Winter Storm Warnings Major Winter Storm Gets Underway

Winter Storm Warnings Major Winter Storm Gets Underway

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Winter Storm Warnings Major Winter Storm Gets Underway

After days of watching all sorts of model torture back and forth, up and down it is finally here. The season’s first winter storm and for some it is the first major accumulation of snow since March 17, 2018. For Philadelphia it is the first time they will see an inch of snow in 665 days, 5 days short of a record! New York City could see up to a foot. Inland areas could see even higher amounts.

Above is my final call snow forecast map. I’m a little under the National Weather Service forecast numbers (since everyone forecast shops apparently). Timing a change over to sleet is going to be difficult but snow is coming in faster so it looks like we will snow for 6 to 8 hours before any change to sleet takes place. Well inland sleet issues will be minimal.

 

Overnight we saw clear skies and a light north wind and that sent temperatures down into the teens and 20s for lows and that also helps the cause in a big way. Clouds are increasing on the satellite and snow will be arriving from south to north this afternoon.

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REGIONAL RADAR

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We are starting to see the beginnings of radar echoes show up on the regional radar as precipitation is rapidly developing and spreading across Virginia and North Carolina. The local radars will pick it up as well.

LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY

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LOCAL RADAR PHILADELPHIA
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Snow should reach Philadelphia around 1pm and NYC around 3pm and Hartford about 5pm. Those are rough start times. The HRRR model takes us from 1pm to 10pm. Do note that it not only starts out faster but the intensity could be rather steady from the get go.

Timing the change over will be critical to snow amounts along the coast east of NYC. Along the New Jersey shore, the further south you go, the more rain you will see. A change over to snow won’t occur until the early morning hours Thursday. For Long Island it is snow to sleet to maybe a little rain and than back to sleet and snow before it all ends sometime. Areas around Philadelphia see snow to sleet and then maybe some rain before it all ends. Of course the areas that are destined to get 12+, the change to sleet hardly matters to snow totals. Very quickly after the storm, it will be cold for the next couple of days but no weather issues are forecast for Friday and the weekend.

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MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS

Please note that with regards to any severe weather,  tropical storms, or hurricanes, should a storm be threatening, please consult your local National Weather Service office or your local government officials about what action you should be taking to protect life and property.

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