DFW: Thunderstorms Expected Sunday Afternoon (12/14)

Fast moving thunderstorms will develop Sunday afternoon and should bring some much-needed rainfall to North Texas.  Below is a brief discussion of our expectations.  If you prefer, you can skip to the forecast summary. Synopsis The vigorous upper-level system that brought heavy rain and snow to portions of the Western U.S. will bring a chance […]

Forecast Highlights for Thanksgiving Travelers

If you’re traveling over Thanksgiving, it will be an active holiday week across the nation. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the potential trouble spots across the country.  Below are some forecast highlights. Important Tools: Interactive & Predictive Radar | Weather Advisories Wednesday Pacific Northwest/Rockies: Rain and higher elevation snow will be likely […]

Atlanta: Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain Tomorrow (Sun 11/23)

For the past week, the global numerical prediction models, including the GFS and ECMWF, have hinted at the potential of a negatively tilted trough digging into the Southeast. They have consistently indicated a strong area of low pressure across the Arklatex propagating off to the northeast into Missouri and Kentucky.  Ahead of the low, an […]

Lake effect snow formation illustration

Lake-Effect Snow: The Physics of Colossal Snow

One of the most awe-inspiring forces of nature is lake-effect snow. The amount of latent energy required to produce the lake-effect convection is astounding, and in some situations, snowfall rates can reach as high as 5 to 6 inches per hour.  In this article, we discuss the atmospheric physics, dynamics, and thermodynamics responsible for the […]

DFW: Light Snow Still Expected Sunday Evening (Sunday 11/16/14)

Published Friday, November 14 at 3:50 pm: Earlier this week, I posted about the potential for light snow on Sunday evening.  The forecast has not changed.  However, because of the timing of the precipitation Sunday evening (after temperatures drop to freezing), I am adding some light accumulations.  The greatest chance for accumulating snow is north […]

Strong Cold Front To Reach Atlanta Wednesday Evening

The long-awaited cold front will finally reach the Atlanta metro tomorrow evening (Wednesday 11/12). At this time, it still appears that the front will move through the Atlanta area during the early-evening hours. After reaching the mid 60s on Wednesday, Atlanta will be 20 degrees colder on Thursday with highs only in the mid 40s. […]

Atlanta: First Freeze for the Southeast Still Expected

As predicted, the strongest cold front so far this season is moving south through the Midwest, and will arrive in the Birmingham/Atlanta areas this evening.     10/31 12:52 pm Forecast Update: The cold front will be moving through around 7 pm. Temperatures will fall into the 40s, especially after 8 pm. The wind will […]