2/10 SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM CONTINUES ON TRACK FOR THIS WEEKEND


SIGNIFICANT SNOWSTORM CONTINUES ON TRACK FOR THIS WEEKEND

 

What: All models are showing what should become a significant snow storm for the mid Atlantic Region this weekend.

 

When: Starting overnight Friday in the southwestern regions and spreading over the northern areas by late afternoon Saturday

 

How Much: Well, ranges in precip come in between 3-6” (Further South and west) and  4-8” (Further North and even east).. Some areas **COULD** see amounts in the 10” range.

Where:

I-95 areas and about 40 miles either side of it may be the jackpot areas until you get midway between Richmond and Fredericksburg, where you should pull the rain/snow line back west to western North Carolina.

Southeastern Virginia, from Just west of Richmond to Danville and the areas east should see a mix and the closer to the coast a changeover to rain. (Like Williamsburg to the Eastern Shore and Lower Southern Maryland)

 

This will be fine tuned… and I hope a map later tonight.

 

Amount Highlights:

Hagerstown: 3-6”

Frederick, MD: 3-6”

Montgomery, MD: 3-6”

Baltimore: 4-8”

D.C: 3-6” (Maybe some sleet/rain at start)

Dulles: 3-6” (Maybe some sleet)

Fredericksburg: 3-6” (Maybe some sleet)

Salisbury: 1-2” then Rain

Richmond: 1-2” (Mixing with rain and sleet)

Williamsburg 1-2” (Mixing with sleet and rain)

Emporia: Trace then rain

VA Beach: Few flakes then rain

Martinsburg: 3-6” (Some Sleet)

Roanoke: 3-6”

Charlottesville: 3-6”

Leesburg: 3-6”

 

Hopefully this gives you some idea of my thoughts!

 

 

Concerns:

  1. System bombing out and timing will make all the difference! I am thinking Maryland near Baltimore could be closer to 10”+ amounts
  2. The speed of movement is in question to an extent. Speed will make all the difference as well.
  3. A dry slot could develop in areas which will drop amounts
  4. time of day is not favorable for best accumulations.
  5. Any convective activity will up amounts in some regions… yes… Thundersnow!
  6. Still worried about a Southeastward shift in storm track. One of the latest models confirmed th
    is concern.

 

All for now!

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