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Kevin Myatt

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Since 2003, Kevin Myatt has penned the weekly Weather Journal column, and since 2006, the Weather Journal blog, which becomes particularly busy with snow. Kevin has edited a book on hurricanes and has helped lead Virginia Tech students on storm chases.

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... Just south and west of campus that should have said ... it was tracking a hair west of due north.

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I have seen no evidence yet that a tornado touched down directly in the Virginia Tech campus. It appears that either circulation remained just aloft or tracked just west and north of campus, where there may have been some brief tornado touchdowns. Close call that could have been much worse.

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Because they didn't happen at your house doesn't mean they didn't happen. Up to 2 inches of rain in spots east of Roanoke. The article clearly says they would be streaky with some spots missing.

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Um, it's directly mentioned: "The weather patterns at work to bring several warm and wet years to our region recently vary quite a bit, but it’s increasingly difficult not to see a trend at work, one that parallels numerous studies of large-scale climate linking similar observed trends to…

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Dec. 31 ice storm with enough rain to push us over the annual rainfall record would seem oddly appropriate.

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Actually it is there in the second paragraph: "After increasing cloudiness and some spotty showers on this Saturday, a 'wedge' pattern is setting up for Sunday in which high pressure to the north will bank cooler air down the east side of the Appalachians as it is overrun by moisture lift…

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It is when cooler air is pressed, or "wedged", against the mountains by high pressure to the north. I have discussed it quite a bit previously but should have explained it again in this post.

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