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bearded_gnome 1 year, 1 month ago

RD, am not a meteorologist and couldn't play one on TV, and didn't try to make a forecast there. however, I do have some understanding of the stuff interacting thar. and I made my point at the end. chill

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 1 month ago

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riverdrifter 1 year, 1 month ago

"in other words, both the map and his interp are subject to variables of time, and inaccuracy." What's your forecast? You know so much, tell us. Fact is, without the boys up at Topeka, you know squat. Tomorrow is is going to be be sunny, breezy and cold. What you have said beyond that?

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 1 month ago

the map displays the reality of a few different gradients, or think of it as displaying the set of potential outcomes each having different likelihoods. the article's verbal summary from the "expert" is based on his read of that glop of potentialities together with his experience.

don't be so visually bound, otherwise you can be easily fooled by visual illusions, too.

now, understand, he is reading this from a couple days' in advance, and things can change and the line can move, moving that set of gradients around, changing timing, changing some temps, etc., and instead of snow and no ice, we could be here on thursday sunset with one inch thick of ice coating everything!

in other words, both the map and his interp are subject to variables of time, and inaccuracy.

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mikekt 1 year, 1 month ago

Be grateful that it's not a "reservoir and river choking dust storm", which is in our future some day coming to a theater near you, when the Ogalla Aquifer dries up.

What do we think that this will that do to property values ?

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Pywacket 1 year, 1 month ago

Since we are prepared (plenty of firewood, several meals cooked that we could warm on the gas stove, plans to work from home if need be, a healthy supply of fresh fruit and good booze), it will likely drift north and deliver an unimpressive inch or two of moisture. I'd like to see about a foot of snow, but am not optimistic.

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paul85 1 year, 1 month ago

Calling it now, no school on Thursday, Friday is iffy if we get snow all day Thursday as well.

Definitely no school on Thursday!

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 1 month ago

We need the moisture, whether wet or frozen. I'll take all we can get.

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PwopellewCap 1 year, 1 month ago

I'll believe it when I see it....

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Keith Richards 1 year, 1 month ago

"Shawn Byrne, NWS meteorologist, said the Lawrence area will likely see an "all-snow scenario,""

Did Shawn bother to check his own map? It clearly shows Lawrence in the Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain area.

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akt2 1 year, 1 month ago

Crockpot cooks need a Plan B in case the power goes out.

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ddhawkfan 1 year, 1 month ago

Fantastic, so every idiot is going to drive around like their head is in the.... sand, yes sand, thats the word I'm going to use here.

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irvan moore 1 year, 1 month ago

i'm gonna cook chili in the crockpot while i run the snowblower, might as well make the best of it

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Gary Anderson 1 year, 1 month ago

If your house burns down tonight....does that mean we have "Global Fire"? Local conditions have little to do with Global Conditions!

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Clickker 1 year, 1 month ago

I thought we had global warmin

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