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Forecasters foretell flake-filled fluffy future

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 4:33 PM

By James Baughn, Armchair Weather Guesser

It's crunch time as Winter Storm "Bumblebee Man" starts to enter far southwestern Missouri. The storm continues to develop into a classic comma-shaped system on radar:

The computer models, which this morning seemed to suggest the storm was going to arrive weaker than expected, have gone back to treating the storm as a monster capable of delivering a big snow.

The NAM model paints 6-8 inches across Cape Girardeau County:

Meanwhile, the GFS model is even more impressive, delivering 10-12 inches here:

As a result, the National Weather Service snowfall guess map now paints Cape Girardeau with 6.6 inches, a big jump from the meager 3.7 inches expected this morning.

The NWS forecast for Cape Girardeau calls for 1 inch of snow late tonight, 3-5 inches during the day tomorrow, and then another 2 inches tomorrow night. This gives a total of 5-8 inches.

AccuWeather.com has been holding steady all day with a forecast of 7.3 inches.

I'm going to go out on a limb, as an Unofficial Armchair Weather Guesser, and predict a snowfall of 1-14 inches. There you go.

How much do you think we will get? Lock in your vote now:

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I've got my Official "Snowfall-Depth-Assesment" Device ready.

It's amazing! It looks just like a shelled corn-cob...!

-- Posted by donknome-2 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 5:30 PM

For not being a weatherman you do a great job writing this blog. Thank you Mr. Baughn for the info, and occasional humor.

-- Posted by semo2014 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 6:11 PM

Lol. What the weather guys should do too. Just guess. Since they are mostly wrong.

-- Posted by meand me on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 7:56 AM

As Brick would say:

"I'm Brick Tamland. It's sunny out. We are here today to witness the miracle of birth. Soon a stork will fly overhead, delivering a baby panda. Let's take a look... I DON'T UNDERSTAND !"

From- "Anchorman"

-- Posted by A_Phares on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 9:40 AM

WOW You guys hit it right on the head!! It took me minutes to get to work this morning. My hats off to MODOT the roads were so clear you think that it never snoewed at all lmao

-- Posted by iflyforu on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 9:40 AM

I LOVE your blog! :) Keep up the funnies and weather. :D

-- Posted by Gretchen Probst on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 10:42 AM

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