Thursday, April 12, 2007

Still awaiting my global warming request....

At 5:30 this morning, the skies were clear. Now, 7 am, they are clouding over. The National Weather Service forecast is predicting yuck today and the possibility of an even bigger storm over the weekend.

Today's warning:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
258 AM EDT THU APR 12 2007

...ANOTHER LATE SEASON STORM WILL BRING SNOW TO WESTERN MAINE AND
NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST NEW HAMPSHIRE...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
TODAY AND WILL TRACK NORTHEAST AND INTENSIFY...CROSSING THE GULF OF
MAINE TONIGHT. THE STORM WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF LATE SEASON
SNOW TO THE REGION STARTING THIS MORNING.

LOOK FOR SNOW TO APPROACH THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY AROUND
DAYBREAK TODAY...THEN SPREAD ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA
TODAY. RAIN MAY MIX WITH SNOW AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE
COAST AND IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. THE SNOW MAY FALL HEAVILY AT
TIMES DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON...WHEN MOST OF THE
ACCUMULATION DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS WILL OCCUR. DURING THE
DAY...ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 1 TO 5 INCHES...
WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN NEW
HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE.

THE SNOW MAY CHANGE TO RAIN FOR A TIME THIS EVENING ALONG THE
COAST...BUT CONTINUE TO FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES ELSEWHERE. BY THE
TIME THE SNOW TAPERS TO A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM AS LITTLE OF 2 TO 4
INCHES OF SNOW ALONG THE SEA COAST OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO AS MUCH AS
8 TO 12 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MAINE. THE HIGHEST SNOW TOTAL
IN ALL AREAS WILL BE IN THE HIGHER ELEVATION.

THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AND WET...AS TEMPERATURES HOVER NEAR OR
JUST ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK. THIS COULD LEAD TO SOME PROBLEMS
WITH THE SNOW WEIGHING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES...WHICH
COULD RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT.

Tomorrow's Warning:

Hazardous Weather Outlook

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A MAJOR EAST COAST STORM IS POSSIBLE LATE THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY
NEXT WEEK. AS ALWAYS...FORECAST STORM TRACK AND INTENSITY WILL
BE THE FOCUS OF THIS EVENT IN THE UPCOMING DAYS. A WINTRY MIX IS
POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM ALONG WITH COASTAL FLOODING OR SPLASH-
OVER.
It's a good thing Dan arrived home last night in time to restore  the
Hen-Dome, the plastic hoop house we built them for snow-free
roaming. Sigh. I LOATHE winter.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Ali: I feel for you, I really do. Even though we've had a very cold spring, we have had hardly any snow. A bit yesterday (I still need to post about it), but that's it. And I hate to rub it in, but we have sun forecast through the weekend, with highs in the 50's and 60's.

It will be spring soon - I promise!