Jan 31, 2009 in Meteorology
If the Presidents day storm of 2003 is known as the Blizzard of ‘03, this coming Presidents day non-storm should be titled “The non-blizzard of 2009.” I am a huge weather junky. I love to follow the weather models and keep abreast of the changes in those models at each new run. That why when this storm first appeared on the long range GFS I had to get excited. After the next few days though, the models started to jump all over the place with the path of the storm. Thats ok though right? At least we are assured that there will be a storm right?
Watching the weather channel, the hype was constant. Will it go along the coast, up the I-95 corridor of west of the Appalachians? Every scenerio was discussed along with the impact it would have. Even CNN had a weather map with “BLIZZARD” over the north east. The hype was totally insane. No one seemed to even consider the possibilty of the whole thing just going out to sea missing completely. If this does happen, and in my opinion it will, this storm should go down as the most overhyped storm in weather history.