In this edition: Bullseye D.C. - Is This What Cold War Looks Like?
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Sludge Report #48
Is This What Cold War Looks Like?
It appears the NOAA Supercomputer’s long range forecast for Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., first published by Scoop on Monday (see... Icy Blast For Bush’s Inauguration ), and then again Wednesday (see... Storm Warning For Dubya  ), were right on the button.
With only 30 hours to go till George Walker Bush assumes the mantle of President of the United States the short-range NOAA Aviation weather model shows a direct hit on Washington by the eye of a nasty storm. And at this range the supercomputer weather model is extremely accurate.
In the image above the storm is showed centred on D.C. in the early hours of January 20th, Inauguration Day for the 43rd President of the United States of America.
The computer forecast is the worst yet for the US Capital showing Inauguration Day in D.C as positively dangerous. Northerly winds from 10 to 20 knots. Temperatures close to zero centigrade (freezing point), and falling, and around 30mm of rain/snow over the 24 hours till midday Washington D.C. time by which time the temperature (including the windchill factor) will be well below zero and falling.
With the combination of heavy rain and snow, and the freezing northerly moving in, the danger of the storm leaving D.C. encased in ice – and basically locked down - for the President-Elect’s party-of-a-lifetime is now a distinct possibility.
Links To NOAA Supercomputer Weather Images (Note: In all images Washington D.C is positioned in the centre of the frame )
Rain Over Six Hourly Periods:
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