What a mess! If I got paid for stress... these last couple of weeks would have made me a millionaire a few times over. I know I had it hard during that run, but according the Health Magazine these jobs are worse.
Here's the top ten:
1) Inner City High School Teacher
2) Police Officer
4) Air Traffic Controller
8) Customer Service/ Complaint Worker
These people need a good pat on the back... well... according to Health Magazine! Sorry about the career advice, but I felt guilty saying that this job was stressful. If you compare it to others it is just fine.
Enough with that... you came here for weather and I will give it to you!
Flooding is always one of the top things on my mind when we enter a set-up like this one. Historically, flooding has been our knockout punch. I don't think the potential is there for one of those to be delivered, but it will be a situation that needs to be closely watched. The water content in the ground is pretty high and the forecast water coming from the sky is decent. The two of these make for perfect partners in weather crime.
There is a way to keep up with river forecasts and current water levels for many different locations. Check out this link from the NWS The link won't include the many creeks that will fill up and spill over, but it does include quite a bit of information. Here's why I am even talking about the flood potential.
GFS Rainfall Thru Sat AM
Normally, 1.5 wouldn't worry me. With everything else considered into the equation it at least has me concerned. So keep that in mind if you live in a flood prone area. Pay attention to water levels.
The wintry stuff is still looking like a possibility.
The NAM thru Sat night
GFS thru Sat night
My First Call
There is no doubt in my mind that the heaviest snow will fall farther north. Determining where the line cuts off is my only issue right now. This is my best forecast on the data that I have right now.
This weekend's system is only a bump in the road. The next one has even more snow potential and could begin attacking the area on Monday night and hang around through Wednesday.
I'll talk more about it's potential Friday. We still have to get through this mess first! But here is a glimpse!
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