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Site revamp coming later this fall

I put in a fair amount of work to the original site design back when MAD US Weather started in September 2010, but five years is a good run time for one design, so it is time to come up with a new one. The plan is to get a new design deployed before the […]

The Jessica Game

Storm chasers! Road travelers in general! Here is a “fun” game to play while on the road to pass the time maybe. Game credit/co-credit goes to Jason Foster. The goal of the game is simple: Listen to the entirety of Jessica by The Allman Brothers Band (the 7:28 full version… don’t give me none of […]

Winter Storm Threat: March 4-5 (Only/Final Call)

Can this be the last one, please? Near normal highs are going to feel like heat waves this month. Most uncertainty is going to come from the changeover from rain to sleet to snow. A slower cold push and/or prolonged sleet could cut down on totals. Regardless of the fact that there’s more downside than […]

Winter Storm Threat: February 26-27 (Only/Final Call)

It’s time for the southern folks to finally cash in this season. Some spots in North Carolina and southeastern Virginia are expected to get as much snow as they typically get in a year, so this should be a fun storm for them. I battled a bit in the placement of the 1″ and 2″ […]

Winter Storm Threat: February 21-22 (Only/Final Call)

Lots of uncertainty with this system. How much precip. falls as snow before the changeover, timing of the changeover, rates during the daytime hours, etc. The only thing that’s not really in question will be the surface temperatures at the start of the storm. Cold, cold, cold. Models overall show a little more potential to […]

Winter Storm Threat: February 16-17 (Final Call)

Cut back on totals in central and eastern Pennsylvania a little bit, and tweaked 8-12″ contour ever so slightly. On the south end of things, I lowered the snow+sleet totals in North Carolina east of the Appalachians and into far southeastern Virginia. Still a solid 5-10″ event around the greater D.C. region. Would have been […]

Winter Storm Threat: February 16-17 (Initial Call)

Holy crap, a decent storm around D.C. where the rain/snow/mix line won’t be a concern! It’s a miracle. So the biggest question at this point is QPF. There are some really juiced-up forecast models, and some not so much. Either way, snow ratios start getting good around D.C. and points north… talking 15:1 or better […]