February 1, 2012
Posted: 07:44 AM ET
I’m watching two storms in the Lower 48 this morning, one in the East and One in the West.
A storm centered over the Great lakes has a cold front extending towards the Gulf Coast with rain and storms popping up all around. LA/MS seems to be getting the strongest storms this morning, but it could edge into TN, AL later today. Pockets of rain are sliding north through the OH valley and into the NE as well. Cold air trapped at the surface in New England has the rain switching to sleet, freezing rain, and all snow in ME. 3-7” is possible in northern ME today.
Dense fog has the visibility down in Central TX, watching for delays in Dallas and Houston.
The West has a storm rolling in with snow and valley rain in WA, OR, and ID. Rain will nose S into the Bay Area too. Those are the bullet points, I’ll see ya out there.
It’ll be interesting to watch the Denver forecast over the next few days. The Pacific storm will round down the Four Corners and turn into a big snow maker for the Front Range and Denver metro. 6-12” of snow is possible Thursday night into Friday, after a high of 52 today. Again, the Denver weather is crazier than a Charlie Sheen Saturday Night. Mile High, baby!
January 26, 2012
Posted: 08:36 AM ET
Round 4 is currently under way this week with severe weather possible along the Gulf Coast up into GA this afternoon. The powerful storm over TX yesterday is starting to eject into the Mid MS Valley today, drawing Gulf moisture up and turning it into power storms. A tornado watch was in effect all morning for LA/MS and AL, and the stuff should enter South GA later.
Ahead of the warm stuff, the rain is falling into cold air across the MW. Freezing rain and sleet in OH had some kids delayed to school, and the freezing stuff is moving through PA into the NE. Winter storm warnings are up for parts of VT, NH and ME tonight through Friday for snow and ice. 3-6” of the stuff should pile up by Friday afternoon.
It’ll be all rain into the Mid Atlantic up the NE Coast. So expect delays in NYC, and Philly to ATL will be affected.
The NW is starting to dry out a bit after heavy morning rain from north CA to WA, and even the mountain snow is a little softer. I’ll have the radar for you.
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December 6, 2011
Posted: 08:24 AM ET
That's me (above) after finishing the Rock and Roll half marathon in Las Vegas Sunday night... we'll get into that in a minute... but first there's some weather to discuss:
The snow has finally ended in NM, but the roads are still icy in the northern part of that state. 12” of the stuff has been reported in the central and northern mountains. Now that energy is pulling into TX, but the moisture is drying up so just clouds and cold temps are being reported into the Lone Star State.
The actual cold front is draped across the East with heavy pockets of rain in AL straight up to ME this morning. This will most likely get the air travel delays going in NYC, Philly, DC and Boston for the day. I’ll have those updates.
Cold air is the main story for the MW and Rockies. Wind chills will be around the -30F range in Western KS and Eastern CO this afternoon, and highs will be in the teens near Minneapolis. I’ll show you the readings. The West is finally clear of the stiff winds, but it’s still chilly for AZ, NM, UT, CA and NV.
I have to give you the report on my Las Vegas Rock n Roll half marathon. The strip was jammed full of people, 44K runners to be exact. It was nearly impossible to pass people on the street b/c it was so tight, and just about every time I tried I got punched in the groin by somebody’s back swinging arms. Jingle all the way, right? Anyway it was still fun but real cold. I hope to get invited back to do it next year for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, that’s the charity close to my heart. Take a look at some pics from my trip on the MXP facebook page: Las Vegas Run Rock 'n Roll gallery.
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November 30, 2011
Posted: 09:25 AM ET
A few weather features will affect the Lower 48 today. The first is the big storm in the E that has loosened up and pulled into Canada. It’s the one that dumped between 3-6” of rain in the Mid south, Mid Atlantic, MW and NE yesterday and last night. It also shot 3-8” of snow as far south as AR/TN. As this low pressure center moves N, the wind and cold air will be drawn around the West and South side of the circulation dropping temps by 10-20 degrees for folks in the East. I’ll show you the forecast. The wind may cause a few short delays at the NYC metro airports, but that’s about it.
The central part of the US looks quiet once again, but this won’t last long. There is a strong cold front draped over the northern Rockies this morning, and this will stir up the snow in MT, ID, WY and stretch down to UT/CO by tonight. Winter storm warnings and watches are up for those states. I’ll show you the latest thinking on snow totals. The wind will crank tonight and tomorrow for Southern CA and NV behind this front. Gusts to near 70 mph will be common for the Mountains.
This is my last day for a while, and no I’m not being disciplined. I jet to Las Vegas to run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. I also get to emcee the event for them the night before, something I fell honored about. It’s fun as heck too. I get to meet tons of people that are running to raise money for the Foundation and hang out with them all weekend. Unfortunately I have to run the 13.1 miles on Sunday night, essentially putting my money where my mouth is, but it’ll be fun. It’s a night race down the Las Vegas Strip. It’ll be cold an probably breezy, but the glitz will be awesome. I’ll tweet my results and send a few pix along the way.
See ya later.
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November 17, 2011
Posted: 01:54 PM ET
I have to tell you, like my dog scooting across the carpet, I’m dragging butt today. I’m still training for the Las Vegas Half Marathon, and I’m emceeing the event for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. I was on the treadmill yesterday trying to string out a five miler when the tornado horn went off, and I had to jump off the stupid thing and duck for cover. November weather can be as violent as April and May.
The severe weather that steamrolled the South and Southeast is gone this morning, but a strong line of storms is headed South through Central FL. The cold front has cleared just about everybody but the Sunshine State, so the storms are still popping. Cold air and wind is the main story behind the frontal boundary from the Great Lakes to the NE and S, that’s what most people are talking about. It’ll be 20-25 degrees colder today than the last few days East of the MS River. Clouds and showers are still being squeezed out in the Mid Atlantic and NE as the upper-level shot of energy slides to the Atlantic coast. Travel delays will be back from Boston to the SE, I’ll have the updates on the show.
The middle of the Country looks quiet today, but the new storm across the PAC NW is causing some problems right now. Heavy valley rain and mountain snow will pile up from WA to UT today, and the advisories for snow reach down to CA. I’ll show you the satellite and radar, it’s pretty cool.
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October 14, 2011
Posted: 07:00 AM ET
Eat lightly before you hop onto an airplane headed East today, It’ll be a two-bagger this afternoon with all the turbulence. The two storms that where over the MW and E over the past few days are currently merging their energy over the NE and Great Lakes region, dragging rain and wind along for the ride. Currently the rain is heavy over VA and PA, with pockets around the rest of OH, NY, NJ, and New England. The wind will increase out of the West for the area this afternoon with gusts to 35 mph in Chicago. A high wind watch is up for Western NY for tonight and Tomorrow. I’ll have the maps for you.
Dry air is settling back to the rest of the country, and that means another warm day out West. I’m thinking 100 will do it for Phoenix today, and upper 80s in LA. This is the last day of the real hot Oct. air for a while, but even San Francisco will hit 80. Those are the major weather headlines, a big E storm and heat out West!
As for half marathon training, I need to run seven quarter-mile sprints with 2 minutes rest in between them. This is supposed to build up my speed for the December 4th race, but what it will really do is build up anger deep inside me. I really don’t care for running, but for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, I’ll do it!
Have a good weekend everybody.
October 13, 2011
Posted: 09:34 AM ET
On-time flights are disappearing faster than buckets of chicken in the clubhouse at Fenway Park (allegedly) this morning. Two storms are pressing E from the Great Lakes and NE this morning sending low clouds and rain E of the MS River today. We’ve already seen delays in NYC, Philly, and Chicago b/c of the rain and clouds, and this trend will continue. I’ll show you the latest satellite picture and the local radars from around the country. It’s active in the Eastern half of the nation!
The West is different. High pressure and off-shore winds have bumped the temps up in CA, OR, AZ, and NV the last few days. Long beach hit 102 yesterday! It’ll be as warm today, but the weekend looks a bit cooler as the air mass moves East and the ridge of high pressure causing the heat flattens out. The Atlantic tropics are quiet again today.
October 12, 2011
Posted: 01:23 PM ET
Anybody in the NE tired of this rain yet? I don’t blame you, and I’m sorry to say more is going to fall over the next few days. I’m watching a slow-moving storm edging northward up the coast dragging low clouds and heavy downpours along with it. Air travel will be disrupted in the NE and Mid Atlantic today too.
Another shot of rain and storms is located over the MW and Plains. The energy that is rounding southward from the Rockies will spark off a few severe storms over the Mid/Low MS Valley this afternoon, damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the main threat. I’ll have the latest radar. The rain is even falling in north TX this morning.
Some energy is pulling into the Pac. NW, so showers are popping up in WA and ID this morning. It should last through the afternoon. That’s a quick look at the major weather makers for the country today, have a good one!
Oh yeah, training update: I had to run 7 miles yesterday to try to get up to speed for the Las Vegas half ‘thon in December. I ended running about 7.5 mi by accident b/c I wasn’t paying attention. I tell you there is no darker place than in my mind around mile 6 on the trail. Everything hurts this morning. Later.
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March 18, 2011
Posted: 07:35 AM ET
Even my dog laughed at me like ‘Smutly’ yesterday. “Clemson? Why did you pick them? Bwa ha ha.”
Friday weather goes this way: Fast-moving storm is headed through Quebec right now, and it is creating a big wind field. Gusts will reach 30-45 mph for the NE, so watch for major delays at the airports from Boston to NYC this afternoon. I’ll have the latest trouble spots.
The wind will help to draw in the warm air today too. Looking for 10-20 degrees above the average for the NE to the S today, but cooler in the MW. The cold front may get a few storms rolling from TX to the VA/NC mountains today, not severe though.
Snow is stretching out of CO and turning into rain across the Central Plains this morning. I’ll have the radar.
The West Coast is still tasting the Winter. Another round of rain, wind and snow is edging through CA to the NW, NV, and UT. The big storm is headed into CA for Sunday, and I think that rain will be the heaviest of the last 2 weeks. We have already seen mudslides near Big Sur and more rain is on the way. I’ll have that forecast. See you out there.
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February 25, 2011
Posted: 07:03 AM ET
Like Charlie Sheen to a phone interview censor, today’s weather will keep you on your toes. The storm from yesterday over the south is moving through the MW and into the NE. It’s centered over KY now, with a cold front dipping down to the Gulf and a warm front stretching into New England. When you see it on the satellite it looks like a comma, and that is the sign of a powerful system. Heavy rain, wind, and snow is all wrapped into this thing and I’ll show you the action on the show. I think 6-12” of snow in interior NE will be common, as well as 60- mph gusts from DC to Boston. Air travel will be greatly affected, so tune in to see who is getting hammered the hardest at the airports (I’m betting NYC/Philly will see at least 2 hour delays today. I hope not, but it looks bad).
After the 10 tornado reports yesterday, with 2 near Nashville alone, the Mid south and SE dries out this afternoon.
The West is a different story. Another shot of energy will slam into CA this weekend, with heavy rain and snow in the Mountains edging all the way through the Rockies. San Francisco will most likely mix with rain and snow this evening, with the snow level around 350-400 feet. 1-2’ of snow for the Sierra is a good bet too. Hey it’s Friday, at least that rocks. Later!
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