Forecasts say more snow in store for 2013

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National weather watchers say signs are strengthening for a snowier winter that could affect segments of north Georgia above Augusta and the Fall Line.

Long-range forecasts prepared by national weather watchers predict above normal snowfall in the East this winter.  Special/AccuWeather.com
Special/AccuWeather.com
Long-range forecasts prepared by national weather watchers predict above normal snowfall in the East this winter.

“(Superstorm) Sandy gave us an idea of what can happen off the East Coast if we get phasing to take place,” said long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok of AccuWeather in State College, Pa.

Phasing, he said in a news release, refers to a northern branch of the jet stream meeting with the southern branch of the jet stream. “Think of it as two smaller rivers merging together into one larger one.”

Also forecasting above-normal precipitation for north Georgia is the National Climate Prediction Center, said Nyasha Dunkley, Georgia’s deputy state climatologist.

In the near term, however, dry weather is likely to persist, as it has throughout October and November.

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TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/22/12 - 03:23 pm
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Snow

but not for our region? Too bad - we could really use all the moisture we can get and then as the icing on the cake, it may get rid of some of those pesky insects that seem to enjoy all the warm winters we have had.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/23/12 - 09:38 am
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I wonder if N. Georgia gets

I wonder if N. Georgia gets the forcast for the CSRA? Had my hopes up and then read this was not for our area :(

F4therTime
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F4therTime 11/23/12 - 10:55 am
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The good thing about this is...
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All that snow has to flow down the mountain and into streams and rivers...so it may alleviate some of our drought.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 11/23/12 - 12:42 pm
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Snow

Good point, F4ther Time - I did not think that far ahead - shame on me!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/23/12 - 04:53 pm
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Accountability

I'm sure that long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok of AccuWeather in State College, Pa., has a lot of skin invested in his prediction. If he is wrong, he will be out a lot of money and possibly even his job. Oh, wait. He doesn't lose anything if he is wrong? Then how is this possibly news?

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 11/23/12 - 07:22 pm
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In breaking news....periods

In breaking news....periods of light to be followed by periods of dark.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

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