Monday, March 31, 2008

March Goes Out Like A Lion

In The Weather Alternative's March 8th post entitled Thoughts About the End of March, I focused on the storm-breeding potential of the Full Moon Chart. Based on this, the forecast stated major weather changes will be underway for the West Coast, Great Basin, and Rockies starting around March 26th and continuing through the 30th. The most likely scenario is that a very strong low pressure system or cold front will penetrate the Pacific Northwest with high winds and storms as it pushes eastward into the Great Basin and Rockies.


On the 26th, the Weather Channel reported

Active Northwest and Midwest

A storm system will impact the Pacific Northwest today, bringing rain, mountain snow, and gusty winds to area.
Gusty winds will be felt as far south as southern California.
Snow advisories are in effect for much of the Oregon Cascades and the coastal range. Snow levels around 1000 feet, could drop to 500 feet by tonight.

The Weather Channel's report for the 27th read

A new storm system will bring a cold front into the Pacific Northwest on Friday, renewing the threat for heavy rain over western Washington and Oregon, but also extending that threat into northern and central California.
Heavy snow will increase through the Cascades, into the northern California Mountains.
Gusty winds will also develop through the Northwest, and extend into parts of the Southwest as well.

Similar reports were issued on the 28th, 29th, and 30th confirming the long-range forecast.

The same post warned about a planetary set-up over Kansas, which would affect the Plains. The forecast stated When this is triggered between March 28-30, we can expect an important low pressure system to develop in the Plains and push toward the Mississippi Valley potentially creating severe weather conditions. More information about this was included in my original forecast for March 2008.

The Accuweather map at left above for March 29th called for a potentially serious situation in the country's midsection with possible rainfall amounts of 4 to 5 inches and more flooding.

At the same time a storm brought howling winds and snow to the northern Plains.

Finally, The Weather Alternative long-range forecast called for a low pressure system and possible blizzard conditions for the Northeast from the 27th through the 31st.

The Weather Channel map at left for the 28th shows a low pressure area bringing rain and snow over the Northeast and New England. Tomorrow, April 1st, locally heavy rain and gusty winds are expected but no blizzard conditions have been mentioned.

All in all, the Full Moon indications have played themselves out very well, and have been a good indication of the weather that resulted.

March Forecasts

Thoughts About the End of March

April Forecasts

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

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