Just a short note to let readers know that several of us who have been collaborating on NW Flow Snow issues in the southern Appalachians now for a number of years have had our manuscript on the northwest flow snow associated with the remnants of Hurricane Sandy (Oct 2012) published in Weather and Forecasting. This will appear in the February issue, and for now is available as an early release version to WaF subscribers here:
My sincere appreciation goes to all the co-authors for the hard work in putting this together and final modifications leading to publication: Doug Miller, David Hotz, Pat Moore, Baker Perry, Larry Lee (yes, even in retirement!), and Daniel Martin.
We will likely move on to other NWFS topics for awhile, including HiRes model validation for typical NWFS events, but the opportunity for simulating many of the forcing mechanisms and moisture sources associated with the historic Sandy snowfall is something that some of us may still pursue.