Select quotes from this morning’s HPC Short Range Forecast Discussion: “rapidly deepening upper-level trough,” “incredibly strong surface front,” “ice and snow will be a major concern,” “dangerous amounts of sleet and freezing rain,” “thunderstorms will plague … Gulf Coast.”

I haven’t heard anyone saying the word “historic” the last couple of days, but I think that’s because they’re all too busy trying to pin down the exact sleet/snow/freezing rain boundaries and pouring over wind forecasts trying to decide if Blizzard Warnings are warranted.

Fun times.