CALM DOWN IDIOTS, THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS WEATHER.
Look, I know those of you in the northeast subjected to news media are probably a little freaked out about this impending blizzard and all, what with the
Fear Weather Channel calling for a “Historic, Crippling Blizzard” and so on.
But all that colored hullaballo above here is forecast model data. Not a weather forecast, but the raw data spewing out of the supercomputers that think about this crap. This one is the ECMWF, the model that’s gained a lot of fans after accurately predicting hurricane Sandy first. Earlier this week this model called for 17 inches of snow in New York. Today it’s closer to 8-12, if you look at the snowfall output.
But when you mash it up with the Temperature projections, we can see that it’s going to be above, and in some cases well above freezing through much of the “blizzard”.
This may interact with the weather pattern in complex ways, possibly creating a condition known as “Rain”.
Wear a coat. Buy some beer.
And for the love of god stay away from the weather channel.