Spring Freeze for the Southeast Next Weekend (3/28-3/29)

→ Read my initial forecast published on Saturday, March 21 Final Update – Observed Low Temperatures on the morning of March 29, 2014 The freeze that was predicted for over a week verified perfectly. All locations in northern Georgia fell below freezing for 4 or more hours Saturday night/Sunday morning. I’ve gone through the observations, […]

What is the Weather-Ready Nation Initiative?

The United States is also home to the most frequent occurrence and the largest variety of extreme weather events of any other country in the world.  These events include, but are not limited to, extreme heat/cold, snowstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes, droughts, areal and flash floods, hail storms, and tornadoes.  While none of this is […]

What is Cold Air Damming (the Wedge)?

Cold-air damming (CAD), often called “the wedge” in the Southeast, is an interesting meteorological feature that can result in tricky forecasts for meteorologists. Topography plays a major role in CAD events, and you need a mountainous range for this feature to develop. While CAD can occur in the Rockies, it is predominant east of the […]

DFW Snow and Sleet Totals for March 4-5, 2015 (3/4 & 3/5)

Below are details of the March 4th-5th 2015 snowstorm in North Texas. You may be interested in these related pages: DFW snowfall records dating back to 1898 List of the worst snowstorms to hit DFW (top 20) 2015 snow and sleet events (2014-2015 winter) Current snow cover map (updated daily) Daily Snowfall Accum Stats for […]

Atlanta: Mid 70s on Wed (3/4), Arctic front Thursday (3/5)

For a brief moment, it will feel like spring in northern Georgia.  I expect temperatures on Wednesday (3/4) to be in the lower 70s.  However, an Arctic front will move through Atlanta on Thursday morning, with temperatures falling through the 30s.  Low temperatures Friday morning (3/6) will be in the lower 20s. A lot of […]

Winter Storm Expected for North Texas Wednesday (3/4)

Final Update: Thursday 3/5 9 pm:  View the storm reports Discussion #6 Wednesday 3/4 at noon: ***Winter  Storm Warning is in Effect*** I have been analyzing vertical thermodynamic profiles at various times over the next 15 hours and the evolution of the atmosphere continues to support a transition from rain to freezing rain this afternoon, […]