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Surface low question

Post by shane03 on 2011-12-07, 11:16 pm

I have a question to see if im going in the right direction. I know theres a Upper level low and a Surface low. the snow fall is always to the west of the low correct? my question is do i need to follow Upper level or surface low data for the track of the heaviest snow. I know theres more to determine snow than just the low placement. alot more data to take in to get a forecast. understanding the low tracking is giving me the most trouble. thanks for any help on this.


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Re: Surface low question

Post by Toot on 2011-12-07, 11:30 pm

shane03 wrote:I have a question to see if im going in the right direction. I know theres a Upper level low and a Surface low. the snow fall is always to the west of the low correct?
95% of the time on the north and west side of the low you will find the snow if you have a conducive air mass . Sometimes you can get an upper level low to get a really cold core and produce snow on many sides.... but that usually has alot to do with the tilt of the troff.

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My question is do i need to follow Upper level or surface low data for the track of the heaviest snow?


Most of the time you can look at surface/850mb graphics to get a ruff and general idea. Then to get more specific...you can look at mid and upper air graphics along with other data etc.

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