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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Mardi Gras. Seattle Thundersnow, New Madrid Fault Severe Weather. Will March Turn Stormy Fast? Recipes for Weather and Drinks
Today is Mardi Gras and as I grew up in Miami when it was more Southern and the demographic mix in my neighborhood made Mardi Gras a big seasonal holiday for a city without seasons. So going to start off here by saying everyone should have a happy day and enjoy the weather if you got it as it may get a bit stormy again very soon. My Grandma spent some time in New Orleans when she was younger, the Garden District actually, and she had a healthy fear of voodoo queens and severe weather. She didn't like thunderstorms having grown up in Tampa they were used to thunder hitting so close that once it came into the house. I've heard it said when she was small she would hide under the bed during a good thunderstorm!
Of course Grandma Mary never saw Thundersnow that I know of...
Yesterday Seattle had Thundersnow, hail and then snow. They sort of won the wintertime trifecta and they can go quite a time between seeing snow or hail. Rain yes, but snow not so much and Thundersnow... well... you know that's Jim Cantore Land. Shame he didn't get to cover that storm. Love the way the guy responds "it's a convergence zone" when asked what's going on in the Seattle video. Watch the video ....
Is there such a thing has Thunderhail?
Shorter video with the "Thundersnow" at the end.
Those storms are moving East.
Winter has turned into Severe Weather Season....
Snow and Ice dip down like colorful Mardi Gras beads.
Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico moves North
Note the warmth of the Caribbean...
Pulls NW through the Yucatan.
Into the GOM and catches a ride North...
That translates to the image below
Snow way up North.
Rain moving up the Mississippi River Valley
Then that whole mess moves East.
Next 5 days.
Images available on www.spaghettimodels.com
But today we have this mess in the middle section of the country.
Doesn't it look like it highlights the New Madrid Fault?
Just a messy meteorology, geology mind.
A real recipe for severe weather.
A friend of mine Rob does great weather on his site.
Followed him for years, mostly for hurricane reasons.
But Rob really is a man for all seasons.
See the map below.
Note March will come in as a Severe Weather LION
Carolinas due to get weather Wednesday night....
So party today as it's Fat Tuesday.
Enjoy something delicious.
Ice Cream, Frozen Drinks.
Oh I want a praline....
If you are off the wagon try this....
Personally I may pour bourbon over mine...
So hang in there March may be filled with weather.
And after severe weather season is hurricane season.
Eric is watching.
So am i ;)
LOL (I'm laughing)
Have a happy, Fat Tuesday ....
@bobbistorm on Twitter... add me please
My Grandma loved that song....
No that's not my Grandma but she could play like that ;)
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Weather Historian. Studied meteorology and geography at FIU. Been quoted in Wall Street Journal, Washington Post & everywhere else... Lecturer, stormchaser, writer, dancer. If it's tropical it's topical ... covering the weather & musing on life. Follow me on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/BobbiStorm