River stage: 25.01 ft. Falling
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014
Forecasters foretell flake-filled fluffy futurePosted 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.
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