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It’s A Forecast, Not A Prophecy


In the last chapter I wrote about the importance of understanding the weather systems in a wide area around you rather than just looking at a GRIB or forecast for your immediate area.  I believe this is so important that I’m going to write about another storm to drive the point home.

Once more, let’s go back in time to 17 September 2011:

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I know it’s been 7 years since this happened, but would you happen to have copies of the 500 mb charts for the 6 days leading up to the 17th? I think it would be educational to see what you saw that provided the advanced warning.