Thursday, December 17, 2009

More December 2009 Results and Coming Christmas Storm

In the comments section of the Thanksgiving 2009 Forecast Results post, I included a few forecasts for the West Coast. Here's an update on how they're playing out.

The forecast for Dec 13-16, indicated that there would be a rain event around Nevada and southern California. As can be seen from the Accuweather map at left for Dec 13, a low pressure area centered over Nevada was bringing rain, snow, and windy conditions to the area.

I expected similar weather for that area on the 15th and 16th. Things cleared up considerably, however, although by the 16th there was light rain and mountain snow reported in central California.

For the 15th and 16th, I called for a strong storm off the West Coast pushing its way into the Pacific Northwest. The Accuweather map for the 15th at left shows a storm system with soaking rains hitting the Pacific Northwest. Another storm system hit the area on the 16th as well.

Christmas Storm

My Christmas and New Year's forecast was posted on November 7, 2009 and called for a strong winter storm to hit the Mississippi Valley and East Central States between December 22-26. This potential storm is just now becoming apparent to conventional forecasters. Today Accuweather reports "Furthermore, there is a shot at a major winter storm affecting the Central part of the country next Wednesday and Thursday, shifting into the East just in time for Christmas." That would be the 23rd and 24th--the exact time and place pointed to in my long-range forecast. We'll see how this plays out.

Introduction to the Weather Alternative

How Long-Range Forecasts Are Made

Christmas and New Year's Weather Forecast United States and Europe

Super Bowl Sunday 2010 Weather Forecast

Saint Patrick's Day 2010 Weather Forecast

The Star of Bethlehem

Here's an interesting web site with great information on the Star of Bethlehem.

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