Forecasting a Nor’easter

I’ve heard somewhere that weather forecasting in the Northeast is one of the most difficult areas in the world. That may be, I don’t know, but we have many influences on our local weather-a meandering┬ájet stream, the Atlantic, the Great Lakes, our Green Mountains, even the Arctic itself. On the weekend of February 21-22, the National Weather Service in Burlington was forecasting a potential Nor’easter┬áto hit New England the end of the next weekend, on March 1. I followed the forecasting of this storm closely all week, to see how the forecast and storm would develop through the week. Continue reading