So as we hit the 3rd anniversary of the Mega snowstorm of 2009 I thought we would look back and see how this storm developed and show you some pics to get you in that winter spirit
December 16, 2009
December 20, 2009
968 millibars (28.60")
This is view from space after the storm moved out on. The storm was from December 16-20th. Everyone was hit hard except the lower Delmarva.
We had the prefect set-up for this storm with the Classic HIGH pressure over Southern Canada bringing in a few pool of Arctic Air and the LOW down south loading up on Gulf of Mexico moisture.
The Formation of the December 2009 Mega Snowstorm
On December 16, 2009, meteorologists identified a storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico. It produced record rainfall in regions of Texas and had the potential to strengthen as it moved through Georgia and Florida and further north.
Weather models accurately predicted that this storm would meet with cold air while retaining its heavy precipitation. The GFS and Euro did very well with this storm and the NAM had the precip dead on about 24-36 hrs before the storm.