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by updraft
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: August 2017: Looking Back at Harvey 5 Year Later
Replies: 1801
Views: 994928

Re: August 2017: Tracking Harvey/Catastrophic Flooding/Torna

48 frame GOES 16 Visible imagery suggests the mid level vort may be attempting to alien with the surface low of Harvey. http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/?parms=houston-02-48-0 Thanks srain - What does that ultimately mean? Does that mean the rain is beginning to fill in more? Sorry, just trying ...
by updraft
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January: Calmer Pattern To End The Month
Replies: 2081
Views: 1070587

Re: January: Winter Storm Warning/Light Sleet/Snow/Freezing

For those interested, Electric Generation in the area doesn't appear to be an issue yet. Wholesale electric prices per/MW hr have inched up over the past hour, but there is still a lot of generation available in ERCOT.

Things could change quickly as demand increases - but for now, all looks good.
by updraft
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

If the 12Z GFS is correct, we'll see another Arctic air mass heading in overnight Tuesday into Wednesday... Concerning next weeks weather - it looks as though everyone is shifting gears and the discussion is picking up. I know it's been customary in the past to keep posting events for the month on ...
by updraft
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

****************************************** That why I said SICK joke. We were joyous thinking we were goiong to get snow and then we get hit with ice which really sucks anyway you cut it. Pretty sick joke if you ask me. Are y'all with me here? It is okay, redneck. Some people are just wanting to pic...
by updraft
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Good Morning. Well, we didn’t get snow, we got something worse. Ice. I spent the last half hour reading some of the over night posts and I know some are disappointed, but we have to remember there are no guarantees in weather. As David Paul said this morning, “Mother Nature is going do what Mother ...
by updraft
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

As I mentioned earlier. I thought it might happen. Our snowband is falling apart on its southern end. Don't expect anything here folks. We've had our event now, this go round. Just enough freezing rain to cause some problems. Mainly unexpecting drivers not driving carefully. This is NOT a major ici...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Still confused on the spec's of this supposed "total bust" - the ULL is supposed to start moving up and out heading NE - and when this happens (tonight), the Gulf moisture is supposed to be lifted as well? It's easy to see the dry air settling into W Texas and it looks like it moved a litt...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Impactweather still has precip chances at 70% from 6pm today to 6am Friday with accumulations to 1.5" in various areas in various forms. Still on board .....
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

AROUND MIDNIGHT TO MID MORNING FRIDAY. THIS IS WHEN THE MAIN PRECIP EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE Now, everyone take a deep breath, have a nice dinner tonight, and come back to watch things unfold While I appreciate your efforts Tyler, you gotta know the freak-out will continue for some .... patience is a ...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

TWC just said that the precip over SETX is starting to move away from the coast and out of the area.....is that it? Is our little winter wonderland over with? I know everyone keeps saying tonight, but how can it if the precip is moving away? While what TWC said may be true, I don't think the "...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Looks like temps across the area have risen slightly to just above freezing - 33's, 34's and some 35's - but along the coast, the temps still at freezing = Freeport, 'Gorda, and Galveston all at 32.
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Anyone on here ever experience Thundersnow or Sleet?? It's quite an experience .... hope it comes to fruitation >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was in the Metroplex for the Leon Lett T-day game, and there was thunder with the sleet. I was delivering papers, on foot, not on bike, in a snowstor...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

If you think about it, it's not so amazing that everyone is beginning to doubt the snow. Texans and especially Houstonians have been trained to become natural Optimistic Pessimist ... look who we've had for roll-models - the Houston Oilers, Astros, Rockets (except '94-'95) and Texans. ;-) We always ...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Just taking a look at the NWS radar for HGX and I've got a question about radar images on reflectivity - composite versus base. I'm guessing the composite takes more data into consideration (versus actual soundings?) and extrapolates the image - but what's the general difference between the two ... ...
by updraft
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

I surely don't want to contradict anything Jeff say's, but concerning ERCOT and power grid, just got off a conference call and as of 7:40am, ERCOT is currently NOT implementing rolling blackouts [/u] and do not expect any for the next couple of hours. The main difference-maker between yesterday at t...
by updraft
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Arctic Blast/Snow/Ice/Winter Storm Wa

Just to elaborate a little on wxman's info on electricity issues .... just got out of a state-wide conference call and here's the latest info: As wxman stated, problems today and especially this morning were due to electricity demand - but coupled with power generation plant issues. Anytime we have ...
by updraft
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Arctic Blast/Snow/Then More Arctic Co

I apologize if someone has already posted as I haven't gone back through the forum .... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> CenterPoint Energy begins systematic rolling outages Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) declares statewide electrical emerg...
by updraft
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Arctic Blast/Snow/Then More Arctic Co

Seeing reports of no power in the West U area this morning. Hopefully someone can confirm that. I work in the energy industry here in Houston (at one of the local power plants generating electricity) and there are currently some issues with the entire system. Centerpoint is having some transmission...
by updraft
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Severe Threat/Arctic Blast/Then Snow?

AccuWeather pro site updated ~30 min ago: now calling for 50/50 chance Thur/Fri - 1"-3"

Confidence increased along with total's .... :D
by updraft
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion
Replies: 3608
Views: 1786769

Re: February Weather. Severe Threat/Arctic Blast/Then Snow?

The leading edge of the Arctic boundary continues to dive S through the TX Panhandle. Out W, the trough digging S into the Baja region of MX as the storm begins to take shape... http://www.ral.ucar.edu/weather/surface/2011013123_metars_abi.gif I appreciate all the info you and the other contributer...