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3 Mar 2015
Decided to break this away from the thread that is mostly discussing Part Two snow. This one is to cover the front end thump of snow, then ICE, then the rain which follows.
SHORT TERM /10 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 6 PM WEDNESDAY/...
CONDITIONS WILL GO DOWNHILL FAIRLY QUICKLY ON TODAY WITH MOISTURE
FROM BAJA MONSOONAL FLOW ADVECTING THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND
ARRIVING INTO THE ALLEGHENIES BY LATE MORNING IN THE FORM OF SNOW
INITIALLY...SPREADING EASTWARD ACROSS MY CWA THROUGH THE MIDDAY
AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS.
VERY MILD BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW WILL BRING A QUICK MIX AND EVENTUAL
CHANGEOVER TO FREEZING RAIN FOR ALL AS THE DAY PROGRESSES. THERE
MAY BE A COMPLETE CHANGEOVER TO RAIN ACROSS THE FAR SOUTH AND
SOUTHEAST. CONSENSUS BLEND OF 12Z OPERATIONAL MODELS AND ENS
GUIDANCE IS CONSISTENT WITH PREVIOUS SOLUTIONS FOR AN INITIAL FEW
TO SEVERAL HOUR PERIOD OF SNOW/SLEET THIS AFTERNOON...FOLLOWED BY
A SIGNIFICANT BOUT OF MIXED PRECIP/FREEZING RAIN LATER THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.
OVERALL IT APPEARS THAT PROLONGED ICE ACCRETION IS THE MAIN
THREAT...PRECEDED BY THE COATING TO 1 INCH OF SNOW FAR SOUTH AND 1
TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IN MOST AREAS (WITH UP TO 3 INCHES NORTH). THE
NORTH MAY NOT COMPLETELY MIX OUT...AND EXPECT AREAS OF FREEZING
RAIN TO PERSIST THERE THROUGH THE PRE DAWN HOURS ON WEDNESDAY. ICE
ACCUMS SHOULD BE ON THE ORDER OF 0.10-0.20 OF AN INCH ACROSS THE
NCENT MTNS OF PA...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS IN MOST PLACES TO THE SOUTH
OF INTERSTATE 80.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES CONTINUE FOR A PERIOD OF SNOW/SLEET
ACCUM...FOLLOWED BY FREEZING RAIN...GENERALLY FROM MIDDAY TODAY
THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON WEDNESDAY.
The ice threat interactive map is looking like a horrible situation for most of C and E PA
26 Feb 2015
Some rollicking action being reported in the southern parts of the region - the reports from NC are noteworthy - looks like too much ice for my liking.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Snow, mainly before 10am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 33. North wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
21 Feb 2015
I have stated my liking this time period for a moderate to major storm to affect the region during this time period. It seems to be one of transition - as yet another ULL over the southwest, ejects into the main flow of the apparently mingling jet streams.
The models have, to one extent or another, strongly signaled this potential for the past 3 days as H5 energies try to come together at the right time.
The just in 12z GFS Op run gives us a hint of what this could become.
0z 0221 Euro has a different idea.
Somewhere in between? Or is one onto the idea before the other. The Euro did have this signal but not solution 2 days ago, but then lost it the next run. It's somewhat back in something that looks like the present (2/21) event or a hybrid of that.
Anyway, a long way to go and a storm going on outside right now. So I'll leave it to you whether you think this worthy of further discussion
21 Feb 2015
Opening this up as precip is moving into the SW corner of PA and the NW corner of the WV/VA region.
Pitt is reporting light snow ATTM
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