But then again, the signals are flipping back and forth as I have never experienced in the past. Was the matter just that I didnt know to look for this, or..., is something more afoot? I need to get some permanent monitoring equipment, methinks.
SB is stepping on SD in places one would not expect and yet SD is nearly as strong as ever is in other locations.
So, I dont know... Are the changes in the signal as important as the overall strength? I pondered in the last entry of the effects of the changes in the signals and now (today) the signals continue to change in ways I would never have expected. Then again, odd weather is manifesting itself throughout the remainder of the nation to the east with an significant winter storm and even tornadoes warned for the southeast.
After-note: Mid morning, March 18th.
The weather is really odd across the nation today - as such is being reported on The Weather Channel anyhow. The jet-stream is sort of moving south and to the north of the jet-stream is really cold (0 deg F in Northern Minn. with snow throughout the northern states) and to the south of the jet-stream is really hot (100 deg F in Southern Tex.). What's more an apparently/reportedly massive solar flare has made the aurora borealis visible in southern latitudes where it is not typically visible. (I have always wondered about the influence of solar flares on my readings/measurements/signal strengths.) No report of any tornadoes in the southeastern portion of the nation as yet. As I have mentioned in the past, I figure it probably takes a couple of days for any air mass of which I may have observed to reach the mid-eastern portion of the country.
Strong solar flare brings aurora borealis to mid-latitudes this weekend
Ukko to keep old man winter going into spring
Mar .18, 2013 3:31 am ET
Northeast | View Regional Video
- With cold high pressure slow to exit, Winter Storm Ukko arrives today.
- For western West Virginia, southern Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay area, rain is likely.
- The mountains of West Virginia, northern Virginia and Maryland west of the Chesapeake will deal with snow, sleet and some freezing rain during the morning but plain rain by afternoon. Washington and Baltimore could pick up an inch or two of wet snow.
- Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, changing to rain in southwest Pennsylvania, southeast Pennsylvania and central and south Jersey by afternoon and evening. The mountains of Pennsylvania could pick up as much as 4 to 6 inches of snow and then deal with some icing. Philadelphia could see an inch of wet snow before conditions change to rain.
- Snow and wintry mix will spread northward into New York and then southern New England late Monday and Monday night but with slushy, slight accumulations near or below an inch in downtown New York City and Long Island. Snow amounting to as much as four inches will occur in southern New England tonight. Boston should see 2-4 inches of snow and sleet.
- Gusty easterly winds are likely along the Atlantic coast from Delaware Bay to Long Island.
- Temperatures will vary from near average to 15 degrees below average.
- Highs will range from near 20 degrees in northern Maine to some 50s in southeast Virginia and western West Virginia.
- Monday night and Tuesday, Snow and wintry mix target Upstate New York and New England. Southern New England will see a changeover to rain with temperatures above freezing or coming above freezing Tuesday. Northern New York and northern New England could pick up well over 6 inches of snow. Meanwhile, the rain will exit southeast New York and the eastern Mid-Atlantic while snow showers linger in the mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
South | View Regional Video
- Showers and thunderstorms are possible from the Ark-La-Tex right into the Southeast Monday.
- The highest rainfall amounts will be between a half inch and an inch.
- Severe thunderstorms are possible across Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and west/north Georgia. The main threat is damaging wind gusts but some hail and an isolated tornado are also possible.
- Temperatures will mainly vary from near average to 18 degrees above average, except 5 to 10 degrees below average from northern North Carolina to northwest South Carolina.
- Highs will range from some upper 40s in western North Carolina to the 90s in south Texas.
- By Tuesday, any lingering showers and thunderstorms will shift toward the Southeast Coast and into the Florida Peninsula.
Midwest | View Regional Video
- Ukko's winds and snow shift eastward into the northern Great Lakes today
- While any lingering snow diminishes in the Dakotas, snow will target Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with some wintry mix from southern Iowa to the southern Great Lakes. Northern Minnesota could see snow totals up to 6 inches.
- Northwest winds behind the storm will be strong across the Plains and Mississippi Valley with gusts in western Minnesota and northern Iowa well over 40 mph. Parts of the easternmost Dakotas, western Minnesota and northern Iowa will deal with possible blizzard conditions. Gusty east-southeast winds are likely in eastern Upper Michigan and near Lake Huron in eastern Lower Michigan.
- Rain and some thunderstorms will target the Ohio Valley. The heaviest rain in southeast Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky could top 1 inch. Some severe thunderstorms are possible in eastern Kentucky, mainly producing damaging wind gusts.
- Temperatures will vary from near average to 20 degrees below average.
- Highs will range from the teens and 20s in North Dakota, eastern South Dakota and Minnesota to the 50s in Kentucky and near 60 degrees in southwest Kansas.
- By Tuesday, snow showers will linger around the Great Lakes while a little light snow and rain move through the lower Missouri and mid-Mississippi Valleys.
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- Snow showers are possible across the northern Rockies and possibly out into the high Plains of Montana. Only a few snow showers may linger in the Colorado Rockies.
- Meanwhile, a little rain and mountain snow clips western Washington.
- Locally gusty westerly winds will target eastern Washington, the Rockies and the high Plains of southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado.
- Temperatures will vary from below average in Montana and Wyoming to above average in interior California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico.
- Highs will range from the teens and 20s in the northeast tip of Montana to the upper 70s and 80s in the Desert Southwest.
- Showery rain and mountain snow sweep into the Pacific Northwest ahead of the next storm Tuesday.