Well, as we barrel toward a late Thanksgiving and then December, with each day's passing our chances of seeing some winter weather increases dramatically.
One of the first milestones of the season is the first "fantasy storm" on one of the computer models.
What is a fantasy storm?
Basically, any storm that is depicted more than 7 days out.
Well, I've got a TRUE fantasy storm to show you today -- it's not 7 days out; it's not 10 days out; it's FOURTEEN days out!
Here is the 12z run of the computer model known as the GFS (a commenter on the last thread had a unique interpretation of what those letters stand for).
As you can see, it depicts a lovely looking low pressure system tracking off the Carolinas coast.
I show this to you for one and only one reason -- it's the first of many times the GFS or any other model shows a big storm more than 7 days out. The other 100 times this happens, you won't hear a peep from me about it.
One caveat -- a met who is knowledgeabel about N.C. winter weather issued an alert that this particular time frame (first couple days of December) would see a pattern conducive to a possible lower Middle Atlanta snow storm.
The catch? He issued that warning BEFORE this run of the GFS came out.
Let the fun (and torture) begin!