There may be some isolated heavy snow in our future!

Storm Update #1: Sunday 10/22

I'm going to do a deep dive into how forecasting works for storms, or at least how I forecast as some places like the NWS has automated tools to aid that help them whereas I and most others who focus on a subset of the weather do this in a slightly old-school way that is more visual and we use our neurons exclusively to make computations beyond what the models provide. It will be a little long, but many of you asked for it when polled and the prospect of some snow has my winter adrenalyn running strong for the first time since April.

This storm is really just a tease with just some marginally freezing temperatures that could kick off some snow in the northern reaches of the Northeast and also Quebec, with some snowmaking likely, but nothing that will survive a warm up before the next cold hit.

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