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Late in the day on Thursday February 20th I posted a blog on how there could be some insignificant snow flakes mixed with the rain overnight into early Friday morning and that some models were suggesting it would be “Lake Effect” from Lanier. Read that blog if you missed it.  I am not the only one who noticed this. Radar and surface reports indicate that did happen in a few areas but as forecast with no impact. But one of the fascinating scientific questions is whether-or-not all or some of that precipitation was generated because of Lake Lanier!? More on that after I let you see some of the radar snap shots and snow reports from early Friday morning below. NOTE on some of the radars mPING  weather observers were reporting a rain/snow mix or just snow near Peachtree City and between Sandy Springs and Smyrna (see the symbols on the radar). Also the radar precipitation type in Henry County. Plus trace amounts of snow reported by CoCoRaHS observers in Coweta, Fayette and Clayton counties. So clearly there was precipitation overnight as forecast and there was some snow as expected but not enough to cause problems which was my forecast. But it’s not 100% certain it was “Lake Lanier Effect rain/snow”. Why? Because there were other meteorological phenomenon in play on a larger scale we call synoptic. Synoptic as opposed to mesoscale or micro-scale weather systems. Like me this person took notice: An old rule of thumb I learned in Chicago forecasting lake effect snow off Lake Michigan was that at least a 13 degree difference between water temp and air temp in the first mile of the atmosphere was required to generate lake induced snow clouds.  As these former meteorology students from the UGA Atmospheric Science Department noted to their former professor the temperature “Delta” was easily met. But there appears to be an “inverted” trough of low pressure with colocated low level convergence of wind streams (air from different directions meeting up). There were also synoptic scale mid and upper level influences at work over the region in addition to terrain impacts.  Yet we’ve had even colder air pass over Lanier without any distinct Lake Effect observed or indicated by the models so if “Lanier Effect” was real we should have seen it in the past. But perhaps the resolution of the models has finally become fine enough to pick up on it? So it’s an open question for now.  Therefore I think it fair to argue that it may have occurred even if Lake Lanier did not exist. After all, this is a common pattern here on the “backside” of exiting Miller A and B low pressure systems such as the one Thursday that brought 2 inches of snow in the Georgia Mountains and a lot more in SC and especially NC: On the other hand I wonder if the rain swollen lake had higher heat content than normal and larger size which was enough to have at least some added influence on the broader “Synoptics”. Something us meteorologists from Chicago refer to as “Lake Enhancement” or Lake-enhanced snow. So it could have been other factors PLUS Lanier.  It is worth noting that some of the same Hi-Res models were indicating lingering clouds in the same general configuration through much of the day on Friday: And they were right. Here are some actual satellite images during the day Friday with streaks of “fair-weather” cumulus and alto stratus clouds: These daytime clouds match the modeled “lake effect” moisture field, but surely these clouds were not there just because of Lake Lanier the way the broad clouds were far a field from the Lake, another sign that more was going on in the atmosphere than Lanier imo.  By late afternoon the clouds were dissipating and it turned clear Friday evening.  Dr Sheppard and his meteorology students will do a deeper dive into the the three dimensional thermodynamics and physics to see if they can reach a definitive answer. I LOVE SCIENCE! For over a week I was forced to beat back and slap away rumors when out in public and on Twitter about the big snow that was coming to Atlanta because people who don’t know what they’re doing share model snow maps. SMH. I say delete and unfollow those sources in your life. SMH. For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

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  • Seven people were shot at a Houston flea market Sunday. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 7:41 p.m., KPRC reported. Investigators said no one was critically injured. Some injuries are believed to have been caused by ricochet of gunfire. A man is in custody, KPRC reported. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others will be remembered Monday at a memorial service at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Twenty thousand people are expected at the venue Monday afternoon to remember those killed last month when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into a hillside in Southern California. The service was scheduled Monday, 2-24-20, because the date is significant for Bryant’s family. For a time in his career, Bryant wore a No. 24 jersey. Gianna, who played basketball as well, wore a No. 2 jersey on her basketball team. Bryant’s wife and Gianna’s mother, Vanessa Bryant, said in an Instagram post that she and Kobe Bryant were together for 20 years. Tickets for seats in the Staples Center, which also incorporated the numbers 2 and 24, went for $224 for some tickets, $224 for two ticket packages in certain sections and $24.02 for other tickets. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. According to the organization’s website, the foundation 'exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s legacy through charitable endeavors in sports.” Here’s what you need to know if you want to watch the service:  What time: The service begins at 10 a.m. PT. That’s 1 p.m. ET. What channel: Several networks will be airing the service, among them CNN, E! News and BET. Will it be livestreamed: The memorial will be livestreamed on several sites. You can stream it through ETLive.com and CBS All Access, as well as the ET Live app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. ESPN will be streaming it here. ABC News, NBCNews.com, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Yahoo Sports and Facebook Watch will also livestream the event.
  • A family has to bury another loved one after a man was shot during a viewing at a funeral home in Arkansas. Forrest City police said the shooting happened outside a funeral home off South Washington Street on Friday afternoon. Officers said the shooter, Christopher Reed, and victim, Curtis Allen, were cousins and were arguing about a dispute from back in 2014. Allen’s sister said she was outside when the shooting happened. “Your own family would do something so horrific on one of the most horrific days of someone’s life,” said Rozette Allen. Rozette Allen said her family traveled from Illinois to pay respects to their father Friday afternoon. She said Reed and her brother had unresolved issues from the past. She said Reed went up to her brother to shake his hand outside the funeral home but Curtis Allen wanted to be left alone. “He started pulling out a gun from his bookbag, and I’m like, ‘He has a gun, he has a gun,’ and he started shooting,” said Rozette Allen. Benjamin Wynne works at Miles J. Kimble Mortuary and Cremation. He said he was inside when he heard gunshots. “When he went through, ran through the funeral home, I immediately called police,” said Wynne. Police said Reed shot Curtis Allen multiple times. Allen was taken to the hospital and died Sunday. Officers arrested Reed and charged him with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and other charges. Rozette Allen said she will miss her brother, whom she described as a loving father of four kids. “I love him keep watching over us, watch over all of us,” said Allen.
  • A man was arrested after he attempted to rob a dog walker, shot him in the leg and then stole the dog walker’s dog, Daytona Beach police said. Officers said they responded around 2:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a call for help. Investigators said a man was walking his dog when Dwayne Foster approached him with a handgun and told the man to empty his pockets. The man refused and Foster fired several shots, with one striking the man in the leg, police said. The man was treated on the scene by paramedics and is in stable condition. Officers said they were able to track Foster down, along with the victim’s dog, as well as the gun. Charges are pending against Foster.
  • A 21-year-old woman from Pittsburgh fell around 80 feet from a cliff near Breakneck Bridge at McConnells Mill State Park on Sunday afternoon, fire officials confirmed. Dispatchers said the call came in around 3:23 p.m. Fire officials said the woman was flown to a hospital and has head and back injuries. The woman was with a group of Slippery Rock University students. No other information was immediately available.
  • A rider fell off a float Sunday during a Mardi Gras parade. The rider fell from the lower level of float 16B during the Thoth parade, WDSU reported. The rider was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Two people have died during parades this week. A man was struck and killed Saturday night when he was caught between two sections of a tandem float. Earlier in the week, Geraldine Carmouche, 58, died in a similar accident involving a tandem float. In response to the deaths, city officials have banned all tandem floats for the remainder of the Carnival season.
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Late in the day on Thursday February 20th I posted a blog on how there could be some insignificant snow flakes mixed with the rain overnight into early Friday morning and that some models were suggesting it would be “Lake Effect” from Lanier. Read that blog if you missed it.  I am not the only one who noticed this. Radar and surface reports indicate that did happen in a few areas but as forecast with no impact. But one of the fascinating scientific questions is whether-or-not all or some of that precipitation was generated because of Lake Lanier!? More on that after I let you see some of the radar snap shots and snow reports from early Friday morning below. NOTE on some of the radars mPING  weather observers were reporting a rain/snow mix or just snow near Peachtree City and between Sandy Springs and Smyrna (see the symbols on the radar). Also the radar precipitation type in Henry County. Plus trace amounts of snow reported by CoCoRaHS observers in Coweta, Fayette and Clayton counties. So clearly there was precipitation overnight as forecast and there was some snow as expected but not enough to cause problems which was my forecast. But it’s not 100% certain it was “Lake Lanier Effect rain/snow”. Why? Because there were other meteorological phenomenon in play on a larger scale we call synoptic. Synoptic as opposed to mesoscale or micro-scale weather systems. Like me this person took notice: An old rule of thumb I learned in Chicago forecasting lake effect snow off Lake Michigan was that at least a 13 degree difference between water temp and air temp in the first mile of the atmosphere was required to generate lake induced snow clouds.  As these former meteorology students from the UGA Atmospheric Science Department noted to their former professor the temperature “Delta” was easily met. But there appears to be an “inverted” trough of low pressure with colocated low level convergence of wind streams (air from different directions meeting up). There were also synoptic scale mid and upper level influences at work over the region in addition to terrain impacts.  Yet we’ve had even colder air pass over Lanier without any distinct Lake Effect observed or indicated by the models so if “Lanier Effect” was real we should have seen it in the past. But perhaps the resolution of the models has finally become fine enough to pick up on it? So it’s an open question for now.  Therefore I think it fair to argue that it may have occurred even if Lake Lanier did not exist. After all, this is a common pattern here on the “backside” of exiting Miller A and B low pressure systems such as the one Thursday that brought 2 inches of snow in the Georgia Mountains and a lot more in SC and especially NC: On the other hand I wonder if the rain swollen lake had higher heat content than normal and larger size which was enough to have at least some added influence on the broader “Synoptics”. Something us meteorologists from Chicago refer to as “Lake Enhancement” or Lake-enhanced snow. So it could have been other factors PLUS Lanier.  It is worth noting that some of the same Hi-Res models were indicating lingering clouds in the same general configuration through much of the day on Friday: And they were right. Here are some actual satellite images during the day Friday with streaks of “fair-weather” cumulus and alto stratus clouds: These daytime clouds match the modeled “lake effect” moisture field, but surely these clouds were not there just because of Lake Lanier the way the broad clouds were far a field from the Lake, another sign that more was going on in the atmosphere than Lanier imo.  By late afternoon the clouds were dissipating and it turned clear Friday evening.  Dr Sheppard and his meteorology students will do a deeper dive into the the three dimensional thermodynamics and physics to see if they can reach a definitive answer. I LOVE SCIENCE! For over a week I was forced to beat back and slap away rumors when out in public and on Twitter about the big snow that was coming to Atlanta because people who don’t know what they’re doing share model snow maps. SMH. I say delete and unfollow those sources in your life. SMH. For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.
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Late in the day on Thursday February 20th I posted a blog on how there could be some insignificant snow flakes mixed with the rain overnight into early Friday morning and that some models were suggesting it would be “Lake Effect” from Lanier. Read that blog if you missed it.  I am not the only one who noticed this. Radar and surface reports indicate that did happen in a few areas but as forecast with no impact. But one of the fascinating scientific questions is whether-or-not all or some of that precipitation was generated because of Lake Lanier!? More on that after I let you see some of the radar snap shots and snow reports from early Friday morning below. NOTE on some of the radars mPING  weather observers were reporting a rain/snow mix or just snow near Peachtree City and between Sandy Springs and Smyrna (see the symbols on the radar). Also the radar precipitation type in Henry County. Plus trace amounts of snow reported by CoCoRaHS observers in Coweta, Fayette and Clayton counties. So clearly there was precipitation overnight as forecast and there was some snow as expected but not enough to cause problems which was my forecast. But it’s not 100% certain it was “Lake Lanier Effect rain/snow”. Why? Because there were other meteorological phenomenon in play on a larger scale we call synoptic. Synoptic as opposed to mesoscale or micro-scale weather systems. Like me this person took notice: An old rule of thumb I learned in Chicago forecasting lake effect snow off Lake Michigan was that at least a 13 degree difference between water temp and air temp in the first mile of the atmosphere was required to generate lake induced snow clouds.  As these former meteorology students from the UGA Atmospheric Science Department noted to their former professor the temperature “Delta” was easily met. But there appears to be an “inverted” trough of low pressure with colocated low level convergence of wind streams (air from different directions meeting up). There were also synoptic scale mid and upper level influences at work over the region in addition to terrain impacts.  Yet we’ve had even colder air pass over Lanier without any distinct Lake Effect observed or indicated by the models so if “Lanier Effect” was real we should have seen it in the past. But perhaps the resolution of the models has finally become fine enough to pick up on it? So it’s an open question for now.  Therefore I think it fair to argue that it may have occurred even if Lake Lanier did not exist. After all, this is a common pattern here on the “backside” of exiting Miller A and B low pressure systems such as the one Thursday that brought 2 inches of snow in the Georgia Mountains and a lot more in SC and especially NC: On the other hand I wonder if the rain swollen lake had higher heat content than normal and larger size which was enough to have at least some added influence on the broader “Synoptics”. Something us meteorologists from Chicago refer to as “Lake Enhancement” or Lake-enhanced snow. So it could have been other factors PLUS Lanier.  It is worth noting that some of the same Hi-Res models were indicating lingering clouds in the same general configuration through much of the day on Friday: And they were right. Here are some actual satellite images during the day Friday with streaks of “fair-weather” cumulus and alto stratus clouds: These daytime clouds match the modeled “lake effect” moisture field, but surely these clouds were not there just because of Lake Lanier the way the broad clouds were far a field from the Lake, another sign that more was going on in the atmosphere than Lanier imo.  By late afternoon the clouds were dissipating and it turned clear Friday evening.  Dr Sheppard and his meteorology students will do a deeper dive into the the three dimensional thermodynamics and physics to see if they can reach a definitive answer. I LOVE SCIENCE! For over a week I was forced to beat back and slap away rumors when out in public and on Twitter about the big snow that was coming to Atlanta because people who don’t know what they’re doing share model snow maps. SMH. I say delete and unfollow those sources in your life. SMH. For more follow me on Twitter @MellishMeterWSB.

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  • Seven people were shot at a Houston flea market Sunday. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 7:41 p.m., KPRC reported. Investigators said no one was critically injured. Some injuries are believed to have been caused by ricochet of gunfire. A man is in custody, KPRC reported. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others will be remembered Monday at a memorial service at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Twenty thousand people are expected at the venue Monday afternoon to remember those killed last month when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into a hillside in Southern California. The service was scheduled Monday, 2-24-20, because the date is significant for Bryant’s family. For a time in his career, Bryant wore a No. 24 jersey. Gianna, who played basketball as well, wore a No. 2 jersey on her basketball team. Bryant’s wife and Gianna’s mother, Vanessa Bryant, said in an Instagram post that she and Kobe Bryant were together for 20 years. Tickets for seats in the Staples Center, which also incorporated the numbers 2 and 24, went for $224 for some tickets, $224 for two ticket packages in certain sections and $24.02 for other tickets. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. According to the organization’s website, the foundation 'exists to further Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s legacy through charitable endeavors in sports.” Here’s what you need to know if you want to watch the service:  What time: The service begins at 10 a.m. PT. That’s 1 p.m. ET. What channel: Several networks will be airing the service, among them CNN, E! News and BET. Will it be livestreamed: The memorial will be livestreamed on several sites. You can stream it through ETLive.com and CBS All Access, as well as the ET Live app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. ESPN will be streaming it here. ABC News, NBCNews.com, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Yahoo Sports and Facebook Watch will also livestream the event.
  • A family has to bury another loved one after a man was shot during a viewing at a funeral home in Arkansas. Forrest City police said the shooting happened outside a funeral home off South Washington Street on Friday afternoon. Officers said the shooter, Christopher Reed, and victim, Curtis Allen, were cousins and were arguing about a dispute from back in 2014. Allen’s sister said she was outside when the shooting happened. “Your own family would do something so horrific on one of the most horrific days of someone’s life,” said Rozette Allen. Rozette Allen said her family traveled from Illinois to pay respects to their father Friday afternoon. She said Reed and her brother had unresolved issues from the past. She said Reed went up to her brother to shake his hand outside the funeral home but Curtis Allen wanted to be left alone. “He started pulling out a gun from his bookbag, and I’m like, ‘He has a gun, he has a gun,’ and he started shooting,” said Rozette Allen. Benjamin Wynne works at Miles J. Kimble Mortuary and Cremation. He said he was inside when he heard gunshots. “When he went through, ran through the funeral home, I immediately called police,” said Wynne. Police said Reed shot Curtis Allen multiple times. Allen was taken to the hospital and died Sunday. Officers arrested Reed and charged him with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and other charges. Rozette Allen said she will miss her brother, whom she described as a loving father of four kids. “I love him keep watching over us, watch over all of us,” said Allen.
  • A man was arrested after he attempted to rob a dog walker, shot him in the leg and then stole the dog walker’s dog, Daytona Beach police said. Officers said they responded around 2:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a call for help. Investigators said a man was walking his dog when Dwayne Foster approached him with a handgun and told the man to empty his pockets. The man refused and Foster fired several shots, with one striking the man in the leg, police said. The man was treated on the scene by paramedics and is in stable condition. Officers said they were able to track Foster down, along with the victim’s dog, as well as the gun. Charges are pending against Foster.
  • A 21-year-old woman from Pittsburgh fell around 80 feet from a cliff near Breakneck Bridge at McConnells Mill State Park on Sunday afternoon, fire officials confirmed. Dispatchers said the call came in around 3:23 p.m. Fire officials said the woman was flown to a hospital and has head and back injuries. The woman was with a group of Slippery Rock University students. No other information was immediately available.
  • A rider fell off a float Sunday during a Mardi Gras parade. The rider fell from the lower level of float 16B during the Thoth parade, WDSU reported. The rider was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Two people have died during parades this week. A man was struck and killed Saturday night when he was caught between two sections of a tandem float. Earlier in the week, Geraldine Carmouche, 58, died in a similar accident involving a tandem float. In response to the deaths, city officials have banned all tandem floats for the remainder of the Carnival season.