Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It Begins

The first snow of the season for metro Denver is being forecasted by some, so it's time to get this blog off and running. This is going to be a work in progress as I figure out how to properly track our local and national meteorologists in their quest (and ultimate failure) to accurately guess what Mother Nature's next move is. A good jumping off point, in my humble estimation, is to track their snow total forecasts. So let's not waste any time and get right into it.

Forecast for Tuesday Evening (Oct. 21, 2008) into Wednesday Morning (Oct. 21, 2008)
Coniglio - 9News - Denver metro . . . 1 inch; South Burbs . . . 1-3 inches; Foothills . . . 1-4 inches
Nelson - 7News - Denver metro . . . little to no accumulation; Mountains . . . 3-5 inches
Donaldson - News 4 - Jim Benneman makes Stacey Donaldson very uncomfortable at the beginning of this video, calling her "snookums," which is awesome. Denver metro . . . rain/snow mix - little to no accumulation; Parker and to the South . . . 1 - 3 inches; Eastern Plains . . . severe thunderstorms giving way to snow later
Dunn - My Fox Colorado - "You can smell the stockyards" (Northeast winds - often signify cold/snow/updraft and blow a smell that's the combination of dog food and a bean burrito fart from Greeley (where it always smells like that) to Denver) Denver metro . . . minor accumulations

Alright . . . we'll check back tomorrow and see how everyone did. Let the chaos begin!

2 comments:

C M Phillips said...

Amazingly, it started snowing in the South Burbs around 7:00pm last night. If you take into account the temperature of the ground when it started and the fact that after an hour to an hour and a half of snow that I had actual accumilation, then I guess 'ole Marty C at 9news did not do to bad. I'll keep you updated.

Flip Washington said...

Excellent . . . I'm looking for spotters to help verify the wild claims of both the weather crews and myself. Maybe I can count on you to be the South Suburban Measurement Expert (SSME)? We'll come up with a better name later.