Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy first day of Meteorlogical Spring!

Got to ring in the first day of March late last night with some of my closest allies in the field as we met in Galesburg at Colin Davis' place for a little get together to ring in the "new year", as we see it. Though March doesn't always come through in a big way, it is more or less the kickoff of the season here in the midwest. While events may be more isolated than May or June, when March goes, it often goes big!

While I try and resist as the models are often very sporadic at this time of year, my eyes always poke a look at the 384 hour gfs every day or so. With things being all over the place, it's stupid to try and nail anything down but the upcoming pattern does show some promise. While I sit here looking out the window at sporadic snow flakes, it does seem the wind will soon shift from the north to out of the south, right over the beloved Gulf of Mexico.

By this weekend we should see our first shot of Gulf moisture, with a chance at some liquid precipitation, potentially in the form of thunderstorms! No major severe weather events show up on my radar, but the potential is going to be there in coming weeks as a change to a more moisture laden stormy pattern builds into the middle section of the US.

Here we go...?

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