Winter Storm Forecast

Dominant Precipitation Type:

imageGreen (Rain)- As the storm moves into this area it will start as all snow. After several hours, temperatures will slowly warm up producing a brief icy period. The ice will quickly transition to all rain. Rain, heavy at time, will continue throughout the rest of the day. 1-2″ of rain is expected.

Pink (Ice): This area is split into two. North of Maryland should expect up to .50″ of ice. Maryland and south will get a nice thump of front-end snow and .10-.25″ of ice. After that, a long period of ice is expected.

Blue (Snow): This area is the “jackpot” of the storm. Upwards of 10″ of snow will fall along with a low ice threat.

 

Snow Map:

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Things have changed since last nights update. More snow is now in the forecast. Southern Delaware, southeastern Maryland and parts of Virginia have been included in 5 to 8 inches of snow. Right along the coast, C to 1 inch of snow is expected before change over to snow/rain. 1-3″ is expect a but farther inland. The 3 to 6 inch zone has been updated to 3 to 5 inches with isolated 6+ inches.  Lots of this will melt tomorrow when it rains. More ICE is in the forecast.

NWS Guidline:

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Ice Forecast:

 

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Cold Air Damning:

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Analysis:

image Cold air could make a return juse in time at the end of the storm to produce snow for areas that changed over to rain.  It’s also possible that storm #2 connects with the energy from the original storm to produce even more snow.

ALERTS:

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-NEWeatherWx

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