March 2010- In Like A Lamb, Out Like A Lion?

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by vbhoutex » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:23 pm

And that radar image is the reason I will not be heading out to Home Depot as soon as I thought. :o

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by wxdata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:24 pm

I'm seeing only 24,000 ft tops. Any hail is coming from steep lapse rates, cold air aloft.

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by djjordan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:28 pm

Checking in to say yes there was some small hail (pea sized) that fell here in Sugar Land .... Hwy 6 and Settlers Way within the last 10 minutes. Didn't amount to much but a short lived torrential downpour and 1 rumble of thunder as it passed through.
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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by Paul » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:50 pm

storms broke apart as they entered NBrazoria....got a good down pour but nothing more...I had thought it was done raining with all the sun shine....

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by SCSLAND » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:52 pm

DEFINITELY HAIL in Sugar Land.

It hit me in the head!

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by wxman57 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:57 pm

Having a freezing level down around 7000 ft vs. 12,000 to 16,000 ft in the summer helps the hail from such small storms reach the ground in winter. It has less warm air to travel through on the way down.

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by wxdata » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:06 pm

Small hail possible south of Arcola.

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by sleetstorm » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:54 pm

Ptarmigan wrote:
sleetstorm wrote:Can any of you believe that tomorrow is the first day of March? What can everyone on this weather forum anticipate weatherwise during next month which is only over an hour away? Are we finished with Arctic and Polar surges, freezes, and wintry precipitation, or should I wait until the beginning of April to finally be done with all of those things to be able to relish the warm Spring sun? By the way, I know that Ed Mahmoud's Birthday is tomorrow, well, mine is this Friday and it very much looks like it is going to be a cool to mild day, not that I am complaining, though, mind you. If any you might know if the 5th of March has had any wintry precipitation, sleetstorms or snowstorms on it from the year 1984 to now? Because my parents have divulged me numerous times in the past that March 5th, which is the day that I was born, has been very icy and not solely with freezing temperatures but with literal snow and sleet.
Are you talking about in Houston? March 5 from 1984 to 1988 was above freezing. However, March 5, 1989 was was cold with a low of 25.

March 5, 1984-2002 in Houston
1984-65/41 0.22
1985-67/44 0
1986-75/42 0
1987-75/38 0
1988-74/44 0
1989-38/25 T (No record of snow or sleet that I know of)
1990-72/50 0
1991-84/52 0
1992-79/64 T
1993-63/42 0
1994-77/60 0
1995-68/56 0.02
1996-79/67 T
1997-78/51 0.03
1998-84/66 T
1999-74/66 T
2000-71/42 0
2001-70/41 0
2002-62/29 0

However, it snowed on March 10, 1932, the latest snowfall to be ever recorded in Houston.
No, I am talking about for Baytown which is only around thirty miles from Houston.

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by sleetstorm » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:17 pm

When my parents told numerous times in the past how icy that my birthday has somtimes been, temperaturewise, of course, they might have been talking about the literal high and low for those days more than literal snow, sleet, or freezing rain.

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Re: March First Storm- In Like A Lion?

Post by wxman57 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:24 am

Latest GFS says St. Patrick's Day will feature cold rain with a high in the 40s. No warm-up through March 18th. The winter that never ends... :cry:

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I do think the GFS is too cold for next weekend. We may well reach 70 on Sunday.

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