12-13-18 Looking back at snowiest Decembers in Indy & top snowfall events! N.

12-13-18 Looking back at snowiest Decembers in Indy & top snowfall events! N.

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Thought it would be interesting to look at snowfall climatology for Indianapolis in December.  I know snow lovers are disappointed with how this month is panning out, but Indy has had some big-time December snows!  Maybe this will give you some hope for snow.  :) History shows a WIDE range in snowfall, even several years with no recorded snow.  On the other hand, there are a couple years that have produced over 20" in the month alone.  1973 still stands as the snowiest December in Indianapolis with 27.5".  That is more than Indy averages in the whole winter!  As an…
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12-11-18: Understanding the complexities of forecasting winter weather. N.

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Good afternoon!  With winter approaching, I thought it would be valuable to talk about winter weather forecasting, and what makes it unique, FUN, and challenging.  There is often confusion between sleet, freezing rain, and snow, and the processes causing these types of precipitation.  The goal for this blog is to give you a much better understanding of winter weather! First things first, what makes winter weather difficult to forecast?  There is a lot to consider.  Just very small errors in the temperature can have a huge difference in the outcome.  Imagine forecasting 0.50" of rain at 34º.  Let's say the…
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12-6-18 Free Blog: Highest November North America snow cover since 1966!  Does this mean anything for the upcoming winter?  N.

12-6-18 Free Blog: Highest November North America snow cover since 1966! Does this mean anything for the upcoming winter? N.

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Good afternoon, and thanks for checking out this edition of the Hazardous Weather Blog!  Going to keep the theme of winter talk with a look at our cold/snowy start to winter for many in the lower 48, and if that can mean anything for the upcoming winter.  Oh yeah, we'll also look at the upcoming winter storm which could bury portions of the Appalachians in snow, especially North Carolina.  Wanted to show you all the season to date snowfall compared to the past 4 years.  It has been a fast start that began in mid-October.  Many areas of the country…
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12-4-18 Free Blog: Winter storm potential from the southern Plains to the Carolinas this weekend….more info here! N.

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Good morning!  Hope everyone is doing well!  After a briefly milder weekend for many, we are settling back to a colder pattern over the next several days.  Other than minor disturbances, the main feature many are watching is a southern storm system expected to bring heavy precipitation to the southern U.S. this weekend.  The northern edge of this will have the threat to see some wintry precipitation, although questions remain on the northern extent and how much cold air is in place where the moisture is falling.  The set-up is a bit unique which makes the forecast more complicated. A…
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11-29-18 Blog Update: Discussing the why behind our lack of tornadoes this year! N.

11-29-18 Blog Update: Discussing the why behind our lack of tornadoes this year! N.

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Good afternoon!  Wanted to touch on where we stand with severe weather and tornadoes this year compared to normal.  It's no secret this has been an unusually quiet year regarding tornadoes, particularly this past spring.  It seems like its been an extreme year of weather, right?  But why the lack of tornado activity compared to normal?  I'll explain the reason behind this in the blog.  First off, wanted to show you show you some of the preliminary tornado counts for the year thus far.  Looking at the U.S. as a whole, here are the tornado counts so far this year…
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Recapping our November Midwest Blizzard and how our forecasts can keep you ahead this winter! N.

Recapping our November Midwest Blizzard and how our forecasts can keep you ahead this winter! N.

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Quite the impressive late November blizzard that moved through the central U.S.  I put together some quick stats for a few Midwestern cities: Here is a look at snowfall totals from this storm across the central U.S. over the past 3 days: Our clients were aware of this storm more than a week in advance.  Here is a graphic we sent on our Wednesday morning forecast.  For 5 days out, it doesn't get much better regarding our targeted area given the large model differences.  If you want to know how rare a November blizzard is for these areas, look no…
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11-20-18 Discussing the solar minimum and its possible influence this winter. N.

11-20-18 Discussing the solar minimum and its possible influence this winter. N.

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Hey everyone!  In today's blog I thought it would be interesting to talk about solar activity (the lack thereof this year) and what that means, if anything, for the upcoming winter.  If you follow our social media pages and watched our winter forecast we talked about this being a low solar year as we head into another solar minimum.  I wanted to discuss more about what solar cycles are and what this can mean for our long-term patterns.   Just discussing the sun in general, it is the primary driving force of climate.  It provides the energy for life on…
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***Thanksgiving Week Schedule***

***Thanksgiving Week Schedule***

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Good afternoon everyone. We just wanted to drop in a quick update about our schedule for the upcoming holiday week for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Below you can find when to expect updates and when we will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. If you have any questions about the schedule you can reach out at wxops@bamwx.com. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.  
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11-13-18 Winter Threat Blog: Discussing season to date snowfall and an early season winter storm set to impact the eastern Ag Belt this week. N.

11-13-18 Winter Threat Blog: Discussing season to date snowfall and an early season winter storm set to impact the eastern Ag Belt this week. N.

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Hey everyone!  Thanks for checking out today's winter threat blog.  Today's blog will touch-up on how we are trending with snowfall already compared to this time last year, and look at the interesting storm tracks that have been setting up in the past few weeks which could be telling of the winter pattern showing up.  Not to mention - we have a potential winter storm setting-up mid to late week for parts of the Ohio/Mississippi Valleys, and especially the Northeast.  An impressive early season event is looking likely. Interesting to note how much more snow has fallen already this fall compared to…
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11-8-18 Winter Threat Blog: Discussing the snow chances and unseasonable cold over the next week! N.

11-8-18 Winter Threat Blog: Discussing the snow chances and unseasonable cold over the next week! N.

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Good Thursday afternoon!  The focus of this update will be covering the outlook ahead regarding snow chances over the next week.  A pesky, generally light snow event is working across the central U.S. today, this will really allow lake effect-snow to kick-up tomorrow into the weekend as the system phases over the Great Lakes.  Next week, eyes will be on a potential eastern U.S. storm system as another very strong arctic blast drops into the central U.S - this is the system many are curious about.   The cold coming over the next week is remarkable for early to mid…
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