Lot of uncertainty showing up in spaghetti

For fans of NOAA spaghetti, this plot generated from last evening’s global data.  Really, the uncertainty is overwhelming:

Valid at 5 PM AST, January 26th.
Valid at 5 PM AST, January 27th.

Every so often one of these goofy ones comes out, a real knee-slapper.  The real situation is that we have a series of storms on the doorstep, the stronger ones barging in on the 20th or so, as the bonafide spaghetti outputs were indicating.  These will be cold ones; yes, cold ones on tap, with a good chance of snow in “Catalina-by-the-Mountains”, which might also be a good new name for our little CDP.

By Art Rangno

Retiree from a group specializing in airborne measurements of clouds and aerosols at the University of Washington (Cloud and Aerosol Research Group). The projects in which I participated were in many countries; from the Arctic to Brazil, from the Marshall Islands to South Africa.