Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sorry, no snow (worth mentioning)

Models continue to show very little chance of snow in North Alabama. Yes, we might have a few flakes or sleet pellets as the pricipitation begins, and extreme Northeast Alabama's higher elevations might even see some brief accumulations, but it will be a cold rain event for this state.

We'll have to visit Gatlinburg, TN to see snow in the South.

2 comments:

Dewdrop said...

It looks to me like the models were way off...

Mike said...

They were off and so was I. I was not surprised that we got some frozen precip, but I was surprised that a few areas had enough snow to be worth mentioning. I chose my title poorly. ONE FLAKE of snow is worth mentioning in Alabama.

The NAM was closest, but it ended up agreeing (wrongly) with the GFS. I think they underestimated the ability of the air to cool via evaporational cooling.