Jan 19, 2011 Brief Update


***This post is from 2011. Please visit the MAIN PAGE to see the latest forecasts for January 2012.

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No full update was posted today, and while the alerts page was not updated tonight, expect light snow alerts and snow warnings to be posted tomorrow in the late afternoon. The next full update will be posted tomorrow night.

Brief Update On Friday’s Storm:

Yesterday, there was still a spread with the model guidance, some of them suggesting a light snow event and others suggesting a 6-10 inch snowfall. Today’s models have backed away from the bigger snowstorm scenario, and the general consensus with the models is for a widespread light to moderate snow event, with precipitation amounts for the area at least between 0.15 and 0.35 inch. This would normally suggest 1.5 to 3.5 inches of snow, however as there appears to be the potential for higher liquid to snow ratios, at least 2 to 5 inches of snow are expected at this time across the area, with the highest amounts towards the eastern parts of the area. This range is not final yet, and some slight adjustments could be made to it with tomorrow’s update. The snow will start to fall tomorrow night, with the steadiest snow in the early morning hours, ending by the late morning or early afternoon hours.

Stay tuned for the final forecast on this storm tomorrow along with a map, an update on the arctic air blast for this weekend, and another storm that may affect the area between January 25-26.

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