Update Wed @ 9:03 PM — I’m going to need to change the title of this posting tomorrow to “Storm Late Sunday into Monday”.

This afternoon’s (18z) GFS and GEFS models have become available.

The GFS and ICON continue with a western track and a significant influx of warm air a few hours into the event. Any light snow at the start changes to sleet and rain and with a change back to snow possible but most of the moisture has move northeastward. So little accumulation in the immediate PHL area, according to the GFS.

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It’s been five years since I had last seen a Pileated Woodpecker in our backyard. Despite the 17º temperatures this morning, there he was—

Male Pileated Woodpecker today in backyard. (The male has a red stripe near the beak.) (Click on image for a larger view.)

What an incredible looking bird! He was “working” on the tree for about 15 minutes—

Pileated Woodpecker Video -Jan 2022
Pileated Woodpecker (male) photographed about 80 feet away.

Here’s a sequel…

Pileated Woodpecker – The sequel Jan 2022