The Similar Soundings Technique For Incorporating Pattern Recognition Into The Forecast Process at WFO BGM Mike Evans Ron Murphy. Outline. Forecasting issues with lake effect snow What is the “similar soundings” technique? Application of the technique for lake effect snow.
Large single band
Associated Eta12 3 hr QPF
Associated Eta 12 3 hr QPF
5 km MM5 Model – 24 hr precipitation
2.5 km MM5 Model – 950 mb omega
Intense single band east of Lake Ontario
Smaller scale Finger Lakes bands