Well. The storm that's hitting Idaho is a giant system affecting sweeping sections of the entire Western US. In this morning NWS composite map, the purple is a Winter Storm Warning and the blue is a Winter Weather Advisory. That color off the coast means "Gale Warning." (Click here for the actual webpage.) Seas in SOCAL are progged to exceed 20 feet today! Yep, it's a "biggie." La Nina is flexing her legendary muscles.
Click here to read that blog post.)
Posted by John Parsons at 6:00 AM